There’s Plastic in Our Poop, Study Finds

October 31, 2018 at 2:51 am




After finding microplastics in our seafood, salt and drinking water, scientists have now confirmed there is plastic in our poop too

China is Turning the Rainforest into Cheap Furniture for the U.S.

October 29, 2018 at 10:12 pm




China is rapidly and illegally gobbling up the world’s second largest rainforest, in Africa, to fuel America’s appetite for cheap furniture.

Europe Votes to Ban Most Single-Use Plastics By 2021

October 26, 2018 at 6:56 pm




European Union votes to ban plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates and carry-out containers across the continent

Sunlit Rooms Have Half as Much Bacteria as Dark Rooms, and No Respiratory-Disease-Causing Bacteria, New Study Finds

October 26, 2018 at 3:49 pm




Open the curtains! Or maybe build more windows! Study finds sunlight is the best disinfectant!

Eating Organic Dramatically Reduces Cancer Risk, Major New Study Finds

October 24, 2018 at 6:57 pm




A groundbreaking study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds eating organic cuts cancer risk by up to 25 percent

A Secret, 14-Year-Long Oil Spill is Becoming as Bad as BP’s Deepwater Horizon

October 24, 2018 at 5:49 pm




The U.S. Government and oil industry have hidden the second-worst oil spill in history for 14 years, and now want to expand offshore drilling

An aerial image of an oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, taken on April 28, 2018. (Oscar Garcia-Pineda)

Babies Feel Pain More Intensely Than Adults, Brain Imaging Study Finds

October 23, 2018 at 3:33 pm




Babies are subject to all kinds of hospital procedures adults would receive anesthesia for without any pain relief, because of the archaic belief that they don’t feel pain. This study may mark the end of those dark ages. 

Florida’s “Tire Reef” Has Become an Environmental Disaster

October 22, 2018 at 4:09 pm




An artificial reef made of tires in the 1970s is breaking apart, damaging actual coral reefs and littering beaches with old tires

The Real Cause of Antibiotic-Resistant “Superbugs” is Factory Farming

October 21, 2018 at 12:20 am




Factory farmed animals have such poor diets and stressful living conditions, they have to eat antibiotics regularly just to stay alive, creating superbugs that get passed to humans

Brazil’s Leading Presidential Candidate Vows To Cut Down Rainforest to Make Way for Agriculture

October 19, 2018 at 11:38 pm




Scientists say the world depends on the rain forest to prevent catastrophic climate change. The man likely to be Brazil’s next president threatens to cut it down.