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Crime against humanity: 5G is a weapons deployment system masquerading as a communications enhancement

For weapons expert Mark Steele, 5G constitutes a heinous crime. He said 5G is a compartmentalized weapons deployment system that masquerades as a benign technological advancement for enhanced communications and faster downloads.

 

Mustard shortage looms as drought, war affect biggest producers of mustard seeds

Hot dog toppings may look a bit different this year as global mustard shortage looms. The shortage is a consequence of an inadequate production year. Yields in Canada, the second biggest mustard seed producer in the world, dropped 28 percent – thanks to droughts during the last growing season.

 

Trust 'linked to Bill Gates' is asked by North Dakota AG to explain how it got 2,000 acres of land worth $13.5M near Canadian border when state law puts limits on who can own ranches

A trust allegedly tied to Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has been asked to justify a recent purchase of farmland in North Dakota that has made residents 'livid.'

 

Why The Great Reset Food Strategy Includes Lab-Cultured Meat

Transitioning to cultured meat, made from animal cells grown in a petri dish, is one of The Great Reset goals for the global food industry. The aim is to control populations by creating dependence on private companies that control the food supply.

 

Your Garden Will Suffer If Your Plants Don’t Have These Secondary Nutrients

Just what are these secondary nutrients? Calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. These nutrients are necessary in amounts that are less than the primaries but more than the micronutrients. They’re all taken up via mass flow, aka bulk flow or mass transfer.

 

Acupuncture can significantly reduce symptoms in patients with chronic headaches

Acupuncture may reduce headaches for people who suffer from a chronic and painful form of the condition, according to a new study. Researchers found the traditional Chinese treatment in which needles are inserted into the skin reduces tension-type headaches by half for many patients.

 

Plant-based meats less nutritious than the real thing, study reveals

Plant-based meats don’t pack the same protein punch, making them less nutritious than the real thing. A team from The Ohio State University says their experiments reveal human cells take in fewer proteins from meat alternatives because they are harder to absorb.

 

Earthquake and volcanic WARNING! The ongoing planetary alignment peaking on June 24 is increasing earthquakes and eruptions worldwide

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be aligned and most visible in the night sky on June 24. But, now, what are the effects of this ‘parade of the planets’ on our Earth and its geology… Is yesterday’s deadly Afghanistan earthquake or the ongoing swarm in Long Valley caldera linked to this celestial phenomenon?

 

3 in 4 teens aren’t exercising enough, study says

Troubling new research reports that 75 percent of American teens aren’t getting enough exercise. Notably, researchers from the University of Georgia say lack of exercise is especially common among teen girls.

 

Losing nature is pushing some nations closer to financial bankruptcy

Ecological destruction is pushing certain nations towards economic bankruptcy, a new report says.

 

Projected increase in space travel may damage ozone layer

Projected growth in rocket launches for space tourism, moon landings, and perhaps travel to Mars has many dreaming of a new era of space exploration. But a NOAA study suggests that a significant boost in spaceflight activity may damage the protective ozone layer on the one planet where we live.

 

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

U.S. health regulators on Thursday ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping.

 

Proposed Alamo concrete plant means pollution worries for neighbors and school

A concrete production plant could be built next door to two schools and a retirement community, but even before the project has broken ground, it's already causing concerns among residents in the area.​

 

High ‘forever chemicals’ levels found in drinking water of more communities near DOD sites

Dangerously high levels of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS have been detected in the drinking water of more communities near Department of Defense installations.

 

Staying healthy this Fourth of July

Independence Day is almost here, with the potential for fun, sun and fireworks. While preparing for barbecues, beach days and get-togethers with family and friends, keep in mind a few health and safety tips to make sure this holiday is a healthy one.

 

Court Order Leads to EPA Finding that Neonicotinoid Pesticides Are a Serious Threat

As reported by the Center for Food Safety (CFS), on June 16 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final Biological Evaluations, for three neonicotinoid insecticides, that indicate that these pesticides are “likely to adversely affect” the vast majority of endangered or threatened species and/or their designated critical habitats.

 

What we know about PFAS in our food

Experts warn we shouldn’t just be concerned about exposure from packaged food. The compounds, PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, appear to be widespread in our food supply . PFAS have contaminated dairy and beef farms in Maine and Michigan, and recent testing from the consumer wellness site Mamavation found evidence of the compounds in organic pasta sauces, canola oils and nut butters. ​

 

Largest Ever Bleaching of Sea Sponges Recorded in New Zealand

Sea sponges are simple marine animals that have been around for about 600 million years. Their skeletons are dense and porous and they adapt well to their particular habitat, attaching themselves to different types of surfaces, from rocks and corals to soft sediments, like mud and sand. They have even been known to fasten themselves to floating debris, according to the National Ocean Service.

 

Report: Working In The Metaverse Lowers Productivity, Causes Anxiety

The Metaverse is headed for a huge fail as workers already experience nausea, intense eye strain and anxiety, revealing the physical, emotional and mental toll. If this is the effect on adults, just imagine the horrors it will inflict on youth. Humans are not designed to live in a fake reality created by Transhuman dreamers.

 

EU Announces Plan to Cut Pesticide Use in Half

The European Commission has proposed a new law that would cut pesticide use in half by 2030 and completely ban the use of these chemicals near schools, playgrounds and hospitals. The proposal is part of a larger set of goals to reverse biodiversity loss and restore 20% of land and seas by the end of the decade.

 

‘A deadly combination’: excessive heat adds to Arizona opioid epidemic’s toll

Opioid fatalities – driven by synthetics such as fentanyl – in the state were up 80% last year compared with 2018 and punishing heat is making things worse

 

California’s largest reservoirs at critically low levels

This week, officials confirmed that Lake Oroville, the state’s second-largest reservoir, was at just 55% of its total capacity when it reached its highest level for the year last month. Meanwhile, Shasta Lake, California’s largest reservoir, was at 40% capacity last month – after the state endured its driest start to a year since the late 19th century.

 

Bee-killing 'neonic' pesticides may also harm children’s health

Neonicotinoids have been detected in the urine of half the children ages 3 to 5 in a U.S. study, with diet likely the primary route of exposure.

 

Primary-age children saw the biggest rise in screen time during the pandemic - increasing by an hour and 23 minutes a day

Warnings of square eyes may be losing their effect, as primary school-aged children had the biggest increase in daily screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic.A new study has found that children aged between six and 10 spent an hour and 23 minutes more staring at screens each day - the biggest jump of all demographics.

 

Climate change negatively impacting bumblebees, study finds

Temperature changes have negatively impacted most species of bumblebees over the past 120 years, according to new research published this week in Biology Letters. The researchers note that changes in temperature had more of a negative impact than other factors—such as precipitation or floral resources.​

 

Probiotics can prevent fungal infection spread in gut

German researchers have found that probiotics can prevent the spread of fungal infections in the gut. Researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute made the discovery.

 

Are babies the key to the next generation of artificial intelligence?

Babies can help unlock the next generation of artificial intelligence (AI), according to Trinity neuroscientists and colleagues who have just published new guiding principles for improving AI.

 

Google AI researcher Blake Lemoine says its AI system is a 'child' that has the potential to 'do bad things'

Suspended Google AI researcher Blake Lemoine told Fox’s Tucker Carlson that the system is a ‘child' that could 'escape control' of humans.Lemoine, 41, who was put on administrative leave earlier this month for sharing confidential information, also noted that it has the potential to do ‘bad things,’ much like any child.

 

Cognitive effects in midlife of long-term cannabis use

Recent research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry closely followed nearly 1,000 individuals in New Zealand from age 3 to age 45 to understand the impact of cannabis use on brain function. The research team discovered that individuals who used cannabis long-term (for several years or more) and heavily (at least weekly, though a majority in their study used more than four times a week) exhibited impairments across several domains of cognition.

 

The U.S. needs to revitalize research on the health effects of low-dose radiation

People are exposed to low-dose radiation in many ways: having a CT scan, working as a medical technician or in a nuclear power plant, or living in an area contaminated by radiation. The health effects of these low-dose exposures are not well understood — but a revitalized research program could change that.

 

Pharmaceutical pollution found in large portion of world’s rivers

Pollution in the world’s waterways is not a new problem, but new research details the extent to which pharmaceutical pollutants have infiltrated rivers around the world.

 

Microbiologists' work adds to research on microbiome fungi and childhood disease

A surge in research projects on the human microbiome—the complex ecosystem of microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract—is bolstering scientific understanding of health, disease and environment. Much of the research has focused on gut bacteria and viruses, leaving a third factor—fungi—little studied.

 

Research team discovers body's own anti-inflammatory substance

A team of scientists led by Professor Karsten Hiller from the Braunschweig Center for Systems Biology BRICS has discovered an endogenous, anti-inflammatory substance: mesaconic acid. This molecule could be a drug candidate that can be further developed to treat shock resulting from blood poisoning and autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—without the known side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs currently in use.

 

'Brain bleeds' in babies' first year can lead to long-term vision problems

Severe "brain bleeds" experienced by some babies in the first year following their birth lead to long-term sight problems, researchers at the University of Bristol have found as part of a ten-year follow-up study.

 

Los Angeles Considers Ban on New Gas Stations

The idea might seem improbable. The City of Angels is infamous for its reliance on cars. Its public transit system is considered one of the worst in the world, according to Jalopnik, and the amount of cars on the road meant that LA commuters wasted 46 hours each in traffic in 2020, according to the Urban Mobility Report. Despite this, the city announced on Wednesday that it was joining a growing movement of metropolises looking to stop adding gas stations.

 

‘Youthful mindset’ key to longer, healthier life? Simply feeling younger wards off disability, disease for older adults

“You’re only as old as you feel” may be much more than just a saying. Scientists at Bar-Ilan University report that feeling young (even in old age) can lead to better odds of successfully completing rehabilitation from medical conditions. Similarly, study authors conclude that a youthful mindset can help older adults stave off both disability and illness.

 

5 Ways to Prevent and Reverse Sarcopenia

Omega-3 fats, whey and exercise are just some meaningful ways to fight sarcopenia, or age-related muscle loss, before it strikes during your later years

 

CDC Plan Would Expose 19 Million More Americans to Harmful Levels of Fluoride

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a new strategy and helped develop a new technology to fluoridate an additional 19+ million Americans, which will also eventually expand to Canadians, Australians and likely others.

 

How Side-Sleeping May Protect Against Alzheimer's

The glymphatic system in your brain targets the removal of misfolded proteins that are the hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The system is functional only while we sleep, and animal models reveal it works best in the side-lying position

 

‘Alarming’ Levels of 29 Chemicals Affecting Human Fertility Found in Men’s Urine Samples

A study published last week in Environment International showed 29 endocrine disruptors — at levels more than 100-fold greater than acceptable exposure rates — in the urine samples of 98 Danish men.

 

Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Paves Way for Thousands of Lawsuits Claiming Monsanto’s Roundup Causes Cancer

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a bid from Bayer-owned Monsanto challenging thousands of lawsuits claiming its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer.

 

First outbreak of highly infectious polio detected in UK since 1984 – the 6 signs to know

POLIO is spreading in the UK for the first time in decades, officials claim.

 

Earthquake swarm rattles Long Valley Caldera – 140 quakes within 2 days

According to first data, more than 150 earthquakes hit within the last 2 days.

 

Feet of fresh SNOW in Montana and Utah mark beginning of summer! Parts of India and Afghanistan in white too!

While they keep up repeating our world is warming, we just got feet of FRESH SNOW in Montana, Utah, parts of India and Afghanistan to mark the beginning of summer!

 

Are Subsistence Fishers at Greater Risk of Exposure to PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’?

Communities that rely on locally caught fish as a key component of their diet and culture may have much higher exposure to PFAS, the industrial pollutants linked to a number of negative health impacts.​

 

A community poisoned by oil

Since 2000, more than 16 million pounds of toxic chemicals, primarily hydrogen cyanide, ammonia and hydrogen sulfide, have been spewed into Wilmington’s air from industrial sites in the city, according to the EPA. That amounts to more than 2,000 pounds of chemicals every single day.

 

Mind Control Through Sound Waves?

In Polly’s “top article of the week,” Dr. Joseph Mercola wrote about the World Economic Forum’s top 10 scary ideas, from mind control using sound waves to smartphones built into people’s clothing and bodies. “This is about complete dependence,” said Mary.

 

Alarming Chart Shows Rapid Destructive Events Hitting America's Food Supply Chain

In the alarming chart we see above that begins back in February of 2019, we see a massive escalation of 'destructive events' at America's food processing plants all across the nation as also seen in the map below, with an absolutely stunning list coming to us from this Gateway Pundit story showing at least 99 such 'events' at US food facilities that have been destroyed, damaged or impacted by “accidental fires,” disease, or general causes dating back to January of 2021.

 

EPA Warns of Health Problems When PFAS Levels in Drinking Water Are Inconceivably Tiny

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new warnings about the danger of certain PFAS chemicals to human health are a stepping stone toward the agency’s development of national drinking water standards later this year. The warnings also test the limits of laboratory observation.

 

Farms in Central Washington boost their yield with solar energy

Two greenhouse domes on the Colville Reservation will house the state’s first 'agrivoltaics' project, where food and electricity can grow in tandem on small acreage.

 

Child diarrhea cases surge as sewage runs on Cape Town streets

Like clockwork, diarrhea among children spikes sharply during Cape Town’s long summer. The city tends to blame the heat and people’s poor hygiene practices, but its own sewage infrastructure may be the real culprit.

 

Can a Future Fleet of Robotic Fish Clean Up the Ocean?

Plastic is the single most common debris in the sea—often breaking down over time into tiny bits that are consumed by fish and capable of wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems. That’s why scientists have been working on a new method of getting rid of them for good: fish-shaped robots that can actually clean up the oceans while swimming.

 

Plant-centered food lifestyle 101 and how your choices at home can help

By choice, I avoid using the word “diet” as much as possible. Although its formal definition – food and drink regularly provided or consumed – is benign, the connotation can offend many, thanks to how it’s used by the food industry, mass media, health care and maybe even family and friends.

 

What is BPA and why is it in so many plastic products?

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical widely used to make hard, clear plastics. It is an endocrine disruptor that has been linked to many negative health effects, including cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. In 2013, the U.S. government banned its use in baby products that come into contact with food, like bottles or the packaging of infant formula.

 

Tapping the ocean as a source of natural products

Using DNA data, ETH researchers have examined seawater to find not only new species of bacteria, but also previously unknown natural products that may one day prove beneficial.

 

Disappearance of California Bumble Bees Calls for Urgent Protection of Pollinators Nationwide

In the first California statewide bumble bee census in 40 years, a University of California—Riverside (UCR) study, published in Ecology and Evolution, reveals that once common bumble bee species in California are disappearing from the ecosystem. Wild pollinators like bumble bees provide pollination to billions of dollars worth of crops each year as these insects can flourish in cooler habitats and lower light levels than commercial honey bees.

 

Breast cancer spreads during the night, study reveals

Breast cancer spreads at night, new research shows, which could help target the disease with greater accuracy. Tumors are most active while women sleep, according to researchers from ETH Zürich, making daytime therapy less effective.

 

What is a heat dome? An atmospheric scientist explains the weather phenomenon baking large parts of the country

A heat dome occurs when a persistent region of high pressure traps heat over an area. The heat dome can stretch over several states and linger for days to weeks, leaving the people, crops and animals below to suffer through stagnant, hot air that can feel like an oven.

 

‘Alternative soda’ hack trending on TikTok will erode your teeth, study warns

A video claiming that the mix of balsamic vinegar and flavored sparkling water creates a “healthier” alternative to soda already has over 6.3 million views on the social media platform TikTok. Unfortunately, researchers from the American Dental Association warn that adding acids to sugar-free beverages will likely result in some major tooth enamel erosion.

 

New blood test can predict severe Crohn’s diagnosis up to 7 years in advance, study finds

An innovative blood test can predict a Crohn’s disease diagnosis years in advance. A group of international researchers say that an antibody detectable in blood can predict severe Crohn’s disease up to seven years prior to diagnosis.

 

Vitamin D-efense: Getting more sun could help protect against dementia and strokes

More sunshine could help ward off dementia, according to a new study which reveals a direct link between vitamin D deficiency and cognitive decline.

 

Food additive or carcinogen? The growing list of chemicals banned by EU but used in US

The EU is banning food whitener titanium dioxide. It is the latest example of a chemical deemed unsafe in Europe that’s still used in the US

 

Australian farmers warn PM not to rush into Biden’s global methane pledge

National Farmers’ Federation says signing up to US push to limit emissions by 30% could be ‘calamitous’ and jeopardise global food security

 

Mystery as at least 118 Grand Canyon tourists 'are struck down with highly contagious norovirus' in two months

The Grand Canyon National Park has seen more than 110 cases of a gastrointestinal illness closely resembling the highly contagious norovirus since May, health officials said.

 

Juul e-cigarettes could be pulled from shelves as soon as TODAY

Popular e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs may no longer be allowed to sell their product in U.S. markets, after having an application to get around flavored nicotine bans reportedly rejected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

 

UNICEF: Malnutrition puts 8 million children at risk of death

Food prices have risen sharply this year due to the war in Ukraine, drought tied to climate change in some countries and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the UN children's agency.

 

Fecal transplants could protect newborns from antibiotics that killed ‘good’ gut bacteria, study finds

Fecal transplants could potentially protect newborns who received antibiotics that killed “good” gut bacteria. Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center led the charge on the study.​

 

Collecting a Library of Bee Genomes

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is leading a project dubbed "Beenome100" to produce high-quality maps of the genomes of at least 100 bee species, capturing the diversity of bees in the United States, representing each of the major bee taxonomic groups in this country.

 

New study: 2021 heat wave created ‘perfect storm’ for shellfish die-off

It’s hard to forget the excruciating heat that blanketed the Pacific Northwest in late June 2021. Temperatures in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia soared to well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, with Seattle setting an all-time heat record of 108 degrees on June 28.

 

An Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease in Florida is Growing, the C.D.C. Says

An outbreak of meningococcal disease in Florida has caused at least 26 cases of the serious illness, an official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. Seven of the cases have been fatal, said Sam Crowe, a C.D.C. epidemiologist.

 

Sunspot THREE TIMES the size of Earth is facing directly at our planet, sparking fears that it could release blackout-causing solar flares in the near future

A dark sunspot that is facing directly toward Earth doubled in size in just a 24-hour period and could possibly send out medium-class flares in the near future.Tony Phillips, the author of SpaceWeather.com, wrote on Wednesday: ‘Yesterday, sunspot AR3038 was big. Today, it's enormous.’And it is now said to measure three times the size of Earth.

 

A Blueprint to Improving Indoor Air Quality

As more and more facilities begin to fully re-open — notably in the office sector — a lot of emphasis has been placed on keeping buildings hygienic and safe for occupants amid elevated levels of scrutiny. While many efforts to do so center on touchpoint disinfection, failing to address indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead to potentially significant problems for occupant wellness — including heart problems, respiratory complications and more.

 

Hospital Floors a Common Source of Contamination

According to a recent 10-month study performed by two researchers in a children’s hospital, both MRSA and C. difficile (C. diff) were found on the floors, especially in patients’ rooms.

 

Toxic Particles Once Inhaled May Travel Directly to The Brain, Study Suggests

Air pollution doesn't just impact the health of your lungs and heart. Recent research has found fine particulate matter can also cause damage to the brain, and scientists think they've finally figured out how.

 

Veterans groups fear toxic exposure legislation doomed to fail

The Senate last week passed the Honoring our PACT Act of 2022. The legislation will provide Department of Veterans Affairs care and benefits to veterans experiencing adverse health effects from toxic exposure. The long-awaited legislation has disappointed many, including Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), who drafted portions of its text. Tillis said he did not vote for the PACT Act because the VA does not have "the capacity to properly implement" it. He fears the legislation could lead to "increased wait

 

Reducing stroke risk in children with severe heart failure

Hospitals across the country are teaming up to improve outcomes in kids who need mechanical heart pumps for congenital heart disease or heart failure.

 

Research: Radiotherapy Causes Cancer, Blueberry Kills It

Research confirms radiotherapy drives invasiveness within cancer, as well as the power of natural substances to strike to the heart of cancer malignancy.

 

Psychosis, Addiction, Chronic Vomiting: As Weed Becomes More Potent, Teens Are Getting Sick

Although recreational cannabis is illegal in the United States for those under 21, it has become more accessible as many states have legalized it. But experts say today’s high-THC cannabis products — vastly different than the joints smoked decades ago — are poisoning some heavy users, including teenagers.​

 

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity, Diabetes

Artificial sweeteners promote metabolic dysfunction, destroy gut microbiota, induce glucose intolerance and interact with sweet-taste receptors expressed throughout your digestive system that play a role in glucose absorption and trigger insulin secretion.

 

Chronic Disease Among Kids ‘Skyrocketing,’ Pediatrician Tells RFK, Jr.

We need to change the system and focus as much on prevention as we do on treatment, pediatrician Dr. Joel “Gator” Warsh told Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on a recent episode of “RFK Jr. The Defender Podcast.” ​

 

Is There Medicine Growing In Your Backyard?

Are there medicines in your backyard? Absolutely, but to determine what they are, you first must understand the practice of herbalism.

 

Western Kansas wheat crops are failing just when the world needs them most

This time of year, the wheat growing in this part of western Kansas should be thigh-high and lush green. But as a months-long drought continues to parch the region, many fields tell a different story.​

 

Failure to Stand on One Leg for 10 Seconds Linked to Increased Risk of Death

Middle-aged people who can’t stand on one leg for at least 10 seconds appear to be at higher risk of dying within a decade, according to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

 

Bitcoin’s Intensive Energy Demands Are Sparking a Crypto Backlash

The enormous energy demands of Bitcoin mining are prompting some U.S. municipalities to impose moratoriums or outright bans on cryptocurrency facilities. Bitcoin mining activity, critics warn, is leading to electricity price hikes and a revival of dirtier sources of power.

 

How washing your clothes with cold water could help save carbon emissions and ocean pollution

We’re trained to wash fabrics at high temperatures to get out harsh stains. Yet, it’s estimated that 90% of energy that a washing machine expends goes into heating the water and that home laundries in the U.S. produce an estimated 179 million metric tons of CO2 every year. On our last regular episode of this season’s World Changing Ideas, we find out how simple cold washes could save energy while also reducing ocean pollution.

 

New drugs with high abuse potential more likely to be approved, go to market to treat pain

"Despite the prevalence and societal costs of pain in the United States, investment in pain medication development is low, due in part to poor understanding of the probability of successful development of such medications," said the authors of a study published online first in Anesthesiology.

 

What are PFAS, and why is the EPA warning about them in drinking water? An environmental health scientist explains

PFAS stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are a large group of human-made chemicals – currently estimated to be around 9,000 individual chemical compounds – that are used widely in consumer products and industry. They can make products resistant to water, grease and stains and protect against fire.

 

Assessing the Environmental Impact of Nuclear Power Generation

A growing concern for climate change and sustainable use of natural resources has led to the adoption of alternative forms of energy. Nuclear power is considered a panacea for the environmental degradation caused by fossil fuels. However, its environmental impact and natural resource use need to be assessed. Now, researchers from Ritsumeikan University in Japan have addressed this issue, revealing interesting findings in their assessment of resource use for nuclear power generation.

 

Typhoid-causing bacteria have become more resistant to essential antibiotics, spreading widely over past 30 years

Bacteria causing typhoid fever are becoming increasingly resistant to some of the most important antibiotics for human health, according to a study published in The Lancet Microbe journal. The largest genome analysis of Salmonella enterica serovar typhi (S. typhi) also reveals that resistant strains—almost all originating in South Asia—have spread to other countries nearly 200 times since 1990.

 

Predictable and consistent parental behavior is key for optimal child brain development

Scientists have long known that the experiences you have during infancy and childhood play an important role in shaping how your brain matures and how you behave as an adult. But figuring out why this happens has been difficult.

 

Almost HALF of the world's rivers contain dangerous levels of prescription drugs including antidepressants, antihistamines and painkillers, study warns

When you think of pollution in rivers, it's likely visions of plastic bottles and packaging will spring to mind. But a new study has warned that almost half of the world's rivers are also teeming with prescription drugs.

 

Reducing air pollution can support healthy brain development, study finds

A new study finds that having a portable air cleaner in the home can reduce the negative impacts of air pollution on brain development in children.

 

Sports, not screens: The key to happier, healthier children

Whether it's sports practice, music lessons or a casual catch up with friends, when children are involved in after-school activities, they're more likely to feel happier and healthier than their counterparts who are glued to a screen.

 

Social Stress Has Been Linked to Accelerated Immune Aging. Here's What You Need to Know

As people age, their immune systems naturally begin to decline. This aging of the immune system, called immunosenescence, may be an important part of such age-related health problems as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as older people's less effective response to vaccines.

 

Smugglers Bring Dangerous Pesticide into California, Harming Honeybees and People

Smuggling operations along the Mexican border typically deal with illicit drugs, illegal weapons and human trafficking, but a recent takedown is noteworthy for its more unusual target — pesticides that both help and harm honeybees, an integral part of our food supply.

 

Report: Toilet Care Market Slated for Significant Growth

The global toilet care market by product (liquid toilet cleaners, toilet rim blocks, and others) is expected to grow by USD 1.89 billion, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5 percent through 2025, according to a recent report from Technavio.

