April 2008

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Global Briefs

Government Loophole

More than 800 square miles of mountains are being destroyed in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee as mining companies blast their way deeper into diminishing coal seams.

Shifting Geographies

Cartographers have had to redraw coastlines and reclassify land types because of the effects of global warming.

Built for Two

The American update of Europe’s hot-selling Mercedes-built Smart Car entered the United States with 30,000 reservations.

Free Me

A website promises to stop up to 90 percent of household junk mail and plant five to 10 trees on behalf of anyone who signs on.

Worldwide Praise

Go Get’em

On April 1, young people will rise up to show the world that they refuse to fool around with climate changes and their future.

Green Entertainment

Earth Cinema Circle represents a growing genre of film that powerfully informs, inspires and uplifts, while revealing issues that affect personal and planetary well-being.

States’ Status

The National Wildlife Federation has developed global warming fact sheets for all 50 states that show what effects climate change is having on local wildlife and what citizens can do to help.
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Health Briefs

5 Tips for a Kid-Friendly Home

Keeping Your Children Safe from Toxins

Natural Help for Alzheimer’s

Common Recommendations to Help Slow the Progression

Cancer Remedy in Aisle One

Antioxidants can Take Down Tumors

Veggie Fact

Health Benefits of Eating Asparagus

Smell Be Gone

Get Rid of Garlic Stench Fast

Humor Us

Laughing is Good for the Workplace
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Breathe Easy at Home

While most people are aware of outdoor pollution, they may know little about harmful air pollutants inside their home. That ignorance can have grave consequences.

CranioSacral Therapy

Given the escalating costs of health insurance, CST can provide an excellent path of preventative maintenance, allowing people to take their health back into their own hands.
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Fit Body

Why T’ai Chi Works

T’ai chi classes are introducing increasing numbers of newcomers to the sport as people of all ages and fitness levels discover this relatively gentle pursuit.
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Conscious Eating

10 Ways To Eat Well

Anyone in need of an easy-to-follow roadmap to improved eating habits will find these tips an inexpensive route for carrying bold ideas onto the dinner table.
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Green Living

Breathe Easy at Home

While most people are aware of outdoor pollution, they may know little about harmful air pollutants inside their home. That ignorance can have grave consequences.

Going Green at Home

The term green can mean many things, but the bottom line is about conserving resources during the building process and long after it is completed. Here are some basic tenets that must be observed in order to consider a new home green.
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Wise Words

A Conversation with Kathleen Rogers

Earth Day Network has been working to inspire civic engagement in the classroom. It’s among the organization’s most recent collaborative initiatives in 174 countries. We spoke with Network President Kathleen Rogers to find out how and why these activists are grooming green citizens.
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Healthy Kids

Sweet Lullaby

Why You’ll Rest Easier if Your Baby is Sleeping on an Organic Mattress
There’s nothing comforting about the fact that babies and toddlers are vulnerable to what they might be ingesting from their room’s furnishings—including toxic gaseous chemicals inhaled from mattresses and bedding.
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Natural Pet

While You're Away

These days, kennels, catteries and pet hotels are available to watch your pet while you're away, as well as people who will care for your pet in their home and pet-sitters who will visit your home. Here are tips to help you choose the best option for your furry friend.