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  • Deadly mosquito-borne pandemic poses a greater threat to humankind than global war

    06/30/2017 10:35:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/30/2017 | Stephen Matthews
    A deadly mosquito-borne pandemic poses a greater threat to humankind than global war, billionaire Bill Gates warns. In a hard-hitting new documentary, the world's richest man said a killer bug could wipe out 10 million people without warning. Footage seen by MailOnline, set to be aired next week, shows the philanthropist's worries towards the danger of disease-carrying mosquitos. An outbreak could mimic the damage of the Ebola epidemic in late 2014 or the burden of that of the deadly SARS outbreak in 2003, experts worry. Climate change warming the planet is allowing for mosquitos to spread from their usual habitats,...
  • About Mosquito(soon to air on Discovery)

    06/17/2017 11:02:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies
    discovery.com ^ | 6/16/2017 | Unknown
    Upcoming Discovery Impact film MOSQUITO is a timely in depth look at this very tiny, very dangerous creature, and how it is changing in unpredictable and unprecedented ways. The film chronicles the increasing global threat this tiny animal poses while emphatically raising the points that without an international coordinated effort, the world and its citizens are at risk for a historic pandemic that could put billions at risk of a fatal infection. The global crisis is highlighted in the worldwide premiere, Thursday July 6 at 9P, on Discovery Channel and Discovery networks around the world. Mosquitoes kill more than 1...
  • Does Zika Warrant Bringing Back DDT?

    08/06/2016 4:29:09 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 118 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 August 2016 | John F. McManus
    Jane Orient, M.D., serves as the Executive Director of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). This Arizona-based organization attracts conservative-thinking doctors and frequently finds itself in disagreement with the well-known American Medical Association.Dr. Orient has issued a call to start using DDT in the fight against the Zika virus. Her stand places her in marked contrast to an assortment of leftist environmentalists and their political allies. To them, DDT is harmful. But examination of the claims that DDT adversely affects people, plant life, and fish shows the worries to be unreasonable if not completely false.Created in 1874 by...
  • Zika outbreak fuelled by mosquito control failure, says WHO boss

    05/23/2016 9:56:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    The spread of Zika is the price being paid for a massive policy failure on mosquito control, says World Health Organization leader Margaret Chan. Speaking at the agency's annual World Health Assembly, Dr Chan said experts had "dropped the ball" in the 1970s with regards to getting a handle on disease-carrying insects. More than 60 countries and territories now have continuing Zika transmission. Most recently, the infection, spread by mosquito bites, reached Africa. ... Eradication campaigns were successful in the Americas with 18 countries getting rid of the insect by 1962. But insecticide resistance plus a lack of political will...
  • New discovery means more U.S. states will face a risk from Zika

    04/30/2016 7:27:26 AM PDT · by null and void · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 29 at 10:37 AM | Nick Miroff
    This Aedes Aegypti mosquito photographed on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) on Jan. 25 in Cali, Colombia. (Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images) By Nick Miroff April 29 at 10:37 AM For the first time in the Western Hemisphere, researchers have detected the Zika virus in Aedes albopictus, the mosquito species known as the “Asian tiger,” a finding that increases the number of U.S. states potentially at risk for transmission of the disease. During the summer months when U.S. mosquito populations are at their peak, albopictus are more ubiquitous than the Aedes aegypti...
  • Zika Prompts Pleas for DDT

    02/22/2016 5:18:15 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 February 2016 | Rebecca Terrell
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has sparked a global scare over a tropical virus outbreak that officials say is worse than last year's Ebola epidemic, which killed 11,000 people in Africa. They predict the Zika virus could infect as many as four million people by the end of 2016. "Last year, the virus was detected in the Americas, where it is now spreading explosively," warned WHO Director-General Margaret Chan in January. She told her executive board in Geneva that the "level of alarm is extremely high," and on February 1 declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.For...
  • EPA’s Environmental Policy Makes Combating Zika, Malaria and Dengue Fever Nearly Impossible

