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Instant Water Cleaning Method ‘Millions Of Times’ Better Than Commercial Approach by Cardiff University

A water disinfectant created on the spot using just hydrogen and the air around us is millions of times more effective at killing viruses and bacteria than traditional commercial methods, according to scientists from Cardiff University. Reporting their findings today in the journal Nature Catalysis, the team say the results could revolutionize water disinfection technologies […]

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Campaigners: “Ban Glyphosate To Protect Public Health!” by Colin Todhunter

Open letter to politicians calls for controversial chemical to be banned, cites peer-reviewed studies. On 9 April 2021, retired physician and health and environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason wrote to the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA). She wanted to draw the agency’s attention to the findings that indicate the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup causes high levels […]

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Environmental Scientists: Up To 20% Of Global Groundwater Wells At Risk Of Going Dry by Bob Yirka

In their paper published in the journal Science, Scott Jasechko and Debra Perrone describe their analysis of groundwater well construction data from millions of wells around the world. The researchers were able to draw conclusions about the state of groundwater levels. They found that between 6 and 20% of all of the wells around the […]

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Millions Of People Drinking Groundwater With Pesticides Or Pesticide Degradates by Beyond Pesticides

A study of groundwater that feeds public drinking water supply finds pesticides in 41% of supply wells (and a handful of freshwater springs). Two-thirds of that 41% contain pesticide compounds per se, and one-third contain pesticide degradates — compounds resulting from biotic (or abiotic) transformation of pesticides into other compounds. A just and rapid transition […]