Dry California

California’s Drought Could Upend America’s Entire Food System – Natasha Gelling

On April 1, California Governor Jerry Brown stood in a field in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, beige grass stretching out across an area that should have been covered with five feet of snow. The Sierra’s snowpack — the frozen well that feeds California’s reservoirs and supplies a third of its water — was just eight percent of its yearly average. …

The Inquisition Redux – ROBERT HUNZIKER

Throughout history few people gain the recognition to become part of humanity’s everyday lexicon, especially if they commit heresy. Indeed, Galileo, whose name rhymes with grade school learning, suffered ridicule at the hands of the world’s highest authorities in the 17th century. But, nowadays Galileo is a hero. Arguably, Dr. James Hansen is today’s Galileo. The Inquisition still stands tall. …

Pharma-Money

Cancer Drugs Reach All-Time High: The $100 Billion Disease that Depends on No Cure

The 2014 sales figures for cancer drugs were just published by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. Sales of cancer drugs have hit a new all-time record: $100 billion. That’s up more than 10 percent from 2013, and up from $75 billion five years earlier. Cancer is obviously big business, as many new cancer drugs and now even cancer vaccines are in …

Lumber Liquidators

Lumber Liquidators in trouble over this chemical found in flooring, but CDC wants to inject your children with it

Lumber Liquidators has made headlines recently, but it’s not because of some mega clearance sale or feel-good promotion. Rather, they were selling flooring that contained a toxic chemical known to jeopardize people’s health — formaldehyde. Worse, they were making false claims about this, saying that the Chinese-made laminate flooring they were supplying fell within state and federal formaldehyde limits. In …