The American diet is not a lost cause, despite our
over-reliance on drive-throughs and so-called “convenience foods,” according to
Rachel Fox, a registered dietitian pursuing her master’s degree in public
health at the University of Michigan while working as an intern with the
Ecology Center’s Healthy Food in Health Care program.
factors came together to create this situation,...
Tests of 36 different cell phones, including the recently released
iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III, found that each of them contained
at least one of these hazardous chemicals: lead, bromine, chlorine,
mercury and cadmium.
"These hazardous substances can pollute throughout a product’s life
cycle, including when the minerals are extracted; when they are
processed; during phone...
Janis Bobrin, who has long been Michigan's most innovative guardian of clean water, received the Ecology Center's Herbert L. Munzel Award for Environmental Activism at the organization's annual fall event earlier this month.
Nearly 200 supporters of the Ecology Center attended the event, which featured a presentation by UCLA Prof. Richard Jackson, an influential
scholar on the impact of...
Communities across Washtenaw County are
poised to take bold measures to enhance public transportation across the
county, and the Ecology Center is playing a key role in building the citizens'
coalition supporting the proposal.
Earlier this month, the Ann Arbor
Transportation Authority board voted to begin the process of launching a new
authority to operate transit service in participating...
Proposal 3, the initiative to increase Michigan's renewable energy standard (RES) to 25 percent by 2025, will deliver major health benefits to the state, in addition to what it will do to make our environment cleaner and our economy more competitive.
The initiative, which will
appear on the ballot Nov. 6, has received widespread, bipartisan support
from business leaders, health professionals...