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'Hygiene Hypothesis' or 'Old Friends' Theory?

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

Is it the "hygiene hypothesis" or the "old friends" theory that makes the most sense? From a recent report on papers from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene, it seems like it's just two views from different sides of the same coin.

As Not Seen on TV: BP Fails to "Measure Up" on Promises to Gulf Coast

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Buchanan

With less than seven percent of this initial commitment to the Gulf Coast met, it's fair to say BP must do a better job of working fairly with the state and federal trustee to move projects forward.

Urban Green and the Cost of Progress: A Counterintuitive Book on Sustainability

James Grundvig | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
James Grundvig

In reading Urban Green, growth can now be equated to a ticking time bomb. Something in society and nature has to give. But what?

The Next 'Red List'

Posted 09.16.2012 | Green

By Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor The International Union for the Conservation of Nature moved closer to approving its new Re...

Ranching With Wolves

Andrew Gunther | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Most people still see "conservation" and "ranching" as two very separate, and often incompatible, objectives. But farms and ranches should coexist with event our most important native predator species.

Waste More, Want More: Americans Still Throw Away Good Food

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green
Andrew Lam

Not long ago, frugality was a virtue. Now, two-third of our economy is based on consumption.

Ecofund: Our Story

Sandrine Beauchamp Faschina | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Sandrine Beauchamp Faschina

Ecofund was born from the action of several real-life heroes of the environment, people like you and me, acting with the means at hand to preserve ecosystems in their community -- and thus our planet!

Big News in Shark Conservation

Leila Monroe | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Leila Monroe

All who care about the health of the world's oceans need to take a stand in protecting sharks: refuse to eat shark fins and call on governments and businesses to end the trade in fins.

A Hopeful Start for Our Oceans

Fabien Cousteau | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Fabien Cousteau

Our beloved bodies of water are now showing how fragile they really are. Whether we see oceans as a natural resource bank account, a key component of our health and well-being, or as a heritage for our children, it is imperative that we include them in our march to a better future.

Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World

Sara Robinson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business
Sara Robinson

The old industrial-age systems -- state communism, fascism, free-market capitalism -- have all let us down hard, and growing numbers of us understand that going back there isn't an option.

Review: Our Dying Planet

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.24.2012 | Green
Jan McGirk

"We've wiped out a lot of species over the years. This will be the first time we've actually eliminated an entire ecosystem," laments ecologist Peter F Sale, in Our Dying Planet, his latest book, published by University of California Press. It's full of nasty surprises.

If It Bleeds It Leads

Frank Mazzotti | Posted 04.07.2012 | Miami
Frank Mazzotti

Stories about large snakes feed directly into an archetypal fear that humans have of snakes, and stories about a feeding frenzy of snakes wiping out wildlife fuels a feeding frenzy of media coverage that wipes out the truth.

PHOTOS: Must-See Images Of Our Mangrove Coast

Posted 02.04.2012 | Miami

We see Biscayne Bay nearly daily, but are we really looking? Miami-bred artist Barry Fellman's photos of the mangrove ecosystem that nestles Miami are...

Nature's Fashionistas

Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts

When we think of jellyfish, our initial thought may be of their unpleasant sting, but in terms of natural awe, nothing can beat the billowing beauty o...

Could This Be Coming To A Body Of Water Near You

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.20.2012 | Arts

Dutch architectural firm Waterstudio aims to create habitats that can't be disturbed by human populations, and they've captured the world's attention ...

Rewilding Our Hearts: Maintaining Hope and Faith in Trying Times

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.21.2012 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Compassion begets compassion and there's actually a synergistic relationship, not a trade-off, when we show compassion for animals and their homes.

Overfishing 101: A Small Fish With Big Problems

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Commercial fishing should not jeopardize the health of marine ecosystems, recreational fishing opportunities, or public resources.

Hurricane Watch: Protecting Our Ocean Sentries

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

As the East Coast residents prepare for the worst and hope for the best, it is hard to escape the memory of Hurricane Katrina, which wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast at this moment six years ago.

Lynne Peeples

Upward-Tick In Tick Infections: Discovery Of New Disease Highlights Another Risk Of Environmental Change | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green

If the rising risks of Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis or Babesiosis weren't reasons enough to take extra precautions while outdoors this summer -- and to ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Biodiversity On Earth Plummets, Despite Growth in Protected Habitats | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.29.2011 | Green

Despite rapid and substantial growth in the amount of land and sea designated as protected habitat over the last four decades, the diversity of specie...

The Egg, Inside and Out

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 06.19.2011 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Hope Sandrow, an artist who has worked with complex photographic images, conceptual and installation art, has long been preoccupied with evolution and ecosystems.

Let's Bank on Nature, Not Bankrupt It

Peter Seligmann | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Peter Seligmann

We have learned that we need to do more than mobilize ecological warriors to identify and protect species. We know next to nothing about the estimated 10-30 million more that are yet to be discovered.

Venture Capitalists Aren't Investing In Black Entrepreneurs

Mike Green | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Mike Green

Investing in high-growth companies creates jobs while generating more wealth for investors. The formula has worked for the private venture capital investment community. Unfortunately, no such active community exists in black America.

Serengeti Requiem?

Andrew Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrew Harper

African people have a right to development. But the Serengeti is nature's equivalent to Chartres Cathedral. And if it is not possible to preserve the world's greatest park, then what, ultimately, will remain?

BP Lands the '2010 Accidental Earth Experiment' Prize!!!

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with Award Achieved Through Remarkable Corporate Focus on Negligence and Incompetence While BP has distanced itself ...