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Jocelyn Lee, Nov. 7, 2012

Hi everyone, I’m Jocelyn. I lived it Taipei, Taiwan. I’m studying at Dominican International School. In Taiwan, we have a law that you cannot simply throw the chemical waste into the river or sea, which will pollute the water, and also effect the environment, or you will need to pay some money for that. Also, people in Taiwan support recycle very well, we usually separate the trash into three main category: paper, aluminum can and glass, plastics, and others, and that’s a good thing that the people from the other country should do it too. But, there is another thing that I think the government should change, and stringent the laws. Taiwanese really love dogs, almost every family they had a dog, but, many people are not responsible for their dog’s faeces, whenever their dogs wanted to “go to the toilet”, they’ll just bring them to the street and let them “do it” there without cleaning up, that makes the environment become stinky.

Everyone is responsible for protecting the environment. We can choose to live in a healthy and comfortable environment, if we want to. Just do it!!! What are you waiting for? Take action now!

Jocelyn Lee
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  • Christopher L- USA Christopher L- USA Oct. 12, 2013
    Jocelyn, my name is Chris and in California we take care of our trash a bit differently. Here we also have three bins, but they are for different things. The first is the grey bin. It is for trash that can not be recycled. The second is the blue bin. It is for all plastic, paper, and cans. The last bin is the green bin. It is for food waste and organic material. Stuff thrown into the green bin is turned into soil. Here it is also illegal to dump waste into the drainage system , but people still wash their cars outside and the soap goes out to the ocean.
    Just this last month, our governor also signed a bill into law that will decrease the number of toxic chemicals in products. There are over 80,000 unregulated chemicals put into products, so this law will make it so that companies must provide an adequate reason for using a toxic chemical, or they must find a nontoxic substitute. This piece of legislation will hopefully make California a more sustainable place, where we do not destroy the environment with toxic chemicals
    Here is a link to read more about the new legislation: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24184842/california-rolls-out-new-environmental-regulatory-regime-at

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eva de la iglesia, Oct. 20, 2012

Hi, I’m Eve, and come to speak of the environment, this is an issue that concerns many people, especially ongs and organizations, such as Greenpeace, Green Action, Edane, etc. struggling to improve our planet, fight:
+ against deforestation
+ to prevent the extinction of many species, both animals and plants.
….
And although such organizations exist, we can all put something of interest for our environment, and help keep it with small gestures, such as recycling paper, glass, organic products .. We can also use different light bulbs, consuming organic products, indigenous and seasonal, and multiple ideas more.
What savemos of our planet, based on the environment, there is still more than a small part given the atrocities committed incuviertamente, a clear example is this video, this is not just a music video, and was prohibited Published by the images it contained and displayed to the public, completely real.
please someone can answer me? telling his opinion on the environment? thank you very much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQbLSCAeg8Q
eva de la iglesia
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  • Rose Hattaway Rose Hattaway Oct. 25, 2012
    I really like you to talk about the environment as it is a very important issue. For example, in the sea there are tons of debris and trash that pollute the marine ecosystem and destroys habitats. This means that many species, both marine, land and air, will become extinct and disappear forever.
    This is a very interesting and disturbing.
    Thanks Eve.
    Rose Hattaway

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Felicia Smith, Oct. 19, 2012

Hi!
During ww2 when the petrol was rationed the health of Swedish citizens increased. Because they couldn’t use their cars they had to walk or go by bike instead, and that really increased the health of Swedish citizens. I am not saying that we should ration petrol again but we should think of that if we go back to basics (more natural exercise, ecological food etc.) it doesn’t just help the environment but our bodies as well. In a time were people die from being too fat we should really think about these easy steps to be healthier. An idea could be that instead of giving children a public transportation card or have school busses they could be given bikes to go to school with together.