 

Family Gets Extremely Rare Muscle-Wasting Disease after Eating Toxic Fish

Three members of a family in Australia have all contracted a rare disease after eating recently thawed and cooked queen snapper fish. Haff disease, also known as rhabdomyolysis, is a rare condition that is often associated with eating cooked seafood.

 

Inexpensive method detects synthetic cannabinoids, banned pesticides

Scientists have modified proteins involved in plants' natural response to stress, making them the basis of innovative tests for multiple chemicals, including banned pesticides and deadly, synthetic cannabinoids.​

 

Public Schools Have Not Improved Indoor Air Quality Since Pandemic

School facility managers and custodians are tasked with creating a healthy environment for students and teachers during the pandemic. Although schools have been concentrating on increased and enhanced cleaning, most have not given as much attention to the indoor air quality (IAQ), even though COVID-19 is spread through the air. According to a new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fewer than 40% of American public schools have replaced or upgraded their HVAC systems since the start of the pandemic and even less (28%) are using high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters.

 

Seven Reasons To “Bee” In Awe Of Pollinators

Did you know that the fuzzier an animal is, the better it picks up pollen? Or that most pollination happens by happy accident? Get the buzz on pollinators from Donna Stockton, an entomologist and animal keeper at Amazonia.

 

Children Poisoned After Product Mixup

Although workers may be tired of constant reminders about reading labels and storing chemicals in proper containers, the advice bears constant repeating. Especially after 12 elementary school children in Alaska were poisoned last week when they were served a floor sealant instead of milk.

 

Children who had bronchitis linked to adult lung problem

Bronchitis in early childhood has been found to increase the risk of lung diseases in middle age according to research from the Allergy and Lung Health Unit at the University of Melbourne.

 

Plant virus plus immune cell-activating antibody clear colon cancer in mice, prevent recurrence

A new combination therapy to combat cancer could one day consist of a plant virus and an antibody that activates the immune system's "natural killer" cells, shows a study by researchers at the University of California San Diego.

 

Americans gave a near-record $485 billion to charity in 2021, despite surging inflation rates

Boosted by a strong year for stocks and swift economic growth, U.S. giving in 2021 totaled a near-record US$485 billion.

 

Do online classes during school closures impact students' mental health?

New research published in Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences Reports suggests that implementing online classes during COVID-19–related school closures in Japan may have helped protect adolescents' mental health.

 

Beyond boundaries: Earth’s water cycle is being bent to breaking point

The hydrological cycle is a fundamental natural process for keeping Earth’s operating system intact. Humanity and civilization are intimately dependent on the water cycle, but we have manipulated it vastly and destructively, to suit our needs.

 

Kids’ neighborhoods can affect their developing brains, a new study finds

Children growing up in more disadvantaged neighborhoods – meaning those with poor housing quality, more poverty and lower levels of employment and education – show observable increases in brain activity when viewing emotional faces on a screen, according to our team’s new study. But importantly, we found that this association was true only when the adults in those neighborhoods also did not have strong shared norms about preventing crime and violence.

 

This common yeast strain in the gut poisons immune cells, potentially causing IBD

The exact cause behind inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is unknown, but one group of researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine suggests it could be the work of toxin-producing yeast strains in the gut.

 

Scientists unveil bionic robo-fish to remove microplastics from seas

Scientists have designed a tiny robot-fish that is programmed to remove microplastics from seas and oceans by swimming around and adsorbing them on its soft, flexible, self-healing body.

 

US to propose rule to limit nicotine levels in cigarettes

Proposal designed to make it easier for cigarette smokers to quit and prevent young people becoming regular smokers

 

‘It felt like wringing a dry sponge’: India’s dairy farmers face searing heat

Milk and cheese output from world’s largest producer faces catastrophic decline unless more heat stress resistant cattle are bred

 

The farmers restoring Hawaii’s ancient food forests that once fed an island

Maui is a hub for GMO research but Indigenous farmers are trying to bring back the abundant and thriving landscapes of their ancestors

 

6 in 10 classrooms have worse air quality than busy roads

Ideally, air pollution is something to avoid at all times. Unfortunately, there are certain places where we can at least expect to encounter dirtier air, such as in the heart of a big city or along a highway backed up with bumper-to-bumper traffic. Now, however, a new study finds six in 10 classrooms actually have worse air quality than traffic-filled roads.

 

It’s time to end the use of ‘forever chemicals’ in firefighting ‘turnout gear’

What happens if life-saving equipment also poisons your body? Ask a firefighter – it’s been happening to them for the past half-century. That’s because “turnout gear” – the clothing made of layers that firefighters don every time they leave the station for a call – is made with the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

 

Nightmare: Tiny mites mate on your FACE while you sleep, researchers discover

Tiny eight-legged creatures may be having sex on your face while you sleep, new research explains.

 

At least 1000 dead buried under homes and buildings after deadly M6.1 earthquake hits Afghanistan

A powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in one of the deadliest quakes in decades, the state-run news agency reported. Officials warned that the already grim toll may still rise.

 

Drought-Stricken Lake Mead Less Than 150 Feet From “Dead Pool”

The surface of Lake Mead, North America’s largest artificial reservoir, now stands at 1044 feet above sea level and is dropping fast. If Lake Mead’s water level falls another 149 feet, a dangerous level known as a “dead pool” could wreak havoc across Southwestern US.

 

Court Orders EPA to Reassess Glyphosate’s Risk to Human Health, Environment

The U.S. Court of Appeals last week overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision that the pesticide glyphosate, used in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, is safe for humans and wildlife, and ordered the agency to reassess the chemical’s risks.

 

UN Food Chief Halved Refugee Meal Rations As Global Hunger Crisis Worsens

Food riot risks continue to soar worldwide as the head of the food-aid branch of the United Nations halved meal rations for refugees. On Monday, David Beasley, director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), released a statement detailing "the heartbreaking decision to cut food rations for refugees who rely on us for their survival." "As global hunger soars way beyond the resources available to feed all the families who desperately need WFP's help, we are being forced to make the heartbreaking decision to cut food rations for refugees who rely on us for their survival," Beasley said.

 

Turmeric: A Wellness Promoting Tonic At Low Doses, Research Reveals

Turmeric has legendary status as a disease-fighting agent, but did you know that when administered in low doses to already healthy adults it significantly improves their wellness?

 

Epic alignment of 5 planets, moon to peak after summer solstice

This rare planetary parade has not been seen since 2004 and won't happen again like this until 2040 -- and the best time to catch it will be just days after the summer solstice.

 

Third earthquake in four days reported in Georgia

A third earthquake has rattled Georgia in less than a week. The latest earthquake was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey Monday morning. It happened at 3:56 a.m. The trembler had a magnitude of 2.1 and was just over 3 miles under the earth's surface. This latest earthquake was likely not felt by most.

 

Toxic dust warnings might be our future as the Great Salt Lake shrivels up

Researchers have found that for over a century, the lake bed has been slowly accumulating byproducts of human activities like mining, smelting, and agricultural runoff. As the lake disappears, the exposed bed turns into dust that contains elevated levels of potentially toxic heavy metals and chemicals like arsenic.

 

Unprecedented heatwave cooks western Europe, with temperatures hitting 109.4 F

An intense and unprecedented early heatwave is baking western Europe, with temperatures in many places topping 40°C on Saturday. Temperatures were high across most of Western Europe on the first day of the weekend. France and the Iberian Peninsula have been hit particularly hard.

 

Marijuana use linked to heart rhythm issues in older adults

Marijuana use among older adults is associated with a heightened risk of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, according to new research published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

 

What is Indoor Air Pollution?

Indoor air pollution is the contamination of the indoor air caused by pollutants and sources like Carbon Monoxide, Particulate Matter, Volatile Organic Compounds, Radon, Mould and Ozone. While outdoor air pollution has captured the attention of millions, the worst air quality that you experience everyday may be coming from your homes.

 

California teen's death from fentanyl underscores dangers of social media drug markets

Deaths linked to fentanyl among adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18 have skyrocketed year over year, representing 77% of adolescent deaths among teens last year alone, according to a study released in April by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

 

Second heat wave expected to bring temps above 100 for 20% of people in US

The persistent heat dome which imposed oppressively high temperatures on the northern Plains and Midwest over the weekend will begin to shift further eastward this week, ending a short reprieve many states in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic have had in recent days.

 

Inhaled Toxic Particles Take Direct Route From Lungs to Brain

Breathing in polluted air could lead to toxic particles being transported from lungs to brain, via the bloodstream – potentially contributing to brain disorders and neurological damage, a new study reveals.​

 

'We know we'll die of cancer': Life in one of Chile's industrialized 'sacrifice' zones

Hundreds of people, many of them children, have fallen ill after being exposed to toxic pollution since the beginning of June in the Chilean cities of Quintero and Puchuncaví. With widespread pollution from heavy industry and harmful cases of contamination in the past, the region is considered a "sacrifice zone" of the country.

 

‘Time bomb’ lead pipes set to be removed. But first water utilities have to find them

Water utilities have never been required to thoroughly inventory lead pipes except in a crisis. Health experts warn problems with these ‘underground poisonous straws’ can arise out of the blue

 

Pollinators Still Need Help; Act for Pollinator Week

June 20-24 is Pollinator Week, during which we recognize—and take action to protect—this important ecosystem link. Pollinators––bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other organisms––make a critical contribution to plant health, crop productivity, and the preservation of natural resources, but their existence is threatened by their pesticide-contaminated habitat.

 

The Most Hydrating Fruits and Veggies to Keep on Your Plate This Summer

With ongoing heat waves and droughts in most of the country, it’s important to stay hydrated to keep yourself in good health. Drinking enough water is a good place to start, but you should also consider eating hydrating foods to keep yourself cool, whether you’re sweating it out on a hike, a walk in the park, an afternoon at the pool, or a nap on your sofa.

 

Venison Was An Important Protein Source for Food Banks. Now It May Be Too Dangerous to Eat.

Chronic wasting disease is running rampant among deer populations, and hunters have much less meat to donate to food banks.

 

It's Worse Than We Thought: Food Miles Account For a Sickening Amount of Emissions

In many places around the world, grocery store produce aisles are a delightful array of colors, even in the depths of winter, when it feels like not much could grow outside. But this year-round variety has a real cost on the planet, with a new study finding that 'food miles' account for 19 percent of all food emissions – three times more than previously thought.

 

New report finds smoking increases the risk of depression and schizophrenia

Smoking increases the risk of developing schizophrenia by between 53% and 127% and of developing depression by 54% to 132%, a report by academics from the University of Bristol published today has shown. More research is needed to identify why this is the case, and more evidence is needed for other mental health conditions such as anxiety or bipolar disorder.

 

We Know Blue Light Messes With Our Internal Clocks, But What Can It Do to Our Skin?

There is mounting evidence that blue light can have a harmful effect on the skin and eyes and disrupt the circadian rhythm (your internal clock). Typically, studies investigating the impact of sun radiation on the skin have focused on ultraviolet radiation, particularly UVB, which is responsible for sunburn.

 

Research reveals northernmost glaciers on the globe are melting at record speed

In the Arctic, temperatures are rising more than in the rest of the world, and this is causing the northernmost glaciers in Greenland to melt at record speed. This is shown in a new study by researchers led by DTU Space in collaboration with Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Utrecht University, University of Bristol, Technical University Munich, and the University of Copenhagen.

 

Seaweed and 3D printers: Chile's innovative approach to feeding kids

Some dehydrated "cochayuyo" seaweed, some instant mashed potatoes and hot water: these are the ingredients for a nutritious menu of 3D printed food that nutritional experts in Chile hope will revolutionize the food market, particularly for children.

 

US death rate from alcoholic liver cirrhosis triples over two decades

Americans may have a collective drinking problem, made worse by the obesity epidemic, new research suggests. The new study found that deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis have more than tripled in 20 years. ​

 

Pollution from California's 2020 wildfires likely offset decades of air quality gains

As more than 9,000 wildfires raged across the landscape, a canopy of smoke shrouded much of the state and drifted as far away as Boston. All told, more than 4.3 million acres would be incinerated and more than 30 people killed. Economic losses would total more than $19 billion. But the damage caused by California's 2020 wildfire season is still coming into focus in some respects, particularly when it comes to the air pollution it generated.

 

Lack of diversity of microorganisms in the gut or elevated gut metabolites implicated in heart failure severity

Some people who experience heart failure have less biodiversity in their gut or have elevated gut metabolites, both of which are associated with more hospital visits and greater risk of death, according to a systematic review of research findings led by Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Study researchers and colleagues.

 

Review of research shows climate change starts harming children before they are even born

A pair of researchers from Columbia University and Stanford University, respectively, has found that children around the world are at increased risk of health problems due to air pollution and climate change. In their paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Frederica Perera and Dr. Kari Nadeau outline the increased risks of pollution and climate change to children from before birth until adulthood.

 

Action is needed to reduce e-cigarette use among adolescents to lower lifetime CVD risk

E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular among adolescents, and the latest available scientific evidence suggests the use of these products leads to adverse health effects that may accrue over time, leading to an increased risk of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease over the course of the life of people who use e-cigarettes, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published today in the Association's peer-reviewed journal, Circulation: Research.

 

Kids eating more processed foods are less physically fit, have poorer heart health

Previous research has linked ultra-processed foods to a higher risk of heart disease in adults. The current study adds to these findings by showing one of the first connections between eating these types of foods and lower physical fitness among kids.

 

'Biodiversity loss is humanity's greatest threat’

Talks are currently underway in Kenya on a new international treaty to tackle dramatic species loss. What exactly is at stake? Here's what you need to know.

 

Wildlife found in cities are picking up gut bugs from humans, scientists show

Amid the growing collection of gut microbiome research, there is a stronger understanding, with empirical support, of its functions and influence throughout the human body. Researchers have now demonstrated that some organisms typically found in humans are transmitted and incorporated into wildlife living in urban environments.

 

Biodegradable coating can be sprayed on food to keep it fresh for 50% longer – and it could replace plastic packaging in supermarkets

There's nothing more annoying than leaving leftovers in the fridge, only to find they've gone off when you go to use them. But they days of having to chuck out your leftovers could be a thing of the past, thanks to a new biodegradable coating.

 

Nearly 100% of motorists have driven distracted — 1 in 3 incidents lead to a crash, survey finds

It takes one glance down at your phone to take your attention off the road, and just enough time to cause an accident. A recent study finds over 17 percent of drivers injured in car crashes were distracted behind the wheel. The survey also reveals that almost every motorist has been distracted at some point while driving over the last year.

 

Taking opioids at home after surgery: More harms than benefits

A new study conducted at the RI-MUHC concludes that prescribing opioid analgesics at discharge after surgery does not reduce postoperative pain and increases the risk of adverse events.

 

Top 25 Recycling Facts and Statistics for 2022

Are you curious about the state of recycling in 2022? Check out our updated list for 25 of the most relevant statistics on the recycling industry.

 

What we know about PFAS in our food

Amid inadequate testing and a lack of regulation, we’re all eating “forever chemicals.”

 

Millions Face New Fluoridation Threats

The published science over the past decade has taught us a lot about water fluoridation, about both the very real and significant side effects inflicted on the public, but also about the credibility of those who continue to vouch for its safety.

 

The Lies Behind Lab-Cultured Fake Meat

As reported by Organic Insider, the GMO industry — which is funded, propped up and defended by the tech and chemical industries — is now seeking to replace animal products such as beef, poultry, dairy and fish with synthetic biology, cultured meat, precision fermentation, cellular-based and gene edited foods.

 

Ergothioneine: The Mushroom's Stealth Ingredient

Mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine for decades. But it wasn't until 1970 that mushrooms were officially distinguished from flora and recognized in their own biological kingdom.

 

Most Parents Today Say Their Kids Don’t Spend Enough Time Outside Anymore

More than half of American parents believe their kids aren’t spending enough time playing outside (55%). A survey of 5,000 parents of children between five and 13 — split evenly by state — finds that 57 percent worry their kids aren’t as excited about playing outside as they were when they were young. In fact, parents have to tell their kids to play outside an average of four times a week.

 

This May Be the COVID Variant Scientists Are Dreading

COVID-19 cases are increasing again in the United Kingdom, potentially signaling a future surge in infections in the United States and other countries.

 

Children battling obesity more likely to suffer cognitive decline by middle age

Childhood obesity may signal dementia decades later, according to new research. Scientists say unhealthy weight and poor physical fitness during one’s youth increases the risk of cognitive decline in middle age.

 

Infants from non-industrialized communities have more gut diversity than city-born babies

New research from Stanford University School of Medicine finds that the gut microbiomes of infants living in non-industrialized societies are more diverse and vastly different from urbanized infants. ​

 

Probiotics for depression? Scientists say improved gut health helps keep the blues at bay

Some of history’s most revered leaders suffered from depression; often, it was severe. Abraham Lincoln refused to carry a pocketknife because he suffered from depression and feared he would harm himself. Uncharacteristically, he had a knife in his pocket on the night he was assassinated. Winston Churchill called his depression “the black dog.” At times, it immobilized him. There were no pharmaceuticals for depression then. If only they knew then what we know now about the microbiome-gut-brain axis, as well as probiotics and their influence on the intestinal flora.

 

Fathers today more engaged with their kids ‘than ever before,’ study finds

Dads from coast to coast can celebrate a little extra this Father’s Day. A study by a team of sociologists at Brigham Young and Ball State universities indicates that fathers today are more engaged with their kids than previous generations.

 

Geoengineering Watch: Extreme weather and temperature fluctuations are wreaking havoc on ecosystems, livestock and human populations.

Ever more extreme weather and temperature fluctuations are wreaking havoc on ecosystems, livestock and human populations. The recent mass die-off of cattle in Kansas is only one example of many. Record heat, drought, wildfires, deluges, hail and flash freezes, all are inseparable from the ongoing and accelerating global climate intervention operations.

 

Court sends EPA back to work on glyphosate cancer finding

A federal appeals court today scrapped a 2020 EPA finding on the human health impacts of a chemical at the center of a pending Supreme Court petition on cancer risk from the popular Roundup weedkiller.​

 

Viral Video Showing Guatemala Coastline Covered in Plastic Garbage

A TikTok video has gone viral of a beach in Guatemala completely overwhelmed with plastic garbage from water bottles and old shoes.

 

Inside the Fight to Force Makers of Plastic Trash to Clean Up Their Mess

The moment may be at hand for Californians to turn the tide on a sea of plastic waste that environmentalists say is destroying life in the ocean, contaminating drinking water and stuffing state landfills. ​

 

Dams, taps running dry in northern Mexico amid historic water shortages

More than half of Mexico is currently facing moderate to severe drought conditions, according to the federal water commission CONAGUA, amid extreme heat that scientists blame on climate change.

 

Support for plant meats doesn’t translate to buying

More people support plant-based meats in theory than are willing to buy them in practice, a survey of Finnish shoppers has found.

 

Zinc: A Life Saving Commodity

Zinc is crucial for body growth, brain development, and helps fight dangerous infections, especially in children.However, the reality is that millions around the world lack sufficient zinc in their diets in order to live healthy lives.

 

Thousands of men with prostate cancer could be spared chemotherapy after study finds those who are diagnosed early do not benefit from the treatment

Thousands of men with prostate cancer could be safely spared chemotherapy, after research found some were not helped by it.

 

There Are a Ridiculous Lot of Invertebrate Traces in Your Cup of Tea

We biological beings are messy things, leaving bits of our former selves behind everywhere we go – even in the air. This trail of self includes various secretions like saliva, discarded waste. and our constantly shedding outer layers like dead skin cells – many of which contain our unique DNA signatures.​

 

Social Isolation Actually Changes The Structure of Our Brains, Neuroimaging Reveals

Why do we get a buzz from being in large groups at festivals, jubilees and other public events? According to the social brain hypothesis, it's because the human brain specifically evolved to support social interactions. Studies have shown that belonging to a group can lead to improved wellbeing and increased satisfaction with life.

 

Biogas and biomethane supply chains leak twice as much methane as first thought

A new Imperial analysis has found that biogas and biomethane, while more climate friendly, leak more than twice as much methane as previously thought.

 

Waste not, want watts: Turning waste into energy

The race is on to reuse waste as energy in the most effective way possible. Combined heat and power is an old idea for saving fuel with a new imperative to slash emissions. Innovative furnaces based on biofuel systems will generate heat and power from waste materials with near-complete efficiency and very low emissions.

 

Most major US cities are underprepared for rising temperatures

This month, Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix all posted record high temperatures. And across the nation, Americans are ramping up for a scorching summer. Yet despite more frequent and intense heat waves on the horizon, cities are underprepared to deal with the challenge, according to a UCLA-led research team.

 

ADHD and ASD: What the eyes could reveal

It's often said that 'the eyes tell it all', but no matter what their outward expression, the eyes may also be able to signal neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD according to new research from Flinders University and the University of South Australia.

 

Design tricks commonly used to monetize young children's app use, study finds

The majority of apps preschool-aged children use are designed to make money off their digital experiences, a new study suggests.

 

Neuroscientists create maps of the brain after traumatic brain injury

Scientists from the University of California, Irvine have discovered that an injury to one part of the brain changes the connections between nerve cells across the entire brain. The new research was published this week in Nature Communications.

 

Strong quake hits eastern Taiwan: USGS

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Monday in Taiwan's east, 38 kilometers south of Hualien city, the US Geological Survey said.

 

New warning on pot products: California may require labels of risks, including mental health risk

Warnings would include DUI risks, adolescent use and brain development, mental health risks including schizophrenia, and increased suicidal thoughts and attempts.

 

Adventures in Lithium

As surely we all know by now, lithium is a key material used in the production of batteries for the electric vehicles that we are being “encouraged” to buy, albeit without much thought of what that encouragement might lead to. Top-down mandates tend to be like that. Unsurprisingly, lithium is currently in short supply.

 

Electric vehicle battery capable of 98% charge in less than ten minutes

Enovix, based in Fremont, California, announced that it demonstrated in electric vehicle (EV) battery cells the ability to charge from 0% to 80% state-of-charge in as little as 5.2 minutes and to achieve a greater than 98% charge capacity in under 10 minutes. The cells also surpassed 1,000 cycles while retaining 93% of their capacity.

 

Extinguishing Electric Vehicle Battery Fires

The call is coming when you will face an electric vehicle (EV) battery fire. Maybe you already have and experienced dousing an EV in more than 8,000 gallons of water and being on scene for four hours or more. There is a better way.

 

Is Lead Poisoning a Hidden Epidemic in Connecticut?

In 2020, over 1,000 children in Connecticut had toxic levels of lead in their blood, yet only 178 investigations were done. According to one expert, lead poisoning is a “hidden epidemic” in Connecticut - but recent legislation may help to change that.

 

A World without Bees

Bees are key to the survival of entire crops. We go around the world to see why there is a global decline in bee populations and what are possible solutions.

 

Blue-green blues: Summertime is the season for toxic algae

As summer begins, so does peak algae bloom season. Before planning a visit to any beaches, lakes or other bodies of water, make sure to look out for toxic algae outbreaks.

 

Decades of research document the detrimental health effects of BPA – an expert on environmental pollution and maternal health explains what it all means

Whether or not you’ve heard of the chemical bisphenol A, better known as BPA, studies show that it’s almost certainly in your body. BPA is used in the manufacturing of products like plastic water bottles, baby bottles, toys and food packaging, including in the lining of cans.

 

Food Processing Plants…Still A Coincidence?

This is a follow-up to the video I made in April about the strange events happening at food processing plants in the United States. This video catalogues more events that have occurred since April 2022 and questions Politifact’s most recent fact-check report on this topic.

 

Air Pollution Knocks 2.2 Years Off Life Expectancy

Air pollution’s impact on global life expectancy is comparable to the impact of smoking, six times higher than that of HIV/AIDS, more than three times that of alcohol use and unsafe water, and 89 times that of conflict and terrorism, according to the Air Quality Life Index report.

 

Sponge-Like Material Can Absorb Toxic Chemicals From the Air

The new material can capture small quantities of benzene, a harmful pollutant, from the air while using less energy than previous materials

 

Study: Inconvenience Sparks Low Hand Hygiene Compliance in Healthcare

According to proprietary research conducted by GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific helping to advance hygiene in healthcare and a wide range of other market segments, five common barriers, all related to inconvenience, prevent healthcare workers from consistently complying with their facility’s hand hygiene protocol.

 

Tires producing more particle pollution than tailpipes

Nick Molden of U.K.-based Emissions Analytics says newer vehicles do a much better job of limiting exhaust emissions. So his group looked elsewhere for the source of continuing pollution.

 

Green Run: When the U.S. Government Released Radiation in the Pacific Northwest

In 1949, just as the United States was increasingly feeling the pressure of a Cold War with Russia, the Air Force made a decision that would have consequences for decades to come: They deliberately released radioactive material over the populated area of Hanford, Washington.

 

Solar geoengineering: Is it worth the risk?

In some climate circles, ​“solar geoengineering” is akin to a swearword. Also known as solar radiation modification, it refers to the process of deliberately modifying the earth’s atmosphere to reflect solar radiation. The idea provokes forceful pushback because it’s unclear how it would affect the earth’s agriculture, ozone layer and ecosystems.

 

Up to 80% of athletes who die suddenly had no symptoms or family history of heart disease

Recommendations on how to use gene testing to prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes and enable safe exercise are published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

 

$32 million settlement reached over toxic Gold King Mine spill damages

A little less than seven years after contractors working at the site of an abandoned mine in southwest Colorado triggered a spill of toxic materials that led to perhaps the worst environmental disaster in the history of the Four Corners region. Federal and New Mexico officials announced during a June 16 press conference they had agreed on a settlement of $32 million to compensate the state for damages related to the incident.