    02/16/2016 12:40:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 16, 2016 | 12:43 PM EST | James Wanliss
    The Zika virus ravaging South America causes horrific problems including birth defects and creeping paralysis. And now it has made its way to 16 US states. There is no vaccine. With the Zika virus declared an international public health emergency a few weeks ago by the World Health Organization, it seems a good time to remind people of another mosquito borne disease with even more horrible effects--malaria. [...] You see, malaria was eliminated in the West and North because of the invention, and use, of the miracle pesticide DDT. DDT could stop Zika, just as it stopped malaria. For that...
  • Physician: Lifting DDT Ban Could Stop Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

    02/10/2016 7:45:51 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/10/2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) asserts that a lifting of the ban on DDT could prevent the spread of the Zika virus, just as it could have wiped out malaria. Dr. Jane Orient tells Breitbart News the major public health measure required to combat the Zika virus pandemic is mosquito control and says, "DDT was the most effective public health weapon of all time." Orient continues: The ban on DDT was basically the decision of one man, William Ruckelshaus, going against a mountain of evidence on safety and enormous health benefits. It was...
  • The Lies of Rachel Carson

    02/09/2016 4:38:50 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 20 replies
    http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com ^ | from the Summer 1992 | by Dr. J. Gordon Edwards
    Dedication: A Lie Dedication. In the front of the book, Carson dedicates Silent Spring as follows: “To Albert Schweitzer who said ‘Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the Earth.’” This appears to indicate that the great man opposed the use of insecticides. However, in his autobiography Schweitzer writes, on page 262: “How much labor and waste of time these wicked insects do cause us ... but a ray of hope, in the use of DDT, is now held out to us.” Upon reading his book, it is clear that Schweitzer was...
  • Florida Governor Declares States of Emergency Over Zika Virus

    02/06/2016 5:27:47 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/5/2016 | Raven Clabough
    A state of emergency has been declared in four Florida counties -- Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Lee, and Santa Rosa -- after nine people were diagnosed with the Zika virus. While the nine people are believed to have contracted the virus while out of the country, Florida's governor, Rick Scott, said he wants the state to be on high alert. "Although Florida's current nine Zika cases were travel-related, we have to ensure Florida is prepared and stays ahead of the spread of the Zika virus in our state," Scott said in a statement on Thursday. "Our Department of Health will continue to...
  • (Rebuke to Rachel Carson) ... These People Took DDT Pills In the 1970s to Prove it Was Safe

    12/07/2015 11:17:08 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    PaleoFuture ^ | December 7, 2015 | Matt Novak
    These People Took DDT Pills In the 1970s to Prove it Was Safe In 1971 two people in North Hollywood started eating DDT pills every day. That's right, they willingly swallowed 10mg of poison every single day for three months. In front of witnesses. From the Associated Press: - Robert Loibl and his wife, Louise, hold 10-milligram capsules of DDT which they took in front of witnesses for 93 days at lunch time, June 10, 1971. Loibl said their total dosage was more than the average person consumes in 83 years. He said his wife's dandruff disappeared, their appetites perked...
  • Big Sur: Princess the Condor Ready for First Flight

    10/20/2015 4:08:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Big Sur >> She might be a princess, but she’s about to do some heavy lifting. California condor No. 799, dubbed Princess, is expected any day now to make her first flight from her nest atop a redwood tree in the Big Sur wilderness, said Kelly Sorenson, executive director of the Ventana Wildlife Society. “There’s been five chicks raised in wild nests just this year,” Sorenson said. “That’s quite an accomplishment.” One of this year’s chicks was raised by two female condors after the suspected mate of one of them died after nesting began. Ventana Wildlife Society monitored females 317...
  • Radical Environmentalism’s Death Campaigns

    03/21/2015 6:02:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    The terms racism, white supremacy, and crimes against humanity are bandied about so often that they have become almost meaningless. But they are absolutely appropriate in an arena where they are too rarely applied: radical environmentalism’s campaigns that perpetuate poverty, disease and death, by denying Earth’s most impoverished and powerless people access to modern life-saving technologies. Imagine activist groups preventing you from having your child vaccinated against polio or hepatitis, or from starting her on chemotherapy for leukemia – because they are “concerned” about “possible side-effects” and the “ethics” of permitting such “risky” procedures. Absurd! you say. Outrageous! Of course...
  • Meant to Keep Mosquitos Out, Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In

