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Illegal immigrant released onto U.S. streets commits murder of woman and kidnapping of U.S. citizens

Natural News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) An illegal alien that was released by U.S. authorities and handed a Notice to Appear later in federal court has been arrested and charged with the murder of a woman and the kidnapping of children on American soil, alleged crimes that occurred after his release.As...

Zinc deficiency worsens sepsis, causes 'catastrophic malfunctioning' of immune system, increases inflammation

Natural News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Zinc appears to play a key role in modulating the body's response to severe infection, and deficiency may increase susceptibility to a lethal immune reaction, according to a study conducted by researchers from Ohio State University and published in the journal PLOS ONE...

A few good reasons to avoid eating pork

Natural News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) It is a well known fact that several religious texts forbid the eating of pork. According to Leviticus, the third book of Judaism's Torah and Christianity's Old Testament, pork is an "unclean" meat and is non-kosher, since pigs do not "chew the cud." Meanwhile, the eating...

TSA agents lack basic understanding of American geography - how can we trust them to provide security?

Natural News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is desperately trying to save face after one of its employees embarrassingly failed to recognize that the District of Columbia, also known as Washington, D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.This...

Easy ways to prevent food waste from the comfort of home

Natural News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) It's estimated that in America, about 133 billion pounds of food go to waste annually. The waste exists for a variety of reasons, ranging from expired or forgotten foods in household refrigerators to regulations that do not permit retailers to sell foods that are bruised...

America - Where we scare you into pills and surgery!

Natural News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) You, as a human, are a very weak animal who was born "insufficient" with a body that needs chemical medications, vaccines and meat and dairy for nutrition -- this is what most of us are led to believe from birth to death. Also, you will have health problems later in...

Australia's drought - yes, it's climate change

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 21:48
Australia's prime minister thinks climate change is 'crap' and has just abolished his country's carbon-pricing system. But scientists say that it's rising levels of CO2 that are leaving the south of the country parched and sweltering - and it's only going to get worse.
Categories: Ecological News

Monsanto – Picking Up God’s Slack

Farm Wars - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 20:58
Nature, friend or foe? For many this question may have an obvious answer, but at Monsanto, we ask you to look again...
Categories: Ecological News

One man's home is another man's uranium dump.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:30
With nowhere else to live, many seek refuge in the radiation wastelands in Gauteng, unaware of the deadly dangers the abandoned mining areas present.
Categories: Ecological News

Coal fuels brewpubs in Wyoming as Kentucky mines misery.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:30
Kentucky’s coal costs three times as much to mine as Wyoming’s. That is crucial as coal finds itself competing with supplies of low-cost natural gas unlocked by advances in drilling known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. In Wyoming, where coal can be cheaply scooped out, production is on an upswing.
Categories: Ecological News

Scientists unlock the genetic secrets of bread wheat.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:30
Scientists announced Thursday that they are approaching a milestone in humanity’s ability to improve bread wheat. One of the most common and most versatile crops on the planet — the main food staple for a third of the world population — wheat is remarkably good at adapting to change. But efforts to grow higher-yielding, more nutritious and more resilient wheat in response to population growth and climate change have been slow.
Categories: Ecological News

Bald eagles expand to California islands.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:30
Bald eagles have expanded their range to San Clemente Island, where a nesting pair has been found for the first time in more than 50 years. The discovery means bald eagles are beginning to recover from the use of the insecticide DDT.
Categories: Ecological News

Safety can’t take a back seat to profits in transit of toxins.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:30
As with all facets of the robust oil and natural gas industry, the rewards in decreasing unemployment, assisting cash-strapped local governments and in making America more energy-independent do not come without significant risks. Those risks demand airtight regulation to ensure minimal threats to public health and safety. Sadly, such regulation is lacking.
Categories: Ecological News

Punished for saving water: A drought Catch-22.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:30
Talk about mixed messages: While Gov. Jerry Brown is warning that California faces its worst drought since record-keeping began and regulators have approved fines for wasting water, some Southern California cities are continuing to issue warnings and citations to residents who let their lawns go brown.
Categories: Ecological News

Woodstoves may be as toxic as cigarettes.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:30
Yes, we’ve been burning wood since the dawn of time, since the days when our lifespans were short and the impact was small and there were very few of us. But in a densely populated urban environment, should we rethink this uncontrolled source of air pollution?
Categories: Ecological News

In Dayton, Ohio an economic comeback is in the water.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:30
U.S. census numbers reveal that in recent years the population has been virtually flat or shrinking in places like Ohio, Illinois and Michigan, where there’s tons of water. The biggest areas of growth are in the west and southwest, where water scarcity is a growing emergency.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA to propose limits on Alaska’s Pebble Mine project.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:30
The Environmental Protection Agency will issue a proposal Friday under the Clean Water Act that would limit mining activity in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed, according to two individuals familiar with the decision.
Categories: Ecological News

Child's play may spur fight against global warming.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:30
Augmented and virtual reality games focused on the environment are increasingly making their way into schools. The latest work with virtual reality builds upon roughly half a century of behavioral studies that indicate humans' willingness to shift behavior is directly correlated to our sense of control.
Categories: Ecological News

'Empty and lonely' Fukushima towns struggle in catastrophe's wake.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:30
Three years have passed since a mega-earthquake and tsunami slammed into Atsushi Fuda's hometown of Hirono, forcing him to leave with only the clothes on his back. Today, Fuda, 72, is among more than 150,000 evacuees unable to return home. And he's worried that people have stopped paying attention.
Categories: Ecological News

Better use of world’s existing cropland could feed 3 billion more people: Study.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:30
The world's existing cropland could feed at least 3 billion extra people if it were used more efficiently, a new study has found, showing that the large increases in population expected in the next three decades need not result in widespread hunger.
Categories: Ecological News
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