Author: Gary Chandler

Public affairs and sustainability consultant. Founder of Crossbow Communications. Follow him on Twitter @Gary_Chandler

Sewage Contaminating Food, Water, Sea Alzheimer’s disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. People living near the Baltic Sea have some of the highest rates of the disease. Iceland also deserves a closer look for clues. About 45 million people already have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It’s vastly undiagnosed and misdiagnosed. Doctors are withholding […]

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Biosolids, Sewage Sludge Contributing To Wildlife Disease Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is ravaging wildlife in many regions across North America. It’s part of a larger epidemic of neurological disease that is killing millions of people, wildlife and livestock around the world. The diseases are part of an incurable spectrum disease called transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). The operative […]

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Ivory Rising Puts Spotlight On Elephant Poachers, Wildlife Traffickers Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Prods. is teaming with with Red Bull’s Terra Mater Film Studios to produce a feature documentary about elephant poaching called, Ivory Rising. Not much can be revealed about the doc, mainly because the pic’s filmmakers cannot be named for their own safety. […]

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Sewage Sludge Spreading Deadly Disease Approximately 44 million people around the world already have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It’s the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Unfortunately, these people produce tons of sewage every day — and their sewage is infectious. This toxic waste is being dumped on crops, in our rivers […]

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Technology Expedites Slashing, Burning Of Rainforests The rate at which tropical forests were cut, burned or otherwise lost from the 1990s through the 2000s accelerated by 62 percent, according to a new study which dramatically reverses a previous estimate of a 25 percent slowdown over the same period. That previous estimate, from the U.N.’s Food […]

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Prion Pathogen Threatens Mammals Norway confirmed its first cases of mad cow disease in history last week (it subsequently found prion disease in reindeer), while Canada confirmed yet another case in Alberta today. It’s the first case to be reported in Canada since 2011. In my opinion, these reported cases (and most others) are just the […]

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Habitat Conservation and Wildlife Conservation The relocation of animals to make way for land development rarely succeeds and could push some species towards extinction, according to a new study. An international team of scientists found that “mitigation” translocations – where animals were moved from the path of building projects – were rising rapidly and far outnumbered instances […]

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deforestation and climate change

Wildlife Extinction Not Sustainable Sustainable palm oil is killing endangered species. In a rush to greenwash the palm oil industry, biodiversity is being crushed and pushed toward extinction. The culprits then offset the death and destruction with a token green project elsewhere in the world. Most palm oil is grown on land that was once pristine rainforest […]

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Sustainability Label Bought Not Earned The sustainable palm oil industry is destroying biodiversity at the speed of light. In a rush to greenwash the industry, biodiversity is being crushed and pushed toward extinction. The culprits then offset the death and destruction with a token green project somewhere else around the world. Companies like Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, […]

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Risk Assessment Overlooks Prion Pathogen The San Diego City Council unanimously approved plans to recycle sewage water into drinking water this week. In my opinion, it joined a growing global movement in what could become a human health disaster. The latest wastewater reclamation project is another death sentence for millions of people who will drink the water and contaminate their homes, […]

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