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What are PFAS, how toxic are they and how do you become exposed?
14 April 2024 - Everything you need to know about 'forever chemicals' detected in air, water, soils, sediments, and rain. ...PFAS stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, it's an umbrella term for a family of thousands of chemicals -- about 12,000 at the last count -- that are prized for their indestructible and non-stick properties. ...It was DuPont that introduced PFAS to the world in the 1940s as Teflon and it was DuPont that revealed how harmful they could be. (more)

Scientists confirm record highs for three most important heat-trapping gases
6 April 2024 - The levels of the three most important heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere reached new record highs again last year, US scientists have confirmed, underlining the escalating challenge posed by the climate crisis. ...The increases do not quite match the record jumps seen in recent years, according to the [US] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), but still represent a major change in the composition of the atmosphere even from just a decade ago. (more)

'They hit the jackpot': How so-called 'burglary tourists' use visa waivers to target luxury US homes
5 April 2024 - Prosecutors say the break-in [at a home in Orange County, California] is part of a larger issue in which so-called 'burglary tourists' enter the United States from countries that qualify for visa waivers, allowing a visit of up to 90 days without a traditional tourist visa. When the suspects arrive -- most often from South America, prosecutors say -- they join sophisticated burglary rings that prey on luxury homes. (more)

Heat-trapping carbon dioxide and methane levels in the air last year spiked to record highs again
5 April 2024 - The levels of the crucial heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere reached historic highs last year, growing at near-record fast paces, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (more)

Drought, heat, and mismanagement make getting fresh water an increasingly tough task
4 April 2024 - As the world warms from human-caused climate change, fresh water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning is becoming harder to get for many people. That's because the warming world is leading to erratic rainfall patterns, extreme heat, and periods of drought -- on top of decades of bad water management and extractive policies around the world. ...This World Water Day, Associated Press journalists from around the world interviewed some of the people struggling to get fresh water. (more)

Extreme drought in southern Africa leaves millions hungry
31 March 2024 - A new drought has left millions facing hunger in southern Africa as they experience the effects of extreme weather that scientists say is becoming more frequent and more damaging. (more)

Extortionate Easter eggs and shrinking sweets: fears grow of a 'chocolate meltdown'
30 March 2024 - Poor harvests in extreme weather conditions have led to a tripling of cocoa prices -- but farmers have seen no benefit. (more)

Hunger deepens as relentless gang violence targets Haiti's capital
29 March 2024 - Gangs have intensified their rampage in the downtown area of Haiti's capital, setting fire to a school and looting pharmacies across the road from the country's largest public hospital. The attacks that began Monday [25 March] and continued into early Tuesday mark nearly a month since gunmen began targeting key infrastructure across Port-au-Prince including police stations, the main international airport that remains closed, and Haiti's two biggest prisons, releasing more than 4,000 inmates. (more)

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When one per cent of the population of a city or town practices Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Programme, the crime rate significantly decreases over the long term. This is known as the Maharishi Effect, which is the phenomenon of the rise of coherence in the collective consciousness of any community.

   
   
   

The collective practice of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme creates harmony and coherence throughout the environment, leading to reduced hostility and increased cooperation between nations.

   
   
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Large groups of individuals practising Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme create an environment of harmony and coherence for themselves and for the whole world.

   
   
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When the number of individuals practising Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme in a group excedes the square root of one per cent of a nation’s population,there is a significant reduction in conflict both at home and throughout the world.

 
   
   
   
   
   
   

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