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Cancer: It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.10.2014 | Divorce
Fiona Finn

Cancer was a mixed blessing -- proving since my husband couldn't carry me, he didn't deserve to marry me. But cancer didn't just injure my body; it destroyed me emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially.

The Cure for Everything

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

If we are to have any chance at adapting and staying healthy in the toxic world that we've inherited and continue to create, we need to use the one thing that can adapt faster and more efficiently than we can, the human microbiome.

4 Under-Represented Ways We Could Go Extinct

Ravishly | Posted 07.08.2014 | Science
Ravishly

As the morbid and jaded creatures we are, humans really get a kick out of pondering our species' ultimate demise. It's time we give some love to more obscure, but still scientifically plausible means of extinction.

Cancer: Befriend, Don't Battle... It Just Might Turn Out to Be Your Best Friend

Denise DeSimone | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise DeSimone

don't think I would be here today, sharing my journey with you, had I chosen to battle and fight against cancer. I would have depleted what little physical and emotional resources I had.

Godzilla and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

David Ropeik | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Are these technological solutions to some of the damage humans have done to ourselves and the natural world, or are they just versions of Castle Bravo and the Oxygen Destroyer, escalations of a self-destructive technological death spiral?

An Open Letter to President Obama: Consider the Full Costs of Wireless Technology

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

Before this nation makes Wi-Fi in schools like it is in coffee shops, as the president recently urged, we need to consider what this could do to our children's brains and bodies.

50 Years After Rachel Carson: There's Still Hope

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Rachel Carson died half a century ago from breast cancer, but her words about nature and humanity still ring true today.

It's Never Been About Vanity

Nancy Davis | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Davis

The loss of my beautiful mane validates that I am indeed ill. All these years friends and strangers alike would remark, "Wow, you can't be sick you look so good", and damn it, I did look good!

America's Peace Ship

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Is there an emotional connection between the oceans and the pursuit of peace? For whatever reason, peace ships have been increasing in number over the past century.

'The Silver Lining': An Insightful Guide to the Realities of Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Looking for and finding Silver Linings was essential to my well-being during treatment. They buoyed me and kept my spirits hopeful from the time of my diagnosis throughout my double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and recovery. Silver Linings gave me the balance and perspective to get me through the darkest of days.

Three Years After Fukushima, Ex-Nuclear Chief Lobbies For Phase-Out

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — As radiation spewed from Japan's nuclear disaster three years ago, the top U.S. atomic energy regulator issued a 50-mile evacuation war...

Air Testing Finds No Contamination Near Nuke Dump

AP | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New air testing in the nation's only underground nuclear repository showed no detectable radioactive contamination from a leak...

The Other Side of Cancer

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

I am no longer sick. I am well. That isn't the case for some of my closest friends and family. Because I'm 'well,' and perhaps because I'm still desperate to make sense of my own senseless diagnosis, I assign myself responsibility to them.

Is This A New Way To Turn Earth's Radiation Into Electricity?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science

Our planet is warm. Outer space is cold. Can we take that heat difference and turn it into electricity? Physicists at Harvard University may have...

Union Awaits Info On Leak At Nuke Dump Site

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A union representing some 200 workers at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said Tuesday its wants to be sure...

13 Exposed To Radiation At Nuclear Waste Dump

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Employees who were working at the nation's underground nuclear waste dump when it started leaking didn't show signs of exte...

Documents Show the Navy Knew Fukushima Dangerously Contaminated the USS Reagan

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

A stunning new report alleges the U.S. Navy knew that sailors from the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan took major radiation hits from the Fukushima atomic power plant after its meltdowns and explosions nearly three years ago.

The Danger of MIS-Reasoning About Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Fluoride causes cancer. Childhood vaccines cause autism. Climate change is a hoax. Where do all these patent mistruths come from?

Justice for the Atomic Veterans

Vincent Intondi | Posted 03.15.2014 | Black Voices
Vincent Intondi

In 1955 the U.S. detonated a nuclear weapon. Men nearby huddled in fear, praying for their lives. Some died instantly. Others lost their sight or had the skin ripped off their bodies. However, these were not enemies of the U.S. They were Americans.

6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

Cell Phones And Cell Biology: Are We Selling Out?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

'Tis the season to, well, buy stuff. Increasingly, the stuff we buy is electronic. In fact, not only that, but increasingly the stuff we buy with is electronic, too. We are using gizmos to shop for gadgets, or possibly gadgets to shop for gizmos.

Breathing, Manual Therapy and Breast Cancer Recovery

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

It's breast cancer awareness month, and Dr. Alexes Hazen, a breast surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tamar Amitay, of Thrive Physical Therapy,...

One-way Trip to Mars

Dean Regas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

Mars One has an ambitious plan: get the first humans to Mars in 2023. Ten years from now, could we see human boot prints on Mars? Could we watch someone take one small step for a woman and one giant leap toward a television phenomenon not seen since the moon landing?

Former NRC Chair: Emergency Plans Won't Protect Residents from Radiation

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said yesterday that emergency plans for a catastrophic event at the Indian Point nuclear power plant are not designed to ensure that residents will escape unhealthy doses of radiation and it would be best if the plant closes down.

Sockeye Salmon Sushi: Japanese Prime Minister Issues International Plea for Help Containing Radiation Leaks

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

In a stunning reversal of disclosure, Japan asks for immediate international assistance to stop radiation leaks into the Pacific. "We are wide open...