October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Pink Ribbon campaign is in full swing. The signs are everywhere – even the NFL teams are wearing pink shoes and pink gloves and pink armbands to remind people about breast cancer…..as if people need to be reminded about it.
Millions of people are going to be marching this month for BC awareness, and to raise money for research. So we’ve got all this awareness, and a ton of money pouring in for the fight against breast cancer, so how are we doing? Well….not as well as we should. In fact, we’re not really making any progress at all.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug talk with author Samantha King about her new book – and now movie! – Pink Ribbons, Inc.
What would Rachel Carson make of our world today? What would she think of fracking? Of the worldwide proliferation of toxic chemicals? Of government efforts to bend the rules for industry? Of industry’s penchant for discrediting scientists who tell the truth? Would she be surprised, or simply dismayed?
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug discuss these issues with Dr. Paul Ehrlich, the outspoken and entertaining Stanford University professor, biologist and futurist who is the author of “The Population Bomb.”
You don’t know what fracking can do to a community until you live through it.
On this edition of Green Street we hear the voices of people whose lives have been turned inside out by the relentless industrialization caused by gas drilling in Pennsylvania, and what it means for New Yorkers.
Patti is joined tonight by special guest and frequent Green Street commentator, Bill Cooke. Anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins joins us from her home in Pennsylvania, in the heart of fracking country.
90210 may seem like an unlikely zip code for a story about an environmental disaster, but sadly, this is no Hollywood script. It’s reality.
As our national debate about energy continues to grow, the true environmental cost of oil and gas exploration is being understood more clearly. In Hollywood, where an oil rig and power plant sit just outside the schoolyard fence, thousands of recent graduates are blaming their cancer and other illnesses on the environmental impact of those industrial operations. Similar situations are playing out in schools across the country.
The China Study (also known as the “China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and and Health Project”) has been hailed by the New York Times as the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.“
On this edition of Green Street we meet the study’s primary author, and discuss the implications of the data collected from the largest population on earth.
The President’s Cancer Panel found that environmental links to cancer have been grossly underestimated. In its annual report, the panel cites industrial and manufacturing sources, agricultural sources, exposures from modern lifestyles and medical sources as significant contributors to this national epidemic.
Join us as we discuss the report with Dr. Richard Clapp, Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University’s School of Public Health.