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Toxic Mercury: It’s What’s for Dinner

3/16/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

Mercury and other dangerous air pollutants have long been connected to extreme health problems such as brain damage, learning disabilities, birth defects, heart disease, cancer and even premature death. As many as 1 in 6 American women of childbearing age …

Transportation and Smart Growth

From Theory to Practice: Integrating Equity in Smart Growth

3/7/2011 // By Marc Littlejohn

The 10th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference (www.newpartners.org) held in Charlotte in February was a testament to the importance and urgency of placing equity and inclusion at the center of the movement to create sustainable communities. This was …

Storm Drain

Stormwater Pollution: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

2/24/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

As a new volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium, I am just as amazed and curious as the everyday visitor and always full of questions. Walking into my shift this week was no exception, and I couldn’t help but notice how …

Kalamazoo River Enbridge Oil Spill

NEW REPORT – Tar Sands Pipeline Safety Risks – Highlights Great Lakes Pipeline Concerns

2/16/2011 // By Beth Wallace

If you thought last summer’s oil spill madness was bad, it looks like that was just the tip of the iceberg – especially here in the Great Lakes. According to a report that was released today by the National Resource Defense Council, …

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EPA Holds Clean Air Act Listening Sessions

2/15/2011 // By Miguel Mejia

The National Wildlife Federation was one of several groups testifing yesterday in support of the Environmental Protection Agency taking reasonable action to reduce carbon pollution. The “listening session” is one of several being held around the nation to gather input …

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Who Wants Clean Water, Anyway?

2/14/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Urgent Action! Please Speak up for Wildlife Now! Help stop dangerous legislation that slashes critical funding for agencies that defend our nation’s wildlife. Call your U.S. Representative and tell them to “Vote No on the Continuing Resolution.” Pollution isn’t a …

Congress Attacks the Clean Air Act

2/1/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The new Congress has barely convened and already polluters are pushing their friends to go on attack against clean air protections. Two U.S. Senators yesterday introduced dangerous legislation that seeks to block new public health protections being prepared by the …

Urban Wildlife Inspires Greater Need for Healthy Communities

12/23/2010 // By Miguel Mejia

This past weekend, I was inspired by one of the most awesome spectacles I’ve witnessed since moving to the nation’s capital: On my ride home from some Christmas shopping, I took a look across a reservoir in northern Washington, DC …

New FDA Warning Label: Is Air Pollution Next? (Image courtesy of scpr.org)

Congress: Tackle the Other Second-Hand Smoke

11/16/2010 // By Joe Mendelson

Our nation’s capital is a funny place filled with contradictions or haven’t you heard? Take protecting our public health. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration released new proposed cigarette warning labels that contain large graphic depictions of the impacts …

1940 Pollution (credit: Flickr/Library of Congress)

Keeping Kids in the Dark: U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Energy “Education”

10/21/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy teachers’ guide is just wrong. We need to provide our classrooms with a full picture, and not permit purveyors of partial information to keep students in the dark.

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