Felicia Smith
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  • eva de la iglesia eva de la iglesia Oct. 20, 2012
    please, I can write anything in my text, to get a point in the course? I need it, thank you very much, by the way I'm Spanish, you?
  • eva de la iglesia eva de la iglesia Oct. 20, 2012
    yours seems a good idea but, if the children live too far away from school? think of winter, with rain. That would be a problem.
  • LeeAnne W-Usa LeeAnne W-Usa Oct. 11, 2013
    I agree with your concern. The mayor of Houston recently announced her vision for Houston to be a more green friendly city. The mayor's vision is for a complete streets policy which means that the street is of access to all users, not just those behind the wheel. While it takes time, there are pockets improvement throughout to reduce the world's carbon footprint.
    http://www.houstongovnewsroom.org/go/doc/2155/1929365/
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Emily F-United States, Oct. 5, 2012

Hi again! I am a high school cross country cross country runner and I run anywhere from 4-12 miles a day. I’ve found that I prefer running on trails and in parks to cities and sidewalks. For a while I thought that it was the softer impact and the more peaceful environment, but the other day I was running down a fairly busy street, I realized how my breathing was heavier than usual. Running around towns is significantly more harder on my lungs than running in parks. The emissions from cars, stores, gas stations, etc really do effect me in a negative way-no wonder I prefer the trails!
This leads me the interesting problem I wanted to point out: as “smog centers” expand and air pollution increases around the world, runners, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts are at a greater risk being exposed to air pollution. It is unfortunate, an frankly unfair dilemma to put at risk those who are working their bodies, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and strengthening bones, muscles, joints. Have we done so much damage to our environment that healthy habits have become unsafe?

Emily F-United States
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  • eva de la iglesia eva de la iglesia Oct. 20, 2012
    This is a good job, you're the best!!!
  • eva de la iglesia eva de la iglesia Oct. 20, 2012
    sorry, I meant work .fault of google translator
  • Meredith D-UnitedstatesofAmerica Meredith D-UnitedstatesofAmerica Oct. 10, 2013
    I play field hockey and my school is in the middle of Houston. When we run laps we can smell Chinese food and What-A-Burger. Not only is it distracting but i agree with that it does make it harder to breath. There are certain places on our complex where there is more pollution released and you can smell and breath it in.

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Sami Rourke, April 12, 2012

Dr. Lester Breslow dies at 97; UCLA dean was ‘Mr. Public Health’

Breslow played a key role in medicine’s transition from an emphasis on simply treating disease to a much broader effort to prevent it. Medicine focused “almost exclusively on communicable diseases when I started” in the 1940s, he recently recalled. “I felt public health needed a broader vision.”

Most physicians today would recognize that it is just as important to prevent disease, particularly diabetes, heart conditions and other chronic illnesses, as it is to treat them. But when Breslow began his work, his concerns were met with skepticism and outright disdain.

http:// http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-lester-breslow-20120412,0,1851183.story
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Jenny Knuthsen, April 11, 2012

Warning over online ‘smart drugs’ that can kill:

The report entitled Human Enhancement Drugs – The Emerging Challenges to Public Health charts unprecedented growth over the past few years in the usage of such drugs, sourced from a vast and illicit market.

Many users do not fit the stereotype druggy and come from respectable background but believe ordinary characteristics need improving.

Professor Mark Bellis, co-author and Director of the North West Public Health Observatory and Centre for Public Health, said: “We are seeing a redefinition of what health means. For many, the consequences of a natural ageing process are no longer acceptable.

For other perfectly healthy people, they feel their strength, intelligence or looks still require treatment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5HvuLln5lU
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Anita Singh, April 3, 2012

Great lecture by Howard Frumkin on Health and the Built Environment: Urban Ecosystems in Which People Thrive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMsy0G3jiqU
Anita Singh
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Tim Foufas, April 3, 2012

For Bolivian Farmers, Quinoa Boom Is Both Boon and Bane

http://news.yahoo.com/bolivian-farmers-quinoa-boom-both-boon-bane-093806693.html
Tim Foufas
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Stuart Meyers, March 29, 2012

Can you kindly advise the course policy for review (Professor or T/A) of drafts before final submission of assignments? I’ve had classes in which it is mandatory, optional, or prohibited. Thank you.

Stuart Meyers
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Sami Rourke, March 23, 2012

U.S. health systems not ready for catastrophes: report

The report recommends a systems-based approach to allocating resources and delivering care during catastrophic events. It also provides the organizations and agencies involved in disaster planning and response with tools and guidelines to help them identify their core functions during a major disaster, the release said.

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-03-health-ready-catastrophes.html
Sami Rourke
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