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2014-06-27 19:13:14

University of California - San Francisco UCSF study finds most agree exposures can be reduced, but only half take patients' histories In the first national survey of U.S. obstetricians' attitudes towards counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards, nearly 80 percent agreed that physicians have a role to play in helping patients reduce their exposures, but only a small minority use their limited time with patients to discuss how they might avoid exposure to toxics,...

2014-06-27 11:52:30

Yale University Given the chance to vote, people will leave behind a legacy of resources that ensures the survival of the next generation, a series of experiments by Yale and Harvard psychologists show. However, when people are left to their own devices, the next generation isn't so lucky. "People want to do the right thing; they just need a little help from their institutions," said David Rand, assistant professor of psychology at Yale and a co-author of the study appearing June 25 in...

2014-06-25 23:15:41

The Children’s Environmental Health Network has released an updated training resource on Pediatric Environmental Health for health care faculty and health care providers. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 "Putting it into Practice" is a newly updated and exciting resource in pediatric environmental health education. In 1999, the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) published "Putting it into Practice" to help health care faculty incorporate pediatric...

2014-06-25 23:07:21

Beginning in fall 2014, the School of Science will offer two new degrees in environmental science, responding to the rising demand for trained professionals in environmental fields. Riverdale, N.Y., (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 With the increased awareness and focus on environmental issues around the world and within the U.S., the need for environmental science specialists is on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a strong growth in environmental science in the next decade in...

2014-06-18 08:30:31

WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Desso, the global carpet, carpet tiles and sports pitches company was selected as one of the top 100 companies in the world for providing an innovative sustainability solution by the Scandinavian think tank SUSTAINIA. The honorary chairman of SUSTAINIA, Arnold Schwarzenegger heads the selection committee for SUSTAINIA 100 that also includes former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, EU Commissioner of...

2014-06-17 23:16:19

Ecology is the branch of biology concerned with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has newly published abstracts of 7,730 studies covering the relationships between groups of several living things and their environments. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 7,730 ecological studies covering processes influencing the distribution and abundance of...

2014-06-13 08:21:03

LONDON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agreement strengthens national event from health and safety industry Safety & Health Expo and the British Safety Council signed a new agreement today. The memorandum of understanding means the British Safety Council will support Safety & Health Expo 2015, bringing together all the industry-leading organisations at one national event. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130723/629764-a ) The British...

2014-06-04 12:23:27

Trucost measures the business, environmental and social value of Cradle to Cradle certification by 10 early adopters. SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute today released the report "Impacts of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program" with Trucost, the world's foremost environmental data and research company. The study assesses the business, environmental and social impacts for 10 companies and certified products and...

2014-06-04 08:35:24

Sustainable Food and Agriculture Trendsetter to lead SF's Flagship Farmers Market Organization SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture), operator of the acclaimed Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, today announced the appointment of Marcy Coburn as its new Executive Director. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140603/94027 Coburn, a native Californian raised in a farming family in the San Joaquin Valley, has...

2014-06-04 08:23:29

MONTREAL, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has been named to Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens List for 2014. "Resolute employees have worked hard to put our sustainability principles at the heart of every decision we make," said Richard Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer. "By carefully balancing environmental, social and economic priorities, Resolute is becoming a more efficient operator, a better employer,...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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