Posts Tagged ‘ health ’

New Haven school’s cafeteria is a ‘learning experience’

Mar 26th, 2013 | By

Television monitors will present health and wellness information and announcements, and table tents were on each table with nutritional facts.

Study to look at green spaces’ effects on crime in New Haven

Jun 7th, 2012 | By

Stacey Maples wants to see if there’s safety in, well, maples. For the next few months, the Yale University data mapping expert and a cross-section of groups from around the city will crunch numbers involving crime and local green spaces. The idea is to learn whether the presence of a community garden, a park or

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Summer storms wreak havoc for beach-goers (update)

Jun 5th, 2012 | By

Norwalk area beach waterfronts are closed again Monday because of the heavy rainfall from over the weekend. There are concerns of swimmer safety with parasites and sewage lingering in Long Island Sound according to Calf Pasture lifeguard supervisor Joy Coreau. For more on this story, visit: Norwalk beaches remain closed – The Hour Publishing Company:

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Let’s Talk About the Real Cost of Dirty Power: AEP and 3,200 Pollution Deaths

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By

American Electric Power (AEP) will be much in the news this week, with an annual shareholder meeting in Tulsa Oklahoma on Tuesday and a speech by AEP’s CEO and President Nick Akins to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. You can count on AEP spending a lot of time during these events talking about

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Americans Do Not Walk The Walk, And That’s A Growing Problem | NPR

Apr 17th, 2012 | By

“Americans now walk the least of any industrialized nation in the world,” says writer Tom Vanderbilt. To find out why that is, Vanderbilt has been exploring how towns are built, how Americans view walking — and what might be done to get them moving around on their own two feet. Talking with Morning Edition co-host

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Editorial: Healthy Connecticut, thanks to cigarette taxes

Dec 14th, 2010 | By

Connecticut can take pride in its improved ranking as the fourth healthiest state in the nation, up from No. 7 last year. But the latest edition of America’s Health Rankings also shows there is room for improvement. The rankings are done by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention using

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Warning of threat to children posed by artificial grass

Oct 17th, 2010 | By

Health researchers in the U.S. have discovered that after two to four years or more of wear and tear, some artificial grass can begin to release lead dust.

Trial begins in NJ’s clean-air suit against Western Pa. power company

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

A federal trial has begun in Pittsburgh in a lawsuit filed by New Jersey and four other states to force coal-fired power plants in western Pennsylvania to take steps to clean up emissions of pollutants that degrade air quality in downwind states, including New Jersey. New Jersey is joined by Connecticut, Maryland, New York and

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