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Bill removing California vaccine exemptions approved by key Senate panel.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:30
A bill that would require more California children to be vaccinated before they enter school passed a key Senate committee Wednesday as more than 100 parents protested that it would deprive many young people of a public education.
Categories: Ecological News

Is the Obama administration lowering the bar on green electronics?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:30
A new government-issued executive order has weakened a federal ratings system aimed at greening America’s electronics industry, environmentalists say. Is the U.S. moving backward on green purchasing?
Categories: Ecological News

Earth Day brings flurry of mostly messaging bills on Capitol Hill.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:30
There was a torrent of bills floated on Earth Day proposing everything from a tax on carbon emissions to a program to make mail trucks more efficient.
Categories: Ecological News

Weak monsoon may cause spike in India air pollution levels this year.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:30
The weather office’s forecast of a weak monsoon this year could lead to a spike in air pollution in many Indian cities, including Delhi and its suburbs, for a second straight year, says a state weather analysis institute.
Categories: Ecological News

A round-the-world scientific expedition will use drones to study plastic pollution.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:30
Scientists circumnavigating the globe on a spartan racing catamaran will spend the coming year deploying drones to collect better data on plastic pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

Harper suggests Canada likely won’t match US emissions targets.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:30
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says it is unlikely that Canada will join the United States in a pledge to meet tough new targets for greenhouse-gas emissions over the coming decade.
Categories: Ecological News

Australia urged to explain funding for climate contrarian.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:30
The former head of Australia's respected Climate Commission, which was disbanded by conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott in 2013, on Thursday challenged the government to explain its recent decision to fund a controversial new research institute.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change is a 'fundamental threat', World Bank says.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:30
Global governments must dig deep to combat climate change, which is a "fundamental threat" to development, the World Bank chief says.
Categories: Ecological News

Changes in water vapor and clouds are amplifying global warming.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:30
A very new paper currently in press shines light on climate feedbacks and the balance of energy flows to and from the Earth.
Categories: Ecological News

Groups warns British Columbia wind farm threatens trout spawning.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:30
The largest spawning run of wild rainbow trout in North America is threatened by construction of a wind farm project that could pollute waters with acidic run-off and heavy metals, two British Columbia outdoors organizations say.
Categories: Ecological News

Don't mention climate change! Europe's response to the refugee crisis is doomed to fail

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:07
The more EU politicians try to look in control of the Mediterranean refugee emergency, the more it's obvious they aren't, writes Assaad W. Razzouk. A key driver of the crisis is climate change, which is causing drought across North Africa. Europe must now tackle the root causes of the crisis, and admit its own culpability in precipitating it.
Categories: Ecological News

Pepsi drops aspartame from diet soda as consumers reject toxic sweetener

Natural News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) After more than two decades of sweetening its sodas with aspartame -- a chemical sweetener that more and more consumers equate with a neurological poison -- PepsiCo has announced it's dropping the chemical and replacing it with sucralose.The dropping of aspartame...

Why does Washington Post, USA Today, NPR and the AP get its 'science' talking points from a convicted felon who went to prison for Medicaid fraud?

Natural News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) In recent days, Columbia University's School of Journalism announced its 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners, and the list contained many of the usual suspects.The New York Times picked up a couple more awards for a political corruption story, Ebola coverage and international...

Large volcanic explosions pose the greatest threat to human existence and could destroy society as we know it

Natural News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Scientists are warning that there is a chance that the world could experience a catastrophic volcanic event within this century that could wipe out millions of people and spell destruction for modern society.Researchers at the European Science Foundation estimate...

Pacific Ocean compared to a 'war zone' as sea life ecosystem collapses; radioactive waste continues to pour into the ocean

Natural News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) From San Diego to San Francisco, hundreds of sea lions have been washing ashore - dead and dying."You could equate it to a war zone," said Keith Matassa of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, noting that the center gets "hundreds of rescue calls a day."In just...

Vaccine class warfare: California's mandatory vaccination law is an attack on the poor

Natural News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A state senate panel in California has just approved a measure -- SB 277 -- that is essentially another government-sponsored attack on the poor, and by some of the same people who so often claim that they want to help the poor.Proponents of the bill, passed by a...

Pesticide-producing GM corn contaminates small farmers' crops in South Africa

Natural News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As biotech experts have warned, genetically modified corn has cross-pollinated with non-GMO strains of maize used by small-time farmers in South Africa, according to a new first-of-its-kind study.Natural Society noted recently that the contaminant now present in...

FBI tortured US citizen in foreign prison for months for refusing to become an informant, man claims

Natural News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) An Eritrean-born American citizen has filed suit against the FBI, alleging the agency was responsible for having him detained and tortured for years in an Arab country for refusing to become an informant in his mosque in Portland, Oregon.As reported by Britain's...

Big Pharma propagandists claim Ebola could cause 16,000 deaths... from measles

Natural News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The official story regarding the Ebola outbreak has gone from hokey to downright ludicrous with new reports claiming that, if Ebola isn't eradicated from West Africa soon, 100,000 people will get sick and 16,000 people will die -- from measles!Yep, the measles scare...

Why does Obamacare make taxpayers fund health insurance for non-U.S. diplomats?

Natural News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The massive Affordable Care Act continues to shock consumers with the costs it has forced upon the health insurance industry. In addition, the law will cost U.S. taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars more per new Medicaid enrollee by doing less to expand coverage...
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