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'Our Agent Orange': Veterans who served at toxic Uzbekistan base want help from Congress

As he flew on the first special operations aircraft to Afghanistan on Oct. 19, 2001, Air Force Master Sgt. PJ Widener knew that hunting down the terrorists responsible for 9/11 would involve risk. He did not know the greatest risk he faced could be from radiologic and toxic chemical exposure at his Department of Defense air base in Karshi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan. “I’ve been to 124 countries, and I’ve never really smelled someplace where when I stepped off the plane I said, ‘This is really not good,’” said the former MC-130E transport pilot, who flew dozens of support missions between October 2001 and 2005 from the base known as K2.


Ski racing community starts to back away from toxic wax

At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains toxic chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources.


'Toxic 100' Air Study Reveals US Super Polluters

Any community in close proximity to a petrochemical plant or oil refinery is familiar with the effects of air pollution: hazy skies, health issues and buildings covered in layers of grime. But some have it worse than others. Among the thousands of industrial sites and smokestacks across the U.S., just 100 of them account for more than a third of the country’s toxic air emissions, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Environmental Integrity Project.


How caloric restriction prevents negative effects of aging in cells

If you want to reduce levels of inflammation throughout your body, delay the onset of age-related diseases, and live longer, eat less food.


Eco-friendly biodiesel from palm oil?

Vegetable oil biofuels are increasingly being used as an alternative to fossil fuels despite the growing controversy regarding their sustainability. In a new study led by the University of Göttingen, researchers investigated the effect of palm-oil biodiesel on greenhouse gases for the entire life cycle.


Yale study finds link between STIs and fracking

Increased rates of sexually transmitted infections in Texas are associated with high levels of shale drilling activity, according to findings in a recent Yale study.


House set to vote to ban flavored e-cigarettes

The House is set to vote to ban sales of flavored e-cigarette liquids as part of a sweeping legislation to curb the youth vaping epidemic.


Why Diet Soda Is Really Bad For You

So you open the fridge, look for a can of soda and decide to ferry a diet one to take in the couch. Refreshing? Yes, definitely. But healthy? No. A big resounding no.


Study reveals how green space can reduce violent crime

Properly designed and maintained outdoor green space has the potential to reduce violent crime and gun violence, to make communities safer and keep residents healthier, a new study suggests.


New ecological process for producing cheaper biofuel

Professors Rajeshwar Dayal Tyagi and Patrick Drogui, researchers at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), have developed a new approach to biodiesel production that uses microbes, sewage sludge, and a biofuel byproduct. Biodiesel has multiple environmental benefits, but the use of vegetable or animal oils raises the food vs. fuel dilemma, the risk of diverting farmland or crops for biofuels production to the detriment of the food supply.


Study shows universally positive effect of cover crops on soil microbiome

Only a fraction of conventional row crop farmers grow cover crops after harvest, but a new global analysis from the University of Illinois shows the practice can boost soil microbial abundance by 27%. The result adds to cover crops' reputation for nitrogen loss reduction, weed suppression, erosion control, and more.


Sugar-poor diets wreak havoc on bumblebee queens' health

Without enough sugar in their diets, bumblebee queens can experience difficulty reproducing and shorter lifespans.


The Hidden Dangers of Flavored Products in Health and Fitness

Most people who are attuned to health and wellness news are certainly aware of the vast change in consumer habits we have seen surrounding a host of chemical additives proven to be in our food. People have become increasingly conscious of the negative health effects of chemicals such as endocrine disruptors, artificial colors and flavors, high-fructose corn syrup and even genetic modification of our food – especially when it comes to their children.


Honey supply chain COLLAPSES as China’s beekeepers locked down due to coronavirus pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has claimed another victim — the honey industry.


SHOCK: Leaked documents reveal Wuhan coronavirus infections up to 52 times HIGHER than official Chinese figures

If you were skeptical from the beginning that Chinese authorities were accurately reporting on the number of Wuhan coronavirus infections since the outbreak began in December, your instincts serve you well. It turns out they weren’t, and now documents have leaked proving as much.


Idaho Legislation Advances to Eliminate Even Minimal Protections from Pesticides, including Drift

State legislators in Boise, Idaho have advanced House Bill 487, An Act Relating to Pesticides and Chemigation, out of the House Agricultural Affairs Committee. If passed, the statutory alterations in this bill would, according to the Idaho Statesman, loosen some rules on aerial application by crop-dusting airplanes, and reduce state agricultural investigators’ ability to regulate the spraying of pesticides.


'Lost communities': thousands of wells in rural California may run dry

Years of pumping, drought and a thirsty agriculture industry have taken a heavy toll on the water supply – and new plans are leaving vulnerable residents behind.


Nature Makes Kids Happier

Want to genuinely increase your child’s happiness, without the use of new toys and electronics? Take them outside.


EPA Conducting Criminal Investigations Into Industries’ Handling of PFAS Chemicals

The Environmental Protection Agency is pursuing multiple criminal inquiries into corporations that manufacture the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to a report by Bloomberg Environment.​


The Science is NOT Settled!

We are experiencing a meteoric rise in childhood chronic diseases including neurodevelopmental disabilities, learning and behavioral problems, autism, immunological disorders including autoimmune disease, allergies, asthma and ectopic conditions, gastrointestinal and reproductive disorders.


What’s in Children’s Drinking Water? Far Too Often, Something Neurotoxic

Hollywood seems to love a good David versus corporate Goliath tale, and the stories it brings to the silver screen not infrequently revolve around real-life contamination of community water. Twenty years ago, the film Erin Brockovich called attention to a cancer-causing chemical dumped in a California community by Pacific Gas & Electric, while the recent film Dark Waters focuses on DuPont’s contamination of a West Virginia town’s water with the chemical PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid).


San Francisco Women Firefighters Face High Exposure To Toxic 'Forever Chemicals'

San Francisco's women firefighters are exposed to higher levels of certain toxic PFAS chemicals than women working in downtown San Francisco offices, shows a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, San Francisco, and Silent Spring Institute.​


Alaskan Roulette: As warming waters make shellfish toxic, a way of life becomes deadly for Native Alaskans.

Phyllis Clough was driving to the post office in the tiny Alaskan village of Old Harbor one summer afternoon when her lips went numb. Within minutes, her mouth was swollen and the numbness had spread to the rest of her face. She learned how close she had come to catastrophe at the local clinic the next day. She had eaten a single clam containing a naturally occurring poison a thousand times more toxic than sarin gas.


Beauty products can be more toxic for women of color. It's time to change that.

Research shows that women of color are disproportionately exposed to toxic chemicals and that beauty and personal care products are one of the sources of exposure.


‘Bees are sentinels’: mass bee die-offs signal the wider impact of Brazil’s pesticide boom

Brazil may be the biggest market for highly hazardous pesticides in the world, according to a new analysis of 2018 industry data.


Dr. Paul Connett on the Historic Trial That Could End Water Fluoridation

Journalist Derrick Broze interviews Dr. Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network regarding the upcoming trial between FAN and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This trial could spell the end of the practice of water fluoridation.


Brain Scans Reveal Structural Differences In People With “Smartphone Addiction”

Children entering into the world today are being birthed into a sea of technology that their parents never grew up with. As a result, we don’t really know the long-term consequences these technologies could have on these generations as they age.


Tart cherry supplements and juice can help lower heart disease and Type 2 diabetes risk, advise researchers

According to a recent study, tart cherry juice and supplements can help people with metabolic syndrome.​


Supplements are beneficial, but a healthy and balanced diet is the most important for your brain health

Seventy-five percent of Americans are turning to supplements to address their health needs, according to data collected by the Council for Responsible Nutrition during their Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements for 2018.


Three Intravenous Vitamin C Research Studies Approved for Treating COVID-19

Intravenous vitamin C is already being employed in China against COVID-19 coronavirus.


Just one full-fat fizzy drink a day in your 40s may 'increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke'

Just one can of full-fat fizzy juice a day in middle-age may increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to new research. The 330ml sugar-laden beverages send cholesterol levels soaring, increasing the risk of clots that cut off blood supply to the heart or brain.


Vaping may raise the risk of oral infections and inflammation by altering the microbiome in the mouth, study suggests

Vaping could alter the mouth's microbiome and raise the risk of oral infections, a new study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette users were at 1.5 times greater risks of gum disease or infection that non-smokers.


‘Surviving is a real question’: can small farms endure under California’s landmark water law?

Nikiko Masumoto began her farming career in the summer of 2011, just as California was entering its worst drought in recorded history. Masumoto is the fourth generation of her family to farm this land in Del Rey: 80 organic acres of stone fruit in eastern Fresno county in California’s fertile Central Valley, its most perfect peaches bound for the epicurean Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley.


Polar Bears Are Increasingly Resorting to Cannibalism, Scientists Say

Scientists at the Russian Academy of Sciences said Wednesday that there were increasing reports of bears attacking other bears for food, The Moscow Times reported.


Wildness in urban parks important for human well-being

As metropolises balloon with growth and sprawl widens the footprint of cities around the world, access to nature for people living in urban areas is becoming harder to find.


Shocking animation shows how the new coronavirus has outpaced SARS, MERS and Ebola to sicken more than 81,000 people worldwide

At first, the coronavirus outbreak spread slower than Ebola, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and swine flu. But, by Day 41 of their respective outbreaks, 243 were ill from Ebola, 182 were sickened by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), 520 had come down with swine flu, and 3,600 were infected with SARS. In comparison, on Day 41 of the coronavirus outbreak - February 12 - more than 41,700 people were infected worldwide.


Scientists Discover HIV-Like "Mutation" Which Makes Coronavirus Extremely Infectious

While mainstream scientists continue to perform mental gymnastics to insist that the new coronavirus wasn't man-made, new research from scientists in China and Europe reveal that the disease happens to have an 'HIV-like mutation' which allows it to bind with human cells up to 1,000 times stronger than the Sars virus, according to SCMP.


Why 80% of These Horses May Have Asthma

Horses, with their large lung and respiratory capacities, are very susceptible to respiratory disease. In fact, it’s estimated that 80% of racehorses have asthma, according to research by Laurent L. Couëtil, DVM, Ph.D., director of Purdue University's Equine Sports Medicine Center, and colleagues.


Heart Attack or Panic Attack? How to Tell the Difference

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 805,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and 605,000 are first heart attacks. Knowing the risk factors, symptoms and how to take early action will increase your chances of survival.


All Wrong About Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease, a condition characterized by an accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, affects an estimated 5 million Americans; this number is expected to reach 14 million by 2060.


New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Celebration Creates a Plastic Problem

When you think Mardi Gras, what immediately comes to mind? For many, “beads” would probably be the answer. If you’ve ever been to a Mardi Gras celebration, or have seen photos from one, you surely noticed all of the plastic bead necklaces floating about, available in an assortment of rainbow colors. But have you ever thought about what happens to all of those beads when the party ends?


Revamped lead rule ignores concerns raised in EPA memo

Three years ago, staff in EPA's Midwest office sent a warning to headquarters about regulations that prevent lead in drinking water: Even when followed perfectly, the standards weren't protecting public health. "Proper implementation and compliance with the [Lead and Copper Rule] may not provide certainty that the public is protected from elevated levels of lead, particularly in communities with lead service lines and particularly with regard to susceptible populations such as young children," then-acting Region 5 Administrator Robert Kaplan wrote in a 2017 memo to then-acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water Michael Shapiro.


Concerned citizens pack Rapides Jury meeting for answers on Dresser contamination

Concerned citizens packed Monday's Rapides Parish Police Jury meeting after TCE contamination was discovered in neighborhoods surrounding the old Dresser, LLC plant outside of Pineville. The police jury hosted contractors for Dresser, LLC plant to explain to residents why testing for contamination is taking place.


EPA Releases Draft Risk Evaluation for Trichloroethylene?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on February 21, 2020, the draft risk evaluation for trichloroethylene (TCE), “a chemical used as a solvent and an intermediate for refrigerant manufacture in industrial and commercial processes, and with limited consumers uses like as a spot cleaner in dry cleaning facilities.”


The local hero protecting Papua New Guinea from DDT

Malaria is still a major cause of mortality in Papua New Guinea, with 94 per cent of the population at high risk of infection. The pesticide DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) was once a popular method of controlling vector-borne diseases, such as malaria, and other pests in Papua New Guinea, and was widely used across the health, agricultural and industrial sectors.


An old-school plan to fight plastic pollution gathers steam

In the flood of innovative solutions that have emerged in the last several years to save the world from plastic pollution, Tom Szaky’s fix may be one of the most audacious. Don’t misunderstand. He has not tried to come up with yet another formula to make plastic magically biodegrade like leaves on the ground, a goal of many entrepreneurs that remains elusive.


'Grand Challenge' review stresses global impact of microplastics

Professor Rob Hale of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science is lead author of a new "Grand Challenges" paper commissioned to mark the 100th anniversary of the American Geophysical Union, the world's largest association of Earth and space scientists with more than 60,000 members in 137 countries.


New tech takes radiation out of cancer screening

Researchers have developed a new, inexpensive technology that could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation.


Author to fight retraction of study linking vaping to heart attack risk

A journal's retraction of a study linking electronic cigarettes with an increased risk for heart attack is being challenged by the author.


New study associates intake of dairy milk with greater risk of breast cancer

Intake of dairy milk is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer in women, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Loma Linda University Health.


Reducing nutrient pollution helps coral resist bleaching

Coral reefs are not doomed. Although human activities threaten the iconic ecosystems in many different ways, scientists maintain that reefs can continue to thrive with the right assistance.


Micro-pollution ravaging China and South Asia: study

Nearly 90 percent of the 200 cities beset by the world's highest levels of deadly micro-pollution are in China and India, with most of the rest in Pakistan and Indonesia, researchers reported Tuesday.


Air pollution related deaths in the US have declined by 30 PERCENT since 2005 saving 30,000 lives after factories reduced their emissions

A new study shows that air pollution related deaths in the contiguous United States declined by 30 percent between 2005 and 2018, saving an estimated 30,000 lives.


Scientists create internet connected biodegradable PAPER, which can be used to collect data about moisture levels in soil without any toxic e-waste

Researchers in Japan have created a new kind of biodegradable, internet-connected piece of paper that’s just one millimeter thick. Called nanopaper, the team believes it could change the way a wide variety of data is collected in nature.


The end of farming?

For decades, the way we farm has been degrading land and destroying wildlife. Now there’s a revolution coming – but is it going to create more problems than it solves?


Farmers pile pressure on UK government over chlorinated chicken

Farmers have hit back at suggestions the government will allow imports of chlorinated chicken and other low-standard farm produce in trade talks with the US, escalating the row over post-Brexit food standards.​


Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry

Nearly 20,000 wildlife farms raising species including peacocks, civet cats, porcupines, ostriches, wild geese and boar have been shut down across China in the wake of the coronavirus, in a move that has exposed the hitherto unknown size of the industry.


Vaxxed II Will Begin Streaming on February 25th on Roku

Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth begins streaming today, February 25th, on AMC’s Roku Channel on Peeps TV and also on Advocates, don’t miss this opportunity to see Vaxxed II – AND share it with friends! Sign up for Roku is easy so be sure to do it ASAP.


Mine Waste Dams Threaten the Environment, Even When They Don’t Fail

Scars from large mining operations are permanently etched across the landscapes of the world. The environmental damage and human health hazards that these activities create may be both severe and irreversible. Many mining operations store enormous quantities of waste, known as tailings, onsite.


EPA Might Finally Regulate PFAS But the Process Matters

The EPA announced last week that it is issuing a preliminary regulatory determination for public comment to set an enforceable drinking water standard to two of the most common and well-studied PFAS, PFOA and PFOS.


More than 8000 Californians under “self-quarantine” for coronavirus, almost none of them tested… zero enforcement of “voluntary” quarantine measures… medical INSANITY on parade

With global coronavirus infections now topping 80,000 according to “official” numbers, California now has 8,000 people under self-quarantine, which essentially means they’re given suggestions to avoid interacting with others.


Pesticides in the Pantry: Do Food Manufacturers Care?

Whether or not you are concerned about the safety and nutritional effects of pesticide use on food crops, it is hard to ignore the environmental impacts. Buying organic foods is an important step in avoiding pesticides, but when it comes to packaged foods, organic versions are not always available.


What's the Most Toxic Chemical?

People say America doesn’t make things anymore. But what about toxic chemicals? We make so many of those, we throw half of them in rivers, for free. The problem is, it can be hard to get a handle on which of those chemicals are extremely toxic and which of them are merely somewhat toxic.


Is your face cream toxic? It's more common than you think

A Sacramento woman was hospitalized in 2019 after the Ponds cream she used was tainted with methylmercury.​


Cultivating Healthy Communities: Collective action and climate solutions for a biodiverse, toxic-free world | April 17-18

Beyond Pesticides announces the 38th National Forum, co-convened with the City of Boulder, Colorado, Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2020 in Boulder.


Old Batteries Can Be Sources of New Energy

Driving an electric-powered vehicle (EV) rather than one reliant on fossil fuels is a key way to tackle climate change and improve air quality — but it does leave the old batteries behind as a nasty residue. New technologies give rise to their own sets of problems.


Study: Supplementing with Vitamin D improves lifespan of cancer patients

Vitamin D provides a number of health benefits – aiding in heart health, immune function and bone strength. In a recent study, researchers from Michigan State University revealed that vitamin D can even prolong the lifespan of cancer patients, if taken for at least three years.


“Plasticrust” is a new form of pollution that’s taking over shorelines

A new type of plastic pollution has made its way to the shores of Madeira in Portugal, a recent study revealed. A team of researchers at Portugal’s Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (MARE) identified the pollution as “plasticrust” – patches of plastic that encrust rocks along the shore.


To Live Longer, Get Up and Get Moving

Want to live longer? Try exercising smarter. It is not aging that causes a decline in fitness, but a decline in fitness that causes aging, according to Pocket.


NBC Attacks Grieving Mother for Not Giving Son Flu Medication

In February 2020, a 4-year-old boy from Colorado tragically died from complications from influenza. NBC News then posted a defamatory news piece about the boy’s death, full of false allegations against the boy’s mother. Outrageously, the NBC News piece, written by Brandy Zadrozny, does not include any direct quotes from the family, and it’s reported that she did not interview the boy’s parents, but rather relied on Facebook postings and a GoFundMe page for the details.


Cochrane Founder Warns Flu Vaccine Research Is Corrupted

While the drug industry is quick to claim that anyone questioning its integrity is part of a “war against science,” the evidence of industry malfeasance is simply too great and too disturbing to ignore. From my perspective, the drug industry itself is to blame for the public’s dwindling confidence in scientific findings.


President Trump Announces Advisory Board to Expose Research Using Aborted Baby Parts

The Trump administration took another step to defend unborn babies Wednesday when it announced the formation of a new ethics board to look into the use of aborted baby body parts in government-funded research. The new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board is one of several ways the Trump administration has been working to end the unethical practice of using aborted baby body parts in taxpayer-funded scientific research.


Photos from inside a tree reveal intimate lives of wild honeybees

Unprecedented images show how the insects cook invaders alive, stay warm or cool, and socialize.


Natural gas is a much ‘dirtier’ energy source than we thought

In the thick of a Greenland summer of field work in 2015, Benjamin Hmiel and his team drilled into the massive ice sheet’s frozen innards, periodically hauling up a motorcycle-engine-sized chunk of crystalline ice. The ice held part of the answer to a question that had vexed scientists for years: How much of the methane in the atmosphere, one of the most potent sources of global warming, comes from the oil and gas industry?


Researchers Have Identified How Naval Sonar Is Killing and Beaching Whales

We have known for a long time that naval sonar has devastating effects on marine life but just exactly how it leads to sickness and death was a mystery till now.


Meat company faces heat over ‘cattle laundering’ in Amazon supply chain

The world’s biggest meat company has frequently been accused of links to deforestation. Now JBS is facing growing pressure from Brazilian politicians and environmentalists to address the information gaps and transparency failings in its supply chain. Critics say these deficiencies mean JBS is unable to ensure it does not buy cattle from farms involved in illegal deforestation over a decade after promising to do so.


Dry February sends California back to drought: 'This hasn't happened in 150 years'

February is typically one of the wettest months in California, but the state is parched, and there’s no moisture in the forecasts. San Francisco and Sacramento have not seen a drop of rain this February, and climate scientists are expecting that disturbing dry trend to hold, in what is typically one of the wettest months of the year for California.


New Study Shows How Eating a Western Diet Impairs Brain Function and Leads to Overeating

Could it be that our Western-style diet laden with saturated fats, added sugars, and processed grains could actually impair our brain functions while weighing us down with a tendency to continuously over-indulge? According to researchers, this is very much the case.


Want to lower indoor pollution risk? Stop drying clothes indoors and keep the windows open while you cook, advise NHS regulators

Occasionally drying clothes indoors seems harmless, but according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), doing this simple chore may be contributing to indoor air pollution.


Full transcript of “smoking gun” bombshell interview: Prof. Frances Boyle exposes the bioweapons origins of the CoVid-19 coronavirus

What follows is one of the most important interviews of the year. Biological warfare expert Prof. Frances Boyle appeared as a guest with Alex Jones on the Alex Jones Show, sharing his “smoking gun” findings about the coronavirus being engineered as a weapon that’s designed, “for efficient spreading in the human population,” according to one of the science papers he references.


WHO holds secret talks with tech giants to stop spread of coronavirus “misinformation”

The World Health Organization has held talks with tech giants to stop the spread of coronavirus “misinformation,” despite the fact that some things once labeled “misinformation” have since turned out to be true.


CDC official warns U.S. hospitals: Be ready for “surge” of coronavirus patients in America

It yet another bombshell message from the CDC, a top CDC official named Dr. Anne Schuchat is openly warning U.S. hospitals to get prepared for a wave of coronavirus infections. “A larger spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the U.S. could overwhelm emergency rooms and cause supply shortages of some crucial medical supplies,” warns CNBC (stating the obvious).


Parentectomy: The State-Driven Campaign to Remove Parents’ Rights

After giving birth to her fifth child in 2018, Angela Bougher and her husband -- a suburban Chicago pastor -- were eager to hold their new baby girl. However, according to the couple, their newborn daughter was removed from their custody after they verbalized their intention to decline the vitamin K shot.


Why Detoxification is Important

Occasionally a doctor or a nutritionist will write an article and express the opinion that people do not need to use special diets or nutritional supplements to encourage the removal of toxins from the body.


California Considers Declaring Common Painkiller Carcinogenic

Millions of people take acetaminophen, commonly known as the brand name drug Tylenol, frequently. People use acetaminophen for treating everything from fevers and muscle aches to headaches, hangovers and other pain.


Less Than 5% of Pregnant Women Have Good Heart Health

According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the majority of pregnant women have serious heart health risks while pregnant. The first of its kind to examine the cardiovascular health of pregnant women in the United States, the study included 15 years of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, consisting of records from 1,117 pregnant women and 8,200 women who were not pregnant.


Is There Anything You Can Do to Prevent Deaths on the Road?

We may mistakenly believe that the chances of dying are greater in the air than on the road because the severity of aviation accidents can be devastating. Compare that to automotive accidents where the probability of dying in a given automotive accident is about one half of 1 percent.


Cocoa’s Potential Role in Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease, caused by atherosclerosis, is a condition in which the peripheral arteries serving the legs, stomach, arms and head narrow, causing symptoms such as cramping, pain or tiredness in the legs or hip muscles. In most cases, the pain subsides with rest.


New Study Raises Concern About Airborne Exposure to Toxic Algae Blooms

Studies of the health hazards of toxic algae blooms have focused largely on the danger of direct contact with contaminated water in lakes, rivers and the ocean. Now a new study shows that even airborne exposure to the bacteria from a toxic bloom could also pose a risk.


Toxic PFAS Chemicals Found in Period-Proof Underwear

Recent tests indicate high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in a brand of menstrual underwear called Thinx. The brand is advertised as "Organic Cotton Underwear" and touts its certifications in statements and on its website. So why are PFAS chemicals in its products?


Living an Anticancer Lifestyle

In honor of Cancer Prevention Awareness month, EWG board member Meg Hirshberg wrote about the Anticancer Lifestyle Program, a lifestyle transformation program she co-founded for cancer survivors and those who seek to reduce their risk of chronic illness.


Under Pressure, EPA Moves Forward with Drinking Water Standards for PFOA and PFOS

Under pressure from Congress, today the Environmental Protection Agency took the next step towards setting legal limits for two fluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, in drinking water.


