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Public health, endocrine disruption and the precautionary principle

The entire human and animal population of the planet is now involved in an uncontrolled experiment courtesy of the chemical industry. We are all exposed to a soup of man-made chemicals every day, some of them endocrine disruptors.

Study: Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Premature Birth

New research suggests increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes closer to active unconventional natural gas wells

The Key to Your Health Could be in Your ZIP Code

Where we live – the air we breathe, the water we drink, the environments around us – has a huge impact on our health and even on our DNA.

Surgeon General’s Prescription for Health: Walk More

Walking good for health, community and economy.

Figuring Out Your Role: Talking Resilience with Sarah Byrnes

The challenge is always what's the particular role of an individual person or of an individual organization. The discernment process is something that everyone is working on, figuring out my role in this systems change.

The Lancet: fossil fuels are killing us... quitting them can save us

Comparing coal, oil, and gas addiction to the last generation's effort to kick the tobacco habit, doctors say that quitting would be the best thing humanity can do for its long-term health

The Time Has Come for Local Agriculture

I chose to paint [Joan Gussow] because for longer than almost anyone else in this country she has been preaching the necessity—for human health, ecological health, and energy health—of local, organic agriculture.

Clutching Our World Views with a Death Grip

Today the first nurse within the US healthcare system has acquired Ebola. My nursing friends are worried. Are we ready for this? How do we communicate risk, or should we settle for optimistic reassurance that our system can handle this? What are our biggest needs in preparation?

Shedding light on a gas patch blackout

When a friend recently asked me how work was going, I told him about an investigative research project that Earthworks was finishing up. He responded with a quote by writer Kurt Vonnegut: “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and …

The Fracking low-down  

True stories from Walter Brasch, author of "Fracking Pennsylvania", plus Helen Rimmer from FOE UK and Sandra Steingraber.