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Over 200 UMass Memorial Health Employees Fired After Not Receiving COVID Vaccine

About 200 UMass Memorial Health employees are out of a job because they missed the health care system’s COVID vaccination deadline.

 

Scientists Mystified at How Sub-Saharan Africa Avoids COVID

Whether or not lockdowns, shutdowns and other restrictive measures can work to lower the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths has been a topic of great debate since early 2020. As health experts look at global statistics, they have been stymied by the low rate of infection and death across the sub-Saharan African continent,1 compared to industrialized nations that used various lockdown procedures to contain the spread.

 

Great Barrington Declaration Now Exceeds 870,000 Signatures

On October 4, 2020, three highly-respected medical professionals wrote The Great Barrington Declaration to protest damaging COVID-19 policies, including physical and mental health impacts. Today, just 14 months later, the Declaration has attracted 870,000 signatures, including almost 60,000 from medical scientists and practitioners.

 

Global Digital ID

There is zero medical justification for injecting children with mRNA or DNA shots. The real reason appears to build a registry of digital ids on the entire generation of children, in order to track further injections as well as all other facets of their lives as they grow up. This plan has been underway well before COVID hit in early 2020.

 

PCR Tests and the Rise of Disease Panic

Investigating the cause of a disease is like investigating the cause of a crime. Just as the detection of a suspect’s DNA at a crime scene doesn’t prove they committed the crime, so the detection of the DNA of a virus in a patient doesn’t prove it caused the disease.

 

Pro-mask pediatricians denied scrubbing flyer on babies’ need to see faces from website. Months later, it’s still not there

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) still has not restored to its website a document affirming the importance of babies seeing human faces and communicating with parents via their own facial expressions, despite claiming more than three months ago the removal was merely a temporary byproduct of web maintenance.

 

Your Face Is, or Will Be, Your Boarding Pass

If it’s been a year or more since you traveled, particularly internationally, you may notice something different at airports in the United States: More steps — from checking a bag to clearing customs — are being automated using biometrics.

 

"Potentially Hazardous" Eiffel Tower-Size Asteroid Passing Earth This Week

On Dec. 11 (this Saturday), a "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of the Eiffel Tower will enter Earth's orbital path, according to NASA.

 

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Dec. 7 in Smart Meter Mandate Case

On Dec. 7, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case urging the court to reject a smart meter mandate promoted by the state’s Public Utility Commission and PECO, a local utility company. The public can listen to the hearing live via YouTube.

 

Like Fukushima! Radioactive water from Pilgrim nuclear plant to be dumped into Cape Cod Bay

The company decommissioning Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it plans to start discharging radioactive water from the plant into Cape Cod Bay within the first three months of 2022.

 

‘Disastrous’ plastic use in farming threatens food safety

The “disastrous” way in which plastic is used in farming across the world is threatening food safety and potentially human health, according to a report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.​

 

Big Food says the ‘transition’ to the new world order food system is already well underway

A coalition of the World’s largest multi-national corporations is working to manipulate you into eating more “equitable” food though a business strategy designed to help major “food players” and other large businesses facilitate “the coming food systems transition.”

 

Mega-Drought & Mega Food Shortages – Dane Wigington

Join Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com as he goes One-on-One with climate researcher Dane Wigington, founder of GeoEngineeringWatch.org.

 

China ‘Modified’ Weather for Communist Party Celebration

China used cloud seeding to generate rain and clear pollution ahead of the Communist Party’s July 1 centenary celebration in Beijing, according to a new study.

 

Devastation To Whales Is Warning Us

Yesterday afternoon, while the U.S. and other navies played war games somewhere offshore, Cuvier’s beaked whales began stranding along the southern coast of Crete. Those on the scene knew right away what they were dealing with, for yesterday’s strandings were only the most recent []of similar calamities in the region, going back two decades. [ ] All signs point to the navy.

 

PFAS: What the Defense Department’s inspector general found, ignored and obscured

The Senate’s homeland security panel will hold a critical hearing this Thursday on a shocking inspector general report that found the Defense Department failed to protect service members and their families from the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

 

One Single Neonic Exposure Saps Wild Pollinator’s Ability to Reproduce

One exposure. That’s all it takes for wild bees to experience declines in reproduction and population growth from neonicotinoid insecticides, according to research recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). This incredible sensitivity is exactly the sort of process that could rapidly drive pollinator species into extinction.

 

Ban Bug Bombs: They’re Toxic and They Don’t Work

There’s no shortage of reasons to stay away from junk food, but one study out of China is giving men in particular one more to add to the list. Doctors say that eating foods that cause inflammation — such as processed carbs and sugar, as well as polyunsaturated fats — may raise the risk of low testosterone in men.

 

Junk food, poor diet significantly raises risk of low testosterone in men

There’s no shortage of reasons to stay away from junk food, but one study out of China is giving men in particular one more to add to the list. Doctors say that eating foods which cause inflammation — such as processed carbs and sugar, as well as polyunsaturated fats — may raise the risk of low testosterone in men.

 

‘Why weren’t you there to protect us?’ Hawaii military families grill Navy leaders about toxic water

After hearing from pregnant women, nursing mothers and parents of children with rashes, stomach problems and other illnesses they believe are related to petroleum found in the Navy water supply in Hawaii, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro apologized to Hawaii military families and pledged during a town hall meeting Sunday to fix the problem.

 

All That Glitters Isn't Litter

A new plant-based material sparkles without plastics. That could be better for the environment—but it's also harder to make in industrial quantities.

 

Lather Up for National Handwashing Awareness Week

This year, National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 5-11, comes at a time when more people are returning to their offices, children are back in school, and people are out and about in preparation for the holidays. All these factors can facilitate the spread not only of COVID-19, but also the flu, norovirus, and other infectious pathogens. Proper handwashing can help keep these germs at bay.

 

Battery 'dream technology' is a step closer to reality with new discovery

A sodium-sulfur battery created by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin solves one of the biggest hurdles that has held back the technology as a commercially viable alternative to the ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries that power everything from smartphones to electric vehicles.

 

A toxic neighbor: Grand Prairie Latinos want answers about hazardous waste site

Numerous residents in the predominantly Latino Burbank Gardens neighborhood said they’ve been told little or nothing about air, soil and groundwater poisoned by TCE, a known human carcinogen.

 

Large Study Links Cannabis Use to Sleep Disruption, Especially Among Heavy Users

Getting roughly eight hours of sleep is crucial for most of us to avoid feeling like a zombie at work the next day. While some people use caffeine to keep alert during the day, others have turned to cannabis as a sleep aid.

 

Trouble in Toyland: Warnings about knock-offs, toxic parts, second-hand toys

Finding the perfect gift may be even more difficult this year thanks to supply chain issues. Parents might resort to buying toys second-hand or buying from companies they typically would not. But the product safety group behind the Trouble in Toyland report warns parents that doing so can be dangerous.​

 

The sunshine vitamin that ‘D’elivers on cardio health

Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you're down on this essential nutrient, it's not only your bones that could suffer, but also your cardio health, according to new research.

 

Pen-side test for bovine respiratory disease may save cattle industry millions, reduce antibiotic use

Sous-vide cooking has inspired an idea that took promising technology out of the lab and into the barn. Researchers at Purdue University have successfully developed an on-site bovine respiratory disease test that provides results within an hour.

 

Illustrating how exercise really is medicine

Have you been upping your fitness regime only to find you're not really shifting the dial when it comes to exercise benefits?

 

Minimal effort required: A ten-minute run can boost brain processing

Researchers found that as little as ten minutes of moderate-intensity running could benefit mental health. In study participants, both mood and cognitive functions improved, and the activation of bilateral prefrontal subregions associated with cognitive function and mood also increased. These results demonstrate the potential advantages of exercise prescriptions for various conditions including mental health treatment.

 

Particulate peril: Researchers find wildfire smoke poses neurological hazards

Woodsmoke from massive wildfires burning in California shrouded much of the West last summer, making it harder for people suffering from respiratory illnesses to breathe.

 

Off West Africa’s coast, a sea of oil spills goes unreported

In one of the first comprehensive studies of images captured by the Envisat satellite, researchers with French consultancy firm VisioTerra found evidence of 18,063 oil slicks in the Gulf of Guinea between 2002 and 2012

 

Watch this magic plastic instant-coffee package disappear in your drink

With a typical single-serve packet of instant coffee—the ready-to-brew kind that Starbucks and other brands sell for home and office use—the plastic wrapper ends up in the trash. In a prototype of a new seaweed-based packaging design, the wrapper dissolves into the drink, adding nutrients.

 

Omicron Variant and Vaccine Resistance

The inevitable is now here. Another SARS-CoV-2 variant dubbed Omicron has reportedly arisen in fully “vaccinated” patients in Botswana. Handfuls of cases have also emerged in other areas of the world. Judging by the doomsday headlines and government imposed lockdowns and border closings, the technocratic elite would really like everyone to panic about this one.

 

COVID Outbreak On US Cruise Ship

Despite every cruise line requiring passengers and crew to be fully vaccinated before boarding, a cruise ship returning from a sail across the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea with thousands of passengers onboard detected an outbreak of COVID-19, according to AP News.

 

Toxicologist Warning

Janci Chunn Lindsay, Ph.D., is a molecular biologist and toxicologist and director of toxicology and molecular biology for Toxicology Support Services LLC. April 23, 2021, she delivered a three-minute public comment to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

 

NYC Teachers Score Another Win

A Nov. 28 ruling by New York’s 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals means most New York City Department of Education employees denied a religious exemption from the city’s COVID vaccine mandate must be allowed to reapply for an exemption under a new process.

 

Congressman Introduces Bill to Force FDA to Release Pfizer Documents Within 100 Days, Instead of 55 Years

U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) on Thursday introduced legislation to require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to release, within 100 days, all records of information related to Pfizer COVID vaccines. The FDA had asked to be allowed to take up to 55 years to release the documents.

 

1 in 44 American Children Has Autism, CDC Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest prevalence estimates for autism, finding 1 in 44 or 2.27% of American 8-year-olds have an autism spectrum disorder.

 

From pollutant to product: the companies making stuff from CO2

Vodka, jet fuel, protein… according to a new clutch of carbon-to-value startups, these are just some of the things that can be manufactured from thin air

 

Drinking during pregnancy alters the structure of an unborn baby’s brain

Drinking during pregnancy is a combination doctors tell women to avoid at all costs. Now, a new study reveals that alcohol can alter the structure of an unborn baby’s brain.

 

Chemical pollutants disrupt reproduction in anemonefish, study finds

Ocean pollution is unfortunately becoming more commonplace, raising concerns over the effect of chemicals that are leaching into the water. In a new study, researchers have discovered how these chemicals can affect the reproduction in common anemonefish Amphiprion ocellaris.

 

An Actual 'Addiction' to Binge-Watching TV Could Be More Real Than You Think

Today, millions of us regularly consume our favorite series in this way. The proliferation of streaming services over recent years has made it very easy to do. Unsurprisingly, during COVID lockdowns, research shows many of us spent more time binge-watching than usual. But can binge-watching become problematic or addictive? And if you can't tear yourself away, what can you do?

 

Microplastic pollution aids antibiotic resistance

Microplastics dispersed in the environment may enhance antibiotic resistance. A study found the chemical-leaching plastics draw bacteria and other vectors and make them susceptible to antibiotic resistant genes.

 

Probiotics improve nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Researchers found that probiotics significantly improve the symptoms of pregnancy-related nausea, vomiting and constipation. Nausea and vomiting affect about 85% of pregnancies and can significantly impact quality of life, particularly during early pregnancy

 

Honeybees Survived for Weeks Under Volcano Ash After Canary Islands Eruption

For roughly 50 days, thousands of honeybees sealed themselves in their hives, away from deadly gas, and feasted on honey. “It is a very empowering story,” one entomologist said.

 

COVID saw us sitting longer, and diabetes rose globally by 16% in 2 years

New figures show global diabetes prevalence has increased by 16% in the past two years, with 537 million adults (aged 20–79) now estimated to be living with the chronic condition.

 

Toxins found in disposable plastic face masks may harm humans and the environment

Since the pandemic, the demand for disposable plastic face masks (DPFs) has soared. In 2020, production facilities, mainly in China, produced over 52 billion masks – some up to 450 million per day. Although they are “single-use” items, estimates show it could take up to 450 years for face masks to degrade. Making matters worse, a recent study finds these masks may be spreading harmful toxins into the environment.

 

Amazon Assists Research Into Solar Geoengineering to Lower Temperatures

Amazon is helping researchers look into what would happen if we tried to lessen the impacts of the climate crisis by blocking the sun.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, December 4, 2021

Weather and temperature whiplash scenarios are truly taking a toll on the remaining web of life that has so far managed to survive the relentless onslaught. With ecological collapse accelerating by the day, how much longer do we have if we remain on the current course?

 

Hawaii under blizzard warning with 12 inches of snow and winds up to 100 mph expected

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning until Sunday morning on the Big Island of Hawaii.

 

Degenerative Lung Diseases Associated with Atrazine Exposure, Worsened in Combination with Common Cancer Treatment

A study published in Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry finds atrazine (ATR) exposure worsens lung disease outcomes in individuals with idiopathic (spontaneous) pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a group of incurable lung diseases involving damaged/scarred lung tissue. Furthermore, chemotherapeutic products used to treat lymphoma (immune system cell cancer) like bleomycin can induce pulmonary fibrosis complications exacerbated by pesticide exposure. However, pesticide-related pulmonary fibrosis can hav​

 

Bug Bombs, Prone to Exploding, Are Target of Legislation to Ban Their Use

An effort is underway in New York State to restrict, and in certain cases ban, “bug bombs,” led by State Senator Zellnor Myrie (D-NYC). Total release foggers, more aptly referred to as bug bombs (because in some cases, they literally blow up), are dangerous indoor devices that release an aerosolized plume of toxic pesticides and unknown inert (or other) ingredients in an overpowered, ineffectual attempt to manage common pest problems.

 

Devil in the Details of Water Recycling

The world has been transformed into a circular economy. What is a circular economy? It began 25 years ago in what was called Cradle-to-Grave, then proceeded to Cradle-to-Cradle, reaching its final destination as the Circular Economy where everything must be recycled - from consumable products to biological life to whole systems. This includes our drinking water. So, we must ask, what do the planetary managers have planned for our drinking water?

 

EVs' global supply chain isn't so pretty

Electric vehicle production plans are taking shape around the world. But the industry still relies on some unsavory sourcing.

 

Electric Cars But No Chargers?

In a lot of respects, progress regarding sustainability and climate change is still far too slow for what the world needs. One area where the pace is really picking up however is that of electric vehicles. That is, the production and purchase of them. But, as Statista's Martin Armstrong details below, when it comes to public infrastructure to match this growing demand, a lot of countries are still a long way behind in providing charging points.

 

Long-term particulate matter pollution is associated with high blood pressure

According to the WHO, air pollution is the greatest health risk worldwide, accounting for more than 4.2 million deaths annually. In addition, chronic exposure to particulate matter contributes to the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and in particular has been associated with high blood pressure, according to a study published in Scientific Reports by the CIBERDEM (CIBER in Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Disorders) and the Biomedical Research Institute of Málaga (IBIMA).

 

Electric cars are powered by rare metals. Can AI help find them?

Electrifying global vehicle fleets will require vast new troves of metals like cobalt and copper that may be tough to find without help from big data.

 

Texas bears brunt of US plastic pollution

Former shrimper Diane Wilson watches in disgust as a Taiwan-owned factory in Texas spews millions of plastic pellets into the Matagorda Bay.

 

Could Mushrooms Be the Key to Improving Immunity?

Mushrooms, long valued for their medicinal properties, are being explored as tools to boost immunity and fight viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. Dr. Gordon Saxe, director of research at the Centers for Integrative Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine, is the principal investigator of three studies evaluating whether mushrooms are therapeutic for treating COVID-19.

 

Mercury mining makes a comeback in Kyrgyzstan

Mercury, used in gold mining and electronics, poses serious health risks. Despite international pressure to ban its trade, Kyrgyzstan is ramping up production.

 

How Andean Condors in Peru saved the California Condor from extinction

The California Condor narrowly dodged extinction in the 1980s thanks to conservation efforts involving Andean Condors reintroduced to Peru’s Illescas peninsula.

 

‘Just Total Chaos’: Floods Bring Death and Devastation to Dairies

Near-record flooding in Washington State drowned cattle, demolished homes and damaged equipment. Broken supply chains are making it even harder to recover.

 

While 3 Alaskan volcanoes are erupting across the Aleutian Chain, scientists are wondering when will the next Novarupta blast occur?

Three volcanoes continue to erupt across the Aleutian Chain. But that’s not out of the ordinary, says an Alaska geologist.

 

Misled on lead: The campaign to keep toxic lead in hunting ammo and fishing tackle

EHN investigated hundreds of claims from webpages, documents, and testimony, and found that groups including the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and the National Rifle Association (NRA) spread misinformation and engage in science denialism most of the time they communicate about lead ammunition or fishing tackle.

 

Sudden and spectacular Semeru eruption kills 13 and injures 57 as rescuers are still searching villages blanketed in molten ash for survivors

The death toll from a sudden, spectacular eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Semeru has risen to 13, disaster officials said Sunday, as rescuers searched villages blanketed in molten ash for survivors. The eruption of Java’s biggest mountain caught locals by surprise on Saturday, sending thousands fleeing its path of destruction.

 

California To Cut Water To Cities And Farmland Amid Persisting Drought

A severe drought has ravaged every county in California for seven months, forcing state officials to restrict water delivery next year to millions of Californians and hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland, according to Bloomberg.

 

9 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has solidified its place in our society’s health and beauty regimens in recent years, but what is all the fuss about? It’s a nutritious addition to your meal plans, but, remember to treat it the same way you would any other oil or fat source.

 

Mobile Phones And The Thyroid

Could mobile phone radiation affect the thyroid gland, situated as it is on the neck and close to the position where the phone is held?

 

Over half of young adults are obese or overweight, study says

More than half of America’s youngest adults — 56 percent of those ages 18 to 25 — are overweight or obese, according to Johns Hopkins research, published in JAMA.

 

As Australians Seek Compensation for Vaccine Injuries Under New Plan, Here’s a Look at COVID Vaccine Liability Laws Around the World

More than 10,000 Australians so far requested compensation for COVID vaccine injuries under the country’s vaccine injury compensation scheme. What types of compensation programs exist in other countries? ​

 

HR 550: House Passes Bill To Fund Federal Vaccination Database

Even a blind person could see that the only purpose to track vaccinations is to identify the unvaccinated. Technocrats have turned the unvaccinated into an enemy that must be dealt with by physical means. Today that could be fines, quarantines and criminal records. Tomorrow, it could mean mass expulsion and even genocidal purging. Tyranny never retreats on its own; it must be forcefully pushed back and definitively conquered.

 

Twitter Slaps 'Unsafe' Label On American Heart Association mRNA Vaccine Warning

Twitter has slapped an "unsafe link" warning on a study from the American Heart Association which found that mRNA vaccines dramatically increase the risk of developing heart diseases from 11% to 25%.

