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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN NATURE: An Interview with Karen Pittman

Karen J. Pittman is president and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan “action tank” that combines thought leadership on youth development, youth policy, cross-system/cross-sector partnerships and developmental youth practice with...

Just 20 Minutes of Nature Significantly Lowers Stress Hormones

Researchers from the University of Michigan recently asked a group of adults to take “nature pills,” or to spend some time either sitting or walking in nature. Participants were required to spend 10 minutes or more in nature at least three times a week for an eight-month period. After analyzing the results, the researchers found that having a 20-minute nature experience reduced cortisol levels.

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An Alarming Kids’ Health Report Shows Cities Must Act Now on Traffic Pollution

A landmark new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health this week reports that as many as 4 million new cases of pediatric asthma occur every year because of exposure to fine particles and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from traffic fumes, which can travel inside the respiratory tract and cause serious health issues such as asthma. While they grow, children are especially vulnerable to external toxins contained in air pollution. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 90% of the world’s 1.8 billion children are exposed to toxic air pollutants on a daily basis. Experts are hoping the study will encourage cities to undertake more efforts to reduce traffic pollution

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