 

Australia Creates Sudden Adult Death Syndrome Registry

Doctors in Australia are rolling out the country’s first Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) registry due to a recent uptick in young adults inexplicably dying of cardiac arrest.

 

Co-development of gut microbiome, respiratory and immune systems directly impact baby's development

A new multidisciplinary study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center has found that the co-development of three systems, the gut microbiome, respiratory system and immune system, is correlated with a baby's respiratory health, and an infant can have negative respiratory outcomes if the development of one of these systems is disrupted.

 

Clues to bee health found in their gut microbiome

The local environment plays a pivotal role in the health and diversity of the gut microbiome of wild bees which could help detect invisible stressors and early indicators of potential threats, say York University scientists in a new study.

 

Lawsuit claiming heavy metals in baby food are causing autism and ADHD given green light to proceed

Judge Amy D. Hogue for the Superior Court of the State of California has ruled that plaintiffs in a case against baby food manufacturers have provided enough valid evidence to argue that baby food products can cause autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.​

 

Portland resembles an 'open air drug market' after decriminalizing hard drugs: Overdose deaths skyrocket by 41%

The streets of Portland resemble an 'open air drug market' after state officials' scheme to decriminalize hard drugs led to a surge in overdose deaths, critics claim.

 

Inadequate charging networks could thwart electric vehicle adoption goals

Failing to properly plan a resilient network of charging stations could be an Achilles’ heel that undermines efforts to encourage the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles, researchers behind a new study have said.

 

Why Tesla’s Autopilot crashes spurred the feds to investigate driver-assist technologies – and what that means for the future of self-driving cars

It’s hard to miss the flashing lights of fire engines, ambulances and police cars ahead of you as you’re driving down the road. But in at least 11 cases from January 2018 to July 2021, Tesla’s Autopilot advanced driver-assistance system did just that. This led to 11 accidents in which Teslas crashed into emergency vehicles or other vehicles at those scenes, resulting in 17 injuries and one death.

 

Groups Worldwide Tell UN To Rescind Agreement with Chemical Industry for Human Rights Violations

Hundreds of civil society groups and organizations of indigenous people worldwide have called on the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to end its nearly two-year-old partnership with CropLife International, the trade association for the world’s largest pesticide manufacturers.

 

Colorectal cancer cases in young adults are rising. Scientists blame poor gut health from unhealthy diets

Doctors recommend colorectal cancer screenings starting at 45, yet this may not be soon enough. The number of colorectal cancer diagnoses in people under 50 has risen in the past decade by 2%. New research from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine suggests the cause for an increase in cases among young adults is the gut microbiome and what people nowadays are feeding it.

 

Let Them Eat Bugs: Scientists Tell Africans How To Lick Climate Change

Africa already contains the poorest people on the planet with the least economic activity, but even they would be punished for their part in causing global warming. Scientists say they should eat bugs like flies and locusts and get rid of all those smelly cattle. Meanwhile, Africa’s rich resources sit in the ground and its people stay locked in the poverty cycle.

 

Something Fishy About Tuna and Melanoma Risk

Heavier consumption of fish, including tuna and other non-fried fish, was associated with an increased risk of melanoma, findings from a large prospective cohort study indicated.

 

Scientists fail to locate once-common CA bumble bees

Several species of California bumble bees have gone missing in the first statewide census of the fuzzy pollinators in 40 years.

 

Being fat as a child may raise risk of dementia in old age, 30-year study reveals

Overweight children may be more prone to getting dementia in old age, research suggests.A study of 1,200 children, who were followed for 30 years, found fitter and skinner youngsters had better thinking skills later in life.

 

The Real Deadpool: America’s Drought

We were foolish enough to believe we could water the entire southwestern U.S. with the Colorado River. Nothing could go wrong. Now it has, and tens of millions of people are staring down the barrel of real trouble.

 

Adding more fiber to your diet could protect against skin allergies, suggests study

An unintended benefit of having a high-fiber diet is protection against skin allergens, finds a new mouse study from Monash University. Researchers show that the gut’s fermentation of fiber strengthened the skin barrier, preventing environmental allergens from entering the body.

 

The Perfect Storm: Abbott Baby Formula Plant Halts Production After 9 Days Due To Flooding

The company at the center of the ongoing baby formula shortage, Abbott, has once again halted production at its Sturgis, Michigan plant after severe storms caused flooding inside the facility, the company said in a statement. According to the statement, production and distribution will be delayed “for a few weeks.“

 

DOJ Cracks Down on Illegal Sales of Antimicrobial Products During Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Justice is cracking down on companies and individuals that took advantage of Americans' desire for antimicrobial products that would work against coronavirus during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Food shortages could be as deadly as the next pandemic

Two experts claimed that the ongoing food shortages in different parts of the world could be as deadly as the next pandemic. Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Executive Director Peter Sands remarked that food shortages could prove to be the next worldwide health crisis.

 

"We're Barely Making It": Furious Farmer Goes Viral Explaining Why Food Prices "Are Going To Go Up"

Ohio farmer Holly Weilnau took to TikTok two weeks ago in a now-viral video to explain how farmers are suffering under-inflated input costs, which is going to send the price of food much higher than it is right now.

 

"We Are Teetering On The Edge": Food Shortage Worries Mount As Farms "Crushed" By Record Diesel Prices

Pennsylvania farmers are being "crushed" by the record cost of diesel - so much so, that questions about a food crisis are starting to loom, the Morning Call reported. One farmer in Lehigh County is quoted as saying: “I’ve got a tractor hooked up to my corn planter out here, no diesel fuel, and I can’t afford to get any.”

 

Black Death origin mystery solved... 675 years later

A deadly pandemic with mysterious origins: it might sound like a modern headline, but scientists have spent centuries debating the source of the Black Death that devastated the medieval world.

 

EPA warns toxic 'forever chemicals’ more dangerous than once thought

The Environmental Protection Agency warned Wednesday that a group of human-made chemicals found in the drinking water, cosmetics and food packaging used by millions of Americans poses a greater danger to human health than regulators previously thought.

 

CDC Issues New Guidance on Monkeypox Symptoms as US Cases Balloon

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance Tuesday about how to identify monkeypox during this outbreak, based on the symptoms doctors have observed so far. Some recent infections have presented differently than past cases in Africa, where monkeypox is endemic in 11 countries.​

 

Biden to Unveil Plan for Next Pandemic While Seeking $88 Billion in Funds

The Biden administration is preparing a new defense strategy against pandemics and other biological threats that applies lessons from Covid-19 and puts the White House at the center of any future US response.​

 

Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' is hemorrhaging ice faster than in the past 5,500 years

Antarctica's so-called Doomsday Glacier is losing ice at its fastest rate in 5,500 years, raising concerns about the ice sheet's future and the possibility of catastrophic sea level rise caused by the frozen continent's melting ice.

 

Alaska Ablaze

As of June 14, 2022, there were 85 active fires burning across the state. More than half of them were burning in southwest Alaska, which is shown in a natural-color image (above) acquired on June 10, 2022, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.

 

Children at particular risk of climate change, air pollution effects: analysis

Infants, children and unborn babies are uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of both climate change and air pollution, experts argued in a new scientific analysis.

 

Congressional subcommittee: EPA must cancel popular Seresto collar over link to pet deaths

One of the most popular flea and tick collars in America poses “too great a risk to animals and humans” and should be removed from the market, a congressional subcommittee recommended in a report released Wednesday ahead of its hearing titled “Seresto Flea and Tick Collars: Examining Why a Product Linked to More than 2,500 Pet Deaths Remains on the Market.”

 

Major water cutbacks loom as shrinking Colorado River nears 'moment of reckoning'

As the West endures another year of unrelenting drought worsened by climate change, the Colorado River's reservoirs have declined so low that major water cuts will be necessary next year to reduce risks of supplies reaching perilously low levels, a top federal water official said Tuesday.

 

Wildfire smoke exposure negatively impacts dairy cow health

Increasing frequency and size of wildfires in the United States over the past several decades affect everything from human life and health to air quality, biodiversity, and land use. The US dairy industry is not exempt from these effects. The Western states, where wildfires are especially prevalent, are home to more than two million dairy cows that produce more than 25% of the nation's milk.

 

US report: Nearly 400 crashes of automated tech vehicles

Automakers reported nearly 400 crashes over a 10-month period involving vehicles with partially automated driver-assist systems, including 273 with Teslas, according to statistics released Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators.

 

More than a quarter of people with asthma are still over-using rescue inhalers

Overuse of these inhalers is linked to an increased risk of hospital admissions and severe asthma attacks. They also found that prescribing varies between GP practices, with some overprescribing rescue inhalers to 6% of their asthma patients and some to as many as 60%.

 

Factory Farmings Toxic Relationship With the Pesticide Industry

A new report reveals that in 2018, the most recent year that data was available, an estimated 235 million pounds of pesticides were used to grow feed crops for farmed animals in the United States.

 

How Sustainability Has Evolved as a Business Strategy

The meaning of the term "sustainability" appears to be ever-evolving."Most likely, this is because sustainability is a journey," says Steve Ashkin, CEO and Founder of The Ashkin Group and the professional cleaning industry’s leading advocate for Green Cleaning and Sustainability. "Like any journey, there is always something new around the corner."

 

U.S. House Passes New Wildlife Conservation Fund

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in a 231 to 190 vote. The bill would allocate over $1.3 billion in program funding for conservation efforts, with 15% of funds designated specifically for federally listed endangered species.

 

Soaring obesity levels among children triggers a 50% rise in the number with type 2 diabetes, report reveals

Spiraling child obesity levels have sparked a huge rise in the number with type 2 diabetes, according to a charity. The number of children being treated at pediatric diabetes units in England and Wales jumped from 621 in 2015/16 to 973 in 2020/21.

 

More Than 30 Yosemite Sites Vandalized With Spray Paint

The National Park Service is calling on the public to help track down the culprits who used spray paint to vandalize sites throughout Yosemite National Park last month. Spray paint was found on rocks and other sites along a popular trail in the park.

 

Pesticides Are Spreading Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals,’ Scientists Warn

Common chemicals sprayed on many crops each year are cloaked in bureaucratic uncertainties

 

Key Senate committee adopts Hassan amendment to ban ‘forever chemicals’ from food packaging

A key Senate committee yesterday approved by a 13 to 9 vote an amendment to ban the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from food packaging.

 

EPA warns that even tiny amounts of chemicals found in drinking water pose risks

The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected.

 

More than 2,000 communities have drinking water with ‘forever chemicals’ above new EPA levels

People living in more than 2,000 communities are drinking water with levels of the toxic forever chemicals known as PFAS that are above new health advisories released today by the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Food for thought: Nearly 9 in 10 people think their diet is healthier than it really is

Almost everyone thinks their diet is far healthier than it actually is, according to a new study. In fact, of the nearly 10,000 people researchers looked at, only 15 percent could accurately tell how healthy their diet was.

 

About 1 in 5 U.S. Pregnancies Ended in Abortion in 2020: Report

More than 930,000 abortions took place in the U.S. in 2020, up 8% from 862,000 abortions in 2017. About 1 in 5 pregnancies ended in abortion in 2020, the report said.

 

Survey: Americans Demand Visibly Clean Businesses

The P&G Professional survey found a vast majority of Americans feel comfortable ordering takeout (91 percent), dining outdoors (83 percent), and even indoors at a restaurant (77 percent). This comfort, however, comes with high expectations of cleanliness.

 

Farmed Salmon Just as Toxic to Human Health as Junk Food

Farmed salmon serves as an inferior food source, accumulating more toxic chemicals in fatty tissue with fewer healthy nutrient properties based on a study from the University of Bergen, Norway and Alternative Medicine Review. However, the issue of toxic chemical contamination in fish dates back decades with investigations demonstrating high levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) flame retardants restricted or banned in the U.S. and U.K., polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), dioxin (a by-product of pesticide manufacturing), and ethoxyquin (a pesticide preservative in fish feed).

 

How To Stop Smoking Weed

Changing a habit takes effort, whether you decide to nix a daily sugar fix, cut down on alcohol or stop smoking weed. But the payoffs are worth it. Feeling better and getting healthier are a given. But perhaps the biggest benefit is living with intention — making decisions that positively impact your life rather than letting habit or addiction determine your fate.

 

Atomic Cleanup Vet tells the story of an infantryman sent to dispose of radioactive waste

On the Price of Freedom we have told you about local veterans who were sent to the Marshall Islands in the late 1970's to clean up atomic waste. The U.S. government tested atomic and nuclear weapons on these small islands in the Pacific Ocean about 3 thousand miles from Australia and now these veterans want their story to be told.

 

Plant-Based Products: The Journey from Bean to Burger

As plant-based alternatives become more popular, their newly mainstream demand is reaching greater heights.​

 

Recent String of Deadly Military Crashes Is No Accident

Less than two weeks ago, service members, veterans, and their families gathered together to mark Memorial Day. Flags waved above solemn ceremonies as Americans of all walks of life took a moment to remember those who have died fighting for the United States around the world.Since then, three military aircraft have gone down, leaving at least five service members dead and two injured. But these tragedies didn’t happen over far-off battlefields. Instead, they came on routine training missions in Alabama and California.

 

Most of the world agreed on safe PCB waste disposal. It’s not going great—especially in the US.

Just 13% of countries in the Stockholm Convention have disposed of the toxics according to global environmental standards.

 

Alaska Kids Served Sealant Instead Of Milk At School Program

A dozen children and two adults were served floor sealant instead of milk at a day care summer program at an Alaska elementary school after containers were apparently mixed up, the school district superintendent said Wednesday.

 

'I could've dropped dead' The health scare that turned star vegan

After leaving the band Take That back in 1995 to go solo, singer Robbie Williams has enjoyed a hugely successful career, one which he is celebrating with a UK and Ireland tour this autumn. Another big change Williams made to his life was to adopt a vegan diet, which he decided to 100 percent commit to after having one of the worst cases of mercury poisoning his doctor had ever seen.

 

How Can We Make Heat Waves Less Deadly?

This summer is coming in hot. The New York Times reports that a heat wave caused record-high temperatures this weekend in 16 cities from the Southwest to the Southern Plains. Now, the heatwave is traveling east to the Great Lakes, with more than 100 million Americans under heat alerts, according to the Washington Post. Across large swaths of the country, temperatures are reaching the triple digits.​

 

A European Citizens’ Initiative To Protect All Life On Earth

Inspirational ECI coordinator, biologist Pernille Schriver, with a prestigious team of experts, volunteers and specialists is driving the hugely important European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), “Stay Connected but Protected.”The ECI is a tool for citizens to shape policy in the EU. Since 2012 it has allowed European citizens greater participation in democracy. The “Stay Connected but Protected” initiative developed by Schriver and the ECI team is to help solve problems with the 5G technology.

 

Are Nutrient Deficiencies Ruining Your Garden?

Remember, plants need certain nutrients in order to grow healthy and produce fruits. A lack of any of those nutrients will interrupt the process and foil our food growing plans.

 

Eight Unexpected Health Benefits of Ginger

If you only think of ginger as a condiment that you eat with sushi, say "Hello" to the powerful therapeutic benefits this plant packs into its roots

 

Do Psychiatric Meds and War Games Lead to Mass Shootings?

While many have bought into the simplistic idea that the availability of firearms is the cause of mass shootings, a number of experts have pointed out a more uncomfortable truth, which is that mass shootings are far more likely the result of how we’ve been mistreating mental illness, depression and behavioral problems.

 

New Study Concludes Lockdowns Caused At Least 170,000 Excess Deaths In US

Yet another study has concluded that restrictive lockdowns contributed to a massive spike in excess deaths, with a 26% jump in mortality rate for working-age adults in America.

 

Study Shows Pharmaceutical Ads Make People Want Prescriptions

Television advertisements for prescription drugs are illegal in virtually every country on the planet — but not in the U.S., where 80 such ads air, on average, every hour on Americans’ televisions.1 “Ask your doctor,” the narrators tell viewers, urging them to bring up the latest name-brand drugs at their next physician’s visit.

 

Genetically Engineered Hens Made to Kill Their Own Chicks

One of the atrocities of industrialized agriculture is the egg industry’s killing of male chicks. Each year, more than 6 billion male chicks are killed worldwide, up to 300 million of them in the U.S. The reasoning behind this abhorrent practice is at the root of what is wrong with corporate agriculture — egg-laying hens are bred to lay eggs, and nothing more.

 

Emergency declared as Texas city runs out of WATER amid 102 degree temperatures forcing hospitals to close

Emergency workers in Odessa, Texas were dishing out bottled water on Tuesday as a burst pipeline emptied the city's taps - a catastrophic situation that came amid 102 degree temperatures in a powerful heatwave.

 

Major water cutbacks loom as shrinking Colorado River nears ‘moment of reckoning’

As the West endures another year of unrelenting drought worsened by climate change, the Colorado River’s reservoirs have declined so low that major water cuts will be necessary next year to reduce risks of supplies reaching perilously low levels, a top federal water official said Tuesday.

 

Insane derecho storm destroys everything on its path in Indiana / Ohio

The Storm Prediction Center has officially classified Monday night’s storm complex as a derecho.

 

Floods leave Yellowstone landscape ‘dramatically changed’

Devastating floodwaters that wiped out miles of roads and hundreds of bridges in Yellowstone National Park and swamped scores of homes in surrounding communities moved downstream Wednesday and threatened to cut off fresh drinking water to residents of Montana’s largest city.

 

Report: Antarctic is changing dramatically, with global consequences

A new report from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) reveals how climate change is significantly impacting Antarctica’s ice sheets, climate and ecosystems, with far-reaching global consequences.

 

Distressing undercover footage shows beagle puppies whimpering in pain and monkeys in neck restraints as they are force-fed at US testing lab

Horrifying undercover video shows beagle puppies whimpering in pain and distressed monkeys held in neck restraints at an animal testing laboratory in Indiana.

 

Oregon State University research clarifies hazards posed by harmful algal blooms

Research by Oregon State University has shed new light on the hazards associated with harmful algal blooms such as one four years ago that fouled drinking water in Oregon’s capital city of Salem.

 

The germiest places you might not be cleaning

Spring cleaning has long since passed, and the summer grime is settling in. Warm air brings moisture, higher mold levels, and more bugs trying to bust in. As much as you would probably prefer to chill by a pool, there may be key spots in your home you’re missing during your regular cleaning sessions. Let them go untouched for too long and you might find yourself with unexpected spores and growths.​

 

Bringing the farm to the people

Indoor hydroponics was developed by NASA scientists in the early 2000s, who wanted to support food production in space. The strategy grows plant roots in a nutrient-rich liquid, typically in contained environments that also use LED lights to simulate sunlight. Farmers can control temperature swings, eliminate pesticides, and significantly reduce water use.

 

Fertilizer prices are soaring – and that’s an opportunity to promote more sustainable ways of growing crops

Farmers are coping with a fertilizer crisis brought on by soaring fossil fuel prices and industry consolidation. The price of synthetic fertilizer has more than doubled since 2021, causing great stress in farm country.

 

TOPGUN Navy base has top ‘forever chemicals’ contamination

Extremely high levels of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS have been detected at the home of the Navy’s famous TOPGUN training school, at Fallon Naval Air Station, in Nevada.

 

TOXIC TILES: How Vinyl Flooring Made With Uyghur Forced Labor Ends Up at Big Box Stores

The story of vinyl flooring begins 6,600 miles away in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, where it is intertwined with the persecution of the predominantly Muslim Uyghurs. The same month that Merth wrote her 2020 blog post, in a village in southern Xinjiang, 30-year-old Abdurahman Matturdi was herded onto a bus emblazoned with the words “Zhongtai Chemical.” That’s short for Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Company, a Chinese government-owned petrochemical firm that is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, a type of plastic that is a critical ingredient in vinyl flooring.

 

Military’s Filthy 50 sites contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’ haven’t started cleanup

The military has not begun cleanups at any of the 50 Department of Defense sites Congress has identified as highly contaminated with the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS – and it could be years before cleanups are complete.

 

Baby Boomers more likely to have multiple health issues than earlier generations

Baby boomers are more likely to live with numerous chronic health conditions than earlier generations, according to new research from Penn State and Texas State University.

 

New data reveals extraordinary global heating in the Arctic

New data has revealed extraordinary rates of global heating in the Arctic, up to seven times faster than the global average.

 

More than 20 million farm animals die on way to abattoir in US every year

Tens of millions of farm animals in the US are dying before they can be slaughtered, according to a Guardian investigation exposing the deadly conditions under which animals are transported around the country.

 

Methane leak at Russian mine could be largest ever discovered

Possibly the world’s biggest leak of methane has been discovered coming from a coalmine in Russia, which has been pouring out the carbon dioxide equivalent of five coal-fired power stations.

 

Coffee is safe to drink during pregnancy, genetic study reveals

Pregnant women with a taste for coffee can rejoice, a new genetic study finds the popular beverage is perfectly safe to drink while women are with child. Researchers from the University of Queensland found that consuming coffee in moderation does not increase the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, or premature birth.

 

Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds

When you think of the New York Harbor, you might imagine boats, skyscrapers, a noisy traffic on the nearby streets of NYC. What you may not expect to find are dolphins. But according to a newly released study from Wildlife Conservation Society, the New York Harbor is a popular feeding ground for bottlenose dolphins from spring through fall.

 

Huge solar eruption gives Earth a 'glancing blow' – and could spark geomagnetic storms and trigger power outages over the next few days, scientists warn

A solar eruption that passed by Earth this morning could spark minor geomagnetic storms lasting days, scientists have warned.

 

Choose water over soda: Too much high fructose corn syrup can lead to liver disease

Here’s another good reason to skip the soda and candy next time you head to the movies. Consuming too much high fructose corn syrup could lead to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a new study by researchers with the Endocrine Society.

 

2-3 cups of coffee a day may reduce kidney injury risk by 23%

Caffeine, the most commonly studied compound in coffee, exerts positive effects on kidney function, and daily coffee consumption is linked to a lower risk of chronic kidney disease.

 

The Human Brain Runs Way Hotter Than We Ever Realized, Scientists Find

From the engine in your car to the components in your laptop, mechanical systems tend to heat up when they're working harder. Now new research has revealed that the same can be said of the brain – and it runs hotter than was previously thought.

 

Vitamin D deficiency directly linked to dementia

Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide, affecting thinking and behaviors as you age. But what if you could stop this degenerative disease in its tracks?​

 

What shedding light on plant growth could mean for cancer

Understanding how plants process light is key to improving crop yields. Light helps plants know when to grow and flower at the right time. Plants find light using proteins called photoreceptors. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Assistant Professor Ullas Pedmale's team uncovered how proteins called UBP12 and UBP13 help regulate a photoreceptor called CRY2. Published in Current Biology, their discovery might reveal new ways to control growth—which could have broad applications beyond agriculture.​

 

Children's chores improve brain function

Requiring your kids to do chores on a regular basis may be associated with them having better academic performance and problem solving skills, according to new research from La Trobe University.

 

Study reveals how epilepsy and migraine drug causes birth defects

Valproic acid -- a drug used to treat epilepsy, migraine, and bipolar disorder -- can cause birth defects when taken during pregnancy. Now, a study reveals one reason why: valproic acid (VPA) puts some cells of the developing nervous system into senescence, a kind of halted state that keeps them from growing and dividing correctly.

 

Study predicts cancer cases, deaths in Africa could double by 2040

Cancer cases and deaths are expected to double in Africa during the next two decades, according to findings from a new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The study also reveals that the region lacks sufficient health care resources and infrastructure to handle the growing cancer burden.​

 

Prolonged, low-level radon exposure still a leading cause of lung cancer

A study led by the University of California, Irvine shows a strong relationship between prolonged exposure to low levels of radon and lung cancer, indicating a need for enhanced protection measures. Radon gas in the air decays into tiny radioactive particles which can damage lung cells and lead to cancer. ​

 

'Forever chemicals' linked to high blood pressure risk in middle-aged women, study finds

Exposure to human-made chemicals found in water, soil, air, food, and certain household products has been linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure among middle-aged women, new research suggests. ​

 

Marijuana And Children, The Hidden Trut

This week, Martha sits down with award-winning keynote speaker, best-selling author, and mother Laura Stack, who lost her son to suicide, after his use of highly potent marijuana.Laura details the hidden dangers of using marijuana, the process the marijuana industry uses to create highly potent marijuana and touches upon the studies that have been done on the effects of marijuana on kids.

 

Workers Want to Return to Green Offices

Employees returning to their workplaces don’t only want to see cleaner offices, they also want to see greener offices. A survey from Essity Professional Hygiene of 2,000 U.S. workers who have returned to the office at least part time found that 75% want a more environmentally friendly workplace.

 

Everything You Need to Know About Lead Poisoning in Kids

Lead is a toxic metal that's sometimes found in older paint, antique toys, certain water pipes, and contaminated soil. It usually enters the body through inhalation or ingestion of a contaminated product. Excessive lead culminates in the body and can cause a host of medical problems affecting the brain, nervous system, and more.

 

Uranium Glass: The Radioactive Glassware That Could Be Hiding In Plain Sight

It’s estimated that more than four million decorative pieces were churned out in the US between 1958 and 1978. That’s a lot of glowing glassware. Most of the novelty glass contained less than 2 percent uranium, but a few choice pieces from the early 1900s can be one-quarter uranium. Uranium is a heavy metal and naturally radioactive element that’s earned it a spot in the recipe pages for an atomic bomb, which begs the question…

 

Massive factory farms called CAFOs are on the rise as small family operations fade

The large-scale animal operations, which can produce milk, beef, chicken, turkeys and pigs, are popping up all over the state, worrying some activists and nearby residents. They say the farms can drive down home values, pollute water and cause harm to the land. Supporters argue the farms are the key to feeding the world. So what are CAFOs? Here's what you should know.

