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Is Nuclear Power As Safe As The BBC Claims?

September 28th, 2020 | by George Harvey

The nuclear industry has based much of its analysis on what I believe is demonstrably flawed thinking. I would classify numbers from the nuclear industry in three types. Some are predictably spot-on. Some are predictably off, with the true value turning out to be greater by a factor of two or more. And some are predictably, and sometimes demonstrably, off by at least an order of magnitude. Which number falls into which category seems to depend entirely on what it is to be used for


Link Between Air Pollution & Vascular Damage, Study Finds

July 22nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

A link between exposure to air pollution and vascular (heart) damage has been found in a new study. The study, led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and supported by the la Caixa Foundation, found new evidence about the negative effects of air pollution on cardiovascular health


Coronavirus & The Fragility Of Auto-Centric Cities

April 16th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

The coronavirus has exposed the ills of continued automobile-centric urban planning practices that adversely impact equity, health, and the climate. Those of us who are working from home, own an automobile, and can conveniently make grocery runs may overlook the fact that many in this country are not so lucky


Coronavirus & Homelessness: A Population At Risk

April 6th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Coronavirus and homelessness is a toxic mix that puts an entire segment of the population at risk. Have you ever been woken up by a police officer prodding you with their baton and telling you that you have to move


How We Can Help Elon Musk & Others Provide Aid

April 3rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

I want to take a moment to highlight those who are out there trying to spread hope, provide aid, and do all they can to address the shortages of ventilators and other medical supplies the US is experiencing. Elon Musk is just one of many in big tech who are helping. (His case is abnormal in one way — he has gotten a lot of criticism for helping.)


Demand For Palm Oil Is Burning Indonesia

March 12th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The demand for palm oil is burning Indonesia, quite literally. These annual infernos, according to experts, have ignited a "climate bomb." And until Western consumers say stop, the fires will continue to burn


Changing The World One Seed At A Time

December 24th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Big Green is changing the world one seed at a time. The idea is a seed bank with a collection of thousands of seeds. This is an investment into our future and gives students access to hands-on food education — educating our children about food is truly important for coming next generations. Big Green is raising funds for the seed bank


A Special “Thank You, Tesla”

October 4th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

One day, we will all pass on. One day, we will all be just a memory -- a moment that someone else will look back on. For those of us left behind, we hurt. Grief can be raw and all-consuming, leaving you feeling as if you've got a gaping hole, not in your chest, but your soul. For some, death is sudden. One moment, a person you love is there, and the next, just a memory


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


Cities Should Embrace Electric Bikes

December 12th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Electric bikes make everyone healthier. They reduce the societal subsidy for driving cars. They increase productivity. They increase the economy. They reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Cities should embrace them



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