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Low-Fat Diet, Statins May Cause Alzheimer’s Disease
Good Cholesterol, Oils Help Brain Metabolize Proteins

Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease whose incidence is clearly on the rise in America. Fortunately, a significant number of research dollars are currently being spent to try to understand what causes Alzheimer’s. ApoE-4, a particular allele of the apolipoprotein apoE, is a known risk factor. Since apoE plays a critical role in the transport…

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Former MLB Pitcher Curt Schilling Treated For Mouth Cancer
Baseball Legend Hopes To Strike Out Cancer

Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher who helped lead Boston to the 2004 World Series championship, revealed Wednesday that he was treated for mouth cancer. He shared the news in an appearance on WEEI’s Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, and said he believed his cancer was caused by chewing tobacco.

“I didn’t talk about it for two reasons,” said Schilling.…

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Africa Losing Almost 40,000 Elephants Every Year To Poaching

Africa Losing Almost 40,000 Elephants Every Year To Poaching

Extinction Looms Within Decade Without Aggressive Intervention

Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent’s death rate of the world’s largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found.

Warnings about massive elephant slaughters have been ringing for…

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Africa’s Elephants On Fast Track To Extinction
New Study Confirms Impact Of Ivory Trade

Poachers killed more than 100,000 elephants in Africa over a three-year period, a new study says. The pace has likely intensified since the study concluded.

Scientists say it’s the first time they’ve ever been able to provide such a specific number of illegal elephant killings, and raises questions about the species’ survival when fewer than 500,000…

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Robin Williams’ Health Compounded By Parkinson’s Diagnosis
Suicide Adds Spotlight To Diagnosis, Integrated Treatment

Days after Robin Williams’ death, his wife Susan Schneider revealed the actor had been diagnosed with early stages of Parkinson’s Disease. Upon hearing the news, Williams’ friend and Parkinson’s activist Michael J. Fox took to Twitter to share his reaction.

Fox tweeted to his over 1.1 million followers Thursday evening that he was…

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Sustainable Palm Oil A Myth

Sustainable Palm Oil Label Bought, Not Earned

Tropical Deforestation Fueling Climate Change

Deforestation is directly responsible for about 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the carbon released when forests are burned, deforestation impairs the planet’s capacity to absorb harmful CO2 from our air, which compounds the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change.

forest conservation in Indonesia

Deforestation has always been a threat wildlife.…

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Sustainable Palm Oil Label Bought, Not Earned
Tropical Deforestation Not Sustainable Or Responsible

Deforestation is directly responsible for about 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the carbon released when forests are burned, deforestation impairs the planet’s capacity to absorb harmful CO2 from our air, which compounds the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change.

deforestation and palm oil plantations

Most palm oil plantations are carved out of…

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SeaWorld Sinking Under Pressure From Blackfish
Bonds, Reputation Drop To Junk Status 

Standard & Poor’s lowered SeaWorld Entertainment’s credit rating Thursday amid negative publicity over its treatment of killer whales.

The move by the Wall Street rating company came one day after SeaWorld reported lower-than-expected earnings for the second quarter, prompting a record drop in its share price. The company operates SeaWorld in San Diego and…

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More Indigenous Tribes Forced From Amazon Jungle
Indigenous Men, Women, Children Chased From Amazon Home

By Harriet Alexander, The Telegraph

A second group of Amazonian Indians who have never before had contact with the outside world have emerged near the border with Brazil and Peru, heightening fears that the remote tribes are being forced from their land and threatened with extinction.

uncontacted tribes in Amazon

Deforestation is killing biodiversity and cultures in…

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Montana Wolf Stamp Must Be Stopped
Wolf Stamp Supports Mismanagement

By Brooks Fahy, Executive Director, Predator Defense

Recently one of our county’s most highly respected environmental organizations, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), proposed that wildlife advocates improve the plight of wolves in Montana by purchasing a special wolf “conservation” stamp for $20. The money raised would allegedly be used to resolve…

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