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Vaccine Mandates for Everyone, Everywhere—A Globally Coordinated Agenda

In the United States, those who are vaccine risk-aware have much to be concerned about right now. More and more states—and many legislators from both political parties—are displaying a willingness to impose heavy-handed vaccine mandates that trample on religious, parental and human rights—including the precious right to “security of person” guaranteed by Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Reduce, reuse, recycle: The future of phosphorus

Phosphorus is one of the necessary ingredients for healthy crop growth and yields. When farms were smaller and self-sufficient, farmers harvested their crops, and nutrients rarely left the farm.


Tiny bubbles in our body could fight cancer better than chemo

Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. It's your DNA that stores the important information necessary for RNA to produce proteins and make sure they act accordingly.


Take Action: Support Strong Organic Standards, Submit Your Comments to the Fall 2019 National Organic Standards Board Meeting

The Fall 2019 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting dates have been announced and public comments are due by October 3, 2019. Your comments and participation are critical to the integrity of the organic label.


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, September 14, 2019

Rapidly unfolding biosphere changes are pushing the human race ever further into completely uncharted territory. Environmental unraveling, official denial and societal apathy, all are advancing in complete unison.


Fracked Gas Well Blowout in Louisiana Likely to Burn for the Next Month

A fracked natural gas well in northwest Louisiana has been burning for two weeks after suffering a blowout. A state official said the fire will likely burn for the next month before the flames can be brought under control by drilling a relief well.


Conservationists slam gardeners for using artificial grass which 'ruins habitats' and is 'terrible for birds, butterflies and bees'

Wildlife charities have slammed gardeners who carpet their lawns with artificial grass, claiming the trend is threatening birds and bugs. The sterile plastic turf is increasing in popularity with Britons who are too busy to mow their lawns, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).


Sushi lovers may face a higher risk of catching superbugs as scientists warn number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in fish has DOUBLED over five years

Sushi lovers may be at risk of getting antibiotic-resistant infections because of the rapid spread of superbugs at sea, scientists have warned. Researchers studying dolphins found the number of untreatable bugs had doubled in just over five years.


Risks to Health and Well-Being from Radio-Frequency Radiation (RFR) Emitted by Cell Phones and Other Wireless Devices

Radiation exposure has long been a concern for the public, policy makers, and health researchers. Beginning with radar during World War II, human exposure to radio-frequency radiation1 (RFR) technologies has grown substantially over time.


The 5G Electromagnetic “Mad Zone” Poised to Self-Destruct: The 5G “Dementors” Meet the 4G “Zombie Apocalypse”

The entities rolling out 5G are tormenting humanity and sucking their humanity from them by taking their minds and their health, while on the other side, you have the zombie apocalypse of all the people with their 4G cell phones, blindly going about destroying the world.


$1m a minute: the farming subsidies destroying the world - report

The public is providing more than $1m per minute in global farm subsidies, much of which is driving the climate crisis and destruction of wildlife, according to a new report.


Antibiotic Resistance Surges in Dolphins, Mirroring Humans

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges in the world today since many common bacterial infections are developing resistance to the drugs once used to treat them, and new antibiotics aren’t being developed fast enough to combat the problem.


German Study: Alarming Levels of Dangerous Plastics in Children’s Bodies

Plastic byproducts were found in an alarming 97-100% of blood and urine samples from 2,500 children tested between 2014 and 2017, according to a new study by the German Environment Ministry and the Robert Koch Institute.


Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

In Brazil a genetic engineering test of mosquitoes appears to have failed, with genes from the mutant mosquitoes now mixing with the native population, Nature reported. This comes as mad scientists in the U.S. are finding they are getting bitten back by messing with nature after running their own program to genetically modify mosquitoes.


Silicon-rich mineral water is a safe, effective way to eliminate aluminum from your body

Aluminum is one of the most common elements on the planet. This naturally occurring metal can be found in many things, including cookwares, kitchen utensils, and food storage wraps. Trace amounts of aluminum can also be found in processed foods and some medications. While aluminum is useful outside the human body, this element has no place inside it. Excess amounts of aluminum get stored in various organs such as the brain, and once it accumulates, aluminum can trigger mechanisms that can lead to serious illnesses or death.


Aluminum is a key ingredient in MANY vaccines: Here’s why it’s so dangerous

If it isn’t one toxic ingredient, it’s another. While mercury-containing thimerosal may not be widely used in vaccines these days, that doesn’t make Big Pharma’s inoculations any safer.


Cancer is Now the Leading Cause of Death

Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death in high-income countries, highlighting the urgent need to change the way this disease is prevented and treated.


Imagining a 5G Future: Where Fantasy Does Not Meet Reality

Is the next generation of wireless the last? While industry says 5G is the promised land, concerned citizens say it's an impending global catastrophe.


Documentary — Nebraska Retiree Uses Earth’s Heat to Grow Oranges in Snow

Genetically modified seeds, the weed killer Roundup (glyphosate), and other dangerous agro chemicals and pesticides have hijacked our food system. This chemically-based method of industrial agriculture has irrevocably damaged the soil.


Can Zero Gravity Kill Cancer Cells?

Australian researchers are gearing up to send cancer cells to outer space, following promising study results. Joshua Chou, a biomedical engineering researcher at the University of Technology Sydney, conducted a study to investigate the potential effects of zero gravity on cancer cells.


Ashitaba — A Most Powerful yet Unknown Herb

Native to Japan, ashitaba (Angelica keiskei koidzumi1) is a bitter leafy herb of the Angelica genus, closely related to the carrot. It's also known as "tomorrow's leaf," due to its rapid growth and regenerative abilities.


Graphene to Fight Mosquitoes — What Are the Risks?

Researchers from Brown University tested whether graphene could act as a nonchemical mosquito repellant. They had participants reach into a mosquito-filled box for five minutes, with their skin uncovered, covered only in cheesecloth (a penetrable fabric) or covered with graphene and then cheesecloth. When the skin was uncovered or covered only in cheesecloth, the participants were bitten multiple times, ranging from five to 20 bites during the five-minute sessions. When graphene was used, howev​


What we know about the mysterious vaping-linked disease and deaths

Health officials, lawmakers and parents have been raising alarms about vaping for a couple of years, warning that products touted as healthier alternatives for smokers are instead drawing in young people with fun flavors and slick marketing.


Germany Moves to Phase-Out Glyphosate/Roundup; EPA Unmoved

Germany is the latest entity to take action on getting glyphosate-based pesticides out of the marketplace. Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that, beginning in 2020, the country will phase out herbicides that contain glyphosate by the end of 2023.


Same Pesticides that are Killing Bees Significantly Shorten Monarch Lifespan

Monarch populations on both coasts of North America are in serious decline, and new research indicates that same chemicals killing bees may be responsible for similar impacts to these charismatic butterflies.


No need to cut beef to tackle climate crisis, say farmers

Farming can become climate neutral by 2040 without cutting beef production or converting substantial areas of farmland into forest, according to a plan published by the National Farmers’ Union.


One-Of-A-Kind T-Shirt Made From Wood And Algae Can Be Composted In Your Backyard

Fast fashion is one of the greatest burdens on the modern world. For this reason, some innovators are developing compostable clothing. London-based tech startup Vollebak, for example, has designed the Plant and Algae T-Shirt which can be buried and composted in your own backyard.


Kenya Installed This Solar Plant That Transforms Ocean Water Into Drinking Water

For a millennium, people have been trying to change oceanic water into potable water. But, it has never been really affordable or technologically efficient.


Taking a commonly prescribed class of antibiotics may DOUBLE your chances of getting a 'leaky valve' which leads to heart failure, study claims

Taking a common class of antibiotics may more than double your chances of getting a serious heart condition, a study suggests.


World’s Largest Urban Rooftop Farm Set To Open In 2020 In Paris, France

If you are enthused by eco-friendly architecture and inventive solutions to modern food shortages, then you are going to love this latest news. The world’s largest urban farm is set to open in Paris, France, next year.


Farmers will use bigger hedges, healthier livestock and more precise pesticides to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2040, union says

The National Farmers’ Union has has published a report on how the sector can reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 - a decade ahead of the UK economy.


EPA To End Required Animal Tests To Determine Safety of Chemical Products

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine praised an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to phase out animal testing of chemical products. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today that animal testing will be substantially reduced in six years and phased out by 2035


Those fun ball pits your child likes to play in are probably a breeding ground for killer germs

The next time you go to the pediatric clinic, it may be best not to let your child into the ball pit. A recent study warned that these physical therapy playgrounds were just as dirty and filled with disease-causing microbes as their counterparts in family restaurants.


5G Wireless: A Ridiculous Front for Global Control

First, a few quotes to give a bit of background. 5G speed, for people who must download a whole season of their favorite show in two seconds: “It’s the next (fifth) generation of cellular technology which promises to greatly enhance the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks. How fast are we talking about?


Vitamin D deficiency the likely cause for a rise in rickets cases in children

Recently, a rise in the number of rickets cases, especially among children from low-income families, has been reported. Rickets is a skeletal disorder associated with calcium, phosphate, and vitamin D deficiency.


Antibiotic resistance isn’t just a “human” problem: Study shows it can be passed along to pets

The genetic evolution of bacteria is occurring at a rapid pace, and aberrations of bacterial DNA are transferring from one species to the next. These genetic deviations, spurred by antibiotics, are now transferring from humans to animals.


Fighting Water Privatization With ‘Blue Communities’

It was 1985 and privatization, deregulation and free trade were in the air. Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and President Ronald Reagan were negotiating a free trade deal — a precursor to NAFTA. Among the goods it would cover: "Water, including … mineral waters … ice and snow."


This Boston Hospital Is Feeding Patients Through Its Rooftop Farm

A few years after the Boston resident was diagnosed with prediabetes, she was referred to Boston Medical Center's Preventative Food Pantry as someone who is food insecure. The food pantry is a free food resource for low-income patients.


New PFAS Detections Reported at 90 Additional Army Installations

Drinking water supplies at an additional 90 current and former Army and Army National Guard installations nationwide are contaminated with the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of Defense data obtained by EWG under the Freedom of Information Act.


FDA Finds Asbestos in Beauty Plus Products, Issues Voluntary Recall

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety alert urging consumers to stop using cosmetics from Beauty Plus, after the agency found the deadly carcinogen asbestos in at least four different talc-based products.


Can this food slash prostate cancer risk?

If you’re interested in reducing your risk of prostate cancer, you may want to make sure your diet includes a certain fungus. According to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers say that mushroom consumption may help prevent prostate cancer.


Vaping Lung Injury Cases Rise to Nearly 300

The dangers associated with vaping have grown over the years as researchers identify more and more toxins that are inhaled with each puff.1 This affects both users and bystanders. Although the industry advertises vaping as a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes, the industry standard for “safer” is likely not safe.


The Science on PFAS: Rebuttal to 3M’s Claims

For decades, 3M was a leading producer of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. As early as the 1950s, 3M’s own studies showed that PFAS chemicals built up in blood, and by the 1960s, 3M’s own animal studies showed the potential for harm.


Statins Shown to Extend Life by Mere Days

Researchers have repeatedly failed to find evidence that high cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In fact, there's plenty of evidence suggesting that higher cholesterol may actually be healthier than lower levels.


Why You See 9 Pharmaceutical Ads a Day

The U.S. and New Zealand are the only two countries that allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise on TV or radio.1 Although the FDA had always allowed advertising, they also required that a long list of side effects be published at the same time.


Self-Interested Whims of the Oligarchs: Google and Facebook Kill Access to Alternative and Integrative Medicine

The blog post to which my attention was called was entitled When Big Brother Went High Tech. The news from energy medicine author Lynn McTaggert jerked attention of the integrative community to a story I'd long anticipated: Google's censors turned their attention to the still wild political-economical-medical frontier of "alternative medicine".


Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Response to “The Message of Measles” —What The New Yorker Wouldn’t Publish

In late August 2019, New Yorker magazine published an article written by staff writer, Nick Paumgarten, entitled, “The Message of Measles.” In the article, Mr. Paumgarten criticized Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s beliefs and advocacy. After contacting numerous New Yorker editors, the magazine has refused to publish Mr. Kennedy’s response.


CA SB 276 & SB 714 Signed Into Law by Gov. Newsom

CHD Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., delivers an electrifying speech to advocates at a press conference about the passing into law of SB276 & SB714—and asks, “Where are the legal and rational boundaries now that the government can force a medical procedure on children?”


Welcome to Calipharma: Where Your Children are For Profit and Parental Freedoms are Nonexistent

Don't California my [Insert State Here]: The egregious injustice of SB276 and its trailer bill, which solidified sweeping vaccine legislation into law, was enacted under the false pretenses of fraudulent exemptions, targets medically fragile children, and will usher in an age of medical tyranny


RFK. Jr. Mic Dropping Speech Marks Birth of a New Civil Rights Movement Vis-à-Vis The Rise of the Medical Police State

While California's tragic fall into what might rightly be described as a Medical Police State has many up in arms, RFK. Jr's spontaneously delivered speech outside Gov. Newsom's office helped transform the anger and grief experienced by thousands of shaken onlookers into inspiration and hope, no doubt contributing to catalyzing further what is clearly becoming this country's next, truly grassroots civil (and human) rights movement.


FDA blasts Juul for illegally marketing e-cigarettes as less harmful than regular cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration, in a harsh warning letter Monday, criticized Juul Labs for illegally marketing its e-cigarettes as less harmful than regular cigarettes and ordered the company to correct the violations immediately or face tougher enforcement actions.


New Study Finds Strong Link Between Glyphosate & Human Liver Disease

Scientists and health professionals have been raising concerns about pesticides for decades. The idea that these products were ever approved as safe by our federal health regulatory agencies is truly mind blowing, given the fact that their toxicity and danger seem to be unquestionable.


To Save Honey Bees We Need to Design A New Type of Hive

Honey bees are under extreme pressure. The number of honey bee colonies in the US has been declining at an average rate of almost 40% since 2010. The biggest contributor to this decline is viruses spread by a parasite, Varroa Destructor. But this isn’t a natural situation.


Moronic Contradiction: How can we all switch to solar power if Bill Gates blocks the sun with pollution?

We are all supposed to believe that somehow we can replace every fuel-burning machine in America in 10 years, including every factory, machine plant, automobile, farm tractor, and tractor trailer truck, with solar-powered and wind-powered alternatives. We do this or we all burn alive two years later.​


The REAL reason why you shouldn’t eat fried foods: It triggers cancer cells

People who are watching their weight often avoid fried foods because of their high calorie count, but there’s a far more compelling reason that everyone should steer clear of such foods: Research shows they can trigger cancer cells.


How boosting gut bacteria may help to battle cancer by stimulating the body to create specialist immune cells that can attack tumours

Could simply swallowing a pill containing probiotic bacteria help destroy lethal cancers? That’s the hope of a new clinical trial being run by a British bioscience company at a leading London university.


Antibiotics given to 80% of premature babies may alter their gut bacteria for DECADES - and leave them more vulnerable to superbugs, study finds

Most premature babies - about 80 percent - are given antibiotics in their first weeks of life to protect them from potentially fatal bacterial infections. However, receiving this treatment for several months - even after they leave the NICU - may permanently alter their gut bacteria, a new study finds.


World 'gravely' unprepared for effects of climate crisis – report

The world’s readiness for the inevitable effects of the climate crisis is “gravely insufficient”, according to a report from global leaders. This lack of preparedness will result in poverty, water shortages and levels of migration soaring, with an “irrefutable toll on human life”, the report warns.


Fukushima: Japan will have to dump radioactive water into Pacific, minister says

The operator of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have to dump huge quantities of contaminated water from the site directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister has said – a move that would enrage local fishermen.


Vaccine Exemptions: California Pediatrician Appeals to Governor Newsom: Do the Right Thing and Preserve the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Dear Honorable Governor Newsom, I am a California-licensed, board-certified, Stanford-, NYU, & UCSF-trained pediatrician. I am not anti-vax. I administer vaccines in my pediatric practice. I believe that vaccines can be effective at reducing the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases for MOST children.


Lack of reporting on phosphorus supply chain dangerous for global food security

Our global food production system uses 53 million tonnes of phosphate fertilizers annually, processed from 270 million tonnes of mined phosphate rock. Estimates show up to 90% phosphate loss from mine to fork. A considerable part of this loss is phosphate pollution in water, some of which creates "dead zones," areas where little or no marine life can survive.


New method for detecting microplastics beneath our feet

Researchers from CRC CARE have developed a new method to detect microplastics in the ground using infrared light and powerful visualisation software.


Cheap water treatment

There's nothing new in treating water by sorption of organic solvents such as trichloroethylene (TCE). But finding a method that neutralizes these contaminants, instead of just shifting them somewhere else, is no mean feat.


This 1950s Video Demonstrates Where Best Food Comes From

"Where would we be without grass?" It's a question posed in the video above, titled "Grass: The Big Story," and released by the USDA circa 1950. Grass farming is emerging as necessary to rejuvenate the soil, produce high-quality food and remedy many of the environmental problems caused by industrial agriculture, but while it's sometimes viewed as a trendy movement, its benefits have been known for decades.


Is this why kids keep getting lice?

If your child gets lice, are you — as a parent — to blame? According to a recent survey, 70% of parents think so. The survey included 2,155 parents who have a child under the age of 12 and have used lice treatment.


The Opioid Crisis — A Case of Mass Homicide?

The inappropriate treatment approach to back pain is a driving force behind the opioid epidemic, Dave Chase, co-founder of Health Rosetta, reports, citing the 2018 JAMA Network Open paper, “Opioid Prescribing for Low Back Pain: What Is the Role of Payers?” One of the reasons for this is the sheer prevalence of back pain.


Plastics, Fuels and Chemical Feedstocks from CO2? They’re Working on It.

One way to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is now at its highest point in 800,000 years, would be to capture the potent greenhouse gas from the smokestacks of factories and power plants and use renewable energy to turn it into things we need, says Thomas Jaramillo.


Offering Children a Variety of Vegetables Increases Acceptance

Although food preferences are largely learned, dislike is the main reason parents stop offering or serving their children foods like vegetables. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, demonstrated that repeatedly offering a variety of vegetables increased acceptance and consumption by children.


Black Seed May Treat Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's Disease), Clinical Trial Reveals

A groundbreaking clinical trial indicates that the most common cause of hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's disease) may be improved with the addition of only two grams of powdered black seed daily.


Americans love snacks. What does that mean for bad health, rise in obesity?

Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in recent decades, and packaged bars, chips and sweets have spread into every corner of life.


Vaccine IQ Test

Below is a "Vaccine IQ" test which I am calling a "Vac-Q" test. My hope is that people will print it out and use it as a resource to take to legislators' town hall meetings, school board meetings, doctor appointments, and anywhere else it might be used to give people a quick quiz.


Chicken 'causes cancer': Oxford University scientists say people who eat poultry are at increased risk of developing deadly disease

Eating chicken puts consumers at a higher risk of a rare form of blood cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, as well as prostate cancer in men, according to researchers from Oxford University.


Studies Show Microwaves Drastically Reduce Nutrients in Food

Did you know that microwaving your food is one of the most damaging things you can do to reduce food quality and nutrition (and your health)?


Study Finds Urban Runoff Is a Toxic Soup Containing Dozens of Pesticides and Other Industrial Chemicals

Heavy rains in urban areas bring together a toxic mixture of man-made chemicals which make their way to waterbodies at levels that can harm aquatic life, according to new research published by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Ancient farmers burned the Amazon, but today's fires are very different

Across the burning Amazon, smoke is rising and fine particles of charcoal are falling softly to the ground. At last count, more than 93,000 fires were alight in the Brazilian Amazon, up more than 60 percent from the same time last year, and the highest number since 2010.


5G Critics Censored by Big Tech

More and more concerned citizens are asking tough questions about the safety of 5G wireless networks.


Drinking six cups of coffee a day cuts the risk of gallstones by a QUARTER 'because caffeine prevents cholesterol forming in the gallbladder'

Drinking six or more cups of coffee a day drastically reduces the risk of developing gallstones, according to a study.


Single-use no more: Plastic bottles can be upcycled to more durable materials

Single-use plastics cause plastic pollution, a problem that affects rivers, lakes, and oceans.


Heavy metals: Walmart tests EVERYTHING it sells, while Amazon tests almost NOTHING

As part of his ongoing investigatory work into product safety through his Consumer Wellness Center (CWC) Labs initiative, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, has come to learn that Walmart, if you can believe it, actually does test the products that are sold through its website.


India Set to Ban 6 Single-Use Plastics on Gandhi's Birthday

The government of India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on October 2, officials announced, in its most sweeping measure yet to eradicate single-use plastics from cities and villages that have ranked among the world's most polluted.


21 Million Americans Are Relying on Unsafe Drinking Water, Here's What We Can Do About It

Since the Flint drinking water crisis erupted five years ago, Americans have realized that many cities and towns struggle to ensure safe water. Currently residents of Newark, New Jersey are drinking bottled water after the city realized lead filters it handed out had failed.


After a Quiet Summer, 'Dangerous' California Wildfire Burns Equivalent of 753 Football Fields in Five Hours

A fast moving wildfire burned through 753 football fields worth of Southern California in just five hours Wednesday, CNN reported. The Tenaja Fire jumped from 25 acres when it was first reported Wednesday afternoon to 994 acres just five hours later.


October Is Children’s Environmental Health Month in California

California lawmakers proclaimed October 2019 as Children’s Environmental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of cleaner air and water, safer food and healthier products for children. ​


Hurricane Dorian Threatens To Spread Millions of Tons of Manure Again Throughout North Carolina’s Coastal Plain

As Hurricane Dorian bears down on North Carolina, the storm’s flood waters threaten once again to spread millions of tons of animal waste from factory farms throughout the state’s eastern coastal plain.


Simple blood test detects ‘hidden’ brain injuries

In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers are making new progress in finding ways to detect a traumatic yet sinister brain injury with a simple blood test, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


FDA fast-tracking unproven drugs to public

Although the Food and Drug Administration's Accelerated Approval Program was created in 1992 to speed up the approval of new drugs, new research reveals a large number of drug manufacturers are failing to complete the approval process, according to a report in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). What this means is that a significant number of drugs on the market are not yet fully approved — a sobering thought.


How can mouthwash interfere with the benefits of exercise?

Surprising new research shows that antibacterial mouthwash can limit the cardiovascular benefits of exercise.​


CDA Immunity Letter

Dear Senator: It is time for Congress to take action and remove immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act ("CDA").


5G Will Use the Same Frequencies as Pain-Inflicting Military Weapon

What does the 5G network and a non-lethal weapon developed by the military have in common? The Department of Defense has developed a non-lethal crowd control device called the Active Denial System (ADS). The ADS works by firing a high-powered beam of 95 GHz waves at a target--that is, millimeter wavelengths.


What Polio Vaccine Injury Looks Like, Decades Later

When touting the merits of vaccination, public health officials often brag about the campaign to eradicate polio. What they rarely if ever disclose, however, is that both the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) developed by Jonas Salk and the live-virus oral polio vaccine (OPV)—developed first by Polish scientist Hilary Koprowski and later by Albert Sabin—frequently have caused the very condition they were supposed to prevent.


Hurricane Dorian, Should We Continue To Expect The Unexpected?

Hurricane Dorian has been highly impacted by the ongoing climate engineering operations. Do governments have the right to modify our weather?


How warm oceans supercharge deadly hurricanes

For more than a day Hurricane Dorian stalled over the Bahamas, where it unloaded 185 mile-per-hour winds at its peak, dumped intense rainfall, and inundated homes with storm surge. What was a Category 3 storm on Friday quickly intensified into a Category 5 by Sunday.


Air pollution could be behind the 20% year-on-year rise in dementia cases, scientists warn

Air pollution is propelling an exponential rise in dementia cases around the world, a global study has suggested. Cases of the disease are increasing at a rate of more than 20 per cent a year, most of which are in developed countries where air pollution is rife.


Vaccines Have Risks as Well as Benefits and Require Informed Consent

Increasingly expansive and coercive vaccine mandates are placing the supposed collective good of society above the right of patients or their parents to give or withhold informed consent, writes Jane M. Orient, M.D., in a guest editorial in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.


