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Fluoride

By Daniel Brouse Fluoride occurs naturally in the body as calcium fluoride. Calcium fluoride is essential for the bones and teeth. It is difficult to consume the daily recommended intake of fluoride that naturally occurs in food. Sources Of Fluoride The best source of fluoride is through consuming public drinking water. “Almost all water contains […]

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Air Pollution: Getting All Choked Up

By Daniel Brouse Air pollution may be the largest problem facing the world. Emissions of CO2, methane and other greenhouse gases are causing irreversible climate change. Since the effects of global warming take years to become apparent, many people don’t even notice the change; however, air pollution is already the leading cause of death worldwide. […]

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Bottom Of The Ocean Trashed

by Daniel Brouse EARTH — How much of the Earth have humans polluted? Scientists sent robots to the bottom of the ocean… deeper than man has ever explored. The findings are disturbing. “We often think deep-sea trenches are remote and pristine, untouched by humans,” says Alan Jamieson, a deep-ocean researcher at the University of Aberdeen, […]

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Protectionism: The Costs and Benefits of Trade Wars

by Daniel Brouse Protectionism is the theory or practice of shielding a country’s domestic industries from foreign competition by restricting imports. There are no known benefits to protectionism. The costs of protectionism include being financially destructive, negatively impacting health and wellness, as well as, causing death. (also see: Trade War! What Is It Good For?) […]

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Trade War! What Is It Good For?

By Daniel Brouse International Economics 101 What do you think of when you hear the term “trade war”? The costs and benefits to society are very similar to traditional warfare. 1) Financial Cost. A war is expensive. In a trade war, huge tariffs are placed on the purchase of imports. A tariff is a sales […]

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Hottest Year

By Daniel Brouse For The Human Induced Climate Change Experiment 2016 was Earth’s warmest year in at least the last 125,000 years. It marks the third record year in a row. NOAA reported, “The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2016 was the highest among all years since record keeping began in […]

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Energy, Heat and Global Warming

By Daniel Brouse and Sidd Mukherjee for Sidd’s Science Center I ask: Is there anything humans do with energy that results in less heat? For example, furnaces generate heat, refrigerators generate heat, light bulbs generate heat, computers, cars, fans and even air conditioners create more heat. Is there anything that we do that has a […]

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Living Planet Report: the Decline of Wildlife

The World Wildlife Fund Reports — Global wildlife could plunge to a 67 per cent level of decline in just the fifty-year period ending this decade as a result of human activities, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2016. The report shows how people are overpowering the planet for the first time in Earth’s history […]

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Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Toxic Crops

by Daniel Brouse The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report that examines how climate change is increasing the toxicity of crops. Crop Toxicity Extreme weather events, such as “drought and high temperatures, can trigger the accumulation in crops of chemical compounds that are toxic to animals and humans.” The report goes on […]

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Air Pollution Killing Millions

by Daniel Brouse It is estimated by the World Health Organization that 7 million people per year die as a result of air pollution. “According to the latest urban air quality database, 98% of cities in low- and middle income countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants do not meet WHO air quality guidelines. Over 80% […]

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