Up in Smoke? Health Impacts from Wood Burning

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

Walkable Cities: A Pedestrian Solution

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
Eulalia Benejam Cobb  It is possible to live in rural and urban areas without a car.  I have ...more

Make an Impact & Get Free Stuff: Speak Out for Clean Air and Environmental Justice!

MomsRising is excited to offer everyone who submits a post to the Clean Air and Environmental Justice Blog Carnival the following thank you gifts: ...more

My Daughter Cole and 7 Millions Kids

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

Reduce Your Carbon Car Print

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

Moms Clean Air Force Asks, “Shouldn’t Our Children Have the Right to Clean Air?”

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

China's Smog Problem

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
Diane, This seems like an example of how American multinational corporations offload the cost ...more

New Fuel Economy Standard: 54.5 mpg by 2025

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
Good news! For the next few years, all car manufacturers would have to do in order to meet the ...more

New link between autism and traffic pollution

A new study published in the journal "Environmental Health Perspectives" shows that children who live near a freeway (not just a major road) have double the risk of autism....more

Yardwork and Air Pollution