Environment

Canary In The Gold King Mine: EPA Spill Won't Be The Last

You are gazing over the clear stream, thinking of fishing the crystal waters in the Rockies. The next morning, you are stunned to see an orange-yellow sludge covering the stream as far as you can see. Is this the Colorado Gold King Mine spill into Cement ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 20 2015 - 7:51am

Drought In Europe Worst Since 2003

Much of the European continent has been affected by a severe drought so far this summer, one of the worst since the drought and heat wave of summer of 2003, according to the latest report by the European Drought Observatory (EDO). The drought, which partic ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 20 2015 - 1:04pm

Coffee Boom Has Not Helped Poorer Nations

The explosion in coffee consumption in the past two decades has generally not benefited farmers of coffee beans in poorer nations along the equator, it has mostly just helped corporations, including those marketing "fair trade" as some sort of e ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2015 - 9:00am

Hypoallergenic Parks Coming Soon

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you are probably sick of it. So are allergy sufferers around the world. We can make a phone that could land a man on the Moon and create potatoes that don't brown but allergy solutions eluse us.  ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2015 - 4:00pm

Innate GMO Potato Deregulated By USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announces a determination of non-regulated status for a genetically engineered (GE) potato variety developed by J.R. Simplot Company (Simplot) called Innate ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2015 - 3:39pm

Radioactive Contaminants Found In Coal Ash

A new study has revealed the presence of radioactive contaminants in coal ash from all three major U.S. coal-producing basins- levels of radioactivity in the ash were up to five times higher than in normal soil, and up to 10 times higher than in the paren ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2015 - 6:30am

Bt Spray In The Organic Movement: Hypocrisy Or Scientific Illiteracy?

We’ve been saying for years that the anti-GMO folks haven’t a scientific leg to st ...

Article - American Council ... - Sep 3 2015 - 10:00am

Study Finds Atrazine Pesticide Doesn't Impact Aquatic Plant Life

A recent study found that the herbicide atrazine, common for weed control in corn and sorghum crops in large-scale farming operations, does not have any measurable impact on aquatic plant life over the long term. Atrazine has been used for decades and some ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 3 2015 - 6:22pm

Blame Natural Plants For Endocrine Disruption In Frogs

Green frogs in the suburbs are undergoing a gender switch- but it isn't pesticides doing it, according to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the same journal that set off the craze in thinking pesticides were causing frogs ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2015 - 8:27am

Natural Shrubbery Changes Sex Ratio Of Suburban Frogs

Green frogs in the suburbs are seeing a gender revolution. A new Yale study shows that estrogen in suburban yards is changing the ratio of male and female green frogs at nearby ponds. Higher levels of estrogen in areas where there are shrubs, vegetable ga ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2015 - 7:30am