Europe plans to burn our Global Forest as Carbon Neutral Renewable Energy, Scientists Protest in mass

Public Release: 12-Sep-2018 Europe’s renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs PRINCETON, N.J.–Europe’s decision to promote the use of wood as a “renewable fuel” will likely greatly increase Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and cause severe harm to the world’s forests, according to a new…

Shrimp heal injured fish

Public Release: 22-Aug-2018 James Cook University James Cook University scientists in Australia have discovered that shrimp help heal injured fish. PhD student David Vaughan is working on a project led by Dr Kate Hutson at JCU’s Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture. He said it was important to know how the shrimp interact with…

Study links mothers’ pesticide levels with autism in children

Public Release: 16-Aug-2018 American Psychiatric Association Washington, D.C. – A new study appearing online today from the American Journal of Psychiatry finds that elevated pesticide levels in pregnant women are associated with an increased risk of autism among their children. Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with largely unknown causes. It is characterized by problems…

Blocking sunlight to cool Earth won’t reduce crop damage from global warming by reducing photosynthesis

Public Release: 8-Aug-2018 Solar geoengineering could reduce temperatures and heat stress, but also reduces photosynthesis University of California – Berkeley Injecting particles into the atmosphere to cool the planet and counter the warming effects of climate change would do nothing to offset the crop damage from rising global temperatures, according to a new analysis by…

Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater spurs fat cell development

PUBLIC RELEASE: 21-JUN-2018   Researchers saw increases in the size and number of fat cells in laboratory models following exposure, even at diluted concentrations. DUKE UNIVERSITY DURHAM, N.C. – Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater promotes fat cell development, or adipogenesis, in living cells in a laboratory, according to a new Duke University-led study. Researchers…

University of Guelph study uncovers cause of pesticide exposure, Parkinson’s link

Public Release: 23-May-2018 Professor Scott Ryan has determined that low-level exposure to the pesticides disrupts cells in a way that mimics the effects of mutations known to cause Parkinson’s disease University of Guelph A new University of Guelph study has discovered why exposure to pesticides increases some people’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Previous studies…

What happens if pesticides and herbicides stop working?

Public Release: 17-May-2018 What happens if we run out? Pesticide resistance needs attention, large-scale study North Carolina State University IMAGE: For new answers to the problems of increased pesticide resistance, landscape-level study is needed, NC State researchers say. Credit: Roger Winstead, NC State University To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining…

Earth’s orbital changes have influenced climate, life forms for at least 215 million years

Public Release: 7-May-2018 Gravity of Jupiter and Venus elongates Earth’s orbit every 405,000 years, Rutgers-led study confirms Rutgers University Caption Rutgers University-New Brunswick Professor Dennis Kent with part of a 1,700-foot-long rock core through the Chinle Formation in Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. The background includes boxed archives of cores from the Newark basin…

Neonicotinoids may alter estrogen production in humans

Public Release: 26-Apr-2018   An INRS team publishes the first-ever in vitro study demonstrating the potential effects of these pesticides on human health in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives Institut national de la recherche scientifique – INRS Neonicotinoids are currently the most widely used pesticides in the world and frequently make headlines because of their…

90 percent of pregnant women may have detectable levels of herbicides

Public Release: 22-Mar-2018 Study finds direct evidence of exposure of pregnant women to herbicide ingredient Indiana University INDIANAPOLIS — The first birth cohort study of its kind has found more than 90 percent of a group of pregnant women in Central Indiana had detectable levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the most heavily…