Category Archives for "Science"

It’s so hot in California that live mussels are cooking to death in their shells

Another tragic consequence of climate change and the rising temperatures that come with it is playing out in California as mussels are being roasted to death inside their shells on the beach. Mussels are intertidal creatures that attach themselves to rocks and thrive in coastal regions around the world. In California, they are prevalent up […]

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Agriculture Department caught hiding studies proving the dangers of climate change

The Trump administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture are actively burying dozens of government-funded scientific studies detailing the effects of climate change, according to Politico: “The studies range from a groundbreaking discovery that rice loses vitamins in a carbon-rich environment — a potentially serious health concern for the 600 million people world-wide whose diet consists […]

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‘Blue tears’ plankton blooms in China’s waters are toxic to sea life – And they’re getting much worse

Tourists have dubbed them “blue tears,” and while the blooms in the East China Sea off Taiwan’s Matsu Island may indeed be beautiful and mysterious, they’re part of a much larger problem which threatens the sea life in those very same waters. notes that the blue glow is actually caused by plankton: “The glowing […]

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Corporate farm waste may be a bigger environmental problem than we can imagine

When Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas in 2018, at least 52 people were killed and the economic loss was estimated at almost $17 billion. One major loss was of animals on farms, where the giant storm killed approximately 3.5 million chickens and 5,500 hogs. But perhaps the biggest loser of all when it came to […]

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Consumer demand for meat, soy, and palm oil is causing extinction of the world’s primates

Though we often don’t know it when we purchase consumer goods, the things we buy can have catastrophic consequences thousands of miles away, including leading to the extinction of an entire species of animals. Such is the case with primates, 60 percent of which are now facing extinction, according to a new study, which warns: […]

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Nitrate pollution in drinking water linked to thousands of cancer cases

A new alarming study by the Environmental Working Group has linked at least 12,000 cancer cases to high nitrate pollution levels in drinking water as President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency weakens crucial regulations. Since 1962, the EPA has regulated nitrate levels in drinking water to no more than 10 mg/L. Former President Obama, however, […]

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