Clever Collaborations Renewables Gain Ground Worldwide

Clever Collaborations Renewables Gain Ground Worldwide - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthExcess heat from London subway tunnels and an electric substation will soon be funneled into British homes, slashing energy costs and lowering pollution, according to the Islington Council. Continue Reading

Conservation Covenant A Greener Future for National Parks

Conservation Covenant A Greener Future for National Parks - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthNational parks have an undeniable environmental impact on the very lands they seek to preserve. Yellowstone’s managers have been working on ambitious management goals to elevate it to be a world leader in environmental stewardship and become one of the greenest parks in the world by 2016. Continue Reading

False Alarm Expiration Labels Lead People to Toss Good Food

False Alarm Expiration Labels Lead People to Toss Good Food - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthSeveral countries are asking the European Commission to exempt some products like long-life produce from the mandatory “best before” date labels because they lead to food waste. According to a discussion paper issued by the Netherlands and Sweden and backed by Austria, Denmark, Germany and Luxembourg, many food products are still edible after the labeled date, but consumers throw them away because of safety concerns. Continue Reading

Coral Countdown Endangered Caribbean Reef Solutions

Coral Countdown Endangered Caribbean Reef Solutions - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthWith only about one-sixth of their original coral cover remaining, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of two main grazers in the region, according to the latest report, Status and Trendsof Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012. It’s published by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the United Nations Environment Programme. Continue Reading

Coastal Caretaking Zoning Tropical Waters Like Land Resources

Coastal Caretaking Zoning Tropical Waters Like Land Resources - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthIn the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin, 24 scientists from Canada, the U.S., the UK, China, Australia, New Caledonia, Sweden and Kenya affirm that one-fifth of humanity lives within 60 miles of a tropical coastline, primarily in developing countries. They warn that growing populations and the increasing impact of climate change ensure that pressures on these coastal waters will only grow. Continue Reading

Doable Renewables Engineers Detail a Clean Energy Future

Doable Renewables - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthStanford University researchers, led by civil engineer Mark Jacobson, have developed detailed plans for each U.S. state to attain 100 percent wind, water and solar power by 2050 using currently available technology. The plan, presented at the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Chicago, also forms the basis for the Solutions Project nonprofit. Continue Reading

Lower Breast Cancer Risk by Eating Colorful Veggies

Lower Breast Cancer Risk by Eating Colorful Veggies - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthResearch published in the British Journalof Nutrition discovered that the risk of breast cancer decreases with increased consumption of specific dietary carotenoids, the pigments in some vegetables and fruits. The research was based on five years of tracking 1,122 women in Guangdong, China; half of them had been diagnosed with breast cancer and the other half were healthy. Continue Reading

Yoga Practice Pumps Up Detoxifying Antioxidants

Yoga Practice Pumps Up Detoxifying Antioxidants - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthIndian researchers recruited 64 physically fit males from the Indian Air Force Academy for a three-month study of yoga’s effect on detoxification. For three months, 34 of the volunteers practiced hatha yoga with pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. The other 30 volunteers underwent physical training exercises. Continue Reading

Pattie Carey, LAc Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Patti Carey Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthA former Navy nurse, Patti Carey, LAc, has helped her clients relieve pain, digestive disorders, headaches, stress, allergies, sports injuries and emotional issues through her skilled use of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition for more than 15 years. Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Improves Family Health

Energy Efficiency Improves Family Health - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthResearch from Columbia, Maryland’s National Center for Healthy Housing suggests that adding insulation and more efficient heating systems can significantly increase the health of household residents. The researchers studied 248 households in New York City, Boston and Chicago that underwent energy conservation improvements by trained energy efficiency professionals, including installing insulation and heating equipment and improving ventilation. Continue Reading