Enviromental Issues

Posted on May 17 2016 - 6:44pm by Sustainable Pulse A new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects” released today recommends pre-market safety assessments of GMOs, and it cites consumers’ social and economic choices as issues that policymakers...

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The US sometimes allows the killing of wolves, on the grounds that it can help conservation, but in fact there is a surprising knock-on effect By Nikki Rust 11 May 2016 (Cover Picture-A grey wolf (Canis lupus) (Credit: Lynn M. Stone/naturepl.com) As the cold early spring sun...

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April 30, 2016 By Dr. Mercola Nicolas Daniel’s documentary “Fillet-Oh-Fish” takes a critical look at the fish industry, featuring exclusive footage from fish farms and factories across the globe. Many still have a rather romanticized view of fishing, but when it comes to large-scale food production,...

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By LIZETTE ALVAREZ MAY 1, 2016 MIAMI — The large-scale dredging of Miami’s port to accommodate the newest generation of freighters, an undertaking that prompted a long-running battle with environmentalists, caused widespread damage to a portion of the area’s fragile and already distressed coral reef, according to...

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Geoffrey Kamadi Apr 29th 2016 9:31AM NAIVASHA, Kenya, April 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new project is using solar energy to transform toilet waste into efficient cooking fuel, in an initiative to improve hygiene for people in communities without indoor sanitation and at the same time...

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By Faith Kearns Government, Notes from the Field, Science, Science & Medicine Drought has gripped much of the western U.S. this year, with a particular stranglehold in California. In 2014, the majority of the state was classified as experiencing “extreme” to “exceptional” drought. Even recent large...

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Dr. Wendong Wang Water is everywhere: in our tubs, our bottles, our lakes, our bodies. And with scientific studies, such as in this Journal of Climate, reporting that average rainfall is increasing, it’s difficult to believe that the world’s water supply would ever dry up. But therein...

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By MICHELLE INNIS APRIL 9, 2016 A turtle swimming over bleached coral near Heron Island, in the southern Great Barrier Reef.CreditXL Catlin Seaview Survey SYDNEY, Australia — Kim Cobb, a marine scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, expected the coral to be damaged when she plunged into...

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APRIL 13, 2016 9:30 AM EST By Faye Flam Historians may soon be looking back at the 20th and early 21st centuries as the time of computers and the Internet, bold ventures into space and the splitting of the atom. But what will scholars in the...

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By MICHAEL WINES and JOHN SCHWARTZFEB. 8, 2016 The biggest hole in the drinking-water safety net may be the least visible: the potential for water to be tainted by substances that scientists and officials have not even studied, much less regulated. The E.P.A. has compiled a list...

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