Globalist media ordered to start pushing cannibalism as a food source; planetary collapse of Earth’s biosphere is now being engineered

This is an abbreviated story format to bring you the most important highlights you need to know.


Vaping May Hamper the Lungs' Ability to Fend off Infections

A lot of otherwise healthy-seeming high schoolers and young adults are getting very sick. Since June, 28 cases of a mystery respiratory illness have been reported in Utah. Wisconsin has found 32 so far. Nationwide, more than 200 cases of patients with severe respiratory problems have been found in 25 states. One 30-year-old woman in Illinois died last month, and on Tuesday another death was reported in Oregon.


80% cut in antibiotics entering Thames is needed to avoid surge in superbugs

The amount of antibiotics entering the River Thames would need to be cut by as much as 80 per cent to avoid the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs', a new study has shown.


Resistance can spread even without the use of antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance does not spread only where and when antibiotics are used in large quantities, ETH researchers conclude from laboratory experiments. Reducing antibiotic use alone is therefore not sufficient to curtail resistance, and should be done in conjunction with measures to prevent infection with resistant germs.


Methane-producing microorganism makes a meal of iron

A new understanding of how an important methane-producing microorganism creates methane and carbon dioxide could eventually allow researchers to manipulate how much of these important greenhouse gases escape into the atmosphere.


Plant research could benefit wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics

Chinese and Rutgers scientists have discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, a major ecological question that could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels, antibiotics and other applications. The researchers used a new DNA sequencing approach to study the genome of Spirodela polyrhiza, one of 37 species of duckweed, which are small, fast-growing aquatic plants found worldwide.


Understanding the link between fracking and earthquakes

Researchers studying hydraulic fracturing have answered a longstanding question over how the practice can sometimes cause moderate earthquakes and may be able to use their model to forecast when quakes linked to fracking might occur.


After bronze and iron, welcome to the plastic age, say scientists

Plastic pollution is being deposited into the fossil record, research has found, with contamination increasing exponentially since 1945.


Methane emissions, pollution hit record in Permian: study

Methane emissions and pollution in the booming Permian Basin likely hit a new record in the second quarter after taking a small, but surprising, dip early this year, according to a new study.


'We are losing the Arctic as we know it'

The Wahlenberg glacier in Norway's Svalbard archipelago is calving icebergs at an increasing rate because of warming ocean waters, according to the international director of the Norwegian Polar Institute.


Voters Back Ban On Fracking, New Poll Finds

A plurality of registered voters support banning fracking, a new poll has found.


Low vitamin D linked to adolescent behavior problems

Vitamin D was once regarded as a nutrient important for bone health, but it's now known that this steroid hormone influences virtually every cell in your body, including those in your brain.


Donor kidneys discarded as 5,000 sit on waiting list die

Nearly 5,000 people in the United States and more than 3,000 people in Europe die each year while waiting for a kidney transplant. Yet, in the United States, over 3,500 donated kidneys are thrown away every year.


Veteran Policy Experts Form Organic Industry Watchdog Agency

USDA Failures Necessitate Independent Corporate and Governmental Oversight - Beyond Pesticides, a Washington, DC-based public interest organization founded in 1981 to advocate for healthy air, water, land, and food by eliminating the use of toxic pesticides and advancing organic practices, has announced the formation of its new investigative arm, OrganicEye.


Mass Extinction Event 2 Billion Years Ago Killed 99% of Life on Earth, Study Finds

Some two billion years ago, a significant decline of once-abundant oxygen killed as much as 99 percent of all life on Earth in a mass extinction event larger than the one responsible for the dinosaur die-off.


Germany to Ban Glyphosate From End of 2023

Use of glyphosate will be banned in Germany from the end of 2023, after a phased effort to reduce its application by farmers. The ban, agreed by the Cabinet on Wednesday, is part of an insect conservation program from Environment Minister Svenja Schulze.


First Crowdfunded Park in BC Saves 2K Acres From Loggers

A Canadian charity has successfully crowdfunded $3 million to save 800 hectares (approximately 1,977 acres) of wilderness from development. Instead, the property on British Columbia's Princess Louisa Inlet will now be one of the first crowdfunded parks in the country, CBC News reported.


Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated—Part 5

None of the Part 5 articles I summarize below and in the accompanying graphs are true vax/unvaxxed studies. Instead, the researchers looked at the results on overall health after the addition of a single vaccine dose or vaccine to an already heavily vaccinated population.


Mandatory Vaccine Agenda is Step-by-Step Repealing Religious & Philosophical Exemptions

The Mandatory Vaccine Agenda is a worldwide plan which has been picking up steam lately. Unfortunately for the causes of individual rights, medical autonomy and sovereignty, natural health and freedom in general, many countries and US states have been accelerating the push to force all children to be vaccinated.


The hellish future of Las Vegas in the climate crisis: 'A place where we never go outside'

The Clark county death investigator Jill Roberts vividly recalls the sunny 115F afternoon last summer when she entered a Las Vegas home with no functional air conditioning. The indoor heat felt even worse than the broiling temperature outside. She climbed up the stairs, through thick, stifling air, landing in a third-story bedroom where the resident had died in sweltering conditions. The room had no fan and the door was shut. It felt as if it couldn’t get any hotter.


Global food producers 'failing to face up to role' in climate crisis

The world’s biggest producers of meat, dairy and seafood are failing to tackle the enormous impact they are having on the planet through deforestation, the routine use of antibiotics and greenhouse gas emissions, a report warns.


Forests on Utah’s public lands may soon be torn out. Here’s why.

Machine tracks in the sand frame the site near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, a harbinger of its vanishing solitude. The federal government plans to remove an unprecedented number of trees here, it says to reduce fire risk, improve habitat for greater sage grouse, and increase forage for cattle and a world-renowned trophy-hunting deer herd.


Plastic food packaging was most common beach trash in 2018

The lowly cucumber remains crisp for three days at your local market. Wrap it in polyethylene shrink wrap and its longevity extends to 14. That, in short, explains the rapid growth of plastic food packaging, projected to become a $370 billion market next year.


Soil health can combat climate change from the ground up

Five months after devastating spring flooding across the Midwest, farms along the Missouri River remain under water. This summer, severe drought has hit patches of Texas and Oklahoma. Areas of the West and Southeast are abnormally dry. As floods and droughts become more common, farmers, scientists and conservationists are looking for ways to resist.


Lead exposure kills over 400,000 Americans a year, finds alarming new study published in The Lancet

Lead poisoning is a serious health concern and should not be taken lightly. Children are particularly at risk of exposure to this toxic heavy metal.


Research finds a new way to reduce food waste

Pity the poor blemished banana. In a society that equates beauty with quality, the perception that blemished produce is less desirable than its perfect peers contributes to 1.3 billion tons of wasted food a year globally. That, in turn, raises the cost and environmental impact of feeding the world's population.


Health and Environmental Groups Call on EPA to Revoke Glyphosate’s Registration

Sixteen organizations representing health, environmental, farmer, and farmworker communities joined together yesterday to call on EPA to remove glyphosate from the marketplace. The groups cite a combination of high-profile lawsuits, environmental impacts, increasing reports of weed resistance, and growing public concern over the health effects of glyphosate in their comments on EPA’s interim reregistration review decision for the chemical.


New fuel to get sea freight environmentally shipshape

Tens of thousands of cargo ships will have to start using less polluting fuels in January, a boon for the environment that could however lead to higher bills for consumers.


Will Picking the Impossible Whopper Over Beef Help You Stay Healthy?

Burger King has the Impossible Whopper. Carl's Jr. has their Beyond Famous Star. KFC even introduced a plant-based chicken-like product — and sold out in 5 hours. It seems, either for the sake of following a trend or for the purpose of offering alternatives to more diverse consumers, many fast-food brands are hopping on the train of plant-based meats.


Ireland to Plant 440 Million Trees in 20 Years to Fight Climate Change

Ireland will plant 440 million trees by 2040 as part of its efforts to combat the climate crisis, The Irish Times reported Saturday.


How to address America's lead crisis and provide safe drinking water for all

Since the Flint drinking water crisis erupted five years ago, Americans have realized that many cities and towns struggle to ensure safe water. Currently residents of Newark, New Jersey are drinking bottled water after the city realized lead filters it handed out had failed.


Agrivoltaics proves mutually beneficial across food, water, energy nexus

Building resilience in renewable energy and food production is a fundamental challenge in today's changing world, especially in regions susceptible to heat and drought. Agrivoltaics, the co-locating of agriculture and solar photovoltaic panels, offers a possible solution, with new University of Arizona-led research reporting positive impacts on food production, water savings and the efficiency of electricity production.


Natural Products Association is going bankrupt

Natural Products Association (NPA) is the largest and oldest trade group in the natural products space, whose stated mission is to be “the leading voice of the natural products industry” and “to advocate for the rights of consumers to have access to products that will maintain and improve their health and for the rights of retailers and suppliers to sell these products.”


Clostridium difficile loves sugar and resists disinfectant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls antibiotic resistance one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Conservative estimates find at least 2 million are infected and 23,000 die each year with antibiotic resistant bacteria.


Nurdles are a growing pollution problem

The looming threat of plastic pollution is undoubtedly one of mankind’s greatest challenges. More than 381 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide each year, and plastic is now found in our soil, lakes, rivers and oceans, as well as in the bodies of humans and wildlife.


Health Experts Warn That Mysterious Vaping Lung Disease Is 'Becoming An Epidemic'

Health experts are warning that the believed to be linked to vaping is becoming 'an epidemic', following a surge in severe lung illnesses in recent months.


Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. No one knows exactly why.

More than 200 people across the US have come down with a mysterious illness that appears to be linked to vaping — the latest wake-up call to the potentially serious health risks of using e-cigarettes.​


Study: Just two Diet Cokes a day ‘increases your risk of deadly heart attack or stroke by 50%’

JUST two diet drinks a day raises the risk of dying young by a quarter, a major study reveals.


Decades-old film reveals Antarctica glacier is melting faster than scientists thought

Scientists knew Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier was thawing, they just had no idea how quickly the process was happening.


The Amazon rainforest is burning, but it is food price profiteering that really swings the axe

The Amazon rainforest, this wonder of nature sprawling across nine countries in Latin America, holds a special place on this planet. Faced with stark climate and biodiversity crises, we cannot afford more damage to it – or to human health from the haze that hangs over communities and cities. We must help Brazil extinguish these fires and offer long-term support to prevent further illegal deforestation.


New feedback phenomenon found to drive increasing drought and aridity

A new Columbia Engineering study indicates that the world will experience more frequent and more extreme drought and aridity than currently experienced in the coming century, exacerbated by both climate change and land-atmosphere processes.


Making more plastics recyclable

Whether multi-layered food packaging, power cable sheathing or a toothbrush: Many plastic products cannot be recycled. This is the case, for example, when products are made of multiple materials that cannot be separated at all or only insufficiently.


EPA needs to keep up with science, do more to protect vulnerable populations

Many hazardous chemicals that cause health issues continue to be used in industrial, commercial and private settings, despite well-documented harms.


Plant gene discovery could help reduce fertilizer pollution in waterways

Over-fertilization of agricultural fields is a huge environmental problem. Excess phosphorus from fertilized cropland frequently finds its way into nearby rivers and lakes. A resulting boom of aquatic plant growth can cause oxygen levels in the water to plunge, leading to fish die-offs and other harmful effects.


Natural 'breakdown' of chemicals may guard against lung damage in 9/11 first responders

The presence of chemicals made as the body breaks down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates can predict whether Sept. 11, 2001 first responders exposed to toxic dust at the World Trade Center site subsequently develop lung disease, a new study finds.


Research probes cross-cultural beliefs about sustainability

New research carried out in 12 countries shows most people believe achieving environmental sustainability could hinder quality of life but not the wider economy.


Plastic is infecting your gut: Average person accidentally ingests more than 73,000 pieces of microplastics every year, damning study reveals

We are all eating around 73,000 tiny bits of plastic every year through our food and drink, according to a new study.


Boy, 17, goes blind because of a vitamin deficiency caused by years of eating only French fries, Pringles, white bread and sausage

A 17-year-old boy who lived on chips, Pringles and processed ham has gone blind because of a lack of vitamins in his diet. The fussy-eating teenager from Bristol, who is now 19, hadn't eaten a fruit or vegetable in a decade.


Cancer is 'overtaking heart disease as the biggest killer in wealthy countries'

Cancer has begun to kill more people than heart disease in wealthy countries, according to research. Heart disease has been the world's leading killer for more than a decade but, as public health improves in well-off countries, cancer is beginning to overtake it.


'It's scary': wildlife selfies harming animals, experts warn

At the International Penguin Conference in New Zealand, the experts were worried. Among sobering discussions about the perils of the climate crisis and habitat loss, the unlikely issue of wildlife selfies photobombed the agenda, with increasing concern that the celebrity-fuelled search for that perfect shot is affecting animal behaviour.


Anxiety and Depression: Why Doctors are Prescribing Gardening Rather than Drugs

Spending time in outdoors, taking time out of the everyday to surround yourself with greenery and living things can be one of life’s great joys – and recent research also suggest it’s good for your body and your brain.


Science says there’s no such thing as a sugar rush – it’s actually a “sugar crash”

Some people mistakenly believe that consuming sugary snacks and beverages can give them a sugar rush, or increased energy and alertness. However, a study published in the journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews warns that sugar worsens your mood and makes you feel more tired.


Will Antarctic Ice Doom Us All?

For years, scientists have struggled to figure out exactly how much methane is trapped under the ice at the north and south poles and what it would mean for global temperatures if climate change melted enough ice to release that methane into the atmosphere.


Why farm bailouts may cause the next Dust Bowl

On their surface, farm subsidies, which are government funds given to farmers to help offset bad weather, price fluctuations and other risks to crops, seem like a reasonable use of taxpayer money.


New mandates for hepatitis A vaccine

Franklin County, Missouri, has made it mandatory for food handlers to receive a hepatitis A vaccination. The commission order, dated July 30, 2019, gave 90 days for all currently employed food handlers to get vaccinated, and gave two weeks for new hires to get a hepatitis A shot.


Research confirms fluoride lowers children's IQ

The August 19, 2019, issue of JAMA Pediatrics1 delivered an unexpected bombshell: A U.S. and Canadian government-funded observational study found that drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy lowers children's IQ.


Another Study Confirms Fluoride’s IQ-Lowering Effects in Children

The research continues to accumulate: Fluoride exposure harms the brain and reduces IQ.


Autism Spin Versus Autism Trends: Rising Prevalence in Black and Hispanic Children

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its biannual overview of autism prevalence in early 2018, it reported that one in fifty-nine 8-year-olds (born in 2006) had an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


Harvest Time Corn Salad

Try this refreshing salad as a side for lunch or dinner.


Scientists Say Roundup ‘Guts’ Bee Colonies, Threatens Human Health

The humble honeybee is sending a warning about environmental disruption that affects not just this key link in our food production, but affects multiple species, with serious, negative effects on human beings.


Mystery youth vaping disease reveals gaping holes in regulation

A mysterious outbreak of critical lung disease in scores of teenagers and young adults is forcing federal agencies to grapple with a vast, nearly unregulated market of nicotine- and marijuana-based vaping products.


Critics: CDC silent on vaping THC as injuries mount

Federal health officials are under fire for their unclear public warnings following one death and nearly 200 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, which some say are related to the far riskier practice of vaping marijuana oil rather than nicotine.


Opposition to 5G small cell deployment spreads across US

5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology, will give consumers access to more information faster and make businesses more efficient, and will create an unprecedented level connectivity around the world.


How Amazon forest loss may affect water—and climate—far away

Consequences of Bolsonaro's policies also are being felt far beyond areas hit by chainsaws. Even modest increases in deforestation could affect water supplies in Brazilian cities and in neighboring countries while harming the very farms he is trying to expand. More massive deforestation might alter water supplies as far away as Africa or California.


Gold nanoparticles shown to be safe and effective treatment for prostate cancer

Biocompatible gold nanoparticles designed to convert near-infrared light to heat have been shown to safely and effectively ablate low- to intermediate-grade tumors within the prostate, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Microplastics are found in Lake Tahoe's waters for first time ever

Scientists have detected microplastic pollution in Lake Tahoe's deep blue waters for the first time. Now they are trying to determine its source and potential harm to the lake's flora and fauna.


What we don't know about prenatal opioid exposure

Pregnancy can be a time of anxious uncertainty, particularly if there are any risks of complications. The question always arises, from parents, grandparents, friends and others: "Will the baby be OK?"​


Water harvester makes it easy to quench your thirst in the desert

In 2017, UC Berkeley chemists demonstrated that a new MOF design could rapidly adsorb water from even dry air, allowing it to be condensed and collected for drinking. A second-generation MOF can now cycle through adsorption and desorption in 20 minutes, allowing continous collection of more than a liter per day per kilogram of MOF using solar power.


Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Changes in Teen’s Brain Activity

Organophosphates are among the most commonly used classes of pesticides in the United States, despite mounting evidence linking prenatal exposure to the chemicals to poorer cognition and behavior problems in children.


It’s Not Just The Amazon – Massive Fires Are Burning All Over The World

The fires in the Amazon have been among the top news stories in the world for the past week because it is such an iconic location that is so important to the global ecosystem.


Bad food will kill you: Poor diet number one cause of death, chronic disease worldwide

Many preppers may not realize that the greatest threat to their survival isn’t a natural disaster or malevolent humans. It is an unhealthy diet, the leading cause of early death and chronic diseases.


Nestlé and the Privatization of Water

As President of this new Foundation, the former CEO of Nestlé, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (image right) was chosen. The Vice-President is Patrick Aebischer, the former President of the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology – EPFL is the French acronym. Patrick Aebischer has also been a member of the Nestlé Health Science Steering Committee since 2015, founded in 2011 by Nestlé and located right on the EPFL campus.


Synthetic Fertilizers Disrupt Carbon-Capturing Ability of Salt Marshes

Salt marshes, areas of coastal grassland regularly flooded by saltwater, provide a major global service by sequestering and storing carbon in the form of organic matter.


Juul funds program to get kids hooked on vaping

If you're trying to quit smoking, the American Heart Association endorses using established methods. They suggest you don't try vaping because you think it's “cool” or “safe.” There is a perceived assurance e-cigs are safe and harmless.


Experts: Lyme disease is pandemic

The number of people across North America and around the world contracting Lyme disease is increasing, according to Global News. Lyme used to be considered an isolated disease found in North America and parts of Europe, but it’s now found in 80 countries worldwide, the report said.


'We cannot have another generation addicted to nicotine': North Carolina AG sues 8 vaping companies over candy-flavored e-cigarette liquids

North Carolina's top prosecutor expanded his efforts to halt e-cigarette sales to teens on Tuesday by suing eight more manufacturers and sellers of vaping products.


Russia pushing 'unsuitable' nuclear power in Africa, critics claim

Russia is attempting to gain influence in Africa and earn billions of pounds by selling developing nations nuclear technology that critics say is unsuitable and unlikely to benefit the continent’s poorest people.


Opioids addiction rising in India as US drugmakers push painkillers

As the Indian government loosens its prescription opioid laws after decades of lobbying by palliative care advocates desperate to ease their patients’ acute pain, the nation’s sprawling, cash-fed health care system is ripe for misuse.


Petition: Ban Use of Pesticides Killing Bees in Texas!

Over 70 percent of the world’s crop species that feed humans are pollinated by bees. Simply put, we need bees. If anyone isn’t interested in the conservation of species just because they deserve to live, then maybe they care that it will affect humans badly if bees were to go extinct.


How Cape Town Avoided a Water Crisis at the Eleventh Hour

Cape Town's water crisis got so bad last year that there were competitions to see who could wash their shirts the least. Restaurants and businesses were encouraging people not to flush after going to the toilet.


Water Stress Could Affect Half the World's Population in Just 5 Years

World Water Week kicked off this week in the shadow of a frightening reality that nearly one-fourth of the world's population is living under extreme water stress and in just five years, half the world's population will live in water-stressed regions, according to the Weather Channel.


5G health effects

With the advent of 5G technology and faster speeds, this means more towers will be placed closer to people’s homes. Some scientific evidence points to many deadly effects of 5G, and Dr. Martin Pall has been leading the charge.


For Decades, Polluters Knew PFAS Chemicals Were Dangerous But Hid Risks From Public

For nearly 70 years, chemical companies like 3M and DuPont have known that the highly fluorinated chemicals called PFAS build up in our blood.


How WHOLE Turmeric Heals the Damaged Brain

Brain regeneration: long considered a feat impossible to accomplish, compelling research now reveals how a simple spice might contribute to stimulating the stem-cell mediated repair of the damaged brain.


Ginger: 10,000x Stronger Than Chemo (Taxol) in Cancer Research Model

A provocative study reveals ginger contains a pungent compound that could be up to 10,000 times more effective than conventional chemotherapy in targeting the cancer stem cells at the root of cancer malignancy.


More Evidence that Fluoride Lowers IQ: Will the CDC Keep Ignoring It?

In the United States and Canada, exposure to fluoride is widespread and comes primarily through ingestion of fluoridated water supplied by community water systems.


EPA Sued for Registering Known Bee-Killing Pesticide for Use on Bee-Attractive Crops

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the subject to a new legal challenge from environmental groups after approving the use an insecticide shown to be highly toxic to bees and other pollinators.


Introducing the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative

UN Messenger of Peace @JaneGoodallInst introduces @IRIforests, a new global effort uniting people of all faiths to end tropical deforestation. Watch the video and share this important message: #FaithsForForests


Statement by Inger Andersen on the ongoing fires in the Amazon rainforest

The ongoing fires in the Amazon rainforest are a harsh reminder of the environmental crises facing the world – of climate, of biodiversity and of pollution. We cannot afford more damage to this precious natural resource, which is home to 33 million people - including 420 indigenous communities -, 40,000 plant species, 3,000 freshwater fish species and more than 370 types of reptiles.


Largest marine protected area in Atlantic Ocean will soon be official

On August 24, the Ascension Island government announced plans to turn its national waters into a marine protected area, and today, the U.K. government announced plans to set aside 7 million pounds ($8.5 million) for marine conservation.


Why you should eat your beans, nuts and tofu: Eating a diet high in plant protein cuts the risk of death, study suggests

Switching to a high-protein vegetarian diet could help you live longer and stay healthier into your twilight years, new research suggests.


Nine in 10 children are glued to screens and sleep badly due to blue light disrupting their natural pattern

NINE out of ten children are not getting enough sleep or exercise and spend too much time at screens, experts warn.


Melbourne school's bin ban forces students to reuse containers or take garbage home

A Melbourne selective girls’ school is removing its rubbish bins and will force students to pack reusable lunch containers or take their rubbish home from next week.


'It smells like a decomposing body': North Carolina's polluting pig farms

After years of burying neighbours’ complaints about illegal spraying of hog manure, state officials suddenly began posting them online. What changed?


Kenya warms to the water hyacinth as wonder source of biofuel

Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), an aquatic plant native to South America, first appeared in countries in Africa in the early 1900s. Scientists there dubbed it the “world’s worst aquatic weed”, after it spread from the Cape in the early 1900s and started clogging up major dams and rivers.


Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572M in opioid case

An Oklahoma judge found Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies liable for stoking the opioid crisis in the state and said the company must pay $572 million, far less the $17 billion that the state was seeking.


World Extreme Weather: Is it Man or Something Else?

Our planet seems to be in a growing crisis in terms of agriculture and crop production related to unusual weather shifts. Many reports in recent months use the term “extreme weather” to describe record heat across Europe this summer, record flooding in US Midwest farm states, or record drought across India and major parts of Africa and China.


Tinderbox Earth: The Significance of the Amazon and Siberian Fires

As fires rage across tens of thousands square km the Amazon forest, dubbed the Planet’s lungs, producing some 20 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere, with some 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, where fires on such a scale are uncommon, as well as through Siberia, Alaska, Greenland, southern Europe and elsewhere, they herald a world where increasing temperatures and droughts overwhelm original habitats, flora and fauna.


