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Peer-Reviewed Study “Did Not Find Evidence” Lockdowns Were Effective In Stopping COVID Spread

A new peer-reviewed study out of Stanford is questioning the effectiveness of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders (which it calls NPIs, or non-pharmaceutical interventions) to combat Covid-19. The study’s lead author is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Stanford. “The study did not find evidence to support that NPIs were effective in preventing the spread,” according to Outkick, who published the report.


Half of Americans call themselves ‘flexitarians’ now, eating more plant-based options than meat

When health experts talk about the “Western diet,” they usually mean people eating a lot of red meat and fried foods. They may have to update their definition as a new survey finds nearly one in two Americans now consumes more plant-based meals than meat. In fact, 47 percent of the United States — including more than half (54%) of respondents between 24 and 39 years-old — consider themselves “flexitarians.”​


Offshore Wind Power Is Ready to Boom. Here’s What That Means for Wildlife

Climate change threatens many marine species, but some climate solutions pose risks, too. Researchers say offshore wind needs continued study and better regulations.


Milk Thistle Promotes Liver Function

Throughout history, people have used the fruit and seeds of the milk thistle plant as a treatment for liver disorders. The plant goes by several other names, including Holy thistle, Mary thistle, Our Lady's thistle, wild artichoke and St. Mary thistle. Traditionally, the leaves have been harvested to use in salads and the flower may be roasted and used as a coffee substitute. However, it is the seeds of the milk thistle that were prized for their medicinal activity.


Rare, Factual Account of Telecom Industry’s Corruption and Deception

Investigative reporter Barbara Koeppel exposes how the telecom industry, with help from regulatory agencies, has deceived the public about the health hazards of wireless technology.


Another Monsanto Roundup Case Likely to Settle as Bayer Works Through Tens of Thousands of Cancer Claims

Bayer has lost three trials to date — juries in each of the trials found that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicides do cause cancer and that Monsanto spent decades hiding the risks.


No-Till Practices in Vulnerable Areas Significantly Reduce Soil Erosion

Soil erosion is a major challenge in agricultural production. It affects soil quality and carries nutrient sediments that pollute waterways. While soil erosion is a naturally occurring process, agricultural activities such as conventional tilling exacerbate it. Farmers implementing no-till practices can significantly reduce soil erosion rates, a new University of Illinois study shows.


Mining company to pay New Mexico $11 million for toxic Gold King spill

The state of New Mexico has reached an $11 million settlement with companies responsible for the disastrous Gold King Mine blowout near Silverton, Colo., that released tons of toxic metals and acidic waste into the Animas and San Juan rivers in 2015.


Ex-Michigan governor charged in lead-poisoning of Flint water

Michigan’s attorney general charged former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday with two counts of willful neglect of duty over the lead-poisoning of drinking water in Flint city - the first person to face criminal charges over the crisis.


Female veterans blame toxic base for reproductive issues: "I'm gonna die young"

Former Army intelligence analyst Elba Barr deployed across the Middle East and Africa after 9/11 to track Al-Qaeda there is no question in her mind the most toxic and dangerous place was Karshi-Khanabad, or K2, a former Soviet airbase in Uzbekistan, a jumping-off point for classified missions into Afghanistan.​

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