Ozone Air Pollution Could Impact Fertility
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HERSHEY, Pa. -- Many urban and suburban areas have high levels of ground-level ozone, an air pollutant that can adversely affect lung and heart health.
Apr 16, 2015 - 9:41:39 AM
Genetic and Hormonal Origins Behind the Evolution of Sex Organs
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The ability of hormones to regulate the genes responsible for external sex organ growth and development evolved nearly 400 million years ago in our aquatic ancestors, University of Florida scientists have found.
Apr 14, 2015 - 11:10:04 AM
Bill Threatens Montana Wildlife Heritage
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Bison, large, shaggy haired, mammals, are an important part of the nation's wildlife heritage. They also play a huge role in the eco system.
Apr 14, 2015 - 9:32:26 AM
Are We Past the Point of No Return on Climate Change?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - While we may not yet have reached the "point of no return"-when no amount of cutbacks on greenhouse gas emissions will save us from potentially catastrophic global warming-climate scientists warn we may be getting awfully close.
Apr 11, 2015 - 5:40:26 PM
Protect the Earth and It‚Äôll Protect You
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A 2001 study found an average of 334,271 pieces of plastic per square mile in the northern Pacific Ocean. The middle of the Pacific Ocean holds a stationary garbage heap about twice the size of Texas that goes unnoticed.
Apr 10, 2015 - 4:57:11 PM
Diving for Data on Fish Populations
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Famed explorer Jacques Cousteau was a pioneer in underwater diving technology, a founding figure of the modern conservation movement, and a man who inspired generations of marine scientists.
Apr 10, 2015 - 7:53:29 AM
10 Ways To Help Bees And Butterflies Thrive
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - -Here's news that's created a buzz. Three-quarters of the world's flowering plants and food crops rely on pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies to help them reproduce.
Apr 9, 2015 - 4:24:52 PM
Increased Levels of Radon in Pennsylvania Homes Correspond to Onset of Fracking
(HealthNewsDigeswt.com) ¬†- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that levels of radon in Pennsylvania homes - where 42 percent of readings surpass what the U.S. government considers safe - have been on the rise since 2004, around the time that the fracking industry began drilling natural gas wells in the state.
Apr 9, 2015 - 10:41:44 AM
Lizard Activity Levels Can Help Scientists Predict Environmental Change
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBIA, Mo. - Spring is here and ectotherms, or animals dependent on external sources to raise their body temperature, are becoming more active.
Apr 2, 2015 - 9:44:58 AM
Plants Aren‚Äôt in Lockstep When Responding to Environmental Changes
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A study spearheaded by UConn graduate students has found that species of two plant families sharing the same habitat sometimes respond in different ways to key climate changes.
Apr 1, 2015 - 8:22:10 AM
Curious Critters: Marine
(HealthNewsDigest.com) -¬†Curious Critters: Marine is the latest release showcasing the award-winning photography and writing of Ohio-based David FitzSimmons.
Mar 31, 2015 - 9:46:51 AM
Clues to Aging From Long-Lived Lemurs
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DURHAM, N.C. -- When Jonas the lemur died in January, just five months short of his thirtieth birthday, he was the oldest of his kind.
Mar 30, 2015 - 3:32:27 PM
Helping Prevent Amazon Deforestation
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The fact that our climate, our air and our water know no national borders means that the forests are our mutual responsibility.
Mar 28, 2015 - 10:38:57 AM
More Schools, More Challenging Assignments Add Up to Higher IQ Scores
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- More schooling -- and the more mentally challenging problems tackled in those schools -- may be the best explanation for the dramatic rise in IQ scores during the past century
Mar 24, 2015 - 11:48:41 AM
Many Plastics Labeled 'biodegradable' Don't Break Down as Expected
(HealthNewsDigest.com) -¬†Susan Selke, Rafael Auras and colleagues note that to deal with our plastic waste problem, many countries and local governments have adopted laws, such as single-use bag bans, to deal with increasing amounts of trash.
Mar 18, 2015 - 10:18:41 AM
Evolving to Cope with Climate Change
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Over the next two centuries, climate change is likely to impact everything from industrial agriculture to the shape of our coastlines. The changing climate will certainly cause huge changes around the world, and the challenge is to predict exactly what impact those changes will have.
Mar 6, 2015 - 8:49:20 AM
$45 Million to Support Wildlife, Habitats and Imperiled Species
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - State efforts to protect species and habitats in greatest need of conservation received a boost today as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced over $45 million in funding provided through the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) program.
Mar 4, 2015 - 3:23:24 PM
Human Gene Identified for Tolerance to an Environmental Hazard
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - 3/4/2015 -¬†Studies conducted at the Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University in Sweden show that some indigenous groups in the Andes of northern Argentina have increased resistance to arsenic.