 

Long-term respiratory, cognitive and mental health issues tied to vaping, study says

Lung injuries from e-cigarettes or vaping can lead to long-term issues including respiratory problems, cognitive impairment and mental health issues, according to an Intermountain Healthcare study.

 

Surprising Side Effects of Using Marijuana Everyday, Says New Survey

More people consider marijuana use acceptable than at any point in history, and a steady increase in legalization means it's more available for recreational use than ever before. But cannabis, like any substance, isn't risk-free—it can have uncomfortable side effects. And they're not just physical. One new study found that marijuana use could have an effect on one area of your life you probably hadn't considered.

 

The dark side of genetically-modified food

The proliferation of genetically modified food promotes food security but concurrently is a national security risk, strips rights from farmers and lacks essential research and regulation

 

‘Zombie deer’ disease is killing herds across the country

The fatal, highly contagious, neurological disease is spreading quickly through North America, killing deer and elk.

 

DOJ Continues Pesticide Crackdown, with Millions in Fines for Illegal Claims of Protection from Covid

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is cracking down on companies and individuals that took advantage of Americans desire for antimicrobial products that would work against coronavirus during the height of the Covid pandemic. Late last week, a New Jersey man pled guilty to selling nearly $3 million worth of unregistered pesticides he claimed were approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to combat the coronavirus. And yesterday, U.S. Attorney Office for the Southern District of New York announced a record $1.5 million settlement with TZUMI Innovations LLC for illegal distributing millions of products claiming to have antimicrobial properties, while specifically targeting low-income customers.

 

‘We’re turning food waste into green energy’ say hospital bosses

Rather than throw away tonnes of food rubbish from patient wards or hospital cafes, the waste is being transformed through special machines at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals and coming out the other side as a compost-like residue which is then changed into green electricity.

 

Children are being infected with up to THREE viruses at a time because COVID measures have worn down their immune systems and made them vulnerable to illnesses usually only caught in winter, experts warn

Children are turning up in doctors' clinics infected with as many as three different types of viruses, in what experts believe is the result of their immune systems being weakened from two years of COVID lockdowns and mask-wearing.

 

Is Virtual Communication Killing Creativity and Scientific Progress?

The increasing reliance on virtual communication may come with a cognitive cost, according to researchers who say the ability to generate ideas in collaboration is “at the heart of scientific and commercial progress.”

 

Doctors ‘baffled’ by a ‘mysterious’ new ‘sudden death syndrome’ killing healthy young people

They’re calling it Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, or SADS for short. Just like SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – when healthy babies die suddenly (and most often on the same day as a wellness visit to the pediatrician). Except it occurs in adults. And children and teens too, though the name doesn’t reflect that. Yet.

 

The Top 10 Scariest Things to Come Out of the WEF

If you’re not familiar with the World Economic Forum (WEF), prepare to be astounded. This international organization is run by German engineer and WEF founder Klaus Schwab and other members of the technocratic elite. Their mission is to do away with the democratic process and give all ownership and control to the deep state.

 

Murder-Suicides by Pilots Are Vexing Airlines as Deaths Mount

For decades, commercial airline travel has gotten progressively safer. But one cause of deaths has stubbornly persisted: pilots who intentionally crash in murder-suicides.

 

Explainer: What Drives Gasoline Prices?

Across the United States, the cost of gas has been a hot topic of conversation lately, as prices reach record-breaking highs. The national average now sits at $5.00 per gallon, and by the end of summer, this figure could grow to $6 per gallon, according to estimates by JPMorgan. But before we can have an understanding of what’s happening at the pump, it’s important to first know what key factors influence gasoline prices.

 

War Within the War: The Fight Over Land and Genetically Engineered Agriculture

IMF loan conditions required that Ukraine must also reverse its ban on genetically engineered crops, and enable private corporations like Monsanto to plant its GMO seeds and spray the fields with Monsanto’s Roundup. In that way, Monsanto hopes to break the boycott by a number of countries in Europe of its genetically engineered corn and soy.

 

FLASHBACK: Shut Up And Eat Your GMOs (2007)

FROM 2007: Tinkering with the building blocks of life is more than just child play, it’s big business. Today we examine the consequences, intended and unintended of chimera cross-species genetic engineering.​

 

‘Everywhere. Everything. Everyone’: Drugs are back in the EU

Drug trafficking and use across the European Union are returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest report published by the bloc’s drug agency on Tuesday.

 

World is losing ‘magical’ tradition of human-animal mutualism, study warns

Honey gatherers working with birds to find wild bees’ nests; fishers working with dolphins to trap fish — these are examples of what’s known as mutualism, a practice that’s fast dying out, a new study warns.

 

7 in 10 Americans have no idea which animals are on the verge of extinction

How well do you know your endangered species? Turns out many Americans aren’t in the know. Seven in 10 adults have no idea which animals are thriving or on the brink of extinction.

 

Huge Mystery Spill Detected Off Coast of Sweden

According to the Swedish Coast Guard, a huge spill of some kind has been detected off the coast of Sweden, but the substance was unknown. The spill covered an area of 30 square miles in Finnish and Swedish waters in the Baltic Sea, reported The Guardian.

 

Livestock Vessel Sinks in Red Sea, Drowning More Than 15,000 Sheep

A livestock vessel containing 15,800 sheep sank in the Red Sea on Sunday, June 12 off the port of Suakin, Sudan. The ship, Badr 1, was set to leave from Sudan to export the sheep to Saudi Arabia. All crew members were rescued and survived, but only around 700 sheep were rescued.

 

Wildfires erupt in Arizona and California in foreboding sign of intense summer

Scorching temperatures and desperately dry conditions set the stage for the rapid spread of several explosive wildfires that erupted over the weekend, forcing evacuations in California and Arizona.

 

Freak hailstorm causes chaos in Mexico City

Mexico City was pummeled by an intense hailstorm on Sunday. There was chaos on the roads as a thick blanket of ice formed over the asphalt. Several homes and business were damaged by the severe weather.​

 

Manufactured weather in New Zealand as over 110,000 lightning strikes hit in week of severe storms

New Zealand has been hit by more than 100,000 lightning strikes during a week of fearsome weather across the country.

 

Sirens Blare Across Downtown Chicago As Tornado Warning In Effect

A tornado warning has been issued across the Chicago metropolitan area and parts of northern Cook County Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Tornado sirens can be heard across Chicago as a potentially dangerous weather system hits the metro area.

 

U.S. Supreme Court needs to trend carefully on glyphosate challenge

U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar has dropped the hammer on Bayer AG's attempt before the U.S. Supreme Court to end Roundup weedkiller litigation concerning the EPA approved active chemical glyphosate, recommending the court not take up Bayer's challenge.

 

Justin Bieber may have to wait up to SIX MONTHS for his facial paralysis to heal and the condition could cause hearing loss, doctors say

Just Bieber may have to wait up to six months for his facial paralysis to fully subside, with doctors warning that Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which he's diagnosed with, could also cause hearing loss.

 

Stress accelerates immune aging, study finds

Stress—in the form of traumatic events, job strain, everyday stressors and discrimination—accelerates aging of the immune system, potentially increasing a person's risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and illness from infections such as COVID-19, according to a new USC study.

 

Sustainable irrigation can feed billions

As climate change shifts precipitation patterns, irrigation can be a powerful tool for increasing the world's food supply—feeding more than a billion additional people without converting natural spaces into farmland, according to a new study by Carnegie's Lorenzo Rosa published in Environmental Research Letters.

 

Gut microbiome of infants in hunter-gatherer society found to differ markedly from infants in urban areas

A team of researchers from Stanford University, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, the University of California, Berkeley, and New York University Abu Dhabi has found that the gut microbiome of infants living in a hunter-gatherer society in Tanzania is markedly different from the gut microbiome of infants living in modern urban areas.

 

Could used beer yeast be the solution to heavy metal contamination in water?

A study shows that yeast, an abundant waste product from breweries, can filter out even trace amounts of lead.

 

Nearly 15 PER CENT of world has Lyme disease, according to first global estimate

Up to one in seven people worldwide may have had Lyme disease, according to new estimates. For decades, researchers have been clueless as to exactly how widespread the tick-borne illness was.

 

Grease and Degreasers: What You Need to Know

Most commercial kitchens share one thing in common: grease.

 

Top Ten Workplace Safety Issues

For the 11th year in a row, fall protection was the most-cited workplace safety issue during the 2021 fiscal year, Insurance Journal reports. Every year the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tracks the most reported violations of safety and health standards, which lead to workers’ compensation claims.

 

Older adults more likely to have multiple health ailments than prior generations

Later-born generations of older adults in the United States are more likely to have a greater number of chronic health conditions than the generations that preceded them, according to a new study.

 

Air pollution lowers global life expectancy by more than two years: Report

The impact is comparable to smoking, six times higher than HIV/AIDS, and 89 times higher than conflict and terrorism.

 

The US is a Dumping Ground for Illegal Seafood. Some Lawmakers Want to Clean Up the Market

A law currently in Congress could expand regulations to rein in illicit seafood imports, which account for an estimated 10 percent of all U.S. sales—and bring with them significant human rights, environmental, and health problems.

 

Poisonous dust clouds threaten Salt Lake City

Climate change is causing lakes to dry up, leading to a number of unfortunate circumstances. The latest? As the Great Salt Lake’s water levels continue to decline, it could cause a toxic dust cloud to form around Salt Lake City.

 
 

Pollution detector that does not need a lab

It's a pollution detector that doesn't need a lab and that monitors water quality in real time.

 

Austin's Lady Bird Lake's toxic algae is back. Here are 7 excuses to never swim in it again.

We regret to inform you that the lake is at it again. For the fourth consecutive year, a toxic blue-green algae has been found in Lady Bird Lake, a sample of which was collected at Red Bud Isle last week. This is the same algae that killed multiple dogs in 2019.

 

U.S. Attorneys Bust Pesticide Smuggling Operation, but Online Purchasing Continues

The ringleader of a pesticide smuggling operation conducted across the United States border with Mexico has been sentenced to eight months in prison by a U,S, District Court Judge. According to a press release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, Sofia Mancera Morales used individuals recruited over social media Bovitraz and Taktic, pesticide products banned in the US that pose hazards to pollinators and cancer risks to humans.

 

Radiation exposure in the digital era crushing fertility among men

The growth of technology in today’s world has caused more damage to human health than convenience. The unrestricted use of cellphones, computers, laptops, and wireless connections has not only made us reliant, but it has also had a number of negative health consequences.

 

Tennessee State Park Unveils New Trail Made of Illegally Dumped Tires

Every day, innovative and creative communities are coming up with ways to make use of pollution. The latest example? A new 2.5-mile-long walking and biking trail in a Tennessee state park that is made of old tires.

 

Too Much Fructose Could Put You At Risk For Fatty Liver Disease

Consuming too much high fructose corn syrup could lead to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a new study by researchers with the Endocrine Society.

 

Natural Pain Killer With Powerful Ability to Remove Blood Clots and Dead Tissue

Most enzymes fall into two categories. Digestive enzymes helps break down food while systemic enzymes, taken away from food, work to fight against unwanted proteins and harmful cells, like cancer cells. Systemic enzymes work to support the body's normal inflammatory process.

 

Popular Apps Are Spying on Kids at ‘Scale That Should Shock You’

A new study showing tech companies are collecting data from Apple and Google apps — mostly used by children without parental consent — and sending it to advertisers has experts calling for laws that would make app developers responsible for determining if children are using their products.

 

Google engineer warns the firm's AI is sentient: Suspended employee claims computer programme acts 'like a 7 or 8-year-old' and reveals it told him shutting it off 'would be exactly like death for me. It would scare me a lot'

A senior software engineer at Google who signed up to test Google's artificial intelligence tool called LaMDA (Language Model for Dialog Applications), has claimed that the AI robot is in fact sentient and has thoughts and feelings.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, June 11, 2022

Covert climate intervention operations are the crown jewel method of control for the military industrial complex. Ionosphere heater induced high pressure heat domes are baking parts of the Northern Hemisphere while chemical ice nucleation cloud seeding operations cool-down parts of the Southern Hemisphere. Climate intervention operations continue to wreak havoc on ecosystems and populations all over the world. The global controllers are now more desperate than ever before, what cards will they play next?

 

Smaller Reactors May Still Have a Big Nuclear Waste Problem

A new generation of reactors promises a nuclear energy renaissance, but critics say the US needs to figure out what to do about its radioactive garbage first.

 

Report card tracks federal agencies’ looming deadlines for ‘forever chemicals’ actions

The Environmental Working Group today released a comprehensive report card tracking whether federal agencies are meeting deadlines for addressing the health and environmental threats of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

 

Why opting out of opioids can be dangerous in the operating room

Currently, patients in seven states can tell their physicians they don’t want to be treated with opioids in any health care setting, even during surgery. While unnecessary opioid exposure is a big reason behind the opioid epidemic in the U.S., we believe that non-opioid directives that allow patients to opt out of opioids in the operating room may lead to unexpected harms.

 

Solid-state batteries could be key for EVs—and they’re making a leap toward mass production

Solid-state batteries are capable of holding much more energy per unit of mass than today’s lithium-ion batteries, which means an EV could go for much longer before needing to be recharged.

 

Sepsis still kills 1 in 5 people worldwide – two ICU physicians offer a new approach to stopping it

Can an otherwise healthy young woman die from what starts out as something akin to a common cold? The answer is, shockingly, yes, when certain telltale signs of a more serious problem go undetected.

 

What is chronic wasting disease? A wildlife scientist explains the fatal prion infection killing deer and elk across North America

Chronic wasting disease, a deadly neurological infectious disease that affects deer, elk and moose, is spreading across North America. Most recently detected in North Carolina in March 2022, CWD has been confirmed in 30 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces, as well as Norway, Finland, Sweden and South Korea. Dr. Allan Houston, a professor of forest and wildlife ecology at the University of Tennessee’s 18,400-acre Ames AgResearch and Education Center in western Tennessee, explains what is known about CWD and what wildlife scientists are trying to learn.

 

Even Antarctic snow can’t escape the plastic peril, study shows

Plastic has been found in the most unexpected places: in the deepest parts of the ocean, in the remote mountain air, in human blood. And now, it’s even been found in snow in Antarctica.

 

‘A solid floor’: How new rules could remake EV charging

The nation’s electric vehicle charging stations — an improvisational curio shop of machines that often don’t work — might become more reliable and easier to use thanks to new government rules.

 

Legal Agreement Could Cut Toxic Emissions in Cancer Alley

A legal settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the town containing the census tract with the worst air pollution in the country could significantly reduce harmful emissions in the area known as “Cancer Alley.”

 

Plastitar: mix of tar and microplastics is new form of pollution, say scientists

Researchers in Canary Islands coin term for new type of marine pollution they say could be leaking toxic chemicals into oceans

 

Smart meters are not just ‘dumb’ but a scandalous waste of money

As the first of the smart meters were being installed, to great fanfare from the government, the engineers knew a second generation of meters was already being rolled out because the first did not remain smart if the supplier was changed – something the public were unaware of, since they were being exhorted to do just that by the government.Things have gone steadily downhill since then. Smart meters are an absolute scandal – millions were spent, yet the majority here are now useless.

 

How does YOUR area stack up? Interactive maps reveal the worst zones for noise pollution in London, New York, and Paris – as studies warn loud traffic can impair communication, memory, and mental health

As three of the busiest modern cities around the world, it should come as no surprise that London, New York, and Paris are buzzing with traffic noise.Now, interactive maps have been developed by climate charity Possible as part of its Car Free Cities campaign, revealing just how intense this noise can be in parts of the three cities.

 

Shady supplements: Weight loss pills are dangerous and ineffective, study warns

Weight loss supplements can be found in the health aisles of most grocery and drug stores, but do they really work? According to one recent, diet pills are a waste of money and could be dangerous.

 

1 in 3 adults have no idea about the gut’s influence on overall health and wellbeing

Understanding and supporting gut health has become a top priority for millions of people around the world. Yet for all the research and the countless supplements and food products on shelves specifically targeting the gut, a British survey shows 36 percent of people are unaware of the gut’s importance to overall wellbeing.

 

IgG antibodies in breast milk help shape infants' gut bacteria and immunity

Researchers have known for some time that maternal breast milk provides critical nutrients for newborns, and antibodies from mothers vaccinated against a specific disease-causing bacterium or virus can be transferred via breast milk to babies. Now a new preclinical study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators shows that one specific set of antibodies that is induced naturally by gut beneficial bacteria can be transferred from mothers to infants through breast milk and help infants defend against infection-induced diarrheal illness.

 

Effect of cannabis on the body

Although previously thought not to cause physical dependence, heavy cannabis use can rewire the brain to seek out the substance despite negative effects on users' social, family and work life. Roughly one in 10 people who use cannabis become addicted to the substance, rising to 17% for those who start using it in their teens, according to a study published in the JAMA Psychiatry journal.

 

It's so hot you can grill burgers on your dashboard: Historic heat wave sweeps across much of US

A historic heat wave in the West was forecast to roll eastward this week after Phoenix, Las Vegas and Denver joined a plethora of cities and towns posting record temperatures and more than 50 million Americans sweltered under heat advisories.

 

Endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure in womb impact fear, anxiety behavior in rats

Prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in everyday products may interfere with the developing offspring's brain, according to a rat study being presented Monday at ENDO 2022, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

 

Geoengineering turns mainstream

As the window we have to limit global warming to 1.5C starts to close, many scientists and politicians are turning their attention to “climate overshoot”.

 

Worry antibiotic-resistant 'genes' found in Antarctica could unleash disease in humans

The soil in the polar region where scientists made the discovery, combined with melting ice, creates conditions for genes - that may be millions of years old - to thrive and possibly even spread

 

A toxic chemical used in hair products for Black women fuels breast cancer, study finds

Hair-care and beauty products marketed to Black women often contain a class of hormone-disrupting chemicals called parabens. According to a new study, those chemicals are not only linked to increased breast cancer risk, they can uniquely fuel the spread of cancer cells in Black women compared to white women.

 

'Soul relief': Bees help mentally ill on Greek island

On a hillside overlooking the azure blue waters of Greece's Leros island harbor, a small group of workers in protective gear are busy smoking beehives.

 

The Collapse of an Atlantic Ocean Current Would Ripple Across The World, Says Study

Climate change is slowing down the conveyor belt of ocean currents that brings warm water from the tropics up to the North Atlantic.Our research, published today (June 6) in Nature Climate Change, looks at the profound consequences to global climate if this Atlantic conveyor collapses entirely.

 

Reusable PPE Gown Helps Solve Supply Chain and Medical Waste Problems

At the beginning of the pandemic personal protective equipment (PPE) was hard to come by in many health care facilities, including the gowns worn when treating infectious disease patients and cleaning their rooms. A Virginia health system ensured an adequate supply of this PPE item by creating a reusable gown.

 

PFAS are toxic and they’re everywhere. Here’s how to stay away from them.

It might be impossible to eliminate them completely, but you can certainly reduce your exposure.

 

3M’s ‘Forever Chemicals’ Crisis Has Come to Europe

The fight over a tunnel project in Antwerp has revealed extraordinary levels of toxins in the water, soil, and people near the company’s factory. This time there could be criminal charges.

 

'We beg God for water': Chilean lake turns to desert

The Penuelas reservoir in central Chile was until twenty years ago the main source of water for the city of Valparaiso, holding enough water for 38,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Water for only two pools now remains.

 

People who consume too much high fructose corn syrup could be at risk for NAFLD

High fructose consumption should be avoided to prevent the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to research being presented Sunday, June 12 at ENDO 2022, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

 

How to fight food waste: From laws to artificial intelligence

Spain is introducing a new law to combat food waste, joining several other countries that have similar legislation. But how else can countries ensure less food gets thrown away?

 

'Forever chemicals' linked to hypertension in middle-aged women

Middle-aged women with higher blood concentrations of common synthetic chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also called "forever chemicals" and found in water, soil, air and food, were at greater risk of developing high blood pressure, compared to their peers who had lower levels of these substances, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.

 

Reptiles dying off faster than previously feared, scientists warn

Reptiles are being wiped out faster than previously feared, warns new research. At least a fifth face imminent extinction, and the figure could be much higher, say scientists.

 

Nine Vegetables That Are Healthier For You When Cooked

Raw food diets are a fairly recent trend, including raw veganism. The belief being that the less processed food is, the better. However, not all food is more nutritious when eaten raw. Indeed, some vegetables are actually more nutritious when cooked. Here are nine of them.

 

The Countless Health Benefits of Curcumin

Interest in curcumin is growing as the discovery of new delivery systems increases the bioavailability of the compound. Curcumin is the major biologically active polyphenolic compound of turmeric. Turmeric has long been used in Indian cuisine and medicinal use in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. Curcumin is the compound that gives turmeric its yellow color.

 

Judge Greenlights Lawsuit Alleging Heavy Metals in Baby Food Linked to Autism, ADHD

A lawsuit alleging baby food manufacturers knew their products contained high levels of heavy metals will advance to trial after a California judge ruled the science behind the plaintiffs’ claims is sound.​

 

Massachusetts Town Gives Up Fight Against Verizon Cell Tower That Residents Allege Caused Illness

Verizon Wireless will not have to remove or relocate its cell tower in the “Shacktown” section of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, after the Pittsfield Board of Health last week voted behind closed doors to rescind its cease-and-desist order against Verizon.

 

Cow and sheep burps to be taxed by New Zealand in world first

Cow and sheep burps are to be taxed by New Zealand in a world-first draft plan to put a price on agricultural emissions in a bid to tackle one of the country’s biggest sources of greenhouse gases.

 

Globalists promote synthetic meat as they try to stop people from growing their own food

Globalists are trying to stop people from growing their own food in an attempt to fully take over the food system, control their food intake and give them the sustenance they “need” to survive.They’re not doing it in a post-apocalyptic starve-the-masses kind of way. Instead, they’re filling people with synthetic food and ingredients, such as faux meat made by the likes of “Beyond Meat” and “Impossible Foods.” Fake meat has even made its way into fast-food restaurants such as Burger King.

 

CREEPY FOOD SURVEILLANCE: Norway launches new monitoring scheme to track all food purchases of private citizens

Statistics Norway (SSB), which operates the Nordic country’s data collection operations, now has a new task that involves tracking the food purchasing habits of Norwegians.According to reports, the SSB will force all private companies – not just public ones – to hand over data on what foods people in Norway are buying, and in what quantities

 

EU lawmakers voted to ban the sale of gas and diesel vehicles by 2035

In a dramatic verdict, EU lawmakers voted in favor of banning the sale of petrol vehicles by 2035 and rejected a bid to update the EU’s Emissions Trading System after conservative parties tried to water down targets.

 

Eliminating crude oil is one of the biggest threats to civilization

There are plenty of threats to humanity right now, from the widespread use of toxic pesticides to governments mandating that people get risky vaccines. However, one of the biggest threats of all may prove to be the “Green World Order.”

 

Healthy young people are dying suddenly and unexpectedly from a mysterious syndrome

People aged under 40 are being urged to have their hearts checked because they may potentially be at risk of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

 

Plastic food packaging and containers contain chemicals causing cancer, infertility, gene mutations

Plastic food packaging and containers can contain hundreds of chemicals which increase the risk of developing cancer, infertility, and gene mutations, a new study warns.

 

Microplastics are found in freshly fallen Antarctic snow for the first time

Microplastics have been found in freshly fallen snow in Antarctica for the first time, a new study has revealed.

 

People with IBD much more likely to battle depression — and vice versa, study finds

What happens in the gut doesn’t always stay in the gut. A recent study from the University of Southern California finds that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has a bidirectional relationship with depression. People with IBD are nine times more likely to also develop depression than people without IBD. Vice versa, people diagnosed with depression were more likely to have IBD later in life.

 

Proposed deal could slash toxic emissions in Americas Cancer Alley

Consent decree would settle two lawsuits against EPA brought by Louisiana residents in one of most polluted parts of US

 

‘Plastitar’ Is the Unholy Spawn of Oil Spills and Microplastics

On the beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands, scientists discovered a noxious new pollutant: tar mixed with tiny bits of plastic.

 

‘It affected a great number of people’: inside the world of shocking military drug experiments

A damning new documentary sheds light on experiments done on US soldiers from the 50s to the 70s and the devastating effects

 

Pregnant women produce super antibodies to protect newborns

Scientists discovered years ago that newborn infants depend upon immune components transferred from their mothers to survive the onslaught of pathogens that begin invading their bodies as soon as they are born. Eventually, children develop their own immune systems, built through surviving natural exposures to viruses and bacteria, and augmented by a phalanx of well-established childhood vaccines. But in the meantime, it's one of a mother's most important gifts that keeps their babies safe: antibodies.​

 

The Dilemma of Medical Waste

In addition to overseeing cleaning and maintenance, facility managers at hospitals and other heath care buildings are responsible for the safe disposal of garbage including medical waste. The methods by which facility mangers handle medical waste disposal have a direct impact on employee’s health and the environment, Healthcare Facilities Today reports.

 

Beetroot juice may aid people with coronary heart disease – study

A daily glass of beetroot juice could reduce harmful inflammation in people with coronary heart disease, according to new research.

