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Poaching Drove Mozambique Elephants to Evolve Without Tusks, Study Finds

During Mozambique's civil war from 1977 to 1992, around 90 percent of the elephants in what is now the Gorongosa National Park were poached for ivory to finance the conflict. This widespread slaughter led to rapid evolution in the span of one generation. Before the conflict, less than a fifth of female elephants were born without tusks. Afterwards, half of the female elephants in the area were tuskless. Now, a study published in Science Friday has revealed some of the genetics behind this astonishing change.

 

‘It still gives me nightmares’: the firefighters on the frontline as the world burns

As global heating sees a surge in wildfires, we hear from those tackling the blazes, who face injury, death and trauma, often without proper equipment or support

 

Protect Endangered Species: Comment by End of Today—Monday, October 25

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting public comments on its draft Biological Evaluations (BEs) for neonicotinoid insecticides imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam by 11:59 pm (EDT) on Monday, October 25, 2021. The BEs will factor into EPA’s registration review decisions on the three bee-toxic insecticides. Written comments must be submitted through Regulations.gov.

 

Holistic life hacks help people feel good more frequently, especially in the winter

If you’re hoping to make it through this winter season healthy as can be, you might want to add some holistic health habits to your wellness arsenal. A survey of 2,000 Americans finds four out of five people (82%) maintain healthy habits and exercise regularly, and most will use them to remain healthy during the winter months.

 

COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns sharply increased bicycle-related injuries; gun-related injuries rose too

Despite regional variations in COVID-19-related restrictions last year during the lockdown phase of the pandemic, similar trends emerged in activity at Level I trauma centers in four different cities from the Southeast to the Northwest, according to research presented at the virtual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2021.

 

Hospitals sustained huge financial losses from lost revenues during COVID-19 pandemic

Postponement of nonessential surgical procedures early in the coronavirus pandemic not only disrupted surgical care at U.S. hospitals, but also took away a large portion of hospitals' total income, results from two studies reveal. These findings (from the two studies, which took place at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) were presented at the virtual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2021.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, October 23, 2021

US officials are continuing to tell Americans that their lives won’t get back to “normal” until they do what they’re told. What is the bottom line factor forcing the blatant desperation and tyrannical behavior of the controllers? The background of biosphere collapse which continues to accelerate exponentially. Above it all, climate intervention operations continue to rage on unabated, though still officially denied.

 

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: Signs to look out for in your home

Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment spokesperson Kelly Martinez, tells us the signs to look for in your home.

 

'They lied': Hull woman to release documentary on dangers of vaping

She was driving down the street when she saw a boy outside puffing on a vape. "I just didn't like it," Lori Tobin said. That experience in 2019 pushed her to consider creating a show about the dangers of vaping. Now the Hull resident is a week away from the premiere of a 22-minute documentary, "Taking A Toke," which she has almost entirely self-funded and directed.

 

Vapes Aren’t Just Hurting You, They’re Hurting The Environment, Too

As with any product, creating a vape requires a combination of energy and materials. Metals and heavy metals need to be obtained for the battery. The nicotine in vapes is often synthetic, created using solvents like formaldehyde, formic acid, and dichloromethane in multiple rounds of purification, and therefore a resulting multiple rounds of waste are emitted into the atmosphere. Unfortunately, emissions from these manufacturing plants are typically not measured because the Environmental Protect​

 

Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

There is no longer any population or place on earth untouched by PFAS contamination. We are living through a toxic experiment with no control group

 

The Dangers of Human Gene Editing

“Perhaps no technology yet has been poised to change the world so profoundly. All life on Earth, every living organism, now stands the possibility of potentially being “edited” on the most basic genetic level, enhancing or degrading it, but forever changing it.” It is often said that if it can be imagined, it will inevitably be done. And such a sentiment could not be any truer in terms of applying genetic engineering and synthetic biology to the genomes of our planet’s organisms including humans​

 

Sinister Rockefeller Food System Agenda — They Created It and Now Want to Destroy It

No one group has done more to damage our global agriculture and food quality than the Rockefeller Foundation. They began in the early 1950s after the War to fund two Harvard Business School professors to develop vertical integration which they named “Agribusiness.” The farmer became the least important. They then created the fraudulent Green Revolution in Mexico and India in the 1960s and later the pro-GMO Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa since 2006. Money from the Rockefeller Foundatio​

 

Parts and service, the coming EV disruption that nobody's talking about

Across the country, thousands of companies such as Trenton Forging are warily eyeing a future of electric vehicles that contain a fraction of the parts of their gasoline-powered counterparts and require less servicing and no fossil fuels or corn-based ethanol. It’s a transition that will be felt well beyond Detroit, as millions of workers at repair shops, gas stations, oil fields and farms find their jobs affected by an economic dislocation of historic proportions.

 

Scientist Asks: Why Are We Still Letting Fluoride Harm Kids?

In the latest episode of “Against the Wind” on CHD.TV, Dr. Paul Thomas interviews a scientist about studies showing the neurotoxic effects of fluoride on brain development and IQ, and a naturopathic doctor on how to manage COVID conversation overload.

 

Science Supports Reishi Mushrooms' Health-Boosting Potential

Mushrooms are trending, and this fad has merits for your body, brain and even your spiritual well-being. See why reishis have earned the respect of the scientific community and learn how they can boost your health

 

Microwaving Our Planet – Satellites, Part 1 Of 2

Informed citizens have been challenging the installation of new 5G telecommunications and surveillance infrastructure in environmentally sensitive areas, neighborhoods, near schools and hospitals, and other land locales. International awareness is also growing about the risks of polluting low earth orbit with satellites and space weaponry. Kate Kheel explains why concern about an attitude of entitlement and manifest destiny towards the exploitation of space is mounting

 

Healthy Man Switched To 80% ULTRA-Processed Food Diet For 30 Days, Here Is What Happened To His Body

Most of the ready-made food we eat today is ultra-processed. As tasty as they may be, they can be even dangerous from a health perspective. There have been concerns that such ultra-processed food makes us crave more and eventually leads to obesity. Dr. Chris Van Tulleken, a television presenter and researcher, wanted to prove these concerns – using his own body as the test subject.

 

Worker Exposes How Pigs Are Fed Plastic And Paper And Got Fired For Doing So — Claim

In 1906, Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle had painted a graphically horrifying world of meat factories filled with rampant vermin, foul odors, and even human remains used as animal feed. It had pressed then-President Theodore Roosevelt to establish the foundations of the Food and Drug Administration.​

 

Permafrost thaw could release bacteria and viruses

When considering the implications of thawing permafrost, our initial worries are likely to turn to the major issue of methane being released into the atmosphere and exacerbating global warming or issues for local communities as the ground and infrastructure become unstable. While this is bad enough, new research reveals that the potential effects of permafrost thaw could also pose serious health threats.​

 

Project To Study Marine Life In Gulf Of Mexico Reefs

The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most important areas in the world for marine life, and especially its natural banks and reefs that provide food, habitat and shelter for numerous species. It’s also home to a key marine protected area, and a Texas A&M University at Galveston marine biologist is heading a $1.9 million project to study how fish and marine life inhabit the region.

 

Northern California Swamped With "Historic Rain" Amid Rare Atmospheric River Event

The National Weather Service's (NWS) Sacramento office said "potentially historic rain" rain has fallen in parts of Northern California after a bomb cyclone accompanied an atmospheric river that unleashed massive amounts of moisture pulled in from the Pacific Ocean.

 

LISTEN: Respecting Earth and Indigeneity in the Grand Canyon

"The connection the people have here with the Grand Canyon and the surrounding area is much much deeper than many of the experiences that people have that visit the park. They emerged into this world from the Grand Canyon."

 

Environmental lawsuit challenges NC biogas production from hog waste

A complaint about pollutants from hog farms filed last month with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleges that the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s issuing of biogas permits to four hog farms will have a disproportionate impact on communities of color in the surrounding area.

 

Northern lakes warming six times faster in the past 25 years

Lakes in the Northern Hemisphere are warming six times faster since 1992 than any other time period in the last 100 years, research led by York University has found.

 

How ‘Green’ Are Lithium Batteries? Rio Tinto Driving Ecological Destruction in Serbia’s Jadar Valley

In the Jadar river valley of western Serbia, communities are taking on metals and mining giant Rio Tinto to stop the construction of a lithium mine that threatens land and livelihoods across the region. Rio Tinto is a British-Australian corporation with joint headquarters in London, UK, and Melbourne, Australia. This article introduces the Jadar Project, the purposes and impacts of lithium mining, and Rio Tinto’s long legacy of destruction around the world.

 

Patented Fake Meat Is All About Big Profits for Big Corporations — Not Health

Lab-grown meat offers private corporations the opportunity to place intellectual property rights on meat development and thus create a financial windfall, at the expense of human health.

 

Physician Explains How to Get Off Big Pharma’s Toxic Treadmill

The latest episode of CHD.TV’s “The Empower Hour,” host Zen Honeycutt interviewed Carole Grieve of Food Integrity Now, Anne Williams, R.N., of Parents Against MiraLAX and Dr. Eric Plasker, author of “100 Year Lifestyle,” who discussed how to get off Big Pharma's toxic treadmill of chemical medications.​

 

How Thailand Is Using Cheap and Effective Traditional Herbal Medicine

In the blazing sun, in neon orange tops, they bend and scrape, painstakingly weeding the ground around neat lines of dark green plants. They’re growing green chiretta (Andrographis paniculate) – or Fah talai jone, as it’s called in Thailand.

 

New Meth Causing Wave Of Mental Illness

Different chemically than it was a decade ago, the drug is creating a wave of severe mental illness and worsening America’s homelessness problem.

 

Toxic 'forever chemicals' found in tap water raise questions for scientists

Several chemicals found in South Florida tap water and surface water belong to a concerning group of contaminants that can pose serious health risks to humans and wildlife.

 

Putting honeybee hives on solar parks could boost the value of agriculture

The value of UK agriculture could be boosted by millions of pounds a year if thousands of honeybee hives were deployed on solar parks across the country, a new study reveals.

 

Electric vehicles certainly are dirty — their battery packs are poised to be one of the biggest new sources of pollution

In the next 10 to 15 years, there will be millions of end-of-life electric cars worldwide; by that time, recycling plants need to be ready not only to take in all those batteries, reclaim valuable parts and metals, but also to properly dispose of the waste. Sadly, not much is being done on that front: Currently, only 5% of all Li-ion batteries are being recycled. If no action is taken, battery waste could become a big problem not only for the car industry, but also for the environment.

 

Huge hole discovered in Arctic's 'last ice'

A huge hole opened in the Arctic's oldest, thickest ice in May 2020, a new study revealed. Scientists previously thought that this area of ice was the Arctic's most stable, but the giant rift signals that the ancient ice is vulnerable to melt.

 

The WHO Recommends Genetic Manipulation and Gene Editing of Humans “To Promote Public Health”

The World Health Organisation, about which one could read in the media before the Corona crisis sentences such as “The WHO is itself on the Gates Foundation’s money drip“, writes in its news article “WHO issues new recommendations on human genome editing for the promotion of public health“ on the modification or manipulation of the human genome.

 

Health Secretary to Force Fluoridated Water on Entire Country

In September 2021, Great Britain's health secretary Sajid Javid announced he would be adding fluoride to all public water supplies, forcing citizens to consume the neurotoxin. The statement came in conjunction with approval by the United Kingdom's chief medical officers from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

 

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich is FIRED from his $3m-a-year job for refusing to get COVID vaccine after his application for a religious exemption was denied

Washington State University football coach Nick Rolovich has been fired from his $3 million a year position after he refused to get a COVID vaccine. Rolovich, the highest-paid state employee, attempted to cite a religious exemption for the vaccine, but was dismissed after failing to receive the shot by October 18 - WSU's deadline for staff.

 

Global Supply Chain Crisis? Pandemonium Looms as ‘Everything Shortage’ Meets ‘Dark Winter’

A global supply chain crisis is brewing, leading to a full-spectrum shortage of essential items. This is the result of mass centralization, where policies are dictated and synchronized by the aristocrats of the New Normal. The coming years will be marked by extreme socioeconomic turbulence.

 

The nightmare of India's tallest rubbish mountain

More than 16 million tonnes of trash make up Deonar's rubbish mountains - eight of them spread over a 300-acre sprawl - that are said to be India's largest and oldest. Waste is piled as high as 120ft (36.5m). The sea forms the outer edge of the mountains and slums have been built into the sturdy heaps of rubbish. The decomposing waste releases noxious gases such as methane, hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide.

 

To Learn Bees’ Secrets, Count Them One by One

The decline of bee populations is a looming crisis, but there is a dearth of scientific data. Hyperlocal researchers, with nets and notebooks, could be key.

 

Four Benefits Of Goldenseal Just In Time For Fall

It is officially fall 2021, and not only is Covid still here but so are all the other viruses that can attack the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. It is no surprise that people who have a low-functioning immune system or have nutrient deficiencies are more prone to catching viruses. When sleep disorders, gut issues, and emotional stress are added to the immune system, then there is a recipe for disaster or a larger chance to catch a virus. Multiple herbs and flowers can help alleviate colds and gastrointestinal symptoms, and a potent one is a goldenseal.

 

This solar geoengineering idea has a Goldilocks problem

This summer’s barrage of extreme weather around the globe - including record heat waves, wildfires, and flooding - have amplified calls for urgent action to address climate change. The view that rapid, drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are needed is now the scientific consensus. More controversial are calls for investigating geoengineering techniques that may cool the planet quickly by reflecting sunlight away from Earth’s surface.

 

Price for drug that reverses opioid overdoses soars amid record deaths

Pfizer manufacturing problems leave nonprofits paying exorbitant prices for dwindling supplies of life-saving naloxone

 

Is chewing on ice cubes bad for your teeth?

Chewing ice is bad for your oral health, and if you’re unlucky, it may eventually cost you or your parents an expensive trip to the dentist or orthodontist. Chewing ice could lead to cracks in enamel, which can lead to increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks.

 

Pushing The Bounds Of Future Farming

A Texas A&M AgriLife research scientist is using controlled environment agriculture to make leaps in urban farming through automation, artificial intelligence and robotics.

 

14 Foods High in Soluble Fiber

There are two types of fiber: insoluble fiber doesn't dissolve in water and moves food through the digestive system, helping to prevent constipation. Soluble fibers dissolves in water and lowers glucose levels and blood cholesterol. Both types are valuable to our health, reducing risk of heart disease, diabetes, and diverticulitis. One study even showed fiber reducing the risk of breast cancer. So which foods can you eat to keep your fiber up and your body regulated?

 

Common Insecticide Malathion Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Exposure to the insecticide malathion increases risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. According to study co-author Nicholas Osborne, PhD, CKD is on the rise in developing countries in Southeast Asia and Central America, and, “nearly one in 10 people in high income countries show signs of CKD, which is permanent kidney damage and loss of renal function.”

 

Mothers exposed to cleaning agents and disinfectants 70% more likely to have children with asthma, study claims

Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of cleaning products and disinfectants are significantly more likely to develop asthma, a study has claimed. Researchers who looked at more than 3,000 mothers and their children found youngsters were at an up to 71 per cent increased risk of the condition if their parent worked in a job where they regularly handled cleaning agents.

 

Robotic 'smart' cane helps blind and visually impaired people avoid obstacles using the same technology in autonomous cars

Most sensor canes use ultrasound to notify a user that there's some object directly in front of or above them. But the team at Stanford's Intelligent Systems Laboratory equipped their augmented cane with a LIDAR sensor, a laser-based technology used in some self-driving cars to measure the distance of nearby obstacles.

 

One Bank Reveals The Dismal Truth About The $150 Trillion Crusade Against Climate Change

Last week, Bank of America sparked a firestorm of reaction amid both the pro and contra climate change camps, when it published one of its massive "Thematic Research" tomes, this time covering the "Transwarming" World (available to all ZH pro subs), and which serves as a key primer to today's Net Zero reality, if for no other reason than for being one of the first banks to quantify the cost of the biggest economic, ecologic and social overhaul in modern history. The bottom line: no less than a stunning $150 trillion in new capital investment would be required to reach a "net zero" world over 30 years - equating to some $5 trillion in annual investments - and amounting to twice current global GDP.

 

There May Be People Who Are Genetically Resistant to COVID-19, Scientists Say

Researchers are searching for people around the world who might be resistant to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Your genes could hold the keys to potentially treating COVID-19.

 

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Saving the Bees

"Save the bees!" You've heard this call to action before, but what's the buzz really about? Turns out, bees are incredibly important in nature and in human food production.

 

California lead pipeline replacements are welcome but lack vital health safeguards

Water utilities across California are taking the welcome step of replacing lead pipelines, a much-needed effort to get the known neurotoxin out of drinking water. But information obtained by EWG suggests much of the work is being done without vital health safeguards.

 

PFAS roadmap sets new direction for EPA

The Environmental Working Group today recognized EPA Administrator Michael Regan for making the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS a priority and urged the Defense Department, Food and Drug Administration and Federal Aviation Administration to also take action to address PFAS.

 

Supermarkets in German state of Hesse can now block entry to the unvaccinated

Supermarkets in Frankfurt and the surrounding region can now implement rules that only allow vaccinated and Covid-recovered people onto their premises.

 

Does the PCR Test Affect the Pineal Gland?

The pineal gland was described as the “Seat of the Soul” by René Descartes (French 17th Century philosopher) and it is located in the center of the brain. The main function of the pineal gland is to receive information about the state of the light-dark cycle from the environment and convey this information to produce and secrete the hormone melatonin – which is giving humans senses and sensibilities. Reducing or eliminating these unique capacities, makes us humans vulnerable to “robotization”.

 

US cities with worst air pollution ranked: report

The U.S. cities with the worst air pollution levels were ranked in a recent report, which concluded that more than 58 million Americans experienced more than 100 days of polluted air in 2020.

 

Ranchers begin effort to build meat plants amid feud with meat packers

Rancher Rusty Kemp discussed the move, saying they are trying to 'carve out a niche' to ultimately funnel some of the money back into 'rural America.'

 

There may be plastic in your meat — and there is definitely plastic in your body

Kash Moore, began posting stomach-churning TikTok videos. Moore, who identifies himself as a farm worker, shows the process by which pig feed is manufactured. The videos show old grocery store food, including breads and packaged food, being ground up and mixed in with the feed — with the plastic wrappings still intact as the processed food is ground up.

 

Stopping the Use of Toxic Pesticides in State Parks and Transition to Organic Land Management

The most recent science on pesticides raises serious health and environmental effects associated with pesticide use for lawn and landscape management. While the data is often not assembled in one place, updated factsheets bring together the science on the 40 commonly used pesticides used for conventional landscape management. Governors have the authority to stop the use of these hazardous materials that are used on parks and playgrounds, either by executive order or through their work with their state legislature, and transition land management to organic practices.

 

CDC: Record high drug overdose deaths in US at over 96,000 in 12-month period

United States drug overdose deaths exceeded 96,000 in the 12 months leading to March 2021, amid a national decline of opioid prescriptions over the past 10 years, according to provisional figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Green Policies Return The World To Coal

There’s scarcely a place in the modern world that will not be feeling the high cost and discomfort of a shortage of energy supplies and their increasingly soaring prices. Lebanon already is. Due to a shortage of oil, the two power plants that supply 40% of that country’s electricity shut down. There is no electricity in Lebanon and will not be any for some days.

 

This is what happens when Lake Tahoe hits a critically low water threshold

The buoys at Regan Beach in South Lake Tahoe are still moored to cement blocks. They still have tags marking their registration. But they are not floating on the surface of the water.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, October 16, 2021

Aluminum nanoparticles are showing up in precipitation tests from all over the world. Glyphosate from Monsanto’s “Roundup” is showing up in our food. The combination of aluminum and Glyphosate in the human body unleash synergistic toxicity that in turn can trigger a long list of downstream diseases according to peer-reviewed science study, scirp.org is one example science publication. Is it just a coincidence that constant exposure to both elements is now nearly impossible to avoid? On the wider horizon engineered weather whiplash extremes are wreaking havoc in the US and around the world as climate intervention operations continue to be ramped up. Where do we go from here?

 

Can the EPA get rid of toxic 'forever chemicals'?

The Biden administration announced a three-year initiative to regulate and restrict the use of these chemicals, found in everything from cosmetics to food packaging.

 

“The enemy is lurking in our bodies” — women veterans say toxic exposure caused breast cancer

Hendricks Thomas shines fiercely: A former Marine Corps officer, she hit Fallujah, Iraq, in 2005, when the living was still dirty and the second battle of Fallujah had just reached its end. To stay healthy, she ran laps around the burn pit on base.

 

The US has a silent pig pandemic on its doorstep once again

As America readies to protect its pork industry, the Dominican Republic has been accused of using an outbreak of African Swine Fever to wipe out smaller producers

 

Factory farms of disease: how industrial chicken production is breeding the next pandemic

At least eight types of bird flu, all of which can kill humans, are circulating around the world’s factory farms – and they could be worse than Covid-19

 

Study Finds Large Amounts Of Toxic Paint Flakes, Copper And Lead In The North Atlantic

A new study has found large amounts of toxic materials including copper and lead in the North Atlantic, potentially poisoning fish that eventually end up on dinner plates.

 

Toxic steam threatens La Palma as lava river edges closer to ocean

A river of sizzling lava that is expected to soon reach the Atlantic Ocean on the Spanish island of La Palma could result in dramatic explosions and toxic steam that will be released into the air, experts warned Monday.

 

LISTEN: Alaskan quietude

"Both people who are new here or people who have been here for many, many years ... have an appreciation for the quietude."

 

Africa is the key to ending harmful use of polluting fuels in the home

In wealthy countries, most people can barely imagine using anything other than electricity or gas to cook in their homes. But billions of people around the world, including the majority of Africans and most of the world’s rural population, rely on polluting fuels like wood or charcoal for their cooking energy needs. These fuels emit dangerous levels of household air pollution, including fine particulate matter and carbon monoxide, increasing risks of heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and pneumonia, among other noncommunicable diseases.

 

The Quest to Make Composting as Simple as Trash Collection

Food waste accounts for 8% of greenhouse gas emissions. More U.S. cities are exploring door-to-door compost collection, but it’s not as easy it might seem.

 

WATCH: A global fertility crisis

"Reproduction is a basic human right ... to have that taken away from you from causes that are not within your control is what I'm most concerned about."

 

Study Shows Why Mixing Your Sunscreens Might Not Be a Good Thing to Do

Sunscreens that are safe and effective on their own might not work as well when mixed together. In certain combinations, new research suggests they might even create toxic byproducts.

 

Horseback riding is the most dangerous sport, study warns

Horseback riding is more dangerous than other sports including football, motorcycling, and even skiing, a new study warns. Perhaps surprisingly to many, there are more hospital admissions due to horse riding injuries than other challenging sports.

 

High immunoscores may help some win the battle against cancer

Cancerous tumors are made up of many more components than just malignant cells from the tissue of origin. Immune cells can be recruited to the tumor site and form what is known as the tumor microenvironment. A subset of these are called tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). In an article published in Annals of Surgery, a team led by physician researchers at Osaka University determined that the number of TILs present in tumors from esophageal cancer (EC) patients could indicate their likelihood of survival.

 

More Lead-Tainted Water in Michigan Draws Attention to Nation’s Aging Pipes

The crises in Benton Harbor and Flint expose broader failures as a congressional push to address the country’s troubled water system stalls.

 

Revealed: more than 120,000 US sites feared to handle harmful PFAS ‘forever’ chemicals

List of facilities makes it clear that virtually no part of the US appears free from the potential risk of air and water contamination with the chemicals

 

Here's why boosting bacteria in your breasts could cut the risk of cancer

Not only is the Mediterranean diet tasty, it has widespread, beneficial effects, including reducing your risk of cancer, and specifically breast cancer.

 

Scientists see a La Niña coming. What does that mean for the dry American south-west?

The weather system could intensify the drought much of the region is already in, including higher wildfire risks and water shortages

 

A Novel Solution To The Plastic Pollution Problem

Aduro Clean Technologies of Sarnia, Ontario, was founded in 2011 with a focus on upgrading bitumen, which is a semi-solid form of petroleum found in abundance in Canada. 70 years after the emergence of the Canadian bitumen industry, this small company identified that trace metals that are native to the bitumen, and are a nuisance in oil refining, play an important catalytic role in breaking down complex bitumen components, thus improving its properties and value.

 

The Dangers of Human Gene Editing

“Perhaps no technology yet has been poised to change the world so profoundly. All life on Earth, every living organism, now stands the possibility of potentially being “edited” on the most basic genetic level, enhancing or degrading it, but forever changing it.”

 

'They are being exposed': Experts fear lead poisoning makes Fifth Ward one of 'hundreds of Flints'

Lead is just one of several toxic chemicals that have contaminated Fifth Ward, a mostly Black and Hispanic section of northeast Houston that is already the site of multiple cancer clusters. Edwards is working with a group of environmental advocates and university researchers to find out how widespread of a problem it is, and get it removed. So far they have found the toxin in water, paint and even the soil.

 

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops have not yet complied with vaccine mandate as deadlines near

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members remain unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against the coronavirus as the Pentagon's first compliance deadlines near, with lopsided rates across the individual services and a spike in deaths among military reservists illustrating how political division over the shots has seeped into a nonpartisan force with unambiguous orders.

 

Protect Your Bones With 8 Natural Osteoprotectives

Bones are literally the structure of your body. As you age, bone loss happens. But there are eight natural osteoprotectives -- including puerarin, boswellia, citrus naringin, resveratrol, certain vitamins and whole foods like dried plums -- that could help prevent the deterioration of your bones. When bones lose their density, this can lead to osteoporosis -- a painful and debilitating condition.

 

How Zinc Can Boost Your Immune Health

In this short video by Dr. John Campbell, he reviews some of the science behind the association between zinc and the immune system. He believes it is one biological basis for an “altered resistance to infection.” But, beyond the immune functions, I discuss below, it’s important to know that zinc plays other important biological roles.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, October 9, 2021

How long do we have until Earth will no longer support life? Conclusions based on current statistical trajectories are far more grave and immediate than almost any are yet willing to even examine, let alone accept. In lockstep with the collapsing biosphere, the global controllers are desperately pushing forward their agendas. Will populations continue to allow power structures to decide who lives? And who doesn't?

