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Jun 05 09:38

Newly-evolved microbes may be consuming plastic waste in the ocean

While scientists, environmentalists, and world leaders scramble to mitigate the effects of plastic pollution, mother nature has solved the problem herself through evolution. In investigating the amount of plastic in the oceans, scientists found that plastic-eating microbes may be helping lessen and prevent the increase of waste in the water, according to a report on NewScientist.com.

Jun 05 09:09

Poor Sleep Steals Your Health

The importance of sleep is widely ignored and the cost rarely considered, even though it includes everything from reduced work productivity and increased risk of serious accidents to psychological deterioration and physiological dysfunction.

Jun 05 08:26

World Environment Day: What you can do today to help save the planet

World Environment Day (WED), which occurs on 5 June every year, is all about taking action and getting yourself involved physically to do something to help preserve nature and ecosystems. On this day, the United Nations encourages each one of us to take action for the protection of our environment.

Jun 04 09:03

In 'historic first', SpaceX blasts off cargo using recycled spaceship

In a first, SpaceX successfully blasted off a shipment of food and supplies for astronauts at International Space Station using a recycled spaceship that had already flown once.
The refurbished Dragon cargo capsule soared into space aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 5:07 pm (2107 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Jun 03 11:28

Study finds CBD greatly slashes seizures in severe epilepsy cases

The researchers found that the CBD group exhibited a staggering 39 percent reduction in seizure frequency — and five percent of the patients stopped having seizures altogether. As the team explained in their research, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, patients in the trial who took CBD went from having an average of 12 seizures per month to about six.

“Quite remarkably, 5 percent of the children in the active treatment group with CBD were completely seizure free during the 14 weeks of the trial,” Devinsky noted.

“And these were kids who were often having dozens of seizures, if not many more than that per week,” he added.

Jun 03 10:35

Boffins find evidence of strange uranium-producing bacteria lurking underground

Scientists have discovered bizarre evidence in the US state of Wyoming – that bacteria hidden deep within the Earth's crust secrete uranium.

Uranium, the silvery white metal known for its radioactive properties and usage in nuclear power plants, is thought to occur within ore deposits in the form of uraninite. The uranium in this form is usually mined from sandstone "roll-front" deposits.

But the latest findings published in Nature Communications challenge long-held beliefs about the way uranium can be formed. Geologists now believe uranium is produced biologically, in a series of chemical reactions in Earth's crust that take place over millions of years.

Jun 03 09:12

EMBARRASSING: Huffington Post Loses Its Mind With Headline Over Trump Paris Accord Pullout

he Left lost its mind following President Trump's press conference yesterday announcing the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Accord. As Daily Wire's Aaron Bandler wrote yesterday, organizations like the ACLU and leftist hacks like Deray McKesson responded to the announcement in their usual melodramatic manner.

Jun 03 07:46

What it's like to fly over Jupiter: Astronomers turn just 36 of NASA'S Juno images into a stunning movie

A new video stitching together over 2,000 still frames reconstructed from a recent flyover of Jupiter has revealed a breathtaking new look at the largest planet in our solar system.

Jun 03 07:25

Carrots are the highest natural source of carotenoid phytochemicals that fight and prevent cancer

Carrots are one of the earths most popular vegetables. You can find them in cuisine from almost every corner of the globe. Here in North America, they are one of the most common household vegetables and can be eaten and prepared in a variety of ways. However, many people don’t realize how nutritionally rich these seemingly ordinary, everyday vegetables are.

Jun 03 06:32

SIGNED AS LAW: NEVADA LEGALIZES COMMERCIAL HEMP PRODUCTION, DESPITE FEDERAL PROHIBITION

Today, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law to legalize commercial industrial hemp production in the state, despite a federal ban on the same. Passage into law sets the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect within the state.

A bipartisan coalition of 12 legislators introduced Senate Bill 396 (SB396) in March. The legislation would authorize the cultivation of industrial hemp for commercial purposes and the production of agricultural hemp seed in Nevada. The new law expands current law that only allows an institution of higher education or the Nevada Department of Agriculture to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes conducted under an agricultural pilot program or for other agricultural or academic research. Under the new law, the state will create separate licensing programs for growers, handlers and producers of hemp seed.

Jun 03 06:31

These Are the Early Warning Signs That Most Cancers Have in Common

Most people don’t bother to learn what the early warning signs of cancer are. That is until they or someone they love comes down with some form of the disease. I can understand why.

Jun 03 06:29

STUDY: CRISPR GENE-EDITING IGNITES TONS OF UNINTENTIONAL GENETIC MUTATIONS

CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing has been hailed as one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of our lifetime.

The technology is often called “molecular scissors” for its ability to “cut and paste” pieces of DNA, thereby removing unwanted traits and replacing them with more desirable ones. CRISPR is being celebrated for its accuracy, but a recent study sheds light on some imperfections surrounding the technology that we should be aware of.

When researchers at Columbia University used CRISPR-Cas9 to correct blindness in mice, they found that the process did successfully edit the gene responsible for blindness. However, it also caused unintentional mutations to more than 1,000 other genes. It’s exactly what critics of the technology have been warning about – that in the process of “fixing” part of the human genome, scientists could actually wind up doing irreparable damage. [1]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Until these problems are fixed with the technology, it should not be used in human trials, period, end of discussion.

Jun 02 20:08

NASA's first-ever mission to study spinning neutron stars to be launched on June 3!

Nearly 50 years after they were discovered, spinning neutron stars – the densest objects in the universe – are about to be studied by NASA starting tomorrow.
On Saturday, June 3, NASA is all set to launch the world's first mission to examine the rapidly spinning neutron stars, along with carrying out the world's first demonstration of X-ray navigation in space.

Jun 02 20:07

Microbial life on Mars? Ancient lake on Red Planet shows evidence of existence!

The Red Planet is full of surprises and scientists are leaving no stone unturned to discover its secrets. From the presence of water to the possibility of life, researchers are studying the planet from every angle, in every aspect.