Toxic aluminum found in popular prescription infant formulas

The link between aluminum exposure and health problems is quite unsettling when you consider just how prevalent the metal is in our everyday lives. While adults might think that there’s little that can be done after years of exposure, parents can start their babies and children off on the right foot by limiting their exposure at the outset – and that starts with the food they eat.


Your coffee maker might be making you sick, thanks to BPA

People are now refraining from using plastic that contains bisphenol A (BPA). However, they may still get exposed to the toxic substance by drinking it from a coffee maker with BPA-laced plastic parts.


Bill Gates’ latest depopulation scheme? Pollute the skies, collapse the ecosystem and starve everybody to death

Bill Gates has been hounded for years by allegations that he is a strong supporter of depopulation. Despite being praised by some as a philanthropist and humanitarian, the reality is that Gates’ actions have proved time and time again that he is actively invested in reducing the global population by whatever means necessary.


Toxic Algae That Kills Dogs Found in NYC Parks

The toxic algae blooms that have killed dogs in Texas, North Carolina and Georgia have been detected in three New York City parks.


CVS Will Remove Harmful Ingredients From Sunscreens

CVS, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, recently announced it will phase out two common sunscreen ingredients, oxybenzone and octinoxate, from many of its store-brand sun-protection products.​


EPA blocks warning on glyphosate

California's Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced in 2015 that they intended to list glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, as a chemical known to cause cancer under Proposition 65, which requires consumer products with potential cancer-causing ingredients to bear warning labels.


Countries everywhere are banning this, why aren't we?

This week, Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, we celebrate amazing progress around the world, and we urge you to support the two keys to victory: Consumers for Dental Choice and mercury-free dentists.


Pollinating bees may be exposed to lethal levels of insecticides in soil

New research suggests ground-nesting bees may be exposed to lethal levels of pervasive insecticides found in soil on farms across southern Ontario.


Fracking causes record breaking tremors

A tremor measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale has been felt near the UK's only active fracking site, less than two days after a previously record-breaking tremor at the facility. The British Geological Survey reported a large tremor related to fracking activity hit near Blackpool at 8.30am on Monday.


States With Fracking Bans Are Still Building Fracking Infrastructure

Fracking bans have begun to sweep across the world, with Ireland, France, Germany and Bulgaria declaring a moratorium on the deadly fossil fuel process. While the U.S. is lagging behind in the effort to stop the ill effects of global climate crisis, states like Vermont, Washington, Maryland and New York have passed bans. Both Georgia and Florida have attempted these bans as well. Banning fracking isn’t enough, though.


How to be more positive: Study links optimism to longevity

Expecting good things to happen may be key to a long life. People who were optimistic had greater odds of achieving “exceptional longevity,” or living to 85 and beyond, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Cracking the Cholesterol Myth: How Statins Harm The Body and Mind

The chemical war against cholesterol using statin drugs has been wrongly justified through statistical deception and the ongoing cover up of over 300 adverse health effects documented in the biomedical literature. Better safe than sorry, right?


44 Reasons Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer

Is there a connection between cell phones and cancer?


CHD Will Appeal the Decision Denying the Preliminary Injunction Sought on Behalf of 26,000 Children and Their Families Affected by the Repeal of Vaccine Religious Exemptions.

On August 23rd, Judge Denise Hartman issued a decision denying the preliminary injunction/stay sought on behalf of 26,000 children and their families affected by the repeal of vaccine religious exemptions.​


It Matters Where Your Food Comes From

By Deirdre Imus, 6-23-2019- I talk, think, and write a lot about food – which foods to eat, which to avoid, the benefits of organic produce, the risks of eating processed foods, how to avoid harmful ingredients like pesticides, artificial flavorings and preservatives, and genetically modified organisms, best known as GMOs.


What's in our Food/Can we Sustain?

By Deirdre Imus, 6-11-19 A few weeks ago, The New York Times published an article instructing readers how to eat more sustainably to positively affect the planet.


Parents don't lock up their pot, study suggests - and medical marijuana card forms do little to ensure pregnant women know the risks

As legal cannabis use becomes increasingly common in the US, most parents say they keep their pot out of children's reach, but fewer keep it locked away, a study in Colorado suggests.


5 Reasons Why Parents Should Turn Off Their Smartphones

Children are wired 24/7 to their parents even when they don’t seem to be. And the least the parents can do, within the little time that they allow their children, is to be attentive to their needs and desires. Children harmonize with their parents’ attention. It motivates, enlivens, rejuvenates, and refreshes them.


EHS, ADA, FCC and 5G — Time for a Reboot

On August 15, Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission spoke about accessibility and inclusion at a conference at Gallaudet University for the deaf and hard of hearing in Washington D.C. As Commissioner Rosenworcal noted, “the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was signed into law 29 years ago by former president George H.W. Bush.


Google's Digital Book Burn: Alternative Medicine Content Now Vanishingly Rare, Despite 1 Billion Health Searches a Day

With about 1 billion health searches happening on Google every day, it's not hard to understand why censoring natural health information serves a multitude of interests, not the least of which is Big Pharma's bottom line.


What Mandatory Vaccination and the 5G Rollout Have In Common

Our country, and world, face unprecedented challenges when it comes to health freedom; one in the form of mandatory vaccination and another in the form of universal wireless radiation exposure, involving increasingly complex and synergistically toxic electromagnetic frequencies.


2019 update on the fight for mercury-free dentistry

Over the past year, Consumers for Dental Choice has made advancements on multiple fronts by implementing a number of landmark strategies. In the U.S., Consumers for Dental Choice has applied pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the likes of which the agency reportedly has never seen before.​


Those affected by Ground Zero toxins face illnesses

Monday through Friday, students commuted to Stuyvesant High School in New York City, just a few blocks from Ground Zero. While the toxic air pollution surrounding Ground Zero was clear, at the time, it likely wasn’t the primary topic of concern for many.


Why you’re addicted to your cellphone

Children and parents alike now spend an inordinate amount of time on their smartphones, communicating with friends (and possibly strangers) via text, on Twitter and Facebook, and work to keep up their Snapstreaks on Snapchat.


A flavonoid a day keeps the doctor away

Flavonoids may not have the name recognition vitamins and minerals do, but as antioxidants with the power to fight disease and premature aging, plus decrease inflammation, they can make a dramatic difference in your health if you know where to find them.


Beachgoers left 'gasping for breath' after incident in Essex

Emergency services have been called to the seafront in Essex to investigate reports of people coughing and struggling to breathe. Police, the ambulance service and the fire service attended Fourth Avenue in Frinton, off the Esplanade, after receiving calls from beachgoers in distress shortly after 2pm on Sunday.


'Damage has been done': Newark water crisis echoes Flint

On a steaming August afternoon in Newark, New Jersey, a stream of cars parked in front of the Boylan Street recreation center. Typically, they would be driven by parents, dropping off kids hoping to take advantage of the last days of summer at the giant pool, or to play basketball or tennis. But these people were coming for a different reason.


Nestlé plan to take 1.1m gallons of water a day from natural springs sparks outcry

The crystal blue waters of Ginnie Springs have long been treasured among the string of pearls that line Florida’s picturesque Santa Fe River, a playground for water sports enthusiasts and an ecologically critical haven for the numerous species of turtles that nest on its banks.


Biodegradable “transparent” timber works just as well as glass in windows

Swedish researchers fiddled with wood until they managed to turn it technically transparent. They also made the biodegradable material capable of absorbing heat from sunlight and releasing it during colder periods.


Why are supermarkets still selling fluoridated water for infants? And why aren’t cities that still fluoridate their water being sued?

Now that it’s been proven that artificial water fluoridation is destroying the brains of young children, and especially young boys, will supermarkets and grocery stores stop selling artificially-fluoridated bottled water marketed for babies?


Study Shows Frying Oil Consumption Worsened Colon Cancer and Colitis in Mice

Foods fried in vegetable oil are popular worldwide, but research about the health effects of this cooking technique has been largely inconclusive and focused on healthy people. For the first time, UMass Amherst food scientists set out to examine the impact of frying oil consumption on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer, using animal models.


Manhattan-Sized Pumice Raft Could Bring New Life to Great Barrier Reef

A Manhattan-size raft of pumice stones ― believed to be the result of an undersea eruption near Tonga ― is floating on the Pacific Ocean towards Australia, CNN reported Monday.


Amazon Primed: Toxic Goods Scandal, More Plastic Waste, Exploding Solar Panels

Another fire-fighting week but for both Amazon's this week. The big story came on Friday when The Wall Street Journal decided to push out its rather damning article on how much of Amazon's fiefdom is fake products, mislabelled items and unsafe versions of products.


'All you can see is death.' The regions reeling from the Amazon rainforest fires

The smoke is so thick, at times the Cessna airplane had to climb to stay out of it. At times your eyes burn and you close the air vents to keep the cabin habitable. Sometimes it is so bad, it is hard to see how bad it actually is on the ground below.


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, August 24, 2019

The changes occurring with our biosphere are taking place at an unimaginably exponential rate. In the meantime mainstream media continues to do their best to fortify a sense of normalcy bias in the population. Can the complacency be overturned in time to make a difference?


How an application for propane fracking attempts to circumvent New York’s fracking ban

Four years after New York announced the state was banning hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Tioga Energy Partners, LLC has filed an application with the state to frack for natural gas, but there’s a catch. The company is proposing to swap propane into the industry standard mix that usually calls for water.​


How diabetes can increase cancer risk

For years, scientists have been trying to solve a medical mystery: Why do people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing some forms of cancer? Today, researchers report a possible explanation for this double whammy.


Crows love cheeseburgers. And now they’re getting high cholesterol.

Like other successful urban wildlife, crows survive in part by eating our food. Often that means eating whatever they find in our trash, including processed foods not found in nature.


First US death tied to vaping reported in Illinois

Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults.


Teens who use concentrated marijuana more likely to use other drugs

Teens who used a concentrated form of marijuana — sometimes called dabs, wax, shatter or crumble — are more likely to also use other drugs than kids who avoid marijuana, a new study suggests.


The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating

The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating


Health care workers unprepared for magnitude of climate change

An epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has killed tens of thousands of agricultural workers worldwide, is just one of many ailments poised to strike as a result of climate change, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Pollution and winter linked with rise in heart attack treatment

Heavily polluted areas have a higher rate of angioplasty procedures to treat blocked arteries than areas with clean air, according to research to be presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.(1) Procedures are even more common in winter, the most polluted time of year.


Junk food intake in children reduced by health education that addresses emotional issues

Teacher training followed by classroom education with information, activities, and emotional support improves lifestyles in teachers and students, according to research to be presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.


'100-year' floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps

A 100-year flood is supposed to be just that: a flood that occurs once every 100 years, or a flood that has a one-percent chance of happening every year.


Study Says BPA is Causing Severe Hormone Imbalances in 80% of Teens

According to new research, four out of five teenagers in the UK are having their hormones disrupted by chemicals found in plastics. Experts believe that the chemical responsible for these widespread hormone issues is bisphenol A, which is more commonly known as BPA.


Medical Destruction: It’s Not Just a Conspiracy Theory

We’re now living in a time of accusations. A public official or mainstream press outlet doesn’t like what they’re hearing, and they say, “Well, that’s just another conspiracy theory.” And then know-nothing people breathe a sigh of relief and move on. “Thank goodness THAT’S NOT REAL.”


Just ONE serving of greens per day helps delay brain aging by over a decade

Aging causes a lot of unwanted health issues, most notably cognitive decline and memory loss. People in their 50s are told that nothing can be done about it. But is decreased brain function really an inevitable part of aging?


Eating Gluten Early in Life Raises Celiac Disease Risk for Some Kids

Children who eat a lot of gluten in their earliest years may have an increased risk of developing celiac disease and gluten intolerance, according to a new study published in JAMATrusted Source.


Amazon rainforest fires: global leaders urged to divert Brazil from 'suicide' path

International pressure may be the only way to stop the Brazilian government from taking a “suicide” path in the Amazon, one of the country’s most respected scientists has said, as the world’s biggest rainforest continues to be ravaged by thousands of deliberate fires.


'There is no silver lining': why Alaska fires are a glimpse of our climate future

Major fires are burning this week in south-central Alaska, lengthening the state’s wildfire season, which has usually ended by the beginning of August.


A New Mexico farmer is dumping 12,000 gallons of milk a day. Here's why

New Mexico dairy farmer Art Schaap has been milking his 1,800 cows every day for nearly a year -- and every day he dumps it all down the drain. His milk is contaminated with PFAS, according to Food and Drug Administration tests.


Study: Newer PFAS Chemicals ‘May Pose More Risks’ Than Those They Replaced

A new peer-reviewed study refutes claims by the chemical industry that the next generation of toxic fluorinated compounds, or PFAS, is safer than two notorious PFAS chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases that were pulled off the U.S. market.


White House Aides Evacuate Over Asbestos Risks as Administration Moves To Keep Deadly Carcinogen Legal

Ivanka Trump, Kellyanne Conway and other senior White House aides have vacated their West Wing offices while asbestos is removed – even as the Trump administration is manipulating a federal chemical safety law to keep asbestos legal.


Smartphones may be leaking more radiation than we think

Apple and Samsung phones released over the last three years may be producing radio frequency radiation at levels higher than current Federal Communications Commission limits allow, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.


Your Brain Doesn't Recharge If You Use Your Phone on Break

Using your phone on break during mentally challenging tasks doesn’t allow your brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, according to new research.


Cuadrilla Halts UK Fracking Again After Biggest Tremor Yet

Just a week after resuming fracking at its UK site, Cuadrilla paused operations—yet again—after a tremor estimated to be the biggest yet since the UK shale gas company began hydraulic fracturing exploration in northwest England last year.


Just How Dangerous Is Fracking?

Is there any way fracking can be done safely, for both humans and the environment?


A scientific breakthrough at the Florida Aquarium could save 'America's Great Barrier Reef'

The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida, says they've made scientific history as a group of coral has successfully reproduced two days in a row for the first time in a lab setting.


Drug-Resistant Salmonella Linked to Overuse of Antibiotics in Cattle Farming

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned Thursday of a drug-resistant strain of salmonella newport linked to the overuse of antibiotics in cattle farming.


More than 1,600 school fountains test positive for lead

According to a report from the State Water Resources Control Board, 1,166 California schools — nearly 20% of the state’s K-12 schools — house at least one water fountain that serves water contaminated with more than 5 parts per billion (ppb) of lead.


IBD in children increases risk of psychiatric disorders

According to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) have an increased risk of suffering from psychiatric disorders. To conduct the study, researchers studied more than 6,400 children with IBD, born between 1973 and 2013.


URGENT ACTION ALERT: Health Freedom CRISIS in Florida, California & Nationwide

A health freedom crisis of increasingly epic proportions has overrun the United States, with CA on the precipice of utter disparity and Florida now on the chopping block. But it's not too late to act! Florida is where I live. It’s where I have raised my family.


Does Glyphosate Substitute for Glycine in Proteins of Actively Dividing Mammalian Cells?

A paper was recently published by Antoniou et al. with the bold title, "Glyphosate does not substitute for glycine in proteins of actively dividing mammalian cells."


Exclusive Video: YOUR Children. YOUR Choice

Learn the facts about vaccines that have been largely ignored or censored by the media.


Glyphosate and Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults

Gut bacteria play a pivotal role in shoring up brain health and overall health. This fact has become a widely acknowledged talking point in scientific circles as well as in the popular press. The reverse is also true—when diet or environmental factors produce gut dysbiosis (an imbalance of the microbes that reside in the gastrointestinal tract), the imbalance can “impact the pathologies of many diseases.”


Rummaging through trash to find clean energy

Landfills around the world are filling up. In 2016, humanity generated over 2 billion tonnes of waste. In the next 30 years, that figure is expected to grow to 3.4 billion.


European Regulators Issue Warning on Danger of Chlorpyrifos Prior to Release of Full Review

In early August, experts from European Union (EU) member states and staff members of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced their conclusion that chlorpyrifos fails to meet criteria for renewed approval for use, potentially moving the EU a step closer to an outright ban.


Ocean temperatures turbocharge April tornadoes over Great Plains region

New research, published in the journal Science Advances, has found that unusual ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific and Atlantic can drastically increase April tornado occurrences over the Great Plains region of the United States.


Scientists use honey and wild salmon to trace industrial metals in the environment

Scientists have combined analyses from honey and salmon to show how lead from natural and industrial sources gets distributed throughout the environment. By analysing the relative presence of differing lead isotopes in honey and Pacific salmon, Vancouver-based scientists have been able to trace the sources of lead (and other metals) throughout the region. Scientists in France, Belgium and Italy are now looking to apply the same approach to measure pollutants in honey in major European cities.


Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel's passion for plastic

In the early morning, when the only sound on Tel Aviv beach is the waves, Yosef Salman and his team pick up plastic debris left by bathers or cast up by the sea. Working in heat and humidity with large rakes, they scoop plastic cups, cigarette ends, empty sunscreen tubes and soiled babies' nappies.


Florida panthers, bobcats stricken by mystery nerve disorder

US authorities are investigating a mysterious neurological disorder affecting bobcats and Florida panthers that prevents them from walking normally.


Greenland’s Fast-Melting Ice Is A Warning To The Rest Of The World

This is where Earth’s refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise.


Could CANNABIS be the key to curing pancreatic cancer? Tumors disappeared in 70% of mice treated with a pot compound, Harvard study reveals

Cannabis could hold a key to fighting pancreatic cancer - one of the deadliest forms - suggests recent Harvard University research.


Air pollution can kill, even when it meets air quality guidelines, study finds

Even when air pollution is at levels below air quality guidelines and regulatory limits, it can still pose a hazard to public health, a new study finds. In a 30-year analysis of 652 cities in 24 countries and regions on six continents, researchers found that increases in air pollution were linked to increases in related deaths.


Recycled computers mean more green for you and the environment

We live in a throw-away society when it comes to electronics because technology changes so quickly. The constant turnover of electronics is impacting your pocket book and the environment - especially when it comes to home computers.


UN report urges action on plastic as it reveals we are ALL drinking microplastics in water and they may be carrying bacteria into our guts

Tiny particles of plastic carrying 'biofilms' that could contain disease causing bacteria and which may already be entering our guts have contaminated drinking water supplies around the world, a landmark UN report has warned.


Another teenage victim of vaping: Texas boy, 17, spent 10 days on life support for lung failure after using e-cigarettes since eighth grade

Yet another teenager's lungs are failing after vaping, leaving him fighting for his life in a Texas hospital. Tryston Zohfeld, 17, woke up vomiting violently as his heart raced last one morning last month.


Pomegranate juice could protect the brains of babies who are growing too slowly in the womb, study finds

Pregnant women who drink pomegranate juice may improve their newborns' brain development, a new study says. Researchers found that drinking eight ounces of pomegranate juice daily boosted the brain connectivity of babies who were not growing at a normal rate inside the womb.


Incredibly Sick, Federally-Funded Experiments Happening Behind Closed Doors In Secret Labs Across America

Some of the things that are being done in the name of “scientific research” are almost too horrifying to talk about. But it is vitally important that we shine a light on these practices, because most Americans don’t realize what is really going on.


The Amazon Rainforest is on Fire and Hardly Anyone’s Talking About It

The hashtag #PrayForAmazonia went viral on Tuesday as social media users attempted to draw the world’s attention to the Amazon rainforest, which has been devastated for weeks by fires so intense they can be seen from space.


Python wars: the snake epidemic eating away at Florida

There are tens of thousands of pythons in the Florida wild, attacking animals and damaging ecosystems – and the quest to stop them has become a collective crusade. Three days a week, Koehler runs Hair of the Dog with her partner of 31 years, Peggy van Gorder.


Nearly 200 US cities are seeing more extremely hot days, analysis finds

Nearly 200 US cities have seen an increase in the number of days each year that soar beyond a heat index of 90F (32.2C) or higher, according to an analysis of the last four decades.


Antibiotics Exposure Linked to Increased Colon Cancer Risk

In an extensive “data mining” analysis of British medical records, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center conclude that taking even a single course of antibiotics might boost—albeit slightly—the risk of developing colon cancer—but not rectal cancer—a decade later.


Cold-Climate Lizards May Face Extinction in 60 Years, Study Says

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University studied the evolved reproductive strategies of three groups of diverse South American lizards: the live-bearing (viviparous) iguanian Phymaturus, the egg-laying (oviparous) Liolaemus, and Stenocercus, a lizard that evolved both strategies of reproduction.


How exercise treats depression

In this short video, Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D., a biomedical scientist and researcher with the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in La Jolla, California, discusses the science behind the mood-lifting effects of exercise.


This Isn't Normal: Kansas & Oklahoma Hit By 65 Earthquakes In Last 7 Days

Due to the geology of the region, earthquakes in the middle of the country are often felt more acutely, and this particular earthquake was powerful enough to shake things off the shelves of people’s homes… Tim Black, who lives in Hutchinson, told the TV station his house shook and things fell off the walls.


California reveals plan to build 200-foot-long wildlife crossing over 10 LANES of highway traffic to help wild animals navigate safely

Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city. Famous for traveling across two freeways and making a huge Los Angeles park his home, the lonesome big cat has become a symbol of the shrinking genetic diversity of wild animals that must remain all but trapped by sprawling development or risk becoming roadkill.


Is fracking doomed? UK shale gas reserves could be up to 80% lower than previously thought and run out in less than a decade

Estimates that Britain had the equivalent of enough gas to supply the UK for 50 years were seized on by politicians including former Prime Minister David Cameron. He said Britain should 'get fracking' and that Britain was sitting on 1,300 trillion cubic feet of gas - around the same amount of gas as in the North Sea.


Living in areas with high pollution can DOUBLE your risk of developing most common form of blindness, major study finds

Air pollution nearly doubles the risk of suffering a debilitating form of visual impairment, a major study suggests. People living in areas with high levels of traffic emissions are twice as likely to suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), researchers found.


Cooling goo sidewalks and other strange new weapons in the war on urban heat

Los Angeles can sometimes feel like a sprawling hellscape of heat: in the northern valleys and the southern city, metal playground equipment, car steering wheels, even the ground itself effectively become weaponized.


This Futuristic Car Is Powered By Hydrogen And Only Lets Out Water

We’ve come a long way since we first started using hydrogen fuel cells to power cars. It was only about thirty years ago that they could be made small enough to be placed inside a car. Over time, they’ve become slightly more cost-effective and availability has increased, but these cars are still not in the mainstream.


Children Low in Vitamin D Are Aggressive, Anxious and Depressed in Adolescence

Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence, according to a new University of Michigan study of school children in Bogotá, Colombia.


Scientist Discovers Cells That “Ingest” Vaccine Aluminum Are The Same Cells Found In Autistic Brains

What’s happening in our world with regards to the censorship of information is unbelievable. It’s truly Orwellian, as we now have multiple ‘ministries of truth’ that are determining what is real and what is fake, what’s legit and what’s not. You would think that human beings are capable of determining on their own what’s considered ‘fake’ news, shouldn’t we the people be allowed to decide?


Brussels halts 5G deployment indefinitely: 5G project, says authorities, not compatible with radiation safety standards

In the next year, preliminary 5G networks are set to roll out in China, the United States, South Korea, and Japan. In the next seven years, operators are projected to invest over $1 trillion to expand 5G wireless technology.


If you use “regular” sunscreen, you are poisoning your blood with cancer-causing chemicals

When it comes to exposure to the sun, less it not necessarily more, but too much of a good thing can also be a bad thing. Finding the right balance between on the one hand avoiding excess sun exposure, and on the other preventing health conditions related to insufficient sunshine and vitamin D, is the key.


Corrupted data on gene therapy approved to treat babies

The exposure of medical fraud is not new. In the past, drugs have been brought to market before clinical trials revealed a deadly list of side effects, including heart attacks and deaths, as in the case of Vioxx.


Study: Keto diet might boost efficacy of chemo

Sticking to a ketogenic diet or using a diabetes drug to keep your blood sugar under control could help you beat certain cancers by boosting the efficacy of standard chemotherapy, according to Medical News Today.