 

How Migrant Surge At The Border Fuels Massive American OD's From Tiny Grains of This Killer Drug

The cartels are taking advantage of law enforcement weaknesses and policy failures to smuggle record amounts of the lethal drug into the United States, according to interviews with half a dozen current and former drug and immigration agents. While a lack of screening technology to find contraband at ports of entry and an inept U.S-Mexico campaign to cripple the cartels are longstanding issues, there’s also a new one: the flood of migrants across the border that the Biden administration has done little to stop.

 

Madrid, the City That Wouldn’t Lock Down

Isabel Díaz Ayuso called for freedom, kept the regional economy going, and won big at the polls.

 

'World's most advanced' humanoid robot is unveiled in a UK lab with eerily realistic facial expressions and movements

It may bear a somewhat uncanny resemblance to the terrifying creation in the Will Smith blockbuster I, Robot. But this machine is actually real and has been billed as the 'world's most advanced' humanoid.​

 

Humans Are Doomed to Go Extinct

Habitat degradation, low genetic variation and declining fertility are setting Homo sapiens up for collapse

 

Volcanic fertilization of the oceans drove severe mass extinction, say scientists

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that two intense periods of volcanism triggered global cooling and falling oxygen levels in the oceans, which caused one of the most severe mass extinctions in Earth history.

 

After Months of Daylight, Antarctica Is About to Be Plunged Into 2 Minutes of Night

The Sun hasn't set in Antarctica since October. Earth's southernmost continent is currently experiencing a long summer's day, one that stretches from mid-October until early April. But on Saturday December 4, darkness will sweep across the ice of West Antarctica. The Moon will pass directly in front of the Sun, blocking its light and producing a total solar eclipse.

 

Microplastic pollution aids antibiotic resistance

The Styrofoam container that holds your takeout cheeseburger may contribute to the population's growing resistance to antibiotics. According to scientists at Rice University's George R. Brown School of Engineering, discarded polystyrene broken down into microplastics provides a cozy home not only for microbes and chemical contaminants but also for the free-floating genetic materials that deliver to bacteria the gift of resistance.

 

Gavi alliance OKs funds for Africa malaria vaccine roll-out for children

The global vaccine alliance, Gavi, said on Thursday that its board had approved an initial $155.7 million for the roll-out of the first malaria vaccine for children in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Study finds new pollutants associated with an altered ratio of baby boys to girls

Changes in the human sex ratio at birth—defined as the percentage of newborns that are boys—are associated with the presence of air and water pollutants, but are not predictably associated with seasonality or weather, according to a new study of more than 6 million births in the US and Sweden. The study, led by Andrey Rzhetsky of the University of Chicago, is publishing December 2nd in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.

 

Oklahoma governor, AG sue Defense Department over vaccine requirement

Oklahoma’s Republican governor and the state attorney general filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday, challenging the Defense Department’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for the Oklahoma National Guard.

 

Weather anomalies: Rare blizzard warnings in Hawaii while Colorado remains dry and snowless

Only two states had Winter Weather Warnings in effect Thursday…Alaska and Hawaii. And now this Winter Warning has turned into a Blizzard Warning for Hawaii.

 

Millions More People Got Access to Water. Can They Drink It?

For a long, long time, subsistence farmers in Ethiopia’s northern highlands have risked illness, and even death, in the essential act of drinking water. Gathering water from the surface of contaminated ponds or springs, villagers coped with cholera outbreaks and children dying of diarrhea before even reaching their fifth birthday. Until recently, this was their only option.

 

Green beauty product testing finds more than 60% have PFAS indicators

Green cosmetic makers know their audience. One manufacturer, in addition to the standard lines about how long-lasting and colorful their product is, says that their lip tint is “cruelty-free,” vegan, and made from wholesome ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter.

 

Backed-up container ships filled cities with pollution

As the pandemic snagged global supply chains, causing a backlog of cargo ships in seaports around the world, consumers felt the impacts in the form of delivery delays and rising prices. But for people living near ports, they also felt the impacts in other invisible ways: a rise in shipping-related emissions at those clogged up ports.

 

CANCER CASES IN KIDS RISING

The incidence of childhood cancer is rising. Some experts blame toxic chemicals.

 

World can't recycle its way out of plastic crisis - experts

Recycling will not be able to contain a runaway global plastic waste crisis, experts said on Friday as they called on companies to reduce plastic production and shift more products into reusable and refillable packaging.

 

Report says fixing plastics' pollution in the oceans requires a new approach

Millions of tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean every year. Scientists are calling on the federal government to come up with a comprehensive policy to stop it.

 

Amazon mining threatens dozens of uncontacted Indigenous groups, study shows

A study published today in Global Environmental Change shows that the approval of Brazil’s Bill 191 allowing mining on Indigenous land could be detrimental to up to 43 uncontacted Indigenous groups.

 

Solar Panel Recycling 101

Despite challenges to growth from the pandemic, the U.S. solar energy market set another record with 19.2 GW of solar installed in 2020. That’s well over 50 million solar panels. Over the next 10 years, the Solar Energy Industries Association projects that nearly 350 GW will be installed, more than 18 times the amount of solar installed in 2020. That means more than 1 billion solar panels will be actively collecting solar energy throughout the U.S. alone over the next decade.

 

Despite pledge, U.S. still wastes more than a third of its food

More than one-third of food produced in the United States is thrown out, according to a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which said the nation is falling far short of a 2015 goal to reduce that waste by half by 2030.

 

Hydrogen: What's the big deal?

Hydrogen has been hyped as a key to a global energy transition. But so far its contribution has been marginal. Why the hold-up if hydrogen is so great?

 

British Airways looks to recycled cooking oil fuel to cut jet emissions

British Airways has signed a deal for aircraft fuel made from recycled cooking oils and other household waste to be produced at scale in the UK and to be in use as early as 2022 to help power its flights.​

 

'Long' COVID causes bad smells and tastes, depression for some survivors: 'Hot water smells like rotting meat'

Katrina Haydon can’t eat, shower or brush her teeth the same way she used to six months ago because of parosmia, a smell disorder sometimes associated with COVID-19 "long-haulers," or people whose COVID symptoms last long after they test positive for the virus.'

 

The homes of the future? World's first eco-sustainable houses have been 3D printed in Italy entirely from local raw

They may look like something ancient desert civilisations would have constructed centuries ago. But actually these are the world's first eco-sustainable houses – 3D printed in Italy using locally-sourced soil – and could one day be the homes of the future.

 

Exposure to cannabis vapor causes lower sperm count in male mice and their offspring, study finds

Cannabis vapor caused lower sperm counts and motility in mice and their male offspring, a study has found.

 

Soil — dull and dirty? Think again…

To mark World Soil Day, we’re taking a look at the humble resource beneath our feet that nourishes entire ecosystems and keeps the world fed.

 

Even Short Spikes in Air Pollution Send Kids to ER for Mental Illness

Scientists are still trying to figure out exactly what happens in brains exposed to air pollution that affects mental health and cognition, but many think it's related to the inflammation that air pollution causes.

 

Australian man eats nothing but KFC for an entire month - and discovers the shocking effect it had on his body WASN'T the worst part of his fast food free-for-all

A fitness fanatic who challenged himself to only eat KFC for a month revealed he gained one kilogram of weight every three days. Conan Visser packed on eight kilograms altogether by sticking to a strict diet of burgers, fries, and deep-fried chicken meals for 30 days.

 

A Microchip Containing Your Vaccine Passport Information Can Now Be Embedded In Your Hand

Things are starting to get really weird. What I am about to share with you sounds very strange, but it is all true. Before I get into it, let me ask you a question. If you could have a vaccine passport permanently embedded into your hand, would you do it? Amazingly, some people in Sweden are willingly doing this to themselves. They are putting microchips that contain their vaccine passport information into their hands, and they are raving about how convenient this is.

 

CLIMATE SCIENTIST WARNS THAT COUNTRIES ARE GOING TO START GEOENGINEERING THE EARTH

Surprise: It’d actually be much cheaper to artificially change the world’s climate than you probably think. So cheap, in fact, that one scientist believes that some countries might soon geoengineer the planet in response to climate change.

 

Rain Could Replace Snow in Arctic Decades Faster Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

As the climate continues to warm, rain will replace snow as the primary form of precipitation in the Arctic decades earlier than previously thought, according to research. This will have profound implications for the planet.

 

The US biofuel mandate helps farmers, but does little for energy security and harms the environment

Research has shown that biofuels are not actually carbon-neutral. Correcting this mistake by evaluating real-world changes in cropland carbon uptake reveals that biofuel use has increased CO2 emissions.​

 

Denver Weather: Where’s Winter? Close To Record Heat To Start December

December is starting even warmer than November ended with temperatures soaring into the lower 70s for Wednesday and Thursday. And there will be no significant change to the weather pattern until at least early next week.

 

Lithium mine pits electric cars against sacred Indigenous land

As the United States turns to electric vehicles, solar and wind for its clean energy transition, the demand for lithium – used in rechargeable batteries – is on the rise. In a remote corner of the Nevada desert sits Thacker Pass, the site of a planned lithium mine that would make a major contribution to domestic supply of the mineral. But the project faces opposition from members of nearby Indigenous communities, who say the area holds spiritual, cultural and historical importance and would be irreversibly damaged by large-scale mining activity

 

Glitter and ‘luster dust’ used on baked goods may be toxic or inedible: CDC

Some food-decorating products, including glitter and dust products, may contain high levels of copper, lead and other harmful heavy metals, warns a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.​

 

Texas resident gets over $4,000 in bills after getting tested for COVID: "I felt deceived"

When Jaden Janak learned he had been exposed to COVID-19 shortly after his 75-year-old grandmother died from the virus last year, he knew what he had to do. He went to the hospital for a rapid test that he thought would be free. He was wrong. Several months later, the Texas resident received two bills totaling over $4,000.

 

Pfizer applies for FDA authorization of first COVID vaccine booster for kids

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators to authorize itsCOVID-19 vaccine booster shots for older teens as the Omicron variant of the virus continues to spread worldwide. The drugmaker applied for emergency use authorization with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their booster shots in children aged 16 or 17 on Tuesday.

 

Americans under age 35 are FOUR TIMES as likely to be frequent marijuana users compared to seniors, study finds

American adults under age 35 are far more likely to frequently use marijuana than those over age 65, a new study finds.

 

Light-powered soft robots could suck up oil spills

A floating, robotic film designed at UC Riverside could be trained to hoover oil spills at sea or remove contaminants from drinking water. Powered by light and fueled by water, the film could be deployed indefinitely to clean remote areas where recharging by other means would prove difficult.

 

Plants And Animals Have Started Living on The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The North Pacific Subtropical Gyre is home to a diffuse haze of garbage commonly known as the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'. Though spread across 1.6 million square kilometers (610,000 square miles) of open ocean, the patch is estimated to contain 79,000 metric tons of plastic waste.

 

La Palma volcanic update: Cumbre Vieja activity is picking up again after record earthquakes and toxic gas from strong Strombolian jets prompt evacuation of Puerto Naos

The La Palma volcano eruption is picking up again since December 1, 2021. The lava flow is affecting previously spared areas of the Spanish island, while an increase in tremors and emissions suggests the volcano is becoming more active.

 

Why Getting Outside For A Walk In The Cold Can Benefit Your Physical And Mental Health

Getting outside for a walk in the cold has several health benefits, which can energize your body and mind. Walks are a great exercise for your pets and are a great opportunity for you to go out and stay fit. A walk in the cold can boost your physical health as well as energize your mental health while giving you the exercise that you need.

 

Californian firm touts ‘mushroom leather’ as sustainability gamechanger

Vegan leather alternative isn’t just the hot fashion must-have – it could teach us about consumption and waste

 

Humans Have Broken a Fundamental Law of the Ocean

The size of undersea creatures seemed to follow a strange but stable pattern—until industrial fishing came along.

 

Banned Pesticides Associated with Endometriosis

Women exposed to metabolites of the banned insecticide chlordane are over three times more likely to develop endometriosis, finds research published in the journal Environment International. The study is the latest to find links between persistent organic pollutants (POPs), still lingering in our environment and in our bodies, and chronic disease.

 

Drinking This Much Alcohol Increases Your Risk of 3 Common Cancers, Study Finds

The fact that heavy drinking can wreak havoc on your health comes as no surprise to most people. However, new research suggests that it's not just binge drinking that could be making you susceptible to serious health issues—experts say that even more moderate alcohol consumption may pose serious risks to your wellbeing.

 

Study Links Increasing Air Pollution to the Rise of a Type of Lung Cancer

An international team of scientists, led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has linked increased air pollution to an uptick in cases of lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) worldwide.

 

Houston Residents Sue City, Railroad, for Poisoning and Contamination Caused by Creosote Wood Preservative

Thousands of residents in Houston, Texas are suing Union Pacific Railroad Company for contaminating their properties with highly hazardous creosote wood preservatives. One of these lawsuits comes from Latonya Payne, legal guardian of Corinthian Giles, a 13-year-old boy who died of leukemia after a five year battle with the disease. A recent report found that the community is in the midst of a childhood leukemia cancer cluster, with disease rates five times the national average. Late last month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan toured the area as part of his Journey to Justice tour. However, while Administrator Regan vows federal assistance with the cleanup of these long-lived chemicals.

 

London’s poorest neighborhoods have deadly pollution levels. These new sensors will explain why

Over the next three years, the Breathe London network will hand out 60 air quality sensors to communities impacted by pollution.

 

Bioenergy – For the birds

An analysis by Oak Ridge National Laboratory showed that using less-profitable farmland to grow bioenergy crops such as switchgrass could fuel not only clean energy, but also gains in biodiversity.

 

Food additive in many processed foods alters gut health, may cause disease

A common food additive, carboxymethylcellulose, which manufacturers put in processed foods alters the healthy balance of gut bacteria in humans, a new study warns. An international team finds that the long-term impact of consuming this chemical may include developing chronic inflammation, metabolic syndrome, and even colon cancer.

 

Austrians Who Refuse COVID Vaccine Could Face Prison, Health Officials Warn

In the country with the “strictest vaccine mandates in the world,” Austrians who refuse the COVID vaccine could face serious penalties — including prison.

 

No Vax, No Food/Fuel In India – Food Withheld To Force Vaccinations

“Police won’t enforce the mandates!” … but they won’t need to, as groceries and fuel are being withheld from those who fail to get their shots in Aurangabad, India.

 

Greece Imposes $114 Monthly Fine on Unvaccinated People Over 60

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for all Greeks above 60 years of age before a cabinet meeting in Athens on Tuesday, in an effort to tackle the new omicron variation threat ahead of the festive season. Those who refuse to get vaccinated will have to pay a monthly fine of 100 euros ($114) for each month they don’t get jabbed.

 

Sudden Surge in Stillbirths and Menstrual Changes

November 11, 2021, a rally formed outside of Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). The group was there to call attention to an unthinkable tragedy: 13 babies were reportedly stillborn at the hospital in a period of 24 hours. All of their mothers had received a COVID-19 injection.​

 

Corporate Funding at Public Universities Is Corrupting the Sciences, Critics Warn

Universities are working more closely with agribusiness in search of ways to pay for projects where tax dollars have become more scarce, but critics worry agriculture schools might focus more on industry than the public interest.

 

Heart Disease Risk From Saturated Fats May Depend On What Foods They Come From – New Research

Heart disease is a major cause of death worldwide – responsible for some 9 million deaths a year. But it is preventable, and health behaviour changes – such as exercising more, quitting smoking and eating healthier – are often recommended.

 

The first 'living robots' that can REPRODUCE

In a potential breakthrough for regenerative medicine, scientists have created the first-ever living robots that can reproduce.

 

Fourth-generation dairy farmer warns economic woes, climate change regulations could end family farms

A fourth-generation dairy farmer warned that climate change-related regulations and a slew of economic woes could signal the end for her family's way of life after nearly a century.

 

New opioids, more powerful than fentanyl, are discovered in D.C. amid deadly wave of overdoses

Forensic analysts have identified a new and highly potent family of synthetic opioids in the District’s illicit drug supply, a worrisome discovery in a city already struggling with a wave of fatal overdoses that shows no signs of abating. The opioids, found on used syringes examined by scientists at the D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences in September and October, are called protonitazene and isotonitazene, respectively

 

CA Supreme Court Upholds $87M Award in Glyphosate Damage Lawsuit, Bayer/Monsanto Challenge Fails

The chronicle of developments in the glyphosate saga has just grown longer: the California Supreme Court has rejected a request by Bayer AG for review of the August 2021 First District Court of Appeal (San Francisco) ruling, for the plaintiffs, that Monsanto knowingly marketed a product — Roundup — whose active ingredient (glyphosate) could be dangerous. The $87 million in damages awarded to the plaintiffs in the litigation, Alberta and Alva Pilliod, has thus survived Bayer’s challenge.

 

Tackling toxics in food must be priority for new FDA commissioner

Biden last week nominated former FDA Commissioner Robert Califf to return to that position, which he held for the last year of the Obama administration. If confirmed by the Senate, Califf needs to put the “F” back in “FDA” by using its regulatory power to ensure food safety, such as banning the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from product packaging.

 

The pandemic is changing the way young people eat and how they feel about their bodies

Kids, like adults, cope with stress and anxiety in many different ways. For example, while some children reach for more snacks to deal with uncomfortable feelings, others overexercise or restrict their eating in unhealthy ways. As a result, rates of obesity and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia have both increased among young people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The complete guide to restoring your soil

Soil expert Dale Strickler’s new book, “The Complete Guide to Restoring your Soil,” covers why we should restore soil, what ideal soil looks like, practices that build better soil, and how to build better agricultural systems.

 

The plan to transform one of New York City’s dirtiest freeways into green space

The noxious Cross Bronx Expressway could get an upgrade thanks to new federal funding

 

PFIZER IS LOBBYING TO THWART WHISTLEBLOWERS FROM EXPOSING CORPORATE FRAUD

PFIZER AND OTHER large pharmaceutical corporations are pushing to block legislation that would make it easier for whistleblowers to hold companies liable for corporate fraud.

 

How much toxin from algae blooms makes people sick?

Scientists know that red tide and other harmful algae blooms can kill marine life and make pets and people sick. Certain types of algae produce toxins that can cause respiratory problems, liver failure and nervous system issues. People and animals can be exposed by simply breathing in the air around a bloom or having skin contact.

 

The challenges in extracting lithium from geothermal brine

If you had a jar of marbles of many different colors but wanted only the green ones, how could you efficiently pick them out? What if it wasn't marbles but a jar of glitter, and there was sand, glue, and mud mixed in? That begins to describe the complexity of the brine pumped out from beneath California's Salton Sea as part of geothermal energy production.

 

Link between intestinal inflammation and microbiome

Around 500 to 1,000 different types of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms colonize our intestines. All of them together form the intestinal microbiome. As we now know, these microbes play an important role in maintaining health. This is especially evident when the composition of the microbiome becomes unbalanced, as is the case in people with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. Their intestinal microbiome contains fewer types of bacteria than that of healthy people. But so far, precisely how a modified microbiome contributes to the development of diseases is largely unknown.

 

Toxic Trouble: Millions of CPAP, BiPAP and ventilators recalled

Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall of millions of its breathing assistance machines, certain ventilators, CPAP and BiPAP machines. They were recalled due to potential health risks related to the polyester-based polyurethane foam used in the devices to make them quieter.

