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Is your deodorant drugging you through the armpits daily with this neurotoxin?

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As the temperature rises in the body, thousands of sweat glands begin to bead up, preparing to cool the body down. The average person possesses about 2.6 millions sweat glands -- a built in thermostat. This system is made up of eccrine glands and apocrine glands.Eccrine...

DDT compounds found at deadly levels in Michigan birds and eggs

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The people and wildlife of St. Louis, Michigan, continue to suffer from pollution left behind from Velsicol Chemical Corp., a DDT-producing chemical company.The 54-acre plant shut down decades ago and is now under control of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Antibiotic use in infants could cause obesity, study shows

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As if there aren't enough issues with antibiotics, medical researchers have found more. Both an epidemiological and an in vivo (animal) study have determined a plausible connection between antibiotic use for infants and toddlers and child obesity from metabolic syndrome...

The many important roles of protein in the body

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Proteins are large, complex molecules constructed from a set of 20 amino acids, 8 of which must be obtained through diet and are not produced naturally by the body. Each protein's specific function is determined by its amino acid arrangement, and these arrangements can...

California residents see mysterious lights flash in the sky during earthquake

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) When a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Napa Valley, California, on Sunday, August 24, residents from the area noticed strange flashes of light appearing in the sky. The local KPIX 5 newsroom was flooded with calls about a strange phenomenon of lights taking place in...

Suspected Ebola cases prompt 30 states and DC to ask for help from CDC

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) More than half of the nation, including D.C., is begging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information about how to spot potential cases of Ebola. According to ABC News, the CDC has received nearly 70 requests since late July from states...

Newest study reinforces the prostate-cancer fighting abilities of a tomato-rich diet

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) While it's important to eat a range of fruits and vegetables to help maintain overall health, a recent study has found that tomato consumption is particularly ideal for men wishing to reduce their risk of prostate cancer.(1)The study, led by researchers at the University...

Europe continues paying farmers for food that's now being wasted due to Russian sanctions

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Officials with the European Union have implemented "emergency" support measures aimed at providing cash to farmers hit hard by Russia's ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from the continent.As reported by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and other media, the newly...

San Francisco to support urban agriculture with new tax break zone

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Everywhere in the United States, home owners who grow vegetables or fruit for their own families are hassled by local authorities and forced to destroy their gardens. But the trend in California is toward legalizing urban homegrown food supplies, even for commerce.The...

Dengue reported in Japan

ENN Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:53
After reporting the country's first domestically acquired case of dengue fever in nearly 70 years yesterday, Japan's health ministry today confirmed finding two more patients. The initial patient, a girl in her teens, had a sudden onset of high fever on 20 August and was hospitalized in Saitama City, near Tokyo. Hospital staff, suspecting dengue, on 26 August sent blood samples to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo, which confirmed the diagnosis.
Categories: Ecological News

Drought hits São Paulo - what drought?

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:14
São Paulo, South America's biggest city, is suffering its worst drought in over a century, writes Jan Rocha, with rivers and reservoirs running dry. But the state's politicians are seeking re-election. And for them, it's as if nothing is happening - never mind that water and power cuts affecting millions are looking inevitable.
Categories: Ecological News

Plant breeder works to save organic corn from GMO contamination

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:02
Frank Kutka is developing “Organic Ready” corn varieties that can prevent cross-pollination and contamination from GMO corn; aims to have seeds available in 2015.
Categories: Ecological News

Experts say GMO labels needed, not national non-GMO labeling standard

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:02
Food industry lobbying for voluntary GMO and non-GMO labeling diverts attention from real need for mandatory GMO labeling.
Categories: Ecological News

Midwest farmers committed to growing non-GMO

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:02
Despite challenges with seeds, markets, and strict non-GMO standards, farmers are making non-GMO crops work for them.
Categories: Ecological News

"Non-GMO is a trend, not a fad"

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:02
A new report finds that consumer awareness and concern about genetically modified foods in the United States is increasing while usage of non-GMO food products is growing rapidly.
Categories: Ecological News

The biotech industry’s assault on balanced journalism

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:02
The Non-GMO Blog: GMO proponents pressuring Reuters to remove journalist who presents both sides of GMO debate.
Categories: Ecological News

Europe’s warming brings risk of dengue fever

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:53
As greenhouse gases raise temperatures in Europe, writes Tim Radford, British researchers warn that the risk is increasing of the arrival of dengue fever and other mosquito-borne killer tropical diseases.
Categories: Ecological News

Epigenetics and Implications for GM Crops Using RNAi

Farm Wars - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:20
The effects of any dsRNA in GM crops are completely unpredictable and could impact generations to come.
Categories: Ecological News

"Global Roadmap" Created to Balance Development with Environmental Protection

ENN Climate - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:19
Roads make it possible to bring goods to market, to get to the office, to log a forest, to hunt its wildlife. Without roads, human society as we know it could not exist. However, to build roads, trees must be cleared and swamps drained, shrinking valuable wildlife habitat and fragmenting populations in the process. A new study, published today in Nature, unveils an innovative map that defines which areas of the world would best be used to build roads – and which should be left alone. Scientists estimate more than 25 million kilometers of new roads will be built worldwide by 2050, representing a 60 percent increase over 2010 numbers. Many of these are slated for environmentally valuable places with high numbers of unique species and pristine forest, such as the Amazon Basin.
Categories: Ecological News

Monarch Butterflies need Endangered Species Act protection

ENN Climate - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:19
As monarch butterflies are beginning their epic migration from Canada and the U.S. to Mexico for the winter, concerns about the drastic rate at which they're disappearing from the landscape have led environmental and health organizations to petition the government for federal protection. This week, the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Xerces Society and monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower filed a legal petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking protection for monarchs under the Endangered Species Act.
Categories: Ecological News
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