 

It's now illegal in Illinois to incinerate toxic chemicals known to cause cancer

A new Illinois law signed Wednesday made it illegal to incinerate a class of toxic chemicals known to cause cancer and other health problems.

 

Eating fish twice a week makes you more likely to get melanoma - while drinking too much cow's milk raises risk of prostate cancer, research says

Following NHS advice to eat fish twice a week could leave you more prone to the deadliest type of skin cancer, research today suggested.

 

Study: Vaping injuries lead to high rates of long-term respiratory issues

The immediate impacts of e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury (EVALI) are well known –patients may have trouble breathing, chest pain, nausea, fever, and chills – but new research from Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City is shedding more light on these injuries, finding that many patients can experience significant chronic issues that persist for a year or more.

 

25 years after Karen Wetterhahn died of dimethylmercury poisoning, her influence persists

Chemist left legacies in lab safety, the scientific method, and women in science

 

Eat These Vegetables To Reduce Air Pollution Toxins in Your Body

Toxins from cigarette smoke and air pollution may be absorbed by celery, carrots, parsnips, and parsley.​

 

Explosion shuts down Freeport LNG’s liquefaction facility for next 3 weeks, officials say

The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency crews responded Wednesday to an explosion at an oil and gas facility, according to Surfside Police Department. Police said the explosion happened around 11:40 a.m at the Freeport LNG at Quintana Island, which is an oil and gas export facility. It is unknown what caused the explosion.

 

Our entire civilisation depends on animals. It’s time we recognised their true value

We must restore our largely broken relationship with nature if we are to ensure the planet’s future – and our own

 

Famous 'Great Grandfather' Tree in Chile Could Be The Oldest Tree in The World

The world's oldest tree may have been standing for centuries when the first boulders were erected at Stonehenge, new research suggests.

 

Smoke break: New study strengthens link between smoking and increased fracture risk in men

It's no secret that puffing cigarettes is the culprit behind a whole host of ailments, including respiratory diseases and cancers of the lungs and throat. But a new University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) study has revealed that male smokers—who, demographically, are more likely than women to light up—are also placing themselves at a significantly increased risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures, and early death.

 

Allow children to play in nature on their own more often

Places to play outdoors for children are increasingly located in the built-up environment and often look gray, with few natural elements. However, nature can add something, especially in outdoor play areas where children can release their energy. This was observed by researchers from Radboud University in a study where more than 1,500 primary school pupils were asked to draw and analyze their favorite place to play outside.

 

Engineers develop method that can recycle water used in fracking and drilling

As demand for new energy sources grows, the wastewater co-produced alongside oil and gas (produced water) shows no signs of slowing down: The current volume of wastewater—the result of water forced underground to fracture rock and release the deposits—is estimated at 250 million barrels per day, compared to 80 million barrels per day of oil.

 

A self-driving truck will soon deliver goods to 34 Sam's Club locations in Dallas-Fort Worth

A California-based autonomous trucking company will begin making deliveries to 34 Sam's Club locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, beginning in July.

 

US government to ban single-use plastic in national parks

Biden officials make announcement on World Oceans Day in effort to stem huge tide of pollution from plastic bottles and packaging

 

'Chilean Chernobyl': 75 people poisoned off the coast of Chile by sulphur dioxide

75 people, including around 50 school children, were poisoned on Tuesday by sulphur dioxide released in central-western Chile.

 

Produce industry picks wrong side by fighting EPA ban of brain-damaging pesticide

The nation’s non-organic fruit and vegetable growers are throwing their weight behind efforts to undo the Environmental Protection Agency’s ban on spraying produce with a pesticide known to harm to children’s brains.

 

No, Latinos don’t actually have less heart disease – a new large study refutes the longstanding ‘Latino paradox’

Latinos may have higher rates of heart disease than previously thought, refuting a well-accepted idea known as the “Latino paradox,” according to a new study that I was involved in.

 

THE OCEAN CLEANUP TRIALS NEW INTERCEPTOR IN WORLD’S MOST POLLUTING RIVER

The Ocean Cleanup has begun work on intercepting plastic pollution in what we predict to be the heaviest polluting river in the world.

 

Poisonous Dust Clouds Threaten Salt Lake City as the Great Salt Lake Continues to Lose Water

Climate change is causing lakes to dry up, leading to a number of unfortunate circumstances. The latest? As the Great Salt Lake’s water levels continue to decline, it could cause a toxic dust cloud to form around Salt Lake City.

 

China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival Set To See Thousands of Dogs Slaughtered Over 10 Days

The annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival is about to begin—the latest edition of an event at which thousands of dogs are slaughtered for consumption. The 10-day gathering, which takes place in southern China's Guangxi province, is officially known as the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, in reference to the fruit that is also commonly consumed during the festivities.

 

Canada To Introduce Mandatory Monkeypox Quarantine

Canada hasn’t even dropped its COVID travel restrictions, and already the government has elevated monkeypox to Level 2 status, which means travellers may be subject to “isolation,” i.e., mandatory quarantine.​

 

Officials: Millions of COVID-19 shots ordered for youngest

Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been ordered for small children in anticipation of possible federal authorization next week, White House officials say.

 

Where’s the Emergency? 18 Congress Members Demand Answers as FDA Looks to Approve COVID Shots for Kids Under 5

Members of Congress today demanded answers from Dr. Robert M. Califf, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as the agency reviews Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 shots in children age 5 and under.

 

‘Horrific’ Article Predicts Artificial Babies Within 50 Years

On “This Week” with Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president, and Polly Tommey, co-producer of “Vaxxed,” Mary and Polly discussed the latest news on COVID-19 vaccines and other issues.

 

Nut Butters & Peanut Butter Sans Toxic PFAS “Forever Chemicals”– Purchasing Guide 2022

Are you looking for the best peanut butter & other nut butter without toxic PFAS “forever chemicals”? Indications of Per & polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS, a class of man-made chemicals linked to adverse health effects, were found in peanut butter & other nut butters as part of a consumer study commissioned by Mamavation.

 

Powassan virus death in Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has reported a second Powassan virus infection case this year. The elderly New London County woman, in her 90s, died. She is the third known death ever in the state from the tick-borne disease.

 

"The Summer Of Starvation": Soaring Fertilizer Prices Unleash Chaos, Hunger Worldwide

One of the most pernicious consequences - if primarily for the anti-Russia west - resulting from the Ukraine war, has been the unprecedented spike in fertilizer prices which among other things, has sparked a historic surge in food prices and collapse in supply chains around the globe

 

A mega-tsunami in the Pacific north-west? It could be worse than predicted, new study says

Scientists have discovered the size of the ‘outer wedge’ of a faultline can magnify a rupture’s impact. That’s a worrying news for the people living along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault running from Vancouver Island to northern California…

 

Rats fitted with tiny backpacks are being trained to help earthquake survivors

A special group of rats is learning to crawl into earthquake debris wearing tiny backpacks, allowing rescue teams can talk to survivors. It may sound like something out of the children’s movie “The Rescuers,” but a non-profit in Africa is hoping this real-life project can save lives around the world.​

 

The Dr. Ardis Show: Geoengineering expert Dane Wigington says climate engineering is the single most destructive human activity

Dr. Bryan Ardis discussed the dangers posed by geoengineering or climate engineering during the June 1 episode of “The Dr. Ardis Show” on Brighteon.TV. He was joined in the program by GeoEngineering Watch founder Dane Wigington and Dr. Lee Merritt.

 

UAF scientists find new indicators of Alaska permafrost thawing

More areas of year-round unfrozen ground have begun dotting Interior and Northwest Alaska and will continue to increase in extent due to climate change, according to new research by University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute scientists.

 

A "green nudge" can inspire more environmentally friendly consumption

A "green nudge" can inspire more environmentally friendly consumption without overt rules or bans. It can be as simple as making a plant-based dish the first option on the menu.

 

Ford-backed startup targets EV alternatives to lithium-ion batteries

Solid Power Inc., the battery startup that went public in a reverse merger last year, has begun operating a new pilot line, putting it on pace to deliver sample cells to automotive partners by year-end.​

 

Visualizing China’s Dominance in Clean Energy Metals

China produces 60% of all rare earth elements used as components in high technology devices, including smartphones and computers. The country also has a 13% share of the lithium production market, which is still dominated by Australia (52%) and Chile (22%). The highly reactive element is key to producing rechargeable batteries for mobile phones, laptops, and electric vehicles.

 

How China’s Lithium Leverage Affects Tesla & Other EV Makers

Tesla and other electric vehicle manufacturers rely heavily on a few different minerals. One of them, lithium, is largely mined, refined, and processed by China, though lithium deposits can be found worldwide. Still, China’s jump on the raw materials game for EV minerals will make it hard for other countries to compete at such a scale, and it could mean a few things for Tesla and other EV makers.

 

Models predict that planned phosphorus reductions will make Lake Erie more toxic

Reducing levels of the nutrient phosphorus to control harmful algal blooms in places like Lake Erie is actually advantageous to toxic cyanobacteria strains, which can lead to an increase in toxins in the water, according to a new modeling study.

 

Ice world: Antarctica’s riskiest glacier is under assault from below and losing its grip

Flying over Antarctica, it’s hard to see what all the fuss is about. Like a gigantic wedding cake, the frosting of snow on top of the world’s largest ice sheet looks smooth and unblemished, beautiful and perfectly white. Little swirls of snow dunes cover the surface.

 

NASA-funded Study: Gulf of Maine’s Phytoplankton Productivity Down 65%

The Gulf of Maine is growing increasingly warm and salty, due to ocean currents pushing warm water into the gulf from the Northwest Atlantic, according to a new NASA-funded study. These temperature and salinity changes have led to a substantial decrease in the productivity of phytoplankton that serve as the basis of the marine food web. Specifically, phytoplankton are about 65% less productive in the Gulf of Maine than they were two decades ago, scientists at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science​

 

I had to travel to four cities to find baby formula. American parents are desperate

The shortage is becoming worse and worse with every single week that passes. Sometimes I cannot grasp that I have to worry about this

 

Wildfire caused air pollution in Las Vegas to reach nine times the healthy limit

A consumer-grade air quality monitor installed on 8th Street in Las Vegas, New Mexico recorded a daily average of 142 micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter of air (µg/m³) over the course of Sunday, May 1. That is nine times the healthy limit for how much a person should breathe in these smoke particles, which is an average of 15 micrograms per cubic meter of air over a 24-hour period, according to World Health Organization guidelines.

 

Industrial water use threatens Louisiana capital’s drinking water

Unchecked water use by companies like Exxon risks saltwater intrusion and undrinkable tap water

 

Doctors are left stunned after cancer 'disappears' for EVERY patient in drug trial

A new colorectal cancer drug has shocked researchers with how effective it is against the highly dangerous disease, after it virtually cured every member of a clinical trial.

 

Colorado is the first state to ban PFAS in oil and gas extraction

The report from Physicians for Social Responsibility uncovered PFAS in more than 1,200 fracking wells in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming between 2012 and 2020. The U.S. EPA approved the chemicals for use in fracking in 2011 despite concerns about their toxicity.

 

What Does Water Want?

Modern societies have dramatically disrupted the water cycle. We have paved wetlands, diverted rivers, overpumped groundwater, and built levees that allow no room for streams to ebb and flow. The problems — and the opportunities — that spring from this mismatch between the natural world and the built environment are the topic of Water Always Wins, a new book from journalist Erica Gies.

 

Carpet industry's recycling arm works against expanding mandates

The industry-run group Carpet America Recovery Effort kicked two members off its board for supporting carpet-recycling bills.

 

Study warns against industrial farming in the North

As the climate warms, industrial farming operations are becoming increasingly viable in the NWT. But a new paper suggests agroecology would better serve communities.

 

USDA Approves Parasitoid as Biological Control to Manage Destructive Fruit Fly Pest

A new biological agent to manage the destructive pest spotted wing drosophila (SWD) (Drosophila suzukii) is set to be released this month after approval was granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Ganaspis brasiliensis, a parasitic wasp with a specific affinity for SWD, has the ability to significantly curtail the use of toxic pesticides otherwise employed to manage the pest.

 

Excess Hand Sanitizer a Headache for New York Officials

Since the flammable liquid needs to stored outdoors to meet fire code regulations, the expired hand sanitizer is currently under tarpaulin on an old runway at the New York State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany, New York It occupies 4,000 pallets stretching the length of three football fields.​

 

'E-nose' sniffs out mixtures of volatile organic compounds

As paint thinner, ink and adhesives dry, they can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can negatively impact health. Typically, one of those VOCs is xylene, which exists as three isomers with the same elements but slightly different arrangements. Because the isomers are so similar, they're hard to monitor separately. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Sensors have developed an electric nose ("e-nose") with porous metal-organic framework (MOF) films that can accurately distinguish xylene isomer mixtures.

 

Frequent Nightmares Could Be an Early Sign of Parkinson's, Study Finds

The development of nightmares later in life could be an early sign of Parkinson's disease, according to new research in older men. Distressing dreams have long been associated with the neurological disease, especially among men, but this is the first study to investigate whether these symptoms are a warning of Parkinson's or a byproduct of the condition.

 

Long-term study finds cigarette smoking doubled risk of developing heart failure

A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that people who smoked tobacco cigarettes developed heart failure at twice the rate of those who never smoked. This higher rate occurred in two major heart failure subtypes and confirms that cigarette smoking presents a significant risk factor for both.

 

How are environmental chemicals affecting vultures?

Vultures are long-lived birds, and because they are scavengers, they're vulnerable to chronic chemical exposure through the food chain. An article published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry reviews the primary chemical hazards faced by Old World vulture populations, which are undergoing rapid declines in Africa. 

 

Want to reduce stroke risk? Sit less. Move more. Do chores.

Imagine watching "The Batman" movie back-to-back four times every day or driving a whopping 390 miles each way on a daily commute. Either uncomfortable choice will take about 12 hours—or the same amount of time most Americans stay seated throughout any day.

 

DIRTY WORK: RESEARCHER EXAMINES WORKERS' EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS DURING DEEPWATER HORIZON CLEANUP

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIEHS, launched the GuLF Study to determine the level of exposure to toxins in the oil and cleanup chemicals the workers and volunteers experienced and to investigate relationships between oil spill exposures and potential physical and mental health effects. About 32,000 workers agreed to be part of the study, which looked at airborne and dermal, or skin, exposure.

 

Traditional native Indian medicine is effective in treatment of type 2 diabetes, study finds

A new study, led by experts at the University of Nottingham, has found that several traditional medicines commonly used in South Asia, are effective in maintaining blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

 

A sponge may not be the most hygienic way to clean dishes, study suggests, but there is an alternative

Kitchen sponges harbor more bacteria than kitchen brushes, which may be a more hygienic way to clean your dishes, according to researchers in Norway. Salmonella and other bacteria grow and survive better in sponges than in brushes, the reason is that sponges in daily use never dry up," said Trond Møretrø, a research scientist at Nofima, a Norwegian food research institute.

 

The elephant in the room is destroying family farms, rural communities and our democracy

I love farming and have been doing it all my life, but I told my kids not to come back to the farm, because there’s no future in it. That’s the sad truth.

 

First Monkeypox Infection in 2022 Confirmed in Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services is investigating a case of monkeypox in the county, the department confirmed Tuesday.

 

Cases of Cannabis-Induced Psychosis Rise

Elizabeth Kirkaldie’s grandson was at the top of his class in high school and a talented jazz bassist when he started smoking pot. The more serious he got about music, the more serious he got about pot. And the more serious he got about pot, the more he became paranoid, even psychotic. He started hearing voices.

 

Radioactive waste is turning Tunisia’s coastline into a ‘mass grave’

When the Xelo tanker sank off of Tunisia's south-eastern coast in April with a reported 750 tonnes of diesel on board, Mediterranean countries braced for an environmental disaster. Italy sent a rescue ship and specialised divers were called in to examine the Xelo's cargo hold. Breathless news reports detailed the attempts to extract any diesel left on board.

 

The darker side of lab-grown meat

DESPITE all the popular media frenzy that’s circulated about prospects to produce ‘lab-grown’ conscience-free meat for your burger patty some time in the next few years, there’s a darker side to culturing muscle cells in a laboratory for food production.

 

Baylor researchers analyzing toxic blue green algae found at Lake Belton last year

While Central Texans cool down in area lakes this summer, lake ecologists at Baylor University are busy in a lab studying the tiniest organisms in the water. “We culture these microorganisms in the lab we grow them up across conditions we think are environmentally relevant,” Thad Scott, a PhD professor of Biology at Baylor explained.

 

Death of bats at wind turbines interrupts natural food chains

The numerous casualties of bats at wind turbines (WT) have a negative impact on the populations of affected species and potentially far-reaching consequences for the biodiversity in rural areas. Until now, it could only be assumed that the death of bats had further consequences. Now, a team of scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) show in a paper in the scientific journal Conservation Science and Practice that natural food chains are interrupted, which can have far-reaching negative consequences for agriculture and forestry.

 

Time to ditch the sausages? Pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans have better MEMORY than people who eat meat, study finds

With the official start of summer just around the corner now, you might be looking forward to firing up the barbecue with your friends and family. But a new study may encourage you to opt for veggie burgers, halloumi and grilled prawns instead of your usual sausages and beef burgers.

 

EPA, watchdog work out concerns over air toxic cancer risks

After more than a year of wrangling, EPA and its in-house watchdog have worked out their remaining disagreements over how to better account for the cancer-causing potential of emissions of two toxic chemicals.​

 

Overeating isn’t fueling obesity, it’s too many carbohydrates in our diet, researchers say

Carbohydrates may be your worst enemy if you are trying to lose weight. The "Today" show recently highlighted a perspective piece that suggests the key to losing weight is more about cutting carbohydrates rather than worrying so much about balancing the calories we eat and burn, according to paper published this past December in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

 

Is It Ethical To Purchase An EV Lithium Battery Powered Vehicle?

With numerous State Governor’s having issued executive orders to phase out the purchasing of gasoline driven cars within the next decade or so, and the automobile manufacturers efforts to phase into only manufacturing EV’s here’s some food for thought about the lack of transparency about “Clean Energy Exploitations”.

 

The Future of Carbon-Free Trucking Isn’t Batteries... Yet

Volvo Trucks is simultaneously placing bets on batteries, hydrogen fuel cells and combustion engines that burn a variety of sustainable fuels.

 

Radium was once cast as an elixir of youth. Are today’s ideas any better?

In 1923, Popular Science reported that people were drinking radium-infused water in an attempt to stay young. How far have we come to a real (and non-radioactive) 'cure' for aging?

 

Drinking coffee linked to lower risk of kidney damage

A cup of joe each day can help keep the nephrologist away, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University. Scientists report drinking just one cup of coffee daily may reduce your risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in comparison to non-coffee drinkers.

 

Antibiotics could wreak havoc on athletes’ abilities by disrupting gut bacteria

Previous research shows that exposure to antibiotics at least one time can disrupt the delicate microbiome balance between “good” and “bad” bacteria. Not only are you at risk for antibiotic-resistance infections, but a new mouse study finds the drugs can also affect your athletic performance.

 

Toxic To-Go Containers Linked to Liver Disease

Fluorinated chemicals known as polyfluoroalkyl or perfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFASs), which include PFOA and PFOS, can be found in most Americans.1 The widely used chemicals have been added to industry and consumer products since the 1940s, but while PFOA and PFOS have been phased out in the U.S. due to their toxic properties, other PFAS are still in use.

 

Trillions of Microplastic Particles Spread on Land Used to Grow Food

In addition to being consumed and absorbed by animals and plants, microplastics pose a serious threat to the soil ecosystem because they leach toxic chemicals and transport hazardous pathogens.

 

Neonicotinoids: The Toxic Pesticide That’s Killing Bees and Threatening Global Food Security

Scientists say neonicotinoids (“neonics” for short), a highly toxic and widely used family of pesticides, is killing off bees and other pollinators — and threatening ecosystem health and food security.​

 

Mercola: Fomenting Hatred Is A Propaganda Tool Of Tyrants

“With COVID, it took barely two months for society to go from ‘we’re all in this together,’ to declaring half the population subhuman.” Orwell’s 1984 featured “Two Minutes Hate” every morning to stir up hatred against a mythical enemy, thus leaving only love for Big Brother. The world is now in perpetual war.

 

Dangerous Pathogens and Lab Leaks: What Are the Odds?

Amid concerns that a laboratory accident led to the COVID-19 pandemic, some scientists argue the odds that a virus could escape from a high-containment lab and spark a global pandemic are just too high. ​

 

Owner of small trucking company shares dire warning about the consequences of high diesel prices

A social media post written by the owner of a small trucking company recently went viral for offering readers alarming insight into how skyrocketing diesel prices are pushing an already struggling industry towards the brink of collapse.

 

The Top 10 Creepiest and Most Dystopian Things Pushed by the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is one of the most powerful organizations in the world. And, throughout the years, people at the WEF have said some truly insane and dystopian things. And they’ve managed to word these things in the creepiest ways possible. Here are the top 10 most insane things said by the WEF.

 

Digital Privacy Bill Would Ban Data-Driven Advertising to Kids Under 17

Digital rights advocates on Friday cautiously welcomed the news that congressional lawmakers have agreed to advance a bipartisan, bicameral data privacy bill while reaffirming the need for antitrust legislation to truly tackle Big Tech monopoly abuses.

 

A Guide To Homeopathic Healing

The over-prescription of opioid medications in the late 1990s has led to one of the worst drug-related crises the United States has seen. Declared a public health emergency by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. opioid epidemic has caused over 1,500 deaths each week in the U.S as a result of overdoses from these highly addictive pain medications.

 

Why People Are Sick and What Can Be Done About it

We observe a world full of suffering populations. Disease has engulfed society. Chronic diseases have reached a peak. People suffer from not just one but multiple illnesses. Even small children are not spared. The joy of life, once the birth right of beings, has been replaced by the pain of having to carry the burden of a misfunctioning body and mind. Is it our fate to suffer? Why are we suffering so much? What can we do to emerge from this nightmare? It is not difficult to find out. Everything is in plain sight.

 

California Lawmakers Want To Buy Up Water Rights And Cut Farming To Stave Off Drought

In places like California, water is a hot commodity these days. With a drought in play everyone is looking for someone else to blame, various cities are ordering cuts to daily use for families and individuals, and the primary target for now is California farmers and their legally protected water rights. It is these same rights that legislators now want to "buy" in order to shut down or greatly decrease agricultural production.

 

Cannabis and the Violent Crime Surge

Heavy marijuana use among youths is leading to more addiction and antisocial behavior.

 

The Most Sustainable Building Is the One That Is Already Built: Multi-purpose and Healthy Spaces

Adaptable buildings have the ability to accommodate an evolving set of demands related to space, function and components, without being technically unfeasible or cost-inefficient. The Adaptable Futures research group, from Loughborough University, focuses on studies on the adaptability and longevity of buildings, around the question: “Why do certain buildings last hundreds of years and others mere decades?”

 

The future of food

ARE THERE some things we shouldn’t eat? Host Tom Standage travels to the year 2042 to find that animal-based meat is being pushed aside in favour of cultured meat grown in vats, a new industry dominated by three companies. He samples food grown from the cells of endangered animals and hears from a food activist.

 

Experts warn of toxic plants to keep an eye out for this summer

As many of us are spending more time outside these next few months, experts are warning of plants that look harmless but can be toxic.

 

Regular olive oil consumption found to reduce mortality risk

Olive oil is a popular cooking oil because it contains antioxidants and healthy fats. According to a study conducted by researchers from the American College of Cardiology, consuming olive oil regularly is also linked to a lower risk of some severe medical conditions, such as heart disease and cancer.​

 

HOW A KNEE REPLACEMENT IMPACTS THE PLANET

A total knee replacement can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life, but first the procedure itself will create nearly 30 pounds of waste, about half of which presents a biohazard and requires energy-intensive treatment for safe disposal.

 

As farmers struggle with PFAS ‘forever chemicals,’ Maine races for solutions

The problem is PFAS. Often referred to as “forever chemicals” because they do not break down and can persist indefinitely, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have become recognized as a significant health and environmental threat with long tenacles. Researchers have found PFAS contaminating water, soil, food, and even the bodies of humans and animals around the world.

 

The hidden, potential cancer-causing, danger in woodworking and art supplies

Researchers say a chemical called BADGE is putting everyone from professional woodworks to weekend craft hobbyists at risk.

 

As Animals Migrate Because of Climate Change, Thousands of New Viruses Will Hop From Wildlife to Humans—and Mitigation Won’t Stop Them

“We can’t put this one back in the bottle,” said the researcher behind a recent study about the spread of zoonotic diseases.

 

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE IN PREGNANCY HAS GOTTEN WORSE

Over the past decade, pregnant women’s chemical exposure increased considerably, research finds.

 

FDA agrees to renewed call for reassessing health risks of BPA in food packaging

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration finally said it would heed calls from EWG and other top advocacy groups seeking to limit the use of bisphenol A, or BPA, in food packaging, an urgent need, given alarming new data about the chemical’s harm.

 

The US is importing baby formula to help end supply shortage – what parents need to know

Industry and federal efforts to alleviate a baby formula shortage in the U.S. are ramping up, with the import of foreign brands supplementing increased domestic production.It follows a crisis in which mothers, fathers and caregivers across the U.S. have had to scramble to find scarce supplies or drive long distances to buy formula.But are the efforts enough to overcome the supply problem – and protect against it happening again in the future?

