EPA Sued Over Monarch Butterfly

monarch butterflyA leading environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing regulators of dismissing dangers about a certain chemical used in herbicides, including Monsanto's widely used Roundup.

The lawsuit, filed Friday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in federal district court in New York, argues that an ingredient in the herbicide – glyphosate – has had devastating effects on monarch butterflies, causing the population to halve in seven years.

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Study: Failure of Chemotherapy

chemo drug 640For those living in the early 1900's, the chances of getting cancer was 1 out of every 100 people, about fifty years ago the chances increased to 1 in 50. Today, it is said that a little less than 1 out of every 3 people will get cancer, soon to be 1 in 2.

If you get cancer, where will you turn for treatment?

Your options are Chemotherapy, which is refused by 75% of doctors, works only 2-3% of the time, and has been shown in a study to cause more cancer, or, you can utilize natural substances found in nature that science has shown are powerful Cancer Cures, with virtually no side effects.

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Fracked or Not? Scientists Create New Test

Natural Gas FrackingA team of U.S. and French scientists say they have developed a new tool that can specifically tell when environmental contamination comes from waste produced by hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.

In peer-reviewed research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology on Monday, the researchers say their new forensic tool can distinguish fracking wastewater pollution from other contamination that results from other industrial processes — such as conventional oil and gas drilling.

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The Myth of Arctic Meltdown

polar-bear-endangeredThe speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. 'The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,' he said. 'It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.'

Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change.

But seven years after his warning, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that, far from vanishing, the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in succession – with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63 per cent since 2012.

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Ebola is Bad, But Flu is Worse!

ebola-maskDespite the heavy media coverage and widespread concern surrounding the Ebola virus, Americans face a more serious health threat — influenza.

"It's complicated. It's exotic. It's something you hear about on the news every day," said Dr. Edward Waltz, director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness at the University at Albany, of the Ebola virus. "Objectively, the flu is a lot worse."

The Ebola virus is responsible for 3,338 deaths in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.

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