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Scientists Link Drilling To Earthquakes, Next Big One Might Be Man-Made

Drilling Earthquakes

The recent U.S. drilling boom is almost certainly causing earthquakes; that’s the conclusion of a growing number of reports including a recent study from the U.S. Geological Survey. Although the earthquakes have been minor so far, scientists warn that disturbing the ancient faults could set off a much larger disaster. According to the AP, the… Read more »

Lowe’s Phasing Out Neonicotinoids After Public Pressure To Save The Honeybees

honeybees

Lowe’s will begin phasing out neonicotinoids in all stores. Neonicotinoids are used in a host of popular chemical herbicides and pesticides and may be linked to the massive deaths of honeybees which have been occurring since 2005. A 2014 Harvard study states that neonicotinoids are likely a colony collapse disorder culprit. Honeybees provide pollination for… Read more »

Portland Pesticide Ban Passed To Help Protect Honeybees

portland bans pesticides

Portland banned pesticides in an effort to protect the honeybees. Elected officials in the Oregon city passed the pesticide ban ordinance on Wednesday. The law prohibits any insecticide use on public lands within the municipality. Some Portland farmers argued that pesticide or insecticide use is integral for their crop production. The Portland City Council voted… Read more »

Walter Cronkite Reported Climate Change Warnings 35 Years Ago

Walter Cronkite Wins Emmy

Walter Cronkite warned of a new ice age and looming global warming decades ago. The American broadcast journalist came into the homes of millions of Americans as the anchor newscaster for CBS Evening News for 19 years. According to a story by CBS News, Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was named “the most trusted man in… Read more »

Tampons Serve As Ultra-Cheap, But Super-Efficient Water Contamination Testers

Tampons Serve As Ultra-Cheap, But Super-Efficient Water Contamination Testers

Water quality and treatment engineers have come up with a novel and cost-efficient technique to monitor the water supplies and sources for contamination. Feminine hygiene products are now being inserted into streams and sewers around Yorkshire, UK. That’s because researchers have discovered a novel ancillary usage of tampons. These products, it turns out, can effectively… Read more »

GMO Labeling: National Regulations Bill Moves To Senate

national gmo labeling law

GMO labeling on a national scale might soon become a reality. The state of Idaho is preparing to push the federal government to adopt a nationwide genetically modified food labeling law, but only a voluntary one. Republican Representative Steve Miller, who is also an organic wheat farmer, is the sponsor of the GMO labeling law…. Read more »

H7N9 Bird Flu Is Mutating, Sparks Pandemic Concerns

bird flu

The H7N9 bird flu strain is mutating and is now reportedly being spread from chicken flocks to duck flocks. Agriculture researchers reportedly feel that the H7N9 mutation poses a “bigger threat” to “humanity” than the former strain. Recent avian flu concerns regarding chicken, duck, and turkey flocks have left some citizens with pandemic concerns. The… Read more »

‘New MacDonald’ Video Goes Viral: Children Share Their Views On GMOs

new macdonald movement

The “New MacDonald” video has gone viral. A group of children got creative and developed a new take on “Old McDonald Had a Farm” to highlight what they feel are the dangers of GMOs and other industrialized agriculture tactics. The New Macdonald Movement was sponsored by Only Organic. The groups worked in conjunction with a… Read more »

Obama Urged To Do Something To Protect The Honeybees By Four Million Environmental Advocates

honeybees

President Obama is being swarmed by four million environmental activists pushing for substantial protections for honeybees. A massive coalition of food safety activists, beekeepers, citrus growers, farmers, environmentalists, and business leaders recently converged upon the White House to deliver a save the bees petition. The White House honeybees rally comes just prior to expected action… Read more »

Are GMOs Safe? Scientists Can’t Seem To Agree On The Matter

GMOs

Are GMOs safe? Those eager for a definitive response from the scientific community on the hotly-debate agriculture topic will have to continue waiting for an answer. Just days after the biotech industry garnered approval to put the world’s first GMO apple on the market, food safety advocates released a report in response to the suggestion… Read more »

GMO Apples That Don’t Brown Approved, Prompting Food Safety Debate

genetically modified apples

GMO apples which “don’t brown” were just approved by the USDA despite stiff objections from organic growers and food safety activists. The genetically modified apple is the first apple which will allegedly not brown after being sliced or bruised. The GMO apple was developed by the company Okanagan Specialty Fruits. The biotech company reportedly uses… Read more »