Pediatricians Say U.S. Policy Fails Children on Chemical Safety

April 26, 2011 by  
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Image: christina rutz via flickr Pediatricians are, at least in theory, among the most trusted groups of professionals in the country, so it’s notable when they come out with a position statement on the health of our children and the lack of proper policy to protect the most at-risk populations . That’s exactly what has happened this week: the American Academy Of Pediatrics released a

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Chevrolet Volt & Nissan LEAF Earn Top Safety Ratings from IIHS

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Photo courtesy of IIHS Two Very Safe Electric Cars The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducted its first-ever crash test of plug-in electric cars with the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan LEAF getting slammed for a good cause.

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Researchers Tap Virus to Improve Solar Cell Efficiency By 32%

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Photo by WarOnTomato via Flickr CC Researchers are usually figuring out how to get rid of viruses, but in an interesting twist they have figured out how to harness viruses to boost the efficiency of solar cells. Scientists at MIT have figured out how to make a genetically engineered virus help build carbon nanotubes that give solar power a push.

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Stop Subsidizing Parking Spaces! (Video)

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Parking Reform is Crucial This video is kind of a follow up to the previous short-film about the problems caused by underpriced parkings , and also the last instalment in the ” Moving Beyond the Automobile ” series (all of them are worth watching!). It highlights just how important parking reform is, and how alternatives to individual cars in cities aren’t competing on a level playing f… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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