28 Jul '14, 4pm

Trees Save Lives and $7 Billion in Health Costs Annually, Forest Service Finds

28 Jul 2014: Trees Save Lives and Billions in Health Costs Annually, Forest Service Finds Click to Enlarge USDA/Env. Pollution Pollution removal by trees Trees are saving more than 850 human lives each year and preventing 670,000 cases of acute respiratory symptoms in the U.S., according to the first broad-scale estimate of trees' air pollution removal by U.S. Forest Service researchers. Looking at four common air pollutants — nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter with a diameter less than 2.5 microns — researchers valued the human health benefits of the reduced air pollution at nearly $7 billion annually in a study published in the journal Environmental Pollution . The benefits of trees vary with tree cover across the nation, the researchers note. Tree cover in the United States is estimated at 34.2 percent overall, but varies from 2.6 percent in...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/trees_save_lives_and_billions...

Tweets

New Study Finds Trees Save More Than 850 Lives Per Year | #eco

New Study Finds Trees Save More Than 850 Lives ...

ecorazzi.com 30 Jul '14, 12pm

New Study Finds Trees Save More Than 850 Lives Per Year 0 Tweet by Lindsey Little July 30, 2014 Categories: Causes , Envir...

Urban trees save hundreds of lives and billions of dollars each year in the U.S.

Urban trees save hundreds of lives and billions...

treehugger.com 04 Aug '14, 6pm

by the USDA's Forest Service tells us what all good treehuggers already knew; trees are good for you, especially if you li...

A Cheap DIY Smoke Detector that Can Save Lives

A Cheap DIY Smoke Detector that Can Save Lives

hackaday.com 30 Jul '14, 2am

A faulty wire, a discarded burning cigarette, or a left-on curling iron can trigger sparks of fire to engulf everything ne...

10 Health Benefits of This Incredible Superfruit

10 Health Benefits of This Incredible Superfruit

care2.com 27 Jul '14, 6pm

Some people avoid avocados due to their high fat content. Most of us know by now that avocados have the kind of fat that a...

When it comes to operating #military drones, st...

brookings.edu 02 Aug '14, 1am

Historically, robotics in industry meant automation, a field that asks how machines perform more effectively than humans. ...

#CPF study to quiz 25,000 on #health, #retireme...

cpf.gov.sg 30 Jul '14, 4am

SOME 25,000 Singapore residents aged 45 to 85 would soon be invited to take part in an unusual government study of retirem...

Asciidoctor EPUB3 lives! Once Asciidoctor 1.5.0...

rubygems.org 29 Jul '14, 8am

An extension for Asciidoctor that converts AsciiDoc documents to EPUB3 and KF8/MOBI (Kindle) e-book archives.