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Falling sperm counts that threaten human survival linked to chemical exposure

Falling sperm counts that threaten human survival linked to chemical exposure Falling sperm counts and changes to sexual development are “threatening human survival” and leading to a fertility crisis. And chemicals like plastic and pesticides are to blame, which are found all sorts of household items, like food, clothing, cooking tools, hair and body products, etc. 

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What's causing the bee population's rapid decline— and why it matters

What's causing the bee population's rapid decline— and why it matters

The survival of our species is dependent on the survival of bees, yet we have seen a 60% world wide population decline since 1947. The US began using synthetic pesticides in the 1930s and became wide spread after World War II and by 1950, pesticides were found to increase farm yields far beyond pre-World War II levels and we became heavily dependent on synthetic pesticides moving forward. 

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Is a Florida environmental catastrophe happening again?

Is a Florida environmental catastrophe happening again? With warming air and water, as well as increasing rainfall amounts, climate change is making algae blooms more frequent, widespread, and longer in duration.   Treating an algae bloom is often difficult and expensive, costing the city millions of dollars a year to deal with stormwater improvements.

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Interview with the Richard twins: Doctors, professors, and health experts.

Interview with the Richard twins: Doctors, professors, and health experts. We had a chance to sit down with Marc Richard, M.D., and Mike Richard, M.D., and get their take on the link between pesticides, synthetic chemicals, and human health. Not only are they prestigious doctors with a lot to say— they’re also identical twins like us! 

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