Jun 02 13:35

USA’s National Embarrassment: Mandatory Vaccinations

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Saturday, June 3, 2017, is the International Vaccine Injury Awareness Day. Millions of children and adults have been permanently damaged by mandatory vaccines, so it’s not all “peaches and cream” when it comes to those mandated toxic inoculations...

Jun 02 12:35

Scott Adams: Betting on Climate Change

Did you notice the stock market rising sharply after President Trump announced he would pull out of the Paris Climate Accord and – according to CNN – destroy the entire planet? Markets are irrational, but still, it’s hard to reconcile a decision to destroy civilization with a rise in investor confidence.

What should I make of the fact so many citizens say global warming is an existential danger while the people who have money are (apparently) betting against it? How does that make sense?

Jun 02 12:17

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2017

The most influential cannabis trade show in the U.S., hosted in the epicenter of the cannabis movement, by the industry’s only national trade association, the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo is an award-winning event that brings together the industry’s brightest minds.

Jun 02 12:01

Girl, 12, CURED of life-threatening seizures by taking cannabis oil

Because regular anti-epilepsy medication doesn't work on this condition, her mother Maryann Estrada-Lujan researched other options.

She found a cannabis-derived drug, called cannabidiol, and Annalise was able to be brought out of the coma after three treatments on May 8.

Jun 02 11:12

Virgin Galactic Conducts 5th Glide-Flight Test With VSS Unity, Says It’s ‘Ready’ For Next Phase

Virgin Galactic successfully conducted its fifth unpowered glide flight, adding weight to their spacecraft to test maneuverability for rocket-powered flights. The company says it is ready to move on to the next phase of tests.

Jun 02 09:53

The Crusades When Christianity Pushed Back after Four Centuries of Being Attacked: Charles "The Hammer" Martel

The year is 732 A.D., and Europe is under assault. Islam, born a mere 110 years earlier, is already in its adolescence, and the Muslim Moors are on the march.

Growing in leaps and bounds, the Caliphate, as the Islamic realm is known, has thus far subdued much of Christendom, conquering the old Christian lands of the Mideast and North Africa in short order. Syria and Iraq fell in 636; Palestine in 638; and Egypt, which was not even an Arab land, fell in 642. North Africa, also not Arab, was under Muslim control by 709.

The only thing the Frankish and Burgundian European forces have going for them is their leader, Charles of Herstal, grandfather of Charlemagne. He is a brilliant military tactician who, after losing his very first battle, is enjoying an unbroken 16-year streak of victories.

Jun 02 09:03

Minnesota Measles Outbreak Bigger Than All Cases In 2016… For Entire US

Minnesota’s measles outbreak has surpassed the number of cases in the whole of the US last year. Health officials and imams in the Somali-American community are working to prevent the spread of the deadly disease during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Jun 02 08:33

15 children die in botched vaccine campaign: South Sudan

Fifteen young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines, South Sudan's government announced Friday.

The United Nations said the children died of "severe sepsis/toxicity" from the contaminated vaccine, and the health ministry blamed the deaths on human error. One syringe was used for all the children during the four-day campaign, and the vaccine was stored without refrigeration the entire time.

Jun 02 08:29

Curiosity rover's crater 'offered multiple microbe-friendly environments'

Mars' Gale Crater was once home to a body of water “that offered favorable conditions for microbial life” thanks to stratification that meant different parts of the lake offered different conditions.

That's the conclusion of a new paper, Redox stratification of an ancient lake in Gale crater, Mars, that examined data from the first three-and-a-half years of the Curiosity rover's trundlings around the red planet.

See VIKING, LIFE ON MARS, AND DR. GILBERT LEVIN

Jun 02 08:16

How chemicals in shampoo, booze and car fumes cause cancer by damaging our ability to repair faults in our genes

Scientists have discovered how a group of chemicals in everything from shampoo to booze can cause cancer.

The chemicals, known as aldehydes, are made in our body in tiny amounts and can be found everywhere in our environment.

Too much exposure to aldehydes, however, causes cancer by breaking down our ability to fix DNA, a new study has found.

Jun 02 08:10

Germany plans to introduce fines of $2,800 for parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated

Hermann Gröhe, Germany’s minister of health, has decided to introduce tough new measures to clamp down on the increasing number of people refusing to vaccinate their children. Under the new legislation, which will likely go into effect next month, parents who do not consult their healthcare providers about vaccinating their children could face fines of $2,800 (around 2,500 euros). Such children could also face expulsion from their daycare facilities if reported on by the parents of other children.

Jun 02 08:07

NYC ready to dump millions of gallons of toxic chlorine into the city’s sewer system

In an effort to mitigate the mounting problem of water pollution in New York City, officials are planning to dump chlorine into the city’s sewers to disinfect wastewater in the pipes before it flows out into bodies of water in Queens and the Bronx.

Jun 02 07:20

Are Microwaves Mutating Enablers For Bacteria And Other Super Bugs?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Professor Olle Johansson, Associate Professor at the Karolinska Institute, Department of Neuroscience and head of The Experimental Dermatology Unit, in Stockholm, Sweden, recently advised about extremely-concerning research confirming “bacteria exposed to mobile phone and WiFi radiation turned resistant to antibiotics, science demonstrates.”...

Jun 01 17:03

Oil Leaks And Militarized Police: The Legacy Of The Dakota Access Pipeline

By Derrick Broze

As the Dakota Access Pipeline nears operational status the project is marred with new reports of oil leaks and the presence of a private military contractor.

While protesters and water protectors battled against the Dakota Access Pipeline throughout the second half of 2016 the public was often left aghast at the brutal tactics employed by the Morton County Sheriff’s office and supporting police...

Jun 01 16:19

Toxic Relations: Stop Colluding With Monsanto And The Agrochemical Industry!

Environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the UK’s Policy Advisor Nigel Chadwick at the Chemicals Regulation Directorate of Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Jun 01 15:17

Earth’s Space Junk Crisis Could Lead To Catastrophic Collisions And Damage The Global Economy, Researchers Warn

The growing amount of fast-moving space debris orbiting the Earth could lead to catastrophic collisions with satellites, hurting economies, researchers warned Wednesday ahead of a summit to coordinate efforts to remove the junk.

