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38 Million Pieces of Plastic Found on Uninhabited Island in the South Pacific

By Anna Hunt One would expect very little plastic, if any, on an uninhabited island. In reality, the opposite is true at Henderson Island in the South Pacific ocean. Marine scientists have discovered that this uninhabited coral atoll is one of the most polluted, and 99.8 percent of the debris is plastic. Tons of Plastic Found…

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France To Effectively Decriminalize Cannabis By Ending Prison Terms

By Anna Hunt The French government is about to make some drastic changes to the enforcement of cannabis use laws. A government spokesperson revealed that by the end of 2017, France will end all prison terms for cannabis users. Existing Policy Current French law states that cannabis use is a criminal offense. It is punishable by…

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Ecuador Holds World Reforestation Record for Planting 647,250 Trees in a Single Day

By Anna Hunt A record set by the people of Ecuador is one of the most impressive in the Guinness Book of World Records still stands. In just one day in 2015, thousands of volunteers from around the country planted 647,250 trees in over 150 locations. Deforestation Ecuador is one of the countries that’s been…

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Remarkable Beach Cleanup Removes 5.3 Million Kg of Trash, Transforms Coastline

By Anna Hunt This is one of the most dramatic beach makeovers, ever. Over a span of 85 weeks, resident volunteers in north western Mumbai, India, transformed Versova beach from one of the most littered to absolutely stunning. The beach cleanup removed 5.3 million kilograms of trash, which is over half of the daily garbage generated by…

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Grocery Store Rescues Food and Will Give It Away to Those Who Need It

By Anna Hunt Why should we be excited about a new grocery store? Because this new store is giving away rescued food, in addition to offering it up for sale. OzHarvest, a new marketplace in Kensington, Australia, tackles both problems: food waste and food insecurity. “Every time we save good food, we help the planet. Every…

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Hospitals Begin Dispensing Medical Cannabis Oil To Patients

By Anna Hunt Grand Cayman’s CTMH Doctors Hospital and Cayman Pharmacy Group has started dispensing cannabis oil to patients with a valid medical documentation. To meet expected demand, CTMH purchased nearly 13 liters of cannabis oil from Canadian-based CanniMed® Oils. Doctors at the hospital can now prescribe it to selected patients who reside in the Cayman Islands. The hospital officials…

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Cannabis Pain Patch Administers Therapeutic CBDs

By Anna Hunt The newly-released cannabis pain patch targets seemingly explainable pain associated with fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy. It is a new-found hope for patients because it is extremely difficult to treat these conditions. Cannabis Offers Hope for Better Quality of Life Nerve pain is a debilitating symptom of many illnesses, including diabetes, fibromyalgia, celiac…

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Court Rules that Insurance Company Must Cover Medical Cannabis Treatment

By Anna Hunt A judge in New Jersey ruled that a man’s insurance company must pay for the cost of his medical cannabis treatment. This may establish an important precedent in the medical industry. Andrew Watson, who lives in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, enrolled in the state’s medical cannabis program in 2014. He sought financial reimbursement…

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Palm Oil Contains Carcinogenic Substance, Says EU Food Safety Authority

By Anna Hunt The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announces that substances found in palm oil raise a potential health concern. They identified one component of palm oil as “geotoxic and carcinogenic.” This information is critical because palm oil is the most heavily utilized vegetable oils, and many people are unaware that palm oil is…

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Research Confirms this Holistic Treatment is Safer and More Effective than Morphine

By Anna Hunt A new study has discovered that acupuncture can be more effective in treating pain than intravenous morphine. In addition, the researchers discovered that acupuncture can work faster in relieving pain and have fewer adverse effects. The study was conducted over a one-year period at the Fattaouma Bourguiba University Hospital in Tunisia. The results…

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