Nuclear power is often promoted as a low-carbon source that mitigates fossil fuel emissions and the resulting health damage and deaths caused by air pollution. But is it possible to provide estimates and actually quantify these effects?
A new paper from NASA’s Goddard Institute authored by Pushker Kharecha and James Hansen in the journal Environmental Science and Technology purports to do just that. Hansen is well known as one of the founders of modern global warming science. [...]
March 21, 2013
America has been decimated by the breakdown of the separation of powers between different branches of government. For example, the executive branch is negotiating laws in secret – and grabbing powers –without telling Congress.
And life-and-death decisions about who the government labels an “enemy combatant” and assassinatesare being kept away from the judges altogether.
At the same time, government agencies like the FDA go to great lengths to cover up [...]
May 18, 2012
A health freedom advocate in Lawrence, Kansas, the sixth largest city in the state, is pushing to have artificial fluoride chemicals removed from his city’s municipal water supply. Lawrence-area resident Richard Simms recently created a petition at Change.org that he hopes will garner enough signatures to convince city officials to follow the lead of hundreds of other towns and cities across North America that have nixed the poison from [...]
Ethan A. Huff,
April 1, 2012
It is a common myth today that the vaccines administered to children no longer contain the toxic additive thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative linked to causing permanent neurological damage. But a recent federal case involving the U.S.Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has revealed that, contrary to this widely-held belief, thimerosal is actually still present in many batch vaccines, including in the annual influenza vaccine that is now [...]
By Matthew Holehouse, Telegraph
The technology, developed by a former Royal Marine commando, temporarily impairs the vision of anyone who looks towards the source.
It has impressed a division of the Home Office which is testing a new range of devices because of the growing number of violent situations facing the police.
The developer, British-based Photonic Security Systems, hopes to offer the device to shipping companies to deter pirates. Similar devices have been used [...]
via CBS News:
The amount of radioactive iodine measured in milk on the West Coast was so small that it did not rise above the normal background level of radiation. Still, it’s the first evidence that radiation from Japan’s damaged nuclear plant is making it directly into food produced in America, reports CBS News correspondent John Blackstone.
“Radiation can be a scary word, but I think it’s important [...]