A Parent’s Perspective on Virginia’s Bill to Mandate All Vaccines on the CDC Schedule

On February 18, more than fifty parents crowded into a Senate room to testify before the Senate Health Subcommittee regarding a bill that requires school immunizations. The bill they considered would transfer the legislature’s decision-making authority over vaccine mandates to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Study: Common antibiotic linked to birth defects

A common antibiotic has been linked to a higher risk of birth defects, according to a new study.


Autism and phthalates: Exposure in womb linked to autistic traits in boys

New study bolsters evidence that certain chemicals may alter social development—but also reinforces the protective effect of folic acid during pregnancy.


Every country on Earth failing to provide world fit for children, landmark report warns

Every country in the world is failing to protect children’s health, their environment and their futures, a landmark report for the World Health Organisation has found.


Speeding Sea Level Rise Threatens Nuclear Plants

The latest science shows how the pace of sea level rise is speeding up, fuelling fears that not only millions of homes will be under threat, but that vulnerable installations like docks and power plants will be overwhelmed by the waves.


Apocalypse Now! Insects, Pesticide and a Public Health Crisis

In 2017, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, and UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics, Baskut Tuncak, produced a report that called for a comprehensive new global treaty to regulate and phase out the use of dangerous pesticides in farming and move towards sustainable agricultural practices.


As Cases Mount, Japan Is Rapidly Becoming a Coronavirus Hotbed

Japan is emerging as one of the riskiest places for the spread of the coronavirus, prompting criticism that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has misfired on its policies to block the outbreak.


10 Plagues That Are Hitting Our Planet Simultaneously

All of a sudden, really crazy things are starting to happen all over the world. Giant swarms of locusts are absolutely devastating entire regions, extremely unusual storms are confounding meteorologists, earthquake and volcanic activity are both on the rise, and five very dangerous diseases are sweeping across the globe.


Natural sugars in breastmilk linked to early childhood height and weight

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) found in breastmilk may influence a child's growth from infancy through early childhood, according to a study supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). ​


Backyard gardeners can act to help bee populations

Chemicals are routinely applied around residential landscapes to kill insect pests and troublesome weeds, but many are indiscriminate and devastate pollinators in the process.


Environmental solutions to go global

New Australian technology that could fix some of the world's biggest environmental pollution problems—oil spills, mercury pollution and fertiliser runoff—will soon be available to global markets following the signing of a landmark partnership with Flinders University.


Warming, acidic oceans may nearly eliminate coral reef habitats by 2100

Rising sea surface temperatures and acidic waters could eliminate nearly all existing coral reef habitats by 2100, suggesting restoration projects in these areas will likely meet serious challenges, according to new research presented here today at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020.


BPA alternative, bisphenol S, could negatively affect mother's placenta and developing baby's brain

Using "BPA-free" plastic products could be as harmful to human health—including a developing brain—as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new study led by the University of Missouri and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Need for Nature - A call for biodiversity

Facing the extinction of 1 million plant and animal species, countries are working on a plan to stop biodiversity loss. A draft plan being developed under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity calls for urgent action to stop biodiversity decline.


Bee-killing pesticides could be banned in Minnesota under new bill

Cities in Minnesota may soon have the option to ban pesticides to save the state's decaying bee and butterfly population under a new state bill.


Hundreds of organs get 'lost in transit' in US every year, delaying life-saving transplants and forcing hospitals to throw away kidneys, livers and more

Every year, hundreds of donated organs get delayed or even misplaced on their way to save a patient's life in the US, according to a new investigation.


Antibiotic-resistant superbugs could leave chemotherapy ineffective within the next decade, oncologists warn

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs could render chemotherapy ineffective within the next decade, experts have warned. British oncologists have seen a rise in superbug infections among cancer patients in the past year alone, some of which are deadly.


Quarantine isn’t enough: Wuhan coronavirus R0 is so high that even the most draconian lockdown measures can’t contain it

The latest basic reproductive number (R0) estimates for the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) suggest that this thing is a whole lot more infectious than initially believed. It’s become so serious, in fact, that even communist China’s implementation of medical martial law is reportedly unable to contain it.


HIDING THE OUTBREAK: Florida conceals number of people tested for coronavirus, then stupidly lies about the reason why

In addition to the State of Washington now admitting to testing just 25 people for coronavirus while refusing to test 712 people who are high-risk possible carriers, the State of Florida is now concealing all testing numbers from the public, then lying about the reason why.


“Ultra-processed” foods and beverages increase risk of disease and early death; eating more whole foods is key to improving overall health

What do chips, cookies and pizza have in common? Researchers consider all of them to be ultra-processed foods.


Washington state takes bold step to restrict companies from bottling local water

Washington has taken a major step toward becoming the first US state to restrict companies looking to extract, bottle and sell local water supplies. On Monday night the state senate passed a bill that would ban new permits for water bottling operations.


Fracking is dangerous to our health

Anyone who’s seen “Gasland” or “Gasland Part II” (available on YouTube, Netflix, Amazon or PBS) knows about the health and environmental risks of fracking that have ruined so many Americans’ lives over the past decade. But most people aren’t aware of fracking’s radioactive waste in nearly a trillion gallons of toxic water a year, which is contaminating communities across our country.


Sea Ice Loss Is Making Polar Bears Thinner, and They're Having Fewer Cubs

The climate crisis wreaks havoc on animals and plants that have trouble adapting to global heating and extreme weather. Some of the most obvious examples are at the far reaches of the planet, as bees disappear from Canada, penguin populations plummet in the Antarctic, and now polar bears in the Arctic are struggling from sea ice loss, according to a new study, as CNN reported.


The Pope Makes Plea to Save the Amazon — Will the World Listen?

Pope Francis, in an effort to reignite his influence as a global environmental leader, released an impassioned document Feb. 12 entitled Dear Amazon — a response to the historic Vatican meeting last autumn regarding the fate of the Amazon biome and its indigenous people.


‘Every Child Worldwide Now Faces Existential Threats’: Major Study Says No Country Is Protecting Children’s Present and Future Health

The report, published in The Lancet Tuesday, is the work of a more than 40-expert commission convened by The Lancet, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).​


When Bad Science Discredits Good Medicine

Has Australia's Medical Research Council been caught producing highly problematic research to discredit homeopathy? The message that homeopathy doesn't work has been hammered by the mainstream media and the medical industry. Even for those who are supporters of natural medicine, the message that homeopathic medicine is scientifically impossible seems to resound deeply.


Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Wikipedia vs the Science

In Wikipedia, Complementary and Alternative Medicine does not have a page. Instead, readers are directed to the entry for Alternative Medicine, which consists largely of negative propaganda.


Experts Identify Fireflies as the Latest Victim of the Ongoing Insect Apocalypse

The ongoing insect apocalypse isn’t sparing the iconic firefly. In an article published this month, “A Global Perspective on Firefly Extinction Threats,” experts are sounding the alarm over declines in fireflies attributed to habitat loss, light pollution, and indiscriminate pesticide use.


Tamiflu is Not Safe for Children

Reports of children experiencing extreme side effects after taking Tamiflu have been surfacing in recent years.


New Season of Dicamba Drift Set to Damage Crops

Monsanto, DuPont and BASF sell an herbicide responsible for damage to millions of acres across the U.S. As described in this short video, the damage is substantial and many insurance companies are balking at paying compensation for farmers’ losses.


How Aluminum Damages Your Brain

For years, I've warned that aluminum is a serious neurotoxic hazard involved in rising rates of autism and Alzheimer's disease (AD). I've also warned that vaccines are a significant source of such exposure, and may be one of the worst, since by injecting it, the aluminum bypasses your body's natural filtering and detoxification systems.


Weighing Down Childhood: Are Vaccines and Glyphosate Contributing to Childhood Obesity?

Over the past several decades, the experience of childhood has changed fundamentally for many American children. Impairing their ability to climb trees and run races, over a third are encumbered—at even the youngest ages—with runaway weight and associated sequelae like high blood pressure.


US Breaks Cruise Ship Quarantine, Flies 13 Infected Americans To Omaha Facility

While China does everything in its power do demonstrate that the number of new cases in both Hubei province where the coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan is located, and across China, is declining with every passing day in a sign that the epidemic is being ringfenced and is gradually coming under control - whether people on the ground actually believe the government which for at least the first three weeks of the breakout was lying and arresting anyone who spread facts about the deadly disease is a different matter entirely and will manifest itself in how quickly China can return to normal


Senator Cotton: China Refusing To Hand Over Evidence About Wuhan BioLab

Senator Tom Cotton says that China is refusing to hand over evidence concerning the bio-safety level 4 research lab in Wuhan despite a new report from biological scientists at the South China University of Technology saying it may have been the source of the coronavirus outbreak.


Coronavirus: Bill Gates warns of 10 million deaths as virus spreads to Africa

Bill Gates has warned that coronavirus in Africa could overwhelm health services and trigger a pandemic which could cause 10 million deaths.


New green technology generates electricity 'out of thin air'

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change and in the future of medicine.


States with highest rates of melanoma due to ultraviolet radiation identified

A new study finds a wide state-by-state variation in rates of melanoma caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure with highest rates in several states on the East and West Coast including Hawaii, but also a few landlocked states, including Utah, Vermont, and Minnesota.


Plastic pollution poses new threat to a turtle paradise

These are turbulent times for turtles. First, the good news: Fundação Príncipe—with whom Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has been working since 2015—is making tremendous strides in helping to protect a trio of threatened turtle species, all of which are suffering an alarming population decline across the globe.


Africa's growing lead battery industry is causing extensive contamination

Africa is facing a serious lead poisoning problem. In Senegal, for example, researchers linked the deaths of children from processing lead waste to supply a lead battery recycling plant in a poor suburb of Dakar. Villagers supply lead waste to the plant for compensation.


Microplastics: A macro problem

Flying somewhere over the planet, there's a plane equipped with research-grade, double-sided tape on the outside of its hull. Each time the pilot lands the plane, he removes the tape, seals it in a package, and replaces it with a new one before he takes off again.


Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to 'healthy ageing' in older people

Eating a Mediterranean diet for a year boosts the types of gut bacteria linked to 'healthy' ageing, while reducing those associated with harmful inflammation in older people, indicates a five-country study, published online in the journal Gut.


Study to provide new insights into health impact of urban pollution

Air pollution is one of the world's greatest environmental threats, responsible for an estimated 7 million deaths every year. A new study, led by Imperial College London with partners at the University of Surrey and the University of Edinburgh, will provide the most detailed account yet of the specific personal health consequences of exposure to different air pollutants in urban environments.


Do the climate effects of air pollution impact the global economy?

Aerosol emissions from burning coal and wood are dangerous to human health, but it turns out that by cooling the Earth they also diminish global economic inequality, according to a new study by Carnegie's Yixuan Zheng, Geeta Persad, and Ken Caldeira, along with UC Irvine's Steven Davis.


CDC Begins Testing Americans for the Coronavirus—But How?

The World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control are relentlessly pushing the idea that: this is a spreading epidemic, and it is caused by COVID-19, a new human coronavirus. Now, the US Centers for Disease Control is rolling out a program to test Americans (e.g., travelers who have been to China).


The absolute hypocrisy of Western Medicine – Anything they can make money on is legal; if not, it’s illegal

Most Americans are so doped up on fluoridated water, prescription medications and pesticide-laden genetically modified foods that they can’t differentiate between what’s adding to their mental and physical chaos and what could actually heal them.


Researchers develop a procedure that can extract diesel fuel from water and soil

With the ever-increasing number of vehicles on the road, concern surrounding the risk of contaminating the environment with diesel fuel — and other petroleum-based products — is also rising. Diesel fuel is an extremely noxious pollutant: when spilled on water, it stays mainly on the surface, which ends up decreasing the water’s oxygen concentration, resulting in the inhibition of the growth of aquatic flora and fauna; when spilled on soil, diesel gets absorbed underneath the surface, where it gets distributed mainly in the tillage layer and causes harmful effects not just on soil permeability, but also the growth of microorganisms, earthworms and crops.


South Korea says it’s successfully treating coronavirus patient with natural oxygen therapy

In a breakthrough for eradicating the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19), South Korean officials have successfully treated a patient using all-natural oxygen therapy.


EU shows little progress on pesticides

Pesticides are used to protect crops against harmful organisms, pests and diseases. These insecticides, fungicides and herbicides put pressure on the environment and pose risks to human health. The EU has had common rules on their authorisation and use since 1991, and in 2009 it adopted the directive on sustainable use of pesticides.


Helping to Make Bulk Bar Mops Sustainable

The hospitality industry runs on bar mops. Every year, restaurants, bars, and hotels use billions of these cheap absorbent striped towels. However, ask any laundry, and they will tell you that the most you could ever get out of a bar mop is five or six turns. Before long, they get greased up, burned, thrown out, or disintegrate. To keep up with demand, reduce costs, and reduce the industry’s carbon footprint, mills have adopted the 3R principle of waste management (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle).


Bees may struggle in winds caused by global warming, study finds

A hardworking honey bee might feel aggrieved to be tricked into a garden shed to feed from a fake flower. Worse, she is blasted by a cheap household fan. And then timed to see how many fake flowers she can visit in 90 seconds. But the honey bees’ tormentors are trying to help them: their ordeal is a controlled experiment that reveals how high wind speeds significantly reduce the efficiency of their foraging.


211 million gallons of sewage spilled into Fort Lauderdale waterways, officials say

Officials say 211.6m gallons of sewage has spilled into Fort Lauderdale waterways in the past few months. The Sun-Sentinel reported that that was enough to fill 320 Olympic-sized pools.


Hive heists: why the next threat to bees is organized crime

Mike Potts was aware he was at risk of being a victim of crime, he just didn’t think it would happen to him. But Potts is an owner of an increasingly valuable commodity that thieves are targeting with growing sophistication in the US: bees.


America’s 'recycled' plastic waste is clogging landfills, survey finds

Many plastic items that Americans put in their recycling bins aren’t being recycled at all, according to a major new survey of hundreds of recycling facilities across the US.


Lawsuit Appeals Permit for Formosa Plastics to Build in Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley'

A coalition of local and national groups on Friday launched a legal challenge to a Louisiana state agency's decision to approve air permits for a $9.4 billion petrochemical complex that Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group plans to build in the region nationally known as "Cancer Alley."


Bayer and BASF Ordered to Pay $265 Million to U.S. Peach Farmer in Weedkiller Suit

A jury in Missouri awarded a farmer $265 million in a lawsuit that claimed Bayer and BASF's weedkiller destroyed his peach orchard, as Reuters reported.


Hundreds of Thousands of Mussels Found Baked to Death on New Zealand Beach

Hundreds of thousands of mussels that cooked to death off the New Zealand coast are likely casualties of the climate crisis.


Iodine Is a Strong Weapon Against Viral Infections

Iodine is a key component to health; since your body can’t produce it, you must get it from your diet. Deficiency affects your thyroid gland. Your thyroid hormones support proper bone and brain development in utero and during infancy.


Eating Out Is Harmful to Your Health

Half the food on the menu at a full service restaurant is unhealthy, and a whopping 70% of the food at fast food restaurants is unhealthy, according to EurekAlert, which reported on a new study by researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.


Hazards in Your Cellphone

In 2017, Wendy Mesley with Canada's CBC News conducted an investigation into a little-known fact about cellphones. Inside the manual is a warning, one that could drastically change the use of cellphones as you know it — if only it were taken seriously.


Hidden Emails Reveal Pesticide Conspiracy

As explained by the Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies, “neonicotinoids are the most widely used insecticides in the world.” If you were to visit a conventional farm, you’d likely see evidence of their use in the form of brightly colored red corn seeds and blue soybean seeds, which are color-coded to denote treatment with neonicotinoids.


The 5G Trojan Horse (Documentary)

This 96-minute documentary will expose the truth behind the global “Race to 5G”, the health, privacy, local power concerns, and the corruption between the Big Wireless industry and the U.S. government.​


Cut the junk: Eating junk food can give you food allergies

The increased consumption of junk food all over the world might be one big reason why more and more people are getting food allergies.


Chinese scientists conclude “killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan”

For weeks there has been speculation that, because of growing evidence it has rapidly spread beyond the Chinese government’s ability to contain it, the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) was actually part of a military weapons program.


CATASTROPHIC ERROR: In just two days, thousands of potentially cross-infected passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship will be released and allowed to take commercial flights anywhere in the world

World health authorities are about to commit a gross error that could literally end up costing millions of lives. So far, 355 passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have been diagnosed with coronavirus infections. As you may recall, this started from just one passenger, then grew to 10, then 30, and now more than 10% of the entire passenger manifest is infected.


Beavers cut flooding and pollution and boost wildlife populations

Beavers have alleviated flooding, reduced pollution and boosted populations of fish, amphibians and other wildlife, according to a five-year study of wild-living animals in Devon. The report, which will help the government decide whether to allow wild beavers to return to England after being hunted to extinction more than 400 years ago, concludes that the species has brought measurable benefits to wildlife and people.


Shipping pollution regulations 'could harm food chain'

New shipping pollution regulations introduced earlier this year could harm humans by contaminating fish and crustaceans with toxins, according to an internal report compiled by the International Maritime Organization and obtained by the Guardian.


A Simple Recipe For A Homemade Non-Toxic Fabric Softener

Fabric softeners are one of the most unnecessary dangerous chemicals that you may be using in your home, and it’s important that you stop right away. There are much better, safer, all natural alternatives that will keep you, your family, and the environment safe. The natural alternatives can also prolong the life of your clothes.


Del Bigtree On Coronavirus And The Coming MANDATORY Vaccination Program!

Vaccines for the coronavirus are currently being developed by companies that are being funded by eugenicist Bill Gates in an effort to “control“ the outbreak. But who are these companies and are their products tried tested and true to be safe?


Bees Build Hive For Perfect Temperature And Ventilation When Beekeeper Forgets Frames

Beekeeping can be fun and rewarding, but it is also a bit more complicated than it looks, and often takes a lot of time and practice to master. One of the most interesting mistakes that a new beekeeper can make is leaving frames out of the hive, or allowing for too much space in between the frames. When this happens, the bees will often create a rogue and unexpected hive.


Do detergents cause childhood asthma? Cases of the disease rise 37% in ‘extra clean’ homes amid fears cleaners can damage babies’ airways

Household cleaning products could be linked to childhood asthma, research published today suggests.


Researchers build a working dictionary of 1,500 dance moves that bees use to communicate with each other while flying in formation

A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota have created a working dictionary of more than 1,500 unique dance moves used by bees to communicate with each other. The list was compiled as part of a larger study into how land managers might prepare natural habitats to be more accommodating to bees, whose populations have been in rapid decline in recent years.


8 Foods That Contain MSG

Hundreds of ingredients are added to foods during processing to enhance the flavor of the final product. Monosodium glutamate, commonly known as MSG, is one of the most controversial food additives approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Can the U.S. Slash Food Waste in Half in the Next Ten Years?

Can the United States make progress on its food-waste problems? Cities like San Francisco — and a growing list of actions by the federal government — show that it's possible. San Francisco passed the nation's first mandatory composting law a little over 10 years ago, requiring residents and businesses to separate food waste for municipal trash collection.


Half of U.S. Air Pollution Deaths Linked to Out-of-State Emissions, New Yorkers at Greatest Risk

On average, around half of all early deaths from poor air quality in the U.S. are associated with pollution produced out-of-state, a new study has found.


Cancer alert over rocket: Trendy salad leaves exceed safe levels of carcinogenic nitrates in one in EVERY ten samples

Trendy rocket leaves, which have seen a huge boom in sales as a healthy salad option, are at the centre of cancer concerns. Around one in ten British-grown samples were over the maximum permitted limit for nitrates, the Food Standards Agency said.


Hand Dryers Are A Bacterial Horror

Six years back, a group of researchers from Leeds University had announced that the hand dryers found in public washroom weren’t sanitary at all. This was major news to the public, since one of the reasons why hand dryers were installed was because they were supposed to be more sanitary.


2.5M Pounds of Radioactive Waste Illegally Dumped in Oregon Landfill

The Oregon Department of Energy has issued a notice of violation to a hazardous waste facility for accepting more than 2 million pounds of radioactive materials east of the Columbia River Gorge.


WikiHow now “weaponizing” children against their own parents to obey the very same vaccine industry that’s killing children

More than $4 billion has been paid out from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to families of injured or dead children who were poisoned by vaccines. But according to WikiHow, this is all just a wild “conspiracy theory” because vaccines have apparently never harmed anyone, according to the site.


Smartphones Irradiate the Thyroid: Is This a Cancer Risk?

Thyroid cancer among women is skyrocketing all over the world. Incidence is growing faster than for any other cancer. This has been going on for a long time, and the reasons why remain elusive. The prevailing view is that there’s been an “epidemic of diagnosis” —that is, overdiagnosis— particularly following a screening program.


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, February 15, 2020

Climate engineering, the coronavirus outbreak and countless other converging factors are taking their toll on modern civilization and the planet's life support systems. The Pentagon is preparing pandemic quarantine centers in the US, how bad will the outbreak get? Why is the World Health Organization involved with bio-weapons labs? Snow just fell in Mexico, Baghdad and Saudi Arabia, while the majority of the planet is melting down. What's wrong with this picture?


Vitamin C May Improve Ventricular Function, Shorten ICU Stay After Heart Bypass Surgery

High doses of vitamin C led to improved ventricular function and reduced duration of ICU stay among patients who had just undergone coronary artery bypass surgery, adding more support for vitamin C's heart-protective potential.


An Unexpected Side Effect of Fracking: Chlamydia

To the consternation of fracking fans everywhere, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health this weekend confirmed a correlation reported two years earlier between intense fracking activity and a local increase in certain sexually transmitted diseases. The first study had been in Ohio; the new one was in Texas.


What contamination lurks on and under shuttered South Philly refinery

When blasts ignited a massive fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery last June, residents feared that the spectacular blaze contaminated the air they breathe. Now that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved the sale of the refinery complex to Hilco Redevelopment Partners, which wants to replace the refinery with a mixed-use development, concerns have shifted from air quality to contamination of the ground and the water beneath the two-square-mile property.


Bald eagles across the United States are dying from lead poisoning

Bald eagles across the United States are dying from lead bullets -- but it's not because they're being shot.


Understanding the Basics of Glyphosate

Glyphosate is a broad spectrum chelator, a nonselective herbicide, an extremely effective antimicrobial agent, a synthetic amino acid, an endocrine disruptor and a probable carcinogen. The world has never experienced such a multi-pronged compound used liberally and indiscriminately.


Top health official warns coronavirus nearing 'global pandemic' as 40 Americans test positive on cruise ship

A top health official said that the coronavirus might become a "global pandemic" soon if it is not contained while confirming that 40 additional Americans have been infected. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appeared on CBS News on Sunday to update viewers on the spread of the coronavirus.


Company Behind Popular Ice Cream Brands Will Stop Advertising to Kids

Unilever, a consumer packaged goods giant whose clients include Klondike and Ben & Jerry’s, announced Wednesday that it will no longer target children in ads for food and beverages. The company’s decision to update food and beverage marketing principles stems from concerns about the growing childhood obesity epidemic.


Corteva Will Stop Producing Neurotoxic Pesticide

Corteva, the world’s largest manufacturer of toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, announced it will stop producing the chemical by the time 2020 comes to a close. Chlorpyrifos, used as an agricultural pesticide on corn, soybeans, almonds, cotton, walnuts, grapes, citrus crops and more, has been shown to have seriously detrimental health effects.


Your EMF Questions Answered, Part 1

In this video, which is Part 1 of a two-part series, Brian Hoyer and I answer your questions about electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation. Brian is a leading EMF expert and a primary consultant for my new book, "EMF*D," which is being released today.


Special Report: A Plastic Tide

The catastrophe of plastic pollution is growing worse. Single-use plastic bottles and bags, food packaging, fishing nets and biosolids are turning the world's oceans, seas and beaches into tragic wastelands. Microplastics from artificial clothing fibers and microbeads in personal care products add to the devastation. Plastic is everywhere.


Studies Outside the U.S. Show Unvaccinated Children Healthier than Vaccinated Children

Christina England has done an excellent job of digging up some previous studies conducted in New Zealand and Germany comparing vaccinated children with unvaccinated children.


From petroleum to wood in the chemical industry: Cost-efficient and more sustainable

An interdisciplinary team of bio-engineers and economists from KU Leuven has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry. They not only looked at the technological requirements, but also whether that scenario would be financially viable. A shift from petroleum to wood would lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions, the researchers state in Science.


NASA flights detect millions of Arctic methane hotspots

In a new study, scientists with NASA's Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) used planes equipped with the Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer -- Next Generation (AVIRIS -- NG), a highly specialized instrument, to fly over some 20,000 square miles (30,000 square kilometers) of the Arctic landscape in the hope of detecting methane hotspots.