Jun 01 13:53

Doctor claims his patients were denied life-saving treatment - and their insurance companies suggested EUTHANASIA instead

Two patients were told to consider euthanasia because their insurance companies wouldn't cover their life-saving treatment, a doctor claims.

As more states legalize euthanasia for the terminally ill, critics fear that this last resort option will become a first choice treatment method driven by profit-chasing insurance companies and financially-strained families.

Dr Brian Callister, an internal medicine specialist, said he has seen this fear become a reality in his own practice.

Jun 01 12:51

The Numbers Are In: A Single-Payer Health System in California Would Cover Everyone and Save Tens of Billions a Year

Almost all Californians and California businesses will see lower health care costs under a single-payer system, according to a fiscal analysis presented Wednesday by the bill’s sponsor and the California Nurses Association. The exceptions are the top 10 percent, individuals making $340,000 or more annually; and the most profitable firms, where a proposed tax surcharge on earnings could exceed savings from no longer paying for their employees' health plans.

The analysis was done by a team led by Robert Pollin, the co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts and a former UC Riverside faculty member. At a Sacramento press conference, he explained how a single-payer system would enable all Californians to be completely covered. That includes 3.7 million currently uninsured residents and another 12 million who are underinsured, meaning they cannot afford their policy’s co-pays and deductibles.

Jun 01 10:12

Melania Trump Bans Monsanto Products From The White House

First Lady Melania Trump has banned Monsanto products from the White House after learning of the health effects associated with consuming genetically modified (GM) corn, according to reports.

While public debate rages about the safety of genetically modified food, Melania Trump says that as far as she is concerned, GM products are best avoided.

“Barron’s health has improved out of sight since we started eating organic, non genetically modified food,” the First Lady said.

Jun 01 10:11

Genetically-Modified Pink Pineapples Are Coming to a Grocery Store Near You

Del Monte Fresh Produce, one of the world’s largest produce suppliers, has been working on pink pineapple for over a decade, and in December of last year, the company got permission from the FDA to sell them in the United States. Del Monte has already partnered with Dole, to have the new pink fruit grown in Costa Rica and Hawaii, and while it hasn’t reached store shelves just yet, photos of the unusual-looking pineapple have been popping up on online social networks lately.

Jun 01 10:07

Toxic Relations: Stop Colluding With Monsanto And The Agrochemical Industry!

Environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the UK’s Policy Advisor Nigel Chadwick at the Chemicals Regulation Directorate of Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Jun 01 09:41

URANIUM MINING IN THE GRAND CANYON CONTINUES DESPITE YEARS OF RESISTANCE

Sad but true, the dramatic opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota failed to achieve the result of stopping corporate and political powers from proceeding with the pipeline. Less than six months after the camp’s abandonment, the pipeline is functional and leaks are already being reported.

Another, less publicized, struggle has been taking place for years around the area of the Grand Canyon, where indigenous rights and environmental activists have been seeking a ban on uranium mining in this part of America’s breathtaking landscape. Beginning in the 1950’s when a rush to draw uranium for the first generation of nuclear weapons brought mining operations to this region, opponents recently lost a bid to prohibit the mining and processing of radioactive materials near the iconic Grand Canyon.

Jun 01 09:26

MICROSOFT CO-FOUNDER BUILT THE WORLD’S LARGEST PLANE TO LAUNCH ROCKETS INTO SPACE

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has spent the last six years working on a giant aircraft capable of launching rockets to space. Today, his company Stratolaunch Systems literally rolled that plane out of its hangar in the Mojave Desert for the first time ever.

Jun 01 09:26

VIDEO: DRAPER'S GENETICALLY MODIFIED CYBORG DRAGONFLEYE TAKES FLIGHT

In January, we wrote about a cybernetic micro air vehicle under development at Draper called DragonflEye. DragonflEye consists of a living, slightly modified dragonfly that carries a small backpack of electronics. The backpack interfaces directly with the dragonfly’s nervous system to control it, and uses tiny solar panels to harvest enough energy to power itself without the need for batteries. Draper showed us a nifty looking mock-up of what the system might look like a few months ago, but today, they’ve posted the first video of DragonflEye taking to the air.

Jun 01 09:22

ALARMING STUDY: PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY POLLUTION ACCELERATING SPREAD OF SUPERBUGS

The issue of “pharmaceutical pollution” was recently highlighted in a study that points to inadequate waste management policies leading to the presence of both pharmaceutical products as well as drug-resistant superbugs in the waters of India.

The study, published in the scientific journal Infection, focused on the environmental impact of drug production in Hyderabad, a city in India that produces 40% of Indian generic drugs and 50% of the country’s exported drugs. India produces about 20% of the world’s generic pharmaceuticals.

This study was conducted to “determine the environmental presence of active anti-infective pharmaceuticals in a major production area for the global bulk drug market” and “document the ongoing environmental pollution by the pharmaceutical industries” in Hyderabad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While this is horrific, I cannot believe, for one second, that Hyderabad is the only place this is happening, and being covered up.

Jun 01 09:09

Trump-Phuc rekindle US-Vietnam warming trend

WTF! Sorry I had to put this one up just to see the Headline!

The Vietnamese government had much to celebrate after Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met on Wednesday with US President Donald Trump in the White House. Business deals were signed and America appeared to offer Vietnam new strategic support in its defense against a perceived as expansionist China.

“The relationship between Vietnam and the United States has undergone significant upheavals in history, but today we have been able to become comprehensive partners,” Phuc said after his meeting with Trump.

Jun 01 08:53

Damning legislation would give corporations the power to forcibly vaccinate you and collect your DNA records

A new bill, H.R. 1313, moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing and enroll in a mandatory vaccine program or risk losing their job. Today, laws including the 2008 Genetic Privacy and Nondiscrimination Act (known as GINA) prohibits giving employers such power over their employees.

