Using the right materials is one step in ensuring good indoor air quality and a healthy home. It also takes a range of building science-based strategies—from proper ventilation and moisture control to radon mitigation and conscientious construction practices–to make sure a home is healthy. Thanks to Brandon Weiss and Evolutionary Home Builders for sharing this list […]
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You may well ask why PlanetSave, a blog usually dedicated to positive developments and actions to save the earth, is reporting news about ExxonMobil and a Russian arctic oil well. The oil discovery appears to have nothing to do with solar or wind or most of our usual topics—we’re talking fossil fuels here, which have caused much […]
Remember the difference between weather and climate? We know what happens when the weather changes—it’s obvious. Climate is another story. Read on. When it rains, you put on a raincoat or take your umbrella when you go out. It snows: time for high boots, a heavier coat, scarf, and warm gloves. And sunny days, well, […]
As you may know, PlanetSave posts important health stories as well as the popular science, nature, and climate reports we’re usually known for. (In fact, we’re working toward 500 health posts over these few years!) Today we excerpt from Examiner.com some news that follows up our Ebola story and exclusive interview with public health expert Vince Silenzio […]
When the hydraulic fracturing measure passed the Los Angeles City Council today, several tweeters posted photos of this meeting (source of the above: Walker Foley on twitter). The City Council of Los Angeles, second-most populous metro in the United States, voted 10-0 today to prohibit hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and other “unconventional” deep-underground drilling methods to produce […]
Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat exposes a worldwide crisis in mega-farming. (Graphic from Sunday Times review by coauthor.) The authors, Philip Lymbery and Isabel Oakeshott, believe that the increasingly globalized food production industry threatens the quality of what we eat, our health, and the very land we live on. They say people now […]
Fifty years ago, the drugstore giant CVS/Caremark came into being. Also 50 years ago, Surgeon General Luther Terry released the first federal government report linking smoking with disease. Today, the events have coalesced: CVS, one of the nation’s top retail pharmacy chains (Walgreen is #1, in number of retail stores; CVS, in overall sales), has […]
On his blog “I see a change,” Nigerian Youth Development Expert Olumide Idowu presents the elements of sustainable development (source: olumideidowu.blog.com). Not all online courses provide all they promise you, but here’s one that should answer all your questions about environmentally sustainable, socially inclusive economic development. It will also challenge you to find out more. […]
“Determining the HIV-1 subtype of infected individuals could be important in the management of HIV-1 infections,” say A3/O2 study authors. (Photo: GIZMODO) Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, appears to have generated the newest strain of the HIV/AIDS virus. In recent years, health experts have begun to think of HIV/AIDS as a treatable, nonlethal disease. Seventeen people treated […]
Usually vegetarians or vegans familiar to me don’t push any agenda. They are content to live and let live, but when someone asks them about their food choices, they will provide information. Sometimes they over share – but generally because they are trying to be helpful, not argumentative. Naturally, discussions about food tend to lead […]
Everyone’s thinking about the U.S. government shutdown. American media have chosen to dramatize a health official’s suggestion that children with cancer will not be able to receive advanced clinical treatments because funds are unavailable. But the kids with cancer are only a sideshow. The most frightening health effects concern the entire nation, and by extension, […]
We still don’t know how humans acquire Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS, formerly known as “n-coronavirus”). The mortality rate among people treated for MERS is 65%, making it one of the most lethal coronaviruses identified to date. However, scientists from the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia, the Center for Infection and Immunity of Columbia […]
More on Obesity From the Clinton Foundation: Childhood Obesity: Facts & Solutions From PlanetSave: Obesity Is A Major Environmental Threat, Study Says From NaturalPapa: Sugar is killing us! Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page…and now Facebook!
Mobility is a major concern for the aging person individually and as part of their family. Rather than rely on a family member to chauffer them around, a senior citizen can access their community’s ground transportation.