The second silent spring has sprung

The renowned biologist, writer and ecologist Rachel Carson called for humanity's responsible action as stewards of the earth, warning that the federal government was part of a problem that may lead to environmental failure. Her book, "Silent Spring," became a best seller in 1962 and inspired a grassroots movement to protect the environment.


Warning: Biodegradable bowls contain toxic chemicals

PFAS chemicals take thousands of years to degrade, which is why many refer to them as “forever chemicals.” Disturbingly, these toxic chemicals have become ubiquitous in our environment, including groundwater. PFAS are also found in the U.S. food supply — and at levels far exceeding the advisory limit for PFOA and PFAS in drinking water (there’s currently no limits in food).


Duke Energy Blames Renewables for Increased Air Pollution in North Carolina

At a time when forward-looking utilities are rapidly transitioning to renewable energy, the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utility is pushing an outlandish claim that the growth of solar power will increase air pollution.


Unpacking the ‘Clean’ Claims Made by 3 Beauty Boxes

I try to stay up to date on the latest beauty trends, especially when they involve products advertised as “clean” or “nontoxic.” Even before my internship with EWG’s Healthy Living Science team, I knew that claims like “natural,” “nontoxic,” “plant based” and “clean” have no legal basis or standardized definition in the personal care industry.


EPA sued for allowing use of pesticide harmful to bees

An environmental group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its decision to expand use of a pesticide the agency considers toxic to bees.


Bolsonaro Greenlights New Pesticides Even as Advocates Mourn Half Billion Dead Bees in Brazil

Pointing to the deaths of more than half a billion bees in Brazil over a period of just four months, beekeepers, experts, and activists are raising concerns about the soaring number of new pesticides greenlighted for use by the Brazilian government since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January—and the threat that it poses to pollinators, people, and the planet.


Fracking Is A Bigger Problem Than We Thought

We are going full speed ahead towards irreversible climate change. Cenk Uygur, Maz Jobrani, and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.


Ohio Department of Health plans to airdrop 800,000 doses of rabies vaccine across the state

Later this week, Ohio plans to drop nearly a million vaccine doses across 14 counties to inoculate the state’s raccoon population against rabies.


Climate Crisis Could Trim 10.5 Percent of GDP in 80 Years, Says New Study

The climate crisis is getting costly. Some of the world's largest companies expect to take over one trillion in losses due to climate change. Insurers are increasingly jittery and the world's largest firm has warned that the cost of premiums may soon be unaffordable for most people.


Could the Climate Crisis Spell the End for Maine Lobster?

Kristan Porter grew up in a fishing family in the fishing community of Cutler, Maine, where he says all roads lead to one career path: fishing. (Porter's father was the family's lone exception. He suffered from terrible seasickness, and so became a carpenter.) The 49-year-old, who has been working on boats since he was a kid and fishing on his own since 1991, says that the recent warming of Maine's cool coastal waters has yielded unprecedented lobster landings.


Prenatal Ultrasound—Not So Sound After All

Prenatal ultrasound is a taken-for-granted component of modern maternity care, to such an extent that most obstetrician-gynecologists find it impossible to practice their profession without it. American women now routinely undergo four to five ultrasounds per pregnancy.


Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest - space agency

Brazil's Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, new space agency data suggests. The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) said its satellite data showed an 84% increase on the same period in 2018. It comes weeks after President Jair Bolsonaro sacked the head of the agency amid rows over its deforestation data.


'We Should Be Retreating Already From the Coastline,' Scientist Suggests After Finding Warm Waters Below Greenland

Andrew Yang's assertion that people move away from the coast at the last Democratic debate is the completely rational and correct choice for NASA scientists in Greenland.


Air pollution linked to bipolar disorder, depression

Air pollution takes a massive toll on our health. The World Health Organization links it to deadly diseases like lung cancer and stroke, and new research suggests that polluted regions see more cases of neurological disorders like depression and bipolar disorder.


E-cigarettes change blood vessels after just one use, study says

A new study is the latest to show changes in cardiovascular function after vaping e-liquids, though in this case, those liquids didn't even contain nicotine. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Radiology, concluded that vaping temporarily impacts blood vessel function in healthy people.


Picking our poison: The trouble with pesticides

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “pesticides” include products developed to kill anything considered a pest — insects, worms, plants, fungi, and rodents. It’s worth examining how much risk to the planet and our health we are willing to pose for the elimination of a plant or bug.


More than half a billion bees dropped dead in Brazil within 3 months

More than half a billion bees dropped dead in Brazil within just three months, according to Bloomberg. Researchers say the main cause of death is pesticides, which could end up effecting more than the bees.


According to the Federal Government, 19 Million Acres of Farmland Were Not Planted with Crops this Year

If that headline sounds really bad to you, that is because the situation that we are facing is really bad. Over the past few months, I have written article after article about the unprecedented crisis that U.S. farmers are facing this year.


Judge Hands Down 10-Year Prison Sentence in Organic Fraud Case

Last week U.S. District Court Judge C.J. Williams sentenced Missouri resident Randy Constant to 10 years in prison for selling conventional grains he and his co-conspirators fraudulently passed off as certified organic.


Global change is triggering an identity switch in grasslands

Since the first Homo sapiens emerged in Africa roughly 300,000 years ago, grasslands have sustained humanity and thousands of other species. But today, those grasslands are shifting beneath our feet.


Scientists extract hydrogen gas from oil and bitumen, giving potential pollution-free energy

Scientists have developed a large-scale economical method to extract hydrogen (H2) from oil sands (natural bitumen) and oil fields. This can be used to power hydrogen-powered vehicles, which are already marketed in some countries, as well as to generate electricity; hydrogen is regarded as an efficient transport fuel, similar to petrol and diesel, but with no pollution problems.


Politicians and conservationists demand a ban on the 'absolutely inexplicable' trophy hunting of iconic endangered species such as elephants, rhinos and giraffes

Dozens of European politicians and conservation groups have called for ban on the trophy hunting of such endangered species as elephants, giraffes and rhinos.


What is that in the water? Researchers have developed a simple way to trace contamination

The contamination of water, especially with fecal matter from animals or humans, is a serious problem. Pathogens from human or animal wastes can cause life-threatening diseases as well as economic losses. To address fecal pollution of water systems properly, it is important to know the origin of the waste.


Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled

Amazon has been criticised by environmental groups and customers after introducing a range of plastic packaging that cannot be recycled in the UK.


A Fungus Could Wipe out the Banana Forever

The banana—or at least the fruit as we know it—is facing an existential crisis. A deadly fungus that has decimated banana plantations in southeast Asia for 30 years has finally done what scientists have long been fearing, and made its way to Latin America—the heart of the global banana export market.


'Alarming' Report Uses NASA Satellite Data to Reveal World's Toxic Air Pollution Hotspots

A new report by Greenpeace International pinpointed the world's worst sources of sulfur dioxide pollution, an irritant gas that harms human health.


9,000 Flee ‘Unprecedented’ Wildfires on Spain's Gran Canaria Island

Wildfires raging on Gran Canaria, the second most populous of Spain's Canary Islands, have forced around 9,000 people to evacuate.


Fracking and flaring a danger to families, oil field workers

I was recently on vacation with my 11-year-old granddaughter when her nose started to bleed on two separate occasions. I talked to her dad about it. I could tell he was looking to me for assurance she was all right and that nosebleeds might be a common occurrence for a little girl. I told my son his daughter would be OK. But I am concerned. My son and his family live on the Fort Berthold Reservation about three-quarters of a mile from Marathon Oil fracking operations and natural gas flares.


Preparations Quietly Made to Screen for Ebola at US Airports

The U.S. federal government continues to quietly put out a call for Ebola screeners at airports including Dulles International Airport in the Washington area, as migrants from an Ebola-afflicted region in Africa settle in the United States.


CDC Launches Probe Into Surge Of Severe Lung Disease Cases Linked To Vaping

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the sudden emergence of severe lung disease linked to vaping in 14 states.


Virgin plastic pellets are the biggest pollution disaster you’ve never heard of

Some 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a township adjacent to a state forest, oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell is building a sprawling new plant to support what it sees as the future of its business: making millions of tons of new, virgin plastic.


At the bottom of a glacier in Greenland, climate scientists find troubling signs

On one of the hottest days this summer, locals in the tiny village of Kulusuk, Greenland, heard what sounded like an explosion. It turned out to be a soccer field's worth of ice breaking off a glacier more than five miles away.


Why swimming in lakes will soon be banned

It could soon be declared unsafe to swim in lakes, due to the presence of microcystins and other toxins that can be found in algae blooms. Microsystins are nerve toxins produced by freshwater cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that can cause fever, headaches, vomiting and seizures.


Will graphic warning images be added to cigarette packs?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently proposed a rule that would require graphic warning images and descriptive text to be added to all cigarette packing to help showcase the serious health risks associated with smoking.


Monsanto hit list exposed

In what Democracy Now! refers to as an "explosive report" by The Guardian,2 documents obtained during the discovery process of lawsuits against Monsanto reveal the company has been engaged in a coordinated campaign to discredit critics of the company.


Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada

Of 512 mother-child pairs, the mean (SD) age for enrollment for mothers was 32.3 (5.1) years, 463 (90%) were white, and 264 children (52%) were female. Data on MUF concentrations, IQ scores, and complete covariates were available for 512 mother-child pairs; data on maternal fluoride intake and children’s IQ were available for 400 of 601 mother-child pairs.


Can Maternal Fluoride Consumption During Pregnancy Lower Children's Intelligence?

A study published Monday suggests that fluoride consumed by pregnant women can decrease the IQ of their children. No single study provides definitive answers, but the latest research on this controversial topic will no doubt stir debate.


Whopping 18 inches of hail accumulates in parts of Michigan

After record-breaking hailstones fell from the skies over Colorado earlier this week, a powerful thunderstorm unleashed significant amounts of hail in Michigan on Wednesday.


Bees threatened by indiscriminate use of pesticides

With an estimated 75 per cent of human food dependent on the action of pollinating insects, bees are vital for global food production. But their very existence is under threat as they face chronic decline around the world.


Gentle giraffes threatened with 'silent extinction'

For most of his life as a Samburu warrior, Lesaiton Lengoloni thought nothing of hunting giraffes, the graceful giants so common a feature of the Kenyan plains where he roamed.


Shift to renewable electricity a win-win at statewide level

Amid rollbacks of the Clean Power Plan and other environmental regulations at the federal level, several U.S. states, cities, and towns have resolved to take matters into their own hands and implement policies to promote renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


The First & Only No-Kill State For Shelter Animals In The US Has Been Declared

Sound the alarm! Happy news to share with you all today… Amid all of the perceived chaos that is taking over our screens and mainstream media, it’s always important to touch base on the good news that occurs. This week, Delaware has become the first official no-kill state for shelter animals


“Frankenstein” genetic experiments on humans will see massive “organ factory” farms of animals growing human organs to enrich the transplant industry

Animal-human hybrids are closer to becoming reality than you might think as researchers in Tokyo have been given permission by the Japanese government to grow hybrid embryos and bring them to full term.


Flavonoid-rich diet protects against cancer and heart disease, study finds

Consuming flavonoid-rich items such as apples and tea protects against cancer and heart disease, particularly for smokers and heavy drinkers, according to new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU).


July was the world's hottest month EVER recorded on Earth in 140-years of measurements and brought Arctic sea ice to its lowest point yet, NOAA says

Scientists say this past July was the hottest month on Earth in 140 years of record-keeping, and brought Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows.


Global vegetation growth has decreased by 59% in the last 20 years thanks to 'dry air' caused by global warming, scientists discover

Plant growth has decreased by 59 per cent worldwide since 1999 due to a lack of water in the atmosphere, a new study suggests. Experts studied four global climate datasets to try and uncover why vegetation growth has stalled in the past two decades.


Vaping mayhem in US: Juul and 800 companies sue to delay regulation while copycats sell fruity flavors geared toward kids and dozens of vapers are hospitalized with lung damage

E-cigarettes are at the center of a slew of severe lung problems, legal challenges and investigations in the US. Dozens of people - most of whom are teenagers, concentrated in the Midwest - have been hospitalized with damaged or even collapsed lungs after vaping.


Is your takeout lunch bowl covered in toxic 'forever chemicals'?

Fast-casual bowls have a troubling secret: virtually all of them contain worrisome chemicals that never biodegrade, polluting soil, water and our bodies in the process.


EPA reverses decision to use 'cyanide bombs' to kill wild animals

After sustained public outcry, the Trump administration has voided its decision to reauthorize controversial cyanide traps for killing wildlife. The traps, which are known as M-44s and dubbed “cyanide bombs” by critics, are spring-loaded devices that emit a spray of sodium cyanide to kill their targets.


Chemical-Intensive Agriculture Is Increasingly Toxic to Insects

An article in the journal Plos One, “An assessment of acute insecticide toxicity loading (AITL) of chemical pesticides used on agricultural land in the United States,” shows that recent shifts in insecticide use—from organophosphates and carbamates to synthetic pyrethroids and neonicotinoids—have made a large contribution to the ongoing insect apocalypse.


Fracking Boom in U.S. and Canada Largely to Blame for Global Methane Spike, Study Finds

New research by a scientist at Cornell University warns that the fracking boom in the U.S. and Canada over the past decade is largely to blame for a large rise in methane in the earth's atmosphere — and that reducing emissions of the extremely potent greenhouse gas is crucial to help stem the international climate crisis.


World's Forest Animal Population Drops 53% Since 1970: WWF Report

The global population of forest-dwelling vertebrates has plummeted in the period between 1970 and 2014, according to a study published Tuesday by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Berlin.


Advocates Call for Funding US EPA Healthy Schools Programs

As summer draws to a close, and schools across the country gear up for the new school year, the Coalition for Healthier Schools is calling on Congress to make healthy learning environments a national priority.​


Salmonella found in Chicago grocery store meats

Four people in Chicago suffered salmonella contamination after eating pork tamales and carnitas from the deli section of the Sun View Produce grocery store in the Clearing neighborhood.


Dog Deaths Linked to Harmful Algae Blooms

Last week, Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz took their dogs – Abby, Harpo and Lizzy – for a swim in a pond near their home in Wilmington, N.C. Within hours, the dogs grew sick and died, apparent victims of poisoning from toxic algae blooms.


10 Ways EPA Has Undermined Chemical Safety

President Trump toured a Shell chemical plant in Pennsylvania Tuesday, supposedly to promote his economic agenda.


Cases of vaping-linked breathing problems now reported in 8 states

More cases of severe lung damage and breathing problems linked to vaping have been reported across the country, with doctors and health officials now investigating cases in at least eight states: California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.


Americans Can Handle an Open Discussion on Vaccines—RFK, Jr. Responds to Criticism from His Family

Three of my Kennedy relatives recently published an article criticizing my advocacy for safe vaccines. Our contentious family dispute highlights the fierce national donnybrook over vaccinations that has divided communities and raised doubts about the Democratic Party’s commitment to some of its defining values: abhorrence of censorship, wariness toward excessive corporate power, support for free speech, religious freedom, and personal sovereignty over our bodies, and the rights of citizens (codi​


INJECTING MENTAL ILLNESS | The Measles Story on HighWireTalk with Del Bigtree

Back-to-School Tips from Deirdre Imus; ACIP Caught Red-Handed; Outbreaks Key to Merck’s Record Profits; Documentary Follows PBS Journalist Driven into Madness by the Yellow Fever Vaccine.


Detector dogs can sniff out bacteria that cause lung damage in cystic fibrosis sufferers before it takes hold, study reveals

Dogs can sniff out bacteria that is a major of cause of lung damage in people with cystic fibrosis before it takes hold, according to a study. Research found the animals can detect ultra-low concentrations of pseudomonas, the commonest cause of lung infection in the disease.


Smoking trendy hookah waterpipes could be even MORE dangerous than other forms of smoking 'because it goes on for longer'

Smoking trendy hookah waterpipes could be more dangerous than other forms of smoking, scientists have said. Researchers have found one draw of the tabletop pipe has the equivalent amount of hazardous substances as an entire cigarette.


This Futuristic Hospital Has Introduced Nature As Medicine

Lush garden views and natural landscapes aren’t usually the first thing you envision when you think of hospitals, but Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore is changing all of that.


Curcumin May Help Prevent Or Combat Stomach Cancer, Study Finds

Though few of us know it, the majority of the populace suffers from stomach problems. If low hydrochloric acid levels (which can result in poor digestion, bloating, and skin conditions) isn’t the issue, ulcers or acid buildup (typically caused by stress and poor diet) might be.


Dengue Fever—Simple, Safe Treatment

I am a retired nurse-nutritionist and I live in the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire a good part of the year. Dengue fever is not uncommon on Bonaire and one of my friends developed a severe case and had to be taken to the hospital–unable even to walk. At best they anticipated an extended hospital stay.


Where America Flirted With Its Own Chernobyl

It started with a pump failure early on the morning of March 28, 1979. Steam generators were unable to draw heat out of a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pennsylvania.


Microorganisms could help rid soil of lingering pesticides

Pesticides have been widely used after the Second World War in management of weeds, diseases and pests of plants. Most of these have persistent nature and cause serious environmental concerns.


Newark's Lead-Tainted Water Crisis Is Getting Worse

When Al Moussab had his water tested for lead, he got comparatively good news. Tests on the taps in his Newark, New Jersey home revealed lead in concentrations of around 6 parts per billion (ppb). That’s below the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “action level” of 15 ppb, but still above the desired level of zero.


Report: There's A Growing Water Crisis In The Global South

Many major cities in Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America are falling dangerously behind in their efforts to provide residents with reliable and affordable access to clean water, according to a new report by the World Resources Institute.


'Snow droughts' are coming for the American West

On April 1 each year, researchers ski and snowshoe out into the high mountains of the western Unite States to jab stakes into the bright, crystalline snow, checking the thickness of the blanket.


Africa yet to unleash full potential of its nature-based tourism

Countries in Africa can do more to develop tourism in protected areas, which would in turn create jobs in rural places, diversify and grow their economies and improve environmental resilience in the face of growing pressures, a report has said.


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. calls on judge to delay law barring unvaccinated kids from school

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his fellow anti-vaxxers flooded an Albany courtroom Wednesday as they implored a judge to overturn a state law barring kids who haven’t been vaccinated from attending school.​


Study: Vitamin A can lower skin cancer risks

Most of the vitamin A came from foods, proving that a healthy diet can lower the risk of skin cancer, in addition to offering many other health benefits. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.


EXCLUSIVE: Probiotics sold by found to contain hazardous levels of lead and aluminum, toxic elements that cause neurological damage

An independent lab science investigation has found that is selling probiotic supplements for human consumption that contain hazardous levels of lead, a toxic heavy metal linked to neurological damage, bone disorders and kidney problems.


Scientists discover abundance of plastic built up in sea ice collected in the Arctic's Northwest Passage

A research team, led by the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, recently returning from a groundbreaking, 18-day expedition aboard the Swedish Icebreaker Oden has made a discovery related to plastics in the Arctic Ocean.


Everything you need to know about toxic algae blooms

Green pond scum floating on a lake is not just unsightly. As animal lovers have learned the hard way, it can be deadly. In recent days, three pet dogs in North Carolina and another in Georgia died after swimming in water contaminated with toxic organisms.


Researchers explore how Antarctic ice sheets will respond to climate change and global sea level rise

A new model, developed by a Victoria University of Wellington Ph.D. student, could help to more accurately predict how Antarctica's ice sheets will respond to a warming world and impact global sea level rise.


Greener, Faster and Cheaper Way to Make Patterned Metals for Solar Cells and Electronics

Patterning metals for electronics and solar cells can be slow, expensive and involve toxic chemicals.


Microplastic Drifting down with the Snow

Over the past several years, microplastic particles have repeatedly been detected in seawater, drinking water, and even in animals. But these minute particles are also transported by the atmosphere and subsequently washed out of the air, especially by snow – and even in such remote regions as the Arctic and the Alps.


Invasive Pests are Significantly Decreasing U.S. Forests’ Ability to Store Carbon

More than 450 non-native insects and diseases have found their way into U.S. forests, and the millions of trees killed by these pests each year contain more than 5.53 teragrams of carbon (TgC) — equal to the emissions of 4.4 million cars, or the carbon released by one-fifth of all wildfires in the U.S. annually, according to a new study.


What is the 'salmon cannon' and how do the fish feel about it?

Earlier this week, a video shot through the Twitter feed fray with the velocity of a fish hurtling through a pneumatic tube.


Lead Decontamination Closes Streets Around Notre Dame Cathedral

Paris officials sealed off the area around the Notre Dame Cathedral to remove lead particles that have settled after a devastating fire destroyed the iconic cathedral's roof and spire in April.


Fracking and Shale Drilling Caused Spike in Climate-Warming Methane Pollution, Says New Study

Climate-changing pollution reached unprecedented levels in 2018. That's both judged against the last 60 years of modern measurements and against 800,000 years of data culled from ice cores, according to the U.S. government’s State of the Climate report, which was published this week with the American Meteorological Society.


How the Florida Dept. of Health Is Violating Vaccine Exemption and Privacy Rights & What To Do About It

A new presentation by Health Freedom Florida and the National Vaccine Information Center, two grassroots organizations dedicated to protecting your personal health sovereignty and preventing forced governmental mandates, reveals how the Florida Department of Health has been violating your rights, and what you can do about it.


Marijuana may boost risky effects of drinking alcohol

As the legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana use are both on the rise in the United States, people are not necessarily using alcohol less and may be unaware of the risks of combining alcohol and marijuana, according to researchers.


Farms turn to drones and specialized cameras in high-tech push for water efficiency amid concerns over the Colorado River's stress levels

A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the researchers removed a handful of memory cards.


Heart attacks are more common in areas that have a greater number of fast food outlets, find scientists

Areas plagued by fast food restaurants have higher rates of heart attacks, scientists have claimed. ​


Air pollution levels for people living near a busy road are as bad for their lungs 'as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for nearly 30 years'

Air pollution levels for people living near a busy road are as bad for the lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day, according to a new study.


Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand

Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis from the University of Sussex and Aarhus University has revealed.​


Study finds an unexpected link between farming and immune system evolution

Researchers have long theorized that cultural shifts thousands of years ago from hunting and gathering to agriculture and living in permanent settlements spurred an increase in diseases like smallpox and measles. Compared to hunter-gatherers, farmers stayed put, living close to one another and their animals.


Arctic Ocean could have no September sea ice if global average temperatures increase by 2 degrees

Arctic sea ice could disappear completely through September each summer if average global temperatures increase by as little as 2 degrees, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati. The study by an international team of researchers was published in Nature Communications.


Sunscreens release metals and nutrients into seawater

Beachgoers are becoming increasingly aware of the potentially harmful effects UV filters from sunscreens can have on coral and other marine organisms when the protective lotions wash off their bodies into the ocean.


USDA issues recall of 700 lbs. of beef and pork that may have been blended with HUMAN blood… did somebody fall into the grinder?

In a disturbing announcement, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has indicated that more than 700 pounds of beef and pork is officially being recalled for mysterious contamination with human blood.


The antibiotics of the future might come from… fish slime?

The mucus layer of fish protect them from injuries and harmful infections. Certain beneficial bacteria that live in fish slime might help in the development of new antimicrobial treatments for drug-resistant infections.


California Pesticide Regulators Release Free App to Report Pesticide Incidents

Earlier this summer, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) released a free app to facilitate the reporting of pesticide incidents in the state.


Arctic permafrost is thawing fast. That affects us all.

Across nine million square miles at the top of the planet, climate change is writing a new chapter. Arctic permafrost isn’t thawing gradually, as scientists once predicted. Geologically speaking, it’s thawing almost overnight.


Nature can still heal itself, if we give it the urgent attention it needs

As scorching temperatures continue to break records across Europe, unprecedented wildfires break out in the Arctic, and polar sea ice cover drops—again—to an all-time low, never before has the climate crisis been so palpable, for so many people. The increasing intensity and frequency of climate extremes impacts life on earth in many ways.


