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Amazon Ramps Up Sweatshop Conditions in Warehouses with Tracking Bracelets, While Whole Foods Workers Revolt Under the Behemoth’s New Reign

February 3, 2018 at 5:10 pm




Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos now holds the reins at Whole Foods. Photo Credit: Salon

Conditions in Amazon’s warehouses have been called “worse than Walmart” and are about to get even worse with wristbands that track workers’ every move and nudge their hands in the right direction when they make a mistake.

Tattoos Embed Carcinogenic Heavy Metals into Your Lymph Nodes

February 2, 2018 at 8:39 pm





Almost half of tattoo inks contain “unsafe levels” of heavy metals and other carcinogens, according to the European Commission. A recent study found these toxins travel from our skin to our lymph nodes. Safer options are available.

Forty-three percent of the 358 tatoo inks analyzed by the European Union’s Joint Research Centre last year contained “unsafe levels” of carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons. They also contained arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel, all known or probable carcinogens.

Fracking Wastes 5 Million Gallons of Water Per Well, Study Finds

February 2, 2018 at 4:56 pm




In the middle of a global water crisis, we are permanently contaminating 5 million gallons each time we frack a well. The water is so toxic after it gets injected deep underground afterward, where it causes earthquakes.

Open pit storage of toxic flow-back water near well in Pennsylvania. Credit: Paulio Shakespeare, warights.org

Hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas has raised serious concerns about water quality, but a new study indicates the practice also has an alarming impact on water quantity.

Farmer Rescues a Rare Icelandic Sea Eagle, Likely the Oldest Eagle in the World

February 1, 2018 at 10:20 pm




The white-tailed sea eagle is one of the oldest, if not the oldest eagle in the world, and a member of an endangered species

An Icelandic farmer noticed an eagle struggling to fly on a riverbank near his farm Saturday. When he realized it was injured he threw his jacket over it and captured it, took it home and fed it wild salmon and lamb for dinner.

The New Antibacterial Soaps are More Toxic than the Ones the FDA Banned, New Study Warns

February 1, 2018 at 6:47 pm




The FDA banned most of the chemicals found in antibacterial soaps last year, but the new chemicals companies are replacing them with are even more toxic, a new study warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned 19 chemicals found in antibacterial soaps last September, acknowledging they’ve caused more harm than good over the last half century.

Here’s What Happens When You Add Earthworms to Your Garden

January 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm





Earthworms build topsoil from scratch and increase food production up to 75 percent, meta-analysis finds


In order to “meet the challenge of feeding a growing world population,” soil scientists from the Netherlands have published a report on what they believe is one the most important factors effecting crop production — earthworms.

LED Lighting May Be Contributing to Depression, Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer, Study Finds

January 29, 2018 at 2:47 am




An international team of opthalmologists, neurologists and biologists warn that the blue light in LED bulbs and screens presents an untold risk to human health… LEDs are far more disruptive to circadian rhythms than incandescent, halogen, and even fluorescent lights, study finds

The invention of the incandescent light bulb in the late 19th century, followed by halogen and fluorescent lamps in the 20th century, changed the human lifestyle, the authors of a recent study write. Easy access to light, even at nighttime, made us more productive, educated and industrious.

The No-Till Gardening Revolution: Why Farmers are Putting Down Their Plows

January 27, 2018 at 2:35 am




After thousands of years of turning the soil upside-down, farmers are finally realizing they’re killing the microorganisms that keep soil alive… Faced with losing the farm, more and more are converting to the ancient “n0-till” methods of permaculture

In the no-till gardening method seedlings are planted into tiny holes drilled with as little disturbance to the soil as possible. Credit: www.charlesdowding.co.uk

Scientists Discover a Ticking Time Bomb Under Melting Arctic Ice

January 25, 2018 at 4:20 pm




As frozen soil thaws, prehistoric bacteria are coming back to life and converting woolly mammoth remains into greenhouse gases, which could cause global warming to spiral out of control

The Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility, dug in the mid-1960s, allows scientists a three-dimensional look at frozen ground. Credit: Kate Ramsayer/NASA

Scientists have been warning us about the potential catastrophe of melting Arctic ice for decades. Now they’ve discovered a new threat underneath the ice – thawing soil.

“Ghost Cat” Gone: Eastern Cougar Officially Declared Extinct

January 24, 2018 at 3:20 pm




80 years after its last sighting, officials say the iconic cougar of the Eastern United States is gone forever

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the eastern cougar from the endangered species list this week, because it is no longer endangered. It’s extinct.