Brain inflammation in veterans with Gulf War illness

In a new discovery, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness (GWI).


Research identifies potential cause of Minamata mercury poisoning

One of the world's most horrific environmental disasters—the 1950 and 60s mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan—may have been caused by a previously unstudied form of mercury discharged directly from a chemical factory, research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has found.


As groundwater depletes, arid American West is moving east

Even under modest climate warming scenarios, the continental United States faces a significant loss of groundwater—about 119 million cubic meters, or roughly enough to fill Lake Powell four times or one quarter of Lake Erie, a first-of-its-kind study has shown.


A cup of hot chocolate a day could keep the doctor away: Cocoa boosts blood circulation in legs and helps keep over 60s on their feet

Drinking hot chocolate could help over 60s stay on their feet after a study shows cocoa boosts blood circulation in the legs. Those who drank a mug of cocoa three times a day for six months were able to walk significantly further in a walking test at the end of the study.


Earth just had hottest January since records began, data shows

Last month was the hottest January on record over the world’s land and ocean surfaces, with average temperatures exceeding anything in the 141 years of data held by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Locust Swarms as Big as Cities are Causing a Crisis in Africa as Experts Warn They Could Get 400 Times Bigger

Parts of Africa are currently facing the worst locust swarms in more than a generation, with swarms the size of cities sweeping across countries including Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. The largest swarm recorded so far has been 37 miles long and 25 miles wide.


The Challenge of Sustainable Chocolate

Chocolate has gotten a bad rap for its environmental impacts—particularly deforestation, as farmers cut down older trees in order to clear room for cacao plants.


“Hey Farmer Farmer, Put Away that” Dicamba Weed Killer

The weed killer dicamba has been blamed for killing or damaging millions of acres of non–genetically modified crops and other plants that have no protection against the compound.


How to Raise or Lower Your Dementia Risk Through Diet

While it’s never too early to start, if your memory slips frequently enough to raise even an inkling of concern, it's time to take action. A high-fat, moderate-protein, low net-carb ketogenic diet is crucial for protecting your brain health and preventing degeneration that can lead to Alzheimer’s.


Feed the world with foam! Old and discarded mattresses are being used to replace soil and grow vegetables for refugees in desert environments

A team of experts in hydroponics from the University of Sheffield have been working with refugees in Jordan to create 'desert gardens' using foam from mattresses.


Fracking endangers health of truckers who haul radioactive waste

The U.S. is in the middle of an oil and gas boom, especially as the Trump administration continues to cut regulations. As the industry grows, so does the waste it produces every day. That includes nearly a trillion gallons a year of a salty liquid called brine; tons of dirt and shattered rock that are drilled to make the wells; and pipes, hoses, and pumps that are all coated with oily sludge. A lot of this waste is radioactive.


Coronavirus chaos at Heathrow: EIGHT planes are put on lockdown on the tarmac after passengers are suspected of having the killer disease

Passengers endured hours of misery at Heathrow Airport this morning when up to eight planes were put on lockdown over coronavirus fears after passengers on board complained of symptoms of the deadly virus.


CDC announces test kits for coronavirus don’t work

The Herald: “The CDC sent novel coronavirus testing kits to Florida. They might not work.”


CDC: Patient under quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has coronavirus

Methodist Healthcare says the evacuee that was quarantined at JBSA-Lackland and now confirmed to have novel coronavirus is being treated at Methodist Texsan on the Northwest Side.


They Documented the Coronavirus Crisis in Wuhan. Then They Vanished.

The beige van squatted outside of a Wuhan hospital, its side and back doors ajar. Fang Bin, a local clothing salesman, peered inside as he walked past. He groaned: “So many dead.” He counted five, six, seven, eight body bags. “This is too many.”


More Chinese now under LOCKDOWN than the entire population of the United States, 400 million people in over 60 cities

Most people are probably aware of the fact that communist China is home to far more people than the United States. But did you also know that there are now more people under mandatory lockdown in China due to novel coronavirus than there are people currently living in America, period?


US military pandemic plans activated; nation must prepare for “thousands of cases” of the coronavirus to arrive, warns biowarfare expert

Over the last two weeks, I have repeatedly warned that the nCoV coronavirus strain is right now being harvested by enemies of America (North Korea, Iran, China, etc.) and readied for deployment as a weapon system against the United States of America.


Why Is a Large Group of Great White Sharks Forming off the Southeastern U.S. Coast?

In recent weeks, scientists have spotted more than a half-dozen great white sharks gathering in Atlantic waters off the coast of the southeastern seaboard.


The toxic reach of Deepwater Horizon’s oil spill was much larger and deadlier than previous estimates, a new study says

The spread of oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was far worse than previously believed, new research has found.


Africa's Organic Farmers Struggle to Get Certified

Organic farmers in Africa face an arduous journey getting cropland certified, limiting exports and frustrating farmers who say ecological practices could increase food security while protecting the land.​


Consumers May Be Wasting Twice as Much Food as Previously Thought

The study, published in PLOS ONE Wednesday, estimated that consumers wasted 527 calories per day per person, BBC News reported. That's more than double the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimate of 214 calories per day per person.


Sustainable Farming Comes To America’s Heartland

Iowa is ground zero for agriculture in America. If the US does indeed have a heartland, it is arguably located in the Hawkeye State. Art Cullen is editor of the Storm Lake Times in northwest Iowa.


In Norway, bottles made of plastic are still fantastic

One at a time, the elderly lady places her empties into the gaping hole of a machine at the entrance to an Oslo supermarket. With a well-functioning deposit system, Norway recycles almost all of its plastic bottles.


Modified clay can remove herbicide from water

By creating neatly spaced slits in a clay mineral, University of Groningen Professor of Experimental Solid State Physics Petra Rudolf was able to filter water to remove a toxic herbicide.


Half of US deaths related to air pollution are linked to out-of-state emissions

More than half of all air-quality-related early deaths in the United States are a result of emissions originating outside of the state in which those deaths occur, MIT researchers report in the journal Nature.


One-third of plant and animal species could be gone in 50 years, study says

Accurately predicting biodiversity loss from climate change requires a detailed understanding of what aspects of climate change cause extinctions, and what mechanisms may allow species to survive.


Juul bought ads on websites for Cartoon Network, Nick Jr, and Seventeen to promote its addictive e-cigarettes to children and teenagers, lawsuit claims

Juul Labs bought banner and other advertisements on sites specifically geared toward children and teenagers, like those for Cartoon Network, Nick Jr and Seventeen, a Massachusetts lawsuit filed Wednesday claims.


Car ‘splatometer’ tests reveal huge decline in number of insects

Two scientific studies of the number of insects splattered by cars have revealed a huge decline in abundance at European sites in two decades. The research adds to growing evidence of what some scientists have called an “insect apocalypse”, which is threatening a collapse in the natural world that sustains humans and all life on Earth.


Residents of Cancer Town urge tougher measures to monitor toxins

Environmental Protection Agency officials on Tuesday pleaded with community members in Reserve, Louisiana, to back a new air monitoring system being installed by the agency, which they claim will better measure pollutants from a nearby chemical plant emitting the likely human carcinogen chloroprene.​


Silent Threat of the Coronavirus: America’s Dependence on Chinese Pharmaceuticals

As the new coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV, spreads rapidly around the globe, the international community is scrambling to keep up. Scientists rush to develop a vaccine, policymakers debate the most effective containment methods, and health care systems strain to accommodate the growing number of sick and dying. Though it may sound like a scene from the 2011 movie "Contagion," it is actually an unfolding reality. In the midst of all of this, a potential crisis simmers in the shadows: The global de​


Asbestos, Ubiquitous and Unavoidable, Is a Deadly Threat to Our Kids

In the U.S., gun violence kills nearly 40,000 people a year and has killed nearly 40,000 or so children and teenagers since 1999, and yet the nation is still without serious gun control. Another 40,000 people die each year in traffic accidents, including 1,200 children 14 and under. Yet we eschew policies used abroad that could cut the toll by half. As the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) documents in its new report, Endangering Generations: How the Trump Administration's Assault on Science is Harming Children's Health, asbestos is a lesser known, but no less potent member of the American annual "40,000 Death Club."


10 Things You May Think Are Healthy, But Probably Aren’t

Many people are under the impression that using antibacterial soap will prevent them from getting sick. Yes, these products do kill bacteria and other germs, but they have no effect at all on viruses, which is what causes people to get sick in the first place.


China reports 33% surge in coronavirus infections over 24 hours, bringing new (rigged) total to over 60,300

Literally overnight, China just clocked a 33% surge in coronavirus infections, adding over 15,000 new infections to yesterday’s previous total of around 45,000, bringing the new total to 60,329 (with 1,367 reported dead).


A closer look at alternative medicine use among patients with cancer

The National Cancer Institute defines complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as medical products and practices that are not part of standard medical care. While complementary medicine refers to non-standard treatments (e.g., acupuncture) that are used together with conventional medicine, alternative medicine refers to any treatment (e.g., natural remedies) used in place of standard medical treatments.


Mind Games: Strange Strategies for Boosting Your Brain

The best brain booster of them all is the herb Ginkgo Biloba. Ginkgo helps healthy people keep their cognitive powers, and it helps people with Alzheimer's to fight for them.


One Year Into EPA's PFAS Action Plan, Few Signs of Progress

Friday marks one year since the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its latest plan to address the crisis of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which have likely contaminated a majority of drinking water supplies nationwide.


EPA Fails to Follow Congressional Mandate to Protect Children from Pesticide Exposure

Congress unanimously passed the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) in 1996 to increase protections for children from pesticide exposure.


Concussions are Never Minor ​

Any type of head injury should be followed by a medical examination to check for concussion, according to MSN.


Living Near Busy Streets Increases Your Health Risks

A recent study published in Environmental Health has found a link between living close to a busy road and the development of non-Alzheimer’s dementia and Parkinson's disease.


High Fiber Foods May Counteract the Effects of Pollution

In this short video, Pan Deng, Ph.D., researcher at the University of Kentucky (UK), describes some of the newest dietary recommendations from the university’s Superfund Research Center to help prevent damage from environmental toxins.


Major Manufacturer of Chlorpyrifos Drops Out of Market, But EPA Continues to Allow Use

Corteva, a company spun-off from DowDupont, will stop producing chlorpyrifos by the end of this year as a result of declining sales.


The Lawyer Who Fought Chevron for “Chernobyl of the Amazon” is Now a “Corporate Political Prisoner”

Last year the world was shocked by the devastating fires which tore through the Amazon rainforest. People from all corners of the globe voiced their sadness and support on social media, celebrities came forth with pledges of support, and Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro become the public face of the ruin of the rainforest.


Researchers: Synthetic Chemicals in Soils are “Ticking Time Bomb”

A growing health crisis fueled by synthetic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in groundwater has garnered much attention in the last few years. The reported levels could be “just the tip of the iceberg,” as most of the chemicals are still migrating down slowly through the soil, according to Bo Guo, University of Arizona assistant professor of hydrology and atmospheric sciences.


Disinfect the Air in Your Home with These Natural Purification Strategies

During flu season, consider purifying the air for an added health boost. Some fresh air prevents respiratory conditions from worsening, and they also help keep healthy lungs healthy because they remove the substances from the air that can irritate the lungs.


Hidden toxins: Certain breakfast cereals could cause cancer, researchers warn

Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer product – with its primary ingredient, glyphosate – is the world’s most popular herbicide. For decades, despite controversy raging about its safety, farms, school grounds, parks and other areas have been doused in this toxic chemical.


International program to eliminate blacks via hidden infertility chemical in vaccines is actually named the “Eliminate Project”

Many people don’t realize it, but the so-called humanitarian organization UNICEF (an arm of the World Health Organization) does not exist for the purpose of helping to save the poor and disadvantaged of our planet from poverty and plight. As evidenced with its “The Eliminate Project,” UNICEF is actually working covertly to eliminate the poor (mostly blacks) with vaccines and other harmful “medicine” that exist under the guise of humanitarian aid.


The FDA is changing its tune regarding the safety of soy protein: Recent studies have the agency proposing the revocation of manufacturers’ rights to make health claims

When they first started becoming popular back in the 1980s, soy products were hailed by many as being the healthy alternative to dairy, meat, and various other foods that people have been safely consuming since the beginning of time.


This Solar Device Converts Seawater to Drinking Water

An international team of scientists has developed a cheap way to provide fresh water to thirsty communities by making seawater drinkable without using electricity. So long as the sun is shining, they say, their device will produce enough high-quality potable water to cover a family's needs, at a cost of around $100.


Vapers show chemical changes in their genome linked to cancer

Biologically important changes in DNA seen in smokers are also being found in people who vape, according to a new study published in the journal Epigenetics.


Ancient Antarctic ice melt increased sea levels by 3+ meters—and it could happen again

Rising ocean temperatures drove the melting of Antarctic ice sheets and caused extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years ago, a new international study led by UNSW Sydney shows. Mass melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet was a major cause of high sea levels during a period known as the Last Interglacial (129,000-116,000 years ago), an international team of scientists led by UNSW's Chris Turney has found.


Mom-to-be's cosmetics chemicals could lead to heavier baby

When pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens, their children may have a greater likelihood of becoming overweight, a new study suggests. Parabens are chemicals that have long been used as a preservative in cosmetics and body care products.


Fossil fuel pollution behind 4m premature deaths a year – study

Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is responsible for more than 4 million premature deaths around the world each year and costs the global economy about $8 billion a day, according to a study.


Many single-use plastics to be phased out by 2022: New bill is introduced to Congress requiring producers to collect and recycle their own waste

Carry your own cup to the coffee shop. Recycle that soda bottle. Say no to straws. The growing global crisis of plastics waste is often framed as a problem stemming from careless consumers, but a new bill introduced in the US Congress Tuesday seeks to shift the responsibility back to industry.


The mattress landfill crisis: how the race to bring us better beds led to a recycling nightmare

The UK threw away more than 7m mattresses in 2017, the vast majority of which went straight to landfill. Zero Waste Scotland has estimated that if the 600,000 mattresses Scotland throws away every year were stacked on top of each other, the pile would be more than 100 times taller than Ben Nevis.


Florida: $20,000 reward offered after two dolphins found stabbed or shot dead

US federal authorities have offered a reward of up to $20,000 after two dolphins were found with gruesome and life-ending injuries along Florida’s Gulf coast in recent weeks.


Coronavirus could kill 45 MILLION people and infect SIXTY PER CENT of the global population if it cannot be controlled, top Hong Kong medical official claims

The killer coronavirus could infect more than 60 per cent of the global population if containment methods fail, a top Hong Kong medical official has claimed.


This Penguin Colony Has Fallen by 77% on Antarctic Islands

The climate crisis is taking a toll on Antarctica's chinstrap penguins. Scientists on a Greenpeace expedition to Antarctica found that the penguins' numbers were falling, with one colony decreasing by 77 percent in nearly 50 years.


Advocates Call on EPA to Expand Air Pollution Monitoring of Refineries After 10 Found Emitting High Benzene Levels

Available for the first time, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air monitoring data from over 100 U.S. oil refineries shows that 10 facilities have exceeded federal limits for cancer-causing benzene along their borders.


Vaccine Failures, Part 3: Influenza Vaccination

Each year, U.S. public health officials and their media partners renew the campaign to sell the entire country (including pregnant women, six-month-olds and fragile senior citizens) on the need for and benefits of flu vaccines. Ordinarily, to persuade the public that a given vaccine is beneficial, officials must show that it is effective—in other words, that it is able to “prevent outcomes of interest in the ‘real world.’”


Flu Vaccines: What are the Facts?

Is the annual flu vaccine sales pitch (evident not just in the U.S. but around the world) working? Given predictions of a 50% increase in the global influenza vaccine market by 2023 (from $5 billion to $7.5 billion), it would seem so.


Impact of oil contaminated water on tubeworms and brittlestars

A new study published by Dauphin Island Sea Lab researchers adds a new layer to understanding how an oil spill could impact marine life.


To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing

A new study estimates that improving the rates of handwashing by travelers passing through just 10 of the world's leading airports could significantly reduce the spread of many infectious diseases.


Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy connected to elevated risk of ADHD

"Alongside genotype, prenatal factors such as vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, can influence the development of ADHD" says MD Minna Sucksdorff from the University of Turku, Finland.


Citizen scientists may be an untapped resource for water quality improvement

Raising awareness and offering technological tools to the thousands of citizens groups in the U.S. that monitor water quality might help community leaders tap these volunteers as a way to improve access to plentiful clean water and possibly avoid water-related crises, according to a team of researchers.


What Do YOU Mean When You Say “5G”?

When you say, “5G” or “Stop 5G,” please be sure you haven’t been misled about what it is, what you are opposing – or want. Most “5G” opposition presents more like hysteria than fact.


Reengineering Humanity

Every few years there is the warning of a new lethal virus that threatens to be the next epidemic.


Killer coronavirus may live on doorknobs, bus handrails and protective gear for up to NINE DAYS

Coronaviruses such as the killer Wuhan strain can survive on doorknobs and train handrails for up to nine days, research has found.


Pentagon opens 11 new coronavirus quarantine facilities

The Pentagon is setting up quarantines at 11 additional quarantines on military bases in anticipation of an influx of US citizens returning from China and in need of monitoring for coronavirus.


Terrifying map reveals how thousands of Wuhan travellers could have spread coronavirus to 400 cities worldwide as global death toll tops 1,000

A map showing just how the coronavirus could have been spread from the epicenter Wuhan has been compiled by researchers as the outbreak is revealed to have killed more 1,000 people the world over, according to data form the Chinese government released Monday evening.


MEDICAL THEATER: Coronavirus test kits rushed into production are FAILING to identify 50 – 70 percent of infected carriers

The president of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences has just blown the whistle on a wave of new, rushed coronavirus test kits that have been thrust into use across Asian, confirming they are only 30 to 50 percent accurate, reports This means the test kits have a 50 – 70 percent false negative rate, missing infections by inaccurately reporting the samples as negative.


Toxic Herbicide Atrazine Causes Wasp Gut Microbiome to Develop Pesticide Resistance Across Generations

A new study, published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, homes in on the impact of the toxic herbicide atrazine on wasp gut microbiology and pesticide resistance.


First US evacuee infected with coronavirus was mistakenly released from hospital

The first US evacuee from China known to be infected with the Wuhan coronavirus was mistakenly released from a San Diego hospital after an initial test found the person had not been infected, local health officials said Monday.


This Research-Backed Trick Can Help Healthy Eating Stick

In a recent scientific advisory published in the American Heart Association (AHA) Circulation journal, researchers analyzed over 50 studies, including several meta-analyses, and found heart-healthy diets are also naturally low in cholesterol, which is important because high blood cholesterol can up your risk for heart attack and stroke.


Why Processed Pet Food Can't Truly Be 'Clean'

According to a recent article in a pet food industry journal, pet parents now expect more than the “clean label” products they’ve been asking for the last few years.1 The obvious question is, at what point in the last few years did clean label pet food become a market staple? (Hint: it didn’t.)


How the CDC Combats Health Freedom Through Front Groups

While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is supposed to be an independent organization watching out for public health, it has repeatedly demonstrated that it is working on behalf of the drug industry.


Humidifiers Can Hinder the Flu

Outbreaks of influenza are seasonal in nature, with transmission and death rates increasing in winter months. Dry air and cold temperatures are particularly known to promote the spread of influenza, and, in temperate regions, flu outbreaks have been closely correlated with decreased humidity.


Toxic Byproducts Created by Adding Chlorine to Water, Food

While chlorine has been used worldwide to save people’s lives from diseases such as typhoid and cholera, questions are being raised about the amount of chlorine that is being used to disinfect drinking water, according to the report. Phenols, chemical compounds that occur naturally in the environment and are abundant in personal care products and pharmaceuticals, are commonly found in drinking water and when those phenols mix with chlorine, the process creates a large number of byproducts.


Fruit and Vegetable-Rich Diet Key to Avoiding Gestational Diabetes

You've heard a lot about the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, but did you know that a diet rich in these natural foods can be key to having a healthy pregnancy?


How Gasification Turns Waste Into Energy

Turning waste into energy has usually meant incineration - that is, burning our trash. But this method has major environmental drawbacks. Gasification could be a better alternative.


‘Clothing designed to become garbage’ — Fashion industry grapples with pollution, waste issues

Growing calls for sustainable clothing that’s less harmful to the environment could be a catalyst for change in the fashion industry.


In agricultural giant Brazil, a new and growing hazard: The illegal trade in pesticides

Over the past two decades, the trafficking of a product as seemingly banal as pesticides has quietly grown into one of the world’s most lucrative and least understood criminal enterprises.


Factory farms provide abundant food, but environment suffers

In recent years, Fred Zenk built two barns housing about 2,400 hogs between them — long, white, concrete-and-metal structures that are ubiquitous in the Midwestern countryside. The Iowa farmer didn’t follow state requirements to get construction approval and file a manure disposal plan. He also put one barn too close to a creek. But officials didn’t know that.


'Most devastating plague of locusts' in recent history could come within weeks, U.N. warns

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Sunday that nymph (baby) desert locusts maturing in Somalia's rebel-held backcountry, where aerial spraying is next to unrealizable, will develop wings in the "next three or four weeks" and threaten millions of people already short of food.


Beijing Under Partial Lock Down As Virus Death Toll Tops 900; More Than 40,000 Infected

The latest official "numbers" from China's National Health Commission are out and they confirm that after a modest slowdown in the past few days, the number of new cases has once again rebounded.


Scientists warn humanity about worldwide insect decline

Engaging civil society and policy makers is essential for the future and mutual well-being both of people and insects. In addition to mitigating climate change, an important aspect of the solution involves setting aside high-quality and manageable portions of land for conservation, and transforming global agricultural practices to promote species co-existence.


El Niño contributes to insect collapse in the Amazon

Hotter and drier El Niño events are having an alarming effect on biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest and further add to a disturbing global insect collapse, scientists show.


The endangered wolf that walked 8,712 miles to find love

A young female gray wolf bid goodbye to her family, left home and crossed the state line into California to find love. That was in January 2018. For the next two years, the wolf known by scientists OR-54 wandered through mountains and pastures, occasionally killing livestock for food.


Do you have it in green? The living fabrics that can help clean the air

Fabrics that can suck CO2 from the atmosphere are among breakthroughs that can help tackle the climate emergency.


Cherokee Nation to preserve culturally important seeds in Arctic vault

The Cherokee Nation will bank corn, bean and squash seeds in the Arctic “doomsday vault”, becoming the first US-based tribe to safeguard culturally emblematic crops for future generations.


Chemical Found in Drinking Water Linked to Tooth Decay in Children

Children with higher concentrations of a certain chemical in their blood are more likely to get cavities, according to a new study by West Virginia University School of Dentistry researchers. Manufactured chemical g roups called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are universal as a result of extensive manufacturing and use.


High Levels of PFAS Affect Immune, Liver Functions in Cape Fear River Striped Bass

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found elevated levels of 11 per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in the blood of Cape Fear River striped bass. Two of those compounds – perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Nafion byproduct 2 – are associated with altered immune and liver functions in those fish.


Next Generation of Greenhouses may be Fully Solar Powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy – primarily from the wavelengths of light that plants don’t use for photosynthesis. Those are the findings of a new modeling study conducted by engineering, plant biology and physics researchers at North Carolina State University.


Bee warfare: Domesticated honey bees spread viruses on plants, driving wild bumblebees to extinction

If you’re buying your honey from domestic apiaries and suppliers, there’s a high chance that you are contributing to the continued eradication of wild bumblebees, according to scientists.


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, February 8, 2020

More science reports have confirmed the engineered DNA of the new Corona virus. Earth and societal changes are accelerating at blinding speed on countless fronts, links in the chain of our current reality are already breaking down.


Once again, the flu shot proves to be an ineffective joke “medicine” that does nothing but harm people

With novel coronavirus showing no signs of relenting anytime soon, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even more bad news: This season’s influenza vaccines are once again a mismatch, meaning they don’t work.


Take Action: Save the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Through the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, pesticide dangers became a major driver for the environmental movement. Perhaps the most effective piece of environmental legislation is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).


Coronavirus: How Well Do Face Masks Protect Against Viruses, Droplets and Dust?

The simple mouth and nose protector — a mask made of a rather thin paper fleece, which is knotted behind the head with ribbons - was formerly used almost exclusively in operating theaters. Doctors and assistants wear this mouthguard primarily to prevent their patients on the operating table from being infected with germs and pathogens.


