Helping Nemo Find Home: How Underwater “Coral” Concerts Restore Fish Populations to Dying Reefs!

Some exciting research was published in late 2019 by a team of researchers from the UK and Australia looking at how to repopulate damaged coral reefs.1 You might have seen headlines like “To Help Coral Reefs Come Back, Fake It (With Sound) ‘Til Fish Make It”2 or “Scientists Used Loudspeakers to Make Dead Coral Reefs … Read more

Can You Guess Who Is The World’s Top Corporate Plastic Polluter?

Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) is a global movement working to stop plastic pollution. They are adding teeth to the concept of volunteer cleanups by transforming cleanup participants into citizen scientists to produce audits of the plastics collected during cleanups to identify the brands behind the discarded plastics. In September 2019, BFFP mobilized over 72,000 … Read more

What Is Your Dog Telling You When It Paws You? We May Have Some Answers.

There is a question making the rounds among dog lovers…What does it mean when your dog paws you? We are not talking a high five with your dog or a response when asked to shake hands. We’re talking about when your dog reaches out and gently touches you, usually with a seriously sweet and somewhat … Read more

Could Fracking Be Responsible for What Residents Believe Is A Spike in Childhood Cancer in Pennsylvania?

Profile photo of child in cancer treatment

Update: “The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office filed 15 criminal charges against Cabot Oil & Gas Corp, nine of them felonies. Cabot has not yet entered a plea.” – USA Today, PressConnects, 22 June 2020.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had been running a series of articles since March of 2019 following an investigation by the Pennsylvania Department … Read more

That Glass of Almond Milk…Honeybees are Dying for You to Drink It

The Guardian published an eye-opening article about the impact of America’s growing love for everything almond and the devastating impact it is having on the country’s honeybee population. Our consumption of almond milk alone has increased 250% over the last five years and the California almond industry, already home to 80% of the world’s almond … Read more

Can Common Prescription Drugs Change Your Personality or Your Brain?

When starting a new prescription drug (or even an over-the-counter medication), how many of us don’t bother to discuss potential side effects with our health care provider or take the time to read the patient insert? For some drugs—and some people—such a “no brainer” could actually be risky. Here is a quick look at research … Read more

Bottled Water: What the FDA Should Have Told You About Companies that Flunked Water Standards


In an eye-opening article, Consumer Reports (CR), the independent consumer advocacy and testing organization has taken on problems with the largely self-policing nature of the bottled water industry, a lack of safety inspections and follow-up by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and failure by companies to report instances when products fail to meet … Read more

Tech Company Makes Water from Thin Air: A Desperately Needed Solution for Drought and Disaster Relief

Water. It seems to be everywhere…until it’s not. While about 71% of the earth’s surface is covered in water,1 30% of our planet’s population live in dry areas. That means 2.5 billion people face droughts and water scarcity.2 Innovative solutions are desperately needed to meet ever-increasing demands for freshwater where it is not easily found. … Read more

Hurricane’s Invisible Victims: NASA Reminds Us of the Toll Polluted Rivers Have on the Ocean

The National Weather Service estimated that Hurricane Florence dumped almost 8 trillion gallons of rain on North Carolina in September 2018 resulting in catastrophic flooding across the state. 1 A NASA satellite tracked the flooding as shown in these remarkable images. The first image above shows the photograph taken by the Landsat 8 earth observation … Read more

In 1970, a Computer Model at MIT Started Crunching Numbers to Predict When Civilization Will Collapse

Illustration of Extreme Drought

  The 50-year anniversary of a scary data analysis project is upon us. In 1970, an international team of researchers at MIT began a project using the most cutting-edge computer simulation program available at the time to predict when earth’s interlocking resources could no longer sustain civilization as we know it.1 The half-century-old MIT analysis … Read more