Smog in urban areas has long been a health concern because of the problems it can cause for our lungs. As it turns out, tiny pollution particles in the air can lead to big problems for our hearts as well. Now, in what is believed to be the largest, most detailed study of...
Practice Greenhealth has recognized more than 500 hospitals and health systems for their outstanding environmental achievements, including 25 organizations that received Practice Greenhealth's 2016 Environmental Excellence Award.
Four major health systems have partnered with two environmental organizations to launch a purchasing cooperative focused on "green" products that could compete with traditional group purchasing organizations. Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Dignity...
Medical waste — more than 5.4 tons per year for an average operating room — costs each operating room about $5,243, according to the 2015 Practice Greenhealth Sustainability Benchmark Report. A partnership between...
Increasingly stringent clean air standards and heightened concerns over greenhouse gas emissions are driving technology enhancements in manufacturing and throughout industry. The air pollution control landscape is changing for these manufacturers and those that adapt are...
From radically disrupting ecosystems to increased CO2 emissions, light pollution goes far beyond just eliminating our view of the stars. The night time prior to artificial lighting is pretty hard for most us light-guzzling moderns to grasp, but as Jon Henley writes in The...
Urbanization presents major challenges: congestion; sprawl; inefficiency; health hazards; and high cost of living, just to name a few. But the choices we make for our cities can transform these challenges into opportunities: mobility; connectivity; economies of scale; healthier...
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