 

Lava blocks the size of buildings falling from La Palma volcano

Blocks of molten lava as large as three-story buildings rolled down a hillside on the Spanish island of La Palma while a series of tremors shook the ground on Sunday three weeks after the volcanic eruption. There were 21 seismic movements on Sunday, with the largest measuring 3.8, the Spanish National Geological Institute (ING) said, shaking the ground in the villages of Mazo, Fuencaliente and El Paso. ​

 

Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes Alaska Peninsula

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck the Alaska Peninsula region on Monday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said. The U.S. Tsunami Warning System said there was no tsunami warning after the quake.

 

Strong earthquakes strike off coast of Hawaii

Two strong earthquakes struck off the coast of the Big Island in Hawaii on Sunday, rattling residents and causing items to fall off shelves. The U.S. Geological Survey says the first quake had a magnitude of 6.1 and struck about 17 miles (27 kilometers) south of Naalehu. The agency says a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck about 20 minutes later in the same area.

 

Dispensing Doctors: Should Physicians Sell Drugs to Patients?

Allowing doctors to also dispense drugs, some say, is cheaper and more convenient for patients. Critics aren’t so sure.

 

To Study Zika, They Offered Their Kids. Then They Were Forgotten.

Years after agreeing to take part in research, families of children with congenital Zika syndrome are feeling abandoned.

 

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Environmental Health News Editor Peter Dykstra fills in Host Bobby Bascomb about a study indicating the continuing prevalence of lead, a neurotoxin, in the blood of young children, though levels are lower than in years past.

 

What’s on the menu matters in health care for diverse patients

Food is a powerful part of community and medicine. It has the potential to build connections, elicit nostalgia, spark joy, mark celebration, and promote healing. It also plays a role in determining whether the health care system is inclusive and equitable.

 

Ancient groundwater: Why the water you’re drinking may be thousands of years old

Communities that rely on the Colorado River are facing a water crisis. Lake Mead, the river’s largest reservoir, has fallen to levels not seen since it was created by the construction of the Hoover Dam roughly a century ago. Arizona and Nevada are facing their first-ever mandated water cuts, while water is being released from other reservoirs to keep the Colorado River’s hydropower plants running.​

 

Educational App is Launched to Educate Children About the Importance of Bees in the Ecosystem

Given the little awareness and care of bees, the Tropical Beekeeping Research Center of the National University (UNA), wants to show Tico children the importance of these animals for the planet.

 

Vegetarian Diet: 5 Health Benefits Of Following Plant-Based Diet

From promoting weight loss to managing diabetes, here're five health benefits of following plant-based (vegetarian) diet.

 

US schools gave kids laptops during the pandemic. Then they spied on them

According to one survey, 81% of teachers in America said their schools monitor devices. Students are not always aware

 

Here's Why You Keep Being Told to Exercise if You Have Lower Back Pain

After many months in lockdown, a lot of us are finding that we're experiencing back pain that we hadn't been bothered by before. There could be many reasons for this, including increased stress during the pandemic, moving less, and spending more time sitting in one position.

 

‘Gut bugs’ can drive prostate cancer growth and treatment resistance

Common gut bacteria can fuel the growth of prostate cancers and allow them to evade the effects of treatment, a new study finds.

 

Smoking marijuana could lead to breakthrough COVID cases, study finds

Heavy marijuana users who are also vaccinated may be more susceptible to breakthrough cases of COVID-19, a new study found. The study, published last Tuesday in World Psychology, found that those with a substance use disorder (SUD) — a dependence on marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, opioids and tobacco — were more likely to contract the coronavirus after receiving both of their vaccination shots.

 

Baby-wearing products lead to higher risk of injury, hospitalizations in children under age 1

Baby-wearing products are an increasingly popular way to carry a young child in a sling, soft carrier or other type of device, but new research suggests that they can pose a higher risk of injury to children under age 1.

 

How plant parents ensure that their kids make it far in life

If you're going apple picking this fall, you may find yourself being drawn to the biggest, brightest, and most aromatic apples you can find. Apple trees and other fruit-bearing plants have evolved to produce such appetizing fruit for a reason: to entice people and wild animals to eat their fruit and disperse their seeds.

 

Breast milk from Mennonite moms on farms may better protect babies from allergies

Atopic diseases, which include eczema, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and food allergy, are closely linked to allergies against airborne particles, such as pollen, dust, mold, or animal dander, or foodstuffs like peanut, milk, soy, shellfish, or wheat. Until the early 20th century, allergy was thought to be a rare disease. But since in the 1920s to 1930s and especially since the second half of the 20th century, the prevalence of allergies has exploded in Western societies. For example, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology estimates that half of the population of the EU will have allergies by 2025: an increase by 20 percent points since 2015. Similarly, a survey from 2020 estimated that approximately 100 million (30%) Americans of all ages have allergies today.

 

New, environmentally friendly method to extract and separate rare earth elements

A new method improves the extraction and separation of rare earth elements—a group of 17 elements critical for technologies such as smartphones and electric car batteries—from unconventional sources. New research led by scientists at Penn State and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) demonstrates how a protein isolated from bacteria can provide a more environmentally friendly way to extract these metals and to separate them from other metals and from each other. The method could eventually be scaled up to help develop a domestic supply of rare earth metals from industrial waste and electronics due to be recycled.

 

‘Forest bathing’ improves mood and positivity, decreases anxiety

Feeling blue? New research suggests adding some more greenery to your life. Scientists at the University of York say that consistently engaging in more “nature-based activities” can improve mental health among adults – even those already struggling with a pre-existing mental health condition.

 

That after-work beer or nightly glass of wine may boost your risk of cancer

Avoiding alcohol may do more than just keep your mornings hangover-free: it may protect you from cancer. Researchers say drinking just one glass of wine or beer a day increases cancer risk.

 

The Hot New Back-to-School Accessory? An Air Quality Monitor.

Parents are sneaking carbon dioxide monitors into their children’s schools to determine whether the buildings are safe.

 

Will plastics recycling meet its deadline?

AMP Robotics has a Silicon Valley-type solution to the knotty problem of postconsumer plastics: How do you harvest valuable materials from dirty streams of mixed waste?

 

DRINKING OUR WAY TO SUSTAINABILITY, ONE CUP OF COFFEE AT A TIME

Coffee, that savior of the underslept, comes with enormous environmental and social costs, from the loss of forest habitats as woodlands are converted to crops, to the economic precarity of small-scale farmers whose livelihoods depend on the whims of international markets. Now, thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $979,720, Timothy Randhir, University of Massachusetts Amherst professor of environmental conservation, and David King, of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, will embark upon a five-year effort to make Honduran coffee sustainable across environmental, economic and social fronts.

 

Don’t be fooled: Lab-grown meat is a disaster in the making

Lab-grown, or cultured, meat is being promoted as the wave of the future — the “green, sustainable” way to have your meat and eat it too. No animal suffering, no greenhouse gas emissions — just meat-like protein that will taste exactly like the burgers and steaks you’re used to. Sound too good to be true?

 

Energy Crisis May Unleash Winter Blackouts Across US, Insider Warns

The energy crisis that is rippling through Asia and Europe could unleash electricity shortages and blackouts in the U.S., according to Bloomberg. Ernie Thrasher, CEO of Xcoal Energy & Resources LLC., told energy research firm IHS Markit that U.S. utilities quickly turn to more coal because of soaring natural gas prices. "We've actually had discussions with power utilities who are concerned that they simply will have to implement blackouts this winter," Thrasher warned.

 

Practical Reasons Why Vaccine Injuries Are Rarely Reported

In a Highwire exclusive, Deborah Conrad, a physician’s assistant (PA), blows the whistle on COVID jab injuries, and the fact that these injuries, by and large, are not being reported. According to Conrad, shortly after the mass vaccination campaign began, she started seeing a surprising number of hospital patients who had recently received a COVID shot and were now testing positive for COVID-19.

 

What Was The Holodomor? Americans Could Soon Find Out Firsthand

From 1932-1933, a mass genocide took place in Ukraine. Millions of people, including children, were deliberately starved to death by the USSR during the Holodomor event. A state-organized famine was deployed when the Ukrainian people continued to thrive and keep their cultural identity separate from the USSR, despite being controlled by Communist forces.

 

California oil spill revives EWG’s fears about toxic dispersants, weak EPA rules

Efforts to clean up the massive oil spill off southern California’s coast should carefully consider the risks of using toxic dispersants, warns the Environmental Working Group, given the harm the chemicals caused after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

 

Step away from the smartphone! Staring at computer and phone screens for too long can increase the risk of short-sightedness in children by up to 80%, study warns

Spending too long staring at a smartphone or computer screen can increase the risk of short-sightedness in children by up to 80 per cent, a new study has warned.

 

Bystanders who intervene can reduce the risks of a drowning child's death or severe disability by 80%: study

Regardless if CPR was performed, a rescuing bystander reduced the odds of severe disability or death in pediatric drowning victims by 80%," according to a study abstract presented at the AAP 2021 virtual National Conference & Exhibition. The retrospective study in Harris County, Texas, "Bystander Resuscitation in Pediatric Drowning," examined EMS, hospital and fatality data from 2010-2012 in 264 pediatric drowning victims. Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury death in children ages 1 through 14 years old.

 

Children's ingestion of tiny magnets, button batteries increased significantly during pandemic, new research shows

More children swallowed small magnets and batteries as compared with other foreign objects in 2020—a year when a COVID-19 stay-at-home order was in place—than in prior years, research shows.

 

Clean air matters for a healthy brain

Two USC researchers whose work linked air pollution to a greater risk of Alzheimer's disease and faster cognitive decline are seeing signs that cleaner air can make a difference in brain health.

 

Abundance of microscopic paint flakes in the North Atlantic

Flakes of paint could be one of the most abundant type of microplastic particles in the ocean, new research has suggested. Through a range of surveys conducted across the North Atlantic Ocean, scientists estimated that each cubic meter of seawater contained an average of 0.01 paint flakes.

 

BeeHero's precision pollination platform wings its way to $19M in new funding

Move over, precision agriculture — precision apiculture is what’s on the minds of all future-focused farmers. BeeHero has been growing fast since its debut and seed round last year, and $19 million in new funding means it can scale beyond its initial markets and find more uses for its one-of-a-kind collection of data collected from thousands of active honeybee hives.

 

Real-world data show that filters clean COVID-causing virus from air

An inexpensive type of portable filter efficiently screened SARS-CoV-2 and other disease-causing organisms from hospital air.

 

Report examines how to boost recycling markets in Texas

A comprehensive look at the Lone Star State’s recycling system identified several strategies governments can use to bolster recycling market development in their jurisdictions, including recycled-content mandates and public procurement policies.

 

What is geoengineering? … and why it’s a ‘break glass’ plan

Everyday wisdom tells us it’s much better to avoid a problem than to try to fix it afterward. That’s one reason cutting greenhouse emissions is by far the preferred option for limiting climate change.

 

6 Changes in LEED and the Future of Green Cleaning

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is revising its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System. Since 2002, the cleaning credits in LEED have served as the roadmap to a comprehensive green cleaning program and the new revisions will continue to strengthen green building practices in the United States.

 

More than 6,500 children injured by golf carts each year

In a nationwide study, a team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia investigated golf cart-related injuries in children and adolescents and found the number of injuries has increased to more than 6,500 each year in the past few years, with just over half of the injuries in those ages 12 and younger.​

 

Pfizer asks FDA to authorize its COVID shot for kids aged 5-11 - despite virus killing fewer than 530 since pandemic began (and with more dying annually from car crashes and drownings)

Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE have asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine to include kids between ages five and 11. When the vaccine was originally authorized for use by the FDA in December 2020, it was only for those aged 16 and older, before being expanded to those aged 12 and older in May.

 

Air pollution caused 1.1 million deaths across Africa in 2019, new study finds

Air pollution was responsible for 1.1 million deaths across Africa in 2019, with household air pollution—driven largely by indoor cookstoves— accounting for 700,000 fatalities, while increased outdoor air pollution claimed 400,000 lives, a team of researchers led by Boston College and the UN Environment Programme report in the latest edition of the journal The Lancet Planetary Health.

 

Reasons that people ditch electric vehicles show 'revolution' will be slow and rocky

For over a decade, policy and industry have tried to make electric vehicles more widely available and get people to buy them. Previous research on how to do this has largely focused on examined early adopters of plug-in electric vehicles and surveyed urban residents' stated preferences for these vehicles.​

 

Keeping it clean and cool at home: Environmentally-friendly solutions

The summer of 2021 in Western Canada was one of the hottest on record. In BC alone, 59 weather stations registered their hottest temperatures ever on June 27. For those lucky enough to have air conditioners, keeping their homes cool during the heat dome was relatively easy. However, the comfort lasted only until the utility bills arrived. As a result of heatwaves around the world, global electricity demand increased by five percent so far in 2021 and it is expected to continue to increase annually, says UBCO researcher Dr. Mohammad Al Hashmi.

 

Wash your hands: Diarrhea-causing bacteria C.diff is ‘everywhere’

Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is a form of bacteria which causes severe diarrhea and colon inflammation. Unsettlingly, researchers from the University of Houston report it is “everywhere” in non-healthcare settings in the United States and all over the globe.

 

Millions of children have been back at school in UK - unmasked AND unvaccinated for weeks - and it's all worked out fine!

As parents and teachers across the U.S. argue over the importance of mask and vaccine mandates (or lack thereof), England has not left the issue up for debate. In early September, millions of children returned to schools with face coverings not required in classrooms and with vaccines eligible for only those aged 12 and older. Experts said the plan was a gamble - but it appears to have paid off.

 

Can we save the bees? Absolutely. Let’s start with the natives

North America’s native bees are adapted to the continent’s unique habitats and flowering plants that occur therein, therefore supporting native flora. But when floral resources are scarce, honey bees outcompete the natives for resources even in native ecosystems.

 

FDA bans lead-based neurotoxin from consumer hair dyes

The Food and Drug Administration today banned the use of toxic lead acetate in consumer hair dyes, a vital move to protect the public from hazardous chemicals. Lead acetate is the active ingredient that slowly darkens gray hair when used every few days and can increase the level of lead in users’ bodies. ​

 

2021 Texas Solar Tax Credits, Incentives & Rebates

Though Texas still meets the majority of its massive energy needs through crude oil and natural gas, the Lone Star State is rapidly expanding its deployment of renewable energy technology like solar. A below-average cost of solar panels, as well as Texas' solar tax credit and rebate opportunities, make it one of the top states for solar in the U.S.

 

Texas Pumpkin Growers Near End To Challenging Season

Despite some weather-related difficulties, this year saw average pumpkin yields and quality, experts say.

 

Ozone Pollution: An Insidious and Growing Threat to Biodiversity

Ground-level ozone has long been known to pose a threat to human health. Now, scientists are increasingly understanding how this pollutant damages plants and trees, setting off a cascade of impacts that harms everything from soil microbes, to insects, to wildlife.

 

18 Medicinal Properties Of Cucumbers

Marvel over the humble cucumber with these 18 health benefits, which range from keeping your body cool and hydrated to helping prevent diseases such as diabetes.

 

Higher estimated pesticide exposures linked to ALS risk

New study links pesticides—including chlorpyrifos, glyphosate, permethrin, and paraquat—to the fatal disease in the US.

 

New York’s Largest Healthcare Provider Fires 1,400 Unvaccinated Workers

The Defender’s Big Brother NewsWatch brings you the latest headlines related to governments’ abuse of power, including attacks on democracy, civil liberties and use of mass surveillance.

 

Where is the Biden Executive Order Mandating the Vaccine? Does it Exist?

I'm talking about the Executive Order (EO) commanding all US companies with more than 100 employees to mandate the COVID vaccine for those employees. I can't find the EO. I don't see it in the Federal Register, where it's supposed to be published. (Note: the following two Biden EOs only cover Federal employees and Federal contractors.) If it hasn't been published, then there is no mandate.

 

McKinsey Never Told FDA It Was Working for Opioid Makers Purdue and J&J While Also Working for the Agency

McKinsey & Company helped Purdue Pharma and Johnson & Johnson fend off oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), while also helping the FDA “revamp” its drug-approval processes to better monitor the pharmaceutical industry.

 

Biden’s Attorney General ‘Weaponizes’ DoJ Against Dissenting Parents In Response To The National School Boards Association Request

Just one day after the NSBA ask for federal law enforcement protection against parents who are angry with school boards over mask and vaccine mandates, the DOJ agrees to “protect”. This is a blatant and coordinated effort to silence free speech and political opposition of dissenting parents. The NSBA is not a government organization! Rather it is a non-profit private-sector NGO, and yet it is instrument that is weaponizing the federal government against citizens.

 

Without Lockdowns, Sweden Had Fewer Excess Deaths Than Most of Europe

It’s now been more than eighteen months since governments began the new social experiment now known as “lockdowns.” Prior to 2020, forced “social distancing” was generally considered to be too costly in societal terms to justify such a risky experiment. Yet in 2020, led by health technocrats at the World Health Organization, nearly all national governments in the world suddenly and without precedent embraced the idea of lockdowns. On the other hand, the Swedish regime rejected the idea.

 

4.6-magnitude earthquake rattles Hawaii Island; no impact on Kilauea volcano

A portion of Hawaii Island was rocked by a 4.6-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday evening. The United States Geological Survey said the quake happened at around 8:35 p.m. about 8 kilometers from Pahala. There is no tsunami threat.

 

Philippines Taal volcano ejecting sulfur dioxide at all-time-high; Spain's La Palma roars again

As the La Palma volcano continues to eject lava and gases onto the surface of the Canary Islands, another volcanic movement is underway at the Taal Volcano in the Philippines. The volcano is ejecting gases releasing an all-time high of 25,456 tonnes of sulfur dioxide in the last few days.

 

Energy Crisis Becomes A Food Crisis — Grow Food And Build Local Food Systems Now!

The energy crisis is quickly becoming a food crisis: China’s harvest is faltering without electricity. Dutch are unable to heat their greenhouses, which are empty and cold. The UK’s meat production is curtailed by a lack of CO2. The world’s food supply chains are deteriorating rapidly — but the tide is turning! People are more receptive to creative ideas than ever — build and invest in YOUR food production and local food systems NOW!

 

Something Is In The Air — The Cell Phone Radiation Documentary

Is radiation from your cell phone or cell towers harmful for your health? Or the environment? The scientific debate is ongoing. Are scientific conclusions tied to the interests of those who fund the studies? How do governments make sure the radiation stays within healthy limits? What happens to insects when 5G is fully rolled out? These questions and many more are explored in this film, Something Is In The Air.

 

Hospital system says it will deny transplants to the unvaccinated in ‘almost all situations’

A Colorado-based health system says it is denying organ transplants to patients not vaccinated against the coronavirus in “almost all situations,” citing studies that show these patients are much more likely to die if they get covid-19.

 

‘Dystopian world’: Singapore patrol robots stoke fears of surveillance state

Singapore has trialled patrol robots that blast warnings at people engaging in “undesirable social behaviour”, adding to an arsenal of surveillance technology in the tightly controlled city-state that is fuelling privacy concerns.

 

Even women trying to have children should avoid smoking cannabis over fears it may raise risk of birth defects, scientists warn

Even women trying to have children should be told to avoid smoking cannabis over fears it may raise the risk of birth defects, experts said today. NHS bosses and other health agencies across the world already say mothers-to-be should steer clear of the drug.

 

UN Warns Over 5 Billion People Could Struggle to Access Water by 2050

More than five billion people could have difficulty accessing water in 2050, the United Nations warned Tuesday, urging leaders to seize the initiative at the COP26 summit. Already in 2018, 3.6 billion people had inadequate access to water for at least one month per year, said a new report from the UN's World Meteorological Organization.

 

Decoding the honeybee's dance moves: 'Waggles' performed in the hive reveal insects in rural areas travel 50% further for food than their urban friends

It's well known that honeybees pull off some nifty dance moves when they want to communicate with each other. But scientists have now decoded these 'waggles' — a kind of shuffle the bees perform to tell the rest of their colony where to find nectar — and found that those in rural areas travel 50 per cent further for food than their urban friends.

 

People with substance use disorders may be at higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections

An analysis of electronic health records of nearly 580,000 fully vaccinated people in the United States found that the risk of SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection among vaccinated patients with substance use disorders was low overall, but higher than the risk among vaccinated people without substance use disorders. The study was published today in World Psychiatry and led by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

As kids turned to screens during pandemic, their mental health suffered

Even in normal times, getting regular exercise and spending less time on screens can be good for kids. So it should come as no surprise that researchers discovered that kids who exercised more and used technology less during the pandemic had better mental health outcomes.

 

One in three kids with food allergies say they’ve been bullied because of their condition

Living with a food allergy can greatly impact a child's everyday life -- from limiting participation in social activities to being treated differently by peers. While previous research indicates many kids experience food allergy-related bullying, a new study found that offering kids with food allergies a multi-question assessment gives a more accurate picture of the size and scope of the problem.

 

Methane Bombs Create Huge Sinkholes & Icy Explosions In Siberia's Permafrost

Gas explosions caused by climate change are currently taking place across the icy landscape of Siberia. The phenomenon has been noticed only recently and has created random craters in different parts of the country.

 

South Pole froze over in coldest winter on record

Antarctica's frigid winter temperatures are in contrast to trends in the rest of the world, which overall recorded its fourth hottest summer.

 

One in nine people experience pain after eating

According to a study of more than 50,000 people, 11 percent of the global population frequently experience abdominal pain when they eat. Pain while eating is most common among young people between 18 and 28 years-old. Those who experience it are more likely to suffer from bloating, a swollen tummy, feeling too full after eating, or suffering from constipation or diarrhea.

 

New Mexico Is Going All in on Hydrogen Energy Development

Many in government and industry think hydrogen has more potential than solar and wind to reduce carbon emissions and meet the country's energy needs, so New Mexico is positioning itself as a hydrogen energy leader.

 

Fire-resistant chemicals used in baby seats and electronics may harm brains of babies and young children, scientists warn

Fire-resistant chemicals used in electronics, furniture and even baby seats could harm children's brains, scientists have warned. US researchers who reviewed dozens of international studies found a link between exposure to organophosphate esters and lower IQ and attention span in youngsters.

 

Solar Panels Underperforming? Here’s How to Fix Common Issues

Solar panels offer an excellent return on investment, and the savings you can expect over their 25- to 30-year service lives are much higher than their upfront costs. However, there are some performance issues that can affect solar panels, and they will undermine your savings if left unattended. Fortunately, most of these problems are relatively easy to solve, and major issues are covered by a warranty if you purchase high-quality solar panels.

 

MERCK SELLS FEDERALLY FINANCED COVID PILL TO U.S. FOR 40 TIMES WHAT IT COSTS TO MAKE

A FIVE-DAY COURSE of molnupiravir, the new medicine being hailed as a “huge advance” in the treatment of Covid-19, costs $17.74 to produce, according to a report issued last week by drug pricing experts at the Harvard School of Public Health and King’s College Hospital in London. Merck is charging the U.S. government $712 for the same amount of medicine, or 40 times the price.

 

Gorilla baby boom sparks hope in DRC, but threats to great apes persist

For three years in a row, Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been reporting new births in gorilla families. According to park officials, the baby boom is thanks to conservation efforts in Virunga that have promoted wildlife development. Conservationists warn that armed groups in the park still pose a threat to gorillas, as do moves to reclassify parts of protected areas for mining.

 

Exposure to Road Traffic Noise and Air Pollution May Raise Heart Failure Risk

Exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise over the course of many years may be associated with an increased risk of developing heart failure, and the correlation appears to be even greater in people who are former smokers or have high blood pressure, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association.​

 

California bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in food packaging and paper straws

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation that bans the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from paper, paperboard or plant-based food packaging, utensils and paper straws, effective January 1, 2023.

 

How Theranos’ faulty blood tests got to market – and what that shows about gaps in FDA regulation

One of the most high-profile trials of the year is underway to decide whether Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes defrauded patients and investors. Her blood-testing startup, once valued at almost US$10 billion, was based on a seemingly revolutionary premise. Company executives promised investors, and later business partners and patients, that their technology could run hundreds of tests off a single drop of blood. It could not.

 

California sets nation’s strictest rules on recycling labels

Californians will have a better idea of what's headed for landfills instead of recycling centers under one of several related bills that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Tuesday. It sets the nation's strictest standards for which items can display the “chasing arrows” recycling symbol, advocates say.​

 

Monoculture Agriculture Leads to Poor Soil Health

Agricultural soils under monoculture cropping systems are not as healthy as soils with diverse plantings, finds research recently published in the journal Agrosystems, Geosciences and Environment. Soil and soil quality are declining rapidly in the United States and around the world, with recent data indicating that the U.S. Corn Belt has lost 35% of its topsoil. Advocates say it is critical that the response to this problem focus on practices that conserve and improve the soil health by building organic matter and healthy microbial populations. “Understanding the management practices that lead to healthier soils will allow farmers to grow the same crops while reducing costly chemical inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides) and protecting the environment,” said study coauthor Lori Phillips, PhD.

 

AI-Powered DoD Data Analysis

An AI-powered Dept. of Defense program named "Project Salus," run in cooperation with the JAIC (Joint Artificial Intelligence Center), has analyzed data on 5.6 million Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 or older. Data were aggregated from Humetrix, a real-time data and analytics platform that tracks health care outcomes.

 

Pfizer Scientist: ‘Your Antibodies are Probably Better than the Vaccination’

Pfizer Scientist: “When somebody is naturally immune -- like they got COVID -- they probably have more antibodies against the virus…When you actually get the virus, you’re going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus…So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the [COVID] vaccination.”

