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Air Pollution Linked to Cognitive Impairment: A Review of the

A growing body of research demonstrates that air pollution affects the brain and causes cognitive deficits. When inhaled, fine particulate matter has been shown to be bad for your heart, lungs, and brain. While we have known that air pollution compromises cardiovascular and respiratory health since the 70s, the connection with impaired cognition is a […]Read More

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The Invisible Climate Nightmare Unfolding in California

One of the biggest environmental disasters in US history is happening right now in southern California. The methane leak at the SoCalGas Aliso Canyon Storage Facility, located in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of northwest Los Angeles, is already the largest such leak in U.S. history and it is far from over. The leak started in […]Read More

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EarthTalk: The Biophilia Hypothesis – The Health Benefits of Human

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How is that being around trees and other plants can help us feel good? – Amy Mola, Greenville, SC Trees are known to improve air quality by capturing six common air pollutants and toxic gases: ground-level ozone, […]Read More

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The Clean Power Plan Protects Human Health

The Clean Power Plan is not only about reducing the impacts of one of the worst threats ever faced by humanity, it is also about addressing one of the foremost health issues of our times. The Clean Power Plan will protect human health by significantly reducing climate change causing greenhouse gases and air pollution. Climate […]Read More

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The Pearl in the Oyster – Leveraging the Climate Crisis

We may be able to leverage the threats posed by environmental degradation in a way the could contribute to human health and galvanize action on climate change. The deteriorating state of our environment has prompted research that shows how the preservation of the natural world augments our physical and mental wellbeing. Adverse health impacts from […]Read More