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Kidneys are a very delicate and important part of the human body, it is in the kidneys that all the body’s toxins are filtered out, and also where homeostasis is maintained. Sadly, as of 2007, over 13% of Americans alone suffer from some form of kidney disease. These people either need to go on dialysis […]
Despite nearly 400,000 petition signatures from concerned citizen, health professionals and farmers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved a new generation of genetically engineered corn and soybeans, created by the biotech company Dow Agrosciences, that will tolerate the use of a new weed killer also engineered by Dow Agrosciences called Enlist Duo, which contains […]
The originators of the Next System Project describe it as “an ambitious multi-year initiative aimed at thinking boldly about what is required to deal with the systemic challenges the United States faces now and in coming decades.” Calling attention to The Next System Project, Yes! Magazine observes that, “The inability of politics to address poverty, […]
A study led by researchers at Oregon State University and published in the February 2015 issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans found that glacier melt is adding 57 cubic kilometers of water to the Gulf of Alaska annually. As Jenna Iacurci of Nature World News writes, the freshwater input from glacier melt is […]
As a result of decades of research, economists Branko Milanovic and Roy van der Weide have found that inequality reduces economic growth. Their studies refute other economists’ claims that redistribution slows economic growth. Milanovic and van der Weide researched the effects of growth across all income levels. The two discovered that greater inequality leads to […]