Optimize Your Kidney Health With a Low-Acid Diet

Dr. Lynda Frassetto, a nephrologist and professor emeritus in the department of medicine at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), shares important information about how acid in your diet affects your kidney health and longevity.


Can Coffee Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Coffee drinkers are familiar with its short-term stimulating effects on the nervous system. It can make you more alert but in larger amounts, even a little jittery. Scientists are also evaluating the long-term effects caffeine may have on cognition, specifically in people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.


Accelerates Brain Aging by One Week per Session

It’s no secret that alcohol is bad for you, but many continue to drink it anyway. In fact, substance abuse — including alcohol abuse — is skyrocketing in the United States. According to the CDC, alcohol kills six people every day.


Film Reveals How Industrial Agriculture Destroys Soil

“The Need to Grow” highlights the shocking damage industrial agriculture is doing to our soil. The documentary, produced by Earth Conscious Films, follows three people who are fighting for change in our food system.


New Electricity Generator: A Drop of Water Can Power 100 LED Bulbs

Generating electricity from raindrops efficiently has gone one step further. A research team led by scientists from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed a droplet-based electricity generator (DEG), featured with a field-effect transistor (FET)-like structure that allows for high energy-conversion efficiency and instantaneous power density increased by thousands times compared to its counterparts without FET-like structure.


If You Could Power Your Entire Home With 60 Minutes Of Cycling, Would You Do It?

Imagine if your morning workout could power your home for the entire day, all the way until your next morning workout. Well, you may not have to imagine, as this technology exists now. Manoj Bhargava has invented a new exercise bike that if used for only sixty minutes per day can power your home for 24 hours.


Have you worn, eaten or injected this cancer-causing metal lately?

We’re constantly learning more about the health dangers in our environment thanks to ongoing research, and while this can be incredibly valuable information, it sometimes feels like everything around us causes cancer. That’s definitely the case when it comes to one metal you might not have given much thought to before: aluminum.


Here’s what you need to know about Lena Sun, the vaccine propagandist who writes for The Washington Post

It’s no big secret that the mainstream media is a propaganda oligarchy that feeds the hoodwinked masses a steady diet of fake news aimed at advancing the globalist agenda. And part of this agenda is to make sure that people continue to get vaccinated, which is why The Washington Post hired vaccine propagandist Lena H. Sun as a “national reporter focusing on health.”


Antarctica Breaks Its Hottest Recorded Temperature

T-shirt weather in Antarctica? The continent just measured its hottest temperature on record at a balmy nearly 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The reading was taken by Argentina's National Meteorological Service at the country's Esperanza research station, AFP reported.


World’s Largest Iceberg Headed for Open Water

The world's largest iceberg, which broke free from Antarctica in 2017, is about to escape the boundaries of the continent's perennial sea ice and make its way into the open ocean, according to the BBC.


Warmer Current Is Carving Away Greenland Ice Sheet From Below, Scientists Find

The Greenland ice sheet is melting faster than ever recorded in modern history. New research finds that the world's second-largest ice deposit is not just melting from the surface but from below as well, which adds a new twist to consider when predicting global sea level rise.


Your Old Phones Are A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ for the Environment

Most of us can relate to the frustration of a smart phone that starts to glitch after a few years, or a laptop that inexplicably stops working one day. So what do you do with those things once they stop working?


Furor erupts as factory farms provide abundant food, but environment suffers

In recent years, Fred Zenk built two barns housing about 2,400 hogs between them — long, white, concrete-and-metal structures that are ubiquitous in the Midwestern countryside.


Even the bugs are extra dangerous: Study reveals insects from hospitals carry enough bacteria to cause INFECTIONS

Hospitals are breeding grounds for germs, there’s no question about it. For as much as we might like to joke that some people leave the hospital sicker than they were when they entered, there’s a growing pile of evidence that this could well be happening – and it’s not necessarily coming from where you might think.


Coronavirus infections explode across Diamond Princess cruise ship, now reaching 61 confirmed cases out of 273 tested (22% infection rate)

While the pandemic denialists are living in a delusional world of make believe, in the real world the virus is exploding across at least two cruise ships which are currently under quarantine, one docked at Japan and the other, with 30 confirmed infections, near Hong Kong.


Bumblebees' decline points to mass extinction – study

Bumblebees are in drastic decline across Europe and North America owing to hotter and more frequent extremes in temperatures, scientists say.


Largest maker of pesticide linked to brain damage in kids to stop producing chemical

The world’s largest manufacturer of chlorpyrifos, an agricultural pesticide linked to brain damage in children, has announced that it will stop producing the chemical by the end of the year.


The Black Institute Shows Higher Pesticides Use in Low-Income Neighborhoods in New York City, Calls for Pesticide Ban in Parks

Toxic pesticide use in New York City (NYC) parks would get the boot if a bill — Intro 1524 — being considered by the New York City Council passes.


Brain-Damaging Pesticide No Longer Sold in California

Farms in California can no longer buy a neurotoxic pesticide that can damage children’s brains and nervous systems. As of today, chlorpyrifos is banned for sale in the state that grows most of the nation’s fresh produce.


Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Found in Menstrual and Genital Care Products, Studies Show

Menstrual care products may be an important source of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, according to two new studies that add to the mounting evidence.


Turmeric May Improve Heart-Related Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

A study finds that Curcuma longa, more popularly known as turmeric, can alleviate certain symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, namely arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction, that can contribute to cardiovascular disease.


What Should You Eat After Your Workout?

Your post-workout meal can influence the overall health effects of exercise, so what to eat after your workout is an important consideration. For example, research1 has shown that minimizing carbohydrates after exercise can enhance your insulin sensitivity, compared to simply reducing your calorie intake, and optimizing your insulin sensitivity is key for maintaining good health.


Can Your Alarm Tone Affect Your Energy Level?

Do you rely on an alarm to wake you up in the morning? If so, what does it sound like? Some alarms beep or buzz, while others might sing you a song to help pull you out of your slumber.


The Health Impacts of Cell Phone Radiation in America

NTP scientists have decided to follow the science. In a recent revision to the information it offers the public on cell phone radiation, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) revealed that its scientists are now taking precautions by spending less time on cell phones and, when on a call, increasing the distance between their heads and the phones.


Cell Phones and Cancer: Your Genes May Tell the Story

Last January, a team led by Yawei Zhang of the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven published an epidemiological study on the possible link between thyroid cancer and cell phones.


Water, Water Everywhere — And It’s Weirder Than You Think

Researchers at The University of Tokyo have used computational methods and analysis of recent experimental data to demonstrate that water molecules take two distinct structures in the liquid state. The team investigated the scattering of X-ray photons through water samples and showed a bimodal distribution hidden under the first diffraction peak that resulted from tetrahedral and non-tetrahedral arrangements of water molecules.


Study Shows What Living In A “Greener” Neighborhood Can Do For Your Health

If you’ve ever experienced living in both a downtown core as well as a suburb full of greenery, the juxtaposition is pretty astounding. Many of you reading this probably could have guessed that living around nature is better for your health, because many of us simply feel better when we’re outdoors.​


In a Landscape Context, Organic Cropland Provides Refuge to Biodiversity and Is More Profitable than Chemical-Intensive Sites

A new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, confirms that organic agriculture provides refuge for biodiversity in an increasingly toxic, chemical-intensive landscape and that organic sites are more profitable than chemical-intensive agriculture despite slightly lower average crop yields (depending on crop type).


EPA Set to Reapprove Cancer-Causing Glyphosate and Bee-Toxic Neonicotinoids

It was a good day for Bayer/Monsanto. The chemical company’s weed killer glyphosate and its neonicotinoid insecticides are set for reapproval by the U,S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to interim decisions published last week.


All things considered, wooden pallets are more eco-friendly than plastic pallets

Weighing in on a debate that has raged for decades, Penn State researchers, after conducting a series of ultra-detailed comparisons, have declared that shipping pallets made of wood are slightly more environmentally friendly and sustainable than those made of plastic.


Bumble bees prefer a low-fat diet

Bees are an important factor for our environment and our sustenance. Without insect pollination, many plant species—including various crops—cannot reproduce. "Bee mortality therefore affects food supply for human beings," said Professor Sara Leonhardt, who specializes in plant-insect interactions.


Arctic Permafrost Is Melting so Fast, It's Gouging Holes in the Landscape

Current estimates of carbon emissions from melting Arctic permafrost rely on a model of a gradual melt. New research has found abrupt thawing of permafrost which means carbon emissions estimates should be doubled. The rate at which permafrost is thawing in the Arctic is gouging holes in the landscape, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience.


Locust Swarms Prompt Somalia to Declare National Emergency

Large swarms of locusts have ravaged crops in East Africa, prompting authorities in Somalia to declare a national emergency, making it the first country in the region to do so, as Al Jazeera reported.​


What Eating Red Meat and Processed Meat Could Mean for Your Heart

Health experts have long suspected that eating too much meat can have a detrimental effect on our health.


Pesticides Are Killing off the Andean Condor

It starts with the whiff of death. High above the Argentinian plains, an Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) — one of the world's largest flying bird species — catches the distinctive aroma of decaying flesh on the wind.


OPPOSE HB 825: Allowing Pharmacists to Administer Any Licensed Vaccine to Children of Any Age

Contact Health Quality Subcommittee NOW to VOTE NO! Attend hearing on Monday February 3rd at 3 pm - Dear Florida NVIC Advocacy Team Members, Your swift action is needed to stop a dangerous bill, HB 825 which allows pharmacists to administer any licensed vaccine to children of any age.


Obesogens Create a Real Management Struggle

Obesogens are chemicals that exert negative effects on your cells. You may recognize many on a list that contains bisphenol-A (BPA), parabens, flame retardants and pesticides. The majority are known endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts.


Rocket Fuel Compound Found in Diabetes Medication

Many of the decisions you make each day have a compound effect on your overall health. Making small changes in what you eat and drink, how much you exercise and the quality of your sleep can pay big dividends.


Sunscreen Safety Questioned Yet Again

Conventional guidance to avoid unprotected sun exposure at all costs has likely done public health a great disservice. The American Academy of Dermatology, for example, stresses daily use of sunscreen to prevent skin cancer, regardless of weather conditions or skin pigmentation — two factors that simply cannot be overlooked when weighing the risks and benefits of sun exposure and sunscreen use.


Creator Of US BioWeapons Act Says Coronavirus Is Biological Warfare Weapon

Francis Boyle is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. He drafted the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, that was approved unanimously by both Houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.


Novel Coronavirus — The Latest Pandemic Scare

Chances are you’ve heard the news about a new and potentially lethal coronavirus.1 Ground zero is Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China. As of February 2, 2020, mainland China reported a total of 17,187 confirmed cases, including 2,110 severe cases and 362 deaths (including a retired doctor working with coronavirus patients in Wuhan).


Discovery reveals antibiotic-resistant strep throat may be too close for comfort

Infectious disease scientists identified strains of group A streptococcus that are less susceptible to commonly used antibiotics, a sign that the germ causing strep throat and flesh-eating disease may be moving closer to resistance to penicillin and other related antibiotics known as beta-lactams.


New method for removing oil from water

Oil poses a considerable danger to aquatic life. Researchers at the Universities of Bonn and Aachen and the Heimbach-GmbH have developed a new technology for the removal of such contaminations: Textiles with special surface properties passively skim off the oil and move it into a floating container.


Dogs are being trained to sniff out a disease that is killing citrus trees in Florida, California and Texas

Dog detectives might be able to help save ailing citrus groves, research published Monday suggests. Scientists trained dogs to sniff out a crop disease called citrus greening that has hit orange, lemon and grapefruit orchards in Florida, California and Texas.


Sea level rise accelerating along US coastline, scientists warn

The pace of sea level rise accelerated at nearly all measurement stations along the US coastline in 2019, with scientists warning some of the bleakest scenarios for inundation and flooding are steadily becoming more likely.


Study “Confirms That The Full Degree of Harm of Antidepressants Is Not Reported”

A study published in the British Medical Journal by researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Center in Copenhagen showed that pharmaceutical companies were not disclosing all information regarding the results of their drug trials.


Fireflies Face Extinction Threats From Habitat Loss, Pollution and Pesticides

The dance of lights emanating from fireflies is among the most spectacular nocturnal sights in the natural world but experts have warned certain species may be at risk of extinction.


Amazing study reveals bees can connect symbols to numbers: Insects COMPUTE

Research has established that bees understand the concept of zero and are capable of doing basic math. Now, a recent research conducted by scientists from the RMIT University in Australia suggests that bees are also capable of being trained to connect symbols to numbers in order to receive food.


Pilot study reveals combined effect of nutrition, lifestyle intervention in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Researchers from the Louis Bolk Institute in the Netherlands conducted an observational study to determine whether lifestyle interventions were effective in mitigating the global burden brought about by diabetes.


Farming Without Pesticides: How Can We Make Agriculture Greener?

Hanging on a gate is a sign reading: "Potatoes — healthy and delicious." The slogan, to which the word "rare" could justifiably be added, is in line with Cornel Lindemann-Berk's philosophy of quality over quantit


Dangerous Radiation Is all Around You

Doctors, dentists and radiologists are often quick to tell patients that low-doses of radiation from X-rays are safe, but a new study has raised some questions that, so far, have no answers.


Mandatory Antidepressants for Children?

New Jersey has seen a coordinated campaign aimed at furthering the reach of Big Pharma and limiting residents’ rights to health freedom. In January 2020, a bill to eliminate religious vaccine exemptions narrowly failed to pass the state Legislature.


Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Children’s Health Defense Submitted Historic Case Against U.S. Government for Wireless Harms

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) is leading a historic legal action against the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for its refusal to review their 25 year old guidelines, and to promulgate scientific, human evidence-based radio frequency emissions (“RF”) rules that adequately protect public health from wireless technology radiation.


Prescribed burns benefit bees

Freshly burned longleaf pine forests have more than double the total number of bees and bee species than similar forests that have not burned in over 50 years, according to new research from North Carolina State University.


New way of recycling plant-based plastics instead of letting them rot in landfill

Scientists have developed new way to break down plant-based plastics into their original building blocks, potentially allowing products to be recycled repeatedly without a loss in the quality of the plastic. Around 45% of plastic waste is recycled annually in the UK and is on the increase.


Antibiotic-resistance in Tanzania is an environmental problem

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are prevalent in people, wildlife and the water in northeastern Tanzania, but it's not antibiotic use alone driving resistance. Instead, researchers at Washington State University found transmission of bacteria in the environment is the most important factor.


Oysters as catch of the day? Perhaps not, if ocean acidity keeps rising

When it comes to carbon emissions, people tend to focus more on what happens in the atmosphere and on land. But about a quarter of carbon emissions dissolve into oceans, lowering the water's pH and causing ocean acidification.


Emerging organic contaminant levels greatly influenced by stream flows, seasons

Flow rates and time of year must be taken into account to better understand the potential risks posed by emerging organic contaminants in rivers and streams, according to Penn State researchers who studied contaminant concentrations and flow characteristics at six locations near drinking water intakes in the Susquehanna River basin.


Croplands’ Toxicity to Pollinators Has Skyrocketed Since the Turn of the Century

The practice of coating seeds with insecticides, now widely adopted as a result of the agrichemical industry, has created increasingly toxic conditions for pollinators foraging on US cropland, finds a study published in Scientific Reports by Penn State University scientists.


'Green Mountain' Is Restoring Lives in India, Reducing Mercury Levels, Replenishing Drinking Water

Jamini Mohan Mahanty is out for a morning walk every day. At 91, he is hale and hearty. A resident of Jharbagda village in Purulia district, West Bengal, Mahanty thanks the "green mountain" in his village for having added some extra years to his life.


Acting Now Could Save Bugs From Insect Apocalypse

Earth's biodiversity is declining at unprecedented rates but population data on insects — which are small, diverse and abundant — is patchy. Instead of waiting to fill knowledge gaps, 75 experts writing in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution are calling for immediate actions that also improve ecosystems and wider society.


Most children have their own mobile phone by the age of SEVEN and half of them sleep with it beside their bed, report suggests

A damning report has found most children (53 per cent) own a mobile phone by the age of seven years old.​


Lungs have a 'magical ability' to get rid of cancerous cells caused by smoking once you give up, scientists say

Lungs have the 'magical' ability to replace cancerous mutations caused by smoking with healthy cells – if you kick the habit, scientists say.


Almost ALL meals in American restaurants are bad for you as researchers warn dining out is a 'recipe for unhealthy eating'

Less than 0.1 per cent of meals eaten in American restaurants are good for you, a study has warned. Researchers analysed the food choices of more than 35,000 people who ate out regularly between 2003 and 2016.


Coronavirus Fears – Protect Yourself and Boost Immunity With These 10 Methods

You may have already heard the news about the coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China. It is reported that dozens of people have died from viral pneumonia and thousands more are infected. They even have quarantined cities totaling 50 million+ people.


The Ugly Face of Beauty: Is Child Labor The Foundation For Your Makeup?

Whether it’s being applied to our eyes, our faces, or our bodies in general, shimmery beauty products have been on the rise for decades. It may be less common to see sparkles all over people’s faces, but they’re still popular, especially the ones that claim to produce the illusion of a “natural glow.” And with the world’s latest obsession with “highlighter,” shimmery makeup is back in style and being applied to millions of people’s faces all over the world.


Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic can be dramatically slowed, or stopped, with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C. Physicians have demonstrated the powerful antiviral action of vitamin C for decades.


Can Herbal Medicines Fight Wuhan Coronavirus?

Research over the past two decades shows that certain herbal medicines can fight the new Wuhan coronavirus contagion. Let's review the evidence showing that certain plant medicines can fight similar viral infections such as SARS, MERS and Ebola, and why this can also apply to the Wuhan coronavirus.


Is coronavirus a manufactured bioweapon that Chinese spies stole from Canada?

In 2019, a mysterious shipment sent from Canada to China was found to contain hidden coronavirus, which Chinese agents working at a Canadian laboratory reportedly stole, obviously without permission.


Eugenicist Bill Gates co-hosted a “high-level pandemic exercise” back in October, just in time for the patented coronavirus he helped fund to be unleashed

Not long before Chinese coronavirus started making global headlines, The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, held a high-level pandemic exercise called “Event 201” that seems to have been a predictive blueprint for what’s now transpiring with the coronavirus outbreak.


6,651 people held on cruise ship after passenger develops suspected coronavirus symptoms

About 5,023 passengers and 1,628 crew aboard Costa Cruises’ Costa Smeralda ship were being held in an Italian port after a passenger from Macau, China, came down with flu-like symptoms on Wednesday night amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.


China flights still arriving at Logan International Airport as coronavirus fears grow

At least 15 airlines worldwide have stopped service to China over coronavirus fears, while three flights a day continue to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport from Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong — despite the threat of the highly contagious illness spreading.


US life expectancy rises for 1st time in 4 years

Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small — just a month — but marks at least a temporary halt to a downward trend.


Improve sleep quality and boost heart health: 7 Reasons to eat nutrient-rich cherries

You know how the saying goes: Big things can come in small packages. This is especially the case for an often-overlooked superfood: cherries.


Vitamin D Linked to Healthier Hearts in Children

According to a recent study out of UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, supplementing with vitamin D can improve heart health in children. To conduct the study, researchers monitored 225 children ages 10 to 18 who were deficient in vitamin D, but otherwise healthy.


How Sugar Changes Your Brain Chemistry

If you're like most people, chances are you're consuming unhealthy amounts of sugar on a regular basis. Even if you're not big on candy, most processed foods will provide you with an excessive amount of added sugars.


Rate of Male Breast Cancer on the Rise in Scotland, Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Suspected

A study of male breast cancer (MBC) in Scotland reports an alarming, increasing trend of this rare disease – especially in agricultural areas. While only accounting for 1% of diagnosed breast cancer, MBC forms in the breast tissue of men and is often fatal because of delayed diagnosis and lack of research on male-specific treatment.


Microplastic pollution: Scientists are still learning how it harms wildlife

Plastic pollution is a growing global concern. Large pieces of plastic have been found almost everywhere on Earth, from the most visited beaches to remote, uninhabited islands. Because wildlife are regularly exposed to plastic pollution, we often ask what effects plastics have on the animals.


Durian skin biocomposite for take-out containers and 3-D printing

Researchers at the International Islamic University Malaysia have developed biodegradable food packaging container featuring the skin of the durian fruit that can also be used as 3-D printing filament.​


Young California ranchers are finding new ways to raise livestock and improve the land

As California contends with drought, wildfires and other impacts of climate change, a small yet passionate group of residents are attempting to lessen these effects and reduce the state's carbon emissions.​


What's in your water? Researchers identify new toxic byproducts of disinfecting drinking water

Mixing drinking water with chlorine, the United States' most common method of disinfecting drinking water, creates previously unidentified toxic byproducts, says Carsten Prasse from Johns Hopkins University and his collaborators from the University of California, Berkeley and Switzerland.


Smart single mother bees learn from their neighbors

Solitary female bees inspect other nests for signs of danger before making decisions on where to build their own, a new London-based study suggests.


America's lost mothers

Maternal mortality rates for Black women in the United States are very high. Shalon Irving, an African-American woman, died just a few weeks after her daughter was born. She is no exception.


Toddlers who spend three hours a day in front of the TV or on screens exercise FOUR HOURS less every week than their peers by the age of five, study finds

Toddlers who spend hours in front of the TV or looking at tablets are more inactive a few years later, researchers have found. A study of 500 children tracked from the age of two discovered screentime habits set at a young age were ingrained later in childhood.


Drinking alcohol during pregnancy really DOES lead to poor brain function in babies, study confirms

Drinking alcohol at any point in pregnancy leads to poorer brain function in babies, a new study has confirmed. Researchers at the University of Bristol compared 23 published studies on drinking during pregnancy and found evidence it can also lead to lower birth weight.


Grow your own sponges – and other innovative ways to live more sustainably

Could your garden be the key to your zero-waste ambitions? Gardeners at the National Trust’s Knightshayes estate in Devon have grown luffa plants to produce their own sponges in an attempt to cut down on waste.


UK supermarkets move to cut antibiotic use in farming

Most of the UK’s leading supermarket chains are making “significant progress” in reducing antibiotics in farming, but Iceland, Asda and Aldi have been named as falling behind in a new study.


“Technoference”: Why We Should be Worried About Parents’ Screen Time

Many young people spend significantly more time using screens than is recommended by health professionals. Excessive screen time has been blamed for several ills, including obesity and poor mental health. To mitigate these negative effects, we need to understand the things that encourage children to spend lots of time in front of a screen.


The Most Widely Used Cooking Oil In The US Found To Cause Genetic Changes In The Brain

The most widely used oil in the United States can be found in processed/packaged foods, in the deep fryers of countless fast food restaurants and even mixed into feed for livestock.


Fragrances and Perfumes Are Being Labelled As The New “Second Hand Smoke”

If you have made an effort to remove as many chemicals from your life, be it in your food, cleaning supplies, personal care products and any other items you purchase, then you may have also found that the more you eliminate the more sensitive you seem to become. Chemicals, unfortunately, are all around us and often this is entirely out of our control.


British Airways suspends ALL flights to mainland China

British Airways has today suspended all flights to mainland China with 'immediate effect' amid the escalating coronavirus crisis which has killed 130 people.


Evacuation flight carrying 240 Americans from coronavirus epicenter Wuhan is DIVERTED at eleventh-hour to a California military base as officials 'prepare for the worst'

An evacuation flight bringing 201 Americans home from the Chinese city at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak has landed at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California.


Coronavirus cases are being MASSIVELY underreported, reveals nurse

According to the mainstream media, about 4,500 people have contracted coronavirus (2019-nCoV) thus far, and another 100 have died. But these are just the official numbers, which one nurse says grossly underrepresent the actual number of cases, which is closer to 90,000.


Coronavirus transmission rates: Every ONE patient infects TWO to THREE other people

A scientific analysis of the coronavirus outbreak has revealed that every person in Wuhan who contracts the disease spreads it to at least two or three other people.


Coronavirus Cover-Up Begins: China Threatens Social Media Users with Seven Years in Prison for Reporting Pandemic News that Doesn’t Parrot “Official” Stories

With coronavirus infections having leapt nearly 30% in one day in mainland China, U.S. health officials are rolling out a “parade of lies” about the risks the United States might face.


Dungeness Crabs’ Shells Are Dissolving From the Severity of Pacific Ocean Acidification

As the Pacific Ocean becomes more acidic, Dungeness crabs, which live in coastal areas, are seeing their shells eaten away, according to a new study commissioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


7.7 Earthquake in Caribbean Prompts Evacuations as Far Away as Miami

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook the Caribbean Tuesday, rattling people from Miami to Mexico.


