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A Look at Environmental Justice in the United States Today

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a speech in 2011 that Martin Luther King Jr. "plant[ed] the seeds of the environmental justice movement" and that environmental justice is "a civil rights issue." In that spirit, let's look at some metrics on how equitable environmental risk is distributed in the U.S.

Sea Shepherd's Pivotal Role Protecting our Oceans

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Last week (October 2013) Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society came home to the U.S. after 15 months at Sea (mostly off th...

Ubiquitous Plastics, Toxic Sponges Extraordinaire

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Toxic plastic pollution is filling-up the Great Lakes, European lakes and even subalpine lakes in Europe's famed Alps. This insidious byproduct of pet...

Climate Change: A Religious Perspective

Mohammed Salarbux | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Mohammed Salarbux

It has been counter-productive just to blame religion per se for obstructive solutions to rectify and address climate change, instead of focusing on the impact that consumerism has had on the ecosystem.

Protecting Dolphins: A Right to Life

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

One of the daily privileges of living in southern California along the Santa Monica Bay is watching pods of bottlenose dolphins patrolling the coastli...

Possible PCBs Exposure At Harlem School Sends 11 To Hospital

Posted 05.07.2013 | New York

Smoke produced from a faulty light fixture inside a Harlem school sent 11 people to the hospital on Tuesday. NY1 reports two adults and nine child...

Lynne Peeples

Safer Substitutes Or Toxic Treadmill? Alternative Chemicals Pose Same Dangers As Predecessors

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green

Elizabeth Crowe recently learned that the red couch in her family's living room holds a toxic secret -- hidden inside its foam filling is a toxic chem...

Why Do We Tell Only Part of the Story When We Talk About Cancer?

Kristal Brent Zook | Posted 01.19.2013 | Black Voices
Kristal Brent Zook

It is odd that for all this talk about cancer's effect, there is still so little coverage of toxic pollution -- which has been linked to cancer -- and how much more likely poor people and minorities are to be impacted by it.

State Environmental Agency Heads Pass Resolution About PCBs

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

PCBs cause serious health effects, including cancer. So how does a product that was banned for production in the U.S. in 1979 still find a way to interrupt the health and wellbeing of our nation's waterbodies and citizens?

Lynne Peeples

Are You Eating Flame Retardants With Your Peanut Butter And Jelly?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.31.2012 | Green

Nothing says "lunch time" to an American kid quite like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Slices of deli meat might be a close second. Unbeknownst t...

Is Atlantic Salmon (Farmed Salmon) Linked to Obesity and Diabetes?

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

Rates of diabetes are climbing at an alarming rate. Across the world, the rates of the development of diabetes are dramatically increasing. In 2000, a...

Dolphin Catastrophe in Peru Still a Mystery

Hardy Jones | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Hardy Jones

What is known is that catastrophic die-offs of dolphins and other marine mammals are occurring with greater frequency and virulence around the world. They are an indication that the oceans are in deep, deep trouble; perhaps greater trouble than we have imagined.

Lynne Peeples

Japan Tsunami Anniversary: Could Tiny Bits Of Plastic In The Ocean Threaten Our Health?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

One year after a massive tsunami ravaged the east coast of Japan, much attention is focused on the bottles, refrigerators and other debris washed out ...

Lynne Peeples

A 'Toxic Treadmill': Dangerous Flame Retardants Remain Widespread In Children's Products

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green

Flip over your couch cushion or desk chair and chances are, you'll see the same tag that is affixed to the bottom of many others: "This article meets ...

Reduce Chemicals to Increase Fertility

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Because we now know that chemicals in every day products can lead to low sperm counts, there are simple steps that men can take to avoid them.

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Chemical Under Attack, But Are Alternatives Any Safer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.23.2012 | Green

As evidence mounts of the dangers of bisphenol-A, there is a rising urgency to purge the common chemical from consumer products. Several states hav...

Claire Gordon

Toxic Classrooms: Will NYC Schools Get Rid Of PCBs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Gordon | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, Michelle Chapman's 10-year-old daughter started complaining about headaches and fatigue. Her symptoms stopped...

7 Simple Ways To Detox Your Diet And Your Home

EatingWell | Posted 10.25.2011 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

Nobody knows just how much of a risk toxins in our food really pose. But we're exposed to dozens, if not hundreds, of chemicals, and the effects of some multiple exposures may be more than the sum of their parts.

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Science ...

'Green News Report' - July 26, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Despite ...

The Toxic Substances Control Act's Toxic Baddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Of the some 80,000 chemicals manufactured and used in the United States, the EPA has issued regulations to control just five "existing" and four "new" chemicals. Today, we'll learn a little about each of them.

The City of New York Must Remediate PCBs Now, Not in 10 Years

Rep. Jerrold Nadler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rep. Jerrold Nadler

We cannot continue to play Russian Roulette with our kids' lives. polychlorinated biphenyls must be remediated quickly and efficiently from New York's schools.

Green News Report: March 1, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Dems call...

Recommended Continental Breakfast: Eggs Over Easy, Hold the Dioxin

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The FDA doesn't recommend avoiding any particular food to limit dioxin exposure other than its generally recommended diet. Of course there's the option of going vegan, the diet found to have the lowest exposure to dioxins.

Did You Just Eat a Plastic Bag? How Plastic Pollution Has Entered Our Food Chain

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Many of us limit our intake of tuna and swordfish due to high chemical levels in those fish, and research shows disposable plastic waste may be a potent source of this contamination.