Mar 4, 2015 - 10:24:52 AM
On-board School Bus Filtration System Reduces Pollutants by 88 Percent
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - An on-board air filtration system developed specifically for school buses reduces¬† exposure to vehicular pollutants by up to 88 percent, according to a study by researchers at the¬†UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Mar 2, 2015 - 10:33:16 AM
Cape Deal in the Water
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - First proposed in 2001, the Cape Wind Project aims to put 130 wind turbines across 24 square miles of Horseshoe Shoal almost five miles offshore of Massachusetts' Cape Cod
Mar 1, 2015 - 4:55:31 PM
Is Air Pollution Stressing You Out?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - There is mounting evidence that higher levels of air pollution could be causing you to stress out more than normal.
Feb 24, 2015 - 10:20:14 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Making your home more energy efficient is certainly good for the planet and will cut your heating/cooling bills, but you're right to worry about chemical off-gassing.
Feb 20, 2015 - 2:13:25 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - With a record four million pre-orders for Apple's best-selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it's more evident than ever that consumers want the latest in smartphone technology at their fingertips.
Feb 20, 2015 - 2:03:43 PM
Health Impacts of Coal
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Coal combustion plants account for more than half of Americans' electric power generation.
Feb 15, 2015 - 9:56:40 AM
Divesting from Fossil Fuels
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - With crucial international climate negotiations coming up in Paris in the Fall of 2015, the first ever Global Divestment Day took place on February 13-14
Feb 15, 2015 - 9:37:58 AM
Naptime Activists Unite
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Moms Clean Air Force (MCAF) isa community of 400,000+ parents working to combat air pollution and respond to the climate change crisis.
Feb 6, 2015 - 3:18:32 PM
Microbeads and Marine Pollution
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Americans' 275 million TV sets burn through some 65 billion kilowatt hours of energy each year, representing four to five percent of U.S. household electricity consumption.
Feb 1, 2015 - 9:34:34 AM
Better Living Through Conservation Genetics
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Traditionally, conservation biologists have relied on field observation and sample and statistical analysis to help them understand the dynamics behind species loss, but today genetics is taking on an increasingly important role in helping quantify the biodiversity around us and even save some threatened species.
Jan 25, 2015 - 10:18:19 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Before European colonization of North America, upwards of 50,000 grizzly bears-also known as brown bears-roamed free across what is now the continental¬†United States.
Jan 20, 2015 - 4:33:19 PM
Revenge of the Bacteria
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The development and widespread adoption of so-called "antibiotics"-drugs that kill bacteria and thereby reduce infection-has helped billions of people live longer, healthier lives.
Jan 10, 2015 - 9:35:10 AM
Focusing on Lasting Legacy Prompts Environmental Action
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Prompting people to think about the legacy they want to leave for future generations can boost their desire and intention to take action on climate change
Jan 8, 2015 - 11:54:20 AM
What's in the Grime Tarnishing the Taj Mahal?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Every several years, workers apply a clay mask to India's iconic but yellowing Taj Mahal to remove layers of grime and reveal the white marble underneath.
Jan 7, 2015 - 11:36:40 AM
Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit dedicated to protecting human health and the environment through research, education and advocacy, launched its "Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives" in November 2014...
Dec 26, 2014 - 10:32:35 AM
Saving Our Soils and Climate with Biochar
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Biochar is a naturally occurring, fine-grained, highly porous form of charcoal derived from the process of baking biomass-and it's been associated with fertile soils for some two thousand years.
Dec 13, 2014 - 8:07:28 AM
Getting Kids Into Environmental Activism
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - There is not time like the present to teach kids to respect their environment and be willing to stand up and protect it.
Dec 8, 2014 - 9:13:07 AM
Reusing Greywater At Home
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Now that solar panels are so commonplace on rooftops across the country, reusing so-called greywater-that is, the waste water from sinks, showers, tubs and washing machines-for landscape irrigation may be the next frontier in the greening of the American home
Nov 21, 2014 - 6:20:42 PM
Assessing the Risks of Genetically Engineered Crops
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Proponents of genetic engineering (GE)-whereby DNA from unrelated species is combined to produce improved or novel organisms-insist that the benefits of increased crop yields and less agricultural waste outweigh the potential risks, but many environmental and public health advocates aren't convinced.
Nov 15, 2014 - 7:13:19 AM
Antarctic Polar Ice is Melting
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The rapidly melting ice sheets on the coast of West Antarctica are a potential major contributor to rising ocean levels worldwide.
Nov 10, 2014 - 12:11:47 PM
Volunteers Get Ready for Audubon Christmas Bird Count
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK (Oct. 29, 2014)- The National Audubon Society invites volunteers across the western hemisphere to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey in the world, the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC).
Oct 29, 2014 - 12:56:53 PM
Raking Leaves This Fall - Tips to Prevent Injury
(HealthNewsDigest.comz) - It's that time of year again.¬†Everyone is ready for hot apple cider, pumpkin picking, hay rides, and sweaters. It's also time for beautiful fall foliage and raking leaves.
Oct 29, 2014 - 11:23:37 AM