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Former policy advisor exposes the corrupt education system, claims they were taught "how to con the community."

Natural News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 15:25
(Natural News) Charlotte Iserbyt has a long history of work with the U.S. Department of Education as a former policy advisor during the Reagan administration, as well as having worked for local school districts. In her seminal book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, she tells the story of how her interest in educating children...

First Bumble Bee Finally Gets the Endangered Species Protection it Desperately Needs

ENN Climate - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 20:09
A bumble bee that is quickly disappearing will finally get the protection it needs under the Endangered Species Act.
Categories: Ecological News

Watergrabbing.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Historically the source of many conflicts, water grabbing is the control and theft of water resources by the powerful, often at the expense of local populations and ecosystems. It can result in dispossession, displacement and ecological destruction.
Categories: Ecological News

Long process to treat water.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Turning sewage into something clean enough to release into a river requires multiple stages of treatment.
Categories: Ecological News

Downstream from a coal mine, villages in Indonesian Borneo suffer from water pollution.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Residents say the Santan River in East Kalimantan, once a vital source of clean water, has been severely degraded by a coal mine.
Categories: Ecological News

MEPs urge Juncker not to renew glyphosate licence.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
A group of MEPs has asked the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, not to renew the marketing authorisation of glyphosate, the world's most widely used weedkiller.
Categories: Ecological News

Asbestos-linked cancer remains a killer, just as asbestos remains commonly used.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
At least 80% of people diagnosed with mesothelioma have had confirmed exposure to asbestos. Others likely had exposure without realizing it since it can take decades before mesothelioma develops in the thin lining of the lungs, chest, abdomen and heart.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change played key role in Syrian civil war and helped Brexit, Al Gore says.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
An historic drought in Syria led to that nation’s civil war, which, in turn, helped Brexit pass in England, according to former United States Vice President Al Gore who explained his theory at a conference in London this week.
Categories: Ecological News

EIB asks French diesel inquiry to probe Renault's use of loans.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
The European Investment Bank has asked French investigators to find out whether 800 million euros ($863 million) of EU-backed loans to Renault could have been used to develop test-cheating diesel engines, according to documents seen by Reuters.
Categories: Ecological News

Pakistan must build more dams, grow forests to tackle climate change, says Met chief.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Building more dams and enhancing the country’s forest cover are two vital steps Pakistan must immediately take to counter the growing threat of climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Once a Superfund site with a crazy concept, Greensgrow celebrates 20 years.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
"Putting a farm in the middle of the city is a very provocative act."
Categories: Ecological News

Shell oil spills led to ‘astonishingly high’ pollution in Nigeria.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Stalled cleanup of leaks from faulty pipeline in 2008 is endangering locals warns a consultant who helped produce a confidential damage assessment for Shell and its partners.
Categories: Ecological News

World Bank exits controversial Angostura goldmine project in Colombian moorland.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
A complaint against Canadian-held mining company Eco Oro Minerals Corp. has led the IFC to divest over $19 million from the gold-mining project, known as the Angostura project.
Categories: Ecological News

Kids who suffer hunger in first years lag behind their peers in school.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.
Categories: Ecological News

4 groups to sue ATI over Harrison air pollution issues.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Four environmental groups announced Thursday they plan to sue Allegheny Technologies Inc. for air pollution coming from its steel mill in Harrison.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution fears persist in Pascagoula neighborhood.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
Some of the people who live in the Cherokee Forest area of Pascagoula are living in fear. They're not afraid of crime, but for their health.
Categories: Ecological News

Breaking: U.S., in reversal, issues permit for Keystone oil pipeline., Breaking: US, in reversal, issues permit for Keystone oil pipeline., US, in reversal, issues permit for Keystone oil pipeline.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
The announcement Friday by the State Department followed a 60-day review that was set in motion as one of the first acts of President Trump’s tenure.
Categories: Ecological News

Lejeune vet claims to be approved faster for 8 illnesses.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
The Marine Corps has begun outreach to hundreds of thousands of veterans who served at Camp Lejeune, N.C., inviting them or surviving spouses to file for VA compensation if veterans suffered one of eight ailments linked to water contamination on the base.
Categories: Ecological News

The kids win in court.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
We can only hope this is the first step toward wresting Colorado from the dominion of the oil and gas industry.
Categories: Ecological News

Cautionary tale.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:30
The ongoing Flint, Mich., water crisis should serve as both an indictment and a warning: Lose a stable and reliable water supply and you lose a city, maybe a region.
Categories: Ecological News
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