 

Monarch Butterflies Face Three Major

Despite recent news that overwintering monarch butterfly populations have increased 35% in the past year, these graceful creatures are still facing an unsteady future after years of ongoing decline.

 

Is your NJ community overburdened with pollution? Here's how to find out

A new online mapping tool introduced Monday allows New Jerseyans who live in neighborhoods with low-income households or a sizable minority population to see how pollution — from smog levels to drinking water violations — affects their communities.

 

Classroom insecurity: 1 in 3 teens worldwide don’t feel safe in their own school

Horrific gun violence in schools continues to be an ongoing problem in America, but a new study finds children around the globe are fearing for their safety as well. Researchers from Finland’s University of Turku have found that one in three adolescents say they feel unsafe in their own school.

 

‘Every doctor, nurse needs 20-minute nap during night shifts’ to ensure patient safety, study suggests

A quick, power nap may help medical staff fight off fatigue and keep patients safe during overnight shifts, a new study contends.

 

Every hour spent watching TV on the sofa each day in your 60s raises risk of stroke by 14%, study warns

As we get older we naturally slow down, which often involves retreating to the sofa in front of the TV or with a book. But every hour spent doing sedentary activities each day in your 60s and 70s raises the risk of a stroke by 14 per cent, a study has warned.

 

More children died from gun violence than car crashes in 2020. Are school shootings to blame?

Gun-related deaths have overtaken auto accidents as the leading cause of death of children in the United States, The New England Journal of Medicine reported in May.

 

Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Reaches Highest Levels in Millions of Years, NOAA Warns

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is warning that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is reaching levels not experienced by humans before. Carbon dioxide levels are 50% higher than pre-industrial levels, and the amount of carbon dioxide is higher than it has been in millions of years.

 

Glyphosate Weed Killer Disrupts Bumblebees’ Nest Temperature, Leading to Colony Failure

Bumblebee colonies exposed to low levels of the weed killer glyphosate are unable to adequately regulate nest temperature, imperiling the next generation of bumblebees and long-term colony growth and survival. This latest finding, published this month in the journal Science, is a stark reminder that a pesticide does not have to kill an animal outright in order to create effects that ultimately result in death and population declines.

 

Video: How gas stoves pollute your home

Many of us love our gas stoves. But unfortunately, they can create indoor pollution levels that exceed legal outdoor pollution levels.

 

Researchers uncover intriguing connection between diet, eye health and lifespan

Researchers from the Buck Institute have demonstrated for the first time a link between diet, circadian rhythms, eye health and lifespan in Drosophila. Publishing in the June 7, 2022 issue of Nature Communications, they additionally and unexpectedly found that processes in the fly eye are actually driving the aging process.

 

Warning labels could help customers identify hidden sugar in restaurant menus

Do you really want to order a soda with your burger? Just one soda can have more added sugar than the entire daily limit recommended for most adults.

 

Texas Power Demand To Hit Record High Amid Sweltering Summer Heat

Texans are cranking up their air conditions this week as high temperatures across the state are forecasted to exceed triple digits and could strain the state's power grid. Last week, Houston-based energy firm Criterion Research warned of the incoming surge in power demand.

 

Study Sees Strong Links Between Depression and Crohn's, Colitis

New research points to a compelling interplay between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and depression. IBD includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition to the physical pain that these illnesses can inflict upon sufferers, the new study showed that patients face a significantly increased risk of depression.

 

Report: Demand Rising for Environmentally-Friendly Disinfectants

A report from ResearchAndMarkets.com reveals that the demand for disinfectants in healthcare settings and households lead the global market during the pandemic with double digit growth rates of 17 percent and 19 percent respectively in 2020 compared to 2019.

 

Study suggests menthol cigarettes increase youth smoking, nicotine addiction

Currently in the public comment phase, the United States Food and Drug Administration is set to finalize rules prohibiting menthol in tobacco products, citing an effort to reduce addiction and youth experimentation, improve quitting among current smokers and address health disparities. A nationally representative study of 1,092 youths in the U.S., conducted between 2013 and 2019, provides evidence supporting this FDA action.

 

Lower your cancer risk with easy diet changes

You have the power to reduce your risk for cancer. With a few lifestyle changes and perseverance, you can be well on your way to a healthier you.

 

Get ready for more powerful solar storms, radio blackouts, earthquakes and eruptions!

Solar Cycle 25 is exceeding predictions. Sunspot numbers in May 2022 were the highest in almost 8 years, more than doubling NOAA’s official forecast

 

Demographers Warn Of Impending Population Collapse

Amid the deluge of dire predictions that the human population will rise exponentially, deplete the earth’s resources, and overheat the planet, two recent demographic studies predict the opposite—that the number of people will peak within the next several decades and then begin a phase of steady, irreversible decline.

 

5 Reasons America’s Birthrate Is Plummeting

Elon Musk recently tweeted, “population collapse is the biggest threat to civilization.” The tweet included a link to an interview Musk gave where he expanded on the subject. “Assuming there’s a benevolent future with AI, I think the biggest problem the world will face in 20 years is population collapse,” Musk wrote. “Collapse. I want to emphasize this….Not explosion, collapse.”

 

Neurotoxic Pesticides Disrupt Gut Microbiome, Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

A study published in The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology found environmental exposure to neurotoxic pesticides increases Parkinson’s Disease risk through gastrointestinal disruption.​

 

Future of Education? WEF’s Vision — Heavy on Virtual Reality and AI Technologies, Light on Privacy Concerns

Claiming a sense of urgency around “reimagining” education, the World Economic Forum sees a future that includes a heavy dose of virtual reality and artificial intelligence technologies.

 

At 83, Japanese man becomes oldest to sail solo across Pacific

Japanese adventurer Kenichi Horie at 83 just became the oldest person in the world to complete a solo, nonstop voyage across the Pacific Ocean — and he says he is still “in the middle of my youth” and not done yet.

 

Managing habitat for flowering plants may mitigate climate effects on bee health

Warm, wet weather conditions and changing climate negatively influence the nectar intake and nutritional health of honey bees, but maintaining large tracts of grassy natural habitat with flowering plants around apiaries may help to mitigate the detrimental effects of climate, according to a new study by an international team of researchers.

 

Study shows that excessively high BMI is also associated with type 1 diabetes—not just the type 2

New research published in Diabetologia and presented at this year's annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., shows that excessively high body mass index (BMI) in adolescents is linked to development of type 1 diabetes (the form of the condition more associated with autoimmune complications), not just the type 2 form usually associated with excess weight.

 

Animation: The World’s Biggest Wind Turbines

Since the early 2000s, wind turbines have grown in size—in both height and blade lengths—to generate more energy per unit. Today, the tallest turbines can reach over 200 meters (650 ft) in height and cost more than $12 million to manufacture and install.

 

Cutting Air Pollution Could Help Us Feed The World More Easily. Here's How

Planting more crops isn't the only way to feed a growing population. Cutting air pollution could go a long way towards increasing crop production while saving precious land and money, according to new research.

 

Toxic PFAS, the “Everywhere Chemicals,” Are in Organic Pasta Sauce and Ketchup, Drugs, Pesticides, and Foodware

A raft of new studies have found that certain foods may not be as safe as we think. Organic pasta sauce and ketchup, common medicines and drugs such as Flonase nasal spray, Prozac, and Cipro, and even the basic packaging in which our foods are wrapped were found to be contaminated with a toxic class of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. These chemicals are getting into our bodies, our drinking water, our everyday foods—even in some labeled “organic.”

 

How To Avoid Mercury Exposure & What to Do if It Happens

Mercury is a metal that is liquid at room temperature and which can be toxic to humans and the environment. While mercury is a natural element that’s present in small amounts in our environment, it is present in some household items and used for industrial purposes. Knowing where you may find mercury is the first step to avoiding exposure and possible mercury poisoning.

 

China Looks to Africa in Race for Lithium

It is the new gold rush, and China is leading the hunt as prices surge. Only it's not gold everyone's looking for, it's lithium. Many say the future of electric vehicle production and, more broadly, combatting climate change, depend on the rare metal.

 

The best vegan sources of protein to include in your diet

These eight vegan sources of protein can help you to lose weight and build muscle

 

This is What It Feels Like to Have Marijuana Side Effects

Many people find marijuana beneficial, either for recreation or relief from a medical condition. But some people have a less pleasant experience with cannabis. Marijuana can cause side effects, which can range from unpleasant to risky for health.

 

Heat-lovers are the lucky ones

Sparse data often make it difficult to track how climate change is affecting populations of insect species. A new study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) has now evaluated an extensive species mapping database (Artenschutzkartierung, ASK) organized by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (LfU) and assessed the population trends of butterflies, dragonflies and grasshoppers in Bavaria since 1980. The main finding: heat-loving species have been increasing.

 

US bird flu outbreak: millions of birds culled in ‘most inhumane way available’

The US poultry industry has increasingly switched to “the most inhumane method available” to cull tens of millions of birds during the latest outbreak of avian influenza, according to government data.​

 

Genetic paparazzi are right around the corner, and courts aren’t ready to confront the legal quagmire of DNA theft

Every so often stories of genetic theft, or extreme precautions taken to avoid it, make headline news. So it was with a picture of French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin sitting at opposite ends of a very long table after Macron declined to take a Russian PCR COVID-19 test. Many speculated that Macron refused due to security concerns that the Russians would take and use his DNA for nefarious purposes. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz similarly refused to take a Russia​

 

Heart disease can trigger dementia, scientists warn

Heart disease can trigger dementia, warns a new study. Scientists have discovered that heart disease causes a buildup of plaque in the blood vessels of the brain could lead to dementia. It creates problems in the brain by making it harder for blood to reach the neurons that need it.

 

'Apocalyptic' Dust Storm That Killed Four People Could Hit Europe This Month

An 'apocalyptic' dust storm that killed four people and hospitalised thousands could hit Europe as early as next week.

 

How a harmless environmental bacterium became the dreaded hospital germ Acinetobacter baumannii

Each year, more than 670,000 people in Europe fall ill due to pathogenic bacteria that exhibit antibiotic resistance, and 33,000 die of the diseases they cause. Especially feared are pathogens that are resistant to several antibiotics at the same time. Among them is the bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii, which is today dreaded above all as a "hospital superbug." Up to five percent of all hospital-acquired bacterial infections are caused by this germ alone.

 

Mosquitoes learn to dodge pesticides — after single exposure

Have mosquitoes figured out how to beat the deet? According to new research, the pesky insects learn to dodge pesticides. They recognize the smell after single exposure and steer clear, making them ineffective, say scientists.

 

Could you spot and save a person drowning?

When you're at a beach or pool, would you be able to identify someone who's drowning and take action to save them?

 

Farm shops and agricultural cooperatives waste up to 80% less fruit and vegetables than supermarkets

Food wastage in farm shops, agricultural cooperatives and farmers' stalls is between 1% and 2%, a much lower percentage than in supermarkets, where 5% to 10% of fruits and vegetables end up in the rubbish bin.

 

At least 12 military bases contaminating water supply with toxic PFAS

Dangerous levels of toxic PFAS are contaminating water supplies in areas around at least 12 military bases, new Department of Defense testing has revealed, drawing concern from public health advocates that the DoD is not doing enough to protect the public.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, June 4, 2022

Sunday, June 5th, is World Environment Day, are we already too late to save our dying planet? The United Nations has just issued a warning of "total societal collapse" due to the "breaching of planetary boundaries". What desperate and dangerous actions are global power structures taking in preparation?​

 

Bed bugs’ biggest impact may be on mental health after an infestation of these bloodsucking parasites

Bed bugs are back with a vengeance. After an absence of around 70 years, thanks to effective pesticides such as DDT, they’ve been popping up in fancy hotels, spas, department stores, subway trains, movie theaters – and, of course, people’s homes.

 

Global Famine In 50 Days

A global food shortage is predicted to set in 50 days from now. Meanwhile, a new world is being drafted at Davos 2022 by Klaus Schwab and the so-called elites.

 

FDA agrees to reassess BPA risks

At issue is BPA, or bisphenol A, a widely used compound that often serves as an additive in the production of polycarbonate, a hard type of plastic commonly used in consumer products, like reusable water bottles. The chemical has proved highly useful in making items sturdier, leading to its widespread use. But scientists and public health groups have worried for years that BPA, an endocrine disruptor that affects human hormones, poses risks for fetal development and to people, including infants and children. Other concerns include increased blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.​

 

Toxic PCBs managed poorly decades after production ceased

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were used for decades in electrical equipment such as electrical transformers. Tons of PCBs and wastes tainted with them await destruction and disposal worldwide.

 

Mediterranean Diet Can Help Young Men Beat Depression, Study Says

Sticking to the Mediterranean diet can help young men overcome depression, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney say doctors should look to send youngsters dealing with depressive symptoms to a nutritionist or dietitian as part of their treatment program.

 

Consumer Groups Step Up Pressure on Lowe’s, Home Depot to Stop Selling Cancer-Causing Weedkiller

A coalition of consumer and environmental groups demanding Lowe’s stop selling glyphosate-based weedkillers installed a giant billboard outside the retailer’s headquarters detailing the dangers of the cancer-causing products to wildlife and humans.

 

Do Apricot Seeds Have Health Benefits and Anticancer Benefits?

The pit of the apricot contains apricot seeds, or kernels, which are the carrier of amygdalin. Amygdalin is a naturally occurring disaccharide (two sugar molecules), benzaldehyde and hydrogen cyanid. (source) Amygdalin has erroneously also been called vitamin B17, but it is not a vitamin.

 

Make Your Own Respiratory Relief Tea

This tea is one of my favorite cold and flu season remedies. I make it every year, tweaking it a little bit each time. I make this in large batches in September in anticipation of cold and flu season.​

 

Can Ginseng Help Curb Diabetes?

Diabetes has become a “formidable challenge for public health,” with 463 million adults affected with Type 2 diabetes worldwide. This number is expected to jump to 700 million by 2045 and doesn’t account for the many others who have prediabetes, which increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.​

 

Global Plastic Pollution on Track to Triple by 2060

A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development warns the amount of plastic waste worldwide is likely to nearly triple over the next four decades if "radical action" is not taken to curb the level of pollution.

 

WEF Launches ‘Metaverse’ Initiative, Predicts Digital Lives Will Become ‘More Meaningful to Us Than Our Physical Lives’

The World Economic Forum and major corporations last month launched its “Defining and Building the Metaverse” initiative, with corporate stakeholders jockeying for a role in defining, developing — and profiting — from the technology.

 

Masking: More Harms than Good?

Extensive evidence in the literature supports the mandatory use of facemasks to reduce the infection rate of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, which causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, the effect of mask use on the disease course remains controversial. This study aimed to determine whether mandatory mask use influenced the case fatality rate in Kansas, USA between August 1st and October 15th 2020.

 

Radioactivity of drinking water in Estonia is among highest in Europe

Drinking water in Estonia has the highest amount of radioactive elements among the EU countries, and while scientists say that this does not pose a significant health risk, water supply plant operators should pay attention.

 

War Within the War: The Fight Over Land and Genetically Engineered Agriculture

Ten months before Russian troops poured into Ukraine, that country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a bill into law authorizing the private sale of farmland, reversing a moratorium that had been in place since 2001. An earlier administration in Ukraine had instituted the moratorium in order to halt further privatization of The Commons and small farms, which were being bought up by oligarchs and concentrated in fewer and fewer hands.

 

What is Radon and How are We Exposed to It?

We are continuously exposed to radioactivity in everyday life. Some of the most familiar sources of radiation include microwave ovens in our kitchens and the radios we listen to in our cars. Most of the radiation we are exposed to carries no risk to our health.

 

School Children To Be Fed Bugs To Stop Climate Change

Scientists will use UK school children as guinea pigs, having organized workshops where bugs will be served as food to see their response to eating “alternative proteins.”

 

Joint Effort By TTI, Texas A&M AgriLife Helps To Protect Endangered Species From Road Projects

The agencies are testing three different fence designs created to keep protected species like the Houston toad and Louisiana pine snake out of construction zones.

 

Scientists Show that at Least 44 Percent of Earth’s Land Requires Conservation to Safeguard Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Rapid increases in the scope and effectiveness of global conservation efforts are critical to maintaining Earth’s ecological integrity

 

Op-Ed: Closing the plastic tap

Negotiations, expected to take two years, began this week. As a group of nine international experts on plastic pollution from eight countries, we’ve recently argued in a letter to the journal Science that this treaty must cap plastic production and regulate the chemicals they contain. Here’s why.

 

Is This the World’s Most Eco-Friendly Landfill?

On a Sunday in early May, thousands of people from all over Vienna gathered in the city’s northeastern corner for a day in the sun, enjoying music performances, candy floss, guided walks around the verdant surroundings, and the chance to spot a mountain goat called Hellgirl. The location? Austria’s largest landfill.

 

On the Clean Water Act’s 50th Birthday, What Should We Celebrate?

Some rivers and lakes wouldn’t be swimmable today without this critical law. But it could use a refresh to help meet our current challenges.

 

The Field Report: Tom Vilsack on How the USDA Can Transform the Food System

We sat down with the Secretary of Agriculture to learn about the agency’s priorities around nutrition security, climate action, and equity. Plus: more news from a busy week at the USDA.

 

The Vanishing Rio Grande: Warming Takes a Toll on a Legendary River

The Rio Grande, which flows out of the Rockies and later forms the U.S.-Mexico border, has long been impacted by withdrawals for agriculture and other uses. Now, rising temperatures and an unprecedented drought pose a grave and growing peril to the river and its ecosystems.

 

IVL and Trioworld to evaluate sterilization of healthcare waste recycling

In a new joint research project, IVL and Trioworld will in collaboration develop a method to assess and ensure the sterilization properties of the recycling process of plastic. The goal is to verify that even classified healthcare plastic waste can be recycled safely in the future.

 

Listening to young people could help reduce pandemic-related harms to children

As the COVID-19 pandemic extends into a third year, experts have gained a much better understanding of its consequences for the health and development of children and adolescents.

 

How we can overcome the growing plastic crisis

The planet's plastic emergency is set to worsen dramatically. An OECD report reveals ways to significantly reduce pollution by 2060.

 

Why Your Dog Might Need Sunglasses

If you’ve ever been to the beach and watched the surfers, you might have occasionally noticed one who had a canine companion riding tandem with them on the board. The pooch looking proud with their owner, staying steadfastly planted like a pro and… squinting?

 

California court ruling opens door for protection of insects as endangered species

A court ruled this week that the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) can apply to invertebrates, including insects.

 

Global heating is turning white Alps green, study finds

The impact of global heating on the Alps is visible from space, with the snow-white mountains increasingly colonised by green plants, according to a study of high-resolution satellite data.

 

World’s Largest Plant Is a Seagrass Meadow Bigger Than Brooklyn

When Australian researchers went to find out how much genetic diversity was contained in the seagrass meadows of Shark Bay, a World Heritage Area in Western Australia, they were in for a surprise.

 

The regenerative farm working to improve soil without fertilizers

As the Ukraine war and climate crisis act as a wake-up call for the industry, one UK farm is leading the way

 

Car tires produce vastly more particle pollution than exhausts, tests show

Almost 2,000 times more particle pollution is produced by tyre wear than is pumped out of the exhausts of modern cars, tests have shown.

 

Glyphosate weedkiller damages wild bee colonies, study reveals

The critical ability of wild bumblebees to keep their colonies at the right temperature is seriously damaged by the weedkiller glyphosate, research has revealed.

 

NYC officials record second death in Bronx Legionnaires' outbreak: 24 cases tied to contamination from four cooling towers

Two people in the Bronx borough of New York City have died from Legionnaires' disease after two dozen cases of the rare bacterial infection have been tied to contaminated cooling towers in the area.

 

Putting graphic warnings on cigarette packets in America will have 'no effect' on the number of cigarettes smokers have every day

Putting graphic warnings on cigarette packets in America will have 'no effect' on the number of cigarettes smokers have every day — but will shame them into hiding their boxes, a study has revealed.

 

Children who attend schools along loud, busy roads more likely to be slower learners

Children who attend schools near noisy roads are more likely to be slower learners, according to new research. Scientists say loud traffic harms working memory — a ‘mental sketchpad’ essential for retaining information.

 

Salmonella vaccine for poultry contributed to rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

An investigation into the evolution of Salmonella bacteria infecting Brazilian poultry shows that the introduction of a Salmonella vaccine, combined with increasing antibiotic usage by Brazilian farmers, has led to the rise of strains that are more antibiotic-resistant, but less likely to cause disease in humans.

 

Eco-friendly policies could entice workers back to the office

Climate change took center stage at Australia's recent Federal election with many voters using their ballots to put the environment at the top of the political agenda. While the benefits of climate change mitigation for the environment are clear, University of South Australia human resources expert Dr. Subha Parida says 'going green' could also bring workers back to the city—a challenge many employers face as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease.

 

NOAA forecasts average-size Gulf of Mexico summer ‘dead zone’

A team of scientists including a University of Michigan aquatic ecologist is forecasting a summer “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico of 5,364 square miles, about average for the 35-year history of the measurements.​

 

Toxic exposure bill would rewrite America’s compact with veterans

In a year in which Congress has strained for legislative achievements, a big one is in sight. When senators return from a Memorial Day recess spent honoring those who gave their lives for the United States, they will take up a bipartisan bill that will dramatically broaden America’s commitment to take care of sick veterans.

 

What impact could legalizing medical marijuana have on impaired driving?

Advocates say legalizing medical marijuana is North Carolina is long overdue. Dan Haggerty takes WRAL viewers' questions to experts on whether marijuana can use can lead to car crashes.

 

Public Transportation Needs a Cleanup for Employees to Return to Work

A commitment to clean offices will only do so much to encourage employees to return to in-person work if their commute is unsanitary. To help make the daily commute safer and healthier for Los Angeles residents, the Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approved its largest budget ever—U$8.8 billion—to clean public buses, trains, and stations as well as enhance programs to eliminate crime and attract new workers, the Los Angeles Times reports.

 

Plastic Coated Pesticides Adding to Soil and Ecosystem Contamination with Microplastics

It is hardly news that plastics are a huge environmental problem, but three features of the plastic saturation of our planet are not well or widely recognized. One is the exacerbation of the climate emergency via emissions from the feedstocks for, and production and use of, plastics. Another is that proffered in a late 2021 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: “the land we use to grow our food is contaminated with even larger quantities of plastic pollutants” than the well-publicized amount of plastics in our oceans.

 

US Homeless Deaths Spike Wasn’t From Covid: It Was Overdoses

A study into the sharp increase in deaths of unhoused people during the pandemic in the U.S. which found the main cause was surging drug overdoses. Meanwhile in Oklahoma, a medical cannabis regulator will track products from "seed to sale" to try to prevent abuse.

 

Survey: Do Consumers Value Sustainability-Based Products?

An April 2022 study finds that retailers and brands that promote their sustainability efforts are finding it not only good for the environment - but good for business. The study was conducted by Sensormatic Solutions, a retail inventory technology company, a division of Johnson Controls.

 

Study confirms benefit of supplements for slowing age-related macular degeneration

The Age-Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS and AREDS2) established that dietary supplements can slow progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in older Americans.​

 

Coffee consumption link to reduced risk of acute kidney injury, study finds

If you need another reason to start the day drinking a cup of joe, a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has revealed that consuming at least one cup of coffee a day may reduce the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) when compared to those who do not drink coffee.

 

Do Apricot Seeds Have Health Benefits and Anticancer Benefits?

The pit of the apricot contains apricot seeds, or kernels, which are the carrier of amygdalin. Amygdalin is a naturally occurring disaccharide (two sugar molecules), benzaldehyde and hydrogen cyanid. (source) Amygdalin has erroneously also been called vitamin B17, but it is not a vitamin.

 

Unusually High Bee Die-Off In Canada Will Impact The World

An unusually high honey bee die-off in Canada is going to impact the world’s farming system. Bees are necessary pollinators and help in all agricultural industries.

 

‘We Have Screwed Up the Balance of Nature,’ Chemical Expert Tells RFK, Jr.

On the 100th episode of “RFK Jr. The Defender Podcast,” Dr. David Carpenter, a leading expert on the impacts of toxic chemicals on human health, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. discussed the “global apocalypse of insects.”

 

Where Has Monkeypox Spread To?

The monkeypox virus has sprung up in countries around the world, including in places where the virus does not usually exist.

 

Would You Pay With Your Face for ‘Convenience?’

“Smile-to-pay” technology may be easy, but it’s also easily exploited and misused, said comedian and commentator Russell Brand — and it’s another opportunity for centralized power to diminish the power of private individuals.

 

Watch: Huge Rockslide Crashes Down On Drought-Stricken Lake Powell

Utahns were out on their motorboats scooting around drought-stricken Lake Powell on Memorial Day when a massive rockfall crashed into the waters, producing a tidal wave for nearby boaters.

 

Monitoring the "journey" of microplastics through the intestine of a living organism

A UAB research team has managed to track the behaviour of microplastics during their "journey" through the intestinal tract of a living organism and illustrate what happens along the way. The study, carried out on Drosophila melanogaster using electron microscopy equipment developed by the researchers themselves, represents a significant step towards a more precise analysis of the health risks of being exposed to these pollutants.

 

U.N. report co-authored by OSU researcher advocates big increases in sustainable wood production

Increasing sustainable use of the world’s forests would support economic recovery while providing environmentally friendly wood construction materials, according to a United Nations report co-authored by an Oregon State University researcher.

 

Cracking the case of Arctic sea ice breakup

A distributed sensor network may help researchers identify the physical processes contributing to diminishing sea ice in the planet’s fastest-warming region.

