With the approaching snow and ice storm in the midwest, lots of people will be restocking the wood pile next to their fireplaces and wood burning stoves. Can using a wood burning stove or fireplace pose a threat to my health?...more
Often, I read about Europeans talking about how they have great transportation systems, and can get anywhere they need without a car. Without having to move to another country - or continent for that matter - I think it would be in the best interest of Americans to promote walk-able cities....more
Please join your voice to mine so my daughter Cole and all our kids can have clean air to breathe and thrive. Stand up and say you support clean air for kids, by signing MomsRising's petition here....more
While in Detroit a few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to meet some amazing green bloggers (Anna- Green Talk, Tiffany - Nature Moms, Jenn- The Green Parent and Diane-Big Green Purse), who are all part of the ...more
Did you know we take between 18,000 and 28,000 breaths a day? That’s a lot of in/out/in/out. And yet it’s something we rarely think about. It’s so natural, so essential, it doesn’t require us to think -- until we have to.
Breathing’s been on my mind lately. It may have been the yoga class I took the other day. “Focus on breath,” said the instructor. And so I did....more
I spent a week in the Chinese cities of Beijing and Xi’an recently, and in the entire seven days, I never saw the sun or sky.That’s not because the sky was stormy or overcast. It’s because the air is so polluted that, more often than not, it’s cloaked in a thick grey haze that even obscures the tops of office buildings....more
Clean air lovers rejoice: Cars in the U.S. are going to get a lot more fuel efficient. Earlier today, President Obama -- along with automakers -- announced new fuel economy standards. As NPR reports, "The agreement pledges to double overall fuel economy to 54.5 mpg by 2025, bringing even greater under-the-hood changes to the nation's automobiles starting in model year 2017. Cars and trucks on the road today average 27 mpg."...more