Minnisota Blue Cross Funds Workplace-Exercise Program
August 18, 2007 07:44 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

15 Minnesota workplaces that will receive funding to encourage exercise at work. It's part of a program to create long-term health improvement to prevent heart disease and cancers by addressing their root causes -- physical inactivity, unhealthy eating and tobacco use.

Toys "R" Us Stops Sales of China-Made Bibs
August 18, 2007 05:14 PM - Reuters

Retailer Toys "R" Us on Friday said it removed all Hamco Inc.'s vinyl baby bibs, which were made in China, from its shelves as a precaution after an independent tester found two samples of bibs containing excessive amounts of lead.

High School And College Football - Leading Cause Of Injuries, Over 500,000
August 18, 2007 02:51 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

High school and College football is the leading cause of sports-related injuries. During the 2005-06 season, high school football players sustained more than half a million injuries nationally. A study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Columbus Children’s Hospital, is the first to compare injuries among high school and collegiate football players using a nationally representative sample. According to the study, published in the August issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine, four out of every 1,000 high school football exposures resulted in an injury, while eight out of every 1,000 collegiate football exposures resulted in an injury.

Hundreds Pose Naked on Shrinking Swiss Glacier
August 18, 2007 02:22 PM - Anne Richardson, Reuters

Hundreds of people posed naked on Switzerland's shrinking Aletsch glacier on Saturday for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick as part of a Greenpeace campaign to raise awareness of global warming. Glaciers are sensitive to climate change and have been receding since the start of the industrial age but the pace of shrinkage has accelerated in recent years. The environmental group Greenpeace, which organized the shoot, said the aim was to "establish a symbolic relationship between the vulnerability of the melting glacier and the human body."

What's the World's Cutest Animal?
August 17, 2007 06:13 PM - World Wildlife Fund

The most adorable standoff in history has begun. World Wildlife Fund today announced a contest to find the World's Cutest Animal and is asking people worldwide to pick their choice.

Purchase An Apple Computer, Recycle Your Old Computer
August 17, 2007 05:54 PM - , Green Progress

Apple's commitment to being a responsible environmental citizen includes working to ensure that electronic equipment is properly disposed of at the end of its useful life. Apple's free computer recycling program makes it easy for you to play a role in helping to protect the environment.

Illegal Wildlife Trade Grows In India - Crime Syndicates Blamed
August 17, 2007 03:28 PM - By Nita Bhalla, Reuters

India's illegal wildlife trade is growing with crime syndicates making millions of dollars from the killing, smuggling and selling of rare animals like tigers, the head of a wildlife watchdog said on Friday.

ENN Weekly: August 13th - 17th
August 17, 2007 11:16 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news August 13th - 17th: Lead in toys, harnessing the sun, ocean acidification, flame retardant, and much more.

DiCaprio Talks About Going Green and "11th Hour"
August 16, 2007 02:04 PM - Bob Tourtellotte, Reuters

Q & A with producer and narrator Leonardo DiCaprio, on the "The 11th Hour" and the his own green practices.

Study Seen As Conservation Wake-Up Call
August 16, 2007 09:57 AM - Ker Munthit, Associated Press

A new study of the demise of the ancient city of Angkor is a wake-up call for Cambodia to be more vigilant in its efforts to conserve the site, an official said Wednesday.

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