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The unacceptable condition of Detroit’s schools.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:30
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has a plan to try to fix the district’s crippling debt and crumbling infrastructure.
Categories: Ecological News

Fighting the Zika virus.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:30
The World Health Organization was right to declare the mosquito-borne disease an international public health emergency.
Categories: Ecological News

Poor, minorities carry the burden of frack waste in South Texas.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:30
Poor and minority neighborhoods bear a disproportionate share of fracking wastewater wells in South Texas' Eagle Ford play, according to a new study.
Categories: Ecological News

An industrial chemical finds its way into Great Lakes trout.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:30
Samples of lake trout from the Great Lakes show detectable levels of FBSA. It's an industrial chemical researchers didn't expect to find.
Categories: Ecological News

Mercury in seafood not harmful to aging brain.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:30
Eating seafood may lead to higher levels of mercury in the brain, but a study out on Tuesday found that increased mercury does not appear to raise the risk of dementia.
Categories: Ecological News

More evidence that ‘BPA-free’ plastic may still pose risk.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:30
Avoiding BPA? Make sure you're not substituting BPS.
Categories: Ecological News

Plumbers converge on Flint to help get lead out of its drinking water.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:30
More than 300 union plumbers from cities across Michigan came to Flint recently to volunteer to replace faucets and filters.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change will remove birds' control over hatching eggs: Study.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:30
Climate change may cause some eggs to hatch earlier than others, according to new research published in the Royal Society Open Science journal on Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Ships emitting sounds at high frequencies critical to orcas: Study.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:30
Noise caused by shipping traffic in the Salish Sea extends into the same frequencies used by local salmon-eating killer whales to hunt and communicate, according to a new study.
Categories: Ecological News

Great Lakes fish farming debate picks up speed in Michigan legislature.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:30
The debate over Great Lakes fish farming is picking up speed in Lansing, where two hearings are scheduled this week on competing Republican bills that would either expand or outright ban commercial net-pen aquaculture in Michigan waters.
Categories: Ecological News

Moderate seafood consumption reduces Alzheimer's risk in certain people: Study.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:30
Eating at least one seafood meal per week was linked to a reduced risk of having Alzheimer's disease in older adults with a gene known as APOE4, a U.S. study said Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

California AG sues utility for massive natural gas leak.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:30
California's attorney general added her name Tuesday to the long list of parties suing a utility company for the massive nonstop natural gas leak that has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes and spewed more than 2 million tons of climate-changing methane.
Categories: Ecological News

Turkey's war on Kurdish cities - clearing the way for 'urban regeneration'?

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 17:17
Erdogan's horrific 'war on terror' in the Kurdish cities of Eastern Turkey may have a silver lining, writes Defne Kadıoğlu Polat - at least for property developers and ruling party insiders. Plans are already under way for 'urban renewal' projects that will see the valuable real estate cleansed of buildings and people by the war developed into luxury apartments and shopping malls.
Categories: Ecological News

The Pipeline Strikes Back: The Audacity of TransCanada's $15B Suit Against the U.S.

Yes! Magazine - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 13:30
The political saga of the Keystone XL pipeline is like a real-life version of The Force Awakens. So why are we giving the Dark Side even more power?
Categories: Ecological News

Don't have surgery or make babies or have sex... Zika now said to infect the blood supply and spread via sexual transmission

Natural News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Zika is now a sexually transmitted disease, says Dallas County Health and Human Services and the CDC. According to this story from the AP, Zika virus has been acquired by a Texas resident via sexual contact with an infected person.But that's not all...According...

Help take down Monsanto by boycotting these food products

Natural News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) You've probably heard of Monsanto – the largest producer of genetically engineered (GE) seeds in the world, accounting for over 90% of the seeds planted globally.The U.S.-based agricultural biotechnology company is also the leading producer of Roundup &#8211...

McDonald's begins selling mozzarella sticks ... forgets to include the mozzarella

Natural News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) File this as another "you can't make this stuff up" story.McDonald's, which has been facing dwindling sales and isn't exactly known for churning out healthy foods, is now in the midst of its latest embarrassing debacle: selling mozzarella sticks (are you ready for...

Why Bill Gates is being blamed for the Zika virus

Natural News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The latest revelation regarding the Zika virus involves a genetically-altered mosquito project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – an experiment which some suspect may have caused the rapid spread of a once-rare disease that is now expected to circulate...

Check out this healthy vending machine that only sells fresh, organic salads and snacks

Natural News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Vending machines are handy when you're living a busy life and just need that extra bit of energy to get you through to the end of the day. However, the availability of vending machines and the products sold within them, has been linked to the ongoing obesity problem...

The police state now controls SEX: Man ordered to alert police 24 hours before he's allowed to have sex with anyone

Natural News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) So much for spontaneity. Oh, and freedom. And justice.A man in England has been ordered by a court to inform police 24 hours before he has sex with a woman, but no one really knows why or what the ruling is tied to, the UK's Evening Standard recently reported.The...
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