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Think New GMO Food Labeling Law Will Help You Avoid GMOs? Think Again.

The new federal labeling law for foods containing genetically modified organisms is sure to create confusion and make it burdensome for consumers to know if the foods they eat contain genetically modified ingredients. Will a lawsuit be able to change that?

 

FDA Gives 'Qualified' Nod to Magnesium for Blood Pressure

Guy Johnson, Ph.D., principal at Johnson Nutrition Solutions LLC, filed a petition with the FDA in 20161 on behalf of The Center for Magnesium Education and Research, requesting the FDA to issue a qualified health claim for conventional foods and dietary supplements that contain 20% of the daily value of magnesium.

 

Short-Sightedness Is On The Rise In Both Children And Adults – New Study

We’ve known for years now that rates of short-sightedness (scientifically known as myopia) are rising globally. Some estimates even suggest that half of the world’s population will be short-sighted by 2050. In the UK and Europe alone, rates of short-sightedness have doubled in the last 50 years.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, January 22, 2022

Ongoing and accelerating climate intervention operations continue to further fuel freeze/fry and drought/deluge extremes all over the world. After all the highly sensationalized corporate media reports of "extreme winter weather" in California, the once golden state is yet again warming, drying and on fire (Big Sur), this time in the middle of winter. Locations in the eastern US continue to be subjected to completely engineered "flash freeze" events. The script reading "weather forecasters" are tasked with covering the tracks of the climate engineers by attempting to explain away the ever more anomalous weather as just being random acts of nature.

 

Second earthquake in 24 hours felt in northern Israel

An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was recorded by the Geological Survey of Israel (GSI) in northern Israel on Sunday, less than 24 hours after an earthquake measuring 3.8 shook the area on Saturday. A magnitude 2.9 tremor was also recorded by the GSI on Saturday.

 

Hundreds of deep sea fish wash up dead on Puerto Vallarta Beach in Mexico – A consequence of Tonga eruption or a sign of worse to come?

Hundreds of dead fish washed up dead on Palmares Beach in the city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on January 18, 2022. Fishermen indicated that it is not common to see these species near the beach, since these fish normally live in the deep ocean (40m-600m or 130ft-1930ft).

 

Giant sulfur dioxide plume from devastating Tonga eruption spreads across the world and will harm environment for years

On Jan. 15th, the volcano hurled 400 million kilograms of sulfur dioxide into the upper atmosphere, reaching altitudes never before seen by NASA’s fleet of Earth-orbiting satellites.

 

Tonga eruption was so intense, it caused the atmosphere to ring like a bell

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption reached an explosive crescendo on Jan. 15, 2022. Its rapid release of energy powered an ocean tsunami that caused damage as far away as the U.S. West Coast, but it also generated pressure waves in the atmosphere that quickly spread around the world.

 

Tonga underwater volcanic eruption unleashed explosive forces equivalent to up to 30 MILLION tons of TNT – hundreds of times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, NASA reveals

Tonga underwater volcanic eruption unleashed explosive forces equivalent to up to 30 MILLION tons of TNT – hundreds of times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, NASA reveals

 

Drought-resistant farming catching on in New Mexico

A couple of years ago, Paul Skrak decided to explore different growing methods that might help his crops better withstand the seemingly endless drought. On the advice of a consultant, the Peña Blanca farmer began using cover crops, both to shade the soil from the sun and loosen it to allow water to penetrate better.

 

Toxic PCBs Festered at This Public School for Eight Years as Students and Teachers Grew Sicker

The EPA and others warned about potential contamination as far back as 2014. But Washington state law does not require schools or health departments to act on those findings.

 

The real cost of nuclear energy for humans and the planet

Nuclear power will soon be classified as environmentally friendly under the new EU taxonomy. But nothing about it is green or safe, says DW's Jeannette Cwienk.

 

Los Angeles may ban urban oil and gas fields after decades of complaints

City council expected to vote to ban new oil and gas wells, and phase out existing ones, which residents have blamed for chronic health issues

 

We Have a 'Sixth Sense' That Is Key to Our Wellbeing, But Only if We Listen to It

Most people are familiar with the five senses (touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste), but not everyone knows that we have an additional sense called interoception. This is the sense of our body's internal state.

 

The 3rd Leading Global Cause of Death Is Likely Not What You Think, New Study Reveals

Antibiotic resistance is often seen as a 'future problem', but newly published data have revealed it's affecting far, far more lives than you might imagine. In fact, the new estimates show that in 2019, there were 4.95 million deaths associated with bacterial antimicrobial resistance, making it the third leading cause of death worldwide.

 

Potent food supplement may help halt the immune attack in people with diabetes h

A microbiota-targeted clinical trial performed by scientists from Monash University, the University of Sydney, and the University of Queensland shows that a plant-based food supplement could improve gut health and strengthen the immune system in individuals with type 1 diabetes.

 

How does mercury accumulation vary in tropical forests?

As a global pollutant, mercury (Hg) is emitted directly into the atmosphere from geogenic and anthropogenic sources and previously deposited Hg in natural surfaces. Previous studies in subtropical evergreen forests have shown that climate, vegetation and terrain factors shape Hg accumulation in forest floor. However, few studies have conducted a comprehensive observation of Hg mass balance in tropical forests.

 

Balanced diet can mitigate negative impact of pests for bumblebees

Bumblebees are important pollinators because they pollinate many different plant species and are extremely resilient. They can still manage to fly at temperatures that are too cold for other pollinators. Like many other insects, they are in sharp decline.

 

Restaurant Lawsuit Shines Light on Cleaning Chemical Safety

The topic of cleaning chemical safety bubbled up in the mainstream media last week after a jury awarded $4.3 million to a Tennessee man after it found a Cracker Barrel restaurant was at fault for serving him sanitizing solution that was left in a water pitcher in 2014.

 

How a toxic chemical ended up in the drinking water supply for 13 million people

New Jersey’s largest drinking water supplier discovered a toxic chemical in the river where it gets water for hundreds of thousands of customers, setting off a major search for polluters that led back to a Pennsylvania wastewater treatment plant and a South Jersey company.

 

Electric vehicles drive up demand for ‘green metals’

The demand for the so-called energy transition minerals that go into electric vehicles, their batteries and the charging infrastructure — lithium, cobalt, copper, nickel and rare earth elements will increase dramatically. Currently, these minerals are largely mined outside of the U.S., in China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia and so on. But with the expected electric vehicle-manufacturing surge on its way, officials from both the auto and mining industries are calling on the federal​

 

Top Health Benefits Of Coffee That You Didn’t Know About

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks, enjoyed by hundreds of millions of people daily. Beyond being a great way to start the day, coffee also has a number of health benefits, which is something that many coffee drinkers are unaware of.

 

Another brick in the wall for bees

Re bee bricks (Brighton bee bricks initiative may do more harm than good, say scientists, 18 January), here in the Vale of Belvoir there is a tradition of building garden walls from mud, topped with slates to deflect the rain. They are highly attractive to numerous solitary bees, who excavate their tiny nests in the soft clay. Such mud walls would be an even better wildlife resource than bee bricks, to be specified in future developments. There would be no need to burn gas to fire conventional bricks.​

 

Alcohol ‘directly causes several types of cancer,’ doctors warn

If you enjoy a nightly glass of wine or beer, one study may have you thinking twice next time you need to take the edge off. New research warns that alcohol consumption can be blamed for the development of multiple types of cancer.

 

CDC finds high levels of ‘forever chemical' PFHxS in blood

High levels of a “toxic forever” chemical used in firefighting foam have been found in the blood of residents of a West Virginia community near an Air National Guard base.

 

Washington DC 'Defeat the Mandates' march calls for end to 'draconian' COVID-19 vaccine requirements

The peaceful protest started around noon at the Washington Monument and headed first to the Lincoln Memorial, where it remained while a series of speakers took to the steps to share their experiences of the past year and their reasons to call for an end to the vaccine mandates.

 

Vaccine passport protests in Europe draw thousands of people

Thousands of people gathered in European capitals Saturday to protest vaccine passports and other requirements governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Dr. Robert Malone Claims COVID Vaccines Can Permanently Damage Children's Brains, Hearts, Immune Systems

Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of modern mRNA vaccine technology, issued a stark warning to parents in America and across the world about vaccinating their children for COVID-19 during a powerful speech at the Defeat the Mandates Rally in Washington DC today.

 

Robert Kennedy Jr. Gives Historic Speech at Lincoln Memorial

A friend of mine shared that the Robert Kennedy Jr. speech today was one of the greatest speeches ever given at the Lincoln Memorial.

 

CDC Is Monitoring Local Residents for Cold-like Symptoms Following Crash of Semi Carrying 100 CDC Test Monkeys

According to a CDC spokesperson, the monkeys were en route to a CDC-approved quarantine facility after landing Friday morning in New York. They are originally from Mauritius, a country in eastern Africa. ​

 

New Hampshire Pharmacies Could Soon Begin Dispensing Ivermectin Without Doctor's Prescription

A bill working its way through the New Hampshire legislature would allow residents to receive ivermectin from pharmacies with a prescription of a doctor or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) for the off-label treatment of Covid-19.

 

‘Convoy for Freedom’: Canadian Truckers Hit the Road in Fight Over Vaccine Mandates

“We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our federal government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people.”

 

Hard to be healthy: 3 in 5 adults can’t get through the day without sugar

The average American aims for eight hours of sleep every night – but half never get there. A survey of 2,000 adults examined how they try to improve their lifestyles and finds that three in four people say it all starts with focusing on their mental and physical health (78%).

 

Superstore Rooftops Are Ideal for Solar Farms, Report Finds

A new report from Environment America and the Frontier Group calculated that the big, flat and sun-exposed roofs of superstores like Walmart and Ikea would make ideal locations for solar panels. If the 7.2 billion cumulative square feet of big-box roof space in the U.S. were covered in solar panels, that would generate enough electricity to power nearly eight million homes.

 

High Amounts of a Toxic Forever Chemical Found in Bloodstreams of West Virginia County Residents

A new report from the CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) noted high levels of a forever chemical called PFHxS in the blood of people in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ​

 

What is bioengineered food? An agriculture expert explains

The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines bioengineered food as food that “contains detectable genetic material that has been modified through certain lab techniques that cannot be created through conventional breeding or found in nature.”

 

Small ranchers say Biden letting them get squeezed

America’s independent cattle ranchers say major corporations in the beef industry are squeezing them out — and that the Biden administration is letting it happen.

 

WHY DO QUEEN BEES LIVE SO LONG? THE ANSWER REVEALS A TRUTH ABOUT LIFESPANS

In many colonies, queens that lay hundreds of eggs every day can stay alive for years or even decades, while workers that never lay a single egg in their life will stop living after a few months. Apparently, these species have found a route that allows at least some of their kind to escape the constraints that force other animals to choose between longevity and lots of offspring.

 

How to Store 31 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Less Food Waste

It’s estimated that the average household wastes more than 30% of the food it obtains – a staggering statistic with both financial and environmental consequences. One hundred and forty million acres of land are needed to produce this lost or wasted food each year, which is about the size of New York and California combined. Storing foods properly to avoid spoilage can eliminate some of this waste, especially when paired with better shopping and meal-planning habits.

 

Slaughterhouse: Gail Eisnitz, Chief Investigator for the Humane Farming Association

The huge industrial slaughterhouses in the United States transport overcrowded animals, smeared with their own urine and feces, in trucks over long distances without water or ventilation in the summer or heat in the winter. Many animals arrive dead, sometime frozen to the sides of the trucks where a chain has to be wrapped around them to pry them loose. They are tossed onto a pile of other animal carcasses​

 

10 Ways to Boost Your Body’s Natural Defenses

Many people know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle includes getting a good night’s rest and eating a balanced diet. However, people are also guilty of approaching their health with a maintenance mindset, and sadly, may refer to taking care of themselves as “indulging in” self-care. On the contrary, taking care of yourself also has the added benefit of improving the very mechanisms your body uses to fight off disease and soothe stress.

 

Phthalates in consumer products may affect important pregnancy hormone, study finds

Exposure to phthalates, a class of chemicals commonly found in consumer products, may disrupt a hormone that plays a key role in healthy births, a new Rutgers University study finds.

 

Air Pollution Makes It Harder for Bees to Sniff Out Flowers, Study Finds

Air pollution may be making it harder for bees and other insects to follow the scent of flowers, reducing pollination by as much as a third, new research suggests.

 

Raw Honey: The Healthiest Natural Sweetener?

Consuming honey, nature’s sweet gift freely given through the work and movement of honeybees, gets sweeter in light of its wide-ranging health benefits.

 

Doomsday Clock Moves Within 100 Seconds of Midnight

For the past two years, the Doomsday Clock has been set at 100 seconds to midnight, closer to midnight than ever in its history, signifying humankind’s march toward global catastrophe.

 

Alarming link between air pollution and mental illness

Environmental Health News reporter Kristina Marusic recently spoke about the links between pollution and mental health during a webinar for the Pittsburgh-based Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP)​

 

Trucker vaccine rule is making freight and fruit pricier

New rules requiring truckers to show proof of vaccination when crossing the Canada-U.S. border are cutting into shipping capacity and boosting the cost of hauling everything from broccoli to tomatoes. ​

 

Why Citizens, Scientists And Researchers Are Sounding The Alarm About JAMA And Grimes

As noted in, EMF/RF/5G/IOUT David Grimes, “Science For Sale,” And How Democrats Continue To Fail On Wireless Science, Health, And Environment, a kerfuffle has arisen regarding the American Medical Association’s Journal publishing an article by an industry shill. Joel Moskowitz asks “Why did JAMA Oncology publish a paper written by a Telecom industry spokesperson?”

 

How washing machines could help fight plastic pollution

Microplastics are all around us. The tiny particles are smaller than a fingernail. Research is still in its early phase. Scientists are trying to determine what impact these particles have on humans and other wildlife, if any.

 

Global Chemical Pollution Exceeds Safe Limits for Humanity

The bottom-line conclusion of a recent study is that global chemical pollution has now exceeded a safe limit for humanity. As reported by The Guardian, “The cocktail of chemical pollution that pervades the planet now threatens the stability of global ecosystems upon which humanity depends.” Published in Environmental Science & Technology, the research paper asserts that the creation and deployment (into the materials stream and environment) of so many “novel entities” (synthetic chemicals) is happening at a pace that eclipses human ability to assess and monitor them. The study team calls this exceedance of the “planetary boundary” of such chemical pollution “the point at which human-made changes to the Earth push it outside the stable environment of the last 10,000 years.”

 

Pioneering study finds generational link between smoking and body fat

Women and girls whose grandfathers or great-grandfathers began smoking at an early age tend to have more body fat, research that taps into the extraordinary 30-year-old Children of the 90s study has found. ​

 

EU parliament restricts live animal transports

The EU has moved to regulate live transports of animals more strictly. The changes come after an animal welfare investigation had revealed shocking insights into the industry.

 

‘My customers like zero waste’: the blacksmith recycling canisters into cult kitchen knives

Tim Westley takes up chef friend’s challenge to transform laughing gas litter

 

Biden Admin Decrees All "Essential" Workers Traveling To US Must Be Fully Vaccinated

Despite the fact that the Supreme Court has blocked OSHA from enforcing the Biden Administration's corporate vaccination mandate for most US workers, the administration has decided to require travelers visiting the US for "essential" reasons - ie to fill "essential" jobs like serving as a hospital nurse treating COVID patients - to be fully vaccinated.

 

How Billions in COVID Stimulus Funds Led to Dangerous, Tyrannical Policies in U.S. Schools

In 2020 and 2021, Congress passed trillions in COVID-related stimulus funds, a good portion of which went to schools — but only if school officials aligned their policies with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID guidelines.

 

The Codex Alimentarius Circus Comes to Town

No one at the Codex Alimentarius Commission is as nice as the outgoing Chairman Guilherme da Costa, Jr. Even when he is kicking your feet out from under you by not allowing your spoken comments to go into the Final Report of the meeting, he is gentlemanly about it, even charming. He also is one of the most accommodating chairmen or -women when it comes to allowing a delegate to speak - just keep in mind that you will be strictly limited to two minutes and most likely your comments will never make it into the report. For that very reason, this article - not Codex's carefully scripted Final Report - will give you the more complete story of what happened at that meeting on the two key issues confronting the National Health Federation (NHF).

 

You Can Check in, but You Can Never Leave

In this 40-minute interview with Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, she reveals to host Dr. Peter R. Breggin many of the atrocities that are happening in hospitals today — not in the name of science, research or misguided intervention, but in the name of worship of the almighty dollar.

 

Rise of the machines: Robot umpires moving up to Triple-A baseball for 2022

Robot umpires have been given a promotion and will be just one step from the major leagues this season. Major League Baseball is expanding its automated strike zone experiment to Triple-A, the highest level of the minor leagues.

 

Elon Musk's Neuralink could soon implant its brain chip in HUMANS

Elon Musk has demonstrated the Neuralink brain chip in a pig, a monkey and new job listing from the company suggests we could soon see it preform in a human brain.

 

Binge-watching TV in middle-age may raise the risk of blood clots by a THIRD, study suggests

Binge-watching TV can significantly raise your risk of suffering blood clots, a major review suggests.​

 

A Return to Native Agriculture

Indigenous farming and ranching practices are once again being embraced in an American West stressed by drought, diminishing resources, and climate change.

 

Nanoplastic pollution found at both of Earth’s poles for first time

Nanoplastic pollution has been detected in polar regions for the first time, indicating that the tiny particles are now pervasive around the world.

 

How GMO labels affect customer decision making with food purchases

Researchers from Neoma Business School, Concordia University, and University of Wisconsin-Madison published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how the GMO labeling that policymakers implement affects consumer choice. The study is authored by Youngju Kim, SunAh Kim, and Neeraj Arora.​

 

More young adults developing gastrointestinal cancers — and doctors don’t know why

More and more young men and women are developing gastrointestinal cancers, a troubling new study reveals. Even more concerningly, a team from Flinders University says scientists and doctors still don’t know why this is happening.

 

New measuring method reveals there may be more plastic on than in your salad

It's now possible to measure how many plastic particles there are in our food. Chinese scientists and Leiden University professor Willie Peijnenburg applied their new method to lettuce and wheat. Their results were published January 20 in Nature Nanotechnology.

 

Pomegranate extract could unlock powerful fountain of youth treatment for seniors

A substance in pomegranates could hold the key to creating a new anti-aging treatment that strengthens muscles and mitochondrial health. Researchers from the University of Washington say the fruit contains an extract called urolithin A, which they believe can protect against frailty during old age.

 

Demand for rare minerals and metals creates eco-dilemma

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the demand for so-called critical raw materials (CRMs) will increase sevenfold by 2050. The reason for this is that our green, renewable energy technologies require far more metals and other materials than those used to supply fossil energy. The electric cars that carry us from A to B will require six times more minerals than our traditional petrol-driven cars, and the wind power technologies that provide us with renewable electricity will be demanding nine times more of these resources than our gas-fired power plants. And this demand is set to accelerate rapidly in the very near future.

 

Escalation of eating disorders during COVID-19, research finds

A major study by InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders at the University of Sydney reveals a widespread escalation of eating disorder symptoms during COVID-19 lockdown in Australia, with 40 percent going undiagnosed.

 

In Texas, driverless trucks are set to take over roads

A giant 18-wheel transport truck is barreling down a multi-lane Texas highway, and there is no one behind the wheel. The futuristic idea may seem surreal, but it is being tested in this vast southern US state, which has become the epicenter of a rapidly developing self-driving vehicle industry.

 

The World's Massive Need For More Solar Panels Has One Shiny Catch

There's a major catch to the world's need for solar panels, a new analysis suggests. The booming solar panel market – which is critical for a clean energy future – could demand close to half the world's aluminum by 2050. Thankfully, there are ways we can mitigate this.

 

Mediterranean diet associated with a lower risk of mortality in older adults

A greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet which had been assessed through an index made with biomarkers during a 20-year scientific monitoring is associated with a lower mortality in adults over 65. ​

 

Step up: Walking may reduce type 2 diabetes risk for adults 65 and older

Walking regularly and at greater intensity may help prevent Type 2 diabetes among 70 and 80 year olds, according to one of the first studies measuring steps and pace among this population.

 

Solar Geoengineering: Why Bill Gates Wants It, But These Experts Want To Stop It

It sounds very much like the plot of one science fiction movie in particular—namely Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film Snowpiercer, in which scientists release aerosols into the sky in a desperate bid to stop rampant global warming. Let’s just say the plan doesn’t work out as intended.

 

Firefighters hope Washington bill will help remove toxic chemicals from protective gear

A new bill in the Washington Legislature could help speed the process for state regulators to restrict toxic chemicals in firefighting gear.

 

Should the world ban solar geoengineering? 60 experts say yes.

In an open letter published Monday in the journal WIREs Climate Change, more than 60 researchers from around the globe offered a resounding “no” to both questions. They called for an “international non-use agreement” on so-called solar geoengineering technologies, which would cool the planet by releasing sun-reflecting chemicals into the atmosphere. The authors want governments to ban outdoor experiments and deployment of solar geoengineering, prohibit national funding agencies from providing financial support, and refuse patents for such technologies.

 

What to do if you have been exposed to chemicals or toxic material from an industrial explosion

There is no question that industrial explosions are catastrophic; still, the far-reaching effects of such an event are often underestimated. When an industrial explosion occurs, toxic material and chemicals may escape from the site, affecting workers and residents who were not in the immediate vicinity of the blast. If you believe you have been exposed to chemicals or toxic materials as a result of an industrial accident or explosion — whether you were on the job or just happen to live near the ​

 

Inside the Dramatic Rise of Factory Farming in Africa

When we talk about animal welfare in Africa, we often focus on issues like the illegal poaching of rhino and elephant tusks or hunting of endangered lions and cheetahs. But in recent years, the expansion of factory farming in many African countries has become a new cause for concern.

 

THIS YEAR, SOMEONE NEW IS SIGNING UP FOR VEGANUARY EVERY 2.5 SECONDS

The Veganuary campaign—which has amassed 2 million sign-ups to date—is now seeing someone new pledging to go vegan every few seconds.

 

We Need to End Octopus Farming Before It Starts

In May 2021, Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), finally admitted what climate activists have been saying for years: Preventing catastrophic climate change requires ending all extraction of new coal, oil, and gas. The idea that we need to replace fossil fuels with alternative sources of energy, given how destructive fossil fuels are to the health of humans, nonhumans, and the environment has been undeniable for decades.

 

Honey bees and their honey could be a big help in solving police cases

An unlikely collaboration between George Mason University's Honey Bee Initiative and the new outdoor Forensic Science Research and Training Laboratory could yield critical advances in forensic science. ​

 

A disinfectant made from sawdust mows down deadly microbes

A new, sustainable disinfectant made from sawdust and water can knock out more than 99 percent of some disease-causing microbes, including anthrax and several strains of flu.

 

Increased Wildfire Danger Anticipated Across Texas

The Texas A&M Forest Service spent Jan. 18 readying firefighting resources in anticipation of an increase in wildfire activity caused by prefrontal weather conditions approaching the state. The fire environment will include elevated to critical fire weather, with above normal temperatures and wind speeds near 20 mph in conjunction with freeze-cured grasses across the landscape. This combination will support increased wildfire activity.

 

How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit

A study published in the journal Atherosclerosis confirms that pomegranate extract may prevent and/or reverse the primary pathology associated with cardiac mortality: the progressive thickening of the coronary arteries caused by the accumulation of fatty materials known as atherosclerosis.

 

CHANNEL NEWS ASIA: IS RADIATION FROM WIRELESS DEVICES DANGEROUS?

Dr. Devra Davis is featured in this recent investigation by CNA’s Steve Chia on health effects of cell phone radiation.

 

Tonga volcano eruption creates mysterious and puzzling concentric ripples in Earth’s atmosphere

Scientists are racing to understand a puzzling series of massive ripples in Earth’s atmosphere triggered by the eruption of the Tongan volcano at the weekend.

 

Can Your Bedtime Determine Your Heart Health?

There's a growing body of evidence that shows a lack of sleep increases your cardiovascular risk. A study published in the European Heart Journal Digital Health found it's not just the amount of sleep you get, but also the time you go to bed that makes a difference in your health.

 

MARKETING 5G AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS THE BETRAYAL OF HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

5G will increase ambient levels of wireless radiofrequency radiation. Peer-reviewed research has demonstrated a myriad of adverse effects from wireless radiofrequency radiation including increased brain cancer, DNA damage, oxidative stress, immune dysfunction, altered brain development, damaged reproduction, sleep changes, hyperactivity, and memory damage.

 

Emirates president blasts 5G rollout: 'Utterly irresponsible'

Emirates president Sir Tim Clark tells CNN's Richard Quest that the airline canceled flights to the US because it was not aware of some of the potential 5G rollout issues.

 

Florida's Citrus Crop To Be Smallest Since WW2, Squeezes OJ Prices Higher

The first meal of the day may soon become more expensive for consumers as food inflation soars. A combination of citrus disease and adverse weather conditions have plagued Florida's orange crop and may soon constrain supplies, which has already forced orange juice prices to multi-year highs as demand remains robust.

 

Air pollution makes it harder for pollinators to find plants

A field trial found that levels of nitrogen oxides and ozone similar to those near roads led to a 70 per cent drop in the numbers of bees and butterflies on mustard plants

 

Supermarkets Report Food Shortages After Canada Imposes Trucker Vax Mandate

Overwhelmed supply chains and truck driver shortages worsened when Canada imposed new border mandates prohibiting unvaccinated American truckers. With low vaccination rates among US drivers, Canadian supermarkets are already reporting rising food inflation and shortages of certain products, according to Bloomberg.

