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Can Nature Make People More Caring? New Studies Say It’s Possible

12/8/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

The benefits of nature have been widely documented—active time in the outdoors improves classroom performance, gets kids off the couch, and can help prevent children from being “coronary time bombs”, and now new research shows that nature can also make people more caring.
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New Report Out – Coal’s Assault on Human Health

12/2/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

Listen to television ads that promote “clean coal” a thousand times over and you will soon begin to believe that clean coal actually exists. At least that’s the aim of the propaganda campaign paid for by coal and power companies […] Read more >

Can We Learn from Bears?

9/30/2009 // By Christy Leckburg

Hibernating bears have been an overlooked phenomenon for too long. If we could isolate and reproduce their chemistry, it would be a huge leap for health and science. Fortunately, scientists have begun studying bears for the benefit of human health; however, […] Read more >

3 Ways You Can Help the 7.6 Million Kids with Vitamin D Deficiency

9/2/2009 // By Julia Marden

A recent Washington Post article points out a growing problem among American children– Vitamin D deficiency, which can cause bone and heart ailments. You can get your Vitamin D from fortified milk, but the best way is to get outside […] Read more >

The EPA Wants You

5/21/2009 // By Julia Marden

Over the past week, the EPA has heard testimony from celebrities like James Bond, scientists like Dr. Amanda Staudt, and concerned Americans from Northern Virginia to Washington’s Puget Sound. They’re all telling the EPA what you already know – that […] Read more >

Meet Green New Year’s Resolutions With These Sites

12/30/2008 // By Shreema Mehta

I know some of you out there have not only made New Year’s resolutions, but have even drawn up action plans to carry them out. The rest of us might need a little help though! We all want to do […] Read more >

Our Children Deserve Environmental Education

9/13/2007 // By Josh Nelson

An unintended consequence of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) emphasis on math and reading is that more and more schools are leaving environmental education behind. Many schools have abandoned environmental education programs to invest more time and resources in math and reading instruction. Read more >