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By Alliance for Biking & Walking / On August 14th, 2014

Image: Walkable and Livable Communities (WALC) Institute

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By Mark Jerome Walters / On May 5th, 2014

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a sobering report on the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Two main messages are unmistakable: Antibiotic-...

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By Emily Monosson / On April 8th, 2014

Cross posted from Emily Monosson's Evolution in a toxic world...

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By Emily Monosson / On April 3rd, 2014

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By Emily Monosson / On March 12th, 2014

Here’s the skinny: evolution is happening all the time, all around us. Living things are like one roiling mass of DNA. OK, so ...

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By Jason Leppig / On February 21st, 2014

This Friday, check out this selection from Mark Jerome Walters' Seven Modern Plagues. Since Walters first drew attention to these “ecodemics” in 2003...

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By Admin / On May 11th, 2012

This generation of American children is predicted to live shorter lives than their parents–quite a shocking statistic. Even more shocking is that we know the reasons why...

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By Elizabeth Grossman / On December 19th, 2011

As Congress nears recess, legislative approval of the Keystone XL pipeline is still a possibility. Congressional Republicans and the American Petroleum Institute have said the Keystone XL...

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By Elizabeth Grossman / On August 11th, 2011

Lynn Goldman, a pediatrician and epidemiologist, has spent her professional life trying to understand and alleviate threats from environmental sources, including the impact of chemical exposures on children. Her interest in the field dates back to her...

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By Elizabeth Grossman / On August 9th, 2011

While the rest of the country has been experiencing an epic heat wave, in the Pacific Northwest where I live, thus far the summer has been unusually cool. One consequence of the cool weather is a slow-to-appear local tomato crop, made evident to...

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