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Science and Health

Science is fundamentally a collective pursuit of knowledge through open sharing and collaboration over many generations. Advances in health care and wellness also flow from public research and healing traditions that belong to us all. An urgent challenge of out time is finding a better balance between commerce and the commons in these critical areas that profoundly affect everyone.

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November 12, 2016

Young People Sue US Over Climate Change

Federal court judge dismisses objections by government and fossil fuel industry in landmark lawsuit

By Michael Geminder under a Creative Commons licesne

September 28, 2016

The Greening of the Commons

New research shows green space we can all use boosts our health

Photo by Dan Burden

August 14, 2016

America's Walking Renaissance

From inner-city to Birmingham to small town Iowa to suburban LA, wallking is making strides

Republican mayor Mick Cornett (left) inaugurates one of many new sidewalk projects. (Photo from America Walks case study)

March 26, 2016

America’s “Worst Walking City” Gets Back on its Feet

Oklahoma City improves life for people who walk-- and reaps the benefits

(By Laura Nawrocik under a Creative Commons license.)

February 17, 2016

Can We Trust Our Drinking Water?

Is Flint's tragedy a rare exception, or the sign of a systemic breakdown in US water utilities?

The debate about saving the village hospital on the TV show mirrors the fate of community hospitals in the US today. (Photo by  Kevin Oliver under a Creative Commons license.)

February 17, 2016

What Downton Abbey Teaches Us About Health Care

The importance of community in an age of high tech, specialized medicine

(By AJ Shroetlin under a creative commons license)

January 21, 2016

MDs Now Prescribe Walking to Boost Your Health

A compelling reason to keep that New Year’s resolution to be more active

By Russell Mondy under a Creative Commons license 

October 23, 2015

Walking is a Fundamental Human Right

But some people are kept indoors by unsafe roads, crime and racial profiling

By Pedro Ribeiro Simoes under a Creative Commons license 

September 29, 2015

Easy Steps to Walking More

The Surgeon General says it's important to our health. Here's how to make it a natural, pleasurable part of your life

By the European Parliament under a Creative Commons license

September 23, 2015

Birth Control is a Social Justice and Environmental Issue

Contraception boosts Pope Francis's vision of a better world