Posted by Tony on March 27th, 2015
Earth Hour 2015 is almost here!
Join the movement, celebrated across the world, and show your dedication to the environment by turning off your non-essential lights from 8:30 to 9:30 pm local time on March 28.
What is Earth Hour?
The World Wide Fund for Nature, or WWF, began Earth Hour in 2007 in Sydney, Australia. It incorporated 2.2 million businesses and homes, all of which turned off their lights for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Earth Hour has grown to an amazing event with participation in more than 7,000 cities and towns in over 160 countries and territories all over the world. Continue reading
Posted by Tony on December 5th, 2012
Each month we feature Air Quality Evangelists who offer helpful information to people regarding the importance of air quality. These Evangelists make clean air (and a healthy environment) a priority in their lives. We appreciate the information they provide, so let’s hear from November’s winners who discuss everything from allergies to reducing toxins in your home.
Scientific American Blog Network – Observations
If you haven’t heard of the Scientific American, then you’re one of the few. It’s read in print by nearly 4 million people a year and has long been a leading source for science, technology, and policy information.
Last July it launched the Scientific American Blog Network, which has quickly become the go-to hub for various editorial, community, and opinion blogs. Their wide range of topics include Energy & Sustainability, Health, Evolution, and Technology. “Observations” posts feature opinions and analysis from Scientific American editors.
Warmer weather is increasing pollen counts across the country, and this winning “Observations” post analyzes research about climate change and its influence on seasonal allergies. Research suggests allergy issues increase significantly with climate change and will only get worse moving forward. Allergy season will start earlier and affect a larger segment of the population, so review the findings and what they mean for you. Continue reading
Posted by Ivey on March 23rd, 2010
Each year, we see the growing effects of climate change — from floods to droughts to glacial melting. Weather extremes, poor air quality, and diseases threaten the world around us. The good news is, we aren’t helpless.
Join millions of individuals, small businesses, corporations, and Sylvane on Saturday, March 27, at 8:30 pm (your local time) to take part in Earth Hour 2010.
Posted by John on September 11th, 2008
Is it just me, or does this fall allergy season seem especially harsh?
It turns out that this season may be worse than previous allergy seasons because of climate change.
As reported on this ABC News video, experts say that allergy symptoms are getting worse and lasting longer. As the planet gets warmer, weeds grow faster and produce more pollen. Allergy seasons will last longer, too. Continue reading