Category: Natural Living

Robot Bees Will Be Better Than The Real Thing Says Greenpeace

by Heather Callaghan No, this is not a tabloid – it’s real. According to several videos, which are posted below, robotic insects have made their first controlled flight. According to the creators of Robobee: “The demonstration of the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot is the culmination of more than a decade’s work ….

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How Monsanto Created Over 60 Million Acres of Superweeds

by Arjun Walia Below is a quick and informative video that documents the rise of superweeds, which have now spread to over 60 million acres of farmland in the United States alone. In the 1990s, Monsanto introduced a new line of seeds called “Roundup Ready,” which were genetically engineered to be immune to glyphosate, which…

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Urban river pollutants suppress wild bird development

New research indicates that hormone disrupting pollutants are affecting the health and development of wild birds nesting along the urban rivers of South Wales. Findings published today in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry journal reveal that chicks of the Eurasian Dipper – a river bird that feeds exclusively on insects and fish in upland streams…

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Chill Out This Summer with a Homemade Air Conditioner

By Jeffrey Green You’re probably still shivering at the thought of this past winter, but the summer heat is right around the corner and with it comes the dreaded high electric costs of cooling your house. What if there was a cheap, easy-to-make alternative to energy-sucking air conditioners? The video below shows how to make…

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Indoor Test Animals Show Desperate Need for Sunlight, Vitamin D

By Heather Callaghan The discovery that indoor animals like pets and test rabbits suffer from vitamin D deficiency wasn’t really a test at all – it was accidental. But a report from the American Journal of Veterinary Research is highlighting the very real health problems that occur while living with a lack of sunlight –…

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Avoid The Toxic Sunscreen and Try Coconut Oil Instead

by Joe Martino This is no longer seen as alternative news or ‘conspiracy,’ not long ago what alternative health research has been saying for years is now admitted in the mainstream: most sunscreens on the market actually speed up your risk of skin cancer, as opposed to protecting you due to their ingredients. Although they…

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Fish exposed to antidepressants exhibit altered behavior

Amsterdam, April 16, 2014 – Fish exposed to the antidepressant Fluoxetine, an active ingredient in prescription drugs such as Prozac, exhibited a range of altered mating behaviours, repetitive behaviour and aggression towards female fish, according to new research published on in the latest special issue of Aquatic Toxicology: Antidepressants in the Aquatic Environment. The authors…

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