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The hospital where I worked would become the scene of the first known death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, along with 30 more deaths, in coming days, here, and at other feeder hospitals from rehab centers holding sick and largely elderly patients around the region. What had seemed like a faraway threat across the Pacific Ocean months ago is now suddenly very real across the United States.
The Greenhouse Trap: What We're Doing to the Atmosphere and How We Can Slow Global Warming (World Resources Institute Guide to the Environment): Francesca Lyman: 9780807085035:
The Greenhouse Trap: What We're Doing to the Atmosphere and How We Can Slow Global Warming (A World Resources Institute Guide to the Environment)---If it's not already here, signs are that climate change may come soon. What will global warming mean for all of us who share the planet? How will it affect our health, our food supply, and the plant and animal species around us? How does our present way of life damage the atmosphere-and what can we do now to make a difference?
Two recent studies cast dramatic light on the extent to which Americans are absorbing toxic chemicals in their bodies as part of everyday life. They present a striking picture of Americans riddled with low levels of chemicals, the vestiges of eating, drinking, breathing and touching the synthetic products of the industrial world. Given how common these chemicals are, can personal actions and better choices reduce one’s level of exposure in a toxic world?
Charlotte Brody used to th...
Atlantans wonder about Jimmy Carter and a born- again highway.
They ask: Whatever happened to the Jimmy Carter who was hailed at the Democratic National Convention as ''the best environmental President we ever had''? Even as Governor, he stopped a projected freeway that would have cut through dozens of neighborhoods. But now he's fighting for the razed, near-downtown acreage he saved from the last paving project in order to build his Presidential library there - only this time it would be rea...
It may be better to be pregnant in Massachusetts than in Vermont. It may be safest to feed your baby a jar of baby food sold in California. That's because the infamous pesticide EDB and the cancer it can produce is being taken dead seriously in certain states - and not seriously enough by the Government.
No doubt you’ve seen the statistics on obesity in America. Perhaps you’ve seen them on yourself.
Arlin Wasserman, an anti-sprawl advocate formerly with the Michigan Land Use Institute, says that when he moved from his native Philadelphia, where he biked everywhere, to suburban Traverse City, Mich., he put on 35 pounds.
“The move to Ann Arbor, where I logged 15,000 miles a year driving, gained me 15 pounds, even though I was still biking to work,” says Wasserman. “But the move to T...