- People Who Eat Fast Food Have More Phthalates
A recent survey revealed that people who claimed to eat more fast food also had possible exposure of higher levels of phthalates. Is that bad? In 2016, when all chemicals are scary, it certainly is, and environmental groups have raised a fortune claiming ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2016 - 6:54am
- Test Hopes To Identify Any Shale Gas Hazard In Groundwater
A new test has been developed to check for contamination of shallow groundwater from modern gas extraction techniques, such as hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2016 - 5:24am
- When Natural Beauty Becomes The Ecological Beast, Replace Environmentalism With Science
Natural solutions are all the rage to people who believe in a 20th century "balance of nature" hypothesis. Scientists know better, it is obvious that there is no ecological balance, no environmental harmony, and never has been, the winners are i ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2016 - 9:08am
- CO2 Fertilization Greening The Earth
An international team has just published a study titled "Greening of the Earth and its Drivers" in the journal Nature Climate Change (doi:10.1038/nclimate3004) showing significant greening of a quarter to one-half of the Earth's vegetated l ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2016 - 4:26pm
- Wildlife Loss In Tropical Forests Is Bad News For Everyone
I had drinks with an old college friend last week. As we reminisced and I caught him up on my job leading the Tropical Ecology Assessment&Monitoring (TEAM) Network, he stopped me mid-sentence. ...
Article - Jorge Ahumada - May 5 2016 - 12:54pm
- Farmers: Thanks For The Cheap Food, Now You're Blamed For Air-Pollution
A new study has implicated farms as a bigger source of fine-particulate air pollution than all other sources. This is no surprise in Europe, China, Russia and Europe, since food is the most important strategic resource everywhere. And it's an easy e ...
Article - News Staff - May 17 2016 - 8:11am
- The Real Cost Of Milk
The Australian dairy farming industry is in a state of crisis. Cheap dairy products and fluctuations in both the domestic and global markets have taken a financial toll on farmers. Consumers have rallied to help struggling dairy producers. But this is onl ...
Article - The Conversation - May 24 2016 - 4:37pm
- Ancient DNA Shows Perfect Storm Felled Ice Age Giants
Giant Ice Age species including elephant-sized sloths and powerful saber-toothed cats that once roamed the windswept plains of Patagonia, southern South America, were finally felled by a perfect storm of a rapidly warming climate and humans, according to ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2016 - 7:45am
- Blockchains: Bitcoin Tech Could Increase Trust In The Food Supply
If the food industry is not in crisis, it certainly contains an increasing level of complexity and associated risks. A recent analysis suggested 50% of US food production is wasted, with global estimates above 30%. Retailers want perfect produce, leading ...
Article - The Conversation - Jul 19 2016 - 7:30am
- Russia Loves Science When It Comes To Cheating In Sports, But Not In Food
Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin recently signed Federal Law 358-FZ, which bans genetic engineering of plants and animals for the indefinite future. ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 20 2016 - 5:36pm