Environmental Health Courses Not In Best Medical Schools: New Study

Green Prophet

Air pollution is one of many environmental factors that impact public health. According to a new study by Israeli medical students, doctors in the United States, Israel and Europe are receiving inadequate environmental health education.

Why Plastic is Overtaking the Oceans & What that Means for Us.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green WAYLON: Today Only Earth eco environmental health wellness oceans planet plastic the enemy toxicWhile it may be tempting to write off plastic as "the enemy," none of us can deny the positive impacts it has had on.

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From Davos: Unleashing the Power of Nature in Cities

Conservancy Talk

Don’t get us wrong – nature needs TNC and the other great environmental organizations to continue championing protection of the lands and water on which all life depends. Nature can help cities solve some major environmental, social and financial challenges.

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Don’t Step on the Crested Newt, It Has Friends in High Places

Eco Chic

Ecology crested newt development environmental health fresh water habitat loss reptile salamanders wetlands It has been widely reported that the UK is in the midst of a housing crisis and that the government is keen on seeing more homes being built in the country.

Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment

The Green Changemakers

This nine-lesson program was designed to excite kids about environmental health and empower them to take steps in their everyday lives to improve the environment for their community and reduce their environmental risk. What Kids Will Learn What environmental health is.

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This high-quality ink is made from air pollution harvested from vehicle tailpipes

Green (Living) Review

What if the ugly, in this case air pollutants, could give birth to something beautiful?

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Environmental economics in the AER

Environmental Economics

"Environmental Health Risks and Housing Values: Evidence from 1,600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings."  Applying a research design based on the openings and closings of 1,600 industrial plants to rich data on housing markets and infant health, we find that: toxic air emissions affect air quality only within 1 mile of the plant; plant openings lead to 11 percent declines in housing values within 0.5

Broccoli drink helps body fight air pollutants

Green (Living) Review

Air pollution is a complex and pervasive public health problem,” said John Groopman, professor of environmental health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and one of the study’s co-authors. “To green living health wellbeing

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Yoghurt protects children and pregnant women from environmental poisoning

Green (Living) Review

A research team from the Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotics, led by Dr. Gregor Reid, studied how microbes could protect against environmental health damage in poor parts of the world. green living health healthy living

I need to start holding workshops in cool places

Environmental Economics

The course will follow model-based peer-reviewed publications in international journals to cover contemporary policy issues in the áreas of sustainability, environmental, health and tourism economics. Stated Preference Methods are useful tools aimed at assessing the social welfare impacts of public and private policies and play a key role in applied economic research.

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The key to understanding Environmental Economics is understanding unintended consequences

Environmental Economics

"It's kind of hard to beat gasoline" for public and environmental health, said study co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota. "A While uncomfortable, sometimes it pays to think beyond the obvious: People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.

Captain Planet

Green Earth Journey

I hope that the recent change in environmental health will have the company releasing the episodes sometime soon Do you remember Captain Planet and the Planeteers? I do and so does my husband. As children we both enjoyed the cartoon immensely. We have recently looked for a DVD release of the cartoon for our children but have been unsuccessful in our search so far. Here is a video about the Captain Planet merchandise that might surprise you.

Prii* Problems

Environmental Economics

'Because electric vehicles, on average, generate greater environmental externalities than gasoline vehicles, the current federal policy has greater deadweight loss than the no-subsidy policy,' the [NBER authors] write. 'It's 'It's kind of hard to beat gasoline' for public and environmental health, said co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota. 'A

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DYK, There is Lead in Christmas Lights?

Green Home Blog

In any case, for environmentally conscious Christmas celebrants, the edible tree is a real hazard if it is also strung with lights which haven’t been checked for their lead content. DYK, There is Lead in Christmas Lights?

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Nationals Parks: Beautiful and Healthy for You

Wend Magazine

Jarvis says, “Being outdoors has positive effects on health that don’t cost a dime.” The Medical Mile : The nations first outdoor medical museum where a walk along the Arkansas River in downtown Littlerock collides with art and health information.