 

In a small Dutch town, a fight with Meta over a massive data center

In December, over the objections of many locals, the Dutch farming community of Zeewolde approved an enormous data center for Meta, the Silicon Valley parent of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The data center, to be built on farmland spanning the length of 245 U.S. football fields, was to be powered completely by clean energy, part of the Netherlands’ pitch as a nation that it can help support Europe’s computing needs while also protecting the environment.

 

‘The Smoke Enters Your Body’: A Toxic Trash Site in Kenya Is Making Women Sick

As rubbish piles up on a vast dumpsite, the women who sift through it for their livelihood are suffering reproductive health problems that scientists say have been overlooked.

 

Where tannery spread sludge on Michigan farm, a PFAS problem grows

The bucolic farmland along the Newaygo and Oceana county border seems far removed from the perils of industrial pollution. Yet, that is exactly what the state is investigating this year at two properties where crops and livestock were farmed on land tainted by manufacturing waste once used as fertilizer.​

 
 

New Carlsbad rules aim to reduce plastic pollution

Starting today, a new ordinance goes into effect in Carlsbad intended to reduce the number of single-use plastics handed out by restaurants and food delivery services.

 

Should we protect nature for its own sake? For its economic value? Because it makes us happy? Yes

As spring phases into summer in North America, with trees flowering and birds migrating, nature seems abundant. In fact, however, the Earth is losing animals, birds, reptiles and other living things so fast that some scientists believe the planet is entering the sixth mass extinction in its history.​

 

Minimizing common air pollutant could lead to better crop yields: study

Eliminating one common air pollutant from the atmosphere could lead to considerable gains in agricultural production, a new study has found.

 

EWG applauds USDA organic transition program

The Environmental Working Group today applauds Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for announcing a new program to help farmers and ranchers make the transition to organic farming.

 

‘Why sharks matter’: Q&A with author and shark biologist David Shiffman

In a new book, conservation biologist David Shiffman explores the importance of sharks to the world’s marine ecosystems.

 

Out with asphalt: US schoolyards transformed into green oases - in pictures

Schoolyards are supposed to be somewhere kids want to play. But if your schoolyard is little more than an empty expanse of asphalt – merely boring when the weather is fine but mercilessly hot and unprotected when the mercury rises – then it becomes the opposite: a place kids want to avoid.

 

TikTok trends or the pandemic? What’s behind the rise in ADHD diagnoses

By 2016, the reported incidence of adult ADHD rose by 123% in the US – increases in stimulant medication prescriptions suggest its rise continues

 

Mind-boggling optical illusion tricks your brain into thinking a static black hole is expanding, 'as if entering a space voided of light'

A mind-boggling optical illusion can trick the brain into thinking a static black hole is expanding, researchers have shown.

 

Rising Food Prices Will Make Obesity Rates Worse, Not Better

When faced with food insecurity, studies show that people gravitate toward cheap, energy-dense meals that are bad for their health.

 

Record low wild salmon catch in Scotland alarms ecologists

Calls for action as decline is seen as evidence of harm caused by climate crisis, pollution and fish farming

 

Geese, skuas, cranes and even foxes: avian flu takes growing toll on wildlife

One ecologist counted 160 dead wild birds while walking round a Scottish loch, and figures from other countries are just as worrying

 

New virus variant threatens the health of bees worldwide

A dangerous variant of the deformed wing virus is on the rise worldwide. The virus infects honeybees, causing their wings to atrophy and the animals to die. The new variant, which has already replaced the original strain of the virus in Europe, is spreading to other regions of the world and causing entire bee colonies to collapse.

 

Metal mayhem: New research finds toxic metals absorbed by Great Salt Lake plants and insects

Plants in Great Salt Lake wetland ecosystems are able to pull hazardous metal pollution from the lake and sometimes pass it up the food chain, according to work by a team of researchers from the Department of Watershed Sciences led by Edd Hammill.

 

Aromatherapy can reduce post-surgical opioid use by half, preliminary US study finds

Aromatherapy reduces post-surgical opioid use by half in hip replacement patients anxious before their operation, according to a new preliminary study being presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC) in Milan, Italy (4-6 June).

 

How to make your lawn wildlife friendly all year round: Tips from an ecologist

Alongside the worrying current fad for plastic grass, a growing number of people are choosing to let their lawns grow wild in order to encourage a more diverse range of plants and insects to live in them. ​

 

As cooking fuels become more expensive, people are turning to dirtier alternatives

One consequence of the meteoric rise in the price of fossil gas has been that cooking meals is now much more expensive. In the U.K., food bank users declined potatoes as they couldn't afford to boil them. In Germany, increased heating and petrol costs have even forced some food banks to suspend their services.

 

Chronic Marijuana Use and Violence – Linked?

Sometimes a clinical link between events is known – corroboration attests to a potential causal tie. Sometimes that tie is not reported widely, since it is politically unpopular, empirical yet incomplete or inconvenient. Oddly, or perhaps not so, mass shootings have a tie to chronic marijuana use.

 

Fentanyl laced marijuana: Risks, dangers, and more

Several social media posts and local news reports warn of fentanyl-laced marijuana, or cannabis. While isolated case reports suggest that cannabis may sometimes contain fentanyl, most reports argue this is likely an urban legend or a very rare occurrence.

 

SURVEY: MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE VAPING

Americans are vaping substances never meant to be inhaled, including melatonin, essential oils, tea, vitamins, caffeine, and other non-nicotine substances, according to a nationwide survey.

 

Long-banned toxic chemicals remain a global threat

A new analysis by researchers at Masaryk University, the University of Toronto, and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) has found most countries are not on track to remove their stocks of highly hazardous polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) by the 2028 deadline set forth in the Stockholm Convention, the global chemicals management treaty. The report found more than 10 million tons of PCB-containing materials remain and pose public health and environmental threats globally.

 

Students Turn Race Trash into Cash

When fans leave the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after the annual Indianapolis 500, they also leave behind a lot of trash—thousands of cans, food wrappers, and even coolers. Nonprofit groups clear trash from the speedway after the race every year and take recyclables, such as aluminum cans, to scrap metal centers for cash, reports WRTV Indianapolis.

 

California Court Bans State-Run Pesticide Spraying for Failure to Consider Adverse Impacts

A California judge ordered state-run pesticide spraying to cease on public, agricultural, wild lands, and private properties. The judge states that government officials fail to consider and minimize the potential health and environmental risk associated with pesticide use. Moreover, officials failed to notify the public on the risks of pesticide spraying.

 

A Visual Guide to the Science Behind Cultured Meat

The cultured meat market is estimated to reach an eye-watering $25 billion by 2030 according to McKinsey, but only if it can overcome hurdles such as price parity and consumer acceptance. To do so, significant innovation in the science behind these products will be crucial for the industry’s growth.​

 

‘Virtual babies’ who grow up in real time will be commonplace by 2070, expert predicts

The overpopulation crisis could be solved within 50 years thanks to the evolution of “virtual children,” one of Britain’s leading artificial intelligence experts claims. Computer-generated babies that cost about $25 a month are likely to become commonplace by the early-2070s, according to Catriona Campbell.​

 

Fake Meat, Fake Breastmilk and Food Shortages

Bill Gates appears to be behind the push to stop breastfeeding and encourage uptake of BIOMILQ, a cell-cultured “human milk” made in a lab, along with other varieties of fake food

 

Globalists Are Taking Over the Food System — It’s Part of Their Plan to Control You

The globalists’ takeover of the food system is underway — if they control the seeds they control the food, and if they control the food they can use the digital ID to control consumer access to the food.​

 

Investors Say Big Food’s Big Spending Devastates Democracy, Tramples Human Rights, Destroys Planet

A global coalition of institutional and individual investors, and nonprofit organizations are using shareholder resolutions to demand Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and McDonald’s divulge how much they’re spending, where they’re spending it — and what they’re getting in return.

 

World Economic Forum Urges People To Eat Seaweed, Algae, & Cacti To Save The Planet

World Economic Forum technocrats are urging people to ditch meat and other foods deemed to be harmful to the planet and instead consume “climate beneficial foods” such as seaweed, algae and cacti.

 

Antibiotics Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

People over 60 who have used antibiotics may be at increased risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.1 The finding, which was presented at the Digestive Disease Week conference held in San Diego, California, in May 2022, may explain the rising rates of IBD occurring among older adults.

 

The grass may be greener on old mine sites as WVU researchers test resiliency of bioenergy crops

West Virginia University researchers are working to better understand how climate change may make an impact on a bioenergy crop that flourishes on reclaimed mining lands.

 

Nano-Gut Interactions and the Implications for Environmental Health and Safety

Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) have increasing applications in the pharmaceutical and functional food industries for drug and nutrient delivery. With features such as enhanced loading capacity, increased bioavailability, the ability to across drug-impermeable biological barriers, targeted spatial and/or temporal delivery of desired active ingredients, as well as additional functionality e.g. live imaging and diagnostics, ENMs offer many advantages over traditional drugs.

 

Hurricane Agatha hits Oaxaca, Mexico as the strongest storm ever recorded to make landfall in May

Hurricane Agatha made history as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane centre, making landfall on a sparsely populated stretch of small beach towns and fishing villages in southern Mexico.

 

Failure to Launch: The Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

It has been 25 years since the U.S. Congress passed the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996, an amendment to the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, which mandated that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test all pesticide chemicals used in food for endocrine disruption. Soon after the law passed, EPA established the Endocrine Disruptor Screening and Testing Advisory Committee (EDSTAC) to provide recommendations to the agency on how its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) should work.

 

High levels of ‘forever chemicals’ detected in Dept. of Defense community drinking water

Dangerously high levels of the toxic forever chemicals known as PFAS have been detected in the drinking water of communities near Department of Defense installations. Data released last week by the DOD found high levels of PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS and other PFAS in the areas near military bases in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Washington.

 

Monsanto’s former CEO testifies in Roundup trial, points to EPA safety findings

Former Monsanto chief Hugh Grant spent several hours on the witness stand on Tuesday – testifying for the first time in front of a jury at a Roundup trial – telling the court repeatedly that global regulators had found no evidence that the company’s herbicides cause cancer.

 

How the lead industry misled the public about its toxic problem for decades

The lead industry characterized lead poisoning as a problem of poor people and minorities to protect its sales during the 20th century

 

Environmental pollutants play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes

The environmental pollutants we consume are probably the reason why some people develop type 1 diabetes. Even low concentrations of such pollutants can result in cells producing less insulin, reveals a new study from the University of Oslo (UiO).

 

Genetic modification, gene editing and pesticides are having an impact on our personal and planetary health

This week’s podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in learning more about the impact genetic modification, gene editing and pesticides are having on our personal and planetary health, as Patrick is joined by Dr Michael Antoniou, leading Molecular Geneticist and Head of the Gene Expression and Therapy group at Kings College London.

 

What are HeLa cells? A cancer biologist explains

In an amazing twist of fate, the aggressive cervical cancer tumor that killed Henrietta Lacks, a 31-year old African American mother, became an essential tool that helped the biomedical field flourish in the 20th century. As a cancer researcher who uses HeLa cells in my everyday work, even I sometimes find it hard to believe.

 

Deaths and injuries in road crashes are a ‘silent epidemic on wheels’

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated mind-numbing statistics over the past two years: half a billion cases, 6 million deaths, 1 million in the U.S. alone. But another, less-publicized global scourge preceded it and is likely to outlast it: traffic deaths and injuries.

 

Chinese companies linked to illegal logging and mining in northern DRC

The investigation reveals that Chinese-owned companies use ‘complaisance’ permits to log and export CITES II-listed Afrormosia, which international demand pushed to extinction in other African countries, and flags irregularities in the latest export quota. European countries will consider stricter measures on imports from the DRC.

 

The lasting consequences of school shootings on the students who survive them

As the U.S. reels from another school shooting, much of the public discussion has centered on the lives lost: 19 children and two adults. Indeed, the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas is the second deadliest such incident on record, after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

 

6 Herbs With Impressive Antiviral Activity

The human virome is made up of an estimated 380 trillion viruses, some of which harm the body and others that may benefit the body by coexisting within it. As much as half the stuff in your body, such as viruses and bacteria, may not be your own biological matter. From birth, viral infections serve an important part in human disease and survival.

 

Cockroaches Show Increasing Resistance to Sugar-Laden Baits

A new evolutionary strategy spreading among German cockroaches is making them more difficult to kill than ever before. In a recent publication in Nature Communications Biology, scientists determined that cockroaches are developing an aversion to sugar baits containing glucose, with impacts that are changing their behavior and altering their mating rituals. “We are constantly in an evolutionary battle with cockroaches,” said study co-author Coby Schal, PhD, of North Carolina State University. “Evolution can be sped up tremendously in the urban, human environment because the selection force imposed on insects, especially inside homes, is so intense.”

 

Study of NuScale Power data suggests small modular reactors likely to produce more waste than larger reactors

A pair of researchers from Stanford University working with a colleague at the University of British Columbia has found that small, modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) may produce more toxic waste per unit of electricity generated than larger, more mainstream nuclear reactors. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Lindsay Kralla, Rodney Ewing and Allison Macfarlane describe their analyses of data provided by NuScale Power, an entity tasked with designing smaller and cheaper nuclear power plants, and the models they created to show how much toxic waste would be produced by such plants.

 

Antibiotics wreak havoc on athletic performance

New research demonstrates that by killing essential gut bacteria, antibiotics ravage athletes' motivation and endurance. The UC Riverside-led mouse study suggests the microbiome is a big factor separating athletes from couch potatoes.

 

Mouse study links air pollution exposure to adverse outcomes in pregnancy

A new study in mice by UCLA scientists reveals how exposure to traffic-related air pollutants causes cellular changes in the placenta that can lead to pregnancy complications and affect the health of both mother and offspring.

 

Reading aloud to your kids might make them smarter

Reading to little ones builds bonds with their caregivers and boosts their language and literacy skills, but story time also benefits older kids, a new study reports. Reading to 6- to 12-year-olds for an hour a day in school can boost their intelligence, Italian researchers report.

 

Food waste cement: A gingerbread house-style building option

Ever dreamed of having a gingerbread house like Hansel and Gretel? In the near future, edible houses may no longer just be found in fairy tales. Tokyo University researchers Kota Machida and Yuya Sakai have developed a technology to transform food waste into potentially edible "cement" for construction use.

 

Lawsuit Challenges Federal Pesticide-Spraying Program Affecting Millions of Acres of Western Rangelands

The Xerces Society and Center for Biological Diversity sued the federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service today over its program allowing insecticide spraying on millions of acres in 17 western states.

 

What to Do if Your Child Eats a Marijuana Edible

Many marijuana edibles come as sweet or savory snacks that look just like regular candy, chips, or cookies. It's easy for a child to mistake them for ordinary foods. But these products aren’t safe for children. If your child eats a THC edible, they could get very sick. They might even need to go to the hospital.

 

Marijuana Can Cause These Awful Side Effects, According to Experts

Medicinal marijuana is a topic that stirs up much debate, but it's been well proven that taking the drug has several health benefits such as helping anxiety, managing nausea, treating glaucoma, seizures and more.

 

Scientists Develop Honey-Based Bee DNA Test to Monitor Hive Health

Scientists have developed an innovative method to examine DNA traces in honey that may help with the early identification of health problems in a hive when a deadly new disease variant cuts a swathe through global populations.

 

Vaping’s vicious toll on kids and teens

Schools, government and health authorities warn that e-cigarettes are causing serious illnesses

 

Texas Tech researchers asking Panhandle residents to test homes for radon

More data is needed on radon emissions in homes located in the Panhandle, said Texas Tech’s Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering on Tuesday. With the data that’s available, 1 in 10 households in and around the Hub City have elevated levels of radon, which is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that can be dangerous with extended periods of exposure.

 

Illegal and dangerous: Mexico bans vaping

Amid health alerts and smuggling concerns, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador decrees a total prohibition on alternative tobacco products

 

5 of the Most Healthy Peanut Butters

Peanut butter is a beloved childhood staple that is just as tasty whether you are five, 50 or 105. However, not all peanut butters have the same nutritional value. Unfortunately, many manufacturers include additives that are unnecessary and negatively affect the nutrition you should be getting when eating a healthy peanut butter.

 

Indian heatwaves threaten maternal and baby health

Soaring temperatures can lead to more preterm and stillbirths. But experts say awareness of the risk of heat during pregnancy is low, with more research needed into impacts on the world's most vulnerable women.

 

The Wall of Wind can blow away buildings at Category 5 hurricane strength to help engineers design safer homes – but even that isn’t powerful enough

In an airplane hangar in Miami, engineers are recreating some of the most powerful hurricane winds to ever strike land. These Category 5 winds can shatter a test building in the blink of an eye. Yet they aren’t powerful enough to keep up with nature.

 

Free Docuseries “Unbreakable: Destined To Thrive”

“The inventor of mRNA technology, Dr. Robert Malone, was removed from the internet for questioning the use of his own creation… This technology has been forced upon the public over the past two years, even though it’s very own creator has warned against its gene-editing capabilities, which can cause numerous side effects. The question is – Should we call this bioterrorism? If you want to fully understand what is in this vaccine and the true harm it can do to you or your loved ones, download this​

 

Chocolate for a Leaner, Longer Life

Chocolate offers unique slimming and longevity benefits and serves as a natural strategy for helping to prevent chronic disease. Learn the "good" type and ideal amounts to consume for optimal health

 

CHD Urges FCC to Accommodate Millions Sickened by Wireless Radiation

Children’s Health Defense joined 50 safe technology and disability advocacy groups in filing legal comments urging the Federal Communications Commission to provide access to wired broadband for people who are sensitive to and harmed by wireless technology.

 

Was Your Food Grown in Sewage Sludge?

Sewage sludge used as fertilizer on food crops may contain PCBs, dioxins, pharmaceuticals, hormones, surfactants, heavy metals, plastics and disease-causing pathogens.

 

‘Groovy’ music can boost brain performance, study reveals

The right song can brighten even the darkest day for many music fans, but new research out of Japan reports “groovy” music can even enhance brain functioning! That’s right, dancing your Saturday nights away may just sharpen your thinking skills.

 

7 Conditions Masquerading As Dementia

More than 40% of dementia diagnoses have been shown to be wrong. Here's what may really be going on.

 

How plate tectonics has maintained Earth's 'Goldilocks' climate

Not hothouse, nor icehouse: when tectonic plates move at a moderate speed - not too fast or slow - Earth remains habitable, new University of Sydney research finds.

 

We never got good at recycling plastic. Some states are trying a new approach

After recycling's failure to appreciably reduce the amount of plastic the U.S. throws away, some states are taking a new approach, transferring the onus of recycling from consumers to product manufacturers.​

 

Fjords emit as much methane as all the deep oceans globally

During heavy storms, the normally stratified layers of water in ocean fjords get mixed, which leads to oxygenation of the fjord floor. But these storm events also result in a spike in methane emissions from fjords to the atmosphere. Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have estimated that the total emissions of this climate-warming gas are as great from fjords as from all the deep ocean areas in the world put together.

 

Scientists found a low-cost way to make clean drinking water from air in the desert

As climate change progresses, water scarcity keeps getting worse. But new technology in development at the University of Texas at Austin could help: Using simple, low-cost materials, it harvests water from the air, even in the driest climates.

 

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work

If the plastics industry is following the tobacco industry’s playbook, it may never admit to the failure of plastics recycling.

 

Product returns are wasteful for companies and the planet. Here’s how to change that

Product returns are financially and environmentally costly—but they don’t have to be. Here are 3 ways companies can rethink returns to boost revenues and reduce waste.

 

Plastic packaging might be biodegradable after all

Leipzig researchers have found an enzyme that rapidly breaks down PET, the most widely produced plastic in the world. It might just eat your old tote bags.

 

If plastic comes from oil and gas, which come originally from plants, why isn’t it biodegradable?

To better understand why plastics don’t biodegrade, let’s start with how plastics are made and how biodegradation works.

 

First-of-its-kind study on children shows how air pollution affects children.

Air pollution is one of the leading threats to children’s health – accounting for one in ten deaths in those below five years of age. Pediatric mortalities are increasing every year because of respiratory issues. As per the latest report, nearly 21 per cent of children below the age of six reported respiratory disorders and infections due to air pollution in Ahmedabad.

 

Coffee drinkers may be at lower risk of early death, study suggests

People who drink coffee – whether with or without sugar – appear to have a lower risk of an early death, although experts caution the finding may not be down to the brew itself.

 

Researchers introduce new energy storage concept to turn high-rise buildings into batteries

With the rapid reduction in the costs of renewable energy generation, such as that of wind and solar power, there is a growing need for energy storage technologies to make sure that electricity supply and demand are balanced properly. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) researchers have come up with a new energy storage concept that could turn tall buildings into batteries to improve the power quality in urban settings.

 

Harmful bacteria survive on wet wipes washed up on beaches, study finds

Harmful bacteria on sewage-associated plastic waste washed up on beaches can survive long enough to pose a risk to human health, new research has found.

 

Tobacco industry severely damages environment: WHO

Tobacco products are the most littered item on the planet, and they contain thousands of toxic chemicals that can end up in the environment, according to the World Health Organization.

 

Primary school children could be offered EDIBLE INSECTS including mealworms and crickets as scientists urge the next generation to embrace eco-friendly meat substitutes

While chicken nuggets and chips may be the current favourites at the school canteen, scientists hope to trump this with a new kind of 'tasty grub'. Researchers are planning to feed bugs like house crickets and mealworms to children between the ages of five and 11 from four primary schools in Wales.​

 

Roadside safety messages increase crashes by distracting drivers

Behavioral interventions involve gently suggesting that people reconsider or change specific undesirable behaviors. They are a low-cost, easy-to-implement and increasingly common tool used by policymakers to encourage socially desirable behaviors.

 

California investigating sick and dying brown pelicans

Wildlife authorities are trying to determine why large numbers of California brown pelicans are being found sick and dying.

 

Two pathogens linked to salmon health and survival in B.C.

Many wild salmon populations in B.C. have experienced substantial declines over the last three decades. New UBC research published today can help chart a course towards better protection of wild salmon.​

 

Over 70% of US Doctors Could Still Opt For Unnecessary Antibiotics, New Study Reveals

For many years now, health authorities around the world have been trying to reduce the overuse of antibiotics in cases where they're not strictly needed, but a new study shows the message still isn't getting through – even within the medical community.

 

Cancer and a high fat diet: What's the link?

A new study investigates the connection between dietary fat and nitric oxide (NO), high levels of which have been linked to inflammation. Inflammation, in turn, has been linked to cancer.

 

Surprising Side Effects of Marijuana After Age 50

According to a study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, marijuana use in people over 65 increased by 75 percent between 2015 and 2018. That said, while marijuana does provide a lot of medicinal benefits, it does affect everyone differently and experts reveal it can cause unexpected side effects.

 

Abandoned, radioactive proppant from fracking spreading into Little Muddy River

Fracking proppant is a solid material, typically sand-like, that is man-made and designed to keep hydraulic fractures open, allowing for the extraction of oil. The many bags of hydraulic fracking proppant have been sitting outside for over three years. The bags have started to deteriorate and as a result, the radioactive proppant material has spread across the area, which is near a local river.

 

Solar geoengineering by injecting aluminum oxide aerosol into the lower stratosphere is a serious threat to global mental health

SRM has a low associated safety compared with other geoengineering schemes because of its possible effects on regional climate, stratospheric ozone, high-altitude tropospheric clouds, biological productivity, and global biodiversity. We want to add a possible severe effect on Global Mental Health that could be caused by using alumina as light scattering. The average residence time of a particle in the lower stratosphere is approximately 1-2 years

 

Herbal supplement shows promise against lung cancer

Berberine, a natural compound found in plants such as barberry and goldenseal, suppresses the proliferation of lung cancer cells in the lab, new research shows. It also reduces airway inflammation and damage to healthy lung cells exposed to chemicals from cigarette smoke.

 

Maintain Infection Control Inside of Hospitals and Health Care Facilities During Construction

Hospitals rarely close, even for renovation. Carpenters can unintentionally introduce germs as they tear apart and remodel the inside of hospitals and other health care facilities.

 

ADHD in kids: Eating more fruit and vegetables may reduce inattention

Now, a U.S. study, published in Nutritional Neuroscience, suggests that a diet high in fruit and vegetables may reduce symptoms of inattention in children with ADHD.

 

Investigating a hospital superbug's resistance power

Treatment of severe infections caused by pathogenic bacteria relies on "last resort" antibiotics, but rising resistance by "superbugs" to most clinically approved drugs leaves patients exposed to possible fatalities.

 

New disease affecting the kidneys and liver discovered

Scientists at Newcastle University report the discovery of a new hereditary disease called TULP3-related ciliopathy. Caused by a faulty inherited gene, this condition can result in either liver or kidney failure among both adults and adolescents.

 

Yes, the Government Really Does Stash Billions of Pounds of Cheese in Missouri Caves

The USDA has kept cheese and other dairy products in cold-storage caves for decades. But their purpose has shifted over the years.

 

Scientists Blame Space Chemicals For Rise In Heart Attacks

Far, far away in the distant reaches of Earth’s atmosphere, scientists have finally homed in on a possible cause of the sudden rise in heart attacks around the world: space chemicals.

 

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Challenging New York’s Removal of Religious Exemption for Schoolchildren

The U.S. Supreme Court, which takes only a small number of cases each year, declined to take up the appeal of 55 families challenging the 2019 removal of New York’s vaccine religious exemption.

