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23 March 2017

This episode is a story that touches on giant bags of fake money, the actual mafia, and plans to clean up the capital of Croatia. While cities in Denmark and Cyprus enjoy the status of European Capitals of Culture in 2017, Zagreb has been blessed with a rather less sought-after title by Zelena Akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia: the EU capital of trash.

Croatia
22 March 2017

Access to nature is vital for health, well-being and social justice

Go for a walk in nature, get some fresh air, feel good. We know that being in nature helps us improve our mood, feel connected, and is unquestionably good for our well-being.

But studies show that regular access to nature gives us tangible health benefits – and can even save lives.

Good for health

21 March 2017

As the world marks the international day of forests, researchers find that failing to provide access to nature to deprived communities could entrench health inequality. 

A review of available evidence points to a strong link between lack of access to nature areas and poor health outcomes and inequality. It associates nature deprivation with higher obesity levels, mental health problems, and mortality rates.

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