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  • Environment  

    Sludge as Fertilizer on Crop Lands May be Harmful to Health! What Are We Feeding Our Families?

    Years ago when I was a banker and running a trust department in Swisher County, Texas, we had cattle feed lots as well as a need to dispose of sewer sludge. One of our creative people in town devised a system to spread the sewage "sludge" (we might call it poop) over farmlands on the edge of town. The idea of "free fertilizer" seemed logical and a cost-effective way to deal with this. We actually thought, "This is a great example of recycling!" Later on, in other parts of Texas, we visited dairy operations and found that they had big tank trucks that would contain and deliver the feces from the dairy cattle and drive to nearby farmlands and spew the sludge out on the fields, again calling this environmental recycling. We contacted an engineer at Environmental Solutions, and they confirmed that toxic or harmful chemicals were very possible in this sludge. Environmental solutions has people who can test your soils for PFAS.  As time has gone on, research has indicated that this sludge can potentially contain harmful chemicals. These chemicals pop back up in area drinking water, anywhere food crops are grown -- even in fresh foods. 

    Also, we noted that labels and definitions sometimes can hide the toxic potentials, as we noticed the difference between "natural" and "organic" definitions for handling sludge and edible crops.  See this example:

    A simple reading of the above should give people interested in healthy food something to think about. So we appreciated the article attached written by the AP's  Michael Casey (from Boston) and AP reporter Ellen Knickmeyer (from Washington, D.C.). We also thank John Flesher @johnflesher and Michael Casey @mcasey1. Credit goes to them, and we encourage you to follow their other writings. We reprint this as a non profit interested in public knowledge and welfare.  -- Ben Boothe, publisher: BootheGlobalPerspectives…

     

  • Aug 12, 2019 | Environment  

    IS WATER WORTH MORE THAN OIL? Don't let your town, farm or industry dry up!

    Water -- is it worth more than oil? Well, you can't drink oil. You can't live without water, but oil -- you might be able to survive without it. You can't farm or grow crops without water. You can't survive as a town or city without water. We at have repeatedly written and reported on water issues as we observe and travel this globe...

     

  • May 28, 2019 | Environment  

    New Push to "Dumb Down" Environmental Regulations, Time to Make America Smart Again

    We recently published an article, "MAKE AMERICA SMART AGAIN," focusing on current political trends to ignore or diminish education and science in America with the goal of manipulating science to support political ideologies...

     

  • Sep 16, 2018 | Environment  

    Air Pollution Health Dangers: Air Pollution Can Be Lethal

    We give credit to LIVE SCIENCE and Mindy Weisberger for this report. It confirms a study we published years ago that stated that children who live near busy interstate highways have a much higher incidence of lung disease, breathing problems and long-term problems...

     

  • Jul 8, 2018 | Environment  

    BEDBUG EPIDEMIC NATIONWIDE

    WHAT'S BUGGING YOU? If you are taking your family on a summer vacation, here's another thing to watch for -- bedbugs. Check your beds, sheets and furniture for bedbugs when you check into a room, and look carefully. They are tiny, have a red color, and baby bedbugs can look like just a beige piece of dirt. Penn State University is working on solutions for the national epidemic of bedbugs...

     

  • Apr 26, 2018 | Environment  

    A Trek to Sandia Cave, an Ancient Environmental and Historic Site

    Imagine ancient Indians living in a cave, with no electricity, no sewer, and only running water from a stream 300 feet below the cave opening down a sheer cliff. Talk about living in a way without harming the environment, the Sandia Cave (formerly known as Sandia Man Cave) could be instructive. It is located in the Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque, New Mexico...

     

  • Apr 18, 2018 | Environment  

    CANCER, HOW TO STARVE IT ( Internal Environment of the Body)

    William Li has spent years researching angiogenesis and has found remarkable ways to fight cancer in a new way. His team has learned that large numbers of new blood vessels form around injuries ...

     

  • Mar 22, 2018 | Environment  

    AVOID GETTING FLU AND GERMS ON AIRPLANES: 27 HEALTH TIPS

    Commercial airplanes may be carriers of more epidemics than any other single source. I think I now better understand why airlines are called "carriers." It is no wonder that new strains of something can travel from a remote village in Africa around the world to our most sophisticated cities like Paris, New York, LA or Chicago in a matter of days...

     

  • Mar 6, 2018 | Environment  

    PLASTIC FLOATING IN OCEANS COULD TAKE 100 YEARS TO CLEAN UP

    Take a vacation to the Caribbean, and you may see this, a five-mile-wide floating sea of plastic bottles, garbage and plastic. "How did it get there?" I thought that when we throw plastics into the garbage, it was gone. I was wrong! People, ships, villages, cities, states and even countries often just let plastics go into the ocean...

     

  • Aug 25, 2017 | Environment  

    Trump Team Shrinking Bears Ears, Coal vs Environment, Big Money Wins Again

    In Utah, the Bear's Ears National Monument is about to experience the largest "shrinkage" of national land under federal protection in history. It is north of the Grand Canyon of Arizona, and located west of Colorado in Utah. It is incredible country in the scope and for the fact that it has always been "sacred" and open, undeveloped nature, makes it even more special...

     

  • Aug 10, 2017 | Environment  

    Hottest Global Temperatures, Most Extreme Storms, Highest CO2 CONFIRMED BY SCIENCE

    The USA and the planet had the hottest year in history, setting yet another record in 2016. Plus, concentrations of CO2 were the highest in 800,000 years of ice core measurements. We at have been reporting the science on this for years. We recommend that you pay attention. Some cities are already seeing water in the streets at high tides or storm tides along our coastal areas...

     

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