 

Amazon and Target play ‘outsized’ role in port congestion and pollution, report finds

Amazon and Target are playing a big role in the port pollution crisis along the US West Coast, according to a report published today. These retail giants are among the top importers in the US and rely heavily on shipping routes between China and California.

 

Legal Challenge to USDA’s Deceptive and Discriminatory GMO Labeling Scheme Moves Forward

Last week, Center for Food Safety (CFS) took an important step in its lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) rules on labeling genetically engineered (GE) or GMO foods, which USDA now calls “bioengineered foods,” detailing its legal arguments and asking a federal court to strike down the rules.

 

Water misting systems revealed as potential health hazards

They make summer afternoons far more bearable, but new research has revealed water misting systems are a breeding ground for potentially lethal disease causing bacteria—and there are no health regulations in place to protect the public.

 

Steam disinfection of baby bottle nipples exposes babies and the environment to micro- and nanoplastic particles

Using a new microspectroscopic technique, collaborating scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Nanjing University in China have found that steam disinfection of silicone-rubber baby bottle nipples exposes babies and the environment to micro- and nanoplastic particles.

 

How Norilsk, in the Russian Arctic, became one of the most polluted places on Earth

A smelting company has poisoned rivers, killed off forests and belched out more sulfur dioxide than active volcanoes. Now it wants to produce more metal for the “green economy.”

 

Toxic firefighting foam may have harmed U.S. servicemembers

The National Desk's Spotlight on America team is finding new evidence about a toxic firefighting foam that may have endangered our U.S. service members. In an exclusive interview, a retired military firefighter and whistleblower revealed new documents that show the military knew the foam could be harmful, but didn’t take immediate action. Now, he's trying to spread the word, before it’s too late.

 

30 White Rhinos Make Largest ‘Translocation’ in Their Species’ History

Thirty white rhinos have just made an incredible journey. The vulnerable mammals traveled more than 3,400 kilometers (approximately 2,113 miles) from South Africa to Rwanda in the “largest single rhino translocation in history,” African Parks announced on Monday.

 

Digital multitasking can be detrimental to a child’s mental health, study warns

Children face a deluge of electronic information from traditional television and computers to tablets, smartphones and video games, but prior studies examining the impact of electronic media on children and adults have yield mixed results.

 

Top Three Reasons to Try Holy Basil

From fighting bad breath or gum disease without the use of chemical mouthwash to pushing glucose levels down, holy basil -- also known as tulsi -- can be your powerful tool for great health

 

Bill Gates Is Pumping All of His Cash into China and Nobody’s Asking Why

According to a disturbing report by the National Pulse, Since the onset of Chinese Coronavirus pandemic, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funnelled over $54 million to fund “global health” projects in China, including to institutions controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Wuhan Institute of Virology collaborators

 

As Beef Prices Skyrocket, Ranchers Raise $300m To Fight Gov’t-Corporate Control, Create A Sustainable System

If you’ve been to the grocery store in 2021, you’ve likely noticed that all grocery prices have skyrocketed while portion sizes have declined. While much of this is due to the government stealing value from the dollar by printing money to finance their blunders — also known as taxation through inflation — beef prices have shot up far higher than most everything else thanks to the industry’s government-enabled monopoly.

 

There are alarming signs of volcanic activity and imminent eruption of THE LONG VALLEY CALDERA SUPERVOLCANO in California

THE LONG VALLEY CALDERA supervolcano is considered to be one of the world’s most dangerous, with signs that an eruption is “imminent” having surfaced across the Californian region.

 

Six new vents tear open on erupting Canary Islands volcano sending lava racing into previously untouched areas at 20ft per minute

Several new volcanic vents have opened up on the Spanish island of La Palma, releasing new lava that is speeding down a ridge and threatening to widen the damage to evacuated land, roads and homes, authorities said last night.

 

Six small earthquakes reported in a week in North Carolina county, geologists say.

The earthquake is one of several that have been reported in Forsyth County since Sunday, Nov. 21.

 

A Man’s Decade-Long Migraine Attacks Cured After Trying Plant-Based Diet For 3 Months

For those who suffer from it, migraines can change their lives. And finding a cure for them is just as tough. However, for one certain individual who had suffered migraine attacks for more than a decade, the cure was a diet based on plants.

 

Rare Earth Elements: Where in the World Are They?

Rare earth elements are a group of metals that are critical ingredients for a greener economy, and the location of the reserves for mining are increasingly important and valuable. This infographic features data from the United States Geological Society (USGS) which reveals the countries with the largest known reserves of rare earth elements (REEs).

 

Hunt for the ‘Blood Diamond of Batteries’ Impedes Green Energy Push

Batteries containing cobalt reduce overheating in electric cars and extend their range, but the metal has become known as “the blood diamond of batteries” because of its high price and the perilous conditions in Congo, the largest producer of cobalt in the world. As a result, carmakers concerned about consumer blowback are rapidly moving to find alternatives to the element in electric vehicles, and they are increasingly looking to other nations with smaller reserves as possible suppliers.

 

How Danish agriculture can become a driving force for the green transition

The agricultural sector is facing a paradigm shift. Danish high-tech agriculture can show the world how a pervasive transformation of the industry can reform food production and, at the same time, tackle the crises facing the world. The transformation is all down to something as basic as what we grow on fields, and we may have to get used to the sight of green fields instead of yellow in late summer.​

 

Amoxicillin shows little help in treating children with chest colds

One of the most common illnesses treated by primary care doctors among children is a chest cold. It has long been debated whether or not antibiotics are successful in treating children with chest infections. Now, one recent study concludes that amoxicillin, an antibiotic commonly prescribed in these cases, have little to no effect in children with chest colds.

 

Aerial Drop of Rodenticides on Farallon Islands in California Threatens Ecosystem

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is reviving its proposal to aerially apply (by helicopter) the toxic rodenticide brodifacoum to kill house mice on the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge off the Northern California coast.

 

Men who were in boxing clubs as youngsters may be THREE times as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, study warns

Men who experience repeated injuries to the head — such as during boxing matches — may be three times as likely to develop Alzheimer's, a study has warned.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, November 27, 2021

The societal disruptions of the last two years and the ever increasing criminal behavior of governments, has begun to awaken many to key aspects of the wider horizon. But even at this late hour the vast majority are still willfully blind to the climate intervention atrocities in our skies. Most continue to accept completely engineered weather catastrophes as being random acts of nature.

 

Nurdles: the worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of

Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous

 

How toxic wildfire smoke affects pregnant women

Scientists are investigating whether climate change-fueled megafires could be causing premature births and miscarriages in California.

 

12 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas To Cut Down on Holiday Waste

Looking for ways to have a more sustainable holiday season? Ditching traditional wrapping paper and bags for eco-friendly gift wrapping is an easy way to cut down your environmental impact this year.

 

If marine noise pollution is bad, deep-sea mining could add to the cacophony

A new report suggests that the noise pollution produced by deep-sea mining activities could have far-reaching effects on the marine environment, from surface to seafloor.

 

Plastic pollution making its way into bodies of wildlife, humans

Quantifying the dangers of plastic pollution in the seas and nature, a team of researchers in a new study estimates that about half of the world’s seabirds have ingested plastic additives.

 

CNN REPORT IN 1985!!! ADMITTING EMF'S + 60GHZ (5G) IS A WEAPON

In a special 1985 CNN Report a number of scientists talk about the use of 60GHZ (5G) being used a weapon as well as being used to manupulate the mental state of human beings.

 

Plastic additive increases breast cancer relapse, mortality: New science

DEHP, a phthalate used to make IV bags and tubing pliable, increases breast cancer mortality and relapse risk, a new study warns

 

Can This Herb Inhibit Viral Activity?

Traditional plant-based medicine has a long history and plant-sourced medicines have largely contributed to health and Western medicine. Natural Product Insider1 recently reported the results of botanical research in which Artemisia annua was selected as the best herbal candidate against SARS-CoV-2. ​

 

No Gasoline Without 'COVID Papers'? It’s Already Happening in Some Parts of the World

Slovenia's regulation forbidding people without 'COVID certificates' from pumping fuel shows governments are getting increasingly creative in their coercion.

 

Fauci & Big Pharma Have Institutionalized Population Reduction

It is difficult to image a person as stupid as Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte — except for every other political leader. He, like his peers, thinks lockdowns and vaccination are making people safe and happy by denying them freedom and killing and injuring them with the spike protein in the mRNA “vaccine.”

 

Aspen Institute’s Orwellian Commission On Controlling Speech In America

The Aspen Institute is a quasi-religious organization originally founded as Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. It was tightly affiliated with the Trilateral Commission in the 1970s and continues to be a mouthpiece for Trilateral policies. That Aspen campaign against Free Speech has deep globalist roots.

 

Australian Army Begins Transferring COVID-Positive Cases, Contacts To Quarantine Camps

The Australian army has begun forcibly removing residents in the Northern Territories to the Howard Springs quarantine camp located in Darwin, after nine new Covid-19 cases were identified in the community of Binjari. The move comes after hard lockdowns were instituted in the communities of both Binjari and nearby Rockhole on Saturday night.

 

Hawaii's second largest island BANS coral killing sunscreens: Maui officials prohibit sales of more than 80 non-mineral skin protectants due to reefs being bleached by chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate

Some chemicals in sunscreen are killing Hawaii's coral reefs and a new bill recently passed by Maui legislators bans the sale of certain types of skin protectants. Chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate were first identified in 2015 as ingredients that cause bleaching, which turns the colorful corals into dead, white structures.

 

‘Vaccinated, recovered or dead’: Germany gives stark winter warning to its people

Germany’s health minister has issued a stark warning to the country’s public, telling citizens that vaccination was the key to their survival.

 

Vaping—not prior smoking—is associated with changes in gene regulation linked to disease

Since they hit the market, e-cigarettes have been touted as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes for adult smokers. When research began to suggest otherwise, many questioned whether smoking was still to blame for adverse effects, since most vapers are either "dual users" who also smoke cigarettes or have a prior history of smoking.

 

How sugar-loving microbes could help power future cars

It sounds like modern-day alchemy: Transforming sugar into hydrocarbons found in gasoline. But that's exactly what scientists have done.

 

New study reveals drinking coffee could lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease

Good news for those of us who can't face the day without their morning flat white: a long-term study has revealed drinking higher amounts of coffee may make you less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease.​

 

Scottish vaccination passport app shares personal data of users with Amazon, Microsoft, Royal Mail and several other companies

The Scottish Government’s controversial vaccination passport shares the personal data of users with a host of private firms, the Sunday Mail can reveal.

 

New research outlines how longer lives are tied to physical activity

Just about everyone knows that exercise is good for you. Some people can even rattle off reasons it keeps your muscles and joints strong, and how it fights off certain diseases. But how many people can tell you the story of why and how physical activity was built into human biology?

 

These skeletons might be evidence of the oldest known mercury poisonings

Making red pigment from cinnabar may have caused toxic exposures in prehistoric Iberia.

 

When bees get a taste for dead things: Meat-eating 'vulture bees' sport acidic guts

A little-known species of tropical bee has evolved an extra tooth for biting flesh and a gut that more closely resembles that of vultures rather than other bees.

 

Vehicles are an under-recognized source of urban ammonia pollution

By disrupting normal societal activities, such as driving, COVID-19 lockdowns afforded a unique opportunity to study their impacts on the environment. Researchers now report in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology Letters that satellite data from before and during the spring 2020 lockdown in Los Angeles shows that vehicles, rather than agriculture, are the main source of urban airborne ammonia (NH3), which forms small particles that contribute to air pollution and harm human health.

 

Poor diets imperilling people and the planet: report

Nearly half the world's population suffer from poor nutrition linked to too much or not enough food, a global assessment said Tuesday with wide-ranging impacts on health and the planet.

 

The Maya may have dealt with dangerous algal blooms.

Ancient cities had toxic pollution, too

 

Urban trees are a singular weapon in stormwater management

It's hard to overstate the environmental importance of trees, which among other functions pull climate change-inducing carbon from the atmosphere, clean the air of toxins and help control runoff.

 

Robert Kennedy Jr. exposes Gates, Fauci, and gov’t collusion in interview with Tucker Carlson

Kennedy explained how the Vaccine Act in 1986, collusion between Dr. Anthony Fauci and billionaire Bill Gates, and Gates' ties to the World Health Organization have contributed to vaccines that are never safety tested.

 

COVID shots intended to reduce world’s population by poisoning ‘billions’: South African doctor

‘The deaths that are meant to follow the vaccinations will never be able to be pinned on the poison. They will be too diverse, there will be too many, and they will be in too broad a timeframe for us to understand that we have been poisoned,’ said Dr. Shankara Chetty.

 

Big Ag Hits Back After EPA Says Top Herbicides Driving Vulnerable Species Toward Extinction

Lobbyists for industrial agriculture criticized a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report concluding that the top herbicides used in food production, including glyphosate and atrazine, are likely to harm more than 1,600 protected plant and animal species.

 

The War on Fluoride Rages On

Although some studies have demonstrated a reduction in dental cavities after water fluoridation programs, many others have also found that over exposure to fluoride leads to a reduction in IQ, bone demineralization and fracture, as well as sleep pattern disruption. It also is an endocrine disruptor, raising the risk of thyroid disease

 

HOW LARGE-SCALE BITCOIN MINING IS DRIVING CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATION

As a project in Northern Sweden shows, Bitcoin’s reliance on energy consumption could bring a more sustainable future.

 

Why Putting Solar Canopies on Parking Lots Is a Smart Green Move

Solar farms are proliferating on undeveloped land, often harming ecosystems. But placing solar canopies on large parking lots offers a host of advantages — making use of land that is already cleared, producing electricity close to those who need it, and even shading cars.

 

Before geoengineering, some fundamental chemistry like spraying sulfuric acid in the sky

Research led by Joseph S. Francisco of the School of Arts & Sciences examines the chemistry of a proposal to curb climate change’s effects—creating a sunshade in the upper atmosphere made of sulfuric acid—and finds that there’s more work to do to successfully pull off such a feat.

 

HURRICANES EXPECTED TO LINGER OVER NORTHEAST CITIES, CAUSING GREATER DAMAGE

MORE STORMS LIKE HURRICANE SANDY COULD BE IN THE EAST COAST’S FUTURE, POTENTIALLY COSTING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE AND ECONOMIC LOSSES

 

Vaping Is Risky. Why Is the F.D.A. Authorizing E-Cigarettes?

The agency has taken a controversial stand on vaping as a way to quit tobacco. This is what the research shows.

 

Analysis: 7 things the White House should do to limit PFAS pollution

We offer the Biden-Harris Administration seven recommendations to deal with PFAS in commerce using a whole-of-government approach, and finally start to turn off the PFAS tap.

 

British beaches plagued by 'plastic pollution that looks just like pebbles'

Campaigners have warned that British beaches are being inundated by a form of plastic pollution that looks exactly like rocks. The so-called 'pyroplastics' are believed to be remnants of plastic that has been burnt or melted, researchers said.

 

Here’s the Next Animal That Could Go Extinct

Only about 10 vaquitas remain, but scientists say there’s still hope for the elusive porpoises. Their fate largely depends on the Mexican government.

 

Fungal Resistance to Antimicrobial Pesticides Leads to Deadly Infection

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced, in mid-October, a revision of its guidance on the evaluation of antimicrobial pesticides used against Candida auris (C. auris). This pathogen is a type of fungus (a yeast) that can cause serious infection, and can spread readily among patients and staff in hospitals and other congregate healthcare settings (such as nursing homes).

 

How the pandemic helped spread fentanyl across the US and drive opioid overdose deaths to a grim new high

The soaring death toll has been fueled by a much more dangerous black market opioid supply. Illicitly synthesized fentanyl – a potent and inexpensive opioid that has driven the rise in overdoses since it emerged in 2014 – is increasingly replacing heroin. Fentanyl and fentanyl analogs were responsible for almost two-thirds of the overdose deaths recorded in the 12 months period ending in April 2021.​

 

Clearest image ever taken of E. coli bacteria sheds light on antibiotic-resistance

As the smallest living organisms on Earth, bacteria are difficult to study, even with today’s advancements in technology. Still, research on these microorganisms is crucial for the development of certain drugs, such as antibiotics. To better understand the antibiotic-resistant capabilities of some species, scientists from the U.S. and U.K. worked to develop the clearest image to date of the surface of a bacterial cell.

 

Do Babies Cry in The Womb? Ultrasounds Show Something Strange Going On

Beginning in the second trimester of pregnancy, an expecting parent may feel their unborn baby kicking, rolling over, and even hiccupping. But is it known whether babies can start crying before they're born?

 

Old Coal Plant Site to Be Transformed Into a Walkable City

Lakeview Generating Station was once a coal plant in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. But now, developers are reimagining it to become a mixed-use, lakefront village, where residents can walk or bike anywhere within the site in just 15 minutes.

 

Where Is The Water Going?

Farmers in the heart of California’s agricultural belt – Kings County – sense something is awry with their water supplies. In this intensively farmed, perennially dry county, water is leaving at a concerning rate.

 

Insecticides can reduce bee fertility, causing lasting harm across generations

New research shows that one of the most widely used agricultural chemicals, a neonic called imidacloprid, does not just harm blue orchard bees immediately, but has negative effects that can be seen across generations.

 

“Digital Biology”: Biology Viewed Is An Information Processing System

Google’s parent, Alphabet, is already deeply embedded in the medical industry, but is expanding with a new subsidiary, Isomorphic Labs. The company will attempt to discover the “common underlying structure between biology and information science”, in a quest to accelerate new drug discovery. It will partner with pharmaceutical and biomedical companies.

 

Global Organization Attempts to End Free Speech Worldwide

If you suspected censorship was being coordinated on a global scale, you’d be right. The International Grand Committee on Disinformation1 (IGCD) consists of “an international array of legislators, policy advisers, and other experts” who work together “to forge international alliances that bring shared, effective strategies into the battle against online disinformation.” What could possibly go wrong?​

 

FDA Wants 55 Years to Produce Data That Led to ‘Warp Speed’ Licensing of Pfizer Comirnaty Vaccine

A group seeking documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration related to the agency’s licensing of the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine argued the agency should produce the data “108 days from today,” which it said “is the same amount of time it took the FDA to review the responsive documents for the far more intricate task of licensing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.”

 

How the chemicals industry’s pollution slipped under the radar

It’s one of the biggest industries in the world, consumes more than 10% of fossil fuels produced globally and emits an estimated 3.3 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions a year, more than India’s annual emissions – yet the chemicals sector has largely slipped under the radar when it comes to climate.​

 

Scientists turn popcorn into an eco-friendly building material

Popcorn may soon be moving from movie theater snack stands to the theater’s walls themselves! Scientists at the University of Göttingen have developed of method to turn popcorn into eco-friendly building insulation. The team says these materials could cut down on the use of less sustainable products to keep buildings warm and reduce heating costs.

 

Pete Myers podcast: The Plastics Inferno

The founder and chief scientist at Environmental Health Sciences makes his case for a new set of R's around plastics: rethink, redesign, reform.

