Is hydraulic fracturing coming to a town near you? Here’s how you can fight them – and win | Tina Rothry

hThe traditional Russian-funded “Lodans” was how Jacob Rees-Mogg, in Parliament yesterday, Description of the population concerned Hydraulic fracturing opposition in England. What a slap in the face for those of us who have spent more than a decade trying to protect our communities from the dangerous and polluting shale gas industry. We have never received … Read more

Mars Is Already Shattered: Humans Left Over 15,000 Pounds of Debris on the Red Planet

Humans have left more than 15,000 pounds of trash on Mars in the past 50 years and no one has ever set foot on the Red Planet. Kajri Kilic, a postdoctoral research fellow in robotics at West Virginia University, analyzed the mass of all rovers and orbiters sent to Mars and subtracted the weight of … Read more

Surprising new features of mysterious fast radio bursts challenge current understanding

Technical rendering of the Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in China. Credit: Jingchuan Yu Fast Radio Bursts – A deep and puzzling puzzle An international team of scientists reveals the evolving, magnetized environment and location of a surprising source of fast radio bursts in deep space – observations that challenge current understanding. … Read more

Late Fabry disease may be more common than expected

Likely to cause mutations Fabry diseaseespecially those associated with late-onset diseasewas found to be more common in the adult population of UK residents than the estimated prevalence of the disease itself, as a genetic analysis showed. The findings suggest that the prevalence of late-onset Fabry disease may be higher than estimates, according to the researchers. … Read more

Officials shut down the Sacramento Wildlife Welfare Association

State wildlife officials temporarily closed Sacramento County’s only wildlife rehabilitation facility to treat thousands of sick and injured animals a year after most of its employees left their jobs Wednesday. Officials from the Fish and Wildlife Department hung banners Wednesday evening at the entrance to the museum Wildlife Welfare Association In McClellan Park, people who … Read more

Carbon Health and Firefly Health to provide free mental health services to Blue Cross MA members

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross MA) will allow some members of its commercial health plan to get integrated virtual care for free starting in the new year. The nonprofit health plan announced partnerships with virtual primary care companies Carbon Health and Firefly Health. These partnerships include mental health services along with other … Read more

Many nutritious foods are also the most sustainable

While it’s relatively easy to compare the environmental impact of producing apples to oranges (or even beef), these calculations become more complex when foods contain multiple ingredients—and these make up the majority of what’s sold in a typical grocery store. So far, there have been no good ways to determine the effect of such foods, … Read more