 

Specific UV light wavelength could offer low-cost, safe way to curb COVID-19 spread

A specific wavelength of ultraviolet (UV) light is not only extremely effective at killing the virus which causes COVID-19, but is also safer for use in public spaces, finds new CU Boulder

 

Five years after largest marine heatwave on record hit northern California coast, many warm–water species have stuck around

Land–based heatwaves have a less obvious though equally important sibling: marine heatwaves. In 2013, the largest marine heatwave on record began when an unusually warm mass of water formed in the Gulf of Alaska. By the next summer, the warm water spread south, raising average water temperatures along the United States west coast by 3.6 to 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit (2-4 Celsius). In 2015, a strong El Niño event strengthened the marine heatwave further.

 

Did ship’s anchor cause California oil spill? Maybe

Officials investigating one of California’s largest recent oil spills are looking into whether a ship’s anchor may have struck an oil pipeline on the ocean floor, causing heavy crude to leak into coastal waters and foul beaches, authorities said Monday.

 

The Ship That Became a Bomb

Stranded in Yemen’s war zone, a decaying supertanker has more than a million barrels of oil aboard. If—or when—it explodes or sinks, thousands may die.

 

Out of thin air: can hydropanels bring water to parched communities?

Some skeptics say the technology at present is too inefficient and expensive to be a practical solution to water scarcity

 

14% of world’s coral lost in less than a decade, study shows

About 14% of the world’s coral has been lost in less than a decade, a study of the health of coral reefs has found.

 

Quenching the world's thirst with off-grid water desalination

Desalination is the answer to long-term water security, but it's also expensive and energy-intensive. The good news is that scientists are developing some viable solutions.

 

Maine’s Recycling Law Could Set Standard for the Nation

Ever since China stopped accepting recyclable materials from other countries, municipalities have been left dealing with the increased costs of recycling. A state law recently passed in Maine that requires the producers of packed goods to pay for their recycling could serve as an example for the rest of the country, CNBC reports.

 

Bacteria Causing Top HAI Commonly Found on Bottom of Shoes

Offering another reason why frequent floor cleaning is important, the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C.diff) was found on almost half of shoe soles tested in a recent study, Medpage Today reports.

 

Runaway algae growth causes neurological problems for those with liver disease

Researchers from the Center for Oceans and Human Health on Climate Change Interactions (OHHC2I) have leveraged their collective expertise in environmental health sciences to reveal additional health concerns posed by the overgrowth of harmful algae blooms. The scientists previously identified an increased risk of gastrointestinal problems for individuals with liver disease who are exposed to these blooms. Now, they have uncovered that those with liver disease (up to 25 percent of the population) are also more likely to experience neurological problems.

 

Nutrition in primary care yields health and economic benefits

Personalized nutrition advice from primary healthcare providers including General Practitioners is better than usual care at improving a person's health and costs little more, a Griffith University study has found. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-10-nutrition-primary-yields-health-economic.html

 

The US falls behind most of the world in plastic pollution legislation

One of the world's biggest contributors to the plastic crisis has yet to pass meaningful federal regulation on plastic pollution, but a new bill may change that.

 

Chemicals Are Slowly Killing Us

The largest human impact to the Earth has been the billions of tons of chemicals that we emit and circulate through our normal daily and industrial activities. Global poisoning imperils human survival, and it must be solved in ways that make none of the other existential threats we face as a species even worse than they already are.

 

The importance of cleaning and disinfecting your trucks

With the proliferation of COVID-19 variants and the coming flu season, it is worth taking extra time to make sure vehicles are cleaned and sanitized to keep employees safe and healthy.

 

Can Chemical Recycling Reduce Plastic Pollution?

Images of plastic bottles washing up on beaches or found in the stomach of ocean life have helped draw attention to the threats plastic waste pose to ecosystems, wildlife, and human health. From 1970 to 2018 (the most recent data available), plastic waste in the U.S. grew tenfold. While recycling rates remained low, advanced recycling technologies could help increase recycling rates, and in turn reduce waste and pollution, especially if a few key challenges are overcome. https://www.gao.gov/blog/can-chemical-recycling-reduce-plastic-pollution​

 

Study: Growing potential for toxic algal blooms in the Alaskan Arctic

Changes in the northern Alaskan Arctic ocean environment have reached a point at which a previously rare phenomenon—widespread blooms of toxic algae—could become more commonplace, potentially threatening a wide range of marine wildlife and the people who rely on local marine resources for food. That is the conclusion of a new study about harmful algal blooms (HABs) of the toxic algae Alexandrium catenella being published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

 

Disappearing Water in a Warming Climate: A Story in Four Visuals

Water scarcity will be the biggest climate-related threat to corporate assets like factories within the next few decades, according to a recent report – but it seems to have barely registered on investors' radar.

 

The “Farm To Fork” Green Agenda: How The EU And The Davos WEF Cabal Plan To Control Agriculture

Whenever we hear the word “sustainable” we would be well-advised to take a critical look behind the nice sounding words. In the case of the globalist 2030 Agenda with its 17 sustainable goals by 2030, the one for creating a “sustainable agriculture”, when looked at closely, will destroy a huge part of EU agriculture production and drive already rising global prices for food far higher. The EU Commission calls their Green Deal for food the cute title, “Farm to Fork.” It is being backed by Klaus S​

 

WHEN THE WESTERN U.S. BURNS, THE EAST ALSO GETS SICK

POLLUTION FROM SMOKE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF HEALTH PROBLEMS IN THE WESTERN U.S. BUT AFFECTS A GREATER NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE EAST

 

Federal Wildlife Agency Considers Endangered Status for American Bumblebee, But Will It Define Bee’s “Critical Habitat”?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will consider listing the American bumblebee (Bombus pensylvanicus) under the Endangered Species Act, according to a notice published in the Federal Register late last month. Earlier this year, the Bombus Pollinator Association of Law Students at Albany Law School and the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the agency to list the species. USFWS review of the petition indicates that it found “substantial scientific or commercial information indica​

 

Spotlight: Jeff Hull, And Former Firefighter Shane Reilly And His EMF Journey

In the Father’s Day series, Cara Hull told the story of her husband Jeff Hull’s work to protect their neighborhood from cell tower placement near homes. You can find their story and educational videos on the Facebook page “Parents Against Cell Towers in Residential Areas” and on Jeff’s YouTube page.​

 

1 dead, 9 injured after strong earthquake shakes Crete, Greece

A strong earthquake measuring 5.8 shook Greece's largest island Crete on Monday and one person was killed when a church dome collapsed, authorities said. The quake, which sent people out of their homes and public buildings and caused considerable damage, was described by a Greek seismologist, Efthymios Lekkas, as a "thunderbolt" with strong aftershocks.

 

APOCALYPSE NOW Humanity on brink of nuclear annihilation with threat highest for 40 YEARS, UN chief warns in chilling message

HUMANITY is on the brink of "nuclear annihilation" with the threat reaching its highest boiling point in forty years, a top UN chief has warned.

 

COURT ORDERS FCC TO RE-THINK WIRELESS SAFETY RISKS; SHOULDN’T CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR NEWSOM DO THE SAME?

When the Federal Communications Commission reaffirmed 25-year-old human health exposure guidelines for wireless radiofrequency (RF) radiation, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t buy it. In a stinging rebuke, An August Court held that the FCC demonstrated “a complete failure to respond to comments” submitted by Environmental Health Trust (EHT) and numerous other experts demonstrating harm from current levels of microwave radiation from wireless devices and infrastructure, especially for chi​

 

Race to the bottom: the disastrous blindfolded rush to mine the deep sea

One of the largest mining operations ever seen on Earth aims to despoil an ocean we are only barely beginning to understand

 

First reported case of anthrax in wildlife: Infected zebra most likely causes death of 3 cheetahs

This first confirmed case of anthrax in the Namib Desert in wildlife demonstrates that the disease might by endemic in the desert and other arid environments. Most of the Namib Desert is included in protected areas where cheetahs and other species find an important refuge from conflict with humans. Thus, this new knowledge may be important for assessing risks to the species.

 

In search of ‘Lithium Valley’: why energy companies see riches in the California desert

Firms say what’s underneath the Salton Sea could fuel a green-energy boom. But struggling residents have heard such claims before

 

Our farm won’t just feed us, tribe says. It’ll reclaim the lifestyle pollution stole.

For the owners of the 14-acre Munsee Three Sisters Medicinal Farm in Newton, farming is more than just a means of generating profit — it’s a means of survival. “This is what we have to do to save our people’s lives,” said Vincent Mann, Turtle Clan Chief of the Ramapough Lenape Nation and co-founder of the farm.

 

We’re dumping loads of retardant chemicals to fight wildfires. What does it mean for wildlife?

As western wildfires become bigger and more intense, state and federal fire agencies are using more and more aerial fire retardant, prompting concerns over fish kills, aquatic life, and water quality.​

 

Cadmium spiked inside a Tampa lead factory. Workers didn’t get help.

In June 2014, an air monitor strapped to a worker inside a Tampa lead factory picked up an unmistakable red flag. The level of cadmium, a toxic metal known to cause cancer, had soared to more than 100 times the federal limit.

 

Cancer-causing wastes still exist along the Texas Eastern pipeline 30 years after settlement

It’s been more than 30 years since the public first learned that the former Texas Eastern Transmission Corp. buried industrial fluids containing the carcinogen polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in pits along the natural gas line, including in Shermans Dale. The sites could represent thousands of tons of contaminated soil. The PCBs still have not been fully cleaned up and there isn’t an estimate for when that will be completed.

 

Power Washing Leads to Stadium Fire

Facility managers and cleaning crews commonly turn to power washers to clean entranceways and building exteriors. Although power washers provide a quick and efficient way to wash surfaces, they can cause injuries or electrical fires if not used properly. This week the roof of the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans caught fire while workers were pressure washing it to prepare it for painting, USA Today reports.

 

Forget 5G, China Is Ramping Up For 6G

It’s not just a question of faster, but of the unleashing of other technologies, such as AI, augmented reality and the metaverse. The 6G “pipe” will be stratified into several layers, some reserved for audio, some for data and some for the Internet of Everything and some for police/military communication. Any layer can turned off at will. Consider selectively turning off the civilian Internet band, or civilian phone service. All other services would continue to connect and communicate at blazing​

 

Panic-Buying Could Leave 90% Of UK Gas Stations Dry

UK politicians panic as similarities to the 1970s-style "winter of discontent" of shortages and socio-economic distress have already materialized. Prime Minister Boris Johnson requested the Army to begin fuel deliveries to petrol stations. According to Reuters, 90% of petrol stations could run dry across major metro areas on Monday after buying panic accelerated the crisis of low fuel supplies due to a shortage of truck drivers.

 

The Common Kitchen Ingredient That Could Help if Your Child Swallows a Battery

Every day, and thousands of times a year in the US, a kid swallows a battery. In the last 20 years or so, this dangerous and sometimes fatal accident has actually become significantly more common in children, and severe injuries caused by button battery ingestion (BBI) have led to a marked increase in hospitalizations.

 

Observations confirm that aerosols formed from plant emitted compounds can make clouds brighter

An observational study by Finnish research groups confirms a prevailing theory that volatile organic compounds emitted by vegetation form atmospheric aerosols which make clouds more reflective.

 

Should we put iodine in salt to boost babies’ IQ? As folic acid is finally added to flour, experts now claim iodine is just as crucial for mother and child - if not more so

The Government’s plan to add folic acid to bags of flour marks a successful end to a 25-year campaign by diet experts. The nutrient is essential during pregnancy to prevent birth defects, and the move will bring Britain into line with 100 other countries, including the US.

 

Official Sources Warn a Geomagnetic Storm Is Imminent, So Get Ready For Auroras

If you live at a high latitude, it's time to break out the camera. Space weather agencies are predicting a solar storm for Monday 27 September: moderate, with a chance of aurora.

 

A new method for removing lead from drinking water

Engineers at MIT have developed a new approach to removing lead or other heavy-metal contaminants from water, in a process that they say is far more energy-efficient than any other currently used system, though there are others under development that come close. Ultimately, it might be used to treat lead-contaminated water supplies at the home level, or to treat contaminated water from some chemical or industrial processes.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, September 25, 2021

Covert climate engineering operations are further fueling fire / flood scenarios. The US West continues to bake and burn while other parts of the country have received constant rain and frequent flooding. The same completely out of balance weather extremes are playing out all over the planet. Climate related crop production collapse is in turn triggering food shortages and looming starvation in a rapidly growing list of countries. All the while, the climate science community, official agencies and environmental organizations continue to pretend that climate collapse is not yet here.

 

Unforeseen Circumstances, The Fawn Fire, Northern California

Wildfire roulette continues to take a terrible toll in Northern California. The climate engineering cabal has relentlessly cut of the flow of moisture into much of the US West. Ionosphere heater induced high pressure heat domes and constant jet sprayed aerosol dispersions are core to the equation.

 

Lab-grown meat is supposed to be inevitable. The science tells a different story

Splashy headlines have long overshadowed inconvenient truths about biology and economics. Now, extensive new research suggests the industry may be on a billion-dollar crash course with reality.

 

Grammy Winner Victory Boyd on What It Means to Be Brave in America

On the latest episode of CHD Live’s “What’s Your View?” Grammy Award winner Victory Boyd discusses how the NFL canceled her scheduled appearance on the season opener because she refused to get the COVID vaccine.

 

What Does It Mean to 'Trust the Science'?

We’re told to “trust the science” and “follow the science.” But what science are we supposed to follow? There’s plenty of scientific evidence refuting everything we’re told to accept as “fact,” including the claim that masks work, that lockdowns slow down the spread, that school closures protect children, that there are no effective early treatments for COVID-19, and that the fast-tracked COVID shots are safe, effective and necessary even if you have natural immunity

 

Chromothripsis: Bad news for gene editing

CRISPR gene editing is often presented as a straightforward, precise, and safe procedure. But recent research findings on CRISPR gene editing for gene therapy applications show it can lead to massive damage to chromosomes. The phenomenon is known as chromothripsis.

 

What to Eat for Weight Problems

If you want to add more vigor to your life and even extend your "expiration date," you have to maintain a healthy body weight. These seven plant-based compounds can help you get your weight down and your energy UP, naturally

 

Novel chemical entities: Are we sleepwalking through a planetary boundary?

The “novel entities” planetary boundary encapsulates all toxic and long-lived substances that humans release into the environment — from heavy metals and radioactive waste, to industrial chemicals and pesticides, even novel living organisms — which can threaten the stability of the Earth system.

 

Study Adds to 40 Year Analysis Linking Brain Cancer to Pesticide Exposure

A study by Claremont Graduate University finds exposure to agricultural pesticides increases brain cancer risk up to 20 percent. This study expands on a 1998 study evaluating brain cancer risk among the farm population using epidemiologic studies.

 

Fast Fashion 101: Everything You Need to Know

It's not your imagination — fashion trends don't last as long as they used to. While in decades past, style enthusiasts could expect new releases once per season, today's trending looks seem to change every few weeks. Anyone who wants to stay fashion-forward must buy new pieces as they become available or risk looking out of date.

 

Solar Self-Reliance: How to Generate Your Own Solar Power When Renting

Installing solar panels is a great option for homeowners who want to reduce their power bills, and the payback period can be just a handful of years with favorable conditions. However, renters and apartment owners cannot use a typical solar power system due to the lack of space, and renters in particular must also negotiate with their landlords. A miniature solar system that is portable and easy to install can be a better option in these cases.

 

‘Corporate colonization’: small producers boycott UN food summit

Hundreds of civil society groups, academics and social movements are boycotting the first UN global food summit amid growing anger that the agenda has been hijacked by an opaque web of corporate interests.​

 

8 Health Benefits of Aronia Berries

Why would anyone want to eat something called a chokeberry? Well, they're considered one of the best sources of antioxidants, which have a plethora of health benefits, that's why. Aronia berries get their nickname because eating the small, darkly colored fruits raw can dry out your mouth, but they are often added to jams, teas, purees, juices and even wine.

 

More support needed for pollination services in agriculture

The global decline of pollinators threatens the reproductive success of 90 per cent of all wild plants globally and the yield of 85 per cent of the world's most important crops. Pollinators—mainly bees and other insects—contribute to 35 per cent of the world's food production. The service provided by pollinators is particularly important for securing food produced by the more than two billion small farmers worldwide. An agroecologist at the University of Göttingen points out that yields could be increased if pollinators were encouraged. The article was published in One Earth.

 

Researchers define chain of events leading to dangerous intestinal disorder in preemies

A research team has provided what may be the most definitive view to date of the biological process leading to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a dangerous inflammatory disease that can destroy a premature infant's intestinal lining and causes death in up to a third of the cases.

 

Who Controls Our Food System?

The global food system is being hijacked by multinationals, warns farmer Paula Gioia. She says that industrial farming interests marginalize the rights and solutions of small-scale farmers.

 

Office Study Reveals Top Germ Hotspots

New research by leading international brand of professional cleaning materials Chicopee has revealed the germ hotspots in Britain’s offices.

 

LEAKED GRANT PROPOSAL DETAILS HIGH-RISK CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH

The proposal, rejected by U.S. military research agency DARPA, describes the insertion of human-specific cleavage sites into SARS-related bat coronaviruses.

 

US, China commit to phase down climate-warming HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners – but what will replace them this time?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule to start eliminating a class of climate-warming chemicals that are widely used as coolants in refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps. If that plan feels like déjà vu, it should.

 

Eating spinach could protect against colon cancer

A new study from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health) suggests eating spinach could prevent colon cancer. And now, building on previous work, researchers are closer to understanding exactly how it works.

 

Sunscreen makers withdraw products found to contain cancer-causing substance

Recalls regarding carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) in drugs have reached the sunscreen aisle. In July 2021, Johnson & Johnson recalled five aerosol sunscreen products and CVS stopped selling two sunscreen products because of the presence of the carcinogen benzene. The moves came after an online pharmacy identified traces of benzene in dozens of sunscreen products and petitioned the FDA to investigate.

 

Research on Thousands of Organic and Chemical-Intensive Farms Illustrates Stark Difference in Toxic Chemical Use

Recent research out of California sought to compare (and quantify) differences in total pesticide use, and in use of pesticides of specific concern, across conventional and organic agricultural fields in the state. The research team, from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, finds an 18–31% likely reduction in spraying of pesticides on organically managed fields compared to conventional, and a 27% likely reduction in use of pesticide products with high acute human toxicity for organic versus conventional fields. Readers may be gasping, and thinking, “Wait, what?! I thought organic farming does not use pesticides! Help?”

 

Staying safe under the sun: How melanin levels can significantly affect skin cancer risk

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide and the most diagnosed cancer in the U.S. Recent research shows that melanin, a pigment found in hair, skin and eyes, can play a critical role in determining both the risk and severity of people who develop melanoma, the third most common type of skin cancer.

 

Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

 

Executive Order on Adding Measles to the List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 264(b) of title 42, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Amendment to Executive Order 13295. Based upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Surgeon General, and for the purposes set forth in section 1 of Executive Order 13295 of April 4, 2003 (Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases), section 1 of Executive Order 13295, as amended by Executive Order 13375 of April 1, 2005 (Amendment to Executive Order 13295 Relating to Certain Influenza Viruses and Quarantinable Communicable Diseases), and Executive Order 13674 of July 31, 2014 (Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases), shall be further amended by adding “Measles” to the existing list after “infectious Tuberculosis.” ​

 

House passes amendment to address 'forever chemicals' in defense spending bill

House lawmakers today approved a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022 by a vote of 236 to 186 that includes critical reforms for addressing the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

 

NASA Study Examines Houston-area Air Quality Issues

NASA scientists are in Houston this month for an intensive air quality study exploring the effects of emissions and weather on air pollution, as well as the relationship between air quality and socioeconomic factors.

 

River research reveals scale of macroplastic pollution

Plastic pollution clogs river systems for considerably longer than previously thought, new research from the University of Leicester shows. Macroplastics – or plastic litter more than 5mm in size – travel much slower through river systems than previously believed, at an average speed of less than 0.01 km per hour, and can remain in place for significant periods of time.

 

New push to expand nuclear radiation compensation includes New Mexico sites

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is renewing a push to expand a U.S. compensation program for people who were exposed to radiation following uranium mining and nuclear testing carried out during the Cold War.

 

Factory Farming: Everything You Need to Know

Factory farming is a type of farming in which animals are raised and crowded together in close quarters. The animals are referred to as livestock and the farms are also called concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

 

Fall means more deer on the road: 4 ways time of day, month and year raise your risk of crashes

Autumn is here, and that means the risk of hitting deer on rural roads and highways is rising, especially around dusk and during a full moon. Deer cause over 1 million motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. each year, resulting in more than US$1 billion in property damage, about 200 human deaths and 29,000 serious injuries. Property damage insurance claims average around $2,600 per accident, and the overall average cost, including severe injuries or death, is over $6,000.

 

More U.S. households considered high-risk for wildfires

Devastating and consistently-worsening wildfires across the west coast of the United States have captivated the nation’s attention in recent years. Now, researchers from the University of Georgia report that more and more U.S. households are falling into the “high risk” categories for wildfire damage. What’s driving this increase? Study authors say it’s likely a combination of factors including climate change, drought, and the construction of more neighborhoods on the outskirts of cities and towns.

 

Intermittent fasting improves sleep quality, helps manage diabetes, heart disease

Intermittent fasting has become wildly popular among the dieting community over the last decade. Now, a new study is adding more fuel to that fire after researchers discovered the weight loss trend may help people better manage conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Researchers also find that intermittent fasting also helps overall sleep quality.

 

Winged microchip is smallest-ever human-made flying structure

Northwestern University engineers have added a new capability to electronic microchips: flight. About the size of a grain of sand, the new flying microchip (or "microflier") does not have a motor or engine. Instead, it catches flight on the wind—much like a maple tree's propeller seed—and spins like a helicopter through the air toward the ground.

 

Melting of polar ice shifting Earth itself, not just sea levels

The melting of polar ice is not only shifting the levels of our oceans, it is changing the planet Earth itself. Newly minted Ph.D. Sophie Coulson and her colleagues explained in a recent paper in Geophysical Research Letters that, as glacial ice from Greenland, Antarctica, and the Arctic Islands melts, Earth's crust beneath these land masses warps, an impact that can be measured hundreds and perhaps thousands of miles away.

 

Study: Global cancer risk from burning organic matter comes from unregulated chemicals

The researchers hope scientists and regulators will consider a broader class of compounds in evaluating cancer risk due to PAH exposure.

 

As Italy’s Glaciers Recede, a Stunning World of Ice Is Being Lost

Photographer Luigi Avantaggiato has trekked high into the Italian Alps to document the melting of some of the world’s most studied glaciers. His images track the glaciers’ increasingly rapid retreat and capture the stark beauty of a land in transition as the ice disappears.

 

Air pollution: Even worse than we thought - WHO

Air pollution is even more dangerous than previously thought, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, as it slashes maximum safe levels of key pollutants such nitrogen dioxide.

 

We’ve Got a Way Bigger Problem than “Disinformation”

Right now, the country is bitterly and tragically divided over the challenges associated with COVID. I want to suggest that we’re facing a bigger challenge—equally terrifying, but one on which we can and should be united: the quietly emerging challenges to our free speech.

 

Bayer Forced to Change Roundup Label, Pay $39.5 Million for Misleading Advertising

Bayer, which acquired Monsanto in 2018, agreed to settle the case of Lisa Jones et al. v. Monsanto Company for $39.5 million, and will make changes to the Roundup product label.

 

New Covid variant found in Kentucky nursing home has deadly mutations that could evade virus antibodies

A NEW variant of COVID-19 with deadly mutations that give it "increased resistance to antibodies" was discovered in a Kentucky nursing home.

 

Here’s The Dirt On Healthy Garden Soil

When you look at the soil in your garden, do you see healthy garden soil? Or, do you see a pile of lifeless, inert stuff? Soil is an ecosystem in its own right, with flora, fauna, and chemical reactions all its own. Healthy garden soil is full of life, and in this article, we’ll dig in!

 

Impossible Foods Investor Wants You Eating Cellular Meat And Aims To Eliminate Animals From Food Systems

Global technocrats want to completely end animal farming and the consumption of meat products. They are planning to shift everyone to plant-based and synthetic food sources all in the name of saving the planet. Well, the planet has done just fine for thousands of years of animal farming. Perhaps the environmental/climate damage being done now has more to do with the chemicals and pesticides being used and the harmful techniques used by corporate processing plants. Regardless, you can rest assured that the global “elites” plan to continue feasting on filet mignon while limiting the rest of us to synthetic, lab-grown swill.

 

Technology is revolutionizing Ghana’s fight against plastic pollution

Drains, illegal dumps, and beaches are choked with discarded bottles and plastic packaging, but waste pickers are making an impact. A new multistakeholder pilot aims to increase visibility within the supply chain and bring benefits to people, companies, and the environment.

 

Lead exposure continues to be a 'silent epidemic' for kids. These 3 states have the most affected areas

In 2015, pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., based in Flint, Michigan, put out research that revealed children in her community had been exposed to dangerous levels of lead as a result of contaminated drinking water. Hanna-Attisha dove into data from the local hospital's Epic electronic health record (EHR) to build her study. Using those data, she exposed Flint's water crisis.

 

More people are eating bugs – but is it ethical to farm insects for food?

Insect farming is a rapidly growing industry, with hundreds of companies worldwide rearing insects at industrial scales. The global value of insect farming is expected to surpass US$1.18 billion by 2023.​

 

TikTok Challenge Is Nightmare for School Custodians

Stolen urinals, smashed floor tiles, missing soap dispensers…..this vandalism in schools across the nation isn’t the work of outsiders but of students following a new trend that went viral on TikTok, CNN reports. The trend, called devious licks, encourages middle school, high school, and even college students to vandalize school property—most commonly restrooms—and post their results on the social media app. Although TikTok has worked to shut down the trend, removing the videos from its platform, people have shared the videos on other platforms as well.

 

Green Seal Creates New Certification Standard for Paint

Green Seal® has launched a new certification standard for paints and coatings in alignment with the latest version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building rating system. Products certified to Green Seal’s updated paint standard are designated by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as complying with the requirements for the LEED v4 and v4.1 low-emitting materials credit.