Is the Mediterranean Diet the Best Diet on the Planet?

The Mediterranean Diet has been rated as the healthiest diet on the planet three years in a row, and as the meals are simple to prepare and truly delicious, it has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow long term.


Beyond Curcumin: Why Turmeric Is Not the Same as Curcumin

When hearing about turmeric, curcumin gets all the glory, but this ancient healing root contains other impressive compounds too, like turmerosaccharides. If you haven't heard of them before, here's why you should.


The Overdiagnosis of Cancer

Most studies indicate that cancer screening does not reduce the risk of dying from the cancer it is screening for. But it does introduce the risk of the harms caused by screening, false positives and overdiagnosis.​


Harvard Experts Critique Cozy FDA-Pharma Relationship

Anyone who has paid the least bit of attention to the doings of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in recent decades knows that accusations of “regulatory dereliction and corporate capture” are no exaggeration.


CAFOs Direct Food Supply, Refuse Inspection, Spread Disease

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria annually infect more than 2.8 million people in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 reports that more than 35,000 people die each year as a result.


Statins Trigger Brain Changes With Devastating Effects

Do You Experience Statin Brain? Dr. Beatrice Golomb is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, whose recent research has focused on statin use.


Sepsis May Be Responsible for 20% of Deaths Worldwide

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition triggered by a systemic infection that causes your body to overreact and launch an excessive and highly damaging immune response.


Congress Funds NOAA With $4 Million For Plan To Spray Particles In The Sky To Cool Earth

It was reported this month that the top climate change scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has received $4 million in funding from Congress along with permission to study two highly controversial geoengineering methods in an attempt to cool the Earth.



Listen to this W.H.O. Director’s explanation for why thousands are falling ill after Gardasil vaccination.



HPV Shocker with Dr. Tenpenny; W.H.O. On Gardasil Side Effects; CBC Marketplaces’ ‘Nothingburger’; Dr. Bob Sears Joins Del In Studio; Melissa Floyd on “The Vaccine Conversation”


The world’s most polluted river

The Citarum River in Indonesia is the world’s most polluted river. One of the main polluters is the fashion industry: 500 textile factories throw their wastewater directly into the river.


Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash

That banana peel, turned into graphene, can help facilitate a massive reduction of the environmental impact of concrete and other building materials. While you're at it, toss in those plastic empties.​


Walnuts may slow cognitive decline in at-risk elderly

Eating walnuts may help slow cognitive decline in at-risk groups of the elderly population, according to a study conducted by researchers in California and Spain.


Chemists propose new reagents for the removal of lead from wastewater

RUDN University chemists together with colleagues from other countries have synthesized new compounds that effectively bind lead ions and can be used to remove it from wastewater and even from living organisms—that is, to play the role of an antidote for lead poisoning.


Economic growth and environmental sustainability

There are political and business leaders who do not care if economic growth causes environmental damage, and there are environmental advocates who do not believe you can have economic growth without causing environmental damage.


Air pollution impacts can be heart-stopping: study

There is an increased risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) even from short-term exposure to low concentrations of fine particulate matter PM2.5, an international study has found, noting an association with gaseous pollutants such as those from coal burning/mining, bushfires and motor vehicles.


Current model for storing nuclear waste is incomplete

The materials the United States and other countries plan to use to store high-level nuclear waste will likely degrade faster than anyone previously knew because of the way those materials interact, new research shows.


Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday glacier'

The reason the scientists are so worried about Thwaites is because of that downward sloping submarine bed. It means the glacier gets thicker and thicker as you go inland. At its deepest point, the base of the glacier is more than a mile below sea level and there is another mile of ice on top of that. What appears to be happening is that deep warm ocean water is flowing to the coast and down to the ice front, melting the glacier.


5G Roll-out: A High Tech EMF Front in the War Against Humanity?

In spite of health regulators’ and telecom industry professionals’ assurances that the looming 5G roll-out is safe, the general public has started viewing these technological marvels with some suspicion. Cities around the world, from Brussels, to Portland to Florence, to Geneva and even whole countries, including Australia, France, and the Netherlands are putting the brakes on the installation of the new generation of wireless networks citing the potential harm caused to human health by the radiation this new infrastructure would entail.


Why You Should Reduce Your Kids’ Sugar Intake & How To Do It!

The evidence is mounting that sugars, especially added sugars in processed foods, are affecting our children’s overall health and longevity. Unfortunately, the massive sugar intake begins when children are young, but there are ways to reduce the amount of sugar our kids consume while still allowing them to enjoy great tasting foods.


Technological terror: 10 Reasons why 5G could cause a global catastrophe

Fifth generation wireless technology (5G) will forever alter human evolution, inundating human cells and subtle energy systems of the human body with constant pulses of radio-frequency radiation and electromagnetic fields.


Coronavirus: Germany confirms first human transmission in Europe – live updates

A German man who tested positive for the strain of coronavirus sweeping across China was infected by a work colleague, officials said on Tuesday, in what is believed to be the first human transmission in Europe.


DO THE MATH: Wuhan Region Urgently Adding 100,000 Hospital Beds as Official Chinese Government Claims Outbreak Only Affecting 4,000 People

As The Epoch Times is now reporting, China’s Hubei Province, which encompasses the Wuhan region known as “ground zero” for the coronavirus outbreak, is urgently adding 100,000 hospital beds even as the official infection numbers from the Chinese government are barely above 2,900.


Documented Decline of Mayflies, a Keystone Species, Destabilizes Ecosystems

In more bad news from the insect world, recent research reveals a precipitous decline in numbers of mayflies in territories where they have been historically abundant.


How EWG Scored the Cleaning Products Recommended by “Today”

Recently an episode of NBC’s “Today” show recommended eight cleaning products for “clean living” that it said were both effective and environmentally friendly. Given EWG’s longstanding work evaluating cleaning products based on the ingredient safety and disclosure in our Guide to Healthy Cleaning, we wanted to see if those choices really make the grade for a healthier lifestyle.


Kellogg pledges to phase out glyphosate in oats, wheat by 2025

Kellogg's will take steps to phase out the use of the herbicide glyphosate to dry oats and wheat before harvest, eliminating use of the potentially harmful chemical in the main ingredients of many of the company’s breakfast cereals and other foods.


Don’t Wait for a Machine — Take Care of Your Liver Now

Your liver is a vital organ that you can’t live without. It weighs about 3 pounds, filters all of your blood each day, and when healthy is the only organ capable of regenerating.


Roche Flu Medication Fraud Stole Billions

A whistleblower lawsuit has been filed against drugmaker Roche, alleging the company made false claims and misrepresented studies, causing the U.S. government to stockpile $1.5 billion of its influenza medicine Tamiflu (oseltamivir).


Glyphosate Is a Primary Cause of Kidney Damage

Application of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, is unprecedented in scale, and we haven’t even reached the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding its far-reaching environmental and human health effects.


New Jersey Defeats Mandatory Vaccine Bill

Everywhere we look, we find signs of out-of-control Big Pharma influence on medical policies and public health laws. This shouldn't come as a surprise, considering drug ads account for the vast majority of most media outlets' advertising revenues.


Why vacuum cleaning your home could save your LIFE: Dust in your home may be spreading antibiotic-resistant SUPERBUGS, scientists say

If you were looking for an excuse not to vacuum clean this weekend, you might want to think again. Scientists have found that dust in your home may be the perfect breeding ground for superbugs.


Biolab for “Most Dangerous Pathogens on Earth” Opened in Wuhan Before Outbreak

The illness is said to have originated in a seafood market in Wuhan and quickly spread to other areas of China, then Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and the United States. Suspected cases have been reported in Australia and Scotland. However, it is possible that there is more to the story as Chinese authorities have been running a censorship campaign to prevent the spread of information about the virus that deviates from official statements. One very strange coincidence in the development of this ​


Large Study Finds Antioxidants, Vitamins & Minerals Are “Substantially” Higher In Organic Food

It has long been argued that there is no difference in nutritional content between organic crops and conventional crops. However, it’s turning out that this assumption simply isn’t true.


Roads Made From Recycled Debris Performed BETTER Than Traditional Materials

In 2009, 105 single-family homes in the city of Córdoba were demolished in order to expand the airport. At first, the debris from the demolition was going to be sent to a landfill, as is common procedure. But, the University of Cordoba came up with the idea to recycle all the debris in situ and use it to build an experimental stretch of road on the CH-2 highway that goes around the runway at the airport and also connects Córdoba with the town of Almodóvar.


Scientists discover toxic metals in reproductive organs of endangered eels

The European eel, scientifically known as Anguilla anguilla, is a catadromous fish — meaning it spawns and is born at sea before moving toward freshwater to eat and grow. Throughout their lifespan, these fish travel thousands of miles searching for food while going through several life stages, each marked by a change of color. Once they are ready to spawn, the eels make the journey back to where their lives began in order to make way for the next generation.


A lack of oxygen accelerates aging: Researchers find a link between sleep-disordered breathing and rapid aging

Nutrition, exercise and smoking are all considered primary modifiable risk factors for a wide array of health conditions. However, this leaves sleep and increasingly common sleep disorders often overlooked as risk factors.


Deadly coronavirus is MUCH more contagious than feared: Medics confirm the disease that has killed 18 can be spread by COUGHING - as Singapore, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia become latest countries to confirm cases

The deadly new coronavirus spreading across Asia is far more contagious than previously feared and can be spread third-hand via a simple cough or sneeze, medics have today confirmed.


Texas investigates a THIRD potential US coronavirus case as second suspected victim is hospitalized in LA and doctors monitor SIXTEEN people who came into contact with Patient Zero in Washington State

Texas health officials are investigating a suspected case of the deadly new coronavirus in a person who recently traveled to Wuhan - the Chinese city where the disease originated. The Brazos County Health District announced the possible new case on Thursday.


Coronavirus: Chinese hospitals in chaos as lockdown spreads to affect 33 million people

Hospitals in the Chinese city of Wuhan have been thrown into chaos and the movement of about 33 million people has been restricted by an unprecedented and indefinite lockdown imposed to halt the spread of the deadly new coronavirus.


Drug Epidemic: Death Toll May Be Twice as High as Previously Thought​

Government records may be severely underreporting how many Americans die from drug use, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University. Researchers analyzed more than 44 million death certificates issued nationwide over an 18-year period to identify nearly 670,000 deaths that coded as drug-related.


EPA Finalizes Repeal of Pollution Rule, Threatening Drinking Water Sources for 117 Million Americans

Today the Trump administration finalized its plan to repeal critical safeguards that prohibit the dumping of industrial and agricultural pollution into sensitive waterways that provide tap water for more than 117 million Americans.


Company on Shark Tank Aims to Reduce Child Allergies

While nuts generally receive top marks for being a healthy addition to your diet, there are a few factors to consider. Peanuts — which despite the name are not actually a nut but a legume — are among the most allergenic of foods. In 1999, less than 0.5% of American children had a peanut allergy.


New Thought Police NewsGuard Is Owned by Big Pharma

The media is using a variety of tactics to restrict your access to the truth from websites like mine, including NewsGuard, a self-appointed internet watchdog that sells a browser plugin to rate websites on nine criteria of credibility and transparency.


Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated—Part 7

To date, I have posted 41 slides from 41 studies in this series comparing health outcomes among vaccinated populations vs unvaccinated populations. These four new slides (total now 45) illustrate data from The Netherlands Survey, a 2004 study of 635 Dutch children compiled from questionnaires filled out by their parents.


Bombshell Study Questioning HPV Vaccine Efficacy Appears as the UK’s Cervical Cancer Rates Rise in Young

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines hit the global marketplace in the mid-2000s. From the start, public health agencies enthusiastically promoted HPV vaccination as the “best way to protect [young people] against certain types of cancer later in life.” However, a blistering new study by British researchers—and new data showing that cervical cancer rates are surging in British 25- to 29-year-olds—raise numerous questions about officials’ inflated claims.


5G Next Gen Health Dangers Documentary

This mini-documentary exposes the health dangers of 5G and why this dangerous technology is a new source of "electromagnetic pollution" that endangers human lives.



From Environmental Toxins to Tylenol, Toby Rogers PhD MPP Breaks Down the Five Scientifically Proven Toxicants Responsible For Increasing the Chance of Autism In Utero and Beyond.


Poor mental health 'both cause and effect' of school exclusion

Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research concludes.


Potential way to halt blinding macular degeneration identified

Researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision loss in people 60 and older.


Sustainability claims about rubber don't stick

Many companies work hard to present an environmentally responsible public image. But how well do these claims stack up? In a new study led by the University of Göttingen, researchers investigated the claims regarding sustainability, including conservation and fair-pay, as presented by the French Michelin Group.


Monarch butterfly population critically low on California coast – again

The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California’s coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed.


New Jersey Vaccine Exemption Bill Defeated With More on the Way

On Monday, January 13, opponents of mandatory vaccination in New Jersey successfully defeated an attempt to change a policy that allows unvaccinated children to attend public school.


New Study Raises Doubts About Effectiveness of HPV Vaccines

A new analysis of the clinical trials of HPV vaccines to prevent cervical cancer raises doubts about the vaccines’ effectiveness.


China Quarantines City of 11 Million After Deadly Virus Spreads to US

The infectious respiratory illness is a new strain of coronavirus that is causing a type of pneumonia. Some experts have compared it to SARS because it is also a coronavirus.


California Mom Wins Second Big Settlement Against CPS for Seizing, Vaccinating Son Without Warrant

Rachel Bruno, the mother at the center of a civil rights battle in Orange County, California, has been awarded another big settlement against social services and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) after they took her 20-month-old son and ran unauthorized medical tests on him and injected him with a dozen vaccinations at the same time.


Mother wins second “medical kidnap” case after government forcibly vaccinates baby

A California mother has won a second big settlement in her fight over the government’s unlawful seizure and unauthorized vaccination of her 20-month-old baby who reportedly had suffered reactions to early immunizations.


New deep-sea mining operation of rare earth minerals will be catastrophic for our oceans

The next great frontier in resource extraction is located deep beneath the waters of our world’s great oceans. But experts warn that the reckless dredging of our delicate, underwater ecosystems could be the straw that finally breaks the camel’s back, environmentally speaking.


Study: Are ticks behind a new virus infecting people in China?

There’s a new virus on the rise in China and the culprit behind its spread may just be crawling around the corner. Dubbed the “Alongshan Virus” after the northeastern Chinese town where it was first discovered, the virus is linked to a number of symptoms, including fevers, headaches, fatigue, nausea, rashes and in extreme cases, falling into coma.


1982 American Petroleum Institute Report Warned Oil Workers Faced 'Significant' Risks from Radioactivity

Back in April last year, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency decided it was “not necessary” to update the rules for toxic waste from oil and gas wells. Torrents of wastewater flow daily from the nation’s 1.5 million active oil and gas wells and the agency’s own research has warned it may pose risks to the country's drinking water supplies. On Tuesday, a major new investigative report published by Rolling Stone and authored by reporter Justin Nobel delves deep into the risks that the oil and gas industry’s waste — much of it radioactive — poses to the industry’s own workers and to the public.


Women on the Solomon Islands Are Protecting Critically Endangered Sea Turtles

Situated in the Pacific near Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands with their white sandy beaches and azure waters look like a paradise. But for the hawksbill sea turtle, they're full of danger. The critically endangered animal's numbers have plummeted.


Montaña de Oro is now open for fracking, and the State of California is suing

A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Plan will allow fracking and oil drilling in eight counties in California, including San Luis Obispo County, according to a BLM news release.


Nitrate Contaminates Water for Half a Million People in Minnesota

About half a million Minnesotans have been subject to drinking water contaminated by nitrate, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Synthetic fertilizer and manure runoff from cropland are the leading causes of the toxic water pollutant.


Snakes Are The Likely Source of China's Deadly Coronavirus. Here's Why

Snakes – the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra – may be the original source of the newly discovered coronavirus that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious respiratory illness in China this winter.


Mercury-Laced Marine Fog Threatening Mountain Lions

For those concerned that high levels of mercury in the air and water can adversely affect their own health as well as the health of their pets, it can be just as damaging to wildlife, and sometimes it arises from unexpected sources.


This Deficiency Can Show Up in Your Mouth and Eyes

If you pay close enough attention, your body will let you know when something’s amiss. Case in point: symptoms of a vitamin deficiency. Vitamin B12 is vital for many functions throughout your body.


More Studies Show Fluoride Affects Brain and Disrupts Sleep

While water fluoridation was never adopted or has been eliminated in many areas around the world, including most of western Europe, many U.S. water systems still add fluoride chemicals such as fluorosilicic acid (also known as hydrofluorosilicic acid) to their municipal water supplies.


Study: Natural alternatives can be used in place of harmful chemical herbicides

Scientists have created natural weedkillers using commonly grown plants. In their study, published in the Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, a team from the University of Samarra in Iraq explored the potential of three plants — oleander (Nerium oleander), olives (Olea europaea) and castor (Ricinus communis) — as natural alternatives to commercial weedicides.


World’s consumption of materials hits record 100 billion tons a year

The amount of material consumed by humanity has passed 100bn tonnes every year, a report has revealed, but the proportion being recycled is falling. The climate and wildlife emergencies are driven by the unsustainable extraction of fossil fuels, metals, building materials and trees.


EPA’s proposed ‘secret science’ rule directly threatens children’s health

The Trump administration is working to weaken U.S. environmental regulations in many areas, from water and air pollution to energy development and land conservation.


Malaysia Sends Plastic Waste Back to 13 Wealthy Countries, Says It Won’t Be 'the Rubbish Dump of the World'

The Southeast Asian country Malaysia has sent 150 shipping containers packed with plastic waste back to 13 wealthy countries, putting the world on notice that it will not be the world's garbage dump, as CNN reported.


Persistent environmental contaminant changes the gut microbiome of mice

An industrial chemical—phased out since 2002, but previously used in stain and water-repellent products and firefighting foam—alters the gut microbiome of mice and could have implications for human health, according to an international team of researchers.


Formosa Plant May Still Be Releasing Plastic Pollution in Texas After $50M Settlement, Activists Find

On the afternoon of Jan. 15, activist Diane Wilson kicked off a San Antonio Estuary Waterkeeper meeting on the side of the road across from a Formosa plastics manufacturing plant in Point Comfort, Texas.


Ozone-Depleting Substances May Have Driven Arctic Warming, Study Finds

The world awakened to the hole in the ozone layer in 1985, which scientists attributed it to ozone-depleting substances. Two years later, in Montreal, the world agreed to ban the halogen compounds causing the massive hole over Antarctica.


Boosting Mitochondrial Biogenesis With Ginger

Researchers discover that ginger, an ancient herbal remedy used for cooking and medicinal purposes, supports the regeneration of cellular mitochondria and may reduce the effects of mitochondrial dysfunction.​


BPA in Your Body May Be 44 Times Higher Than Reported

BPA was created in 1891; by the 1930s scientists had discovered that the chemical mimics the hormone estrogen in the body. In the 1950s BPA was being used by industry as a chemical to produce strong and often transparent plastic; it’s now known as an endocrine disruptor.


Futuristic Airline Uniforms Making People Sick

When you think about environmental pollution, your clothing is likely not the first thing to come to mind. However, the clothing industry nears the top of the list of toxic industries that pollute water and expose you to dangerous chemicals used to dye and treat the textiles.


Combined prenatal smoking and drinking greatly increases SIDS risk

Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to those unexposed or only exposed in the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a new study


Addressing EMF Pollution — A 21st Century Health Imperative

Over the past decade, I've written many articles discussing the evidence of biological harm from nonionizing electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation. While the wireless industry is built on the premise that the only type of radiation capable of causing harm is ionizing — X-rays being one example — researchers have for a long time warned that even nonionizing and non-heating radiation can jeopardize your health.


A low-fat low-carb diet will NOT make you live longer - and people that keep to the plan by eating 'unhealthy' junk foods face higher risks of a premature death, study finds

The superiority of the low-carb, low-fat diet has been debunked, according to a new study. Minimizing these two food groups has been a popular way to shed weight and get healthy since the 1980s.


Sunscreens leach up to 360 times more toxic chemicals into the blood than the FDA allows, raising risks for liver and kidney failure, study finds

Sunscreens usually contain one or several of these six chemical ingredients: avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, homosalate, octisalate and octinoxate.


Missing piece to urban air quality puzzle

Air quality models have long failed to accurately predict atmospheric levels of secondary organic aerosol, which comprises a substantial fraction of the fine particulate matter in cities.


Insecticides are Becoming MORE Toxic to Honey Bees

During the past 20 years, insecticides applied to U.S. agricultural landscapes have become significantly more toxic — over 120-fold in some Midwestern states — to honey bees when ingested, according to a team of researchers, who identified rising neonicotinoid seed treatments in corn and soy as the primary driver of this change.


Toxic Algae Blooms Now a Year-Round Problem

Florida health officials are warning of an unusually early outbreak of blue-green algae on the Caloosahatchee River, a popular tourist area on the state’s southwestern Gulf Coast.


PFAS Contamination of Tap Water Far More Prevalent Than Previously Reported

New laboratory tests commissioned by EWG have for the first time found the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities, including major metropolitan areas.


China Just Declared a Large-Scale War on Single Use Plastics

China is going all out in its nation-wide bid to tackle plastic waste. Several years ago, the country announced it would no longer be accepting the rest of the world's recycling.


Current farming techniques are DESTROYING the planet and can only be responsibly used to feed 3.4 billion people - less than half the current global population

Almost half of the world’s food production is destructive to the environment, according to a new study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.


China's contagious killer virus comes to the US

An American man in Washington state has been infected with the deadly and contagious coronavirus spreading from China, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials confirmed Tuesday.


Robert Kennedy, Jr. Assembles Legal Team to Sue FCC over Wireless Health Guidelines

Robert Kennedy, Jr., Chairman of Children’s Health Defense (CHD) has committed to be proactive on the concerns regarding excessive exposure of our children to 5G and wireless radiation.


Six Italian Courts Have Ruled that Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors

On January 13, 2020, Turin’s Court of Appeals confirmed a 2017 decision determining that a former Telecom Italia worker’s acoustic neuroma (a benign tumor in the ear) was caused by his mobile phone use.


Potential Link Between Marijuana and Heart Risks Discovered by Cardiologists

As more states legalize marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use and use increases nationwide, cardiologists should advise patients about the potential risks, including effects of marijuana with some commonly prescribed cardiovascular medications, according to a research review published today (January 20, 2020) in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.


How Legal Weed Shops Feed the Vaping Crisis

Proponents of the marijuana industry have dismissed the “pot vaping crisis,” with its deaths and lung injuries, as an aberration of the illicit market. Legal pot, they say, is regulated and thus not to blame for the recent spate of problems.


2020 is International Year of Plant Health

Plants are the source of the air we breathe and most of the food we eat, yet how to keep them healthy is often ignored. This can have devastating results: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that up to 40 per cent of food crops are lost due to plant pests and diseases annually.


Meat of the matter: New online tool that calculates how our eating habits impact the environment reveals that if everyone had the same diet as the US we'd need another PLANET

A new online tool that calculates how our eating habits impact the environment has revealed that if everyone had the same diet as the USA we'd need another planet. A PhD student examined the results of more than 1,500 studies into farming, food production and water usage to create the online tool.


Pentagon causing toxic pollution by burning foam, campaigners say

The Department of Defense is polluting the environment with toxic chemicals by continuing to incinerate a vast stockpile of firefighting foam in a move environmentalists say is in breach of new regulations.​


New Studies Indicate Exposure to Fluoride Affects IQ of Infants, Sleep Patterns

Fluoride exposure may be associated with changes in the pineal gland which can affect sleep cycle regulation among older adolescents, according to new research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.


America’s Radioactive Secret

The Earth’s crust is peppered with radioactive elements that concentrate deep underground in oil-and-gas-bearing layers. This radioactivity is often pulled to the surface when oil and gas is extracted — carried largely in the brine.


BIG QUESTION: Why is the U.S. vaccination rate still below 50%, after all the fuss, propaganda and scare tactics?

Are vaccines really as “safe and effective” as the manufacturers and CDC always claim? Obviously not. Currently there are no epidemic- or pandemic-style breakouts of infectious diseases, yet half of all Americans are against vaccines and either haven’t received any lately or simply never have or will.​


FDA reports that PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” are NOT a health concern for customers, but other public health experts aren’t convinced

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s main responsibility is ensuring that the food, drugs, cosmetics and other products sold in the country are safe for human health.


Spending at least 2 hours in nature per week improves overall health and psychological well-being, shows study

A mountain of research is giving near-conclusive evidence to the idea that exposing yourself to nature improves your physical and mental health, and the effects go beyond just giving your mood a temporary boost.


