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About Cynthia Shahan

Cynthia Shahan Cynthia Shahan started writing by doing research as a social cultural and sometimes medical anthropology thinker. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education. Eventually becoming an organic farmer, licensed AP, anthropologist, and mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)



Author Archives: Cynthia Shahan

Air Pollution Increases ER Visits — Largest US Study On The Topic Confirms It

April 14th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

We may not even see them, but tiny particles, particulates in the PM2.5 size range, are able to travel deeply into the respiratory tract. PM2.5 infiltrates the lungs, all the way to the alveoli, where oxygen is transferred into the bloodstream. Exposure to nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter, or PM, can cause grave trouble with one's health


Uncovering The Mechanisms Linking Air Pollution To Psychosis

April 7th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Let's start with just a few adjectives about our daily lives -- overexposed, overwhelmed, stimulated, toxic, deficient. It's not enough that many young people lack good nutrition, but they are also challenged by circumstance by a lack of clean air to breathe and pure water to drink


VW Settlement Funds Support The “Little Roady” Autonomous Shuttle

February 22nd, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Little Roady, an autonomous shuttle pilot project, now offers self-driving transport in Rhode Island, and it is an awardee of some of that VW dieselgate settlement funding. RIDOT (the Rhode Island Department of Transportation) is using these self-driving shuttles as a pilot project to fill a transit gap between its downtown-Providence Amtrak station and a business park across the river


The #1 Cause Of Death In Children & Adolescents In The United States

February 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

A valuable report published in the New England Journal of Medicine lists the 10 leading causes of death among American youth. It examines statistics regarding the 20,360 deaths of children and adolescents in the United States in 2016. As a comprehensive study and analysis, the information also includes trends over time and comparisons among countries


“The Green New Deal In Real Life” — Nonprofits WE ACT For Environmental Justice & Solar One Create Jobs With Those Reflective Beauties (Solar Panels)

February 16th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

This is what the Green New Deal looks like in real life. What an inspiration to experience first hand the harmony of a cooperative, decentralized, warm group of socially and environmentally attuned people — nonprofits working with other nonprofits, transitioning the skyscapes and the landscape naturally with an energized, renewable pulse


Lyft Increases Electric Vehicle Advocacy & Use

February 6th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Last year, Lyft improved its standing with riders and followers who have serious concerns about environmental safety. Lyft became the first and only company of its kind to become carbon neutral. This year, Lyft is initiating the next step, doing more for riders, drivers, and cities. Lyft now plans to introduce thousands of electric vehicles (EVs) onto its platform


Extraordinary Storyteller Of The 21st Century — James Balog (CleanTechnica Interview)

January 26th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

In my last article, I summarized the extraordinary documentary The Human Element and added some of my own commentary about the touching subjects. In this article, I'm relaying the highlights of my interview with James Balog, the writer of the film. The documentary will be available on all major VOD platforms — iTunes, Amazon, DirectTV, etc. — on January 29,


The Human Element & Our Changing World

January 26th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Put any other distraction on hold for an evening and watch the extraordinary documentary The Human Element, a deep look into the heart of our last century and how we are transforming in the early part of this century. You will not regret spending the time to watch this one


Cyclists Exposed To Less Air Pollution Than Drivers, Study Finds

December 23rd, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

Good news is for the open-air bicyclist. A recent report informs us that bicyclists are the least affected or exposed to air pollution on daily commutes. More at risk are the people in cars and buses. It is disappointing, however, that pedestrians, who have such a light and peaceful footprint, are even more affected


10 EV Charging Tips For Cities — #CleanTechnica Presentation

December 23rd, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

CleanTechnica and EV charging leader GreenWay last year led a working group of EV charging leaders — EVBox, Fortum, the Norwegian EV Association, and approximately a dozen others — to create EV charging guidelines for cities. CleanTechnica Director and Chief Editor Zachary Shahan presented a 10 key tips included in the report at a conference in the UAE in January. A video of the presentation is above, and a summary of it is below


Horse Whispering, Car Exhaust, & Emissions Regulations In Costa Rica

December 23rd, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

I was recently invited along for an exploration of horse whispering in Costa Rica. I made plans to stay at a horse ranch with 11 horses, 2 goats, countless roosters crowing all night long (no, not cock-a-doodle-doo, but "You woke me up"), 4 cats, 1 dog, birds, iguanas, cows (peeking into the wide open bathroom windows — as my traveling companion said, "The neighbors are spying on me"), and so many critters


Advancing Electric Scooters & Bikes In Cities — #CleanTechnica Exclusive

December 16th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Autonomy conference in Paris is special in that it features diverse panels of experts focused on everything from electric cars to electric scooters and bikes to electric aviation to city planning. A group discussion moderated by CleanTechnica Director Zachary Shahan considered how cities and governments around the world could promote, support, and protect two-wheelers in the city



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