 

Inside the mutant ‘double muscle’ pigs & cows being bred to ward off bacon & beef shortages

MUTANT "double muscle" pigs and cows are being bred to potentially help ward off beef and pork shortages.​

 

The Netflix of solar: Save more money on your utility bills with novel renewable power

Millions of Americans now have easier access to cheap and renewable solar energy, thanks to community solar, a subscription-based service that makes it simple for electricity customers to use remote solar panel projects to save money on their electric bills while helping protect the environment.

 

Familial Forestry in India: Caring for trees like they're family

Trees are good for both biodiversity and people, helping to guard against drought. Which is why Shyam Sunder Jyani encourages communities in Rajasthan to nurture them like loved ones.

 

"Very Rare" Earthquake Rocks Melbourne, Buildings Shake Across Australia

One of the most powerful onshore earthquakes that rocked the state of Victoria, Australia, couldn't have come at the worst time as anti-lockdown protesters are fed up with the government's COVID restrictions and vaccine requirements. According to Geoscience Australia, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck around 0915 local time about 75 miles northeast of Melbourne, causing damage to buildings.

 

Oral bacteria from wild bears reveals history of human antibiotic use — and widespread resistance

Bacteria found in the mouths of wild bears show how widespread resistance to antibiotics has grown over the years. Brown bears born after the development of strict control measures on the use of antibiotics have lower levels of resistance, say scientists.

 

10 Ways to Save Water at Home

As we've seen in the American West and Southwest this summer, climate change continues to threaten our national (and global) water supply. Extreme drought conditions are the most widespread they've been in at least 20 years, reservoir levels are at all-time lows, and the resulting dryness of the landscape has led to more wildfires. Water usage also contributes significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions through the pumping, treating, and heating necessary to bring water into our homes.

 

Most infants in 91 countries are malnourished, warns Unicef

Only a third of children under two in many developing countries are fed what they need for healthy growth and no progress has been made on improving their nutrition over the past decade. Unicef, the UN’s children’s agency, said in a report published on Wednesday that a combination of crises from Covid-19 to conflict and the climate breakdown had stunted progress on children’s nutrition in 91 countries.​

 

‘Smoke cows’: Could more US wildfires mean less milk from Oregon’s huge dairy herd?

A team at the Oregon State University has begun a three-year study looking at the effects of poor air quality on cattle

 

Can the Colorado River Sustain More Population Growth?

News reports about the Colorado River over the last few months have been intense and depressing. The first ever "cuts" in water deliveries out of the river to Arizona and Nevada took hold last week, with more cuts likely coming to more states.

 

Study Finds Packaged Organic Foods Are Healthier than Conventional Products

Processed organic foods are healthier than their conventional, chemical-intensive counterparts in important ways, according to a new peer-reviewed study published in the journal Nutrients led by scientists at the Environmental Working Group. While a steady diet of whole, unprocessed foods is ideal, packaged foods are ubiquitous in U.S. supermarkets and often unavoidable. In addition to eliminating concerns over highly toxic pesticide use, according to this new research, choosing packaged organic is an effective means of evading highly processed ingredients associated with adverse health outcomes.​

 

How green is your food? Eco-labels can change the way we eat, study shows

While food labels are nothing new, a different type that calculates the environmental cost has had a surprising effect on consumers

 

Does your child hate broccoli? Chemicals in their MOUTH may be to blame! Enzymes in brassica vegetables react with oral bacteria and produce unpleasant, sulphurous odours, study finds

It's a struggle that many parents regularly face at dinner time, and now a new study may finally shed light on why so many children dislike broccoli. Researchers from Australia found chemicals in the mouths of children could be behind their dislike of brassica vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower and sprouts.

 

Babies have 10 TIMES more microplastics in their stools than adults - with bottles, toys and teethers possibly to blame, study

Babies have 10 times more microplastics in their stools than adults, a new study has warned. Researchers from New York University found much higher levels of one type of microplastic, known as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), when comparing the stools of adults and children.

 

Global sea levels are rising at an 'alarming rate' of 0.12 inches a YEAR thanks to melting ice - with an area of frozen water the equivalent to six times the size of Germany lost since 1979, report warns

Sea levels around the world are rising at an 'alarming rate' of 0.12 inches per year, according to a new European Commission-backed report. This is the fifth Ocean State Report published by the Copernicus Marine Service, using a combination of satellite observations, measurements at different ocean locations around the world, and a series of computer models.

 

These scientists want to bring back the woolly mammoth. Ethicists aren’t so sure.

When ethicist Karen Wendling of Canada’s University of Guelph first heard about a new company’s plan to “de-extinct” the woolly mammoth, she was enthralled by the possibilities it created. If a behemoth similar to the one that roamed the Earth 4,000 years ago could be engineered, could a dodo bird and other long-gone species, as well? “Who doesn’t think it’d be cool in principle,” she said. “It also sounds a lot like ‘Jurassic Park.’ ”

 

SpaceX Program Risks ‘Multiple Tragedies of the Commons,’ But FCC Turns Blind Eye

The Federal Communications Commission approved the deployment of 3,000 new Starlink satellites without conducting the legally required assessment of how the technology will negatively impact the environment.​

 

Scientists are developing plants that can deliver same vaccine technology used by Pfizer and Moderna Covid shots by being EATEN

When a person thinks of vaccines, they often imagine the long needle of a syringe before a slight pinch on their arm, followed by a day of soreness as they recover. That could soon change if researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), are successful in their attempt to deliver messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine technology via edible plants.

 

80 Groups, 57 Doctors, 19 Scientists Join CHD in Urging Pennsylvania to Reject ‘Smart Meters’ Mandate

Children’s Health Defense on Sept. 15 filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in support of a lawsuit challenging the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s interpretation of the state’s 2008 law mandating smart meters.

 

Extinction of Indigenous languages leads to loss of exclusive knowledge about medicinal plants

A study at the University of Zurich in Switzerland shows that a large proportion of existing medicinal plant knowledge is linked to threatened Indigenous languages. In a regional study on the Amazon, New Guinea and North America, researchers concluded that 75% of medicinal plant uses are known in only one language.

 

NEW STUDY: PESTICIDES TOGETHER WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS CAN STRESS BEES LEADING TO COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER

A 2021 study entitled, “Combined Effects of Pesticides and Electromagnetic-Fields on Honeybees: Multi-Stress Exposure” published in the journal Insects ( affiliated with the American Association of Professional Apiculturists) by scientists of the University of Milan Italy and Instituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia ed Emilia Romagna “Bruno Ubertini” found the combined effects pesticides and non-ionizing electromagnetic fields on bees potentiated several effects including disease, higher mortality, behavioral alterations (queen changes, excess of both drone-brood deposition and honey storage) and biochemical anomalies.

 

China is financing infrastructure projects around the world – many could harm nature and Indigenous communities

China is shaping the future of economic development through its Belt and Road Initiative, an ambitious multi-billion-dollar international push to better connect itself to the rest of the world through trade and infrastructure. Through this venture, China is providing over 100 countries with funding they have long sought for roads, railways, power plants, ports and other infrastructure projects.

 

Scientists at work: We use environmental DNA to monitor how human activities affect life in rivers and streams

Rivers, lakes and wetlands cover just 1% of the Earth’s surface but are home to nearly 10% of all species, including fish, mammals, birds, insects and crustaceans. But these rich, diverse ecosystems are in free fall. Worldwide, species are declining faster now than at any other time in human history, and fresh waters are losing more species than land or ocean ecosystems.

 

5 Best Biodegradable Garbage Bags

As consumers become more aware of issues like ocean plastics and overflowing landfills, many are looking for ways to cut down on their environmental footprints. An easy way to make your home more sustainable is to switch from heavy-duty plastic trash can liners to biodegradable garbage bags. While they aren't a perfect solution, they have a few key advantages over their traditional counterparts.

 

Fit washing machines with filters to reduce microplastic pollution

Washing machines should be fitted with filters to prevent microplastic fibres from clothes reaching waterways and the sea, the Women’s Institute, campaigners and MPs have urged. Filters are cheap and can catch almost all of the plastic microfibres produced from washing clothes made from artificial fabrics such as nylon, but there is no obligation in the UK for washing machines to be fitted with the simple devices.

 

Nearly 15,000 Deaths, More Than 700,000 Injuries Reported to VAERS Since December 2020 Rollout of COVID Vaccines in U.S.

VAERS data released Sept. 17 by the CDC showed a total of 701,561 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 14,925 deaths and 91,523 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and Sept. 10, 2021.

 

Cuba Will Begin Giving Shots to Children as Young as 2

The Defender’s COVID NewsWatch provides a roundup of the latest headlines related to the SARS CoV-2 virus, including its origins and COVID vaccines.

 

14 Military Members Detail Toll Vaccine Mandates Are Taking on Service Members in Amended Motion to CHD Lawsuit Against FDA

The motion, filed Sept. 18, is part of a lawsuit filed last month by Children’s Health Defense against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Pfizer’s Comirnaty Vaccine.

 

Politicians Who Shill for Big Pharma ‘Not Fit to Represent the People’

Carrying water for Pharma is not only a moral failure, it is also a political failure — and any politician who puts Pharma profits before the needs of constituents will lose their jobs.

 

Insects are vanishing from our planet at an alarming rate. But there are ways to help them

In Germany, flying insects have declined by 76% in 26 years. In the UK, common butterfly populations have fallen by 46% since 1976. We should be alarmed by this insect apocalypse

 

Obesity’s link to depression tied to both physical and social factors

New research out of the United Kingdom is further re-enforcing the connection between weight issues and mental health. While this isn’t the first study to establish a connection between obesity or high body mass index (BMI) and depression, a team from the University of Exeter set out to answer how exactly a high BMI leads to depressive symptoms. Study authors report that a combination of both physical and social factors are likely at play.

 

Daycares in Finland Built Their Own 'Forests', And It Changed Kids' Immune Systems

Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest's undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child's immune system, according to an experiment in Finland.

 

Rechargeable 'Glow in The Dark' Plants Are The Green Light We've Been Waiting For

Scientists are working on rechargeable, glow-in-the-dark plant life that could one day replace some of the inefficient, energy-intensive electric lights that we currently rely on for modern-day living.​

 

Research guides future of plastic waste chemical recycling

New research from the Cornell College of Engineering aims to ease the process of chemical recycling—an emerging industry that could turn waste products back into natural resources by physically breaking plastic down into the smaller molecules it was originally produced from.

 

Bitcoin mining generates substantial electronic waste: study

Mining for bitcoin generates substantial electronic waste that "represents a growing threat to the environment", according to a recent study.

 

Yard size does not impact children's physical activity levels

Yard size does not affect children's physical activity levels, according to a new study, suggesting outdoor play mightn't be impacted as cities densify and backyards shrink.

 

Meeting sleep recommendations could lead to smarter snacking

Missing out on the recommended seven or more hours of sleep per night could lead to more opportunities to make poorer snacking choices than those made by people who meet shut-eye guidelines, a new study suggests.

 

A year of committed exercise in middle age reversed worrisome heart stiffness

A year of exercise training helped to preserve or increase the youthful elasticity of the heart muscle among people showing early signs of heart failure, a small study shows.

 

In Indian mining hub, farmers bring polluted land back to life

As global demand for India's iron ore grows, fuelling environmental damage in mining areas, some farmers are bringing contaminated agricultural land back to life

 

Tiger trafficking: the murky world of America’s big-money big cat trade

There are about 10,000 tigers in the US, and with few requirements for ownership, virtually anyone can own, breed or sell them

 

A 'Cup Of Joe' Is About To Get A Whole Lot More Expensive

Robusta coffee prices continued to soar to record-highs this week as concerns deepen over the outlook from Brazil, the world's top producer. "Cheaper robusta-coffee beans, used widely in instant-coffee beverages such as Nestle SA's Nescafe brands, are sold out in Brazil. After drought and frost ruined crops of the higher-end arabica variety favored by cafes like Starbucks Corp., local roasters are racing for robusta replacements and driving prices to new records each day," Bloomberg wrote. Spot prices for Brazil robusta Espirito Santo have nearly doubled this year, up 356 reais per 60-kg bag, or about 87% to 769 reais.

 

From safe drinking water to sustainable fisheries, NOAA GLERL’s Experimental Lake Erie Hypoxia Forecast is even more useful than anticipated

Four years ago, NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) began providing an Experimental Lake Erie Hypoxia Forecast Model to warn stakeholders of low-oxygen upwelling events that can cause water quality problems for over 2 million residents of northern Ohio. Now in its fifth year, this forecast model has turned out to serve additional purposes that NOAA’s scientists hadn’t even considered – including maintaining s​

 

Research On Greater Amberjack To Be One Of Largest Fish Studies Of Its Kind

Two Texas A&M University at Galveston marine biologists will be part of a national team of researchers in one of the largest fish studies ever conducted in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine biologists Jay Rooker and David Wells will join the team of 18 scientists from 11 other universities to determine the status of the Greater Amberjack, one of the most commonly found fishes in southern waters. The $9 million study will encompass large portions of the Gulf and parts of the South Atlantic Ocean.

 

Is Your Phone Spying on You? Possibly, According to New Research.

Citizen Lab, a cybersecurity research organization based at the University of Toronto, this week revealed the existence of a “zero-click” exploit that exposed 1.65 billion Apple iPhone and other Apple devices to a complete and almost undetectable takeover by Pegasus spyware.

 

Avocados trim hidden body fat

An avocado a day could help fight the belly fat that’s linked to diabetes.

 

Study shows increases in smoking and vaping in Irish teens

For the first time in 25 years, rates of smoking among teenage boys in Ireland are increasing, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research. The study also shows that rates of vaping among teenagers have risen in the last four years and that teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke.​

 

Surging Fertilizer Costs Risk Making Food Even Pricier Next Year

Most people don’t give fertilizer a second thought -- except maybe when driving through a particularly fragrant agricultural area. But with prices for some synthetic nutrients at their highest levels since the financial crisis, it could mean weaker harvests and bigger grocery bills next year, just as the world’s supply chains start to recover from the pandemic.

 

Researchers express alarm as Arctic multiyear sea ice hits record low

Of great concern to scientists, the Arctic has lost 95% of its thick multiyear sea ice since 1985. Older, thicker ice acts as a buffer against future Blue Ocean Events, expected as early as 2035. A BOE would mark a year when most Arctic ice melts out in summer.

 

Coral reefs are 50% less able to provide food, jobs, and climate protection than in 1950s, putting millions at risk

The capacity of coral reefs to provide ecosystem services relied on by millions of people worldwide has declined by half since the 1950s, according to a new University of British Columbia-led study.

 

Pfizer recalls anti-smoking drug due to high levels of ingredient tied increased risk of cancer

Pfizer recalled its anti-smoking drug Chantix due to high levels of an ingredient that is tied to an increased risk of cancer.

 

British Airways operates carbon-neutral flight using recycled cooking oil

British Airways operated its first-ever carbon-neutral flight powered by recycled cooking oil this week, a major step in the airline’s goal to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

 

There's an Antarctica-Sized Hole in the Ozone Layer

The quintessential 1980s problem of the ozone hole is still with us today. And in not-great news, this year’s ozone hole is bigger than usual and has spread over the entirety of Antarctica and then some.​

 

Study suggests microbiome could be key to losing weight

Results from a new study indicate that a person's ability to shed pounds could have to do with what's in their guts – specifically, their microbiome.

 

Increased use of social media takes mental health toll on teens

A study done by Psychiatry Online corroborate the WSJ, stating that mental health issues among adolescents rose in the early 2010s. From anxiety to depression, mental stability took its hit due to the increase use of social media. The effect has permeated to present day.

 

This is the filthiest part of your bathroom — and it may surprise you

A dirty and disgusting bathroom is enough to make any person squirm, but which spot is really the dirtiest? A new study reveals it’s not the toilet and it’s not the sink. The germiest place in your bathroom is likely the spot where you hang your towels!

 

Primate mothers grieve their dead babies by carrying their bodies for months

Primate mothers carry their dead infant’s body for up to several months as a way of grieving, according to new research. The largest-ever study of the behavior, known as “infant corpse carrying,” suggests that the mothers may possess an awareness of death, or be able to learn about it over time.

 

NEW EVIDENCE OF CORRUPTION AT EPA CHEMICALS DIVISION

EPA whistleblowers have provided evidence that agency officials avoided calculating the health risks posed by hundreds of new chemicals.

 

New Zealand is not as clean or green as we think

Ignorance about plastic recycling has tricked us into guilt-free consumption – decision makers have to give us sustainable options

 

Ocean Cleanup struggles to fulfill promise to scoop up plastic at sea

Docked at a Canadian port, crew members returned from a test run of the Ocean Cleanup's system to rid the Pacific of plastic trash were thrilled by the meager results — even as marine scientists and other ocean experts doubted the effort could succeed. The non-profit, launched in 2013 amid buoyant media coverage, hope to clear 90% of floating plastic from the world's oceans by 2040. But the group's own best-case scenario — still likely years away — envisions removing 20,000 tonnes a year from the North Pacific, a small fraction of the roughly 11 million tonnes of plastic flowing annually into the oceans.

 

YOUR LAWN IS AN ‘ECOLOGICAL DEADZONE.’ THE CASE FOR REPLACING IT WITH NATIVE PLANTS

Fall is the time to plant shrubs and perennials for next year, and as people are planning, an entomologist wants them to think about their yard as a habitat.

 

Mass Extinction Events Can Turn Freshwater Into Toxic Soup, And It's Already Happening

Apart from the global catastrophe that killed off most of the dinosaurs, some experts think almost all the mass extinctions in Earth's history were followed by a proliferation of microbes in rivers and lakes.

 

The computer chip industry has a dirty secret

The semiconductor industry has a problem. Demand is booming for silicon chips, which are embedded in everything from smartphones and televisions to wind turbines, but it comes at a big cost: a huge carbon footprint.

 

Eating wild meat significantly increases zoonotic disease risk: UN report

The domestic consumption of meat from wild animals has significant impacts on most species protected under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), says a new report released on Wednesday, including increasing the risk of diseases spreading from animals to humans.

 

Race to evacuate thousands on Canary Island of La Palma as Cumbre Vieja volcano ERUPTS for first time in 50 years sending lava cascading towards towns, ash billowing into the air and sparking earthquakes

A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma erupted Sunday after a week long build-up of seismic activity, forcing the authorities to scramble evacuations for more than 5,000 people as lava ran towards their homes. The explosion took place at Mount Cumbre Vieja in an area known as Cabeza de Vaca on the western slope of the volcanic ridge as it descends to the coast, and comes after the island registered up to 1,000 earthquakes in the past five days alone.

 

RESEARCHERS RELEASE FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

For the first time, scientists have assembled a quantitative assessment for agriculture sustainability for countries around the world based not only on environmental impacts, but economic and social impacts, as well. The Sustainable Agriculture Matrix, or SAM, provides independent and transparent measurements of agricultural sustainability at a national level that can help governments and organizations to evaluate progress, encourage accountability, identify priorities for improvement, and inform national policies and actions towards sustainable agriculture around the globe.

 

‘Conservation should be seen as what communities have always done’, says John Kamanga

Efforts to protect wildlife and landscapes have generally been shifting away from “fortress conservation” toward more inclusive approaches. Among these latter approaches are community conservancies, which have been expanding around the world, but have especially gained traction in East Africa.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, September 18, 2021

A new report of a massive ozone layer hole, ocean dead zones, collapsing fishing industries, rapidly declining crops, dwindling supply chains and societal lockdowns, when will the masses recognize how the puzzle pieces fit together? How should we expect those in power to respond? Will the constant stream of corporate media propaganda be successful at keeping the population's epidemic of normalcy bias alive till the last possible moment? Or will rapidly rising challenges finally trigger the long overdue societal awakening?

 

We Must End the Sixth Extinction

Scientists warn that humanity is causing the sixth mass extinction in the planet’s history. A series of reports from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) highlights how human activities threaten the healthy functioning of ecosystems that produce food and water, as well as one million species now at risk of extinction. The UNEP report, Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss, identifies the global food system as the primary driver of biodiversity loss. The report points to the conversion of natural ecosystems to crop production and pasture, with concomitant use of toxic chemicals, monoculture, and production of greenhouse gases.

 

Twilight's Last Gleaming

"This is not about freedom or personal choice." — President Joseph R. Biden, Sept. 9, 2021

 

September 18, 19: Stop 5G International, Global 5G Protest For Freedom, We Do Not Consent

On the weekend before Equinox, 18/19 September, people from across the world will be standing up to demand an immediate halt to 5G on Earth and in Space for the sake of Freedom for all. Their message: “We do not consent to a few powerful technology and satellites companies dictating the future of all life on Earth. Nor do we consent to living in a 5G-enabled surveillance state.” Events have been planned in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Spain, South-Africa, Canada, the US and India and will range from Demonstrations, Bridge Protests and Flash Mobs to Stands in the Park and Beach Events.

 

Secrets of the Field: Human Hair As An Antenna & Transmitter of Energy and Information.

Sayer Ji interviews Karen Elkins on recent discoveries proving that human hair is both an antenna and transmitter of bioelectromagnetic energy and information; a discovery confirming the wisdom of the ancients: human hair possesses profound, if not 'super-natural' capabiliities!

 

Judicial Watch: New FDA Records Show Purchases of Fetal Organs, Heads and Tissue for ‘Humanized Mice’ Project

Judicial Watch announced today that it received 198 pages of records and communications from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) involving “humanized mice” research with human fetal heads, organs and tissue, including communications and contracts with human fetal tissue provider Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR). Most of the records are communications and related attachments between Perrin Larton, a procurement manager for ABR, and research veterinary medical officer Dr. Kristina Howar​

 

L.A. County takes first steps to end urban oil drilling

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has taken the first steps to phase out oil production in unincorporated areas, including the Inglewood Oil Field — a move that environmental justice advocates celebrated as historic after decades of fighting. On Wednesday, the board unanimously voted to ban new oil wells and evaluate the status of existing ones while changing their zoning to “nonconforming.”​

 

An environmental ‘catastrophe’ in Southern Africa lingers with few answers

What happens when an environmental catastrophe takes place in an isolated area at the periphery of the world’s attention? The last six weeks in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola suggest the answer is: not very much

 

NEW FILM ON CELL PHONE RADIATION “SOMETHING IS IN THE AIR”

This new documentary on cellphone radiation will premiere on 30.9.2021 on the Flipped Media YouTube channel 21.00 GMT+2. The documentary covers 5G, cell phone and cell tower health and environmental effects. Among the interviewed scientists are Dariusz Leszczynski, Anssi Auvinen, Martin Pall and Daniel Favre.

 

What Is the Environmental Cost of Bottled Water?

Is it better for your health and the environment to drink water from a plastic bottle or from a tap? A recent study published in Science of the Total Environment has the answer for this question, at least in the Spanish city of Barcelona. It found that the environmental toll of bottled water was 1,400 to 3,500 times higher than that of tap water, while drinking only tap water would only take an average of two hours off a resident's life.

 

Scientists Find New Way to Reduce Marine ‘Dead Zones’

Summer in the Gulf of Mexico is a time to celebrate the region's bounty, including its prized shrimp, which are the star of local festivals. But shrimpers this summer found themselves contending with another, competing event — the annual measuring of the Gulf's "dead zone."

 

Retailers Fail to Protect Pollinators. . .Badly

Against the backdrop of what The New York Times in 2018 called the “insect apocalypse,” and the dire plight of pollinators in particular, Friends of the Earth (FOE) recently issued its retailer scorecard, which benchmarks “25 of the largest U.S. grocery stores on pesticides, organic offerings and pollinator health”— with the vast majority of retailers failing to protect pollinators. FOE reporting shows some, but far too slow and anemic, progress by corporate actors in enacting pollinator- and bee-friendly policies across both retail sites and supply chains. Such policies, to be genuinely effective and protective of pollinators (and human health), would eliminate or at least dramatically reduce the presence of pesticides in the food supply. The path out of the chemical pesticide quagmire is organic: companies must do more to move suppliers to organic, regenerative production practices, and EPA should be pulling these toxic compounds from the market.

 

Are we eating ourselves to extinction?

It’s not just animals that are at risk of dying out, the world’s crops are in rapid decline. Here’s why it matters what is on your plate

 

‘Why not start now?’ On the track to regenerative farming

The coming revolution in subsidies is driving interest that could help the climate and biodiversity

 

Schoolboy, nine, almost dies and has his bowel and appendix removed after swallowing magnets for TikTok challenge

A nine-year-old boy almost died after swallowing tiny magnets as part of a TikTok challenge, his mother has revealed. Jack McGeoch was taken to hospital after suffering with severe abdominal pain and vomiting at his home in Borestone, Stirling, last Tuesday.

 

A new eco-friendly and sustainable algae-based way to fight water pollution

Our ever-growing demand for freshwater has caused its sources to diminish rapidly and scientists have been attempting to find strategies to purify wastewater for reuse to meet future demands. At present, the most common wastewater treatment techniques involve the use of chemicals or ultraviolet radiation to kill microorganisms or remove pollutants. But these conventional techniques have several drawbacks, such as the toxic effects of chemical substances on our health or the high energy requirements to run treatment facilities. To create a sustainable system of wastewater treatment, the focus has shifted to eco-friendly and cost-effective technologies.

 

Animals died in 'toxic soup' during Earth's worst mass extinction: A warning for today

The end-Permian mass extinction event of roughly 252 million years ago—the worst such event in earth's history—has been linked to vast volcanic emissions of greenhouse gases, a major temperature increase, and the loss of almost every species in the oceans and on land.

 

A zero-emission engine for huge, industrial dump trucks

A Seattle engineering company is building one of the world's first zero-emission engines for a massive mining truck in a warehouse packed with "Star Wars" memorabilia and machines named after "Saturday Night Live" characters. The company, called First Mode, is led by a former NASA rocket scientist. It will soon ship the 45,000-pound engine to a South African platinum mine, where it will install the engine into a bungalow home-sized dump truck

 

Scientists reveal how vitamin A enters immune cells in the gut

Immunologists and geneticists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered how vitamin A enters immune cells in the intestines—findings that could offer insight to treat digestive diseases and perhaps help improve the efficacy of some vaccines.

