Author Archives: EHW

We don’t have to choose between jobs and environment: Michael J. Piepsny

Cleveland.com, August 10, 2014 – Very soon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin to conduct public hearings on a plan unveiled in June to cut carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants. The bold proposal seeks to decrease power plants’ carbon-dioxide … Continue reading

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Ohio geologists link seismic activity to fracking

WKYC - April 11, 2014 – According to a news report by WKYC, State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling … Continue reading

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Our Deja vu landscape

Cleveland.com, January 10, 2014 – If a time traveler from the Gilded Age were to land in our own time, they would feel right at home.  They would see the same rule of wealth and its resulting corruption of our … Continue reading

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EHW employee featured in Home Energy Magazine

August 31, 2013, Home Energy Magazine – Matt Berges, EHW’s Green Housing Manager, is featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Home Energy Magazine. Berges has been very busy balancing his work for EHW with his outside consulting and green construction … Continue reading

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EHW introduces holistic approach to healthy home

Building upon the Seven Principals of Healthy Housing developed by the National Center for Healthy Housing and others, EHW is advocating for an expanded definition of healthy homes.  Under the concept of “place matters”, and a holistic approach to how … Continue reading

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Local doctor addresses Congress on clean air

EHW friend and partner, Dorr G. Dearborn, PhD, MD – Mary Ann Swetland Professor and Chair, Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences recently had the opportunity to testify to the United States Congress about the dangers of air pollution.  Dr. Dearborn’s … Continue reading

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EHW announces creation of Advisory Board

EHW’s organizational values – environmental sustainability, protection of human health, environmental justice, health equity and precautionary action – are the foundation of our programmatic efforts.  Given the broad spectrum of issues and programs that our board and staff are involved … Continue reading

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Asthma on the rise in the U.S.

MSN – January 25, 2012 – Lead levels in young children in the United States have declined dramatically in recent decades, according to government figures released Friday. But the new report on the environment and children’s health also found a … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Support Needed for Climate Change

EcoWatch, 1/10-2013 -Extreme heat, drought, storms and other weather disasters are increasingly fueled by climate change and affect everyone regardless of political affiliation. Now two scientists—one who has usually voted for Republicans, the other for Democrats—have come together to urge … Continue reading

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Ohio building codes & better energy performance

Green City Blue Lake, 11/16/2012 -What’s so striking about the ratcheting up of building codes in Ohio is not that it took a few more years than average for the Buckeye state to adopt the 2009 standard from the International … Continue reading

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