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Super Potent Rat Poison Harms Wildlife, Pets & Kids

1/24/2013 // By Tony Iallonardo

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. Read more >

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

6/21/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

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 discuss the findings. Panelists included representatives from government, utilities, and […] Read more >

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

6/8/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

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 as I worked to unsheathe my molars from my gums. […] Read more >

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

Challenging Coal Curricula That Keep Children in the Dark

5/12/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

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 most critical parts of the story. UPDATE! On May 16, […] Read more >

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

4/20/2011 // By Na'Taki Osborne Jelks

In early April, over 50 Earth Tomorrow leaders from the Atlanta City and DeKalb County Schools converged on the Georgia State Capitol for the 6th Earth Tomorrow Day at the State Capitol and Georgia Legislative Field Study. While at the […] Read more >

Flickr's Library of Congress photostream

Invisible Dangers, Visible Opportunity

4/11/2011 // By Marta Orpiszewska

Last month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new proposed limits on toxic pollutants including mercury, arsenic, dioxin, acid rain and several others that make their way from our nation’s coal-burning power plants into our lakes, rivers, and habitats, threatening our […] Read more >

Jon Jarvis

Healthy Parks, Healthy People!

4/6/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

  Today I’m attending the Healthy Parks, Healthy People conference at the Institute for the Golden Gate outside of San Francisco.  It is a gathering of a surprisingly diverse mix of 100 public health, park and recreation, community outreach and […] Read more >

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)

3/29/2011 // By Nellis Kennedy-Howard

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 Read more >

The Boreal Forest in Alberta Canada

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

3/24/2011 // By Nellis Kennedy-Howard

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. Read more >

Air Pollution

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 […] Read more >

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