    01/24/2015 10:15:56 AM PST · by kristinn · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Gettleman
    Nobody in his hut, including his seven children, sleeps under a net at night. Instead, Mr. Ndefi has taken his family’s supply of anti-malaria nets and sewn them together into a gigantic sieve that he uses to drag the bottom of the swamp ponds, sweeping up all sorts of life: baby catfish, banded tilapia, tiny mouthbrooders, orange fish eggs, water bugs and the occasional green frog. “I know it’s not right,” Mr. Ndefi said, “but without these nets, we wouldn’t eat.” Across Africa, from the mud flats of Nigeria to the coral reefs off Mozambique, mosquito-net fishing is a growing...
  • Ear Wax From Whales Keeps Record Of Ocean Contaminants

    09/17/2013 9:23:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | September 16, 2013 | RHITU CHATTERJEE
    How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never. And so, year after year, their ear wax builds up, layer upon layer. According to a study published Monday, these columns of ear wax contain a record of chemical pollution in the oceans. The study used the ear wax extracted from the carcass of a blue whale that washed ashore on a California beach back in 2007. Scientists at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History collected the wax from inside the skull of the dead whale and preserved it. The column of wax was almost a foot long. "It's kind...
  • It’s Time to Endanger the Endangered Species Act

    01/07/2015 5:57:46 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/7/2014 | Editors
    The Endangered Species Act has become a gold mine for liberal activists and a barrier to our nation’s infrastructure. It is time for it to go. The Heartland Institute's Taylor Smith reports for the January issue of Townhall Magazine.
  • Ron Paul On Ebola: 'Governments Deceive Us'

    08/14/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 32 replies
    Business insider ^ | AUG. 14, 2014, 8:34 AM | COLIN CAMPBELL
    ... Former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Texas) thinks the threat of the Ebola virus very well may be a government plan to "deceive" the public. "I do know that governments deceive us and sometimes they hype things. I don't think we are going to see in the next year a horrendous breakout of Ebola in this country," Paul said in a recent video on the topic, according to a press release sent out Thursday morning by his "Voices of Liberty" project. Paul, "a former physician," offered the chemical DDT as a "viable alternative for treatment," as the release...
  • Chikungunya continues to spread across the U.S., infecting nearly 600

    07/23/2014 4:58:43 PM PDT · by mykroar · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Meredith Engel
    More cases of chikungunya, a painful virus spread by mosquitos, are being reported across the country. The Centers for Disease Control has listed a total of 497 cases in the U.S. in 35 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, 197 locally transmitted. Examiner.com reports that other state and local health agencies noted 40 cases, bringing the total to 537. The outbreak is due to a recent epidemic that started late last year in the Caribbean. The first two locally transmitted stateside cases were reported in Florida late last week. "The arrival of chikungunya virus, first in the tropical Americas...
  • RACHEL LOUISE CARSON: Google lets fly a Doodle true to ‘Silent Spring’ writer’s nature

    05/27/2014 6:19:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Michael Cavna
    HERE IN MARYLAND, it is impossible to travel too far in any direction without seeing something that celebrates the legacy of author and environmentalist Rachel Carson. There is a greenway trail and a conservation park named for her here, an alma mater university and a Rachel Carson grade school there — and, of course, the Silver Spring home where she would write “Silent Spring,” the hot-button ’60s work that is often cited as the spark that ignited the modern environmental movement.
  • Toxic waste seems to naturally vanish from Palos Verdes Shelf

    11/18/2013 2:17:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 17, 2013
    Decades after industrial waste dumping turned part of Southern California's seafloor into a toxic hot spot, scientists have dredged up a mystery. Chemicals fouling the ocean off the Palos Verdes Peninsula seem to be going away without being cleaned up. Samples taken from the sediment suggest more than 100 metric tons of the banned pesticide DDT and industrial compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, have vanished from one of the country's most hazardous sites, almost a 90% drop in just five years.