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Game Warden Shortage Threatens Wildlife

In Georgia there are just 213 game wardens to enforce state fish and wildlife laws, investigate violations, assist with conservation efforts and collect data on wildlife and ecological changes across 16,000 miles of rivers and 37 million acres of public and private lands. Statewide 46 counties have no designated game warden at all. The shortage could lead to wildlife crimes going undetected.

 

Scientists: We've Found the Cleanest Air on Earth

Atmospheric researchers have pinpointed the spot on Earth with the cleanest air. It's not in the midst of a remote jungle, nor on a deserted tropical island. Instead, the cleanest air in the world is in the air above the frigid Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica, as CNN reported.

 

Toxic 'monster' cane toads that kill dogs with poisonous glands surface in Southern Florida to breed after heavy rainfall

First murderous hornets, then giant lizards and now Americans are being terrorized toxic 'monster' toads.​

 

The Pesticide Atrazine and 200 Other Toxic Chemicals Found in Fracking Wastewater; Contamination Goes Unregulated

A new, simultaneous chemical identification method has found the presence of the weed killer atrazine and 200+ other hazardous chemicals in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) wastewater or produced water, according to collaborative research published in the Journal of Separation Science by scientists at the University of Toledo (UToledo) and the University of Texas at Arlington.

 

Street lamps 'increase breast cancer risk': Women are 10 PER CENT more likely to develop the disease if they are exposed to high levels of artificial outdoor light at night, study warns

Living in a bustling metropolis may increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer compared to living in the countryside, a study suggests.

 

Living near oil and gas wells linked to low birthweight in babies

Living near active oil and gas wells during pregnancy increases the risk of low-birthweight babies, especially in rural areas, according to the largest study of its kind.

 

US ranks 24th in the world on environmental performance

The US is far behind other industrialized nations on environmental performance and now ranks 24th in the world, according to a new analysis by Yale and Columbia universities.

 

Nature and pollution: what lichens tell us about toxic air

Fresh, clean air is wonderful to breath in. Without the health risks of air pollution, fresh air feels great for our lungs. Lichens love clean air too - in fact, their sensitivity to air pollution means they make great air quality indicators.

 

After Midland floods, a question: Where did waters carry toxic chemicals?

Terry Miller is worried but hopeful. The longtime mid-Michigan environmental activist, who chairs the Bay County-based Lone Tree Council, has been waiting for flood waters to recede from Midland and surrounding areas following recent historic flooding, so he could get an up-close look at the damage.

 

Quarantea — Health Benefits of Drinking Tea in Crisis

In May 2020 after weeks of the highest unemployment rates in history due to coronavirus, a whopping one-third of Americans were showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression, The New York Times reported.10 Nearly half said the shutdown was harming their mental health — and a 1,000% increase in calls to a national hotline center over the year before is testament to the angst and despair so many are feeling.

 
 
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