 

Vaccination For Monkeypox Begins In Canada

Quebec has become the first province in Canada to begin vaccinating people for monkeypox, even though there are only 25 cases.

 

Scientists Genetically Engineer Hens to Pass on ‘Killer’ Gene to Keep Male Chicks From Hatching

Scientists tout transgenic chickens created with CRISPR gene editing as an animal welfare boon, but an investigation shows the hens pass on a killer gene that’s harmful to the health of chickens and could endanger humans, animals and wildlife.

 

Yikes: The Brave New World of Genetically Modified People

This story is about the hubris of conquest and genetic modification. Let's start with the ugly. The richest people of the world, as well as their loyal servants from the World Economic Forum, are on the Genetic Modification team. According to the World Economic Forum, "the evolution of gene testing and gene editing will drive the future of healthcare."

 

California Assembly approves bill to ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from cosmetics

Today, a bill to ban intentionally added toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from cosmetics sold in California passed the state Assembly.

 

California Assembly and Senate approve bills to improve prevention of lead poisoning

The California Assembly and Senate today approved two bills that would take important steps toward the prevention of lead poisoning. Assembly Bill 2326, authored by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-Colton), would improve communications between laboratories testing blood samples for lead and health care providers. Blood lead levels in children are usually detected in screenings during routine doctor visits.

 

'Landmark Study' Shows Eating This Way Can Add Years to Life

An animal study showed how a time-restricted and calorie-restricted diet could lengthen life by 35%, adding nine months over the typical two-year lifespan

 

Seed banks catalog Brazil’s food past to safeguard its future

Brazilian agricultural research agency Embrapa has collected some 120,000 seeds from nearly 700 crop species over the course of 49 years, part of an effort to safeguard the country’s rich food diversity. ​

 

Why unprecedented bird flu outbreaks sweeping the world are concerning scientists

Mass infections in wild birds pose a significant risk to vulnerable species, are hard to contain and increase the opportunity for the virus to spill over into people.

 

Massachusetts Sues 15 Companies Over PFAS Contamination

Toxic forever chemicals known as poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have polluted drinking water throughout the U.S. Now, one state is fighting back.

 

Major New Zealand salmon producer shuts farms as warming waters cause mass die-offs

New Zealand’s biggest king salmon farmer says it is shutting some of its farms after warming seas prompted mass die-offs of fish, warning that it is a “canary in the coalmine” for climate change.

 

From vitamin D-fortified tomatoes to bird-flu resistant chickens and mushrooms that never brown: The gene-edited 'Frankenfoods' that could be on supermarket shelves as soon as NEXT YEAR

Gene-edited foods such as vitamin D-fortified tomatoes and mushrooms that never go brown could soon be hitting our shelves. The government announced plans this week to allow the 'Frankenfoods' to be sold.​

 

Future Foods: What Will People Eat in 2050?

What does your grocery cart typically look like? Maybe you load it up with avocados, nutritious quinoa and bananas each week. Perhaps coffee always makes its way onto your grocery list, as does a bottle of wine for the weekend. Unfortunately, with current unsustainable methods of farming and worsening climate change, many of the staples we rely on today will be even more expensive and less accessible by 2050 than they already are.

 

Hummingbirds could go extinct as they move to escape global warming, study says

Hummingbirds could be the next casualty of global warming, a new study warns. Researchers say they will have to move north to seek cooler climes, or the species will go extinct.

 

Inappropriate antibiotics for nonhospitalized kids cost US at least $74 million

Antibiotics inappropriately prescribed to nonhospitalized children resulted in at least $74 million in excess health-care costs in the U.S. in 2017, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

 

Harvard studies show that bile acids play key role in gut immunity, inflammation

Bile acids, manufactured by the liver, are well known for their ability to dissolve fat and vitamins. New studies from the Harvard Medical School (HMS) have revealed that bile acids also regulate key immune cells. This is seen in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

 

Producers and consumers must share burden of global plastic packaging waste

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area twice size of Texas, consists of plastic waste from all over the world, carried by currents to converge in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. The floating waste breaks down into microplastics, which are consumed by fish and in turn by humans who eat those fish.

 

The gamification of green is a product of China’s Alibaba, which is bound by China to turn over its data on consumers in order to factor it into its Social Credit Scoring system. If you are not sufficiently green, you will be punished for your tr

The gamification of green is a product of China’s Alibaba, which is bound by China to turn over its data on consumers in order to factor it into its Social Credit Scoring system. If you are not sufficiently green, you will be punished for your transgressions. This app will never apply to the Davos elitists however, who collectively have the highest carbon footprint of any group in the world.

 

No Radioactivity Found at N.J. High School After 94 People Developed Brain Tumors, Study Shows

An environmental study of Colonia High School in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, found “no evidence of any cancer causing hazards that warrant further investigation,” according to officials

 

Non-GMO Project Stands with Straus Family Creamery, Other Dairy Farmers, as Synbio Milk Accelerates

During June Dairy Month, the Non-GMO Project joins American dairy farmers in calling out synthetic dairy, which is quietly appearing in grocery store coolers throughout North America. In recent years, "animal-free" dairy proteins have found their way into everything from ice cream to cream cheese to snack bars, but many shoppers, food manufacturers and retailers are unaware that these are actually unlabeled and unregulated GMOs.

 

Is Lab-Grown Meat the Safer Option?

We talked with Icicle Technologies’ Steven Burton, who walks us through the pros and cons of lab-grown meat and why he’s trying to help processors produce safer food.

 

What are the Germiest Hotspots in Planes and Hotels?

While many of us would expect surfaces such as toilet handles and bathroom doors to harbor germs, Lysol Pro Solutions’ analysis found a number of hidden dangers such as TV remotes in hotel rooms, elevator buttons and luggage carts in hotel common areas, and plane seatbelt buckles.

 

Goldfish an environmental menace? Study suggests popular pet threatens biodiversity

Goldfish are the quintessential starter pet; they’re cute, tiny, and easy for kids of all ages to take care of. Surprisingly, however, researchers from Queen’s University Belfast report these golden little guys may actually spell big trouble for surrounding ecosystems if they enter the wild.

 

An Entirely New Kind of Highly Reactive Chemical Has Been Found in The Atmosphere

Every lungful of air we suck down is mostly made up of nitrogen, with a generous helping of oxygen, and a dash of carbon dioxide. But dusting this atmospheric soup is a whole encyclopedia of different compounds and elements, some of which we can only speculate about.

 

Five Must-Haves for a Sustainable Cleaning Program

In response to COVID-19, commercial facilities are cleaning more than ever before. Cleaning professionals use chemicals and tools on a daily basis, while visitors to your facility are also impacted by the choices you make regarding cleaning. Thus, it’s essential that your cleaning program takes into consideration what is safest for people and the environment.

 

Has your food been chemically altered? New database of 50,000 products provides answers

Northeastern experts are taking the mystery out of what we eat. In a paper published Tuesday in Nature Food, Giulia Menichetti, senior research scientist at Northeastern's Network Science Institute, demonstrates that the concentrations of different nutrients in food follow a fixed pattern, and that the amount of any given nutrient in a food follows a similar mathematical formula.

 

Rivers can suddenly change course – scientists used 50 years of satellite images to learn where and how it happens

Throughout history, important cities around the world have flourished along river banks. But rivers can also be destructive forces. They routinely flood, and on rare occasions, they can abruptly shift pathways. These “channel-jumping” events, which are called avulsions, have caused some of the deadliest floods in human history.

 

Learning to live with water scarcity

Regions around the world are facing drought and water shortage, even where rain was once abundant — and that will only worsen as the planet warms. In many parts of the world, cities and countries are learning to adapt.

 

One Man’s Trash

Texas A&M graduate Carl McAfee '90 is using polymer chemistry and recycled materials to make a sustainable impact.

 

Staying safe in the sun this Memorial Day weekend

With Memorial Day weekend unofficially starting the summer, some people will be heading to the beach, others to a lake or a picnic. Whatever your plans, EWG has useful tips to help protect you from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation.

 

Bee aware: About 75% of the world’s food crops rely on bees and other pollinators

Every May 20 of each year, World Bee Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of bees and other pollinating insects for ecological health and human survival. More than 75 percent of the world’s food crops relies on bees and other pollinators, either completely or in part, as do 90 percent of wild flowering plants. In the past five decades, there has been a 300 percent rise in the number of crops being produced that are reliant on pollination.

 

Unwanted guests: Avoid chemicals, bacteria and pesticides at your Memorial Day cookout

Memorial Day weekend, the gateway to summer, is almost here – pools are opening, and people are grilling, hosting barbecues and enjoying picnics. If you’re planning an event with tasty food, make sure what you serve isn’t full of potentially harmful chemicals or contaminated with bacteria and pesticides.​

 

Is This Cancer-Causing Chemical in Your Bread?

The Environmental Working Group identified more than 130 products containing potassium bromate, a cancer-causing chemical added to the flour of many packaged baked goods, including bread.

 

CHD Supports Pittsfield, Mass. Residents Seeking to Intervene in Cell Tower Lawsuit Against Verizon

Lawyers working on behalf of Children’s Health Defense today filed a motion to intervene in the legal battle between the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Board of Health and Verizon over the telecom giant’s refusal to remove or relocate a cell tower. The motion was filed on behalf of six Pittsfield residents.​

 

17 Million Americans, Including 4 Million Children, Living Near Oil & Gas Sites Face Elevated Health Risks

Almost 4 million children in the U.S., 5.7 million people of color, and 17 million people in total, live within the half-mile "health threat radius" of an active upstream oil and gas facility, according to a new geospatial analysis released Tuesday by Earthworks and FracTracker.

 

Insane! China is 3D printing a massive 590-foot-tall dam … And constructing it without humans

A new Chinese dam would become the world’s tallest 3D-printed structure. Engineers believe they can build the dam within two years while eliminating the need for human laborers at the dam site. Artificial intelligence will control unmanned machinery to construct the overall structure.

 

California Farmers and Cattle Ranchers Struggle to Survive Unprecedented Water Cuts

Sacramento Valley growers protected for decades by their water rights are suffering for the first time during this record-breaking drought. Wildlife refuges are struggling, too.

 

Microplastics in sewage: a toxic combination that is poisoning our land

We have recently woken up to a disgusting issue. Rather than investing properly in new sewage treatment works, water companies in the UK – since they were privatised in 1989 – have handed £72 bn in dividends to their shareholders. Our sewerage system is antiquated and undersized, and routinely bypassed altogether, as companies allow raw human excrement to pour directly into our rivers. They have reduced some of them to stinking, almost lifeless drains.

 

HUGE FACILITY TO PRODUCE 15,000 TONS OF LAB GROWN MEAT PER YEAR IN THE US

The biggest bioreactor lab designed for cultivating "no kill" meat has announced plans to open up shop in the US and produce a cluck-ton of beef.

 

Big Tobacco is killing the planet with plastics. No smokescreen should be allowed to hide that

The most common source of plastic pollution in our environment is not bottles, plastic bags or food wrappers, but cigarette butts. Smokers stub out nearly 800,000 metric tonnes of cigarettes every year, enough butts to cover New York’s Central Park. They are in every country on the planet, from city streets to rubbish tips, rivers and beaches.

 

Fury over plans for gene-edited 'Frankenfoods' to be sold UNLABELLED in UK: Scotland and Wales vow to reject move as supermarkets refuse to confirm if they will even sell altered crops

Fury erupted today over Government plans to allow gene-edited foods to be sold unlabelled in British supermarkets — as Scotland and Wales both vowed to reject the move.

 

From stubbing out cigarettes forever to eating more nuts: The seven simple habits that can almost HALVE your risk of dementia

Adhering to just seven healthy habits may almost halve your chance of developing dementia, a study suggests.​

 

Teens with access to guns have a higher risk of suicide, study warns

Teens who have access to a gun are more likely to have a history of attempting suicide or having suicidal thoughts, according to a new study. Researchers from the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that one-third of all adolescents entering the emergency room had moderate to severe symptoms of depression. Concerningly, 40 percent of these children had access to a firearm.

 

FDA food safety inspections plummet, despite congressional mandate

The number of U.S. food manufacturing facilities inspected each year by the Food and Drug Administration has fallen by thousands over the last decade, despite Congress creating a mandate to increase inspections, an EWG analysis found.

 

Can 'smell' trigger tumors?

How tumors emerge has always been quite a conundrum in the scientific community.

 

Longer duration of exclusive breastfeeding has protective effect on childhood asthma

Pregnant women and new mothers are often presented with information on the benefits of breastfeeding their infants. A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) shows that a longer period of exclusive breastfeeding was associated with decreased odds of current asthma.

 

Here’s how microbes key to digestion also keep gut function in check

“The gut is a fascinating interface between an animal and the world it lives in,” says John Rawls, Ph.D., director of the Duke Microbiome Center. That’s particularly true after examining the results of new research by Rawls and his colleagues, showcasing the extraordinary level of communication and regulation occurring in the digestive tract. According to their new study in mice at Duke University, the microbes that help break down food tell the gut how to do its job better.

 

Neurotoxic Pesticides Disrupt Gut Function Linked to Parkinson’s Disease Development

A study published in The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology finds environmental exposure to neurotoxic pesticides increases Parkinson’s Disease (PD) risk through gastrointestinal (GI) disruption. Research finds exposure to chemical toxicants, like pesticides, can cause neurotoxic effects or exacerbate preexisting chemical damage to the nervous system. Although the mechanism by which pesticides induce disease development remains unclear, this study suggests environmental pestici​

 

Toxic exposure: The cost of war

Before my deployment to Afghanistan in 2010, I was an avid long-distance runner. Sprinting through miles and miles of open spaces is when I felt grateful — grateful to be alive and to be healthy. Immediately after my return home, I began experiencing migraines, got winded climbing a flight of stairs, and couldn’t run without having to stop to breathe. Where did these ailments come from?

 

Size of air pollution particles may affect a person's risk of dying from stroke, study finds

Living in areas with higher air pollution is associated with an increased risk of in-hospital death from stroke, and the risk varies depending on the size of the air pollution particles, according to a new study published in the May 25, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

 

Sleep quality may decline as global temperatures rise

Reduced sleep quality affects human mental health and cognitive functioning. ome retrospective, self-report studies suggest that sleep quality reduces during warm weather. However, they may lack reliability due to their basis on memory instead of objective measures.

 

Health Care Facilities Admit They Lack Some Environmental Hygiene Policies

Despite a worldwide pandemic putting a spotlight on infection control, almost all the health care facilities participating in a global survey reported their cleaning protocols lack at least one health care environmental hygiene (HEH) practice recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

Big Pharma Greed Led to Baby Formula Crisis

Abbott Laboratories, parent of Abbott Nutrition, has a history of deceiving the public for financial gain, comedian and political commentator Russell Brand said Tuesday.

 

Monkeypoxmania

Monkeypox causes fever, headaches, muscle aches, and sometimes fluid-filled blisters, tends to resolve in two to four weeks, and thus poses absolutely zero threat to human civilization generally.

 

Nutrition for Trying to Get Pregnant

Some studies have shown that dietary pattern has a significant effect on fertility. Of particular importance are certain vitamins and fats. However, much remains to be elucidated, and further research on the most promising results is needed to establish or debunk these findings.

 

Allergies: What is their hidden impact on mental health?

Although they are common, allergies can interfere with a person’s ability to complete daily tasks, and symptoms may lead to avoiding social interactions. This article examines the impact of allergies on mental health. What does the research say? Are doctors treating the illness holistically?

 

Autopsy helps confirm cause of mysterious paralyzing illness in kids

Researchers may finally have definitive proof of what's caused recent outbreaks of a rare polio-like illness in U.S. children: a respiratory virus that is usually harmless. The condition, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), attacks tissue in the spinal cord, causing muscles and reflexes to weaken suddenly. In some cases, it also impairs breathing muscles, forcing patients to go on a ventilator.

 

What Is Greywater?

We use a lot of water: to flush our toilets, cook our food, fill our bathtubs, water our plants, wash our clothes, and brush our teeth. An average family of four in the U.S. uses about 400 gallons of water each day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and about 120 of those gallons are wasted. but a lot of the water we use can be repurposed. Reusing water is especially important as climate change raises temperatures and diminishes available water supply. And that’s where greywater comes in.

 

The WEF Wants You To Accept “Pain” Of Climate Change Policies

While Braathen proclaimed that people need to accept “pain” and “energy shortages,” those attending the World Economic Forum are living it up. Indeed, most, if not all, arrived on private jets and have been spotted cruising the streets of Davos in limos and Mercedes-Benzes from Zurich.

 

For Bill Gates, It’s “Moneypox”: Simulation of Fictitious Monkeypox Virus Pandemic in March 2021, Goes Live in May 2022

In a TV interview with Jeremy Hunt in early November 2021, Bill Gates warned governments to prepare for simultaneous smallpox terror attacks in 10 airports: “You say, OK, what if a bioterrorist brought smallpox to 10 airports? You know, how would the world respond to that? There’s naturally-caused epidemics and bioterrorism-caused epidemics that could even be way worse than what we experienced today”, he said (emphasis added)

 

Fauci’s NIAID Approved $1.8 Million in Taxpayer Funds for Drug Experiments on Puppies

A division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) run by Dr. Anthony Fauci allocated $1,836,453 in taxpayer dollars to test an experimental hay fever drug on dogs, rats and mice, according to documents released Monday by the White Coat Waste Project.

 

More young people begin recreational cannabis use illegally in states that legalize it

Once a state legalizes recreational cannabis, residents are more likely to start using it, including those too young to do so legally, report researchers at University of California San Diego. The findings, published online in the May 26, 2022 issue of Addiction, counter claims that legalization does not increase cannabis use, particularly among youth.

 

Asian Elephants Are Ingesting Large Amounts of Plastic From Landfills in India

The highly social and endangered Asian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) lives in matriarch-led groups and, in addition to foods that can be found in the wild like grasses and the roots, bark and leaves of trees, enjoys foods cultivated by humans like rice and bananas, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

 

Millions of Amazon mailers at heart of anti-plastic vote

Seattleites may have caught wind of the campaign around Amazon already, through billboards and yard signs featuring turtles caught in plastic. The message: stop using its flimsy plastic packaging that too easily ends up in marine ecosystems.

 

Dangerous counterfeit drugs are putting millions of US consumers at risk, according to a new study

The Food and Drug Administration took 130 enforcement actions against counterfeit medication rings from 2016 through 2021, according to my new study published in the journal Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Such actions might involve arrests, confiscation of products or counterfeit rings being dissolved.

 

Whistleblower report on baby formula didn’t reach top FDA food safety official

When a whistleblower sent a 34-page report to the Food and Drug Administration in October alleging a host of unsanitary conditions at an Abbott infant formula factory, the top official in charge of food safety didn’t see it.

 

10 Powerful Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices With Health Benefits

Pharmaceutical drugs are both costly and can be a mixed bag when it comes to treatment. Not all Americans are satisfied with relying on pharmaceuticals. Many folks prefer the use of more traditional systems of medicine, such as Ayurveda, which is more than 3,000 years old.

 

10,000 Truck Drivers Taken Off The Road Due To Marijuana Violations

Five years ago in 2017, when the US labor shortage was in its nascent stages and when the US was years away from a wage-price spiral, the Fed’s Beige Book surveys of economic activity across the country in April, May and July all noted the inability of employers to find workers able to pass drug screenings: “It’s not just a matter of labor participation; there is also a lot of collateral economic damage,” said Alan B. Krueger, a Princeton economist who wrote a widely discussed paper on the subject last year. In other words, too many people were high 24/7 to be gainfully employed.

 

How Loud Noises Can Lead to Heart Attacks

Pollution comes in several different forms. While the health effects of air and water pollution have been well studied over the last several decades, researchers have only begun to delve into the health effects of noise and light pollution on humans and the environment. A study presented at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session in 2022 revealed data that blames noise pollution on 1 in 20 heart attacks.

 

Adequate sunlight exposure may offer protective benefits for immune health, says study

Sun exposure is crucial for your vitamin D intake. It can also offer benefits for your immune health. According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California – San Francisco, exposure to the sun can protect both children and young adults against multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases.

 

Boost your skin health with astaxanthin, a potent natural antioxidant

Many skincare products often promise youthful vitality or youthful appearance with continued use, but not all of them can deliver. Some products make a lot of questionable claims, but the potent substance astaxanthin has stood up to rigorous testing. Astaxanthin also shows a lot of promise in reducing the signs of skin aging and helping your skin attain a healthy vibrancy.

 

Why Are Nearly 300 Life-Saving Drugs in Short Supply? Big Pharma Will Make Too Little Profit.

Production of low-profit generic drugs has dropped off in the U.S., and patients and their physicians face shortages of critical medications — including chemotherapy drugs and IV nutrition for premature babies, CBS News reported on “60 Minutes.”

 

Microplastics From Masks Found Deep in Lungs of the Living

Tiny bits of plastic about the size of a sesame seed or smaller are everywhere. News headlines often show intact plastic bags, rings and bottles as the primary threats to the environment — and these are indeed harmful to marine life and more — but the smaller, more insidious microplastic bits may even be more harmful. A study1 from Great Britain2 found microplastics in 11 out of 13 patients’ lungs.​

 

Why Are Catfish in Sweden Living as Long as Humans?

Europe's Wels catfish has to be one of the most intriguing freshwater fish in the world. Individuals can grow to monstrous sizes, proven to measure as long as nine feet and weigh 400 pounds or more in rare circumstances. They've even been repeatedly seen beaching themselves to capture and consume pigeons dawdling on the shores of lakes and rivers. Now, a team of biologists based out of Linnaeus University in Sweden reports that catfish in the Nordic country are living 70 years or longer.

 

Scientists totally surprised after gene-editing experiment unexpectedly turn hamsters into hyper-aggressive bullies

Georgia State University scientists have created gene-edited hamsters for studies of social neuroscience and have found that the biology behind social behavior may be more complex than previously thought.​

 

The US has spent more than $2B on a plan to save salmon. The fish are vanishing anyway.

The U.S. government promised Native tribes in the Pacific Northwest that they could keep fishing as they’d always done. But instead of preserving wild salmon, it propped up a failing system of hatcheries. Now, that system is falling apart.

 

Your porch light — and even smartphone — can make monarch butterfly ‘GPS’ go haywire

Monarch butterflies are beautiful creatures to watch, but it turns out your backyard lights may actually be confusing their senses. New research by a team at the University of Cincinnati has found that exposure to porch lights or even the glow of your cellphone can disorient monarch butterflies — making their internal GPS system go haywire.

 

Guns now the #1 cause of death among children in America

Firearms have surpassed cars as the leading cause of death among both children and adolescents living in the United States, according to sobering new research by a team at the University of Michigan.

 

Batteries versus e-fuels: Which is better?

As battery-fuelled electric vehicles get cheaper and 'climate-neutral' e-fuels ready to hit the market, which is the best solution for small and commercial vehicles?

 

‘Rising tide of chemical exposure’: Pesticide contamination up 8.8% in EU – study

The contamination of fruits and vegetables produced in the European Union by the most toxic pesticides has substantially increased over the past decade, according to new research.

 

Watch TV for less than an hour a day if you want a healthy heart

Breaking the binge-watching habit could prevent thousands of people developing heart disease, a study claims.

 

Has monkeypox EVOLVED to be more contagious? Virologists claim 'hyper-mutated' strain sweeping the world has 'far more' quirks than expected

Monkeypox has evolved 'far more' than expected, scientists have warned as the virus usually only seen in Africa continues to sweep the world.

 

Do you have 'tech neck'? The VERY real danger of leaning over a phone or computer all day long

Thousands of Australians are at risk of developing 'tech neck' as more spend countless hours scrolling on phones and hunched over computers. New research commissioned by the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) revealed the pandemic has caused a huge spike in mobile device use, leading to more people developing 'hunches' in their necks and backs.

 

Scientists make plastic more degradable under UV light

Many plastics that are labeled as biodegradable are only compostable under industrial conditions, but scientists at the University of Bath have now found a way to make plastics break down using only UV light.

 

Study explores how older adults react while interacting with humanoid robots

Robots are gradually being introduced in a wide range of real-world settings, including malls, manufacturing facilities, and healthcare facilities. A way in which robots could be particularly useful is in assisting seniors in both their homes and elderly care facilities.

 

Report finds children starting school have fallen behind due to COVID-19 disruption

Children starting school were less likely to meet the expected levels of development in 2021 than before the pandemic, new research suggests.

 

Researchers urge universal mandatory folic acid fortification to prevent disabilities and deaths in infants worldwide

Maternal intake of folic acid before and during early pregnancy is the most effective way to prevent spina bifida and anencephaly in infants—two global neural tube defect disorders that are severe, disabling, and often fatal. Despite more than 30 years of research evidence proving the safety, affordability, and effectiveness of food fortification, only about 60 countries have chosen to make the fortification of staple foods like wheat flour, maize flour, or rice mandatory.

 

Scientists find sea corals are source of sought-after 'anti-cancer' compound

The bottom of the ocean is full of mysteries but scientists have recently uncovered one of its best-kept secrets. For 25 years, drug hunters have been searching for the source of a natural chemical that had shown promise in initial studies for treating cancer. Now, researchers report that easy-to-find soft corals -- flexible corals that resemble underwater plants -- make the elusive compound.

 

First 'likely' case of monkeypox found in California

The Sacramento County Division of Public Health announced Tuesday that public health officials are investigating a "likely" case of the monkeypox virus in a traveler who recently came from Europe.