 

Pesticides released into Brazil’s Amazon to degrade rainforest and facilitate deforestation

Pesticides have been dropped from planes and even helicopters with the aim of evading IBAMA, the Brazilian environmental agency, for years as a method to clear remote and hard-to-reach areas of the Amazon rainforest. That practice — used more frequently since 2018 — takes longer than clear-cut deforestation ​

 

Indian Farmers Won Their Revolution, but the Fight’s Not Over

After a year of protest and hundreds of deaths, farmers won the longest nonviolent protest in India. But the history of resistance to agribusiness—both there and in the U.S.—suggests there is still a great deal of work ahead.

 

In parched Beijing, claims of a ‘green’ Olympics may not hold water

That China’s Games-specific pledges may ultimately fail to translate into progress on environmental causes fits with a habit of the Olympics disappointing on its goal to encourage sustainability, which became a pillar of the sporting movement in the 1990s. Since then, hosts have used the spotlight to tout green credentials — only to repeatedly draw skepticism from environmental campaigners.

 

Antibiotic resistance killed more people than malaria or AIDS in 2019

About 1.3 million deaths were directly caused by drug-resistant bacterial infections in 2019, a global study estimates

 

This Recyclable Boat Is Made From Wool

By adding unwanted wool to the manufacturing chain, this forward-thinking New Zealand firm hopes to save farmers and the planet.

 

What causes a tsunami? An ocean scientist explains the physics of these destructive waves

On Jan. 15, 2022, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga erupted, sending a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean in all directions. As word of the eruption spread, government agencies on surrounding islands and in places as far away as New Zealand, Japan and even the U.S. West Coast issued tsunami warnings. Only about 12 hours after the initial eruption, tsunami waves a few feet tall hit California shorelines – more than 5,000 miles away from the eruption.

 

Batteries get hyped, but pumped hydro provides the vast majority of long-term energy storage essential for renewable power – here’s how it works'

To cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half within a decade, the Biden administration’s goal, the U.S. is going to need a lot more solar and wind power generation, and lots of cheap energy storage.

 

New EPA Policy to Comply with Endangered Species Law Leaves Unanswered Questions for Pesticide Uses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will follow the law and review the impact of pesticides on endangered species prior to authorizing a pesticide for use. While it is not usually news for a government agency to announce it will follow statutory requirements, the agency’s new policy reverses decades of violative practice, whereby the EPA allowed pesticides on to market without a complete understanding of how threatened and endangered species would fare.

 

America has a manure problem, and the miracle solution being touted isn’t all that it seems

Converting waste into ‘biogas’ is a crucial part of Biden’s climate plan – but it can come with some significant costs

 

‘Haven’t been seen for 25 years’: rains bring salmon back to California streams

Endangered coho salmon spotted returning to spawning grounds after well-timed precipitation

 

Post-COVID ‘brain fog’ linked to changes in a person’s cerebrospinal fluid

Cases of “brain fog” among COVID patients are becoming more and more common, even among people recovering from mild infections. Now, new research is finally providing some potential answers to why people have difficulty concentrating, thinking clearly, and completing easy daily tasks after battling COVID. A team from the University of California-San Francisco say brain fog may result from how the virus alters a person’s spinal fluid — just like other diseases which attack the brain.

 

Enormous A68a iceberg that was once three and a half times bigger than London released 152 BILLION tons of fresh water into the ocean when it scraped past South Georgia last year, study reveals

An enormous iceberg, that was once three and a half times larger than London, released an incredible 152 billion tonnes of fresh water into the ocean, study shows.

 

Bee bricks initiative may do more harm than good, say scientists

Special bricks could attract mites or encourage spread of disease if not cleaned properly, say some experts​

 

Renewables are cheaper than ever, so why are household energy bills only going up?

Not for the first time, global energy markets are in turmoil. Internationally traded gas prices more than quadrupled in 2021. In their wake, many energy suppliers have gone bust and household bills across Europe are set to soar. Energy prices are driving up the cost of living and inflation, but this is also a moment to realize the old saying: "never waste a good crisis."

 

Rice bran oil 'a green solution for industry'

Rice bran oil can potentially replace the petroleum-based oils currently used for cooling and lubricating lathes and other cutting machinery, says a study.

 

Black eyed peas could help eliminate need for fertilizer

Black eyed peas' ability to attract beneficial bacteria isn't diminished by modern farming practices, new UC Riverside research shows. Planting it in rotation with other crops could help growers avoid the need for costly, environmentally damaging fertilizers.

 

Cannabis use produces persistent cognitive impairments

Many recreational cannabis companies market their products in a way that appeals to children and teens, despite state-based regulations prohibiting it, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. This marketing is easily viewed by people of all ages on social media platforms.​

 

Despite restrictions, recreational cannabis companies use marketing that appeals to adolescents

Many recreational cannabis companies market their products in a way that appeals to children and teens, despite state-based regulations prohibiting it, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. This marketing is easily viewed by people of all ages on social media platforms.​

 

IRS To Require Facial Recognition To View Tax Returns

According to KrebsonSecurity, the IRS announced that by the summer of 2022, the only way to log into irs.gov will be through ID.me. Founded by former Army Rangers in 2010, the McLean-based company has evolved to providing online ID verification services which several states are using to help reduce unemployment and pandemic-assistance fraud. The company claims to have 64 million users.

 

NJ to ban packing peanuts under new recycling law

The law also prohibits the sale of polystyrene packing peanuts in New Jersey within two years — a move supporters say will help keep the easily blown pieces of lightweight plastic out of the litter stream.

 

Everyone wants to help military toxic exposure victims. Not all want to pay.

In recent months, congressional lawmakers have rallied around the goal of providing better care and better benefits for troops exposed to toxic chemicals during their military service. But how much that will cost remains a problematic stumbling block for legislators hoping to advance those new ideas.​

 

Toxic chemicals are everywhere in our daily lives – can we avoid them?

MORE than a decade ago, the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry offered £1 million to the first person in the world to create a chemical-free product. No one has yet claimed the bounty because it is impossible. Water is a chemical. So is your cuppa. Yet there is still so much confusion about everyday products, from cleaning sprays to cosmetics. While some are labelled as chemical free, others declare they are non-toxic, natural and eco-friendly. What does it all really mean? And can we believe it?

 

First Cases of Drug-Resistant Fungus Found in Louisiana

University Medical Center New Orleans reported Louisiana’s first two known cases of C. auris, a drug-resistant fungus, on January 18, Becker’s Hospital Review reports. Hospital officials did not reveal whether the two infected patients had been transferred from other health care facilities or had recently traveled internationally.

 

Experts Say Road Salt Is Having an Effect on the Environment

Experts say road salt used to make driving safer during the winter is seeping into the soil and into bodies of water, creating environmental concerns.

 

Tracking the Path of Radioactive Cesium Through Fukushima's Ecosystem

In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear accident, the Japanese government performed intensive decontamination in the human-occupied parts of the affected area by removing soil surface layers. But a major affected region consists of dense, uninhabited forests, where such decontamination strategies are not feasible. So, finding ways to avoid the spread of radioactive contaminants like radiocesium to areas of human activity that lie downstream to these contaminated forests is crucial.

 

Bubbles of methane rising from seafloor in Puget Sound

The release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas responsible for almost a quarter of global warming, is being studied around the world, from Arctic wetlands to livestock feedlots. A team has discovered a source much closer to home: 349 plumes of methane gas bubbling up from the seafloor in Puget Sound, which holds more water than any other U.S. estuary.

 

Does coffee help protect against endometrial cancer?

Higher coffee consumption is linked with a lower risk of endometrial cancer, a type of cancer that begins in the lining of uterus, according to an analysis of relevant studies published to date. Also, caffeinated coffee may provide better protection than decaffeinated coffee.

 

Investigation finds evidence of PFAS in workout and yoga pants

One in four pairs of popular leggings and yoga pants tested have detectable levels of fluorine, an indicator of toxic PFAS, according to a new report from Mamavation. Partnering with EHN.org, the environmental wellness blog and community Mamavation tested the activewear and found levels of fluorine ranging from 10 parts per million (ppm) up to 284 ppm in eight pairs of leggings and pants, out of 32 tested.

 

Scientists Find Microplastics In Most Seafood But Which Type Has The Highest Amount?

You might not know but you are exposed to microplastics by ingesting or inhaling the particles. When you chomp on fried oysters, clam chowder, or scallops, you are consuming tiny pieces of plastics. Mollusks like oysters and mussels contain high amounts of microplastics among seafood. The ones gathered off the coasts of Asia contained the highest amounts after researchers reviewed 50 studies testing several samples intended for human consumption.

 

Yohan Tengra Exposes The Public Health Mafia In India

How does the global public health mafia direct the health policy of nations around the world? In today’s conversation, James talks to Yohan Tengra of the Awaken Indian Movement to discuss Tengra’s article breaking down the Indian Covid-19 Task Force and how its members’ conflicts of interest relate to the decades-long takeover of India’s public health system.

 

How Anthony Fauci Controls Science Globally

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. succinctly summarizes how Dr. Anthony Fauci wields his power to control and manipulate science in this riveting episode of The Jimmy Dore Show.1 Fauci has been painted as a hero throughout the pandemic, an image that is not only misleading but wildly inaccurate, as detailed in Kennedy’s best-selling book, “The Real Anthony Fauci.”

 

UK Ends Vaccine Passports, Mask Mandates, as Prime Minister Faces Calls for Resignation

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today ended pandemic restrictions he instituted just last month, citing a drop in COVID cases. Some suggested the move was politically motivated as calls for his resignation increased in the wake of a scandal over alleged parties in Number 10 Downing Street during the pandemic.

 

Stop Throwing Styrofoam in the Trash (and Do This Instead)

EPS also isn’t easily recyclable—though we know even recycling may not be as environmentally friendly as we’re led to believe—which means we often end up tossing it in the trash. However, there are a few ways to reduce leftover styrofoam’s landfill real estate. Here’s what to do with it instead.

 

First time detection of the vaccine spike protein in a person who died after vaccination against Covid-19.

The suspicion that the spike protein formed in the body as a result of the "vaccination" against Covid-19 could be responsible for the pathologically observed inflammations and lesions of vessels has now been confirmed immunohistologically for the first time.

 

Pandemic Narrative Undergoes Radical U-Turn

In recent days, the pandemic narrative has undergone a remarkable number of U-turns. January 9, 2022, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky sent out a tweet saying “We must protect people with comorbidities from severe COVID-19,” in other words, focused protection, which is what tens of thousands of doctors have been calling for since the creation of The Great Barrington Declaration in early October 2020. January 10, 2022, Walensky admitted that the COVID shots cannot prevent transmission

 

The Plague Doctors

The Plague Doctors were the well-educated, well-connected, well-known and wealthy men from rich families, even if they were terrible healers. The sole purpose of the Plague doctor was to treat plague patients, even if the cause was as elusive as the cure. History tells a story that plague victims’ bodies piled up quickly, were carted away, and unceremoniously dumped into mass graves. Hundreds were burned at a time. Entire villages simply ceased to exist.

 

Rwanda forcibly vaccinating people against COVID, victims say

Although Rwanda says it will not mandate people to take COVID-19 vaccines, some residents — especially in rural areas — say officials have been forcing Rwandans to take the jabs.

 

Biden's Infrastructure Bill, Now Signed Into Law, Mandates "Vehicle Kill Switches" By 2026

The rumors we first reported on back in December have turned out to be true: the United States federal government is apparently in the process of trying to force automakers to install kill switches in their vehicles that authorities can use to shut down any newer vehicle. The law comes as part of President Biden's infrastructure bill, which was recently signed into law, according to Yahoo. The government kill switch is - like all good thefts of civil liberties - being positioned as a "safety mea​

 

The Motorola Edge Emits The Most Radiation; How Does Your Phone Stack Up?

For most people nowadays, their smartphone is within arm's reach 24 hours a day. It's in their pocket while they're at work, it's in their hand on the train ride home and it's on their bedside table as they go to sleep. With this level of proximity and usage, many can't quite shake the niggling feeling that they might be risking damage to themselves in the long run. While conclusive longitudinal research on the effects of cell phone radiation is still hard to come by, for those looking to hedge their bets, this infographic shows the phones that emit the most radiation when held to the ear while calling.

 

The Dirty Secret of America’s Clean Dishes

The world’s largest chemical maker, BASF, produces ingredients for America’s most popular products, from soaps to surface cleaners to dishwasher detergent. Emissions from their U.S. plants elevate cancer risks for an estimated 1.5 million people.

 

These machines scrub greenhouse gases from the air – an inventor of direct air capture technology shows how it works

Two centuries of burning fossil fuels has put more carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere than nature can remove. As that CO2 builds up, it traps excess heat near Earth’s surface, causing global warming. There is so much CO2 in the atmosphere now that most scenarios show ending emissions alone won’t be enough to stabilize the climate – humanity will also have to remove CO2 from the air.

 

The Udokan project: How sustainable mining can feed clean tech

Operating in a low-carbon economy means new technology with fewer emissions. But even tech requires materials that still need to be mined. At Udokan Copper, part of diversified holding USM, we have been neck-deep in unravelling the challenges associated with more sustainable mining, which helped us develop a strategy for operating in a low-carbon economy and producing copper, vital for future and cleaner technologies.

 

For pharmaceuticals fouling wastewater and wildlife, solutions exist

Humanity’s heavy daily reliance on pharmaceuticals has unsettling effects on water quality and wildlife.​

 

Dumped fishing gear is killing marine life. Yet no governments seem to care

One Scottish trawlerman is so incensed by the dumping of nets he’s come to me – a longstanding critic of his industry – with evidence

 

Google’s ‘dragonscale’ solar-powered roof signals growing demand for sustainable workspaces

Tightening regulations and a growing eco-conscious workforce are major factors in heralding green office campuses

 

Smart shopping: consumers fight plastic waste

Through the Consumers Beyond Waste initiative, the World Economic Forum is playing a crucial role in bringing together leading private, public and civil society actors who are empowering consumers to access sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic.

 

Nutrient-dense acai berries: The ultimate superfood for optimal health

Dubbed by the Brazilians as the “beauty berry,” acai berries have become a “darling” of the Western health food and wellness realm in the 1980s. Acai berries have been widely acknowledged as a nutrient powerhouse for the wide array of phytonutrients and potent antioxidants they contain

 

The epigenetic mechanism by which vitamin D modulates the tolerance of the immune system

In autoimmunity, the mechanisms that guarantee that our defense system does not attack our own body—tolerance to oneself—does not work properly. Multiple sclerosis, which affects one in every 1,000 people in Spain, is a serious autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath of some types of neurons, causing progressive neurological disability.

 

Small gardens as vital as big ones for conserving bees, says study

Many urban gardens rich in pollinator-friendly plants and provide food all year round, find Bristol researchers​

 

How a Powerful Company Convinced Georgia to Let It Bury Toxic Waste in Groundwater

Documents reveal Georgia Power went to great lengths to advocate for risky waste storage. After a ProPublica investigation exposed this practice, the EPA is trying to block the move.

 

Drinking both coffee and tea linked to lower risks for stroke and dementia

Are you a coffee drinker, or are you more of a tea person? Consider being both. A study published Nov. 16, 2021, in PLOS Medicine found that having both coffee and tea in the diet was associated with a reduced risk of dementia and stroke. Researchers evaluated the health and self-reported coffee and tea drinking habits of more than 365,000 older adults in the United Kingdom who were followed for 11 years. Compared with people who did not drink any tea or coffee, people who drank two to three cups of coffee as well as two to three cups of tea per day had a 28% lower risk of dementia and a 32% lower risk of stroke during the study period.

 

Sunflowers’ invisible colors help them attract bees and adapt to drought

It turns out sunflowers are more than just a pretty face: the ultraviolet colors of their flowers not only attract pollinators but also help the plant regulate water loss, according to new UBC research.​

 

Vaping associated with risk of sight loss

A US study has found that current e-cigarette users were 34% more likely to experience visual impairment than those who had never vaped

 

‘Pesticide-free future with insect monitoring’

A digital monitoring system that alerts growers and eliminates uncertainty about the pests in their fields. The FlightSensor is trained to recognise and capture the wingbeats of each pest.

 

Cut Carbon And Toxic Pollution, Make Cement Clean And Green

Decarbonizing cement plants is a critical part of reaching our climate goals. Cement is a key ingredient in concrete, which is the most widely used manmade material on the planet, and has few, if any, viable alternatives. Cement is incredibly dirty to produce: while it only constitutes 10-15% of concrete’s mass in a typical mix, it accounts for up to 90% of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

 

Analysis: After sun-dimming setback, geoengineers seek a diplomatic fix

In 1965, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson’s science advisors urged research into reflecting sunlight to keep the Earth cool amid projections of an alarming build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as a result of burning fossil fuels.

 

Texas Earthquakes Prompt New Fracking Rules

Frackers in America’s hottest oil field are facing an expensive new setback: earthquakes. Shale companies in West Texas will have to pay more to move millions of barrels of wastewater that surfaces from oil wells and can aggravate tectonic fault lines when deposited underground. A recent spate of earthquakes prompted state regulators to stop companies from pumping as much water underground, forcing some drillers to move water farther afield.

 

Palm Beach therapist sees increase in children's speech delays during COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say putting a face mask on your child is a critical tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19, however, some in the health community are now sounding an alarm. Therapists say they are seeing children with speech delays.

 

Hospital room surfaces pose low risk of spreading SARS-CoV-2

Hospital rooms where COVID patients were treated had little to no active virus contaminations on surfaces, according to a study at Duke University Hospital that adds to the body of research on how the pandemic respiratory virus is spread.

 

Airlines worldwide rush to change flights over US 5G problem

Major international airlines canceled flights heading to the U.S. or changed the planes they're using Wednesday, the latest complication in a dispute over concerns that new 5G mobile phone service could interfere with aircraft technology.

 

'World first' vegan violin created using berries and pears in Malvern

A violin-maker has used components including steamed pear, berries and spring water to create a vegan violin.

 

The world’s largest vertical farm will have a secret ingredient: fish

Fish fertilize the plants—and then become another income stream.

 

'A deadly ticking clock': Calls mount for a global pact to tackle plastic pollution

Campaigners and companies call on governments to establish treaty that aims to curb plastic production and consumption, as well as ramp up recycling and waste management infrastructure.

 

This startup will turn your ratty old undies into furniture and bedding

It’s easy to repair, resell, or donate old shoes and clothes. But what about old underwear? They go straight in the trash, which ultimately means that around 11 million pounds of underwear end up in a landfill every single day.

 

Hazardous Synthetic Pyrethroid Insecticides Subject of Lawsuit Against EPA

After registering over 300 products containing synthetic pyrethroid pesticides within the last six years, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has done nothing to safeguard endangered species from toxic exposure to these chemicals, despite legal requirement to do so.

 

New York Could Pass the Nation’s First Sustainable Fashion Law

A new bill in the state of New York could require fashion brands to disclose social and climate impacts as well as order these global companies to work toward reducing their environmental impact.

 

Earth’s Core Cooling Faster Than Scientists Thought

The Earth of 4.5 billion years ago was covered in hot magma that had to gradually cool for the planet to become habitable. This happened over millions of years, as the surface formed the hard rocks of the crust that is our home. The interior of our planet still emanates geothermal energy that causes plate tectonics to move, resulting in earthquakes and volcanoes. But how fast did Earth cool and how long will it continue to cool before the effects of its hot interior stop?

 

Owl Wing Design Reduces Aircraft, Wind Turbine Noise Pollution

Trailing-edge noise is the dominant source of sound from aeronautical and turbine engines like those in airplanes, drones, and wind turbines. Suppressing this noise pollution is a major environmental goal for some urban areas.

 

Teaching preschoolers healthy habits lowers their heart disease risk later on

For future generations to be happy and healthy, a new study finds it’s never too early to start instilling some positive lifestyle habits. Researchers from Mount Sinai Heart report that implementing school-based programs teaching healthy cardiovascular habits as early as preschool can help students live healthier and avoid heart disease for the rest of their lives.

 

Teens with poor sleep habits eat up to 4.5 pounds of extra sugar annually

Is poor sleep leading to a sugar overload among teens? A recent study finds teenagers who don’t get enough sleep could pack on nearly five extra pounds of sugar each year.

 

Sweet-tooth nation: Average person overindulges on junk food 3 nights a week

Do you give your sweet tooth a “hall pass” after a day of good behavior? A new survey finds many Americans believe eating healthy during the day gives them permission to overindulge in unhealthy food at night.

 

London plans 'pay per mile' charges to force drivers out of their cars

Sadiq Khan was today accused of a 'money-making' plot to force motorists to 'pay per mile' to drive in London. The capital's Labour mayor wants road pricing to force those who drive petrol or diesel cars to switch to public transport, walking, cycling or electric vehicles 'where necessary'.

 

New method uses waste to clean arsenic from lake contaminated by gold mine

Arsenic has been leaching into the lake from tailings at the abandoned Long Lake Gold Mine, which operated intermittently until 1937 and produced approximately 200,000 tonnes of tailings, discharged directly to the environment without containment.

 

Regenerative Ranching Is Better for the Environment, but Can It Be Profitable?

“My job is to try not to be a stupid human and to figure out what the cattle want and need,” Ellis tells me as she stops to point out a stag grazing nearby. She’s making it sound simple, but regenerative ranching—which prioritizes soil heath by discouraging chemical fertilizers and overgrazing, and instead advocates no-till principles and practices that mitigate the effects of climate change—is anything but.

 

Shellfish Exoskeletons: A Packaging Alternative to Toxic Plastic Foam

A California company has developed an eco-friendly version of plastic foam that could become a game changer in the packaging industry.

 

Protein from gorse bushes could feed millions of people, says expert

The gorse bushes that have invaded many Scottish landscapes could produce enough protein to feed millions of people, according to the leader of a Scottish government research programme.

 

Here’s how science is trying to conserve the monarch butterfly’s forests

A team of Mexican scientists are developing a successful experiment that allows for the recovery and maintenance of endemic trees in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve that provide a habitat for monarch butterflies every winter.

 

Ozone pollution costs Asia billions in lost crops: study

Persistently high levels of ozone pollution in Asia are costing China, Japan and South Korea an estimated $63 billion annually in lost rice, wheat and maize crops, a new study says.

 

The 6th Mass Extinction Really Has Begun, Scientists Warn in Newly Published Study

The signs of death are everywhere, if you look. For years, scientists have rung the alarm bell, warning that grave declines in animal biodiversity around the globe herald the onset of what will be Earth's sixth mass extinction.

 

Could the Red Sea's heat-resilient corals help restore the world's dying reefs?

Corals in the Gulf of Aqaba have a unique evolutionary history that could help them survive the climate crisis. Scientists even hope to breed their resilience into other reefs.

 

Nearly half the world’s kids are exposed to dangerous levels of lead

Starting in 2014, the impoverished city of Flint, Michigan, experienced the highest-profile lead exposure crisis in recent American history. Lead levels in Flint’s children spiked after the city failed to properly treat a new water source. Eventually, the state of Michigan and city of Flint were forced to agree to a $641 million settlement for residents affected by the lead poisoning, and several state officials, including former Gov. Rick Snyder, were criminally indicted for their role in expos​

 

More Folks Drive High When Pot Made Legal

Here's more evidence that marijuana may make driving more dangerous: As pot has been legalized in more countries and states, a greater number of people are driving intoxicated by the drug and crashing, researchers report.

 

Less than half of projected U.S. renewable diesel output likely by 2025- study

U.S. refiners and biofuel companies are likely to reach less than half the renewable diesel production projected by the U.S. government for 2025 due to policy and feedstock constraints, according to a study released Tuesday from consultancy Cerulogy.

 

Rare Earths: Fighting for the Fuel of the Future

Rare earths are as critical to the modern economy as oil – and China has quietly secured a near-monopoly.​

 

Why You’re Evolutionarily Programed to Love Sugar

It’s the ingredient in food you try to avoid because you feel it’s too unhealthy, but it’s so delicious it’s hard to eat in moderation. Many of us love it, but at the same time rue its existence. It turns out this tricky additive many of us have a love/hate relationship with is also one that we as humans have been evolutionarily programmed to crave: sugar.

 

Children exercised less during lockdown: How to get them moving again

Lockdowns during the pandemic aimed to limit the spread of COVID-19 and related deaths. However, these lockdowns also affected how active people were. Children became significantly more sedentary.

 

1.1 Million More Utility “Smart” Meters to Be Deployed in Virginia; $203.9M to Be Spent on “Customer Information Platform”

American opposition to expensive, hazardous, and privacy invasive utility “Smart” Meters (electric, gas, and water) has been ongoing since companies first started deploying them. A free online documentary was produced about these horrible devices in 2013 and then updated in 2017. Adding insult to injury, the high costs associated with purchasing, installing, and replacing them are usually passed on to customer.

 

Make Preparations! Canadian Cross Border Trucking Mandate Now In Effect, Domestic Trucking Mandate Starts Next Week

The cross border vaccine mandate for truckers in/out of Canada is now in effect. The U.S. vaccine mandate takes effect on January 22nd.

 

DARPA funds Soylent Green as Empty Shelves in USA – #BareShelvesBiden Trends

DARPA is funding the creation of 3D printed food from “mixed waste,” to be served “when traditional food is unavailable.” #BareShelvesBiden is trending as empty shelves are found across the USA, and the LA Times promises the situation is only going to get worse. The food supply chain is buckling under the pressure of mandates and quarantines. What is the agenda behind this engineered shortage? Find out in this Ice Age Farmer broadcast.

