Study: Weeds Growing in Poor, Inner City Neighborhoods are More Nutritious than Store-Bought Produce

September 29, 2018 at 2:54 pm




Berkeley researchers found six weeds more nutritious than kale growing in abundance in poor city neighborhoods 

Chickweed growing in downtown Berkeley

Monsanto Asks Judge to Throw Out Jury’s $289 Million Cancer Verdict

September 27, 2018 at 7:05 pm




When a jury found Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller responsible for causing a man’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma it set a dangerous precedent for 8000 similar cases against the agro-chemical giant, a precedent Monsanto wants overturned

NASA Images Show Dark, Polluted NC Rivers Flowing Into Ocean After Hurricane Florence

September 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm




Rivers polluted by Duke Energy’s coal ash and flooded manure lagoons at factory farms are creating giant, dark plumes in the Atlantic Ocean

70 Percent of Americans Think The Environment is More Important Than The Economy

September 25, 2018 at 4:29 pm




Yale survey shows 70 percent of Americans prioritize protecting the environment over growing the economy

Vegetables Lose Up to Half Their Nutrients By the Time They’re Shipped to the Store: Another Reason to Grow Your Own

September 23, 2018 at 2:45 pm




Spinach can lose 90% of its vitamin C content within 24 hours of harvest, and 50 percent of its folate and carotenoids within a week. By the time it’s purchased in the grocery store, it’s often more than a week old.

Study: The More Trees We’re Surrounded By, The Lower Our Stress Levels

September 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm




Lining city streets with trees reduces physiological symptoms of stress in humans. The thicker the tree cover, the lower the stress levels, study finds.

Florence Drowns Over 3 Million Animals Trapped in Factory Farms, 13 Manure “Lagoons” Overflowing

September 19, 2018 at 2:27 pm




The number of factory-farmed animals drowned in Hurricane Florence is already double the number in Hurricane Matthew and expected to go up. 13 manure lagoons are overflowing, with 55 more about to overflow into local rivers and groundwater.

The Man Behind the Bloodstained Suit: The Father of the Circumcision Civil Rights Movement

September 18, 2018 at 6:26 pm




Since the 1970s, Brother K has stood on street corners around the country peacefully protesting a silent, hidden war on American boys and men — circumcision.

Florence Has Washed Away A Mountain of Toxic Coal Ash, Likely Into NC Rivers

September 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm




At least one of Duke Energy’s giant coal-ash piles has collapsed, displacing 2000 cubic meters of ash containing arsenic, lead and mercury, likely into North Carolina’s drinking water.

39,000 tons of coal ash spilled from a coal ash pond in Eden, NC, in 2014, contaminating 70 miles of the Dan River. Credit: Waterkeeper Alliance

Full-Fat Dairy Protects Against Heart Disease and Boosts Longevity, New International Study Finds

September 16, 2018 at 1:28 pm




People who consume lots of whole-fat dairy live longer and have lower rates of heart disease than those who consume skim milk or no milk.