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Toronto green plan tackles climate change, smog

Encouraging residents to use brooms instead of leaf blowers and requiring grocery stores to label fruit with the distance it was shipped are among the proposals contained in Toronto's blueprint for fighting climate change unveiled Friday.

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Spring cleaning need not be toxic

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside the typical home is on average two to five times more polluted than the air just outside--and in extreme cases 100 times more contaminated--largely because of household cleaners and pesticides.

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Vitamin D may protect against prostate cancer

An 18-year Harvard investigation of 14,916 medical doctors found that 1,066 developed the cancer, and 496 of them suffered a deadly form of it. The researchers say that such tolls can be reduced with the help of vitamin D.

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Gore to face global warming questioning on Hill

Gore is set to solo before Rep. John Dingell's all powerful Energy and Commerce Committee in the morning and Sen. Barbara Boxer's Environment and Public Works Committee in the afternoon. Both are expected to have overflow seating, and protesters, both for and against Gore.

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Study finds elderly care costs rising, require prevention

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, the cost of caring for aging U.S. residents by 2030 will add 25 percent to the nation's overall health care costs unless those residents actively work to stay healthy and preventive services are provided to help them.

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What's healthier organic or local?

Trying to do the right thing to protect the environment, encourage the viability of small producers and buy the best food for our own health has become a juggling act.

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Floating health lab to tour Nunavut

How's the health of Canadian Inuit? A $10.6 million health study to be conducted from the CGS Amundsen in 2007 and 2008 as part of the International Polar Year will help answer that question for Inuit in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Labrador.

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