By Lindsay E. Brown
Senate Firewall Key for Health and Environment
Laura shares her thoughts on the importance of the upcoming elections in this Huffington Post article. Please read Laura’s article and share and tweet her message.
William and Kate Visit Climate Change’s Frontline – Tuvalu
Inhabitants of Tuvalu, one of the first countries to experience the effects of sea level rise, hope to convey their concerns to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they arrive on the final stop of their royal tour.
BPA Linked to Obesity in White Children
New research is the first to link BPA to obesity in children. (BPA is a hazardous chemical which we’ve covered extensively.) White children exposed to high levels of bisphenol A are five times more likely to be obese than children with low levels, according to the study.
Polar Bears and Wildlife in Peril
A harmful bill, S. 3525, was just introduced in the Senate that, if passed, would undo years of pivotal protection for polar bears, and would continue to put millions of animals and people at risk for lead poisoning. Please join us in contacting your two U.S. Senators and urge them to oppose the dangerous S. 3525.
A new, beautifully-constructed paper bicycle created by Israeli designer Izhar Gafni could be a transportation game changer. If scaled up, this inexpensive paper bike — which is waterproof and can hold up to 485 pounds– could be the key to green transportation for impoverished peoples all over the world.
7 Countries Battling Water Issues
It’s no secret our world faces serious water issues. As glaciers melt, sea levels rise and 1 in 9 people on the planet do not have access to safe, clean drinking water. In fact, diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. [source]
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