“Bioengineered” is the new GMO – at least on food labels in the United States.  Starting this year, the United States Department of Agriculture has required producers to include a “bioengineered” label on any food that has been genetically modified in such a way that natural growth is not possible. The...

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A study from the University of Copenhagen revealed that there may be a lot more in your reusable water bottle than just tap water.  The researchers found that reusable water bottles can shed “several hundred different chemical substances” into the water. The study specifically analyzed water that had been left in...

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It has been known for generations that over-exposure to lead can lead to bad health consequences, but a new study has shown that it can also lead to bad behaviors, too.  A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that consumption of lead-contaminated tap water by...

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American families put a lot of trust in the government to keep their drinking water pure. But in at least three states, the government has been directly responsible for polluting the tap water. Within the past few weeks, military bases in Iowa, Florida, and Hawaii have all had chemical spills that...

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For decades, Italian officials have banned the development of nuclear power plants. But a perfect storm of unforeseen issues has them second-guessing their no-nuclear policies. Italian lawmakers first outlawed nuclear energy after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and by 1990, all nuclear reactors in Italy were taken offline. The country toyed with...

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Wanting to protect our oceans and beaches from pollution is a noble goal. But most people have no idea if any of the efforts claiming to save the seas will actually make a difference.  A recent survey in the United Kingdom found that 49 percent of adults listed reducing plastic consumption...

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A recent report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine left some thinking the United States leads the world in ocean pollution. Thankfully, that isn’t the case.  The report, titled “Reckoning with the U.S Role in Global Ocean Plastic Waste,” analyzed two separate questions: How much plastic is...

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Plastic has garnered a bad reputation from most environmentalists, but a recent study shows that some plastic may actually protect the planet. The study, which was published by researchers from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, revealed that using plastic wrap on foods can significantly reduce the food’s...

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Many environmentalists have encouraged consumers to ditch real dairy for an alternative product to help the planet. But some alternatives are worse than the happy cows of California. Almond milk production, for example, has been listed as one of the main contributors to the drought that has taken place on...

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Much of the debate over plastic straws is based on a faulty study conducted by a 9-year-old student who (incorrectly) estimated that 500 million plastic straws were used per day. Despite this faulty study, many restaurants -- and some local governments -- have eliminated the use of plastic straws.  But the...

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