October 2008

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Global Briefs

Rain Harvest

Thousands of acres of wetlands will be returned to a more natural state through a project spearheaded by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.

Earth 911

Earth911.org search engine pulls up a list of neighboring recycling centers to drop off everything from pesticides to appliances to paints.

Landmark Law

President Bush signed into law the Higher Education Sustainability Act, which earmarks $50 million for grants to universities aimed to pilot sustainability programs.

End of the Road

Attorney Janea Scott and the Environmental Defense Fund have won strict new pollution limits on diesel exhaust.

Metro Surprise

Fill ’er Up

Each year, 300 million printer cartridges end up in America’s landfills. But, it’s an easy problem to fix, and one that can save consumers big bucks.

Consistency Counts

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Health Briefs

Green Tea Beats Superbugs

Boosts Effectiveness of Antibiotics

Parenting Tip

Cultivating Sound Slumber

Choline May Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Decrease Your Risk

A Good Diet Boosts School Performance

Incorporate More Fruits and Veggies in Your Child's Meals

Toxic Yoga Mats

Their Dirty Little Secret
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Health

West Meets East

Many people have come to view eastern medicine as an avenue of preventive health care and maintenance, and are taking responsibility for their health with acupuncture.

Youths Work to Ensure Their Future

Key to David Brower’s vision of action on behalf of the future was his mentorship of young emerging leaders; the Brower Youth Awards program, created in 2000, honors his legacy.

Nutrition for Breast Health

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, prompting many studies about the possibilities for preventive breast health through a healthy lifestyle that incorporates good nutrition and regular exercise.
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Fit Body

Back-Friendly Travel

Chiropractors, often called upon to undo the damages of travel, understand its causes and offer informative tips to help us avoid the pains and strains of getting from here to there.
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Conscious Eating

Nutrition for Breast Health

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, prompting many studies about the possibilities for preventive breast health through a healthy lifestyle that incorporates good nutrition and regular exercise.
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Green Living

The Six Sins of Greenwashing

Green marketing, the new sweetheart of American business, is on the rise. The problem is that, “Some are accurate, certified and verifiable, while others are just plain fibbing, to sell products."

Worldwide Energy Makeover Means Changes at Home, Too

New Energy is about more than clean fuels and technologies. As consumers, we can do much to reduce demand.
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Inspiration

Blessed Quiet

Studies have linked exposure to noise with psychological distress, gastrointestinal problems and cardiovascular conditions. Here's five ways to institute daily moments of silence to counter these effects.
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Wise Words

An Interview With Frances Moore Lappé

Frances Moore Lappé believes that if we embrace the principles of a Living Democracy, centered on individual citizen involvement, we can locally solve global problems, together.
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Healthy Kids

Youths Work to Ensure Their Future

2008 Environmental Award Winners
Key to David Brower’s vision of action on behalf of the future was his mentorship of young emerging leaders; the Brower Youth Awards program, created in 2000, honors his legacy.
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Natural Pet

Top 10 Household Hazards

The Animal Poison Control Center has released a helpful list of the top 10 household product categories that typically prove hazardous to animals.