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Balance your blood sugar without toxic drugs

Natural News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) With over 29 million Americans currently suffering from diabetes - and a staggering 86 million with blood sugar high enough to be classed as "pre-diabetes" – this health issue has reached epidemic proportions. Even the slow-to-respond CDC states that 15 to 30 percent...

PC doctors now telling parents to lie to children about their obesity

Natural News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) One of the most important things, if not the most important, that children should share with their parents is trust. A child who has little worldly experience and lacks the brain development and maturity to make important decisions and guide his or her actions must rely...

Trendy fitness company gives members electric shocks for weight loss

Natural News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As waistlines get larger around the world, people are increasingly looking for a quick fix to their weight woes. Those who lack the patience for the tried-and-true "eat less, exercise more" approach, are often willing to shell out for the latest trend promising fast...

Proof the U.S. government plans to seize food and medicine from citizens during a collapse

Natural News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The American government has already laid the groundwork for tyranny to step in. Citizens have remained silent as the current administration has systematically created pathways for total government takeover across the board. Say what you will, but we as a nation have...

Venezuelans continue to starve, as government refuses to blame socialism

Natural News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The misery continues for Venezuelans, as they suffer tremendously under the Bolivarian variation of socialism that was imposed on the country by Hugo Chavez. Rather than admit the failure of this system, which has brought the oil-rich nation to the brink of collapse...

The forgotten veterans: Why are so many soldiers relying on food stamps just to survive?

Natural News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Despite the fact that the Obama administration has made a number of pledges to improve the lives of U.S. veterans, far too many have slipped through bureaucratic cracks and remain in dire need of assistance.Even those who are still on active duty do not fare well...

Brain damaged children: Water that meets federal heavy metals limit is still not safe to drink

Natural News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Millions of Americans have long known that though there might be a federal agency that is supposed to oversee and regulate certain activities within the country, such oversight is often done poorly, improperly and inefficiently.Take as an example the Environmental...

GMO-herbicide drift disaster threatens non-GMO, fruit, and vegetable farms throughout the South

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 02:52
Illegal use of dicamba herbicide on GMO crops causing massive damage to non-GMO soybeans, fruits, vegetables, and other crops in 10 states
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Testing for GMOs

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 02:52
Non-GMO verification trend, new GMO labeling law driving demand for GMO testing
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PCC Natural Markets sets standard for organic and non-GMO grocery stores

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 02:52
There’s no elaborate formula that results in being selected "Best Grocery Store in Seattle."
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Iowa entrepreneurs find niche with locally produced tofu

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 02:52
Old Capitol Food Co. uses Iowa resource—organic soybeans—to make fast-growing tofu brand
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Cornell student takes stand against school’s pro-GMO agenda

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 02:52
Disillusioned by university’s focus on GMO-industrial agriculture methods, Robert Schooler aims to counter Cornell’s "GMO propaganda."
Categories: Ecological News

Ecological consequences of amphetamine pollution in urban streams

ENN Pollution - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 02:02
Pharmaceutical and illicit drugs are present in streams in Baltimore, Maryland. At some sites, amphetamine concentrations are high enough to alter the base of the aquatic food web. So reports a new study released today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, which is one of the first to explore the ecological consequences of stimulant pollution in urban streams.Lead author Sylvia S. Lee conducted the work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Lee, now with the Environmental Protection Agency, comments, "Around the world, treated and untreated wastewater entering surface waters contains pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs that originate from human consumption and excretion, manufacturing processes, or improper disposal. We were interested in revealing how amphetamine exposure influences the small plants and animals that play a large role in regulating the health of streams."
Categories: Ecological News

Ecological consequences of amphetamine pollution in urban streams

ENN Health - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 02:02
Pharmaceutical and illicit drugs are present in streams in Baltimore, Maryland. At some sites, amphetamine concentrations are high enough to alter the base of the aquatic food web. So reports a new study released today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, which is one of the first to explore the ecological consequences of stimulant pollution in urban streams.Lead author Sylvia S. Lee conducted the work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Lee, now with the Environmental Protection Agency, comments, "Around the world, treated and untreated wastewater entering surface waters contains pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs that originate from human consumption and excretion, manufacturing processes, or improper disposal. We were interested in revealing how amphetamine exposure influences the small plants and animals that play a large role in regulating the health of streams."
Categories: Ecological News

How to spot hazardous 'rip currents' at the beach - before you get in the water

The Ecologist Magazine - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:18
Five men tragically died this week at Camber Sands in East Sussex, making holiday makers are increasingly fearful of the dangers of sea bathing. One of the biggest dangers comes from so-called 'rip tides' which carry swimmers out to sea on fast-moving 'rivers' of water, writes MARTIN AUSTIN. So here's how to recognise the dangers - before you even get in the water.
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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service – “America’s Best Idea”

Ecology Today - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:12

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

100th Anniversary of the National Park Service BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION

In 1872, the Congress established Yellowstone National Park — the first park of its kind anywhere in the world. Decades later, the passage of the Antiquities Act in 1906 created our first national historic preservation policy. Under this new authority, and heavily inspired by his time in nature with conservationist John Muir, President Theodore Roosevelt set aside 18 new monuments and landmarks, adding to the scattered collection of existing parks throughout our country. One decade later, in order to provide the leadership necessary for maintaining our growing system of parks, the Congress passed monumental legislation — which President Woodrow Wilson signed on August 25, 1916 — to create the National Park Service (NPS). All existing National Parks were placed under the management of the NPS, ushering in a new era of conservation, exploration, and discovery — and securing, throughout the century that would follow, the profound legacy of an interconnected system of natural wonders.