 

The Right to Healthy Food: Comorbidities and COVID-19

In early 2020, we saw the beginning of the COVID-19 ‘pandemic’. The world went into lockdown and even after lockdowns in various countries had been lifted, restrictions continued. Data now shows that lockdowns seemingly had limited if any positive impacts on the trajectory of COVID-19 and in 2022 the world – especially the poor – is paying an immense price not least in terms of loss of income, loss of livelihoods, the deterioration of mental and physical health, the eradication of civil libertie​

 

Vax Nation: Show Me Your Papers

Governments around the world have implemented various coercive measures to introduce mandatory “immunity passports”, vaccine passes, certificates of vaccination, and QR codes to prove being injected with a Covid-19 vaccine to go about daily life. Meanwhile, a biological divide has been created, between the vaccinated and the vaccine free. Those with passports have access to options and rights, including the right to work, go to school, and engage in leisure and social activities. Canadians witho​

 

Israeli trial, world’s first, finds 4th dose ‘not good enough’ against Omicron

Nearly a month after Sheba Medical Center launched a landmark study to test the efficacy of a fourth COVID shot, the hospital said Monday that this fourth booster was only partially effective in protecting against the Omicron strain.

 

Hydroxychloroquine shows promise as a treatment for multiple sclerosis

Hydroxychloroquine may not be a reliable treatment for COVID-19, but a new study finds it may find a new job treating the worst form of multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers from the University of Calgary found that the prescription drug can slow the worsening symptoms of primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

 

Taekwondo can help children control their emotions and behavior

True mastery over one’s emotions and actions is a tough task at any age, but adolescence can be a particularly turbulent time. However, researchers from the University of Surrey find practicing the martial arts — specifically Taekwondo — can help kids improve their “self-regulation.” In other words, Taekwondo promotes stronger emotional control, improved cognition, and better overall behavior.

 

Nearly half of GDP in cities at risk of disruption from nature loss

Loss of biodiversity and nature could put up to $31 trillion of cities’ gross domestic product (GDP) at risk, according to research released Monday by the World Economic Forum.

 

Chemical Exposure Monitoring Documents Widespread Pesticide Exposure to People and Pets

A study published in Environmental Science & Technology adds to the growing body of scientific research verifying the use of silicon devices as an effective tool for biomonitoring and disease prognosis, finding widespread exposure to people and pets. Researchers can identify the presence of chemical contaminants among humans and their canine companions occupying similar spaces using silicone monitoring devices.

 

Most People Are Disgusted by The Thought of Eating Cultured Meat

Cultured meat grown in a lab has the potential to be much more environmentally friendly than current practices in the agriculture industry, but a new study has revealed a looming problem: a lot of people really don't like the idea of eating it.

 

Trust your gut when it comes to sugar, study says

If your gut is telling you the difference between real sugar and an artificial sweetener, it may be right, according to a Duke study published recently in Nature Neuroscience.

 

‘It’s mind-boggling’: the hidden cost of our obsession with fish oil pills

The market in this prized commodity is worth billions – but are the supposed benefits worth the cost to global ecosystems?

 

Why your ‘wishcycling’ can do more harm than good

Unsure if something can actually be recycled? Putting it in your recycling bin anyway might be worse for the environment than just tossing it in the trash.

 

The US Inches Toward Building EV Batteries at Home

In an effort to reduce dependency on hard-to-source cobalt and Chinese manufacturing, US makers are finally getting into the cathode business.

 

Chemical pollution has passed safe limit for humanity, say scientists

The cocktail of chemical pollution that pervades the planet now threatens the stability of global ecosystems upon which humanity depends, scientists have said.

 

What Is the Key to Japanese Centenarians' Long Lives?

Researchers from Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, recently released data1 after studying the gut microbiome of centenarians living in Japan. What they discovered was a unique bacterium that produced a type of bile acid, which seemed to be common to most of the study participants.

 

Lead pollution and mental health

EHN reporter Kristina Marusic discussed her recent reporting on the surprising mental health impacts of contaminated drinking water on the public radio program Living on Earth.

 

Long-Excluded Uterine Cancer Patients Are a Step Closer to 9/11 Benefits

Tammy Kaminski can still recall the taste of benzene, a carcinogenic byproduct of burning jet fuel. For nine months after the 9/11 attacks, she volunteered for eight hours every Saturday at St. Paul’s Chapel, just around the corner from ground zero in New York City. She breathed in cancer-causing toxic substances, like fuel fumes and asbestos, from the smoke that lingered and the ash that blanketed the pop-up clinic where first responders could grab a meal, take a nap or get medical care.

 

Why HAS the Winter Olympics gone to desolate, snowless Beijing?

Heard the one about the Winter Olympics that didn't have any snow? If anything sums up the bemusement over China's controversial $3 billion Games that begin in a little under three weeks, perhaps it is the absence of the one element central to the event.

 

Israeli Artist Turns Plastic Pollution Into ‘Earth Poetica’

In Beverly Barkat’s quest to connect people with nature, she found that environmental waste could be a powerful medium.

 

New York Food Waste Recycling Law Goes Into Effect

New York has joined California, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts in requiring the biggest sources of food waste to donate excess food or recycle food waste. The hope is to keep food, and its related methane emissions, out of landfills. The new law took affect on January 1, 2021. ​

 

Sounds from Human Activity Highly Disruptive to ‘Unicorns of the Sea’

As the Arctic becomes more habitable due to global warming, it also becomes more vulnerable. The region has been invaded by equipment to conduct seismic surveys and blasts from mining operations, not to mention cruise ships, and with them new sounds have been introduced — foreign sounds in a pristine world. And for some creatures, sound is everything.

 

Revealed: many common omega-3 fish oil supplements are ‘rancid’

More than one in 10 fish oil supplements tested from among 60 large retail brands are rancid, while nearly half are just under the recommended maximum limit, according to independent tests.

 

Urban Bees Face a Flower Deficit, Says Swiss Study

An examination of 14 cities in Switzerland adds heft to concerns that urban beehives can overtax city green spaces, potentially harming native pollinators.

 

Is Masking Kids at School Working?

Kids in California, New York, Illinois and a number of other states are required to wear face masks every day at school. Nearly 40% of school children nationwide are required to do so. Other states leave it up to local rules, which means about half the kids in the country are wearing face masks every day, social distancing, eating lunch outside, and performing athletics in masks. Close to 30% of all schools are legally prevented from implementing mandates, or face pending legal challenges to restrictions, which means few in those states are imposing restrictions like we saw in 2020-2021.

 

The Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S.

Fishermen and hunters are officially the most dangerous jobs in the US, according to the 2020 census released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics last month. The group saw 132.1 fatalities for every 100,000 full-time equivalent workers; a stark contrast to the overall worker fatality rate across all industries of 3.4 deaths.

 

Europe's unvaccinated are falling out of society

Before Covid-19, Nicolas Rimoldi had never attended a protest. But somewhere along the pandemic's long and tortuous road, which saw his native Switzerland imposing first one lockdown, then another, and finally introducing vaccination certificates, Rimoldi decided he had had enough.

 

America's Food Supply Fertilized With Human Remains And Coated With Nanoparticles

US Corporations do not need to tell you what nanotechnologies they are putting in your food

 

The Plan to Tag Us for the New World Order Slave System

Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, whom I’ve interviewed twice previously, was among the first U.S. physicians to develop an early treatment program for the novel SARS-CoV-2 infection. He popularized the use of hydroxychloroquine and zinc, and when hydroxychloroquine became increasingly difficult to obtain, he was also among the first to identify quercetin as a viable alternative.

 

Senior Israeli immunologist blasts mass vaccination, COVID restrictions in powerful letter

‘There is currently no medical emergency,’ Dr. Ehud Qimron told the Israeli government. ‘The only emergency now is that you still set policies and hold huge budgets for propaganda and psychological engineering.’ ​

 

Myocarditis Tops List of COVID Vaccine Injuries Among 12- to 17-Year-Olds, VAERS Data Show

VAERS data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included a total of 1,033,994 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 21,745 deaths and 170,446 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020, and Jan. 7, 2022.

 

COVID Shots Could Cause ‘Crippling’ Neurodegenerative Disease in Young People, MIT Scientist Warns

Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., senior research scientist at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, told Fox News vaccinating young people for COVID may cause serious neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

 

Toxic reaction: how to clear dangerous pollutants out of your home

After tests revealed the levels of harmful chemicals in her blood, the environmental writer vowed to discover the best ways to keep her family safe

 

Revealed: the Flint water poisoning charges that never came to light

The former criminal prosecution team investigating the Flint water crisis was building a racketeering case against state officials. Then the team was dismantled

 

Plant-based salmon filet that is high in Omega-3 and protein, but without the mercury and microplastics, is set to hit the market in 2024

Plantish, an Israeli food tech startup, is on a mission to save the oceans one salmon filet at a time. The company unveiled its new plant-based whole-cute salmon filet on Thursday that mimics the texture, taste, appearance, and structure of the real thing. The vegan dish is made with a mixture of legume proteins, algae oil, and other binders that provides the food with Omega-3s, Omega-6s, B vitamins, and protein, but without the mercury, hormones, and microplastics found in ocean fish.

 

How a student tackles Nigeria's environmental problems

Oluwaseyi Moejoh is committed to making Nigeria a cleaner place. Lagos is choking in garbage – a threat to the environment and residents' health. The 20-year-old student hopes her U-recycle initiative will make a change across Nigeria.

 

Thousands of gallons of toxic phenol reportedly spilled this week at a Philly chemical plant

A worker failed to shut off a valve Thursday at the AdvanSix plant in Philadelphia and up to 2,000 gallons of phenol spilled, with some possibly entering the sewer system, according to a police report. ​

 

US's fleet of more than 9,000 helicopters including air ambulances could be grounded after 5G wireless rollout on January 19 because the network interferes with choppers' radar altimeter

AT&T and Verizon are set to unleash their 5G networks across the US on January 19, but the launch could ground the more than 9,000 commercial helicopters, including lifesaving medevac choppers, as a result.​

 

Photon recycling: The key to high-efficiency perovskite solar cells

Scientists from TU Dresden, in cooperation with researchers at Seoul National University (SNU) and Korea University (KU), demonstrated the role of the re-use of photons (known as 'photon recycling') and light scattering effects in perovskite solar cells, providing a pathway towards high-efficiency solar energy conversion. The study has been published in Science Advances.

 

A catalyst for more efficient green hydrogen production

Researchers have developed a new water-splitting process and material that maximize the efficiency of producing green hydrogen, making it an affordable and accessible option for industrial partners that want to convert to green hydrogen for renewable energy storage instead of conventional, carbon-emitting hydrogen production from natural gas.

 

Sugar detox? Cutting carbs? A doctor explains why you should keep fruit on the menu

One of my patients – who had been struggling with obesity, uncontrolled diabetes and the cost of her medications – agreed in June 2019 to adopt a more whole-food plant-based diet.

 

Today's hot topic: Should you let chile peppers spice up your meals?

There's no doubt chile peppers are packed with flavor. They also provide a little fiber without salt, sugar, saturated fat or many calories, said professor Linda Van Horn, chief of the nutrition division at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

 

Waves from the Tonga tsunami are still being felt in Australia, and even a 19" surge could knock you off your feet

The eruption of the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai created a tsunami felt across the Pacific Ocean. This includes Australia, where small but measurable tsunami waves were still being recorded as late as Monday afternoon. These may even persist into Tuesday morning.

 

How the Tonga volcano has been felt around the world – video

A large underwater volcano in Tonga has sent huge swells around the world affecting countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. The tsunami waves caused damage to boats as far away as New Zealand and large swells were seen in California and Japan but did not appear to cause any widespread damage. Two people have drowned off a beach in northern Peru, local authorities say, after unusually high waves were recorded in several coastal areas

 

Why the volcanic eruption in Tonga was so violent, and what to expect next

The Kingdom of Tonga doesn’t often attract global attention, but a violent eruption of an underwater volcano on January 15 has spread shock waves, quite literally, around half the world.

 

5G Rollout May Put Aviation Safety At Risk

The 5G rollout is upending aviation safety as “transmission from these towers have been demonstrated to interfere with radar altimeters, widely used in helicopters and other aircraft to measure altitude.” 5G is a necessary technology to enable the Internet of Things (IoT), which overrides human health and safety.

 

Study confirms PFAS in NZ urban water

The presence of PFAS in New Zealand wastewaters, coastal waters, and surface waters has been confirmed by University of Auckland researchers.

 

How Does Marshall Fire Smoke Affect Indoor, Outdoor Air Quality?

When the Marshall Fire tore through Superior and Louisville December 30, 2021, it destroyed more than 1,000 homes and damaged nearly 150 others. The smell of smoke lingers everywhere, outdoors and even inside, especially in homes directly downwind of fires. Now, scientists from CIRES, CU Boulder and NOAA are installing instruments in surviving houses to understand the effects of smoke on indoor air quality.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, January 15, 2022

Engineered winter weather whiplash is wreaking havoc in portions of the US and other regions in the northern hemisphere. In South America, record-shattering heat is crushing crop production at the most critical time of the season. Record droughts and record flooding are also taking their toll all over the world, often within close proximity to each other. The radically accelerating climate chaos is not the result of nature and not just the result of climate change. Blatantly obvious climate engineering operations are core to the equation. What will it take for populations to acknowledge the elephant in the sky?

 

Still Using Microwaves? Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Immediately

Microwaves were created to make it easier for you to have a quick warm meal. It might be great to warm up your food but the negative effects of using this device might make you want to stop using the microwave. Studies have shown that microwaves can cause damage to your health along with the food that you have consumed after microwaving it.

 

North Carolina’s 2,000 Massive Industrial Pig Farms Wreak Havoc on Human Health

Vox journalist Laura Bult traveled to North Carolina to better understand the human health and environmental impact of the state’s massive pig farms, each of which house tens of thousands of hogs and produce an estimated 10,000 gallons of waste per day.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Words, “All life is interrelated,” and His Legacy Are Honored on MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 17

On the annual celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.— MLK Day, Monday, January 17 — Beyond Pesticides honors his legacy by calling out ongoing environmental inequities, and calling on all of us to advance environmental justice. In his 1967 Christmas sermon, Dr. King famously noted, “It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, af​

 

Industrial Cleaning Market Poised to Grow to $61B in 4 Years

The industrial cleaning chemicals market is expected to reach US$61.6 billion by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% from $48.1 billion in 2021, according to a report from MarketsandMarketsTM.​

 

Defining Common Green And Sustainability Terms

Trends have a way of resurfacing — just look at mom jeans and fanny packs. Roughly every 20 years, what's old is new once again. But although many might wish these fashions of old stayed dead and buried, there are some trends that receive a welcomed resurrection.

 

After Cannabis Legalization, More THC Detected in Injured Drivers

Canadian drivers moderately injured in car accidents were more likely to have tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in their bloodstream after the nation legalized cannabis in late 2018, a study found.

 

Vitamin K2 Study Shows Improved Cardiovascular Health

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that has a significant influence on your health. Unfortunately, many people don't get enough vitamin K in their diet. Since your body stores very little, it is rapidly depleted without regular dietary intake. Data from Edith Cowan University showed people whose diet was high in vitamin K2 had a 34% lower risk of any atherosclerosis-related heart disease.

 

EPA to assess health impacts of leaded aircraft fuel

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will investigate the potential negative impacts on human health from the emissions of airplanes using leaded fuel, the agency announced Wednesday.

 

Transforming Farming With Farmer Led Experimentation

Agricultural scientists are changing the way they think about how and why they do field research. A recent article published in Nature Food suggests that a key motivation for this change is the mounting evidence highlighting the limits of conventional small plot research. Historically, conventional field research has lacked applicability at scale. Critics also suggest that research has been prone to generating information that is less actionable, and is structured so that recommendations tend to trickle down from inaccessible analyses and peer-reviewed publications.

 

Biden to detail ‘surge’ of military medical teams to hospitals in 6 states

A string of Republican leaders and lawmakers praised the Supreme Court’s Thursday decision to block the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-testing mandate for large employers, even as public health experts argued that the ruling could lead to more infections, serious illness and deaths.

 

Thaw of permafrost has vast impact on built environment

Permafrost exists extensively in the Arctic region and in mountain ranges, in places such as the Tibetan plateau. Both the construction itself and the warming of the climate cause permafrost to thaw, which in turn threatens both existing infrastructure and future construction projects.

 

UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR ENERGY IMPEDES ENDANGERED FLORIDA PANTHERS

Florida, the “Sunshine State,” is rapidly increasing installation of utility-scale solar energy (USSE) facilities to combat carbon emissions and climate change. However, the expansion of renewable energy may come with environmental tradeoffs. Reducing the energy industry’s carbon footprint is impeding a large carnivore’s paw-print.

 

Why the Food Supply Chain Is Strained. Again.

Experts say farms are still producing enough food, but the Great Resignation and the omicron surge are leaving grocery store shelves around the country bare.

 

Helping Small Processors Won’t Work Unless We Break Up Big Meat

I regularly speak to dairy and vegetable farmers about their problems, and most producers are more than willing to talk about their challenges and share their experiences with me. But poultry farmers display a unique type of fear. Not of me—but of their industry.

 

Pipeline spilled 300,000 gallons of fuel near New Orleans last month, records show

A severely corroded pipeline ruptured and spilled more than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel just outside New Orleans late last month, according to federal records.

 

Mad Cow Disease Case Prompts China To Halt Canadian Beef Imports

The Canadian Cattlemen's Association reported Tuesday that China and the other Asian countries decided to halt beef imports after one "atypical" bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case was discovered in an Alberta farm last month. BSE, also known as mad cow disease, is a deadly neurodegenerative disease of cattle that spreads to humans through diseased meat (though atypical BSE poses no health risk to humans).

 

‘Babies here are born sick’: are Bolivia’s gold mines poisoning its indigenous people?

The government has been criticised for apparent inaction as evidence mounts that mercury contamination is causing illness in fishing communities

 

Farming is grueling work, but a Pittsburgh startup is using technology to make it easier

As Pennsylvania grapples with an impending shortage of agriculture labor, the industry is struggling to sell young people on what has long been a grueling line of work that doesn’t make much money. But technology may be changing the nature of that work.

 

Artificial Snow, Used for Winter Sports in a Warming World, Endangers Athletes

Winter sporting is in full swing as everyone from novices to Olympians head outdoors to make the most of the cold season. But with climate change, cold seasons are getting warmer, making snow less available. For sporting event organizers, ski resorts and other organizations, artificial snow is the answer to keeping hills and slopes frosty. But artificial snow, aside from its own environmental complications, is also posing more threats to athletes.

 

These windows are see-through solar panels

In a recently built office building in Boulder, Colorado, there are solar panels on the roof. But the building also has one of the world’s first installations of solar-window technology—transparent panels that look like ordinary windows, but also invisibly generate energy.

 

What Are Solar Trees, and Could They Replace Solar Panels?

Did you know that the shape of airplane wings were designed to mimic the sloped wing tips of eagles? That the ridges on whales’ fins that create an aerodynamic flow in water inspired the shape of the modern wind turbine? That termites drilling holes in their mounds to cool down in the desert summers influenced a method for designing more energy-efficient buildings?

 

What is wishcycling? Two waste experts explain

Wishcycling is putting something in the recycling bin and hoping it will be recycled, even if there is little evidence to confirm this assumption. Hope is central to wishcycling. People may not be sure the system works, but they choose to believe that if they recycle an object, it will become a new product rather than being buried in a landfill, burned or dumped.

 

21st-century reinvention of the electric grid is crucial for solving the climate change crisis

In the summer of 1988, scientist James Hansen testified to Congress that carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels was dangerously warming the planet. Scientific meetings were held, voluminous reports were written, and national pledges were made, but because fossil fuels were comparatively cheap, little concrete action was taken to reduce carbon emissions.

 

Podcast: With the passing of two icons, who will lead the conservation movement?

This is the first episode of the Mongabay Newscast of 2022, and sadly we’re starting the new year on a somber note as the conservation world recently lost two renowned conservation biologists: Tom Lovejoy and E.O. Wilson both passed away at the end of 2021.

 

DOD Can’t Block Discovery of Evidence in Military Vaccine Mandate Trial, Judge Rules

The ruling could lead to the discovery of evidence of wrongdoing by the federal government and military, including records showing the military violated U.S. Department of Defense official policy by requiring the administration of an Emergency Use Authorization vaccine.

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Covid Pandemic: A “Truth Bomb” Explodes to Illuminate the War on Humanity

We are being culled in preparation for a new political economy characterized by an A.I. master-slave relation along with massive robotization. It is becoming increasingly clear that the transition to this scheme –which de facto implies depopulation– kicked into gear with the brutal economic and health impacts of the lockdowns and then with the deaths and injuries from the COVID injections.

 

Quebec tax on unvaccinated may be lawful but sets risky precedent - experts

A proposal by Quebec to tax unvaccinated people may be lawful but may also go against the spirit of Canada's universal public health system, rights and medical experts said on Wednesday.

 

Melatonin Significantly Reduces COVID-19 Mortality

Melatonin attenuates several pathological features of COVID-19, including excessive oxidative stress and inflammation, exaggerated immune response resulting in a cytokine storm, acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome

 

6 Everyday Foods That Contain MSG

Monosodium glutamate is one of the most widely-used and controversial food additives approved by the FDA. MSG is categorized as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for use in food products, but some people choose to avoid it for fear of adverse health effects. The FDA specifies that MSG must be listed on the nutrition label as an ingredient.

 

Insects in Nature Preserves Contaminated with Over a Dozen Pesticides

Insects found in nature preserves are consistently contaminated with over a dozen pesticides, calling into question the ability for these areas to function as refuges for threatened and endangered species. This finding comes from a study published last month in Scientific Reports by researchers with The Entomological Association Krefeld, the team behind the seminal study on the decline of flying insect biomass in German nature preserves, which sparked worldwide discussions about the ongoing insect apocalypse.

 

Time to put down the smartphone? People spend nearly a THIRD of their waking hours on mobiles by averaging 4.8 hours a day on apps, research shows

People spent a staggering 4.8 hours a day, or nearly a third of their waking hours, on their mobiles last year, new research shows.

 

Thawing Permafrost Is Poised to Unleash Havoc in The Arctic, Scientists Warn

Thawing Arctic permafrost laden with billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases not only threatens the region's critical infrastructure but life across the planet, according to a comprehensive scientific review.​

 

Microplastic pollution linger in rivers for years before entering oceans

Microplastics can deposit and linger within riverbeds for as long as seven years before washing into the ocean, a new study has found.

 

New study shows the toll industrial farming takes on bird diversity

A new University of British Columbia (UBC)-led study looking into the impacts that large industrial farming has on biodiversity found that increased farm size causes a decline in bird diversity.

 

BPA exposure of the placenta could affect fetal brain development

Scientists demonstrate the direct transmission of bisphenol A (BPA) from a mother to her developing child via the placenta could negatively impact fetal brain development.

 

Industrial site is leaking toxic chemicals into Grand Prairie homes. When will it be cleaned up?

The Environmental Protection Agency says it is working on a plan to clean an industrial site leaking cancer-causing chemicals to dozens of Grand Prairie homes.

 

60,000+ REI customers tell REI: end the toxic trail of PFAS pollution

Pressure is mounting on the nation’s popular outdoor retailer REI to lead the outdoor apparel industry in a bold transition away from PFAS, the forever chemicals.

 

Satellites reveal record high methane concentrations despite reduction pledges

Concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere continued to rise in 2021 in spite of climate pledges and the economic slowdown brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, satellite data reveal. ​

 

Obesity harms brain health throughout life, yet scientists don't know why

Anyone who has put on a few too many pounds knows they can slow you down. Over time, if those pounds grow into obesity, they may do serious harm, putting you at risk for a wide range of illnesses.

 

How much candy do Americans eat in a whole year?

From sweet treats to holiday indulgences, candy plays a big role in American culture, with consumption surging around Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Easter and Christmas.

 

22 Ways To Boost Food Production In 2022

A new year has been birthed, and as we’ve pointed out in previous articles, there has been a huge influx of preppers over the past two years. With an interest in prepping comes an interest in food, and food production goes hand-in-hand with that. So if we have a garden, big or small, urban or rural, but it’s not producing as much as we’d like, how can we go about changing that? What can we do to boost production in 2022? In a word: lots!

 

The Benefits of Being Barefoot

Discover the wonders of walking barefoot on moist earth or sandy beaches and the growing body of knowledge on this practice, also known as Earthing or grounding. Better heart health, improved mood and pain reduction are just some known benefits in the current literature

 

Plastics Recycling a ‘Myth,’ Activist Says

Since 1950, the world has created 6.3 trillion kilograms of plastic waste, and 91% of it has never been recycled, in part because there is no market for most plastics to be recycled.

 

How to Buy Fresh, Organic Food. And Why You Should.

With the accelerating deterioration in quality and reliability of the conventional food supply, one of the best steps anyone can take for health and preparedness is to increase purchases of food produced by regenerative farmers and small-scale artisans

 

SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

Reducing the world’s reliance on petroleum and natural gas is a worthy goal, one that could help us achieve a smaller carbon footprint. It will, however, mean rethinking how we create many of the products in our everyday lives.

 

Secondhand nicotine vaping linked to higher risk of developing bronchitis

Secondhand exposure to nicotine vapor from e-cigarettes is putting young adults at higher risk of developing bronchitis and other breathing issues, a new study warns. If scientists can confirm this link, study authors from the University of Southern California say this would be a “compelling rationale” for banning vaping in public spaces.

 

Invasive species ‘hitchhiking’ on ships threaten Antarctica’s unique ecosystems

Marine life hitching a ride on ocean-crossing ships poses a threat to Antarctica’s pristine ecosystems, with the potential for invasive species to arrive from almost anywhere across the globe, say the authors of a new study.

