Category: environment

UK Will Back Full Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Big news! Research led the environment secretary to overturn the government’s previous opposition, meaning a total EU ban is highly probable. Environment secretary, Michael Grove, revealed last week that the UK will back a complete ban bee-harming pesticides (exempting greenhouses) across Europe. The Guardian reported: The decision reverses the government’s previous position and…

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Officials Caught Forcing State Scientist to Alter Findings to Cover Up Earthquake Fracking Link

By John Vibes Hydraulic fracturing is a natural gas extraction method that has become extremely controversial for its environmental impacts. Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water, sand, and chemicals are injected into the rock at high…

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Shocking CDC Tests Reveal 3,800 US Water Supplies Up To 400% MORE Contaminated Than Flint

By John Vibes For years there has been an ongoing debate about the levels of lead that have been found in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, but recent studies have shown that water conditions are just as bad in many other areas throughout the country. In fact, Reuters recently published neighborhood-level blood lead testing…

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Deforestation Causing Extreme Summers Around the World

By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze Despite all the scandals and hysteria, it appears that humans are indeed causing climate change. However, it is not because of lawnmowers, driving, or having the audacity to keep their houses at a comfortable temperature; nor does it have anything to do with human-produced Co2. One significant danger to the Earth, long…

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Despite Tree Lovers Offering $150K to Buy Forest, Gov’t Sells It To Loggers for $40K Less

By John Vibes The Department of Natural Resources sold large portions of Indiana’s Yellowwood State Park to a logging company this week, despite the fact that people interested in conserving the forest offered considerably more money. On Thursday, an auction of the forest was won by Hamilton Logging of Sullivan County for just $108,785. However, the…

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What Could Go Wrong? EPA Approves Bacteria-Infected Lab-Grown Mosquitoes

By Mac Slavo Lab-grown mosquitoes armed with bacterium Wolbachia pipientis have just been approved by the EPA. The agency is saying that these mosquitoes could be the key to killing off insects that often transmit dangerous viruses such as Zika. Nothing can go wrong, right? The government would never do that to us. Famous last words,…

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The Science Behind Dental Mercury and Other Environmental Toxicants

By Amanda Just and John Kall, DMD of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) Why We All Don’t Get Sick in the Same Way If everyone had the same reaction to environmental toxicants, these hazardous substances would probably be banned immediately. It would be obvious to everyone, as well as their doctors, that…

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Five Reasons Not To Spray The Bugs In Your Garden This Summer

By Lizzy Lowe, Macquarie University; Cameron Webb, University of Sydney, and Kate Umbers, Western Sydney University The weather is getting warmer, and gardens are coming alive with bees, flies, butterflies, dragonflies, praying mantises, beetles, millipedes, centipedes, and spiders. For some of us it is exciting to see these strange and wonderful creatures return. For others,…

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HomeBiogas Device Turns Food Waste into Clean Cooking Fuel and Nutrient-Rich Fertilizer

By Anna Hunt Imagine being able to turn your food waste into clean cooking gas and nutrient-rich fertilizer, while at the same time reducing potent greenhouse gases. This was the exact vision of Israeli-based HomeBiogas, which resulted in the creation of an affordable consumer appliance that efficiently produces sustainable fuel out of kitchen scraps. In…

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9 Awe Inspiring and Up Close Pictures of Saturn

By Heather Callaghan, Editor The planet Saturn is so far from Earth that we’ve grown up with the same 2-dimensional view of Saturn as the “one with rings.” These awe-inspiring photos will change all that. The Cassini voyage took 13 years to complete its travels around Saturn. Good News Network reports: The craft, which was launched in October 1997,…

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