By Laura Beil 5:50pm, October 20, 2017 About one in every six premature deaths worldwide is linked to dirty air, water and soil. Most of those deaths are concentrated among the world’s poorest populations, according to a study published online October 19 in the Lancet that documents the health and economic toll of pollution in 2015. In the most severely polluted countries, 25 percent of premature deaths could be attributed to pollution, especially in the…"Pollution killed 9 million in 2015"
Not Just Standing Rock: Protesters Just Arrested for Blocking Pipeline in Florida Source: ANTIMEDIA As protesters at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline make their last stand against police crackdowns ordered by North Dakota’s governor to evacuate their campsites, protesters in Florida are also continuing their fight against another contentious pipeline. Two protesters, Nicolas Segal-Wright, 26, and Karrie Kay Ford, 29, were arrested Wednesday after placing themselves 250-feet into a segment of the Sabal…"Florida Pipeline Protesters Arrested"
It is being described as the largest humanitarian crisis facing the world since the creation of the United Nations. The warning comes from the UN humanitarian chief amid mounting concern about famine in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria. We are facing largest human. crisis since creation of UN. 20M+ face starvation, famine. W/out global efforts,…"UN Warning “Largest Humanitarian Crisis”"
Microbes survived inside giant cave crystals for up to 50,000 years BOSTON — Microbes found stowed inside giant crystals in caves in Chihuahua, Mexico, may have survived there for tens of thousands of years. The microorganisms, which appear to be vastly different from nearly all life-forms found on Earth, offer a good indication of how resilient life can be in extremely harsh environments, including those found on other planets. “These organisms are so extraordinary,” astrobiologist Penelope Boston…"Giant Cave Crystals"