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“News”: Men facing fertility crisis as sperm counts plummet, epidemiologist blames hormone-disrupting chemicals

“News”: Men facing fertility crisis as sperm counts plummet, epidemiologist blames hormone-disrupting chemicals

I have known about this since the late 1990’s, but now it is “news” Newshub, 13 June, 2021   Men are facing a fertility crisis they may not be able to come back from, and an epidemiologist says hidden chemicals could be to blame. Sperm counts have halved in Western countries, including New Zealand, with a prediction most couples will have to use assisted reproduction by 2045. When Manu Fisi’ihoi and his wife Hannah were struggling to conceive, he admits…

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Catastrophe feared as fire-hit freight ship sinks off Sri Lanka coast

Catastrophe feared as fire-hit freight ship sinks off Sri Lanka coast

Amazing the ability to ignore important news. I was told about this and had to go looking. al Jazeera, 2 June, 2021 Ship bring tonnes of chemicals is sinking, federal government and navy state, in among the island country’s worst-ever marine catastrophes. A freight ship bring tonnes of chemicals is sinking off Sri Lanka’s west coast, the nation’s federal government and navy stated, in among Sri Lanka’s worst-ever marine catastrophes. Salvage specialists were trying to tow the fire-stricken container ship…

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Russia is to lose its permafrost, minister of natural resources warns

Russia is to lose its permafrost, minister of natural resources warns

Northern territories ‘will become arable farmland in 20-to-30 years’, and will have to adapt – fast. Thawing Arctic. Picture: Alexander Oboimov Siberian Times, 13 May, 2021   The phenomenon of permafrost – a several-metre-deep and hard frozen mix of soil, sand and ice, lying under cities, towns and vast unpopulated areas of Russian Arctic regions – is vanishing, Alexander Kozlov, Russian Minister of Natural Resources said. ‘Every such region understands what’s coming to it in 20, 30 years. It’ll stop…

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On the state of the oceans – plastic, Fukushima and more

On the state of the oceans – plastic, Fukushima and more

RFK, Jr. and Surfer Kelly Slater Talk Plastic in the Ocean, Fukushima + More Kelly Slater, 11-time world surf champion, told Children’s Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., on the “RFK Jr The Defender Podcast,” surfers are the “canaries in the coal mine.” Children’s Health Defense Team 13 May, 2021 The Defender is experiencing censorship on many social channels. Be sure to stay in touch with the news that matters by subscribing to our top news of the day. It’s free. Kelly…

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Newsom extends drought emergency to 41 California counties

Newsom extends drought emergency to 41 California counties

Guy McPherson used to talk about this and warn of the “dustbowl that never ends”. What happened? LA Times, 10 May, 2021 In a stark indication of California’s growing water crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday declared a drought emergency in 41 counties, including areas of the Central Valley that had urged action on behalf of agricultural growers. Newsom’s proclamation dramatically expands the drought emergency he declared in Sonoma and Mendocino counties last month, and now covers 30% of the state’s population….

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Water wells are at risk of going dry in the US and worldwide

Water wells are at risk of going dry in the US and worldwide

As the drought outlook for the Western U.S. becomes increasingly bleak, attention is turning once again to groundwater – literally, water stored in the ground. It is Earth’s most widespread and reliable source of fresh water, but it’s not limitless. the Conversation, 10 May, 2021   Wells that people drill to access groundwater supply nearly half the water used for irrigated agriculture in the U.S. and provide over 100 million Americans with drinking water. Unfortunately, pervasive pumping is causing groundwater levels…

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Climate tipping points may have been reached already, experts say

Climate tipping points may have been reached already, experts say

My reaction to this is “where in hell have they been the last ten years?”. I have long given up on articles like this to focus on what we can actually observe.Seeing the quotes from serial liar, Michael Mann I have to ask what are they lying about here? CBS, 26 April, 2021 Through decades of research, and now lived experience, it has become clear that the impacts of climate change will have drastic and far-reaching consequences on our planet. And…

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Drought in the American West and rising food prices

Drought in the American West and rising food prices

The good folk at TruNews think this is part of a move to an Ice Age. With what I know with years of research, I know better. MEGADROUGHT: WESTERN USA ENTERING WORST DROUGHT IN 1200 YEARS Today on TRUNEWS, host Edward Szall looks at the increasing mainstream science reports on the coming megadrought in the Western US. With forecasters saying that they haven’t seen anything like this in 1200 years, how will this impact the food supply and migration of…

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Humans Have Altered 97 Percent of Earth’s Land Through Habitat and Species Loss

Humans Have Altered 97 Percent of Earth’s Land Through Habitat and Species Loss

The study, which did not include Antarctica, also identified opportunities to restore up to 20 percent of land ecosystems Smoke lingers following fires in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest in August 2020. (Photo by Ernesto Carriço/NurPhoto via Getty Images) By Theresa Machemer SMITHSONIANMAG.COM APRIL 20, 2021 6:30AM A study published on April 15 in the journal Frontiers in Forests and Global Change presents evidence that only about three percent of Earth’s land ecosystems remain untouched by human activity. The analysis focuses on large swaths…

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