Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Libraries for Better Lungs: Borrowable Air Quality Monitors at Pittsburgh Libraries

A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body

We all know that what we check out from the library is great for the brain, but what if it were just as great for our bodies too?

Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab is working to do just that. Pittsburgh public libraries now allow people to borrow a Speck air quality sensor, which is a device that measures the air pollution and air qualities in people’s homes. In the most polluted city on the east coast, this could be the start of some big improvements.

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The Boy Scouts of America Takes a Step in Right Direction

Yesterday,  Boy Scouts of America (BSA) President Robert Gates called on Boy Scouts of America's leadership to end the ban on gay adult leaders. He advocated that “we must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be.” During Gates’ service as Secretary of Defense, he ended the U.S military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which discriminated against the LGBT community similarly to current BSA regulations.
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From Plastics to Pollution: India’s Killer Air

Green Your City : Go Green Srinagar Part 2

 

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Highlights Need for New Thinking on Regulation

Santa Barbara spawned an environmental movement out of an oil spill in 1969, can we do the same with a spill in 2015?

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Meet the Brigade Against Plastics in the Srinagar Valley

Green Your City: Go Green Srinagar Part 1

You just can’t tell where plastic bags will end up, or can you?

 

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The Front Lines of Climate Change: Where will Kiribati be?

The Learning Climate

The Front Lines of Climate Change: Where will Kiribati be?

To students, what does a couple feet of sea level rise really mean? Or a few degrees warmer temperature on average? If a student has no concept of climate change’s immediacy and catastrophic consequences, it is hard to encourage them to speak out or change their habits.

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We All Need to Paddle with Seattle

The protests in Seattle underscore a need for national solidarity when it comes to fighting climate change.

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