A small island with big plans: The Kingdom of Bahrain commits to environmental sustainability

In June 2019, the Kingdom of Bahrain revealed its plans to ban plastic bags. The move took many by surprise. Ahmed Rajab, a photographer in Bahrain for the Gulf Daily News, is one supporter of the decision. He recalls a sad episode he captured on his camera: “With their bright pink colour, flamingos are so majestic and beautiful during flight, but then I saw a dead flamingo on the coast surrounded with plastic waste, and it was the exact opposite of beauty.


Why tiny Belize is a world leader in protecting the ocean

Belize is the only country in the world that has successfully divided all its territorial waters, including functional fishing waters. We direct all fishermen into two of nine areas to build an architecture from the ground up, where a constituent takes ownership of resources because their livelihood depends on it.


The glaciers of Iceland seemed eternal. Now a country mourns their loss

How do you write a eulogy for a glacier? Think about it. How would you go about that, having grown up with glaciers as a geological given, a symbol of eternity? How do you say goodbye?


Greenhouse Gases Reach Unprecedented Level

A bleak new federal report found that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rose to levels the world has not seen in at least 800,000 years, highlighting the irreversible and mounting deleterious effects of human activity on the planet, as ABC News reported.


Newark's Lead Crisis Escalates

The city of Newark has begun passing out cases of bottled water as concerns mount over how effective filters provided to residents with lead water service lines may be.


Solar Now ‘Cheaper Than Grid Electricity’ in Every Chinese City, Study Finds

Solar power has become cheaper than grid electricity across China, a development that could boost the prospects of industrial and commercial solar, according to a new study.


Toxic Chemicals at School? 8 Important Questions to Ask

When my daughter was in preschool, she told me that instead of washing hands before lunch, the children used hand sanitizer. The thinking behind this was probably that hand sanitizer kills bacteria and viruses and therefore — presto! — problem solved. Hands are clean, and it's so much quicker. But hand sanitizer isn't designed to remove the chemicals, heavy metals and toxic dust that stick to kids' hands. Only soap and water can do that.


Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post hit piece on

August 9, 2019, I was contacted by Washington Post reporter Lena H. Sun. She requested an interview, which I had to decline due to travel and speaking engagements. Instead, I asked her to send me the questions, so I could respond in writing. Considering the biased and clearly industry-favorable reporting done by Sun and The Washington Post on previous occasions, I would not be surprised if my answers are twisted or misinterpreted to support an industry narrative, so I’ve decided to publish all ​


The Unsolved Mystery of Deaths in Healthy Migrant Children

The Children’s Health Defense team is concerned with all unexplained deaths of children. Lately, some media and government officials are calling attention to the sudden deaths of over half a dozen mostly Guatemalan children taken into U.S. custody at the border over the past year.


New Mexico faces extreme water scarcity on par with the United Arab Emirates. Experts warn more 'day zeros' are looming.

A global water crisis looms, and US states are not immune to it. New Mexico faces the same degree of water stress as the United Arab Emirates — the 10th most water-stressed country in the world — according to a new report from the World Resources Institute.


Healthy children more important than gas fracking

Reading the July 28 article “In Gas Country, Families Say They Are Prisoners in Their Own Home,” part two of the “Human Toll” series, makes me wonder: What is it going to take to put the brakes on the rapidly expanding industry that fracks gas in order to make plastics (which, incidentally, is one thing nature doesn’t need any more of)?


'This Is Crazy': Scientists Alarmed as Lightning Near North Pole Seen as Latest Sign of Climate Breakdown

Meteorologists and climate scientists were startled Monday after the U.S. National Weather Service confirmed that an extremely rare occurrence of lightning had been observed at the North Pole.


Sick to the Stomach: Pesticides and the Cocktail of Toxicity

Dame Sally Davies is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England and recently released the CMO annual report for 2019. The report focuses on UK engagement with global health and forging partnerships. ​


EPA Refuses to Approve Labeling that Discloses Roundup (Glyphosate) as a Carcinogen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is refusing to approve product labels that disclose that the herbicide glyphosate may cause cancer, according to a press release published last week.


Environmentalists Raise Concerns About Gel-Fracking

Environmentalists in Binghamton are raising concerns about the possibility of gel-fracking in New York State. They're worried gas-drilling companies could exploit a loophole in state law.


Learning in Nature: The Benefits of Forest School

You may have heard the term “forest school” more frequently in recent years, but what exactly is a forest school? While the concept is still relatively new in the United States, forest schools had already become popularized in Scandinavian countries in the 1950s.


Farmland 48 Times More Toxic To Insects Than 25 Years Ago

A new study shows how “insect apocalypse” is unfolding across America’s farmland since neonicotinoid pesticides were introduced several decades ago.


Switching to agricultural practices that call for less plowing can benefit the environment in the long run

Recent research published in the American Society of Agronomy evaluated the effect of changing agricultural methods to the water quality of a lake in southwestern Ohio. The study aimed to determine if switching cultivation methods could improve water quality. For a decade, researchers analyzed samples from Action Lake and measured the levels of suspended sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus.


Human-animal hybrids now legal to grow in Japan… total HELL of GMO biologicals coming soon

The Japanese government has granted its approval for The University of Tokyo to proceed with a controversial stem-cell research project that aims to develop human-animal “Frankenstein” hybrid creatures, which mad scientists at the school plan to manufacture in labs from embryo to “life.”


Wildlife Trafficking and More Hinder Nations’ Sustainable Development

Transnational environmental crime – wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, dumping hazardous waste and more – takes an estimated $91 to $259 billion bite out of the global economy and has strong ties to organized crime finance, says a new study from Michigan State University and published in Nature Sustainability.​


Heat-trapping gases broke records in 2018, climate crisis report finds

The gases heating the planet at higher levels in 2018 than humans have ever recorded, according to an authoritative report published by the American Meteorological Society and compiled by the US government.


Tree-damaging pests pose ‘devastating’ threat to 40% of US forests

About 40% of all forests across the US are at risk of being ravaged by an army of harmful pests, undermining a crucial resource in addressing the climate crisis, new research has found.


Notre Dame fire: lead contamination clean-up begins around cathedral

Clean-up workers have begun a huge “decontamination” operation around Notre Dame Cathedral after a health scare over lead particles from the fire.


It's raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains

Plastic was the furthest thing from Gregory Wetherbee’s mind when he began analyzing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains. “I guess I expected to see mostly soil and mineral particles,” said the US Geological Survey researcher.


Google is Taking Censorship of Health Websites to the Next Level

Something interesting happened in the health world recently, and I haven't seen any news stories about it. Google is deliberately censoring all "non-mainstream" health websites that have gained any kind of serious traction, without exception.


That Summer When Climate Change Baked Alaska

Alaska is currently experiencing one of its hottest summers on record; by season's end, the summer of 2019 is likely to top the list. (To date, the state's hottest year on record was 2016; its second-hottest was last year.)


Dogs Are Dying From Lakes and Ponds Filled With Toxic Algae

Pet owners around the country are seeing their beloved canines perish after letting them cool off in waters harboring toxic algae. Dogs in North Carolina, Georgia and Texas have all died recently after swimming in waters covered in a harmful algae bloom, which is difficult to detect.


Judge to Hear Oral Argument on the Repeal of the Religious Exemption to Vaccination for New York Children

On July 10, attorneys Sussman and Kennedy filed a lawsuit in New York State (NYS) Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the legislature’s repeal of the religious exemption to vaccination.


Alzheimer's Disease Annihilates The Brain Cells That Keep Us Awake, Scientists Believe

Alzheimer's disease annihilates a network of brain cells which keep us awake, according to scientists who investigated why some people feel sleepy during the day years before they are diagnosed with the condition.


A new species of superbug is emerging—and it loves when you eat sugar

As many as half a million people in the United States get sick because of Clostridioides difficile every year, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control.


U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act

In a move that critics say will hurt plants, animals and other species as they face mounting threats, the Trump administration is making major changes to how the Endangered Species Act is implemented.​


Installing Solar Panels on Agricultural Lands Maximizes Their Efficiency, New Study Shows

The most productive places on Earth for solar power are farmlands, according to an Oregon State University study.


Vegan food's sustainability claims need to give the full picture

The IPCC special report, Climate Change and Land, released last night, has found a third of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come from the "land": largely farming, food production, land clearing and deforestation.


The Gulf Stream is slowing down. That could mean rising seas and a hotter Florida

The Gulf Stream, the warm current that brings the east coast of Florida the mixed blessings of abundant swordfish, mild winters and stronger hurricanes, may be weakening because of climate change.


Biodegradable alternative to replace microplastics in cosmetics and toiletries

Plastic microbeads were banned from shower gels and toothpaste in the UK last year, but could still be hiding in your suncream or lipstick. Now start-up company Naturbeads, based at the University of Bath, is working with companies to replace microplastics in these products with biodegradable microbeads made from cellulose.


Reduced carbohydrate intake improves type 2 diabetics' ability to regulate blood sugar

Patients with type 2 diabetes improve their ability to regulate blood sugar levels if they eat food with a reduced carbohydrate content and an increased share of protein and fat.


Fukushima nuclear plant is RUNNING OUT of space to store radioactive water and will reach its capacity in just three years

Three reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant suffered meltdowns in a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan. Radioactive water has leaked from the damaged reactors and mixed with groundwater and rainwater at the plant.


Obesity 'raises cancer risk by TWICE as much as previously thought' as study warns the danger is 'considerably underestimated' and second only to smoking

The risk of obesity giving people cancer may be 'considerably underestimated', a study has warned. Being fat may actually be more than twice as dangerous as previously thought when it comes to certain forms of the disease.


Preschoolers With TV In Bedroom More Likely To Have Weight Problems, Poor Social Skills

It may be tempting for parents to install a TV in their children’s bedrooms as well, but a new study finds that too much time in front of a bedroom TV can lead to a multitude of problems later on in a child’s life.


Ladies, drop the diet soda: It increases the risk of stroke and heart disease

If you’ve been choosing diet soda over the regular varieties out of health concerns, listen up: Diet soda is just as bad for you, and it’s especially dangerous if you’re a woman. If you ever indulge in soft drinks, there’s a new study you simply can’t afford to ignore.


The West Coast is a literal toilet: 80% of coastal areas infected with toxic feces (biosludge), warns Dr. Drew

California is experiencing a homelessness crisis of unprecedented proportions, and it is now endangering the health and safety of every single person living in the state, particularly those who live in coastal areas.


Our Vanishing World: Rainforests

Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player in Earth’s hydrological (water) cycle, a massive producer of oxygen and home to most of the world’s species, rainforests are the home of a large indigenous human population.


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, August 10, 2019

The pace of dire unfolding frontline news events is accelerating exponentially. Increasingly unprecedented wild weather scenarios are a major part of this equation. What does it all add up to?


Giant river animals on verge of extinction, report warns

Populations of the great beasts that once dominated the world’s rivers and lakes have crashed in the last 50 years, according to the first comprehensive study.


'Ecological grief': Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency

The climate crisis is causing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety to people in Greenland who are struggling to reconcile the traumatic impact of global heating with their traditional way of life.


'Coal is over': the miners rooting for the Green New Deal

Set in a wooded valley between the Tug Fork river and the Mate creek, Matewan, West Virginia was the site of the 1920 Matewan Massacre, a shoot-out between pro-union coal miners and coal company agents that left 10 people dead and triggered one of the most brutal fights over the future of the coal industry in US history. The coal industry in Appalachia is dying – something that people there know better than anyone.


Governments could become indifferent to climate disaster victims, expert warns

Puerto Rico’s ongoing struggles to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria could be routinely replicated in other places if the climate crisis spurs nationalistic governments to scale back aid to certain disaster victims.


Ditch your air conditioning. You'll be fine

We think of air conditioning as a “first world” luxury, but it’s really more of an American one. In Europe, fewer than 5% of households have air conditioning, according to the International Energy Agency, and even in hot regions like Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, only 8% of households have it. In the US, nearly 90% of households are air conditioned.


Ocean Heat Waves Kill Coral Instantly, Study Finds

Marine heat waves are increasing in frequency, duration and intensity, which spell trouble for corals, according to new research from scientists working at the Great Barrier Reef. The increased frequency in heat waves is a direct byproduct of the climate crisis the scientists say, as the BBC reported.


Why Your Meatless Fast-Food Burger Could Be Covered in Animal Residue

Earlier this year, fast-food giant Burger King announced it was going to offer a vegetarian-friendly version of its signature sandwich: the Impossible Whopper. The new burger would use a patty from Impossible Foods, a company that makes plant-based substitutes for dairy and meat food products.


This tick bites, clones itself and lays 2,000 eggs

While you might have thought a tick is an insect, it really belongs to the arachnid family, along with spiders, scorpions and mites. A tick survives by feeding on the blood of a host, growing from the size of an apple seed before food and swelling to more than double their size after feeding.


Can vaping cause seizures?

Despite research linking e-cigarettes to numerous health problems, many still believe vaping is a safe alternative to smoking. E-cigarettes, after all, are marketed that way — specifically to teens and young adults, many of whom are now addicted to nicotine at a young age.


Autoimmune Psychosis: Fingerprints of Aluminum-Induced Autoimmunity?

Autoimmune encephalitis is a condition in which the immune system attacks brain proteins. It was first described by Dalmau in a patients with teratoma who exhibited high levels of autoantibodies that were reactive to neuronal tissue. These patients also experienced severe psychotic and neurological manifestations, including anxiety, delusions, mania, short-term memory loss and seizures.


Scientists reveal key insights into emerging water purification technology

With water scarcity a critical challenge across the globe, scientists and engineers are pursuing new ways to harvest purified water from unconventional sources, like seawater or even wastewater.


Air pollution cuts are saving lives in New York state

Lower air pollution levels saved an estimated 5,660 lives in New York State in 2012, compared to 2002 levels, according to a new study. Published in Environmental Research Letters, the study -- led by Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Observatory atmospheric chemistry research group -- looked at New York State levels of a specific kind of pollution known as fine particulate matter, or "PM2.5."


Fast-food availability near commute route linked to BMI

In a study of commuting workers, the number of different types of food stores available near residences and commute routes -- but not near workplaces -- had a significant association with body mass index (BMI). Adriana Dornelles of Arizona State University, U.S. presents these findings in the open access journal PLOS ONE on August 7, 2019.


Commonly used pesticides have turned honey bees' habitats into a toxic world, research shows

The rise of a common agricultural chemical has turned bees' environment into a minefield of deadly poison, says a new crop of research. According to multiple new studies, a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids may be less benign that previously thought.


Air pollution may cause a THIRD of all childhood asthma cases in Europe as scientists demand an 'urgent call for action'

Around a third of all cases of childhood asthma in Europe may be caused by air pollution, scientists claim.


Father-Son Duo Help Create 51,000 New Beehive Colonies With Amazing Invention — Honey on Tap from the Hive

The father-son duo behind the “Flow Hive” took notice of this problem over ten years ago, and worked tirelessly to make their honey business more friendly to the bees.


South Carolina Farmer Sounds the Alarm on the Arrival of the Pollinator Bee Crisis

There is a time bomb ticking away that spells disaster for human beings and the quality of life on planet earth. We’ve been watching and waiting, covering this story for years, and the more time goes by the more bad news keeps rolling in.


Russian research facility quietly released 100 times more radiation than the Fukushima disaster… and almost no one reported it

Did you hear about the radioactive leak that sent 100 times more radiation than Fukushima into the atmosphere? If the answer is no, you’re not the only one.


How climate’s impact on land threatens civilisation – and how to fix it

Healthy land provides the food, timber and fresh water essential to humanity’s survival, but a UN report says the climate crisis is damaging this precious resource with potentially irreversible consequences.​


Farmers call for national strategy on climate change and agriculture

An Australian farming group has called for a fully funded national strategy to deal with climate change and agriculture, warning farmers don’t have enough support to manage increasing risks associated with global heating.


Rise in snakebites across US linked to climate crisis and sprawling suburbs

Climate warming and the expansion of human settlements across the southern states of the US has led to a dramatic increase in the number of people bitten during encounters with venomous snakes, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.


Larger Turbines Help Drive Growth in U.S. Wind Industry

New wind farms in the United States are increasingly installing larger, more efficient wind turbines that can generate twice as much power as older generations of turbines, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).


Climate Change Likely to Increase Human Exposure to Toxic Methylmercury

Add another item to the ever-growing list of the dangerous impacts of global climate change: Warming oceans are leading to an increase in the harmful neurotoxicant methylmercury in popular seafood, including cod, Atlantic bluefin tuna and swordfish, according to research led by the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH).


Using Volcanoes to Understand Geoengineering Might Not Really Work

The cooling effects of large volcanic eruptions have led some scientists to believe these natural hazards could inspire and inform the development of geoengineering schemes to combat climate change. New research suggests this is probably a bad idea.


57 Dead, 18,000 Hospitalized in Japan Heat Wave

While the worst of this summer's heat seems to have passed in the U.S. and Europe, Japan is in the throes of a dangerous heat wave.


Alarming Decline of Insect Population Linked to Toxic Pesticides in U.S. Agriculture

The rapid and dangerous decline of the insect population in the United States — often called an "insect apocalypse" by scientists — has largely been driven by an increase in the toxicity of U.S. agriculture caused by the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal PLOS One.


Birth rate reaches record low as premature deliveries rise

One of the goals of the CDC's National Vital Statistics System is to track vital events, including births, deaths, marriages, divorces and fetal deaths. Working with state partners, the NVSS analyzes the data and publishes it electronically.


Curbing Polluting Farm Runoff Is Key to Fighting the Epidemic of Toxic Algae Blooms

In 2011, Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., fell “deathly sick” from a severe upper respiratory illness after swimming in a lake infected with toxic algae. Inhofe, a notorious science-denying patron of corporate polluters, laughed it off as “the environment strikes back.” Now Inhofe looks like the proverbial canary in the coal mine.


Report: Toxins From Algae Outbreaks Plague Hundreds of Lakes in 48 States

Federal and state tests have found dangerous toxins, common in outbreaks of blue-green algae, in hundreds of lakes, rivers and other bodies of water nationwide – yet authorities are doing little to notify and protect Americans, according to a new analysis and map from the Environmental Working Group.


Military lab, which handles Ebola and other dangerous pathogens, suspended after failing CDC inspection

A military laboratory in Maryland used for biological defense research, which houses some of the world’s most dangerous pathogens, was ordered to stop research last month after failing an inspection. ​


Is Ebola Evolving Into a More Deadly Virus?

A team of researchers, led by Pardis Sabeti, a genomic scientist at Harvard and the Broad Institute, studied the genetic code of various samples of Ebola taken from the blood of people who had been infected. They found that the virus began mutating as soon as it got into people.


Protecting critical resources like forests crucial to slowing climate change: United Nations

A United Nations climate panel said in a report on Thursday that divesting from fossil fuels alone won't be enough to limit warming from climate change, adding that issues including deforestation and agriculture must be addressed to drive down greenhouse gas emissions.


FDA investigating 127 reports of seizures, neurological symptoms related to vaping

The US Food and Drug Administration has received 127 reports of seizures or other neurological symptoms possibly related to e-cigarettes, the agency announced Wednesday. Investigators have yet to determine, however, whether vaping was directly linked to the cases.


The Business Behind Environmental Sustainability

Many organizations are discovering that environmental sustainability efforts make good business sense. Sustainability and environmentally friendly operations can be more cost-efficient and help reduce waste.


3M Has Invented a Much More Sustainable Way to Ship Packages

Have you ever ordered an item online and been baffled by the amount of packaging it arrived in? 3M has a new solution to reduce waste, save space, and lessen the amount of time it takes to pack, as reported by Fast Company.


4 things brands should do for the environment instead of launching a new sustainable line

Approaches vary among fashion and footwear brands looking to reduce their environmental footprint. Some launch sustainable lines within their broader ranges, while others put out collections of more sustainable items, or develop sustainable materials for use in a limited range of products.


Thyroid Cancer Three Times Higher Among World Trade Center Responders

The incidence of thyroid cancer among first responders who volunteered or were employed as firefighters, rescue personnel and cleanup workers at Ground Zero in New York on or after September 11, 2001, is three times higher than that in the general population.


Plant-based jet fuels could soon be an alternative to petroleum

A new study evaluated the potential of plant-derived biofuels to compete with petroleum-based products as a sustainable source of fuel for the aviation industry. It reported that bio-jet fuel might become a viable alternative to fossil fuels – but only if researchers maintain their current rate of success.


Food supply collapse? Over a third of the U.K.’s native bee and hoverfly species are dying out – here’s why it spells trouble for crops

Experts are concerned about the dramatic decline in Britain’s bee population, and given the trouble it could spell for the future food supply, it’s a matter that deserves everyone’s attention.


32 years after poisoning, cleanup launched at arsenic site

In the weeks after they moved from New York City to their dream home in the leafy countryside, Norman and Alicia Berns grew ill with nausea, numbness and crushing fatigue. She tried to restore her health by drinking plenty of water, but that turned out to be the worst thing she could do. "We were just getting progressively sicker, and the doctors couldn't figure out why," said Norman Berns.


Sustainability in Retail: What Sustainable Initiatives Do You Think Consumers Value?

Everyone knows money talks, so when it comes to spending MakerSights found that GenZ is 112% more likely than the Silent Generation to value the importance of clothing buy-back programs.


New study: Ocean temperature 'surprises' becoming more common

A new study published this week shows how marine ecosystems around the world are experiencing unusually high ocean temperatures more frequently than researchers previously expected.


'The scariest movie ever made': Inside the documentary that's inspiring the militant vegan movement - which is so horrific most can't even sit through it

A documentary that's been used to inspire protests against farmers by militant vegans has been described as being so scary that viewers are unable to watch it in its entirety.


In the future, this electricity-free tech could help cool buildings in metropolitan areas

Engineers have designed a new system that can help cool buildings in crowded metropolitan areas without consuming electricity, an important innovation at a time when cities are working to adapt to climate change.


New study reveals impact of mining on coral reefs

A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has shown the impact phosphate mining is having on our coral reefs.


Study finds that recent global sea level acceleration started in the 1960s

A new study led by the University of Siegen (Germany) finds an acceleration in sea-level rise starting in the 1960s that can be linked to changes in Southern Hemispheric westerly winds.


Rye is healthy, thanks to an interplay of microbes

Eating rye comes with a variety of health benefits. A new study from the University of Eastern Finland now shows that both lactic acid bacteria and gut bacteria contribute to the health benefits of rye.​


Pesticides deliver a one-two punch to honey bees

A new article reveals that adjuvants, chemicals commonly added to pesticides, amplify toxicity affecting mortality rates, flight intensity, colony intensity, and pupae development in honey bees.


This tiny insect could be delivering toxic pesticides to honey bees and other beneficial bugs

A common pesticide may be causing more collateral damage than thought. According to a new study, neonicotinoids can kill beneficial insects such as honey bees, hoverflies, and parasitic wasps by contaminating honeydew, a sugar-rich liquid excreted by certain insects.


Report: ‘No Evidence That Fracking Can Operate Without Threatening Public Health’

In 2010 when I first started writing about hydraulic fracturing — the process of blasting a cocktail of water and chemicals into shale to release trapped hydrocarbons — there were more questions than answers about environmental and public-health threats.


Eat your way to perfect skin! Biologist reveals the 11 nutrients that will do more for your face than expensive creams - including vitamin A for repair and B12 for elasticity

Many of us will not think twice about splashing out on expensive products to beat blemishes and ageing and make skin glow.


Malaria drug drove us to the edge of reason: Read terrifying stories of the travellers who claim taking Lariam wrecked their lives - after reports link the drug to the student who jumped from a plane over Madagascar

As police in Madagascar investigate the horrific death of Cambridge University student Alana Cutland — who threw herself from a small plane as it flew above the island — there is growing concern that her death might have been the result of a psychotic episode caused by the anti-malaria tablets she was taking.


Oil built Saudi Arabia – will a lack of water destroy it?

As Riyadh continues to build skyscrapers at a dizzying rate, an invisible emergency threatens the desert kingdom’s existence.


Extreme water stress affects a quarter of the world's population, say experts

A quarter of the world’s population across 17 countries are living in regions of extremely high water stress, a measure of the level of competition over water resources, a new report reveals.


