Ethanol's Unrealized Promise
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Ethanol and similar "biofuels" made from corn and other crops seem like a good idea given their potential for reducing our carbon outputs as well as our reliance on fossil fuels.
Sep 13, 2014 - 9:12:21 PM
Tar Sands Oil Development's Impact on Birds
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Each year tens of million of migratory birds "overwinter" in the Canadian Boreal forest, a vast tract of mostly uninhabited coniferous woodlands and wetlands stretching from Newfoundland to the Yukon.
Sep 6, 2014 - 11:47:52 AM
Dealing with Mounting 'E-Waste'
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - With electronic equipment and gadgets the fastest growing waste stream in many countries, how to deal with so-called "e-waste" may in fact be one of the most pressing environmental problems of the 21st century.
Aug 30, 2014 - 12:17:59 PM
Global Conversion of Forests to Cropland Affected Climate
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.- The conversion of forests into cropland worldwide has triggered an atmospheric change that, while seldom considered in climate models, has had a net cooling effect on global temperatures, according to a new Yale study.
Aug 28, 2014 - 4:38:43 PM
Antarctica's Melting and its Impact on Coastlines
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Antarctic continent, roughly the size of the¬†United States¬†and¬†Mexico¬†combined, is composed of rock covered by glaciers some 16,000 feet thick.
Aug 14, 2014 - 7:52:37 PM
Happier Consumers Can Lead To Healthier Environment
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON - The pursuit of true happiness can lead people to lifestyles that will not only be satisfying but will be better for the environment, according to an overview of psychological research presented at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention.
Aug 9, 2014 - 2:13:41 PM
Are Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Still a Viable Green Option?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A decade ago cars powered by fuel cells seemed like the future of green automotive travel, but many analysts now think otherwise.
Aug 9, 2014 - 9:22:10 AM
Butterflies are Free to Change Colors
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.-Yale University scientists have chosen the most fleeting of mediums for their groundbreaking work on biomimicry: They've changed the color of butterfly wings.
Aug 5, 2014 - 2:09:30 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The so-far in-vain search for Flight 370 has indeed stirred up interest in the growing problem of ocean debris as objects thought to possibly be plane parts have repeatedly turned out to be just floating trash.
Jul 26, 2014 - 11:30:37 AM
Tips for Decorating and Maintaining a Home with Improved Indoor Air Quality
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PEARL RIVER, NY,¬†July 21, 2014¬†- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors.¬† The EPA also advises that indoor air can be five times more polluted than outdoor air due to indoor air pollutants.
Jul 21, 2014 - 3:39:22 PM
Ancient Tooth Offers Clues to How and When Monkeys Left Africa
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ¬†Haven, Conn.-The monkey roadmap out of Africa has a new timetable and route, thanks to a tiny tooth plucked from the Arabian desert.
Jun 30, 2014 - 4:08:53 PM
Is Organic Agriculture Sustainable?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Dr. Henry I. Miller's May 15, 2014 opinion piece in the¬†Wall Street Journal has indeed made waves in the organic farming community.
May 24, 2014 - 11:06:52 AM
In Mediterranean Marble, Secrets of the Global Carbon Cycle
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.-Scientists at Yale University have clarified how carbon dioxide escapes minerals deep inside Earth and seeps into the planet's atmosphere, a significant step in the planet's natural carbon cycle.
Apr 21, 2014 - 12:38:02 PM
How Meatless Monday is Good for the Planet
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Tuesday, April 22nd is Earth Day, an annual event to honor the sanctity of the little blue planet we call home. If you're wondering what you can do to participate, there's an easy, even delicious, way you can do something good for the environment this week, and every week of the year: join the Meatless Monday movement.
Apr 19, 2014 - 12:10:46 PM
Protecting Gray Wolves
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The gray wolf is still considered "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). But a June 2013 proposal by the Obama administration to "delist" the animals-save for a small struggling population of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico-could change that if finalized later this year.
Apr 19, 2014 - 11:59:52 AM
Freeze Puts Large Swathes of Texas Wheat at Risk of Freeze Injury
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLLEGE STATION - Sub-freezing temperatures on the morning of April 15 put large acreages of Texas wheat at risk for freeze injury, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
Apr 15, 2014 - 4:17:32 PM
Public Transportation on the Upswing
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Transit ridership is indeed at its highest level in the¬†U.S.¬†in 57 years. According to data collected by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013-the highest number since the 1950s when many fewer of us owned our own cars.
Apr 12, 2014 - 11:38:36 AM
Greening Our Cities
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This coming April 22 will mark the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day, and the focus this year will be green cities.
Apr 5, 2014 - 10:40:43 AM
USFWS Reopens Comment Period on Red Knot, Shorebird Proposed to Protect Under Endangered Species Act
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The¬†rufa red knot (Calidris canutus rufa), a robin-sized shorebird that visits the U.S. on its annual journey between the tips of the Americas, is in trouble.
Apr 3, 2014 - 1:27:38 PM
In Fracking Fight, How to Measure Health Threats?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - There are more than 6,000 active gas wells in Pennsylvania. And every week, those drilling sites generate scores of complaints from the state's residents, including many about terrible odors and contaminated water.
Apr 1, 2014 - 1:42:49 PM
Virginia State Parks Recognize Earth Day with a Week of Events and Programs
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - April 22¬†marks the 44th¬†celebration of Earth Day, the grassroots environmental awareness event celebrated in 175 countries.
