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Baker Hughes starts disclosing frac chemicals.

Baker Hughes Inc. this month will start disclosing all of the chemicals it uses during hydraulic fracturing — the first of the major oil field service companies to adopt a policy of transparency.
Categories: Ecological News

New federal rule allows freighters to dump cargo remnants into Great Lakes.

Environmental groups came up short in their fight to prevent freighters from sweeping or washing limestone, iron ore, coal and other non-toxic remnants of their dry cargo into the Great Lakes.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA planning to issue health advisories on harmful algal blooms by May 2015.

The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to issue by May 2015 drinking water health advisories for cyanobacteria, the harmful forms of blue-green algae that contaminated water supplies in Toledo, Ohio, and resulted in a weekend-long ban in early August.
Categories: Ecological News

Massive Mongolian mine endangers nomads’ water, way of life.

As the massive Oyu Tolgoi mine scales up, the operation that’s now led by mining giant Rio Tinto has struggled to live up to its promises of world-class environmental standards. The mine pledged, for example, to leave herders’ scarce water sources untouched.
Categories: Ecological News

Troubled waters.

In 100 years, the Spokane River has transformed from sacred ground to sewage dump to the region's resilient mascot. Civilization has suffocated it. Industry has dammed it, poisoned it. Neighbors have forsaken it. Still it flows.
Categories: Ecological News

The battle in California to save waterfowl from ending up as dead ducks.

A third year of drought in California, this one the most extreme, has created a perfect storm of an environment for botulism bacteria to explode.
Categories: Ecological News

How 'green' is your coffee? You probably don't know.

While many products commonly found in the grocery aisles are just now receiving the environmentally friendly treatment, some are old-timers in the field. Consider the case of coffee.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change could alter the human male-female ratio.

Climate change could affect the ratio of human males to human females that are born in some countries, a new study from Japan suggests. The researchers found that male fetuses may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Fracking in wintry areas linked to high ozone pollution.

Emissions wafting out of oil and gas operations can trigger “extreme” ozone pollution events that rival those seen in congested cities such as Los Angeles, according to an international study.
Categories: Ecological News

Chemical contaminants found in Clifton, New Jersey, soil, water.

Chemical contaminants infiltrated soil as well as groundwater beneath a bankrupt Clifton metal-finishing facility and settled under the homes in a neighboring downtown community, revealed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Categories: Ecological News

General Electric agrees to study upper Hudson River floodplains for PCB contamination.

General Electric has agreed to do a comprehensive study of PCB contamination of the upper Hudson River shoreline along the 40-mile stretch of river north of Albany where it has been dredging contaminated sediments under a Superfund cleanup project since 2009.
Categories: Ecological News

Median GMO labeling would cost consumers $2.30 per year.

Requiring labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients would amount to a median cost to consumers of $2.30 per year, according to a study released Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Cerro Rico: Devil worship on the man-eating mountain.

The 500-year-old mines of Bolivia's Cerro Rico mountain produced the silver that once made the Spanish empire rich. Now riddled with tunnels, the mountain is a death trap for the men and boys who work there – and who pray to the devil to keep them safe.
Categories: Ecological News

Radon: The invisible killer in Native homes across Indian country.

When Twa-le Abrahamson-Swan tested her Spokane, Washington, home for radon, she already knew about the dangers of the invisible, odorless radioactive gas. What Abrahamson-Swan did not know was how much radon she’d find – the number was shocking.
Categories: Ecological News

Rates of antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' double over last decade.

Researchers at the University of Texas have found that infections of a leading intestinal “superbug” nearly doubled in U.S. hospitals from 2001 to 2010, providing new evidence about the growing threat posed by illnesses resistant to antibiotic treatments.
Categories: Ecological News

Four deaths are linked to a respiratory illness.

At least four people have died after contracting a severe respiratory illness that has spread to more than 40 states, public health officials announced on Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Governments seize colloidal silver being used to successfully treat Ebola patients

Natural News - 6 hours 25 min ago
(NaturalNews) Efforts to bring natural Ebola treatments to suffering West Africans have been squelched by the World Health Organization (WHO), which recently blocked multiple shipments of nanosilver solution measuring at 10 parts per million (ppm) from entering the region, leaving...

A brief history of governments deploying weaponized pandemics against innocent populations

Natural News - 6 hours 25 min ago
(NaturalNews) Throughout the course of human history, governments -- even those that claimed to be benevolent -- have killed millions of their own people in horrible fashion through the use of what were essentially weapons of mass destruction. A new historical review by Dr. Stefan...

CDC whistleblower tells the world he was ordered to lie by CDC officials

Natural News - 6 hours 25 min ago
(NaturalNews) A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist-turned-whistleblower says the government's premier health research agency forced him to lie about the negative health effects of vaccines.In a video posted here, Dr. William Thompson accused the CDC of more than...

DARPA awards $2.9 million to Harvard to develop 'soft' robotic exoskeleton

Natural News - 6 hours 25 min ago
(NaturalNews) The Pentagon's technology research branch has awarded $2.9 million to Harvard University researchers working to develop an exoskeleton soft and pliable enough to be worn underneath a soldier's clothing.Researchers had actually been working on the device, dubbed the...
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