Similar to how cigarette smokers suffer health consequences from the toxins that are carried into the lungs on particles of tobacco, a recent study has shown that tiny nanoparticles carry black carbon diesel fumes into the lungs of people who are exposed to them. Diesel fumes, commonly pushed into the atmosphere via the exhaust from heavy-duty trucks, are breathed in and reach the bloodstream through absorption into the lungs which can lead to heart disease – the world’s leading killer.
Now, scientists have finally figured out exactly how these nanoparticles affect the cardiovascular system. The World Health Organization estimates that at least seven out of every 10 premature deaths caused by air pollution originate from heart disease and strokes. The majority of the rest of those deaths were linked to lung cancer and respiratory infections. Continue reading “Diesel fumes’ nanoparticles cause heart disease by just BREATHING polluted city air”
Once thought to be healthier than their captive cousins, wild dolphins have begun showing signs of compromised immune systems. Researchers have pinpointed ocean pollution and contamination as the main causes of this startling discovery.
For the purposes of their study, researchers studied and compared four groups of bottlenose dolphins that lived in aquariums and beyond the American coastline. Multiple wet and dry samples were collected from each of the dolphins. These samples were then subjected to testing that included hormone analyses, serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP) tests, and clinical chemistry tests. Continue reading “Man-made ocean pollution has severely affected the immune systems of wild dolphins, researchers claim”
Rebecca Savransky The Hill Former President Barack Obama is traveling to Italy, where he will speak this week about food security and climate change. The former president is expected to go to Milan to meet with several Italians and discuss the issues. On Monday, the former president is scheduled to meet with former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. That evening, he will attend a private dinner … Continue reading Obama to discuss climate change in Italy
Vicki Batts NaturalNews Researchers from Stanford University are doing their best to find a link between extreme weather events and climate change, but is it all for naught? While these researchers are admittedly conservative with their efforts, they are at least somewhat echoing the rhetoric that events like tornadoes are solely being caused by climate change. This, of course, is absolute nonsense; tornadoes have occurred … Continue reading Climate change proponents ridiculously believe the Earth was a calm, peaceful planet until humans started burning fossil fuels
Cryptogon Apparently, you have to open some app for the this to happen: The situation isn’t that worrisome, as users have to open an app with the Shopkick SDK for the beacon to be picked up. Even so, here’s another one for your already herniating Mobile Phones Are Creepy as Hell file folder. Via: Bleeping Computer: A team of researchers from the Brunswick Technical University … Continue reading Potential for Ultrasonic Beacons to Trigger Smartphone Apps
Scientists have revealed a robotic drill that can cut the most sensitive brain surgery down from two hours to two and a half minutes.
The machine, developed at the University of Utah, is being hailed as a potential breakthrough in survival for brain patients as the reduced time they spend in surgery will drastically cut the chances of infection. Continue reading “The robotic brain surgeon will see you now: drill can perform complex procedures 50 times faster”
RT SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket in the fifth of 20 scheduled launches in 2017. This was a landmark event for the company, as it was the first launch of a military satellite in its 15-year history. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:15am local time near the famous NASA launch site. Just nine … Continue reading SpaceX successfully launches ‘classified’ military satellite in all-or-nothing gamble
The topic of geoengineering the climate continues to break into the mainstream as climate engineers debated the controversial topic at the latest TED talks in Vancouver.
The annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference is designed to facilitate conversation around “ideas worth spreading.” Founded in 1984, the TED organization distributes free talks related to technology, design, science, culture, and academia. The annual TED conference in Vancouver, Canada, TED Global, and regional TEDx events are increasingly celebrated and consumed by a growing portion of the world thanks to the viral spread of popular talks. The topics are occasionally controversial – sometimes leading to them being banned by TED – and this years conference in Vancouver was no exception. Continue reading “Climate Scientist Warns Against Geoengineering At TED Conference Vancouver”
Frances Bloomfield NaturalNews Thanks to current technology, you too can experience the so-called “disastrous effects” of climate change wherever you may be. Development studios Strange Flavor and secondverse have collaborated with visual artist Justin Brice Guariglia to create an app, named After Ice, in honor of Earth Day. Utilizing geolocation, augmented reality (AR), and collected NASA predictions, the app will show you how your area will … Continue reading Climate change app terrorizes youth with wildly exaggerated sea level projections
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A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment.
The Energy Transitions Commission’s (ETC) report claims “additional investments of around $300-$600 billion per annum do not pose a major macroeconomic challenge,” which they say will help the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris agreement. Continue reading “Al Gore’s New Group Demands $15 Trillion To Fight Global Warming”