Tag: health

Q&A with Jacqueline Novogratz: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | August 6th, 2013

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Mark Tercek talks with Acumen Fund CEO Jacqueline Novogratz about poverty, the environment and creating long-term change.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2013

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We’re buzzing about today’s green news. Unfortunately, the bees are not…

  1. 31% of managed bee colonies have been lost this season. (Chicago Tribune)
  2. Super-sized mosquitoes (20 times their typical size!) arrive in Florida. (TIME)
  3. Rooting for the underdog? Here are 10 of the least-visited national parks. (The Daily Green)
  4. How having fewer trees around may be bad for your health. (PBS)
  5. Meet the world’s most dangerous oceans. (Huffington Post Green)

Nature’s Playground: Thinking Outside the Gym

Written by | April 22nd, 2013

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Did you know that running and biking outdoors burns more calories than the indoor gym equivalent? Actor Kyle Howard shares how he escapes the stress of Hollywood by incorporating nature into his workout routine.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 21

Written by | February 21st, 2013

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Wake up, smell the coffee, hear the birdsong and get your Green Buzz on.

  1. There’s a reason that birdsong sounds so pleasant to our ears. Could our own language have evolved from it? (Phys.org)
  2. Buy a new car, get solar panels for your home. Nice! (New York Times)
  3. U.S. Republicans: are you listening? China just announced plans for a carbon tax. (Grist)
  4. Could the sequester affect the environment? That, and science and your health. (MNN)
  5. Thanks to a coffee fungus (eww), that cup of joe you’re drinking is in danger. (Discovery News)

A Parent’s Paradox: Staying Green While Staying on Schedule

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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October 3rd is National Walk to School Day. Sounds like a great idea for EVERY day, but how does a busy parent find the time? We have some ideas.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 7

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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In today’s green news, we learn another clever use for an old toothbrush.

  1. Hurricane Isaac washes up an unwanted guest: remnants of the Gulf oil spill. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. How do astronauts fix space station problems? With a toothbrush, of course. (Scientific American)
  3. Floating airports — the future of airline travel. (TreeHugger)
  4. Climate change declared “one of the most serious public health threats facing our nation.” (Green)
  5. The rarest large mammal on Earth, the Javan rhino, clings to survival. (Guardian)

Going Holistic: Health and Conservation Converge in Tanzania

Written by | June 21st, 2012

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The Conservancy’s David Banks and Pathfinder International’s Caroline Crosbie discuss how incorporating women’s, children’s and community health — along with gender equity — is critical to attaining a more sustainable human relationship with our planet.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. The idea of “natural capital” is catching on in these ten African nations. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s so partisan about sea-level rise? (Grist)
  3. Google’s bringing Street View to hiking trails. (Treehugger)
  4. In the United Kingdom, “eco-funerals” are on the rise. (Guardian)
  5. The EPA is partnering with the US Department of Health and Human Services to stress the connection between air quality and health. (Scientific American)

 

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 27

Written by | February 27th, 2012

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Today we learn that the sky is actually falling.

  1. Over the last 10 years, clouds are floating lower to Earth. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. More research links BPA to heart disease. (TreeHugger)
  3. Can you name the most frugal city in America? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. Try these 5 road-tested ways to save money on gasoline. (Daily Green)
  5. M&Ms melt in your month, not in Mars’ new solar garden. (Clean Technica)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2012

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What’s even better than Valentine’s Day? Discounted Heart Shaped Candy Day!

  1. See the world’s tiniest chameleon! (Grist)
  2. A new study uncovered a potential link between air pollution and heart attacks. (Guardian)
  3. One more reason to hate laundry day: washing synthetic clothes leads to ocean pollution. (Mongabay)
  4. A decent chunk of Europe is now powered by renewable energy. (Treehugger)
  5. Which new cars are the least toxic? (Green House)
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