Posts Tagged ‘plants’

When Plants Dream

Daniel Pinchbeck, Guest Waking Times During the last decades, a visionary medicine escaped from the Amazon, spreading like a fast-moving vine across our globalised world. The growing popularity of ayahuasca is part of greater psychedelic renaissance—a new exploration of the visionary and healing properties of a class of compounds once deemed to hold extraordinary promise, […]

And Now The Really Big Coal Plants Begin To Close

And Now The Really Big Coal Plants Begin To Close Above Photo: The Navajo Generating Station, near Page, Ariz., is scheduled to close this year. It’s one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the U.S. power sector. Credit: David Wall Getty Images Old, small plants were the early retirees, but several of the biggest U.S. coal […]

‘Let Them Go!’: Tears, Shock Over ICE Raids At Mississippi Food Processing Plants

‘Let Them Go!’: Tears, Shock Over ICE Raids At Mississippi Food Processing Plants Above Photo: Joe Brusky/Flickr MORTON — U.S. immigration officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President […]

US immigration agents arrest 680 workers at food plants

US immigration authorities have arrested nearly 700 mostly Latino workers at seven food processing plants across the southern state of Mississippi, the largest workplace raid in at least a decade. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement on Wednesday that the agency detained about 680 people who were working illegally at […]

California’s nuclear power plants found to be sitting on top of a massive supervolcano filled with 240 cubic miles of magma

(Natural News) Right smack dab underneath the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, California, where a pair of larger earthquakes struck on July 4th and 5th, respectively, sits a new “supervolcano” that a whistleblower from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) warns is brewing with 240 cubic miles of potentially ready-to-erupt […]

‘Unprecedented’ Decline of Plants and Animals as Global ‘Red List’ Reveals Nearly One-Third of Assessed Species Under Threat

Julia Conley, Common Dreams Waking Times Calling on global policymakers to act immediately to preserve biodiversity and save tens of thousands of species from extinction, the group behind the world’s most definitive list of endangered animals and plants has added more than 2,600 threatened species to its annual report. The Red List, published Thursday by […]

Plants are better than chemicals at stopping cancer: Pomegranates suppress cancer stem cells

(Natural News) Plants are proving to be better-equipped for dealing with cancer than modern pharmaceuticals. According to numerous studies, certain plants possess powerful chemicals that can do what conventional cancer treatments cannot: stop drug-resistant cancer stem cells. In a recent study published in Nutrition and Cancer, researchers from the University at Albany in New York revealed that pomegranates can […]

Ancient Plants: Reflections on Palestinian Life from the Galilee Mountains

I always like my beer on the bitter side. Recently, I discovered the wild variety of plant behind the delicate taste.  On the afternoon of our 79th (combined average) birthday, my wife and I took a lengthy hike in the Galilee mountains that frame Arrabeh. We used to walk the same mountain paths, carrying our […]

Discover which plants are effective against MRSA superbugs, according to studies

(Natural News) A recent study led by a team from the State University of Maringa in Brazil found that three common garden herbs can be used to fight bacterial infections, especially those caused by the MRSA superbug. Their results, published in the Journal of Herbal Medicines, indicated that rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), pomegranate (Punica granatum), and misty […]

Study shows that psychotropic plants can help treat diabetes

(Natural News) Ayahuasca is a mind-altering drink made from two different South American plants, the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) and the shrub Psychotria viridis. Researchers reported that this ancient drink contained harmine, a psychoactive compound that could potentially treat diabetes if taken alongside a new synthetic compound. The combination of harmine and transforming growth factor-beta superfamily […]

How Medicinal Plants Fuel Your Spiritual Evolution

Waking Times We’re used to thinking of plants as “things” rather than living, sentient beings that are connected in profound ways to the health of our bodies, minds and souls. But what if plants — with all their health-giving effects and amazing diversity of expression — hold the key not just to our health but […]

Scientists study Canadian medicinal plants to explore natural cures for diabetes

(Natural News) Diabetes is a complex disease that leads to a wide variety of complications, one of the most common of which is diabetic nephropathy (DN) or kidney damage. A team of researchers from Canada sought to identify natural extracts, found in the eastern James Bay area, with potent anti-apoptotic properties that […]

Can indoor plants really make you happier? Here are the science-backed health benefits of growing houseplants

(Natural News) Cultivating houseplants allows you to bring greenery inside your home or office. But did you know that they also offer various health benefits such as a stronger immune system and better air quality? Below are the seven science-backed benefits of growing indoor plants. Houseplants can improve your mental health According to […]

The 4 best plants that clean your indoor air

(Natural News) The breeze of the wind has gotten colder now that the winter season has started. This also means that you will probably be spending more time indoors. However, your home or office may start to feel stuffy and stale because you may not be able to open your windows to […]

Volkswagen to Devote 3 German Plants to Electric Car Push

Volkswagen to Devote 3 German Plants to Electric Car Push November 14th, 2018 Via: AP: German automaker Volkswagen will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, ramping up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards, the company said […]

This can save your life: Seven medicinal plants that Native Americans use for a variety of remedies

(Natural News) There are several excellent reasons for taking the time and effort to learn about natural remedies. Two of the most important of these reasons are: 1) You never know when a natural or other disaster might leave you stranded without access to medication, and 2) Chemical medicines are toxic and […]

Disease-causing bacteria attack tomato and pepper plants by injecting a protein that manipulates nutrients and hormone balance

(Natural News) Xanthomonas bacteria are known to damage economically important crops by using destructive effector proteins that break down plant cells. Recently, a German research group discovered the specific means by which one of these effectors interrupted a plant’s nutrient supply and disrupted its hormones, reported a ScienceDaily article. The researchers hail […]

Fukushima in America? Twelve Nuclear Power Plants are in the Path of Hurricane Florence… Flooding, Storm Surge Threaten Our Very Existence!

Natural News| At least twelve operating nuclear reactors are in the predicted path of Hurricane Florence, which has been upgraded to a category 4 storm as it surges toward the U.S. East Coast. According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which offers an interactive map of active nuclear reactors, two plants are vulnerable to […]

Worries Grow Over “Rickety Old” Nuclear Power Plants in Hurricane Florence’s Path

With 1.5 million residents now under orders to evacuate their homes in preparation for Hurricane Florence’s landfall in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, the region faces the possibility of catastrophe should the storm damage one or more of the nuclear power plants which lie in its potential path. As the Associated Press reported on Monday, “The storm’s potential path […]

Study Shows Cell Phone Towers Harmful To Animals, Plants – 5G Will Be Much Worse

Electromagnetic Radiation From Power Lines and Cell Towers Disorientates Birds, Insects, Affects Plant Health EKLIPSE is a UK based organization that aims to, “…improve the integration of emerging issues into policy development related to or impacting on biodiversity and ecosystem services.” The Telegraph reports that the nonprofit research group analyzed 97 studies and came to […]

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