 

EPA to assess impact on endangered species before signing off on pesticide ingredients

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will evaluate the potential impact of new pesticide active ingredients on endangered species before registering them, reversing a decades-long policy.

 

The Field Report: Fake Chicken, Real Money

On Sunday, a bright blue advertisement spanning the equivalent of four full pages was wrapped conspicuously around the entire New York Times. It shouted, in massive type, “Chicken is broken.”

 

EPA takes steps to address toxic coal residue

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking its first steps to limit toxic coal waste from seeping into groundwater. The agency is proposing to deny requests from three facilities in Indiana, Ohio and Iowa to extend an April 2021 deadline to start closing their ponds containing the waste, known as coal ash.

 

This banana will last longer because it’s covered in an edible coating made from food waste

Preventing food waste without using plastic is a challenge for grocery stores. A new discovery could help unlock it: a simple coating made from cellulose that protects the produce.

 

The thick of it: Delving into the neglected global impacts of human waste

Though little talked about, our species has a monumental problem disposing of its human waste. A recent modeling study finds that wastewater adds around 6.2 million tons of nitrogen to coastal waters worldwide per year, contributing significantly to harmful algal blooms, eutrophication and ocean dead zones.

 

FIRE RETARDANT VIOLATIONS REPORTED TWICE LAST YEAR IN BRONX APARTMENT BUILDING

THE BRONX APARTMENT building where a fire killed at least 17 people Sunday, eight of them children, was the subject of at least two maintenance code violations last year related to broken or defective fire retardant material in its walls.

 

What to expect from the world's sixth mass extinction

Humans alive today are witnessing the beginning of the first mass extinction in 65 million years. What does biodiversity loss mean for us and the environment?

 

‘Something’s not right in southern Oregon’: alarm at rise of illegal pot farms

Armed men in pickup trucks rule over vast illicit industry that has transformed rural counties, depleting water and scaring locals

 

Banned Pesticides in Well Water Linked to Declines in Kidney Function

Well water in agricultural regions of Sri Lanka is contaminated with highly hazardous insecticides and associated with a decline in kidney function, according to research published in npj Clean Water this month. This finding is the latest piece in an ongoing ‘puzzle’ regarding the epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown origins in Sri Lanka and other developing countries in agricultural regions. Although the exact etiology of the disease has not been confirmed, a number of scientific studies have pointed the finger at industrial agriculture, increasingly finding evidence of chronic pesticide exposure in affected populations.

 

Tumble dryers found to be a leading source of microfibre air pollution

A single tumble dryer could be responsible for releasing 120m micro plastic fibres into the air each year, a study has found.

 

‘Extraordinarily warm’: winter is fastest-heating season in most of US

American winters are rapidly warming and December 2021 was no exception. In New York, last month’s average temperature was 43.8F (6.5C) – 4.7F above the 1991-to-2020 average according to a recent analysis by Climate Central. The American south had an especially warm December, with Shreveport, Louisiana (+13.4F), Dallas, Texas (+13.2F), and Memphis, Tennessee (+12.4F), all posting unusually high temperatures.​

 

Swedish berries and pulses reduce risk of atherosclerosis and are good for gut microbiota

A plant-based diet consisting of Swedish lingon berries and brown beans reduced atherosclerosis by half and had a positive effect on the intestinal flora. This is shown by a new dissertation from Jiyun Liu, Doctoral student in chemistry at Linnaeus University.

 

Pros and Cons of Investing in Renewable Energy

The future of the American energy sector isn’t a coal miner with soot on their nose. It’s a wind turbine technician hoisted hundreds of feet above ocean waves, greasing rotor blades.

 

How does excess sugar affect the developing brain throughout childhood and adolescence? A neuroscientist who studies nutrition explains

Parents often stress about their kids’ sugar intake, but it can be hard to know how much is too much – or what to do about it.

 

Rising pesticides use harming farmers, environment: report

More and more pesticides are being sprayed worldwide with deadly consequences for humans and nature, a report finds.

 

Long-term use of blood pressure drugs may cause kidney damage, study suggests

New kidney research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine is raising concerns that long-term use of drugs commonly prescribed to treat high-blood pressure and heart failure could be contributing to kidney damage.

 

Study: Safe drinking water remains out of reach for many Californians

An estimated 370,000 Californians rely on drinking water that may contain high levels of the chemicals arsenic, nitrate or hexavalent chromium, and contaminated drinking water disproportionately impact communities of color in the state, finds a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

Brain-based method to determine impairment from cannabis intoxication

A new study shows that imaging of brain activity with functional near-infrared spectroscopy might offer a more accurate and reliable way to distinguish impairment from cannabis intoxication.

 

5 Essential Health Benefits of Hawthorn Berry

Hawthorn grows as both a shrub and tree across North America, Europe and Asia. As a member of the Rosaceae (rose) family, it protects itself with sharp thorns. Hawthorn possesses a somewhat overlooked medicinal secret: Hawthorn berries, packed with both a mild sweetness and a tangy tartness. From heart tonic to anxiety relief, here are five health benefits of hawthorn berry.

 

Is A Pig Ebola Outbreak Imminent In Europe?

The highly transmissible and fatal disease for pigs, known as African swine fever (ASF), continues to spread throughout Europe. Leading some to believe the next major outbreak could be nearing and may result in soaring pork prices. Bloomberg reports the latest case has been reported in a wild boar in Italy. It's the first reported case in the country since the virus was first detected in Western Europe in 2018.

 

Ivermectin 'Works Throughout All Phases' Of COVID According To Leaked Military Documents

As more and more information pours out of the Project Veritas leaked military documents, there appears to be a damning section in support of Ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment.

 

Vaping: a teenage epidemic

In the mid-2010s, cigarette smoking was on a decline among youth. In fact, cigarette use amongst teens were at its lowest levels since the initial surge of teen cigarette smoking.

 

Top Bed Bug City Uncovered

For the second year in a row, Chicago was named the No. 1 bed bug city in Orkin’s 2022 Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List. Orkin based the list on data from metro areas where it performed the most bed bug treatments from December 1, 2020 through November 30, 2021.

 

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Weighs What to Do With 1 Million Gallons of Radioactive Water

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth shut down in 2019, and ever since, there has been speculation about what will happen to the million gallons of radioactive waste sitting offshore

 

Danish Farmer Sees No-Till as Farming ‘Based on Common Sense’

Bay-Smidt no-tills cereals, oilseeds, legumes and some grass seed in Denmark. He started his own purely arable farm based on a no-till system in 1987 and later began selling no-till equipment to farmers around the world. He’s part of a small group of Danish farmers who are no-tilling.

 

Geoengineering: Can we control the weather?

Explore how existing and future geoengineering technologies could help humans to manipulate the climate​

 

Toxins in e-cigarettes ‘could leave users with damaged eyesight’

Smoking is known to damage the eyes, as well as being a leading cause of cancer and a myriad of other deadly diseases. Now, scientists say those who use e-cigarettes may also have an increased risk of eyesight problems.

 

Older adult opioid overdose death rates on the rise

A new study that analyzed 20 years of fatal opioid overdose data in adults 55 and older found that between 1999 and 2019, opioid-related overdose deaths increased exponentially in U.S. adults ages 55 and older, from 518 deaths in 1999 to 10,292 deaths in 2019: a 1,886% increase.

 

Red Cross Declares First-Ever Blood Shortage Crisis In US

Due to problems tied to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the American Red Cross on Tuesday declared its first-ever national blood shortage crisis, warning that already, “doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait.”

 

Gum Disease Increases Risk of Mental Health Problems by 37%

A collaborative study 64,379 people's medical records discovered that patients with periodontal disease have a 37% higher risk of developing mental health illness. The research team from the University of Birmingham also found that 60,995 had gingivitis and 3,384 had periodontitis. The data from these individuals were compared against 251,161 healthy individuals without any record of gum disease.

 

Role of a good vitamin D status in fighting infections

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland highlights the benefits of a good vitamin D status in fighting infections. The researchers exposed human blood immune cells to molecules from infectious bacterial and fungal pathogens. In addition, the cells were treated with vitamin D before, after or in parallel with the pathogenic stimuli. Vitamin D was shown to modulate the cellular transcriptomic responses to immune challenges in all experiments, but it was more effective when administered before the pathogenic exposure.

 

An extra tablespoon of olive oil helps lower risk of death from cancer, heart disease, dementia!

Plenty of olive oil in your diet may help prevent death from heart disease, a new study finds. Researchers from the American College of Cardiology found that those who consume more than seven grams – or half a tablespoon – each day were less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia, or respiratory illnesses.

 

Monsanto pleads guilty to pesticide-related crimes in Hawaii

The Monsanto Company pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally using and storing agricultural chemicals in Hawaii, and will pay $12 million in fines.

 

The US Needs to Do Better for Bikes

If the government is serious about solving climate change, it needs to treat bikes like car replacements and not toys.

 

Air pollution from wildfires, rising heat affected 68% of U.S. West

Large wildfires and severe heat events are happening more often at the same time, worsening air pollution across the western United States, a study led by Washington State University researchers has found. In 2020, more than 68% of the western U.S. – representing about 43 million people – were affected in one day by the resulting harmful-levels of air pollution, the highest number in 20 years.

 

You already track productivity—now is the time to measure sustainability

The CEO of SAP urges leaders to apply the same rigor to managing carbon emissions as they do to managing their workforce.

 

That Buzz on City Rooftops? Beekeeping Is Going Corporate

Honeybees, under threat in rural and agricultural areas, are finding an unlikely refuge: the big city.​

 

New York bans televisions with organohalogen flame retardants

A new state law in New York bans the sale of televisions and other electronic displays that contain any intentionally added organohalogen flame retardant in their plastic enclosures or stands. Scientific studies link exposure to organohalogen flame retardants to cancer, hormone disruption, and reproductive problems as well as to neurological injury in children.

 

The number of adults with dementia to exceed 150m by 2050, study finds

The number of adults living with dementia worldwide is on course to nearly triple to 153 million by 2050, according to the first study of its kind.

 

Medical cannabis oil shows promise as an effective treatment for autism

Medical cannabis oil could become a new treatment for patients with autism, according to a new study. Researchers at Tel Aviv University say it successfully improved behavioral and biochemical symptoms among animals with the condition.

 

SCI-FI KINGDOM Inside Saudi Arabia’s $500billion futuristic megacity ‘Neom’ boasting flying taxis, robot maids and fake moon

SAUDI Arabia is building a futuristic $500billion mega-city filled with robot maids and flying taxis. ​

 

How to protect native, endangered birds from solar installations in Hawaii

Best management practices (BMPs) for solar installations to protect Hawaiʻi’s native and endangered birds, have been released by the University of Hawaiʻi Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. The new technical report synthesizes current literature on the threats posed by industrial-scale solar installations to birds, identifies the species most at risk from solar infrastructure, lists the locations of current and future solar facilities, and describes specific strategies to limit negative impacts on Hawaiian bird life.

 

Grapes increase gut biome diversity and lower cholesterol

A team of researchers at the University of California's, David Geffen School of Medicine, has found evidence showing that eating grapes can increase gut biome diversity and also lower cholesterol levels in the blood. In their paper published in the journal Nutrients, the group describes experiments in which they fed volunteers grape powder for four weeks.

 

How common nutritional supplements may protect against traumatic brain injuries in sports

The pouring rain and blustery wind gusts are brutal. The crowd is bone-chillingly cold, but they don't care. Their favorite football team is on the field. Suddenly, a player turns up the tempo, plowing full force into the opponent. Cheers erupt in the stands. The player jumps up, shakes off the hit, ready for the next play. But he's suffered a sub-concussion—a critical component of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a traumatic brain injury that often goes unnoticed during play.

 

Running could improve brain function in people with Gulf War illness

The exact cause of GWI is not known, though it is suggested that some combination of the prophylactic drug pyridostigmine bromide (PB), the mosquito repellant N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET), insecticide permethrin (PER), multiple pesticides, low doses of Sarin, and chronic war-related stress are to blame.

 

Major Solar Farm Coming to Coal Country

A solar farm atop a former coal mine in Martin County, Kentucky may be a sign of things to come. A $231 million solar project covering hundreds of acres is slated to take over the former Martiki coal mine in Appalachia, a place that has been greatly defined by its natural beauty and the contrasting dirty business of coal mining. Its neighbor to the west, Johnson County, is famous for the singers and coal miner’s daughters Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle.

 

Study explores how bacteria become drug resistant

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Arizona have revealed more of the inner-workings of a two-stage "molecular motor" in the cell membrane that enables bacteria to become resistant to drugs.

 

The future of farming? John Deere unveils its first driverless tractor that can be controlled by farmers using a smartphone and even stops ploughing if animals run in front of it

Farming equipment giant John Deere has unveiled its first self-driving tractor, that can be controlled by farmers using a smartphone and run 24 hours a day. The firm revealed details of the adapted 8R tractor on the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

 

Big Businesses Join in on Growing Veganuary Challenge

Veganuary is a challenge that encourages people to follow a vegan diet for the first month of a new year. Each year, more and more people participate. This year, some major businesses are getting involved too, setting a promising example for a future with less meat.

 

Why kids shouldn’t eat added sugar before they turn two, according to a nutritional epidemiologist

I remember a decade ago sitting in front of my 9-month-old daughter, who was in her high chair, and trying to spoon-feed her a pureed green vegetable. It didn’t matter if it was peas, green beans or something else, because the outcome was the same: I spooned it into her mouth, and it came right back out.

 

Lithium batteries' big unanswered question

General Motors announced earlier this year that it plans to stop selling gas-powered vehicles by 2035. Audi's goal is to stop producing them by 2033, and many other major auto companies are following suit. In fact, according to BloombergNEF, two-thirds of the world's passenger vehicle sales will be electric by 2040. And grid-scale systems the world over are growing rapidly thanks to advancing battery storage technology. While this may sound like the ideal path to sustainable power and road travel, there's one big problem. Currently, lithium (Li) ion batteries are those typically used in EVs and the megabatteries used to store energy from renewables, and Li batteries are hard to recycle.

 

Study shows COVID-infected mothers' breastmilk provides infants with antibodies

Mothers who breastfeed provide antibodies to their infants that can provide natural protection against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a team of researchers reported.

 

Bomb cyclone' is set to cause travel chaos in NYC as 100 million Americans coast-to-coast are placed under weather alerts from multiple winter storm systems

A 'bomb cyclone' is threatening New York City as nearly eight inches of snow caused travel chaos in the Big Apple on Friday morning. Two powerful winter storms are gripping the US with one hitting the east coast and another slamming into the west coast dumping up to several feet of snow in some areas. 100 million Americans across the country have been placed under weather alerts.

 

Stress may be the culprit behind Crohn’s disease, study finds

Over half a million Americans are living with the inflammatory gut disease known as Crohn’s disease. Previous research suggests stress as a factor, however, researchers have not been able to pinpoint the exact mechanism by which anxiety triggers inflammation. New research reveals the important role of stress hormones on immune cells, shedding light on the origin of Crohn’s disease.

 

Screen-addicted Millennials are ill-equipped for adulthood, professor warns

Dr. Mark Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University, joined Jonathon to discuss his latest book “The Dumbest Generation Grows Up: From Stupefied Youth to Dangerous Adults.”

 

Common household chemicals negatively impact ‘good’ gut microbes

Typical household chemicals affect the number of healthy microorganisms in the gut, according to a recent study. Compounds such as those in plastics, detergents, as well as carpet and upholstery that have been treated with chemical guards change the composition of microbes in the gut flora, scientists say. The research raises awareness of the possibility of toxins in everyday items and their influence on human health.

 

In 2017, FDA approved an ingestible ‘sensor’ to digitally track medicine intake

The FDA approved an Orwellian medical technology that uses sensors inserted into pills to digitally track the ingestion of the drugs in patients’ bodies, it has emerged.

 

US reports highest number of rabies deaths in a decade

Five Americans died of rabies last year — the largest number in a decade — and health officials said Thursday that some of the people didn't realize they had been infected or refused life-saving shots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report on three of the deaths, all stemming from contact with bats. CDC officials said the deaths were tragic and could have been prevented.​

 

Cruz looks to overturn DC student vaccine mandate

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Wednesday that he wants to introduce a bill to overturn Washington's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for school children.

 

Judge Rejects FDA's 75 Year Delay On Vax Data, Cuts To Just 8 Months

A federal judge has rejected a request by the FDA to produce just 500 pages per month of the data submitted by Pfizer to license its Covid-19 vaccine - and has ordered them to produce 55,000 pages per month. Assuming there are roughly 450,000 pages, that means it will take just over eight months for the world to see what's under the hood.

 

300+ Members of Boston College Community Demand COVID Booster Mandate Policy Recognize Natural Immunity

More than 300 Boston College parents, students, alumni, faculty and staff this week signed a petition to the college’s president, Fr. William Leahy, opposing the college’s recently instituted one-size-fits-all COVID-19 booster mandate because it fails to recognize natural immunity.

 

Unvaxxed Aussies Told They Won’t Be Allowed to Exercise or Go to Work

Unvaccinated Australians in the Northern Territory have been put under a new lockdown during which they won’t be allowed to go outside to exercise or travel to work.

 

CDC Not Investigating Myocarditis Death of 13-Year-Old Days After Pfizer Shot, Emails Reveal

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is leaving it to state health departments to investigate deaths reported following COVID vaccines, including the June 2021 death of 13-year-old Jacob Clynick who died of myocarditis three days after his second Pfizer shot.

 

Biden Falsely Claims COVID Spreading Because Of Unvaxxed

Joe Biden’s latest message to America on COVID did not inspire optimism Tuesday as the milder Omicron variant continues to spread. One America’s Chief White House Correspondent Chanel Rion has more.

 

Biden’s Vaccine Mandates Could Be In Trouble At The Supreme Court

This has not been a quiet term for the Supreme Court, to put it mildly. But shortly before Christmas, the justices added yet another set of high-profile cases to their docket: two cases that deal with the legality of President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Oral arguments in the cases, which involve a vaccination requirement for some health care workers and a vaccine-or-testing requirement for large employers, will take place on Friday.

 

School students refuse to wear face masks in class or take tests

SCHOOL students across England are refusing to wear masks in classes or to take tests as more than a third of schools have at least one in 10 teachers absent due to Covid.

 

More Kids Dying From Vaccines Than From COVID, Nurse Tells Louisiana Lawmakers

A registered nurse who last month testified at a hearing of the Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee said her hospital is seeing “terrifying” reactions to COVID vaccines, but hospital officials are failing to report them.

 

Number of adults with dementia to exceed 150m by 2050, study finds

The number of adults living with dementia worldwide is on course to nearly triple to 153 million by 2050, according to the first study of its kind. Experts described the data as shocking and said it was clear that dementia presented “a major and rapidly growing threat to future health and social care systems” in every community, country and continent.

 

Stopping Food Waste Before It Starts Is Key to Reaching Climate Goals

While rescuing wasted food gets all the headlines, a new EPA report shows that avoiding it completely offers bigger benefits.

 

Gas-powered leaf blowers banned in Washington DC

A roaring and often harmful cacophony that has long afflicted Washington DC has finally been silenced. Not the roar of politicians sounding off, alas, but the use (and sale) of gasoline-powered leaf blowers, banned since New Year’s Day.

 

China's 'artificial sun' nuclear fusion reactor sets a new world record after running at 126MILLION°F for more than 17 minutes

China's 'artificial sun' nuclear fusion reactor in Hefei has set a new world record after running at 126 million°F (70 million°C) for 1,056 seconds – more than 17 minutes. This record, set on December 30, marks the longest running duration for an experimental advanced superconducting tokamak (EAST) fusion energy reactor, Xinhua News Agency reports.

 

Eating choline-heavy diet during pregnancy can boost child’s attention span

Going overboard on eggs and lean meat while pregnant can help mothers give their children a better attention span, a new study finds. Researchers from Cornell University say consuming twice the recommended amount of choline leads to children displaying better focus during tasks which require constant attention.

 

A Giant Asteroid Bigger Than The Empire State Building Is About to Zip Past Earth

A large, rocky asteroid is going to fly by Earth next week. At 1 kilometer (3,280 feet) long, it's roughly two and a half times the height of the Empire State Building, and it's been classed a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its size and its regular close visits to our planet.

 

Germany calls nuclear power 'dangerous,' rejects EU plan

The German government said Monday that it considers nuclear energy dangerous and objects to European Union proposals that would let the technology remain part of the bloc's plans for a climate-friendly future.

 

Prescription drug misuse later in life greatly increases risk for substance use disorder

Nearly half of people in a large U.S. study reported misusing prescription drugs between ages 18-50, which made them more likely to develop substance use disorder symptoms as adults––especially those whose misuse peaked later in life.

 

Healthy Buildings Conference Shifts to Virtual

The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) announced its Healthy Buildings 2021 – America conference will no longer be an in-person event and will instead be hosted virtually.

 

3 Strategies That Contribute To Occupant Health

The pandemic has brought an increased focus on wellness and safety. People want to know that the buildings they inhabit are healthy places to be. In response, facility executives are relying more and more on building health audits to show occupants they take their wellness seriously.

 

Recycling the Holiday Magic

As workers get back in the swing of things after the holidays, facility managers are busy taking down decorations and lights and clearing away discarded wrapping paper. Don’t be quick to throw everything in the trash and jeopardize your sustainability practices. KXLY-TV offers a quick break down of what holiday trash is recyclable.

 

Babies born during pandemic's first year score slightly lower on a developmental screening test

Columbia researchers found that babies born during the pandemic's first year scored lower on a developmental screening test of social and motor skills at 6 months—regardless of whether their mothers had COVID during pregnancy—compared to babies born just before the pandemic.

 

USDA’s new genetically modified food labeling law goes into effect

Starting Jan. 1, genetically modified foods sold at grocery stores will have a new look under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. Foods previously labeled as containing “genetically engineered” ingredients or “genetically modified organisms” (GMOs) will now be labeled as “bioengineered.”

 

Researchers find one autoimmune disease could lead to another

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that having one kind of autoimmune disease can lead to another.

 

Where Giant Honey Bees Rest Their Wings During Annual Migration

In a new study published in the open-access Journal of Insect Science, a bee researcher describes the discovery of a “stopover” site in Thailand where Apis dorsata honey bee swarms gather to rest during their annual migration between highland and lowland nesting sites.

 

Sustainability: Why Your Green Credentials Can Help Grow Your Business

As the world’s response to climate change continues to gather pace, the tech sector is emerging as an industry which must undergo massive transformation. If the critical 2015 Paris Climate Agreement target to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius is to be met, it is clear lots must change.

 

Actionable Ways to Minimize PET Recycle Stream Contamination

As efforts continue in using PET bottle recycled content (rPET) for next-generation sustainable packaging, obstacles remain.

 

December In Texas Hottest On Record In More Than 130 Years

Last month Texas experienced its warmest December on record since 1889, said John Nielsen-Gammon, a regents professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University who also serves as the state climatologist. From Dallas through Abilene to Del Rio, temperatures averaged 5 to 9 degrees above normal, making it the warmest December in more than 130 years.

 

How plants respond to heat stress

Plants, like other organisms, can be severely affected by heat stress. To increase their chances of survival, they activate the heat shock response, a molecular pathway also employed by human and animal cells for stress protection. Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now discovered that plant steroid hormones can promote this response in plants.

 

KFC to launch plant-based fried chicken

KFC restaurants nationwide will add Beyond Meat’s plant-based chicken to its menus, starting Monday for a limited time.

 

How Education International is Pushing Teachers’ Unions into the 4th Industrial Revolution

Why have teachers’ unions been pushing ed-tech that is driving schools into the 4IR? Look no further than Education International, a global federation tied to UNESCO & the WEF that dominates most teachers’ unions in the US and beyond.

 

THE VIRUS HUNTERS: How the Pursuit of Unknown Viruses Risks Triggering the Next Pandemic

How the Pursuit of Unknown Viruses Risks Triggering the Next Pandemic

 

OPERATION ADAM-The Dark Plan to Remake Humanity

ADAM is a chemical substance that can rewrite genetic material, allowing the user to alter their bodies, their genetic makeup and their natural abilities without any direct limits whatsoever aside from their imagination.

 

Dr. McCullough Bombshell: Covid Outpatient Treatments Being Suppressed!

In a recent interview with the Epoch Times, Dr. Peter McCullough claimed that the US government is actively working to suppress any investigation of outpatient Covid treatments. As the Omicron variant appears to be infecting the vaccinated as well as the unvaccinated, the question increasingly being asked is why after two years are there no treatments?

 

CORONAVIRUS‘Mass Formation Psychosis’ Admittedly Used by Governments as Tool of Population Control

Dr. Robert Malone’s assertions about “mass formation psychosis” in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic are underscored by the fact that authorities in the UK admitted to using “totalitarian” methods of “mind control” to instill fear in the population.

 

French President Views Unvaxxed as Not French, Vows to 'Piss Them Off'

French President Emmanuel Macron raised eyebrows and provoked a fair amount of shock on Tuesday when he warned people in France not yet vaccinated against Covid-19 that he would annoy them by limiting access to key aspects of life in the country.

 

“Shrink the World’s Population”: Secret 2009 Meeting of Billionaires “Good Club”

Flash back to 2009. According to the Wall Street Journal: “Billionaires Try to Shrink World’s Population”. In May 2009, the Billionaire philanthropists met behind closed doors at the home of the president of The Rockefeller University in Manhattan. This Secret Gathering was sponsored by Bill Gates. They called themselves “The Good Club”. Among the participants were the late David Rockefeller, Warren Buffett, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey and many more.

