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Why stinky cheeses stink (video)

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2018 — Some cheeses are infamously smelly, giving off odors akin to fetid gym socks. With help from St. James Cheese...

Income Inequality in the U.S. Is Rising Most Rapidly Among Asians

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 13, 2018 - Income inequality has increased steadily in the U.S. since the 1970s, but it is rising fastest among Asians....

Pew Research: Obama Tops Public’s List of Best President in Their Lifetime, Followed by...

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 11, 2018 – When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, more Americans name Barack Obama than...

Environment America and U.S. PIRG praise Starbucks’ decision to ditch plastic straws

Denver, CO July 9, 2018 - Today, coffee giant Starbucks announced that it would eliminate single-use plastic straws from all of its locations globally...

Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

July 5, 2018 - Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a...

Unveiling the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

NEW YORK, NY July 2, 2018 - Today, the National Audubon Society declared four talented photographers winners in the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards, the...

Drive With Caution: CFA Data Shows Most Off-Highway Vehicle Deaths Occur on Fourth of...

Washington, D.C. July 2, 2018 - As summer begins and the July 4th holiday approaches, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is issuing an...

July 4th Reminder: Fireworks and dogs don’t mix

June 29, 2018 - Independence Day fireworks can be a highlight of the summer season for many.  But for the family dog, fireworks and...

SEIA Releases Updated ‘SEIA Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power’

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 28, 2018 - To advance efforts to educate residential solar consumers across America and pave the way to a positive solar...

Hydrangeas, the strange color-changing flowers (video)

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2018 — Savvy gardeners know that they can adjust the color of hydrangea blossoms between pink and blue by altering the...

Low Vitamin D levels associated with scarring lung disease

June 19, 2018 - Reviewing medical information gathered on more than 6,000 adults over a 10-year period, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that lower...

New App Teaches Citizens to ‘Stop the Bleed,’ Save a Life

Bethesda, Md. June 18, 2018 – Knowing what to do to save a life in the aftermath of a mass trauma event -- natural...

Continental Divide: Photo Exhibit Explores Border Wall’s Impact on Wildlife

Washington, DC, June 14, 2018 —A new photo exhibit on Capitol Hill examines how a US-Mexico border wall could cause irreversible damage to human...

Caesar’s last breath and Einstein’s lost fridge (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 — Are you breathing air molecules that were once exhaled by Caesar, Joan of Arc or Madame Curie? And why...

Bee City USA joins forces with the Xerces Society

ASHEVILLE, NC. June 12, 2018 -  Bee City USA began as a spark from one person and has grown into a nationwide network of...

‘Jurassic Park’ made a dinosaur-sized leap forward in computer-generated animation on screen, 25 years...

Computer-generated dinosaurs walk the Earth. Universal Pictures Studios Adam Bargteil, University of Maryland, Baltimore County June 8, 2018 - With 25 years of hindsight, “Jurassic Park” marks...

“Every Kid in A Park” program faces cancellation by Trump administration

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018  -  News reports suggest that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration will pull the plug on...

Dog Days of Summer: Vet Tips for Pet Safety (video)

May 29, 2018 - For those who don’t live in the South, summertime in Georgia may bring thoughts of front porches and sweet tea....

Does cannabis cure cancer? We asked an expert

Yarygin/Shutterstock.com May 29, 2018 - For thousands of years people have used cannabis for recreational, ritualistic and medicinal purposes. In the modern era, the latter...

Sierra Club’s Reinventing Power Documentary Highlights Clean Energy’s True Backstory

LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2018 - Today, the Sierra Club announced the completion of its latest documentary, Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom, which...