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New FDA-approved "trackable" pill transmits information it will tattle on you if you don't take your meds

Natural News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:39
(Natural News) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a digital pill embedded with a sensor designed to inform physicians whether their patients are taking their medications. The federal approval marks a growing trend towards addressing drug non-adherence among patients, according to a New York Times report. The pill, called Abilify MyCite, is a modified version...

Pollution from pharmaceuticals and personal care products is wiping out freshwater ecosystems; testing criteria don't account for ecological disruption

Natural News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:38
(Natural News) As the demand for pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) continues to grow, so too does their impact on freshwater ecosystems. More than just that, the testing criteria for the harmful effects of PCCPs should be broadened to include ecologically disrupting compounds (EcoDC). These were the conclusions a team of researchers came to...

A healthy lifestyle pays off; research shows healthy habits result in a longer and better quality life

Natural News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:36
(Natural News) Many of us are under the impression that to live a longer and healthier life means extreme discipline, loads of exercise and being very strict about what we eat. While making these changes would certainly provide the best chance of greatly improved health, a new study by researchers from the Max Planck Institute...

Strengthen memory and reduce Alzheimer’s risk with meditation and music

Natural News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:28
(Natural News) Here’s one more reason to put your favorite music on repeat, or pick up your mats and meditate: A recent study suggests that meditation and music can help people who are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. (Related: Alzheimer’s drugs cause brain damage and actually worsen memory loss.) The results of the study built...

The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Personality

Yes! Magazine - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:30
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
Categories: Ecological News

Chemotherapy found to increase the number of tumor cells circulating in the blood, spreading it to previously unaffected areas

Natural News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:25
(Natural News) Chemotherapy is a pretty scary prospect, but a lot of people are convinced by their doctors that its potential benefits are worth enduring the very unpleasant side effects. Unfortunately, a new study shows that getting chemotherapy before surgery can actually increase the tumor cells in your blood and spread the cancer to other...

Add cinnamon to your treats this holiday season: Research confirms the spice protects against obesity

Natural News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:23
(Natural News) Cinnamon may be the spice you need this holiday season as a new study finds that it can potentially protect you from obesity. A team of researchers from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute (U-M LSI) wanted to better understand how cinnamaldehyde – an essential oil that gives cinnamon its flavor –...

Monsanto now offering CASH to farmers if they will use its toxic "dicamba" agricultural chemical

Natural News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:22
(Natural News) The agri giant Monsanto, commonly known as the world’s most evil corporation, is now offering farmers cash in a desperate bid to distribute its XtendiMax with VaporGrip dicamba-based weed killer product. Reuters is reporting that Monsanto will be offering farmers refunds of over half the cost of the product in 2018, if they...

Babies feel touch in their DNA: Infants who were held more have a different molecular profile than children who had a lack of contact

Natural News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:21
(Natural News) Physical contact between babies and their caregivers doesn’t just foster emotional bonds — it also affects infants on a molecular level. This was the conclusion that researchers from the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute came to in their landmark study. Though far from just impacting children in their...

REAL scientists decimate idiot claims by Left-wing climate kooks Gore and Brown that California’s wildfires are the “new normal”

Natural News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:17
(Natural News) As wildfires continue to rage in Southern California, Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown and former Vice President Al “We’re dead in a decade” Gore took to media mics to proclaim that, thanks to human-caused “climate change,” the fires are now the “new normal.” When Brown wasn’t blaming the fires on President Donald J. Trump,...

Climate scientists study the odds of a megadrought

ENN Climate - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 00:19
To help untangle fact from speculation, Cornell climate scientists and their colleagues have developed a “robust null hypothesis” to assess the odds of a megadrought – one that lasts more than 30 years – occurring in the western and southwestern United States. The research was published online Dec. 8 in the Journal of Climate.
Categories: Ecological News

New Maps Show Shrinking Wilderness Being Ignored At Our Peril

ENN Climate - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:10
Maps of the world’s most important wilderness areas are now freely available online following a University of Queensland and Wildlife Conservation Society-led study published today.
Categories: Ecological News

NASA Analyzes Short-Lived Bay of Bengal Cyclone

ENN Climate - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:08
NASA analyzed the rainfall generated by short-lived Tropical Cyclone 04B that formed and faded over a day in the Bay of Bengal.
Categories: Ecological News

NREL Develops Novel Method to Produce Renewable Acrylonitrile

ENN Climate - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:05
A new study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) establishes a novel catalytic method to produce renewable acrylonitrile using 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), which can be biologically produced from sugars. This hybrid biological-catalytic process offers an alternative to the conventional petrochemical production method and achieves unprecedented acrylonitrile yields.
Categories: Ecological News

Forest resilience declines in face of wildfires, climate change

ENN Climate - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:10
The forests you see today are not what you will see in the future. That’s the overarching finding from a new study on the resilience of Rocky Mountain forests, led by Colorado State University.Researchers analyzed data from nearly 1,500 sites in five states — Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, and Montana — and measured more than 63,000 seedlings after 52 wildfires that burned over the past three decades. They wanted to understand if and how changing climate over the last several decades affected post-fire tree regeneration, a key indicator of forest resilience.
Categories: Ecological News

NRL Researchers Advance Fleet Weather Predictions Through Innovation, Collaboration

ENN Climate - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:46
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Marine Meteorology Division in Monterey, California, houses a team of scientists and engineers who work in conjunction with the lab’s broader scientific community to provide the fleet with the most accurate weather forecasts possible.
Categories: Ecological News

California's 2017 Wildfire Season Continues to Break Records

ENN Pollution - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:05
The Thomas Fire burning north of Los Angeles in Ventura County, California is now the state’s fifth-largest wildfire on record. Less than 15 percent contained and moving west quickly, the fire is being fueled by dry conditions and strong winds. It is one of five wildfirescurrently burning in southern California.
Categories: Ecological News

California's 2017 Wildfire Season Continues to Break Records

ENN Health - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:05
The Thomas Fire burning north of Los Angeles in Ventura County, California is now the state’s fifth-largest wildfire on record. Less than 15 percent contained and moving west quickly, the fire is being fueled by dry conditions and strong winds. It is one of five wildfirescurrently burning in southern California.
Categories: Ecological News

Green infrastructure: New tool by University of Toronto researchers to help construction industry reduce carbon footprint

ENN Pollution - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:40
A team of researchers from the University of Toronto is partnering with the construction industry to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, bridges, public transit and other major infrastructure projects.“What we’re building is a decision-support tool that can be used in the early stages of design and planning,” says Heather MacLean, a professor in the department of civil engineering who is one of five Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering professors involved in the project. “Ultimately, the goal is to produce infrastructure with much lower greenhouse gas impact.”
Categories: Ecological News

Ditch the expensive GMO seeds, homesteaders! Switch to high-yield, natural, open-pollinated seeds instead

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:45
(Natural News) The popularity of organic produce has grown exponentially in recent years. There are several important advantages to choosing organic over conventionally grown produce, including: Organic produce is not doused in the fungicides, herbicides and insecticides commonly used in conventional farming; Since organic food isn’t covered in preservatives to make it last longer, it...
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