| Nov 4, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The Andrew Corporation says recent water studies confirm that no contamination has seeped out from the company's 75-acre manufacturing site northwest of the intersection of …...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Aug 10, 2011
| 9:34 PM
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......
| Sep 28, 2011
| 9:34 PM
"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...
| Dec 20, 2010
Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should.
But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not...
| Sep 17, 2010
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...
| Sep 16, 2010
As lawmakers prepare for hearings into the largest egg recall in U.S. history, food safety advocates say the congressional probe could give momentum to a long-delayed measure that would enhance the power of the Food and Drug Administration.
| Mar 17, 2011
What do raw milk, kombucha, probiotics, trans-fat avoidance and nose-to-tail eating have in common?
Yes, they've all come into vogue over the last few years. But they were on the fringe when Sally Fallon advocated them more than a decade ago in...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 11:55 AM
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...
| Nov 8, 2010
You've heard the claims: Chocolate evokes that loving feeling. Eating fish makes you smarter. Pure carbs calm you down. If you are what you eat, as they say, then it certainly stands to reason that food can influence mood and brain power.
| Nov 24, 2010
| 8:20 PM
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,...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:08 PM
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...