 

‘It’s devastating’: how fentanyl is unfolding as one of America’s greatest tragedies

More than 100,000 people died from overdoses in a single year – driven primarily by one drug

 

Monarch butterflies may be thriving after years of decline. Is it a comeback?

The North American species is seeing an exponential increase in California, but the population is far short of normal

 

How your microbiome can improve your health

More than a decade ago, little was known about the myriad of microorganisms that live happily inside and on our bodies. Now researchers believe they could change the future of human health.

 

CTR commences drilling at Hell's Kitchen Lithium and Power in Lithium Valley

Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) announced the commencement of the company’s drilling program, initiating stage one of the Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power project in Imperial, California, according to a press release.

 

A Power Struggle Over Cobalt Rattles the Clean Energy Revolution

The quest for Congo’s cobalt, which is vital for electric vehicles and the worldwide push against climate change, is caught in an international cycle of exploitation, greed and gamesmanship.

 

Texas A&M Geochemist Identifies Sources Of Lead Poisoning In Children

By teaming up with medical and other scientific experts, Texas A&M University radiogenic isotope geochemist Franco Marcantonio and graduate student Felipe Becker were able to determine the potential sources of lead in the blood of several children who participated in their study based in Kansas City, Missouri. The team developed a new methodology that can ultimately be used by communities to protect children from lead exposure.

 

9 Eco-Friendly Remedies and Preventatives for Dry Skin

From staying hydrated to limiting those steaming hot showers, here are some eco-friendly remedies and preventatives for dry skin.

 

Why We're Turning to Music to Help Treat Neurological Conditions

You probably don't realize it when you're listening to your favorite song, but music has an incredibly powerful effect on the human brain. Remarkably, research also suggests that music can physically increase brain matter, which could help the brain repair itself.

 

How to make roads with recycled waste

It cost A$49 million to add 12.5 kilometers of extra lanes to Western Australia's Kwinana Highway, south of Perth's CBD. That's not unusual. On average, building a single lane of road costs about about A$5 million per kilometer.

 

First electric autonomous cargo ship launched in Norway

Zero emissions and, soon, zero crew: the world's first fully electric autonomous cargo vessel was unveiled in Norway, a small but promising step toward reducing the maritime industry's climate footprint. ​

 

Restoring Polluted Urban Areas Helps the Environment and Communities Rebound

From Los Angeles to Portland, and Boston to Tampa Bay, the U.S. coasts are home to many urban areas. Close to 40 percent of the country’s population live along the coast, and that number is growing. Along with people, urban coastal areas often have both historical and operating industrial infrastructure, such as factories and ports. These industrial features sometimes lead to hazardous materials making their way into waters and soils, as well as fish and wildlife.

 

Multiple concussions can disrupt brain connectivity in teens

Adolescents and young adults with post-concussive symptoms who suffered three to five concussions showed disruption in the default mode network, an interconnected network of brain regions involved in wakeful rest and internal thoughts. Results of study using a special MRI technique called resting-state functional MRI (fMRI) are being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

 

Most power lines are inefficient. This startup redesigns them to easily transmit more electricity

Though the use of renewable energy is growing—in 2020, wind, solar, and other sources of renewable electricity accounted for nearly 20% of electricity generation in the U.S., up 90% from the year 2000—the basic infrastructure of the grid itself has been slower to change. Almost all overhead electricity lines use the same basic, inefficient design that’s been in use since 1908. The technology isn’t a good fit to accommodate the shift to renewables.

 

Monitor or talk? 5 ways parents can help keep their children safe online

Children have been spending more time online. A May 2020 study found that U.S. teenagers spent around seven hours a day, on average, using screens. Even before the pandemic, U.S. teens were indicating in surveys that they were “almost constantly online.”

 

E-cigarette use may be detrimental to bone health in adults

While conventional cigarette smoking is an established risk factor for osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture, the effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use on bone health have not previously been studied. In a novel study of over 5,500 adult e-cigarette users across all age groups investigators found that e-cigarette use was associated with a higher prevalence of fragility fractures. Their findings, appearing in the American Journal of Medicine Open, suggest that e-cigarette use may be detrimental to bone health even in young adults.

 

Microplastics in household dust could promote antibiotic resistance

Plastics are man-made materials that are unnatural to this world, but that does not stop the natural world from interacting with them. Indeed, dozens of studies show that when plastics get into the sea many ocean-dwelling microorganisms aggressively colonise them. This might help break plastics down, but these oceanic colonies are also hotbeds of antibiotic-resistant genes. Now, it seems, something similar might be going on in the dark recesses of your home.

 

Mushrooms trained to 'eat' cigarette butts to tackle one of world's biggest litter woes

Scientists around the world are discovering many environmental uses for fungi, and now Australian researchers are hoping oyster mushrooms will solve one of the world's biggest litter problems — what to do with the 4.5 trillion cigarette butts tossed away every year.

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, November 20, 2021

Right on schedule the climate engineers are whipping up a winter weather whiplash event for some of the most populated regions in the US. Moisture picked up from the record warm Great Lakes will be the source for much of the chemically ice nulceated precipitation. Will the ever more extreme weather fluctuations finally cause more to question what is taking place in our skies?

 

Why these West African architects are choosing mud over concrete

The traditional building material is cooler, cheaper, and requires less energy to make. But convincing villagers in Burkina Faso to stick with mud isn't easy.

 

Keeping harmful food additives off your Thanksgiving table

There’s enough to worry about with cooking, cleaning, spending time with nosy relatives and staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic for the second year in a row. The last thing you want to think about is whether potentially harmful food additives are lurking in your stuffing and pie. But many of the foods commonly found on the Thanksgiving table contain two additives that can increase your risk of cancer and cause hormone disruption.

 

Five ways to protect kids from cellphone radiation during holiday travel

If you’re traveling with kids this holiday season, chances are they’ll use some type of wireless device for entertainment for at least part of the trip. But any device using a Wi-Fi or cell signal – including smart phones, watches, tablets, Kindles, laptops – emits radiation through radiofrequency energy, which has been linked to an increased risk of brain and heart cancer, and other developmental, neurological and cognitive harms.

 

Euro winter of Covid discontent: Now Germany bans unvaccinated people from restaurants as continent goes on 'red alert' for Christmas lockdowns, French protest against further restrictions and Belgians are ordered to work from home

Germany is following Austria's example in locking-down unvaccinated people in regions where hospitals are becoming 'dangerously full' of Covid patients. Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday announced that the move is 'necessary' to tackle a 'very worrying' fourth wave of the pandemic that is overwhelming hospitals, and blamed the unvaccinated for driving the surge.

 

Bill Gates ‘Just Plain Wrong’ About Chemical Fertilizers, Scientists Say

Scientists who authored a report on nitrogen fertilizer said Bill Gates is “just plain wrong” when he says the only way to grow food is with synthetic fertilizers. Their research also suggests the climate impact of nitrogen fertilizers is much worse than previously estimated.

 

Video: Playskool Unveils “Vaccinate Me” Elmo Doll

The Elmo doll loves the vaccine. Do you want your kid vaccinated? Then get the Vaccinate Me Elmo Doll for a safer tomorrow.

 

Wait what? FDA wants 55 years to process FOIA request over vaccine data

Freedom of Information Act requests are rarely speedy, but when a group of scientists asked the federal government to share the data it relied upon in licensing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, the response went beyond typical bureaucratic foot-dragging.

 

Diet-related Illness Increases With Availability Of Red Meat: Study

As global trade in red and processed meats has increased, so have chronic diseases associated with meat consumption, a study looking at data from 154 countries found on Thursday. Researchers focused on illness and death rates from three diseases strongly linked to red and processed meat consumption: colorectal cancer, type-2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.

 

Diabolical — How Digital ID Will Control Your Life

While the media continue to scoff at warnings that vaccine passports are part of a surveillance structure that is likely to become a permanent part of our lives if we allow their implementation, there’s nothing to suggest that this won’t be the case.

 

Right to Food Law Is First to Guarantee Food Sovereignty

In a historic first for the U.S., Maine voters approved an amendment to the state’s constitution ensuring their right to food. Being a human being who needs food to survive, you may already assume that this right exists, but increasing corporate control over the food supply shows that this right isn’t inalienable.

 

Davos Billionaires Want to Save the Planet

For the time being, the world’s developing sector is generally not going to accept being sacrificed on the altar of a new Gaia cult managed by a priesthood of Davos billionaires.

 

Cement is responsible for 8% of global emissions—but it doesn’t have to be

A California-based startup called Brimstone Energy has patented a new process that reduces the emissions in Portland cement (the most commonly used type) to zero. Used with renewable energy, the process is actually carbon negative, meaning that cement could go from being a climate problem to a solution. ​

 

How contaminated water contributes to mental illness

New research indicates that childhood lead exposure impacts adult mental health. The toxic heavy metal is found across western Pennsylvania drinking water systems, leaving thousands of kids at risk.

 

Bill to ban ‘forever chemicals’ from food packaging would eliminate major source of exposure

A bill introduced today in Congress would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from food packaging, an avoidable source of exposure to the harmful substances. The bipartisan Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and in the House of Representatives by Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Don Young (R-Alaska).

 

"Keep Brazilian Beef Out" - US Trade Groups Warn Amid Mad Cow Disease Detection

Several American trade groups request the federal government to immediately halt beef imports from Brazil due to the rising risk of mad-cow disease. The U.S. Cattlemen's Association (USCA) cites reports from Brazil's Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply Ministry of two "atypical" bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) cases, according to Bloomberg. BSE, also known as mad cow disease, is a deadly neurodegenerative disease of cattle that spreads to humans through diseased meat.

 

Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy

Every year millions of Americans try to cut down on ultra-processed foods – industrial formulations that are typically high in added fat, refined carbohydrates or both. Think cookies, cakes, potato chips and pizza.

 

Disease control chief: “All of Germany is one big outbreak”

Germany has entered a “nationwide state of emergency” because of surging coronavirus infections, the head of the country’s disease control agency said Friday.

 

New Mexico facing 'serious problems' amid latest COVID-19 surge, health officials warn

COVID-19 cases in New Mexico are "trending in a worrisome direction," health officials said this week, as they called on residents to get vaccinated amid the surge.

 

New Mexico governor: Full vaccination means boosters too

Going a step beyond federal guidance, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday that she believes being fully vaccinated means three shots.

 

Austria to enter lockdown, make COVID-19 jabs mandatory

Austria announced a new national lockdown and a plan to mandate vaccinations as coronavirus infections hit a record high Friday, forcing the government to walk back promises that such blanket shutdowns were a thing of the past. Imposing a mandate would give Austria one of the world’s most stringent vaccine requirements.

 

Bamboo has been used for thousands of years in Asia. Now, it could help solve construction's sustainability problem

Strong and flexible, bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world: while soft and hard woods can take between 40 and 150 years to mature, bamboo is ready to harvest in as little as three years. When treated and engineered, it can last for decades.

 

Tick management programs could help stop Lyme disease, but US funding is inadequate

Justin Bieber, Shania Twain, Amy Schumer, Avril Lavigne, Ben Stiller, and Kelly Osbourne are just six of the millions of people who report that they have suffered from Lyme disease, an illness that costs the U.S. more than $3 billion annually. Approximately a half-million new cases are added in the U.S. every year. Much is still unknown about this potentially debilitating illness.

 

Go Organic this Thanksgiving and Keep the Toxic Turkey and Fixings Off Your Plate

Thanksgiving offers an opportunity for people to come together and give thanks for the bounty of an organic harvest. Unfortunately, many Thanksgiving meals are produced by chemical farming practices that utilize hazardous pesticides, genetically engineered (GE) crops, and petroleum-based synthetic fertilizers. These inputs, apart from being unnecessary, degrade ecosystems and affect the health of consumers and agricultural workers alike. It’s never too late to start a new tradition – for this year and into the future, make your Thanksgiving feast sustainable by going organic.

 

Climate Expert: Stop Calling It "Geoengineering"... People Will Except The Term "Climate Intervention"

The world will likely have warmed by 2.7° C by the year 2100, according to Climate Action Tracker. If they meet all the pledges they've made for emission reductions by 2030, global temperature rise will be at 2.4° C by then. Hardly the breakthroughs we need to stave off disaster. There's increasing talk of actions that governments can take beyond reducing greenhouse gas emissions—actions that could either remove existing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere or reduce the amount of sunlight coming into the atmosphere. Such approaches are usually called geoengineering, and they're controversial...​

 

New firefighting tool delivers water directly to blazing EV batteries

In April a Tesla Model S crashed and promptly burst into flames. Firefighters needed four hours to douse the flames, in part because the battery kept reigniting. When the blaze was finally over, about 30,000 gallons of water had been poured on it—what the department normally uses in a month. Firefighters needed four hours to douse the flames, in part because the battery kept reigniting. When the blaze was finally over, about 30,000 gallons of water had been poured on it—what the department normally uses in a month.

 

Bee Superfood: Exploring Honey's Chemical Complexities

Honey bees know a lot about honey, and humans are starting to catch up. Scientists are now looking at how the chemicals in honey affect bee health. With the help of research scientist Bernarda Calla, Short Wave producer Berly Mccoy explains the chemical complexities of honey, how it helps keep honey bees resilient, and what role it may play in saving the bees.

 

Researchers study the link between vitamin D and inflammation

Scientists recently gained insights into how vitamin D functions to reduce inflammation caused by immune cells that might be relevant to the responses during severe COVID-19. In a study jointly published by Purdue University and the National Institutes of Health, scientists do just that.

 

Recycled fishing nets and solar panels: Is this EV the world’s most sustainable car?

When it comes to instigating a green car revolution, electric automaker Fisker is putting the wheels in motion to be more environmentally-conscious.

 

World Toilet Day: Housing status should not determine access to clean, safe bathrooms

Bathrooms, when sufficient, provide us the space to care for ourselves and have dignity. We need to extend this right to people experiencing homelessness in US cities.

 

A first biodegradable version of Velcro has been created, drawing inspiration from climbing plants

A research group coordinated by Barbara Mazzolai at the IIT—Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology) has created the first ever prototype of a soft, biodegradable and soluble velcro inspired by the micro-hook structure of leaves on the "catchweed" plant (Galium aparine), for use in devices for the monitoring and safeguarding of the environment and in precision farming.

 

Hundreds of Millions of Birds Have Vanished Across Europe in The Last 40 Years

Humanity's close relationship with birds extends back tens of thousands of years. From helping us fish and hunt, providing us with soft comfort on which to sleep, to being our early long-distance messengers, these modern dinosaurs have gifted us with many incredible services, beyond merely being food, throughout our entire existence.

 

The Dollars and Details Behind Cleaning a Famous New York City High Rise

Building services expert gives the lowdown on One World Trade Center

 

How to make your meal healthier this Thanksgiving

We’ve waited all year to feast on delicious Thanksgiving dishes. But it’s also important for the food to be safe, ensuring it’s free from harmful additives or pesticides. Here are some ideas to inspire your Thanksgiving spread while keeping it healthy.

 

Which Eating Habits Can Improve Mental Health?

The reality is that a lot of factors affecting our mental health are things that we cannot control. But one of the things we can control is our eating habits. A number of studies have confirmed that eating habits can change our moods – both positively and negatively. Today we will be looking at some food items that are proven to improve mental health.

 

GROUNDWATER IN CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL VALLEY MAY BE UNABLE TO RECOVER FROM PAST AND FUTURE DROUGHTS

Groundwater in California’s Central Valley is at risk of being depleted by pumping too much water during and after droughts, according to a new study in the AGU journal Water Resources Research, an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on hydrology and water resources.

 

Simulation Reveals Molecular Footprint Of Organic Air Pollutants

Joining the global effort to curb air pollution, researchers at Texas A&M University have developed computational tools to accurately assess the footprint of certain organic atmospheric pollutants. Their simulation, described in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, could help government agencies keep a closer check on human-made sources of carbon-based pollutants.

 

Scientists now developing mRNA vegetables to be sold in your favorite grocery store

A recent announcement from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) explains that the National Science Foundation (NSF) gave a $500,000 taxpayer-funded grant to a group of scientists from UCR to genetically modify (GMO) new fruits and vegetables for Big Pharma that contain hidden vaccines inside their plant material.

 

NASA Study Traces Decade of Ammonia Air Pollution in Africa

A new NASA-led study is the first to focus on changing atmospheric ammonia (NH3) concentrations in Africa over an extended period. Ammonia is an air pollutant which can lead to heart and lung related illness. When present in excess in an ecosystem, it can make soil more acidic and hinder plant growth.​

 

Two 'forever chemicals' more toxic than previously thought: EPA drafts

New draft reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have found that two “forever chemicals” are more toxic than previously thought, and that one is likely carcinogenic to humans.

 

A sight to behold: The longest partial lunar eclipse in almost 600 years coming Friday

This lunar eclipse will last 6 hours and 1 minute, the longest the moon has been in the Earth’s shadow since February 18, 1440.

 

The Pentagon’s toxic ‘forever chemicals’ waste could be burning near your home

Industrial facilities across the country could be unwittingly burning the Pentagon’s legacy firefighting foam, according to an analysis of Pentagon records. The firefighting foam is made with the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

 

Bill in New York Would Restrict Use of ‘Bug Bombs’ Statewide

New York state senator Zellnor Myrie (D-NYC) introduced legislation this week that would restrict, and in certain cases ban the use of ‘bug bombs’ in the state. Total release foggers, more aptly referred to as bug bombs (because in some cases, they literally blow up), are dangerous indoor devices that release an aerosolized plume of toxic pesticides and unknown inert ingredients in an overpowered, ineffectual attempt to manage common pest problems. As Sen. Myrie notes in his legislative justific​

 

The Celebrity-Backed Green “Fintech” Company That Isn’t as Green as It Seems

Aspiration is among a group of companies that provide banking and financial services, and promise to help the environment. But so far its marketing is greener than its reality.

 

Will Biden mandate booster shots? Dr. Fauci says he believes the definition of fully vaccinated should CHANGE to include having had a third shot

The nation's top infectious disease expert says he believes the definition of being 'fully vaccinated' against COVID-19 in the U.S. could change to include booster shots.

 

British MPs to investigate hundreds of asbestos-related deaths among teachers

A committee of MPs will investigate the dangers of asbestos in British schools and hospitals, amid warnings that not enough is being done to stop preventable deaths linked to the toxic material.

 

As tax dollars dry up, university ag schools turn to agribusiness dollars and industry projects

From Iowa to Oklahoma to Kansas, universities are working more closely with agribusiness in search of ways to pay for projects where tax dollars have become more scarce. Critics worry that agriculture schools might focus more on industry than the public interest.

 

Cases similar to mad cow disease in Brazil not linked to beef consumption

Brazil recently saw cases of neurodegenerative disorder similar to mad cow disease, but authorities clarified that these cases had nothing to do with beef consumption.

 

Skyscrapers of the future? US architects reveal designs for high-rise buildings dubbed 'Urban Sequoias' that can remove up to 1,000 TONS of carbon from the atmosphere – equivalent of 48,500 trees

The idea of skyscrapers that can remove carbon from the atmosphere may sound like something of science fiction, but they could soon become a reality if new designs by a US architect firm are anything to go by. Designers have revealed ambitious designs for high-rise buildings dubbed 'Urban Sequoias' that can remove up to 1,000 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere – equivalent of 48,500 trees.