San Francisco airport announces ban on sales of plastic water bottles

The days of picking up a plastic bottle of water to stay hydrated during a long flight will soon be over for people flying out of San Francisco’s international airport (SFO).


July 2019 Was World's Hottest Month Ever Recorded

July 2019 was the warmest month globally ever recorded, according to data released on Monday by the European Union's climate change agency.


Record-Setting Harmful Algae Blooms in New Jersey's Largest Lake

Less than a week after the official start of summer, New Jersey's largest lake was shut down by state officials due to a harmful algae bloom. Now, well into the heart of summer, Lake Hopatcong remains closed.


The Medical Police State Metastatizes to FL: SB 64 Removes Religious Exemption for Vaccination, Threatens Medical

Following closely on the heels of the loss of the religious exemption for vaccination in CA and NY, a new bill in Florida was just introduced which would do the same, while at the same time interfering with the doctor/patient relationship when it comes to obtaining medical exemptions.


Flu Shots During Pregnancy Failed to Lower the Risk of Fetal Death, Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight

Public health officials and doctors, ever more insistent that pregnant women get flu shots, are frustrated that fewer than four in ten American moms-to-be avail themselves of the recommendation.


Influenza Vaccination for All Pregnant Women? So Far the Less Biased Evidence Does Not Favour It

Pregnant women are a WHO priority group for influenza vaccination, but evidence from observational studies in pregnancy is subject, among others, to the healthy-vaccinee bias, overestimating the vaccine effectiveness and safety.


Szechuan Zoodles

Recipe by Foward Food & the Humane Society of the United States Enjoy this tangy and delicious dish as a side or main entree.


"We're Already Starting To Ration Our Corn" - Perfect Storm Could Send Spot Prices Higher

Corn is extensively used to feed livestock, but the surge in spot prices has forced US farmers to search elsewhere for low-cost substitutes, reported Reuters. The persistent wet weather that swamped the Midwest this spring is now reducing corn yields.


River Of Radiation: Life Near The World's 3rd-Worst Nuclear Disaster

Before Fukushima and Chernobyl, the worst-ever nuclear disaster was a massive leak from a plant in the eastern Urals. RT went to see how people live in areas affected by the fallout from the USSR’s risky rush to the nuclear bomb.


Siberian Wildfires and Heatwaves in Alaska: How the Arctic Is Nearing a Point of No Return

Many of the globe’s far northern regions have been experiencing extreme weather events over the past two months. Plumes of smoke have been picked up by satellites from wildfires across Alaska and Siberia and Greenland has experienced rapid ice loss as usually frigid regions have experienced heatwaves and record temperatures.


Seabirds are threatened by hazardous chemicals in plastics

An international collaboration led by scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) , Japan, has found that hazardous chemicals were detected in plastics eaten by seabirds.


Whales die in new mysterious Iceland stranding

Some 20 pilot whales have died stranded in mysterious circumstances on the south-western coast of Iceland, emergency services said Saturday, only two weeks after a similarly unexplained mass stranding had already killed dozens of the long-finned cetaceans.


Healthcare industry is a major source of harmful emissions

Climate change presents an unprecedented public health emergency and the global healthcare sector is contributing to the worldwide crisis, argues Jodi Sherman, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology at the Yale School of Medicine in a commentary published Aug. 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Solar Powered Device Can Purify 19,800 Gallons of Water Per Day

Indoor plumbing and clean drinking water are not luxuries that are available to a large portion of the world’s population, but luckily, technology is beginning to fill in that gap. One incredible example is a device being developed by a non-profit organization called GivePower.


Documents Expose How Tobacco Companies Hook Kids On Sugary Drinks

Many moves made by multiple big corporations are extremely unethical, immoral, and downright shocking. These corporations have completely compromised our federal health regulatory agencies, and it’s quite clear that they do not care about the health of the human race and will do anything when it comes to the success of the products they manufacture, including taking illegal and/or immoral actions.


Your dust bunnies could be making your children obese, study shows

Most of us view dusting and mopping as a necessary but mind-numbing waste of time. However, the results of a recent study by researchers from Duke University might make wielding a mop seem far more important and rewarding.


Agricultural chemicals and destructive practices caused butterfly numbers to plummet by 66%

In recent years, media reports have made most of us aware of the crisis being faced by both wild and domestic honeybees. As reported by Greenpeace, since 1962 the number of bee colonies per hectare – which is viewed as a critical indicator of crop health – has dropped by a massive 90 percent.


Interview: Stephanie Seneff on glyphosate

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, is a chemical worthy of attention, in part because no other pesticide has come even close to its "intensive and widespread use." The data on just how much glyphosate is sprayed in the U.S. is mind boggling, and adds up to over 1.6 billion kilograms (3.5 billion pounds) applied since 1974.


You wouldn't believe what could be causing your allergies

Recent research published in Nature Journal confirmed a new allergy link that may be surprising to some, but if you’re well versed in the dangers of common medications, the link shouldn’t come as a shock.


Fracking's Dirty Water Problem Is Getting Much Bigger

While fracking for oil and gas in the U.S. has contributed to record levels of fossil fuel production, a critical part of that story also involves water. An ongoing battle for this precious resource has emerged in dry areas of the U.S. where much of the oil and gas production is occurring.


11 teens hospitalized with lung damage linked to vaping

State health officials now say 11 Wisconsin teenagers and young adults have been hospitalized with lung damage that has been linked to vaping. The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin said eight teens were being treated for serious lung damage last month.


Greenland's ice wasn't supposed to melt like last week until 2070

During the past week, temperatures at the highest reaches of the Greenland ice sheet rose above freezing, melting snow at the Summit Station (10,550 feet above sea level) for the first time since July 2012 and perhaps only the third time in the last seven centuries.


'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels.


Fears of 'Chernobyl on ice' as Russia prepares floating nuclear plant

“I feel like I’m one of the first cosmonauts going into space,” said Vladimir Irminku, one of the chief engineers of the Akademik Lomonosov, as he stood on the deck of the giant, box-like platform on a chilly summer morning at Kola Bay in the Barents Sea.


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, August 3, 2019

Hurricanes, huge hail, record heat, floods and wildfires, what’s it like in your area?


This US heartland has been flooded for five months. Does anyone care?

About half a million acres of land in the rural Yazoo backwater area in Mississippi is underwater, a devastating blow for a poor region where agriculture is the economy’s lifeblood.


Are Bagels Vegan?

Vegans avoid products that come from animals, including meat, eggs, dairy, and any other animal-derived foods or additives.


Water Treatment Cuts Parasitic Roundworm Infections Affecting 800 Million People

Roundworm infections can be reduced significantly simply by improving the treatment and quality of drinking water in high risk regions, according to an international team of researchers led by Tufts University.


Europe Says ‘No Safe Level’ of Brain-Damaging Pesticide EPA Refused To Ban

European food safety regulators have found there is no safe level of exposure for a brain-damaging pesticide President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency recently refused to ban.


"Antivaxxers Are Killers" Programmed Into Microsoft's BING Autosuggest - Is this Hate Speech?

Bing search is neurolinguistically preprogramming its autosuggestions with specific phrases which target an increasingly marginalized group with what may amount to hate speech.


Poisonous grasses and livestock

Stories of mass poisoning incidents of livestock due to toxic grasses made headlines especially overseas. Animal ecologists have studied whether this hazard is also lurking on German pastures.


Researchers develop cleaner, greener fertilizer

Research from The Australian National University (ANU) has produced a method that transforms waste into a new fertilizer.


Buzz kill: mass bee deaths sting Russian beekeepers

Anatoly Rubtsov looked despondently at the beehives lining his property. "The farm used to be loud, it sang," he said. Today just a faint buzz is audible but an overpowering rotting stench hung in the air after his bees were likely poisoned by a pesticide.


Decades-old pollutants melting out of Himalayan glaciers

Melting Himalayan glaciers are releasing decades of accumulated pollutants into downstream ecosystems, according to a new study.


Magnetic 'springs' break down marine microplastic pollution

Plastic waste that finds its way into oceans and rivers poses a global environmental threat with damaging health consequences for animals, humans, and ecosystems. Now, using tiny coil-shaped carbon-based magnets, researchers in Australia have developed a new approach to purging water sources of the microplastics that pollute them without harming nearby microorganisms.


Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk

People whose diets included high levels of vitamin A had a 17 percent reduction in risk for getting the second-most-common type of skin cancer, as compared to those who ate modest amounts of foods and supplements rich in vitamin A.


Air pollution-eating moss cleans hotspots in Europe

When 26-year-old Peter Sänger and 34-year-old Liang Wu got together, they realized right away that they had something in common. Both firm advocates in the fight against air pollution, they believe that if you can’t measure it, you can’t beat it. That’s why they founded Green City Solutions: “The solution to quantifiably improve city air.”


Toxic Mine Waste. The Dangers of Copper Sulfide Mining

A few months ago, the Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management renewed the previously cancelled mineral exploration leases to Antofagasta, the Chilean mining giant that owns Twin Metals, the Canadian penny-stock company that has been doing the groundwork for Antofagasta’s experimental plans to mine copper in via an underground mine in water-rich northern Minnesota near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park in Canada.


5G Agriculture – Food from Frankenstein Farming

The director of development at Ericcson, Marcin Sugak, is excited. He has a new toy to sell to agribusiness farmers. This particular toy, he claims, is going to ‘overcome’ all the difficult new challenges facing agriculture today. It will be ‘A revolution’, he declares. According to the Ericcson corporation, with this new toy, farmers will be able to look at their plants and animals from a completely ‘new perspective’.


Mobile phones and 5G networks are accelerating the mass dumbing down of humanity… and it’s all by design

The mass dumbing down of humanity is being deliberately accelerated, and mobile computing devices are one of the primary causes. Instead of people retaining knowledge in their own consciousness, everybody becomes a “vessel” to be controlled by remote information that’s fed into their brains by mobile devices.


Japan has NO vaccine mandates, yet achieves the HEALTHIEST children in the world

American politicians are notorious for spreading mass fear and panic about infectious disease outbreaks, which they routinely blame on unvaccinated people. But what these same Big Pharma puppets conveniently fail to mention is that in places like Japan, where vaccination is entirely optional, children are actually much healthier compared to anywhere else in the world.


Brazil Approves 262 New Hazardous Pesticides, Makes Death Sole Criteria for Toxicity

Last month, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture approved the registration of 51 additional hazardous pesticides and brought the total to 262 newly approved pesticides this year. Moreover, Brazil’s health surveillance agency, Anvisa, approved new rules that establish risk of death as the singular criteria for determining toxicity of pesticides.


World’s first ever human-monkey hybrid grown in lab in China

Scientists have successfully formed a hybrid human-monkey embryo – with the experiment taking place in China to avoid “legal issues”. Researchers led by scientist Juan Carlos Izpisúa spliced together the genes to grow a monkey with human cells. It is said the creature could have grown and been born, but scientists aborted the process.


What should we do with radioactive nuclear waste?

There’s a small red hammer and sickle flag of the old Soviet Union on my dresser at home. I found it years ago on the floor of a primary school in Pripyat, the town built for workers at the doomed Chernobyl nuclear plant in what is now Ukraine.


Yes, Flesh-Eating Bacteria Are in the Warm Coastal Waters – but It Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get Sick

Like humans, many bacteria like to spend time at the beach. The so-called flesh-eating bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus, don't just like the beach; they need it, and rely on sea salt for survival. And as with human beachgoers, the warmer the water, the more of them there are.


Russia Declares Emergency Over Huge Wildfires in Siberia

An area of 3.2 million hectares (7.9 million acres) was engulfed by forest fires in remote regions of Russia on Monday. In comparison, the total surface of the nation of Belgium is 3.07 million hectares.​


Common OTC drugs can cause dementia

According to the latest statistics for 2019, 14% of Americans aged 71 or older have some form of dementia. Alzheimer's disease, which is the most severe and lethal form of dementia, affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans. Of those, 81% are over the age of 75, but approximately 200,000 are younger than 65.


Traditional Food Puts Chemotherapy To Shame, New Study Reveals

A traditional food plant that has been used for thousands of years to improve health and well-being, is finally being validated by science. The results? It may be far superior to a chemotherapy agent with deadly side effects and dubious efficacy.


5th Generation (5G) Telecommunications Uses Gigahertz (GHz) Millimeter Sized Wavelengths

The Telecommunications Industry promises fast, ubiquitous and unlimited mobile internet access with the next generation of 5G technologies by 2020, along with removal of cheap, secure and safer landlines. This 5G network is designed to provide faster downloads, streaming movies, wireless virtual reality, in addition to being the platform for the Internet of Things, whereby all our household devices are connected to this system wirelessly for remote control. While there may be limited medical applications, 5G will mainly be used for more immersive entertainment and surveillance with much greater public exposure, especially in "Smart Cities".


To Address PFAS Pollution, Congress Should Report, Reduce and Remediate

When it comes to household waste, we all know the mantra: Reduce, reuse, recycle. When it comes to pollution from the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, Congress should adopt a different three-part approach: Report PFAS releases, reduce PFAS discharges and remediate legacy PFAS pollution.


U.S. Births Are at Record-Low Levels—Why Aren’t We Asking Why?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its annual statistical overview of births in America. The agency reported that total U.S. births plummeted to a 32-year “record low” in 2018—particularly for teenagers and women in their twenties. But though 2018 may have set a new record, other recent years relay much the same story: total births and the general fertility rate (births per 1,000 reproductive-age women) have been falling steadily for well over a decade.


The research is in: Stop Fracking ASAP

Science. Evidence. Facts. Do these even matter anymore in U.S. policy? They should — especially when it comes to issues that affect our health and environment, like fracking. Concerned Health Professionals of New York and my organization, Physicians for Social Responsibility, recently released a remarkable compendium of research on the subject.


Binge drinking affects 1 in 10 older adults in the US

Binge drinking can be harmful for older people because it increases the risk of injuries and falls and the chances of developing chronic health problems. The new Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study analyzed recent national survey data on alcohol use.


Greenland Is Melting Away Before Our Eyes

Amid an ongoing heat wave, new data show the Greenland ice sheet is in the middle of its biggest melt season in recorded history. It’s the latest worrying signal climate change is accelerating far beyond the worst fears of even climate scientists.


Stark satellite images show how wildfires continue to rage across Siberia, the Arctic and Greenland as heat rises to 90F

Stretches of the Arctic, Siberia, Alaska and Greenland have continued to burn after a number of wildfires have been fuelled by unusually hot temperatures. Blazes often burst out in the areas when lightning strikes and scorches the earth, but this year it has been increased due to above average heat brought about by climate change.


Over 70% of packaged foods sold in the US are ultra-processed lab products that are driving the obesity epidemic, study finds

If whatever you're eating or drinking right now came prepackaged, odds are it's more lab product than actual food, a new study finds. The Western diet is a primary driver of the American obesity epidemic, and that diet is notoriously high in sugar, fat and processed foods.


A catalyst for sustainable methanol

The global economy still relies on the fossil carbon sources of petroleum, natural gas and coal, not just to produce fuel, but also as a raw material used by the chemical industry to manufacture plastics and countless other chemical compounds.


Energy from seawater

Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water and freshwater mingle could provide a massive source of renewable power. Stanford researchers have developed an affordable, durable technology that could harness this so-called blue energy.


Globally, more than 11 million years of healthy life lost due to childhood cancer in 2017

While the number of new cancer cases in children and adolescents (aged 0-19 years) is relatively low at around 416,500 globally in 2017, treatment-related ill-health and disability and fatal cancer are estimated to cause around 11.5 million years of healthy life lost globally every year, according to the first Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) to assess childhood and adolescent cancer burden in 195 countries in 2017, published in The Lancet Oncology journal.


Siberia forest fires spark potential 'disaster' for Arctic

Gigantic forest fires have regularly raged through the vast expanses of Russia's Siberia, but the magnitude of this year's blazes has reached an exceptional level with fears of a long-term impact on the environment.


A third of Guam reefs killed by rising ocean temperatures

A third of Guam's coral reefs have died because of rising ocean temperatures, researchers said.


Bayer says now targeted in 18,400 glyphosate cases in US

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer said Tuesday it is now targeted in some 18,400 US legal cases over glyphosate, a key herbicide ingredient that plaintiffs say caused grave illnesses like cancer.


Predicting earthquake hazards from wastewater injection

A byproduct of oil and gas production is a large quantity of toxic wastewater called brine. Well-drillers dispose of brine by injecting it into deep rock formations, where its injection can cause earthquakes. Most quakes are relatively small, but some of them have been large and damaging.


More Than 80,000 Earthquakes Have Hit California Since July 4th, And The Aftershocks Are Headed “Toward The Garlock Fault”

The recent seismic activity in the state of California has taken a strange turn. According to the Los Angeles Times, there have been more than 80,000 earthquakes in the state since July 4th, and most of those quakes were aftershocks of the two very large events that hit the Ridgecrest area early in the month.


A Rare Virus Spread by Mosquitoes Can Change Your Personality — and It’s Just Been Found in 5 States

Simply dealing with the itchiness after a mosquito bite is annoying enough, especially when you’ve been outside for a significant length of time and find yourself covered in itchy red dots. But it turns out people in several U.S. states have a lot more to worry about than some pesky itching.


Why are School Lunches Still so Unhealthy?

There are more than 91m school children worldwide now defined as living with obesity – and the UK is in the top 20 countries for obesity levels. In the UK, the obesity rate for children doubles during primary school years – and then increases again in secondary school.


Regulations to curb junk food ads targeting children are FAILING, says WHO report

Junk food companies are taking advantage of the regulatory loopholes to advertise their unhealthy products to millions of children online, adding fuel to the childhood obesity epidemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) urges authorities to take more effective measures to limit marketing strategies by these companies – which range from online games to viral social media campaigns.


Mysterious Radioactive Cloud That Blanketed Europe Traced to Russian Nuclear Facility

The probable culprit behind a mysterious cloud of radioactive particles detected floating above much of Europe in 2017 appears to have been identified. The radiation spike – in the form of an extremely high airborne concentration of the radioactive isotope ruthenium–106 – was detected by scientists in October 2017, but the source of the dramatic radiation surge (almost 1,000 times normal levels) was never definitively confirmed.


Will plastic pollution end the world? Experts say it’s possible

A team of 250 experts from around the world has named plastic pollution as one of the greatest threats to global health. Estimates suggest that eight million tons of plastic waste is dumped into the oceans every year. There is little doubt that the plastic revolution has changed the world –but as we are seeing now, change isn’t always for the better.


Sustainability emerging as a central issue in agribusiness

Sustainability is transcending traditionally scrutinized industries to become a central issue in agribusiness, according to a new report from Fitch Solutions Macro Research. Consumer facing industries are rapidly adapting to shifts in public environmental consciousness and engagement, propelling faster government and corporate action.


Should GMOs be allowed in organic food? USDA sparks debate

The current organic certification requires that products with the organic label lack antibiotics, artificial colors, genetically modified ingredients and synthetic pesticides. GMOs made the list because they are not naturally occurring, a value which is at the root of the organic movement.


Is Summer Air Pollution Making You Sick?

The warm sun may be part of what drives you outdoors to enjoy the summer, but it can also exacerbate air pollution, particularly from ozone. That’s why walking outside or trying to jog on some particularly hot days can make it feel like you’re trying to breath through a pillow.


The Iconic Joshua Tree Is in Trouble

Botanist Lynn Sweet regularly treks through California's Joshua Tree National Park, nearly 800,000 acres that lie at the intersection of the Mojave and Colorado deserts. She likes to photograph the gnarly, spikey-limbed trees, which look — as some have observed — like a picture from a Dr. Seuss children's book.


Henderson Island: the Pacific paradise groaning under 18 tons of plastic waste

Henderson Island, uninhabited and a day’s sea crossing from the nearest sign of civilisation, should be an untouched paradise. Instead its beaches, which were awarded Unesco world heritage status in 1988, are a monument to humanity’s destructive, disposable culture.


Starvation deaths of 200 reindeer in Arctic caused by climate crisis, say researchers

About 200 reindeer have been found dead from starvation in the Arctic archipelago Svalbard, an unusually high number, the Norwegian Polar Institute has said, pointing the finger at climate crisis.


Families seek answers for US rise in childhood cancers

Soccer was a huge passion in Oliver Strong’s young life. Right up to his death from acute myeloid leukemia in June 2015 at the age of 12, he was a standout athlete and goalkeeper, a healthy, vibrant and popular boy with a zest for living that inspired his teammates, friends and family. So when Oliver died suddenly at a Miami children’s hospital, just 36 hours after doctors first diagnosed the disease, his parents Simon and Vilma started looking for answers. What they found was disturbing.


Fracking in Ohio: Amid industry activity, residents start their own shale gas-related health registry

A dozen people are scurrying around a church basement in Youngstown, Ohio. They’re arranging tables and chairs, setting up paperwork, and hanging up signs that read, “Ohio Health Registry.” “The Ohio Health Registry is really an attempt to collect the contacts of people who live close enough to any aspect of shale development, that they might be affected,” said Dr. Deborah Cowden, a family physician from the Dayton area, who started the effort.


Drug-resistant superbug spreading in Europe's hospitals

Drugs called carbapenems are used when an infection cannot be treated with anything else. The spread of resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae was "extremely concerning", researchers from the Sanger Institute said.


Irritating Compounds Discovered In 'Vape Juice'

Scientists don't know much yet about the long-term effects of "vape juice," the liquid used in e-cigarettes and vaporizers. But researchers analyzing the liquid and the vapor produced when it's heated say some kinds of e-liquids are reacting to form irritating chemicals called acetals while they're sitting on shelves.


Switzerland examining possible ban on 15 pesticides

The Federal Office for Agriculture is set to open consultations on its review of 15 pesticide products that contain chlorothalonil, a fungicide in use since the 1970s to protect cereal crops from diseases.


Why We Should Ban the Brain-Damaging Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Independent science recently sounded the alarm about the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos, triggering a call to action for policymakers across the globe, so I was interested to read that the current US administration is refusing to ban it.


The Bizarre, Peaty Science of Arctic Wildfires

Here’s a sentence for you: The Arctic is burning. Yes, that Arctic—the traditionally cold and wet one, large swaths of which are being consumed by an astonishing number of wildfires, from Russia to Greenland to Alaska.


Scandinavia goes tropical as heat wave heads north

Scandinavians on Saturday faced unusually hot temperatures amid a heat wave that has traveled up from the south, with Norway likely equaling a 1970 record of 35.6 degrees Celsius (96 degrees Fahrenheit) in the town of Laksfors.


Melting ice may change shape of Arctic river deltas

Thawing ice cover and easily erodible permafrost may destabilize Arctic river deltas, according to new research. A new study in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters finds sea ice and permafrost both act to stabilize channels on Arctic river deltas.


Fracking likely to result in high emissions

Natural gas releases fewer harmful air pollutants and greenhouse gases than other fossil fuels. That's why it is often seen as a bridge technology to a low-carbon future. A new study by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) has estimated emissions from shale gas production through fracking in Germany and the UK. It shows that CO2-eq. emissions would exceed the estimated current emissions from conventional gas production in Germany.


Lobster organs and reflexes damaged by marine seismic surveys

A new study of the impact on marine life of seismic air guns, used in geological surveys of the seafloor, has found that the sensory organs and righting reflexes of rock lobster can be damaged by exposure to air gun signals.


Airborne particles can send our detox systems into overdrive

An international team of scientists have observed a previously unclear inflammatory mechanism caused by airborne particles that can worsen asthma symptoms, it has been reported in Toxicological Sciences.


Doctors give mental health pills to more than one million 18 to 20-year-olds in a year as the number of young people on antidepressants soars by 20%

More than one million Britons aged 18 to 20 were prescribed antidepressants in the last year, according to worrying new Government figures.


Agonising mouth ulcers? They might be caused by your toothpaste! Dermatologist reveals how allergies can be triggered by chemicals in everyday products from shampoo to deodorant

From a squeeze of toothpaste to a spritz of deodorant, using everyday cosmetics and personal care products is something we all take for granted. They’re just a part of our daily routine.


