We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.
When Nuclear Plants Close, Infant Deaths And
Childhood Cancers Drop
by Carolyn McConnellposted Mar 31, 2003
- A study of the areas surrounding nuclear power plants has found that rates of infant death and childhood cancer drop dramatically after the plants close. Rates dropped by 17 percent on average, and in one case, infant deaths and childhood cancers dropped by a full 42 percent.
Restoring Nature, Restoring Yourself
by Francesca Lymanposted Mar 31, 2003
- A dying man thought he’d spend his last days cleaning a small creek behind his house. Did he save the creek? Or was it the creek that saved him?
Surviving the Great Dying
by Michael Lernerposted Mar 31, 2003
- As an era of extinctions unfolds, the dawning understanding of its links to our own health could energize a movement to save us all
Walking Our Talk: the Paper
by Fran Kortenposted Mar 31, 2003
- Fran Korten's column, Walking Our Talk.
Kids And Chemicals
by Elizabeth Guilletteposted Mar 31, 2003
- In one village, kids grew up normally, but nearby, children had trouble catching a ball, drawing a picture, remembering a color. What made the difference?
Keeping the Balance
by Lisa Gale Garriguesposted Mar 31, 2003
- An indigenous people at the tip of South America reclaims health, culture, and the vitality of the land.
Discussion Guide :: Our Planet, Our Selves- environment and health
posted Mar 31, 2003
- Questions like: Who in your own life has experienced serious illness? What has it been like for those close to that person? What obligation do we have to keep an environment clean for other people?
Yes! But How?
by Pamela O'Malley Chang, Beth Balderstonposted Dec 31, 2002
- Recycling computers, unclog bathroom drain, non-toxic solutions, bees nests, hornets
From the Earth, Up
by Anthony Flaccaventoposted Sep 30, 2002
- Appalachian Sustainable Development, ASD, sustainable forestry and wood products program, sustainable farms.
Breaking Down Buildings, Building Up a Neighborhood
by Holly Dresselposted Sep 30, 2002
- The suicide economy is all too ready to cast off used material, disadvantaged people, and troubled neighborhoods. These living economy entrepreneurs are turning throwaways into gold.
Pieces of the Puzzle
by Jill Bamburgposted Sep 30, 2002
- The story of Burlington Vermont, Will Raap, Gardener's Supply company, Intervale foundation, Burlington Legacy Project, Bernie Saunders, and how Burlington became one of America's most sustainable communities.
YES! But How? :: Noxious Weeds
posted Sep 30, 2002
- Eco-friendly household hints and helps for eradicating noxious weeds, choosing between cloth and disposable diapers, and dealing with candle soot damage.
Warm, Dry, And Noble
by Andrea Deanposted Jun 30, 2002
- Samuel Mockbee founded Rural Studio, creating simple but inventive structures made of inexpensive, mostly salvaged or donated materials.
What Is Real Security
by Amory B. Lovins, Hunter Lovinsposted Jan 31, 2002
- what is real security? The answer may be found by basing engineering on nature. Natural systems are efficient, diverse, dispersed, and renewable, hence, inherently resilient.
Reshaping the American Dreamhouse
by Pamela O'Malley Changposted Jan 31, 2002
- the alternative architecture movement shows that more and more people are looking beyond the ordinary for ways of building that express their creativity and values.