I visited Hidcote Manor Gardens in Warwickshire earlier today. They have several honey bee hives and a notice board claiming three different reasons for the decline in honey bee colonies across the UK. "The number of honey bee colonies in the UK … [Read more...] about Causes of Honey Bee Decline
Pesticides & Other Chemicals
Great Barrier Reef ‘Research’ – A Litany of False Claims
WE may live in the information age, but how true are many of the scientific claims we read and hear? For ten years the World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF, has been campaigning to ‘Save the Great Barrier Reef’. [1,2,3] When the WWF campaign was first … [Read more...] about Great Barrier Reef ‘Research’ – A Litany of False Claims
Which Pesticides Should be Banned?
NICK Heath is worried about the future of the Great Barrier Reef. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and after ten years in business and consulting, moved into political and policy advice for government. He’s now the national program leader for water at … [Read more...] about Which Pesticides Should be Banned?
Environmental Elements that Cause Illness: A Note from Krista Peterson
Pesticides, plastics, and VOCs are some of the numerous chemicals that come to mind when we think about pollutants. However, not all substances that can contaminate our air and water are manmade. Many materials found in nature can become … [Read more...] about Environmental Elements that Cause Illness: A Note from Krista Peterson
Clean-up Just Stirs Up
The green-forced “clean-up” by General Electric of PCBs in Hudson River sediments has — to no one’s surprise — backfired. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Clean-up Just Stirs Up
Burning China’s Trash
After surpassing the United States as the world’s largest producer of household garbage, China has embarked on a vast program to build incinerators as landfills run out of space. But these incinerators have become a growing source of toxic emissions, … [Read more...] about Burning China’s Trash