Health

Half Naked PETA Protesters Against Bullfights

October 14, 2008 / No Comments

The PETA girls are at it again, stripping down naked, well half-naked, to protest bullfights. Somebody has to do it, right? Why not the girls? And, it all depends on which half is naked, huh? [gallery] Activists for the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) taped on banderillas, a decorated barbed dart, and lay in front of the European Parliament in ...

How House Peters Jr, Mr. Clean, Made the World a Better Place, too

October 2, 2008 / No Comments

Cleanliness is next to godliness. A green world is a godly concept, too. In that regard, House Peters, Jr, Mr. Clean, did his part to make the world a better place for 92-years. He died yesterday. At GreenPaks we want our world to not just be green, but also cleaner, healthier and a friendlier place for animals. Peters was an actor, as ...

When There is Not Enough Food – 17lb, 9-year old boy

September 30, 2008 / 2 Comments

When there is not enough food to go around caused by global climate change, poor stewardship of the planet's resources, pollution, mismanagement or otherwise, bad things happen. Really bad things happen. A little 9-year old boy was found who weighed only 8kg, (17.6 lbs) in Honduras. He's doing better now after months of treatment, but the crime is that Jason was ...

What’s the Biggest Health Threat Caused by Global Warming?

September 25, 2008 / No Comments

Japan's Dr. Shigeru Omi is/was a senior World Health Organization (WHO) offiical. He stepped down a couple days ago and was replaced by Dr. Shin Young-Soo of the ROK. Dr. Omi reflected on his 10 years on the post. 1. Tuberculosis in the Western Pacific Region dropped from 1,000 daily deaths to 600. 2. Tobacco control, fights against HIV/AIDS, measles and maternal ...

African Snail Appears in China

August 13, 2008 / 1 Comment

  A giant and dangerous snail from Africa has turned up in a street in Fuzhou China. Ecologists haven't a clue how the slow moving critter made its way to the Middle Kingdom but they are reckoning it took a very long time. The spotted snail consumes fruits and veggies in large amounts and can single-handedly destroy a local agricultural industry...well, ...

Beijing Smog Big Concern for Australian Olympic Athletes

August 5, 2008 / 2 Comments

Beijing has been trying to reduce the smog in the city in the lead up to the Olympics. They start this Friday!! Whoopee! But, the Australian government is still not buying into the green Beijing, fresh air thing. In fact, the Australian government has voiced its concern about the effects that the air might have on its athletes. Yeah, and ...

Bill Gates Throws Money at Cleaner Air

July 27, 2008 / No Comments

Bill Gates is a philanthropist. His wife and her staff have a full time job trying to spend all the money they made. And, they are not able to keep up. Well, Gates has another idea that he and Michael Bloomberg will spend $375 million on. Cleaner air. Cleaner lungs, too! The two have pledged their pocket change to a global ...

Dirty Water, We Need it Clean

July 17, 2008 / No Comments

"Every day, 1.1 billion people have to wash with, bathe in and drink dirty water. That's the same as the population of North America and Europe. We can't live with that fact. Can you?" [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Mv8pauMKc[/youtube] After seeing this video I understood that there are places on Earth were people don't have the time and the power to think about solar power, gas prices or ...

4 Green Options to Disposable Diapers

July 13, 2008 / 2 Comments

Twenty six years ago, I was 26-years younger (duh!) and didn't mind the hassle of handling baby diapers. Now, there's a new baby in the house. Right, a 26-year old and a 5-month year old. You can stop laughing now. Image by Lance McCord Messing around with cloth diapers is a pain, and with all the water used I am not sure ...

Safe Cleaners for Green Babies

July 11, 2008 / No Comments

Honey! Get the baby, I think we can really clean her up. In this day and age it's not enough to just bathe a baby, the baby needs to be kept safe from all sorts of chemicals, many found in cleaning products. What's up with that? Chemicals found in household cleaners and air fresheners, for example, have been linked to childhood asthma ...