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Preventing Wildfires

Global warming and decades of mismanagement means that wildfires are on the increase across the American West and other fire-prone areas. We can all do our part by learning how to be "fire-safe" as well as by reducing our carbon footprints.
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Preventing Wildfires

Global warming and decades of mismanagement means that wildfires are on the increase across the American West and other fire-prone areas. We can all do our part by learning how to be "fire-safe" as well as by reducing our carbon footprints.
Continue Reading »

Preventing Wildfires

Global warming and decades of mismanagement means that wildfires are on the increase across the American West and other fire-prone areas. We can all do our part by learning how to be "fire-safe" as well as by reducing our carbon footprints.
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Safer and More Effective Sunscreens

July 12, 2014 | Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss | EarthTalk | toxic exposures, health
Environmental Working Group found 2 out of three common sunscreens either ineffective or even worse potentially bad for your health. Find out how to navigate the choppy waters of choosing the right sunscreen as this summer blazes away...
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Chemicals and Obesity

July 4, 2014 | Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss | EarthTalk | chemicals, diet, fat
The rise in obesity and related health problems like diabetes is usually attributed to an abundance of high-calorie food coupled with the trend toward a more sedentary lifestyle, but there is more to the story. A growing number of researchers believe that certain chemicals collectively known as “obesogens” may be a contributing factor to the growing obesity epidemic. Exposure to these chemicals has been shown to interfere with the way we metabolize fat, leading to obesity despite otherwise normal diet and exercise.
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Men’s Health and the Environment

A new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) concludes that environmental exposures may have major negative impacts on men’s health, and outlines ways that guys can avoid some of the major risks.
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The Rocky Mountain Institute and Weaning Ourselves off of Oil and Coal

June 22, 2014 | Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss | EarthTalk |
Colorado-based think tank Rocky Mountain Institute has a plan to get us off oil and coal by 2050 and save billions of dollars in the process. The key comes in thinking differently -- and focusing on developing renewables and increasing efficiency across the board.
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Keeping Polluters out of our Neighborhoods

NRDC offers tips and suggestions on how to track and defend against new and existing polluters in local regions across the United States. Staying informed by attending public meetings, getting organized with likeminded neighbors, and finding experts to support your case are all important aspects of keeping polluters at bay.
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Look Ma, No Hands

May 31, 2014 | Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss | EarthTalk |
Just a decade ago most of us wouldn’t have dreamed we’d live to see driverless cars whisking people around, but things are changing fast and analysts now think they will be common by 2020 and account for the majority of cars on the road by 2040. And with Google’s recent unveiling of its latest prototype—complete with no pedals or steering wheel—the future is indeed closer than we ever imagined.
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Is Organic Agriculture Sustainable?

May 24, 2014 | Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss | EarthTalk | organic
A recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece calls into question whether organic agriculture is actually sustainable.
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