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Montana and Minnesota: Coal vs. Clean Energy

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

It's easy to get excited about the future coming off our recent announcement that we're half-way to our goal of retiring one-third of the nation's coa...

'Green News Report' - March 7, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

e TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODA...

'Green News Report' - March 5, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

What Needs to Be Done About the Rising Rate of Advanced Breast Cancer in Young Women

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

For young women with breast cancer, the stakes of treatment are greater -- in terms of potential for life-years saved, and in terms of the risks of therapy

'Green News Report' - February 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Prevention of Breast Cancer: An Urgent Priority

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

We are all exposed to environmental factors that might ratchet up the risk of cancer. This report offers all of us the hope of staving off a substantial number of breast cancer cases in the coming decades.

Welcome to the Breast Cancer Prevention Era?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Jeanne Rizzo

A new report poses what should no longer be considered radical questions: Don't we have an obligation to do all that we can to prevent this disease -- to stop women (and increasingly men) from ever getting the disease?

In 2013, Some Health News to Watch For

Michael Green | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

In environmental health, we can expect to see continuing news stories that will impact all of our children and families, from toxic flame-retardant chemicals, to food safety threats, to the health impacts from energy production and more. Here are some of 2012's top stories.

New Soot Standard Will Protect Public Health, Environment

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

As a mom, I can't imagine how scary it would be to watch your child struggle to breathe. That's why I'm so thankful that today the Environmental Prote...

Now Undeniable: Breast Cancer That Comes With the Job

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Women should not have to face a cancer diagnosis because of the work they do. And none of us should have to face this devastating disease because industry and government failed to protect us.

'Breasts': An Interview With Author Florence Williams

Molly Rauch | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Molly Rauch

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I sat down recently with Florence Williams, author of the book, BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History, to talk about breast health and what's really in our breast milk.

Ask Mr. Green: What's the Best Type of Furnace?

Sierra | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Sierra

Whatever you end up choosing for your heater, try to cut waste: Proper insulation, caulking, and duct sealing can work wonders. Turn the thermostat down to 55 or 60 degrees when you're away or sleeping,

Fracking: Abundant Energy, But at What Cost?

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Lynn R. Goldman

Along with the promise of economic benefits and a healthier planet comes the worry that the exponential growth in the industry is spawning troubling health risks in communities near fracking operations.

Republican Coal Bill: Just Another Attack on Public Health Protections

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In a new package of bills, House leadership is taking aim at a staggering array of basic laws would weaken the Clean Air Act and eviscerate the protections of the Clean Water Act.

Life Saving Cross-State Air Pollution Protections in Jeopardy After Court Ruling

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We are all disappointed with the court's decision against the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution protection. It further delays the Clean Air Act's promise of safe, breathable air for our children.

Black Lung: Coal's Dirty Politics

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

House Republicans and the coal industry are putting profits and politics above public health, specifically above the health of those workers they are so quick to defend in pro-coal commercials and at public hearings.

Soot Hearings: Speaking Out for Public Health

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

On Tuesday, hundreds of Philadelphia residents rallied and spoke at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing on new safeguards to cut deadly soot pollution nationwide.

Better Safe Than Sorry: A New Era for Environmental Health?

Steve Heilig | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
Steve Heilig

If we mark Silent Spring as a spark of the modern environmental movement, we are half a century into finding better balances between profits and true progress.

Urgent: Tell Your Senators to Protect Public Health -- Don't Roll Back EPA's Mercury Standards

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

A big Senate vote this week will determine the fate of mercury safeguards that continue to garner overwhelming support from Americans nationwide. These long overdue safeguards are poised to protect millions of Americans from dangerous air pollutants.

A Big Week for Public Health, Grassroots Activism

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Americans want clean energy. These winds of change are blowing not just on our coasts, but even in the heart of Appalachian coal country.

Tell the EPA You Support Carbon Pollution Protections

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.24.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If anything, the EPA is arriving late in the game, following in the footsteps of community leaders, governors, state regulators, and financiers who all realized, in the past decade, that new power plants in this country must deal with their carbon pollution.

Should Dow Get a Veto Over Government Scientists?

Andy Igrejas | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Andy Igrejas

An obscure Congressional hearing on Tuesday became a flashpoint in a very important conflict: the attempt by the chemical industry to gain a veto over the work of government scientists. This time, however, the scientists fought back.

Cancer in the Ransom Note

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

Why should cancer patients in the United States and Canada -- and those who love or diagnose them -- care about a report about looming water shortages in distant countries such as South Africa and Argentina?

What If Polluter Washington Lobbyists Were Replaced With Asthmatic Children?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We support strong clean air standards that will safeguard our health, our families and our planet. Clean, healthy air and water are fundamental American rights.

New Plans for Coal Exports Are Bad Business

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We are determined to stop these dirty coal exports across the region and instead build a clean energy future that protects the Pacific Northwest's environment, health and economy.