High levels of microplastics found in babies’ poop

Babies are already exposed to a lot of plastic — even more than adults, according to a study. A new study showed that an average of 36,000 nanograms of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) microplastics (MP) can be found in every one gram of infant feces, compared to 2,600 nanograms for adults. This shows that infants are exposed to higher levels … Continue reading High levels of microplastics found in babies’ poop

Global food ecosystem under severe pressure due to staff shortages, extreme weather

The list of problems impacting food supply chains this year continues to grow, as extreme weather and worker shortages are pushing global food prices upward and leaving people hungry. Right now, the global food ecosystem is under intense pressure due to a shortage of staff. The reduction in supplies and lack of workers are threatening … Continue reading Global food ecosystem under severe pressure due to staff shortages, extreme weather

Tap water near hundreds of US military bases and thousands of industry areas CONTAMINATED with “forever chemicals,” warn experts

Groundwater near at least six military sites in the Great Lakes region contains high levels of toxic yet widely used “forever chemicals.” The Environmental Working Group (EWG) reported that perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have contaminated water in the Great Lakes. PFAS are a risk to people who eat fish caught within the polluted waters. “Forever chemicals” traced to firefighting foam … Continue reading Tap water near hundreds of US military bases and thousands of industry areas CONTAMINATED with “forever chemicals,” warn experts

Aerosols in household products account for almost 1 million deaths every year

  An unlikely source of air pollution has been blamed from almost 1 million deaths every year. Up to 900,000 premature deaths have been attributed to anthropogenic secondary organic aerosols (ASOAs). While majority of ASOAs come from fossil fuel combustion, some of them can be found in everyday products such as household paint, cleaning items and pesticides. … Continue reading Aerosols in household products account for almost 1 million deaths every year

Study: The sun may have more to do with global warming than carbon dioxide

A peer-reviewed paper produced by a team of almost two dozen scientists concluded that the sun may be the main cause of warmer temperatures, not the carbon dioxide emissions blamed by the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The paper also said that previous studies did not adequately consider the role of solar energy in … Continue reading Study: The sun may have more to do with global warming than carbon dioxide

Green energy solutions are releasing tons of LEAD into the environment, posing a lasting human health threat

In the fight against “climate change,” green energy solutions abound. Solar panels and wind turbines provide renewable power without the awful emissions, and so they are sold to the public as clean energy sources. But as these systems age and breakdown, they become a serious source of environmental pollution and become a human health hazard. Most … Continue reading Green energy solutions are releasing tons of LEAD into the environment, posing a lasting human health threat

Disposable no more: MIT team recommends reusable masks to save the environment while suffocating humans

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the threat of plastic pollution, as disposable face masks and other forms of personal protective equipment have become ubiquitous. In a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, researchers have suggested cutting back on disposable face masks, recommending the use of reusable masks instead. In recent times, face masks and personal protective equipment … Continue reading Disposable no more: MIT team recommends reusable masks to save the environment while suffocating humans

Biblical flooding devastates mainland China

Shocking new footage out of Zhengzhou, China, shows a trainload of stranded passengers waiting for help as devastating floodwaters rise within the train car. A government-run Chinese paper posted the below video to its Twitter account showing people patiently waiting in chest-deep murky water for rescue as floodwaters apparently rise all around them: https://twitter.com/thepapercn/status/1417481408315023370?s=20 The region where … Continue reading Biblical flooding devastates mainland China

Severe drought hits California, worsening food production outlook as crops fail

The state of California, alongside much of the western U.S., is again facing severe drought. The drought hitting the Golden State has notably threatened its agriculture. With about four-fifths of California’s developed water allocated to growing crops, the drought itself is enough to raise alarm bells. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, almost all … Continue reading Severe drought hits California, worsening food production outlook as crops fail

Killer floods in Europe give the world a glimpse of chaotic future

Nearly 200 people had been confirmed dead with more than 700 still missing Monday, July 19, after heavy floods devastated some parts of Europe. Authorities and victims said numerous areas were caught unprepared when normally calm streams turned into torrents that swept away cars, houses and bridges and everything else in their paths. “It went so … Continue reading Killer floods in Europe give the world a glimpse of chaotic future