 

25-Year-Old Soccer Star Suddenly Collapses, Dies During Training

A 25-year-old Guatemalan soccer star collapsed during training and tragically died shortly after being rushed to hospital.

 

Flu Vaccine Mismatched, but Pharma Shills Say Take It Anyway

One pre-published study found a mismatch between the current flu vaccine and the main circulating strain, which may explain a recent flu outbreak on a college campus where the data suggested the vaccine was not effective

 

Stigmatizing the Unvaxxed and Unboosted

In a horrifying altercation, a German police officer denounced the humanity of the unvaccinated. This is but one sign that mass formation psychosis is at work

 

'Western' diet puts pinch on black bears

Black bears who eat a lot of processed “human” foods have "far less diversity in the microbial ecosystems of their guts," according to a recent study from North Carolina State.

 

In the Brazilian Amazon, solar energy brings light — and new opportunities

A village on the banks of Brazil’s Negro River is running 132 solar panels as part of a pilot project aimed at bringing clean energy and economic opportunity to remote communities in the Amazon.

 

John Deere's Self-Driving Tractor Stirs Debate on AI in Farming

The automation, and control of the resulting data, raise questions about the role of human farmers. ​

 

Farmers in Brazil’s Cerrado cotton on to the benefits of agroecology

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 46 cotton-farming families in Brazil’s Minas Gerais began practicing agroecology, a sustainable farming approach that works with nature.

 

Plastic trash transformed into sneaker gold

Ashay Bhave's sneakers made of waste plastic are a runaway success as the sustainability race heats up ​

 

GOAL OF STORM PROJECT: A BETTER-PREPARED TEXAS

A University of Texas at Arlington civil engineering researcher has received a grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, to develop better methods to characterize, predict and cope with large Texas storms growing more unpredictable due to climate change.

 

How Do You Design a Better Hospital? Start With the Light

A new trend in patient-centered design focuses on making environments more comfortable and less scary.​

 

Microplastics in Air, Water, Food Damage Cells, Cause Allergic Reactions

Laboratory data show how microplastics at levels relevant to human consumption, found in the air, oceans, tap water, food supply and bottled drinking water, led to cell death and allergic reactions.

 

Chemical Additives in Highly Processed Foods Destroy Gut Health, Study Finds

A study published in the journal Gastroenterology found additives used in ultra-processed foods have a detrimental impact on gut health, which can lead to an “array of chronic inflammatory diseases.”

 

Future hurricanes will roam over more of the Earth, study predicts

A new, Yale-led study suggests the 21st century will see an expansion of hurricanes and typhoons into mid-latitude regions, which includes major cities such as New York, Boston, Beijing, and Tokyo.

 

Electric cars hit 65% of Norway sales as Tesla grabs overall pole

Electric cars made up nearly two thirds of Norway's new sales in 2021, with Tesla the top selling automobile brand overall, as the country pursues its goal of becoming the first to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars.

 

Gold country: A precious metal, a mining mega-corp and a captive workforce

In 2019, two gold-mining giants joined forces, with huge consequences for the Northern Nevada community and economy.

 

HOW BAD ARE PLASTICS, REALLY?

Plastic production just keeps expanding, and now is becoming a driving cause of climate change.

 

Mini but mighty: WVU researchers seek to better understand role of individual soil microorganisms

One of the largest reservoirs of carbon and home to billions of microorganisms, soil is a highly complex ecosystem that is essential to a healthy climate. As climate change continues to alter the Earth’s temperature and precipitation patterns, West Virginia University researchers hope to develop more precise predictions about the role specific soil microorganisms play in the carbon cycle.

 

From the oil­field to the lab: How a spe­cial mi­crobe turns oil into gases

Microorganisms can convert oil into natural gas, i.e. methane. Until recently, it was thought that this conversion was only possible through the cooperation of different organisms. In 2019, Rafael Laso-Pérez and Gunter Wegener from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology suggested that a special archaeon can do this all by itself, as indicated by their genome analyses.

 

'I'm starving to death!' Panic in China as millions forced inside in strict Covid lockdown

The city, which is home to the famous Terracotta Warriors, is the centre of the largest coronavirus outbreak in China since the original epicentre in Wuhan. The final week of 2021 saw China’s case number climb to its highest point since March 2020, when many countries across the world plunged into lockdowns.​

 

I-95: Drivers trapped for hours on Virginia interstate as temperatures dropped during the overnight

Hundreds of drivers have been stranded on the I-95 in northern Virginia for hours Tuesday morning after the region was slammed with a major snowstorm—prompting some people to turn off their engines or even abandon their vehicles to look for shelter, according to a report.

 

UK Government Greases Skids For Fleets Of Surveillance Drones Over Cities

In what appears to be a cynical PR stunt, the UK government is considering plans to allow women who feel threatened on the street to call upon surveillance drones that would arrive in minutes and shine a bright light on any potential attacker.

 

All New Cars Sold in EU to Be Fitted With Data Recording ‘Black Box’

Starting this summer, all new cars sold in the EU will by law contain a ‘black box’ accessible by authorities that records driving data.

 

California’s Forever Fire

After another devastating year, it’s clear that Californians can’t keep trying to “fight” wildfires. Instead, they need to accept it as their new reality.

 

Ford megasite atop ‘recharge zone’ for underregulated Memphis Sands aquifer

An area that provides drinking water for more than a million people depends on company and state for protection

 

JAPANESE- RESOURCES ON CELL PHONES, WIRELESS RADIATION 5G AND HEALTH

The association Citizen Science Initiative Japan and the NPO Citizen Science Laboratory jointly produced a pamphlet that summarizes 5G and what the health issues are.

 

Why can’t we throw all our trash into a volcano and burn it up?

It’s true that lava is hot enough to burn up some of our trash. When Kilauea erupted on the Big island of Hawaii in 2018, the lava flows were hotter than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1,100 Celsius). That’s hotter than the surface of the planet Venus, and hot enough to melt many rocks. It’s also as hot as waste incinerators, which usually burn garbage at 1,800 to 2,200 F (1,000-1,200 C).

 

What is pay-as-you-throw? A waste expert explains

Pay-as-you-throw is a policy that charges people for the amount of trash they toss out. It’s also sometimes called variable-rate pricing or pay-as-you-waste.

 

IOWA’S TOXIC BREW

Coping with the climate-chemical reaction that can play havoc with drinking water.

 

Pandora’s Box Opened: Swedes Adopt Implanted Chips As Vaccine Passports

The author rightly concludes, “Scientism is their faith. Technology is their sacrament. Their cult is a cyborg theocracy. Even if they rain fire from the sky with the press of a button, never bend the knee to their silicon gods.” The evil twins of Technocracy and Transhumanism are both rooted in Scientism.​

 

Vaccine Passports Are Here to Stay. Why Worry?

The key to reanimating public life may also be the linchpin of a global surveillance network.

 

Inefficient California Ports Cost Farmers Billions

Between wildfires, drought, a trade war, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the last few years have been hard on California farmers. But recent research by agricultural economists from UC Davis and the University of Connecticut suggests that economic losses to California agriculture from recent supply chain disruptions may have an even greater economic impact. Their models estimate that there was a 17% decline in the value of containerized agricultural exports between May and September 2021, resulting from recent port congestion.

 

Mercedes-Benz unveils its new, all-electric concept car at CES 2022 that could drive from New York City to Savannah, Georgia - 648 miles - on a single charge

Mercedes-Benz pulled the wraps on its new all-electric Vision EQXX car on Monday, boasting the luxury vehicle has a 648-mile range per charge. Although still a concept, the vehicle now holds the record for EV with the most miles on a single charge - Lucid offers 520 miles and Tesla provides 402 miles.​

 

‘It just seems like a big scam’: diabetics criticize Biden’s insulin proposal

Insurance cap includes loopholes and doesn’t impact individuals who don’t have health coverage in the US

 

Rise of the real Cybermen: Nimble robots that can open a bottle, give someone an injection or lift 65lbs will be unveiled for the first time as developers insist they're here to help (not take your job)

As some of Doctor Who's most formidable enemies, you would expect the Cybermen to try to turn humans into an android army – not help out in care homes and hospitals. But luckily these gentle robots resemble the TV villains in looks alone, having been created to fill shortages in sectors suffering from understaffing.

 

Dam it: beavers head north to the Arctic as tundra continues to heat up

The transformation of the rapidly warming Arctic is being accelerated by a wave of thousands of newcomers that are waddling and paddling northwards: beavers.

 

Dishwasher components made from recycled plastic

Detergent bottles are frequently manufactured using recycled plastic; however, as far as higher value-added applications are concerned, these recyclates have yet to be deployed on a large scale. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, working together with partner companies, have demonstrated that recycled plastic performs similarly to virgin plastic—not only that, it is also a suitable material for dishwasher case bottoms.

 

You can't outrun your fork, but that doesn't mean exercise can't help you lose weight or change your diet

Every January, millions of individuals make New Year's resolutions to lose weight or eat healthier, if not both. To achieve this goal, many individuals will begin strenuous exercise programs that incorporate too much exercise too soon, leading to fitness burnout or injury. Overtraining can actually prevent you from losing weight.

 

As temperatures rise, so does risk of kidney disease, study finds

The impacts of burning fossil fuels are not only being felt in the environment, but are also affecting human health. The most known and studied trends to date have been on the direct links between fossil fuel combustion and respiratory illnesses, especially in urban areas. But a new study points to a broader-range and longer-term impact that’s no less severe: the correlation between higher temperatures, caused by carbon emissions, and the incidence of kidney disease.

 

Five ways to make sustainability a resolution

The new year is an opportunity to examine the actions you can take to live more sustainably, make more environmentally conscious choices and learn how to make real and lasting change. Cornell experts from a variety of fields shared their recommendations for individual actions – large and small – that can make an impact locally and globally.

 

Maternal intake of choline during pregnancy impacts children's sustained attention

Seven-year-old children performed better on a challenging task requiring sustained attention if their mothers consumed twice the recommended amount of choline during their pregnancy, a new Cornell study has found.

 

Revitalizing batteries by bringing 'dead’ lithium back to life

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University may have found a way to revitalize rechargeable lithium batteries, potentially boosting the range of electric vehicles and battery life in next-gen electronic devices.

 

Decades after Congress’ orders, toxics still contaminate millions of schools

More than 40 years ago, Congress banned harmful polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from schools. And it’s been 37 years since Congress directed schools to address asbestos. But today, millions of schools continue to be plagued by these and other toxic chemicals.

 

Silence of the Clams-Study Highlights the Threat of Multiple Pesticide Stressors to Bivalves

Chronic exposure to pesticides used in conventional forestry operations runoff and harm soft shell clams, according to a recent study published in Science of the Total Environment, entitled “The silence of the clams: Forestry registered pesticides as multiple stressors on soft-shell clams.” Rather than focusing on the impact of a single chemical, researchers analyzed the combined effects of several pesticides. “This is an important data gap to fill as research on these compounds’ toxicity typica​

 

US close to ending buried nuke waste cleanup at Idaho site

U.S. officials say they have almost completed a lengthy project to dig up and remove radioactive and hazardous waste buried for decades in unlined pits at an eastern Idaho nuclear facility that sits atop a giant aquifer

 

Honeydew contaminated with systemic insecticides threatens beneficial insects

Neonicotinoids and other systemic insecticides can contaminate honeydew, which is an important food source for beneficial insects in agroecosystems, according to an international team of researchers.

 

Cereal offenders: potentially harmful ingredients in ‘healthy’ breakfast food

Many breakfast cereals claim to be a healthy way to start the day. Their boxes feature cute, colorful characters and catchy slogans that attract children, and their promise of a “complete” breakfast with whole grains, fiber and vitamins captures adults’ attention.

 

OSU research finds way to scrub carbon dioxide from factory emissions, make useful products

Carbon dioxide can be harvested from smokestacks and used to create commercially valuable chemicals thanks to a novel compound developed by a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University researcher.

 

Judge grants relief to Navy SEALs who refused coronavirus vaccine, sued Biden administration

A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction on Monday blocking the Defense Department from taking action against a group of 35 Navy sailors who had refused to get a coronavirus vaccine, raising questions on how it might shape the Pentagon’s requirement that all U.S. troops get vaccinated.

 

Indiana life insurance CEO says deaths are up 40% among people ages 18-64

The head of Indianapolis-based insurance company OneAmerica said the death rate is up a stunning 40% from pre-pandemic levels among working-age people. “We are seeing, right now, the highest death rates we have seen in the history of this business – not just at OneAmerica,” the company’s CEO Scott Davison said during an online news conference this week. “The data is consistent across every player in that business.”

 

Pfizer Says It Needs to Study a Third Dose for Toddlers

Children are the future. Over the centuries, many have suffered atrocities at the hands of adults. Yet the recent push to inject children with a genetic experiment may be one of the worst public health offenses perpetrated on a population of people who are unable to speak for themselves, do not have a legal voice and depend on adults to protect them.

 

Most Underreported Story of 2021? The ‘Crushing Impact’ of COVID Policies on Kids.

In a roundtable discussion on “Face the Nation, CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford, said children, who have almost no risk of dying from COVID, have “sacrificed and suffered the most” from restrictive COVID measures.

 

Supreme Court to Hold Special Session on Legal Challenges to Biden Vaccine Mandates

Any emergency stay issued by the Supreme Court would not constitute a final ruling but would freeze enforcement of COVID vaccine mandates for businesses and healthcare workers until legal challenges make their way through the federal appeals courts.

 

Reports of COVID Vaccine Injuries Pass 1 Million Mark, FDA Signs Off on Pfizer Booster for Kids 12 and Up

VAERS data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included a total of 1,000,229 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 21,002 deaths and 162,506 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020, and Dec. 24, 2021.

 

Pandemic paralysis: Only 1 in 10 teens getting enough exercise during COVID

Just nine percent of American teens are getting enough physical activity during the pandemic, a new study reveals. Researchers from the United States and Canada say that number has fallen significantly from the already paltry 16 percent getting enough exercise prior to COVID-19.

 

Top Tips for a Healthier 2022

The start of a new year is often a good time to take stock and plan out beneficial lifestyle changes. Here are 22 tips for making 2022 your healthiest year yet. How many have you incorporated so far, and which ones can you add to your toolbox for the coming year?

 

Grapes could prevent a heart attack by cleaning up your cholesterol

Snacking on grapes could prevent a heart attack or stroke, according to new research. Researchers from UCLA say the “superfood” is rich in chemicals that boost gut bacteria diversity and lower cholesterol — leading to better heart health.

 

5 Top Foods For Eye Health

Do you find yourself squinting and straining to read the daily news and wondering why the writing on menus has become so small? Are you interested in keeping your vision sharp no matter what your age? If so, these five best foods for eye health are a natural way to give your vision a boost from the inside out!

 

Elon Musks humanoid robots could develop personalities and be your friend, billionaire reveals

ELON MUSK has big plans for his humanoid robots and that could even include unique personalities and companionship for humans.

 

Bizarre World Economic Forum Video Orders Citizens To Stop Washing Their Clothes To Fight Climate Change

A bizarre new video of the globalist World Economic Forum is ordering citizens of Western countries to cease washing their clothes in order to fight climate change, following the WEF’s commands that the populace of developed nations eat bugs and renounce all possessions in order to lower carbon emissions.​

 

How to purge risky chemicals from your beauty products

EDCs are a class of chemicals that interfere with normal hormone function. They include “forever chemicals,” also known as PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated substances), which are found in adhesives, nonstick cookware, food packaging, and even waterproof mascara. The CDC writes that PFAS are found everywhere from the soil to our bloodstream, and that in studies that fed large amounts of them to animals, they affected reproduction, immunity, and the thyroid and liver.

 

Germany powering down three nuclear plants in shift to renewables

Germany will be shutting down three of its six remaining nuclear power stations on Friday as it moves away from nuclear power in favor of renewable energy.

 

Netherlands Announces Plan To Dole Out 6 Vaccine Doses

And as Israel doles out a second round of booster jabs to the most at-risk patients, the Netherlands is entertaining giving people as many as six shots. In a Wednesday letter to parliament, Health Minister Hugo de Jonge suggested that the Netherlands should consider additional rounds of booster jabs to fight new variants, with two in 2022 and another shot in 2023, according to Newsweek.

 

Burnt pellets complicate impact of plastic spill off Sri Lanka, study finds

The nurdles, the basic building blocks for all kinds of plastic items, have fouled a massive arc of coastline along Sri Lanka’s south and west after they fell off the stricken X-Press Pearl cargo ship when it caught fire and sank in May. On the beach, these white pellets have been mixed with darker, natural-looking detritus. The cleanup volunteers initially ignored the latter, but a closer look revealed that these were, in fact, burnt nurdles.

 

Alaska faces 'Icemageddon' as temperatures swing wildly

Extreme weather in Alaska that has brought record high temperatures and torrential downpours has left authorities in the far northern US state warning of "Icemageddon".

 

Microplastics contaminating food and drinks may be fueling a dramatic rise in bowel diseases

Microplastics may be the reason some people are more likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease, a new study warns. Researchers at Nanjing Medical University found higher quantities of these microscopic plastic particles in the feces of people with IBD than in their healthy peers.

 

2021 was the year clean energy finally faced its mining problem

This year, the clean energy sector finally started grappling in earnest with one of its biggest challenges: how to get enough minerals to build solar panels, wind turbines, and big batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage. Figuring that out will be critical for escaping fossil-fueled ecological disaster. It’ll also be crucial for policymakers and industry to move forward without throwing certain communities under the bus in the transition to clean energy.

 

Survey: Disinfection Strategies In Schools Need Improvement

A survey of 1,155 K-12 school staff were asked about their use of disinfectants to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in schools. They reported frequent use of disinfectants, often using unknown products, and were provided little to no training on safe and effective use. Participant concerns included student involvement in disinfection, inadequate ventilation, surface contact time and potential health effects.

 

Managing Arthropod Pests in Organic Vegetable Crops

In organic crop production, the choice of pesticides can be limited, leading to their repeated use and potential resistance problems,” he said. “Cultural, mechanical, microbial, biological and behavioral control options are critical components of IPM and complement control with pesticide applications.​

 

How Gold Rush Damages The Environment

According to Earthworks.org, gold mining takes a tremendous toll on the environment by contaminating water supplies with chemicals like arsenic and lead, polluting habitats, and killing off wildlife. The organization even alleges that a single gold wedding ring creates around 20 tons of waste.

 

Coming Soon: Faux-Meat Burgers Made From Maggots and Mealworms h

Diners have increasingly warmed to the idea of burgers made from peas and coconut oil, crab cakes crafted from artichokes and kelp, and chicken nuggets formed with gluten and tapioca starch. Big food producers are betting they’ll soon welcome crickets, beetles, mealworms, and maggots to the mix as well. ​

 

Pollution from backlogged ships off the Calif. coast is affecting air quality

There is still a backlog of ships waiting off the coast of Los Angeles because of supply chain problems. Those vessels in the bay are making the region's poor air quality worse, and residents are worried about what that means for their health, as Megan Jamerson with KCRW reports.

 

New Jersey Lawmaker Sponsors Bill That Would Protect Bees By Outlawing Certain Pesticides

There is a new proposal in New Jersey that would save a vital part of the state’s agriculture industry. The legislation would ban certain pesticides that kill bee colonies.

 

France culls over 600,000 poultry in new bird flu outbreak

France has culled 600,000 to 650,000 chickens, ducks and other poultry over the past month, officials said Friday, in a race to contain a bird flu virus threatening to become the fourth major outbreak in the country since 2015.

 

Newly discovered nanoparticle linked to COVID, cancer, dementia

Potentially groundbreaking new research has discovered a new nanoparticle released by cells, dubbed a “supermere.” Even more intriguing, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center say supermeres contain enzymes, proteins, and genetic material associated with some of the nastiest ailments known to humanity — including cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, and even COVID-19.

 

'Life threatening' wildfires raze at least 600 homes, a shopping mall and a hotel to the ground in Boulder, Colorado: State of emergency declared after 'historic' December blaze sparked 30,000 to evacuate

Firefighters on Thursday night were trying their best to preserve homes in the line of a fast-moving wildfire, which has shocked the state at a time when the ground should usually be thick with December snow. The Marshall Fire, just south of Boulder, was sparked by extreme winds gusting over 100mph, which knocked down power lines and sparked a fire.

 

Have You Ever Heard of This Healthy Alternative to Flour?

Have you ever heard of breadfruit? It's a rather strange name for a piece of fruit that sounds like it may smell or taste like bread. Instead, breadfruit is grown in tropical regions of the world and, like jackfruit, is a member of the mulberry family.

 

China Is Feverishly Preparing For The Coming Global Famine, But The U.S. Is Taking A Completely Different Approach

We live at a time when global food supplies are getting tighter and tighter and global food prices just keep going higher and higher. Bizarre weather patterns and widespread natural disasters have been playing havoc with food production all over the planet, and the COVID pandemic has thrown worldwide supply chains into a state of complete and utter chaos.

 

Northern Australia rocked by magnitude-7.2 earthquake in Indonesia

The quake is believed to have been a magnitude-7.2 quake and hit north of East Timor at 5.25am AEDT on Thursday morning. Almost 2000 people have reported feeling the earthquake to Geoscience Australia.​

 

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Greece, felt in Egyptian cities

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, the country’s Geodynamic Institute said.

 

Six earthquakes detected near Columbia this week, highest magnitude was 3.3

A 3.3-magnitude earthquake was felt Monday in the middle of South Carolina about 30 miles from Columbia and was one of four detected throughout the day and one of seven overall this week.

 

10 times volcanoes blew our minds in 2021

Volcanoes are one of the most extreme examples of Earth's raw power, eliciting fear and wonder at the same time. Every year, we are surprised by the ferocity, uniqueness and unpredictability of volcanoes, and 2021 was no different. Here are 10 times volcanoes blew our minds in 2021.

 

Small coffee farmers lay their chips on smart agriculture to overcome climate crisis in the Cerrado biome

A long drought followed by a strong freeze in 2020 damaged the coffee harvest in Brazil, the world’s biggest producer and exporter of the crop.

 

Florida researchers are looking for long-term health effects of toxic algae exposure

Observing for long-term health effects of algae will take between five and 10 years of studying. And now, during the pandemic, a new question has come up.

 

Two million Osun residents at risk of lead, mercury, cyanide poisoning

Following the contamination of the Osun river by activities of illegal miners in the state, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Urban Alert, has alerted that over two million residents of the state are at risk of lead poisoning.

 

The year in sustainable healthcare reporting

53,000 stories, give or take, with a focus on Covid, PPE and carbon emissions.

 

The Race to Find ‘Green’ Helium

Helium is a critical—and finite—resource. The future of our most indispensable technologies depends on a new supply.

 

US affirms new interpretation for high-level nuclear waste

The Biden administration has affirmed a Trump administration interpretation of high-level radioactive waste that is based on the waste’s radioactivity rather than how it was produced

 

After Years of Complaints, Florida Improves Pollution Monitoring Near Burning Sugar Cane Fields

Regulators updated air-monitoring equipment following a ProPublica/Palm Beach Post investigation that found shortcomings in the way authorities police air quality during the cane burning season in Florida’s heartland.

 

Deer populations may 'host' coronavirus

At least three COVID-19 variants are circulating through wild populations of white-tailed deer across northeast Ohio, according to researchers from Ohio State University.

 

Rare superbug that poses ‘global threat’ found

Oregon health officials have announced three cases of Candida auris, a rare fungal infection that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have described as posing a “serious” concern for the world.

 

Advocates call EPA 'forever chemical' testing announcement insufficient

The Biden administration will require new testing on some “forever chemicals,” but advocates are disappointed in what they characterized as insufficient requirements.

 

Plastic bags could be repurposed into eco-friendly fabric for army uniforms, sports apparel

Over 380 million tons of plastic is produced each year, according to recent figures. Approximately 35.7 million tons is used by the U.S. alone, most of which consists of plastic bags. The majority of plastic bags are used for approximately 12 minutes and it takes at least 500 years for one to degrade in a landfill. In addition to plastic, cotton also has a large ecological footprint as 4% of all world pesticides are used in its cultivation. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology hoping to combat both issues have developed an ingenious solution to turn plastic bags, wraps and other supermarket waste into textiles.

 

High-Sucrose Diet during Adolescence May Contribute to Pathogenesis of Psychiatric Disorders

Using a mouse model, a team of researchers at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science demonstrated that high-dietary sucrose consumption during adolescence is a potential risk factor for the development of behavioral phenotypes associated with psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

 

As U.S. pushes a shift toward electric cars, where should the chargers go?

The Biden administration sees the plug-in network as critical groundwork for cutting carbon emissions.​

 

Companies race to stem flood of microplastic fibres into the oceans

From filters to bags to balls, the number of products aimed at stopping the torrent of microplastic fibres being flushed out of washing machines and into rivers and oceans is increasing rapidly.

 

Nanoparticle 'chocolates' could be the solution to storing highly-volatile gas hydrogen so it can be used as a climate-friendly fuel for airplanes, ships and lorries

Nanoparticle clusters structured a bit like fancy chocolates could be key to making hydrogen easy to store, unlocking a climate-friendly fuel for cars, ships and planes.

 

Healthy diet in early pregnancy reduces risk of gestational diabetes

A healthy, comprehensive diet that lowers the body's inflammation reduces the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, reveals a new study from the University of Turku in Finland.

 

Pregnant women living near fracking sites face higher risk of hypertension, study finds

In a study of nearly three million births over 13 years, Oregon State University researchers found that pregnant women living in close proximity to oil or gas drilling sites in Texas were more likely to have hypertension compared to those who lived farther away.

 

Robots collect underwater litter

Removing litter from oceans and seas is a costly and time-consuming process. As part of a European cooperative project, a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is developing a robotic system that uses machine learning methods to locate and collect waste under water.

