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Gas wastewater likely triggered 2011 quake in Colorado: USGS.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:30
Underground disposal of wastewater from gas production likely triggered a moderate earthquake in Colorado in 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday in a study that may fuel debate over the impact of the U.S. energy boom.
Categories: Ecological News

Two years later, Sandy’s wrath still felt.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:30
The two-year anniversary of superstorm Sandy was marked across the region Wednesday by somber speeches and events that put a spotlight on the rebuilding projects happening since the devastating storm.
Categories: Ecological News

Engineered plants, microbes mop up toxic waste, oil spills.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:30
Using genes from waste-munching microbes, plants may help clean up harmful chemicals in contaminated areas such as farm lands in the oil rich Delta Region of Nigeria. Scientists say engineered greenery may one day clean up the chemical fallout of oil spills and air pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

Fed to give $4M in honey bee aid in Michigan, other states.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:30
Midwestern farmers and ranchers are getting $4 million in federal help to improve the health of honeybees, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Control use of pesticides.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:30
Unrestrained use of pesticides in crop cultivation is creating huge harm to biodiversity in the country. The government must do more to improve awareness among farmers who use chemicals and insecticides about ways to reduce their use and help protect the environment.
Categories: Ecological News

Call to action : Time to ramp up science's contribution to controlling the Ebola outbreak.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:30
Science has so far taken a back seat as the Ebola outbreak has continued to spread. Research has deferred to the need to gear up the public-health response.
Categories: Ecological News

Race for the Cure shouldn’t accept money from gas drillers.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:30
The Susan G Komen breast cancer organization, known for its Race for the Cure, at Sunday’s Steelers game accepted a sizable donation from Baker Hughes Inc., an oil- and gas-field service company heavily engaged in fracking. The company also is distributing 1,000 pink drill bits around the world.
Categories: Ecological News

Penguins offer US a lesson in addressing climate change.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:30
On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in decline in the region because they have not changed their survival strategy and found something else to eat. Gentoo penguins have; they have been able to turn a threat into a comparative advantage.
Categories: Ecological News

Fracking is driving UK civil and political rights violations

The Ecologist Magazine - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:20
Extreme energy in the UK is arousing extreme reactions, write Jess Elliot & Damien Short. On the one side stand citizens committed to preserving the quality of the local and global environment. And against them, a government determined to let fracking rip, and police forces prepared to ignore legal norms to suppress the growing popular resistance.
Categories: Ecological News

CDC admits it has been lying all along about Ebola transmission; "indirect" spread now acknowledged

Natural News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Defying its own quack advice that the agency has been propagandizing for months, the CDC has now released a document on Ebola that admits the virus can spread through aerosolized droplets. The document, quietly released on the CDC website, also admits Ebola can contaminate...

Ebola nurse claims states have no right to protect citizens by imposing quarantine on workers coming from West Africa

Natural News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) An American nurse who was placed under mandatory quarantine in her home state of Maine after traveling to West Africa to treat Ebola patients says she plans to break her quarantine on Thursday, believing it to be unconstitutional. The 33-year-old Kaci Hickox stated on...

Nobel Prize winner: Ebola can be spread by people who show no symptoms

Natural News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Nearly 15 years ago, European and African scientists knew that the Ebola virus could infect a person without them knowing about it, meaning they can walk around with the virus in their system and never show any symptoms.In 2000, The New York Times (archived here...

Australia closes its borders to Ebola-afflicted West African countries to protect citizens

Natural News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The Australian government has made a decision that tens of millions of Americans wish their own government would make: Canberra has decided to close the continent's borders to any travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, citing concern for Australian citizens.As expected...

US health officials desperately trying to get 20 hospitals ready to safely treat Ebola

Natural News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Hospitals all across the country are scrambling to equip themselves for a potential Ebola outbreak after major protocol failures at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas left at least two health workers infected with the illness and one patient dead.The goal...

Adrenal nutrition and natural remedies for adrenal fatigue

Natural News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) We are all aware of adrenaline, the fight or flight hormone that kicks in whenever we find ourselves facing a threat. But did you know adrenaline is only one of the many hormones produced by the adrenal glands?About the Adrenal GlandsThe adrenal glands (also known...

Organic and 'natural' brands owned by big corporations funnel millions of dollars into anti-GMO-labeling campaign

Natural News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) California's Proposition 37, an initiative proposed in 2012 that would've required the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), set the precedent for other states attempting to pass similar legislation.Prop 37 failed because of illegal, unethical...

Is pharmaceutical contamination to blame for amphibian population declining 75% in 40 years?

Natural News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) It seems that the world is finally waking up to the consequences of pharmaceutical pollution, a phenomenon that's single-handedly shaping our planet into an unnatural environment with grotesque repercussions.Low-level yet active concentrations of pharmaceuticals...

92% of nurses say their hospital has no plans in place to properly equip isolation rooms during Ebola outbreak

Natural News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A national nursing union says it has been hearing from healthcare professionals all around the country since the Dallas Ebola outbreak, and most say their hospitals are simply not equipped or prepared to handle anyone who may contract the disease.National Nurses...

Meat industry uses chemical 'meat glue' to trick consumers into eating food scraps

Natural News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A white powder that glues together small scrap pieces of beef, lamb, chicken and fish is sold by the kilo and is considered to be the meat industry's "dirty little secret." This is not breaking news, as the industry has been at it for quite some time, but just how many...

Pharmaceuticals rob your body of nutrients, making you immunosuppressed and vulnerable to viral pandemics

Natural News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) With all the talk lately about Ebola and its potential to hop continents and spark a global pandemic, it is important to keep in mind that Ebola doesn't kill just anyone -- it is particularly virulent in those who are immunosuppressed, which is why it is crucial for...
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