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Alison Rose Levy
For over two decades, Alison Rose Levy has served as an inquiring journalist, reporting on the health, food and the environment. Since 2012, she has reported on AlterNet. Since 2007 she has contributed blogs to the Huffington Post, in the health, politics, media and green verticals. There she broke the story on fracking in 2009 and has covered it consistently since then, serving as an embedded reporter in the Northeast grassroots environmental movement. In September 2009, Alison began hosting a weekly radio show, which currently is offered as “Connect the Dots,” at Noon on Wednesdays on the Progressive Radio Network.The distinguished guests include Dr. Helen Caldicott, Greg Palast, Harvey Wasserman, Lynne McTaggart, Robert McChesney and Bill McKibben.
Alison is a former television producer and presenter with credits from CBS, PBS, the Odyssey Channel and the Smithsonian Institution. She began her media career by co-founding a national network of independent documentary filmmakers that covered the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, and produced a series of Public Affairs Specials for PBS. The group later evolved into LinkTV. She later worked as a producer of PBS cultural documentaries for the Smithsonian Institution, and in prime time network news television at CBS, before serving as executive producer of Trinity Wall Street's Television program, where she produced The Real Bottom Line for the Odyssey Channel.
Alison is currently completing a book on the intersection between personal health, public health and the environment, aimed at moving health concerned citizens from personal and consumer health choices to social action. An editor/writer/consultant on more than seven trade books, including two New York Times bestsellers, Alison's most recent collaboration is Pathways to Discovery (2010), written with Dr. Amy Yasko, who pioneered a nutrigenomic program for health recovery that is used by over eight thousand families with children with autism.
Alison's beat includes health treatments, the drug and medical industries, health care policy and health science; as well as the federal, state and local regulatory and legal frameworks for the many products, processes, services and industries that affect both health and the environment, which include the food, agriculture, chemical, energy and other industries. As a long-time media professional, Alison also covers stories that reveal how media shapes public attitudes about health, science and the environment.
For more information, contact at Alison Rose Levy via her website www.healthjournalistblog.com on Facebook at Connecting the Dots for Health and on Twiiter @CxtDots and @AlisonRoseLevy.
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by Jordan Davidson
Taking action to stop the mercury from rising is a matter of life and death in the U.S., according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.
By Alisa Opar
For Chinook salmon, the urge to return home and spawn isn't just strong — it's imperative. And for the first time in more than 65 years, at least 23 fish that migrated as juveniles from California's San Joaquin River and into the Pacific Ocean have heeded that call and returned as adults during the annual spring run.
By Jessica Corbett
Dozens of students, parents, teachers and professionals joined a Friday protest organized by Extinction Rebellion that temporarily stalled morning rush-hour traffic in London's southeasten borough of Lewisham to push politicians to more boldly address dangerous air pollution across the city.
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By Bridget Shirvell
On a farm in upstate New York, a cheese brand is turning millions of pounds of food scraps into electricity needed to power its on-site businesses. Founded by eight families, each with their own dairy farms, Craigs Creamery doesn't just produce various types of cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss and Muenster cheeses, sold in chunks, slices, shreds and snack bars; they're also committed to becoming a zero-waste operation.
By Jessica A. Knoblauch
Summers in the Midwest are great for outdoor activities like growing your garden or cooling off in one of the area's many lakes and streams. But some waters aren't as clean as they should be.
That's in part because coal companies have long buried toxic waste known as coal ash near many of the Midwest's iconic waterways, including Lake Michigan. Though coal ash dumps can leak harmful chemicals like arsenic and cadmium into nearby waters, regulators have done little to address these toxic sites. As a result, the Midwest is now littered with coal ash dumps, with Illinois containing the most leaking sites in the country.