 

Consuming fruit and vegetables and exercising can make you happier

New research led by the University of Kent and University of Reading has found that fruit and vegetable consumption and exercise can increase levels of happiness.

 

'Spice' withdrawal symptoms more severe than cannabis – new study

Research published today by psychologists at the University of Bath suggests that 'Spice' – which contains synthetic drugs originally designed to mimic the effects of cannabis—is more harmful than cannabis and that users are likely to experience more severe withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit.​

 

Good for groundwater – bad for crops? Plastic particles release pollutants in upper soil layers

In agriculture, large quantities of nano- and microplastics end up in the soil through compost, sewage sludge and the use of mulching foils. The plastic particles always carry various pollutants with them. However, they do not transport them into the groundwater, as is often assumed. Environmental geoscientists have now determined that the plastic particles release the pollutants in the upper soil layers: they do not generally contaminate the groundwater, but have a negative effect on soil micro​

 

Likely cause of Alzheimer’s disease discovered in fat-carrying particles

Alzheimer’s disease is becoming more and more common, with an estimated six million Americans currently living with the condition. Making matters worse is the fact that there is no effective cure yet. New research out of Australia, however, is shedding light on at least one cause of Alzheimer’s that may open the door for a breakthrough treatment. Researchers from Curtin University report that a “probable” cause of Alzheimer’s disease is the leaking of fat-carrying particles transporting toxic pr​

 

One Mozart Song Calms The Brains of People With Epilepsy, And We May Finally Know Why

A Mozart sonata that can calm epileptic brain activity may get its therapeutic power thanks to melodies that create a sense of surprise, according to a study published Thursday.

 

Toxic Chemicals Spread to Multiple Fetal Organs When Moms Are Exposed to Pesticides During Pregnancy

Pesticide exposure during pregnancy has implications for both mother and child’s health, as studies indicate prenatal and early-life exposure to environmental toxicants increases susceptibility to diseases, from learning and developmental disabilities to cancer.

 

Vaccines in your salad? Scientists growing medicine-filled plants to replace injections

Vaccinations can be a controversial subject for many people, especially when it comes to injections. So what if you could replace your next shot with a salad instead? Researchers at the University of California-Riverside are working on a way to grow edible plants that carry the same medication as an mRNA vaccine.

 

Research Reveals 3 Dirtiest Places in the Office

Simply opening the door to your workplace may be the most hazardous thing you do during your workday. New research from office furniture suppliers Furniture at Work found that office door handles had the largest amount of bacteria—30 times more than toilets seats in the office restroom.

 

CDC study finds childhood obesity increased at ‘substantial and alarming’ levels during COVID pandemic

Child obesity levels in the U.S. increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among children who were already obese from the outset, according to the findings of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Where To Place UV-C Air Purifiers

As they struggle to reopen, many facilities are turning to UV-C air purifiers to remove airborne contaminants, including the pathogens that cause coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these devices can be used in "many different settings, such as residential, commercial, educational, and healthcare. The technology uses ultraviolet (UV) energy to inactivate (kill) microorganisms, including viruses, when… installed correctly."

 

Feeling the Squeeze

Low oxygen levels are pushing fish into shallower waters, with potentially devastating impacts for fisheries and ecosystems

 

World’s largest tree wrapped in fire-resistant blanket as California blaze creeps closer

Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada.

 

Climate Change Threatens Base of Polar Oceans’ Bountiful Food Webs

The cold polar oceans give rise to some of the largest food webs on Earth. And at their base are microscopic, photosynthetic algae. But human-induced climate change, a new study suggests, is displacing these important cold-water communities of algae with warm-adapted ones, a trend that threatens to destabilize the delicate marine food web and change the oceans as we know them.

 

What’s going on with the ozone?

World governments agreed in the late 1980s to protect Earth’s ozone layer by phasing out ozone-depleting substances emitted by human activities, under the Montreal Protocol. The phase out of these substances has not only helped protect the ozone layer for future generations but has also protected human health and ecosystems by limiting the harmful ultraviolet radiation from reaching Earth. On 16 September, the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, we take a closer look at th​

 

Toxic algae exposure leads to more than 300 emergency room visits in three years

Harmful algae blooms caused 321 emergency room visits between 2017 and 2019 for respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurologic and skin problems, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study says.​

 

Federal Judge Blocks Forced Vaccination For Medical Personnel In New York State

Medical Technocrats in New York are likely grinding their teeth after a federal judge blocked forced vaccination for medical personnel. This sets an important legal precedent for other legal actions against unconstitutional vaccine mandates.

 

Further evidence that vitamin D might protect against severe COVID-19 disease and death

New research from Trinity College and University of Edinburgh has examined the association between vitamin D and COVID-19, and found that ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation (which is key for vitamin D production in the skin) at an individual's place of residence in the weeks before COVID-19 infection, was strongly protective against severe disease and death.

 

FDA Resignations Mean the Hour or Reckoning Is Coming

"Not in our lifetimes has a policy failed so badly. The intellectual and political implications here are monumental"

 

Teachers In Colorado Face Year In Jail If They Don’t Enforce Student Mask Mandates

The Tri-County Health Department is clearly running the show in Littleton, Colorado where schools have lost autonomy to settle their own issues internally: Teachers who don’t enforce mask mandates for students can be charged as criminals and face jail time plus huge fines. It’s no wonder that parents are protesting.

 

Fukushima Plant Operator Admits It “Neglected To Investigate” Faulty Exhaust Filters Used To Contain Radioactive Pollution

Fukushima officials have admitted that they have “neglected to investigate” faulty exhaust filters that have been put in place to prevent radioactive pollution from the premises. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, who operates the plant, disclosed the revelation on Monday of this week during a meeting with regulatory authorities, AP reported. 24 of the 25 filters attached to the water treatment equipment had already been found to be damaged last month. Alarms went over as workers were “movin​

 

Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

 

Podcast: Are tuna doing as well as latest extinction risk assessments suggest? It’s complicated

Four of the most commercially important tuna species had their statuses upgraded on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, but Galland tells us how these species-level assessments can obscure the real trouble some distinct tuna populations are facing.

 

Fashions to die for: The fur trade’s role in spreading zoonotic disease

It has long been known that zoonotic diseases, which originate in animals and can jump to humans and back again, have been a prime source and vector for pandemics, with COVID-19 the most recent example. What is less known is the role the global fur-for-fashion industry plays in the spread of zoonotic disease.

 

‘Larger than usual’: this year’s ozone layer hole bigger than Antarctica

The hole in the ozone layer that develops annually is “rather larger than usual” and is currently bigger than Antartica, say the scientists responsible for monitoring it. Researchers from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service say that this year’s hole is growing quickly and is larger than 75% of ozone holes at this stage in the season since 1979.

 

Your gas stove is leaking air pollution inside your own home. Go electric

Gas stoves can produce air pollution levels indoors that would be illegal outside

 

‘Dramatically more powerful’: world’s first battery-electric freight train unveiled

The world’s first battery-electric freight train was unveiled at an event in Pittsburgh on Friday, amid a fresh attempt by some US lawmakers to slash carbon emissions from rail transport in order to address the climate crisis

 

11 Reasons to Love Plums

More than just a juicy fruit that's a seasonal delight in the kitchen, plums have a lot to offer in health benefits and wellness support, offering nutrients that influence everything from constipation to cognition

 

UPDATE: GoFundMe de-platforms dad whose only son died after Pfizer jab

A grieving father from Texas who recently lost his teenage son to the Pfizer vaccine has been kicked off the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe.

 

Production of forever chemicals emits potent greenhouse gases, analysis finds

EPA data reveals that one of America’s biggest PFAS-making plants is second largest polluter of highly damaging HCFC-22 gas

 

EU lawmakers seek end to science experiments on animals

The European Union should intensify efforts to phase out the use of animals in scientific research, lawmakers have said in a resolution.

 

Older age, chronic co-morbidities associated with more severe COVID disease in children

A recent study determined the factors associated with severe disease and poor health outcomes among children presenting to the hospital with COVID. These included older age and chronic co-morbidities such as obesity, diabetes and neurologic conditions, among others.

 

At 101, she’s still hauling lobsters with no plans to stop

When Virginia Oliver started trapping lobster off Maine’s rocky coast, World War II was more than a decade in the future, the electronic traffic signal was a recent invention and few women were harvesting lobsters. Nearly a century later, at age 101, she’s still doing it. The oldest lobster fisher in the state and possibly the oldest one in the world, Oliver still faithfully tends to her traps off Rockland, Maine, with her 78-year-old son Max.

 

Forecasters Warn: Storm In Atlantic Basin "Could Form Into Hurricane Over Weekend"

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is heating up and showing no signs of slowing down. A tropical wave in the Eastern Atlantic is likely to develop in the next couple of days and could form into a tropical storm by the weekend. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports Wednesday a disturbance located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is becoming more organized.

 

Persistent Organic Pollutants, including Banned Pesticides, Remain Present in all Fetal Organs Regardless of Maternal Chemical Contamination

A study published in Chemosphere finds persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), are present in the serum and placenta of pregnant mothers, as well as multiple fetal organs. Many studies indicate prenatal and early-life exposure to environmental toxicants increases susceptibility to diseases, from learning and developmental disabilities to cancer. However, this study is one of the first to demonstrate the presence of chemical toxicants in fetal tissue that are not present in maternal serum or placental samples.

 

The problem with playing God to fix the climate: It might not work

Cutting emissions alone isn’t enough to bring global warming under control, and that’s spurring interest in geoengineering.

 

SIXTEEN US states have adult obesity rates of at least 35% - almost double the number from 2018, CDC report finds

Sixteen U.S. states now have obesity rates of at least 35 percent - more than ever before, new maps reveal. More than one-third of adults in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia were dangerously overweight in 2020, according to the data released on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Babies could be given Pfizer's Covid vaccine in the US this winter: Company plans to seek approval for jabbing six-month-olds in November

Pfizer's Covid vaccine could be rolled out to babies as young as six months in the US this winter, under plans being drawn up by the pharmaceutical giant. In a move likely to cause international controversy, the company intends to apply for authorisation to immunise American infants within the next two months.

 

Pfizer CFO expects to have data from its Covid vaccine clinical trial in kids aged 5-11 by end of September and will file for emergency use with the FDA next month

Pfizer Inc says it is planning to have data from its clinical trials among young children available by the end of the month and will file for approval with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shortly thereafter.

 

10 Foods That Weaken Your Immune System

We often hear about foods that can boost our immune systems, but did you know there are dietary choices that can actually weaken your body's ability to fight off infections? Studies show that ultra-processed foods, and those full of empty calories without nutrients can be detrimental to your health.​

 

Toxic Stormwater: The Less Obvious, Often Unknown Danger of Flooding

After Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans and its remnants struck New Jersey and New York, rescue efforts took place via boats and kayaks, and people were often forced to walk through standing water. Some the standing water continues in flooded basements. It raises questions about the hazardous materials, such as wood planks, nails, random metal objects, as well as the less visible toxins, such as bacteria and fertilizers, which could be in the water.

 

18 Medicinal Properties of Cucumbers

Marvel over the humble cucumber with these 18 health benefits, which range from keeping your body cool and hydrated to helping prevent diseases such as diabetes

 

California Continues to Burn

While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, a severe drought, coupled with extreme temperatures, have sustained several major fires for much of August.

 

Pandemic Triggered ‘Avalanche’ of Kids and Teens With Mental Health Problems — But They Have Nowhere to Go

Medical experts across the country say the mental health of children deteriorated during the pandemic — with a large number of children taking up beds in emergency rooms due to a shortage of placements, providers, and resources to combat the crisis.

 

‘We Know Enough About the Harm’ From Toxic PFAS Chemicals to Start Fixing the Problem Now, Researchers Say

A team of international scientists said it’s time to regulate PFAS, or “forever,” chemicals, which are linked to a host of health issues, including testicular and kidney cancers, decreased birth weights, thyroid disease, decreased sperm quality, pregnancy-induced hypertension and more.

 

England cancels plans for COVID-19 vaccine passports: health official

England has scrapped plans to make COVID-19 vaccine passports mandatory for nightclubs and other crowded spaces, a top health official said Sunday.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, September 11, 2021

Is the condition of the planet actually as bad as we are being told, or, in fact, far worse than any official estimate? President Biden has just announced vaccine mandates that may directly affect 100 million Americans. In regard to the wider horizon, is Biden's action connected to unfolding biosphere collapse? Global governments are clearly in lockstep regarding their unfolding and advancing policies and protocols. Who is ultimately pulling the strings?

 

20 years later, fallout from toxic WTC dust cloud grows

Scientists still can’t say for certain how many people developed health problems as a result of exposure to the tons of pulverized concrete, glass, asbestos, gypsum and God knows what else that fell on Lower Manhattan when the towers fell.

 

Brazil: Who can still save the world's green lung?

The Brazilian government has promoted deforestation in the Amazon rainforest to highs last seen over a decade ago. Environmentalists say that external pressure is needed, particularly from China.

 

‘It’s criminal’: Milwaukeeans call for speedier lead pipeline removal to cut childhood poisoning

Replacing all Milwaukee lead service lines would take 70 years at current pace. Meanwhile, Wisconsin home lead investigations rarely test water amid focus on paint

 

‘The harm to children is irreparable’: Ruth Etzel speaks out ahead of EPA whistleblower hearing

The US Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect children by ignoring poisons in the environment and focusing on corporate interests, according to a top children’s health official who will testify this week that the agency tried to silence her because of her insistence on stronger preventions against lead poisoning.

 

KFC Bets On Vegan Nuggets Amid Nationwide Poultry Shortage

Kentucky Fried Chicken is serving up a new vegan future for its fast-food chain amid poultry shortages and the continued disruption caused by the virus pandemic. KFC's president in the U.S., Kevin Hochman, has been preparing the Louisville-based fast-food restaurant chain, known for its "Finger-Lickin' Good" chicken, for a future of plant-based meat. The company has been testing plant-based nuggets from Beyond Meat in select locations but has yet to take it nationwide.

 

Rain fell on Greenland’s ice sheet for the first time ever known. Alarms should ring

Climate scientists believe that if Greenland continues to rapidly melt, tens of millions of people around the world could face yearly flooding and displacement by 2030

 

Squirrels have human-like personality traits, says study

Animal researchers in California have discovered human-like personality traits in squirrels that anybody watching one raiding nuts from a bird table could probably have guessed: they are bold, aggressive, athletic and sociable.

 

Firefighters working at World Trade Center during 9/11 are 13% more likely to develop cancer, study finds

Firefighters working at the World Trade Center (WTC) are more likely to develop cancer than those who were not working at Ground Zero. Researchers found that New York City firefighters who were at the site during and after the 9/11 attacks had 13 percent higher odds of being diagnosed with cancer, especially prostate and thyroid cancer.

 

Unique program uses beekeeping as therapy for veterans

The New Mexico Veterans Memorial is working with the city to bring a new therapeutic beekeeping program to Albuquerque. While it may take some time for them to have hives at the memorial, some veterans are already reaping the benefits of the Hives for Heroes program.

 

Study: Marijuana use at all-time high among college students

Marijuana use is now reaching highs among college students. Researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse say marijuana use among college students and their peers hit a record peak in 2020, with about 44% of college students saying they used marijuana at some point in the last year.

 

Sunlight Can Bake Plastic Waste Into a Soup of Tens of Thousands of Organic Molecules

Microplastic fragments – considered a major ecological hazard all on their own – might not even be the worst thing to come out of this disintegration. A study led by researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution finds sunlight isn't just capable of breaking plastics down; it can convert their base polymers and additives into a soup of new chemicals.

 

Another reason to hit the gym! Regular exercise can slash your risk of developing ANXIETY by around 60%, study finds

You may want to start exercising if you want to cut back on your anxiety levels, a new study suggests.

 

Organic Should Must the Way in Environmental and Health Protection

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is receiving written comments from the public through September 30. This precedes the upcoming public comment webinar on October 13-14 and online meeting October 19-21—in which the NOSB deliberates on issues concerning how organic food is produced. Written comments must be submitted through Regulations.gov.

 

Limiting screen time for young adults after concussion results in shorter duration of symptoms

'A clinical trial of 125 young adults shows that those who limited screen time for 48 hours immediately after suffering a concussion had a significantly shorter duration of symptoms than those who were permitted screen time. These findings, published in JAMA Pediatrics, offer the first clinical evidence that restricting time spent at a computer, television or phone screen in the acute period following a concussion can reduce the duration of symptoms. The study supports preliminary clinical recommendations to limit screen time.

 

Human Gut Bacteria Could Be Accumulating Our Medications Without Us Realizing

When we take medicine, there are often unintended consequences. In the most common scenarios, these are known as side effects. But 'side effects' don't begin to encompass the multitude of strange things that can happen when various compounds enter our system.

 

How India's air pollution is being turned into floor tiles

Smog is a leading cause of ill health around the world, but one Indian inventor is hoping to make it easier to breathe by scrubbing soot from the air and recycling it.

 

Fracking to a Clean Energy Future

Texas start-ups are harnessing know-how born of the shale boom in pursuit of a greener future.

 

New Study Finds “Excess Suicides” In Japan Surged Due To COVID Restrictions

Here's a study that wasn't covered at all by the media, despite it's chilling findings, which cut against claims by American health experts that COVID lockdowns haven't led to an increase in suicides. A recent UK study showed 5x as many children have died via suicide since the start of the pandemic than the number who have died from COVID (almost no children - and no healthy children - have died from COVID in the US and UK). And the fact that suicides have increased in Japan over the past year h​

 

Why a Warming Arctic Has the U.S. Coast Guard Worried About the Rest of the Country

One of the perks of going out on a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker in the Arctic is something called Ice Liberty. Ports are few and far between when you’re north of the Arctic Circle, so instead of shore leave, Coastguardsmen and women will locate a large slab of floating ice, cordon off a safe area, put up a watch for polar bears, and throw a football around. “We struggled with finding a good enough piece of ice to stand on,” he says. “Nothing was thick enough.”

 

UV Equipment Tackles Superbugs In Hospital Study

Researchers from Hiroshima University Hospital in Hiroshima, Japan, recently published a study confirming the efficacy of LightStrike pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection technology on surfaces contaminated with the superbug vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE). This is the 45th peer-reviewed and published study validating Xenex Disinfection Services’ patented pulsed xenon UV room disinfection technology, and the third published study verifying LightStrike’s efficacy against VRE, a deadly pathogen that can live on hospital surfaces for days to weeks.

 

New Way to Pull Lithium from Water Could Increase Supply, Efficiency

Anyone using a cellphone, laptop or electric vehicle depends on lithium. The element is in tremendous demand. And although the supply of lithium around the world is plentiful, getting access to it and extracting it remains a challenging and inefficient process.

 

This Is Your Brain On Air Pollution

Just 1 in 10 people globally breathe safe air, according to the World Health Organization.

 

Researchers observed association between standing and insulin sensitivity – standing more may help prevent chronic diseases

Insulin is a key hormone in energy metabolism and blood sugar regulation. Normal insulin function in the body may be disturbed by e.g. overweight, leading to decreased insulin sensitivity and increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Researchers have noticed that standing is associated with better insulin sensitivity. Increasing the daily standing time may therefore help prevent chronic diseases.

 

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS LINK BETWEEN AIR POLLUTION AND INFANT MORTALITY

New report highlights air pollution contributed to nearly 500,000 deaths among infants in their first month of life

 

Freshwater ecosystems at risk due to glyphosate use

A series of recent research papers from a McGill-led team has found that the herbicide glyphosate—commonly sold under the label Roundup—can alter the structure of natural freshwater bacterial and zooplankton communities. Notably, the researchers found that for zooplankton, aquatic concentrations of 0.1 mg/L glyphosate were sufficient to cause diversity loss.

 

Energy Prices in Europe Hit Records After Wind Stops Blowing

Natural gas and electricity markets were already surging in Europe when a fresh catalyst emerged: The wind in the stormy North Sea stopped blowing. The sudden slowdown in wind-driven electricity production off the coast of the U.K. in recent weeks whipsawed through regional energy markets. Gas and coal-fired electricity plants were called in to make up the shortfall from wind.

 

Phony Diagnoses Hide High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes

Antipsychotic drugs — which for decades have faced criticism as “chemical straitjackets” — are dangerous for older people with dementia, nearly doubling their chance of death from heart problems, infections, falls and other ailments. But understaffed nursing homes have often used the sedatives so they don’t have to hire more staff to handle residents.

 

Robocop Patrols For ‘Undesirable Behavior’, Reports Violators

Technocracy advances. With 360 degree camera surveillance, you cannot sneak up on Xavier and disable it. Facial recognition will ID you before you even get close. “John Smith, do not come any closer or you will be reported for assaulting a police officer.”

 

GMO Humans: India Shifts To DNA ‘Vaccine’ To Fight Covid-19

Ignorant and stupid fact-checkers blasted any suggestion that the new generation of “vaccine” makers were ultimately targeting human DNA. Well, Indian scientists just announced that they have bypassed mRNA to go directly for changing DNA to fight Covid.

 

Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot raises serious concerns – but probably not the ones you think

Elon Musk announced a humanoid robot designed to help with those repetitive, boring tasks people hate doing. Musk suggested it could run to the grocery store for you, but presumably, it would handle any number of tasks involving manual labor. Predictably, social media is filled with references to a string of dystopian sci-fi movies about robots where everything goes horribly wrong.

 

Next Food Frontier: Fish Made From Plants, or in a Lab

Plant-based products have been breaking into the foodie mainstream in the United States, after years in which vegan burgers and milk alternatives hovered on the market’s periphery. That is partly because more companies are targeting omnivores who seek to reduce the amount of meat they eat, rather than forswear it all together. Now, as sophisticated fish alternatives begin to attract investment and land at restaurants in the United States and beyond, people who track the fishless fish sector say that it could be on the cusp of significant growth.

 

Something is causing more algal blooms in more places

Algae, which are photosynthetic microorganisms, are natural inhabitants of waterways. But when conditions are off-balance, they can quickly multiply to harmful algal blooms.

 

Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction

Wild relatives of some of the world’s most important crops, including potatoes, avocados and vanilla, are threatened with extinction, according to a study.

 

Survey Highlights Office Cleaning Habits

The survey revealed that, compared to the general population, office workers are significantly more conscious about coming in contact with germs and more concerned about contracting the coronavirus. 73 percent of office workers worry about getting the coronavirus versus 67 percent of the general population. And, due to the rise in new strains of the virus, 70 percent of office workers have implemented a more rigorous handwashing regimen versus 59 percent of the general population.

 

Disasters around the world are more closely linked than we might think

Climate catastrophes, pandemics and other crises ultimately stem from the same root causes, a United Nations University report finds.

 

6 Health Benefits of Reishi Mushrooms

Can mushrooms improve your health? Eastern medicine has used the reishi mushroom for years because it is common in hot and humid areas of Asia. Reishi mushrooms include triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, each of them contributing certain health benefits when they are eaten fresh or in powders and extracts added to other foods and drinks.

 

New Mexico cattle ranchers pummeled by ongoing drought

The drought strikes again — and its effects are having a significant impact on the state’s cattle ranching industry, according to a new report from the New Mexico State University Department of Animal and Range Sciences.

 

Mexico hit by powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake, killing at least one

A powerful earthquake has struck south-west Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco, killing at least one man who was crushed by a falling post, and causing rock falls and damaging buildings.

 

HEALTH Report: Different ‘Pandemic Potential’ Brain Destroying Virus With 75% Death Rate Spreading In India

The London Telegraph reports that the Nipah virus, which attacks the brain and has an up to 75% fatality rate, has killed a twelve year old boy

 

The Threat of Supervolcano Eruptions Lingers For Thousands of Years, New Data Show

Supervolcano eruptions have caused some of the greatest catastrophes in the history of our planet, and yet we still don't really know how to predict when or how they will strike.

 

‘Hunger was something we read about’: lockdown leaves Vietnam’s poor without food

Vietnam was a Covid success story but the latest lockdown, with people unable to leave the house even for food, is leaving tens of thousands hungry

 

Climate change is causing animals to SHAPESHIFT: Warm-blooded creatures are evolving to have larger beaks, legs and ears to better regulate their body temperatures as Earth gets hotter, study finds

As Earth gets hotter, many warm-blooded creatures are evolving larger beaks, ears and legs to allow them to better regulate their body temperature, a study found.

 

Why is the color blue so rare in nature?

When you look up at the blue sky overhead or gaze across the seemingly endless expanse of a blue ocean, you might think that the color blue is common in nature. But among all the hues found in rocks, plants and flowers, or in the fur, feathers, scales and skin of animals, blue is surprisingly scarce. But why is the color blue so rare?

 

Mining waste could be used as an ingredient for cheaper hydrogen fuel production

Researchers have discovered a way to use mining waste as part of a potential cheaper catalyst for hydrogen fuel production.

 

13 Natural Ways to Keep Pests Out of Your Home

With fall fast approaching, outdoor critters seeking to regulate their temperature are trying their best to get inside. Ants, spiders, moths, mosquitoes, fruit flies, stink bugs, termites, silverfish, and ladybugs – to name a few – can easily make their way into homes, and once they've settled in, it's often hard to get them out.

 

Good sleep-time recovery is associated with a healthier diet and lower alcohol consumption

The association of physiological recovery with nutrition has been studied only scarcely. Published in the Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, a new study now investigates whether physiological recovery during sleep relates to eating behavior and diet quality.

 

More children are self-harming since the start of the pandemic: How parents and teachers can help

There has been a reported spike in young people attending emergency departments for self-harm and suicide during the pandemic. In New South Wales, presentations to emergency departments for self-harm and suicidal thoughts are reportedly up by 47% since before the pandemic.

 

COVID doesn't account for troubling trend of unexplained US deaths

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, deaths attributed to many other health conditions have spiked in the U.S.: Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer and diabetes, for example, have killed far more Americans than would be expected in a pre-pandemic year. This "excess mortality" data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) underpins a new dashboard created by Rice humanities computing researcher John Mulligan that sheds light on this troubling trend. "COVID numbers are not the end of the story," Mulligan said.

