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Entries by Valerie Jaffee from 05/2011

Do You Live in a Food Desert? New Map Exposes Areas Most at Risk

| Posted 05.11.2011 | Green

The Department of Agriculture just released a new online tool, the Food Desert Locator, which allows you to see whether your community lacks access to affordable, fresh and healthy food.

253 Pounds: Americans Throw Away Their Weight in Food Every Year

| Posted 05.13.2011 | Green

According to a staggering report from the Food and Agriculture Organization, nearly one third of food produced for human consumption globally is lost or wasted every year.

Would You Dress Like Lady Gaga for Cleaner Air?

| Posted 05.21.2011 | Green

A new Gaga-esque dress, equipped with a built-in air purification system, might be the perfect solution to car exhaust, ozone, toxic chemicals and other pollution dirtying our air.

EPA Must Strengthen our Smog Standards or Risk the Health of Millions of Latinos

| Posted 05.27.2011 | Green

Millions of Latinos -- children, grandparents, brothers and sisters -- are at risk of asthma, bronchitis and even death due to this dangerous air pollutant. And they're not alone.