'Like sending bees to war': the deadly truth behind your almond milk obsession

Dennis Arp was feeling optimistic last summer, which is unusual for a beekeeper these days. Like most commercial beekeepers in the US, at least half of Arp’s revenue now comes from pollinating almonds.​


'Live animals are the largest source of infection': dangers of the export trade

The growth of the live animal export trade will make the spread of diseases more likely, experts have warned.


Video: The WHO’s Vaccine Experts Inadvertently Communicate to the World that “Vaccine Hesitancy” Makes Scientific Sense

“The FDA receives 45% of its annual budget from the pharmaceutical industry. The World Health Organization (WHO) gets roughly half its budget from private sources, including Pharma and its allied foundations. And the CDC, frankly, is a vaccine company; it owns 56 vaccine patents and buys and distributes $4.6 billion in vaccines annually through the Vaccines for Children program, which is over 40% of its total budget.” — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr


Environmental Chemicals Are Stealing IQ Points from American Children and Costing Trillions to the U.S. Economy

Exposure to environmental chemicals in the U.S. since the turn of the century has resulted in millions of lost IQ points, hundreds of thousands of cases of intellectual disability, and trillions of dollars of lost economic activity.


Exploratory Study Indicates Pesticide Exposure May Relate to Higher Risk for Endometriosis

A study published in the journal Environment International, Association of urinary metabolites of organophosphate and pyrethroid insecticides, and phenoxy herbicides with endometriosis, is the first of its kind.


New Forests Planted Near Rivers Could Use up All the Water, Study Finds

New forests are an apparently promising way to tackle global heating: the trees absorb carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas from human activities. But there's a snag, because permanently lower river flows can be an unintended consequence.


New Coronavirus Can Spread Person-to-Person

A new coronavirus that began sickening people in China late in 2019 can be transmitted from human to human, the country's health ministry announced Monday. The mysterious respiratory illness emerged last month in a fish market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, and officials thought it was mostly passed from animals to humans.


Curcumin: The Super Spice With Super Powers

Curcumin, also known as turmeric, has gained worldwide attention for its biological properties as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiviral agent and most importantly, potential anticancer properties, as recently reported by News Medical Net.


Is Your Food Grown on Sewage?

If you've never heard of sewage sludge — a term often used interchangeably with biosolids — you're in for a surprise, as this waste product, which is every bit as unappealing as it sounds, is applied to farmland, gardens, schoolyards, lawns and more across the U.S.


Mandatory Flu Vaccine Coming Your Way?

As discussed in my November 5, 2019, article, “Trojan Horse of Measles — More Vaccines With the Mandate,” while most state legislation targeting vaccination mandates have focused on measles, what tends to get lost in the debate is that these mandatory vaccination laws are likely to be extended to all vaccines, including the influenza vaccine, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and any number of vaccines licensed and recommended by the federal government in the future.


RFK, Jr. Discusses Vaccines on Yahoo! Finance’s “Influencers with Andy Serwer”

Don’t miss this vaccine debate on Yahoo Finance! RFK, Jr joins “Influencers” with Andy Serwer. They discuss the environment and lack of vaccine safety. The vaccine portion is from about 18 minutes to 28 minutes. Among other things, RFK, Jr. says, “Show me the huge body of vaccine studies!” “Show me one!” “They are all fatally flawed!”


New Yorkers to Join Global Day of Protest to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space, Saturday, January 25, 2020

NYC 5G Wake-Up Call, and allied groups warning about the biological and health effects of electromagnetic fields, and the roll out of 5th Generation wireless technologies, will join the Global Day of Protest to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space with a rally on the steps of the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street on Saturday, January 25th from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Immune cell which kills most cancers discovered by accident by British scientists in major breakthrough

A new type of immune cell which kills most cancers has been discovered by accident by British scientists, in a finding which could herald a major breakthrough in treatment.


Coronavirus In China: Over 200 Cases, Human-To-Human Transmission

New information is being reported about the new coronavirus that emerged in China in December and causes respiratory symptoms such as pneumonia — heightening concerns about its potential threat to humans.


Giant Ocean Heatwave Called 'The Blob' Has Caused The Biggest Seabird Die-Off on Record

Scientists have reported on another devastating biological disaster, caused by a patch of abnormally warm water in the Pacific Ocean known as 'the Blob'.


The First Step in Managing Plastic Waste Is Measuring It – Here’s How We Did It for One Caribbean Country

Countries around the world throw away millions of tons of plastic trash every year. Finding ways to manage plastic waste is daunting even for wealthy nations, but for smaller and less-developed countries it can be overwhelming.


The Playbook for Poisoning The Earth

In September 2009, over 3,000 bee enthusiasts from around the world descended on the city of Montpellier in southern France for Apimondia — a festive beekeeper conference filled with scientific lectures, hobbyist demonstrations, and commercial beekeepers hawking honey.


How to Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body and Defy Aging

In his new book, "Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defying Aging," Ben Greenfield details his best longevity hacks. "Boundless" is a great title, as the object of longevity isn't just about tacking on years of life, but finding ways to remain healthy and vibrant for as long as possible.


Why You Should Embrace Healthful Sun Exposure

Marc Sorenson, who has a doctorate in education, and who is the founder of the Sunlight Institute, has written an excellent book, “Embrace the Sun,” in which he reveals why sunlight is foundational for optimal health and longevity. While vitamin D supplements clearly have their place, you cannot obtain all the benefits you get from the sun when you swallow it.


Study: PFAS Exposure Through Skin Causes Harm Similar to Ingestion

Exposure through the skin to the toxic fluorinated chemical once used to make Teflon could pose the same health hazards as ingesting the compound in water or food, according to a new animal study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH.


USDA to Allow More Pizza and Fries, Fewer Fruits and Vegetables in School Menus

The Trump administration has proposed significant changes to menus at the nation’s public schools that would allow more pizza, fries and burgers, and fewer fruits and vegetables for students to choose from.


Alert: Tests Find High Levels of Asbestos in Children’s Makeup Kit

The notorious carcinogen asbestos has been found in a talc-containing eye shadow in a children’s toy makeup kit, according to laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group.


Childhood Trauma May Lead to Adult Disease

U.S. health officials find a strong link between early instances of childhood trauma and adult chronic diseases ranging from heart disease and asthma to kidney disease and depression.


300+ Evidence-Based Longevity Promoting Natural Substances

Research has concluded that a healthy diet rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory natural substances can increase longevity and improve the aging process by reducing the risk of age-related diseases.​


Look WHO’s Talking! Vaccine Scientists Confirm Major Safety Problems

Rarely does the general public get to hear what vaccine scientists and public health officials really think about vaccines. Instead, the simplistic (and propagandistic) mantra aired ad infinitum for public consumption is that vaccines are “safe and effective”—full stop.


Tea Drinkers Shown To Be More Healthy

Around the world, coffee and tea are, after water, the most common beverages people consume and that is a good thing. Unlike soda, which has many negative health effects, both organic coffee and tea are leading sources of antioxidant polyphenols, which are beneficial substances.


Vaccines Containing Animal, Plant, Fungal Proteins Cause Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer

Here is the conclusion of my recently published paper, Analyzing 23000+ Epitopes Covering 82 Autoimmune Diseases in the Immune Epitope Database; There’s an Unmistakable Signature of the Role of Vaccines in Their Etiologies: Vaccines containing animal, plant or fungal proteins are extremely dangerous and cause numerous autoimmune diseases and cancer.


Vaccine Failures, Part 2: Pertussis Vaccination

Over the past decade, an average of over 25,000 cases of pertussis (the respiratory illness also known as “whooping cough”) has been reported to the CDC annually. The CDC made no mention of pertussis in its round-up of “nine health threats that made headlines in 2019” (whereas 1,276 non-fatal cases of measles made the list), but, judging from news reports, 2019 was another banner year for pertussis—especially in the vaccinated.


Vaccine Failures: The Glaring Problem Officials Are Ignoring. Part I: Measles Vaccination

The coordinated and stepped-up effort to eliminate vaccine exemptions and impose new vaccine mandates was, without a doubt, one of 2019’s top stories, both nationally and internationally.


A Tribute to Don Imus

Children’s Health Defense joins parents of vaccine-injured children and advocates for health freedom in remembering the life of Don Imus, a media maverick in taking on uncomfortable topics that most in the mainstream press avoid or shut down altogether. His commitment to airing all sides of controversial issues became apparent to the autism community in 2005 and 2006 as the Combating Autism Act (CAA) was being discussed in Congress. The Act, which was ultimately signed into law by George W. Bush in December of 2006, created unprecedented friction among parents of vaccine-injured children and members of Congress; parents insisted that part of the bill’s billion-dollar funding be directed towards environmental causes of autism including vaccines, while most U.S. Senators and Representatives tried to sweep any such connections under the rug.


Moms' obesity in pregnancy is linked to lag in sons' development and IQ

A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while pregnant.


Could every country have a Green New Deal? Report charts paths for 143 countries

Ten years after the publication of their first plan for powering the world with wind, water, and solar, researchers offer an updated vision of the steps that 143 countries around the world can take to attain 100% clean, renewable energy by the year 2050.


Egypt beach resorts fight global scourge of plastic trash

Combing the Red Sea beach at an Egyptian luxury resort, workers find bagfuls of plastic garbage—but the news isn't all bad, thanks to a new environmental initiative.


Overuse of herbicides costing UK economy GBP400 million per year

Scientists from international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) have for the first time put an economic figure on the herbicidal resistance of a major agricultural weed that is decimating winter-wheat farms across the UK.


Whooping Cough Outbreak Despite A 100 Percent Vaccination Rate Forces School Closure In Texas

A whooping cough outbreak has forced a school in Houston, Texas to close early for the Christmas break. The school, St. Theresa Catholic School in Memorial Park, will be closed until January 6th.


Colorectal cancer is a microbial disease: Changes in the gut microbiome can be used for early detection

The human body hosts trillions of microorganisms, forming a population known as a microbiome. While bacteria are usually associated with infections and diseases, others are beneficial to the body, providing benefits to the immune and cardiovascular systems and other aspects of general health.


Radioactive uranium site collapses into Detroit River, putting drinking water at risk

Michigan’s drinking water woes are poised to get even worse as officials recently confirmed that a property in Detroit that was contaminated with dangerous chemicals including uranium collapsed into the Detroit River on November 26.


Heartbreaking and heartwarming: animals rescued from Australia's bushfires devastation

As Australia’s bushfire crisis continues, millions of hectares have been lost, with a tragic impact on wildlife and flora.


Are vegetables vegan? Organic agriculture's dirty little secret

Will Bonsall is a homesteader and 45-year vegan living in rural Maine with a message for Americans – your vegetables are “very un-vegan”.


5 Natural and Easy Cleaners You Can Make at Home

Cleaning the house is no one's favorite job, and dangerous cleaning products worsen the task by posing risks to you and the environment. An extreme example occurred earlier this year at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Burlington, Massachusetts.


White Sands in New Mexico Is the Latest U.S. National Park

The National Park Service (NPS) welcomed its 62nd member on Friday, when President Donald Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act into law. The act contained a provision redesignating White Sands National Monument in New Mexico as White Sands National Park.


Green Cancer-Causing Slime Oozes Onto Michigan Highway

Motorists traveling on Interstate 696 in Michigan caught a peculiar sight on Friday when a mysterious green slime oozed onto the highway from a retaining wall, according to The New York Times.


EPA Backs Bayer’s Appeal in Roundup Verdict Appeal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added its weight to back Bayer AG in its appeal against a federal jury verdict that decided its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, according to Bloomberg.


In America, it can cost $25,000 to get treated for strep throat

Surprise medical bills can leave you speechless. It probably didn’t help that Alexa Kasdan, 40, a public-policy consultant from New York City, already had a cold and a sore throat.


14 cases of dengue fever now confirmed in Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County now has 14 cases of confirmed dengue fever this year. The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County issued a mosquito-borne illness alert Monday afternoon after two Miami-Dade residents came down with symptoms.


Button batteries for toys can KILL children if they're swallowed so must be kept hidden away, NHS chief warns

Button batteries for toys can kill children if they are swallowed and must be kept hidden away, an NHS chief has warned. Professor Stephen Powis, NHS England medical director, urged parents to be vigilant this Christmas, when there will inevitably be more batteries around.


Switching to vaping doesn't help smokers give up nicotine - it's just a replacement for tobacco, expert warns

Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes often stay hooked on nicotine and fail to quit the addiction altogether, an expert has warned.


How Cyclical Ketosis Can Help Combat Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which is thought to affect up to 2.5 million Americans, is a debilitating condition in which sufferers experience unrelenting fatigue no matter how much rest they get. ​


5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon tea is a drink made by infusing cinnamon in hot water. Cinnamon is a spice with a long history in Ayurvedic medicine, having been used for more than 6,000 years.


63% of Americans Use Sleep Aids

Americans aren’t sleeping. At least, not without help. According to a recent study, 63% of Americans occasionally rely on a sleep aid. For 25%, sleep aids are a nightly must. While 42% take melatonin to help them drift off to dreamland, 37% said they use sleeping pills, 21% confessed to self-medicating with alcohol and 20% confessed to the same, but with marijuana.


After String of Rare Cancer Cases, Pennsylvania Investigates Potential Link to Fracking

An increase in the number of teens and young adults diagnosed with a rare cancer in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania has caused the state to look for a link between fracking and the disease.


Ocean Acidification Could Eat Away at Sharks’ Teeth and Scales

Sharks are some of the world’s most formidable predators, but their place at the top of the marine food chain may be threatened by ocean warming and acidification.


Scientists fear surge in supersized bushfires that create their own violent thunderstorms

Scientists fear climate change will drive a surge in the number of supersized and dangerous bushfires that become coupled with the atmosphere and create their own violent thunderstorms.


How obesity is harming the planet: Overweight people generate an extra 700 MILLION tons of carbon dioxide a year, US study claims

Obese people generate an extra 700 million tons of carbon dioxide per year than those with 'normal weight', according to a new study.


Could eating white bread every day ruin your sleep?

Older women who eat a lot of sweets and white bread may be more likely to have insomnia. A study of food diaries kept by more than 50,000 women in the mid-60s revealed processed grains and sugar are linked to the sleep-stealing condition. Scientists in New York City suggested eating a lot of sugar could make blood sugar levels vary so much that the body starts to release hormones which keep people awake.


Winter Solstice Worldwide Wisdom Sounds the Alarm: “5G Has No Place on This Planet”

When my youngest son was a toddler, at about 4 a.m. nearly every morning, he would stand in our bedroom doorway, crying that he was cold. Depending on the relative level of exhaustion of each of his parents, one of three things would happen: he would join in us bed, kicking wildly; or, one of us would migrate with him to his bed; or, one lucky parent would go sleep in his bed while the other remained with the cold kicking child.


New form of uranium found that could affect nuclear waste disposal plans

A new form of uranium has been discovered which is likely to have implications for current nuclear waste disposal plans, say scientists. Many governments are planning to dispose of radioactive waste by burying it deep underground.


Vaping crisis tightens its grip on America's children: Number of US teens who have tried e-cigarettes by age 14 has TRIPLED in five years

The number of US teenagers who begin vaping at age 14 or younger has tripled in the last five years, a new study says.


Of crooked carrots and patchy potatoes: A food waste story

Food wastage is no longer acceptable—for both ethical and ecological reasons, says Claudio Beretta. But we've only just started cracking down on it. Things are very Christmassy now, with baby Jesus and the festive meal only a few days away.


Unexpected CFC emissions from China last year ‘could delay ozone recovery’

Unexpected CFC-11 emissions from China last year could delay the recovery of the ozone layer by as much as 18 years if the problem continues unabated. In 2018, scientists reported a large, inexplicable spike in the emissions of the banned gas in the atmosphere – investigators from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) traced these emissions back to the illegal production and use of CFC-11 in the polyurethane foam sector in China.


Is carbon dioxide making it harder to THINK straight? Rising CO2 levels may hinder cognitive function and could decrease decision-making efficiency by 50 PERCENT in 2100, study says

Rational thought may eventually become a victim climate change according to a new study. Research presented by scientists at the annual American Geophysical Union and submitted to the journal GeoHealth suggests that increased CO2 may soon diminish humans' capacity to think clearly.


Invisible Ink Could Soon Reveal Whether Children Have Been Vaccinated

Natural Blaze Editor’s Note: Clearly we think this is an absolute nightmare, but we need to hear exactly how this is being marketed. Of course, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is right at the center.​


Medical doctors STUNNED as bone marrow transplant for leukemia treatment changes man’s DNA, proving medical interventions can OVERWRITE your genetic code

A Nevada man was shocked to learn that a bone marrow transplant he received actually changed his DNA and replaced it with that of his German donor. Chris Long of Reno is currently in remission from acute myeloid leukemia.


Vaping Related Lung Injuries Climb Past 2,500 And 54 Deaths

The number of vaping deaths have climbed over 50 as the outbreak of lung injury cases have topped 2,500 nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the number of hospitalizations slowed in recent weeks, the latest figures released on Thursday show that most people who have had lung injuries after vaping had consumed THC-containing products.


USDA Sits on Organic Board Recommendation to Eliminate Unintended Incentive to Convert Native Ecosystems to Organic Production

Organic advocates are raising the alarm on what may be an unintended consequence of a provision in the National Organic Standards (NOS), the rules that govern certified organic agricultural production.​


Magnetic North Pole Is Moving Toward Russia at a Swift Pace, Confounding Scientists

Earth's magnetic north pole, which serves as an anchor point for our navigation has been actively moving east from the Canadian Arctic towards Russia, as CNN reported.


New Lawsuit Challenges EPA's Failure to Update Slaughterhouse Pollution Regulations

The Trump administration's decision not to issue upgraded regulations pertaining to pollution discharge from slaughterhouses into waterways sparked a lawsuit Wednesday from a dozen advocacy groups who say the move puts ecosystems and water supplies at risk.


NJ Legislature Sends Anti-Free Speech Dietitian Bill to Governor Murphy

While Health Freedom Advocates stormed Trenton and successfully stopped the State Legislature from abrogating long-standing religious conscientious objections to forced vaccination this past week, on the same day the same legislators quietly passed an anti-free speech Dietitian Licensing Law which monopolizes all speech about nutrition in the hands of state-licensed dietitians.


STUDY: CDC Vaccine Schedule Likely Induces Aluminum Toxicity in Newborns

When it comes to vaccines, nobody ever wants to talk about the aluminum element, and now we understand even better why that is. A new study published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology concluded the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) vaccine schedule was 15.9 times over the recommended safe level of aluminum when researchers adjusted for body weight.



Internal video from the A.I.M.S Training Center for Vaccine Hesitancy Research


ICAN Founder Del Bigtree: New Research Study Shows CDC Vaccine Schedule Likely Causes Aluminum Toxicity In Newborns

Informed Consent Action Network Founder Del Bigtree today touted a new study that will be published in the March 2020 Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, showing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) vaccine schedule is 15.9 times the recommended safety level for aluminum when adjusted for body weight.


Air pollution is leading to a spike in cases of asthma and bronchitis and heaping pressure on the struggling NHS, 175 leading doctors warn

Air pollution is leading to a spike in cases of asthma and bronchitis and heaping pressure on the struggling NHS, leading doctors have warned.


Superglue plant and ‘miracle berry’ among 2019’s new finds

A snowdrop discovered on Facebook, a miracle berry that tricks your tastebuds and a rubbery shrub that oozes its own superglue are among new plant species that were discovered in 2019. Others identified by experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, include a ylang-ylang tree of which just seven individuals are known to exist, a new candy-striped violet and a fungus with pink fruiting bodies that can fight cancer and viruses.


Massive Public Pushback Sinks New Jersey’s Attack Upon Religious Exemptions For Vaccines, Says ICAN’s Del Bigtree

In a big victory for New Jersey citizens and medical and religious freedom, the State’s Senate failed in its attempts to pass a new bill that would have eliminated religious exemptions for vaccinations, according to non-profit Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN).


“Staggering” Scale of Waste: Billions of Dollars in Online Clothing Returns Go Straight to Landfills

We all know that consumerism is a force that’s destructive to the environment, but too frequently the blame is placed on cultural factors — for example, our personal habits as consumers.


5 Unhealthy Snacks You’re Feeding Your Kids That Cause Damage and the Healthy Alternatives You Want Instead

A recent article on the importance of home cooking caused us to start thinking if all the snack foods we had in our pantry were doing our body’s a disservice and you won’t believe what we discovered!


Drinking filtered coffee could cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by 60%

Drinking filtered coffee could cut your risk of getting type 2 diabetes, a study has shown. Researchers say the papers which the coffee is strained through catch molecules that may affect blood sugar levels.


Historic Grassroots Effort Against Mandatory Vaccines in NJ Produces Temporary Victory (ACT NOW TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS)

Late Monday night, a historic event occurred that will go down in the annals of the global health freedom movement as a major (albeit temporary) victory, and a clear and growing sign that the public will not let Pharma or the Government act as their God.


ANIMAL DIE-OFFS escalate: Alaskan cod populations are plummeting and Australian beaches are littered with dead seabirds

In November 2019, thousands of short-tailed shear water birds washed up dead on the beautiful beaches of Sydney, Australia. The locals are accustomed to seeing beautiful sea birds arrive this time of year in healthy flocks; the locals did not expect thousands of foul birds to wash up dead on the shore.


France Withdraws Approval of 36 Glyphosate-Based Weed Killer Products

France is making headlines this month in the great, global glyphosate (Roundup) debate. Last week, the French health and safety agency, ANSES (Agence Nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environment et du travail or the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety), made preliminary decisions within its review of authorizations for the 69 glyphosate (Roundup) weed killer products allowed for sale in the country.


Our Vanishing World: Birds

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, it is estimated that the total number of passenger pigeons in the United States was about three billion birds.


Changes in the immune system explain why belly fat is bad for thinking

Iowa State researchers have found for the first time that less muscle and more body fat may affect how flexible our thinking gets as we become older, and changes in parts of the immune system could be responsible.


Congress Fails To Address PFAS Contamination in Nation’s Tap Water or Clean Up Legacy PFAS Pollution

The defense spending bill passed by the Senate today excludes key provisions designed to reduce ongoing releases of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, remove PFAS from tap water and clean up legacy PFAS contamination.


Access to Homeopathy Threatened by Latest FDA Action

The consequential action taken by the FDA involves the elimination of the administrative framework for homeopathy that the agency used for 30 years, one that allowed manufacturers of homeopathic remedies to thrive while ensuring the quality and purity of homeopathic medicines.


More Evidence Artificial Food and Hair Dye May Be Deadly

Color is used to market products and services, including those which affect our health. It appears that the first color used in art drawings was red, derived from ochre. The painting has been dated at 100,000 years old.


Insurance Industry Takes Aim at Vaping, May Deny Your Policy

You likely have heard that vaping is safe, or at least safer than smoking traditional combustible cigarettes. This myth may be easily perpetuated by the lack of offensive odor associated with traditional cigarettes.


These 3 Toxins Have the Largest Impact on Your Life Span

Your biological age can provide a good clue about your longevity, far more so than your chronological age. Your biological age refers to the state of your cells — they can be younger or older than your calendar age, which means you’re aging slower or faster than expected.


Fracking-well blast 60 miles from Pittsburgh leaked more methane than some countries emit in a year

In 2018, a natural-gas well exploded near Powhatan Point in Ohio, a small town that sits along the Ohio River, just 60 miles from Pittsburgh as the crow flies. The fracking well was owned and operated by a subsidiary of oil giant Exxon.


Don’t Toss That E-Cig: Vaping Waste Is A Whole New Headache For Schools And Cities

In her office at Boulder High School, the assistant principal has a large cardboard box where she can toss the spoils of her ongoing battle with the newest student addiction.


Marijuana vaping hits record highs among teens

The percentage of 12th graders who said they’d vaped marijuana at least once in the past 30 days nearly doubled between 2018 and 2019, according to new data from the Monitoring the Future survey.


How Has This Pesticide Not Been Banned?

The pesticide known as chlorpyrifos is both clearly dangerous and in very wide use. It is known to pass easily from mother to fetus and has been linked to a wide range of serious medical problems, including impaired development, Parkinson’s disease and some forms of cancer.


Children’s Health Defense Appoints Dafna Tachover to Spearhead 5G and Wireless Radiation Efforts

Robert Kennedy and Children’s Health Defense (CHD) are delighted to announce that Dafna Tachover, a leading advocate against 5G and an expert on the health effects of wireless technology radiation, has joined the organization to spearhead its efforts on these issues.