 

A Common Sugar Additive Could Be Driving The Rise of One of The Most Aggressive Superbugs

A sugar additive used in several foods could have helped spread a seriously dangerous superbug around the US, according to a 2018 study.

 

Why Your Body Needs Zinc — And Top Zinc-Rich Foods

Zinc is an important trace mineral found throughout your body, second only to iron in its prevalence in human cells and tissues. Zinc plays a part in critical processes like wound healing, immune system response and functions such as cellular growth and repair.

 

Did You Know That There Has Been A Very Alarming Outbreak Of Hemorrhagic Fever In China?

Authorities in the northern Chinese city of Xi’an have placed the city of 13 million under lockdown, amid a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases and fears over a recent outbreak of epidemic hemorrhagic fever, local residents told RFA.

 

After Warmest Christmas On Record, Alaska Braces For 'Biblical Rains'

At a moment much of the southern United States experienced an unusually warm Christmas, with temperatures in Texas over the past days staying in the 70's and even reaching into the 80's, Alaska in the far north near the Arctic Circle has seen its own records smashed in terms of abnormally warm temperatures.​

 

The Internet Has a Rat Poison Problem

How online sales of highly regulated, super-toxic rodenticides exploit gaps in the law and imperil wildlife.​

 

U.S. CDC investigating nearly 70 cruise ships hit by COVID-19 cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday it was investigating nearly 70 cruise ships after reports of COVID-19 cases on board, as the Omicron variant upended holiday travel over the Christmas weekend.

 

7 Essential Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Your body can’t make vitamin C, which is water-soluble and found in fruits and vegetables from kiwi to kale. However, vitamin C is linked to many health benefits and serves many roles in the body that you may find extraordinary.

 

Ice Age Farmer: Farmers, Truckers STOPPED as Food Supply Collapses h

As the unv'd are locked out of farmers markets and grocery stores, so too are unv'd farmers precluded from selling their grains. Ministers who warn of impending food shortages are promptly removed from office. The mainstream food supply is now in full collapse, and we must be creating ALTERNATIVE food supplies.

 

UK Inches Closer To Eliminating Private Car Ownership

UK Government Transport Minister Trudy Harrison recently spoke at a mobility conference, addressing the future of personal mobility. In her comments, she said it was necessary to ditch the "20th-century thinking centred around private vehicle ownership and towards greater flexibility, with personal choice and low carbon shared transport." That’s right, she said the quiet part loud and showed the hand of a growing number of government officials.

 

Defense bill tackling 'forever chemicals' with funding boost, policy reforms becomes law

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022, which includes $517 million to clean up the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS and critical policy reforms for tackling PFAS contamination, was signed into law today by President Joe Biden.

 

7 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Meat in Your Diet

It’s common knowledge that meat has an outsized impact on the environment, but a new study finds that the consequences are even more dire than previously thought. The study, published by Nature Research in 2021, determined that meat is responsible for nearly 60% of all food-production-related greenhouse gas emissions, which is 2x more than plant-based foods.

 

Scientists create biodegradable batteries that can be buried in soil after use!

Scientists have created biodegradable batteries that can actually be safely buried in the ground after use. The paper-thin batteries could one day become an environmentally sustainable option for powering smartphones and flexible wearable electronic devices.

 

How sustainable is wind power?

Wind power is essential to fighting climate change, yet building the turbines is energy-intensive and the blades are made from plastics. So how eco-friendly is wind power really?

 

The Next Disaster Coming to the Great Plains

Acute scarcity drives the search for water underground. But the West’s major aquifers are in trouble, too.

 

Children eat twice as many vegetables after seeing adults happily gobble down greens

If you want to get your kids to eat their veggies, make sure you show them how much you love eating them too. Research shows that adults exhibiting positive facial expressions while eating vegetables help children consume more than double the amount otherwise!

 

The impact of air pollution on child health

Air pollution is a global public health crisis and air pollution levels in India are among the highest in the world, posing a heavy threat to the country's health and economy. According to the 2019 World Air Quality Report, India is home to 21 of the 30 most polluted cities in the world. In these cities, air quality can be as much as 10 times over the safe limits of air pollution recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

Invisible and unheard: how female veterans suffering trauma are let down by US healthcare

Women suffer PTSD at twice the rate of men yet their symptoms and stories are often overlooked

 

Antibiotic use on farms threatens pandemic ‘much bigger than Covid’, campaigners warn

Health experts are calling for a ban on the use of low doses of antibiotics on healthy farm animals, saying the practice was breeding untreatable “superbugs” which could spread to humans.

 

The future of food? From 3D-printed meat-free steaks to edible insect burgers, here are the modern meals we could be adding to our kitchen staples by 2030

With the global food system responsible for a third of overall CO2 emissions, attention on climate beneficial foods has been slowly but steadily increasing. Scientists around the world have been working to develop more sustainable foods, with wacky ideas ranging from 3D-printed meat-free steaks to edible insect burgers.

 

Japan maps out action plan for disposal of Fukushima water

Japan's government on Tuesday mapped out a plan for releasing contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, including compensation standards for local industry and the compilation of a safety assessment report.

 

In a neuroprosthetic first, ALS patient sends social media message via brain-computer interface

Philip O'Keefe, a 62-year-old amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient in Australia recently became the first person to post a message on social media using only his thoughts. On December 23, he posted an initial brief message, "Hello World," on Twitter.

 

California commission claims retailers violating plastic bag law

Big retailers are breaking California law and misleading consumers by selling plastic shopping bags bearing language and symbols that falsely suggest the bags can be recycled, a state-appointed commission alleged this month.

 

Chinese scientists develop AI ‘prosecutor’ that can press its own charges

Researchers in China say they have achieved a world first by developing a machine that can charge people with crimes using artificial intelligence.

 

Lockdown Policies And Mask Mandates Linked With Lower IQ In Children

The nation’s recent lockdown policies and mask mandates will create a generation of children who exhibit lower IQs and signs of social brain damage, according to a clinical psychiatrist for children and adolescents.

 

COVID Antiviral Pills Cause Life-Threatening Reactions With Many Common Meds

Last week, the FDA authorized two much-hyped antiviral treatments for COVID (just in time for Christmas): Merck's Molnupiravir and Pfizer's Paxlovid. Almost immediately after the first data were released, critics were questioning the drugs' safety profile. But now that the first courses of these "miracle" drugs are finding their way into patients' bloodstreams, the mainstream media apparently now feels it's safe to share some of these criticisms with the public.

 

How the Endless Boosters Will Destroy Immune Function

A number of medical experts, scientists and published studies now warn that the COVID shots reprogram your immune system to respond in a dysfunctional manner. Aside from increasing vulnerability to infections, this can also result in autoimmune diseases and cancer.

 

Fiber, FODMAP, micronutrient intake lower in patients with active IBD

Compared with individuals without inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), those with active IBD have lower intakes of fiber; fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAP); and micronutrients, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis.

 

Toxin Free USA Sues CoverGirl for Cosmetic Products Containing Toxic PFAS

Toxin Free USA, a national public-interest nonprofit dedicated to consumer protection and education, filed a first-of-its-kind false advertising lawsuit against CoverGirl Cosmetics and Coty Inc. for environmental and product safety misrepresentations due to indicators of toxic PFAS chemicals found in their products.

 

Radioactive radiation could damage biological tissue also via a previously unnoticed mechanism

When cells are exposed to ionizing radiation, more destructive chain reactions may occur than previously thought. An international team led by researchers has now observed intermolecular Coulombic decay in organic molecules. This is triggered by ionizing radiation such as from radioactivity or from space. The effect damages two neighboring molecules and ultimately leads to the breaking of bonds – like the ones in DNA and proteins. The finding not only improves the understanding of radiation damage but could also help in the search for more effective substances to support radiation therapy.

 

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes Permian Basin - USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 struck near Stanton in West Texas on Monday, the US Geological Survey reported.

 

How to Participate in Veganuary 2022

Are you looking for a New Year’s Resolution that will be healthy for both you and the planet? Veganuary is here to support you in trying out a plant-based diet for the first 31 days of 2022, and maybe beyond.

 

5 Science-Backed Benefits of Arugula

Arugula has some weird common names, such as salad rocket, garden rocket, roquette and colewort. The benefits of arugula are definitely better than those names, and don’t worry: it doesn’t taste like rocket fuel.

 

Beware Aspiration Risk in Chronic Pot Users

Clinicians presenting this case of gastroparesis-related aspiration in a long-term chronic user of marijuana noted that the legalization and subsequent increase in routine use of this drug "create a dangerous aspiration risk for the unsuspecting anesthesiologist, particularly in patients who endorse no other risk factors for aspiration."

 

“Doomsday Glacier” Threat: Rapid Retreat of Antarctica’s Riskiest Glacier

Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier, sometimes referred to as the Doomsday Glacier, is retreating rapidly as a warming ocean slowly erases its ice from below, leading to faster flow, more fracturing, and a threat of collapse, according to an international team of scientists.

 

How Toxic Aggregates Form and Kill Brain Cells in Prion Diseases

Researchers show how toxic aggregates are formed inside brain cells, and how to block the cell-killing process—which may also be at work in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

 

8 Sustainable Alternatives to Sidewalk and Road Salts

When the snow starts falling, many communities send out the big trucks to dump loads of salts on roads. Many homeowners will also add salts to sidewalks to keep people safer from slip hazards. In the U.S., we use about 15 to 32 million metric tons of road salts per year.

 

Shoveling snow? Beware of heart hazards

Don't let a picture-perfect snowfall turn deadly. Shoveling snow can cause heart attacks or sudden cardiac arrest in folks with heart conditions and even in those who are unaware that they have heart disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) warns.

 

As its glaciers melt, Nepal is forced into an adaptation not of its choosing

Climate change is causing the glaciers in Nepal’s Himalayan region to melt at an alarming rate, threatening fragile ecosystems, vulnerable communities, and billions of people downstream who rely on the rivers fed by the ice pack.

 

Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes Crete

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 was registered on the Greek island of Crete on Sunday, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage, the country's Geodynamic Institute said.

 

Mining the Bottom of the Sea

Enormous bulldozers could descend on the largest, still mostly untouched ecosystem in the world—the seafloor—sometime within the next few years. Hundreds of marine scientists have signed a statement warning that this would be an ecological disaster resulting in damage “irreversible on multi-­generational timescales.”

 

Great Plains aquifers are disappearing! If we lose these aquifers, we lose nearly 20% of the world’s grain crop, >40% of our nation’s beef production and about 40% of vegetables, nuts, and fruits consumed in the US

The next disaster coming to the Great Plains is currently playing. Acute scarcity drives the search for water underground. But the West’s major aquifers are in trouble, too.

 

‘This is even starting to freak us out’: Ameca robot responds to human waving finger in its face

Engineers have admitted spooky footage of a robot batting away a human before staring down the barrel of the camera has “freaked them out”.

 

Quercetin — An Alternative to Hydroxychloroquine

The Substack Modern Discontent recently posted an anthology series on the benefits of quercetin,1 including the finding that it works like hydroxychloroquine, a drug found to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 when used early enough.

 

Marines Have Now Booted 169 For Vaccine Refusal - All Religious Exemptions Denied

As of end of this week the US Marine Corps has kicked out at least 169 Marines over their refusal to get the coronavirus vaccine by the mandated deadline. This after the past week alone has seen 66 additional Marines discharged on top of the initial service members booted.

 

UK Mulls Door-To-Door Vaccination Squads

The UK is considering a plan to send door-to-door vaccinations squads to the homes of unvaccinated Britons in an effort to reach an estimated five million people who haven't taken the jab, according to the Daily Mail.

 

Study confirms nutrient’s role in childhood blood cancer

A molecular building block of many animal proteins, the amino acid valine, plays a key role in cancerous growth seen in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a new study shows.

 

Researchers identify how red meat increases cardiovascular disease risk

A Cleveland Clinic-led study has revealed new insights into how a diet rich in red meat increases risk for cardiovascular disease. The findings were published in Nature Microbiology and build on more than a decade of research by lead author Stanley Hazen, MD, Ph.D.

 

Christmas weekend snowstorm blankets Western US as South breaks records for high temps

A massive winter snowstorm blanketed much of the western U.S. on Sunday as parts of the South saw unseasonably warm temperatures, breaking record highs in some cities on Christmas Day.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, December 25, 2021

As 2021 draws to an end, global controller criminality, climate intervention operations, biosphere implosion, and societal collapse, all continue to accelerate exponentially. Climate modification operations remain a primary weapon of the power structure and the military-industrial complex that serves them. Increasingly radical weather and temperature extremes are wreaking havoc on infrastructure, ecosystems, food production, and thus already struggling societies all over the world.

 

10 minutes of running makes people happier and boosts brain performance

A quick, 10-minute run may be all you need to boost your mood and think more quickly, a recent study reveals.

 

These Are Europe’s Most And Least Polluted Cities

This infographic shows the ten most and least polluted cities of the European Union with a population above 500,000 people.

 

This Nutrient Deficiency Is Associated With Depression

Research published in December 20211 using data from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA) discovered those with a vitamin B12 deficiency had a greater risk of symptoms of depression. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America,2 264 million people worldwide live with symptoms of depression. In 2017, roughly 17.3 million adults in the U.S. had experienced at least one major depressive episode.

 

Drinking Matcha Tea Can Reduce Anxiety

You may love a cup of warm green tea in the morning, but did you know it may also set you up for a calmer, less anxious mood throughout your day? Research shows your coffee substitute may be a mood-booster as well.

 

McDonald's Instagram Ads Zero in on Kids in Poorer Countries

McDonald's disproportionately targeted children in poorer countries with social media advertising, a study found.

 

While omicron explodes around the world, covid cases in Japan keep plummeting and no one knows exactly why

As the omicron variant surges around the world, Japan’s overall coronavirus cases and deaths have been plummeting. And no one seems to know exactly why.

 

Reduce frailty to lower dementia, study finds

Reducing frailty in older adults could be an effective strategy to prevent dementia, according to a largescale new study.

 

US seeks interest to build solar on public lands in the West

U.S. officials moved Tuesday to open public lands in portions of three western states to potential solar energy development, as part of the Biden administration's effort to counter climate change by shifting from fossil fuels.

 

The true costs of toxic materials

When you shop for a flooring product, what do you consider? Perhaps you think about the look and feel of the product and its durability. You likely also consider the price. The cost of using a material is influenced by the cost to purchase the product itself, the installation cost, maintenance costs, as well as how long the product will last (when you will have to pay to replace it). These are all internalized costs, paid by the building owner.

 

People with high-risk prediabetes benefit from intensive lifestyle intervention

Intensive lifestyle intervention with plenty of exercise helps people with prediabetes improve their blood glucose levels over a period of years and thus delay or even prevent type 2 diabetes. In particular, individuals with prediabetes at highest risk benefited from intensive lifestyle intervention.​

 

Symptoms of Heavy Metal Poisoning From Foods

Symptoms of heavy metal poisoning from foods can be serious and can cause long term health complications and illness. Food Poisoning Bulletin has often reported about foods and dietary supplements that are recalled for heavy metal contamination. The heavy metals most often involved include lead, arsenic, and mercury.

 

Spray-on coating could make solar panels snow-resistant

In an advance that could dramatically improve the productivity of solar panels in cold climates, a University of Michigan-led team has demonstrated an inexpensive, clear coating that reduced snow and ice accumulation on solar panels, enabling them to generate up to 85% more energy in early testing.

 

World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journal Roasts Facebook Over “Inaccurate, Incompetent & Irresponsible” Fact Check

The Machiavellian quote (sic) that “if you’re going to come at the king, you best not miss,” may be about to bite Mark Zuckerberg and his army of fact-checking mercenaries.

 

World Council for Health Reveals Spike Protein Detox

Have you had COVID-19 or received a COVID-19 injection? Then you likely have dangerous spike proteins circulating in your body. While spike protein is naturally found in SARS-CoV-2, no matter the variant, it’s also produced in your body when you receive a COVID-19 shot. In its native form in SARS-CoV-2, the spike protein is responsible for the pathologies of the viral infection.

 

Biden Vaccine Mandates Headed to Supreme Court, as Groups Seek Emergency Stay

After courts reinstate some employer and healthcare COVID vaccine mandates, multiple groups ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.

 

Biden Predicts ‘Winter of Severe Illness’ for Unvaccinated, Ignores Science on COVID Vaccines, Treatments

In his speech today to the nation, President Biden invoked “overwhelming science” to justify his COVID solutions — vaccines, boosters and masking — but provided no details to back up the science behind his plan to end the pandemic.

 

Israel's COVID-19 team recommends 4th shot for 60+, medical workers

Israel was the first in the world to provide a third shot and will lead in giving a fourth shot too, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett noted.

 

Inside world’s most radioactive places where people live with birth defects after nuke bomb tests by US and Russia

BIRTH defects and cancers blight the tortured people who have the misfortune of living in the world's most radioactive places.

 

Holly berries and mistletoe may appear festive, but they’re also toxic

While poinsettias have an undeserved reputation for being poisonous, as you’d have to eat a few hundred poinsettia leaves to get sick, an expert says two other traditional holiday plants are toxic.

 

Pervasive Microplastics Are Damaging Your Cells

Plastic is a problem. Since being developed, plastic has become a part of nearly every facet of daily life. As a result, there is a staggering amount of plastic that enters the environment as people dispose of single-use products, like water bottles, personal care products or plastic grocery bags. Researchers have discovered these microparticles damage human cells.

 

Addictive 'Brain Hijacking' Methods Of Social Media Platforms Harmful To Users, Especially Children: Insider

Addictive “brain hijacking” methods used by social media giants to keep users on their platforms have harmful effects, particularly on children, according to industry insider Rex Lee, who says the companies may be violating child protection laws and consumer protection laws by employing such techniques.​

 

The Pet-Food Shortage Is Real, and Owners Are Scrambling. ‘It’s Been a Waking Nightmare’

Your dog wants chicken and rice flavor but has to make do with dry kibble, because import and production holdups have hit dog food and cat food just like human food. ‘He looks at me with these sad eyes.’ ​

 

Net Zero Carbon Means Dumping Private Car Ownership And Gas Engines For Bicycles

As the world continues to deal with The Great Panic, climate alarmists are quietly marching forward to greenwash transportation policies, taking private cars off the road and implementing shared solutions instead, including people-powered bicycles.

 

Maine’s sparrows are being wiped out by mercury and climate change

Pollution and sea-level rise are putting Maine’s most unique birds in jeopardy.

 

Microplastics in French mountain air may have crossed Atlantic Ocean

Microplastics travelled thousands of kilometres across oceans and continents in a fast-moving layer of the atmosphere before being captured on a mountain in the French Pyrenees

 

Mexico: Fair trade for the country's coffee farmers

In the mountains of Veracruz, farmers belonging to the Nahua people grow coffee. But competing with corporations is a huge challenge. Their market advantage is a higher quality product from climate-friendly plantations.

 

The crisis unfolding in America’s Christmas tree capital

Farmers in Oregon had their ‘worst summer ever’ as heat, drought and extreme weather threaten industry​

 

Battery Storage Soars on U.S. Electric Grid

Companies are poised to install record amounts of batteries on America’s electric grid this year, as government mandates and a steep decline in costs fuel rapid growth in power storage. The U.S., which had less than a gigawatt of large battery installations in 2020—roughly enough to power 350,000 homes for a handful of hours—is on pace to add six gigawatts this year and another nine gigawatts in 2022, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

 

Don’t pitch those peels, recycle them: California’s new food-waste law

Recycling kitchen scraps and unused food is the single easiest and fastest thing that every person can do to fight climate change, according to California recycling officials. That’s why, beginning Jan. 1, the most populous state in the nation is requiring every city and county to have a program to collect organic waste – from eggshells to yard trimmings – and turn it into compost, biofuel, or energy.​

 

Wary welcome for Indonesia’s ‘green port’ initiative to clean up shipping

Indonesia is launching a program to make the country’s ports more environmentally friendly in an effort to reduce its carbon emissions and protect the marine ecosystem. The so-called green port national initiative will focus on encouraging greater use of clean energy and strengthening environmental protection.​

 

Vinyl records’ revival threatens environment and health

Demand for vinyl records is soaring, but there’s something funky about this musical comeback – the energy and chemicals involved with producing the iconic circular discs creates pollution, adds to the climate crisis and may harm our health.

 

EPA OFFICIAL PREVENTED STAFF FROM WARNING PUBLIC ABOUT WIDELY USED CARCINOGEN

PCBTF is on a list of “green” compounds preferred by the EPA, even though there is ample evidence that it causes cancer.

 

Researchers Find Nonchemical Biological Control When “Tree of Heaven” Is Being Managed

A promising new biocontrol agent for the tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima)—considered an invasive species in the U.S. and Europe by some—was recently discovered by French-based scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The finding centers on a small mite of the Eriophyidae family, Aculus mosoniensis, which has been found to feed on tree of heaven. The finding is encouraging for the future management of this species in conjuction with balanced ecosystems.

 

Here's How Much Exercise Works Best For Controlling Your Blood Pressure

When it comes to exercise for heart health, you don't want to peak too early in life. Recent research suggests that if you want to protect yourself against high blood pressure as you age, you need to play the long game and keep your exercise levels up through middle age.

 

No mountain high enough: study finds plastic in ‘clean’ air

From Mount Everest to the Mariana Trench, microplastics are everywhere – even high in the Earth’s troposphere where wind speeds allow them to travel vast distances, a new study has found.

 

Microplastics may be linked to inflammatory bowel disease, study finds

People with inflammatory bowel disease have 50% more microplastics in their faeces, a study has revealed.​

 

Huge hole in the ozone layer that was larger than ANTARCTICA is finally set to close this week

This year's hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer — which grew to be larger than Antarctica — is finally set to close this week, atmospheric scientists have said. Acting like a shield, ozone absorbs UV light from the sun. Its absence means more of this high-energy radiation reaches the Earth, where it can harm living cells.

 

Desert shrubs cranked up water use efficiency to survive a megadrought. It may not be enough.

Shrubs in the desert Southwest have increased their water use efficiency at some of the highest rates ever observed to cope with a decades-long megadrought. That’s the finding of a new study from University of Utah researchers, who found that although the shrubs’ efficiency increases are unprecedented and heroic, they may not be enough to adapt to the long-term drying trend in the West.

 

FARMERS COULD BENEFIT FROM TARGETED FERTILISER USE THROUGH BIG DATA TO BOOST BREAD WHEAT YIELD AND QUALITY

Farmers could benefit from their big data to help them reduce the environmental impact of fertilisers while maintaining quality yields and profits of wheat thanks to a new research project developed at the University of Reading.

 

Study finds that not even the largest lakes in the world are safe from salt

Tourist towns along the Lake Michigan shoreline love to proclaim the giant body of water “Unsalted and Shark-Free.” The slogan is plastered on t-shirts, magnets and bumper stickers — but, according to a new study, only one of those claims holds water.

 

Amazon tribe suffers mercury poisoning as illegal gold mines proliferate

Sao Paulo — Illegal gold mining in the north Amazonian territory of Brazil’s indigenous Munduruku people has led to more than half of several hundred people tested showing unsafe mercury levels in their bodies, including children, health researchers say.

 

CDC Monitoring 8 Cases of Heart Inflammation in 5- to 11-Year-Olds Who Got Pfizer Vaccine

On the same day the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was aware of eight cases of heart inflammation in 5- to 11-year-olds vaccinated with Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, Pfizer and BioNTech announced they would seek full approval for their Comirnaty COVID vaccine for children 12 through 15.​

 

The COVID-19 Passport Microchip is Here

A Swedish company, Epicenter, has brought forward new tech where they created a subdermal implant to show the COVID-19 vaccination certificates. This made it possible for people to keep their vaccination certificates, right under their skin in a microchip.

 

The EV revolution’s next big roadblock: access to chargers

Electric vehicles are set to play a critical role in our clean energy future, but in order for everyone to reap the benefits of EVs, they’ll need access to chargers. While the Build Back Better bill suffered a major setback over the weekend that could mean significantly less funding for the transition to electric vehicles, there’s still hope that the bipartisan infrastructure law passed in November could bring EV charging infrastructure to places that have been left out until now.

 

Toxic microbes caused the largest metazoan extinction in Earth’s history

Extreme warming at the end-Permian induced profound changes in marine biogeochemical cycling and animal habitability. These changes led to the largest metazoan extinction in Earth’s history. However, a causal mechanism for the extinction consistent with various proxy records of geochemical conditions through the interval has yet to be determined.

 

How to keep safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

With the colder months here and more people heating their houses after months of not using a furnace, it is crucial to have a carbon monoxide detector for the safety of everyone.

 

Leading Cause Of Death For Americans Aged 18-45 Is NOT Covid — It’s Fentanyl

Because the state enforces a drug war which outlaws far safer alternatives, fentanyl has taken the illegal drug market by storm and these synthetic opioids that are extremely dangerous are flooding the streets and leaving piles of bodies in their wake. Make no mistake, fentanyl is dangerous and kills people by the thousands but the government’s response to it is causing far more harm than good.

 

Major eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano, Tonga expels ash up to 15 km (50,000ft) altitude in amazing pictures and videos – First eruption since 2015

An intense powerful explosion took place from the volcano at around 20:30 local time today as reported Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Wellington.

 

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Northern California

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Northern California on Monday, bringing significant shaking but likely minimal damage to the sparsely populated area.

 

Doctors ‘should avoid dishing out pills to Brits with mild depression and encourage exercise’, NHS watchdog says

GPs should avoid dishing out pills for mild depression and instead encourage exercise, meditation or talking therapies, warns an NHS watchdog.