Over the course of the past 100 years, our national park system has grown to include more than 400 locations across our country. Ranging from seashores to waterfalls, winding trails to rugged mountains, historic battlefields to monuments and memorials, every treasured site under the NPS is uniquely American. Our parks play a critical role in environmental stewardship, ensuring that precious wildlife can thrive and that ecosystems can provide the many benefits on which we depend. They have sustained the stories and cultures that define the American experience, and they embody the people and movements that distinguish our Nation’s journey.

As we reflect on the many natural and cultural gifts that our National Parks provide, we must also look to the next century and pledge to secure our precious resources. That is why my Administration has protected over 265 million acres of public lands and waters — more than any Administration in history — and worked to save endangered and vulnerable species and their vital habitats. Climate change poses the biggest threat to our planet and our parks and is already dangerously affecting park ecosystems and visitor experiences. It is imperative that we rise to meet this challenge and continue leading the global fight against climate change to ensure that our parks remain healthy for all who will come after us.

Often called “America’s best idea,” our National Parks belong to Americans of all ages and backgrounds. NPS sites and their recreational, educational, and public health benefits are our American birthright. Last year, these sites welcomed more than 300 million visitors, and my Administration is committed to helping all our people access and enjoy these public lands and waters. Through our “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, we have made our National Parks free to fourth grade students and their families so that more children, from any community or walk of life, can spend time being active in our outdoor spaces while learning about these natural treasures — something that First Lady Michelle Obama has also advocated for through her Let’s Move! initiative. And through the Joining Forces initiative that she and Dr. Jill Biden have championed, more of our troops and military families can enjoy our National Parks. We must expand on these programs and increase opportunities for people in underserved communities to experience the great outdoors as well. The second century of the NPS will rely on the support and engagement of young people who are visiting more parks through the “Find Your Park” campaign, and we must encourage this rising generation of Americans by inviting them to make their own personal connections to the places that have shaped our history.

NPS parks and programs strive to tell our diverse stories, allowing us to learn from the past and help write our country’s next great chapters. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, let us thank all those who — through their dedication to the mission of the NPS — help our country build on the legacy left by all those who came before us. As we look to the next century and embrace the notion that preserving these public spaces in ways that engage, reflect, and honor all Americans has never been more important, let us summon the foresight and faith in the future to do what it takes to protect our National Parks for generations to come.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 25, 2016, as the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. I invite all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that recognize the National Park Service for maintaining and protecting our public lands for the continued benefit and enjoyment of all Americans.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

BARACK OBAMA

Categories: Ecological News

Not Back-to-School

EarthEasy Blog - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 22:20
Is homeschooling right for your family?
Categories: Ecological News

Perfluorinated compounds found in African crocodiles, American alligators

ENN Pollution - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:42
American alligators and South African crocodiles populate waterways a third of the globe apart, and yet both have detectable levels of long-lived industrial and household compounds for nonstick coatings in their blood, according to two studies from researchers at the Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina, and its affiliated institutions, which include the National Institute of Standards and Technology.Production of some compounds in this family of environmentally persistent chemicals--associated with liver toxicity, reduced fertility and a variety of other health problems in studies of people and animals--has been phased out in the United States and many other nations. Yet all blood plasma samples drawn from 125 American alligators across 12 sites in Florida and South Carolina contained at least six of the 15 perfluorinated alkyl acids (PFAAs) that were tracked in the alligator study.
Categories: Ecological News

Activist ‘Pati' Ruiz Corzo: The Singing Conservationist

The Ecologist Magazine - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:10
TADZIO MAC GREGOR meets a former school teacher-turned-conservation-activist who uses singing to inspire her followers and who has taken on both the Mexican Government and big corporations to stop the exploitation of the biodiverse Sierra Gorda region for profit
Categories: Ecological News

If it's jobs they want, Labour and the unions must back renewables, not Hinkley C!

The Ecologist Magazine - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:00
Four of Britain's major unions are big supporters of nuclear power, writes Ian Fairlie - all because of the jobs. Now Labour's shadow energy minister has joined them in backing Hinkley C - even though renewable energy is a far better job-creator than nuclear, and already employs three times more people.
Categories: Ecological News
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