 

CDC Declares It Has No Record Of Naturally Immune Transmissions Of COVID-19

In response to a very specific FOIA request regarding records of naturally immune individuals having spread the COVID virus to others, the CDC came up completely blank. In other words, zip, nada, zilch. Thus, all claims that unvaccinated people with natural immunity can spread the virus… are based on nothing!

 

Intermittent fasting reduces inflammation, helps the body like a diabetes medication

Intermittent fasting, characterized by cyclic periods of fasting and eating, has emerged as a popular weight loss approach in recent years. Interestingly, however, a new study reports intermittent fasting can benefit the body in yet another way: reducing inflammation.

 

Exercise increases the body's own 'cannabis' which reduces chronic inflammation, says new study

Exercise increases the body's own cannabis-like substances, which in turn helps reduce inflammation and could potentially help treat certain conditions such as arthritis, cancer and heart disease. In a new study, published in Gut Microbes, experts from the University of Nottingham found that exercise intervention in people with arthritis, did not just reduce their pain, but it also lowered the levels of inflammatory substances (called cytokines).

 

Your Driver's License Will Become a Vaccine Passport

Little by little, it’s becoming easier and more convenient to “present your papers” upon request. You’re accustomed to keeping your driver’s license with you, but states are increasingly rolling out digitized versions that “go way beyond what a driver’s license is about.”

 

Austrian Police Patrol Shops, Highways Hunting For The Unvaxx'd

After the government put unvaccinated people under their own lockdown, video out of Austria shows police patrolling shops and highways checking people’s vaccination status.

 

Research in mice shows how diet alters immune system function through a gut microbe

Research in mice demonstrates how diet alters a gut microbe molecule that, in turn, prompts immune cells to downregulate inflammation. The study elucidates molecular mechanism behind long-standing belief that diet, microbiota, and immunity influence one another in myriad ways. If affirmed in larger animals and humans, the findings could inform the design of small-molecule drugs that regulate immune response to treat inflammatory conditions

 

Excessive media exposure to traumatic events could harm kids

FIU scientists investigating the effects of hurricanes and other natural disasters on children's brain development previously found that increased exposure to media coverage of disasters led kids to have post-traumatic stress (PTS) symptoms regardless of physical proximity.

 

Here come the proof tattoos for children with invisible ink

Just a few months before the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) was publicly announced, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced the completion of a Mark of the Beast “tattoo” technology for children to keep track of their vaccination records.

 

How cobalt-free batteries will bring down the cost of EVs

Battery manufactures like Samsung and Panasonic and car manufactures like Tesla and Volkswagen, along with a number of startups, are working to eliminate cobalt from batteries. Cobalt is one of the most expensive materials found in lithium-ion batteries and cobalt extraction is largely concentrated in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it is linked to human rights abuses and child labor.

 

‘Like slave and master’: DRC miners toil for $3.50 a day to fuel electric cars

Congolese workers describe a system of abuse, precarious employment and paltry wages – all to power the green vehicle revolution

 

Electric cars are not a magic bullet for air pollution

The benefits of switching to electric vehicles to clean up our toxic air has been given much airtime, both at Cop26 and by the UK government in recent weeks. However, evidence shows that electric cars still emit PM2.5 particles, the most worrying form of air pollution for humans.

 

Tea and coffee may be linked to lower risk of stroke and dementia – study

Drinking coffee or tea may be linked with a lower risk of stroke and dementia, according to the largest study of its kind.

 

Nike appears to be shredding brand-new shoes at a European recycling center

An investigation by German journalists alleges that the company is breaking German law by downcycling shoes that could be resold.

 

3D-printed steak, anyone?

Marco Pierre White is championing Redefine Meat’s products, but do they live up to the hype?

 

Used Car Battery Problems Take Shine Off China's "Green" New Energy Vehicles

In the last decade, China has rapidly expanded its “green” new energy vehicle (NEV) industry but recycling and disposing of hundreds of thousands of tons of used car batteries has become a pressing issue due to environmental concerns.

 

Rock rises out of the sea as second La Palma lava flow reaches ocean

New cascades of red-hot lava tumbled into the Atlantic Ocean off Spain's La Palma on Wednesday morning, sending up plumes of white smoke and extending a platform of volcanic rock created by earlier flows.​

 

Hazy skies, poor air quality: Is port congestion worsening LA pollution?

It hung over the Los Angeles Basin like a curtain—a veil of stagnant air that blotted out the sun and concealed both the San Gabriel Mountains and the skyscrapers of downtown L.A.

 

Austrian leader says lockdown for the unvaccinated is likely

Austria’s chancellor on Thursday stepped up threats of lockdown measures for unvaccinated people, as new coronavirus cases in the Alpine nation are soaring. The country’s worst-affected province said it plans to take that step next week.

 

Bill Gates: Governments Must PUNISH Online Users Who Oppose Masks and Vaccines

Bill Gates has urged governments worldwide to issue punishments to online users who question mask and vaccine mandates.

 

An ‘earthgrazer’ flew ‘a whopping 186 miles’ over 2 states — then vanished, NASA says

A space object with an intimidating name — “earthgrazer” — zoomed over Georgia and Alabama this week, offering witnesses a glimpse of something rare, NASA says.

 

Repeated link between volcanic eruptions and dynastic collapse in China’s Imperial Era identified

Volcanic eruptions may have triggered abrupt climate changes contributing to the repeated collapse of Chinese dynasties over the past 2,000 years, according to new research published today.

 

Melbourne’s buildings could be close to self-sustaining through fully integrated solar

New modelling, on a scale ranging from individual structures through to neighbourhoods and an entire city, has shown that buildings in the City of Melbourne could provide 74% of their own electricity needs if solar technology is fully integrated into roofs, walls and windows.

 

Despite deals, plans and bans, the Mediterranean is awash in plastic

The Mediterranean is considered to be one of the world’s most polluted bodies of water due to waste disposal problems in many countries bordering the sea, as well as the intensity of marine activity in the region.

 

US Army Surgeon Taken Off Her Job After Reporting Pilot Vaccine Injuries

A senior US Army surgeon has been taken off her job after reporting vaccine injuries.

 

Forced Covid Vaccination for Kids Is Unlawful

Now that the Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer -BioNTech vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds, expect a wave of Covid-19 vaccine mandates for children.

 

60,000 Children Have Died in the US Since 2020. 59,400 Didn’t Have Covid

Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) has put together an excellent table showing pediatric deaths by state since Jan 1, 2020. Since that start date over 60,000 children have died of any cause and 558 pediatric deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

 

Festival lovers rejoice! Scientists develop a biodegradable vegan GLITTER from cellulose

Festival lovers rejoice! Scientists develop a biodegradable vegan GLITTER from cellulose

 

Robots Steal Jobs During Pandemic As Working Poor Displaced

Companies faced with worker shortages and soaring labor costs are increasingly turning to automation to address the challenging economic climate.

 

The unclaimed soldier: Thousands of veterans, especially from the Vietnam era, die alone every year

Everyone on the third floor of South View Manor was accounted for except James Dean Ryan in Room #301. A police officer, checking on a worrying smell, opened his door and found Ryan face down on his living room floor, another Vietnam veteran who died alone.

 

Think green — clean your vehicle at a car wash

Washing your car in your driveway damages the environment, because everything that is washed from it streams into the storm drains — from the soap and polish to oil, grease and gasoline — and eventually winds up in the wetlands and bays surrounding the Island.

 

Here's why you should not throw out your lithium batteries

Mecklenburg County leaders say the county has seen recent fires at their waste facilities from rechargeable lithium batteries.

 

Europe burns a controversial ‘renewable’ energy source: trees from the U.S.

As world leaders pledge more action on climate change, one so-called solution—burning trees for electricity—could undermine progress.

 

Silent Earth: Averting the insect apocalypse

As insects become more scarce, our world will slowly grind to a halt, for it cannot function without them.

 

Scientists pour cold water on Bill Gates' nuclear plans

Companies owned by billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are planning to launch the first so-called Natrium nuclear reactor project. Many experts see the project as a misguided attempt to hit CO2 reduction targets.

 

Pfizer Secretly Added Heart Attack Drug Tromethamine (Tris) to Children’s COVID Vaccines … But Why?

A newly released document shows that drug giant Pfizer added a “secret” heart attack drug to the children’s version of its Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee that voted 17-0 to approve the jabs for children as young as five was notified that the children’s formulation of the drug contains tromethamine (Tris), a chemical that reduces blood acidity and stabilizes people who have suffered a heart attack.

 

Florida school board finally drops mask mandate after suspending 8-year-old 38 times for violations

The School District of Palm Beach County has dropped its mask mandate. The district had previously suspended a second grader 38 times for violating the mandate. She may have to repeat the grade.

 

Palm oil used in chocolate spreads, cooking oil may fuel cancer spread

Palm oil is a versatile ingredient that the world uses in everything from food manufacturing to beauty products. However, a new study finds that this substance — which is also a common ingredient in chocolate spreads — may also fuel the spread of cancer throughout the body

 

Gut bacteria don't cause autism. Autistic kids' microbiome differences are due to picky eating

There has been much speculation that the community of bacteria living in the gut—known as the microbiome—may be different among people on the autism spectrum than the wider population. This has led some researchers and clinicians to speculate that gut bacteria could cause autism.

 

Benin project turns waste fabric into recycled 'gold'

Every morning, Amake Yessoufou makes the rounds of the sewing workshops of Ouidah, a small coastal town in the south of Benin, and collects scraps of fabric used by tailors to make clothes.

 

Researchers reveal surprising findings on how salt affects blood flow in the brain

A first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at Georgia State reveals surprising new information about the relationship between neuron activity and blood flow deep in the brain, as well as how the brain is affected by salt consumption.

 

UK government asks chefs for vegan recipes to replace foie gras

Restaurateurs invited to discuss plant-based ‘faux gras’ ahead of expected ban on liver-based spread​

 

West Coast Ports Association Says Biden Vaccine Mandate Could Worsen Supply Chain Crisis

The head of the organization representing companies in labor relations at the U.S.’s largest ports is worried that the federal vaccine mandate set to take effect in January could worsen the current supply-chain crisis.

 

Silent sleep danger for smokers uncovered in first-of-its-kind study

In a first study of its kind, scientists from the Heart Research Institute (HRI) have made the link between amounts of nicotine in the blood and the amount of time people have less oxygen while they're sleeping.

 

Decline of plant pollinators threatens biodiversity

Dr James Rodger, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU) and lead author, says, this is the first study to provide a global estimate of the importance of pollinators for plants in natural ecosystems.

 

Lightning apocalypse as more than 1.3 million bolts strike Australia overnight – Vicious thunderstorms bring record rainfall and flooding

More than one million lightning strikes erupted across Australia in the past 24 hours as thunderstorms swept across the country.

 

Bioenergy crops better for biodiversity than food-based agriculture

A study led by the University of Southampton suggests a greater diversity of plants and animals can be found where bioenergy crops are grown, compared with areas supporting traditional agricultural crops.​

 

Why Nitrates And Nitrites In Processed Meats Are Harmful – But Those In Vegetables Aren’t

Many of us know that we should steer away from processed meats and eat more vegetables if we want to be healthier and lower our chances of developing certain types of cancers. While there are many reasons processed meats aren’t great for our health, one reason is because they contain chemicals called nitrates and nitrites.

 

Black Seed Oil Evaluated for Chronic Inflammation

Black seed oil has been used for its therapeutic benefits for thousands of years. Since the pandemic began, researchers have been evaluating the effect it may have on COVID-19. The seeds come from the Nigella sativa (N. sativa) plant that grows in Southern Europe, Southwest Asia and the Middle East. Traditional medicine healers have used the seeds in different forms.

 

3 Ways Mullein Boosts Your Immune System From Respiratory Infections, Allergies And Asthma, And Ear Infections

To prepare for the upcoming cold and virus season, I have been searching for herbal ways to boost my family’s immune system this Fall, which is our second allergy and cold season. The children have been back to school for one month, and not only is Covid circulating, but so is strep throat, RSV, a stomach virus, and the common cold. One of the medicinal flowers that I have come to admire is Mullein, which blooms throughout the United States. Overseas it is known as Candlewick, Candle Flower, or Orange Mullein. It is a honey-scented, tall flower with yellow rosettes. This biennial is not only a natural toilet paper alternative (nice to know for emergencies), it also has medicinal properties.

 

30 New Papers On Electromagnetic Fields And Biology Or Health

“Cell phone waves had a detrimental effect on human sperm’s biological features. Therefore, it is recommended to keep the cell phone away from the pelvis as much as possible.”

 

More Women Choosing Home Births Since Pandemic: ‘You Have a Lot More Freedom’

The latest episode of CHD.TV’s “Tea Time” featured an interview with a childbirth educator and doula, who joined the hosts to discuss the growing trend in favor of home births.

 

BACK-TO-BACK HURRICANES EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN THE GULF COAST

PARTS OF GULF COAST ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO GET TWO HURRICANES IN A FORTNIGHT BY END OF CENTURY, LEAVING INFRASTRUCTURE AND PEOPLE WITH LESS RECOVERY TIME

 

Water War: Is Big Agriculture Killing Brazil’s Traditional Farms?

As streams and springs dry up, subsistence farmers in Brazil’s western Bahia are struggling to survive. They blame big agriculture for stealing their water for irrigation. But as climate change accelerates and drought increases, scientists disagree on who or what is to blame.

 

A judge temporarily halts baby powder cancer lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson

A federal bankruptcy judge in North Carolina agreed Wednesday to temporarily halt roughly 38,000 lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson that claim the company's baby powder was contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos.

 

Your Herbs and Spices Might Contain Arsenic, Cadmium, and Lead

CR tested 126 products from McCormick, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and other popular brands. Almost a third had heavy metal levels high enough to raise health concerns.

 

How to Host an Eco-Friendly Party

With Thanksgiving and the holiday season right around the corner, we're gearing up for a period of celebration and gathering with friends and loved ones. Holiday events and parties – like birthdays, wedding showers, graduations, anniversaries – are often quite wasteful, but don't have to be! Plan a party that's fun, festive, and sustainable.

 

How Many Solar Panels Does It Take to Watch a Hallmark Christmas Movie?

We had a lot of questions when we heard that Hallmark was releasing 41 Christmas movies this year alone. First off, how? Secondly, do I have the time to watch them all? Do I have the energy to watch all 41 (mentally and physically) so as not to miss out on this timeless holiday tradition? How much electricity would that even require? With the holidays approaching, we thought you might like the answer to the question us solar nerds are asking: how many solar panels does it take to watch a Hallmark Christmas movie?

 

Why it's so hard to electrify shipping and aviation

Reducing emissions for cargo ships and planes isn’t as simple as sticking a huge battery in them

 

Tell Congress: Investigate FDA’s Failure to Examine Claims That Pfizer Falsified Vaccine Trial Data

Take action today! Tell Congress to investigate the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s failure to look into documented claims by a whistleblower that Pfizer falsified data in its pivotal phase 3 COVID vaccine trial.

 

Eric Clapton Tells RFK, Jr.: ‘This Has Gotta Stop’

On “The Defender Show,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. talked with musician Eric Clapton about the backlash he experienced after going public with his COVID vaccine injury.

 

Enriched formula milk WON'T boost your child's IQ! School exam results are the same for children regardless of having had standard or modified formula as a baby, study finds

Giving babies enriched formula milk will not make them smarter, a new study has revealed. Researchers from University College London (UCL) analysed the exam results of children at ages 11 and 16, and compared these to the type of formula milk they were fed as babies.

 

The earth’s secret miracle weapon is not a plant or an animal: it’s fungi

Without fungi we don’t have bread, chocolate, cheese, soy sauce, beer or wine. They are also crucial to protecting our climate

 

Healthcare worker describes ‘nightmare’ staff shortages due to un-jabbed firings in Canadian province

The firing of un-jabbed healthcare workers in the Canadian province of British Columbia (B.C.) made an already existing hospital staffing shortage crisis worse, with one worker describing it as a “nightmare” scenario.

 

This 'Tree of Death' Is So Toxic, You Can't Even Stand Under It When It Rains

In 1999, radiologist Nicola Strickland went on a holiday to the Caribbean island of Tobago, a tropical paradise complete with idyllic, deserted beaches. On her first morning there, she went foraging for shells and corals in the white sand, but the holiday quickly took a turn for the worse.

 

Study: Sustainable eating is cheaper and healthier

Oxford University research has today revealed that, in countries such as the US, the UK, Australia and across Western Europe, adopting a vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian diet could slash your food bill by up to one-third.

 

Benefits for military burn pit victims could expand dramatically under White House plan

President Joe Biden is directing Veterans Affairs officials to revamp how they evaluate and approve veterans disability claims related to toxic exposure, with an eye towards dramatically expanding the number of veterans and illnesses eligible for compensation.

 

Veteran exposed to toxic burn pit smoke dies of cancer after misdiagnosis lawsuit settlement

A Vermont soldier who was exposed to smoke from pits used to burn waste while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq has died of cancer, just months after reaching a settlement with the federal government over his diagnosis. Wesley Black, 36, of Hartford, died Sunday.

 

Sodium Batteries May Power Your New Electric Car

As EV sales increase, supplies of lithium may get tight. So some companies are incorporating cells with sodium, which provides almost as big a charge.

 

Greenland bans uranium mining, halting rare earths project

Greenland's parliament has passed legislation that will ban uranium mining and cease development of the Kuannersuit mine, one of the biggest rare earth deposits in the world.

 

New Tests Track Sources of Lead Contamination in Urban Soils and Assess Its Risks

Duke University scientists have developed a suite of isotope-based tests that can be used to identify the origin of lead contamination in urban soils and assess the risk it poses to children who inhale or ingest contaminated dirt or dust.

 

New lead poisoning guidelines means more kids will get tested. Here’s what else experts want to see

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its blood lead reference value – the level at which children ages 1-5 are considered to have high exposure to lead. Since 2012, this threshold had been set at 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood; children at or above this level represented the top 2.5% with the highest blood lead levels in the nation. Now, in response to recent federal health surveys, the CDC has updated that number to 3.5 micrograms per deciliter.

 

Secret Inert Ingredient in ‘Bee Safe’ Pesticide Found to Kill Bumblebees

Evidence is building that so-called ‘inert’ ingredients in pesticide formulations are harming pollinators and undermining regulatory determinations that designate products as ‘bee-safe.’ According to a new study published in Scientific Reports, the fungicide Amistar causes lethal and sublethal effects that can be primarily attributed not to its active ingredient azoxystrobin, but to alcohol ethoxylates, a co-formulant, or inert ingredient intentionally added to a pesticide formulation.

 

Boosting the body’s natural painkillers could end the need for opioids

Opioids, such as oxycodone, fentanyl, and morphine, are well-known for their pain relieving powers. Although they are potent pain reducers, they can also be very addicting, which can lead to overdoses and death. Over the years, scientists have struggled to find a way to balance the effectiveness of prescription painkillers while eliminating the many detrimental side-effects they cause. Now, researchers from the University Michigan find boosting the body’s innate capacity to inhibit pain may help​

 

Digital tech causing pet stress? Common household noises may be giving your dog anxiety

Loud, distressing noises are a common stressor for pets. For dog owners, many have unfortunately seen their companion frightened and even run away during a thunderstorm or fireworks display. Now, a new study finds big, crashing noises aren’t the only sounds that can stress out a pup — the everyday beeps and rings in your home can too.

