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22 Carcinogens Found in U.S. Tap Water

Posted by on October 9, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
22 Carcinogens Found in U.S. Tap Water

Contaminants in tap water may increase the cancer risk for thousands of Americans over a lifetime. USA Today reported on a study where the Environmental Working Group (EWG) cited 22 carcinogens commonly found in tap water. #tapwater

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Palm Oil Is in Everything, and It’s Hurting More Than the Orangutans

Posted by on September 30, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Palm Oil Is in Everything, and It’s Hurting More Than the Orangutans

Palm oil may not cost much to produce, but it exacts a high price on the environment. And thanks to this often-invisible ingredient’s complex international supply chain, efforts to reduce that impact are proving challenging. #PalmOil

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The 5G Pushback is Here

Posted by on September 29, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
The 5G Pushback is Here

People are waking up to the fact that 5G is a catastrophe in the making. #5G

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What’s the Difference Between Global Warming and Climate Change?

Posted by on September 22, 2019 in Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
What’s the Difference Between Global Warming and Climate Change?

With public concern on the rise, two relevant terms have entered the lexicon: “Climate change” and “global warming.” These are often treated as synonyms, but they have different meanings. #climatechange #globalwarming

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Birds Populations Are Rapidly Declining in North America

Posted by on September 21, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Birds Populations Are Rapidly Declining in North America

Bird populations in North America continue to decline

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Illegal Levels of Radiation Emitted by Popular Cellphones

Posted by on September 19, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Illegal Levels of Radiation Emitted by Popular Cellphones

Cellphone testing by the Chicago Tribune reveals several popular cellphones emit far higher levels of RF radiation than legally permitted, which has led to the filing of at least one class-action lawsuit. #cellphoneradiation

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German Study: Alarming Levels of Dangerous Plastics in Children’s Bodies

Posted by on September 15, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
German Study: Alarming Levels of Dangerous Plastics in Children’s Bodies

Plastic by-products were found in an alarming 97-100% of blood and urine samples from 2,500 children tested between 2014 and 2017, according to a new study by the German Environment Ministry and the Robert Koch Institute. #environment

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Trump Rollback of Key EPA Water Protection Rule Denounced as ‘Callous’ and ‘Immoral’ Giveaway to Big Polluters

Posted by on September 13, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Trump Rollback of Key EPA Water Protection Rule Denounced as ‘Callous’ and ‘Immoral’ Giveaway to Big Polluters

Environmental and public health advocates blasted the Trump administration Thursday for finalizing its rollback of an Obama-era regulation designed to curb the pollution of waterways nationwide. #environment “#WaterProtection

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With Oceans Threatened as ‘Never Before in Human History,’ World Leaders Fail to Show Urgency

Posted by on September 1, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
With Oceans Threatened as ‘Never Before in Human History,’ World Leaders Fail to Show Urgency

While renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough warned the world’s oceans are “under threat now as never before in human history,” green groups on Tuesday said a United Nations resolution to end plastic pollution in the world’s oceans does not go nearly far enough to combat the problem, and stressed that more urgent action is needed to eradicate the damage before it’s too late.

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Leaked UN Draft Report Warns Rising, Warming Oceans ‘Poised to Unleash Misery’ Worldwide

Posted by on August 30, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Leaked UN Draft Report Warns Rising, Warming Oceans ‘Poised to Unleash Misery’ Worldwide

A draft United Nations report warns “the same oceans that nourished human evolution are poised to unleash misery on a global scale unless the carbon pollution destabilizing Earth’s marine environment is brought to heel. #climatechange

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To Prevent ‘Major Extinction Crisis,’ Scientist Call for Designating Half of Planet as Protected Areas by 2050

Posted by on August 28, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
To Prevent ‘Major Extinction Crisis,’ Scientist Call for Designating Half of Planet as Protected Areas by 2050

A pair of leading scientists are calling on the global community to spend the next few decades working toward formal protections for at least half of the world’s oceans and lands, warning that as the human population nears it’s projected 10 billion by mid-century, several species will face a heightened threat of extinction. #extinctioncrisis

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Amazon Wildfires: Who (Including Wildlife) and What Are Being Threatened

Posted by on August 27, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
Amazon Wildfires: Who (Including Wildlife) and What Are Being Threatened

These fires are threatening the livelihoods of all Amazonian people – indigenous and non-indigenous, urban and rural; destroying the world’s greatest home for wild species of plants and animals, and reducing the forests which store and sequester carbon and help curtail our planet’s climate crisis. #amazonfires

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Leading Nuclear Researcher Issues Grave Fukushima Warning – an ‘Ongoing Global Radiological Catastrophe’ and ‘Huge Cover Up’

Posted by on August 24, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Leading Nuclear Researcher Issues Grave Fukushima Warning – an ‘Ongoing Global Radiological Catastrophe’ and ‘Huge Cover Up’

Dr. Caldicott gave dire warnings about the Japan nuclear disaster

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The Amazon Rainforest Fires Turned Day Into Night in Brazil’s Largest City

Posted by on August 24, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
The Amazon Rainforest Fires Turned Day Into Night in Brazil’s Largest City

This year there have already been 72,843 fires in the Amazon

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In ‘Visionary’ Document, Small Island Nations Declare ‘Climate Crisis’ in Pacific

Posted by on August 1, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
In ‘Visionary’ Document, Small Island Nations Declare ‘Climate Crisis’ in Pacific

Declaration includes demand for an end to fossil fuel development and for nations most responsible for the crisis to “urgently change direction.” #climatecrisis

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