This Fourth of July, You’ll See 70% More Algae Outbreaks Than Last Year

This post was originally published on this site By Anne Schechinger Over the Fourth of July holiday, many of us love to beat the heat in a favorite lake, pond or river. But this year, vacationers from coast to coast will have to look out for a potentially record-breaking number of algae blooms. So far […]

7 Reasons Your Family May Want to Become Vegetarian

This post was originally published on this site By Ketura Persellin You’ve likely heard that eating meat and poultry isn’t good for your health or the planet. Recent news from Washington may make meat even less palatable: Pork inspections may be taken over by the industry itself, if a Trump administration proposal goes into effect, […]

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Your Kids

This post was originally published on this site As with so many things in parenting, choosing a sunscreen for kids can be confusing and anxiety-provoking. You don’t want your kids to get sunburned or have other skin damage that can lead to premature aging and cancer later in life. But neither do you want to […]

7 Reasons You May Want to Become a Vegetarian

This post was originally published on this site By Ketura Persellin Global consumption of beef, lamb and goat is expected to rise by almost 90 percent between 2010 and 2050. But that doesn’t mean you need to eat more meat. In fact, recent news from Washington gives you even less confidence in your meat: Pork […]

Former U.S. Nuclear Safety Chief: ‘New Nuclear Is off the Table’

This post was originally published on this site By Grant Smith From 2009 to 2012, Gregory Jaczko was chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which approves nuclear power plant designs and sets safety standards for plants. But he now says that nuclear power is too dangerous and expensive — and not part of the answer […]

What Parents Need to Know About Factory Animal Farms

This post was originally published on this site By Ketura Persellin You probably care a lot about how your fruits and vegetables are grown. You may not think as much about where your family’s animal protein comes from, but the conditions in which most meat, poultry and even dairy is produced may give you and […]

5 Kids’ Snacks You Should Always Buy Organic

This post was originally published on this site By Nicole Ferox Did you know that in order to receive organic certification, packaged foods must be free of not only toxic pesticides but also thousands of added chemicals like artificial preservatives, colors and flavors? Only 40 synthetic substances have been reviewed and approved for organic packaged […]