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Health Ranger launches 'A Blueprint for Safer Vaccines' - calls for protecting children with improved immunization technology

Natural News - 2 hours 12 min ago
(NaturalNews) When CDC scientist Dr. William Thompson recently confessed to scientific fraud for the purpose of hiding links between MMR vaccines and autism, members of the public were outraged. People everywhere are now asking, "Why does the CDC insist in hiding the truth about vaccine...

U.S. Court rules that biotech corporations can't force grain elevator companies to accept GMOs

Natural News - 2 hours 12 min ago
(NaturalNews) A federal appeals court has ruled that a biotech giant cannot force a grain elevator firm to store a strain of genetically modified corn.As reported by agriculture website Capital Press, Syngenta attempted to employ a 100-plus-year-old warehouse law to force the...

Despite California's drought, residents are promised access to several times more water than is actually available

Natural News - 2 hours 12 min ago
(NaturalNews) There is a major water crisis currently sweeping California, and experts say outdated water allocation data is making the problem even worse. In many areas of the state, say experts, water control measures, many of which were established back in the 1920s and 1930s,...

Are these familiar foods poisoning you with cadmium?

Natural News - 2 hours 12 min ago
(NaturalNews) We normally try our best on a day-to-day basis to make sound food choices and live a clean lifestyle. But sometimes an edible that we think encourages health can actually cause harm. Due to an affinity with heavy metals in the environment, some plants and animals absorb...

Tomatoes lower prostate cancer risk by one-fifth

Natural News - 2 hours 12 min ago
(NaturalNews) In 2014 alone, an estimated 233,000 men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis, and nearly 30,000 of them will die from the disease. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer among men worldwide, after lung or bronchial cancer, according to the U.S. Centers...

The amazing health benefits of fennel

Natural News - 2 hours 12 min ago
(NaturalNews) Many Americans today are very health conscious. However, the use of food to help ensure proper health is not as widely known to many Americans. In many countries in Europe and the Far East, the use of food for medicinal purposes is quite common practice. For example...

40% of Americans now expected to develop type 2 diabetes during lifetime

Natural News - 2 hours 12 min ago
(NaturalNews) Type 2 diabetes is increasing among Americans at an alarming pace. Researchers have been tracking the number of confirmed cases over the last 26 years, combining data from death certificates and interviews for a population of 600,000 adults.The accelerated rate of...

Use of experimental ebola serum shrouded in veil of government secrecy

Natural News - 2 hours 12 min ago
(NaturalNews) According to the federal government, it had no significant involvement in assisting a pair of American aid workers in West Africa who had managed to obtain an unapproved drug to treat Ebola from a U.S. company, but the stories coming out of the relevant agencies are...

It is Illegal to add fluoride to food or salt in the U.S

Natural News - 2 hours 12 min ago
(NaturalNews) In 1909 the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law that prohibited the addition of any fluoride chemical to food. By then fluoride was well known as an industrial pollutant that harmed plants, animals, and humans. This was known long before skeletal and dental fluorosis...

EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:30
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff said Friday that the nation should tighten smog rules significantly, a step that would improve air quality in California but force costly new requirements on government and industry.
Categories: Ecological News

Monarch butterflies dying; Roundup a suspect.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:30
Chasing the iconic monarch butterfly is a rite of Iowa childhood; watching its life transformations in classrooms is a thrilling memory. But a leading scientist has announced that it may be heading closer to its death, saying the main cause is agricultural practices in fields – the same fields Iowa children see out their schoolroom windows.
Categories: Ecological News

Boulder adds another neighborhood with 'bee safe' status.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:30
Boulder is now home to half the neighborhoods in the country to be certified as safe for honey bees – where homeowners have taken the pledge to reduce or eliminate pesticides from their yards.
Categories: Ecological News

Pesticides on the playground.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:30
Is your children’s schoolyard routinely sprayed with pesticides? Children’s health is especially fragile – and how safe they are might depend on where you live. Today we hear about how and why one pesticide has been banned for household use, but affects the health of farmworkers and their children. Children’s health is especially fragile--so why aren’t we protecting them?
Categories: Ecological News

Experts clash on Fukushima radiation effects.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:30
In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March 2011, the Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima was badly wrecked in a series of meltdowns. Three years on, calculating the injurious effects of this radiation on plant, animal and human health has become a matter of controversy.
Categories: Ecological News

One Democrat's gamble on climate change.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:30
Michigan Democrat Gary Peters is making the climate cause a central message in his neck-and-neck Senate campaign, in a state that for decades built gas-guzzling cars into a foundation of the U.S. economy. But is he offering a vision that can help other Democrats win tough races in manufacturing-heavy states? Or a cautionary tale?
Categories: Ecological News

California lawmakers send governor a ban on single-use plastic bags.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:30
The state Senate on Friday gave final legislative approval to a measure that would phase out single-use plastic bags in supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores as part of an effort to rid beaches and streets of litter.
Categories: Ecological News

California's San Joaquin Valley ozone at record low levels.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:30
The San Joaquin Valley may be decades away from reaching the federal government's latest clean-air standards, a line that valley air officials refer to as the "moving goal posts" of federal regulation. But for the second summer in a row, the region is seeing record-low levels of ozone, the main component of valley smog.
Categories: Ecological News

A bumblebee vanishes.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:30
Fifteen years after it vanished, some Vermonters have hopes for the rusty-patch bumblebee. The last living rusty-patch bumblebee — one of Vermont's more common species, once upon a time — was spotted in the Burlington Intervale on Aug. 31, 1999. Now, 15 years after its disappearance, this bumblebee is a strong candidate to be listed as an endangered species in Vermont.
Categories: Ecological News

New study offers clues to swift Arctic extinction.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:30
Seven hundred years ago, the Dorset people disappeared from the Arctic. The last of the Paleo-Eskimos, the Dorset had dominated eastern Canada and Greenland for centuries. One theory is that the Dorset braved generations of harsh tundra conditions only to succumb to the effects of climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Judge tosses challenge to flame retardant rules.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:30
Consumers nationwide are closer to being able to buy furniture made without toxic, ineffective flame retardants after a California judge on Friday threw out a legal challenge from the chemical industry.
Categories: Ecological News
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