Category: environment

Watch This Incredible Time Lapse of the Rare Lunar Eclipse

By Heather Callaghan Scientists and stargazers don’t appreciate the term “supermoon” but might use the more technical term perigee-syzygy. But the occurrence of a large blood moon or harvest moon coupled with a total lunar eclipse is so rare that the next time it will happen is 2033. And weirdly enough, the last time it happened was…

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Organic Farmers Suffer 77-fold Increase in Lost Revenue from GMO Contamination in Last 3 Years

By Justin Gardner Monsanto has many weapons in its arsenal when it comes to eliminating competition from non-GMO and organic farmers. After more than two decades of pushing their products onto US farmland with purposely flawed safety studies, the sheer presence of genetically modified crops poses an existential threat to the business of traditional and…

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This Eco-Friendly Foldable Dome Home Is The Perfect All-Season Camper

By Amanda Froelich Do you value eco-friendly homes that are easy to transport, can endure types kinds of weather, and have much lower costs to maintain than traditionally constructed living spaces? If so, you’re bound to love the DOM (E) all-season home. DOM (E), a foldable geodesic home, is truly the perfect solution for those…

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A Quarter of Fish Sold at Markets Contain Man-made Debris

Roughly a quarter of the fish sampled from fish markets in California and Indonesia contained man-made debris — plastic or fibrous material — in their guts, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, and Hasanuddin University in Indonesia. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, is one of the first to…

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Air Pollution Officially Kills More People Than HIV/AIDs

By Amanda Froelich Even if every country imposes existing air-quality legislation, the death toll caused by air pollution is likely to double by 2050. Did you know? Mankind’s unsustainable habits have far-reaching – and deadly – effects. Sure, you were aware of the toll environmental pollution has on the oceans and wildlife but were you…

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World “Facing New Flood of Toxins”

The world needs to prepare for a flood of potentially dangerous new pollutants, an international expert in environmental chemistry has warned. Dr Susan Richardson of the University of South Carolina will tell the CleanUp 2015 Conference in Melbourne tomorrow that new contaminants, some of which are just as – or more – toxic than ‘traditional’…

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When Eating Fish is a Health Hazard

Fish farmed or caught near the world’s great industrial growth areas run the risk of spreading toxic contamination up the food chain and poisoning consumers. The warning is from one of the world’s leading toxicologists, Professor Ming-Hung Wong of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, following a review of scientific investigations into food chain contamination…

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Can We Trust Government Agencies to Tell the Truth?

By Catherine J. Frompovich What an overbearing question to ask! But increasingly, it’s becoming necessary to question the media and, in particular, federal agencies. Whatever public relations spin both offer usually are prefaced with such hollow intentions as helping citizens or saving us money. When will we wake up? Recently, some documentation came to the…

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Hawaii Sees Tenfold Increase in Birth Defects After Becoming GM Corn Testing Grounds

By Jay Syrmopoulos Doctors are sounding the alarm after noticing a disturbing trend happening in Waimea, on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Over the past five years, the number of severe heart malformations has risen to more than ten times the national rate, according to an analysis by local physicians. Pediatrician Carla Nelson, after seeing…

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Man-Made Noise Is Making Bluebirds Shout to Be Heard By Mates

By Natural Blaze Birds ‘shout’ to be heard over the noise produced by man-made activity, new research has shown. UK and US research shows birds ‘shout’ to be heard over the noise produced by man-made activity The innovative study, led by an expert from the University of Exeter, looked at how bluebirds altered their songs…

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