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  • Feinstein pushes BPA restrictions in food safety bill

     
    Deliberations on the food safety bill the Senate is expected to take up Wednesday may include a vote on an amendment by Sen. Dianne Feinstein that would limit the use of bisphenol A, or BPA, the widely used but controversial......
  • High levels of toxic PBDE found in pregnant California women

     
    Flame retardant pollution: The communities with the highest levels overall are low income communities in California such as Oakland, Richmond and Salinas, all in Northern and Central California, mostly because those are the areas that have been studied......
  • 'MythBusters' asks: Are motorcycles greener than cars?

     
    "MythBusters" sets out to determine whether motorcycles are better for the environment than cars. Wednesday's season opener of the Discovery Channel show "MythBusters" select three motorcycles and three cars and puts them through tests to see if...
  • Mother's worst nightmare turns to hope

    Mother's worst nightmare turns to hope
    Five years ago this month, my second son, Tristan, started to complain that his vision had gotten blurry. I also had noticed he was gulping down everything in sight, and he seemed to be urinating constantly. The day before Thanksgiving, I took Tristan,...
  • Green building growth continues

    Green building growth continues
    More people are buying BPA-free plastics and reusable grocery bags but for new homebuyers does that environmental consciousness translate to Energy Star appliances and tankless water heaters? In Illinois the green building movement seems to be a...
  • Theater review: 'Gem of the Ocean' from Theatre UCF

     Theater review: 'Gem of the Ocean' from Theatre UCF
    The protesters of the Occupy movement might find it surprising that they have something in common with the characters of August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean." For "Gem" is a story of an African-American household in 1904. But the inhabitants share with...
  • Why we're fat, Part 4: Outside forces affect what we eat, how much exercise we get

    Why we're fat, Part 4: Outside forces affect what we eat, how much exercise we get
    Beyond what we eat, what we're born with and what we do, our environment contributes in major — and mostly unnoticed — ways to our health and our weight. All have conspired to make two-thirds of adult Americans and one-third of American...
  • Hartford Stage Presents The First Play In August Wilson's 10-part 'Pittsburgh Cycle'

    Hartford Stage Presents The First Play In August Wilson's 10-part 'Pittsburgh Cycle'
    It's 1904 in a gracious boarding house run by Aunt Ester in an African-American neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Her house is a place of sanctuary and she's a healer: the locals say she can wash people's souls. She's also 285 years old, with memories of...
  • PREVIOUS CONTENT: Are you feeding your baby BPA?

    <b>PREVIOUS CONTENT:</b> Are you feeding your baby BPA?
    Parents everywhere were alarmed when, in 2008, Health Canada announced it had found the estrogen-mimicking chemical bisphenol A, known as BPA, in 84 percent of samples of baby food sold in glass jars. Their lids were lined with plastic. At the forefront...
  • Growing concern in the water

    Growing concern in the water
    Despite growing health concerns about atrazine, an agricultural weed killer sprayed on farm fields across the Midwest, most drinking water is tested for the chemical only four times a year — so rarely that worrisome spikes of the chemical often go...
  • Check nutrition labels before you buy

    Check nutrition labels before you buy
    Foods in the grocery store list nutrition information on the package in a section called the "Nutrition Facts." This is where manufacturers must declare the nutrition (both good and bad) in each serving of their product. Nutrition Facts are broken down...
  • Fuel 101: Know what you put in your car

    Fuel 101: Know what you put in your car
    Given all the talk about electric cars, clean diesel, ethanol and more, it can be confusing to know how fuels work and their advantages and disadvantages. Here's a guide. Gasoline Atomically, the gas we pour into our tanks is a mix of hundreds of...