How Are Plastic Bags Made? Step-By-Step Plastic Bag Production Process

Greentumble

As the production of plastic bags continues to increase worldwide we must ask, what are the environmental drawbacks of our obsession with plastic bags? How can we make the bags themselves from environmentally friendly materials? The environmental footprint of plastic bag manufacturing.

Coral Bleaching: Change Your Sunscreen

Green Home Blog

Reported in a 2008 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, using sunscreen that contains physical UV filters such as kaolin, zinc oxide or titanium dioxide instead of chemical ones is allowable for coral reef safety. Coral Bleaching: Change Your Sunscreen. Save the Reefs!

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Natural Living Blog Carnival – A Few Eco Habits We’ve Picked Up

Hug a Tree with Me

A Few Eco Habits We’ve Picked Up: Soy paint on my toes: One of the first things I gave up when I started living greener was nail polish because they are stuffed full of chemicals that can degrade human and environmental health, however I did miss painting my nails.

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457 Different Chemicals Released into Air by School Cleaning Supplies

Green Living Ideas

A new study by Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that the typical variety of cleaning products used in schools released 457 different chemicals into the air. The environmental health watchdog says that these common cleaning supplies can expose our children to chemicals which have been linked to health problems such as cancer [.] [ 457 Different Chemicals Released into Air by School Cleaning Supplies from Green Living Ideas ].

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457 Different Chemicals Released into Air by School Cleaning Supplies

Green Living Ideas

A new study by Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that the typical variety of cleaning products used in schools released 457 different chemicals into the air. The environmental health watchdog says that these common cleaning supplies can expose our children to chemicals which have been linked to health problems such as cancer [.] [ 457 Different Chemicals Released into Air by School Cleaning Supplies from Green Living Ideas

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In case you happen to be in Morogoro, Tanzania next week.

Environmental Economics

Presenter: Dr. Tim Haab, Professor and Chair, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA.   He is the author of over 50 academic journal articles and 4 books on valuation methods, including the now standard book for valuation methods in environmental and resource economics: Valuing Environmental and Natural Resources: The Econometrics of Non-Market Valuation.  IAGRI Workshop Announcement.

Environmental Justice Atlas maps out ecological conflicts

Green Prophet

For the first time in history we have a real time, comprehensive global map of ecological conflicts thanks to the Atlas of Environmental Justice. Image of the Environmental Justice Atlas from EJOLT.

Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll

Green Home Blog

with 23 sustainability staff members and more than 25 buildings engaged in a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Volume Existing Building certification process. Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll.

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Effects of Climate Change in California "Significant and Growing "

Celsias

Though past studies have offered grim projections of a warming planet, the report released Thursday by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment took an inventory of three

Planting Healthy Air: Can Urban Trees Help Clean Up Pollution?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The professor, who was trained in environmental health, was a bit dismissive of the potential for trees to meaningfully clean the air. Every report has a genesis, an initial conversation that sprouts an idea that grows into a research study.

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Poison lips? Troubling Levels of Toxic Metals Found in Cosmetics

Celsias

Researchers at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores. Their findings were published online today (Thursday, May 2) in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Are you Health Sensitive?

Green Home Blog

Are you Health Sensitive? Many causes of various health sensitivities can often be related to such things as cleaning and beauty products, compromised air and water quality, volatile organic compounds found in many home paints and carpets as well as a barrage of fragrances found in perfumes, candles and more. You may be health sensitive to these whether you know it or not and may need to readjust your diet and/or home surroundings to live a healthier, higher quality of life.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Bat Detective

Nature Conservancy - Science

Because bat populations are a good indicator of environmental health. But bats do more than indicate ecosystem health; they eat some pesky mosquitoes and they are important pollinators. A common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus).

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California Wildfires Getting Worse Due to Climate Change

Celsias

The wildfires are getting worse, despite our ability to fight them better," said George Alexeeff, director of California''s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, on Take Two.

Flame Retardants in Furniture Linked to Developmental Problems in California Kids

Celsias

The report, published on November 15 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives , measured the effects of PBDEs—polybrominated diphenyl ethers—chemicals that can leach out into the environment and are inhaled or ingested through dust, on California children.

