Breast cancer awareness: What the pink ribbon ignores

Are environmental issues the cause of breast cancer?

Researchers have identified 216 chemicals that cause mammary tumors in animals and admit the need for better assessment in humans. They argue for integrating these findings into policies that govern chemical exposure. It’s an approach that concentrates on prevention rather than cure. So what are we waiting for?

Is caramel coloring used in cola causing cancer?

A new petition filed to the FDA is trying to get artificial caramel coloring removed from cola and soda pop

Do you ever feel like living greener means giving up all of your favorite indulgences? I don’t think anyone in their right mind would say that soft drinks are good for you, but do they cause cancer? A new petition calling on the FDA to bar the artificial caramel coloring used in colas sure seems that way.

Did Obama double talk the State of the Union?

2011 state of the union environment and energy

The environment wasn’t the focus of the 2011 State of the Union address, but it sure wasn’t absent either…though several key words were. But does the verbiage really matter? Check out the eco-talking points on clean energy, green jobs, and alternative fuel from this year’s State of the Union.

Lunar eclipse & winter solstice overlap Tuesday

Full lunar eclipse

This coming Tuesday is the first time in nearly half a millennium that the winter solstice will coincide with a full lunar eclipse…and it will be an event you do NOT want to miss. Check out where and how to view this rare event in all of its splendor.