If we let Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, who introduced this new legislation, have her way, employees will be stripped of all their privacy rights. Furthermore, H.R. 1313, also called the “Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act,” will give power to employers to hire or fire people based on the provided health information.

Jun 01 08:31

Quorn sausages urgently recalled over allergy fears with shoppers warned NOT to eat them

Quorn Foods is recalling Quorn Chilled Cocktail Sausages because it contains milk and barley which is not mentioned on the label.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy or intolerance to barley or gluten.

Jun 01 08:05

Don't put ground wasp nest on your vagina to tighten muscles, warns gynaecologist

An all-natural treatment for women looking to rejuvenate and tighten their vagina is giving doctors serious cause for concern – ground-up wasp nests.

That’s right, some women are actually using oak galls – tree deformities caused by wasp nests – as an at-home remedy for vaginal rejuvenation.

Jun 01 07:54

Are vaccines good for you? President Trump doesn't think so:..

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes - AUTISM. Many such cases!
5:35 AM · Mar 28, 2014
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Jun 01 07:17

Russia confirms commitment to Paris climate change agreement amid fears of US pullout

If Putin believes in so called climate change,then he is just another NWO hack!

Russia sees no alternative to the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, the Kremlin said amid expectations that the US may withdraw from the key emission-reduction accord.

“President Vladimir Putin signed this convention when he was in Paris. Russia attaches great significance to it,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Thursday. “At the same time, it goes without saying that the effectiveness of this convention is likely to be reduced without its key participants.”

He added that at the moment “there is no alternative to” the Paris convention.

May 31 23:11

Dilbert 1, Scientists 0

A communications group at Yale University has put out a video that seems to be a rebuttal to a Dilbert cartoon by Scott Adams poking fun at climate scientists and their misplaced confidence in models. The video is full of impressive-looking scientists talking about charts and data and whatnot. It probably cost a lot to make and certainly involved a lot of time and effort. The most amazing thing, however, is that it actually proves the points being made in the Dilbert cartoon. Rather than debunking the cartoon, the scientists acted it out in slow motion.

If you haven't been following Scott Adams on Periscope and Twitter, you've been missing-out.

Really missing-out.

May 31 14:25

Dillinger not killed by FBI! Fact: Hoover coverup!

My Answer Man received a question asking if crime expert Jay Robert Nash still holds the theory that John Dillinger was not killed by the FBI in front of the Biograph Theater on July 24, 1934. He does. Nash informs me he stands behind his two books on the subject, and may have met the real Dillinger many years later. RE

by Jay Robert Nash

Will there never be an end to this? Probably not, since the FBI (and no one else) has ever refuted the FACTS (far beyond my theory) I presented in several books about the shooting at the Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934.

May 31 12:50

Saudi Arabia to Behead 23-year-Old Deaf, Blind Man Who Took Part In A Protest

Saudi Arabia is to behead a deaf and visually impaired man to death for taking part in a protest, it has emerged.

Disabled Munir Adam, 23, was arrested in the wake of political demonstrations in the Shia dominated east of the Kingdom in 2012.

A court in Saudi Arabia has upheld his death sentence and Adam has just one appeal left before the King signs an execution warrant.

Adam was arrested for violent acts at a protest and accused of 'sending texts', according to Reprieve.

May 31 12:32

How Preparedness and Self-Sufficiency Turned Jack Spirko Into An Anarchist

In this video, Vin Armani interviews Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast about how preparedness and self-sufficiency feeds his political philosophy as an anarcho-libertarian voluntaryist. Spirko’s 5-day-a-week podcast is about managing his homestead in Texas, practical prepping, permaculture and self-reliance. It receives a remarkable 150,000 downloads per day.

May 31 10:00

What Are the Best Cannabis Strains for Pain?

One of the most common applications for medical marijuana is pain, whether it’s inflammation, headaches, neuropathic pain, muscle soreness, spinal injury, fibromyalgia, or cramps. Patients have seen varying degrees of success with cannabis in treating various pain-related ailments, depending on the type of pain, the intensity, and the individual’s own physiology.

This guide is informed both by user-submitted strain reviews and chemical profile data, as certain cannabinoids and terpenes are known to have areas of specialization such as pain.

May 31 09:25

The Great White North No More: Almost 7 In 10 Canadian Metro Residents Will Be Non-White In Two Decades

Canada is experiencing the fastest rate of ethnic change of any country in the Western world, say international demographers.

Almost seven of 10 Metro Vancouver residents will be visible minorities, or non-whites, in less than two decades, says Eric Kaufmann, a professor at University of London, Birkbeck, citing Statistics Canada projections.

May 31 09:13

‘Catastrophic avalanche of collisions’: Space junk can destroy satellites, scientists say

At least 170 million pieces of rapidly-moving space junk are now circulating in Earth’s orbit and this debris may even lead to a “catastrophic avalanche of collisions” and destroy all working satellites and even threaten economies, scientists said.

“The space junk problem has been getting worse every year,” head of Australia's Space Environment Research Centre, Ben Greene, told AFP.

Some 170 million pieces of debris or ‘space junk’ are currently orbiting Earth and only 22,000 are tracked, said Greene, who’s currently hosting a conference among international space scientists in Canberra.

“We're losing three or four satellites a year now to space debris collision. We're very close, NASA estimates, of within five to 10 years of losing everything,” Greene said, adding that “a catastrophic avalanche of collisions which could quickly destroy all orbiting satellites is now possible.”

May 31 09:01

Bee-friendly plants sold at garden centers found to be heavily contaminated with deadly pesticides

Bee-friendly plants sold at garden centers may not be so friendly after all, as new research found that a vast majority of these plants were laden with toxic insecticides. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the Sussex University in the U.K. examined leaf specimen of 29 plant samples — such as dahlias, allium, bellflowers and foxgloves as well as lavender, salvia and crocuses — taken from various garden centers. The experts noted that more than 15 of these plants bore the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)’s “Perfect for Pollinators” logo.

