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Air pollution hits 'unbearable' levels in northern India

Tourists visiting the Taj Mahal are bringing more than cameras with them when they head to the iconic 17th-century marble mausoleum in Agra, India. With air pollution in northern India reaching hazardous levels, visitors in Agra, New Delhi and surrounding…

World's greenest senior living community breaks ground in Seattle

Many say the baby boomers don’t care about the climate crisis because they’ll be dead when the worst hits the fan, but that’s not true; as we wrote earlier, Baby boomers will be among the hardest hit by climate change….

Reusables are great — if you wash them

You probably take some simple steps to shop and store food in environmentally conscious ways. Maybe you use a reusable water bottle and take reusable bags to the grocery store. Reusable items are great, as long as you keep them…

Some blind people can 'see' with their ears

[embedded content] When Daniel Kish enters a room, he may not be able to see, but his ears give him a 360-degree view. Kish uses echolocation — just like bats or whales — to navigate the world. And it allows…

Living near a coast is linked with better mental health, study suggests

The natural world can do wonders for our mental health. Spending time in a forest, for example, has been linked to lower anxiety, lower pulse rate, lower blood pressure, a stronger immune system, pain relief and better sleep, among other…

The biggest source of microplastics in fresh water is laundry lint

When you clean out your dryer lint screen, you get a clump of fluff that comes from your clothes and other laundry. But that’s not the only place these fibers are going. Sometimes they never even make it to the…

Why we should all embrace the sweet art of 'doing nothing'

A very long time ago, someone without any friends, who people crossed the street to avoid and probably worked himself to death said, “The devil makes work for idle hands to do.” And, unfortunately, for many of us, those words…

Visiting a park can make you as happy as Christmas

When you’re in a bad mood, take a stroll around a park. The burst of good feelings you’ll get are like the rush of happiness that many people experience on Christmas Day. That’s what researchers found after analyzing the Twitter…

3 more reasons you should avoid triclosan

Concerns have swirled around the popular antibacterial chemical triclosan for years, linking it to health implications such as impaired thyroid function and liver toxicity. And more studies keep adding to the concerns. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned…

Will children really grow horns from too much phone use?

If you don’t put that phone down, you’ll grow horns. That’s the kind of warning you might expect from parents looking to frighten kids into more fruitful pursuits. It’s a reminder, perhaps of their own childhood when a line like,…