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Why Getting Fresh Air Is So Good For You

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living

While we grew up frolicking through fields, swinging at the park and cruising along on our bikes, as adults, many of us spend most of our time indoors...

8 Parent Organizations Uniting Against Climate Change

Dominique Browning | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Dominique Browning

Parents' voices matter. A lot. As I like to say: No politician wants to make a mother angry. And nothing makes us angrier than threats to the little (and big) ones we love so dearly.

So President Obama Shared a Gym: Why Did the Media Make Such a Fuss?

Michael Russnow | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Michael Russnow

If you don't like Obama's politics, he's fair game. But for being a mensch and not wanting to disrupt the schedules of others and being a good sport when they took photos and videos, hey, members of the media, was it that slow of a news day?

Grandmother Power

Dominique Browning | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

After all the terrible news from the world's most prestigious climate scientists about the impacts of carbon and methane pollution on our atmosphere, it is nice to have a reset of our moods -- from a grandmother.

A Letter to Coachella Music Festival Promoters: Create Smoking Sections

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 06.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Ana Beatriz Cholo

I am lying on my bed writing this three days after the festival ended because I'm still sick from breathing in the toxic fumes.

Scott Brown's Achilles Heel: Voting for Dirtier Air

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Northeast is known as the tailpipe of our country, because so much of the nation's pollution filters through the region. This takes a heavy toll on kids. The childhood asthma rate in New England tops 10 percent -- one of the highest in the country.

Moving Cars in the Right Direction

Michael Brune | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Everybody knows that standing in front of a moving car is dangerous, but what about standing behind one? Currently, four out of 10 Americans live in a place where the air is sometimes dangerous to breathe, thanks in part to smog from cars and trucks.

Cleaning Up Our Power Industry

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

The carbon emissions that come from this sector are making a mess of our climate, and it's up to us, all of us, together, to make sure it stops.

Why Are the Detroit Three Resisting New Mileage and Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The biggest single step any nation has taken to fight global warming is working. Now if the auto industry -- finally selling cleaner cars and making real profits -- would just stop fighting it.

Why a Climate Activist Fasted Nine Days for Immigrant Families

Tom Weis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Tom Weis

As someone who believes all social justice issues are interrelated, here was a chance to take a stand in defense of families being torn apart by an immigration system that flies in the face of our nation's immigrant history, and the bedrock American value of justice for all.

Arguing for Inefficiency

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

In what topsy-turvy world would we find large energy companies like the Ohio Valley Coal Corporation suing in the Supreme Court to ask for more stringent, complicated, and expensive environmental regulations?

Looking For a Cure For Burnout? Try Naptime Activism

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 01.24.2014 | Parents
Ronnie Citron-Fink

No need for activism burnout if you are a member of Moms Clean Air Force. Our moms and dads do Naptime Activism!

To Reward Efficiency, Let's Reward Efficiency

Sophia Bush | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Sophia Bush

More than once, I have stopped to refuel my clean diesel hatchback and had another driver at the pumps shout at me that I'm 'using the diesel pump!!' Yes. Yes I am. And getting unbelievable gas mileage thank you very much.

Tired of Negativity?

Dominique Browning | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

Large-scale solutions to large-scale problems: the key to optimism, hope and resilience. That's what I'm going to carry in my heart over the next year as I write to you about air pollution and our changing climate.

The Little Energy Bill That Could

Dominique Browning | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green
Dominique Browning

Ever wonder about the connection between, say, your window -- and climate change?

Can the Environment Save the Republican Party?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

To become vibrant once again, the GOP has to stop featuring the craziest voices in its choir and start singing a tune that appeals to more voters. The environment is a good place to start.

8 Plants That Will Turn Your Black Thumb to a Green Thumb

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 08.12.2013 | HuffPost Home
Summer Rayne Oakes

Many admit that they would love to have plants in their house but they fear they have a black thumb. "I can't even grown cacti," one friend confessed. As you can imagine, the #1 question that I get asked is "What plants won't I kill?"

Our Shared Stake in Clean Air, Livable Climate

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

President Obama's plan to take action on climate change is a critical step in protecting communities and our health. It is also a moral obligation we have to our children and future generations.

Gina McCarthy Confirmed!

Dominique Browning | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Dominique Browning

Tens of thousands of Moms Clean Air Force members like you sent messages to your senators urging them to confirm President Obama's nominee to lead the...

Benefits of Clean Air and Water Dwarf Costs 10 to 1

Gernot Wagner | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Gernot Wagner

These omissions and shortcomings on either side of the equation only stand to bolster the most important claim: benefits outweigh costs more than 10 to 1 for all major EPA regulations adopted in the past decade.

Who Needs Congress?

Michael Brune | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Here's some more good news that happened in spite of the current Congress, which has been more interested in weakening the Clean Air Act than enforcing it. During the past two decades, the air in our national parks has dramatically improved.

Five Ways to Celebrate National Wildlife Week March 18-24

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.19.2013 | Green
David Mizejewski

It's the 75th annual National Wildlife Week this week, hosted by the National Wildlife Federation. This year's theme is "Branching Out for Wildlife" and we're celebrating trees and their importance to wildlife and people.

Sequester Dirties the Air

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The average American may not be aware of how these sequester cuts will impact the air that they breathe. Perhaps, most surprising to them, would be how the affected programs that reduce air pollution will shape the state of national health for everyone.

140 Countries Vow to Cut Toxic Mercury Release

Ben Barber | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Ben Barber

More than 140 countries meeting in Geneva last month signed off on a pact to curb the release of toxic mercury around the world by giant coal-burning power plants as well as 13 million poor artisanal gold miners.

Don't Frack the Playground

Liza Donnelly | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Liza Donnelly

Without full disclosure from the gas companies about the chemical cocktail used in the fracking process, and strong regulations to protect the health and welfare of citizens, would you let your child play near that gas tower?