Public Health

Polluted air and rivers have acute local health effects and changing rainfall and temperature patterns cause global disruptions in supplies of food and clean water. Learn what is being done to mitigate the impact.

The State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Upstate Medical University set out to cut 75% of their campus' footprint. They were able to save $1 million over 20 months by re-processing polypropylene "blue wrap" to cut its use by 23%.
Unless we change our water consumption and systems of disposal and use, we are drinking from a 'sanitary sewer' which inevitably contributes to DNA changes and sicknesses in people, animals, plants . . . the entire environment. 'Upstream to... Read More
We are exposed to hundreds of chemicals every day in household items that you might not expect to be potentially harmful, including non-stick cookware, plastic bags and bottles, and cleaning products. Under regulations that currently exist,... Read More
Young University of Michigan engineers take technology to the remote and needy. Michigan Engineering M-HEAL student team travels to Guatemala to meet with doctors and nurses in rural areas and gather information for a remote stethoscope project they... Read More
On Yellowstone’s northern range, it’s easy to see why bison leave the national park in search of greener pastures during severe winters. Some bison even use the park highway to escape to lower elevations as they search for food. But, as they cross... Read More
Truck driver Ben Wright was more than startled when a bald eagle struck his windshield with great force as he traveled along the interstate outside of Bear Lake, Idaho at 65 miles per hour. “I didn’t know what hit the windshield, all I knew was the... Read More
R. J. Kopchak was formerly the part owner of a fisherman’s co-op in Cordova, Alaska, which was experiencing great success in the late 1980s. Then, on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground, and "the world changed."
Why are we still burning firewood without any smog controls at all?
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
What should we do with that old building? Turn it into a park! From the American Society of Landscape Architects sustainable landscapes series, this animation covers how to reuse construction material to minimize greenhouse gasses and other waste.... Read More
Local Union 831 Tradeshow Installations
My idea is actually very simple. To convert the human workout into electricity via the "green living" exercise center! No, not putting a generator on a stationary bike. By using a hydraulic resistance workout "system", I would like to create, store... Read More

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