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Vandana Shiva & Jane Goodall on Serving the Earth & How Women Can Address Climate Crisis

Vandana Shiva & Jane Goodall on Serving the Earth & How Women Can Address Climate Crisis | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
At the recent International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative Summit, Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva discuss their decades of work devoted to protecting nature and saving future generations from the dangers of climate change.
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Two women to be proud of for sure.

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Leave it to the women to clean house!

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These articles address food, water and environment issues that relate to farmers and consumers to enable their personal and local control over those matters
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Ocean Pollution Awareness

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a massive dump of floating garbage in the Pacific Ocean. We contribute to it everyday by littering and usin
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Savage will spend $3.5 million to replace water meters

Savage will spend $3.5 million to replace water meters | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The water bill that arrives at every home and business in Savage needs an important piece of equipment to get to you: a water meter.

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These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse

These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Even the most catastrophic astrophysical events couldn’t wipe out the hardy tardigrade, researchers report.
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Novel cancer treatment wins endorsement of FDA advisers

Novel cancer treatment wins endorsement of FDA advisers | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Although the agency is not bound by the panel's recommendation, it is likely to follow suit. Its decision is expected by late September.
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The era of 'biological annihilation'

The era of 'biological annihilation' | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Many scientists say it's clear that Earth is entering its sixth mass-extinction, meaning three-quarters of all species could disappear in the coming centuries.
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Bill McKibben: What Winning The Climate Change Battle Looks Like

Bill McKibben: What Winning The Climate Change Battle Looks Like | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The most influential climate activist of our era, Bill McKibben, describes the immense groundswell of global citizen engagement rising to challenge the "dirty" energy industry.
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The OxyContin Clan: The $14 Billion Newcomer to Forbes 2015 List of Richest U.S. Families

The OxyContin Clan: The $14 Billion Newcomer to Forbes 2015 List of Richest U.S. Families | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
How the Sackler family -- creators of OxyContin -- quietly became one of America's richest families
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Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees, near world record

Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees, near world record | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
This is the second highest level we have ever seen recorded.
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EPA completes purge of scientists from its scientific advisory board

EPA completes purge of scientists from its scientific advisory board | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Scott Pruitt had already moved to replace much of the scientific review boards at the EPA with industry lobbyists. 


The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest signa
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America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t

America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The nation has largely won the war on smoking, unless you’re uneducated or live in a rural area.
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Why It Matters Who Females Choose to Have Sex With

Why It Matters Who Females Choose to Have Sex With | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Warning: Graphic duck sex.
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The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells :: New York Magazine

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells :: New York Magazine | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Plague, famine, heat no human can survive. What scientists, when they’re not being cautious, fear climate change could do to our future.

 

"It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. And yet the swelling seas — and the cities they will drown — have so dominated the picture of global warming, and so overwhelmed our capacity for climate panic, that they have occluded our perception of other threats, many much closer at hand. Rising oceans are bad, in fact very bad; but fleeing the coastline will not be enough.

 

"Indeed, absent a significant adjustment to how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century."

 

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A most alarming alarmist's view of the (very near) future's climatological environmental catastrophe. Truth? Exaggeration?

A must read piece.

 

 


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When is water clean enough? Duke Energy’s neighbors and the state debate.

When is water clean enough? Duke Energy’s neighbors and the state debate. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A North Carolina science advisory panel will be asked to review a new standard for water filters that Duke Energy will install in some homes near its power plants. Critics say the standard would not protect public health.

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These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse

These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Even the most catastrophic astrophysical events couldn’t wipe out the hardy tardigrade, researchers report.
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One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from Antarctica

One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from Antarctica | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The iceberg is close to the size of the state of Delaware and weighs a trillion tons.
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Scientist Reveal What Cannabis Does to Your Bones…

Scientist Reveal What Cannabis Does to Your Bones… | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A study was published by The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University. This study showed that a chemical in marijuana, known as cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD), strengthens bones and accelerates the healing of fractures, without causing any psychotropic effects.
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Stop the Itch! 12 Quick Household Remedies for Relieving Itchy Bug Bites & Stings

Stop the Itch! 12 Quick Household Remedies for Relieving Itchy Bug Bites & Stings | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
With warm weather comes bugs, and with bugs come bites, and with bites come itches. From ticks and spiders to mosquitoes and bees, insect bites come in sundry shapes and sizes, but they all commonly pull an itchy, red reaction out of our bodies. Once a bite fires up our immune system, it's only a matter of time before there's a nagging itch we're seriously aching to scratch – even though we well know we shouldn't. But what can we do? How can we resist this insistent, vexing sensation? Fortunately, there are a number of simple, DIY remedies we can try, and here we'll look closer at a dozen
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Add These 6 Foods to Your Diet to Treat Shingles

Add These 6 Foods to Your Diet to Treat Shingles | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
When it comes to calming the angry itching and pain from a shingles rash (caused by the same virus as chicken pox), you may be able to eat your way
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In disaster's wake, BP doubles down on deepwater despite surging shale

In disaster's wake, BP doubles down on deepwater despite surging shale | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Opinion | Men Can Be So Hormonal

New research confirms the title is likely true! Find out why and read over the info at this link.
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Extreme Heat Waves Will Change How We Live. We’re Not Ready

Extreme Heat Waves Will Change How We Live. We’re Not Ready | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Each extreme heat event reveals another way our society simply isn't built for such high temperatures
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United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports - BBC News

United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports - BBC News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The US Department of Agriculture says it has recurring concerns about the safety of Brazilian meat.
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Toxic battery plant has to tell its 12,000 neighbors they might get cancer

Toxic battery plant has to tell its 12,000 neighbors they might get cancer | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The plant has close to four years to reduce cancer-causing arsenic emissions.
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