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Domestic Radon Exposure and Risk of Childhood Cancer

Domestic Radon Exposure and Risk of Childhood Cancer

Are children exposed to radon in the home at an increased risk for developing cancer? This new study explores the possible connection.......[Read More]
Maternal Occupational Exposure to PAHs

Maternal Occupational Exposure to PAHs

What does the latest research tell us about the possible connection between occupational exposure to PAHs during pregnancy and the potential for gastroschisis in offspring?......[Read More]
Ozone Exposure in Infants

Ozone Exposure in Infants

This research showed that infants were at increased risk of respiratory symptoms near or below current US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ozone exposure standards.......[Read More]
The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease

The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease

How do microorganisms in the intestinal tract potentially influence biological functions beyond the gut, and how do they play a role in the development of other diseases?......[Read More]
Alternative Waste Management - Healthy Way

Alternative Waste Management - Healthy Way

When having gathering events such as a party, wedding, jamboree, or any celebration, we can do some things to manage the waste stream. We can compost, recycle, reuse existing resources and materials, and print items on environment-friendly materials: Composting. We can arrange to have all food waste......[Read More]
Our Daily Choices Affect the Environment

Our Daily Choices Affect the Environment

You can use the word environment when talking about your own individual living space as well as for the planet as a whole. The latter, the natural environment, is a subject of concern to more and more people. The reason for this is that we have not been concerned enough for a long time.......[Read More]
Greening Your Elevators

Greening Your Elevators

Elevator technology is essentially the same as it was when Elisha Otis created his safety brake for elevators back in the 1860s. There are many technologies that can be used to make elevators more efficient. This article describes some of them.......[Read More]
Save Money and Save Energy This Winter

Save Money and Save Energy This Winter

Many aren't too fond of winter due to higher electric bills. To keep winter awesome, I've put together some tips that will help many of us to save money and energy.......[Read More]
Danger to Marine Life, Humans and Environment - PBDEs Are Everywhere

Danger to Marine Life, Humans and Environment - PBDEs Are Everywhere

PBDEs are a commonly used flame retardant found in many household products. These chemicals are known health hazards for people and they can enter the marine environment and have a devastating effect on the oceans. Marine mammals such as Killer Whales are particularly vulnerable to the threat of PBD......[Read More]
Sydney Opera House - An Icon of Arts, Music and Sustainable Energy

Sydney Opera House - An Icon of Arts, Music and Sustainable Energy

The Sydney Opera House, perhaps, one of the most recognizable arts and music landmarks in the world, is now also a symbol of environmental consciousness. A couple of months ago, in its spectacular event called Vivid LIVE 2011, it had its famous "sails" bathed in beautiful color and imagery......[Read More]
North Carolina to Be the New Yucca Mountain?

North Carolina to Be the New Yucca Mountain?

On January 7, 2011, 34 Asheville, NC residents traveled to Augusta GA to speak to the President's Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. Since Yucca Mountain was closed in early 2010, western North Carolina has become one of the prime choices for a repository of spent nuclear ......[Read More]
Buying Groups - Power to the Community But Beware!

Buying Groups - Power to the Community But Beware!

In recent weeks I have seen several proposals for 'buying groups' for residential solar energy installations in the UK. The principle is that rather than individuals from the same area each seeking an installer for their solar panels, a buying group involves a number of home-owners clubbin......[Read More]
Can You Guess How Many Eco-Friendly and Go Green Products Are Frauds?

Can You Guess How Many Eco-Friendly and Go Green Products Are Frauds?

So how many Eco-friendly, all natural or go green claims from manufacturers out there are frauds? Fifteen percent, forty percent or sixty percent? Terra Choice Environmental Marketing reviewed over 1,000 products last year and found that 99% of their Eco-friendly, go green claims were not valid.......[Read More]
The Ultimate 3 Tweaks to Save Our Mother Earth

The Ultimate 3 Tweaks to Save Our Mother Earth

It seems like more and more people are slowly becoming aware of the importance of going green. Thanks to several environmental issues that have happened recently such as the widening of the ozone leakage, green house effect and so on, people suddenly realize how bad the situation has become. ......[Read More]
Endangered Panda On And Off Screen

Endangered Panda On And Off Screen

Kung Fu Panda is back in the second film from the well-liked DreamWorks series and once again we get to follow along with the adventures of our favorite bamboo munching hero while he continues his mission to be a dragon warrior and (in this film) to locate his birth parents so he can truly know who ......[Read More]
MRFs - Materials Recovery Facilities and the New Waste Technologies

MRFs - Materials Recovery Facilities and the New Waste Technologies

MRFs are called Materials Recycling Facilities in full. That is what they do and more besides. ......[Read More]
Rate Crimes - Bringing Transparency to the Economics of Solar Energy

Rate Crimes - Bringing Transparency to the Economics of Solar Energy

The energy regime includes nearly every entity involved in energy provision: from equipment manufacturing and supply, to mining, to transportation, to utilities of every ownership cloak, to transmission operators, to regulatory bodies, and to policy makers and other tax beneficiaries. Not only does ......[Read More]
Global Pollution (Not Global Warming) Should Be The Discussion And The Debate

Global Pollution (Not Global Warming) Should Be The Discussion And The Debate

Forget the debate as to whether "Global Warming" is real or a hoax. Both sides have "documented proof" supporting their claims. More significant is the fact that this semantics and academic debate is distracting from the real issue confronting the human race - the decimation of o......[Read More]
An Evaluation of Energy Alternatives

An Evaluation of Energy Alternatives

There's no such thing as a free lunch. Trying to decide the best way to provide power to an economy is a very difficult problem. Every energy source has it's pros and cons. Many people believe that we as a society need to be weaned off from petroleum consumption completely. Even with new a......[Read More]
Garden Canopies in the Relief Effort

Garden Canopies in the Relief Effort

Garden canopies are not only beautiful in your backyard but they are also there when someone is in need. See how these canopies helped with the relief effort.......[Read More]