Readers React: Plastic straw ban a start to improving environment

Thanks;Marlena Ruser Published;December,19 @6.55am Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s Restaurants, displays paper straws at his business in Seattle, where plastic straws were banned July 1. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times via AP) The recent movement to ban plastic straws by many large corporations is an important step in Big Business accepting that there are…

UN Scientists: El Niño Likely to Develop in Next Three Months

Thanks;the daily beast Published; Nov,27 International Space Station/Reuters The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization has issued a warning that an El Niño weather event could occur in the next three months. El Niño is a naturally occurring phenomenon that brings unusually warm and nutrient-poor water to the Pacific Ocean near the equator, creating temperature changes…

EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics

Thanks;Agence France-Presse  Strasbourg, France Published;October 26, 2018 07:05 People hold placards reading “no to plastic deputies” and “don’t let yourself be wrapped by the lobbies” as they take part in a demonstration in front of the European Parliament on October 23, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France./AFP The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an EU-wide…

Harvard scientists say these 5 things can prolong your life by a decade

Thanks;Alessandra Malito Published: Jul 22, 2018 7:59 pm ET Harvard researchers say they’ve figured out which five habits lead to a longer life. Want to live 10 years longer? You may have to revamp your lifestyle.  There are five habits that, when done together, could add more than a decade to your life expectancy, according to…

The Danger of ‘Deploy or Get Out’ Facing HIV-Positive Troops

Thanks;Samantha Allen Published; 09.19.18 4:55 AM ET Raphye Alexius/Getty The largest employer in the country will not accept people living with HIV. No, not Walmart, which is the largest private employer in the United States, but the United States military, which has long banned anyone who tests positive for HIV from enlisting—and which considers most…

Cancer

Thanks;WHO&G. Reboux Published;FEB,01 Key facts • Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. • Approximately 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries. • Around one third of deaths from cancer…