Apr 1, 2014 - 1:15:50 PM
Baltic Sea ‚Äėdead zones‚Äô Increase Dramatically
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Dead zones in the Baltic Sea have increased by more than 10 times over the last 115 years, a large study where Lund University in Sweden participated has found.
Mar 31, 2014 - 3:12:17 PM
Mobile Apps for Environmental Stewardship
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Not surprisingly, there are thousands of "green" apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment.
Mar 29, 2014 - 3:07:08 PM
Is It Safe to Pee in the Pool?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Sanitary-minded pool-goers who preach ‚Äúno peeing in the pool,‚ÄĚ despite ordinary and Olympic swimmers admitting to the practice, now have scientific evidence to back up their concern. Researchers are reporting that when mixed, urine and chlorine can form substances that can cause potential health problems. Their study appears in ACS‚Äô journalEnvironmental Science & Technology.
Mar 26, 2014 - 10:23:46 AM
Rubber Wristbands Show Pollution in Air, Water and Food
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University scientists have created a fashion accessory that doubles as a pollution detector.
Mar 25, 2014 - 1:45:45 PM
Keurig 'K-Cup' Coffee Containers
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - K-Cups-those little one-serving coffee containers that allow people to brew one cup at a time in a specially designed Keurig brewing machine-are all the rage these days.
Mar 22, 2014 - 4:51:15 PM
New Findings For Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) To Be Presented at World Vaccine Congress in Washington March 24-26
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LONDON, March 21, 2014 ¬†-- Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is increasing with unknown cause(s). ¬†There is no effective treatment or prevention of CCD. ¬†Increasing loss of bee colonies since 2005 is resulting in the loss of bee pollination which poses a threat to food production worldwide.
Mar 22, 2014 - 11:11:42 AM
More Crop Per Drop
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This Saturday, March 22nd, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface water for irrigation-accounting for about¬†70 percent of water withdrawal worldwide.
Mar 20, 2014 - 9:52:26 AM
Eco-Friendly Hotels in Canada and Europe
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEWTON, Mass. - TripAdvisor¬ģ, the world's largest travel site*, today announced plans to extend its TripAdvisor GreenLeadersTM program into Canada and Europe for the first time, following rapid growth in the U.S.
Mar 18, 2014 - 2:47:39 PM
'Cap and Trade' Strategies to Reduce Carbon Emissions
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ¬†"Cap-and-trade," whereby big polluters must pay to emit greenhouse gases against a capped total amount that is reduced over time-has been in effect across the European Union (EU) since 2005.
Mar 15, 2014 - 1:22:06 PM
Global Warming and Our Health
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Global warming isn't just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human health.
Mar 8, 2014 - 11:14:32 AM
Health Advocates Challenge EPA‚Äôs Failure to Require Pesticide Ingredient Disclosure
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Today, Earthjustice is representing Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, and Physicians for Social Responsibility in a case challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to complete rulemaking that would require pesticides manufacturers to disclose the inert ingredients found in their products.
Mar 5, 2014 - 2:09:37 PM
Drilling for Certainty: The Latest in Fracking Health Studies
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - For years, environmentalists and the gas drilling industry have been in a pitched battle over the possible health implications of hydro fracking. But to a great extent, the debate - as well as the emerging lawsuits and the various proposed regulations in numerous states - has been hampered by a shortage of science.
Mar 5, 2014 - 12:35:24 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - "Synthetic biology" (or "synbio") refers to the design and fabrication of novel biological parts, devices and systems that do not otherwise occur in nature. Many see it as an extreme version of genetic engineering (GE).
Mar 1, 2014 - 10:26:08 AM
New Safeguards Seek to Protect Farmworkers from Pesticides
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, DC- In North Carolina and Florida, three babies born in 2005 brought to light in the most painful way what pesticide exposure does to farmworkers and their children.
Feb 20, 2014 - 2:12:50 PM
Wind Power's Bright Future
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms of renewable energy, but wind power has been a dominant second for years, and continues to show "hockey stick" growth moving forward.
Feb 15, 2014 - 1:51:53 PM
Air Pollution Increases Risk for Hypertension in Pregnant Women
(HealthNewsDigest.com) ¬†- GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Breathing the air outside their homes may be just as toxic to pregnant women - if not more so - as breathing in cigarette smoke, increasing a mom-to-be's risk of developing deadly complications such as preeclampsia, according to findings from a new University of Florida study.
Feb 12, 2014 - 12:41:05 PM
Weather Changes May be Linked to Stroke Hospitalizations
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.- Stroke hospitalization rates appear to rise and fall with sharp changes in outdoor temperature and dew point, a pilot study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found.
Feb 12, 2014 - 11:24:39 AM
A Nuclear Power Resurgence?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The 2011¬†Fukushima¬†nuclear disaster did cause many nations to reconsider their nuclear committments, though many European countries - Switzerland,Belgium,¬†Austria,¬†Germany,¬†Italy,¬†Spain¬†and¬†Sweden-had already begun phasing out nuclear power decades earlier.
Feb 8, 2014 - 11:57:39 AM
Forest Emissions, Wildfires Explain Why Ancient Earth was so Hot
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.- The release of volatile organic compounds from Earth's forests and smoke from wildfires three million years ago had a far greater impact on global warming than ancient atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, a new Yale study finds.
Feb 5, 2014 - 11:41:07 AM