Washing Away the Fields of Iowa

New York Times Published May 6, 2011 To an untrained eye, the fields of Iowa have a reassuring solidity. You cannot tell that the state has lost half its topsoil in the past century. According to a new report from the Environmental Working Group, Iowa’s soil is washing away at rates far higher than anyone…

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Nation’s Pediatricians Call on Congress to Protect Kids from Toxic Chemicals

CONTACT: EWG Public Affairs: 202-667-6982; leeann@ewg.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2011 Washington, D.C. – U.S. pediatricians are putting their considerable muscle behind the calls for Congress to overhaul a failed federal law that has exposed millions of children, beginning in the womb, to an untold number of toxic chemicals. In its statement, Chemical-Management Policy: Prioritizing…

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The 11 Most Walkable Cities in the U.S.

Photo: Crystian Cruz, Flickr, CC The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has release its list of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the US, with 11 getting rankings from Platinum to Bronze and 8 more getting ‘honorable mentions’. Only one city received the highest honor. Find out which one below… Photo: Garyisajoke, Flickr, CC You can see the criteria…

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