The “Outdated Pesticide” Chlorpyrifos Is Linked to a Range of Health Issues. Why Isn’t It Banned?

The “Outdated Pesticide” Chlorpyrifos Is Linked to a Range of Health Issues. Why Isn’t It Banned? An extended conversation with Patti Goldman of Earthjustice about the Environment Protection Agency’s decision not to ban the powerful pesticide chlorpyrifos. Although no longer available for household use, chlorpyrifos is still used by farmers on more than 50 fruit, nuts, cereal and vegetable crops. The EPA’s own research shows that it can cause brain damage in children even at small doses. “It’s an outdated pesticide that hits anything with a nervous system,” says Goldman.…

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Huge swathes of the Arctic on fire, satellite images show – Earth’s boreal forests now burning at rate unseen in ‘at least 10,000 years’, scientists warn

Huge swathes of the Arctic on fire, satellite images show – Earth’s boreal forests now burning at rate unseen in ‘at least 10,000 years’, scientists warn submitted by /u/avogadros_number [link] [comments] top scoring links : climate A community for truthful science-based news about climate and related politics and activism

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Researchers first to uncover how the cannabis plant creates important pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more powerful at reducing inflammation than Aspirin. The discovery unlocks the potential to create a naturally derived pain treatment for relief of acute and chronic pain beyond opioids.

Researchers first to uncover how the cannabis plant creates important pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more powerful at reducing inflammation than Aspirin. The discovery unlocks the potential to create a naturally derived pain treatment for relief of acute and chronic pain beyond opioids. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Privacy Is a Human Right Worth Fighting For

Privacy Is a Human Right Worth Fighting For By Kai Sedgwick Privacy is a basic human right. It’s there in Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence.” Attaining that right in an era of dragnet surveillance, mass data breaches, state-sponsored hacks and big tech overreach, however, is a Herculean task. As the digital privacy fight heats up, crypto protocols are emerging as a new battleground where the right to anonymity will be won and lost. From Data Drought to…

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