Category Environment

Health officials say second U.S. MERS case: located in Orlando, Florida

The newest MERS case is located in Orlando, Florida, and the patient age 44 was a health worker in Saudi Arabia, the same as the first U.S. MERS case that was located in Indiana. The patient flew from Jedda, Saudi Arabia, to Boston, Boston to Atlanta, and Atlanta to Orlando. Facts about MERS virus: There […]

First case of MERS virus confirmed in U.S., patient stable, total global deaths 133

Global death toll 107 from MERS virus. Read  more here. “MERS is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the SARS virus that erupted in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, nine percent of whom died. There are no vaccines or antiviral treatments for MERS, a severe respiratory disease with a mortality rate of more […]

Alaska: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) vs. Oil Companies

“Alaska Oil (2001): Examining the contentious issue of whether or not to drill for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National wildlife Refuge (ANWR) The area in question is part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which oil companies believe contain significant oil reserves. It is also the area where the caribou deer come to calve — […]

What Came Before: Steve-O on Why He is Vegetarian

I’m not yet a Vegetarian, but this video is important to see, it shows the horrible treatment that animals endure. It will shock, and break your heart. Watch the video that will change your life! TV and movie star Steve-O introduces you to someone you’ll never forget. See the incredible rescue, and the shocking reality […]

Canada’s Toxic Chemical Valley – Full Documentary

The first thing you notice about Sarnia, Ontario, is the smell: a potent mix of gasoline, melting asphalt, and the occasional trace of rotten egg. Shortly after my arrival I already felt unpleasantly high and dizzy, like I wasn’t getting enough air. Maybe this had something to do with the bouquet of smokestacks in the […]

Bird Flu Virus H5N1 and H7N9 Mere Mutations Away From Pandemic

An MIT study says the H5N1 and H7N9 viruses are closer to being able to spread through human-to-human contact.

MERS Coronavirus Is ‘Threat to the Entire World’

The MERS coronavirus has claimed at least 30 lives while scientists struggle to learn more about it.