Study: Too Fat? Maybe A Virus Is To Blame
August 20, 2007 05:54 PM - Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters

A common virus caused human adult stem cells to turn into fat cells and could explain why some people become obese, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The research builds on prior studies of adenovirus-36 -- a common cause of respiratory and eye infections -- and it may lead to an obesity vaccine, they said.

Organic Wild Hoodia, Appetite Suppressant, Arrives
August 20, 2007 02:04 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

A Canadian herbal supplement company has begun marketing organic, wild grown Hoodia Gordonii, an African herb known for its high levels of steroidal glycoside - the principal appetite suppressant molecule in the plant. The company says organic certification is pending.

Green Fundraising Comes Of Age As Schools Say No To Unhealthy Fundraisers
August 20, 2007 01:08 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

The search for healthy alternatives to unhealthy school fundraisers may be over. When new laws banned the sale of unhealthy foods to raise money for schools, parents and school representatives were left without many options, scratching their heads for new sources of money. Enter 'Fundraising Green', the first fundraising company focused solely on providing healthy and eco-friendly fundraisers.

Buyer beware: WWF seeks help of British tourists to stamp out illegal wildlife trade
August 20, 2007 11:14 AM - World Wildlife Fund

London, UK – WWF is urging British tourists to be vigilant about buying wildlife souvenirs this summer when travelling abroad.

Meet your Attic: A Collector of Energy
August 20, 2007 09:52 AM - , Private Landowner Network

As I write this the US National Snow and Ice Data Center is reporting that Arctic sea ice has reached a record low; and there’s still another month to go in the annual melt-down period.

Online Bill Pay Saves More Than Just Trees
August 20, 2007 09:41 AM - , Triple Pundit

Scientific American points out that the benefits of online banking and billing reach beyond saving trees. Reducing paper use also reduces the resources needed to make, ship and discard the paper.

Kenworth's First Medium Duty Pickup and Delivery Hybrid Truck Delivered
August 20, 2007 09:25 AM - , Green Progress

08/06/2007 - Kenworth Truck Company and Dunn Lumber, two long-time Seattle-area companies, have teamed up to bring Kenworth's first medium duty hybrid-electric truck into the US market.

MTV and The Associated Press Release Landmark Study Of Young People and Happiness
August 20, 2007 09:02 AM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

New York - The majority of young people - 13-24 - are happy with their lives and optimistic about the future a new study reports today. The study also say parents are a big positive influence, along with spirituality. Younger sexually active kids reported much lower levels of happiness.

On Film: DeCaprio Documentary, 'The 11th Hour' Engrossing, Deserves Respect
August 19, 2007 10:55 PM - By Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter/Reuters

New York - Despite a static presentation, the film is nonetheless engrossing thanks to the articulate and often fascinating commentary provided by such figures as university professors, scientists, environmentalists, journalists, such familiar faces as Stephen Hawking, former CIA director James Woolsey and even Mikhail Gorbachev, truly a renaissance man among Russian politicos.

New Poll: Menopausal Women Settle For Less Sex
August 18, 2007 07:49 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

More than half of U.S. women ages 35 and over are having less sex during menopause than before menopause. According to the recent Sex & Menopause Survey, commissioned by the Red Hot Mamas(R), a leading menopause patient organization. The poll found 54 percent of the women asked reported a decrease in the frequency of sex after entering menopause.

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