Month: October 2018
There’s Plastic in Our Poop, Study Finds
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.
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
European Union votes to ban plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates and carry-out containers across the continent
Eating Organic Dramatically Reduces Cancer Risk, Major New Study Finds
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
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
Babies Feel Pain More Intensely Than Adults, Brain Imaging Study Finds
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
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
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
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.
Canadians Line Up Like It’s Black Friday to Buy Cannabis on Historic Legalization Day
Canadians celebrate becoming the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana yesterday