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Study Shows Fracking Results In Toxic Chemical Exposure 2,000 Feet From Drilling Sites

We all know that fracking is bad for the environment and for human health. It’s just plain common sense. But now we have studies that prove it, including one performed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) that says fracking exposes people to toxic chemicals up to 2,000 feet away from drilling […]

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Peruvian Gold Mine Operating Without Permission Destroys Forest In Protected Region

Authorities with the regional forest authority of Huánuco, Peru, were inspecting a protected forest in the region recently when they discovered something that stunned them: A gold mine was operating in the area without the proper permits and had destroyed a large section of the forest, Mongabay reports: “When inspectors from Peru’s Technical Administration for […]

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Biodiversity Improves Crop Yields, So Farmers Should Stop Using Pesticides That Kill Bees

For too long, farmers around the globe have relied too much on pesticides, which are killing valuable pollinators and reducing the biodiversity of agricultural areas. In fact, a new worldwide study of agricultural land has revealed that healthy biodiversity actually improves crop yields. Yes, crops have natural enemies in the insect world, but even those […]

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New Research Reveals That 95 Percent Of Baby Food Contains Toxic Metals

Just released research from a group of scientists shows that 95 percent of the baby food currently on the market contains dangerous levels of toxic metals that have been shown to damage the development of children’s brains, EcoWatch reports: “Heavy metals that may damage a developing brain are present in 95 percent of baby foods […]

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It May Soon Be Possible To Generate Clean Energy From The Darkness Of The Night Sky

Aaswath Raman still recalls growing up and visiting his grandparents in Mumbai, India, where the daily temperature often reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity is stifling. But what Raman recalls most is how hot the house his grandparents lived in was during the day, especially since they refused to buy an air conditioner: “It’s […]

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Environmental Groups Pressure Fast Food Companies To Boycott Brazil Over Amazon Fires

As the Amazon rainforest continues to burn, environmental groups like Greenpeace are calling for a boycott of products from Brazil that come from farms on deforested lands, especially by fast-food companies. Thousands of acres have been lit ablaze to make way for cattle ranching and soy plantations. While the cattle provide beef, the soy is […]

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Sludge From Sewage Treatment Plants Is Poisoning Dairy Products Across the U.S.

Art Schapp is a second-generation dairy farmer in New Mexico. And he recently had to dump 15,000 gallons of milk each and every day because it was contaminated with dangerous chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are also known as PFAS. Eco Watch reports that PFAS are used for multiple purposes: Numbering in […]

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The Way To Fight Both Climate Change And Food Shortages May Be As Close As The Oceans

Though we often don’t think of it when discussing climate change, the world’s oceans have a vital role to play in helping alleviate the growing threat from both climate change and global food shortages, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum, which notes: “While the Amazon plays a vital role in global […]

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