Neighborhoods Are Healthiest When Everything Is Walking Distance

Researchers from the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto have compared overweight, obesity, and diabetes rates among urban neighborhoods in Ontario, Canada, with a more walkable design to those in less walkable neighborhoods. Their findings show that the rates of these conditions tend to be lower in neighborhoods that promote physical activity via walking than in areas where cars are the main source of transportation.

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Unreliable car emissions tests harming fight against air pollution, expert says

On the road and lab test discrepancies undermining efforts to curb toxic air levels as UN environment assembly admits global response is not up to scratch

To Better Conserve Wildlife, We Must Consider All Kinds Of Animals

Based on our review, we found insufficient evidence to support the assumption that game management practices positively affect all wildlife species. As a result, we need to rethink this approach.

The United States has limited funding for conserving biological diversity, and species are going extinct at alarming rates. It is critical to reevaluate the assumption that our current wildlife management model is protecting a large number of species, which has rarely been questioned or tested.

Future land management strategies should be designed to find shared benefits and consequences for both game and nongame species.

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Amnesty for Free Native American Activist Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier may have been convicted under law in the U.S. criminal justice system, but the doubt that still clouds his case speaks to some of the very inequities and biases that President Obama has sought to reform. Peltier is 71, in failing health and thousands of miles from his family and his community. The president now has the opportunity to address a case that has troubled many people for decades.

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Senator Advocates For Third-Party Candidate

Sasse, who’s been in office since January 2015, labeled Trump and Clinton “terrible options,” instead pushing for a candidate who isn’t part of the establishment, promises to only serve one term and hopes to move the country forward.
There are a few third-party hopefuls campaigning for the Oval Office already, among them the Green Party’s Jill Stein and Libertarian Gary Johnson…

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Oil Giants Feel The Heat On Climate Change

 But a growing number of investors are warming to the idea that oil majors should be disclosing the full range of risks to their businesses posed by climate change and efforts to mitigate it. “The times are changing,” said Shanna Cleveland, senior manager of the Carbon Asset Risk Initiative at the nonprofit sustainability organization Ceres based in Boston. “Investors are really seeing climate change as a material financial risk now.”

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