Archives for Air – land – quality of life
In a historic decision for South Africa, a Johannesburg judge ruled that thousands of gold miners can progress with a class-action lawsuit against companies they allege exposed employees to known hazards.
In Canada, where the economy has slowed down and revenues have decreased due to the falling demand for oil, the government is going against the grain and is actually increasing spending on social programs.
Evidence has long correlated income and life expectancy. But new research suggests that simply living in an area with access to quality health care, food and housing can help boost length of life for even the poorest citizens.
Young, old, retired, students, almost all of them yesterday came to the Armenian Genocide Memorial at Fresno State to pay their respects, listen to music and lay flowers in the middle of the monument on campus.
EPA head Gina McCarthy is now calling for the agency to take another step that is sure to drive many Republicans insane: She wants the EPA to take more of a leading role on public health.
My aunt, Helen Kaye, passed away peacefully from natural causes during the early morning hours of April 7, 2016, with her husband, Edward Kaye, and extended family at her side. This is the eulogy I gave at her funeral today.
A new study released by the journal Nature suggests that in a worst-case scenario, as many as 13 million people will be seriously affected by rising sea levels due to climate change by 2100.
Hillary Clinton would serve herself best if she would let the Republicans let their ridiculous comments set their own noose, but instead she did a great job jamming her own foot in her mouth.
One of the plastic industry’s oldest and largest trade associations, the Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI), is nudging its members to consider zero-waste programs.
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Kiva recently set a goal to procure $1 million in total loans for women entrepreneurs. The campaign has been so successful that the total reached well over $1.3 million at press time. So, Kiva has extended the campaign to midnight tonight with a goal of $2 million.
The food packaging industry has realized that in order to avoid more polystyrene bans, it has to provide an alternative in an era when many cities and towns are confronting diminished landfill space. One trade group is in its second year of grants in an effort to expand polystyrene recycling.
When it comes to corporate social responsibility, it is time to hold companies that manage elder care facilities accountable, even if we live in a society that celebrates youth and denigrates aging.