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China says retired officials can be punished for pollution.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
Even officials who have retired will be held accountable and punished for pollution which occurred under their watch, state media said on Wednesday after a government meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping.
Categories: Ecological News

What chemicals are hiding in your mattress?

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
You spend one-third of your life on your mattress. But federal law doesn't require manufacturers to list what chemicals may be in it, like boric acid, antimony and polyurethane foam.
Categories: Ecological News

Oregon chemicals of concern bill clears Senate.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
The Oregon Senate voted 18-11 in favour of the Toxic-Free Kids Act (SB 478), which would establish a list of chemicals of concern, require the registration of products containing listed substances, and call for the phase-out of listed chemicals in certain children's products.
Categories: Ecological News

French nuclear waste will triple after decommissioning: Agency.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
The amount of nuclear waste stored in France will triple once all its nuclear installations have been decommissioned, which will boost the need for storage facilities, French nuclear waste agency Andra said.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA cites North Las Vegas over sewage treatment plant.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the city of North Las Vegas to take immediate steps to fix violations of the federal Clean Water Act.
Categories: Ecological News

Great Barrier Reef spared Unesco's 'in-danger' listing.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
The UN has ruled against listing the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger”, congratulating Australia on its conservation plan but giving it five years to halt deterioration of the natural icon.
Categories: Ecological News

No reprieve for West Virginia coal.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
West Virginia leaders should stop blaming coal’s woes on pollution controls. Instead, they should launch all-out efforts to save stricken coal communities and prepare for the economic shift that is in progress. So far, sadly, little is being done.
Categories: Ecological News

What's in your soda? An oil dispersant that might make you fat.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
A chemical used in sodas and some laxatives for years assumed safe by federal health officials might make people more prone to obesity.
Categories: Ecological News

POPs and gut microbiota: Dietary exposure alters ratio of bacterial species.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
Exposure to one particular persistent organic pollutant alters the gut microbiome in ways that may prove to contribute to obesity and other metabolic diseases.
Categories: Ecological News

Cuba's environmental concerns grow with prospect of US presence.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
Some fear development and tourism would result in the destroyed forests, polluted rivers and damaged coral reefs faced by some of Cuba’s neighbors.
Categories: Ecological News

Docs: Wireless devices can harm pregnancies.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
Doctors and researchers from Boston to Sydney are sounding the alarm on the potential risks of using wireless devices during pregnancy, calling for a closer look at technology they say could have serious long-term consequences for 
unborn babies.
Categories: Ecological News

US political and generation gaps on science issues.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:30
There are dramatic generation gaps in opinions on global warming, offshore drilling, nuclear power, child vaccines, gene modification to reduce a baby’s disease risk, untested medicine use, lab tests on animals, and evolution, according to the Pew Research Center.
Categories: Ecological News

Honduras under Occupation - murders, land grabs, and Hillary Clinton's 'hard choices'

The Ecologist Magazine - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:18
Honduras has endured six years of violence and land grabs after the 2009 US-backed military coup made the country a playground for Hillary Clinton's billionaire friends, write Eric Draitser & Ramiro S. Fúnez - and a hell for the country's indigenous and small scale farming communities, whose leaders are routinely murdered with impunity by US-trained forces.
Categories: Ecological News

London needs a new runway because holidays 'make you happy'. Really?

The Ecologist Magazine - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:57
With the UK's business air travel falling, the Airport Commission says we need a new London runway to make us happy! But all their data really shows is that people who go on holiday lead happier lives than those who don't, writes Chris Goodall, and that people enjoy holidays: a flimsy basis on which to expand airport capacity, and blow the UK's emissions targets out of the water.
Categories: Ecological News

EXCLUSIVE: Why SB 277 will totally backfire on the vaccine industry and uncover the truth about vaccine science fraud

Natural News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) One of the reasons vaccine propagandists are so cognitively impaired is because they've all been partially brain damaged by the very same vaccines they keep pushing on everyone else. As a result, not a single one of them had yet come to realize how they've painted themselves...

Jim Carrey blasts Jerry Brown as a 'corporate fascist' for signing mandatory vaccination law

Natural News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Actor and comedian Jim Carrey has some strong words for California Gov. Jerry Brown: "corporate fascist."In a major Twitter rant, Carrey – a Golden Globe winner – slammed Brown on Twitter, labeling him a "corporate fascist" who was poisoning children...

Wave of medical refugees to flee California as SB 277 transforms state into autism capital of America

Natural News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) California just went from being one of the freest states in the nation to one of the most oppressive, at least from the perspective of medical freedom. Following its rapid passage through the state legislature, Senate Bill 277 to eliminate personal vaccine exemptions...

Marriage isn't the only license SCOTUS ruling forces states to accept: chiropractic, acupuncture, electrical licenses and more must be accepted in ALL states

Natural News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Did the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling mandating that each state must recognize gay marriage open the door for mandatory reciprocity of various other licenses and license holders? Some think so.Consider the basis of judgment used by SCOTUS in the very controversial...

100,000 beekeepers urge Germany to ban GMOs as biotech industry destroys their livelihood and environment

Natural News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Nearly 100,000 German beekeepers are calling for a nationwide ban on the cultivation of GMO crops. The beekeepers are represented by the German Beekeepers Association (DIB), which is pursuing the ban after the introduction of legislation allowing member states to opt...

Lignans: The gentle way to prevent breast cancer

Natural News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) What are lignans and how might they help prevent breast cancer? Lignans are natural plant compounds, or phytochemicals, that are locked in the cell matrix of certain seeds, beans, legumes, fruits and vegetables. They bear a strong resemblance to estrogen in shape, structure...
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