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  • Zika virus could cause infertility in men, new study suggests ..

    10/31/2016 7:03:48 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 17 replies
    telegraph / science ^ | 10/31/16 | Sarah Knapton
    Scientists in the US discovered that mice infected with Zika had shrunken testicles, low testosterone levels and low sperm counts. Although the findings have not yet been replicated in humans, experts say that the virus may also have worrying conseqences for men who become infected. Dr Michael Diamond, of the University of Washington, who co-authored the study, said: "While our study was in mice, and with the caveat that we don't yet know whether Zika has the same effect in men, it does suggest that men might face low testosterone levels and low sperm counts after Zika infection, affecting their...
  • Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto - GMO

    05/26/2013 8:26:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 144 replies
    Associates Press ^ | May 25, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said. Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read "Real Food 4 Real People" and "Label GMOs, It's Our Right to Know."… The U.S. Senate this week overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
  • Op-Ed: Official Yesha Population Stats - Yossi Sarid Responds

    09/10/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/12 | Boruch Gordon
    The numbers which appear below in the Official Population Statistics of Judea and Samaria (Yesha), aka the West Bank, are not readily accessible to the general public. They come directly from the Population Registry of Israel's Interior Ministry and are painstakingly gathered and formulated by the office of Knesset Member Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz. The growing number of Jews in Judea and Samaria is getting the attention of influential people. Despite headlines of world leaders planning a Palestinian State on Jew-free turf, a slow and quiet Jewish population explosion there has already rendered these designs wholly unrealistic. As of June 30,...
  • UN fears 'irreversible' damage to natural environment

    05/10/2010 12:33:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 510+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/10 | AFP
    GENEVA (AFP) – The UN warned on Monday that "massive" loss in life-sustaining natural environments was likely to deepen to the point of being irreversible after global targets to cut the decline by this year were missed. As a result of the degradation, the world is moving closer to several "tipping points" beyond which some ecosystems that play a part in natural processes such as climate or the food chain may be permanently damaged, a United Nations report said. The third "Global Biodiversity Outlook" found that deforestation, pollution or overexploitation were damaging the productive capacity of the most vulnerable environments,...
  • U.S. says nearing key moment in eastern Afghanistan (close to achieving "irreversible momentum")

    04/22/2009 12:43:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 401+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/22/09 | Andrew Gray
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and NATO forces are close to achieving "irreversible momentum" in their battle with insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, a senior commander said on Wednesday. The Taliban and other insurgent groups have been strongest in eastern and southern Afghanistan but U.S. Army Major General Michael Tucker said security had improved this year in the east, where U.S. forces lead NATO troops. He said about 80 percent of insurgent activity now took place in southern Afghanistan, where the United States plans to deploy thousands of troops in the coming months to reinforce British, Canadian, Dutch and other NATO soldiers....

    01/27/2009 12:12:30 PM PST · by andrew roman · 13 replies · 544+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 27 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    A couple of weeks ago, "six to eight" inches of snow were forecast to fall in and around the New York City area. Every station in town began their "team coverage" from salt truck stations all over the Tri-State area well in advance of the storm's arrival.The forecast remained fairly steady in the hours leading up to the "event."Then, about seven hours before the storm was supposed to hit, the predicted time of the storm's arrival was pushed back by about eleven hours. On top of that, snowfall totals were amended to "one to three" inches due to slight...
  • Report: Some climate damage already irreversible

    01/26/2009 4:36:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 948+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/09 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON – Many damaging effects of climate change are already basically irreversible, researchers declared Monday, warning that even if carbon emissions can somehow be halted temperatures around the globe will remain high until at least the year 3000. "People have imagined that if we stopped emitting carbon dioxide the climate would go back to normal in 100 years, 200 years; that's not true," climate researcher Susan Solomon said in a teleconference. Solomon, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo., is lead author of an international team's paper reporting irreversible damage from climate change,...
  • Forces Must Develop 'Irreversible Momentum' in Iraq, General Says

    10/03/2007 4:58:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 312+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2007 – Coalition and Iraqi forces have “tactical momentum” in the country, but they need to develop “irreversible momentum,” Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said today during a Pentagon interview. Odierno, the commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, said coalition and Iraqi forces have made significant progress against al Qaeda in Iraq and are making progress against Shiia extremist groups as well. “September is the lowest month for incidents we’ve had going back to January 2006,” he said. The numbers of improvised explosive device attacks and car bombings are at the lowest level in 18 months. For...