Neurotoxic Pesticides

Here’s a report about a pesticide in our food and water that causes learning disabilities in children. With its lobbying ability in the U.S, many industries control what scientific-based agencies say about their products. For example, Roundup, a pesticide linked to causing cancer, is banned in many countries, but not the U.S. I’ll add practical guidelines afterwards.

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As EPA Forced to Finalize New Rules,

Report Details Widespread Use of

Neurotoxic Pesticide Across US

 

“For years, the EPA has avoided protecting children

from learning disabilities and has kept chlorpyrifos

on the market, in our food, and in our water.”Keep reading

Trees Stalling Global Warming

Here’s a report about some positive change that’s happening. The process could be repeated in other regions, as a positive and inexpensive way to deter global warming, and its disastrous effects.  Comments afterwards.

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Very cool: trees stalling effects of

global heating in eastern US, study finds

 

Vast reforestation a major reason for ‘warming hole’ across

parts of US where temperatures have flatlined or cooled

 

Oliver Milman @olliemilman

The Guardian

17 Feb 2024

 

Trees provide innumerable benefits to the world, from food to shelter to oxygen, but researchers have now found their dramatic rebound in the eastern US has delivered a further, stunning feat – the curtailing of the soaring temperatures caused by the climate crisis.… Keep reading

Alzheimer’s Research Success

With an aging population, the incidence of dementia is increasing.  While not all of the “old age foibles” and related mental difficulties are technically Alzheimer’s, we clearly hear more about it today than just a couple of decades ago.  And those who have relatives who’ve had Alzheimer’s know of the emotional pain it creates for everyone.  Here’s last November’s good news about some medical breakthroughs. I’ll add “to do” comments afterwards.

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Rare success for Alzheimer’s research

unlocks hope for future therapies

 

Reuters

29 November, 2022

 

CHICAGO: The first big breakthrough in 30 years of Alzheimer’s research is providing momentum for clinical trials of “cocktail” treatments targeting the two hallmark proteins associated with the mind-robbing disease, according to interviews with researchers and pharmaceutical executives.Keep reading

Sustainable Living & Crime Reduction

When I saw this report, while I was pleased to read about programs that reduce violent crime, I wasn’t sure how that related to Sustainable Living.  If we define Sustainable Living as (1) living 100% in harmony with nature and (2) maximizing our quality-of-life experience, then I can see how having fewer worries about violent crime in my environment would, indeed, support my ability to enjoy a better quality-of-life experience.  Comments afterwards.

 

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A study gave cash and therapy to

men at risk of criminal behavior.

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Greenwashing

 

It’s so difficult to separate actions that are truly sustainable from actions claiming – often by people and companies with positive reputations – to be sustainable but, in fact aren’t.  The term “sustainability” isn’t measurable.  And the majority of the public would not know how to measure it.

 

And asking companies to changing from practices that have been at the core of their successful businesses for decades is asking them to take a huge risk … and one that could be fatal to their future.  … Keep reading