Jill Richardson

09/11/2014 - 2:31pm

    Popular activities like hiking, camping, and backpacking come with all kinds of risks. You can get heat stroke or hypothermia, run out of water, fall off a cliff, and bump into cougars or grizzly bears. If you get close enough to an infected ground squirrel for one of their fleas to hop onto your skin,...

04/17/2014 - 4:52pm

    As a vegetarian, I have to walk a fine line.

    Really, I’m not judging you. But I often find it necessary to establish myself as “not a threat” to meat eaters. I also occasionally bump up against militant vegans.


04/10/2014 - 12:19am

    A recent Scientific American blog post blamed environmentalists for costing poor, malnourished people an estimated 1,424,000 life years in India alone. Why? Because they presumably kept Golden Rice off the market for over a decade when it could have been helping the world’s poor during that time.

04/07/2014 - 2:33am

    A new scientific report predicts more dire and irreversible consequences of the climate crisis than ever before.

    “No one on this planet will be untouched by climate change,” declared Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

04/03/2014 - 1:09am

    I know I shouldn’t be, but I am shocked by Americans’ laziness.

    We look for the closest parking spot to the gym so that we don’t have to walk those extra few steps. We indulge in watching more cooking shows, yet actually cook less than ever. We...

03/27/2014 - 3:09am

    There are more than 1,000 chemicals known to be toxic to the brains of animals in lab experiments. Yet we only know of 214 for humans, and just 12 for developing fetuses and infants, a recent study revealed.

    Why are these numbers so far apart? Is it because lab...

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