Lake Apopka – Florida’s Inland Rarity Hotspot

10,000 Birds

Lake Apopka has historically experienced dramatic changes in its environmental health. The pristine lake was a renowned environmental treasure. Lake Apopka Restoration Area in Lake County Florida is fast-becoming one of the best bird magnets in all of Florida. Situated pretty much slap-bang in the center of the state north of Lake Okeechobee, this massive wetland was once the Florida’s most polluted body of water. Today, through extensive management by the St.

Q&A with India Managing Director Seema Paul

Conservancy Talk

More about Seema Paul After working for 14 years as an environmental journalist in New Delhi, Seema came to Washington, D.C. to complete a master’s degree in environmental policy. She built a hands-on environmental career at the World Resources Institute and later at the UN Foundation.

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Green America Applauds President Obama’s Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

Green (Living) Review

Washington, DC (November 2015) – After years of deliberation, President Obama demonstrated his support for an economy that supports human and environmental health, and that helps position the U.S. Tar sands extraction and transport will result in leaks and spills that harm human health, especially in indigenous communities and those along the pipeline route. *

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Many Women's Purses Found to Contain High Levels of Lead

Celsias

But according to the Oakland, California-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) , many of those colorful accessories, especially those made from faux leather, contain high levels of lead.

California Plans to List BPA as a Health Hazard

Celsias

The state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said it would list the compound as a Proposition 65 chemical under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.

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Major Retailers Sells Carcinogenic Shampoos, Lawsuit Claims

Celsias

Nearly 100 shampoos and personal care products made by Colgate Palmolive, Colomer, Paul Mitchell and numerous other manufacturers allegedly contain a cancer-causing chemical, according to test results released by the Center for Environmental Health.

Environmental Popcorn II : Green Documentaries

Environmental News Network

In celebration of the 85 th Academy Awards I have compiled a list of environmentally themed Academy Awards Nominated feature length documentaries from the last few years. Also, please feel free to share your opinions about the movies or recommend environmental documentary’s of your own liking.

Ecologist Guide to Food – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

The Ecologist Guide to Food: lifts the lid on the environmental, political, health and humanitarian issues surrounding our food; uncovers the truth the food industry doesn’t want you to know; and provides a guide to ethical alternatives, highlighting those companies making changes.

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Environmental Education Curricula Library

The Green Changemakers

Air Quality Amphibians and Reptiles Birds Climate Change Access the EE Week Carbon Footprint Calculator Endangered Species Energy Environmental Health Forests and Trees Recycling School Gardens Water Access the EE Week School Water Audit [link]. The curricula listed on this webpage have been selected in light of their adherence to state, national, or NAAEE educational standards and are thus suitable for classroom use. Click on a topic below to view lesson plans.

Wood: Nature's most versatile resource and material

Green (Living) Review

This, however, is still not something that many agencies still have not understood, especially the so-called Environmental Health Departments of councils in the UK and its counterparts in other countries.

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Gardening ‘prescriptions’ keep growing

Green (Living) Review

A growing number of GPs and healthcare professionals are ‘prescribing’ gardening to improve health outcomes for their patients. The health and wellbeing benefits of gardening and food growing are increasingly being recognised, leading to a rise in the number of projects being commissioned by The NHS and public health, the Growing Health project has found. A former project volunteer, now project coordinator, Kevin Bittan commented on the impact on his health.

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In Some Places, Environmentalists Should Be Arguing for More Development. Here’s Why.

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s a change from (arguably) the original purpose of zoning and building codes, which was to protect public health and safety (by preventing a factory with smokestacks being built next to residential housing, for instance). Zoning is often viewed as a friend of conservation.

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Clean Air Coming Soon!

Sierra Club Compass

The new year is here, and the Environmental Protection Agency is sticking to its resolutions by kicking off 2014 with some major climate action. These dangerous emissions make their way into our air, food, and bodies, threatening the health of our children and communities.