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June 21, 2016 Human Health

Porter Ranch Against the Machine: "The Regulatory System Has Totally Collapsed"

By: Greg M. Schwartz

(This is the second part of a two-part series dealing with the aftermath of the massive methane leak at Porter Ranch. To read the first part, click here.) The Sisyphean...

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June 20, 2016 Human Health

Porter Ranch Against the Machine

By: Greg M. Schwartz

(This is the first part of a two-part series dealing with the aftermath of the massive methane leak at Porter Ranch. To read the second part, click here.) Aftermath of Porter Ranch...

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June 16, 2016 Human Health

Pay-As-You-Throw: The Key to Meeting ONENYC Goals

By: Global Green

Written by Caroline Larose Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR), New York For decades, utilities have structured rates to be commensurate with usage – the more kilowatts of electricity a household uses,...

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June 8, 2016 Environment

Tiny Houses in Oregon Provide Homeless a Safe, Clean Community

By: FUTUREPERFECT

Written by Cat Johnson Tiny houses in Eugene, Oregon, provide the formerly homeless with a sense of ownership and community. Rhonda Harding was working as a live-in health care provider...

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June 8, 2016 Environment

Environmental Atrocities Are Being Committed on Native Americans

By: Jedamiah Wolf

“It is because of a Native American woman’s sex that she is hunted down and slaughtered, in fact, singled out, because she has the potential through childbirth to assure the...

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May 31, 2016 Human Health

Nuclear Hotseat #257: Washington State Radiation Spike

By: Libbe HaLevy

Listen to Episode #257 Here Image via Libbe HaLevy This Week's Featured Interview: Mimi German is the founder of RadCast, which focuses on collecting and interpreting...

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May 21, 2016 Human Health

EPA Approves Reform of the Outdated Toxic Substances Control Act

By: Jedamiah Wolf

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accepted a draft of a bipartisan amendment bill that will restructure the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a policy that regulates chemical testing laws that...

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May 19, 2016 Human Health

4 Plants That Heal — And How to Use Them!

By: TreePeople

People have been using plants for our health and well-being for thousands for years–even to this day. For instance, we consume super foods like avocados or goji berries to strengthen...

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May 6, 2016 Human Health

Massive Wildfire Forces Evacuation of 90,000 From Ft. McMurray

By: Planet Editor

A massive wildfire in Alberta, Canada, has destroyed the town of Fort McMurray, forcing the evacuation of almost 90,000 people. Flames surround the congested Highway 63...

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May 3, 2016 Human Health

Exclusive Video: Dr. Jenni Vanos Explains How Climate Change Affects Our Health

By: Rick Baraff

Remember the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where many of the teams were forced to take water breaks in the middle of the action? It was more than “common sense”...

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May 3, 2016 Human Health

EPA Relies on Industry-Funded Research to Determine Pesticide Safety

By: Center for Biological Diversity

PORTLAND, Ore.— An EPA analysis relying heavily on unpublished, industry funded studies has determined that glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” The EPA...

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May 3, 2016 Climate & Energy

Dr. Jenni Vanos Presents TTU's Homemade Microclimate Station

By: Texas Tech Climate Science Center

On the second day of Earth Day Texas, Planet Experts paid an informal visit to atmospheric scientist Dr. Jenni Vanos to learn about Texas Tech's homemade microclimate station. Collecting weather and climate...

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April 29, 2016 Human Health

Chernobyl 30th Anniversary Special: The Human & Genetic Impact of Nuclear Disaster

By: Libbe HaLevy

This Week’s Featured Interviews: Image via Nuclear Hotseat Bonnie Kouneva, Chernobyl Survivor.  She was a 16-year old living in Sofia, Bulgaria, about 800 miles away from...

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March 18, 2016 Environment

Your Tea Party Can Bring Clean Water to Madagascar With “Tea Time for H2OPE”

By: Planet Editor

Most everyone enjoys a cup of coffee now and then, but tea - well, tea is a much classier affair. Tea is for relaxing, tea is for when you’re sick,...

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March 11, 2016 Human Health

Honest Company Disputes WSJ Claim That It Uses Banned Ingredient

By: Planet Editor

When you pick up a bottle of Honest Company liquid laundry detergent at the grocery store, you’ll see one very prominent  promise on the label. It reads, “Honestly free of,”...

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March 11, 2016 Human Health

Hanford's Legacy of Waste: Hard Lessons in the U.S. EPA

By: W. Douglas Smith

Most of us have a vague suspicion about “top secret” facilities. Just what is going on behind those gates? Why won’t they let us know what they’re doing? The 583...

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March 3, 2016 Climate & Energy

Gender & Climate Change: The Sleeping Giant in Southern Asia Wears a Skirt

By: W. Douglas Smith

Southern Asia (SA) has roughly 20 percent of the world’s population. About 75 percent of the population is rural. A third live in extreme poverty, making up approximately 48 percent...

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February 26, 2016 Human Health

Don't Turn This CA County Into a Disposal Site for Oil Waste

By: Center for Biological Diversity

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity today urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to deny California oil officials’ proposal to turn underground water in the Price Canyon...

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