Why Your Brain Can’t Process Climate Change

In this view from an airplane icebergs float in Disko Bay on August 4, 2019 near Ilulissat, Greenland Sean Gallup—Getty Images BY BRYAN WALSH  Bryan Walsh is a contributor to TIME. Previously, he was TIME’s International Editor, its energy and environmental correspondent and was the Tokyo bureau chief in 2006 and 2007. He lives in New York. Last week saw the latest in a series of increasingly dire reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This past July was the hottest month on record, punctuated by intense heat waves throughout Europe and the Arctic, leading to a record-breaking 12.5 billion tons of ice melting … Continue reading Why Your Brain Can’t Process Climate Change

DOGS ARE DYING FROM TOXIC ALGAE IN LAKES AND PONDS

by Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch Waking Times Pet owners around the country are seeing their beloved canines perish after letting them cool off in waters harboring toxic algae. Dogs in North Carolina, Georgia and Texas have all died recently after swimming in waters covered in a harmful algae bloom, which is difficult to detect. “Your typical lay person will not be able to tell one algae from another, or a good from a bad,” said Dr. Mark Aubel, of Greenwater Laboratories who studies harmful algae blooms, to Atlanta’s 11 Alive. “It just kind of behooves anybody that sees algae in a lake, in … Continue reading DOGS ARE DYING FROM TOXIC ALGAE IN LAKES AND PONDS

EMFs linked to MASSIVE decline in global health

 by: Isabelle Z. (Natural News) The topic of electromagnetic field (EMF) dangers has been the subject of great debate over the years, but never has it seemed more pressing than now, as we face the transition into high-tech 5G technology. With smart home devices and utility meters becoming part and parcel of our daily lives, the potential for harm is significant – and EMFs have already been linked to a massive decline in global health. First, many people will argue that the sun naturally emits some EMFs, but our exposure to artificial EMFs has reached unprecedented heights. Low-frequency EMF radiation, which encompasses … Continue reading EMFs linked to MASSIVE decline in global health

IN JUST ONE DECADE, CORPORATIONS DESTROYED 50 MILLION HECTARES OF FOREST—AN AREA THE SIZE OF SPAIN

by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams Waking Times Major corporations involved with commodities like beef, palm oil, and soya pledged in 2010 to end deforestation over the next decade—but instead of fulfilling that promise, a new Greenpeace International analysis found the companies are set to destroy at least 50 million hectares of forest worldwide by 2020. “Our message to companies is simple: evolve your business to prevent climate and ecological breakdown.” —Anna Jones, Greenpeace U.K.That estimate—the environmental advocacy group noted in a statement announcing its Countdown to Extinction report (pdf) Tuesday—is comparable to the size of Spain. It is also “a conservative estimate,” the group said, based … Continue reading IN JUST ONE DECADE, CORPORATIONS DESTROYED 50 MILLION HECTARES OF FOREST—AN AREA THE SIZE OF SPAIN

To Survive in a Wetter World, Raise Ducks, Not Chickens

Farmers in Bangladesh are adapting to climate change, and it’s having an impact in faraway places—including on restaurant menus. by Susannah Savage DHAKA, Bangladesh—Here at Binni, a slightly run-down restaurant in one of Dhaka’s trendier neighborhoods, beef, chicken, and mutton dishes are slapped down on the table with a mere murmur. But when the waiter brings Hash Bhuna to the table, he announces it to the whole room, laying down the plate and pulling off the ceramic lid with a theatrical hand flick. Coated in a thick layer of spicy sauce, the duck (hash in Bengali) is succulent and dark, and … Continue reading To Survive in a Wetter World, Raise Ducks, Not Chickens

Ecologist and Philosopher David Abram on the Language of Nature and the Secret Wisdom of the More-Than-Human World

Art by Jackie Morris from The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane — a visual dictionary of poetic spells reclaiming nature’s language “We are human only in contact, and conviviality, with what is not human.” BY MARIA POPOVA “We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals,” the great nature writer Henry Beston wrote in 1928 as he contemplated belonging and the web of life. “In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.” The … Continue reading Ecologist and Philosopher David Abram on the Language of Nature and the Secret Wisdom of the More-Than-Human World

Pharmaceuticals are destroying fresh water ecosystems

by: Tracey Watson (Natural News) Pharmaceutical companies have certainly made a massive impact on the well-being of human beings through the development of drugs that in some cases have literally meant the difference between life and death. Nonetheless, the legacy of pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and others has been tainted by accusations of collusion and over-charging, and many of the drugs they have developed cause serious side effects. The opioid crisis in the United States has also largely been fueled by unscrupulous drug manufacturers more concerned with the bottom line than protecting vulnerable patients. New research indicates … Continue reading Pharmaceuticals are destroying fresh water ecosystems