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The Key Political Truth About Climate Change: It's About Our Families

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It's about families trying to keep asthmatic children safe during heat waves and dirty air days. It's about families struggling to hold on to livelihoods in the midst of drought. It's about families draining nest eggs to rebuild homes after fire, floods, and storm surges.

No, Burning Man Was Not Infected With West Nile Virus

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.04.2014 | Arts

Calm down, people. Don't curse the playa gods just yet. Contrary to the rumors currently stirring around the web, Black Rock City, also known as Burni...

Are Humans Inducing Epidemic Outbreaks?

Anna Clark | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Anna Clark

So far, the consequences of a warming planet have mainly afflicted the poor. Now scientists are discovering that not only does deforestation harm the environment, it may also be directly responsible for the Ebola outbreak.

West Nile Virus Detected In New York City Mosquitoes

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living

The West Nile Virus has been detected in New York City mosquitoes for the first time this summer, the city's Health Department announced Monday. M...

10 Signs You Have West Nile Virus -- And Don't Know It

www.weather.com | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Summer is peak season for West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne infection that has occurred as an outbreak every summer since 1999, according to the U.S. ...

Myths About Bug Spray... Debunked!

The Active Times | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

A few weeks ago we discussed the best bug sprays for protecting your skin this summer. After chatting with three different dermatologists the conclusi...

Abigail Wise

You're Putting On Your Bug Spray All Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Abigail Wise | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

'Tis the season for picnics, bonfires and camping, but along with the sunshine and fresh air come insects. Not only are they annoying and their bites ...

Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes -- Oh My! Protecting Your Dog Against External Parasites

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Ticks, possibly the least lovable of all the multi-legged creatures, get very busy in spring. Like their warm-blooded meals, they enjoy the cooler temperatures of spring and fall, so here we are in the midst of a seasonal tick outbreak. A tick uptick, if you will.

3 People Die From West Nile In LA

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Three men died last week from complications due to West Nile Virus, bringing Los Angeles County's death toll attributed to the mosquito-transmitted di...

Some Like it Hot!

Myra Demeter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

It is believed that mosquitoes are attracted to people with warm blood, so I must be very hot-blooded, because mosquitoes LOVE me.

Louisiana's Waste-Tire Program Cleans Up Its Act

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Sept. 23, 2013 edition.) Louisiana's waste tire program, costing over $11 million a year...

Natural Gas: the Bridge to Nowhere

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Alan H. Lockwood, M.D.

Natural gas, whose principal constituent is methane, is touted as a "bridge fuel" to be used in a transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. Switching would theoretically combat global warming by decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. It is not that simple.

Meredith Melnick

LOOK: What's Really Inside Your Bug Spray?

HuffingtonPost.com | Meredith Melnick | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

It's the height of summer -- and if you've been spending more time outdoors lately, chances are you've got a few (or more) bug bites to show for your ...

First 5 Cases Of West Nile Reported In LA

Posted 07.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Five cases of West Nile virus infections have been reported in LA County, the first of the 2013 season, the LA County Department of Public Health anno...

Mosquito Populations Are Booming This Year

Posted 07.25.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: You're not imagining that high-pitched whine in your ear or the itch on your arm. Mosquito populations acr...

West Nile Virus Found In NYC Mosquitoes

Posted 07.09.2013 | New York

The West Nile virus has been detected in New York City mosquitoes for the first time this summer, according to the city's Health Department. The i...

My Father Died From West Nile Virus in NYC

David Mager | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Mager

Last summer my father fell ill and fell down and hit his head, taking out much of one tiled wall in his bathroom. Although he was still conscious and ...

Quick Steps to Being Mosquito Free This Summer

Minh Chau | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Minh Chau

In a couple of days I'll be kicking off 60-plus days of trekking through Central and South America. Unlike my trips through less tropical climates, I've placed more focus on decreasing the probability of coming back looking like a pin cushion for mosquitoes.

West Nile Deaths Hit Record High Last Year

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials say last year was the worst ever for West Nile virus deaths. The final tally reported Monday was 286 deaths &n...

'Survivor' Star Lisa Whelchel Announces Diagnosis With West Nile Virus: What Is It?

Posted 11.15.2012 | Healthy Living

Lisa Whelchel, the "Facts of Life" actress who is now a contestant on "Survivor: Philippines," has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to n...

West Nile Outbreak Likely To Be Second-Worst On Record: CDC

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Oct 3 (Reuters) - The outbreak of West Nile virus that has hit Texas and other states remains on pace to make 2012 the second-worst year on record f...

Another 400 West Nile Cases Reported In The Last Week: CDC

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living

(Adds details) Sept 26 (Reuters) - More than 400 new U.S. cases of West Nile virus emerged in the last week, in an outbreak that remai...

Television's Assault on Medical Research

Doug Peddicord | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Doug Peddicord

Patients who participate in clinical trials should be applauded for their willingness to contribute to medical science. They don't need to be exploited, made fun of or otherwise degraded.

West Nile Virus Kills 5 In The Balkans, Dozens Hospitalized

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living

(Revises death toll) PRISTINA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - At least five people in the Balkans have died from West Nile virus and several doze...

Lynne Peeples

Fog Of War: Critics Question Success Claims Of Aerial Pesticide Spraying Against West Nile

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green

Massachusetts boasted a 60 percent kill rate. Vermont claimed up to 69 percent. And, in Texas, a preliminary report suggested that aerial spraying of ...