HPV Article Withdrawn Without Detailed Explanation by Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health

In June 2018, the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A published my article “A lowered probability of pregnancy in females in the USA aged 25-29 who received a human papillomavirus vaccine injection”.


Dozens potentially exposed to toxic mercury in Houston spill

Dozens of people in Houston potentially were exposed to the toxic metal mercury after it was spilled outside a Walmart, a Sonic Drive-In and a gas station, officials said.


Argentina: Devastating Consequences of GMO-based Intensive ag on Native Amphibians

According the study below, soybean production in South America now covers over 57 million ha, more than on any other continent. The consequences for amphibians have been devastating, as is clear from the study highlights and abstract.


Scientists Put Family On Organic Diet & Witness A Dramatic Drop In Pesticide Levels

Humanity is moving rapidly in different directions, and it would be nice to say the collective is moving forward, but that doesn’t seem to be the case in many areas.


Covert Chemical Warfare: 100,000 Deaths a Year from Prescription Drugs

Medical News Today reports that, in 2011, there was a modest uptick in the number of prescriptions written in the US. The increase brought the total to: 4.02 billion. Yes, in 2011, doctors wrote 4.02 billion prescriptions for drugs in America.


New Simple Test Could Detect Dangerous Levels of Fluoride in Drinking Water

Northwestern University synthetic biologists developed a simple, inexpensive new test that can detect dangerous levels of fluoride in drinking water.


Good for your skin and more: 8 Benefits of black cumin seed oil

Black seeds come from a small plant with purple, blue and white flowers called Nigella sativa. They are native to Eastern Europe, Western Asia and Middle Eastern countries.


A different kind of volcano: Scientists find evidence of an “extreme chemical reservoir” beneath the Earth’s surface

Most volcanoes are formed through similar geological processes – except for the one in Bermuda. A recent study found that the volcano’s origins lay deep inside the mantle of the Earth, from a region called the transition zone.


Two giant fatbergs removed from sewers in central London

Two huge fatbergs together weighing almost 100 tonnes and threatening to cause floods in homes and businesses over Christmas have been cleared from sewers in central London.


Rainwater in parts of US contain high levels of PFAS chemical, says study

New data shows that rainwater in some parts of the US contains high enough levels of potentially toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to possibly affect human health and may, if found in drinking water, in some cases be high enough to trigger regulatory action.


'Unsafe' pork may be served to Americans after USDA rule to relax and speed up food inspections takes effect, whistleblowers warn

A pair of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors are warning that unsafe pork may find its way onto grocery store shelves and into Americans' homes after a Trump administration rule change that will ease safety assessment standards.


South Asian Immigrants Exposed to DDT at Higher Risk of Diabetes

South Asian immigrants to the U.S. may be at increased risk of diabetes due to prior exposure to high levels of DDT, research published by the University of California Davis earlier this month indicates.​


Fluoride in Science News Again, This Time for Effects on Children’s IQ

The findings of a new Canadian study will be cold comfort for parents whose babies and children have consumed baby formula constituted with fluoridated drinking water.


Horrific scale of wildfires in 2019 laid bare in a shocking video that maps all the blazes across the planet throughout the year

This year has seen wildfires break out across the world, with California, the Amazon and the Arctic among those set ablaze by record-breaking temperatures.


Horrific scale of wildfires in 2019 laid bare in a shocking video that maps all the blazes across the planet throughout the year

This year has seen wildfires break out across the world, with California, the Amazon and the Arctic among those set ablaze by record-breaking temperatures.


Inside the world's first all-solar powered village: Id Mjahdi in Morocco comes online with 32 panels that provide electricity to 20 homes

This month, a small Moroccan village earned the distinction of becoming Africa's first fully solar powered village.


Regularly eating ultra-processed foods such as bacon, sausages, cakes, chips and ready meals 'raises your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 15%'

People who regularly eat ultra-processed foods such as sausages and bacon are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a study has found.


Excessive antibiotic prescriptions for children in low-, middle-income countries

Children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are receiving an average of 25 antibiotic prescriptions during their first five years of life, an excessive amount that could harm the children's ability to fight pathogens as well as increase antibiotic resistance worldwide, according to a new study from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Fish consumption and mercury exposure in pregnant women in coastal Florida

Mercury contamination of the marine environment is a global public health concern. Human exposure occurs primarily by eating seafood, especially large predatory fish such as swordfish and albacore tuna.​


Deadly Mold in Seattle Children's Hospital

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Seattle Children's Hospital after six children died and many others were sickened from Aspergillus mold. The lawsuit claims the hospital knew about "systemic problems" with its air-handling system and the related risks as far back as 2000, but "engaged in a cover-up" that left vulnerable patients exposed to potentially dangerous Aspergillus mold.


1 in 5 Adolescents Is Prediabetic

In the U.S., about 1 in 5 adolescents and 1 in 4 young adults has prediabetes, according to a study by U.S. CDC scientists.


U.S. Forest Service Allows Mining Company to Write Its Own Environmental Report, Docs Show

The Trump administration allowed a mining company to write its own report for how proposed mines in Idaho would affect protected species in the area, the AP reports.


Environmental Defense Fund to Launch a Satellite That Will Monitor Methane Leaks

Natural gas consists mainly of methane, a potent global warming pollutant. So to help hold companies accountable for letting methane pollution escape to the atmosphere, the Environmental Defense Fund is doing more than lobbying legislators.


New Satellite Data Reveals One of the Largest Methane Leaks in U.S. History

In February 2018, a blowout at a fracked natural gas well in Belmont County, Ohio forced around 100 nearby residents to flee their homes, as The New York Times reported. Now, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday has revealed that the local incident had major implications for the global climate crisis. Researchers used satellite data to determine that the blowout caused one of the largest methane leaks in U.S. history.


Eating chilies cuts risk of death from heart attack and stroke, study says

That delicious penne all'arrabiata may have benefits that go further than putting a smile on your face, according to a new study.


Losing weight after age 50 linked to lower breast cancer risk

Post-menopausal women who are able to lose even a modest amount of weight — and keep it off — may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer, research published Tuesday finds.


Senate cancels vote on controversial vaccination bill after hours of protests

After more than eight hours of pounding drums, invocations of a holy power and unrelenting screams from outside the New Jersey state Senate chamber, lawmakers in the upper house on Monday declined to take up legislation that would eliminate the religious exemption for mandatory childhood vaccinations.​


A circular economy from thin air

When Arpit Dhupar won the Young Champions of the Earth prize, he was in a bar with friends and didn’t believe the news. “Are you sure I have won?” He repeated. Finally convinced, he celebrated with his friends, who echoed, “Are you sure you’ve won?” Yet 12 months later, Chakr Shield, Dhupar’s company, has gone from strength to strength.


Mekong basin's vanishing fish signal tough times ahead in Cambodia

Tbong sits in the shade of a makeshift stilt hut over the edge of Tonlé Sap lake, surrounded by curious children. “Snake, catfish, elephant fish …” he says, his eyes crinkled against the sun.


Let there be dark: the battle to save our sky from light pollution

Huge numbers of species use daylight information as a clock. So birds may decide to migrate or lay eggs at a particular time of year, based on how much light there is. If they arrive too soon, before insect populations have boomed, they risk starvation.


Alcohol Is Killing More People Than The Opioid Epidemic. So Why Aren’t We Talking About It?

In recent years, we have been hearing a lot about the opioid epidemic that is sweeping the nation. The Center for Disease Control reported that over 47,000 people died in the United States alone from an opiate overdose in 2017, that is almost 5 times the amount of deaths caused by opiates in 1999.


Confirmed: Monsanto is a criminal corporation that knowingly commits chemical crimes against all life on earth

Monsanto, the world’s most evil corporation, has pled guilty to illegally spraying banned pesticides on research crops in Maui back in 2014, for which it will now have to pay $10.2 million in criminal fines.


Researchers design cost-efficient, clean fuel cells that might soon replace traditional gas engines in cars

Fuel cell technology has been around for some time. The first truly modern fuel cell vehicles came from the 1950s and 1960s, when they were used on experimental vehicles such as the 1966 Electrovan, a van which was outfitted with a fuel cell that took up so much space it could only fit two people. Fuel cell technology was even used by NASA to power space missions.


30-Year Study Finds Weekly Use Of Disinfectants Greatly Increases Your Chances Of Lung Disease

One of the most versatile cleaning supplies in the home, bleach, disinfects anything it comes into contact with and can not only clean every surface but remove stains from fabrics, too.


Pharmaceutical empire behind addictive painkiller OxyContin blamed for US opioid crisis is slammed for selling its overdose cure around the world

Billionaires shouldering the blame for the US opioid crisis have now come under fire for making money off an overdose treatment. The Sackler family, who own the company which makes the addictive high-strength painkiller OxyContin, are no strangers to scandal.


Inspired by photosynthesis in plants, researchers create liquid fuel with just water and carbon dioxide

Chemists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign managed to successfully create liquid fuel from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water using gold nanoparticles.


Perinatal exposure to flame retardant alters epigenome, predisposing metabolic disease

Studies have shown that perinatal exposure of rats and mice to common flame retardants found in household items permanently reprograms liver metabolism, often leading later in life to insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.


A self-cleaning surface that repels even the deadliest superbugs

A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a self-cleaning surface that can repel all forms of bacteria, preventing the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other dangerous bacteria in settings ranging from hospitals to kitchens.


Berries Drive Brain Health, Keep Aging at Bay

In an analysis of data on berry intake, mental decline has been slower for women over age 70 who regularly consumed strawberries or blueberries. These findings aren't alone in vouching for berries' longevity-promoting and cognition boosting properties, as previous studies reflect similar therapeutic actions.


The Bad Seeds: Are Wildfire Recovery Efforts Hurting Biodiversity?

It turns out reseeding isn't always ecologically beneficial or effective. Most of it is undertaken with the intent of curbing erosion or limiting the spread of invasive plants. But according to a growing field of research, in some ecosystems reseeding doesn't have those desired effects — and can even inhibit the ability of native plant communities to recover.


Renewables Are Gaining Traction, but We Need to Be Able to Store the Energy

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' recent decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to scientists who developed rechargeable lithium-ion batteries reminded the world just how transformative they have been.


A freshwater mussel apocalypse is underway—and no one knows why.

Since 2016, numbers of pheasantshell, once one of the Clinch’s most abundant mussel species, have plummeted by more than 90 percent, according to research by Richard and Rose Agbalog, also a USFWS biologist.


Hunters Banned in Botswana After Shooting and Killing Research Elephant

Two hunters who shot and killed a research elephant in Botswana and then destroyed its collar to hide the evidence have been banned from further hunting in the country.


DuPont Made Billions Polluting Tap Water With PFAS; Will Now Make More Cleaning It Up

DuPont, whose toxic fluorinated chemicals have contaminated communities nationwide, is buying a company that specializes in removing those same chemicals from tap water. DuPont announced on Wednesday it will purchase Desalitech Ltd., a manufacturer of closed-circuit reverse osmosis technology.


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, December 14, 2019

Ongoing investigations and document releases continue to expose the endless flow of lies and deception emanating from the US government. Endless political theater is still the theme of the day even as dire biosphere collapse headlines accelerate.


There’s a 43% Chance You May Not Need Your Antibiotic

According to a new study, there’s a hefty chance you don’t actually need the antibiotic your doctor prescribed you. Researchers examined data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, which included information from more than 990 million doctor visits in the U.S. in 2015.


Air Pollution Interventions Can Rapidly Improve Public Health

Researchers found that as early as two weeks after a pollution source is removed, hospital visits are reduced and respiratory symptoms experienced by residents improve. As early as two months after the source of pollution is removed, mortality rates may drop as well.


EVOO Is Good for Your Brain

Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) may improve brain health and decrease your risk of cognitive decline, according to researchers from Temple University in Philadelphia and Sapienza University in Rome.


The Health Benefits of Play Time

If you’re like most, you’re probably not in the habit of scheduling play time, and if you have kids, they’re probably not spending much time playing outdoors with their friends. After watching the DW documentary, “The Power of Play,” you may reconsider these choices.


Israeli study shows cure to breast cancer without chemo

A decade-long Israeli study published this month shows that women who discover they have breast cancer in an early phase can possibly avoid chemotherapy.


E-cigarettes linked to lung problems, first long-term study on vaping finds

The first study on the long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes finds that the devices are linked to an increased risk of chronic lung diseases, according to research published Monday in theAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.


Big Pharma Bought Access to Your DNA from Genealogy Company and What They’re Using It for Should Concern Everyone

Have you paid for an ancestry report? Perhaps someone gave it to you as a gift. Either way, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline now owns your genetic fingerprint. In a paradigm shift that is making some people uneasy, human DNA has been dubbed a commodity.


World's first ever fully electric commercial seaplane with a 750-horsepower propulsion system takes flight in Canada

Today a commercial seaplane company in Vancouver completed the world’s first commercial flight of an electric plane. Harbour Air Seaplanes conducted the short flight over the Fraser River near the Vancouver International Airport in the suburb of Richmond.


Drinking just ONE glass of wine or pint of beer each night 'may raise your cancer risk by 5%' as scientists warn the safest amount of alcohol is NONE

Drinking just one alcoholic drink per day for a decade could raise your risk of cancer by five per cent, according to research.


Residents vote against nuclear waste dump near Hawker in South Australia

Residents in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges have voted narrowly against having a nuclear waste dump in their region. About 52% of the people who took part in the ballot voted against the federal government’s facility being established on land near Hawker.


Berlins rubbish collectors say give time not stuff this Christmas

Berlin’s rubbish collection service is urging the city’s residents to cut down on their waste this Christmas by gifting time rather than material objects.


Queensland school runs out of water as commercial bottlers harvest local supplies

The Tamborine Mountain state school has run out of water, even as water miners in the Gold Coast hinterland are sending millions of litres to commercial bottling operations.


Los Angeles beaches plagued with toxic stormwater, report warns

Los Angeles beaches are plagued by stormwater pollution that can make people sick and damage ecosystems, and local governments are largely failing to address the hazards, according to a new report.


Farmers Are Turning Food Waste into Electricity and Making Enough to Power Entire Cities

Nothing highlights the radical disparity between different parts of the globe more than food. As children and adults starve to death at a rate of 25,000 a day across the world, the United States throws away enough food to fill the Willis Tower in Chicago 44 times a year.


Are your children safe from toxic aluminum exposure?

You’ve childproofed your home, switched to organic food and personal care products, and generally do all you can to ensure your little ones are safe from harm. However, one danger you might have overlooked is aluminum.


New England Fishing Communities Being Destroyed by 'Climate Shocks'

The climate crisis is hurting the New England fishing industry, claims a new report published Monday, with a decline of 16% in fishing jobs in the northeastern U.S. region from 1996 to 2017 and more instability ahead. University of Delaware researcher Kimberly Oremus' paper, "Climate variability reduces employment in New England fisheries," was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Bumblebees exposed to Chernobyl-levels of radiation consume more nectar

The study simulated Chernobyl-levels of radiation exposure in a laboratory to investigate the impacts it may be having on insects inhabiting the exclusion zone. Although it has been previously found that bumblebees are sensitive to radiation, few studies have investigated the effects on their fitness.​


Fukushima: Lessons learned from an extraordinary case of soil decontamination

Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to carry out major decontamination works in the affected area, which covers more than 9,000 km2. On December 12, 2019, with most of this work having been completed, the scientific journal SOIL of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is publishing a synthesis of approximately 60 scientific publications that together provide an overview of the decontamination strategies used and their effectiveness, with a focus on radiocesium.


A more efficient way to turn saltwater into drinking water

Water scarcity is a major problem across the world. "It affects every continent," says Amir Barati Farimani, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.


New York Becomes Third State To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide

Beginning next year, a neurotoxic pesticide that at low doses can trigger brain and behavioral damage in children will be banned from use by agricultural operations in New York State.


Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer: Is There a Link?

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of aluminum-free antiperspirants and deodorants on the market. The trend has been led by smaller, boutique brands marketed as “natural,” such as Here + Now, Justin Bieber’s new “gender-neutral” deodorant from Schmidt’s Naturals.


All age groups worldwide 'at high risk' of drop in children's physical activity

Emphasis on particular groups hinders efforts to address the problem of declining physical activity in children, according to a study led at the University of Strathclyde.


Poor diet linked to age-related macular degeneration

Participants who ate a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy were three times more likely to develop an eye condition that damages the retina and affects a person's central vision, according to the results of a study from the University at Buffalo.


“The American Love Affair with the Automobile”: The Unspoken History of the Electric Car

The American love affair with the automobile was a result of all three, beginning with a massive conspiracy to kill electric vehicles, which helped to kill mass transit and force Americans into private car ownership.


Bayer Buys Reporters and Sprays Illegal Poison

Bayer has been making headlines since it acquired Monsanto in 2018 for $63 billion, inheriting lawsuits alleging their (formerly Monsanto's) glyphosate-containing Roundup caused cancer and other health problems.


Why Do Scientists Defend Poison?

Why is there so much deceitful science published these days? Mainstream articles regularly assure people that glyphosate, vaccines and fluoride are safe, and that soft drinks and other junk food are not linked to obesity.


FDA Cracks Down on CBD Oil

The mass emergence of CBD products came on the heels of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s downgrading of CBD products from cannabis that contain no more than 0.1% tetrahydrocannabinols (THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis) from Schedule 1 to Schedule 5 at the end of 2018.3 Schedule 5 drugs are considered to have a lower potential for abuse than other controlled drugs.


Young Cannabis Users Are at Risk for Stroke and Heart Attack

Medical marijuana, which refers to the use of the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its extracts for medicinal purposes, has generated a lot of excitement for its potential role in treating diseases ranging from anorexia to Alzheimer’s.


Neonicotinoids Pose Ecosystemwide Threat

Unbeknownst to many Americans, a majority of soybean, corn, canola and sunflower seeds planted in the U.S. are precoated with neonicotinoid insecticides, also known as “neonics.”


Dill: Nature's Lesser-Known Antibiotic

Dill is chock-full of nutrients and compounds that are widely used for reducing excess gas, aiding in digestion and boosting the immune system. But the perks don't end there: dill also provides strong antibiotic properties.


Sick Americans Are Desperate Enough to Buy Fish Antibiotics

Researchers from the University of South Carolina examined online reviews from 24 websites selling nine kinds of fish antibiotics. Out of the nearly 2,300 reviews they looked at, 55 reviews (2.4 percent) seemed to indicate that the customers were buying the product for human use.


Scientists call for a complete ban on GLITTER because the particles are polluting oceans and hurting marine life

Glitter may be sparkly, but reports show it also has a dark side. These tiny particles are making their way into water sources, leading scientists to call a complete ban on glitter saying it is causing an environmental disaster.


Massachusetts is the only state in the US with enough therapists to treat the growing number of children with autism as rates have doubled in 10 years

Every US state but one is vastly unprepared to handle the ongoing surge in children with autism, a new study reveals.


Labelling chocolate and crisps with the amount of exercise needed to burn them off shames people into eating 200 less calories a day (so how long would you need to run for to burn off your favourite treat?)

Labelling food and drinks with the amount of exercise needed to burn off the calories inside them encourages healthier choices, research suggests. Scientists worked out that people eat 200 less calories every day when they are exposed to the messages on the packaging.


Almost a quarter of eucalypt trees found to be threatened with extinction

A global assessment of all 826 known species of eucalypt trees – of which some 812 grow only in Australia – has found almost a quarter are threatened with extinction.


'We’re just waiting to die': the black residents living on top of a toxic landfill site

In the 1980s, black New Orleanians were encouraged to buy houses built by the city on top of a toxic landfill. Three decades later it is one of Louisiana’s worst cancer hotspots, but residents of Gordon Plaza are still fighting to be relocated.


Invest in pollinator monitoring for long-term gain

New research shows that for every $1 invested in pollinator monitoring schemes, at least $1.50 can be saved, from otherwise costly independent research projects.


Why polar bears at sea have higher pollution levels than those staying on land

As the climate changes, myriad animal populations are being impacted. In particular, Arctic sea-ice is in decline, causing polar bears in the Barents Sea region to alter their feeding and hunting habits. Bears that follow sea-ice to offshore areas have higher pollutant levels than those staying on land—but why? A new study in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology reports the likely reasons.


New Plastic “Zeoform” Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything

What if today’s plastics could be made from materials which were not only sustainable, but non-toxic?


Follow a balanced diet to boost overall health: Over 80,000 cancer cases a year are linked to poor diets, warn researchers

In 2015, research has stated that about 5.2 percent of new cancer diagnoses could be directly attributed to poor diets and excess body weight. This puts lackluster nutrition on par with alcohol consumption as cause for cancer diagnoses.


Researchers find evidence of microplastics in Colorado RAIN SAMPLES: Where is it coming from?

Microplastics are everywhere these days. They are even falling from the sky, a recent study finds. Researchers from various institutions in the US, including the US Geological Survey (USGS), found microplastics in rain samples collected from the Denver-Boulder urban corridor and other sites along Colorado’s Front Range.


New EWG Map: 305 Military Sites That Used PFAS-based Firefighting Foam

Environmental Working Group today published a map of 305 military installations that used the firefighting foams made with the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, which have likely contaminated drinking water or ground water on or around the bases.


Making every drop count

Since she won the 2019 Young Champion of the Earth prize for Latin America and the Caribbean, Aqualuz Founder Anna Luisa Beserra has been working hard on saving lives.


Why the New Zealand volcano eruption caught the world by surprise

An explosive eruption rocked White Island, a small volcanic isle in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty. A series of violent blasts rang out, flinging ash 12,000 feet into the sky and showering the volcano’s floor with hot debris, before everything fell silent a handful of minutes later.


European Union Bans Brain-Damaging Insecticide Chlorpyrifos; NY Governor Bans Aerial Application and Proposes Phase-Out of All Uses

Last week, the European Union voted to ban the neurotoxic insecticides chlorpyrifos and chorpyrifos-methyl from use beginning February 1, 2020.


Floral foam adds to microplastic pollution problem

As the cut flower industry hits one of its busiest periods, new research has shown that the water-absorbing green floral foam used by florists is contributing to the world's microplastic problem.


Congress Fails to Protect Americans From PFAS Pollution

The defense bill finalized by Congress last night excludes key provisions designed to reduce ongoing releases of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, remove PFAS from tap water and clean up legacy PFAS contamination.


Study Links Hair Dye and Chemical Straighteners to Breast Cancer, With Risk From Dye Highest for Black Women

A new report by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, links chemicals commonly used in hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners to an increased risk of breast cancer.


Spectrum News 1: Vaccine Safety—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. vs. Dr. Robert Riewerts

On December 8, Spectrum News 1 in Los Angeles, CA, aired a segment called: “Safe-Vaccine Advocate Wants More Testing While Pediatrician Says It Is Safe”


New Jersey Bills S2173 and A3818 Exemptions from Mandatory Immunizations

On Thursday, December 12, the New Jersey Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing on bill S2173 that would repeal the religious exemption to vaccination. If the bill passes out of the 10-member committee, the bill would advance to a vote before the entire Senate and Assembly, possibly as early as Monday, December 16.


Testimony on MA Bills H.4095 and S.2359

The elephant in the auditorium today is Pharma profits. Dare I say out loud that our children’s arms and bodies are the delivery system for transferring money from the citizens of the Commonwealth to the pharmaceutical industry?


Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected

Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's high-end climate warming scenario, which would see 400 million more people exposed to coastal flooding by 2100.


He Started Vaping THC To Cope With Chronic Pain. Then He Got Sick

As vaping has grown more popular in recent years, the trend has been fueled by the habit's pleasurable allure: Compared with smoking cigarettes or pot, vaping is discrete and less smelly. Vaping fluids come in hundreds of flavors. There's no tar or other byproducts of burning. And vape pens are high-tech, customizable and sleek. But none of that mattered to Paul Lubell when he decided to try vaping.​


Stop Vaping Now!

By Deirdre Imus, 11-12-2019 Over the last two months, a national tragedy and health emergency has been unfolding in this country. As of this week, the CDC reported that 37 people have died and nearly 1,900 have been sickened as a result of using vaping devices filled with either nicotine or THC.


It's Time To Take Fluoride Out of Our Water

By Deirdre Imus, 10-8-2019 Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found both inside the human body (in our bones and teeth) and outside of it (in water, soil, plants, rocks, and air).


Flavorful Fall Persimmon Bowl

This Persimmon Smoothie Bowl is fall in a bowl. Every decadent bite is packed with bursting flavor and nutrients. Persimmons are an immense source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Manganese, antioxidants, fiber, and so much more!


What Can Happen To Your Body When You Ingest Okra

According to a study published in 2005 in the Jilin Medical Journal, okra showed positive effects on nephropathy, or kidney disease.


