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Being Out in Nature Makes Us Healthy

Trees give off anti-microbial compounds.  People exercise and socialize out in wild places.  “It reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, and preterm birth, and increases sleep duration.”

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Being in Wild Places Reduces Stress

George Wuerthner sent  out this              Abstract: A growing number of studies have shown that visiting green spaces and being exposed to natural environments can reduce psychological stress. A number of questions concerning the effects of natural environments on levels of stress remain including, “Are activities engaged in natural environments […]

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Help stop a secret deal to overturn Colorado fracking bans

Breaking update: Governor Hickenlooper cut a secret deal with the oil and gas industry to take away your right to protect your family and future from fracking. After months of closed door negotiations, Governor Hickenlooper, Congressman Polis and the oil and gas industry announced last Friday that they had made a deal to address fracking. […]

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Does Your Child Have Lead Poisoning?

I went to a preview of an almost finished documentary movie on lead poisoning, Mislead: America’s Secret Epidemic. It shows that many cases of ADD, ADHD, and autism are caused by lead poisoning. 1/3 of the kids in the US have unsafe levels of lead. It recommends having kids’ blood tested for lead and having […]

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Think BPA-free plastics are safe? Think again.

Recent studies have shown that BPA-free plastics often used in cups, bottles, and containers can be just as dangerous as BPA plastics, if not more so. Most of the 80,000 chemicals in use have not been tested for safety due to lobbying, lawsuits, PR campaigns, and campaign contributions by chemical companies. Solution: Use STAINLESS STEEL […]

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