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How Melting Permafrost Is Beginning to Transform the Arctic BY ED STRUZIK

Canadian scientist Philip Marsh and I were flying along the coast of the Beaufort Sea, where the frozen tundra had recently opened up into a crater the size of a football stadium. Located along the shoreline of an unnamed lake, the so-called thaw slump was gray, muddy, and barren, in sharp contrast to the brilliant russet and gold of the …

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Vaccination, the Ultimate Junk Science

Vaccination, the Ultimate Junk Science Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network, January 23, 2020   For over a decade the debate over compulsory vaccination, especially for children and more recently for adults, has centered on a single premise. World leading vaccine experts, including those at the CDC, our universities and international organizations such as the World Health …

Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs

Lead researcher and Otago medical student Jono Drew explains the global food system is driving both the climate crisis and the growing burden of common chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. “International research has highlighted the climate and health co-benefits that arise from consuming a diet that is rich in plant foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and …

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Confirmed: Breast Screenings Cause More Harm Than Good By: Sayer Ji

A study published in the British Medical Journal confirms an earlier, highly controversial finding by the Cochrane Database Review (2009), which concluded that breast screenings are likely causing more harm than good.1 Published last month (Dec. 2011) and titled “Possible net harms of breast cancer screening: updated modeling of Forrest report,” its authors concluded:  “This analysis supports the claim that the introduction of breast …

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Biolab For “Most Dangerous Pathogens On Earth” Opened In Wuhan Before Outbreak

As of Thursday afternoon, 23 million people in seven Chinese cities have been placed on quarantine due to the sudden outbreak of a deadly SARS-like virus called 2019-nCoV. The illness is said to have originated in a seafood market in Wuhan and quickly spread to other areas of China, then Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and the United States. Suspected cases have been reported in Australia …

Climate change could unlock new microbes and increase heat-related deaths

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professors Rexford Ahima, M.D., Ph.D., and Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., along with William Dietz, M.D., Ph.D., director of the George Washington University’s Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, and Susan Pacheco, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, authored journal articles …

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Ancient Viruses Trapped in Glaciers for Thousands of Years Could Be Released By Climate Crisis: Study by Eoin Higgins

A new study of ice cores in glaciers in the autonomous Chinese region of Tibet reveals that the ice floes are holding viruses previously unencountered by humans, raising the possibility of the microbes being released as the climate crisis continues. “We’ve opened up a Pandora’s box with climate change,” observed one Twitter user. The report, “Glacier ice archives fifteen-thousand-year-old viruses,” was published in the …

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Oxfam Report Contains Dire Warning for Global Capitalism by Ilana Novick

“I don’t think 500 billionaires are the reason we’re in trouble,” former Vice President Joe Biden told an audience at the Brookings Institute in 2018. It was a few months before he’d officially declare his candidacy for president, but Biden’s position was clear: “The folks at the top aren’t bad guys.” After Bernie Sanders said that “Billionaires should not exist” during a …

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Study suggests US households waste nearly a third of the food they acquire

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, according to economists, who say this wasted food has an estimated aggregate value of $240 billion annually. Divided among the nearly 128.6 million U.S. households, this waste could be costing the average household about $1,866 per year. This inefficiency in the food economy …