Neonatal nurse says government-mandated vaccines are “destroying an entire generation of children”

The VAXXED II film bus is currently touring the country in promotion of this groundbreaking sequel to the original VAXXED documentary. And one of the people interviewed by tour host and actress Polly Tommey was Michelle Rowton, a neonatal nurse who wasn’t shy in declaring that the conventional medical system is “destroying an entire generation of children” with toxic vaccines.


New calls emerge for “anti-vaxxers” to be thrown in re-education camps while their children are kidnapped and their homes seized

If you disagree with the medical establishment’s lies about vaccines, you have no right to exist in society at all, say pro-vaccine authoritarian tyrants. In case you were wondering what the real plans are for people who oppose the quack science dogma of the vaccine industry and its child murdering vaccine advocates, look no further than today’s rant from anti-Trump neocon Rick Wilson.


NSW bushfires: doctors sound alarm over 'disastrous' impact of smoke on air pollution

A Sydney GP working in the suburbs hardest hit by bushfire smoke plaguing New South Wales has said she is devastated for her patients, many of them unable to afford air filters, air conditioning or masks.​


1.9 billion people at risk from mountain water shortages, study shows

A quarter of the world’s population are at risk of water supply problems as mountain glaciers, snow-packs and alpine lakes are run down by global heating and rising demand, according to an international study.


'This will come back and bite us': water company and city officials knew about Flint lead risk

Email exchanges show senior employees knew Michigan residents might risk being poisoned by tap water months before city admitted to problem. The crisis in Flint, a majority-black city of 100,000, has served as a rallying cry for victims of environmental racism across the US.


Green hydrogen: Research to enhance efficiency

Laboratory experiments and a parabolic flight campaign have enabled an international team of researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) to gain new insights into water electrolysis, in which hydrogen is obtained from water by applying electric energy.


Young adults with ADHD are at higher risk for developing nicotine addiction

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to self-administer nicotine and report more pleasurable responses than people without the condition, according to a study by Duke Health researchers.


New function for plant enzyme could lead to green chemistry

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new function in a plant enzyme that could have implications for the design of new chemical catalysts.


Lithium can now be recycled

Lithium from Norwegian electric car batteries isn't recycled that often. Instead, it ends up as waste when other metals it's mixed with are recycled. But this may change.


Why do orca grandmothers live so long? It's for their grandkids.

The orca is one of only a handful of mammals known to go through menopause. The reason has remained murky, but now, new research suggests why


Study Finds ‘Underexplored Vulnerability in the Food System’: Jet Stream-Fueled Global Heat Waves

The study, published in Nature Climate Change Monday, found that specific wave patterns in the jet stream can trigger heat waves that simultaneously bake parts of North America, Europe and Asia responsible for 25 percent of the world's food, according to a press release published by Columbia University's Earth Institute.


Scientists warn New Zealand's devastating White Island volcano eruption could trigger deadly landslides and TSUNAMIS as they brand tourist trips there 'a disaster waiting to happen'

The devastating volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island, which has already claimed at least five lives, could trigger subsequent landslides, eruptions and tsunamis, scientists have warned.


On International Mountain Day, promoting eco-safe roads for more sustainable mountain living

Mountain roads in the Himalayas are notoriously treacherous, claiming numerous deaths every year. Road casualties are often due to inadequate road construction, which can cause landslides, rock fall and avalanches.


The Ocean Is Running Out of Oxygen, Largest Study of Its Kind Finds

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) report combined the work of 67 scientists from 17 countries to conclude that oxygen levels in the ocean had declined around two percent since the mid-20th century, and the volume of waters entirely deprived of oxygen had increased four-fold since the 1960s.


How to Make Sustainability More Than a Buzzword

These days, sustainability is much more than a buzzword, and wise business leaders have realized that you don’t have to choose between what’s good for business and what’s good for the planet. Business and environmental objectives can -- and should -- work together.


Air pollution slashes the survival chances for heart transplant patients, finds study

Air pollution slashes the survival chances for people who have undergone a heart transplant, researchers have found.


How bees could help lower your blood pressure: Mouthwash made from substance used to waterproof hives could help combat hypertension

A mouthwash made from a material bees use to waterproof their hives could help combat high blood pressure and gum disease.


EU to ban two ‘brain-damaging’ pesticides

Representatives from member states in the EU Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) voted to ban the controversial pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl from the EU market on Friday​


First Pig-Monkey Chimeras Were Just Created in China

Two piglets recently born in China look like average swine on the outside, but on the inside, they are (a very small) part monkey. A team of researchers generated the pig-primate creatures by injecting monkey stem cells into fertilized pig embryos and then implanting them into surrogate sows, according to a piece by New Scientist.


Even light alcohol consumption linked to higher cancer risk in Japan

In a study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks. In the study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the overall cancer risk appeared to be the lowest at zero alcohol consumption.


'It comes down to pure greed': Insulin prices double, causing many diabetics to turn to extremes

Mindi Patterson’s family pays nearly $1,000 each month for insulin. Her husband, Roc, 47, and her two sons, 19-year-old Pierce and 14-year-old Martin, all have Type 1 diabetes and need insulin to survive.


EPA OKs ‘Cyanide Bombs’ Despite Indiscriminate Killing of Thousands of Animals a Year

The Trump administration today announced it will reauthorize use of sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s. These “cyanide bombs” received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency despite inhumanely and indiscriminately killing thousands of animals every year.


Attaching LED lights to fishing nets could stop tens of thousands of endangered dolphins and sea turtles being caught without scaring off the fish

Adding lights to commercial fishing nets can reduce the number of endangered species, including sea turtles and dolphins, that get caught in them. Just as hazard lights warn humans of danger, scientists found adding floating LED lights to the nets alerted many endangered species of the net's presence - meaning a reduction of more than 70 per cent in the number caught.


This $10 Biodegradable Cooler Is Reusable And Could Spell The End For Styrofoam Coolers

Extruded polystyrene, or Styrofoam as we know it, is among the top polluters after plastic. This non-biodegradable, inflammable material is mostly used as packing material, but the consequences are quite drastic.


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, December 7, 2019

The weather makers continue to push the climate system ever further into uncharted territory. How bad do conditions have to get before academia and official agencies acknowledge what is going on in our skies? More US troops are being sent to the Middle East.


Boom in seahorse poaching spells bust for Italy’s coastal habitats

Michele Gristina, who works for Italy’s Institute for Coastal Marine Environment, has been studying the seahorses in Taranto for nearly 20 years.


Groundbreaking Reporting Helped Bring ‘Dark Waters’ to Light

“Dark Waters,” the story of how DuPont dumped a toxic Teflon chemical called PFOA in a small West Virginia town and covered it up for decades, opens nationwide today. Reviewers have raved: The New Yorker calls it “a stirring and infuriating story of brazen corporate indifference to employees, neighbors, and the world at large.” The film stars Mark Ruffalo as attorney Rob Bilott, who worked doggedly to expose the scandal.


Big jump in teen e-cigarette use despite public outcry over vaping perils

Data released Thursday reveal a big increase in e-cigarette use by high school students, with more than a quarter saying they vape despite a lung disease epidemic and widespread public health outcry that has pitted President Donald Trump against congressional Democrats.


Electric Buses Charge Quickly With This New Wireless System

In Long Beach, California, some electric buses can charge along their route without cords or wires. When a bus reaches the Pine Avenue station, it parks over a special charging pad. While passengers get on and off, the charger transfers energy to a receiver on the bottom of the bus.


The 18 Most Addictive Foods (and the 17 Least Addictive)

Up to 20% of people may have a food addiction or exhibit addictive-like eating behavior. This number is even higher among people with obesity.


Road salt pollutes lake in one of the largest US protected areas, new study shows

New research shows road salt runoff into Mirror Lake in Adirondack Park prevents natural water turnover and therefore poses a risk to the balance of its ecology. In a new study published in Lake and Reservoir Management, researchers from the Ausable River Association and the Adirondack Watershed Institute monitored the water quality of Mirror Lake.


Why Glucose Restrictions Are Essential in Treating Cancer

Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D., professor of biology at Boston College, is a leading expert and researcher in the field of cancer metabolism and nutritional ketosis. His book, "Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management and Prevention of Cancer" is a foundational textbook on this topic, and in August 2016, he received the Game Changer Award for his work.


Prenatal and early life exposure to multiple air pollutants increases odds of toddler allergies

A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) shows a significant association between multiple prenatal and early life exposures to indoor pollutants and the degree of allergic sensitivity in 2-year-olds.​


How Biochar Is Triggering a New Industrial Revolution

In this interview, Albert Bates, director of the Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology and author of "Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth," discusses how biochar can transform agriculture while simultaneously normalize our climate.


Will Eating Keto Help Prevent Flu?

A team from the Yale School of Medicine discovered that mice with gout that were fed a keto diet experienced reduced levels of inflammation. The team theorized the diet could have a similar effect on humans who get flu.


Reconsider Lettuce Use in Light of Recurring Contamination

Foodborne disease outbreaks are becoming increasingly common, thanks to conventional agricultural and confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) practices. According to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 25,606 foodborne infections, 5,893 hospitalizations and 120 deaths from food poisoning in 2018.


Obesity Decreases Brain Function

Obese teenagers can have certain brain differences from their thinner peers, which might indicate they have signal damage from inflammation, UPI reported.


Shady Implants: Corruption in the Medical Device Industry

A new documentary, “Shady Implants: The ‘Guinea Pigs’ of the Medical Industry,” exposes the corruption in the medical device industry.


Five Benefits of Cardamom for the Health Conscious

It may not be as popular worldwide as ginger, cinnamon and the other heavyweights of the spice world, but cardamom has earned a special place in diet and wellness for its wonderful benefits. In fact, this spice -- a staple in Indian cuisine -- is often regarded as the "queen of spices" where it's widely used.


Could Probiotics Be the Potent Antidepressant You've Been Looking For?

It has long been established that gut bacteria are largely connected to immune function and metabolic health. However, researchers have only scratched the surface when it comes to their role in thinking, boosting overall mood, and addressing depression and other mental health conditions.


Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is Masters of Health’s Person of the Year

Children’s Health Defense is proud to announce that CHD Board Chair Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has received the prestigious recognition by Masters of Health magazine as “Person of the Year.” According to Masters of Health Editor-in-Chief Michael Stanislavsky, “He is a real champion, an environmental and humanitarian legend, and a true courageous hero who has dedicated his life to defend those who cannot defend themselves.


Merck Whistleblower Case Proceeds Toward a Resolution

As the Merck MMR whistle blower case proceeds toward a resolution that increasingly appears to spell doom for Merck’s scandal ridden MMRII blockbuster, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) officials are scrambling to get Glaxo’s version of the MMR teed up to fill the coming vacuum.


The Relationship between Cell Phones and Cancer? The Health Impacts of RF Radiation. WHO Report

After eight years of work, the World Health Organization (WHO) is reopening its review of the health effects of RF radiation for a summary report intended to serve as a benchmark for its more than 150 member countries. The report will be used as a guide to respond to widespread concerns over the new world of 5G.


Japan BANS implanting gene edited human embryos in preemptive crackdown on the 'designer baby' craze

This week, Japan’s health ministry recommended a ban on implanting genetically modified human embryos, warning that such procedures could lead to a market for ‘designer babies.’ The recommendation was issued by an expert panel, which said that allowing gene-edited embryos to move forward in gestation posed serious health risks for both the infant and potential future generations.


Britain's toxic playgrounds: In a scandal that should shame the nation, 2.6 million children are at schools that have dangerous levels of air pollution.

In 2017, air quality measurements taken across London identified St Paul's as being the second most polluted school in the capital.


Humans are being exposed to 44 TIMES more infertility-causing and cancer-linked 'gender bending' chemicals than first thought

Humans are exposed to far more hormone-disrupting chemicals than previously thought, according to a new study. Patricia Hunt, the researcher at Washington State University who first discovered that BPA, a dangerous toxin in plastics, can cause cancer and other diseases and disorders, has now developed a more accurate method of measuring it.


Increased Incidence of Brain Cancer. Caused by Exposure to Pesticides and Electromagnetic Fields?

In July 2019 (updated in September 2019), the French Public Health Agency “Santé Publique France“, together with the Francim cancer registries, the Hospices Civils de Lyon and the Institut National du Cancer, published national estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in metropolitan France between 1990 and 2018.


Cutting air pollution ‘can prevent deaths within weeks’

Cutting air pollution can prevent deaths within weeks, according to scientists. They found the health benefits of clean air were “almost immediate and substantial” and stretched into the long term, saving billions of dollars.


Texas: city residents urged to evacuate after chemical plant explosions

Authorities in the Texas city of Port Neches have issued an order encouraging its 50,000 residents to evacuate due to concerns over air quality after a pair of chemical plant explosions occurred last week.​


Pomegranate's Performance-Boosting Potential Confirmed

Pomegranate, the "jewel of winter," is one fruit you should have on your radar if you're interested in boosting your physical performance. This applies not only to athletes but also to anyone who's an avid exerciser -- or wishes they were.


Veterinary drugs are wreaking havoc on wildlife worldwide

Millions of pounds of antimicrobials end up in livestock each year, seeping into the environment and harming species like dung beetles.


Why do ocean animals eat plastic?

Why would an apex ocean predator eat gloves? Or rope? Or plastic cups? How does a whale end up with more than 200 pounds of waste in its stomach? Last week, a ten-year-old whale was found dead on a beach in Scotland.


Overweight? Cumin Spice Works Better Than Obesity Drugs

Cumin, a warm, peppery seed found in spice cabinets around the globe, helped overweight individuals lose as much weight as those taking weight loss medication, with added benefits to insulin levels.


Soothe Coughs Naturally with Horehound Peppermint Cough Syrup

It’s that time of year again. The sniffles, coughs, sore throats, and all-around puniness begin. I’ve been in my kitchen a lot this week prepping immune-boosting foods and thought I would share the elixir that I make for coughs.


Stuffing yourself with food means bad bacteria become worse, leading to disease

Looking for the cause of inflammatory diseases? Try overeating foods that contain little to no nutritional value.


Study identifies 6 food groups linked to greater cancer risk: A well-balanced diet is best for overall health, advise researchers

Diet may not be the only consideration when it comes to staying healthy, but it does play a vital role in overall health. What you eat on a regular basis can help determine whether or not you will develop chronic conditions like diabetes, obesity or heart disease.


1 in 4 Young Adults Are Addicted to Their Smartphone

Hop on a subway, attend a sporting event or sit down at a restaurant to eat — chances are, you’ll notice people all around you who are completely engrossed in their phones. These days, it doesn’t matter where you are — you’re almost guaranteed to see someone texting, surfing Facebook or Instagram, tweeting or Snapchatting away.


Superbugs Lurking Where You Might Not Expect

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published their first Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report in 2013, in which they estimated there were 2 million antibiotic-resistant infections, accounting for 23,000 deaths that year.


Chemical Companies Increase Pressure on European Union to Extend Allowance of Pesticides Tied to Brain Damage in Children

A current ban of two pesticides — chlorpyrifos and its structurally close cousin chlorpyrifos-methyl — in nine European Union (EU) states is facing last-ditch efforts by pesticide producers to extend current EU approval, which is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2020.


'Dark Waters' Is a Real-Life Horror Story, And You're Part of It

Horror movies condition us be cautious of our surroundings—to flinch at the sound of a creaking floorboard or a sudden chill in the air. But the biggest scares in life are the ones that come from things we think are completely safe.


Buyer Beware: GMO Stevia Is Everywhere

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana), a perennial shrub native to South America, has a long history of use as a natural sweetener for food, medicines and beverages. Whole stevia contains a number of substances, including various stevioside compounds, rebaudiosides and glycoside.


Key PFAS Reform Provisions in Jeopardy

Manufacturers of the highly toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS may have scored a big win if key provisions to reduce releases and clean up these contaminants from drinking water sources were scrapped from a final defense spending bill before Congress.


Report: EPA Broke Law by Ignoring Kids’ Health To Roll Back Rules on Dirty Engines in Big Trucks

The Trump Environmental Protection Agency violated federal regulations in order to speed up repeal of pollution rules for old, dirty diesel engines in new freight trucks, instructing agency officials to ignore the impacts on children’s health.


Cellphone-related face injuries on the rise, study shows

A study led by a facial plastic surgeon and published Thursday in the JAMA Otolaryngology journal found a spike in face injuries from cellphones. One case included a woman who broke her nose when she dropped her cellphone on her face.


France bans two US pesticides, citing risk to bees

French authorities on Wednesday banned two US pesticides which ecologists deem harmful to bees.


Warmer temperatures will increase arsenic levels in rice

People around the world consume rice in their daily diets. But in addition to its nutrient and caloric content, rice can contain small amounts of arsenic, which in large doses is a toxin linked to multiple health conditions and dietary-related cancers.


Probiotic may help treat colic in infants

Probiotics -- or "good bacteria" -- have been used to treat infant colic with varying success. In a new trial published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, investigators have shown that drops containing a particular probiotic strain (Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12) reduced the duration of daily crying by more than 50% in 80% of the 40 infants who received the probiotic once daily for 28 days, with beneficial effects on sleep duration and on stool frequency and consistency.


Dirt floors can kill you. This graduate might have a solution.

Days after graduating from business school at Stanford University in 2014, Gayatri Datar set off for Rwanda to pursue an unorthodox goal: to rid the world of dirt floors, which can make people sick.


Ford will recycle McDonalds' coffee waste material into energy efficient car parts including durable headlamps

Today, Ford announced a new partnership with McDonald’s to use waste materials from the company's coffee beans to create new car components. The new parts will be made from coffee h less energy intensive than traditional plastic parts, and they’ll also be lighter, making each car slightly more energy efficient.


Biodegradable straw made from MANGO peel wins first prize in university science fair and offers an eco-friendly solution to the scourge of plastic pollution

More than 50 million tonnes of mango are farmed around the world every year, but the discarded peelings have, until now, been of little use. Two university students in Mexico have nabbed first place in a university science fair with their innovative method of turning the peel of the exotic fruit into biodegradable straws.


Vaper, 49, suffers an incurable lung disease usually found in metal factory workers who spend decades inhaling toxic fumes

A vaper has been diagnosed with an incurable form of lung scarring typically found in metal factory workers. Doctors say the rare disease was likely caused by fumes from the heating coils used in the 49-year-old's device.


Breathing London air is like smoking 160 cigarettes a year, reveals analysis of UK pollution levels

Breathing air in the UK's most polluted areas is as bad as smoking almost 160 cigarettes a year, a charity has warned.


Plastic pollution kills half a million hermit crabs on remote islands

More than half a million hermit crabs have been killed after becoming trapped in plastic debris on two remote island groups, prompting concern that the deaths could be part of a global species decline.​


Radiation hotspots 'found near Fukushima Olympic site'

The government is keen to use the Olympics to showcase Fukushima’s recovery from the 2011 tsunami. It intends to use J-Village, a sports complex located about 12 miles from the nuclear plant that was damaged in the disaster, as the starting point for the Japan leg of the torch relay taking place in March.


The Tragic Leading Cause of Death for Ohio Preteens

In Ohio, suicide is the leading cause of death for children aged 10 to 14, according to a report from the Ohio Department of Health, and the second leading cause of death among 15- to 34-year-olds.


Antibiotics Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a study which suggests the neurodegenerative disorder may be tied to the loss of beneficial gut bacteria, as reported by The Week.


50 Things You Could Be Doing Instead Of Staring At A Screen

There is no doubt about it, screens have become a central part of many of our lives. From the moment we wake up and turn off our alarms and do a quick check of Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter notifications, email, and other apps — screens have the capacity to suck us in, right from the start of the day.


Solar Plant Turns Ocean Water Into Drinking Water for 35,000 People a Day in Kenya

The World Health Organization estimates that roughly 2.2 billion people across the globe still struggle every day to access fresh drinking water—especially in the parched nations of sub-Saharan Africa.​


Par for the course: Concerned teen diver stumbles upon vast sea of golf balls that pollute the California coast

Hundreds of thousands of golf balls have littered the seabed off the coast of California. First discovered by a teenager, the toxic plastic trash is now getting cleaned up slowly but surely by concerned citizens.


Observing the immediate health outcomes of switching to a whole foods diet

In this study, researchers from the National University of Natural Medicine in Oregon assessed the feasibility of measuring the health impact of a 12-week naturopathic whole foods nutrition education course among adults with or at risk of prediabetes.


Natural antibiotic: Research looks at potential of ginger against superbugs

Ginger is a well-known spice often used in Asian cuisine, especially in Indian, Thai, and Chinese cooking. Also known by its scientific name Zingiber officinale, ginger belongs to the same family as other medicinal spices like cardamom and turmeric.


Swedish Toxic Waste Poisons Chilean Community for 30 Years

Arica is a dusty, windswept port city in northern Chile. Tourists wander the city's long seafront under the shadow of a dramatic buff-colored cliff called El Morro. But the bracing sea air belies a toxic controversy that has bounced from court to court, from Chile to Sweden, in vain search of resolution.​


Spray-Painted Polar Bear Shocks and Worries Wildlife Experts

A video of a polar bear wandering around the Russian Arctic spray-painted with large numbers and letters has baffled and worried wildlife experts.


Bending to International Industry Pressure, Thailand Walks Back Toxic Chemical Bans

Last week, Thailand’s government shifted course from banning three toxic pesticides to only restricting the use of glyphosate and delaying the enforcement of bans on paraquat and chlorpyrifos.


Study Finds EU Moratorium of Persistent Bee-Toxic Pesticides Cannot Eliminate Short-Term Hazards

Five years after three neonicotinoids were banned for use on bee-attractive crops in the EU, researchers found that these bee-toxic chemicals are contaminating soils and poisoning the nectar of oilseed rape (canola).


Institutional Inertia: Is Enough Being Done to Protect Children from Aluminum Toxicity?

Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust. For most of human history, aluminum was not bioavailable; however, it became so in the late 1880s when chemists developed and patented the smelting process that helped turned the metal into the fixture of modern life—and the omnipresent “ecotoxin”—that it is today.


7 people have died in San Diego from a flesh-eating bacteria associated with black tar heroin use

Seven people in San Diego have died in the last two months from a flesh-eating bacteria associated with black tar heroin use, according to health officials.


Vape users are getting incurable "cobalt lung"

After using a marijuana vape pen for just six months, a 49-year-old retired dog trainer went to the doctor coughing and wheezing, reporting shortness of breath upon exertion.


How a Manuka honey 'sandwich' could be the key to fighting infections​

Currently, any infection is treated with antibiotics, but the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains—or 'superbugs' - means scientists are on the hunt for alternatives.


Eating in sync with biological clock could replace problematic diabetes treatment​

Type 2 diabetics inject themselves with insulin, a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into liver, muscle and fat cells, up to four times a day. But insulin injections are linked to weight gain and the loss of control of blood sugar levels.


Coffee, nicotine and amphetamines activate 'hot spots' in the fetal brain

If pregnant women take significant amounts of the psychostimulants coffee, nicotine and amphetamine during pregnancy, their children have a higher risk of developing neurological and psychiatric problems later in life.


Mapping the energy transport mechanism of chalcogenide perovskite for solar energy use​

For solar cells to be widely used in the coming decades researchers must resolve two major challenges: increasing efficiency and lowering toxicity. Solar energy works through a process that converts light into energy called the photovoltaic effect.


Children spend longer reading and are motivated to learn when there's a dog in the room, study finds​

Parents may want to rethink getting their children a dog, as a new study reveals our canine friends motivate them to read more.


Prostate cancer patients who eat high-fat diets and red meat are four times more likely to die - but a vegetarian intervention could slow or stop the disease in its tracks, study finds​

Men who eat steaks, burgers, and pizza have a higher risk of prostate cancer than their vegan peers, a new study claims. In fact, those diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer may be able to delay or even prevent the disease from progressing using diet alone.


Warning over deadly drug-resistant fungus in New Jersey as state health officials confirm more than 140 cases of candida auris​

A deadly fungus resistant to most drugs has infected more than 140 people in New Jersey, health officials have confirmed. A total of 141 people have caught Candida auris and 22 other patients probably have it, the state's department of health said.


This Woman Invented A Tent for Refugees That Collects Rainwater And Stores Solar Energy​

Syria has been reeling under a civil war since 2011 and it has resulted in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the current world. The Syrian Civil War has nearly 14 million residents of the country either as international refugees or who have been internally displaced, reports the United Nations.​


A Small Serving of Avocado Can Lower Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, and Even Depression​

It’s safe to say that anyone with any good taste in food knows what a godsend the avocado is. This rich, creamy fruit is