Posts Tagged ‘environment’

National Archives seeks your photos, poems and more for Documerica project on the environment

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

What is the state of our environment today?  Looking back 40 years from now, what will images of our neighborhoods, parks and cities reveal about the health of our surroundings?

To tell this important story, The National Archives and Records Administration together with the United States Environmental Protection Agency is reviving its historic Documerica project[ Read full post ]

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Stress, air pollution and kids

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Bad schools or an unsafe neighborhood can affect a child’s health.  So too can a parent’s stress level. 

According to a recent study from the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, children living in stressful households are more vulnerable to lung damage from air pollution than children whose parents are less stressed … [ Read full post ]

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Poor neighborhoods as ‘dumping grounds’

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States

Minority neighborhoods continue to serve as “dumping grounds” for polluting facilities, according to a new the book, that explores the connection between racial inequality and health. Written by the “father of environmental health,” Robert D. Bullard, PhD, Environmental Health and Racial Equity, is a first-rate account of events, individuals, and organizations that have shaped… [ Read full post ]

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May 5 webinar: Data to fight childhood obesity

Monday, May 2nd, 2011
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Interested in learning about data resources related to childhood obesity? The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research will host a free webinar on its online Catalogue of Surveillance Systems that allows users to review, sort, and compare more than 75 surveillance systems (including the California Health Interview Survey) that collect data relevant to childhood … [ Read full post ]

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Place and race matters

Friday, April 15th, 2011
race and place matters

An African American baby in the predominantly low-income neighborhood of West Oakland is 1.5 times more likely to be born premature than a white infant in the Oakland Hills, 7 times more likely to be born into poverty, and 4 times more likely to have parents with only a high school education.  These and other … [ Read full post ]

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