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Lynne Peeples

Unfair Air: Burden of Air Pollution, Asthma Not Evenly Shared Among U.S. Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green

Kellen Bolden was only 10 years old when an asthma attack took his life, but his mom still remembers him as a "little man" with big aspirations. Ke...

U.S. Health Care Costs Highest In Industrialized World: Study

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

Health care in America costs more than in other industrialized nation and we aren't even getting the world's best care for our dollars, according to a...

World Asthma Day: For Some, Everyday Is World Asthma Day

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

World Asthma Day provides an opportunity to stop to consider the challenges of combating a disease that affects almost seven million children in the United States. But for some children and their families, every day is asthma day.

It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature... Or My Pets

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

My particular study shows the unhealthy (and annoying) effects of climate change on pets. I would be remiss if I left out my an important part of my theory: Along with all the substantiated research about global warming, I believe the Earth is heating up because my pets say so.

Black With Asthma

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Reducing air pollution -- and the outpouring of mercury, a potent neurotoxin that disproportionately harms the developing brains, hearts and lungs of fetuses, babies, and toddlers -- is a social justice issue of profound significance.

Islamabad: The Allergy Capital of the World

Saad Khan | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Saad Khan

The pollen count in Islamabad hovers above 30,000 particles per cubic meter during the peak season. And that is not considered a record high.

To Protect Americans' Health, Oppose Expanded Fracking Until Stronger Safeguards Are in Place

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

While no energy development can be completely safe, drilling and fracking can be made safer than current operations. But this is only possible if the state and federal governments adopt and enforce much stronger laws and standards.

Jessica Capshaw: TV Doc Advocating for Clean Air

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Jessica Capshaw has it right: polluters have money and influence, but moms have love. Lots of love. And mother love is the strongest force of all.

Are Chemicals In Common Household Products Making You Sick?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living

What's lurking in your household products? According to a recent study of more than 200 cleaning and personal care products, troublesome estrogen-mimi...

New Limit on Carbon Pollution Will Help Protect the Health of Our Families

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans are already paying the price for record heat waves, dirty air, and an unstable climate. We need to fight these threats with every weapon we have, and the electricity industry has to do its fair share. The new carbon standard will help make that happen.

Sometimes, You Just Have to Laugh...

Dominique Browning | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Very simply, we are throwing off way too much CO2, along with other greenhouse gases-and we've disturbed the natural, gorgeous, life-enhancing balance of our atmosphere.

New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Help Usher in a Clean, Healthier Future

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans know government safeguards drive dirty polluters to clean up their act. With these new carbon limits in place, we can count on a new generation of power plants that will create jobs, help stabilize the climate, and allow us all to breathe a little easier.

The Asthma Epidemic

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The movement of what was once a relatively inconspicuous disease to an epidemic of significant public health concern remains both worrisome and mysterious.

Lynne Peeples

Fighting For Air: Childhood Asthma On The Rise As Political Battles Threaten Clean Air Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green

Asthma was once just an academic concern for Sylvia Brandt, who has spent years studying the chronic lung condition and calculating its tragic toll. N...

5 Scientists (and Dr. Oz) Make Clean Air Sense

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Scientists know that stripping the EPA of its ability to protect our children against environmental pollutants means more asthma attacks, more respiratory illnesses and disease, and more premature deaths.

One Step Backwards, One Step Forward

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit on behalf of New York and ten other states with the mission of compelling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue new regulations on soot pollution.

Historic Progress on the Environment Under President Obama

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Even in the face of a year of unprecedented and unrelenting congressional assault on the environment, President Obama has proven that prosperity fits hand-in-hand with clean air and clean water, and strong public health protections.

'My Mom's Dying': 6-Year-Old Saves His Mom By Calling 911

Posted 02.15.2012 | Good News

Early on Jan. 19, Frankie Ford Jr. noticed something was wrong with his mom, Debbie. The mother of three was suffering a severe asthma attack in t...

Why People Who Pray Are Healthier Than Those Who Don't

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

If you want to achieve maximum health, here are a few things that you should do: exercise regularly, eat nutritious and minimally processed foods, drop those extra pounds -- and pray.

Man Dies of Apparent Asthma Attack After Arrest, Cops Say

| Posted 02.22.2012 | New York

By Tuan Nguyen and Patrick Hedlund MANHATTAN -- A man died of an apparent asthma attack after cops arrested him inside a Washington Heights restaur...

Lynne Peeples

EPA's Air Toxics Standards A 'Great Victory,' Say Public Health And Environmental Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled historic new rules on Wednesday that would limit the mercury, arsenic and other toxic pollutants in ...

The Promise of the Green Economy

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The EPA is expected to release a new baseline today limiting the amount of mercury and other toxics that coal-powered plants can spew into our communities. The new rules will not only keep us healthier they will also create jobs.

Obama Administration Announces Standards to Keep Our Families Safe from Mercury and Other Pollutants

Frances Beinecke | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today, President Obama announced new standards to reduce mercury, lead, and other dangerous pollution from power plants. Now dirty coal-fired plants that fought standards for decades will finally have to clean up their act.

It's Time To Clear The Air: EPA's Clean Air Rules Save Lives

Jerome Bettis | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Jerome Bettis

Any attempt to block or delay implementation of the Toxics Rule is an assault on public health. It's time to stop allowing special interests to run interference on rules that will benefit our country.

Ordinary Citizens Fight Big Coal in The Last Mountain

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Featuring citizen activists fighting for clean air and water against entrenched interests and corporate dollars, the documentary combines backstory, statistics, and human interest to explain more fully the narrative of where our electricity comes from.