May 31 08:51

VACCINE HOAX unveiled as rigorous scientific study finds NO reduction in measles, mumps, rubella, influenza or rotavirus among vaccinated children

For their study, the Jackson State scientists analyzed data from Homeschool organizations in four states. They compared the incidence of a broad range of diseases in more than 650 children, 39 percent of whom were unvaccinated.

Compared to unvaccinated children, vaccinated children had an increased risk of autism (4.2 times), ADHD (4.2 times), learning disabilities (5.2 times), eczema (2.9 times), and allergic rhinitis (30 times), reported the researchers. Though vaccinated children had a lower likelihood of two vaccine-preventable illnesses (chicken pox and pertussis), they found NO reduction of other vaccine-preventable illnesses such as hepatitis A or B, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, meningitis, or rotavirus.

May 31 08:12

NASA Sun probe team update: Watch live video here

Breaking with the recent focus on flinging probes and bots at our planetary neighbours, around July next year NASA will set the controls for the heart of the Sun.

Actually, the plan is for the Solar Probe Plus to stop a good 6.2 million kilometres (3.9 million miles) short of Sol's surface, where the craft will have to endure positively scorching temperatures of 1,377°C (2,500° F), but you can't deny us a neat Pink Floyd reference.

The mission has been planned for a while, and was previously branded the NASA Solar Probe; it's now called Solar Probe Plus, and today we should hear a bit more detail about what the applied physics brainboxes in charge have planned.

May 31 08:05

Daesh and the West's Solid Stench of Death

Whenever the West's formidable military machine adds to its tragic litany of "collateral damage" – in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, the tribal areas in Pakistan – silence reigns. No Muslim full names on front pages.

Whenever NATO-GCC proxies add to their own tragic litany of premeditated massacres – across Syria, across Iraq – the perpetrators are excused because they're "our," "moderate" rebels and freedom fighters.

This inexorable, perverse, logic won't be altered. Now with a twist, because President Trump has explained to a startled world, via his Islamophobe speechwriter Stephen Miller, it's all Iran's fault.

Trump professed his faith while swearing over a glowing orb nestled in Riyadh, the alma mater of all forms of Wahhabi or Salafi-jihadi terror.

May 30 15:21

Monsanto Guilty Of Crimes Against Humanity

The International Monsanto Tribunal has ruled that Monsanto is guilty of crimes against humanity.

May 30 15:18

10 Best Strains To Treat PTSD This Veteran’s Day

Men and women of service are brave, noble, and have risked all that they have in honor of something much larger than themselves. These actions deserve the most sincere gratitude. Yet, all too often, veterans return to an environment that cannot support their needs. Those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) know first-hand the challenges that come with trying medication after medication with no relief. Thankfully, there’s medical cannabis. In honor of Veteran’s Day, here are 10 top strains for PTSD.
Some really euphoric strains here!

May 30 14:42

When Some US Firms Move Production Overseas, They Also Offshore Their Pollution

On April 22, as protesters swelled Earth Day rallies in U.S. cities and around the world, President Trump tweeted that he was “committed to keeping our air and water clean but always remember that economic growth enhances environmental protection. Jobs matter!” His message was eerily similar to assertions by governments in developing countries that environmental standards are less important than attracting jobs.

May 30 14:10

S. Korean President Intends to ‘Make Breakthrough’ in Cooperation With Russia

South Korea is making nice with Russia. Looks like they are sick of the US.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in is aware of the importance of relations with Russia and plans to make a breakthrough in cooperation between the two countries, South Korea’s ambassador to Russia Park Ro-byug said Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, Park and Russia's Deputy Culture Minister Alexander Zhuravsky signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation, according to which the two countries would hold a number of cultural festivals from 2017 to 2020.

May 30 12:34

Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Company Hired “War on Terror” Contractors to Suppress Native Uprising

The years-long, Indigenous-led fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) briefly captured the nation’s attention last fall as images of peaceful resisters being sprayed with water canons and surrounded by police in tanks and other military-grade equipment were spread widely, fueling global outrage and a fierce protest movement against the oil pipeline.

May 30 12:14

Don’t Believe The Lies About Salt

Do you believe high amounts of salt provoke thirst and contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease? If so, you’re likely wrong. Studies have consistently failed to support either of these notions, showing the converse is actually true. Here’s a summary of findings that may surprise you:

May 30 11:27

Alaska’s tiny, restless Bogoslof volcano erupts again -- and researchers won't be going there anytime soon

Alaska's most active volcano, the tiny and tempestuous Bogoslof, erupted again over the weekend, the latest installation in a geologic drama that has been playing out on this remote island in the Bering Sea since December.

Saturday's eruption was "probably in the top half as far as size" of the recent cycle of eruptions that started in December, said Michelle Coombs, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage.

It lasted for about 45 minutes, producing volcanic lightning and an ash cloud rising to at least 35,000 feet, prompting the observatory to issue a "red" aviation warning, the highest level, the observatory reported. The alert has since been downgraded. Drifting clouds of ash can threaten air traffic, including jets crossing the Pacific Ocean.

May 30 11:20

Sandalwood Essential Oil Promotes Mental Clarity and Lowers Blood Pressure

Sandalwood is one of the rare essential oils that are high in sesquiterpenes. In the brain, sesquiterpenes have the capability of passing the blood-brain barrier to help support...

May 30 11:02

Genesis of a Tumor

Why does cancer exist? I’m sure you’ll be surprised to learn that your ability to make tumors comes factory installed – your body is genetically programmed (using oncogenes) to create tumors. Not only that, in addition to the body creating tumors, it nourishes the tumors with a blood supply. Why would this occur?

May 30 10:42

How Jeff Sessions’ Mandatory Minimums Benefit Private Prisons

Corrupt!

The $4.8 billion industry has spent millions of dollars lobbying for laws that call for harsher sentences for offenders and against legislation that would reduce them. USA Today found that two of the largest for-profit prison operators in the country, GEO Group and CoreCivic, each donated $250,000 to Trump’s inaugural fund, with the former also giving $225,000 to a Trump super PAC. As the American Civil Liberties Union noted in January, GEO Group hired two of Sessions’ former aides as federal lobbyists.

