Category Archives: Environmental Health

Greenpeace Activists Paint “Quit Coal” On Chicago Coal Plant Smokestack

Victimless civil disobedience in Chicago, where eight Greenpeace daredevils painted “Quit Coal” on a local smokestack.  As a nation we still rely heavily on coal, a power source that produces many victims. Check out the time-elapse video of the painting job. Advertisements

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An argument for screen-free Sundays

Here’s something to think about: screen-free Sundays. If you’re like me, you’ve already come up with a number of reasons that doesn’t sound too appealing.  But check out the article on reducing screen time, at the Flourish Blog, and join me in thinking about … Continue reading

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Ten Great Places to Raise a Family

In most cases we live where we are placed. Our families live in a town for generations and we stay. Or our parents move to a new place and we set our roots there. But in America over the last … Continue reading

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Are asthma and obesity the only choices for Atlanta children?

Children in Atlanta face the dual challenges of obesity and asthma. Laura Seydel asks if our children really have to make that choice.  Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta reminds us that asthma is the No. 1 reason children are admitted to … Continue reading

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What is the “State of the Air” in your city? How’s the breathing where you live?

I can think of several people with whom I work or with whom my children play who have asthma.  You probably know someone with asthma, or you have asthma yourself. It seems normal now, but I don’t recall knowing anyone … Continue reading

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New evidence that cancer ‘is purely man-made.’ 12 tips for reducing your cancer risk

Cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by the excesses of modern life, a study of ancient remains has found. Tumors were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became issues, the review of mummies, fossils and classical literature … Continue reading

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The Chilean miracle; Fatherlessness and adoption; What’s with the name collective?; Classy baseball playoff moments; Your brain on computers

The Chilean Miracle:     The national exultation over the successful rescue of 33 miners carries with it the recognition that success required both innovation and miracle. For the miners, it will always include a memory of the darkest days of … Continue reading

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Paper or Plastic? Any new answers to an old question?

You can leave your heart in San Francisco, but don’t you dare leave your plastic bag there. Or in a number of other west coast cities and towns, where the use of plastic grocery bags  is banned. And state bans … Continue reading

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A Meaty Debate: Chef vs. Vegan

My wife and I, as well as our Bible study group, are nearing the end of a 10-day Daniel Fast, which is like a vegan diet—but far more strigent (no caffeine, no sweets, only whole grains, no leaven, no chemicals/preservatives). … Continue reading

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Flourish Magazine, Summer 2010 edition: deep reading on creation care and the flourishing life

A great edition of Flourish magazine navigating what Managing Editor Kendra Langdon Juskus calls  “the line between daily, domestic life and the global dimensions of history and humanity.” The summer edition includes the following articles:  Sprawling from Sea to Shining Sea: … Continue reading

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