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Mr Fluffy crisis hits home.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
The name Mr Fluffy might sound harmless, but the contamination of more than 1000 homes with deadly asbestos in the 1970s is the stuff of nightmares. This week, the full impact of the Mr Fluffy company's actions in the national capital hit home.
Categories: Ecological News

Powerful insecticide turns up in major Midwest rivers.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
A pervasive agricultural insecticide that has been linked to the decline of honeybees is now a near-constant presence in the small and great rivers that flow through Midwestern farm country, according to the first major review of its kind.
Categories: Ecological News

Cleaning up after pot growers challenges North Coast.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
Deep in a private Mendocino Coast forest, trees and brush give way to terraced clearings, miles of irrigation tubing and campsites littered with toxic pesticides. They are the remnants of a marijuana garden.
Categories: Ecological News

In Ethiopia, family planning increasingly an article of faith.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
Leaders from all religious traditions smooth the way for contraception on the idea that sprawling families in poor conditions are not healthy for kids or moms.
Categories: Ecological News

Survey: Many combat vets worried about exposure to 'burn pits'.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
One of the most surprising results to come out of a survey released this week by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America was in response to a question buried in the "general health" section. In the survey of some 2,000 US service members who had combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, three-quarters reported being exposed to burn pits while deployed.
Categories: Ecological News

‘Shrilling chicken’ is cute but very dangerous, says toxic watch group.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
A toxic watch group is seeking the removal from the local market of a Chinese-made plastic toy called “Shrilling Chicken” after two European countries banned its sale because of serious health and environmental risks.
Categories: Ecological News

Florida poll: More than 7 in 10 voters concerned about climate change, back EPA action plan.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
Nearly eight in 10 likely Florida voters want limits on carbon pollution from power plants and as many as 71 percent say they’re concerned about climate change, according to a new poll conducted for an environmental group during the hotly-contested governor’s race.
Categories: Ecological News

Can your town ban fracking? Depends on the state.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
A judge struck down a fracking ban in Longmont, Colorado Thursday – a victory for oil and gas companies, and a blow to environmentalists trying to halt fracking at the local level. As more and more cities and towns mull fracking bans, courts are weighing in with decisions that vary widely by state.
Categories: Ecological News

Hundreds of juvenile salmon die due to low flows, warm weather.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
"We're all on alert," California Department of Fish and Wildlife environmental scientist Sara Borok said. "We don't to want lose this year's spring run. There's not a whole lot we can do other than have more rain dances."
Categories: Ecological News

California's water crisis.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
To cope with California’s drought, farmers are carefully selecting which crops they plant and overpumping from deep underground aquifers. But a viable long-term solution to the growing water crisis requires rethinking priorities and conserving much more water.
Categories: Ecological News

Report: Gold mine means 1,100 acres of wetlands will be dug up, destroyed or disturbed.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
The federal government has completed its environmental review of what is touted to be the largest gold mine in the eastern United States and will use the information to make a final decision late this fall on the operation north of Camden.
Categories: Ecological News

Pennsylvania's complicated groundwater contamination.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
In places in Pennsylvania, well water is unfit to drink, polluted with iron and manganese, but the source of the contamination is complex. Fracking, coal mining, and natural methane formations in the ground combine to muddle the picture.
Categories: Ecological News

High PCE reading taken near Montclair well.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
During a test done in November 2013, Montclair Water Bureau officials discovered a water sample with an amount of PCE that was almost three times the maximum contaminant level established by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Categories: Ecological News

Ex-top official of East Orange water agency admits concealing chemical in drinking water.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
A former top official of the East Orange Water Commission admitted today to conspiring to hide elevated levels of an industrial solvent in drinking water pumped to more than 80,000 residents in the city and neighboring South Orange, state authorities said.
Categories: Ecological News

Los Angeles River: From concrete ditch to urban oasis.

Environmental Health News - 1 hour 10 min ago
Once upon a time, gathering waters from an underground aquifer in the San Fernando Valley and from the surrounding mountains, the Los Angeles River nourished a lush coastal plain, creating rich soils that covered the region. Today, it's largely encased in concrete and barely recognizable as a river.
Categories: Ecological News

How to save loads of money while still eating organic, non-GMO foods

Natural News - 9 hours 10 min ago
(NaturalNews) Everybody who cares about their health wants to eat organic, non-GMO foods, but the challenge is being able to afford it, right? Thanks to dwindling economic opportunities and job cuts almost everywhere, discretionary income is getting harder to come by for millions...

Judge advocates firing squad to get around problems of using drugs to kill convicted murderers

Natural News - 9 hours 10 min ago
(NaturalNews) On Dec. 7, 1982, Texas became the first state to authorize lethal injection to kill convicted murderers. In recent years, some states that recognize the death penalty have come under fire.Lethal injections by drugs come with their own set of problems. Recent controversies...

Ron Paul launches new website to promote an 'epidemic of truth-telling'

Natural News - 9 hours 10 min ago
(NaturalNews) Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has launched a new website that he says aims to promote more whistleblowing by government employees and serve as a sounding board that grabs the attention of politicians and policymakers."I tell you what has helped us a whole lot...

Recognizing severity behind the plight of bees, state goverments step in with funding to help protect this beneficial insect

Natural News - 9 hours 10 min ago
(NaturalNews) Enjoy eating healthy foods like cherries, broccoli, almonds and strawberries? Consuming them is possible in large part due to bee pollination, but since their population is severely dwindling because of pesticide use and disease, many states are now paying people to...

America's 'chlorine chicken' hampers trade talks with European Union

Natural News - 9 hours 10 min ago
(NaturalNews) Unlike in the United States, Europeans have a much lower tolerance for meat products treated with chemicals and antibiotics, and they're not very fond of genetically modified foods (GM) either.Last week, European and U.S. officials entered into the sixth round of...
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