 

UK Vaccine Mandate May Force 123,000 Out Of Health Care Sector

The UK’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for front-line health and social care staff in England may force more than 120,000 people to leave the sector, according to government estimates.

 

We Are Destroying Young Lives

The facts are clear and undisputed even by the CDC: Children and young adults have a nearly zero chance of dying from COVID-19. So what’s the rush with injecting them with a science research experiment that has no long-term knowns beyond a few months? Even more so, why mandate it when teen after teen is developing blood clots and having heart attacks and other heart issues?

 

Australia’s medicines regulator requests information from Pfizer after medical journal alleges contractor ‘falsified’ safety data

An investigation by a respected medical journal has alleged serious issues with Pfizer’s vaccine safety trials, including claims of “falsified data”.

 

Illinois teacher discusses how the pandemic has taken a toll on children in the classroom: 'Keep fighting for your kids'

Kadence Koen discussed how the pandemic and various mandates have taken a toll and negatively affected children in the classroom.

 

UN-Backed Banker Alliance Announces “Green” Plan to Transform the Global Financial System

The most powerful private financial interests in the world, under the cover of COP26, have developed a plan to transform the global financial system by fusing with institutions like the World Bank and using them to further erode national sovereignty in the developing world.

 

Milan Is Winning the Fight Against Food Waste

With its packets of tagliatelle pasta, tins of tomato sauce and large bottles of extra virgin olive oil, the Gallaratese Hub just off Via Appennini in Milan’s northwest seems like any other supermarket in the Italian city.

 

Pfizer CEO says people who spread misinformation on Covid vaccines are ‘criminals’

People who spread misinformation on Covid-19 vaccines are “criminals” and have cost “millions of lives,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Tuesday. Speaking with Washington D.C.-based think tank Atlantic Council, Bourla said there is a “very small” group of people that purposefully circulate misinformation on the shots, misleading those who are already hesitant about getting vaccinated.

 

Top NIH Unvaxxed Scientist Willing to Lose Job and License, Will Argue Against Vaccine Mandates in Livestreamed Ethics Review

A senior bioethicist and director of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health — who said he’s willing to risk his medical license — will argue against vaccine mandates during a Dec. 1 live-streamed roundtable.

 

New Species of Whale Discovered That Lives 6,000 Feet Below the Ocean

A new species of beaked whale has been identified in a unique collaboration between Indigenous knowledge and Western science. The new species, formally announced in Proceedings of the Royal Society B last month, is named Ramari's beaked whale after Ramari Stewart, a female Mātauranga Māori whale expert who was instrumental in the discovery. Ramari also means "rare event" in the Māori language.

 

Planned copper mine raises fears for biodiversity hotspot in Jordan

The Jordanian government plans to carve out almost a third of the Dana Biosphere Reserve to allow mining for copper in the biodiverse area.

 

Spice it up! Adding an extra teaspoon of herbs and spices to your food lowers blood pressure

Seasonings are great for adding a little flavor to a bland meal, but a new study finds they may also be great at lowering your blood pressure too. Researchers from Penn State University say adding an extra teaspoon or two of herbs and spices to your food lowers blood pressure readings. Moreover, researchers didn’t even reduce salt or add more healthy foods to people’s diets to see a benefit.

 

E-cigarettes increase stroke risk at earlier ages than conventional cigarettes

Experts warn that vaping can cause strokes at a younger age than smoking cigarettes. According to scientists, adults who use e-cigarettes run the risk of suffering a stroke 11 years earlier than tobacco smokers.

 

How Prolonged Radiation Exposure Damages Nuclear Reactors

New research from Texas A&M University scientists could help boost the efficiency of nuclear power plants in the near future. By using a combination of physics-based modeling and advanced simulations, they found the key underlying factors that cause radiation damage to nuclear reactors, which could then provide insight into designing more radiation-tolerant, high-performance materials.

 

Size matters for bee 'superorganism' colonies

Scientists have carefully studied the intricacies of how individual organisms live and act together in groups known as biological collectives. In "superorganisms" such as bee colonies, the interactions of the individual members add up to benefit the entire colony.

 

Giant Study Identifies The Best Time to Fall Asleep to Lower Risk of Heart Problems

While the link between sleep and a healthy heart is well established, researchers are still sussing out the details. A new study suggests there might even be an optimal time, within our 24-hour body clock, for falling asleep.

 

Israel start-up offers virtual 'Clean Coins' for garbage

As she walked her dog Luna near her northern Israel town, Elishya Ben Meir collected litter that had been reported through a new app which turns garbage into goods. For each bag she fills in the valley near her home, she receives around 10 "Clean Coins", a virtual currency that can be redeemed for goods from participating businesses. The green scheme aims to encourage citizens to pick up trash in a country ranked among the world's leading litter producers per capita.

 

Coffee ground waste may be a lucrative tool to reduce carbon emissions

University of Saskatchewan (USask) chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate Alivia Mukherjee from the College of Engineering is investigating how spent coffee grounds can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and add value to an abundant Canadian waste product.

 

Anxiety effectively treated with exercise

Both moderate and strenuous exercise alleviate symptoms of anxiety, even when the disorder is chronic, a study led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg shows.

 

Irrigation, Water Management Play Key Roles in Smoothing Drought Impacts

A new study examining more than 100 years of agricultural production and weather data in the United States suggests stored water plays an important role in providing resilience to drought. The findings also suggest water management strategies, which differ across the U.S., play a key role in how different areas of the country respond to weather anomalies.

 

Why Climate-Change Geoengineering Feels Wrong

The idea of altering the climate instead of tackling emissions in earnest inspires widespread angst. A philosopher considers why.

 

Vegan diet lowers the need for medicines in seniors by 58%, study finds

A new study has linked eating a vegan diet to lowering the number of medications required by older adults.​

 

Microbiome discovery could help save kids’ hearing

Bacteria found in children's upper respiratory systems could help fight chronic middle ear infections, the leading cause of preventable hearing loss and deafness in Indigenous communities.

 

Radiation therapy puts childhood cancer survivors at higher risk of cardiometabolic disease

Decades after battling childhood cancer, survivors often face a new challenge: cardiometabolic disease. A spectrum of conditions that includes coronary heart disease and diabetes, cardiometabolic disease typically impacts people who are obese, elderly, or insulin resistant. For reasons yet unknown, young, seemingly healthy adults who survived childhood cancer are also at risk.

 

School surveillance of students via laptops may do more harm than good

Ever since the start of the pandemic, more and more public school students are using laptops, tablets or similar devices issued by their schools. The percentage of teachers who reported their schools had provided their students with such devices doubled from 43% before the pandemic to 86% during the pandemic, a September 2021 report shows.

 

How honey bees alert their hive to attacks by killer GIANT HORNETS: Insects make erratic shriek-like sounds when they detect the predators are nearby, study finds

Honey bees make erratic, shriek-like warning sounds when they come under attack from vicious giant hornets (Vespa soror), a study has revealed. Vespa soror — a close relative of the so-called murder hornets, V. mandarinia — attack bee colonies in groups, looking to overwhelm the pollinators' colonies.​

 

Aquatic Wildlife Populations Take A Nosedive after Neonicotinoid Exposure

The diversity and abundance of freshwater aquatic insects plunges when commonly used neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticides leach into waterways, finds research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this month. While this is the latest study exploring the effects of neonicotinoids in the field at real-world exposure levels, it is far from the first to show unacceptable hazards to wildlife and ecological health. As research on neonics piles up, advocates are watching in dismay as regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fail to respond to the science and allow indiscriminate poisoning to continue.

 

Turning heat to cooling, Kenyan inventor cuts food waste - and adds jobs and income

The technology has enabled small businesses in remote areas in Kenya to access affordable power, and has been adopted to solve a new problem: keeping COVID-19 vaccines fresh

 

India bets its energy future on solar—in ways both small and big

Grassroots efforts are bringing solar panels to rural villages without electricity, while massive solar arrays are being built across the country.

 

Ghost towns and toxic fumes: How an idyllic California lake became a disaster

The vision for Salton City was clear: A bustling, resort community along the crystal blue waters of the Salton Sea. Residents could enjoy their own boat docks and stroll down palm tree-lined streets to the beach. The city’s reality is more grim.

 

Hundreds Of Thousands To Go On Nationwide Strike

A massive, nationwide strike against vaccine mandates will take place from Nov. 8 to Nov. 11, according to the main organizer for the walkout, Leigh Dundas, a human rights attorney and public speaker.​

 

Iceland Sets up World's Largest Air-Scrubbing Machines, but Environmental Impact Is Unclear

A new facility by direct air capture company Climeworks in Iceland is now the most significant plant of its kind in the world. However, questions are being raised about its effectiveness.

 

Trafficking of plastic waste is on the rise and criminal groups are profiting, report says

Americans like to think they are recycling their plastic takeout food containers, cutlery and flimsy grocery bags when they toss them into those green or blue bins. But, too often, that waste is shipped overseas, sometimes with the help of organized crime groups, where it litters cities, clogs waterways or is burned, filling the air with toxic chemicals.

 

So Now Most Truck Drivers Will Be Exempt From Vaccine Mandates

That announcement from President Joe Biden about federal vaccine mandates that would affect nearly all workers in the private sector is about as solid as a slice of swiss cheese. Every time we think we’re getting our heads wrapped around it, more changes or exceptions seem to appear. The latest is being hailed by representatives of the trucking industry as “a huge victory” because the Department of Labor has now decided that most truckers will not fall under the mandate. And if they do, they will have the option of submitting weekly negative COVID tests instead of getting the shot if they wish. So what makes truck drivers so special?

 

How Sweden swerved Covid disaster

A hundred years ago, in New York City, 20,000 people marched down Fifth Avenue in protest against one of the greatest public health policy experiments in history. One of them was wearing a sign featuring an image of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” beside the slogan, “Wine was served.” There were posters of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Another read: “Tyranny in the name of righteousness is the worst of all tyrannies.”

 

La Palma update: Main cone collapses again releasing high quantity of lava and ash – Extremely bad air quality – Each tremor can break open another flow

After a 4.9 earthquake on Sunday afternoon, part of the la Palma volcano’s main cone collapsed. Lava has started to overflow from a secondary opening.

 

Watch: Al Gore's Latest 'Solution' To Climate Change Is Mass Surveillance

Speaking from the private jet and super yacht owners gathering, otherwise known as the COP 26 summit, Al Gore touted his latest solution to curb carbon emissions, mass surveillance via satellites, sensors and artificial intelligence.

 

New database shows hundreds of contaminants detected in US tap water

"We are not being exposed to just one contaminant when we're drinking water. We're being exposed to multiple contaminants."

 

‘Drinking Through a Lead Straw’ — $15B Approved to Fix Dangerous Water Pipes

No one knows exactly how many lead pipes deliver water to homes, schools and businesses throughout America — or even where they all are. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates at least 6 million lead service lines exist. Environmental groups say it’s probably many more.

 

3 Benefits For Using Rosehips To Boost The Immune System

While no cure exists for the common cold, there are some immune-boosting plants that can reduce the duration and severity of colds, and one of those may just be in the backyard – rosehips. They are the berry on the rose bushes. Rosehips develop just below the flower, and they hold the rose’s seeds. They can be harvested in the fall when the rosehips turn an orange-red color.

 

Eating meat has a big impact on your carbon footprint. So does eating junk food

Cutting out meat is the most cited way to make your diet more carbon friendly. You could also try nixing candy, alcohol, and ready-made food.

 

Switching to ‘Healthier’ Mediterranean Diet Increases Pesticide Exposure Three-fold, Unless You Go Organic

Replacing a modern, ‘western’ diet of highly processed foods with a Mediterranean diet filled with conventional, chemically-grown fruits and vegetables triples exposure to toxic pesticides, according to research recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. However, this disturbing change can be eliminated by eating a Mediterranean diet consisting entirely of organic food, which is not sprayed with synthetic pesticides.

 

Dr. Linda Wastila: Why are we Accepting Myocarditis as an Acceptable Side Effect for COVID Vaccines?

One of the most powerful presentations was given by Dr. Linda Wastila, who is a PhD professor and heads the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the University of Maryland.

 

Kids Will Be Traumatized for Decades by COVID Policies, Child Psychiatrist Says

On the latest episode of “Against the Wind” on CHD.TV, Dr. Paul Thomas interviewed child psychiatrist Dr. Mark McDonald, and invited two college sophomores and a family advocate to examine the question: How does pandemic masking, distancing and hyper-sanitizing affect the mental health of children and youth in the long-term?

 

In China, agroforestry serves up tea with a spoonful of sustainability

In Yunnan, China, smallholder farmers applying agroecological principles to tea cultivation have seen results in the form of better-tasting tea, lower management costs, and richer biodiversity.

 

After 30 days in the ocean, these fibers fully biodegrade

Clothing made of synthetic fabrics like polyester shed millions of plastic microfibers that pollute the ocean. If Lenzing’s wood-based fibers end up in the sea, they just biodegrade.

 

About 26,000 tons of plastic Covid waste pollutes world’s oceans – study

Plastic waste from the Covid-19 pandemic weighing 25,900 tonnes, equivalent to more than 2,000 double decker buses, has leaked into the ocean, research has revealed.

 

Are Biodegradable Shoes the Future of Footwear?

At Reebok's Innovation Lab in Boston, MA, engineers are working to create sustainable footwear. The shoes will be made 100% from plants with zero plastic, and, hopefully, be fully biodegradable so you can bury them in your backyard, Fast Company reported.

 

First Whale Sanctuary in North America to Open in 2023

The plans for a sanctuary came after Canada passed the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, which prevents whales and dolphins from being held in captivity, particularly for entertainment.​

 

How the rise of copper reveals clean energy’s dark side

As the world shifts to wind energy and electric cars, demand for the conductive metal has increased. But mining copper brings its own environmental hazards

 

Gardens of Eden: the church forests of Ethiopia

Seen by their guardians as sacred, Ethiopia’s church forests are protected and cared for by their priests and their communities. Photographer Kieran Dodds has brought together his images of these oases and the story of the country’s spiritually driven conservation movement in a new book, The Church Forests of Ethiopia.

 

Cut out red meat and cook using vegetable oil to lower your risk of a stroke, study claims

Consuming lots of red or processed meat may raise your chance of a stroke — but regularly cooking with olive oil lowers the risk, more research has suggested.

 

Climatic drivers of honey bee disease revealed

Honey bee colonies worldwide have suffered from a range of damaging diseases. A new study has provided clues on how changing weather patterns might be driving disease in UK colonies.

 

New gold rush fuels Amazon destruction

Standing over the gaping pit in the middle of his small farm, Brazilian wildcat miner Antonio Silva struggles to explain why he joined the new gold rush sweeping the Amazon.

 

Can electric cars help strengthen electrical grids?

American homeowners with solar panels can sell the surplus electricity they generate back to their local grids. Should electric vehicle (EV) owners be able to do the same thing?

 

Sitting more linked to increased feelings of depression, anxiety

During the initial COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, a lot of people suddenly became more sedentary as they adhered to stay-at-home orders or opted to self-isolate. Recently published research found people who continued to spend a higher amount of time sitting in the weeks following were likely to have higher symptoms of depression. A closer investigation into this association could play a role in helping people improve their mental health.

 

The Great Organic-Food Fraud

There’s no way to confirm that a crop was grown organically. Randy Constant exploited our trust in the labels

 

Livestock antibiotics and rising temperatures disrupt soil microbial communities

A new study led by Jane Lucas, a community ecologist at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, investigated the interactive effects of rising temperatures and a common livestock antibiotic on soil microbes. The research team found that heat and antibiotics disrupt soil microbial communities – degrading soil microbe efficiency, resilience to future stress, and ability to trap carbon.

 

Weed Wars: Laser Beam Technology May Fundamentally Change Farming

Is a laser beam the future of farming? A raised rectangular vehicle, slightly smaller than a compact sedan, rolls across farmland and shoots concentrated bursts of infrared light into the rows. Audible crackles and pops rise above the furrows, followed by the distinct smell of burning vegetation as weeds smolder beside unscathed crops.

 

Chinese-owned steel mill coats Serbian town in red dust; cancer spreads

A few hundred meters from the huge furnaces of the Chinese-owned Smedrevo steel mill in central Serbia, the village of Radinac is covered in thick red dust. Cancer rates have quadrupled in under a decade, and residents want the plant to clean up or shut down.

 

Are Humans the Next ‘Endangered Species’?

Shanna Swan, Ph.D., a reproductive epidemiologist, believes humans, as a species, satisfy several of the criteria for endangerment, partly because phthalates and other chemicals are wreaking havoc with fertility.

 

We’re Not in a ‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated,’ Peter Doshi Explains During COVID Panel

Peter Doshi, a senior editor at The BMJ, and Restev Levi, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told a panel of experts the COVID vaccines’ trial data doesn’t support the narrative that the vaccines are safe and effective.

 

Parents Increasingly Worried

Anybody who has been paying attention to the Biden Administration's increasingly coercive and draconian vaccination mandates for workers at nearly every company (except perhaps the smallest businesses (those with fewer than 100 employees, although that, in time, may change, too), the FT reports that American adults are facing a dilemma

 

A STRIKE AT THE HEART

Conflicting Data on Myocarditis in Kids

 

The Horrifying Roots of Eugenics

Eugenics was the racist pseudoscience determined to wipe away all human beings deemed "unfit," preserving only those who conformed to a Nordic stereotype. Elements of the philosophy were enshrined as national policy by forced sterilization and segregation laws, as well as marriage restrictions, enacted in twenty-seven states. In 1909, California became the third state to adopt such laws. Ultimately, eugenics practitioners coercively sterilized some 60,000 Americans, barred the marriage of thousands, forcibly segregated thousands in "colonies," and persecuted untold numbers in ways we are just learning.

 

LA introduces strict vaccine mandate TODAY: Restaurants, gyms, malls and movie theaters will all require proof of COVID vaccination

Los Angeles will expand the nation's already strictest vaccine mandates as the city add several midsize venues to its list of places that require proof of vaccination to enter.

 

BREAKING: Federal court stalls Biden’s COVID jab mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees

A federal appeals court has temporarily halted the Biden administration’s COVID-19 injection mandate that would require businesses with 100 or more employees to force workers to either get the experimental shot or be subject to weekly testing and other requirements.

 

LISTEN: A sanctuary for herbal healing

"I am forever in awe of the land and the abundance and all that it offers us. These are not just plants, they are sacred living beings."

 

How Schools Can Help Cut Lead Contamination in Children

New York City reduced exposure to the dangerous toxin by finding and fixing problem drinking faucets. A new study finds Black students had the most to gain.

 

In Colorado, Locals Question a Critical-Mineral Survey

Earth MRI seeks new sources of industrial minerals. When researchers came to a Western town, residents grew concerned.

 

15 Best Vegan Holiday Drinks to Buy This Season

Nothing says holiday season quite like a cozy cup of something delicious in your hand. Whether you're making a cup of coffee to start your day or winding down by the fire with nog at night, beverages can really make these wintry months feel festive and comforting.

