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Energy East: All that oil won’t move itself.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
If there were ever a major energy project that Canada’s economy needed it is the Energy East pipeline. It would demonstrate to skeptics the viability of transporting bitumen from Alberta’s oil sands via pipeline, lessen dependence on rail, and open new markets for Canadian crude.
Categories: Ecological News

Taking the lead on Arctic issues.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
As Alaskans and the rest of America emerge from their election bunkers and turn on their televisions again, we are faced with another pressing issue of lasting importance: making the Arctic a national and international priority in a manner that benefits those who live in the far north.
Categories: Ecological News

The environmental consequences of Iran sanctions.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
Iran’s drive for 'independent' development, in the face of international pressure over the nuclear programme, has degraded its air, water and land.
Categories: Ecological News

What experts in diabetes are saying about education and prevention.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
What does diabetes cost all of us? It’s the number one cause of adult blindness, number one cause of kidney failure, number one cause of amputation, and a huge contributor to heart attack and stroke.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas drilling brings health complaints, but little enforcement.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
In the last two years, the Texas Commission Commission on Environmental Quality has received more than 400 complaints related to air quality that residents believed resulted from drilling in the Barnett and Eagle Ford shales.
Categories: Ecological News

Antibodies vs bacteria: Making resistance futile.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
Jan Kemper's laboratory in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is part of a new front in the ancient war between man and microbe. The antibodies Kemper’s cells produce are designed to attack bacteria, and thus back up conventional antibiotics, some of which are failing in the face of rising resistance.
Categories: Ecological News

Greek dilemma: Is gold mine worth the ecological risk?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
A billion-dollar project in the Halkidiki peninsula could bring thousands of jobs to struggling Greeks. But the trade-off might be serious damage to flora and fauna in the tourist region.
Categories: Ecological News

'Little Things Matter' exposes big threat to children's brains.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
A new seven-minute project, "Little Things Matter," draws on emerging scientific evidence that even mild exposures to common contaminants can derail normal brain development -- lowering IQs and raising risks of behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
Categories: Ecological News

Nuclear safety: The ultimate security blanket.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
Almost three decades after the catastrophe that wrecked it, a proper tomb for reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is nearing completion.
Categories: Ecological News

The stoves used by millions in developing countries are a silent killer.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
As many as 4 million people in developing countries die every year from illnesses caused by smoke and other pollutants that fill their homes every time they fire up the stove to cook a meal for their families.
Categories: Ecological News

In battle against food waste, rethinking 'use by' labels.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
Food waste is a growing global concern, with 1.3 billion tons of food going to waste each year, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Aside from the morality of such loss, the economic and environmental implications are staggering.
Categories: Ecological News

Half Yemen's children malnourished as hunger worsens strife.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
Nearly half the children in Yemen are suffering from malnutrition, the agriculture minister has said, as insurgencies, water scarcity and climate change exacerbate sectarian strife in the Arabian Peninsula's poorest state.
Categories: Ecological News

Obesity 'costing same as smoking.'

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research has suggested.
Categories: Ecological News

Fracking waste lawsuit waged.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Franklin County court claims Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources illegally approved 23 fracking waste facilities.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil and schools don't mix, enviro groups say.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
About 350 New York state schools lie within a mile of railroad tracks used by trains carrying volatile crude oil, a coalition of environmental and other advocacy groups said Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

Debate churns as NOAA is set to open US waters to aquaculture.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
Giant cages float off the shores of Hawaii, housing hundreds of thousands of yellowtail snapper in the deep waters of the Pacific. They are a rare breed: the product of one of the few open-water fish farms in the United States. But they may not keep that status for long.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas oil company pleads guilty to dumping wastewater into Gulf.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
A Texas oil company has pleaded guilty to knowingly dumping oily wastewater into the Gulf near Plaquemines Parish for more than two years, saving it $1.5 million in disposal costs in the process, according to federal court documents.
Categories: Ecological News

California farmers, EPA agree to pesticide restrictions.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
Federal and state agencies, rice growers and industry have created federally enforceable restrictions of the pesticide thiobencarb to protect threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead trout in California’s Central Valley.
Categories: Ecological News

Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
The antimicrobial agent triclosan - widely found in soaps, toothpastes, detergents and other cleansers beloved by germophobes, may promote scarring of the liver and the growth of cancerous liver tumors, says a new study.
Categories: Ecological News

Breaking News: Ferguson's Barnes Christian Hospital Preparing for Mass Casualties

Natural News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) November 21, 2014 MEMORANDUMTo: Concerned partiesFrom: John Moore...WWW.THELIBERTYMAN.COMIn Re: Ferguson update, Trauma TreatmentLadies and Gentlemen,The following is from two private, confidential sources, who don't know each other:Trauma treatment...
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