NAS Report Shows GM Crops ‘Clearly Not the Answer to World Hunger’

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 should consider when debating  mandatory labeling for GMOs. Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports,…

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When you start killing wolves, something odd happens

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 began to shine between the trees, the only sound heard for miles around was the…

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An Inside Look Into the Fish Industry Reveals Disturbing Facts That Could Threaten Your Health

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, the picture is actually rather grim. Today’s fisheries are faced with a range of severe problems,…

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Dredging of Miami Port Badly Damaged Coral Reef, Study Finds

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 a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The report, based on a December…

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In Kenya, portable toilets find a new role: protecting trees

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 reduce the felling of trees for charcoal. In the communities around Naivasha, about 90 km…

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5 Key Facts about the California Drought—and 5 Ways We’re Responding to It

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 storms, while welcome, have not made much of a dent in the state’s water deficit after…

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Drink Up? The Worldwide Water Crisis

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 lies the irony: our planet is facing a water scarcity crisis no less urgent nor severe…

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Youth Climate Change Lawsuit Upheld!

Earth Guardians Tribe April 8th 2016 Yesterday, the Federal District Court in Oregon rejected the appeals by the oil and gas industry and decided in favor of the 21 youth climate leaders in their landmark constitutional climate change case brought against the federal government. This is unprecedented! The judge's decision validates the science behind climate change and the responsibility that our elected leaders have in…

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Climate-Related Death of Coral Around World Alarms Scientists

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 the deep blue waters off Kiritimati Island, a remote atoll near the center of the…

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