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Some chemicals in everyday products may contribute to obesity

Some chemicals in everyday products may contribute to obesity

Jul. 10 |             By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   Obesity is a huge problem in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity...

Organic agriculture: Is it sustainable?

Organic agriculture: Is it sustainable?

Jun. 30 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers Dr. Henry I. Miller’s May 15, 2014 opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal has indeed made waves in the organic farming community. Miller, former director of the Office of Biotechnology at the...

What’s happening on Earth Day?

What’s happening on Earth Day?

Apr. 18 | This year, a focus on Green cities By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers This coming April 22 will mark the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day, and the focus this year will be green cities. “As the world’s population migrates to...

Mobile phone apps that keep users connected to their impact on the environment

Mobile phone apps that keep users connected to their impact on the environment

Apr. 2 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   Not surprisingly, there are thousands of “green” apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment. The...

Can a high-tech thermostat save money and energy?

Can a high-tech thermostat save money and energy?

Mar. 5 | By Roddy Scheer  and Doug Moss Contributing Writers     Spending $200 or more to replace that older, still functioning thermostat with a new whiz-bang “smart” variety might seem like a waste of money, but it can be one of the best small...

Wind energy commands a larger piece of the renewable energy pie

Wind energy commands a larger piece of the renewable energy pie

Feb. 19 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms of renewable energy, but wind power has been a dominant second for years, and continues to show “hockey stick” growth moving forward. According...

Does bitter cold and heavy snowfall mean no global warming?

Does bitter cold and heavy snowfall mean no global warming?

Feb. 5 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers     It’s tempting to think that the cold air and snow outside augur the end of global warming, but don’t rejoice yet. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), weather and...

America’s Great Outdoors initiative connects kids  and vets to environmental jobs

America’s Great Outdoors initiative connects kids and vets to environmental jobs

Jan. 22 |             By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum in April 2010 establishing the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to promote and support innovative...

Resources that help kids understand environmental problems

Resources that help kids understand environmental problems

Jan. 8 |                     By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   Kids today may be more eco-savvy than we were at their age, but complex topics like global warming may still mystify them....

Is earlier puberty in today’s American kids linked to environmental issues?

Is earlier puberty in today’s American kids linked to environmental issues?

Oct. 16 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers    Research indicates that indeed Americans girls and boys are going through puberty earlier than ever, though the reasons are unclear. Many believe our widespread exposure to synthetic chemicals...