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A major ingredient in those green coffee bean dietary supplements — often touted as “miracle” weight-loss products — doesn’t prevent weight gain in obese laboratory mice fed a high-fat diet when given at higher doses. That’s the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind study published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food ... keep reading
This story from the Globe and Mail yesterday fills you with confidence about the safety of this pipeline . Yeah Right ! "A pipeline that leaked in northern Alberta was only five years old and designed to last for 30, according to top executives with Apache Canada, the company responsible for a ... keep reading
It may be the 21st century, but nearly half the world’s population still cooks and heats with open fires or primitive stoves that burn wood, animal dung, charcoal and other polluting solid fuels. The article in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology describes impressive progress being made to ... keep reading
From the people at the Sierra Club, some of the things you may want to know about coal and the harm it does environmentally, socially , and to your health and that of your children. Coal is making us sick- let's move beyond coal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v ... keep reading
Using the same devious mechanism that enables some bacteria to shrug off powerful antibiotics, scientists have developed solar-powered nanofilters that remove antibiotics from the water in lakes and rivers twice as efficiently as the best existing technology. Their report appears in ACS’ journal NanoLetters. David Wendell and Vikram Kapoor explain ... keep reading
Think before you eat and help save our environment World Environment Day Theme of This year 2013, is Think. Eat. Save....Think before you eat and help save our environment, it is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages us to reduce our food print. According to the ... keep reading
Today is Global Sharing Day 2013, the second annual event that is dedicated to sharing more of everything in our lives as part of a solution to our most complex global problems. As pioneered by The People Who Share, this is notably the first worldwide event to hail the importance ... keep reading
We’re told to have power naps to keep us safe on the road and improve our alertness if we’ve had insufficient sleep. They even help our surgeons stay awake during long shifts. But siestas and nana naps can also leave us feeling groggy and lethargic. So are they ... keep reading
Ever since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, we have become sharply aware of the hazards of extracting fossil fuels from the earth. This danger presents itself not merely on oil rigs but on pipelines and in processing plants with disturbing regularity ... keep reading
Once famously described as “orphan diseases, too small to be noticed, too small to be funded” in the Hollywood drama Lorenzo’s Oil, rare diseases are getting unprecedented attention today among drug manufacturers, who are ramping up research efforts and marketing new medicines that promise fuller lives for children and ... keep reading
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