May 30 10:42

Volcanism in the Mini Ice Age, Which Eruption will Drop Earth's Temperate Next

All of Iceland‘s major volcanoes showing unusually high levels of activity which is to be expected as in each mini ice age / grand solar minimum there is one major eruption that cools Earth's climate. We are entering another GSM as we speak so I ask you which of these nine explosive volcanoes will erupt during the 2017-2035 Mini Ice Age?

May 30 10:05

Fresh ‘cover-up’ evidence found in contaminated blood scandal

Jason Evans, whose father died after being given HIV, has a document that shows the Government had “conclusive evidence” that Aids was in blood products from April 1984.

But the Department of Health memo shows the Government did not acknowledge this until December 20, 1984.

Mr Evans’s father, who had haemophilia, was infected with HIV through blood products during the delay. He died of an Aids-related illness aged 31.

May 30 10:04

Millions of dead sea creatures wash ashore in Hawaii — Carcasses found along miles of beach — “That should trigger some alarm” — “I don’t know what’s going on over there… I’ve never seen anything like this”

Tens of thousands of crustaceans wash ashore along miles of Mokuleia beaches — There’s an odd pink tint to the sand along Mokuleia thanks to tens of thousands tiny crustaceans that have washed ashore. But what the creatures are and where they came from is a bit of a mystery. “I don’t know what’s going on over there. But I’ve never seen anything like this,” said resident said Elisah Rivera. “And it’s millions, it’s not thousands, it’s millions. We actually walked all the way along the way, and it went all the way, about two miles down.”… It’s unclear what they are. Some say they’re crabs, others say shrimp, some suspect lobsters. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says they appear to be baby shrimp… Environmentalist Carroll Cox he found about a dozen dead sea cucumbers washed up on shore as well. He believes the creatures are baby crabs. ‘There are other species. I just noticed sea cucumbers found in a small area along with the crab.

May 30 09:30

Russian Scientist Patents Method to Create Atmosphere on Mars

The sky over Mars may soon be shrouded by clouds: a scientist from the Russian city of Arkhangelsk has just patented a novel invention for creating an atmosphere on Mars. According to the researcher, it will help to control the weather on the Red Planet making colonization possible.

May 30 08:31

Spotted - Potentially habitable 'Super-Earth' planet found orbiting nearby star

Scientists have detected a new planet that could be habitable, located just 21 light years away.
The newly discovered planet, classified as Super-Earth, may host liquid water on its surface.
Scientists say the planet thought to be a rocky world is roughly three times more massive than the Earth, and resides at the edge of the habitable zone of its host star GJ625 (Gliese 625).

May 29 20:28

NASA's first ever mission to 'touch the Sun': US space agency to make big announcement this week

The US space agency, NASA, is expected to make a big announcement about its plan to launch a new spacecraft that will fly directly into our Sun's atmosphere this week.
NASA will reveal details about its new mission at an event at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

May 29 14:17

More Global Temperature Manipulation Data to Hide Mini Ice Age Onset

With the grand solar minimum and crop price rises expected at the end of the year which will begin exponential food price costs, there is a concerted effort to homogenize data in the temperature record to show warming, even though almost everyone on this planet sees that the weather / climate in their local area is out of sync and not right this year. The timeline going forward is a 2x amplification from July 2017-Jan 2018, then a 4x increase through 2018. This will in my opinion begin the global grain production crop losses.

May 29 13:54

Deadly Brain Tumor Rates Rise In U.S. And Europe – Cell Phones To Blame?

Deadly brain tumour rates on the increase in the UK, US, Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden, is it attributable to mobile phones? A simple question posed by the telecommunications industries and its regulators is oft quoted “if exposure to mobile phone frequencies causes cancer, why are cancer rates falling?” Within the…

May 29 13:35

Landmark Report Shows Bee-Killing Seed Coatings Aren’t Worth The Harm

Farmer and environmental friendly alternatives should replace toxic neonic seed coatings

A new report, Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Insecticide-Coated Corn Seed: Agroecological Methods are better for Farmers and the Environment, released recently from Center for Food Safety, shows that environmentally harmful neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticide seed coatings are largely unnecessary and ineffective. The landmark report is…

May 29 13:14

Chemical Assaults And Redefining Child Abuse

Recently, the ‘City Fathers’ in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to radio news reports, are going after chemically-flavored tobacco products, which are marketed and positioned in convenience stores so as to attract youngsters who were...

May 29 09:04

EBOLA'S COMEBACK: 800% INCREASE IN 1 WEEK... NOW IT'S A RACE AGAINST THE CLOCK

A new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen an 800 percent increase in infected persons in just one week, and it has many wondering whether it could be a prelude to the type of outbreak the world experienced in 2014.

May 29 08:28

The Lost Pines of Central Texas reveal why DROUGHTS are caused by cutting down forests

People who don’t know much about the hydrologic cycle automatically think that droughts are caused by “global warming” or “climate change.” After all, this is the junk science nonsense that’s repeated in schools by science teachers who often don’t know much about science in the first place. In reality, it’s the clear cutting of coastline forests that halts the water respiration and evaporation cycle that helps bring rainfall to inland areas.

The more forests near the coasts that are cut down for cattle ranching, soybean production and monoculture food cropping, the worse the droughts become inland. In effect, this is REAL “climate change” because the human activity of cutting down trees really does reduce freshwater rainfall inland. However, it has nothing to do with carbon dioxide or burning fossil fuels. It’s all about the fact that croplands don’t re-release moisture back into the atmosphere the way forests do.

May 29 06:38

JFK @ 100: Two Cheers for John F. Kennedy on His Birthday

An excellent example of fake news IMHO. Breitbart just revealed who pulls their strings IMHO!
Memorial Day marks the 100th birthday of John F. Kennedy.

Cast as a liberal martyr, the 35th president actually left a legacy for conservatives to cheer.

Murdered by a communist, liberals spent the better part of the last 54 years blaming Dallas oil men, shadowy CIA operatives, and the John Birch Society for his death. Kennedy’s assassin perhaps understood him better than many of his mourners.