Study: One Apple Carries Roughly 100 Million Bacteria — Which Is A Good Thing

How does the old saying go? “100 million bacteria a day will keep the doctor away?” Sounds about right. A new study reveals that a typical 240g apple contains around 100 million bacteria, mostly in the seeds and skin.


Antipsychotic Use with ADHD is Highest Among Preschool-age Children

Although fewer young people with ADHD are treated with antipsychotic drugs than suspected, many prescriptions for the drugs do not appear to be clinically warranted, according to a new study from psychiatry researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.


Families of Children with Disabilities Sue New York State to Enforce Rights Under IDEA and Allow Children to Attend School

Attorneys Kim Mack Rosenberg of Bouer Law LLC, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense (CHD), filed a lawsuit July 25, 2019, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (NY). The lawsuit asks the Court to enjoin the State from enforcing a recent repeal of religious vaccine exemptions under the NY vaccine law that will cause the catastrophic exclusion from school of thousands of children with disabilities despite federal law to th​


Study: Exposure to pesticides during pregnancy increases a child’s risk of autism by nearly 10 percent

According to statistics presented by the Autism Society, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States, with one in 59 children now being diagnosed with a form of this condition.


Bioweapons experiments have unleashed another Ebola outbreak in Africa… and the WHO is panicking

For the fifth time in recorded history, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency, this time in response to an Ebola outbreak that continues to ravage the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


What food is next to be MUTATED on the GMO chopping block?

Do you eat mutated food daily? Every meal? Do you even have the right to know what’s in your food?


Sign the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space

“Telecommunications companies worldwide, with the support of governments, are poised within the next two years to roll out the fifth-generation wireless network (5G). This is set to deliver what is acknowledged to be unprecedented societal change on a global scale. We will have “smart” homes, “smart” businesses, “smart” highways, “smart” cities and self-driving cars.


Poisoned for Profit: We Are Not the Agrochemical Industry’s Guinea Pigs

Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE) in the UK claiming that the glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup has poisoned her nature reserve in South Wales and is also poisoning people across the UK (she includes herself here, as she struggles with a neurodegenerative condition).


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, July 27, 2019

Weather all over the world is becoming rapidly more erratic and destructive. What factors are playing a part in the complex weather/climate equation? How can we know what we are not being told by any “official” source?


New Paper Points to Soil Pore Structure as Key to Carbon Storage

Alexandra Kravchenko, Michigan State University professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, and several of her colleagues recently discovered a new mechanism determining how carbon is stored in soils that could improve the climate resilience of cropping systems and also reduce their carbon footprints.


Study: Sizzling Southwest Summers Can Cause Pavement Burns in Seconds

When temperatures throughout the sizzling Southwestern U.S. climb to over 100 degrees, the pavement can get hot enough to cause second-degree burns on human skin in a matter of seconds. In a new study published in the Journal of Burn Care & Research, a team of surgeons from the UNLV School of Medicine reviewed all pavement burn admissions into a Las Vegas area burn center over five years.


Solar Energy Becomes Biofuel Without Solar Cells

Soon we will be able to replace fossil fuels with a carbon-neutral product created from solar energy, carbon dioxide and water. Researchers at Uppsala University have successfully produced microorganisms that can efficiently produce the alcohol butanol using carbon dioxide and solar energy, without needing to use solar cells.


How To Get More Cancer Protection From Your Broccoli

Research has shown repeatedly that cruciferous vegetables fight cancer. Vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cabbage and cauliflower contain a cancer-protective compound called sulforaphane.


Antibiotics: Side Effects and Alternatives

We use a lot of antibiotics. For coughs, cuts, urinary tract infections, and many times “just in case.” You could be considered reckless or ignorant if you opted to not use them. “But you could die of a deadly infection that could kill you!” chants the choir of voices entrained by a system that sees dangerous enemies lurking behind every life experience.


Amazon Deforestation Rate Hits 3 Football Fields Per Minute, Data Confirms

The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is being clear cut so rapidly — a rate of three football fields per minute — that it is approaching a "tipping point" from which it will not recover, according to the Guardian.​


Experts call for ban on glass skyscrapers to save energy in climate crisis

Leading architects and engineers are calling for all-glass skyscrapers to be banned because they are too difficult and expensive to cool.


'Relentless' farmers continue to battle the big dry

Ten months on from when the entire state was declared in drought, patchy rainfall has provided some relief. Yet 96% of New South Wales remains drought affected, with 14.7% of the state classified as being in intense drought.


The new electricity boom: renewable energy makes staggering leap but can it last?

Thriving doesn’t quite cover it. New data released quietly late last week underscores the staggering pace of growth of renewable energy across Australia. Nearly 3.5 gigawatts of large-scale clean energy projects were built in 2018.


How vitamin D keeps you young and thin

Your body needs vitamins and certain nutrients to grow and develop normally. Vitamin D is one of them. Although not technically a vitamin — it's actually a fat-soluble hormone that transforms into vitamin D in your body — it's important to several different bodily processes.


Case study reveals how cognitive decline can be reversed

Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia, eventually leads to the inability to carry out even the most basic of bodily functions, such as swallowing or walking.


Doctors are prescribing opioids for this?

According to the CDC, 130 Americans, on average, die from an opioid overdose every day. The opioid crisis has become a social issue that transcends all geographic and socioeconomic boundaries, and overprescribing has played a major role in the increasing use of opioids and rampant rates of addiction.​


Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in imported shrimp

Shrimp is a tasty dish that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It pairs well with a variety of foods including eggs, pasta, sushi and steak. But is shrimp safe to eat? Well, that depends on where it comes from and how it is raised.


CHD Sues NY State Demanding Vulnerable and Medically Fragile Children Their Rights to an Education Under IDEA Law

Yesterday, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel of Children’s Health Defense and Kim Mack Rosenberg of Bouer Law LLC joined forces and filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to compel New York State to honor its federal obligation to admit students with disabilities to school this September, notwithstanding the State’s repeal of the religious exemption to its vaccination mandate.​


Southwest Wrap

Recipe by Foward Food & the Humane Society of the United States Get a taste of the southwest in this delicious wrap. Serve it with a little pasta and it satisfies any appetite.


Fully Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated—Part 4

Fully Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated—The Science is an on-going series summarizing the results of different studies comparing the health of fully vaccinated people versus unvaccinated people.


Ford tries to convince motor heads to buy its electric pick-up truck by towing a train weighing 500 TONS

Incredible footage has revealed the pure pulling power of Ford's prototype all electric F-150 pickup truck.


How a supermarket SHOULD look: Public health experts release blueprint of ideal layout that would 'help tackle obesity'

Supermarkets should be redesigned to have fruit and vegetables by the door and live cooking demonstrations for healthy meals, experts say.


Juul founder claims the company never intended teens to use the vaping device

A top executive for vaping giant Juul Labs told House lawmakers Thursday that his company never intended its electronic cigarette to be adopted by underage teenagers and is working to keep them away from kids.


Juul founder claims the company never intended teens to use the vaping device - despite promoting it as 'safer than cigarettes' in schools and camps

A top executive for vaping giant Juul Labs told House lawmakers Thursday that his company never intended its electronic cigarette to be adopted by underage teenagers and is working to keep them away from kids.


Is your phone making you fat? People who spend 5 hours a day scrolling have 43% higher risk of obesity, study finds

Spending hours each day glued to a smartphone could greatly increase your risk of obesity, a new study says.


Radioactive Fallout of the First Atomic Bomb Explosion, “Trinity”, July 16, 1945: “The Most Significant Hazard of the Entire Manhattan Project”

For the past several years, the controversy over radioactive fallout from the world’s first atomic bomb explosion in Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945—code-named Trinity—has intensified.


Antibiotic-resistant genes found in London's canals and ponds

Central London's freshwater sources contain high levels of antibiotic resistant genes, with the River Thames having the highest amount, according to research by UCL.


Doctor/Cancer Researcher Shares A Very Heartfelt & Authentic Video About Glyphosate

When it comes to cancer awareness and activism, it’s easy to become quite upset at the fact that everywhere you look, the most popular form of activism seems to be simply raising money for cancer charities. We’ve seen a lot of corruption when it comes to cancer charities and cancer research.


Mexican Scientist Warns: If Bumblebees Go Extinct, Say Goodbye to Chilis and Tomatoes

While the role played by honeybees and wild bees as important pollinators is well known, the bumblebee also plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and viability of crops such as chili peppers and tomatoes.


Heartburn drugs can increase the risk of kidney disease and failure by as much as 20% – study

Millions of people in the United States use medication to manage their heartburn or acid reflux. However, the ubiquity of these drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), unfortunately, doesn’t their guarantee safety.


Cool Ideas to Clean Up Pollution From Cars, Trucks, Ships and Planes

Nearly a century ago, German engineer Anton Flettner launched a ship into the ocean. "Without sails or steam, like a ghost ship, it moved mysteriously through the water with no apparent means of propulsion," according to a 1925 article that appeared in Popular Science Monthly. The ship cruised in silence, without spewing anything into the air.


'Unprecedented' Wildfires in Arctic Have Scientists Concerned

So many wildfires are burning in the Arctic, they're visible from space, new images from NASA's Earth Observatory show. The satellite images reveal huge plumes of smoke wafting across uninhabited lands in Siberia, Greenland and Alaska, as CNN reported.


Low-carbon energy makes majority of UK electricity for first time

Low-carbon energy was used to generate more than half of the electricity used in the UK for the first time last year, according to official data. A rapid rise in renewable energy, combined with low-carbon electricity from nuclear reactors, made up almost 53% of generation in 2018, the government’s annual review of energy statistics revealed.


Study Of Oil Sands Monitoring Suggests Poor Understanding Of Emissions – And Their Impact

Jeffrey Brook, a University of Toronto expert in air quality and health, spent nearly a year reviewing data from Canada’s Joint Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM) program, which aims to quantify and assess the short and long-term impact of Alberta’s oil sands operations by monitoring air quality, water contamination and biodiversity disturbances.


Fracking Likely to Result in High Emissions

In the last ten years natural gas production has soared in the United States. This is mainly due to shale gas, which currently accounts for about 60 per cent of total US gas production.


Vector-Borne Diseases on the Rise: Protect Yourself With EWG’s Guide to Bug Repellents

Summer is the season for enjoying the outdoors, but as cases of diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and flea bites continue to rise, Americans must remain vigilant about protecting themselves by using an appropriate and effective bug repellent.


New law allows students to take ‘mental health days’

Under the first law of its kind in the United States, Oregon students will be allowed to take mental health or behavioral health days as an excused school absence. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown last month, is meant to help change the stigma surrounding mental health, in part due to skyrocketing suicide rates.


HIIT improves heart function for Type 2 diabetics

Type 2 diabetes is associated with reduced left ventricular function in the heart. The left ventricle is the lower left chamber of the heart, and if it gets bigger and is unable to contract enough to pump blood throughout the body, it can lead to heart failure.


Google Takes Position in Controversial Vaccine Safety Debate

In the first-ever attempt to influence public opinion, using powers at their disposal, Google "search” has decided to actively manipulate available information by removing controversial online discourse raging over vaccine safety from the results they provide.


CHD Statement Regarding the Millions March Against Mandatory Vaccination

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) wants to alert our supporters to the following information. We offer this caveat out of an abundance of caution. We are all aware that we are challenging the dominance of a politically powerful trillion dollar industry willing to employ sophisticated tactics to protect its profits.


Chlorpyrifos: Playing Pesticide Politics with Children’s Health

Chlorpyrifos—described by some as “the most dangerous pesticide you’ve never heard of”—is an insect-killing organophosphate. Organophosphates trace their roots back to Nazi-era IG Farben nerve gases; contemporary scientists still describe the compounds as “junior-strength nerve agents” that have a mechanism of action comparable to sarin.


Fluid Density Differences Said to Cause Anadarko Basin Tremors Long After Oil, Gas Drilling Completed

A new geological study that focused on areas of the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma shows that differences in density between underground water and wastewater from oil and gas drilling injected into the ground corresponds with continued earthquakes long after the drilling stops.


Wastewater injection can make faults twice as likely to fail, quake study says

When earthquakes first jolted Dallas-Fort Worth residents in the fall of 2008, academic researchers knew little about the dense network of faults that run through our region.


BPA-Free But Still Dangerous? Replacement Chemicals Linked to Childhood Obesity

Worries over bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly found in plastics, have led to a surge in BPA-free products. But now, a new study suggests that the chemicals replacing BPA may also be cause for concern.​


Swimmer dies from rare brain-eating amoeba at North Carolina water park, reports say

A swimmer has died after contracting brain-eating amoeba at a water park in North Carolina, according to reports.


This pesticide is closely related to nerve agents used in World War II. The EPA doesn’t care.

Here’s a question: Do you think that a chemical cousin of nerve agents used in World War II that alters the brain function of children should be used as a pesticide? I’d hazard a guess that most people think this is a bad idea. The Trump administration, on the other hand, thinks this is just fine.


Alaskan glaciers melting 100 times faster than previously thought

A new way of measuring how some glaciers melt below the surface of the water has uncovered a surprising realization: Some glaciers are melting a hundred times faster than scientists thought they were.


Europe's record-setting heatwave to spike even higher

A dangerously intense heatwave across much of Europe is to spike even higher Thursday after already breaking records in several countries, impacting rail traffic and sending people in search of shade and water.


Scientists Urge UN to Add Environmental Destruction to Geneva Conventions' List of War Crimes

In a letter to the editor published Tuesday by the journal Nature, two dozen scientists from around the world urged the United Nations' International Law Commission to adopt a Fifth Geneva Convention that creates protections for the environment in armed conflicts.


Accidental infant deaths in bed tripled from 1999 to 2016 in the US

While the number of babies who die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been on the decline, a study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators shows that infant deaths from accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed have more than tripled between 1999 and 2016 in the United States with increases in racial inequalities.


America’s Packaged Food Supply is Ultra-Processed and Generally Unhealthy

Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study that reports the United States packaged food and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy.


Another Study Suggests That Humans Are Not “Designed” To Eat Meat

Are humans supposed to eat meat and consume animal products? If you look into it, you may be surprised. Take milk, for example. The majority of people on the planet are lactose intolerant for a reason. In some parts of the world, lactose intolerance is 90 to 100 percent.


High glycemic foods magnify your risk of lung cancer, even if you don’t smoke

Consumption of red meat, foods with saturated fats, and dairy products has long been associated with an increased risk of cancer. However, a recent study conducted by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center adds another type of food to the list.


Consumption of polyphenol-rich tropical grape juice found to increase antioxidants in plasma and erythrocytes in healthy humans without increasing glucose or uric acid levels

A study published in the journal Nutrition Research examined the effects of acute consumption of organic and conventional juices made from fox grapes (Vitis labrusca L.) on antioxidant biomarkers in healthy people.


In Europe, a historic heat wave is shattering records with astonishing ease, may hasten Arctic melt

A historic heat wave is bringing unprecedented temperatures to Western Europe, and is poised to expand northeastward to Scandinavia and into the Arctic by late this weekend. Once above the Arctic Circle, the weather system responsible for this heat wave could accelerate the loss of sea ice, which is already running at a record low for this time of year.


Pregnant women are warned against drinking too much coffee: Too much caffeine could damage a growing baby's liver, finds study on rats

Drinking two or more cups of coffee per day while pregnant may damage the baby's liver, research suggests. Too much caffeine may slow down the development of the organ and boost a child's risk of developing fatty liver disease or diabetes in adulthood.


Federal data reveals enough drugs flooded the US in 2012 for EVERY adult and child to have a 20-day supply

Shipments of opioid painkillers across the US soared from 2006 to 2012 as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated, new federal data reveals.


This Is What It’s Like to Watch the Arctic Die

The polar ice cap at the end of the summer melt season, roughly the size of the contiguous United States 40 years ago, has shrunk to an irregular semicircle covering about two-thirds of that area today.


Mallorca residents call for cruise ship limit of one a day in Palma

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling for a limit of one cruise ship a day docking in Palma de Mallorca. About 500 giant cruise ships dock in the city on the south coast of the popular holiday destination of Mallorca each year, disgorging 2 million passengers.


More than £1bn of food wasted before reaching supermarkets – study

More than £1bn of food destined for UK supermarkets is thrown away or fed to animals before it leaves farms every year, according to a study highlighting the scale of the country’s waste problem.


Residents of US Cancer Town diagnosed at 'highly unusual' rates, study says

Residents in the town of Reserve, Louisiana have been diagnosed with cancer at “highly unusual” rates, according to a new academic study, which is set to further embolden local residents in their fight against toxic emissions from a nearby chemical factory.


Sweeping the Bush, protecting the land - The women quashing poaching

The Black Mambas were founded in 2013 and comprise of 14 women largely from the Phalaborwa community that resides near the park. Prior to the group’s formation, poaching for rhino horn and bushmeat in the reserve was rampant, with poachers—many who came from the local communities—fetching up to US$26,000 for one horn. Leitah Mkhabela, the supervisor Mamba, said that a reason for the nearby communities’ involvement was that they didn’t feel the wildlife belonged to them, as most had never had a c​


5G: The New York Times Gets it Wrong Again

The 5G Crisis: Awareness and Accountability summit, an online summit exposing the harmful health effects, environmental impacts and global surveillance aspects of 5G small cell deployment, was announced to the world on July 15, 2019.


The connection between your hearing and your memory

Wearing a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems is better for maintaining brain function than not using a device, a new study by the University of Exeter and King’s College London suggests.


Research highlights importance of good sleep for prevention of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's disease, a severe and lethal form of dementia, affects over 5 million Americans per year,1 approximately 200,000 of which are under the age of 65. By 2050, prevalence is expected to jump to 16 million, and in the next 20 years it is projected that Alzheimer's will affect 1 in 4 Americans, rivaling the current prevalence of obesity and diabetes.


Sesame seeds: An ancient food with therapeutic uses

Sesame seeds are popular for culinary preparations, but they can have a host of benefits as well. Discover interesting facts about these seeds, as well as their many uses. Sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum) are some of the oldest plants cultivated, with a history dating back thousands of years in various cultures.


Cholesterol does not cause heart disease

For the past six decades, the U.S. dietary advice has warned against eating cholesterol-rich foods, claiming dietary cholesterol promotes arterial plaque formation that leads to heart disease. We now have overwhelming evidence to the contrary, yet dogmatic thinking can be persistent, to say the least.


Public Soybean Field Research Damaged by Pesticide Drift

Professors are experiencing damage to their soybean field research as a result of dicamba drift from neighboring agricultural fields. Experts worry that continued drift will make it impossible to carry out public research integral to non-genetically engineered soybean production.


How Permaculture Is Helping Wildfire Survivors Recover

On a bright spring afternoon in late April, roughly 75 people gathered at the first Camp Fire restoration weekend at a farm 20 miles southwest of Paradise, California. The small private farm, nestled near a sprawling cow pasture that reaches east toward the burn zone, was safe from the Camp Fire. But in Paradise, signs of the devastating fire remain: burned-out vehicles, long lines of debris-removal trucks snaking toward the highway, billboards of encouragement (and insurance company ads) for su​


Moscow Residents Fight Back Against 'Second Chernobyl'

Their signs read "We want to live!" and "Road to Death," and many bear the bright yellow symbol warning of radiation. On Monday, several hundred protesters gathered in the south of Moscow outside residential housing blocks that overlook a nuclear waste site.


EWG PFAS Testimony for the Record to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

Because PFAS are “forever chemicals” that never break down once released into the environment, they build up in our blood and organs. About one-quarter of Americans have unsafe PFAS levels in their blood.​


EWG and Toxic Fluorinated Chemicals: 20 Years in the Fight Against PFAS

In 2001, attorney Robert Bilott filed a federal class-action suit against DuPont for polluting the drinking water of more than 70,000 people in and around Parkersburg, W.Va., with PFOA, a Teflon chemical known within the company as C8. Bilott also wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency, supplying thousands of documents detailing DuPont’s decades-long coverup of the hazards of PFOA. The court filing and the EPA docket drew the attention of the Environmental Working Group.


Pentagon Announces PFAS Task Force to Address Contamination at Military Bases

The Defense Department will establish a new task force to address drinking water contamination from the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS at military facilities and in nearby communities, according to a news release by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).


Fracking activities may contribute to anxiety and depression during pregnancy

A new study led by a researcher at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health identifies a link between proximity to hydraulic fracking activities and mental health issues during pregnancy. Results appear in the journal Environmental Research.


Many Dallas-Fort Worth area faults have the potential to host earthquakes, new study finds

A study led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that the majority of faults underlying the Fort Worth Basin are as sensitive to changes in stress that could cause them to slip as those that have generated earthquakes in recent years.


New research casts doubts on safety of world's most popular artificial sweetener

The world's most widely used artificial sweetener has not been adequately proven to be safe for human consumption, argues a newly published paper from University of Sussex researchers.


Insects replace pesticides in Spain's 'Sea of Plastic'

"They work for me night and day," smiles Antonio Zamora, standing in his greenhouse. His minuscule employees are bugs that feed on the parasites threatening his peppers.


Are We Handling The Bee Crisis All Wrong?

Wild bees are our best pollinators, yet pesticides, pathogens and industrial farming are devastating their numbers. Is there a better way to work with them?


Animals including sparrows, magpies and deer are struggling to keep up with climate change as warming habitats knock out breeding patterns

Some species of animals are not able to adapt quickly enough to live in their natural habitats because of the changing climate, scientists say.


Death rates are soaring among young Americans: CDC report reveals sharp uptick in under-45s dying started in 2010 as opioids took hold of the nation

Death rates are increasing among young US adults of all races, new data reveal. Prior to 2010, premature deaths were becoming less and less common for all ages.


Organic Pest Control for Broccoli: Use Garlic and Other Essential Oils

Agricultural insect pests seek out familiar scents to find their plant hosts. However, they can also be repelled by odors from other plant species.


Dozens of Birds Fall From Sky Shrieking and Bleeding From Eyes in Mass Death Mystery

In a horrific incident witnesses described as a scene “like something out of a horror movie,” around 60 birds died in Australia earlier this month after falling from the sky shrieking in pain and bleeding from their eyes and beaks.


SCIENCE IN DENIAL: Questioning so-called “normal” levels for deadly substances like formaldehyde, mercury and glyphosate

It’s not difficult to find medical management guidelines for the world’s most deadly chemicals and heavy metal toxins that somehow find their way into human bodies regularly, especially in America.


California’s nuclear power plants found to be sitting on top of a massive supervolcano filled with 240 cubic miles of magma

Right smack dab underneath the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, California, where a pair of larger earthquakes struck on July 4th and 5th, respectively, sits a new “supervolcano” that a whistleblower from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) warns is brewing with 240 cubic miles of potentially ready-to-erupt magma.


Keeping Livestock in the Yard Just Might Help Your Baby’s Immune System

Getting up close – and a little dirty – with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who’ve further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria.


“Legacy” Mercury Pollution Still a Problem in New Jersey Meadowlands Waters

"Legacy” mercury pollution from decades ago and miles away is an important source of contamination in New Jersey Meadowlands waterways, according to a Rutgers-led study that could help guide cleanup efforts.​


The smell, the noise, the dust: my neighbour, the factory farm

What is life like for people living next door to an industrial-scale livestock farm, and how does it affect their daily lives? Greenpeace campaigners visited animal farms and their surrounding communities in France, Denmark, Spain and Italy between December 2018 and March 2019 to find out.


Fecal bacteria found at more than half of US beaches last year, report says

Before diving into the waves this summer, beachgoers in the US might like to do some homework on what they will be diving into, according to a new report.


Europe Braces for Second Extreme Heat Wave This Summer

Europe is gearing up for another extreme heat wave that could set all-time records for several European countries.


Ozone Threat from Climate Change

Increasing temperatures due to climate change will shift climatic conditions, resulting in worse air quality by increasing the number of days with high concentrations of ozone, according to a new journal article on air quality throughout the Mid-Atlantic region from researchers at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment(CEOE).


