soap suds on hands

 

Ban Triclosan And Triclocarban

New research suggests that antimicrobial chemicals, triclosan and triclocarban, have a number of adverse health and environmental impacts, the main concerns being that they can increase our sensitivity to allergens, affect reproduction and development, and that overuse might contribute to microbial resistance. In America, the FDA has banned these formerly commonly used chemicals from hand and body soaps as research showed …

 

smoke stack. CLIMATE EXODUS.

 

Climate-exodus

Here’s a less-than-uplifting story about the uprooting effects climate change is likely to have on millions of people throughout the Middle East and North Africa. I find it unbelievable that there are still politicians and even scientists who continue to deny that climate change is real problem, let alone one that has devastating effects on the whole planet as we’ve known it …

 

coal power, giant smoke stacks

 

The UK starts phasing out coal-fired power stations

In a wonderful move, Energy UK which represents six big energy providers and has traditionally defended fossil fuels has shifted its position on green energy. It will start campaigning for low-carbon alternatives for the first time, in what environmental campaigners are describing as a watershed moment. You can read more here.  Here in New Zealand you may be pleased to …