If individual cows that produce less methane could be bred with each other, it could bring down emissions, researchers say. Photograph: Alamy

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI) 2018 finds that national decarbonization rates do not match the level needed to achieve commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Educational policies may increase or decrease health differences, depending on whether they reinforce or counteract gene-related differences. We investigate whether one such policy affected health differently for people with different genetic backgrounds. We find that the additional education generated by the policy benefited those with higher genetic risk of obesity the most, reducing the gap in unhealthy body size between those in the top and bottom terciles of genetic risk of obesity from 20 to 6 percentage points.

The UK is "unprepared" for climate change, an expert from the University of Surrey has concluded following an extensive study.

Shifting to a healthy diet may not only boost your wellbeing, but also save a lot of precious fresh water, according to a study.

The number one issue for British shoppers in the next decade will be to reduce packaging and use more recyclable materials, according to new research.

A series of investments totalling more than 500 million pounds are also being announced by a number of companies, including Aston Martin, which will create over 1,000 new jobs.

A recently published JRC article finds that EU households generate about 35.3 kg of fresh fruit and vegetable waste per person per year, 14.2 kg of which is avoidable.

A new policy forum created in Britain is set to boost healthcare partnerships between India and the UK and also identify avenues of new research and investments.

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