Mexico Facing a Guacamole Crisis

The U.S. has acquired quite a liking for the Mexican dip guacamole. Especially on the day of the Super Bowl, Americans devour the avocado-based dip in immense quantities.


Ohio Passes Nuclear Bailout Bill, Bringing State-Level Nuke Subsidies to $15.5 Billion

Ohio legislators today passed a bill giving a $1.1 billion bailout to two nuclear power plants. The bill, which was quickly signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, will slap a five-year surcharge on the electricity bills of all Ohioans, whether or not they are customers of FirstEnergy Solutions, owner of the plants.


Chemo could spread disease and create more aggressive tumors

The initial intention of using chemotherapy before surgical excision of breast cancer tumors was to improve the ability of the surgeon to remove the tumor and spare as much breast tissue as possible.


Sepsis is a top cause of death in hospitals

Sepsis is a medical emergency that may become fatal or leave an individual with a significant disability. Data from the CDC show that every year at least 1.7 million adults in the U.S. develop sepsis and 1 of every 3 who die in the hospital has sepsis.


The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Front Men

The pharmaceutical has a “complex and mutually-dependent” relationship with physician trade groups and physicians. Although the details are not always fully or accurately documented, the funding trail can often provide revealing clues.


Air pollution may have killed 30,000 people in the United States in a single year, study says

More than 30,000 deaths in the United States in a single year may have been caused by air pollution, according to a study published Tuesday.


Why the WHO’s Emergency Declaration for Ebola Is a Big Deal

The World Health Organization last week drew global attention to a nearly year-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling it a “public health emergency of international concern.”


Fire Roasted Corn Chowder

Recipe by Foward Food & the Humane Society of the United States Enjoy this hearty and healthy comfort food for lunch or dinner.


Persistence pays: powering a green economy

Mariama Mamane sits on the ground in the dust, huddled over a blue generator. The 29-year-old environmental engineer is attaching a large blue square bag containing biogas to a generator with a long tube.


Vampire algae killer's genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels

New DNA analysis has revealed surprising genetic diversity in a bacterium that poses a persistent threat to the algae biofuels industry. With the evocative name Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus, the predatory pest sucks out the contents of the algae cells (thus the vampire reference) and reduces a productive, thriving, green algae pond to a vat of rotting sludge.


Millions of people should STOP taking aspirin for heart health because it does more them harm than good, researchers warn

Millions of older adults are taking aspirin every day despite warnings the pills may do more harm than good, research suggests. A daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for US adults who have already had a heart attack or stroke and for those with heart disease.


New tool supports future of organic farming

A collaboration with Japanese manufacturer Yanmar, the Kyoto Institute of Technology, the SUGAR Network, and Design Factory Melbourne (DFM) has created a time-saving product for organic farmers.


New research identifies deadly hidden weather hazard that has the potential to affect millions of people

New research, led by Loughborough University academics, has found that tropical cyclones followed by deadly heat is an emerging weather threat that could put millions of people at risk as global temperatures continue to rise.


Adolescents who skip breakfast may develop obesity

A paper published in Scientific Reports describes how researchers affiliated with the University of São Paulo's Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil and colleagues at institutions in Europe evaluated behaviors leading to weight gain in adolescents.


The fungus that turns ants into ZOMBIES: Fungal infection causes insects' jaws to clamp in a 'death grip,' trapping them on twigs until they die

Zombies may not be a concern to humanity outside of our nightmares, but for many insects, the threat is very real.


New sensor network reveals telltale patterns in neighborhood air quality

Black carbon, commonly known as soot, is a significant contributor to global warming and is strongly linked to adverse health outcomes. Produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels—emitted from large trucks, trains, and marine vessels—it is an air pollutant of particular concern to residents in urban areas.


The Herpes Vaccine and Some of the Most Bizarre Human Experiments You Most Likely Never Heard of

Herpes also known as Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) a disease dating back centuries and is one of the oldest diseases known to man. In ancient Greece, the term “herpes” was first categorized for migratory (basically creeping or crawling) skin lesions.


“With 5G, We are Guinea Pigs”: Swiss Magazine Reports First 5G Injuries in Geneva

Since 5G antennas were installed near their home in the heart of Geneva, these residents of the same area suffer from various health problems. Are they victims of a technology whose dangers were not sufficiently tested? A doctor and member of parliament speaks out.


Anti-vaxxers / Ex-vaxxers: The New Blacklisted

It is with great respect and honest admiration I salute Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), for her remarks about what’s been going on regarding our loss of freedoms relative to self-determination in health issues for us and our children, especially with regard to vaccines and vaccinations, the unsafe prophylaxis ‘preventive healthcare’. ​


How can homeopathic treatments help with Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is one of the many epidemics that has plagued the United States in recent years. Residents of areas infested by ticks are at considerable risk of contracting the illness.


If slaughterhouses had glass walls, most people would understand how switching to vegetarian or vegan makes total sense

Could it be that eating meat is part of your dysfunctional relationship with nature? You love your bacon, salmon and rib eye steaks, but you’d never want to see your precious pet dog, cat, or bird treated like those farm animals are treated, as they’re abused, shot up with drugs, inhumanely slaughtered, and then attractively served up with some herbs, spices and sauces.


Drilling Deeper

A new study shows Americans are drilling deeper than ever for fresh water. Groundwater may be out of sight, but for over 100 million Americans who rely on it for their lives and livelihoods it’s anything but out of mind.


Lots of Lead in the Water? Maybe Manganese Is to Blame

Manganese is not a particularly toxic mineral. In fact, people need a little in their diets to remain healthy.


Singapore seizes record haul of smuggled elephant ivory

Singapore has made its largest ever seizure of smuggled ivory, impounding a haul of nearly nine tonnes of contraband tusks from an estimated 300 elephants, according to authorities.


Motor neurone disease researchers find link to microbes in gut

Scientists have found tantalising clues that the devastating condition motor neurone disease may be linked to changes in microbes that live in the gut.


What is vaccine shedding?

When you're infected with a virus that causes an illness, that virus is shed in your saliva and other bodily fluids, and sometimes also via skin lesions. This means that a person who comes into direct contact with the shed virus may also become infected.


Polio-like disease expected to increase this fall

Polio (poliomyelitis) is a very contagious enterovirus infection that usually causes mild flu-like symptoms or no symptoms at all, and most people recover from polio without lasting health problems (nonparalytic polio).


Drain tiling, the hidden accelerator of water pollution

I’ve written many articles discussing how industrial agriculture is a primary source of water pollution and toxic algae growth that result in huge dead zones where all aquatic life is suffocated.


More ED visits because of alcohol, 175% increase in 25- to 29-year-olds seeking care

New research shows dramatically rising visits to emergency departments (ED) related to alcohol, especially for women, with a 175% increase in alcohol-related visits from young people aged 25 to 29.


Eating a plant-based diet might help prevent type 2 diabetes, study suggests

Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests.


Study: Malaria Drugs Are Failing At An 'Alarming' Rate In Southeast Asia

Malaria drugs are failing at an "alarming" rate in Southeast Asia as drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite emerge. That's the conclusion of researchers in two new reports — one based on a randomized trial and the other on a genetic study — that have just been released in the medical journal The Lancet.


Number of young people developing bowel cancer has jumped by a FIFTH in a decade amid spiralling obesity crisis

The incidence of bowel cancer in younger people has risen by a fifth in a decade, figures show. Typically, the killer disease - which is mostly preventable - is considered to strike people who are over the age of 50. But more and more people in their 20s, 30s and 40s are getting diagnosed with bowel cancer, according to a study.


Experts warn of 'alarming' rise of sepsis among the young as it emerges cases have doubled in three years

Hospital admissions for sepsis have more than doubled in three years – including an ‘alarming’ rise in young children being treated, figures show. Experts warned that antibiotic resistance is fuelling the soaring numbers and warned parents to be extra vigilant for signs of the illness.


Video: 5G Apocalypse, The Imminent Dangers

What is 5G? We need to know the dangers of this technology. A full length documentary by Sacha Stone exposing the 5G existential threat to humanity in a way we never imagined possible!


Eco-friendly composite catalyst and ultrasound removes pollutants from water

The research team of Dr. Jae-woo Choi and Dr. Kyung-won Jung of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology's (KIST, president: Byung-gwon Lee) Water Cycle Research Center announced that it has developed a wastewater treatment process that uses a common agricultural byproduct to effectively remove pollutants and environmental hormones, which are known to be endocrine disruptors.


The Matterhorn is CRACKING as climate change thaws the permafrost at its core

The world's most photographed mountain, the Matterhorn, is cracking as a result of climate change, experts have warned. Permafrost at the mountain's core is starting to thaw and is causing its ice covering to retreat, with some parts of the surface breaking off.


Air pollution linked to increase in newborn intensive care admissions

Infants born to women exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before delivery are more likely to be admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), suggests an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.


Researchers investigating microplastics in drinking water

Is there plastic in your drinking water? The University of Toronto's Bob Andrews and Chelsea Rochman say there is—but, unfortunately, they don't have much more information to share.


Misrepresentations of Clinical Nutrition in Mainstream Medical Media

Among the various topics that have either interested or fascinated me throughout my youth and well into my adult years, Nutrition has certainly reigned supreme. My personal routine has been to read as much as reasonably and practically possible on the topic, while not doing so to the exclusion of other topics in biomedicine, psychosociology and philosophy.


Icelandic memorial warns future: ‘Only you know if we saved glaciers’

The first of Iceland’s 400 glaciers to be lost to the climate crisis will be remembered with a memorial plaque – and a sombre warning for the future – to be unveiled by scientists and local people next month.


How melting plastic waste could heat homes

It is a problem bedevilling households across the UK: what can we do with the mountains of food-spattered plastic waste left in our bins? Now a group of scientists say they have the answer – by using the detritus of domestic life to heat homes.


Neurotoxins on your kid's broccoli

How much is your child’s health worth? The answer coming from the leadership of the US Environmental Protection Agency is: not that much.


How dangerous is stoned driving?

Nobody recommends driving while high. But years into legalization, it’s not clear if stoned drivers have become a hazard that demands a response.


Scientists Warn That 2,000 Firefly Species Are Facing Extinction

Over the past few years, many insects have been disappearing all over the world. There have been small warning signs along the way to illustrate this massive reduction of the insect population, but it doesn’t seem like anyone is paying attention.


Natural Chemical in Breast Milk Dissolves Cancer Tumors, Trial Shows

A recent trial has shown that a chemical found in the breast milk of humans can help break tumors up into smaller fragments which the body can then rid itself of via urine.


Junk food is a moment on the lips, but a lifetime of risk for the arteries

Fatty, processed foods that are high in low density lipoproteins (LDL cholesterol) are known for causing arterial plaques and the onset of atherosclerosis. New research from the University of Illinois shows that the damage to arteries is almost instant at the cellular level.


Plastic straws, scourge of oceans, meets its match – in seaweed straws

Plastic straws may seem harmless, but if everyone in your neighborhood threw away a plastic straw once a day for one week, you would all accumulate a lot of plastic waste.


10 Illuminating Discussions on Health and Nutrition From the Food Talk Podcast

Eating a better diet has been linked with lower levels of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. But unfortunately 821 million people — about 1 in 9 worldwide — face hunger, and roughly 2 billion people worldwide are overweight or obese, according to the U.N. World Health Organization.


Babies Born Near Oil and Gas Wells Are 40 to 70% More Likely to Have Congenital Heart Defects, New Study Shows

Proximity to oil and gas sites makes pregnant mothers up to 70 percent more likely to give birth to a baby with congenital heart defects, according to a new study.


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, July 20, 2019

The global climate engineering operations continue unabated. Geoengineering Watch examines satellite imagery from all over the planet every day, no natural weather formations can be seen.


World at risk of Ebola 'plane plague' spreading on flights: 'Everyone's at risk'

Ebola was declared a global emergency after the first fatal case was reported in a city of one million inhabitants. Citizens of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are living in fear after the deadly disease arrived on their doorstep.


Mystery as 50 dead whales found washed up on remote beach in Iceland

The majestic pilot whales were spotted on the shore at Longufjorur, on Thursday, by a plane flying overhead.


Effects of electromagnetic fields on human health

Peter Sullivan, who has a master's degree in computer science with an emphasis on human-computer interaction, is the founder of Clear Light Ventures, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the health effects of electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure.


Children are growing horns from using cellphones

The perils of too much screen time and cellphone use for children and adolescents run the gamut from triggering feelings of envy and depression to interfering with sleep and academic performance and even possibly increasing the risk of cancer.


The Big Secret

Six in 10 U.S. adults now have chronic health conditions like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke, and 4 in 10 have two or more of these diseases, according to the CDC.


Last call for a food systems revolution

Half of the world’s population is directly engaged in agriculture and nearly 40 per cent of land is devoted to agriculture and livestock. Food production sustains us all, but it also comes at a cost: water sources are being depleted and contaminated by food production, and unhealthy diets are burdening our health care systems.


'Florida really tops the charts' of states climate change will heat up, report says

Miamians are already used to stifling heat waves that leave them sprinting from air-conditioned cars to air-conditioned buildings or flocking to the beach to cool off. Or so they think.


Rising CO2, climate change projected to reduce availability of nutrients worldwide

One of the biggest challenges to reducing hunger and undernutrition around the world is to produce foods that provide not only enough calories but also make enough necessary nutrients widely available.


Danish study finds 95 percent of dead petrels ingested plastic

More than 90 percent of northern petrels found dead off the Danish coast had plastic in their stomachs, a study by Denmark's environmental protection agency said Thursday.


Greater prevalence of congenital heart defects in high intensity oil and gas areas

Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared to those living in areas of less intense activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health.


Cleaning our water with groundbreaking 'bioinspired' chemistry

The 20th and 21st centuries have seen an explosion in the use of synthetic chemicals worldwide, including pesticides, medications and household cleaners—many of which end up in our waterways. Even in small amounts these substances can affect wildlife, plants and humans, and a number of them have shown resistance to normal water treatment methods, leaving them to build up in the environment unchecked.​


The 99th Congress ‘Screwed’ Us By Giving Vaccine Makers Legal Exemptions From Product Liability Regarding Vaccines: That Has To Stop NOW

Ever since the 99th U.S. Congress caved to Big Pharma—under DURESS—in the 1980s with passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34), the U.S. CDC and FDA have been committing healthcare and medical science FRAUD


Avoid airline food: The FDA has issued a warning about unsafe food conditions

The quality of airline food is being called into question. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter in March 2018 to a major airline catering company, warning about unsafe and insanitary conditions and kitchens “contaminated with filth.” The FDA found a Kentucky food preparation facility to be so insanitary, they claimed that the food is adulterated and “injurious to health.”


Sunk Russian sub is leaking 100,000 times more radiation than previously thought, experts discover

The nuclear fallout from a Russian submarine that was sunk off the coast of Norway roughly three decades ago has spiked dramatically over the past several years, and experts are scratching their heads trying to figure out why.


Relaxing salt regulations in ready meals, bread and soup 'caused 9,900 cases of heart disease and 1,500 stomach cancer diagnoses'

Relaxing salt regulations in the UK has been linked to thousands of cases of heart disease and stomach cancer that would never have otherwise occurred, research suggests. A study looked at salt intake in England before and after changes to legislation were introduced in 2011.


No, coffee does NOT give you cancer

Drinking coffee doesn't put you at any greater risk of dying of cancer than living without coffee does, a new study suggests.


Carbon calculator: how taking one flight emits as much as many people do in a year

Taking a long-haul flight generates more carbon emissions than the average person in dozens of countries around the world produces in a whole year, a new Guardian analysis has found.


Climate crisis: extremely hot days could double in US, study shows

As the climate crisis progresses, the number of extremely hot days around the US could more than double, according to a peer-reviewed study and report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. By mid-century, an average of 36 days a year could feel like 100F (37.7C) or hotter.


'An Insanely Bad Move': Experts Sound Alarm as Nuclear Safety Agency Weighs Rollback of Plant Inspections

After months of experts raising alarm over the nuclear power industry pressuring U.S. regulators to roll back safety policies, staffers at the federal agency that monitors reactors sparked concerns Tuesday with official recommendations that include scaling back required inspections to save money.


'Unprecedented' Decline of Plants and Animals as Global 'Red List' Reveals Nearly One-Third of Assessed Species Under Threat

Calling on global policymakers to act immediately to preserve biodiversity and save tens of thousands of species from extinction, the group behind the world's most definitive list of endangered animals and plants has added more than 2,600 threatened species to its annual report.


EPA Data: Sharp Increase in Unhealthy Air in Big Cities

The number of unhealthy air days in nearly three dozen cities soared in the first two years of the Trump administration, according to an annual air pollution report released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency.


Laughter therapy for cancer patients

When a loved one receives a devastating health diagnosis such as cancer, it can leave your head spinning. Questions about treatment and survival, paired with feelings of devastation, sympathy and grief can quickly become overwhelming. Even when doctors are hopeful, you wonder if things will ever be OK again.


Acetaminophen—Not Worth the Risk

Acetaminophen has been around for over a century and is the most widely used drug compound in the world. In the U.S., acetaminophen (also called paracetamol or APAP) is present as an active ingredient in over 600 prescription and over-the-counter medications marketed to relieve pain or reduce fever, including Tylenol. Every week, nearly one in four Americans takes an acetaminophen-containing medication, and pediatricians routinely recommend acetaminophen as the treatment of choice for fever in c​


Austin health officials monitoring Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

The Austin Public Health department is monitoring the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, along with their regional, state and federal partners. Back in 2014, there were three confirmed cases of Ebola in Texas, and it changed the way health care providers look at diseases like Ebola.​


Fully Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated — A Summary of the Research

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has repeatedly asked CDC to create studies which explain, “How do child health outcomes compare between fully vaccinated and unvaccinated children?”


Know the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion as record-breaking temps grip the U.S.

Much of the U.S. is bracing for a scorching heat wave with record-breaking temperatures expected in at least 14 different states. In some areas, the heat has already proven deadly. Maryland officials say two people suffered heat-related deaths this week.


EPA green lights use of pesticide linked to brain damage in children

Farmers can keep spraying fruits and vegetables with a pesticide shown to harm a child’s brain even at low levels of exposure, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency said today.


Corporations can legally put carcinogens in our food without warning labels. Here's why

A recent study by the Environmental Working Group revealed something horrifying: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weedkiller Roundup, was present in 17 of the 21 oat-based cereal and snack products at levels considered unsafe for children.


In New Round of Tests, Monsanto’s Weedkiller Still Contaminates Foods Marketed to Children

Major food companies like General Mills continue to sell popular children’s breakfast cereals and other foods contaminated with troubling levels of glyphosate, the cancer-causing ingredient in the herbicide Roundup. The weedkiller, produced by Bayer-Monsanto, was detected in all 21 oat-based cereal and snack products sampled in a new round of testing commissioned by the Environmental Working Group.​


"Due To A Poor Harvest Season, We're Experiencing Shortages On Many Canned Vegetable Items"

I know that this headline is alarming, but it is actually a direct quote from a notice that was recently posted in a Kroger supermarket. And as you will see below, similar notices are being posted in the canned vegetable sections of Wal-Mart stores nationwide.


Link Between Excitotoxins and Cancer

Excitotoxin food additives have also been connected to cancer growth, invasion, and spread.


Lawsuit Challenges Fracking Leases Threatening Northern Arizona Groundwater

Conservation groups sued the Trump administration today for leasing 4,200 acres of public lands for oil and gas extraction in Arizona’s Little Colorado River basin without any new environmental review.


Dicamba Herbicide Poses Greater Threat of Drift when Mixed with Glyphosate

Pesticide products containing the weed killer dicamba become more volatile and drift-prone in hot conditions and when tank-mixed with glyphosate, according to a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Tennessee.


Can gut infection trigger Parkinson's disease?

A new study by Montreal scientists published today in Nature demonstrates that a gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson's disease (PD) in a mouse model lacking a gene linked to the human disease.


PFAS move from mom to fetus at higher rate in women with gestational diabetes

A University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental epidemiologist studying the presence of PFAS compounds in new mothers and their babies found that women with gestational diabetes had a "significantly higher" rate of transferring the synthetic chemicals to their fetus.


Bees and Beekeepers Feel the Sting of EPA’s Anti-Science Efforts

It's been a particularly terrible summer for bees. Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is allowing the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor back on the market.


Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people.


Scottish Wind Power Is So Efficient, It Could Power Two Scotlands

Scotland produced enough power from wind turbines in the first half of 2019, that it could power Scotland twice over. Put another way, it's enough energy to power all of Scotland and most of Northern England, according to the BBC — an impressive step for the United Kingdom, which pledged to be carbon neutral in 30 years.


Correcting Historic Sea Surface Temperature Measurements Reveals a Simpler Pattern of Ocean Warming

Something odd happened in the oceans in the early 20th century. The North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific appeared to warm twice as much as the global average while the Northwest Pacific cooled over several decades.


50 Million Americans Are Currently Living Under Some Type of Heat Warning

A dangerous heat wave is expected to boil much of the Central and Eastern U.S. beginning Wednesday, The Washington Post reported.


4 Sustainable Practices That Will Make Big Changes!

Whether we are climate change activists or skeptics, we can all agree that we should all be doing our part to leave our Earth in the best condition possible.


Has The Pentagon Secretly “Bioweaponized” Insects, Including Ticks? Congress To Investigate

The US Congress has backed an amendment to the 2020 US Defense budget which could force an investigation into allegations that the pentagon had weaponized insects, including ticks, in a secret program.


What Chernobyl and the vaccine industry have in common: The mass poisoning of humanity by complicit, dishonest government

The Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986 bathed much of Europe in toxic, deadly radioactive isotopes. Yet the Soviet government covered it up, at first claiming no accident had taken place at all. Even after the government was fully informed of the horrifying scope of the disaster, they covered it up and ultimately condemned potentially millions of people to an early death.


Not to be a party pooper, but your birthday balloons are killing marine life

Balloons have a way of making every occasion seem more festive, but if you don’t keep them contained, marine life could pay the ultimate price for your celebration.


Vast clouds of flying ants deceive weather satellites

Huge swarms of flying ants that hit England’s south coast were mistaken by weather satellites in space for clouds of rain.


'Not a dustbin': Cambodia to send plastic waste back to the US and Canada

Cambodia has announced it will send 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste found in shipping containers back to the US and Canada, as south-east Asian countries revolt against an onslaught of rubbish shipments.​


Hurricane Barry, Was It Manipulated In The Attempt To Diminish The Gulf Algae Bloom?

Is there evidence to indicate that climate engineering operations manipulated hurricane Barry? Available data makes clear the answer is yes.


IUCN red list reveals wildlife destruction from treetop to ocean floor

From the tops of trees to the depths of the oceans, humanity’s destruction of wildlife is continuing to drive many species towards extinction, with the latest “red list” showing that a third of all species assessed are under threat.


Fully Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated — Part 3

In 1999, the CDC commissioned an in-house researcher, Thomas Verstraeten to perform vaccinated/unvaccinated study on CDC’s giant Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD). The results were disturbing and showed a link between mercury-containing hepatitis B vaccines and several neurological injuries including autism.


Spend this much time in nature weekly to boost your health

In 2018, more than 318.2 million people visited U.S. national parks, logging more than 1.4 billion recreation visitor hours. Their popularity hints at humans’ inherent desire to spend time in natural spaces, and research backs up the benefits, showing that greater exposure to parks and other “green” spaces is associated with better health and well-being.


How to deal with a life changing diagnosis

In 2019, 1,762,450 Americans are expected to receive a diagnosis of cancer, and it doesn’t matter who you are, hearing “You have cancer” is a devastating blow.


Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics

Imagine printing electronic devices using a simple inkjet printer—or even painting a solar panel onto the wall of a building.


Radiation from atomic testing in Marshall Islands still too high for human habitation

A team of researchers from Columbia University has found that radiation levels from atomic testing in the Marshall Islands are still too high for human habitation.


By cutting ozone pollution now, China could save 330,000 lives by 2050

If China takes strong measures to reduce its ozone pollution now, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the long run, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.


'Intensive' beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases

More "intensive" beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, new research suggests.