Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

Title Issue
Wellness Works

Wellness Works

Corporate wellness programs sharply reduced absenteeism, sick leave, workers compensation and disability costs, a 2016 meta-analysis found.

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Recycling Crusade

Recycling Crusade

Recycling efforts are being expanded and technologically updated in cities that include San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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Crackdown Needed

Crackdown Needed

Glyphosate, a Monsanto herbicide linked in studies to several cancers, has been detected in 10 of 24 breakfast foods, including eggs, oatmeal and coffee creamer.

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Plumbing Progress

Plumbing Progress

An innovative Australian project recycles discarded ocean plastic into 3-D printer filament, which is then used to make replacement plumbing parts in needy areas of the world.

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Recreate Comfort

Recreate Comfort

Bringing eco-awareness to furniture can mean everything from buying something that’s vintage or made from sustainably harvested sources to DIY reupholstering with fabric remnants.

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Urban Trees

Urban Trees

Tree cover works to reduce depression, improve productivity and lessen disease, yet four million city trees a year are being lost due to their low priority in municipal budgets.

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Cigarette Cutback

Cigarette Cutback

Increasing prices for tobacco products by 5 percent reduced tobacco use by 3.5 percent, a recent study found.

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Robot Roomies

Robot Roomies

Emerging technologies may provide mental enrichment, fun, companionship and health reminders to the many seniors that live alone.

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Tree Tally

Tree Tally

By digitalizing photographs and other museum records, scientists are closing in on the number of tree species left to be discovered in the Amazon rainforest.

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Animal Smarts

Animal Smarts

Scientists are discovering that chimps anticipate events, zebrafish form friendships, and birds guide humans hunting for beehives.

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