Is your drinking water safe?

Radium in water in all 50 states: More than half of all Americans could be drinking tap water tainted with a radioactive element. A new report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) finds more than 170 million people are exposed Read More …

Major computer chip flaws cause vulnerability

Chips need to be replaced: Two major flaws in computer chips could leave a huge number of computers and smartphones vulnerable to security concerns, researchers revealed Wednesday. And a U.S. government-backed body warned that the chips themselves need to be replaced to Read More …

Could terrorists stage an attack on our food supply?

  ISIS has urged supporters to use poison: There is both good news and bad news on the terrorism front. ISIS is now being defeated on the battlefield, but the group remains dangerous. Despite that, it is important to realize that Read More …

Small farmers file suit over withdrawal of Obama-era rules

They say they are exploited by big companies: An organization representing the interests of small farmers across rural America fired a legal salvo Thursday aimed at the Trump administration. The lawsuit was filed by the Organization for Competitive Markets —a small-farmers think Read More …

Microbes by the ton: North Korean bioweapons threat

Technical hurdles seem to be falling away: Five months before North Korea’s first nuclear test in 2006, U.S. intelligence officials sent a report to Congress warning that secret work also was underway on a biological weapon. The communist regime, which had Read More …

New England shrimp fishery continues to struggle with environmental changes

Fishery has been shut down since 2013: New England shrimp will be unavailable to seafood consumers for at least another year as the fishery struggles with environmental changes, regulators decided on Wednesday. New England shrimp fishing historically has been based in Maine Read More …

Spread of antibiotic-resistant malaria threatens health crisis

Malaria eradication efforts could be stalled: A new, drug-resistant strain of malaria, impervious to artemisinin and the piperaquine with which it is frequently paired, threatens to upend years of worldwide malaria eradication efforts. In recent years, public health officials have tracked the spread Read More …

Will terrorist attacks be the ‘new normal’ in U.S.?

NYC success shows U.S. not a safe island: The 29-year old Uzbek immigrant charged for Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City was found to have thousands of ISIS-related photos and videos on his phone. Welcome to the new normal, experts at Read More …

Hundreds of Marine recruits get sick at boot camp

Recruits quarantined, dining facilities inspected: More than 300 recruits at the Marines’ boot camp in San Diego are suffering from diarrheal symptoms from an bacterial outbreak, officials disclosed on Tuesday. With most of the cases linked to Shiga toxin-causing E.coli bacteria, physicians Read More …

Report says some well water contains high levels of arsenic

Two million people may be exposed: More than 44 million people in the U.S. get their water from private domestic wells, which are largely unregulated. A new report estimates that about two million people who draw their water from these unregulated wells Read More …