The Rising Murder Count of Environmental Activists

By RACHEL NUWERJUNE 20, 2016 A picture of Berta Cáceres placed at an altar during a demonstration outside Honduras’ embassy in Mexico City on June 15. CreditEduardo Verdugo/Associated Press On March 3, two armed men entered the home of Berta Cáceres, an environmental activist in Honduras, and shot her dead. For years, Ms. Cáceres had vigorously opposed the proposed Agua Zarca Dam, to be built on…

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China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners

New dietary guidelines could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1bn tonnes by 2030, and could lessen country’s problems with obesity and diabetes China now consumes 28% of the world’s meat, including half of its pork. Oliver Milman Monday 20 June 2016 Photograph: Wong Campion/Reuters The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move…

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What Massive Land Rehabilitation Project Teaches Us About Ecological Health, Poverty and Our Prospects for the Future

By Dr. Mercola The Chinese Loess Plateau regeneration project proves that in a mere decade, a community can transform a desert landscape into a lush, thriving landscape capable of producing abundant amounts of food Floods, mudslides, droughts and famines are not inevitable. They’re the result of improper land management. Poverty is also closely connected to land degradation, and is therefore not an…

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Here’s Why ‘Inert’ Ingredients May Be the Most Harmful of All

May 31, 2016  By Dr. Mercola Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, has been the focus of increasing scrutiny after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined it to be a probable human carcinogen. (Cover Picture Courtesy of Sustainable Pulse) Yet, glyphosate is not the only ingredient in Roundup and other glyphosate-based products, nor is it the only…

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The Story Behind the E.P.A’s Contaminated Water Revelation

By NATHANIEL RICHMAY 27, 2016 Cover Photo- Rob Bilott near Parkersburg, W.Va., in December. CreditBryan Schutmaat for The New York Times Last week 5.2 million Americans learned that their drinking water is contaminated with man-made chemicals linked to cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a health advisory for two compounds: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is used in the manufacture of Teflon and other nonstick substances, and…

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World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned

By Damian Carrington Monday 23 May 2016 11.00 EDT Last modified on Monday 23 May 2016 17.00 EDT The planet would warm by searing 10C if all fossil fuels are burned, according to a new study, leaving some regions uninhabitable and wreaking profound damage on human health, food supplies and the global economy. The Arctic, already warming fast today, would heat up even more…

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Why Your Green Household Cleaners May Still Be Toxic to Your Pet

May 29, 2013  By Dr. Becker If you’re doing some spring cleaning or considering replacing harsh household cleaners with environmentally friendly versions, I have some important information for you. Did you know that even “green” cleaners can still be dangerous and even deadly to pets? According to Dr. Karl Jandrey of the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital: “People expose…

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