Health harming pesticides may remain in soil decades after they are banned! http://www.healthcanal.com/environmental-health/41258-otago-study-shows-legacy-of-pesticides-difficult-to-avoid.html And our regulatory system fails http://www.nrdc.org/media/2013/130327.asp to protect soil & health adequately from unscrupulous, deep-pocketed pesticide corporations before harm is done. Healthy soil is a limited resource! Take a precautionary approach. Help save the soil. Go organic!
This pin links to a post about how melanoma skin cancer rates are rising in Minnesota, and nationally. Question: do you think a warming climate (and less time spent indoors over the course of a long, cold winter) could have anything to do with these rising skin cancer rates?
Not only is climate change expected to make pollen seasons last longer and be more intense, it is also expected to make ozone pollution worse. http://environmentalillnessnetwork.tumblr.com/post/62373234055/ozone-exaggerates-nasal-allergic-inflammation And now a new study indicates that ozone pollution and pollen may have a negative synergistic effect! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23917748 Oh boy.
According to an Energy Science & Engineering news release, “Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating.” Dr. Robert Howarth (a professor of ecology and environmental biology) warns that “Society should wean ourselves from all fossil fuels and not rely on the myth that natural gas is an acceptable bridge fuel to a sustainable future.”
Rebecca Solnit: "Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values. Because the revolt against brutality begins with a revolt against the language that hides that brutality." http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth