New Study Claims Climate Change Could Be Linked to Heart Defects in Newborns

Heat and pregnancy do not mix. High temps don’t just make a pregnant woman uncomfortable, the heat can actually hurt the health of her baby — and with climate change, this will probably become a bigger problem. A study in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Heart Association found that a …

U.S. Military Is World’s Biggest Polluter

Last week, mainstream media outlets gave minimal attention to the news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach had spilled an estimated 94,000 gallons of jet fuel into a nearby waterway, less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. While the incident was by no means as catastrophic as …

Spending Time Alone in Nature for Mental and Emotional Health

Today people live in a world that thrives on being busy, productive and overscheduled. Further, they have developed the technological means to be constantly connected to others and to vast options for information and entertainment through social media. For many, smartphones demand their attention day and night with constant notifications. …

Asheville Declares First Ever ‘City-Proclaimed’ Vegan Challenge in U.S.

 The famously artsy and progressive city of Asheville, North Carolina declared the week of June 4-10 as the nation’s first “city-proclaimed” seven-day vegan challenge. The initiative—organized by the City of Asheville, regional hospital Mission Health and no-kill shelter Brother Wolf Animal Rescue—aims to promote the vegan diet as a means …

Solar+Storage Project In North Carolina Highlights Improvements In Panel Efficiency

Cyprus Creek Renewables has partnered with LG Electronics on what is the largest solar-plus-storage installation in the continental United States. The project is located in coastal North Carolina. It’s an 8.5 megawatt series of solar installations bundled with 12 megawatt-hours of storage. The solar generation in the system comes from …