 

20 years after 9/11, first responders at Ground Zero are developing COPD

The 9/11 terror attacks rocked America 20 years ago, but for the first responders who raced towards the burning World Trade Center, the impact of that day is continuing to affect their health. A new study finds rescue and recovery workers at Ground Zero are now starting to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

 

Temporary transfer tattoos, often used by children, can disrupt the skin's protective barrier function

Temporary transfer tattoos, particularly popular among children, can damage the skin's protective barrier. This is the finding of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine by UGR researchers José Pablo Serrano, Trinidad Montero, Agustín Buendía, and Salvador Arias.

 

Total Insanity: Dutch Cabinet Plans to Take Farms from Farmers to “Combat Global Warming”

“The Ministries of Finance and Agriculture have advanced plans to buy out hundreds of farmers and, if necessary, expropriate them, in order to quickly reduce nitrogen emissions in the Netherlands.

 

Breakfast at Monsanto’s Sheds Light on Health Dangers of World’s Most Used Weedkiller: Exclusive Interview

Sustainable Pulse interview with Lee A. Evslin, M.D., author of the new eye-opening book Breakfast at Monsanto’s and board-certified pediatrician and Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Endangered Species Likely To Be Hard Hit by Neonicotinoid Insecticides, EPA Finds

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month released a long-overdue biological evaluation of the three most commonly used neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticides, finding that the chemicals are likely to adversely affect the lion’s share of endangered species and their habitat. While the public may be most familiar with the damage neonics cause to pollinator populations, EPA’s evaluation highlights the widespread, indiscriminate harm scientists throughout the world have been sounding

 

5 Skills That Help Teach Kids Self-Reliance

Teaching critical life skills to kids early on will instill responsibility and give them the skills they need to move into adulthood more fluidly. Having self-sufficient kids is more than just teaching them life skills. It’s also about nurturing confidence and independence in a world that is going away from both of those ideas.

 

What Is the Liver Powerhouse Silymarin?

Here's what science has found most beneficial about silymarin, extracted from milk thistle and known to be a friend of your liver mainly through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

 

Geoengineering Is No Longer a Secret Conspiracy

The U.N. is considering a controversial form of geoengineering, involving spraying sulfate aerosols into the Earth’s stratosphere in order to modify climate — with unknown, and potentially disastrous, effects

 

Pfizer Is Now Developing A Twice-Per-Day COVID Pill That Must Be Taken Alongside Vaccines

Pharmaceutical megacorporation Pfizer is now developing a COVID pill that is meant to be taken alongside the COVID vaccines that have already made the company a staggering amount of money. The new pill is expected to be released by the end of the year and will be required to be taken twice per day.

 

Action Alert! Let Your Elected Officials Know About CHD’s Historic Win in 5G Case

To protect the futures of all children, Children’s Health Defense is asking everyone to encourage their elected officials to take immediate action to ensure objective and independent review of the scientific evidence concerning the health harms of 5G.

 

Major Airlines Are Now Banning This One Type of Mask

As a number of COVID restrictions have come and gone and come back again, one has remained consistent: You must wear a mask on airplanes. This requirement was instituted by many airlines early in the pandemic to keep air travel safe, and government agencies around the world have doubled down on this with their own mandates. Airlines have issued fines, pulled passengers from planes, and even canceled entire flights as a result of people flouting mask rules over the last year. Now, some companies are taking their mandates even further by banning one type of mask altogether. Read on to find out what face covering could keep you from being allowed on future flights.

 

VIDEO: 'I’m not going to live a coward’s life, fearing death every day': Catholic parents facing jailing time for opposing lockdowns

The Dean family of Ohio made a decision to resist as soon as the heavy hand of the law imposed virus regulations. Now they are facing potential jail time. Please help the Dean family with their legal fees: https://www.lifefunder.com/antivaccine

 

California lawmakers advance bill to ban 'forever chemicals' in products for infants, children

Today the California Assembly gave final approval to first-in-the-nation legislation to protect infants and children from the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS by banning the substances in cribs, playpens and many other products.

 

Air pollution impact: 1 in 3 school kids in Delhi are asthmatic, over 50% have allergies, says study

As millions of children returned to school this week, a study has found that one in three kids in Delhi suffers from asthma or airflow obstruction compared to 22.6 percent children in Karnataka’s Mysuru and Kerala’s Kottayam.

 

NY Health Commissioner Repeals Mask Mandate for Unvaxxed After Federal Lawsuit Filed

Children’s Health Defense supported the lawsuit filed by William Ouweleen which challenged the constitutionality of the emergency mask mandate requiring unvaccinated people to wear masks while vaccinated people could go mask-free.

 

Floating Dutch cow farm aims to curb climate impact

Among the cranes and containers of the port of Rotterdam is a surreal sight: a herd of cows peacefully feeding on board what calls itself the world's first floating farm.

 

Uncommon byproducts of organochlorine pesticides found in the livers of raptors

A research team in Ehime University, Japan conducted a comprehensive profiling of chlorinated and brominated compounds bioaccumulated in the liver of various wild bird species from Osaka, Japan in order to find potentially harmful but "hidden" contaminants. The team found a specific accumulation of several groups of typically unmonitored halogenated contaminants in raptors, including those so far never been reported in wild animals. The findings were published in Environmental Science & Technology on June 8, 2021.

 

Study reveals extreme winter weather is related to Arctic change

A new study shows that the frequency of polar vortex disruptions that is most favorable for extreme winter weather in the United States is increasing, and that Arctic change is likely contributing to the increasing trend. Led by Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), University Massachusetts Lowell and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the study is published in the September 3 issue of Science. ​

 

Exposure to obesity in the womb puts babies at higher risk of developing bowel cancer as adults

Babies of overweight women are more than twice as likely to develop bowel cancer when they reach adulthood, a new study warns. Researchers examining more than 18,000 mother and child pairs suggests that conditions babies experience while in the womb can be key risk factors for the disease later on. Study authors say that their findings may help to explain rising rates of bowel cancer among younger adults.

 

Decades after toxic exposure, 9/11 first responders may still lower their risk of lung injury

Losing weight and treating excess levels of fat in the blood may help prevent lung disease in firefighters exposed to dangerous levels of fine particles from fire, smoke, and toxic chemicals on Sept. 11, 2001, a new study shows. Experts have long feared that this exposure would later lead to lung disease in first responders. High body mass index (BMI), an indicator of obesity, and exposure to the highest levels of toxins from the attack on the World Trade Center were the two greatest risk factors for lowered lung function, according to the study authors.

 

Northeast's Ida death toll rises to 46 across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Connecticut

The death toll from Hurricane Ida in the Northeast has risen to 46 across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Connecticut, with pictures from the region showing cars stranded on highways as bodies are found in flooded basement apartments.

 

How to make air conditioning less of an environmental nightmare

As the world heats up so does the demand for air conditioning, which itself is a contributor to the climate crisis

 

First Study of Its Kind Finally Reveals How Dying Trees Affect Earth's Carbon Cycle

As a tree grows and branches, we know it consumes and stores carbon from the atmosphere in its wood. But what happens when a tree dies? Believe it or not, we still don't really understand how the whole process unwinds.

 

Study reveals threat of catastrophic supervolcano eruptions ever-present

Curtin scientists are part of an international research team that studied an ancient supervolcano in Indonesia and found such volcanoes remain active and hazardous for thousands of years after a super-eruption, prompting the need for a rethink of how these potentially catastrophic events are predicted.​

 

Natural exposure to wildfire smoke increased pregnancy loss in rhesus macaques

Rhesus macaques naturally exposed to wildfire smoke early in pregnancy had an increased rate of miscarriage, according to new research from the California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis. The work is published online in the journal Reproductive Toxicology.

 

Gut and heart signals affect how we see ourselves

New research has discovered that the strength of the connection between our brain and internal organs is linked to how we feel about our appearance.

 

Good news for tea lovers! Drinking a cuppa can boost your BRAINPOWER and improve performance in creative tasks, study finds

It's definitely time to stick the kettle on, as drinking a cup of tea has been found to boost brainpower and improve performance in creative tasks. Researchers led from Peking University conducted experiments to see if drinking tea might improve our capabilities to perform so-called convergent thinking.​

 

Desertification is turning the Earth barren – but a solution is still within reach

The expansion of drylands is leaving entire countries facing famine. It’s time to change the way we think about agriculture

 

EPA and Bayer had close contact in 2020 reinstatement of dicamba

In summer 2020, a federal court ruled the EPA showed too much deference to Bayer when it approved the company’s dicamba herbicide. This invalidated the approval. But, weeks later, Bayer began working the EPA again, according to newly obtained emails.

 

US EPA plans broad review of 2 phthalates

Risk assessments of two phthalates—diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and diisononyl phthalate (DINP)—will include an analysis of exposures from air and water, as well as exposures to communities near industrial facilities, the US Environmental Protection Agency says in final plans released Aug. 31. DIDP and DINP are commonly used to make plastics soft and flexible. They are found in numerous consumer products and widely used by the automotive, fuel, and agriculture industries. Phthalates interfere wit​

 

Five Ways To Use Your Garden To Support Your Wellbeing

COVID-19 has shown that pandemics can seriously affect people’s physical and mental health. Stress, anxiety and depression have increased around the world, with the greatest effects for those living under the strictest lockdowns. Many people’s physical activity levels also fell during lockdown. Gardens, though, can help us push back against these negative effects.

 

Danone (Horizon Organic) Threatens the Backbone of Organic Dairy—Family Farms and Their Consumer Supporters

Groupe Danone, multinational corporate owner of Horizon Organic, has announced that it is terminating its contracts with 89 small-to-medium-sized organic dairy producers in the Northeast as of August 2022. At that point, all of Horizon’s contracted organic dairy farms in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and northern New York may well have no buyers for their milk and will likely face a very uncertain future.

 

Study: Certified organic packaged foods contain fewer ingredients linked to negative health effects

Questions persist about just how much healthier organic produce is compared to conventional food, yet until now, no study has systematically considered the differences between organic and non-organic processed foods in the U.S.

 

What Happens When You Eat a Vegetarian Diet?

Want to live longer and feel more alive? Consider replacing your processed-food diet with more whole plant foods -- the results could change your life

 

Air Purifiers Can Clear 99% of Aerosols in Minutes

A recent study published by Cambridge University Press evaluated the use of portable air cleaners to reduce the aerosol transmission of viral disease, specifically coronavirus in a hospital setting. At the start of 2020, many health experts believed that COVID-19 was spread only through droplet transmission in much the same way that influenza is spread.

 

Ohio Judge Orders Hospital To Treat Ventilated COVID-19 Patient With Ivermectin

A Butler County judge in Ohio has ordered a hospital to administer Ivermectin to a ventilated COVID-19 patient, granting an emergency relief filed by the patient’s wife.

 

North Carolina’s New Farm Bill Speeds the Way for Smithfield’s Massive Biogas Plan for Hog Farms

Environmental justice advocates say the legislation curtails community input on the plan for capturing methane from giant, polluting waste lagoons and selling it as natural gas.

 

An astronaut's-eye view of Ida: NASA captures terrifying image of fifth strongest storm ever to hit the US mainland barreling through Gulf of Mexico

Poised menacingly over North America, these terrifying images of Hurricane Ida from space were captured just hours before the storm ripped up power lines, tore roofs from buildings and left at least five people dead as it unleashed its ferocity across Louisiana. They were taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) prior to the Category 4 hurricane's impact on Sunday.

 

Living in a greener neighborhood reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by 16 per cent, study shows

You might be able to cut your risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) by moving to a greener area, a new study suggests.

 

How to generate your own solar energy

You can find small, self-made solar power panels on walls and balconies, roofs and terraces all over the world. Here's a look at what kinds of systems are out there — and how to build them, keeping in mind costs.

 

Woman Dies of Rare Brain Disease Within 3 Months of Second Pfizer Shot, Doctor Says Vaccine Could Be Responsible

In an exclusive interview with The Defender, Gianni Cohen said her mother, Cheryl Cohen, developed Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease after getting the Pfizer vaccine, and died within three months of her second dose.

 

First ever study finds microplastics in Näätämö River and Lake Inari

A research project, led by non-profit organisation Snowchange Cooperative, has found large amounts of microplastics in Näätämöjoki river and Lake Inari. The project’s aim was to track the impacts of climate change in Näätämö, Vuonnijavr, Voronye and Ponoi waters, and they conducted first ever surveys on microplastics in northeast Lapland. The research has shown that the amount of microplastics in Lake Inari is similar to samples taken from lakes in Southern Finland.

 

Watercooler parts could be a source of organophosphate ester exposure

Watercoolers have become a staple in homes, offices and schools, but their tanks and parts are made of materials that could release unwanted or potentially harmful compounds into drinking water. In a preliminary study, researchers in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology Letters report that organophosphate esters (OPEs) were found in water dispensed from these systems, but they estimated that daily consumption would be far below the levels associated with health problems.

 

The mystery fever killing children in India

At least 50 people, mostly children, have died of the fever, and several hundred have been admitted to hospital in six districts in the eastern part of the state. None of the dead tested positive for Covid-19. ​

 

'Bee Box' provides stress-free insight into hidden life inside the hive

Researchers seeking ways to discover more about bee behavior without disrupting the nest have built the world's first 'wild bee nests' with built-in webcams.

 

Rare earth elements and old mines spell trouble for Western U.S. water supplies

Rare earth elements are finding their way into Colorado water supplies, driven by changes in climate, finds a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

 

Healthy diets linked to better mental health and wellbeing

A healthy diet was linked to better mental health and wellbeing, highlighting the need for more strategies to warn families off junk food, according to a new study.

 

Bystander CPR with rescue breathing leads to better outcomes in pediatric cardiac arrest: Study

When children and adolescents go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting, CPR with rescue breathing -- rather than CPR using only chest compressions -- leads to better outcomes, according to a new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The findings, published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, support the use of bystander CPR with rescue breathing in children experiencing cardiac arrest.

 

High winds threaten to whip up flames approaching Lake Tahoe

A day after an explosive wildfire emptied a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe, a huge firefighting force braced for strong winds Tuesday as some residents in neighboring Nevada were ordered to evacuate.

 

Sustainability is the CFO's new best friend. Here's why

A good chief finance officer has always focused on what affects the bottom line. But where just a few years ago this would never have included sustainability, today it is a must. Not only are demands growing from all sides for companies to take more action to help secure a better future, but evidence increasingly shows that those who commit to sustainability targets outperform those that do not.

 

Enhancing biodiversity through the belly: Agroecology comes alive in Chile

Agroecology, the practice of ecological principles in farming, is coming to life in a corner of Chile through different faces and practices.

 

Stride made in fighting lead poisoning in Ohio, but hard work still ahead

Childhood lead exposure is preventable, costly and has lifelong health consequences for affected children.​

 

After slavery, oystering offered a lifeline. Now sewage spills threaten to end it all

Black people are disproportionately suffering under the weight of a sewage crisis in Virginia, a symptom of decades of neglect by local governments

 

In Utero and Childhood Pesticide Exposure Increases Childhood Cancer Risk

A study published in Environmental Pollution finds the risk of acute childhood leukemia (AL) increases with prenatal and newborn exposure to pesticides (i.e., insecticides and herbicides). The study results support the hypothesis that chronic environmental pesticide exposure increases childhood leukemia risk up to two times. Maternal exposure has a stronger association with leukemia than childhood exposure. Insecticides and herbicides are of particular significance in increasing leukemia risk, especially for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

 

Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds

Air pollution is cutting short the lives of billions of people by up to six years, according to a new report, making it a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids.

 

Sandia uncovers hidden factors that affect solar farms during severe weather

Sandia National Laboratories researchers combined large sets of real-world solar data and advanced machine learning to study the impacts of severe weather on U.S. solar farms, and sort out what factors affect energy generation. Their results were published earlier this month in the scientific journal Applied Energy.

 

Seaweed Farms in River Estuaries Significantly Reduce Nitrogen Concentrations and Prevent Environmental Pollution

A new study by Tel Aviv University and Berkeley University proposes a model according to which the establishment of seaweed farms near river estuaries significantly reduces nitrogen concentrations in the river and prevents environmental pollution in streams and oceans.

 

By 2050, 10 Million People a Year Will Die From Antibiotic-Resistant Illnesses — Unless We End Pesticide Use

The writing is on the wall: We’re nearing the end of the “pesticide treadmill,” a term coined decades ago to describe the slow escalation in the strength and quantity of the chemicals needed to control pests.

 

South African Scientists Say New Variant May Have ‘Increased Transmissibility’

South African scientists said they identified a new coronavirus variant that has a concerning number of mutations.

 

A new study says natural immunity may be better than vaccines

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya: Might be safer to be in room filled with unvaccinated, COVID-recovered patients than one with vaccinated patients.

 

Study finds drilling wastewater not usually best option for road treatment

A new study finds a previously common practice of using oil and gas wastewater to reduce dust on unpaved roads is not usually the most effective option.

 

Leaded gasoline era ‘officially over’ as Algeria ends pump sales

The era of leaded petrol is officially over, the UN has announced, eliminating a major threat to human and planetary health.

 

EU voices concern over unsustainable cod fishing by Norway and Russia around Svalbard

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has triggered the alarm bells as they announced that the stocks of Arctic cod, also known as Polar Cod, have deteriorated at a far faster pace than previously predicted. To avoid further endangering the Polar cod, scientists advise that fishing of the Arctic cod should decrease at least 43 percent by 2022, the European Council says in a statement.

 

Grain production depends on ending deforestation, studies show

Recent scientific studies confirm what Brazilian farmers already feel in practice: the uncontrolled production of agricultural commodities is destroying the productivity and profits of agribusiness itself, a cycle researchers are calling “agro-suicide.”

 

Find my elephant: The conservation apps revolutionizing how rangers work

Conservationists around the world have increasingly turned to technology to adapt and respond to rising challenges in protected areas.

 

90% children highly exposed to air pollution globally; one-third of all children affected by heatwaves, water scarcity: UNICEF

Water scarcity, pollution, heatwaves, diseases are among the various global threats that the children of the world face

 

Dow CEO Warns of Price Tag on Clean-Energy Plans

Dow Inc. Chief Executive Jim Fitterling wants to know how Congress plans to pay for a proposed move to zero-carbon emission electricity that he says could dramatically increase energy costs, especially if it restricts natural-gas use.

 

Stanford researchers explore how people respond to wildfire smoke

As wildfires become commonplace in the western U.S. and around the world, checking the daily air quality warning has become as routine as checking the weather. But what people do with that data – whether it drives them to slip on a mask before stepping outside or seal up their homes against smoke – is not always straightforward or rational, according to new Stanford research.

 

A Nebraska Plant Used A Toxic Ethanol Source. A Town Is Now Living With Contamination

Normal gasoline is blended with ethanol made from corn. But a Nebraska plant used surplus crop seeds treated with pesticides, leaving a town with tons of toxic waste, bee die-offs and health issues.

 

Study Underscores Chemical-Intensive Farming Hazards and Need to Shift to Regenerative Organic Models

To ensure long-term ecological, human health, and socioeconomic benefits, food production, distribution and consumption must transition from conventional to regenerative, organic food value chains, as outlined in research published in the journal Productions and Operations Management.

 

Breathing wildfire smoke can affect the brain and sperm, as well as the lungs

Wildfires burning in the western U.S. are sending smoke into communities far from the fires themselves, creating hazardous air for days or weeks at a time. A lot of people are wondering: What does breathing all that smoke do to our bodies?

 

‘There’s no point in throwing away if you can fix it’: a day out with the recycling van

‘Protest organisation’ that collects recyclable waste from thousands in Brighton sets sights on the future​

 

Heart risk from just ONE drink: Irregular rhythm can be triggered within four hours of consuming alcohol, study suggests

Just one alcoholic drink could be enough to raise the risk of suffering an irregular heartbeat. Around 1.4million people in the UK have a particular type of irregular heartbeat, which has the medical name atrial fibrillation.

 

Drinking three cups of coffee a day cuts your risk of dying from heart disease by up to 17%, study shows

Your risk of death from heart disease can be reduced by up to 17 per cent by moderate consumption of coffee — up to three cups a day — a study has found.

 

Both sucrose and high fructose corn syrup linked to increased health risks

Consuming sucrose, the more "natural form of sugar," may be as bad for your health as consuming high fructose corn syrup, according to a University of California, Davis, study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

 

Key immune cells maintain healthy gut bacteria to protect against colorectal cancer

An immune cell subset called innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s) protects against colorectal cancer, in part by helping to maintain a healthy dialog between the immune system and gut microbes, according to a new study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. The finding opens the door to new strategies for treating this type of cancer.

 

Patent law could curb unethical human-genome editing

A new paper co-written by a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign scholar who studies the legal and ethical implications of advanced biotechnologies outlines an unexplored tool to regulate the medically and ethically dubious practice of heritable human-genome editing: patent law.

 

Adding value to recycled wastewater

Environmental health experts at Flinders University are advancing research into a highly sustainable wastewater recycling program by developing a cost-effective way to harvest microalgal biomass for use in biofuels and other applications.

 

Israel registers record daily coronavirus cases

Israel on Tuesday recorded its highly daily coronavirus case tally of nearly 11,000 new infections, amid a surge caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant as schools prepare to re-open.

 

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ contaminate indoor air at worrying levels, study finds

Toxic PFAS compounds are contaminating the air inside homes, classrooms, and stores at alarming levels, a new study has found.

 

To sustainably harness cow manure’s usefulness, fire it up

Cow manure – a longtime agricultural waste headache for dairy farmers – soon may ignite a new sustainable fertilizing trend.

 

Five Healthiest Late Summer Produce Picks

Summer is not yet over. These fresh fruits and vegetables are in season in late summer, offering big bursts of flavor and optimum nutrition. Take a peek into our late-summer produce list for a taste of the outstanding health benefits before the season ends.

 

EWG water atlas links water pollution to heavy fertilizer use in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin

The Environmental Working Group today unveiled its innovative water atlas, which shows a close link between heavily fertilized cropland in four Upper Mississippi River Basin states – Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin – and nutrient pollution endemic to the region’s waterways and drinking water supply.

 

‘Forever chemicals’ contamination at Defense Department sites threatens Great Lakes fish, residents

Groundwater from at least six Defense Department sites in the Great Lakes region is contaminated with high levels of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to DOD records obtained by EWG.​

 

Five Ways To Help Your Dog Live A Longer, Healthier Life

As anyone who has ever lived with a dog will know, it often feels like we don’t get enough time with our furry friends. Most dogs only live around ten to 14 years on average – though some may naturally live longer, while others may be predisposed to certain diseases that can limit their lifespan.

 

The invasive emerald ash borer has destroyed millions of trees – scientists aim to control it with tiny parasitic wasps

The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a deceptively attractive metallic-green adult beetle with a red abdomen. But few people ever actually see the insect itself – just the trail of destruction it leaves behind under the bark of ash trees. These insects, which are native to Asia and Russia, were first discovered in Michigan in 2002. Since then they have spread to 35 states and become the most destructive and costly invasive wood-boring insect in U.S. history. They have also been detecte​

 

Eco-friendly LED bulbs used in streetlamps along motorways produce more light pollution and kill off insects, study shows

Eco-friendly light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs used in streetlamps produce more light pollution and are killing off insects, a new study shows. Researchers in England found LED streetlights kill off nocturnal moth caterpillar populations by 50 per cent, compared to areas without the lights.

 

Radioactive Snakes Could Help Scientists Track Fallout From The Fukushima Disaster

Snakes living in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone can be used to track radioactive contamination, scientists have learnt. Ten years after one of the biggest anthropogenic radioactive disasters in history, a new study describes how the radionuclides accumulated by Japanese rat snakes (Elaphe climacophora and E. quadrivirgata) are uniquely positioned to help map varying levels of environmental radioactivity.​

 

Making 1 Simple Substitution For Table Salt Could Save Millions of Lives, Study Shows

In the kitchen, salt almost feels like cheating. Adding just the right dash of salt instantly enhances the flavor of almost any savory dish – but there's a definite downside to this cheap and plentiful ingredient.

 

About 40% of US teens aged 12-17 have been vaccinated against COVID-19 since last year, CDC report finds

About 40 percent of teenagers between ages 12 and 17 are vaccinated against COVID-19, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals. This means that, as of July 31, 10.6 million American adolescents eligible for the vaccine have received at least one dose.

 

From Chimpanzees to Children: The Origins of RSV — Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Research shows that respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV — recognized as one of the most common causes of childhood cold-like illness — originated in monkeys housed in a Maryland facility where they were used to conduct polio vaccine research.

 

Mutation rate of COVID-19 virus is at least 50 percent higher than previously thought

The virus that causes COVID-19 mutates almost once a week—significantly higher than the rate estimated previously—according to a new study by scientists from the Universities of Bath and Edinburgh. Their findings indicate that new variants could emerge more quickly than thought previously.

 

Common pesticide may contribute to global obesity crisis

A commonly-used pesticide could be partially responsible for the global obesity epidemic, says a study led by McMaster University scientists.

 

Comparing the pathogen numbers in backyard and commercial composts

Compost—organic material that is added to soil to help plants grow—is widely used by gardeners because it improves soil health and reduces the amount of organic waste in landfills. Although several studies have looked at commercial composts, very few have investigated backyard compost samples. In a new study, researchers have measured the number of pathogens in both types of compost.

 

A 1,000-year drought is hitting the West: Could desalination be a solution?

The United States and many other parts of the world are reeling under the impacts of severe drought. One possible solution is the desalination of seawater, but is it a silver bullet?

 

Tesla on part-automated drive system slams into police car

A Tesla using its partially automated driving system slammed into a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser Saturday on an interstate near downtown Orlando and narrowly missed its driver, who had pulled over to assist a disabled vehicle.

 

Light-to-moderate coffee drinking associated with health benefits

Up to three cups of coffee per day is associated with a lower risk of stroke and fatal heart disease, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2021.