May 28 22:56

Trump: Dancing with Wolves on the Titanic

Robert Fisk put it best: “Trump Is About To Really Mess Up In The Middle East”. Following his fantastically stupid decision to attack the Syrian military with cruise missiles, Trump or, should I say, the people who make decisions for him, probably realized that it was “game over” for any US policy in the Middle-East so they did the only thing that they could do: they ran towards those few who were actually happy with this aggression against Syria: the Saudis and the Israelis. Needless to say, with these two “allies,” what currently passes for some type of “US foreign policy” in the Middle-East will only go from bad to worse.

May 27 20:29

NASA's SDO catches the moon crossing the sun in a partial lunar eclipse!

The sun is another world unto itself. Mighty, mystifying and strong, the biggest star in the solar system is as important for the sustenance of life as its wrath is devastating.
NASA's team of scientists have been working tirelessly toward understanding the enigma that is the sun.

May 27 14:39

French consumption of organic products dramatically on the rise

While the French are sticklers for tradition when it comes to their love affair with wine, cheese and saucisson, make no mistake -- the future of French cuisine is organic.

May 27 14:38

Germany to require nursery schools to report anti-vaxxer parents

Health Minister Hermann Gröhe has proposed a law obligating Kitas (nursery schools) to report parents to health officials if they cannot prove that they sought vaccination advice for their children, the ministry announced on Friday. Parents who do not show proof of such medical consultation face fines of up to €2,500.

May 27 14:37

LEAKED DOCUMENTS REVEAL COUNTERTERRORISM TACTICS USED AT STANDING ROCK TO “DEFEAT PIPELINE INSURGENCIES”

A SHADOWY INTERNATIONAL mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at least five states, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept. The documents provide the first detailed picture of how TigerSwan, which originated as a U.S. military and State Department contractor helping to execute the global war on terror, worked at the behest of its client Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline, to respond to the indigenous-led movement that sought to stop the project.

May 27 11:33

Over 8,600 Security Flaws Found in Pacemaker Systems

Security researchers from WhiteScope have uncovered over 8,600 vulnerabilities in pacemaker systems and the third-party libraries used to power various of their components.

These issues are broad in nature and range from simple code bugs to terrible design choices that risk the life of their patients.

May 27 10:45

Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar And Honey – Combination That Treats Many Diseases

Garlic and Honey has been a very popular remedy for so many centuries in the Eastern Countries such as Sri Lanka, India, etc.etc.

May 27 09:00

Portland suspect in 2 slayings on train is known for hate speech

This is a rather fishy incident.

Jeremy Joseph Christian, the man accused of aggravated murder in the brutal knife slayings of two good Samaritans on the MAX, "holds some racist and other extremist beliefs," the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Saturday.

His criminal record includes felony robbery, kidnapping and weapon convictions, records show.

Christian was a participant in the April 29 "March for Free Speech" on 82nd Avenue in Montavilla. He posted an OregonLive video of the event to his Facebook page, referencing himself as "the Lizard King" as he walked among fellow protesters holding American flags and "Trump Make America Great Again" flags.

May 27 08:53

Mini Ice Age Food Price Rises, Crypto Currency Explodes as Global Economic Decline Begins

As the food costs for everyone on this planet continue to rise, the global economy will begin to unwind into something far greater than 2008. The collapse of fiat un-backed currency during this time will be replaced with digital currency during and after the grand solar minimum and effects that this event brings with it.

May 27 06:45

What is Lemongrass Essential Oil Good For?

You may have tasted the refreshingly mild flavor of lemongrass, an herb that's commonly added to foods and beverages. But have you ever tried using lemongrass oil, an all-around herbal oil with many health benefits? Keep on reading to discover more about lemongrass oil.

May 26 22:10

Collapsing star mysteriously reborn as black hole, reveal NASA's Hubble and Spitzer images

A team of astronomers claimed that a massive, dying star may have been reborn as a black hole.
The observation was made using images from the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes.

May 26 22:09

In its closest approaches to Jupiter, here's a stunning sequence of Juno's passing shots! - See pic

In July 2016, scientists at NASA breathed a sigh of relief after the Juno spacecraft slid easily into its destined Jupiter's orbit, ending the five-year-long wait after its August 2011 launch into space.
NASA's Juno mission, ever since, has proved extremely fruitful, especially with its trusted imager JunoCam influencing scientists' perception regarding many findings thereafter.

May 26 20:42

Five million kilos of rubbish removed from a beach in Mumbai

This beach was so covered with filth, you couldn't even see the sand.

Versova beach, in Mumbai, was considered one of the city's dirtiest stretches of coast and an unofficial garbage dump where it was actually feared someone might "drown" in all the refuse.

But when one man decided he'd had enough, he sparked the world's largest beach clean-up project - and now the beach looks completely different, reports news.com.au.

A whopping five million kilograms of rotting trash and plastic has been removed from Versova beach, and photos of its dramatic transformation have gone viral.

Lawyer and environmentalist Afroz Shah, 33, led volunteers on a 21-month mission to clean the 2.5 kilometre stretch of coast.

May 26 20:36

Dr defends storming film he has never seen (Vaxxed)

*How to make yourself look stupid!*

Dr Lance O'Sullivan has not seen the controversial documentary Vaxxed - from Cover-Up to Catastrophe, and says he never will.

He said his work is to bring better health to children, not deny them the chance to survive preventable diseases.

Vaxxed - from Cover-Up to Catastrophe proposes a link between vaccines and autism, and suggests a cover-up by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It has been criticised widely as being short of scientific evidence and based on sources which have been discredited.

"I haven't bothered to look at it, I don't need to," Dr O'Sullivan said.

May 26 17:02

Exercise Is Punishment In The Collective Unconscious And That’s A Problem

For the first time – during just the tiniest dot in history – most people in the Western world can afford to be leisurely. That is to say, hard physical labor isn’t necessarily the way most people are active. Physical movement is now a conscious choice, not an act of survival...

