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Human Health

Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency

Posted: 02.01.2019 no comments

 

Ever since human-caused climate change emerged into public consciousness around the late 1980s, news stories and public awareness campaigns surrounding the topic have predominantly been accompanied by images of polar bears and melting ice, reinforcing common misconceptions that the impacts are far away in space and time and removed from our daily lives.   Read […]

 

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Nuns on Long Island on Sacred Mission to Save the Planet

Posted: 05.16.2018 no comments

 

The sisters are often consumed with prayer, but their hands are getting down into the earth. In the spiritual place that 100 nuns call home, there is an emphasis on the tangible. The sisters of St. Joseph are now focusing their mission to serve their neighbors on a very near and dear neighbor.   See […]

 

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Little Town Goes Green Without Government Help

Posted: 04.03.2017 no comments

 

Welcome to Ashton Hayes — the small English town that’s casually leading the way toward carbon neutrality. “Carbon neutrality” is a fancy way of saying that Ashton Hayes is working toward reducing its carbon footprint until it produces as much energy as it uses.   Members of the community started implementing small changes in their daily […]

 

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Will Healthy Soil Be Our Climate Savior?

Posted: 02.27.2017 no comments

 

With Spaceship Earth hurtling through space at great speed, imagine if someone told you (a passenger on that ship) that the main oxygen systems were failing because of how food was being grown. What would you do upon receiving that dire warning?   An imminent oxygen loss just happens to be current fact. Industrial agriculture […]

 

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Growing water stress drives desalination push in Kenya

Posted: 01.29.2017 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.climatechangenews.com   “After a year of severe drought, Kenyan authorities are resorting to desalination to quench the thirst of coastal communities. In the face of an unprecedented emergency, the technology, which is used to remove salt from the sea to produce drinkable water, is now seen as a lifeline by both […]

 

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The Coming Public Health Disaster

Posted: 12.03.2016 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.usnews.com   “NASA scientists recently confirmed that August was the hottest month in recorded history. It tied this past July for that dubious honor. Meteorologists are linking this heat to the recent spate of extreme flooding worldwide – everywhere from Louisiana to China. However, global warming isn’t just an environmental […]

 

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Pollution particles ‘get into brain’

Posted: 11.19.2016 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.bbc.com   “Tiny particles of pollution have been discovered inside samples of brain tissue, according to new research. Suspected of toxicity, the particles of iron oxide could conceivably contribute to diseases like Alzheimer’s – though evidence for this is lacking. The finding – described as “dreadfully shocking” by the researchers – raises […]

 

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