public health

Image Courtesy of Rob Bole

Super Potent Rat Poison Harms Wildlife, Pets & Kids

A super-toxic type of rodenticide has flooded the market in recent decades, a concoction more toxic than traditional rat poisons and more persistent in the environment.

Leaders vs. followers– Coal-burning utilities have technology, resources and ability to reduce toxic pollution

Today the Center for American Progress released a report “Mercury Falling: Many Power Plants Already Have Equipment to Slash Mercury, Toxic Contamination” and held an event with a panel to …

Invisible but Not Make-Believe: the Real Threat of Mercury to Kids

I’m not ashamed to admit it: when I was a child, I ate paint chips.  Something about the sweetness of the lead and the crunchiness of the chip proved irresistible …

Coal by-products not regulated by the CAA (photo via Seth Anderson, Flickr)

Challenging Coal Curricula That Keep Children in the Dark

  |   May 12, 2011

A newly-released school lesson plan series on energy tells children about the advantages of coal-burning for electricity but offers our kids an industry-biased view and, sadly, omits some of the …

Atlanta’s Earth Tomorrow Teens Take their Voices to Georgia Lawmakers

Flickr's Library of Congress photostream

Invisible Dangers, Visible Opportunity

Jon Jarvis

Healthy Parks, Healthy People!

Activist and Executive Director of Honor the Earth Winona LaDuke stands in front of one of the monstrous loads of machinery.

Highway to Hell and the Roads Along the Way (Part 2 of 2)

For those who do not live close enough to the tar sands to see the immediate impacts, the tar sands still have an effect on you. How? The tar sands present a major source of pollution

Highway to Hell and the Roads Along the Way (Part 1 of 2)

People around the globe value the Boreal forest in Alberta, Canada for a number of reasons. For one, the forest represents ¼ of the earth’s remaining intact forest, but it is under attack from Big Oil.

Air Pollution

Toxic Mercury: It’s What’s for Dinner

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 …

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