Environment and Health

Skip the Slip This Holiday Season

Skip the Slip This Holiday Season

Everyone's familiar with the typical holiday waste we’re left with every year after the festivities end — wrapping paper, uneaten food, disposable cutlery, among other things. But something we often don’t consider is that as purchasing skyrockets from Thanksgiving to...

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Forget the Nordic Diet. Try their Tax Plan.

Forget the Nordic Diet. Try their Tax Plan.

You’ve heard, no doubt, of the miraculous Mediterranean diet, which is said to keep Italians and Greeks living healthy lives into their 80s and beyond. The Japanese diet is popular, too, as the Japanese live the longest lives in the world. Then there’s the Nordic...

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The Pain Behind Opioid Abuse

The Pain Behind Opioid Abuse

Donald Trump recently declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. At first I thought, is this the first time I approve of something Trump has done? Alas, no. And here's why: Nine years ago, I lost my brother to a heroin overdose. My brother and I...

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If There’s a War on Coal, Coal Already Lost

If There’s a War on Coal, Coal Already Lost

"The war on coal is over," according to Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt spoke these words in a speech to coal miners in Hazard, Kentucky, where he announced the formal repeal of Obama’s Clean Power Plan. What he failed to mention is...

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