Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Mosquito Wars: As West Nile Risks Rise, So Do Pesticide Attacks

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
It's raining from the skies above Sacramento, Calif., and Miami. It's blasting out the back of trucks in Chicago and shooting from backpack-mounted guns in Washington, D.C.
Sen. Sanders: Inhofe Is 'Dead Wrong' On Climate Change
Fodder For Keystone XL Critics
Wildfire Recovery Could Take Years
'Whale Wars' Star On The Run As Countries Seek His Arrest
Driller Admits Lapses In NZ Mine Disaster
Michael Lemonick: Ecosystems Around the World Are Already Seeing Big Changes as the Climate Warms
The biggest climate-caused ecosystem shifts today are happening at the world's most northern latitudes, where the temperature over the last century has been rising about two times faster than the global average.
X PRIZE Foundation: Non-Human Consciousness Exists, Say Experts. Now What?
Have you ever considered the consciousness, or unconsciousness, of your dog? Well, a group of neuroscientists have been thinking on the subject pretty seriously, and it was announced last week that "humans are not the only conscious beings in the universe."
Chris Warren: Avoiding a Solar Black Eye
A different approach to quantifying the very real value of going solar would be wise. At the very least, solar companies should jettison the practice of using past rate increases to predict the future, something that is far too common these days.
Scott Bittle: Power Failure: What Voters Should Ask Obama and Romney on Energy
The best projections show that the United States needs both more energy and cleaner energy. We need to make specific plans to insure more diverse and dependable energy sources in the face of growing concern about global warming.
Wenonah Hauter: National Rally on Fracking Hones in on Governor Cuomo
He may think he can't afford to anger the oil and gas companies just four years before he runs for president, but the reality is he can't afford to enrage the progressive base by accepting fracking. Governor Cuomo must not allow fracking in any part of New York.

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Foods That Can Lower Diabetes Risk

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A curry compound could help to keep diabetes at bay among people most at risk, a small new study shows.
Nutrition Secrets Of Top Olympians
How To Do The Perfect Crunch On A Ball
Inspirational Quotes From Olympians
15 Funny Things People Have Said While Asleep
Russell Bishop: Soul-Talk: I'm Upset Because...
Blaming others for being upset seems about as normal as the sun coming up in the morning. However, if you are willing to look, and to look deeply, you just might find that upset carries with it a blessing, a signpost pointing toward your next life lessons of self-improvement.
Deepak Chopra: Unconventional Wisdom For Lifelong Health
If you want to stay healthy for life, you need to take care of yourself. That's the conventional wisdom. But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.
Ed and Deb Shapiro: 5 Ways To Keep Your Cool
Even though there are situations in which we have no control over what happens and no ability to affect the outcome, is it possible to stay cool in a world that is constantly making demands and creating challenges?
Cheryl Forberg, RD: The Incredible Health Benefits Of This Summertime Staple
For the backyard gardener or farmer's market forager, tomato season is one of the true joys of summer. They may not be around for long, but when they are, there is little you can put on your plate that so easily and simply (and healthily) packs so much flavor.

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This Month In Food Crime, Massive Onion Recall, Giant Cupcake Mosaic And More

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
As always, we'd like to suggest that we all take a deep breath and eat the food in front of us, instead of attacking one another with it.
Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada
PHOTOS: The World's Largest Cupcake Mosaic
Meat Shirts Tell The World You're A Carnivore
A Beer Glass And Shot Glass In One
Dunkin' Donuts Tries Its Version Of Smell-O-Vision
Food & Wine: America's Best Sandwich Shops
It's time to make way for the sandwich chefs and their incredible creations. Here, Food & Winenames America's best sandwich shops.
Vanity Fair: What Martha Stewart Eats Around the World
Food52: 10 Gorgeous Summer Corn Recipes
The ultimate sign of summer? Corn. Preferably on the cob. But, we'll take corn any which way, really -- as long as it's fresh and sweet and the weather is warm.
Conde Nast Traveler: Crazy Ice Cream Flavors From Around The World
Frozen treats are way more than just chocolate and vanilla in these far-flung countries.
SmarterTravel: America's Best Beach Eats
There's nothing like a beautiful beach with cool saltwater air. But add a delicious snack -- whether it's locally sourced seafood or a frozen sugary treat -- and your beach experience will surely be elevated to a heavenly degree.

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