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Cake day: May 17, 2022

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Unequal distribution of access to green infrastructure in urban areas primarily occurs because of the higher land and property values new greening has been shown to produce—for the benefits of a few and the exclusion of many. A new study now suggests that cities can and should take action to ensure more socially just impacts of green financing.

Preserving and restoring natural habitats could prevent pathogens that originate in wildlife from spilling over into domesticated animals and humans, according to two new companion studies.

Tap water in more than 500 remote Indigenous communities isn’t regularly tested and often isn’t safe to drink, according to a water industry report released last week. In some communities, drinking water contained unacceptable levels of uranium, arsenic, fluoride and nitrate.