Greenhouse Gases Hit Record High in 2011

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The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a record high in 2011, the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported Tuesday (Nov. 20).

Chief among these is heat-trapping gases is carbon dioxide (CO2), the biggest culprit behind global warming. Carbon dioxide levels reached about 390.9 parts per million last year, which is 140 percent of the pre-industrial level of 280 parts per million and nearly 2 parts per million higher than the 2010 carbon dioxide level, according to the WMO report.

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The Dirty Dozen: 12 Fish to Stay Away From

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I came across this article last week while surfing Yahoo! Health and felt compelled to share. Most of you may not be pleased with what you read but, as they say, knowledge is power & food is life.

 

1. American Eel

Why It’s Bad: Also called yellow or silver eel, this fish, which frequently winds up in sushi dishes, made its way onto the list because it’s highly contaminated with PCBs and mercury. The fisheries are also suffering from some pollution and overharvesting.

Eat This Instead: If you like the taste of eel, opt for Atlantic- or Pacific-caught squid instead. [Read more...]

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WISE WORDS: Dr. Oz on Eating Fruit

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Although I don’t watch Dr. Oz often, I’ve found his advice to be quite informative. The information below certainly does not fall short of that expectation. Read. Ponder. Apply. [Read more...]

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