 

NEW STUDY: WIRELESS RADIATION EXPOSURE DAMAGES THE BRAIN AND LIVER

Researchers tested rats and found oxidative damage to the liver as well as increasing the incidence of brain damage in a frequency-dependent manner. Animals were exposed to 900, 1800, and 2100 MHz with specific absorption rates below localized SAR exposures for cell phones.

 

Invasive earthworms are remaking our forests, and scientists are worried

Worms are radically changing our forests’ soils and depleting terrestrial carbon stocks

 

Reducing sugar in packaged foods can prevent disease in millions

Cutting 20% of sugar from packaged foods and 40% from beverages could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events (such as strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrests), 490,000 cardiovascular deaths, and 750,000 diabetes cases in the U.S. over the lifetime of the adult population, according to micro-simulation study published in Circulation.

 

Eating walnuts daily lowered bad cholesterol and may reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Eating about ½ cup of walnuts every day for two years modestly lowered levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, known as "bad cholesterol," and reduced the number of total LDL particles and small LDL particles in healthy, older adults, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation.

 

Better Recycling Helps Build More Sustainable, Circular Cities

Long-standing, effective recycling systems are right at our fingertips, waiting for their full potential to be realized. Let’s reinvest in mechanical recycling to blend tried-and-true science with enhanced systems to reimagine how sustainable cities can operate and make them a reality.

 

This Singapore startup is using insects to turn trash into treasure

Singapore-based farmer Chua Kai-Ning spends a lot of her day making sure that her animals are well fed and growing fast. But she's no ordinary farmer, and these aren't ordinary animals.

 

Styrofoam is hard to recycle — but this company figured out how to do it at a profit

Contrary to popular belief, Styrofoam can be recycled. It's hard because the product is mostly air, but one company in Mexico City figured out how to do it profitably.

 

British government to ban single-use plastic utensils

The British government has announced plans to ban single-use plastic utensils in England as part of a wide-ranging Environmental Bill that aims to tackle plastic pollution.

 

New biomarkers identified to detect consumption of emerging illicit drug

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has come up with a new solution to boost the surveillance of designer drug abuse. Led by Professor Eric Chan from the NUS Department of Pharmacy, the team has identified three new urinary biomarkers that could be used to detect consumption of ADB-BUTINACA, an emerging synthetic cannabinoid which is a type of new psychoactive substance (NPS). The innovative approach used to identify the biomarkers can be applied to other existing and new synthetic cannabinoids.

 

Child obesity increased during COVID-19 pandemic: study

A new study found that child obesity significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published Friday on the Journal of the America Medical Association (JAMA) Network, found that "youths gained more weight during the COVID-19 pandemic than before it."

 

Threshold of radiofrequency electromagnetic field effect on human brain

This review aims to estimate the threshold of radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF EMF) effects on human brain based on analyses of published research results.

 

‘It’s not the cow, it’s the how’: why a long-time vegetarian became beef’s biggest champion

Nicolette Hahn Niman was an environmental lawyer who became a cattle rancher, and didn’t eat meat for 33 years. For both the ecosystem and human health, she argues, it’s how animals are farmed that matters ​

 

Pecans can dramatically reduce bad cholesterol and fat levels

Adding more pecans to your diet can dramatically improve cholesterol and fat levels, leading to better heart health, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Georgia find people at risk for heart disease who ate pecans during an eight-week trial displayed “significant” improvements in total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol, and triglycerides — which are fats the body stores in cells.

 

EPA: Bee-killing pesticide harms most endangered species

Most endangered species are likely to be harmed by three pesticides already known to impair bees, EPA said. In a draft biological evaluation of three so-called neonicotinoids used on a wide variety of crops, the environmental agency said hundreds of plants and animals are likely to be adversely affected by exposure. The conclusion doesn’t necessarily mean EPA is headed toward new restrictions but informs decisions by other agencies about which species might be in enough jeopardy to warrant such measures.​

 

California Drought, How To Party On The Titanic

Climate engineering operations are cutting off the flow of moisture to the US West, how much longer can Californians last without rain? Primary reservoirs are about to run dry, Lake Shasta in Northern California is a case in point.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, August 28, 2021

The baking and burning of the western US continues while Hurricane Ida is being steered toward the US Gulf coast. How many are aware of the fact that the US military has been involved in hurricane manipulation since 1947?. On the 16th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Ida is scheduled to again decimate New Orleans.

 

Floating wind turbines could open up vast ocean tracts for renewable power

Technology could help power a clean energy transition if it can overcome hurdles of cost, design and opposition from fishing

 

Angelo Dundee at 100: the calm heart of Muhammad Ali’s boxing career

The trainer would have turned 100 this week. His gentle cool helped many fighters reach their potential as world champions

 

The Power of One Voice

Henning Jacobson Stood For Health Freedom - It's easy to feel discouraged when defending health freedom. It's easy to think your voice falls on deaf ears. But you're about to read about what one man did one-hundred-sixteen years ago to defend his Constitutional rights, because it's relevant to you today. Henning Jacobson is proof that one voice matters. Jacobson's fight for his own bodily sovereignty reverberated across a century. When he stood for himself, he stood for every American who came a​

 

Holy Cow — Australian Beef Prices Hit Record High As Food Inflation Concerns Persist

After decades of low inflation and relatively cheap food prices, those days appear over as food inflation soars worldwide. The latest observation that food prices are out of control is in Australia.

 

Is Homeschooling for You?

On this week’s episode of Children’s Health Defense “Community Corner,” two experienced homeschoolers shared tips for parents who, faced with COVID vaccine mandates, are considering alternative schooling for their kids.

 

Report Paints ‘Unimaginably Dire’ Picture of Risk to World’s Children From Climate Crisis

The authors of the first Children's Climate Risk Index said nearly half of the world's children are at “extreme risk” for experiencing multiple effects of the climate crisis, and nearly every child on Earth is at risk for at least one impact.

 

Clinical efficacy of nitric oxide nasal spray (NONS) for the treatment of mild COVID-19 infection

Patients in both trial groups started on NONS or placebo at least 4 days after the onset of symptoms and were well balanced in terms of risk factors. 34 (85%) of the NONS group and the placebo group were determined to be lineage B.1.1.7 (VOC202012/01) and the remainder were not determined to be a variant of concern. There were no serious adverse events in patients within either trial group. NONS versus placebo started on at least day 4 of symptom onset was independently associated with an accelerated decrease in log SARS-CoV-2 RNA concentration of −1.21 (95% CI, −2.07 to −0.35; P = 0.01) and −1.21 (95% CI, −2.19 to −0.24; P = 0.02) on days 2 and 4 respectively. Mean SARS-CoV-2 RNA concentration was lower on NONS by a factor of 16.2 at days 2 and 4. A rapid reduction (95%) in the SARS-CoV-2 viral load was observed within 24 hours, with a 99% reduction observed within 72 hours with NONS treatments. ​

 

Taliban Secures World's Largest Lithium Deposits After US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

It's been more than a decade since we penned "The US "Discovers" Nearly $1 Trillion In Mineral Deposits In Afghanistan" in which we highlighted the colossal untapped mineral deposits that reside in Afghanistan. President Joe Biden's decision to rapidly and completely withdraw from Afghanistan makes even less strategic sense if readers go back to our 2010 post where we quoted "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: Part 2, the 21st Century paradigm"? Which said, "Yet the American officials also recognize that the mineral discoveries will almost certainly have a double-edged impact. Instead of bringing peace, the newfound mineral wealth could lead the Taliban to battle even more fiercely to regain control of the country."

 

Researchers Receive Grant For Vibratory-Installed Wind Turbines In Offshore Environments

A Texas A&M team has developed a concept that could decrease the cost and time it takes to install offshore wind turbines.

 

House defense bill includes historic funding for PFAS cleanup at military sites

The House version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, or NDAA, includes $549 million in dedicated funding for the cleanup at Defense Department installations of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to the chairman’s version of the bill, which was released today.

 

The Shortages Are Global, And We Are Being Warned That They Will Intensify

The global economy was supposed to be getting back to “normal” by now, but instead more problems are erupting with each passing day. As I write this article, supply chains all over the planet are in a state of chaos. The worldwide computer chip shortage is making things very difficult for thousands upon thousands of manufacturers, the process of moving products across our oceans has become insanely expensive and is often plagued by horrendous delays, and a lack of truck drivers is causing enormous headaches when it comes to transporting goods to retailers and consumers in a timely manner. We have never seen anything like this before, and at this point even CNN is admitting that “the disruption to global supply chains is getting worse”…

 

Fukushima nuclear water to be released via undersea tunnel

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Wednesday it plans to build an undersea tunnel so that massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water can be released into the ocean about 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) away from the plant to avoid interference with local fishing.

 

'This is my body': Health care workers rally at Civic Plaza against New Mexico's latest vaccine mandate

Personal rights and civil liberties: two concepts New Mexico health care workers were fighting for Wednesday afternoon

 

Love Eating Fish? What You Should Know About Mercury Poisoning

They tend to be rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the brain and the heart, notes Felicia Wu, PhD, the John A. Hannah distinguished professor in food safety, toxicology and risk assessment in the department of agricultural, food, and resource economics at Michigan State University in East Lansing. However, some fish can have high levels of mercury, a neurotoxin, which is something that you definitely don't want to over-consume.

 

Health chiefs recall batch of common diabetes medicine metformin because it contains cancer-causing chemical once used to make rocket fuel

A batch of a common diabetes medicine has been recalled after it was found to contain a chemical that causes cancer. Pharmacies stocking the affected drug — an oral solution known as metformin — were told to pull it after finding 'unacceptable' levels of nitrosodimethylamine. The chemical, shortened to NDMA, is a known carcinogen once used in the commercial production of rocket fuel.

 

Nicotine, prescription drug misuse climbed among American youth amid pandemic: study

Adolescents who faced severe stress, anxiety or depression, or familial economic hardship were at highest risk of using substances

 

Manatees are dying in record numbers due to starvation as their habitat is destroyed by pollution and algae blooms kill off their food

The record number of manatees deaths this year isn't due to accidents or disease, but starvation, experts say.

 

‘It’s a miracle crop’: the pioneers pushing the powers of seaweed

Kelp can clean New York’s polluted waters, tackle climate change and is sustainable – but growers need a law change first

 

These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity

In recent decades the cost of wind and solar power generation has dropped dramatically. This is one reason that the U.S. Department of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050. However, it’s still relatively expensive to store energy. And since renewable energy generation isn’t available all the time – it happens when the wind blows or the sun shines – storage is essential.

 

Exposure to Common Herbicide Glyphosate Increases Spontaneous Preterm Birth Incidents

A recent study published in Environmental Research demonstrates that exposure to the herbicide glyphosate and its breakdown product reduces pregnancy length, increasing the risk of preterm birth. Preterm births occur when a fetus is born early or before 37 weeks of complete gestation. Premature births can result in chronic (long-term) illnesses among infants from lack of proper organ development and even death.

 

American Federation of Teachers Sells Out to Rockefellers, Trilateralists, and Big Tech

The country’s 2nd largest teachers union heavily lobbied the CDC to not reopen schools. While they framed their efforts as health and safety-focused, there is more than meets the eye to the union’s push for indefinite remote learning.

 

EPA Takes Action to Protect Pacific Salmon From Pesticides

Extreme heat waves have made this a devastating summer for the endangered salmon species of the U.S. West Coast. In mid-July, California wildlife officials warned that almost all of the young Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River would likely die because of lower water levels and higher water temperatures.​

 

Climate engineering sounds scary. But is coming whether we like it or not, this scientist says

Last year, when the planet was convulsing with the arrival of a pandemic, we pinned our hopes on technology – in the form of an mRNA vaccine – getting us out of our crisis. The vaccine was a technological intervention, injected into the arms of billions of people. Could we (should we?) look to technological solutions to our climate crisis, too?

 

The Dimming, Climate Engineering Documentary

Global weather engineering operations are a reality. Atmospheric particle testing conducted by GeoengineeringWatch.org has now proven that the lingering, spreading jet aircraft trails, so commonly visible in our skies, are not just condensation as we have officially been told. Who is responsible for carrying out these programs? What will the consequences be if geoengineering / solar radiation management operations are allowed?

 

Exposure to tobacco smoke as a baby causes the body to age faster

Exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and as an infant can accelerate your biological clock, a new study warns. Researchers with the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) have discovered that harmful environmental factors like secondhand smoke can alter the epigenetic age of children.​

 

Young athletes with history of concussions may have more changes to their brains

A new study suggests athletes with a history of concussion may show more brain injury from a later concussion, particularly in middle regions of the brain that are more susceptible to damage, when compared to athletes with no history of concussion. The research is published in the August 25, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The athletes participated in sports like football, volleyball and soccer.

 

Green roof or solar? It turns out both is best

The benefits of combining solar panel installations with green roofs has been confirmed by new research, which demonstrates significant improvements in energy production, stormwater filtration and most surprisingly, a major increase in animal biodiversity.

 

Fracking comes at the expense of water quality

In a perspective piece that appears in the journal Science, Elaine Hill, Ph.D., an economist in the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Public Health Sciences, calls for tighter regulation and monitoring of unconventional oil and gas development, commonly called fracking, as more evidence points to the negative health consequences of the practice.

 

Light pollution from street lamps linked to insect loss

In a UK study, artificial street lights were found to disrupt the behaviour of nocturnal moths, reducing caterpillars numbers by half.

 

Nuclear energy is anything but clean

Over the last decade, the nuclear power industry has successfully rebranded an appallingly toxic energy industry as “zero carbon” and even “clean” (Zero-carbon electricity outstrips fossil fuels in Britain across 2019, 1 January 2020) by never mentioning the terrible legacy of nuclear waste.

 

How to fight microplastic pollution with magnets

Huge amounts of plastic ends up rivers and oceans every year, harming the environment and potentially also human health. But what if we could pull it out of water with the power of magnets?

 

‘It’s very disturbing’: Expert says sea stars melting away because of wasting disease

Sea stars in the waters off British Columbia that died off in the billions about a decade ago are not recovering as expected, an expert says. A new study published by the Royal Society said sea stars are getting close to extinction as waters along the west coast, including in California and Mexico, warm faster because of climate change.

 

Caribbean Disturbance Could Become a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Threat For U.S. Gulf Coast

Tropical Depression Nine has formed in the Caribbean Sea and is likely to soon strengthen into Tropical Storm Ida before potentially threatening the northern U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane by late weekend or early next week.

 

How Often Should We Exercise To Get In Shape?

How often you should train depends on a lot of different factors – such as your training goals, the intensity of your exercise and any history of injury you may have. The type of training you do can also determine how often you need to exercise.

 

The Biopolitical War on Breathing

Masks. Lockdowns. Quarantine. Fear. They’re words that have become household terms since 2020. And while it’s normal, even healthy, to fear a pandemic, the fearmongering that’s occurred has facilitated manipulation of the public and is putting freedom and civil liberties at risk.

 

How to avoid greenwashing and harmful pesticides in lawn care

Natural. Holistic. Eco-friendly. What do these terms mean when it comes to landscaping and lawn care? Those looking to reduce their use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are facing an increase in greenwashing

 

The AMA’s Contribution to the Opioid Epidemic

As detailed in a Mother Jones exposé, the AMA has a long, cozy relationship with Big Pharma, including Purdue Pharma

 

COVID-19 has spurred investments in air filtration for K-12 schools – but these technologies aren’t an instant fix

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased attention to indoor air quality and the effect that ventilation has on reducing disease transmission in indoor spaces. A recent infrastructure survey reported that of the nearly 100,000 operating public school buildings across the U.S., more than a third have an immediate need for upgrades to the ventilation systems that help control indoor air quality and the spread of “aerosols.”

 

The Dangers of Going Back to School After a Year of COVID-19 Lockdowns

“Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning.”

 

Digital detox: Can taking a break from tech improve your well-being?

As the pandemic fuels tech fatigue, researchers cast doubt on the benefits of a 'digital detox'

 

B.C.’s extreme heat is here to stay. Critics say government’s plan to deal with it is dangerously weak

From 570 devastating heat-induced deaths, to fish die-offs, to berries being baked on the stem, British Columbians are experiencing the multitude impacts of a growing climate emergency that the province urgently needs to adapt to

 

Slugs and Snails Controlled with Bread Dough, Really

Scientists at Oregon State University have found a highly effective bait for slugs and snails: bread dough. Although not quite as exciting as the slug-liquefying nematodes the OSU research team published data on last year, bread dough has the potential to revamp mollusk management, particularly in developing countries where resources are limited.

 

Protecting rare gorillas in Cameroon

Villagers and scientists are working together to protect rare primates in the Ebo rainforest.

 

N.C. expected to remove lead, asbestos from public schools and child care centers

Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the House and Senate all call for spending at least $150 million in federal money to remove lead from drinking water in schools and centers, as well as asbestos and lead paint.

 

Meat Wars: executive action aims to break up the powerful US beef industry

A recent executive action signed by the president aims to increase competition in the beef industry, with the White House noting that, over the past five years, “farmers’ share of the price of beef sales has dropped by more than a quarter – from 51.5% to 37.3% – while the price of beef has risen”.

 

9 Realistic Ways to Eat Fewer Processed Foods

While processed food can have a place in a healthy diet when enjoyed in moderation, many comprise a dangerously large portion of our diets.

 

THE EPA’S RATIONALE FOR BANNING CHLORPYRIFOS MAY MAKE IT HARDER TO ELIMINATE OTHER BRAIN-HARMING PESTICIDES

The lawyer who helped ban chlorpyrifos on food crops warns that the EPA decision creates obstacles to banning other dangerous pesticides.

 

How Do Wind Turbines Respond to Winds, Ground Motion During Earthquakes?

As China’s economic development continues, energy demand is rising along with it. Meeting this energy demand via fossil fuels is becoming increasingly undesirable because it poses environmental and climate risks.

 

The EPA is banning chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on food crops, after 14 years of pressure from environmental and labor groups

On Aug. 18, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will end use of chlorpyrifos – a pesticide associated with neurodevelopmental problems and impaired brain function in children – on all food products nationwide. Gina Solomon, a principal investigator at the Public Health Institute, clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco and former deputy secretary at the California Environmental Protection Agency, explains the scientific evidence that led California to ban chlorpyrifos in 2020 and why the EPA is now following suit.

 

Green hydrogen: Focusing on the catalyst surface

Using energy from solar modules and wind turbines, water can be split by electrolysis into its constituents hydrogen and oxygen without producing any dangerous emissions. As the availability of energy from renewable sources varies when producing green, i.e. CO2-neutral, hydrogen, it is very important to know the behavior of the catalysts under high loading and dynamic conditions.

 

Video: How is it raining plastic?!

Every year, more than 1,000 tons of plastic rain down onto national parks and wilderness areas in the western U.S. In this video, we show where that plastic comes from, and we look for it in rain that falls on Washington, D.C

 

Human, swine waste pose dual threats to water quality after flooding

A study that monitored surface waters in the wake of 2018's Hurricane Florence finds that waters contaminated by fecal bacteria were affected by both human and swine waste.

 

Half of adults with ADHD have had a substance use disorder

Half of adults aged 20-39 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have had a substance use disorder (SUD) in their lifetime according to new research published online ahead of print this month in Alcohol and Alcoholism. This is markedly higher than the 23.6% of young adults without ADHD who have had a substance use disorder in their lifetime.

 

Healthy sugar origin in stingless bee honey revealed

Stingless bees are found throughout tropical and subtropical parts of the world and produce significantly less honey than their European honey bee counterparts (Apis mellifera) which are the world's major honey production species. However, stingless bee honey is highly prized as a specialty food, noted in Indigenous cultures for its medicinal properties, and attracts a high price. Now new research has identified that the Tetragonula carbonaria stingless bee, which is native to Australia, is a powerhouse at converting regular table sugar into the rare low GI sugar trehalulose, found only in stingless bee honey and not as a major component in any other food.

 

Lupin and Arsenic: Research on soil decontamination by an exceptional plant

Researchers have discovered a new chemical mechanism used by roots of white lupin to clean up arsenic-contaminated soils, such as those from mining operations.

 

Surge in smoking among young adults during lockdown

The number of 18- to 34-year-olds who smoke increased by 25% in England during the first lockdown, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

 

Altered microbiome after antibiotics in early life shown to impact lifespan

A team of researchers from SAHMRI and Flinders University has found a link between the type of microbiome that repopulates the gut following antibiotics and shortened lifespan in mice.

 

Pregnant women can reduce the risk of premature birth by getting out in the SUNSHINE during early pregnancy, study claims

Pregnant women can reduce the risk of premature birth by getting out in the sunshine during early pregnancy, a new study suggests.

 

Diabetes surges among American youth, study shows

The number of young people with the most prevalent form of diabetes nearly doubled in the United States from 2001 to 2017, according to a study published on Tuesday.

 

Study: Major Differences Between Grass-Fed and Plant-Based Meat, Despite Similar Nutrition Labels

A new study found that despite having similar Nutrition Facts labels, grass-fed meat and lab-produced meat have nutrients that differ by 90%. Grass-fed meat and lab-produced meat are not “nutritionally interchangeable,” said researchers.

 

Up to 900,000 Premature Deaths Linked to Air Pollution From Household Products

A specific component of air particle pollution found in some common household products could be responsible for up to 10 times more premature deaths than previously thought, according to research published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

 

Baby Teeth Collected Six Decades Ago Will Reveal The Damage To Americans’ Health Caused By US Nuclear Weapons Tests

In 2020, Harvard University’s T. C. Chan School of Public Health began a five-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that will examine the connection between early life exposure to toxic metals and later-life risk of neurological disease. A collaborator with Harvard, the Radiation and Public Health Project, will analyze the relationship of strontium-90 (a radioactive element in nuclear weapons explosions) and disease risk in later life.

 

Parsley: Five Top Benefits of This Easy-to-Grow Herb

Discover the many health benefits of parsley in its fresh and dried forms, from a rich antioxidant profile to natural properties against diabetes and eye disorders

 

Brazil's Munduruku tribe haunted by mercury's deadly threat

Brazil's National Mining Agency estimated that year that wildcat gold miners were extracting some 30 tonnes of gold annually from the Tapajós watershed alone, using the toxic heavy metal mercury to separate gold from sediment.

 

Electric cars and batteries: how will the world produce enough?

The age of the electric car is upon us. Earlier this year, the US automobile giant General Motors announced that it aims to stop selling petrol-powered and diesel models by 2035. Audi, based in Germany, plans to stop producing such vehicles by 2033. Many other automotive multinationals have issued similar road maps. Suddenly, major carmakers’ foot-dragging on electrifying their fleets is turning into a rush for the exit.

 

Nearly 10 Million Acres of Land Are Burning in Siberia

As of early spring, wildfires have been surging through the taiga forest in Siberia. The region hardest hit was the Republic of Sakha in northeastern Russia. Also known as Yakutia, the area had 250 fires burning across 2,210 miles of land on July 5. By mid-July, residents of Yakutsk, the capitol of Sakha, were breathing in smoke from over 300 separate wildfires, as reported by the Siberian Times. ​

 

What’s the mystery source of two potent greenhouse gases? The trail leads to Asia

The powerful greenhouse gases tetrafluoromethane and hexafluoroethane have been building up in the atmosphere from unknown sources. Now, modelling suggests that China’s aluminium industry is a major culprit.​

 

California family’s mysterious hiking deaths investigated; toxic algae blooms considered

Investigators are probing the deaths of a Northern California couple, their baby and the family dog after their bodies were found on a remote hiking trail in the Sierra National Forest on Tuesday.

 

FORMALDEHYDE CAUSES LEUKEMIA, ACCORDING TO SUPPRESSED EPA ASSESSMENT

A 2017 DRAFT assessment of formaldehyde that was suppressed by the Trump administration found that the chemical causes myeloid leukemia, according to several sources familiar with the document. The draft assessment concludes that 1 microgram of formaldehyde in a cubic meter of air increases the number of myeloid leukemia cases by roughly 3.5 in 100,000 people, more than three times the cancer risk in the assessment now in use.

 

‘This isn’t just weeds’: Native gardens are repairing local ecosystems

It’s a hot summer afternoon in St. Louis, and Dawn Weber’s yard is teeming with life. A gray catbird meows over the low hum of bees, as dragonflies skip across the still water of the garden’s pond. At just over a quarter of an acre, the carpet of wild violet and native plants around Ms. Weber’s house is home to about 38 species of butterflies and 99 species of birds.

 

EPA chief to tour LA suburb studded with oil rigs

The oil industry funded a baseball field next to drilling rigs in the Los Angeles suburb of Wilmington. But the air is so polluted that some kids can be seen sucking on asthma inhalers as they play, according to local activists.

 

Deadly ‘kissing bug’ that kills thousands needs to be taken seriously now

It’s the kiss of death for Latin American communities in the U.S. While health experts often warn of mosquitoes and other disease-carrying bugs, the deadly kissing bug — a k a the triatomine bug, which kills 10,000 people per year globally — continues to be overlooked in the U.S., as it disproportionately affects poor Hispanic communities

 

Fish and livelihoods poisoned by South African chemical spill

A warehouse storing chemicals was set ablaze during recent looting, poisoning a nearby estuary and strangling incomes of fishermen already crimped by repeated COVID-19 lockdowns

 

10 'Superfoods' Worth Adding to Your Diet

There are certain foods you can work into your eating patterns that will give your body the boost it needs to heal faster, stay younger, and feel better.

 

Ozone hole could have killed plants and raised temps — study

One of the most successful environmental treaties in history was finalized 34 years ago to phase out industrial chemicals that eat away at the Earth’s delicate ozone layer.

 

Human Noise Pollution Is Causing Seagrass Beds to Uproot Themselves

Human-created noise pollution is altering seagrass beds on a cellular level and causing them to uproot themselves. This could have dire effects on marine ecosystem health, water quality, shoreline stabilization, and the climate crisis.

