Health + Wellness

High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

As winter comes to the northern hemisphere, impacting the global energy system, increased fossil fuel prices are stretching U.S. families’ finances to, and past, the breaking point. In Connecticut, the sharp increase in the number of people seeking heating bill assistance is “just unbelievable,” Joanne Balaschak, director of energy programs at New Opportunities, in Waterbury, […]

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    New York Voters Approve Historic Environmental Bond Act

    New York Voters Approve Historic Environmental Bond Act

    New York state voters have approved the Empire State’s first environmental bond act in nearly 30 years.  The measure — on the ballot as Proposition #1, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022” — will see the state sell $4.2 billion in bonds to fund a response to the […]

    Indian Cities Invest in Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

    Indian Cities Invest in Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

    By Deepa Padmanaban In 2019, the Indian government established the National Clean Air Programme for nonattainment cities (cities that did not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards). The program aimed to develop clean air action plans to reduce particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution by 20% to 30% by 2024. So far, this effort has been largely ineffective. The program’s […]

    Regenerative Agriculture 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Regenerative Agriculture 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Quick Key Facts In regenerative agriculture, the physical, biological and chemical integrity of the soil is preserved through minimal disturbance. Indigenous cultures maintain and have maintained a regenerative relationship with their natural environments, including the soil, for thousands of years. Regenerative farming helps build healthy soil and increases plant diversity. Through regenerative agricultural practices like […]

    New Yorkers to Vote on First Environmental Bond Act in 26 Years

    New Yorkers to Vote on First Environmental Bond Act in 26 Years

    On the upcoming midterm elections Tuesday, November 8, New Yorkers have a chance to invest in a greener future for their state.  If voters approve Proposition #1, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022,” they would authorize New York to sell $4.2 billion worth of state bonds to finance […]

    U.S. Senators Call for Better Protections Against Lead in Tap Water

    U.S. Senators Call for Better Protections Against Lead in Tap Water

    Amid National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, 15 U.S. Senators are appealing to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for increased measures that will protect people from lead in tap water.  The senators, led by U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), are asking for a lower threshold of lead […]