May 26 15:46

Nuclear Nightmare Worse Than Fukushima Could Hit US Due to Ignored Risks

At first, it would mostly have affected a small part of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, also touching on New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

May 26 14:44

CDC: Alzheimer’s Disease Deaths Spike 55% Over 15 Years

Federal researchers have found the death rate for those with Alzheimer’s disease rose significantly since 1999, especially among certain ethnicities over 85 years old or those in the south-east region of the US.

May 26 13:24

US nuclear fuel fire may lead to much larger disaster than Fukushima: Study

A new US study has found that government agencies have undermined the risks to the country’s nuclear safety, warning that a single nuclear fuel fire may lead to a disaster “much greater than [Japan’s] Fukushima.”

If spent fuel at one of America’s dozens of nuclear sites is set on fire, it “could dwarf the horrific consequences of the Fukushima accident,” researchers from Princeton University and the Union of Concerned Scientists cautioned in a study published in the Friday issue of Science Magazine, censuring the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for ignoring the potential danger.

Such a disaster, it said, would lead to “trillion-dollar consequences,” as the hypothetical fire would lead to the contamination of a region larger than the northeast state of New Jersey and compel mass relocations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With a serious deterioration of facilities like Hanford in Washington State, Congress needs to start taking care of the people they allegedly represent, by making sure that critical infrastructure, like the country's nuclear facilities are upgraded and cared for.

Unfortunately, with such a huge portion of Trump's 2018 budget dedicated to the military, I don't think this will happen before it is too late to address the problem.

May 26 10:08

Discoverer Of DNA's Double-Helix Banned From U of I For "Failing Test Of Decency"

The issue is that outside of the research lab, Watson isn't the same admirable figure: He has made all manner of offensive and racist comments. In a 2007 interview he said he was "gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because "our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours — whereas all the testing says not really." He also said he hopes everyone is equal but "people who have to deal with black employees find this not true." He apologized but has made other tasteless, sexist comments that call into question his character and judgment — but not his scientific expertise.

May 26 10:04

Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks

Documents suggest that a major spill from the Rover pipeline in Ohio described as 2m gallons of ‘drilling fluids’ might now be more than twice as large

May 26 09:52

Farmer faces $2.8 million fine after plowing field

A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County.

A lawyer for Duarte Nursery said the case is important because it could set a precedent requiring other farmers to obtain costly, time-consuming permits just to plow their fields.

“The case is the first time that we’re aware of that says you need to get a (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) permit to plow to grow crops,” said Anthony Francois, an attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation.

“We’re not going to produce much food under those kinds of regulations,” he said.

May 26 09:37

Wisconsin Aims To Be First State To Test For Drugs Over Medicaid

Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker, is taking steps to make his state the first to require childless adults to undergo a drug test when applying for Medicaid. Such a proposal, however, would require a federal waiver as it is a constitutional violation under the search and seizure laws.

May 26 09:29

Sweden Bans Mandatory Vaccinations Over 'Serious Heath Concerns'

Sweden has banned mandatory vaccinations, citing “serious health concerns” and the fact they violate a citizen’s constitutional rights to choose their own healthcare.

May 26 09:08

Nasa's Juno probe captures dramatic first close-up images of Jupiter

Excitement greets pictures of giant, chaotic weather systems plus new measurements that will help build unprecedented map of planet’s interior

May 26 09:02

Why people will follow you if you speak confidently (even if what you're saying is nonsense)

It's not about what you say but how you say it.

A new study has confirmed that if you speak confidently, others will likely follow you - even if you have no idea if what you're saying is true.

That's because confidence is infectious when working a team, which means if one person is self-assured, other people will match their level of self-belief.

This can blur the boundary between well-informed and poorly-informed opinion.

May 26 08:49

Tomatoes found to halt stomach cancer due to anti-cancer nutrients

A recent study revealed that tomatoes may stave off stomach cancer, giving people all the more reason to eat the succulent fruit. As part of the study, a team of international researchers from Italy and the U.S. analyzed the components of tomato extracts from two different Southern Italy cultivars — San Marzano and Corbarino varieties — and examined their ability to deal with various neoplastic features of gastric cancer cell lines. The study found that extracts from both tomato cultivars halted the growth and cloning behavior of malignant cells.

May 26 08:47

CONFIRMED: Omega-3s boost blood flow to regions of the brain responsible for learning and memory

Researchers drew a random sample of 166 participants, who were then categorized into two groups based on their EPA+DHA concentrations. Those with higher concentrations were put in one group, while those with lower concentrations were put in the other. The participants were then subjected to a quantitative brain SPECT, which was done on 128 regions of their brain. Each participant was also tested for their neurocognitive status.

The results showed that there was a significant correlation between omega-3 EPA+DHA status, brain perfusion, and cognition — particularly in areas of the brain that have to do with learning and memory. These are the areas that are affected by dementia, which causes loss of memory and cognitive abilities in patients.

May 26 08:10

Trump budget terminates funding for Aiken County MOX project

Funding for the Savannah River Site MOX facility would vanish under President Donald Trump's 2018 budget request, drawing criticism from fellow Republican lawmakers.

Trump's budget was released Tuesday. It proposes ceasing altogether last year's annual baseline funding of $340 million a year for construction. Instead, it calls for spending $270 million to terminate MOX, and another $9 million to pursue downblending, an alternative plutonium disposition method, according to Trump's budget request.

"The Budget proposes to terminate the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) project and to pursue an alternative disposition method that will achieve significant long-term savings," the budget states.

May 26 08:09

Destruction and Deforestation of the Peruvian Amazon, Threats to Community Leaders

After over a year of deliberation and an independent satellite analysis commissioned by the RSPO, the Complaints Panel concurred with the complaint filed in December 2015 by the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya that PdP had deforested over 5000 hectares of forests, including primary forests.

In so doing, it had failed to comply with RSPO’s restrictions on the conversion of primary forests to plantations, measures to address risks to forests considered of High Conservation Value (HCV) and requirements to disclose all information about planting and conversion plans to the RSPO and affected communities.

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