Another study in the same issue of Obesity, from the University of California at Berkeley, shows that body fat is directly proportionate to the amount of exercise.
By Roy Wallack, Special to The Los Angeles Times
Accentuating the "active" in active retirement, Americans are rejecting the rocking chair
In a time when Fortune 500 companies and four major automakers (GM, Ford, Toyota and DaimlerChrysler) have announced their support for a cap on global warming emissions, it's clear that momentum is shifting.
Did you know that U.S. cars and light trucks emit 333 million tons of carbon dioxide each year? That's more than 20 percent of our nation's global warming pollution! Yet, average fuel efficiency has not changed in 10 years. [In fact it has gone down!]
Car companies can do more and the time for action is now.
Check out our list of facts on cars and global warming. Then, take action in support of national global warming action!
232 million Number of registered vehicles in the U.S. That's almost one per person!Continued
The following by Glenn Chapman
The amount of electricity saved by using a 13-watt CFL instead of a conventional 60-watt bulb translates into a reduction of 450 pounds of greenhouse gases spewed by a coal-burning power plant, according to Yahoo.
"This movement is about empowering the individual -- to say to every person in America that with one easy step, they can become part of a movement that will literally change the world," said Bender, producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" made by former US vice president Gore.
"I believe the CFL is the Trojan horse into the minds of the public. Once you get somebody who feels good about making a difference and at the same time saving money, you have them thinking about what else they can do."
9217 Baltimore Blvd.
College Park, MD 20740
On Thanksgiving Day I remembered a "tent city" of homeless people set up outside City Hall in Baltimore. It was a cold day so Yo and I decided to round up and donate all the spare coats we had. It was our first time visiting. It is a very well organized community. Civilized, kind and constructive. While everyone was so very grateful for what we brought, I have to say that our coats were all a bit on the small side and didn't fit as many people as we hoped. We also learned that they could use blankets.
Program, National Center for Smart Growth, University of Maryland - College Park
"The Built Environment and Physical Activity: Exploring the Connections with Non-Motorized Transportation"
I promise you it will not be trash or parking problems that will force many of these prosperous residents out of the city.
It will be the schools. Period.
With scientific evidence pouring in, even President Bush last week acknowledged the dangers of global warming in the State of the Union address. The facts are that we need to take action now to prevent the worst effects of global warming: New Orleans-like flooding of coastal cities, chronic drought caused by declining rainfall, and more and more destructive hurricanes.
Global warming is the challenge of our generation, and we owe it to future generations to take action. Your representative has the opportunity to do just that by cosponsoring the Safe Climate Act, a science-based measure that would reduce global warming pollution by 80% over the next half century.
Please sign our Stopping Global Warming Pollution petition, which urges your representative to tackle global warming by cosponsoring the Safe Climate Act. Then, ask your friends and family to help by forwarding this email on to them.
By Eric M. Weiss
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, October 12, 2006; Page A01
One of the lures of the outer suburbs is more house -- maybe even one with a big yard -- for less money. But a new study shows that the savings are illusory: The costs of longer commutes are so high that they can outweigh the cheaper mortgage payments.