Researchers for the first time have tallied the health care costs from six categories of natural disasters and disease outbreaks that are likely to only increase due to climate change -- the bill = high.
Every building project is either positively or negatively effecting the environment - that includes hospitals. Green hospitals are complex buildings, and take effort to make green. The first step to achieve a healthy hospital
American healthcare's financial trajectory is unsustainable. According to CMS, the nation's spending on healthcare increased from $2.34 trillion to $2.47 trillion from 2008 to 2009, and is predicted to increase another 80%
Institutional food has been a regular target for campaigners of late. From Michelle Obama being urged to take "meat unfit for KFC" off school menus, to efforts to introduce healthy sustainable food for day cares and
A perfect example of how the cost of electricity from fossil fuels isn't fully represented by the price on our bill: A new report from the Clean Air Task Force shows that in the United States particle pollution from
Photo via the Huffington Post Health Care Reform Has Passed I'm a little late posting today, as I've been scouring the ol' intertubes for every last word written about last night's passage of health care reform--which, regardless of your opinions of
Current events lead us to believe Obama's needed health care reform will finally come to pass. Being that both sides of the issue are interested in cutting costs, there's an independent, alternative and affordable health
Photo via Vegetarian Organic Blog Michael Pollan headed to the Daily Show last night to talk about the high cost of cheap food, how health care reform may make insurance companies interested in healthier diets and better food, and the enduring pitfalls
Conservative commentator David Frum describes the American health care system: "The U.S. health care system costs too much, delivers too little and excludes too many. Americans pay 60 percent more per person for health care than any other
We've all seen Mad Max and been frightened, if only a bit, by how savage a future it depicts. As extreme as that world may be, there is something about its resource-hungry depravity that seems almost tangible.
With the climate debate shifted over to the Senate for the time being, the House of Representatives has occupied itself with developing a health care reform plan. Recently, a consensus on this plan has slowly begun
Michael Pollan writes in the New York Times about the connection between the American diet and the cost of health care; Surprisingly, conservative writers like Marie-Josée Kravis are saying much the same thing,
According to a new study, obesity is a leading contributor to the high costs of healthcare in America. Apparently, being fat is killing everyone’s wallet when it comes to insurance. Could going green help reduce the high
Is there anything right about healthcare in the United States? If you judged the industry by everything politicians are saying nowadays, my guess is that you'd say no. As I've listened to the debate over the last few