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Texans Say No to the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

April 3, 2012 by Rocky Kistner
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With news that President Obama will fast track the building of the southern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Texans in its path say their health and property rights are endangered by a torrent of corrosive tar sands oil from Canada. From landowners in the northern parts of the state to residents in the...[read more]

Helicopter Parents Should Worry About The Air

November 12, 2011 by Gernot Wagner
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My wife and I have no car, no TV, and a no-screens policy around our 8-month-old. We carry him around in an organic cotton wrap. His favorite toys are wood, his baby soap is plant-based, his only pacifier is his left thumb. He has yet to taste baby formula, food from a jar, or anything heated in a microwave. His bottles are BPA-free, and...[read more]

The Real Concern about Smart Meters

August 18, 2011 by Christine Hertzog
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Smart meters can be positively transformative for consumers to control their use of electricity.  But there are concerns about them that are threatening to slow down deployments in some areas. That has ramifications to Smart Grid plans everywhere. The three categories of concerns about smart meters are:    meter...[read more]

Right In Your Backyard: Climate Change Threatens Health

August 5, 2011 by Kim Knowlton
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Now consumers have access to a new tool called “Climate Change Threatens Health.” These pages (www.nrdc.org/climatemaps ) bring the effects of climate change down to the local level. Users can zoom in on 5 US maps, see how their health is vulnerable to climate change, and learn about what’s needed to protect their families and reduce climate change.[read more]

Get Rid Of Coal: Doctor’s Orders

May 23, 2011 by Tyler Hamilton

The following Victoria Day weekend guest post is by Gideon Forman, executive director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) – along with nurses and leading health charities – is running an advertising campaign to support renewable power and the...[read more]

How Does Low Level Radiation Provide Beneficial Effects?

May 4, 2011 by Rod Adams
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In a recent ANS Nuclear Cafe post, I mentioned the radiation hormeis theory proposed more than three decades ago by Dr. Don Luckey, a biochemist and nutritionist who wrote a book in 1980 titled Hormesis With Ionizing Radiation. According to Dr. Luckey and a number of other researchers in the field, a small dose of radiation can provide...[read more]

Social Media Meets Healthcare On HealthworksCollective.com

May 2, 2011 by Robin Carey

Here on the The Energy Collective we cover all aspects of energy policy. We’re proud to take on another big, and globally significant business conversation: How to deliver quality healthcare to as many people on the planet as possible. Today marks the official launch of HealthWorksCollective, our tenth community at Social Media Today....[read more]