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December 2, 2016 Environment

Bay Foundation Successfully Addressing Troubled Coastal Waters

By: The Bay Foundation

REPOSTED FROM THE PLANNING REPORT With Tom Ford at the helm of The Bay Foundation, Los Angeles has made great progress in restoring its coastal ecosystems—progress that Ford argues could benefit...

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November 15, 2016 Human Health

Here’s What You Need to Know About Prop 64 and Legalized Mary Jane

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Or, Where to Find Legal Weed in the U.S.A. For half of the voting public, Election 2016 was a major bummer. But though the country remains divided on which political...

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October 31, 2016 Human Health
Standing on a mound of debris, a boy burns garbage to expose discarded scrap metal, on the banks of the Buriganga River, in Hazaribagh, a ‘thana’ (sub-district) of the central Dhaka District. Once the garbage cools, he will use a magnet to collect the metal objects. Waste that cannot be recycled further is then disposed in the already heavily polluted river. (Photo: © UNICEF/Noorani)

Air Pollution Is Killing Kids All Over the World

By: Brian Klonoski

Another day, another somber report. The latest -- released this morning by UNICEF -- all but concludes that we're failing the world's children because of our indifference to air pollution....

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October 28, 2016 Climate & Energy

Ew: Here Are Eight Gross Side-Effects of Climate Change

By: The Climate Reality Project

You’ve probably heard of how climate change is impacting our planet: record-breaking global temperatures; melting polar ice caps; droughts and floods; rising sea levels; ocean acidification… and it’s even effecting...

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October 1, 2016 Human Health

Evolutions Within the Dunbar/Spring Public Commons

By: Brad Lancaster

A bare beginning When I moved to the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood in 1994, much of it was not a pleasant place to walk. Most of the public rights-of-way (the areas between...

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August 22, 2016 Environment

Uranium Mining in Pilanguru Community

By: Denise Adaoyibo Okpala

The Pilanguru community of Western Australia is about to experience uranium mining of the Mulga Rock open pit. Vimmy Resources was granted approval without any prior consultations to the indigenes...

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August 5, 2016 Human Health

INFOGRAPHIC: How Mosquitoes Spread Disease

By: Guest Author

This handy guide to mosquitoes and the illnesses they spread comes to us courtesy of Fix. Check out the infographic below and then scroll down to read about the history...

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August 5, 2016 Environment

Plastic: It’s What’s for Dinner

By: Dana Hunnes

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post on May 23, 2016. It has been reprinted here with permission from the author. Plastic: It’s ubiquitous. It’s in our food, it’s...

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August 4, 2016 Human Health

Mafia Partly to Blame for Rome’s Growing Trash Heaps

By: Nick Marinoff

When we hear the word “mafia” we often picture the crass, Hollywood stereotype of trigger-happy men in expensive suits, ready to mouth off when insulted. But in Italy, they’re the...

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August 1, 2016 Environment

Environmental Disaster Sparks Death in China

By: Nick Marinoff

Natural disasters have killed more than 800 people in China since June. The country has long been the subject of environmental scrutiny. Between polluted beaches, air, soil and water, officials...

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July 30, 2016 Environment

Brazil Olympics Are More Pain than Gain, Environmentalists Say

By: Nick Marinoff

Every four years, families gather around the television to witness their favorite divers, skaters and gymnasts compete for the gold - but according to some sources, things aren’t as great...

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July 21, 2016 Human Health

Overflow Turns Los Angeles River Into One Big Sewer

By: Nick Marinoff

Last Tuesday, a broken sewer line spilled over two million gallons of waste into the Los Angeles River, providing a nasty surprise for downstream residents in Long Beach and Seal...

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July 18, 2016 Food

Swapping Beef for Plant Protein a Greener Choice for You and the Planet

By: Jedamiah Wolf

The myth that you can’t get enough nutrients from plant-based foods isn’t true. According to a new study, eating plants isn’t just healthy, it’s substantially more environmentally-friendly than eating beef....

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July 15, 2016 Human Health

California Lists Common Pesticide Atrazine as Reproductive Toxin

By: Center for Biological Diversity

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California today listed atrazine — the second-most widely used pesticide in the United States — under Proposition 65 as a chemical known to be linked to birth defects,...

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July 14, 2016 Climate & Energy

VIDEO: Want to Heal the Planet? Learn from Dr. Susan Pacheco

By: The Climate Reality Project

Ten years ago, when Susan Pacheco sat down to help her children with their homework, she wasn’t thinking about changing the course of her life. She was thinking about...

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July 11, 2016 Human Health

How 14 Men Transformed a Dump Into Soccer Field


Written by Sameh Fayez, translated by Jana Duman 14 young men from the small town of Kafr Ghatati decide to confront the deprivations their town is suffering from by means...

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July 7, 2016 Environment

North Carolina Is Plagued by Pig Pollution

By: Nick Marinoff

“Pigs are filthy animals,” says Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, and it’s a common misconception. We picture pigs rolling around in mud, feasting on slop and living in tiny compartments...

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June 27, 2016 Human Health

Transforming Desert Playgrounds Into Urban Oases

By: Texas Tech Climate Science Center

Written by Jennifer Vanos (Texas Tech University, USA) and Robert Brown (University of Guelph, Canada). This article originally appeared on UGEC Viewpoints. When parents send their children off to school they...

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