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Scientists analysing sophisticated satellite data warn that rises in sea level more rapid than expected are increasing threats to coastal cities and food security.

LONDON, 27 March, 2015 − Satellite observations show that sea level rise may have been underestimated, and that annual rises are increasing. A collaborative effort between maritime organisations and space agencies in measuring sea level rise has come to the conclusion that it has been increasing by 3.1 millimetres a year since 1993 – higher than previous estimates. The evidence …

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Council: Monsanto’s Chemicals are in ‘Same Group as STDs Like HIV’

While Monsanto pleads to have the recent cancer classification of glyphosate retracted, the public is getting a glimpse of the emperor with no clothes. The recent classification of the GMO herbicide ingredient glyphosate as a 2B carcinogen by the World Health Organization now designates it in a class directly alongside the sexually transmitted, cancer causing human papillomavirus (HPV) as well as …

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Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs

Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious health problems costing at least $175 billion (U.S.) per year in Europe alone, according to a study published Thursday. Chemicals that can mimic or block estrogen or other hormones are commonly found in thousands of products around the world, including plastics, pesticides, furniture, and cosmetics. The new research estimated …

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Did the U.N. just ruin this $5 billion Monsanto business?

The United Nations may have just delivered a hard right hook to Monsanto’s (NYSE: MON  )  business. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, the U.N.’s cancer research center at the World Health Organization, declared the main ingredient in Monsanto’s leading weed-killer Roundup a probable cancer-causing product. Because the glyphosate-based herbicide is primarily responsible for almost half of all Monsanto’s …

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11 Quick Reasons to Dislike DuPont as Much as Monsanto

Sure, Monsanto is listed as one of the most hated companies on the planet, but what about other biotechnology giants such as DuPont? This company has been terrorizing the planet for far too long, but they hide easily in Monsanto’s ominous shadow. It’s easy to lose sight of the other companies that are just as responsible for ruining our food supply …

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People from different cultures express sympathy differently, say researchers

The researchers found that cultural differences in whether or not people wanted to avoid negative emotions played a role in their expressions of sympathy. Credit: Shutterstock Sympathy is influenced by cultural differences, new Stanford research shows. For instance, when told about a tragedy or troubling situation, Americans of European descent are more positive in how they articulate sympathy while Germans …

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US risks epic blunder by treating China as an economic enemy

The United States has handled its economic diplomacy with shocking myopia. The US Treasury’s attempt to cripple the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) before it gets off the ground is clearly intended to head off China’s ascendancy as a rival financial superpower, whatever the faux-pieties from Washington about standards of “governance”. Such a policy is misguided at every level, evidence …

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The US is Pushing The World Towards Nuclear War

NATO countries are to all intents and purposes at war with Russia. The US knows it and Russia knows it too. Unfortunately, most of those living in NATO countries remain blissfully ignorant of this fact. The US initiated economic sanctions against Russia, has attacked its currency and has manipulated oil prices to devastate the Russian economy. It was behind the …

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Top gov’t. scientists say no to vaccines for their kids

“The combined death rate from scarlet fever, diphtheria, whooping cough and measles among children up to fifteen shows that nearly 90 percent of the total decline in mortality between 1860 and 1965 had occurred before the introduction of antibiotics and widespread immunization. In part, this recession may be attributed to improved housing and to a decrease in the virulence of …