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3 Climate Lessons From Lima

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

Cutting the rate of warming by half is essential for adaptation. Leadership from heads of government and a plan of action for fast mitigation to complement the UN agreement can start to answer the legitimate demands of all citizens for their governments to avoid the irreversible climate crisis.

Obama-Xi Climate Agreement Opens Door to Success in Paris in 2015

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

President Obama's historic agreement Wednesday with President Xi Jinping of China is the kind of bold action needed to reinvigorate the world's efforts to slow and eventually reverse climate pollution.

The Bitter Facts Of Sweet Drinks

Kenneth Davis | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kenneth Davis

Even if you believe government has no role banning large sodas or taxing sugar, do yourself a favor -- cut sugary drinks out of your diet. It could be the difference that saves your life.

If Greenhouse Gases Were A-Team Characters

Joylette Portlock | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Joylette Portlock

So, let me present the who's who of climate pollution, as if the offenders were characters on a certain beloved TV show from the 80s (and blockbuster movie from a few years ago).

A Development-Savvy Climate Strategy for India

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

During his first official visit to the United States this week, India's popular Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will meet with President Obama, as well as with CEOs of top U.S corporations, to encourage investment to support India's development goals.

Climate Summit Focuses Leaders on the Work Ahead

Jake Schmidt | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

These signs of progress in New York will have to deliver over the next few years or else they will be seen as a huge missed opportunity to help turn the corner on climate change.

Why the Food Industry Is Running Scared of Internet Activism

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Unfortunately for food companies, the Internet genie is out of the bottle and there's no turning back. So instead of commissioning studies that demonize the Internet, social media and/or "moms with food fears," food companies should take to heart the one simple lesson to be gleaned from the many recent successes in Internet food activism: Consumers want transparency.

Here's Why Soda Is Even More Unhealthy Than You Thought

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living

On nutrition labels, sugar is just sugar. But when it comes to how the body metabolizes that sugar, there are two very different molecules that make u...

Added Sugar Replaces Fat as Ingredient to Watch For

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Michelle Obama unveiled a series of proposed changes to the food label last Thursday. These changes, she said, will help consumers make better, more informed decisions.

Out of the Trans Fats and Into the Liars

Brian Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Ross

Unless they ban the twin-terror of HCFS, any claims by the FDA about the GRAS change of trans fats improving the public health are doubtful indeed.

Why You Should Never Eat High Fructose Corn Syrup

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In America today, we are eating huge doses of sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup. It is sweeter and cheaper than regular sugar and is in every processed food and sugar-sweetened drink. Purging it from your diet is the single best thing you can do for your health!

Does the Fizz in Soda Add to Our Sugar Cravings?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Adding fizz to sweet water, researchers suspected, doesn't just make soda taste good, it also might play tricks on our mind.

Education and Credible Science Are Keys to Fighting Obesity

James Rippe, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
James Rippe, M.D.

While I agree with the Sugar Association's Dr. Charles Baker in his recent blog that we should approach the obesity epidemic armed with knowledge, it appears the only thing the Sugar Association wants to do is exonerate its product and cast blame on other sweeteners.

Hysteria About Sugar Doesn't Help -- Knowledge Does

Charles W. Baker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles W. Baker, Ph.D.

When critics surreptitiously lump high fructose corn syrup into their attacks against "sugar" in an effort to make the attacks seem more potent, a serious disservice is done.

Climate Change: China, U.S. Bring Toy Fire Truck to Seven-Alarm Fire

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Lo and behold, the leaders of the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases came to an agreement to address the problem of climate change. Was it a visionary and bold plan to address emissions from the energy sector? No.

US-China Agreement on Super Climate Pollutant Could Make an Important Dent on Climate Change

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Over the weekend, Obama and Chinese President Xi agreed to work together to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) -- a "super greenhouse gas." They agreed to work under the Montreal Protocol.

A Rare Step Forward on Climate Change

William S. Becker | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Since negotiations on global climate change began, it has been the case that the two countries most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions could lead the world on the issue if they could agree with one another. They haven't gotten there yet, but they took a meaningful step on Saturday.

Pedal to the Metal: Three Recommendations for the New U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group

Jake Schmidt | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The new Joint U.S.-China Statement on Climate Change is symbolic in recognizing that forceful cooperation by the two largest emitters of greenhouse gas is crucial. However, this important new signal will only be meaningful if it delivers specific actions that match the strong rhetoric.

Top Three International Climate Actions We Urge of Secretary Kerry

Jake Schmidt | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Today, 60 leading environmental, conservation, development and faith-based organizations urged Secretary Kerry to emphasize the severity of the threat of climate change and spur bold and immediate action.

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Consumption Plummets

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste

Americans consumed less high-fructose corn syrup in 2011 than at any point since 1997, Bloomberg reported this week. The USDA estimates that the avera...

Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Not Such a Sweet Deal

Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

We are in the midst of an obesity crisis in this country, and I'm convinced high fructose corn syrup is a major culprit.

Food, Toxics and ADHD: Old Fears, Ever Stronger Science

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
David Wallinga, M.D.

A Harvard study recently published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine associates a mother's low level exposure to mercury while pregnant with greater risk of her child later developing ADHD-related behavior.

Fight Over Sweeteners Is About Profit, Not Health Issues

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

A group of food companies has filed a lawsuit against the Sugar Association, a trade group representing the sugar industry, for making false claims in advertising that allegedly caused loss of profit and other damages.

There’s Corn Syrup In That?!

Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

High-fructose corn syrup, the cheap, prevalent and much maligned sweetener, is famously in foods like soda, candy and cake. If you look out for it, yo...

Worse Than Sugar: What's in Your Soda?

Jonathan Galland | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Galland

In its ability to pack on the body fat, high-fructose corn syrup appears to be worse than sugar.