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June 10, 2011

Good News About Clean Air
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Not all news about the environment is negative. A new study shows that cleaning up pollution is helping people live longer. We have the story. Then, over half a million families are homeless in America. And young children are dramatically affected by this. We’ll talk to an expert for the eye-opening facts.
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: The Success of the Clean Air Act
C. Arden Pope III, PhD, Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University, and an expert in natural resource and environmental economics issues has studied the long term effects of the 1970 Clean Air Act, and found that the reduced levels of air pollution have added nearly five months to average life expectancies in the US. He explained the reasons behind this dramatic improvement. He said that air pollution levels in the US are continuing to improve.
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InfoTrak: America’s Homeless Children
The fastest-growing segment of the homeless in America is children. Ralph Nunez, PhD, President of the Institute for Children and Poverty and Homes for the Homeless discussed the current state of homelessness and why the economic downturn is pushing more families into homelessness. He explained why it is so difficult for families to escape homeless shelters or life on the streets, and offered advice for avoiding the trap.
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InfoTrak: Health Choices on the Internet
Health consumers are finding more help than ever via the InternetSusannah Fox, Associate Director, Digital Strategy at the Pew Internet & American Life Project discussed the results of her organization’s survey into the ways that Americans are finding and using health information. She explained the reasons behind this trend, and how consumers can find accurate information online
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