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Aluminium in Brain Tissue in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, immune-mediated, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system of unknown aetiology. Despite some progress, advances in understanding the pathogenesis of MS remain frustratingly slow. Effective treatments for MS are rare. The consensus remains that MS is likely to involve both genetic and environmental factors acting either in isolation or together in various disease phenotypes. Human exposure to aluminium is identified as a possible contributor to MS.​


Reebok Launches New Sneaker Made From Cotton and Corn

Adidas has shoes made of ocean plastic. Nike has ones made of recycled leather. Now, Reebok has its first plant-based athletic shoe.


'Bee friendly' pesticide cuts colonies by half, study finds

Pesticides developed to replace banned bee-killing insecticides have been found to reduce colonies by half. It was hoped that sulfoxaflor would provide an alternative to neonicotinoids, which have been shown to drastically reduce bee numbers, and is currently under review for licencing in Britain.


Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440% in Half Decade

Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke University study concludes.​


Older than dinosaurs: last South African coelacanths threatened by oil exploration

Bright blue, older than dinosaurs and weighing as much as an average-sized man, coelacanths are the most endangered fish in South Africa and among the rarest in the world.


Impact of Hurricane Harvey on health, environment still a concern a year later

Floodwater caused most of the damage when Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast a year ago. But that region's air quality was also harmed when the Category 4 hurricane swept through the U.S. oil refining and chemical heartland.


"We are polluting the environment with resistant genes"

Antimicrobial resistance is not new, but actually a very old phenomenon. But we see the amount of resistant bacteria genes in the soil increasing, which is more worrisome than antibiotics use on its own.


6 everyday items that are doing more damage to the environment than plastic straws

Environmentalists say that getting people to let go of straws could be a first step in a larger and much-needed shift away from plastics.


Cherries Improve Gut Health

Cherries for gout, cherries for gut health. While Montmorency tart cherries have a reputation as both a gout and sleep remedy – it turns out they can actually play a major role in improving gut health.


Heartbreaking image of a decomposed green sea turtle with the plastic net that killed it still wrapped around its shell

A shocking picture shows a dead turtle still wrapped in the plastic that killed it.

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