 

Review Shows that Monsanto/Bayer Claims of Glyphosate Safety Not Supported by Credible Science

A research team undertaking a review of industry-conducted glyphosate safety studies submitted to EU (European Union) regulators shows that most of the research fails to meet current international standards for scientific validity. The researchers find that of the 11 reviewed studies, which were submitted to regulators by Bayer AG (now owner of the Monsanto “Roundup” brand of glyphosate herbicide) and several other chemical companies, only two are scientifically “reliable”; six others are deemed “partly reliable,” and the remaining three, “not reliable.” These results go, in part, to the age of some of the studies (see below); but they also underscore the point Beyond Pesticides has made for years.

 

Groups pressure US EPA to act on pesticide-coated seeds

The Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America, and other advocacy groups first petitioned the EPA in 2017 to stop allowing seeds coated with neonicotinoids and other systemic pesticides to sidestep pesticide registration and labeling requirements. The agency considers pesticide-coated seeds “treated articles,” which are exempt from regulations.

 

OP-ED: THE PERSPECTIVE OF GENERATIONS OF CHILDREN LIVING IN NYC WITH AIR POLLUTION

The Big Apple New York City is everyone’s dream. It is the melting pot of the United States of America. As immigrants push into the big city life, the high price paid is deplorable living conditions resulting in the absorption of toxic air pollution.

 

My Kids Want Plastic Toys. I Want to Go Green. Here's the Middle Ground

Waiting in a check-out line a few days ago, my children started begging for toys and trinkets hanging on the impulse-buy racks. Rather than replying with the usual “Not today” euphemism, I found myself saying, “Maybe for Christmas.” Alas, it’s that time of year again when I cave because I want my kids’ faces to light up when they unwrap their gifts. Their joy brings me joy—and lessens the guilt of indulging in eco-terrible plastic junk.

 

New York Legislation Provides for Indefinite Detention of Unvaccinated at Governor’s Whim.

In the next legislative session beginning January 5th, 2022, the New York Senate and Assembly could vote on a bill that would grant permissions to remove and detain cases, contacts, carriers, or anyone suspected of presenting a “significant threat to public health” and remove them from public life on an indefinite basis.

 

Japanese Government Tells Citizens: "Don't Discriminate Against The Unvaccinated"

Despite numerous major countries making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory, the Japanese government has told its citizens “do not discriminate against those who have not been vaccinated.”

 

Ben Carson Warns Against Federal Vaccine Database: It Will Be Used 'For Other Things as Well'

The well-known medical doctor spoke to FOX news about the mainstream COVID narrative and the proposed Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act

 

26-Year-Old’s Death From Heart Inflammation ‘Probably’ Caused by Pfizer COVID Vaccine, Authorities Say

Pfizer’s COVID vaccine “probably” caused 26-year-old Rory James Nairn’s death, New Zealand health authorities said Monday. The man’s fiancée warned people to pay close attention to symptoms of myocarditis after getting the shot.

 

When it comes to travel, going eco-friendly is highly important to nearly 3 in 5 Americans

Safety is on top of most travelers’ minds, but new research shows that safe travel habits may also come at the cost of the planet. A survey of 2,000 Americans asked respondents what aspects of travel are currently the most important to them, with safety topping the list at 71 percent.

 

Gum disease increases the risk of developing mental health problems by nearly 40%

Poor dental health may also lead to poor mental health, a new study reveals. Researchers from the University of Birmingham say developing gum disease and tooth issues can also increase a person’s risk of suffering from depression and anxiety over the next few years.

 

Walmart illegally dumps 1m toxic items in landfills yearly, lawsuit claims

Walmart illegally dumps more than 1 million batteries, aerosol cans of insect killer and other products, toxic cleaning supplies, electronic waste, latex paints and other hazardous waste into California landfills each year, state prosecutors have alleged.

 

‘I’ll keep doing this forever’: the athletes thriving on America’s senior circuit

The world of masters athletics, open to competitors aged 35 and often much older, is a place for older sportspeople to break world records well into their golden years

 

Rice-sized microchip implant that stores your COVID vaccine passport under your skin and is read with technology used to take contactless payments

Epicenter, a Stockholm-based startup, unveiled a new way of carrying around a COVID vaccine passport – in a microchip implanted under your skin. The implant can be read by any device using the near-field communication (NFC) protocol – technology used for contactless payments and keyless entry systems.​

 

Researchers help Miami fight plastic pollution

A team of University of Georgia (UGA) researchers is hard at work in Miami to help leaders there tackle a problem that affects nearly every city in the world: Plastic pollution.

 

Step away from the smartphone: Mothers only devote 25% of their time to their toddlers if they're distracted by devices, study

Mothers devote just 25 per cent of their attention to their toddlers when distracted by a smartphone, a new study has warned. Researchers fear this could damage a child's development and cause greater 'far-reaching' consequences because of inadequate mother-child interaction.

 

‘Seed Money’ Explores Monsanto’s Troubling Past and its Impact on the Future of Food

For decades, the company once known as Monsanto has dominated U.S. agriculture. Famous for its Roundup Ready system—which consists of the herbicide Roundup, made with glyphosate, and seeds genetically modified to resist it—the global corporation became the largest seller of seeds in the world by the 1990s. Fast forward nearly 30 years, and Bayer, the German pharmaceutical company that bought Monsanto in 2018, now faces a number of high-profile lawsuits related to glyphosate’s cancer-causing pote​

 

Highly vaccinated UAE reports most virus cases in months

The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday recorded its highest daily virus caseload in months, a spike that comes as the omicron variant races across the globe and the Mideast tourist hub prepares to welcome hordes of tourists for the holidays.

 

Cannabis May Contain Heavy Metals And Affect Consumer Health, Study Finds

Cannabis plants have an inherent ability to absorb heavy metals from the soil, making them useful for remediating contaminated sites

 

Mitigating environmental impact of herbicides

In recent years, soybean fields and other crops and trees across the Midwest have been experiencing more damage from drift of herbicides, particularly those plants grown from seeds that have not been genetically modified to be herbicide-tolerant. The drift onto unintended plants causes leaves to curl and shrivel and may permanently damage a crop.

 

Solar storm warning: Earth 'on high alert' as two big flares set to be ejected from Sun

A SOLAR STORM warning has been issued as experts say at least two major flares are poised to be launched from the Sun.

 

3 Strategies That Contribute To Occupant Health

The pandemic has brought an increased focus on wellness and safety. People want to know that the buildings they inhabit are healthy places to be. In response, facility executives are relying more and more on building health audits to show occupants they take their wellness seriously.

 

Prebiotics supplements help women reduce sugar intake by four percent

A new study from the University of Surrey has found that young women who took four weeks of prebiotic supplements made healthier food choices and consumed less sugar.

 

Plant scientists find recipe for anti-cancer compound in herbs

Thyme and oregano possess an anti-cancer compound that suppresses tumor development, but adding more to your tomato sauce isn't enough to gain significant benefit. The key to unlocking the power of these plants is in amplifying the amount of the compound created or synthesizing the compound for drug development.

 

Arsenic in Connecticut Wells May be a Legacy of Past Pesticide Use on Orchards

The rolling hills of Connecticut were once home to tens of thousands of fruit orchards – 47,000 by the 1930s. Anyone who has ever grown fruit trees, like apples, knows that insects love fruit as much as humans, and until the 1950s orchards were heavily fortified with lead arsenate-based pesticides to keep the bugs at bay – chemicals that were eventually banned because of their potential for harmful effects on humans.

 

Mountain spring water isn’t as clean as you think it is

Mountain spring water is often touted as the cleanest water you can drink. But a new study from the University of Georgia revealed this isn’t the case.

 

InnovaFeed building world's largest fly farm in Illinois

InnovaFeed, a French biotechnology company, is building the world’s largest insect farm in Decatur, Ill., next to ADM’s corn processing plant. Maye Walraven, business development director for InnovaFeed, said the effort is “revolutionary” because of the impact insect ingredients can have on improving the sustainability of the food system.

 

Old-Fashioned Pest Management: A Skill You’d Better Learn Fast

Old-fashioned pest management is yet another topic that is going to prove vital knowledge in the very near future. With supply chain disruptions causing shortages in everything from fertilizer to semiconductors, it’s an easy bet that we’ll be seeing shortages of various pest management products in the near future as well.

 

Nantucket parts with EPA-linked consultant over PFAS in turf

An EPA-linked toxicologist who has pushed New England towns to install artificial turf fields is no longer working for one municipal client following uproar over comments she made about so-called forever chemicals. Nantucket Public Schools have ceased work with Laura Green, an industry consultant, according to Superintendent Elizabeth Hallett, who declined to comment further on the issue.

 

Toxic PFAS Chemicals Have ‘Made a Mockery of Our Environmental Regulations’

Wherever you look for PFAS, you’ll find them. “They’re on Mount Everest; they’re in the Mariana Trench; they’re in polar bears; they’re in penguins; and they’re in just about every human population on Earth,” says David Bond, a cultural anthropologist and professor at Bennington College, who’s been investigating the “forever chemicals.”

 

Hundreds of cattle burn alive as Kansas ranchers lose houses, barns and livestock in uncontrollable wildfires

Fierce winds sparked a slew of wildfires, as some ranchers lost their homes, barns and livestock. Around Paradise, Kan., there are some ranch families who say there is nothing left as the fires robbed them of their homes and a portion of their herd. Bar S Ranch in Paradise, Kan., was one of the operations hardest hit. They lost a portion of their herd, structures on their ranch and even their home.​

 

Necklaces said to 'protect' people from 5G mobile networks are found to be dangerously radioactive

Jewellery advertised to 'protect' people from 5G has been found to expose wearers to radiation. Tests found that the products, which include a sleeping mask, bracelet bands and necklaces, contain radioactive materials and are therefore continuously emitting ionising radiation.

 

Lithium miner rips its own research in ESA fight

A mining company seeking to build a massive open-pit lithium mine in western Nevada put up around a quarter of a million dollars, hoping to prove it could safely move a rare wildflower out of the mine’s path. Instead it wound up paying for research that could give the federal government the science it needs to protect the flower, known as Tiehm’s buckwheat, under the Endangered Species Act.

 

The US is making plans to replace all of its lead water pipes from coast to coast

The Biden administration has released a plan to accelerate removal of lead water pipes and lead paint from U.S. homes. As a geochemist and environmental health researcher who has studied the heartbreaking impacts of lead poisoning in children for decades, I am happy to see high-level attention paid to this silent killer, which disproportionately affects poor communities of color.

 

We Could Harness White Noise to Save The Lives of Millions of Birds. Here's How

Billions of birds die each year from collisions with tall glass buildings, communication towers and power lines – a gobsmacking toll that's expected to increase as cities grow outwards and upwards.

 

Gaslighting Autism Families: CDC, Media Continue to Obscure Decades of Vaccine-Related Harm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest autism report, once again, attributed the rise of autism to “more awareness” rather than a true increase — and as usual, mainstream media fell in line with that narrative.

 

Pfizer Pushes Third Vaccine Dose For Kids 5 And Under

As Pfizer and Moderna fight to get their COVID jabs approved for children under the age of 5, Pfizer revealed on Friday that it's changing its approach by testing three vaccine doses in babies and preschoolers after discovering that two doses simply doesn't provide enough protection.

 

Dr. Fauci says face masks will ALWAYS have to be worn on planes

Dr Anthony Fauci has said he cannot see the end of mask wearing on planes, despite airline executives being at pains to stress the efficacy of their air purification systems.

 

How Two Hairstylists Changed Our Mask Policy

Americans and people around the globe have been forced to wear face masks in order to “protect public health,” without evidence that they actually work to reduce COVID-19 transmission, hospitalizations and deaths.

 

Cobalt's human cost: Social consequences of green energy must be assessed in addition to environmental impacts

While driving an electric car has fewer environmental impacts than gasoline-powered cars, the production of the parts necessary for these green technologies can have dire effects on human well-being.

 

Himalayan glaciers melting at 'exceptional rate'

The accelerating melting of the Himalayan glaciers threatens the water supply of millions of people in Asia, new research warns.

 

Firm transforms waste as Morocco faces trash 'time bomb'

Recycling in Morocco may be in its infancy, but the North African kingdom is making steady progress, helped by a Swiss firm that specialises in processing organic waste.

 

Bamboo fibers offer strong, 'green' manufacturing alternative

Here are some little known facts about bamboo: bamboo grows fast—really fast. It has an amazing regenerative quality. It eats carbon dioxide. And it's incredibly lightweight, strong and flexible.

 

Tunisia recyclers struggle to tackle mountains of waste

Recycling is almost non-existent in the North African country, which produces 2.6 million tonnes of waste each year. Some 85 percent of that ends up in landfills, while much of the rest winds up in informal dumps, says Tunisian waste management expert Walim Merdaci.

 

Hospitalizations for eating disorder increased during pandemic

Shortly after the pandemic began, Kelly Allison started hearing more and more professional chatter about a worrying increase in hospitalizations for eating disorders. "It was a big topic of conversation," says Allison, who runs Penn's Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. The media had also begun reporting on this trend.

 

How to Attract a Swarm of Bees to Your Property

If chasing bees isn’t for you, another way to get them to attract them is bait hives.

 

How toxic mold cost one Austin family their home, health

On a recent trip to New Orleans with her eldest daughter, Austin resident Kristina Baehr walked by a building and, without stepping foot in it, immediately knew there was mold present inside. “She and I would be like, ‘it’s there, it’s in there,'” she said. “That’s how sensitive we are to toxic mold and water damage.

 

College football players have abnormalities in coordination and inflammation

Collegiate football athletes with a decade or more of experience with the sport have related abnormalities in inflammation, energy production and coordination that are apparent before the football season and across the season, a new study has found. The abnormalities are related to routine repetitive head impacts from tackling and blocking.

 

Medical marijuana and autism: 'I'm getting my boy back,' mom says

Fouquette was desperate to find help. That's when she saw a story on the local news about a clinical trial involving children with autism and CBD, the non-psychoactive part of the cannabis plant, at the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at UC-San Diego.

 

Low-Level Exposure to Toxic Metals Affects Heart Health

People exposed to even low levels of certain toxic metals may increase their risk of atherosclerosis, the plaque buildup in the arteries that can cause strokes and heart attacks.

 

To Beat The Opioid Crisis, We Must Change The Rules Of The Game

Are we now in a different era of compassionate, rational policies? Will it work? Many signs point to no. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the media fixedly track overdose death counts, a bigger reality is that opioid-related overdose events only lead to death around 10 percent of the time—meaning that for every 100,000 dead, there are more than a million overdoses a year.

 

Radioactive pollution in water: A global concern for human health

Water pollution is a severe concern for the current generation. We are familiar with water contaminants like major ions, heavy metals, dyes and organic pollutants. However, radioactive pollution of water is newly emerging but is of grave concern for water pollution and human health.

 

Restrooms Form a Lasting Impression

As more people visit retail shops and public facilities in preparation for the holidays, they are noticing the cleanliness of the buildings they visit.

 

A patient at a care facility was in cardiac arrest. Paramedics refused to enter, citing covid restrictions.

When the police officer entered a room at a Southern California care facility last month, he found a panicked nurse performing chest compressions on a patient, body-camera footage shows. The patient was in cardiac arrest, and the staff did not have the proper equipment to help, according to a police report. But just outside the entrance of the building stood paramedics equipped with possible lifesaving tools. They had refused to cross the threshold, claiming it was against state coronavirus rules, according to the report.

 

Are ‘Free Solar Panels’ Really Free?

You may have seen advertisements or had someone knock on your door offering free solar panels. But are “free solar panels” really free?

 

Global WAR-NING! Geoengineering Is Wrecking Our Planet and Humanity

The COP climate debate under the UNFCCC has persistently excluded the analysis of geo-engineering which is Slowly Wrecking our Planet as outlined by the late Rosalie Bertell (Chapter II). In the words of Rosalie Bertell: “Geoengineering is defined as planetary-scale environmental engineering of our atmosphere: that is, manipulating our weather, our oceans, and our home planet itself.”

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, December 18, 2021

For time immemorial ruthless dictators have known and understood the effectiveness of decimating the food supply of those they wish to oppress. Favorable weather is, of course, essential for staple crop food production. When former US president Lyndon Johnson stated "he who controls the weather, controls the world", is this what he meant? Why would we think otherwise? Are the current controllers any less tyrannical than Johnson? Or, perhaps, far worse?

 

Hospitals want to go green, but sustainability data is scarce

Health care is responsible for nearly 5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but hospitals face particular challenges in reducing their environmental footprint.

 

“Organic” fertilizers have an inorganic problem

The lack of regulations on the term “organic” in agriculture input products can confuse farmers and gardeners.​

 

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Could Shatter Within 5 Years, Threatening Millions

Scientists warned Monday the ice shelf holding back one of Antarctica's most perilous glaciers could shatter in the next three to five years — a development that would threaten millions of people with intensifying sea level rise.

 

UNM scientists find climate-driven tree mortality and fuel aridity increase wildfire fuel availability

New research conducted by scientists at The University of New Mexico suggests climate-driven tree mortality and fuel aridity are increasing fuel availability in forests leading to record-breaking wildfires in size, spread and plume formation.

 

A frenzy of well drilling by California farmers leaves taps running dry

In the verdant San Joaquin Valley, one of the nation's most productive farming regions, domestic wells like McDowell's are drying up at an alarming pace as a frenzy of new well construction and heavy agricultural pumping sends the underground water supply to new lows during one of the most severe droughts on record.

 

How Do Tiny Aerosol Particles Like Dust And Sea Salt Change Cloud Formation?

New NSF-funded research led by Texas A&M’s Yue Zhang will examine aerosol and cloud interactions, which have major implications for climate models and predictions.

 

Measuring salt in the ocean may be key to predicting hurricane intensity

Salt has played an outsized role in human history. This element found in the ocean is now at the heart of new NOAA research that will potentially lead to improved forecasts of the most dangerous hurricanes.​

 

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ contaminate more than half of wells tested in Delaware

More than half of the water wells that were tested in Delaware have detectable levels of the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, and some have PFAS levels far exceeding federal health guidelines for the chemicals, according to new U.S. Geological Survey sampling.

 

Anglers welcome offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Mexico; shrimpers skeptical

Wind turbines could attract fish but damage shrimp nets and other gear

 

These Young Energy Moguls Insist Fracking Is Good For The Environment

The Rice brothers, who control EQT Corp., America’s largest natural gas producer, argue fracking can help green the world.

 

Community Pesticide Use Restrictions Expand; Organic Takes Root Across the Country

Los Alamos, New Mexico is the latest locality to act on some degree of protection of the community from pesticides. Its County Council passed a proposal on December 15 that will ban use of glyphosate-based herbicides on county properties, among other provisions (outlined below). Cities, towns, and counties (and occasionally, a state) across the U.S. are moving to protect their parks, playing fields, other green spaces, and the communities broadly from the harms of synthetic pesticide and fertilizer use. The approaches vary: sometimes comprehensive, though often piecemeal, i.e., tackling the problem one compound, one category of pesticide, or one or two kinds of properties at a time.

 

Wood burners cause nearly half of urban air pollution cancer risk – study

Wood burning stoves in urban areas are responsible for almost half of people’s exposure to cancer-causing chemicals found in air pollution particles, new research has shown.

 

Where Are Solar Panels Made? Does It Matter?

It was in Murray Hill, New Jersey, that many claim the first solar panel was made. In 1954, three scientists researching for the Bell Telephone company conducted experiments on strips of silicon that led to the development of a solar cell. They announced the invention by using it to power a small toy Ferris wheel and a radio transmitter, shortly thereafter filing a patent for a silicon solar cell reaching 6% efficiency.

 

Deep-sea mining regulator’s latest meeting on rules only muddies the water

Delegates of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), the multilateral body in charge of deep-sea mining in international waters, met recently in Kingston, Jamaica, and discussed whether to adopt a set of rules — or mining code — to allow deep-sea mining to commence in as little as 18 months.

 

Ancient Greek drug used to treat gout could reduce the risk of death from Covid-19 by as much as 50 per cent, study claims

A drug used to treat gout could hold the potential to cut the risk of death from Covid-19 by as much as 50 per cent, a new study claims. Colchicine is an ancient drug derived from the Colchicum family of plants, which was first used for its special healing properties by the ancient Greeks.

 

How much indoor air pollution do we produce when we take a shower?

Chemicals that evaporate from personal care products are among pollutants that form ozone in summer smogs​

 

Face masks, digital screens and winter weather are a triple threat for dry eyes

How do your eyes feel right now? Whether you're sitting at home or in the office, you're likely reading this on a digital device, and your eyes may be hot, scratchy, tired and dry. If so, you may be part of a new phenomenon called dry eye triad (DET).

 

Beware plastic-eating bugs visiting you at home

Wonderful to know that microbes are evolving to eat plastics (Report, 14 December). I just hope they don’t get too good at it. Looking round this room, I would lose the keyboard I am typing this on, the phone, the file boxes, half the vacuum, plugs, the front-doorbell receptor, probably one handbag and all the CDs and DVDs. It would be terrifying to come in one morning and find that they had all jellified. ​

 

How much screen time have YOU endured in 2021? Online calculator reveals how many minutes you've spent on devices this year

Whether it's TikTok or Instagram, many of us are so obsessed with social media apps that we feel lost without our smartphone in our hand. Now, an online calculator has been developed that reveals just how much screen time you've endured in 2021.

 

New smart-roof coating enables year-round energy savings

Scientists have developed an all-season smart-roof coating that keeps homes warm during the winter and cool during the summer—without consuming natural gas or electricity. Research findings reported in the Dec. 17 edition of the journal Science point to a groundbreaking technology that outperforms commercial cool-roof systems in energy savings.

 

Meat-eating causes 75,000 Chinese deaths a year through air pollution

Dietary shifts towards eating more meat causes 75,000 premature deaths a year in China through air pollution, a study shows.

 

Online menus should put healthy food first

Women who see healthy food at the top of an online menu are 30 to 40 percent more likely to order it, a Flinders University study has found, with the authors saying menu placement could play a role in encouraging healthier eating.

 

'Come here my baby!' Heartwarming moment Kentucky tornado victim is reunited with her dog Nola after searching for her through rubble

Video footage captured the heartwarming moment a Kentucky tornado survivor was reunited with her beloved dog Nola after searching for days through the rubble-strewn neighborhood.

 

Reducing copper in the body alters cancer metabolism to reduce risk of aggressive breast cancer

Depleting copper levels may reduce the production of energy that cancer cells need to travel and establish themselves in other parts of the body by a process referred to as metastasis, according to a new study. The discovery of the underlying mechanisms of how copper depletion may help reduce metastasis in breast cancer will help inform the design of future clinical trials.

 

Green Seal Seeking Comments on Prohibiting PFAS in Certified Products

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large class of chemicals commonly used in consumer products and associated with various adverse health and environmental effects. Green Seal is proposing a new prohibition on PFAS for products it certifies.

 

Fire and ice: The puzzling link between Western wildfires and Arctic sea ice

"Some say the world will end in fire," wrote Robert Frost a century ago. The poet described one popular take on the world's end before shifting to its apocalyptic opposite, writing, "some say in ice." But the relationship between fire and ice, in terms of Earth's climate, is not quite as "either or" as Frost depicted. In the case of a study presented Dec. 16 at the 2021 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, that relationship is more "give and take."

 

A new approach finds materials that can turn waste heat into electricity

The need to transition to clean energy is apparent, urgent and inescapable. We must limit Earth's rising temperature to within 1.5 C to avoid the worst effects of climate change—an especially daunting challenge in the face of the steadily increasing global demand for energy.

 

The Scheming of Bill Gates and Anthony Fauci

Bill Gates and Anthony Fauci have become household names in the U.S., their largely sterling reputations protected by a heavily biased press. Less known is the deep partnership between the two — the culmination of which has created a formidable public-private partnership that wields incredible power over the American public, along with global health and food policies.

 

Military Members Seek New Injunction Against COVID Vaccine Mandates

U.S. military members involved in a lawsuit challenging the military’s COVID vaccine mandate on Dec.10 filed an amended complaint seeking a new injunction after a judge last month rejected the U.S. Department of Defense’s assertion the Pfizer-BioNTech and Comirnaty COVID vaccines are “interchangeable.”​

 

Vaccine Mandates ‘Vile, Unconstitutional, Immoral, Unscientific, Discriminatory’

The National Black Caucus of the Green Party of the United States strongly opposes the use of forced vaccination via mandates and the discrimination that is being generated around these policies.

 

‘Many Lives Being Destroyed’ by Government’s Failure to Recognize Natural Immunity, Physician Says

Dr. Marty Makary, a public health researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, on Tuesday accused government officials of practicing “modern-day McCarthyism” against anyone who suggests young healthy people, especially those who recovered from COVID, don’t need booster shots.

 

Administration's lead-cleanup plan targets schools, day care centers

The Biden administration released an action plan today that targets reducing young children’s exposure to lead. That includes establishing a partnership between EPA and the departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture to zero in on lead remediation in schools and child care centers.​

 

Sacramento’s lead line removals sidestep drinking water safeguards

To reduce lead levels in drinking water, the city of Sacramento has removed thousands of lead pipes and fittings. But it seems to have sidestepped safeguards that would have ensured residents didn’t ingest lead during and after the work.

 

BPA use in doubt as Europe proposes vastly more protective health limits

European regulators on Thursday took sharp aim at the common plastic additive BPA, slashing the recommended daily dose by 100,000 and all but ensuring the chemical cannot be used in any product coming into contact with food.

 

Grounding: The Missing Element to Healing Autoimmunity?

