Organics Quickly Improve Health

Here’s a new research finding that shows how quickly our bodies respond to a better diet.

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Study Shows Toxic Pesticide Levels in Families Dropped by 60% After One-Week Organic Diet

 

“This important study shows how quickly we can rid our bodies of toxic pesticides by choosing organic,” says researcher

 

Jon Queally, staff writer

February 12, 2019

Common Dreams

 

The study tested four diverse American families in Oakland, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Baltimore after eating their typical diet of conventional food for six days and then after a controlled diet of all organic food for six days.… Keep reading

Safe Drinking Water

It’s comforting to sit back, relax, and believe that the systems within which we live – our corporations or our governments, at any level – are taking care of things we believe we’ve entrusted them to care for. Here’s an example of an area in which that’s not happening – safe drinking water.  Ultimately, our health and that of those with whom we have relationships is our bottom-line responsibility.  So … rather than complaining and blaming, here are some simple solutions we can use to ensure our health.… Keep reading

Monarch Butterflies

Here’s a report about a California butterfly that may have major implications for all of us.

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Study: Number of monarch butterflies in California declined by 86 percent in one year

 

Michelle Robertson, SFGATE

Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle

January 6, 2019

 

If you enjoy watching the annual migration of the western monarch along the California coast you have probably already seen the signs of trouble in recent years. Numbers have declined precipitously over the last two decades and extinction looks increasingly likely.… Keep reading

Coal & Health

Here’s a problem affecting sustainability.  I don’t to see the problem in political terms as much as in sustainability terms.  The headline is alarming, but the information we’ll provide after the article is solid.  We need to first understanding the problem – which impacts more than our home or our site – then look at ways to address it.

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Trump EPA finds new

way to poison your kids

Proposed rule would expose children to vast amounts

of mercury, arsenic, and air toxics from coal plants.Keep reading

U.N. Climate Report

Here’s a report from the U.N. based on input from a huge number of nations as well as scientific measurements. While futures forecasts aren’t guarantees, and while I try to avoid alarmism – as it inhibits our capacity to simply address and solve problems – the report does provide a perspective about the breadth of what’s happening, and about specific areas that most need to be assessed and addressed.

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Nature’s ‘alarming’ decline threatens food, water, energy: U.N.

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