Cigarettes: Personal Freedom or Environmental Contaminant?

April 24, 2014

Public health initiatives are often part of politician’s platforms, but one public health problem is never addressed, tobacco. Tobacco has been a part of American agriculture since colonial times. President Obama himself is a former smoker, and tobacco is grown in great abundance in a number of states. Yet tobacco related disease is the number […]


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Would You Like a Side of Iron With That?

April 22, 2014

By Ali Chaitin Are you constantly tired, dizzy or ill-tempered? Do you have constant headaches? Are you a vegetarian? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you might be an Anemic. This disease is the most common effect of iron deficiency. Having anemia means that your blood is unable to carry enough oxygen […]


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Global Warming Warning

April 19, 2014

The existence of global warming has long been debated. Those who do not think global warming exists attribute the hot days getting hotter and the cold days getting colder to the natural rhythm of the Earth, but the scientists who back up global warming claim the Earth’s changing atmosphere is causing these weather changes that […]


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Humans: The Dirty Species

April 19, 2014

Blog 1 Aman Sharma   Aman Sharma                                    Humans: The Dirty Species   Humans leave behind a big mess: the industrial world we live in today results in a polluted environment, a large carbon footprint, and damage to the planet. For example, African waters are experiencing a controversial problem. The waters where whales bearing young live […]


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Malnutrition in India

April 19, 2014
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Blog 2- Aman Sharma Aman Sharma                                                Malnutrition in India   Sometimes it just gets worse…       People need food. We underestimate the accessibility of food everyday. We take the food in the dining halls for granted while there are many people in places like India unable to get the necessary nutrients. According to […]


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“There are plenty of fish in the sea!” Not really.

April 19, 2014

The YouTube video above displays the numerous problems of overfishing, credited by Earth Touch Remember in elementary school when your teacher would ask “How much of the world is covered by ocean?” and your class would answer “about 70%?” Now, putting this percentage into perspective, this means that more than two-thirds of our planet is […]


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The Dirty Hudson

April 16, 2014

Have you ever taken a good look at the Hudson River? If you’re not too familiar with it, you’re probably imagining beautiful blue waves and clear water. Sadly, that’s never the case. Ever. Sorry! I went kayaking in the Hudson last summer and never had I ever been so disgusted with the contents of water […]


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Living with Asbestos, As Best We Can.

April 13, 2014
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Exposure to asbestos kills approximately 30 Americans a year.  The possible effect of this mixture of silicate minerals has not even reached its peak, even though production of the material has decreased.  Disturbance of asbestos containing materials releases superbly dangerous fibers and inhalation of these fibers is the most common form of entry into the […]


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Urban Heat Islands

April 13, 2014

As urban areas become more populated and developed, the landscape begins to change. Buildings, roads, and infrastructure replace land and vegetation. Moist surfaces become dry and impermeable to water. These environmental changes result in urban regions to be warmer. The urban regions create an “island” of high temperatures that can occur on both a surface […]


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END7: Recruiting Celebrities to Combat Disease

April 6, 2014

  AIDs, cancer, malaria, the chicken pox among others are some of the worlds most well known and thus, most countered diseases. However, there are a group of little known diseases which are ravaging one in six people in the world. These are neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs. The End7 campaign, launched by the Global […]


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