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Dirt Don’t Hurt: How Environmental DNA in Urban Soil Could Save Lives

Researchers reported yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that soil bacteria in New York City parks produce molecules similar to antibiotics, anticancer agents, and other drugs in current use.  Talk about taking dirt to a new level! From analyzed soil samples in New York City boroughs, environmental DNA (eDNA) was extracted from […]

6 Nasty Superbugs on the Rise (Drug Resistant Bacteria) Caused by Antibiotic Abuse
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6 Nasty Superbugs on the Rise (Drug Resistant Bacteria) Caused by Antibiotic Abuse

Antibiotics used to promote growth in farm animals is rampant and is causing antibacterial-resistant “super bugs” to reach epidemic proportions. According to federal statistics cited in the new report, published today (Nov. 16) in the journal Pediatrics, more than 2 million Americans get sick with antimicrobial-resistant infections each year, and more than 23,000 die as […]

Get Your Skin in the Game
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Get Your Skin in the Game

Yes, eating organic is very important but did you know our skin absorbs more toxins from skin care products than food? This means that if you aren’t already being choosy about which skincare products to use, you should be.  A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology concluded that treatment of mice with common […]

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Study Shows Endocrine Disruptor Found in Women after Using These 13 Nail Polishes

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) and researchers at Duke University have found that a chemical called Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP), a suspected endocrine-disrupting chemical, can be found in women’s bodies after using certain nail polishes containing the chemical. Here are safe, non-toxic nail polishes The disturbing part about this study is that two of the polishes that tested […]

Solar Fuel (Liquid Sunshine) to Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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Solar Fuel (Liquid Sunshine) to Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions

As countries attempt to make major cuts in greenhouse gas production, scientists and other environmentalists are thinking about halting climate change with technology that removes gases from the atmosphere. The approach is called geoengineering and most of these experiments focus on removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere to help oceans stop becoming dangerously acidic.  Ocean […]

GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health
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GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health

Get ready for a really big deal in the world of GMO’s and Public Health. The New England Journal of Medicine just published a piece recommending a halt in the deployment of a new form of herbicide comprising glyphosate plus 2,4-D (a component of the Agent Orange defoliant used in the Vietnam War) and to […]

Let Me Tell You About the Birds and the Bees
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U.S. Honeybee Population Down More Than 40%

When our bees need de-toxing I think we have a pretty severe problem. The USDA is reporting a Honeybee population plummet of more than 40% indicating a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. Researchers report that since the mid 2000’s nearly one-third of all honey bees in America vanished. “The environment has become toxic—and sick […]

"Hot in the City" takes on new meaning in Iran reaching 164 Degrees
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“Hot in the City” takes on new meaning in Iran reaching 164 Degrees

This weekend in the news showed the Heat Index in Iran hitting 164 Degrees which is considered one of the hottest urban temperatures ever endured by humans. The heat index is what the temperature actually feels like considering both temperature and humidity. The potential impacts of climate change are massive and devastating including but not limited […]