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Four cities’ landfills emit as much methane as 2 million cars: study

Landfills are responsible for methane emissions equivalent to that of hundreds of thousands of cars, according to research from the SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Technology.

 

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Contribute to Liver Injury, including Toxic PFAS and Pesticides

Gestational (during pregnancy) exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) like pesticides, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), among others, may increase pediatric (child) liver injury and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) risk, according to a study published in Environmental Health. Past studies associate exposure to EDCs with increased susceptibility to adverse health effects during critical fetal and childhood developmental periods.

 

What is this new Langya virus? Do we need to be worried?

A new virus, Langya henipavirus, is suspected to have caused infections in 35 people in China’s Shandong and Henan provinces over roughly a two-year period to 2021. It’s related to Hendra and Nipah viruses, which cause disease in humans. However, there’s much we don’t know about the new virus – known as LayV for short – including whether it spreads from human to human.

 

‘No excuse why they’re taking so long’: Iowa farmers are fed up with lengthy pesticide misuse investigations

With investigations sometimes taking over a year, farmers are demanding shorter wait times from the state's agriculture department.

 

Top 8 Nontoxic Cleaners You Can Use at Home

With household cleaner use being as dangerous for your lung health as long-term smoking, clearing out your cleaning cabinet could be a really simple way of safeguarding your family's health. It's true, research1 from the University of Bergen in Norway has demonstrated that once-weekly use of cleaning products for 20 years may be equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 10 to 20 years.

 

Why Are We Prioritizing Big Ag Profits Over Children’s Health?

U.S. policymakers allow farmers to spray glyphosate, a known carcinogen, on oats, wheat and other crops, which means the chemical has been found in oatmeal, bread products and many other foods commonly consumed by children.

 

The Smartphone's Role In Dumbing-Down America

The smartphone has begun to play a huge role In dumbing down America. Rather than being a source to move us forward, it has become an albatross around the necks of many weak-minded souls that depend on them. People turn to these devices for all kinds of unneeded updates including performing simple math problems so they don't have to think.

 

Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and other billionaires are backing an exploration for rare minerals buried beneath Greenland's ice

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are among a group of billionaires backing a company they hope will find resources for clean energy under melting ice in the western part of Greenland.

 

Visualizing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector

Decarbonization efforts in the U.S. are ramping up, and in 2020, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were lower than at any point during the previous 30 years. However there’s still work to be done before various organizations, states, and nationwide targets are met. And when looking at GHG emissions by sector, the data suggests that some groups have more work cut out for them than others.

 

New Mexico facing a long fight after an El Paso Texas utility spews sewage into the Rio Grande

Untreated wastewater traveled to southern NM during a massive, monthslong diversion, state officials say

 
 
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