One-Third of U.S. Honeybee Colonies Died Last Winter, Threatening Food Supply
Nearly one in three commercial honeybee colonies in the United States died or disappeared last winter, an unsustainable decline that threatens the nation’s food supply.
Multiple factors — pesticides, fungicides, parasites, viruses and malnutrition — are believed to cause the losses, which were officially announced today by a consortium of academic researchers, beekeepers and Department of Agriculture scientists.
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by Phoenix Capital Research
Since the EU Crisis went into overdrive in 2010, EU politicians have largely resorted to political posturing rather than implementing any actual financial solutions to the EU’s debt and banking crisis.
To clarify that statement, we view a “real solution” as one that A) cleared bad debts from the system, B) brought debt levels down to manageable levels, and C) got the troubled country’s economy back on track.
September 30, 2012
A nastier kind of salmonella infection has emerged alongside the HIV epidemic in Africa. The finding is the first evidence that HIV might be allowing new human pathogens to evolve in immunosuppressed people.
Most people who get salmonella contract it from eating contaminated meat, leading to an unpleasant but brief gut upset. But in Africa, the bacteria escapes into the blood of people with suppressed immune systems, [...]
July 28. 2012
Patients starving to death, widespread malnutrition, defective morphine, and “maggots feeding off patients’ open wounds.
Explosive testimony today at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee accused one of the most senior officers in the U.S. Army, General William Caldwell, of preventing an investigation into horrible conditions at an Afghan military hospital.
“Two retired colonels who worked with the training command also told the [committee] that Caldwell did not [...]
NEW DELHI — Every day some 3,000 Indian children die from illnesses related to malnutrition, and yet countless heaps of rodent-infested wheat and rice are rotting in fields across the north of their own country.
It is an extraordinary paradox created by a rigid regime of subsidies for grain farmers, a woeful lack of storage facilities and an inefficient, corruption-plagued public distribution system that fails millions of impoverished people.
And it is an embarrassment [...]
North Korean soldiers have been dispatched to water crops that are withering in the worst drought to affect the country in more than a century, with the United Nations warning that yields for staples such as wheat, barley and potatoes will inevitably be affected.
The state-run KCNA news agency said temperatures have been as much as eight degrees higher than usual for May and June and, combined with historically low levels [...]
Father and uncle charged on suspicion of attempted murder
‘Guru said burial would ward off bad luck for family,’ pair claim
‘Who would want to kill her own child?’ pleads mother
Local reporter has seen dozens of similar cases, including three in the past month
The father of a six-week-old baby girl has been arrested, along with the child’s uncle, on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly trying to bury her alive in the [...]
Malnutrition primary factor in bottom countries in list
Charity calls on G8 nations to step up aid programme
Niger is worst place in the world to be a mother, new research has revealed today.
The West African country, one of the globe’s poorest, has replaced Afghanistan at the bottom of a list compiled by Save the Children.
Norway was judged the best place for motherhood in the charity’s annual State of the World’s Mothers [...]
April 14, 2012
According to several leading climate scientists and public health researchers, global warming will lead to higher incidence and more intense versions of disease. The direct or indirect effects of global warming might intensify the prevalence of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, dengue and Lyme disease, they said, but the threat of increased health risks is likely to futher motivate the public to combat global warming.
…Global warming will likely cause major population [...]
Even the most sentimental champions of the NHS recognise its dark side. Given that its Chief Executive Sir David Nicholson has demanded a £20 billion efficiency saving if the NHS is to survive, and that demographic changes mean millions more elderly people will rely on its services (and space), the NHS can only do one thing: ration.
If rationing is acceptable, though, scapegoating is not. And too much evidence points to the elderly [...]
Illness has baffled experts from the World Health Organisation
A mystery disease is turning an increasing number of children in east Africa into zombies.
The condition, known by locals as the ‘nodding disease’, drastically alters children’s personalities by making them withdrawn and confused.
One of the first symptoms of the illness, affecting children in northern Uganda, Sudan and Tanzania, is that children appear to be falling asleep – their eyes close and head [...]
(Reuters) – The director of a video gone viral that calls for the arrest of fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony has been hospitalized in California for exhaustion following an “unfortunate incident,” his group said on Friday.
It said filmmaker Jason Russell’s condition stemmed from theemotional toll of recent weeks.
The 30-minute YouTube video called “Kony 2012,” viewed by tens of millions of people, aims to wake up the world to atrocities committed by Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, including kidnapping children [...]
Children are the most visible victims of undernutrition. Children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year. Poor nutrition plays a role in at least half of the 10.9 million child deaths each year–five million deaths. Undernutrition magnifies the effect of every disease, including measles and malaria. The estimated proportions of deaths in which undernutrition is an underlying cause are roughly similar for diarrhea (61%), [...]
By Chloe Hadjimatheou
BBC World Service, Athens
Unemployed and homeless, Natasha’s mother said she could no longer cope
Greece’s financial crisis has made some families so desperate they are giving up the most precious thing of all – their children.
One morning a few weeks before Christmas a kindergarten teacher in Athens found a note about one of her four-year-old pupils.
“I will not be coming to pick up Anna today because I cannot [...]
HYDROPONICS VS. SOIL
By Kate Chiappinelli and Cynthia Collier
In this experiment, we studied how plants grew in a hydroponics solution versus soil. We grew cherry tomatoes in a soil set-up and a hydroponics set-up. We observed and measured them to find out which solution made the plants grow faster and become larger. We measured the size of the leaves, flowers, and fruit of the plants. We measured the height of [...]
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — East Africa’s worsening famine is one of the largest humanitarian crises in decades, a U.S. State Department official said Friday, pledging “significant” aid despite the debt ceiling impasse being debated in Washington.
The U.S. already has pledged $5 million to help Somali refugees on top of a previously budgeted $63 million. Reuben E. Brigety, who is responsible for State Department assistance to [...]
Due to the overwhelming nature of prepping for aÂ emergencyÂ situation, many do not know where to even began, letÂ alone think of emergency situations they would need toÂ prepare for.Â Having a ready supply of food, water and batteries areÂ a good start, but not enough.Â There are many more items to have on hand besides beans, band aids and bullets.
When planning for an emergency, especially a sudden and long term [...]
From a Sarajevo War Survivor:
Experiencing horrible things that can happen in a war – death of parents and
friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold, fear, sniper attacks.
1. Stockpiling helps. but you never no how long trouble will last, so locate
near renewable food sources.
2. Living near a well with a manual pump is like being in Eden.
3. After awhile, even gold [...]