 

Are clothes made from recycled materials really more sustainable?

A growing number of brands are switching to recycled fibers but experts worry people may believe their purchases are impact-free – when that’s far from true

 

‘No one knew they existed’: wild heirs of lost British honeybee found at Blenheim

Thousands of rare forest honeybees that appear to be the last wild descendants of Britain’s native honeybee population have been discovered in the ancient woodlands of Blenheim Palace.

 

CDC changes its definition of lead poisoning in young children

For young children, any amount of lead exposure is bad. The element can damage children’s brains, stunt growth and cause developmental problems. Now, a new definition of lead poisoning will increase the number of U.S. children found to have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood.

 

Roasting coffee with the rays of the sun

Combining two of Italy's delights—coffee and sunshine—a couple of engineers in Rome have created an environmentally friendly way to roast coffee beans without electricity or gas.

 

Photovoltaic solar heating system uses 95% of energy available to heat water

A research team at the University of Córdoba has designed a sustainable photovoltaic solar device that can heat water up to 80 degrees—just like a regular electric heater

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, November 6, 2021

The COP26 "smoke and mirrors" conference continues while a constant onslaught of climate catastrophes are wreaking havoc on the planet’s life support systems. From crop harvests to fisheries, to livestock, food production is rapidly declining around the world. What core climate disrupting factor continues to be denied by all official sources?

 

Illicit drugs, high alcohol consumption both linked to first-time, irregular heart rhythm

Using methamphetamines, opiates, cocaine and cannabis, as well as acute alcohol consumption (alcohol consumption within a week preceding an atrial fibrillation event) may increase the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2021.

 

Millions of Giant Spiders Have Invaded Georgia. Will They Spread to The Rest of The US?

Millions of giant spiders have invaded North Georgia, terrifying residents and spinning webs as thick as 10 feet (3 meters) deep.

 

Vitamin D deficiency linked to mortality risk in some people, researchers say

Genetic evidence suggests a causal relationship between levels of vitamin D and mortality in people with low vitamin D levels, according to researchers.

 

Moderate alcohol consumption ‘should not be recommended for health reasons’

A new study contradicts previous findings that link moderate alcohol consumption to health benefits and a longer life.

 

An Hour at What Cost? The Harmful Effects of Daylight Savings

When daylight saving time ends again in the spring, we’ll lose an hour. That may not sound like much, but studies have linked it to increased traffic accidents, higher rates of stroke, and a bump in heart attacks. And although many people take the extra hour this weekend to indulge in waking activities, sleep experts say using that time for sleep could make a significant difference in your health.​

 

Study finds link between certain ‘forever chemicals’ and preeclampsia

A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital suggests an association between PFAS exposure and late-onset preeclampsia, a condition characterized by hypertension and kidney dysfunction that affects anywhere between 2 and 8 percent of pregnancies in the United States.

 

Poor diet may contribute to health risks for women of reproductive age with disabilities

Women between the ages of 18-44 who reported having some type of disability, such as those related to cognition and activities of daily life, reported low diet healthfulness and low levels of food security when compared to women of the same age who did not have a disability, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2021.

 

Healthy eating linked to better heart structure and function among Latino adults

Latino adults who followed a healthy dietary plan had healthier hearts in terms of structure and function, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2021. The meeting will be fully virtual, Saturday, November 13 through Monday, November 15, 2021, and is a premier global exchange of the latest scientific advancements, research and evidence-based clinical practice updates in cardiovascular science for health care professionals worldwide.​

 

Addressing the plastics crisis—why vinyl has to go

Vinyl cannot be produced sustainably or equitably, and is not an essential material for any of the largest surface areas of our building projects.

 

Corporate Polluters’ Push for ‘Nature-based Solutions’ a ‘Dangerous Scam’

An international coalition of advocacy groups Tuesday warned world leaders that corporate polluters are pushing for "Nature-based Solutions" to capture planet-heating emissions so they can "keep burning fossil fuels, mine more of the planet, and increase industrial meat and dairy production."

 

Louisiana chemical corridor is the country's largest hot spot for toxic air, cancer risk

The chemical corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, an 85-mile-long region that environment advocates have long called Cancer Alley, contains several hotspots where cancer risks are far above levels deemed acceptable by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new analysis by the investigative website ProPublica.

 

Microbiologist: This Is ‘Unfathomable’

According to Madhat Khattar, Ph.D., who took the first dose of the COVID vaccine in March, but won’t get a second dose, enlisting children to protect adults in what is effectively an ongoing clinical trial is simply unfathomable.

 

Lead poisoning comes from many places

Lead poisoning is real and sometimes see it in our children. It can be extremely harmful to their health. We took it out of our paint years ago, but older homes can still have flakes of it that attract young kids. It can also turn up in our soil and water as well as some imported consumer products.

 

Black Community ‘Demonized’ Skepticism

On the latest episode of CHD.TV’s “What’s Your View?” host Summayah Simone, attorney Tricia S. Lindsay and others discuss the Black community’s right to be skeptical of COVID vaccines.

 

OSHA Gives Workers Until Jan. 4 to Comply With Biden’s COVID Vaccine Mandate, Lawmakers Tee Up Lawsuits

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued an emergency temporary standard giving employers with more than 100 employees, which affects 84 million workers, until Jan. 4 to comply with President Biden's COVID vaccine mandate or employers face fines up to $136,532.

 

9 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is one of the best sources of antioxidants out there. Made from cacao tree seeds, this sweet treat lowers risk of heart disease and is chock full of nutrients, specifically flavanols.

 

THE 10 VEGAN FOODS YOU SHOULD BE EATING TO FIGHT STRESS

While Western nutrition focuses on nutrients and what they do in the body, Chinese nutrition views food energetically. Thousands of years ago, no one knew what iron, protein, or B12 were, but Chinese medicine figured out the healing properties of every grain, vegetable, fruit, and seed. Combined now with the knowledge of vitamins and minerals and their role in mental health, we know which foods can be the most health-supportive.

 

Art for bees: ‘mad-looking’ installation suits pollinators’ tastes

Plant-based piece in Cornwall used algorithm to make design irresistible to bees, butterflies, moths and wasps

 

'This sun isn't normal': Extreme UV radiation is broiling Bolivia's highlands

Bolivia's highlands city of La Paz has been hit by an unusual heatwave, with levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation soaring off the charts

 

A new, lower threshold for lead poisoning in children means more kids will get tested – but the ultimate solution is eliminating lead sources

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its blood lead reference value – the level at which children ages 1-5 are considered to have high exposure to lead.

 

Toxins Long Buried May Surface as Groundwater Rises

An NBC Bay Area investigation reveals a present danger from toxic materials, some buried more than a century ago. Scientists are only now beginning to understand the urgent threat as new science shows rising groundwater could bring dangerous gases, liquids and even solids into neighborhood homes and businesses

 

Bill Gates warns terrorists will try and use smallpox as a biological weapon as he bids for billions in funding to prevent future pandemics

The billionaire founder of Microsoft warned that world leaders must prepare for disasters like 'smallpox terror attacks' whatever the cost, and called for the formation of a new billion-dollar World Health Organisation Pandemic Task Force.

 

Stanford researchers find whales are more important ecosystems engineers than previously thought

Research on whale feeding highlights how the precipitous decline of large marine mammals has negatively impacted the health and productivity of ocean ecosystems.

 

7 Lawsuits Challenging COVID Vaccine Mandates for U.S. Military Members

Thousands of military members face dishonorable discharge, court-martial and loss of retirement benefits for refusing COVID vaccine mandates. These seven pending lawsuits challenge the U.S. Department of Defense mandates for the emergency use vaccines.

 

America’s native grasslands are disappearing

The Great Plains are being torn up at a ferocious rate – with frightening implications for biodiversity and carbon storage

 

How greener streets can lead to healthier cities

Study finds benefits in reclaiming urban space from traffic and creating more green spaces

 

California school officials sound the alarm on highly addictive new drug called PAINT - that sells for $5 a pill

A new street drug called Paint is circulating around a small California school, where students are purchasing a highly addictive psychedelic drug for $5 a pill, officials are warning.

 

Coffee drinkers face higher risk of kidney disease, study says

Coffee drinkers are more likely to develop kidney disease, a new study warns. Scientists found metabolites in the blood connected to coffee consumption which could increase the risk of the life-threatening condition.

 

A new method using nanowires can make solar panels much more efficient and much cheaper

A research group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has developed a method for making an ultra-high material efficient solar cell using semiconductor nanowires. If this is placed on top of a traditional silicon-based solar cell, it could potentially double the efficiency of today's Si solar cells at low cost.

 

Ski wax chemicals alter animals' brains and livers

Last year, researcher Randi Grønnestad received a great deal of attention for her research carried out at the Granåsen Ski Centre in Trondheim, Norway. She found hormonal disorders and changes in the brains of bank voles in the area and linked them to fluorine-containing compounds called PFAS.

 

New insights into how the infant microbiome impacts early childhood behavior in boys and girls

A new Dartmouth-led study published in Pediatric Research has found a direct and sex-specific association between the composition of infant microbiome and early childhood behavioral health.

 

Resist the Unique Patient Identifier!

If people who torture animals are psychopaths, then what are government officials who use taxpayer dollars to fund animal torture? Many are asking this question in the wake of revelations that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci—high priest of the COVID cult—funded medical “research” involving the torture of puppies. This led “Fire Fauci” to trend on Twitter, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to call for his resignation.

 

Meet the Siblings Fighting Plastic Pollution

Ashton and Zara are a brother and sister pollution-busting superhero duo from the UK. Together they founded the Hidden Plastic, an initiative that teaches other kids about our planet’s plastic predicament and how they can be part of the solution.

 

Lion's Mane: Shaggy Fungi for Your Brain and Neuronal Health

These unique fungi have a taste similar to lobster and a "mane" like a lion's, but their greatest attribute of all may be their propensity to boost cognitive function and support a healthy brain

 

Canary Islands Volcano Ejects Dangerous "Lava Bombs" Weighing Half A Ton

Lava flows from Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma have been ongoing for the seventh week, which began around Sept. 19. The volcano is now spewing what scientists call "lava bombs." At the end of October, geochemist Harri Geiger visited Cumbre Vieja and captured a video of a large molten rock known as a "lava bomb. These molten rocks are rare and don't occur with every volcano. According to the USGS, molten rocks only develop during an explosive eruption.

 

Earthquakes haunt tiny South Carolina community. What's causing the tremors?

Minor earthquakes that have gently shaken the ground north of Columbia during the past week are occurring in an area where construction of a lake four decades ago is suspected of causing a rash of tremors through the years.

 

Millions consuming ‘invisible toxic cocktail’ of cancer-linked chemicals: study

Millions of Americans are unknowingly ingesting water that includes “an invisible toxic cocktail” of cancer-linked chemicals, a new survey of the nation’s tap water has found.

 

Is it green, or forever toxic? Nuclear rift at climate talks

Deep in a French forest of oaks, birches and pines, a steady stream of trucks carries a silent reminder of nuclear energy’s often invisible cost: canisters of radioactive waste, heading into storage for the next 300 years.

 

Plant in traditional Samoa medicine could be as effective as ibuprofen, study shows

Researchers say leaves of the matalafi plant could also potentially be used to treat cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

 

Planting ‘millions of trees’ may not be the answer to deforestation

Large-scale plantations offer little biodiversity and can impact negatively on hydrology and local land rights

 

US government works to 'cocoon' old nuclear reactors

Costs to clean up a massive nuclear weapons complex in Washington state are usually expressed in the hundreds of billions of dollars and involve decades of work.

 

Bees, sheep, crops: Solar developers tout multiple benefits

Silflower was among native plants that blanketed the vast North American prairie until settlers developed farms and cities. Nowadays confined largely to roadsides and ditches, the long-stemmed cousin of the sunflower may be poised for a comeback, thanks to solar energy.

 

81 Research Studies Confirm Natural Immunity to COVID ‘Equal’ or ‘Superior’ to Vaccine Immunity

The Brownstone Institute lists 81 of the highest-quality, complete, most robust scientific studies and evidence reports/position statements on natural immunity as compared to the COVID-19 vaccine-induced immunity.

 

Vaccine mandate for KIDS: San Francisco will force children as young as FIVE to show proof of vaccination to enter indoor venues like restaurants and give parents two month DEADLINE

San Francisco has been condemned for mandating COVID vaccines for children - even though no one under the age of 20 has been killed by the virus in the city.

 

Injured Speak Out, Feel Abandoned by Government Who Told Them It Was Safe

During an event hosted Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), people whose lives were ruined by COVID vaccines said they feel abandoned by a government that told them it was their patriotic duty to get the shot.

 

Creepy Zombie Fungus Turns Insects Into Horny 'Necrophiles', Proving Nature Is Sick

The parasitic fungus Entomophthora muscae goes to great lengths to exploit the sexual urges of house flies. According to a recent study, after taking control of a fly's brain and sending its host to die on the highest point it can reach, the zombifying mold concocts a powerful aphrodisiac to complete its ruse.

 

Teen screen time more than doubled during COVID-19 pandemic, study says

The average total daily screen use among adolescents more than doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a group of international researchers.

 

Turning plastic grocery bags into sustainable fuel

Researchers report using catalytic pyrolysis to turn plastic wastes into a valuable fuel source. They focused on recycling plastic and upgrading plastic into other products or converting it to a vapor with heat, which met a catalyst and turned into the desired fuel-like product. This pyrolytic process transforms primary organic waste into a sustainable fuel or other valuable chemical.

 

How the Body Detoxifies Itself + Strategies for Boosting Kids’ Immune Systems

In the latest episode of CHD.TV’s “The Empower Hour,” host Zen Honeycutt and her guests discussed natural healing and strategies, including how to strengthen the immune system.

 

Meltwater runoff from Greenland becoming more erratic

As world leaders and decision-makers join forces at COP26 to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement, new research, again, highlights the value of satellite data in understanding and monitoring climate change. This particular new research, which is based on measurements from ESA’s CryoSat mission, shows that extreme ice melting events in Greenland have become more frequent and more intense over the past 40 years, raising sea levels and the risk of flooding worldwide.

 

PFAS advisory: State asks people to limit or not eat fish caught at 5 Cape Cod ponds

In their first advisory about consumption of freshwater fish contaminated with PFAS, Massachusetts public health officials Tuesday advised people to limit or exclude fish from five Upper Cape ponds from their diet.

 

The Trash Divers Protecting America’s Best-Loved Lakes

Using their scuba skills, these water lovers clean the country’s largest lakes in the hope that their garbage hordes can spark high-level change

 

The Ocean Cleanup Crew Just Proved That System 002 Works

Every year, we throw millions of tons of plastic into the ocean. Most of it is thrown into rivers, which lead to the sea. A huge amount of this plastic ends up in gyres – vortexes of circular currents – and eventually it all clumps together in vast floating ocean dumps. This, of course, is bad. But Boyan Slat and his project, fittingly named The Ocean Cleanup, have a plan, and on October 20, the second version of the ocean cleanup devices reached proof of technology.

 

Public Outrage at Planned Massive GMO Mosquito Release in California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering a proposal by Oxitec, a UK-based corporation, to introduce billions of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes across 12 undisclosed counties in California.

 

Women Farmers and Farmworkers Have Higher Risk of Blood and Skin Cancer

A study published in Environment International finds higher rates of various cancers among agricultural workers, with multiple myeloma (blood cancer) and melanoma (skin cancer) disproportionately impacting female farmers. Although research studies link cancer risk to genetic and external factors (e.g., cigarette smoke), there is increasing evidence that pesticide exposure augments the risk of developing common cancers like melanoma and less common cancers like multiple myeloma.

 

45 Different Cancers Associated with Work-Related Pesticide Exposure

A scientific literature analysis by the Federal University of Goias, Brazil, finds occupational (work-related) exposure to agricultural pesticides increases the risk for 45 different types of cancer. This analysis assesses studies from the last decade—2011 to 2020—to identify cancer risk associated with occupational exposure by country, pesticide type, and methods used to diagnose disease. Many pesticides are “known or probable” carcinogens (cancer-causing agents), and widespread uses only amplify chemical hazards, adversely affecting human health.

 

Vicious almost-stationary atmospheric river MONSTER storm engulfs Alaska FOR 5 CONSECUTIVE DAYS dumping 10 + FEET of snow and record rain

A powerful, historic storm has walloped southern Alaska for days, unloading extreme amounts of precipitation and overwhelming its infrastructure in some areas.

 

Something Really Strange Is Happening At Hospitals All Over America

With less people catching the virus, you would think that would mean that our emergency rooms should be emptying out, but the opposite is actually happening. All across the country, emergency rooms are absolutely packed, and in many cases we are seeing seriously ill patients being cared for in the hallways because all of the ER rooms are already full.

 

FARMERS PANIC, CAN'T GET SUPPLIES TO GROW FOOD

Around the world, farmers are panicking as they are unable to get the supplies they need to produce food, from fertilizers to herbicides to tractor parts. India has setup a "War Room" for fertilizers after China stopped exports of DAP, prompting farmers to riot to obtain the product they need. Many nations are now limiting exports of food and these inputs, so that they may feed their own people. This was all foreseen by the Food Chain Reaction Game, which--like Event 201--announced this engineered crisis, and pre-scripted the solution.

 

Locals protest pesticides linked to childhood cancers

Nurses, farm working families, community leaders and concerned residents held a news conference at the Department of Pesticide Regulation Central Regional Office in Clovis last week to protest the use of 13 pesticides in Tulare and Fresno counties liked to childhood cancers.

 

Forest fires linked to low birth weight in newborns

Women exposed to smoke from landscape fires during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to babies with low or very low birth weights, according to findings published in eLife.

 

5G Harms Humans, Animals, Plants, Landmark Study Shows

In the race for hyperfast internet speed and connectivity, experts are making comparisons between the release of 5G and the lies told by the tobacco and oil industries.

 

How One Woman Protected Millions of Acres

Kristine Tompkins has conserved more land than any other single individual, calling it “capitalist jiujitsu” for the planet.

 

Widespread Coronavirus Infection Found in Iowa Deer, New Study Says

The analysis by Penn State and Iowa researchers strongly indicates that deer are getting the virus from humans, worrying experts about a deep wild reservoir for the virus.

 

Hunting for marine plastic

Marine plastic litter was dumped into a realistic scale model of the Atlantic Ocean to test if space technologies would be able to detect it from orbit. The best estimate is that an average 10 million tons of plastic enter the ocean annually – equivalent to a fresh truckload of plastic dumped every minute – but researchers only know what happens to about 1% of it. Satellite monitoring might in future help track its extent, and see where it goes – if it can be proven to work in practice.

 

The nation’s last uranium mill plans to import Estonia’s radioactive waste

Utah says the White Mesa Mill isn’t contaminating groundwater, but its neighbor, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, disagrees.

 

Your fast food wrappers contain toxic chemicals. Why is that allowed?

