Dear EarthTalk: Coastal areas here in the U.S. have taken a real beating in recent years due to natural disasters that many would argue are due to changing climate. What’s being done to safeguard these communities for when, say, the next Katrina hits? — Helen Kelman, Troy, NY
(StatePoint) In recent years, many cities and towns across the nation have made the tough choice to scale back or cancel longstanding Fourth of July traditions, due to stretched budgets
WESTFIELD – Union County is offering a five-part “Balanced Living” course in August that provides reliable, common sense guidance for achieving a healthier approach to life.
(SPM Wire) Teenagers today are glued to phones in ways their parents never were. But it’s no longer about gabbing with friends late into the school night, as texting has taken over instead.
STATE – AAA Mid-Atlantic projects that approximately 1.2 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend, a decrease of 3 percent compared to those that traveled for Independence Day 2010.
(StatePoint) There may be some truth behind all those jokes about grandma behind the wheel. Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, such as failing to check blind spots, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.
Fran Lebowitz has a brilliant mind…she loves to read…in fact, she got kicked out of school for reading ‘other’ books, while she was supposed to be reading her text books…
HAZLET – While teens are not in school, many will be busy this summer coping with a variety of issues – from cyber-bullying and suicide to abuse and neglect.
Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t spray sunscreen a health and environmental nightmare when it seems that more of the sunscreen ends up going up my nose than on the kid at the beach next to me?
— Lillian Robertson, Methuen, MA
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law that prevented children from renting or purchasing violent video games.