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5 Essential Reads on Endangered Species

This post was originally published on this site By Jennifer Weeks The Trump administration has announced rule changes that alter how it will enforce the 1973 Endangered Species Act, which protects threatened and endangered species and their habitats. Among these… Continue Reading →

What’s the Scoop on Kids and Dirt? Get Enough to Help, but Not Enough to Hurt, a Doctor Advises

This post was originally published on this site By Cosby Stone Whenever I am asked what I do for a living, the phrase “I’m an allergist” is almost immediately followed by “So, where are all of these allergies coming from?”… Continue Reading →

Ticks Spread Plenty More for You to Worry About Beyond Lyme Disease

This post was originally published on this site By Jerome Goddard When it comes to problems caused by ticks, Lyme disease hogs a lot of the limelight. But various tick species carry and transmit a collection of other pathogens, some… Continue Reading →

How Your Diet Contributes to Nutrient Pollution and Dead Zones in Lakes and Bays

This post was originally published on this site By Donald Scavia Every year in early summer, scientists at universities, research institutions and federal agencies release forecasts for the formation of “dead zones” and harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of… Continue Reading →

Marijuana Is More Than Just THC: A Look at the Untapped Healing Compounds

By James David Adams Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states as of November 2018. Yet the federal government still insists marijuana has no legal use and is easy to abuse. In the meantime, medical marijuana dispensaries have an increasing… Continue Reading →

Blame Wood-Burning Stoves for Winter Air Pollution and Health Threats

By Michael D. Mehta It may be natural, but there’s nothing safe or environmentally sound about heating your home with wood. The World Health Organization has ranked air pollution and climate change as the top health threat for 2019. One… Continue Reading →

5 Ways Life Would Be Better if It Were Always Daylight Saving Time

By Steve Calandrillo In my research on daylight saving time, I have found that Americans don’t like it when Congress messes with their clocks. In an effort to avoid the biannual clock switch in spring and fall, some well-intended critics… Continue Reading →

Bike-Friendly Cities Should Be Designed for Everyone, Not Just for Wealthy White Cyclists

This post was originally published on this site By Anne Lusk Designing for bikes has become a hallmark of forward-looking modern cities worldwide. Bike-friendly city ratings abound, and advocates promote cycling as a way to reduce problems ranging from air… Continue Reading →

Are Microbes Causing Your Milk Allergy?

In the past 30 years, food allergies have become increasingly common in the United States. Changes to human genetics can’t explain the sudden rise. That is because it takes many generations for changes to spread that widely within a population…. Continue Reading →

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