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
Why Plants Don't Get Sunburn
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Plants rely on sunlight to make their food, but they also need protection from its harmful rays, just like humans do.
Oct 29, 2014 - 10:11:08 AM
A Fireball in Space Reveals the Nature of Novae
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.-For the first time, scientists have measured the size and structure of a nova's nuclear blast as it happened - thanks, in part, to a Yale University astronomer's timely observations.
Oct 27, 2014 - 10:24:22 AM
Sweden's Environmental Leadership
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It's true that¬†Swedencame out on top in the recently released ranking of 60 countries according to sustainability by consulting firm Dual Citizen Inc. in its fourth annual Global Green Economy Index (GGEI).
Oct 25, 2014 - 10:40:19 AM
Artificial Turf Issues
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Just when you thought it was safe to play soccer on that brand new synthetic turf field, it may be time to think again.
Oct 18, 2014 - 9:53:23 AM
Dinosaur Breathing Study: Noses Enhanced Smelling and Cooled Brain
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 14, 2014) - It's been millions of years since¬†T. rex took its last breath, but a team led by Ohio University scientists is breathing life back into dinosaurs using high-powered computer simulations to model airflow through dinosaur snouts.
Oct 14, 2014 - 4:07:16 PM
Plastic Bag Bans
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - California¬†made big news recently when it announced the first statewide ban on plastic shopping bags set to kick in during the middle of 2015.
Oct 11, 2014 - 11:27:05 AM
How to Create a Greener Hospital
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Going green and cost savings go hand in hand for healthcare facilities.¬† From waste reduction to saving energy, green alternatives are available in virtually all product and service areas, allowing facilities to create the best healing environments and cut costs across the board.
Oct 8, 2014 - 7:36:15 AM
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