It is confusing to me how a large group of Republicans can be so vehemently pro-life yet so anti the environment. Either these people don’t understand that protecting the environment from major polluters and pollutants keeps all life (humans included) free of unnecessary toxins and carcinogens (SEE LINKS BELOW), or as the bumper stickers clearly […]
Check out the great infographic (and intro to it) from sister site sustainablog reposted below. The short and simple — biking is good for your health! But check out the infographic and : Bikes and Health: What Can We Learn from Europe? (Infographic) (via sustainablog)
Vitalize Without a Spa Last spring I stayed in NYC for a week. My stay in the city revitalized me better than any spa might have. This urban visit was the same as my experience of a visit to San Francisco for a few weeks in which my mental, emotional, and physical health improved. My urban […]
Those treehugging environmentalists and climate scientists are always trying to make a big deal out of nothing, you know? I mean, look at this recent study on 6 climate-related disasters of the past 10 years — it found that the health costs of these 6 U.S. disasters only totalled $14 billion. That’s a few times […]
The ginger root can be used for so much more than just cooking. It can be used for medicinal purposes such as helping to relieve nausea and pain, aid in digestion, and act as an anti-inflammatory.
7 more good activism stories of the week we haven’t covered yet:
I’ve covered this good infographic on CO2 emissions, other pollution, and the health effects of various sorts of pollution on a couple of our other sites already, but thought it should be shared here as well.
Rather than grabbing a bottle of mystery ingredients, you can pamper your skin naturally inside and out.
In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster – in which both Japanese and American authorities have consistently downplayed the dangers – it’s worth remembering that this is not the first time. (See: Japan admits total meltdown, says it was unprepared for Fukushima disaster)
For the past 60 years, our government has again and again insisted that there was nothing to worry about, that radiation levels were too low to cause any harm, and there was no cause for alarm.
Years later, often after battles in the courts, it has turned out that they were lying through their teeth.
I tried driving in today, and down that road lies madness, so I’m taking the train.
I wrote that email – those exact words – a few weeks ago, when a I started commuting from the ‘burbs into downtown Chicago on a regular (daily) basis. I stand by those words, too, as the stress, rage, and screaming fits I endured on the I-90 into Chicago left me exhausted and longing for home … and I hadn’t even started work, yet!
“Through the decades, parks advocates, landscape architects, and popular writers have consistently claimed that nature had healing powers,” said University of Illinois environment and behaviour researcher Frances “Ming” Kuo, who has good news for those advocates.
I’ve just chosen the winner of this excellent-looking new book, Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It. The winner was chosen randomly using random.org (screenshot below). And the winner is!….
Climate Change & Health: Q&A with Changing Planet, Changing Health coauthors Paul Epstein, MD, and Dan Ferber
Following up on my post last week announcing a book giveaway here on Planetsave (visit that post for 5 easy ways to enter the giveaway contest and potentially win Changing Planet, Changing Health), below is a question and answer with the authors (and a little intro to it). A ton of useful info in here.
Director of Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment Paul Epstein, MD and award-winning science journalist Dan Ferber have a new book out on the health impacts of climate change: Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It. And you can win a copy of it here on Planetsave.
Case Western Reserve University researchers have detected small amounts of Iodine 131 in the rainwater collected on the roof of a campus building. The radiation is believed to have come all the way from Japan in the wake of the near-nuclear meltdown following the massive magnitude-9 earthquake that struck the Sendai region.
Most people would be lucky to live to 103. And even luckier to be able to ride a bike at that age. But, actually, riding a bike regularly would increase your chances of both things, since it is good for your health and extends your life expectancy.
103-year-old Octavio Orduño would recommend it. He is perhaps the oldest living cyclist and still loves cruising along on his tricycle (well, it would be a bicycle if his wife hadn’t insisted he switch)….
Stephanie Rach has created the Chipper character as a way to capture her own children’s adventures and from a personal desire to provide parents with a resource that makes exploring the outdoors fun and stress-free.
We love to vilify others, don’t we? Especially Big Government, Big Business, Big Oil, and so on. But let’s take a quick look at how we actually compared to CEOs of Big Oil and Big Coal, some of the most infamous or widely disliked “Big Boys” in the world (& certainly in environmental circles). Scale […]