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Create Home Curb Appeal and Avoid Wheezes and Sneezes

Robin Wilson | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Robin Wilson

When you play it smart and take a few precautionary measures, you can spend more time outdoors and create a beautiful looking yard that the whole family can enjoy during the spring and summer months.

A Talk With Tom Steyer About "Spotlight California"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

It's hard to get the message out about the enormous challenges that are facing the country when it comes to the environment. Tom Steyer, founder of...

Young Performer Jax Malcolm Discusses Maturity in Show Biz Kids

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.14.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Jax Malcolm has overcome many obstacles in his life. Jax Malcolm's Twitter , Website & Instagram: @thejaxmalcolm. The Other Side of the Door Trailer ...

A Brief History of Mold

Jason Earle | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Jason Earle

Mold is old. As Mother Nature’s great recycler, mold and fungi are a critical component of our natural environment. Simply said, we need mold to tur...

Allergies: Can Too Much Hygiene Actually Harm Us?

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 05.02.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

It's that time of the year again. You step out of the house and your eyes itch, your nose starts running and your head feels like an empty balloon. Ye...

Back to the Future: Clean Air, Clean Water for Kids

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Claire L. Barnett

Why are we struggling today to provide clean air and clean water for school children? These, and similar problems, are in our minds as we mark the 14th annual National Healthy Schools Day on Tuesday, April 5.

Clear Skies From Wind Power

Tom Kiernan | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Each wind turbine makes a big difference: a single turbine cuts 900 cars' worth of carbon dioxide emissions.

Cigarette Smoke Can Make Your Pet Sick

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If you suspect your pet is suffering from smoking-related problems of any kind, I encourage you to make an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible.

Rep. Barbara Lee Leads on Environmental Justice

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.23.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

While the nation contends with elected officials who continue to insist that climate change is a hoax, there are others who stand as an example to bei...

Successes of Philanthropy Series Sheds Light on Nonprofit Victories

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

I want to share with you a story about a wonderful woman. Dorothy Edwards is a homelessness advocate; one reason she's so effective is because just a ...

Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš: Bringing Latinos to the Environmental Table

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In January 2016, The Verde Paper: Latino Perspectives on Conservation Leadership was released by La Madre Tierra and Resource Media. Between 2014 and ...

How Antibiotics Could Be Changing Your Kids' Gut Bacteria For The Worse

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 01/28/2016 09:39 AM EST on LiveScience Children who take certain antibiotics called macrolides to treat an infect...

Could You Have COPD?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.25.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you do indeed have COPD, you need to know that while there's no cure, there are things you can do to help manage symptoms and protect your lungs from further damage, including:

When Your Dog Is Free, I Am Not

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 01.16.2016 | Impact
Loolwa Khazzoom

As someone who needs to stay away from dogs, for reasons that are invisible to the outside observer, I'd like to share some considerations for keeping your dog on a leash, not because it's the law, but because you care about the wellbeing of your fellow humans

The Indelible Connection Between Clean Air and Children's Health

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

It is all too easy to forget that a healthy childhood is not just about avoiding germs and preventing accidents. Many air and water pollutants are invisible to the naked eye, so small that we often overlook their role in our children's health.

Childhood Asthma Rates Are Leveling Off Except In One Group Of Kids

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Childhood asthma rates appear to have stopped rising among many U.S. groups, but not among the poorest kids or chi...

Kids Who Grow Up With Dogs Are Less Likely To Develop Asthma

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living

As if their unconditional love, mood-boosting powers and delightfully slobbery kisses weren't enough, dogs may provide yet another benefit to their hu...

Climate Change This Week: U.S. Food Supply Threatened, Solar as Cheap as Gas, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.13.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Fire of Another Kind: The aurora borealis bathes a boreal forest. Source pinterest ...

70 Mayors to President Obama: We Support Strong Clean Air Protections Against Smog Pollution!

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.25.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If it's possible to love something else as much as the Pope's statements on climate this week, it's this: On Tuesday, 70 mayors from across the U.S. sent a letter to President Obama signaling their support for a strong clean air protections against smog pollution.

Florence Nightingale Still Gets It Right: A Healthy Home Equals Healthy Kids

Patrick Corvington | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick Corvington

The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) will soon launch a new app that will allow families to conduct healthy home audits. Why? Because right now there are roughly 6 million substandard housing units nationwide, and low income persons are much more likely to live in them than their middle income peers.

Cantaleta: Cuba's Funniest Import

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Clowning is a compulsion. The pull of clowning is inescapable. So it was for Joan Fernández Cabrera. "I feel a little magic," is how Joan Fernández Cabrera describes his transformation into his clown alter ego, Cantaleta -- a hyperactive blend of mischief, athleticism and a hapless romantic.

NY Battles Legionnaires': Poverty Wins War

Diana Hernandez | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Diana Hernandez

The children of the South Bronx today are likely the unhealthy and vulnerable adults of tomorrow -- unless our leaders actively intervene to create enhanced health opportunities for Bronxites.

I Don't Need Mindfulness, But the Guy Next to Me Sure as Hell Does

Joe Burton | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Joe Burton

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Mainstream conference in Denver several weeks ago. Mainstream brings together the world's leaders in maintenance, reliability and safety in industries like oil, gas and power.

Three Myths Pushed by Polluters to Avoid Improving Air Quality

Keith Rushing | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Keith Rushing

Just days ago, the National Association of Manufacturers, an organization representing factories and other major polluters, launched a multimillion dollar TV ad campaign aimed at keeping the EPA from strengthening federal health protections from ozone pollution.

The Breastfeeding Corner

Merritt E. James | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Merritt E. James

Helpful Hints: Breastfeeding and Asthma Fact: Black children are 2 times more likely to have Asthma than white children. Tip: Mom should be referred...