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

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

 

Quarantea — Health Benefits of Drinking Tea in Crisis

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

 

Italian Doctor: Coronavirus ‘No Longer Exists Clinically’

A very public dispute has broken out between some of Italy’s, and the world’s, most high-profile doctors after one expert claimed the coronavirus “no longer exists clinically.”

 

'Absolutely No Evidence' COVID-19 Is Airborne, Canada Health Official Says.

While COVID-19 has spread globally for months, many questions still remain about the relatively new virus. One of B.C.'s top health officials, however, says medical professionals have a pretty clear picture of how the virus is transmitted."There is absolutely no evidence that this disease is airborne, and we know that if it were airborne, then the measures that we took to control COVID-19 would not have worked," Dr. Reka Gustafson, B.C.'s deputy provincial health officer, told CTV Morning Live Monday.

 

High concentrations of polluted air found inside homes during 2018 wildfire smoke event

When wildfire smoke filled the skies of Oregon's southern Willamette Valley in 2018, many residents kept their doors closed and windows shut, thinking they were safe from polluted air. But results of a preliminary Oregon State University study show that the air inside their homes contained higher concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, known as PAHs—a family of chemicals that are known to have the potential to cause cancer—than the PAH concentrations outside.

 

Coronavirus is a blood vessel disease, study suggests: Infection of the lining of veins and arteries may explain bizarre symptoms like clots and 'covid toes'

The virus that causes COVID-19 is named for its attack on the respiratory system. But as doctors continue to report high rates of blood clots, strokes, brain swelling and heart problems in their coronavirus patients, researchers have been increasingly suspicious the infection is more than a respiratory disease, but stumped for an explanation.

 

The Tests: The Achilles Heel of the COVID-19 House of Cards

“The tool is not the problem, it’s what we do with it.” – Tests are not reliable!

 

Beyond Epidemiology and Economics. The Shutdown’s Devastating Impacts on Education, Health, Family, Religion, Civil Society

Since the Covid-19 shutdown began, the media has framed it as a shutdown of the economy, making resistance to it appear to be about putting profit over life. This is not an accurate description of the shutdown. The shutdown policy is currently disrupting or transforming all of our major social institutions: government, education, health, economics, religion and family.

 

In the Chesapeake Bay, saving seagrasses can fight ocean acidification

When scientist Wen Jun Cai and his colleagues boated across the pea-soup-like waters of the upper Chesapeake Bay in the summer of 2016, water sampling kits and pH sensors in hand, they didn’t expect to find chemical magic at play. The scientists were taking stock of a looming problem facing the 200-mile-long bay: the acidification of its waters, a human-caused phenomenon that threatens the health of the crabs, oysters, and fish iconic to the large estuary.

 

Terrawatch: could granite solve the hard problem of nuclear waste storage?

We need to find somewhere safe to dispose of high-level nuclear waste; a place where we can be confident it will be isolated and contained for hundreds of thousands of years. And if we want to keep a lid on global warming then we may well need to find a similar place to store carbon dioxide too. But where?

 
 
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