Our disconnection from the virtually infinite and accessible storehouse of electrons at the earth’s surface is an overlooked cause of autoimmune disease. Revolutionary research is uncovering that physical contact with the ground provisions free radical-neutralizing electrons that circulate through the living matrix of our body and act as our primary antioxidant defense system

 

5 Ways to Fight Fatty Liver

From silymarin to your daily cup of joe, here are five natural therapies you can consider to protect against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and other forms of fatty liver today

 

The Nile Delta’s Disappearing Farmland

During the time of the pharaohs, the fertile soils along the Nile River likely supported a civilization of roughly 3 million people. Now there are 30 times that number of people living in Egypt, with 95 percent of them clustered in towns and cities in the Nile’s floodplain. Much of the growth has come in recent decades, with the Egyptian population soaring from 45 million in the 1980s to more than 100 million now.

 

5G now means some flights won’t be able to land when pilots can’t see the runway

Verizon and AT&T are hoping new swaths of C-band cellular radio spectrum will help make the 5G hype closer to reality, but the big mid-band 5G rollout may have a side effect. Airplanes rely on radio altimeters to tell how high they are above the ground to safely land when pilots can’t see, and the FAA is now instructing 6,834 of them to not do that at certain airports because of 5G interference.

 

'Forever chemicals' can 'boomerang' from ocean waves to shore: study

Many of the “forever chemicals” that end up in the ocean can “boomerang back to shore” after crashing waves reemit the compounds into the air, a new study has found.

 

Flurry of active volcanoes will cause global COOLING and crop failures

Very few people are tracking this, but the number of active volcanoes that are right now spewing particulate matter into the upper atmosphere is extraordinary. This page on VolcanoDiscovery.com lists volcanoes that are active right now across the globe, and it numbers in the dozens.

 

'Life-threatening' weather wreaks havoc for 100 MILLION people across the heartlands

A blinding dust storm with powerful winds of 90mph tore through half of Kansas, knocked over semi trucks in Colorado and fanned wildfires in the Oklahoma panhandle, just days after dozens of powerful tornadoes left a trail of death and destruction in five states.

 

Pesticides can hurt agricultural communities—so why do farmers fight back against bans?

In late November, Senator Cory Booker [D-NJ] announced the Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act of 2021 (PACTPA), a measure that would ban dangerous insecticides, like paraquat, one of the most toxic herbicides in the world, from US agriculture. Booker’s proposed legislation would update the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act of 1972 (FIFRA). This would ban the most damaging chemicals that have been proven to harm public health and the environment.

 

Overweight children developing heart problems as waistlines grow during pandemic

Childhood obesity isn’t just ruining waistlines, it’s also paving the way for serious heart trouble among youths, a new study warns. Researchers from the University of Georgia have found that excess weight is leading to more artery stiffness among children, teens, and young adults — a major risk factor for heart disease.

 

Chemical Air Pollution Morphs Into Something Even More Toxic, Study Shows

Remnants of industrial chemicals in the air can potentially transform into new substances more toxic and persistent than the original pollution, according to a global study published on Wednesday.

 

Going vegetarian? Menus need at least 75% plant-based foods to convert a meat eater

For vegetarians looking to convert their long-time carnivore friends, a new study suggests that the best way is to visit restaurants with mostly plant-based food options on the menu. University of Westminster researchers report meat eaters are much more likely to choose a plant-based meal if most of the options they have to choose from are non-meat products. Study authors conclude that menus which are at least three-quarters vegetarian have the best chance of converting a carnivore.

 

Preparing the United States for security and governance in a geoengineering future

Imagine the following scenario: it is the year 2035. One large country, dealing with major issues of global warming, decides to take extreme action. The government begins secret deployment of a geoengineering system for pumping large amounts of reflective particles into the air, a technique designed to mimic the cooling effect of a volcanic eruption, only on a much larger scale and over a much longer time horizon.

 

WHY BIG TELECOM IGNORES THE SCIENCE ON 5G

“A technology that I had once thought was harmless, it turns out to be harmful so I’m here to tell you what that harm is.” Dr. Kent Chamberlin is chair and a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of New Hampshire. In this Patreon presentation, Chamberlin discusses how the telecom industry fights against any limitations to its wireless infrastructure, the FCC’s unprotective safety standards, and why our regulatory agencies don’t do more to protect the public.

 

Lithium Neurotoxicity: The SILENT Syndrome

Many Bipolar Update columns concerning lithium have focused on lithium’s advantages. The well-known downsides, including renal impairment, have also been discussed. However, a recent consultation reminded me that there is an infrequent, but important, toxic effect of lithium that deserves increased awareness: the Syndrome of Irreversible Lithium-Effectuated Neurotoxicity, or SILENT. First named in the 1980s, SILENT was diagnosed in 90 case reports in peer-reviewed publications as of 2005, starti​

 

Battling for Bolivia's Lithium That's Vital to Electric Cars

Chinese and Russian industrial giants seek to tap mineral deposits vital to electric cars. A Texas entrepreneur has his own strategy: the long game.

 

How sleep may boost creativity

Insights may come during the liminal time between awake and asleep, a study suggests

 

Fauci on Your Phone? New Law Could Lead to ‘Reminder’ Texts for Unvaccinated

In an op-ed, Ron Paul, former U.S. Senator and now founder and chairman of the Ron Paul Institute, argued giving every American a unique patient identifier would be the final step toward creating a system of government surveillance, and control, over our personal healthcare choices.

 

16,000 Physicians and Scientists Agree Kids Shouldn’t Get COVID Vaccine

COVID vaccines are “irreversible and potentially permanently damaging,” says Dr. Robert Malone, who explains why 16,000 physicians and medical scientists around the world signed a declaration publicly declaring healthy children should not be vaccinated for COVID-19.

 

Digital Surveillance — the Real Motive Behind Push to Vaccinate Kids

“The real purpose behind the historic, unprecedented push to vaccinate the very young, even against diseases like COVID that do not pose a threat to them, is to fold the current generation of children into the blossoming global digital identity system.”

 

Rare Minerals In Batteries? Greener, Friendlier Alternatives Already In Use

For years, commentators have been handwringing about the extraction practices, environmental and social harms, and corporate ownership of mining operations that contribute to clean energy technology, with a focus on cobalt, rare earths, and other rare ingredients of the clean energy transition.

 

California’s $8 Per KW Solar Proposal Would Punish Homeowners For Using Clean Energy

California’s Public Utility Commission (PUC) is proposing not only cutting the state’s rooftop solar energy incentive after several years of success (and debate), but it also wants to punish homeowners who use solar power to generate their electricity. Reuters notes that under these proposed reforms, California homeowners with new solar installations would see a monthly utility charge of $8 per kilowatt to cover the state’s cost of maintaining the grid. Solar homeowners will also get paid less f​

 

Should poison be dropped on a mouse-infested island? California weighs plan

Wildlife officials say the mice threaten local birds, insects and reptiles – but critics warn against ‘poison that kills everything’

 

NYC PASSES 'green' gas ban experts warn could lead to electricity blackouts and soaring bills

New York City banned the use of natural gas in new buildings on Wednesday, as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Green New Deal that aims to reduce the burning of fossil fuels across all five boroughs.

 

Environmental group says Amazon's use of plastic skyrocketed last year

Up to 23.5 million pounds of plastic from retail giant Amazon entered waterways across the globe last year, according to a report published Wednesday from environmental group Oceana.

 

Lead in Michigan city’s tap water declines after rising for three years

The amount of lead in Benton Harbor, Michigan’s drinking water has declined, new testing shows, after three straight years of elevated results compelled residents to consume bottled water and prompted a hurried effort to replace old pipes.

 

The insidious side effects of recycling plastic

Cookware, water bottles, and hundreds of other items made from recycled plastic worldwide may contain toxic chemicals harmful to human health, a new study has found.

 

Winter warning: avoid harmful chemicals when battling dry skin

It’s getting cold in many parts of the U.S., and our skin knows it. Dropping temperatures and lower humidity can lead to dry skin, cracked lips and brittle hair. Heated homes, schools and office buildings make matters worse.

 

Pesticides and Parkinson’s Disease: The Toxic Effects of Pesticides on the Brain

A study by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, finds Parkinson’s Disease (PD) risk increases with elevated levels of organochlorine (OCP) and organophosphate (OP) pesticides in blood. Among patients with PD, specific organochlorine compounds have greater associations with cognitive impairments, including depression and brain function. Research finds exposure to chemical toxicants, like pesticides, can cause neurotoxic effects or exacerbate preexisting chemical damage to the nervous system.

 

COVID-19 leads to over 50 million more hungry people in Asia-Pacific

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)’s 2021 Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition also pointed out that as hunger increased, so too did access to sufficiently nutritious food. Overall, more than 375 million in the region faced hunger during 2020, up from around 321 million in 2019.

 

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in eggs, spotlighting need for action

Chicken eggs from homesteads and farms near Fairfield, Maine, are contaminated with the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, new testing finds, spotlighting the need for swift regulatory action to get PFAS out of food.

 

When Home Is a Toxic Hot Spot

When the Environmental Protection Agency hosted a meeting last week to discuss hazardous air pollution in Verona, Missouri, Mayor Joseph Heck came armed with demands for round-the-clock air monitoring and a study of local cancer rates. “We’re here to find out more about the ethylene oxide pollution,” Heck said, referring to a potent chemical that can cause cancer by mutating DNA. “We know it is here. We know it’s dangerous, and we want answers.”

 

Do You Know the Health Benefits of Hazelnuts?

With hazelnuts as part of your daily diet, optimal health isn't such a hard nut to crack. Here are five science-backed benefits of this popular snack and versatile food ingredient

 

New Study Links Phthalates to Cardiovascular Disease

Phthalates are chemical compounds primarily used in plastics. Past research has identified a link between phthalates and cardiovascular disease, and a recent study has helped to identify at least one mechanism linking phthalate exposure to cardiovascular disease.

 

Upcycling method reduces environmental footprint of plastic waste stream

Plastics found in electronic waste (e-waste) are rarely recycled due to their complex composition and hazardous additives, but scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new use for them—by repurposing them as an alternative to the plastics used in laboratory cell culture containers, such as petri dishes.

 

Monsanto to Plead Guilty to 30 Environmental Crimes, Pay $12 Million Fine

“Monsanto is a serial violator of federal environmental laws,” said U.S. attorney Tracy L. Wilkison. “The company repeatedly violated laws related to highly regulated chemicals, exposing people to pesticides that can cause serious health problems.”

 

Christmas Can Be Hazardous For Pets – Here’s What To Look Out For

Christmas is a wonderful time to relax with family and friends, both two and four legged. But it can be a scary and dangerous time for pets. Food, presents, decorations and even visitors to our homes can all become hazards. Vets typically report the festive season as being one of their busiest times of year.

 

How To Enjoy A Digital Detox Over Christmas

It is not surprising that many of us have been suffering from digital overload during the pandemic, and taking care of our “digital wellbeing” has become a common theme. Social media, online shopping, making reservations, and even necessary chores like paying bills have meant that technology has pervaded every aspect of our lives.

 

Progesterone for Miscarriage Prevention

When a woman is pregnant, she is truly eating for two. Every food, medication, supplement and drug affects her growing baby. Her body also produces different levels of hormones to support the pregnancy. Each month, a woman's body cycles through a variety of hormones that regulate the buildup of blood in the uterus to support a pregnancy, the maturation of an egg and the withdrawal of hormones that lead to menstruation

 

The Growing Specter of Compulsory Vaccination

The pace of discrimination against people who have opted not to get a COVID-19 vaccine is increasing around the world as the ominous specter of compulsory vaccination grows. On Nov. 19, 2021, the Chancellor of Austria, Alexander Schallenberg, announced at a press conference that, beginning on Feb. 1, 2022, COVID vaccinations will be compulsory for everyone in Austria over 12 years old. Those who refuse to get a COVID shot will be fined up to $4,000. Those who refuse a booster shot will be fined up to $1,500

 

Yale Epidemiologist: Pandemic Of Fear ‘Manufactured’ By Authorities

The manufactured pandemic of fear has infected everyone while the virus has infected a relatively few. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of deaths could have been prevented with early treatment of very inexpensive Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, both of which were forcefully demonized and censored by Big Pharma.

 

Prominent US hospitals drop vax mandates after massive shortage of key staff

Facing serious staffing shortages, some of the largest and most prominent hospital systems in the United States, including HCA Healthcare Inc., Tenet Healthcare Corp., AdventHealth, and Cleveland Clinic have been forced to backpedal on their COVID-19 jab mandates in hopes of retaining crucial employees, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday

 

La Palma volcano's tremors stop, but eruption may not be at an end

The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma fell silent as constant tremors stopped late on Monday, though experts cautioned this did not necessarily mean the eruption is nearing an end after 85 days.

 

7.3 undersea quake in Indonesia triggers tsunami warning

A magnitude 7.3 undersea earthquake struck off Indonesia's Flores Island on Tuesday, and the country's meteorological agency warned that tsunami waves are possible.

 

Study finds 'angry' bees have more potent, medicinally valuable venom

Move over Angry Birds—WA scientists have discovered that 'aggressive' bees produce more potent and medicinally valuable venom. Bee venom contains proteins with anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It's been used in therapeutic and cosmetic products, such as joint and muscle pain relief cream and skincare products, for years.

 

Infant immune systems are stronger than you think, research shows

Immunologists have found that the infant immune system is stronger than most people think and beats the adult immune system at fighting off new pathogens.

 

Distribution of Chronic Wasting Disease in North America

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been detected in 27 US states and four Canadian provinces in free-ranging cervids and/or commercial captive cervid facilities. CWD has been detected in free-ranging cervids in 26 states and three provinces and in captive cervid facilities in 18 states and three provinces.​

 

UN weather agency affirms 2020 Arctic heat record in Siberia

The U.N. weather agency has certified a 38-degree Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) reading in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk last year as the highest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic

 

‘I could be a bee in a hive’: the real-life Beekeeper of Aleppo on life in Yorkshire

A few years after arriving in the UK with his wife and five children, Alsous set up the Buzz Project, a charity that helps refugees take up beekeeping. The story of how he did it is one of the inspirations for the character of Mustafa in the bestselling book The Beekeeper of Aleppo. Like Alsous, Mustafa arrives in Yorkshire, where he starts an apiary with rare British black bees and teaches refugees the art of producing honey.

 

Crucial Antarctic ice shelf could fail within five years, scientists say

Scientists have discovered a series of worrying weaknesses in the ice shelf holding back one of Antarctica’s most dangerous glaciers, suggesting that this important buttress against sea level rise could shatter within the next three to five years.

 

Urgent action needed to halt trafficking of children in world’s orphanages – report

Millions of children worldwide are at risk of abuse and exploitation in institutions, often to attract funding from donors, says Lumos charity

 

Cannabis use could cause harmful drug interactions

Using cannabis alongside other drugs may come with a significant risk of harmful drug-drug interactions, new research by scientists at Washington State University suggests.

 

Supreme Court asks U.S. government for views on Bayer weedkiller case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden's administration for its views on whether the justices should hear Bayer AG's (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, as the company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages.​

 

Banned decades ago, PCBs still posing threat to wildlife

Navigating her boat toward a wooden platform floating in an idyllic New Hampshire lake where “On Golden Pond” was filmed, biologist Tiffany Grade spotted what she had feared.

 

Liver disease and early death caused by air pollution, study warns

Living near a busy road can lead to liver disease, according to new research. A large-scale study has identified a link between the deadly condition and local levels of air pollution. Even small hikes in pollution increased local people’s risk of fatty liver disease by almost a third, according to scientists in China.

 

Senate Votes to Repeal Biden Vaccine Mandates for Employers

Two Democrats joined all 50 Republicans in Wednesday’s 52 - 48 vote to overturn President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private business with more than 100 employers. According to news reports, even if the measure secures enough votes to pass in the House, Biden will likely veto it.

 

Study Shows Critical Need to Reduce Use of Road Salt in Winter, Suggests Best Practices

As the use of deicing salts has tripled over the past 45 years, salt concentrations are increasing dramatically in streams, rivers, lakes and other sources of freshwater. Overuse of road salts to melt away snow and ice is threatening human health and the environment as they wash into drinking water sources, and new research from The University of Toledo spotlights the urgent need for policymakers and environmental managers to adopt a variety of solutions.

 

Study: Fire hastens permafrost collapse in Arctic Alaska

While climate change is the primary driver of permafrost degradation in Arctic Alaska, a new analysis of 70 years of data reveals that tundra fires are accelerating that decline, contributing disproportionately to a phenomenon known as “thermokarst,” the abrupt collapse of ice-rich permafrost as a result of thawing.

 

Scientists Show How Wildfire Smoke Increases Ozone Pollution

Using data gathered from a specially equipped jet that spent a month flying through and studying wildfire plumes, scientists have a better understanding now of how wildfire smoke impacts air quality.

 

‘It’s grotesque’: Inside the Hill methane fight

Progressives set out to write a reconciliation bill that would scrap special tax treatment for fossil fuel companies. Instead, they might hand the oil and gas industry a new subsidy.

 

Don’t mock ‘tree equity.’ It has health benefits.

As physician-scientists who conduct research on the impact of urban environments on health and safety, we are troubled by the casual disparagement of the Biden administration’s proposal to plant trees in communities that lack them. The overall mocking tone of some criticisms of “tree equity” would be easy to ignore if our surroundings, generally, and trees, specifically, did not have a profound influence on our physical, mental and social health. But they indisputably do.

 

Scientists call for facemask litter law to tame spread of Covid and plastic pollution

Academics are calling for a law to ban facemask littering after a study found it increased by 91 times during the pandemic, accelerating the spread of Covid-19 and resulting in plastic pollution that could last hundreds of years.

 

‘Zombie fires’ burn near the world’s coldest village despite temperatures of MINUS 60C

Alarming 'zombie fires' have been captured burning near the world's coldest village despite temperatures being far below freezing.

 

California tackles food waste with largest recycling program in US

Residents will be required to use green waste bins to dispose of food which municipalities will turn into compost or biogas

 

Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Could Disappear by 2050

New research places a short timeline on the future of snow across the western United States

 

The Year in Water, 2021: Water Crises Take Center Stage

For years these compact phrases, mantra-like in their repetition, have come to define the world’s water problems. Now add a fourth: too frequent.

 

Florida will begin emergency feeding and rescue of starving manatees

Florida wildlife officials will undertake a manatee feeding and rescue operation involving hand-feeding the mammals romaine lettuce, amid unprecedented mortality among the gentle aquatic creatures affectionately known as “sea cows”.

 

Powering Your Holiday With Solar

The holidays have arrived, and only a Grinch would let December pass without putting up some lights. But between the lights on the trees, roofs, walkways, yards and home, a sneakily large electricity bill often lies on the other side of the New Year.

 

Be wary of waterproof, and other tips to keep toxic chemicals out of your holiday gifts

PFAS are ubiquitous in consumer products. Here are some red flags to look for when shopping

 

Breeders Inject Camels With Botox for Beauty Pageant

More than 40 camels have been disqualified from the popular beauty pageant of the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Saudi Arabia after judges found that the camels’ appearances were altered with fillers, injections (like Botox) and facelifts, among other artificial enhancements.

 

8 Easy Vegan Meal Prep Ideas

Eating vegan sometimes requires some creativity, and that can translate to more time spent in the kitchen. While some people love experimenting with recipes, there’s not always enough time in the day — especially during busy weekdays — to prepare something delicious. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make vegan meals quick and easy. All it takes is a little bit of prep work in advance.

 

Finding the recipe for a larger, greener global rice bowl

Rice is the main food staple for more than half of the global population, and as the population grows, demand for rice is expected to grow, too.

 

Researchers show effectiveness of fluoride-free toothpaste

Researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry have shown that new fluoride-free toothpastes with hydroxyapatite can provide equivalent protection to those containing fluoride.

 

'Super trees' may help save Houston, and beyond

A new study by collaborators at Rice University, the Houston Health Department's environmental division and Houston Wilderness establishes live oaks and American sycamores as champions among 17 "super trees" that will help make the city more livable and lays out a strategy to improve climate and health in vulnerable urban areas.

 

Researchers question whether synthetic dyes pose health risks to your colon and rectum

Early-onset colorectal cancer incidence among the young, defined as those under age 50, has been rising globally since the early 1990s. Rates for colon and rectal cancers are expected to increase by 90% and 124%, respectively, by 2030.

 

66% of employees want better office cleaning practices before returning to work

The new Covid-19 omicron variant has businesses scrambling to predict its impact on the workplace, with 19 U.S. states reporting positive cases. Though this has caused some companies to rethink their return to office protocols, many offices are still hoping to reopen as early as January 2022.

 

Monsanto to plead guilty to illegal pesticide use in Hawaii; pay $12M in fines

The Monsanto agrochemical company said today in court documents that it has agreed to plead guilty to illegally using and storing pesticides in Hawaii and will pay $12 million in fines.

 

DoD has no clue how many people it’s exposed to toxic chemicals

Defense Department officials have said in the past that it may take decades to clean up all of the contaminated groundwater surrounding hundreds of military installations known to have used firefighting foam comprised of toxic chemicals. Another issue will be determining what “cleaned up” means.

 

Court Steps In to Stop Pesticide Use Not Adequately Regulated, Protects Bees

In a win for pollinators, a California Superior Court has issued a ruling that sulfoxaflor, a systemic pesticide that is “field legal” but “bee lethal,” can no longer be used in the state. The suit was brought by the Pollinator Stewardship Council and the American Beekeeping Federation. The ruling of the Superior Court of the State of California for Alameda County finds that the argument of the petitioners — that sulfoxaflor approval decisions by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) — is valid.

 

China is now controlling the weather. What’s the environmental cost?

China artificially modified the weather in advance of a political celebration last July, a study by Tsinghua University reveals.

 

Exposure to toxic metals could cause atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis develops when fatty deposits, or plaque, build up in the arteries causing them to narrow, weaken and stiffen and it could prevent blood and oxygen from reaching major organs. The arteries affected can lead to a heart attack, stroke, angina, peripheral artery disease, or kidney disease.​

 

The Phoenix Zoo is giving animals the COVID-19 vaccine

The Phoenix Zoo has started to give their animals the COVID-19 vaccine due to increasing cases among big cats, great apes and other species, officials confirmed.

 

COVID kilos: Why now is the best time to shed them

If your clothes are feeling snug after lockdown, you're not alone. A survey of more than 22,000 people across 30 countries found almost one-third of respondents gained weight during the COVID pandemic. ​

 

How Polypharmacy Led to 43 Prescription Pills at Once

Polypharmacy, or the use of multiple medications, is common in older adults. While 89% of people aged 65 and older take at least one prescription medication, 54% take four or more. Data from Merck similarly found that nearly 80% of older adults regularly take at least two prescription drugs while 36% regularly use five or more different drugs — and this doesn’t include over-the-counter medications. ​

 

How To Make Your Own Zero-Waste Mushroom Tincture

What if I told you that crafting your own mushroom tincture could save you hundreds of dollars? What if I told you that this could easily be accomplished with minimal gear, training, or time? There’s something to be said for being able to grow one’s own food, and mushrooms can serve as an excellent source.​

 

Over 200 UMass Memorial Health Employees Fired After Not Receiving COVID Vaccine

About 200 UMass Memorial Health employees are out of a job because they missed the health care system’s COVID vaccination deadline.

 

Scientists Mystified at How Sub-Saharan Africa Avoids COVID

Whether or not lockdowns, shutdowns and other restrictive measures can work to lower the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths has been a topic of great debate since early 2020. As health experts look at global statistics, they have been stymied by the low rate of infection and death across the sub-Saharan African continent,1 compared to industrialized nations that used various lockdown procedures to contain the spread.

 

Great Barrington Declaration Now Exceeds 870,000 Signatures

On October 4, 2020, three highly-respected medical professionals wrote The Great Barrington Declaration to protest damaging COVID-19 policies, including physical and mental health impacts. Today, just 14 months later, the Declaration has attracted 870,000 signatures, including almost 60,000 from medical scientists and practitioners.

 

Global Digital ID

There is zero medical justification for injecting children with mRNA or DNA shots. The real reason appears to build a registry of digital ids on the entire generation of children, in order to track further injections as well as all other facets of their lives as they grow up. This plan has been underway well before COVID hit in early 2020.

 

PCR Tests and the Rise of Disease Panic

Investigating the cause of a disease is like investigating the cause of a crime. Just as the detection of a suspect’s DNA at a crime scene doesn’t prove they committed the crime, so the detection of the DNA of a virus in a patient doesn’t prove it caused the disease.

 

Pro-mask pediatricians denied scrubbing flyer on babies’ need to see faces from website. Months later, it’s still not there

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) still has not restored to its website a document affirming the importance of babies seeing human faces and communicating with parents via their own facial expressions, despite claiming more than three months ago the removal was merely a temporary byproduct of web maintenance.

 

Your Face Is, or Will Be, Your Boarding Pass

If it’s been a year or more since you traveled, particularly internationally, you may notice something different at airports in the United States: More steps — from checking a bag to clearing customs — are being automated using biometrics.

 

"Potentially Hazardous" Eiffel Tower-Size Asteroid Passing Earth This Week

On Dec. 11 (this Saturday), a "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of the Eiffel Tower will enter Earth's orbital path, according to NASA.

 

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Dec. 7 in Smart Meter Mandate Case

On Dec. 7, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case urging the court to reject a smart meter mandate promoted by the state’s Public Utility Commission and PECO, a local utility company. The public can listen to the hearing live via YouTube.

 

Like Fukushima! Radioactive water from Pilgrim nuclear plant to be dumped into Cape Cod Bay

The company decommissioning Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it plans to start discharging radioactive water from the plant into Cape Cod Bay within the first three months of 2022.