 

Inspector General Rips EPA for Failure to Test Pesticides for Endocrine Disruption

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a damning report on the agency’s progress in protecting the population from potentially damaging endocrine disruption impacts of exposures to synthetic chemical pesticides (and other chemicals of concern). The report’s summary statement says

 

Burning forests to make energy: EU and world wrestle with biomass science

A major political and environmental dispute is coming to a boil in the run-up to COP26 in Scotland this November, as the EU and the forestry industry push forest biomass (turning trees into wood pellets and burning them to make electricity), claiming the science shows biomass is sustainable and produces zero emissions.

 

Rain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record

Rain has fallen on the summit of Greenland’s huge ice cap for the first time on record. Temperatures are normally well below freezing on the 3,216-metre (10,551ft) peak, and the precipitation is a stark sign of the climate crisis.

 

Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy LIFE - but choosing a serving of nuts instead could help you gain 26 minutes, study claims

A fresh bun, that juicy meat, a dash of onions and slathering of mustard — it makes the mouth water. But is a hot dog really worth losing 36 minutes of healthy living?

 

Elon Musk reveals plans to launch 'Tesla Bot' humanoid ROBOT in 2022, designed for dangerous, repetitive, or boring work that people don't like to do

Tesla may launch a humanoid robot next year, designed to handle dangerous, repetitive or boring work people don't like to do, CEO Elon Musk has announced.

 

Half of opioid prescriptions given to children come with ‘high risk’ of side-effects

Opioids have become a go-to solution for doctors trying to ease their patient’s post-surgery pain. While powerful prescription painkillers like these can be very effective, they also come with the risk of addiction and potentially dangerous side-effects. In a concerning new report, researchers from the University of Michigan say half of opioid prescriptions given to children and young adults come with a “high risk” of harmful outcomes.

 

Marijuana use as a teenager linked to pregnancy issues, premature birth years later

Frequent cannabis use as a teenager may lead to issues decades later — not as much for the user, but for their children. A new study finds that heavy marijuana use as an adolescent and young adult can raise the risk of premature birth when those users become parents. The children of teen marijuana users are also more likely to have a low birth weight, raising their risk for future health problems.​

 

First-of-Its-Kind Study Measures Fracking's Impact on Nearby Surface Water Quality

A new study correlates poorer surface water quality with nearby hydraulic fracturing but finds that the impacts aren't major enough to be considered harmful by federal regulators. However, the researchers noted they weren't able to study "potentially more dangerous" substances related to fracking because of a lack of data.

 

INSIDE THE DECADES-LONG FIGHT OVER AN OHIO SUPERFUND SITE

Thirty acres of desolate land stretch across the heart of Uniontown, Ohio, a vast expanse of grass, trees, and scruffy vegetation no one can use because a toxic stew of nearly one hundred deadly contaminants festers beneath its surface. Enclosed by chain-link fencing and warning signs, the Industrial Excess Landfill (IEL) is one of more than thirteen hundred hazardous Superfund sites on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List.

 

Scientists develop 'greener' way to make fertilizer

A team of international scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has devised a new 'greener' method to make a key compound in fertiliser, and that may pave the way to a more sustainable agricultural practice as global food demand rises.

 

'Action is needed': Montreal unveils new bylaw banning pesticides

Montreal will be the first municipality in North America to completely ban the sale of more than 100 pesticide products for domestic use, Mayor Valérie Plante announced Thursday.

 

NASA Watches Water to Help Grow our Groceries

Most of the Central Valley’s water comes from streams and reservoirs that capture mountain snowmelt and groundwater stored in porous deposits deep below the surface. These water sources face increasing pressures due to climate change, human use and natural variability, making water management a complex and evolving issue. Monitoring how much water is available to grow our groceries has never been more vital, and NASA’s Earth-observing satellites and partnership programs help farmers, water resource managers and policymakers monitor and allocate increasingly scarce water resources throughout their state.

 

Slow Food, Not Fast Food

Hilary Boynton is "The Lunch Lady" at The Manzanita School, where she brings a farm-to-table focus to her nutritional plan. The idea is to feed children healthy farmers market meats, fruits and vegetables that are cooked from scratch

 

Aerosols add a new wrinkle to climate change in the tropical Pacific Ocean

A new Yale study suggests that aerosols in the atmosphere may be temporarily holding down ocean temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific.

 

When technocracy replaces democracy

“Technocracy has become a ubiquitous feature in the national pandemic response.” While the world recognizes Technocracy as the natural enemy of other forms of government, the United States populace remains largely clueless.

 

The US public schools redesigning buildings with climate in mind

School districts are increasingly transitioning to cheaper and greener options. But old building habits and funding constraints can pose a challenge

 

Why you should ALWAYS wash your hands for at least 20 seconds: Mathematical model reveals how viruses and bacteria can remain lodged in crevices even with vigorous scrubbing

If you really want to get your hands clean of bacteria and viruses, you should wash your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds each time, a study has concluded.

 

Boston Dynamics' two-legged robot leaps around an obstacle course and performs backflips in incredible new footage

Leaping around an obstacle course and pulling off backflips, this eerily human-like robot is only too happy to show off its parkour skills. Named Atlas, the humanoid was filmed by Boston Dynamics — the firm behind the famous robotic dog Spot.

 

This Century’s Biggest Wildfire Is Burning In Siberia

Russia is currently fighting almost 300 forest fires which have together devoured an area the size of Greece.

 

Thwaites Glacier: Significant geothermal heat beneath the ice stream

Ice losses from Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica are currently responsible for roughly 4 percent of the global sea-level rise. This figure could increase, since virtually no other ice stream in the Antarctic is changing as dramatically as the massive Thwaites Glacier.

 

Dosing the coast: Baltimore County's leaky pipes are medicating the Chesapeake Bay

In Baltimore, Maryland, leaky sewage infrastructure delivers tens of thousands of human doses of pharmaceuticals to the Chesapeake Bay every year. So reports a new study in Environmental Science & Technology that monitored an urban stream network over a yearlong period. Drug concentrations detected were persistent, variable, and occurred at ecologically relevant levels.

 

How the Rollout of 5G Could Affect Insurance Claims

Attorney Michael Watza of the law firm Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook discusses potential claims related to radio frequency radiation from cell phones and towers as 5G is rolled out.

 

Poorly ventilated schools spread delta variant

"Poorly ventilated indoor crowded environments" accurately describes conditions at many schools. Even in lockdown, schools are still open for children of essential workers and classrooms in use can have relatively high occupancy. In or out of lockdown, poorly ventilated schools are a super-spreader event waiting to happen.

 

Vitamin D deficiency is a global health issue for the black community, finds new study

Vitamin D is made when the skin comes into contact with sunshine; however, we can also get vitamin D from our food intake. It has several important functions within the body, but it is primarily known for promoting calcium absorption, which makes it a vital nutrient for bone health.

 

Smoking exposure during childhood may increase risk of rheumatoid arthritis

A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital found a potential direct link between exposure to parental smoking during childhood and increased risk of seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life.

 

Histamine could be a key player in depression, according to study in mice

The findings, from researchers at Imperial College London and University of South Carolina, add to mounting evidence that inflammation, and the accompanying release of the molecule histamine, affects a key molecule responsible for mood in the brain -- serotonin.

 

New study reveals that children of mothers with diabetes during pregnancy have an increased risk of eye problems

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) finds that mothers who have diabetes before or during their pregnancy are more likely to have children who go on to develop eye problems.

 

Bee flight suffers under temperature extremes

Rising temperatures could help some northern-latitude bees fly better, but more frequent extreme weather events could push them past their limits.

 

Young adults can lower colorectal cancer risk by consuming more vitamin D

Adding vitamin D to the menu may be a low-cost way of preventing colorectal cancer in people under 50, a new study reveals. Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard have discovered a link between lowering cancer risk in younger adults and the amount of vitamin D they consume through food.

 

New method developed to solve plastics sustainability problem

Plastics sustainability has come a long way in recent years thanks in large part to scientific advances. But even as plastics become more and more environmentally friendly, the world continues to be polluted as many industries rely on them for their widely used products.

 

China aims to use space-based solar energy station to harvest sun’s rays to help meet power needs

Harvesting energy from the sun and beaming it to Earth using huge infrastructure in orbit has been regarded as science fiction, but according to a plan by the Chinese government, the nation will put a 1 megawatt solar energy station in space by 2030.

 

Radioactive water spill prompts investigation at Los Alamos lab

A Los Alamos National Laboratory worker failed to close a cooling system valve, causing a 200-gallon spill of contaminated water that resulted in some of the liquid flowing into an air vent and an inactive glove box used for handling radioactive materials.

 

THE WELL FIXER’S WARNING

It occurred to him that these same farmers had endured at least five droughts since the mid-1970s and that drought, like the sun, was an eternal condition of California. But he also understood that their ability to shrug off nature—no one forgot the last drought faster than the farmer, Steinbeck wrote—was part of their genius.

 

1 in 2 primary-aged kids have strong connections to nature, but this drops off in teenage years. Here’s how to reverse the trend

Parents and researchers have long suspected city kids are disconnecting from nature due to technological distractions, indoor lifestyles and increased urban density. Limited access to nature during COVID-19 lockdowns has heightened such fears.

 

Is It Time to Break Up Big Ag?

Renewed attention to antitrust has been focussed on Big Tech, but concentration in agriculture may be an underlying source of rural America’s pro-Trump political backlash.

 

Wildfires explode again in the West, fanned by turbulent winds

The Western wildfire season took a perilous turn late Monday and Tuesday as shifting winds drove another round of explosive fire growth, threatening communities and stretching firefighting resources thin. Fires are spreading rapidly through forests that are tinder-dry — a result of drought and relentless summer heat amplified by climate change. Red-flag warnings for high fire danger are in effect for a large part of the West from Northern California and southern Oregon through the northern Rockies into the western Dakotas. Over Nevada, the danger is “critical,” according to the National Weather Service.

 

Bayer Files “Hail Mary” Petition with U.S. Supreme Court after Losing Jury Verdicts on Cancer Causing Roundup/Glyphosate

Multinational chemical company Bayer filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court this week, seeking a reversal of a lower court verdict that established Bayer liable for damages from the use of its weed killer Roundup. After purchasing Roundup-maker Monsanto in 2018, Bayer has been mired in a deluge of court battles from injured customers throughout the country who assert that their use of the glyphosate-based herbicide resulted in their cancer diagnosis.

 

‘We’ve Had Enough’: Environmental Groups Raise Concerns About Chemical Plant’s Proposed Expansion In Houston’s East End

The company has a history of environmental violations, including a recent explosion at its Port Neches facility in 2019.

 

Egypt's Bread Subsidies May Bring Millions to the Brink of Starvation

In Egypt, the recent announcement that bread prices, long subsidized for much of the population, would likely have to rise was met with cries of despair. Indeed, over two-thirds of the population of Egypt depend on inexpensive bread for daily sustenance.

 

COURT ORDERS FCC TO RECONSIDER RF RADIATION LIMITS ON MOBILE DEVICES

A US court has ordered the FCC to reconsider its limits on non-ionising radio frequency radiation from mobile phone equipment. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found the regulator violated the Administrative Procedure Act and failed to respond to comments on potential environmental harm in its decision in 2019 to uphold the previous limits. The case was brought by the non-profit group Environmental Health Trust, which has called for stricter limits in order to protect human h​

 

USDA Crop Tour Warns: Megadrought Impacting Corn And Soybean Yields

Crop conditions for soybeans and corn have worsened in the latest crop tour findings in the US which confirmed hot and dry weather this summer has taken a toll on yields. According to the U.S.Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) latest crop tour, soybeans in good to excellent condition dropped three percentage points from the previous week to 57%. The figure missed analyst estimates of 60%.

 

Organic food has become mainstream but still has room to grow

Organic food once was viewed as a niche category for health nuts and hippies, but today it’s a routine choice for millions of Americans. For years following passage of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, which established national organic standards, consumers had to seek out organic products at food co-ops and farmers markets. Today over half of organic sales are in conventional grocery store chains, club stores and supercenters; Walmart, Costco, Kroger, Target and Safeway are the top five organic retailers.

 

A wildfire hits home

The fire is destroying the sacred ancestral homeland of the Klamath Tribes, which constitutes the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin People. Tribal members say they are heartbroken as they watch their land burn.

 

Hearings set over deal that would fund mercury pollution cleanup in Penobscot River

A decades-long legal battle over cleaning up mercury pollution in the Penobscot River will come closer to a resolution following a series of hearings in October over a proposed settlement that could lead to a $267 million cleanup.

 

Pollinators: The first global risk index for species declines and effects on humanity

Disappearing habitats and use of pesticides are driving the loss of pollinator species around the world, posing a threat to “ecosystem services” that provide food and wellbeing to many millions – particularly in the Global South – as well as billions of dollars in crop productivity.

 

Physical Reactions To Frequencies Are Not An Imaginary Mental Health Issue

In 1941, Dr. Mandel Ettelson Cohen was assigned the job of finding out why so many Second World War soldiers were reporting heart symptoms. President Roosevelt (FDR) had created the Committee of Medical Research of the Office of Scientific Research and Development to coordinate medical and scientific research in regards to the war effort.

 

Dr. Marty Makary Explains The Flawed Arguments For Masks And Vaxx For Kids

Derrick Broze interviews Dr. Marty Makary. Dr. Makary is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health and Carey Business School. He is author of The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care—and How to Fix It.

 

A 'Leap' Toward Humanity's Destruction

The world’s richest medical research foundation, the Wellcome Trust, has teamed up with a pair of former DARPA directors who built Silicon Valley’s skunkworks to usher in an age of nightmarish surveillance, including for babies as young as three months old. Their agenda can only advance if we allow it.​

 

Rat poison is just one of the potentially dangerous substances likely to be mixed into illicit drugs

Over 150 people in Illinois started bleeding uncontrollably after using synthetic cannabis-based products – including fake marijuana, Spice and K2 – that contained the rat poison brodifacoum in March and April 2018. By the end of July 2021, these banned products were still being sold in 10 states and the District of Columbia, resulting in hundreds of severe bleeds and several deaths.

 

Burning out: the silent crisis spreading among wildland firefighters

The 20,000 wildfire fighters risking their lives across the US are also jeopardizing their mental health. Who’s there to help them once they emerge, ash-covered and scarred in ways even they can’t see?​

 

4 ways to make solar panels more sustainable

Solar panels provide the largest and cheapest source of renewable energy. But there is still room to reduce the high emissions created when building solar power infrastructure.

 

Exxon’s oil drilling gamble off Guyana coast ‘poses major environmental risk’

ExxonMobil’s huge new Guyana project faces charges of a disregard for safety from experts who claim the company has failed to adequately prepare for possible disaster, the Guardian and Floodlight have found.

 

Millions of homes could be heated with hydrogen by 2030

The government hopes to attract at least £4bn of investment to the hydrogen economy by 2030 under plans to produce the equivalent of enough hydrogen to replace fossil fuel gas for heating and cooking in about 3m households in the UK.

 

Is your plant-based BBQ REALLY healthier than a meat one?

Vegetarian and vegan equivalents of the country's favorite BBQ foods can contain up to 10 times more sugar, MailOnline can reveal. And the worst-offending meat-free alternatives — which are often bandied as healthier compared to traditional staples — are up to six times saltier.

 

Milk allergy that can make a bubble bath lethal: Teenager's experience has led experts to call for cosmetic products to carry ingredient warnings

Being super-vigilant is a way of life for Emelia Brain and her family after she was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening milk allergy as a baby. So severe is her allergy that even walking past spilt milk is enough to trigger a serious reaction.

 

Toxic metals are seeping into our BONES as they're released into the air during the production of smartphones, batteries, solar panels and wind turbines, study warns

Toxic metals released during the production of technology like batteries, smartphones, solar panels and wind turbines could be seeping into our bones.

 

A Simple Diet Can Send Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission, According to Science

A growing body of research shows that losing weight, either through surgery or dieting, can help address some of the underlying causes of type 2 diabetes. It does this by helping the body control blood sugar levels.

 

Which air cleaners work best to remove aerosols that contain viruses?

Air cleaners (sometimes also called air purifiers or scrubbers) have been used for decades to filter out particles in the air from our homes, offices and laboratories. They filter particulate matter including smoke, pollen and respiratory aerosols from the air. During the Black Summer fires, lots of people used them to protect themselves and their families from the smoke in their homes.

 

Sit all day for work? A simple step can cut your health risk

Take a work break: A small, new study suggests that getting out of your chair every half hour may help improve your blood sugar levels and your overall health.

 

Veterans not more likely to develop arthritis, study says

Military service can may very demanding work, but a new study finds it won’t put veterans at greater risk of developing arthritis. Researchers from the University of Glasgow say that military service does not contribute to a higher risk of joint inflammation, which can lead to hip or knee replacement surgery. The team looked at 78,000 veterans and 253,000 civilians in Scotland born between 1945 and 1995.

 

Pandemic Worsens American Opioid Crisis

The nation’s COVID-19 pandemic has put the health of workers in jeopardy in more ways than one. According to a report from the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Advocacy Resource Center, every U.S. state has reported a spike or increase in overdose deaths during the pandemic.

 

How Big Chicken Hurts Farmers, Workers, and Communities (and Why You Should Care)

A new joint investigation by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and The Guardian reveals, Tyson has aggressively consolidated its power in the chicken industry, particularly in its home state of Arkansas, while disempowering and exploiting its workers and farmers. The findings are disturbing, and they should raise new alarm bells for state and federal regulators and anyone who eats chicken.

 

Western states face first federal water cuts

U.S. officials on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage from a river that serves 40 million people in the West, triggering cuts to some Arizona farmers next year amid a gripping drought.

 

Robotic floats provide new look at ocean health and global carbon cycle

MBARI researchers demonstrated that a fleet of robotic floats could provide important insight into ocean primary productivity on a global scale. Data from these floats can be used to improve computer modeling of Earth’s carbon cycle, climate change predictions, and ocean health.

 

Restoring farmland ponds can help save our declining pollinators

Pollinating insects such as bees, butterflies, hoverflies and wasps, interact more with plants at well-managed farmland ponds than those that are severely overgrown by trees, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

 

Thousands of children’s sweets contain additive unsafe for human consumption

Skittles, Starburst and thousands of other sweet treats marketed to children contain titanium dioxide – an additive European food safety regulators say is no longer safe for human consumption. Yet the U.S. hasn’t reassessed the potential threats in more than 50 years.

 

Global Review Identifies Key Drivers of Pollinator Decline, Threat for Humanity

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.” This quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein (although its true origins are unknown), but it begs an important question: What are the consequences to humankind of a world where pollinators are rapidly declining? Modern-day scientists have begun to explore that question, and a group of 20 experts recently published a global-scale assessment of the risks associated with the ongoing worldwide decline of pollinator populations in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.

 

Industrial Ag Is Poisoning the World — and Causing a Global Hunger Pandemic

By destroying the ecological web of life, the social web of community and the ecology of the human gut microbiome, the industrial globalized food system has created a planetary and human health emergency.​

 

Is This the Road to Totalitarianism?

People can tell themselves that they didn’t see where things have been heading for the last 17 months, but they did. They saw all the signs along the way. The signs were all written in big, bold letters, some of them in scary-looking Germanic script. They read … “THIS IS THE ROAD TO TOTALITARIANISM.”​

 

“Our Species is Being Genetically Modified”: Humanity’s March Toward Extinction? Analysis of the Microbiome and Virome

This year marks a seminal turning point in human history. For the first time since human civilization began, our species is being genetically modified. Vaccine manufacturers have now made it possible for the human genome to be permanently altered—and humanity’s relationship with nature forever changed—by means of an experimental pharmaceutical injection that is being falsely referred to as a “vaccine.”​

 

Lockdown Created 1 Million New Alcoholics in England

Official data shows that England’s lockdown caused an extra 1 million people to become addicted to alcohol since the start of the pandemic.

 

Reducing Risk of Childhood Obesity in Wake of COVID

Childhood obesity, which affects about 50 million girls and 74 million boys worldwide, puts kids at greater risk of developing related functional, metabolic and psychological conditions, and having greater healthcare costs.

 

ONE FORM OF HUMAN POLLUTION IS CAUSING INSECTS TO FIGHT EACH OTHER

AH, THE MAJESTIC DUNG BEETLE. The pinnacle of evolution. In all seriousness, these little critters are incredibly sophisticated navigators who have, for millennia, used the night sky to guide them about their business. But light pollution is making their lives more difficult by limiting their ability to navigate by the stars.

 

Ebola panic as deadly virus is confirmed in major city - days after Marburg outbreak

EBOLA haemorrhagic virus has been confirmed in Abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast, for the first time in 25 years - with a World Health Organisation (WHO) official describing the presence of the deadly disease in a major population centre as "of immense concern".

 

Your compostable cups and containers aren’t reversing the plastic problem

It looks like plastic, it feels like plastic, and it holds your favorite beverage like plastic. But somewhere on the cup you’ve been handed is a label that reads “100 percent compostable”. How is that possible?

 

Researchers learn about the effects of lead from bones

New research shows that the levels of lead found in bones correspond to the amount of lead that is used in society at any given time. The research was published by an Israeli researcher from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

OCEAN CONSERVATION: 6 REASONS YOU CAN BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET

Coastal ecosystems have been wiped out on a grand scale; key ocean currents may be faltering; mining firms are preparing to rip up the deep seafloor to harvest precious minerals, with unknown ecological costs. And let's not even talk about ocean pollution.

 

Three volcanoes are erupting simultaneously on Alaskan island chain

Three volcanoes on a remote Alaskan island chain have been erupting simultaneously for almost two weeks.

 

Babies born during COVID-19 pandemic tied with lower IQ, study suggests

Preliminary findings by U.S. researchers suggest children born during the COVID-19 pandemic show lower IQ scores than those who were born before January 2020, but the underlying causes are still unknown.​

 

Swarm technology: Researchers experiment with drones to battle crop pests

Drones are gaining traction as a method for controlling insect pests in the agricultural sector. Insect damage to crops costs the U.S. alone more than $100 billion per year. Instead of delivering only pesticides, researchers and drone technologists are using the machines to drop something new: more bugs.​

 

Surprising Effects of Eating Plant-Based Foods, Science Says

If you find yourself tossing more plant-based or whole foods—foods that derive from a plant—into your shopping cart, you're not alone. Current data shows that the plant-food industry is now a $7 billion market, according to statistics from the Plant-Based Foods Association.

 

Association between Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake and Mortality Risk in Women: The California Teachers Study

Although the baseline frequency of total SSB intake was not significantly associated with mortality, consuming ≥7 servings/week of caloric soft drinks was associated with higher risk of all-cause and cancer-specific mortality. Findings support public health efforts to reduce caloric soft drink consumption.​

 

Will Mercury-Free Gold Be The Next Cruelty-Free Makeup?

When Toby Pomeroy launched Mercury Free Mining (MFM) in 2017, the Portland, Ore.–based designer planned to offer $1 million to anyone who found a solution to remove poisonous mercury from small-scale gold mining. Since then, the quest for an answer has proven a bit, oh, mercurial.

 

‘Let them be kids!’ Is ‘free-range’ parenting the key to healthier, happier children?

Now more than ever, children are cooped up indoors and monitored 24/7. But how can they build confidence and social skills if adults never let them out of their sight?

 

‘Ten years ago this was science fiction’: the rise of weedkilling robots

The makers of robot weeders say the machines can reduce pesticide use and be part of a more sustainable food system

 

Murder hornets are back! Washington state records first live sighting of killer bugs this year

Asian giant hornets, colloquially known as murder hornets, are back in Washington state after a resident spotted a live insect, officials at the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) confirmed on Thursday.

 

Hydrogen-powered vehicles: A realistic path to clean energy?

Hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, is increasingly viewed, along with electric vehicles, as one way to slow the environmentally destructive impact of the planet's 1.2 billion vehicles, most of which burn gasoline and diesel fuel. Manufacturers of large trucks and commercial vehicles are beginning to embrace hydrogen fuel cell technologies as a way forward. So are makers of planes, trains and passenger vehicles.

 

Most kids with COVID-19 have mild cases and make a full recovery within weeks

Most children with COVID-19 last year had mild cases, didn't require medical care and made a full recovery within weeks of infection, according to new research.

 

Study provides suggestions for keeping classroom air fresh

Open windows and a good heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system are starting points for keeping classrooms safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. But they are not the last word, according to a new study from researchers at MIT.

 

Angry bees produce better venom

Researchers at Curtin revealed how behavioral and ecological factors influence the quality of bee venom, a product widely known for its effective treatment of degenerative and infectious diseases such as Parkinson's and osteoarthritis

 

Air pollution from household products is cutting people’s lives short

Researchers attribute up to 900,000 premature deaths every year to a dangerous component of air particle pollution found in paints, pesticides, and cleaning supplies.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, August 14, 2021

A constant onslaught of climate catastrophes are wreaking havoc on the planet’s life support systems. From crop harvests to fisheries, to livestock, food production is rapidly declining around the world. What core climate disrupting factor continues to be denied by all official sources?

 

Study reveals missing link between high-fat diet, microbiota and heart disease

A high-fat diet disrupts the biology of the gut's inner lining and its microbial communities -- and promotes the production of a metabolite that may contribute to heart disease, according to a new study.​

 

Oceans Primed for Peak of Hurricane Season

Heading into the peak of hurricane season, the seas around North and Central America are primed to fuel storm development and intensification in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific. While sea surface temperatures are just one factor influencing the development of hurricanes, they are a fair predictor of the readiness of the ocean to sustain them.

 

Device makes seawater drinkable in minutes, possibly solving world’s freshwater shortage

Could drinking water soon come straight from our oceans? A new material could make seawater drinkable within minutes and could even solve the world’s freshwater shortages. Researchers say their new technology of removing salt from seawater is designed to last more than 14 times longer before it needs to be replaced than similar current technology.

 

Yogurt every day keeps Alzheimer’s away? Probiotics, strong gut health may be key to avoiding dementia

As of 2021, a whopping 6.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and this number is projected to rise 22% by 2025. Globally, the number of people with dementia is predicted to triple to around 150 million by 2050 because of aging populations. While there’s no cure for the Alzheimer’s, new research indicates that the bacteria in our gut could stave off the disease.