Energy efficiency gains are failing to keep pace with the Internet’s rapid rate of expansion, meaning that global web use is consuming an increasing share energy, warns a new perspective published in the journal Science.
Noting that the world’s data centers already consume 270 terawatt hours … More
Amanda Warren, Contributor
The horse meat fiasco in Europe has prodded scientists to look a bit deeper into what else we might be consuming. A team of South African scientists have just found traces of human tissue in meat meant for public consumption from 9 provinces. The issue … More
Kent Mao, Contributor
Hemp and marijuana seem to be popular topics in today’s society since legalization measures were passed in Colorado and Washington last November. While it’s common to hear advocates proclaim the medical benefits of marijuana, studies have shown that hemp seeds can also provide a number … More
Case Adams, Naturopath, Green Med Info
Several recent international studies have illustrated that seaweeds and their extracts may have the capability of inhibiting and even treating cancer.
The most recent study, from Brazil’s Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, found that two fractionated polysaccharides from the seaweed … More
Richard K. Moore, Contributor
As a follower of cutting-edge (typically independent) research, in many different fields, I’ve found there are many threads of ‘new understanding’ kind of dangling out there, branching away from mainstream science models, but lacking a new coherence to bind them together.
I awoke this … More
Julian Rose, Contributor
“He who isn’t busy being born is busy dying.” -Bob Dylan
You know the expression, “Rightful Indignation”? Well that’s a fire which we must not put out. “Rightful anger” is a direct extension of rightful indignation. It is a burning sensation in the chest … More
Sayer Ji, Green Med Info
Two studies published in the past six months reveal a disturbing finding: glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup® appear to suppress the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, leading to the overgrowth of extremely pathogenic bacteria.
Late last year, in an article titled … More
Kent Mao, Contributing Writer
Many Americans are beginning to see the benefits of policy reform
It’s no secret that public opinion on marijuana has shifted dramatically in recent years. Is this the beginning of the end for the anti-marijuana generation? Some would say so.
Advocacy of marijuana legalization … More
Update: March 27th, 2013. Last night president Barack Obama signed the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ into law, betraying the American public as well as his word on GMO’s.
From Amanda Brodhagen from Farm.com:
“The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a last-minute amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill (HR933) … More
Jeremy Hance, Mongabay
The Peruvian government has declared an environmental state of emergency after finding elevated levels of lead, barium, and chromium in the Pastaza River in the Amazon jungle, reports the Associated Press. Indigenous peoples in the area have been complaining for decades of … More
Barbara H. Peterson, Guest Writer
Compromise. That’s what it’s all about, eh? We are taught from early on that the only way to get along is to go along. Meet halfway, in the middle. Don’t be such a stickler. Nothing is so sacred or important that it cannot … More