Category: Environmental Issues

Biosolids Contributing To Alzheimer’s Disease Epidemic The cause of Alzheimer’s disease may not be so mysterious after all. What’s needed is a healthy dose of the truth. People are dying of neurological disease at an accelerating rate, while death rates from most major diseases are dropping. Why the divergence? Unfortunately, a pathogen associated with neurological disease is spreading […]

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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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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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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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Mismanaged Pathways Spreading Ebola Virus World leaders and health officials are losing more credibility by the hour on the Ebola virus outbreak. The global response to the outbreak has been underwhelming and questionable. Instead of managing pathways, they are creating new ones every day. Most of the attention surrounding Ebola has centered on its spread […]

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Reforestation Can Help Save Kilimanjaro One project plans to tackle climate change, poverty and poaching simultaneously in Tanzania. Hopefully, the model will spread far and wide very quickly. The Mellowswan Foundation Africa-Tanzania will work in partnership with local villagers and the forest authorities to plant 10 million trees over the next four years in the […]

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Anti-Government Activism Suppressed Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA’s Prism system has been fed […]

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Poachers Targeted By Drones In 2012, 688 rhinos were killed illegally across Africa just for their horns. Meanwhile, thousands of elephants were killed by poachers just for their tusks. And rangers trying to defend this land and these creatures also have been murdered. How do you protect some of the world’s rarest large mammals from […]

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Climate Change Will Unleash Cascading Events Global warming is one of the most complicated issue facing world leaders. Warnings from the scientific community are becoming louder, as an increasing body of science points to rising dangers from the ongoing buildup of human-related greenhouse gases — produced mainly by the burning of fossil fuels and forests. […]

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