NASA jumped back into the discussion of global climate change Tuesday with a new study that showed Earth’s climate will experience roughly 20 percent more warming than estimates originally stated, despite a recent slowdown.
GMO foods already here: India never approved the sale of GMO food crop seeds but as early as 2001 an independent food testing laboratory confirmed that 21 out of 30 samples sent from Delhi's grocery stores had tested ...
In Tokio protestierten am Sonntag tausende Bürger gegen die Rückkehr Japans zur Atomkraft. (Foto: dpa) Die japanische Regierung treibt die Pläne zur Wiedereröffnung der zahlreichen Atomkraftwerke des Landes trotz der Katastrophe von Fukushima voran.
Mysterious compounds undermining recovery of giant ozone hole over Antarctica, scientists warn Dozens of mysterious ozone-destroying chemicals may be undermining the recovery of the giant ozone hole over Antarctica, researchers have revealed.
Pic: Cornelius Brown (PD) India has always been a land with a robust vulture population, owing to its 500 million cattle population (almost half of the world’s 1.3 billion) and the taboo associated with eating beef (80% of the country is Hindu). However this situation has drastically changed in just a generation. From 1992 to 2007, the Indian population of some 400 million vultures of 9 species has dropped 99.9% due to the widespread use of a drug used to treat inflammatory disorders and pain in cattle called diclofenac. The indigenous White-rumped Vulture alone, with a population of some 80 million, was described in 1985 as “possibly the most abundant large bird of prey in the world.” Today the White-rumped Vulture is listed as Critically Endangered. Tragically, a vulture that eats the flesh of a cow to whom diclofenac was recently administered quickly perishes from acute kidney failure. This vulture population collapse has led to severe problems in India from undisposed cattle corpses. Whereas previously a bull could be cleaned in as little as 20 minutes by a pack of vultures, now the carcass putrifies and may cause water contamination from runoff. Moreover, the open niche has led to a sharp rise in the numbers of roaming wild dogs. Whereas vultures are an ecological dead-end for pestilence owing to their super-acidic digestive system, dogs and rats are much more liable to spread disease. Anthrax, plague, and the most fatal disease known to man: rabies, have seen a marked rise since the beginning of the vulture crisis. Today in India, 30,000 people die from rabies each year, more than half the world’s total.… Read the rest
The route of Enbridge’s Line 9, which would connect to a tar sands pipeline in Alberta on one side, and to Montreal on the other. The Montreal connection eventually goes to the eastern coast of Canada.
Bio-rape of our native food supply and natural inhabitant, by bunch of corporate criminals: Farmers report widespread cross contamination of GE crops over our native food supply (Farmers report widespread #GMO contamination/Our farmers r the real ...
List of food companies who are spending heavily to defeat GMO initiative labeling in Washington and food companies are concealing their identities through GMA for opposing GMO labeling (Boycott these Co that knowingly manufacture a product that poison...
Fin whales are the second largest animals in the world, after blue whales. They are sleek and swift, not as bulky as their larger cousins. Usually solitary, fin whales are occasionally seen migrating in pods as large as 300 individuals.
Genetically Modified crops, BT toxin and Monsanto’s Roundup are destroying your health, bees, birds, lady bugs and butterflies (Monsanto's #herbicide #Roundup & #Btcorn r Toxic 2ur health;killing bees/ladybugs/#butterflies
In 2006, Mexico intensified its security strategy, forming an inhospitable environment for drug trafficking organizations (also known as DTOs) within the nation. The drug cartels responded by creating new trade routes along the border of Guatemala and Honduras. Soon shipments of cocaine from South America began to flow through the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (MBC). This multi-national swathe of forest, encompassing several national parks and protected areas, was originally created to protect endangered species, such as Baird's Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) and jaguar (Panthera onca), as well as the world's second largest coral reef. Today, its future hinges on the world's drug producers and consumers.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network It’s long been established that Arctic ice is on the retreat, but it’s the pace of change that’s surprising scientists: latest studies show the region is at its warmest in 40,000 years.
Climate change can worsen drought in multiple ways. Climate scientists and political scientists often confuse the public and the media by focusing on the narrow question, “Did climate change cause the drought” — that is, did it reduce precipitation?
Ärzte untersuchen ein Kind am 14. März 2011, wenige Tage nach der Katastrophe, auf Radioaktivität. (Foto: dpa) Drei Jahre nach der Atomkatastrophe von Fukushima ist die Krebsrate bei Jugendlichen aus der Region 30 Mal höher als im Rest Japans.
For our second Science Graphic of the Week, we bring you some beautiful views of some bad news. The images in the gallery above show how pulses of warm water, dumped into chilly Arctic seas by rivers crossing continents, are ...
The independent research group Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) reports that a consortium of pro-GMO lobbyists recently met undercover in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the "consumer benefits of GMOs," a meeting ...
CREDIT: Flickr/Doug88888 The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday asked its 3.1 million members to call their representative in Congress and urge them to block a rule designed to protect the world’s elephants from being poached into extinction.