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Santa Barbara spill underscores need to quit oil.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
In a state that is still far too reliant on fossil fuels and the gas guzzlers that consume them, the implications are obvious: less oil dependence. Unfortunately, at least in the near term, weaning ourselves is a balancing act.
Categories: Ecological News

The sins of Angelenos.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Enjoy the end of your spring, America. Here in California, ours was over a long time ago.
Categories: Ecological News

'The situation is desperate' for monarch butterflies, but here's the plan to save them.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
The United States, Canada and Mexico share borders and trade agreements, and now a new plan announced this week by the White House might have the three countries cooperating around butterflies and bees as well.
Categories: Ecological News

Dow Chemical aims to 'redefine the role of business in society.'

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Most major companies have taken steps to improve their environmental profile, if only by becoming more efficient or cutting down on waste. Dow Chemical Co intends to go a lot further, declaring that it wants to change the very role of business in society.
Categories: Ecological News

In China, firms flash green credentials as regulators loom.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Apple Inc is planting trees, Mars may move to 'zero carbon' and Foxconn Technology Co Ltd is spending millions of dollars to give its factories a 'green' makeover, as companies operating in China face tighter rules on pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

Florida takes another plunge to clean up massive tire reefs.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Florida officials have resumed raising some of the hundreds of thousands of tires dumped off its shores decades ago during an unsuccessful attempt to create an artificial reef.
Categories: Ecological News

Aerial spraying bill now includes buffers.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Buffers are back in a bill meant to better protect communities from aerial timber spraying. The legislation was negotiated in response to highly publicized reports of people and pets being sickened by pesticide drift or accidental exposure.
Categories: Ecological News

New York's Westchester County settles US water safety lawsuit, pays record fine.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
New York's Westchester County will spend roughly $12 million to settle a federal government lawsuit alleging that its failure to properly treat drinking water exposed thousands of residents to greater risk of severe gastrointestinal illness.
Categories: Ecological News

HCM City waste plants to generate electricity.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Ho Chi Minh City plans to reduce environmental pollution by reducing the rate of buried waste to under 40 per cent by the end of the year.
Categories: Ecological News

Glencore chairman Tony Hayward calls for an end to subsidies for fossil fuels.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Tony Hayward, the chairman of Glencore Xstrata, told a conference on climate and business in Paris that the subsidies were incompatible with combating climate change. He also called on rich countries to provide financial assistance that would allow poorer ones to cut their greenhouse gas emissions using renewable energy., Former BP boss says subsidies are incompatible with combating climate change and should be eliminated before setting carbon price to curb emissions.
Categories: Ecological News

El Niño could bring drought and famine in west Africa, scientists warn.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
A global weather phenomenon could cause a famine in the Sahel this year by combining with already dry conditions to create a “double whammy” for the region, scientists and aid groups have warned.
Categories: Ecological News

Authorities on alert as ‘plastic rice’ scare spreads.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Several Indonesian regions are on alert after lab tests confirmed rice found in the West Java city of Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, contained plastic compounds.
Categories: Ecological News

Lumber Liquidators CEO abruptly quits amid probe of flooring.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. Chief Executive Officer Robert Lynch unexpectedly resigned from his post, adding to the turmoil for a company facing a federal investigation over allegations that it sold toxic flooring.
Categories: Ecological News

Crews work to assess, control Santa Barbara-area oil spill.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Efforts to clean the crude-stained Santa Barbara coastline ramped up Thursday as scientists, government officials and workers tried to get a handle on the size, extent and environmental impact of Tuesday's oil spill.
Categories: Ecological News

FDA wants to pull back the curtain, slightly, on farm antibiotics.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Farmers and public health advocates have been arguing for many years now about the use of antibiotics on farm animals, yet that argument takes place in a fog of uncertainty, because a lot of information simply isn't available.
Categories: Ecological News

It's not just a 'California drought.'

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
We can call it California's, but this drought is America's.
Categories: Ecological News

Giving aid money to big business doesn't solve poverty. Who knew?

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:05
The UK government has showered £500 million of its aid budget on 'partnerships' with global corporations that are meant to help the poor, writes Kevin Smith. Surprise - an independent assessment has found that the only ones to benefit were the companies themselves. This ideologically-driven farce must stop now!
Categories: Ecological News

Bring back fox hunting and hare coursing? Not on our watch

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:15
Fresh from his surprise election victory, David Cameron is facing calls to expedite a 'free vote' in Parliament to repeal the law that forbids hunting with dogs, writes Chris Pitt. We must make sure our MPs vote to protect wild animals from the horrendous cruelty that resumed hunting would inflict on them.
Categories: Ecological News

Police state government to start surveilling your poop in real time for illicit drug use… RFID tag readers in toilets will upload urine composition to the feds

Natural News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The runaway surveillance state in America has just taken a leap into the gutter. Or the sewer, actually, where government goons running their fraudulent "war on drugs" have begun to monitor raw sewage for traces of illicit drug use.The American Chemical Society reports...

Gay science gone bad: Gay conversion canvassing study published in Science was a fabricated, agenda-driven propaganda campaign disguised as science

Natural News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Proving once again that "scientists" can make up any loony, whacko conclusion they want and get it published in a prestigious science journal, a celebrated study on gay marriage views that was published in Science has now been exposed as a complete fabrication.One...
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