Fast food boxes and wrappers contain toxic chemicals known to interfere with our reproductive systems and contribute to attention and learning disorders

 

3D printing may hold the key to saving the world’s coral reefs

3D printers are so common these days, your average consumer can buy their own and make all sorts of products for use in their everyday lives. Now, 3D printing may be able to serve an even more important purpose — reversing the damage of global warming. Researchers have created a way to make 3D-printed frames which can help restore the oceans’ coral reefs.

 

Why drinking a glass of wine every night with your dinner (probably) ISN'T better for your health than abstaining completely

Drinking one glass of wine with dinner every night probably won't stave off an early death, scientists now say.

 

Gillette, Campbell County plan for post-coal economy

‘Energy Capital of the Nation’ looks to events, sports, carbon tech to offset diminishing fossil fuels industries

 

Moderna Gets Its Miracle

COVID-19 erased the regulatory and trial-related hurdles that Moderna could never surmount before. Yet, how did Moderna know that COVID-19 would create those conditions months before anyone else, and why did they later claim that their vaccine being tested in NIH trials was different than their commercial candidate?

 

Passports: “When You Know Everything About Your Government, that’s Democracy. When the Government Knows Everything About You, that’s Tyranny.”

The elected EU Parliament has recently come forward in various Press Conferences and in news articles for the public to understand that the EU is everything but a democracy. Parliament members presented their views, most of them representative for a majority of the EU Parliament, with regard to the Covid measures, i.e. a dictatorship that Europe is following – actually, the path to an outright tyranny, with vaxx passports, or Green Passes, or whatever these discriminatory certificates may be cal​

 

FDA not acting fast enough to protect babies from toxic metals in food, congressman claims

It's been nine months since the first of two blistering congressional reports on contamination in baby food and lawmakers say they're tired of waiting on the Food and Drug Administration to take action.​

 

Should you get an electric car? Here are some pros and cons

Electric vehicles (EVs) used to be a small niche in the automotive world. However, they’ve been gradually getting more mainstream in recent years. With more options on the market with more useful ranges and affordable pricing, EVs are quickly becoming practical alternatives to traditional gas-powered cars for a broader range of drivers.

 

A Vegan Shopping Guide For Beginners

Whether you have already decided to go vegan or you are contemplating it, this shopping guide simplifies getting all the nutrition you need from plant-based foods. The list of vegan-friendly foods is long, making it easy to say goodbye to dairy, eggs, meat, and fish.

 

Unofficial Count Shows Hope for Western Monarchs

Last year, the number of western monarch butterflies wintering on the California coast reached a record low, alarming conservationists. But this year, unofficial counts show the iconic insects returning to their winter haunts by the hundreds and thousands.

 

WARNING: Toxic chemicals found in makeup -- even high-end brands, investigation finds

It’s a part of most women’s daily routines – putting on makeup. But some of those products could contain poisons never listed on the ingredients list, including some high-end brands. The makeup women put on their skin may contain PFAS or forever chemicals that never break down.

 

Turns Out, Bacon Is Even Worse For You Than We Thought

While sizzling bacon in the morning is delicious, research over the years has truly cast this pork product in a poor light. This salty staple contains a ton of fat and salt, which some say can wreak havoc bacon on your health. But is it really that bad if you like to indulge in it regularly?

 

Using microbes to make carbon-neutral fuel

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a new way to train microbes to make a readily usable biofuel. A team of biologists and engineers modified a microbe called Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 (TIE-1) so that it can produce a biofuel using only three renewable and naturally abundant source ingredients: carbon dioxide, solar panel-generated electricity and light.

 

In Iceland, CO2 sucked from the air is turned to rock

At the foot of an Icelandic volcano, a newly-opened plant is sucking carbon dioxide from the air and turning it to rock, locking away the main culprit behind global warming.

 

Using ocean plastic waste to power ocean cleanup ships

A team of researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Harvard University believes that the plastic amassing in floating islands in the oceans could be used to power the ships that are sent to clean them up. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes how ocean plastics could be converted to ship fuel.​

 

A Mediterranean diet can lead to a high intake of environmental contaminants

A Mediterranean diet can provide many health benefits, but you may risk consuming too many environmental contaminants. Organically produced food can be the solution, a new study shows.

 

Your açaí smoothie may be destroying floodplain forests in the Amazon

The increase in açaí palm cultivation to supply global demand for the “superfood” has led to the loss of biodiversity and changes in vegetation in the floodplain forests along the Amazon River in Brazil’s Pará state.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic increased eating disorders among young people – but the signs aren’t what parents might expect

Eating disorders began to spike among young people shortly after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts believe the increase occurred due to disruptions in daily living, emotional distress and more time spent on social media – which research has shown can lead to lower self-esteem and negative body image.

 

Unlike the US, Europe is setting ambitious targets for producing more organic food

Organic production generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional farming, largely because it doesn’t use synthetic nitrogen fertilizer. And it prohibits using synthetic pesticides and giving hormones or antibiotics to livestock. But the U.S. isn’t currently setting the bar high for growing its organic sector. Across the Atlantic, Europe has a much more focused, aggressive strategy.

 

A stark reminder of South Bend's lead poisoning problem

Lead paint chips or inhaling dust from lead paint can slow cognitive development in young children and has been linked to hyperactivity.

 

Radioactive material and pesticides among new contaminants found in US tap water

Water utilities and regulators in the US have identified 56 new contaminants in drinking water over the past two years, a list that includes dangerous substances linked to a range of health problems such as cancer, reproductive disruption, liver disease and much more.

 

This luxurious fabric breaks down in the ocean without leaving a trace

Lenzing, an Austria-based sustainable fiber producer that developed TENCEL, which are fibers that biodegrade rapidly in comparison with other regularly used fibers like polyester, creates fiber from raw material from wood.

 

Fish study’s findings trigger consumption advisory update

A study of fish routinely caught in the Cape Fear and Brunswick rivers as a source of food for people in low-income communities has prompted the state to update its fish consumption advisories.

 

EPA still failing to act on widespread toxic chemical contamination of U.S. drinking water

Millions of Americans are unwittingly drinking water that includes an invisible toxic cocktail made up of contaminants linked to cancer, brain damage and other serious health harms, the 2021 update to the Environmental Working Group’s nationwide Tap Water Database reveals.

 

CDC Advisors Unanimously Endorse Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine for Kids 5-11 Despite Expert Concerns Over Clinical Data

If CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signs off on the decision, children ages 5 through 11 could start receiving COVID vaccines as early as tonight.

 

Researchers Uncovering Patterns that Help to Explain Chemical Sensitivities

With a significant and increasing share of the U.S. population reporting sensitivities to certain chemicals, a team of researchers at University of California (Irvine), University of Texas (San Antonio), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is working to better understand how these symptoms develop. Although referred to by several names over the years, including Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and Idiopathic Environmental Illness, medical professionals are now referring to the disea​

 

Shiitake Mushrooms Proven to Benefit Dozens of Diseases

If you're looking for a superfood to support your immune system health and act as an overall health tonic, shiitake mushrooms are a top choice. As a bonus, they impart a savory umami flavor to virtually any meal they touch

 

Halloween horror led to stricter food safety law – it’s time for another update

Poisoned Halloween candy is a persistent urban legend. But there was no neighborhood bogeyman that year tampering with kids’ treats. The culprit was a food dye derived from the byproducts of coal processing, called Orange No. 1, one of seven colors approved for use in food in 1907. To get a deep Halloween orange color, the tainted candy was made with large amounts of pure Orange No. 1 – in some cases as much as 1,500 parts per million. The dye was making kids sick because it was toxic.

 

Environmental groups petition EPA to rescind factory farms’ “free pass to pollute”

Air pollution from factory farms and growing feed crops kills an estimated 12,700 people in the U.S. a year.

 

Cooking with the sun: Entrepreneurs help launch Mexico’s solar revolution

Much of Mexico gets 300 days of sunshine out of the year which is helping make the country a solar energy pioneer. With the current government showing little interest in the clean sustainable technology, a range of entrepreneurs is leading the way, especially in the food industry.

 

Farming Kelp the Heiltsuk Way

New research braids Indigenous knowledge with Western science to demonstrate the sustainability of a small-scale kelp fishery.

 

Major Fashion, Outdoor Wear Companies to Phase Out PFAS

VF Corporation, which owns major fashion and outerwear apparel brands such as The North Face, Vans, Supreme, and Timberland, has recently announced a company-wide decision to phase out per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS or "forever chemicals," from its products. These chemicals will be mostly phased out of company products by 2025.

 

Gardening for Wildlife Enhances Bird Diversity Beyond Your Own Back Yard

Households manage their yards in diverse ways and new research has found that their landscaping and management decisions have the potential to increase wild bird habitat and influence bird biodiversity in their yard and also at the neighborhood and city scale.

 

Junked food! Toxic compounds used to make industrial tubing and rubber gloves are found in 80% of McDonald's, Burger King and Pizza Hut food: Dangerous chemicals are linked to asthma, infertility and smaller testicles, study finds

It's not just the cholesterol, calories and carbohydrates in fast food that people have to worry about: burgers, pizza and burritos are crawling with toxic 'forever chemicals,' according to a new study.​

 

UK's daily Covid cases drop for FOURTH day in a row: Infections fall 11% in a week to 43,941 as SAGE expert hails high levels of natural immunity in children

Britain's Covid cases have fallen for the fourth day in a row, official data today revealed as one of the Government's top scientific advisers claimed rising natural immunity in children is behind the fall.

 

Antarctic ozone hole is 13th largest on record and expected to persist into November

The 2021 Antarctic ozone hole reached its maximum area on October 7 and ranks 13th largest since 1979, scientists from NOAA and NASA reported today. This year's ozone hole developed similarly to last year's: A colder than usual Southern Hemisphere winter lead to a deep and larger-than-average hole that will likely persist into November or early December.

 

Industry must prepare now for a new world of green electricity

Industry must speed up investment in new technologies that allow manufacture of materials using renewable electricity if net zero emissions targets are to be met, research led by the University of Leeds warns.

 

Obesity linked to over 4 million deaths each year

More than four million people die due to obesity every year, a new study warns. Despite the global emphasis on proper diet and exercise, researchers say science could be doing more. Scientists from the United States and Greece believe new gut treatments and gene therapy are not being used enough to reduce this shocking toll.

 

3.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Odessa, third quake in two days

Did you feel that? Another earthquake rocked parts of Odessa late Wednesday afternoon. According to the United States Geological Survey, the 3.2 magnitude earthquake was registered 6.1 miles SSE of Gardendale and 7.1 miles NNE of Odessa.

 

Health officials warn to guard against lead poisoning

Lead paint was banned in the US in the 1970s, but it can still be found in the environment and it still poses a threat to children.

 

The 9 things in your home you had no idea could be poisoning your baby

Having a baby is an exciting time but it takes a lot of preparation to make sure your home is child-proof. Your home can be a dangerous place for a child so it’s important to remove and replace anything that could be toxic to them.

 

Waiting list registrations and liver transplants linked to alcoholic hepatitis surge during COVID-19 pandemic

Waiting list registrations and liver transplants linked to alcoholic hepatitis have increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers.

 

Pandemic stress sparked huge jump in cigarette smoking

For the first time in two decades, domestic sales of cigarettes increased — and stress from the pandemic could be the reason why.

 

Honey Has Numerous Health Benefits for Bees

From pesticide detox to increased longevity, the pros of the sweet stuff go well beyond simply nourishing the hardworking insects in the hive

 

Stress from COVID-19 pandemic causing millennials to struggle with decision-making: survey

Stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder for Americans to make basic decisions, according to a survey. According to an American Psychological Association survey of "Stress in America," millennials were particularly affected, with nearly 50% of more than 3,000 adult respondents reporting that they are struggling with daily tasks as coronavirus continues to spread.

 

The Role of QR Codes: Russia’s Planned Regulation of the Unvaccinated

The system of QR codes for vaccination against coronavirus, introduced in a number of regions of Russia to improve the epidemiological situation, should stay in place until the level of herd immunity in the country reaches at least 80%, Alexander Gintsburg, head of the Gamaleya Center (developer of Sputnik V vaccine), told TASS.

 

Please Do Not Give This to Kids

Brian Dressen, Ph.D., who is a chemist with an extensive background in researching and assessing the degree of efficacy in new technologies, told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Pfizer’s vaccine “failed any reasonable risk-benefit calculus in connection with children.”

 

Dr. Peter McCullough Interview

In an interview with the Centre for Research on Globalization, Dr. Peter McCullough said one of his patients died from the COVID vaccine. He also said government health and regulatory agencies are not being transparent about the vaccines’ safety.

 

The Rise Of Cannabis Vaping Among Teenagers

When the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved for the first time the marketing of e-cigarette products on October 12, 2021, it also noted that the agency is aware teenagers are more likely to use flavored e-cigarette products.

 

How glycogen is linked to heat generation in fat cells

Humans carry around with them, often abundantly so, at least two kinds of fat tissue: white and brown. White fat cells are essentially inert containers for energy stored in the form of a single large, oily droplet. Brown fat cells are more complex, containing multiple, smaller droplets intermixed with dark-colored mitochondria—cellular organelles that give them their color and are the "engines" that convert the lipid droplets into heat and energy.

 

How Do Plants Act Fast To Fight Off Infections?

New work led by Carnegie’s Kangmei Zhao and Sue Rhee reveals a new mechanism by which plants are able to rapidly activate defenses against bacterial infections. This understanding could inspire efforts to improve crop yields and combat global hunger.

 

Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Found in Fast Food

New research has revealed yet another potential health risk from eating fast food: it contains hormone-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates that have been linked to a variety of health problems.

 

Pittsburgh city leaders introduce new bill to prevent lead poisoning in children

Allegheny County and Pittsburgh’s water authority already have two of the most progressive policies in the country in place to address lead poisoning in children. The county health department requires all children to be tested for lead poisoning twice by age 2. And the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has replaced more than half of the city’s lead service lines and is on pace to replace them all by 2025.

 

The data center of the future is made of algae bricks and runs on hydrogen fuel cells

Inside the company’s datacenter “advanced development” team, researchers are exploring how future data centers can change, with solutions from the understandable—hydrogen fuel cell backup power—to the far-out, like building the centers out of algae bricks

 

Are Our Treats Too Tricky?

Halloween. Valentine’s Day. Easter. Throughout the year, US stores are stocked with rotating confections such as chocolates, gummies, and hard candies. These periods of mass candy production and consumption have a profound effect on the supply chain, yet candy consumption is often absent from conversations about food systems, which the International Food Policy Research Institute defines as “the sum of actors and interactions along the food value chain—from input supply and production of crops, livestock, fish, and other agricultural commodities to transportation, processing, retailing, wholesaling, and preparation of foods to consumption and disposal.”

 

Poaching Drove Mozambique Elephants to Evolve Without Tusks, Study Finds

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, October 23, 2021

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

The Dangers of Human Gene Editing

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Science Supports Reishi Mushrooms' Health-Boosting Potential

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

 

Microwaving Our Planet – Satellites, Part 1 Of 2

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Permafrost thaw could release bacteria and viruses

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

 

Project To Study Marine Life In Gulf Of Mexico Reefs

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

 

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

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

 

LISTEN: Respecting Earth and Indigeneity in the Grand Canyon

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

 

Environmental lawsuit challenges NC biogas production from hog waste

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

 

Northern lakes warming six times faster in the past 25 years

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

How Thailand Is Using Cheap and Effective Traditional Herbal Medicine

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

 

New Meth Causing Wave Of Mental Illness

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Huge hole discovered in Arctic's 'last ice'

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

 

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

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

 

Health Secretary to Force Fluoridated Water on Entire Country

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

The nightmare of India's tallest rubbish mountain

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

 

To Learn Bees’ Secrets, Count Them One by One

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

 

Four Benefits Of Goldenseal Just In Time For Fall

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

 

This solar geoengineering idea has a Goldilocks problem

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

 

Price for drug that reverses opioid overdoses soars amid record deaths

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

 

Is chewing on ice cubes bad for your teeth?

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

 

Pushing The Bounds Of Future Farming

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

 

14 Foods High in Soluble Fiber

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

 

Common Insecticide Malathion Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

California lead pipeline replacements are welcome but lack vital health safeguards

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

 

PFAS roadmap sets new direction for EPA

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

 

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

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

 

Does the PCR Test Affect the Pineal Gland?

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

 

US cities with worst air pollution ranked: report

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Green Policies Return The World To Coal

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

 

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

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

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, October 16, 2021

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

LISTEN: Alaskan quietude

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

 

Back to Basics: Clean Eating for Health

By Benjamin Kligler, M.D. June 10, 2021 Summer is here! The days are getting longer, the temperatures warmer, and the pandemic is starting more and more to lift.

 

Educating Future Physicians

By Bejamin Kligler, MD 5/1/2021 As Medical Advisor to the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®, I have had the chance to get involved on the ground floor with the new Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, which is graduating its first class of students this year

 

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

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

 

The Quest to Make Composting as Simple as Trash Collection

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

 

WATCH: A global fertility crisis

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

 

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

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

 

Horseback riding is the most dangerous sport, study warns

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

 

High immunoscores may help some win the battle against cancer

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

A Novel Solution To The Plastic Pollution Problem

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

 

Clean Air in Every School

By Deirdre Imus, April 6, 2021 Join me on National Healthy Schools Day (NHSD) and urge our school leaders and community members to focus on ensuring that there is clean air in every school.

 

The Dangers of Human Gene Editing

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Protect Your Bones With 8 Natural Osteoprotectives

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

 

How Zinc Can Boost Your Immune Health

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

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, October 9, 2021

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

 

Lava blocks the size of buildings falling from La Palma volcano

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

 

Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes Alaska Peninsula

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

 

Strong earthquakes strike off coast of Hawaii

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

 

Dispensing Doctors: Should Physicians Sell Drugs to Patients?

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

 

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

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

 

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Smoking marijuana could lead to breakthrough COVID cases, study finds

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

‘Forest bathing’ improves mood and positivity, decreases anxiety

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Will plastics recycling meet its deadline?

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Energy Crisis May Unleash Winter Blackouts Across US, Insider Warns

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

 

Practical Reasons Why Vaccine Injuries Are Rarely Reported

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

 

What Was The Holodomor? Americans Could Soon Find Out Firsthand

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Clean air matters for a healthy brain

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

 

Abundance of microscopic paint flakes in the North Atlantic

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Report examines how to boost recycling markets in Texas

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

 

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

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

 

6 Changes in LEED and the Future of Green Cleaning

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

FDA bans lead-based neurotoxin from consumer hair dyes

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

 

2021 Texas Solar Tax Credits, Incentives & Rebates

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

 

Texas Pumpkin Growers Near End To Challenging Season

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

 

Ozone Pollution: An Insidious and Growing Threat to Biodiversity

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

 

18 Medicinal Properties Of Cucumbers

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

 

Higher estimated pesticide exposures linked to ALS risk

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Something Is In The Air — The Cell Phone Radiation Documentary

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

South Pole froze over in coldest winter on record

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

 

One in nine people experience pain after eating

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

 

New Mexico Is Going All in on Hydrogen Energy Development

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

California sets nation’s strictest rules on recycling labels

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

 

Monoculture Agriculture Leads to Poor Soil Health

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

 

AI-Powered DoD Data Analysis

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Did ship’s anchor cause California oil spill? Maybe

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

 

The Ship That Became a Bomb

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