Whaling fight not over yet in Japan as supporters call for the hunt to continue, restaurants see increased demand since the International Court of Justice ruling banning the hunt
China tests anti-smog drone- bit of a nutty plan spraying chemicals to clean up chemicals but desperate times call for ……
Even if all news coverage was fair and balanced and 100% truthful in it’s accuracy, people should still ask themselves if keeping up with news really helps their lives and contributes to their well-being. Given that many stories have negative overtones , it sometimes seems that watching the news faithfully everyday could be a recipe for chronic depression. Perhaps we don’t need the news every day…does news really elevate our consciousness or does it bring us down?
The Russia/Ukraine Crimean occupation situation which has dominated the media for last couple weeks has shown the simplistic thinking that is common among many mainstream media outlets. The historical background is glossed over with a couple of sentences and the overall tone seems to simply that it’s an invasion, a loss of sovereignty, and leading to war. This black and white sensationalist overtone is perhaps driven more by laziness and the need for compelling headlines to draw people in but it does not serve to keep people well informed. Events are framed as a revolution driven by a people struggling for democracy however there are some who say it’s a coup d’etat led by manipulative forces. What is the real truth? There is an alternative viewpoint that is worth looking at to fully understand the context of events that says that the overthrow of Ukraine’s government has been orchestrated by extremist right wing neo-Nazi forces supported by the US and the EU. You be the judge…also Russia’s media claims that they are allowed to have 25,000 strong presence under agreements signed years ago
The ambitious plan to solve the world’s energy problems -ITER , south of France
Not really huge impactful news but it’s interesting nonetheless- Snake eats crocodile after battle
Acidification takes it toll as the Pacific Ocean continues to decline- 10 Million scallops lost in BC waters
Michelle Obama promotes food label overhaul – while a step in the right direction, having GMO labeling would be good as well…
Cancer ‘tidal wave’ predicted for developing nations -while this piece correctly points out that prevention is not receiving enough attention, it fails to make any mention of chemical toxins as a major root cause of cancers. Case in point- the ‘Dirty Dozen‘ – these are the worst chemicals that have been banned in developed countries but are still used in developing countries around the world mainly as the agricultural pesticides chlordane and toxaphene.The US still exports chlordane to countries around the world. Chlordane is known to remain in some soils for over 20 years.
Instead the article focuses on alcohol, smoking, and obesity- all valid of course and preventable but unless we remove chemicals that are persistent and accumulative in the environment we’re shooting ourselves in the foot in the long-term battle.