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Water policy: EPA rule proposal stumps arid Arizona.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:30
In a place that values its water so much, it might seem as it would be easy to find someone supportive of the Obama administration's effort to extend automatic protections to streams and creeks that officials say are vital to habitat and drinking water supplies. It's not (Part 1 of 2).
Categories: Ecological News

In Texas, the art and science of building a better cow.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:30
Can animal geneticists breed – or clone – a cow that will taste great and have a smaller environmental hoofprint too?
Categories: Ecological News

India's perils of irrational antibiotic use.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:30
Unregulated use of antibiotics in food and for treating diseases India is rendering these medicines ineffective.
Categories: Ecological News

Vermont releases draft GMO labeling rules.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:30
The Vermont attorney general's office on Wednesday released a draft of the rules it is writing to govern the state's first-in-the-nation law to require the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms.
Categories: Ecological News

Exide hazardous waste dripped onto roads from trucks, records show.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:30
Hazardous waste from an embattled Vernon battery recycler dripped from tractor-trailers onto public roadways last year, according to recently released public documents in which a state environmental inspector called the leaks an "on-going problem".
Categories: Ecological News

Nine dead in Xinjiang coal mine cave-in.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:30
A 60-hour rescue operation ended Thursday morning as the body of the last trapped miner was lifted to the ground, raising the death toll to nine, said the Xinjiang Tianshan Coal and Power Co. under by China Coal Energy Co., the country's second-largest coal producer.
Categories: Ecological News

US military denied treatment to soldiers exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:30
While the US made the search for evidence of ongoing chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons programs a priority, disposing of whatever they did find apparently was not.
Categories: Ecological News

Resurrecting smallpox? Easier than you think.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:30
Even if we destroy the stockpiled smallpox samples, the war is not over; the smallpox virus has now found a second host. It is not the pig. In fact, it is not even what we think of as a living thing. It is the computer. This is not some conceptual game. This is real and life-threatening.
Categories: Ecological News

Global fracking boom could mean 12% higher emissions

The Ecologist Magazine - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:15
A full-scale rush for shale gas would increase emissions, writes Erik Bichard, giving the lie to politicians' claims that fracking is 'climate friendly'. A new study in Nature shows that abundant shale gas would cause CO2 emissions to rise by a median 4.5%. When 'fugitive' methane is included the figure rises to 9.5%.
Categories: Ecological News

Keeping the lights on

The Ecologist Magazine - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:46
Last night's speech on Britain's energy choices by former environment secretary Owen Paterson's caused widespread outrage long before it was delivered. But what exactly did he say on the night? Read on, and be surprised to discover that it makes excellent sense - in parts.
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola nightmare scenario unfolds: Infected nurse takes commercial flight with 132 passengers; plane makes 5 more flights

Natural News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A nightmare scenario for Ebola just unfolded today in the United States as a second nurse was confirmed to have traveled on a commercial flight while infected with Ebola. During the flight, the nurse was running a fever, and no one knows whether she might have infected...

Second Dallas nurse infected with Ebola flew on plane with fever before reporting symptoms

Natural News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A second nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for the Ebola virus, as state and federal health officials grapple with containing the disease following serious missteps by the government's infectious disease agency.To make matters...

Ebola front lines: 79,940 more body bags needed in Liberia

Natural News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As Halloween approaches in America, with all its scary, fake costumes, decorative tombstones and thoughts of death, West Africans are scrambling to survive a truly frightening, life-and-death pandemic. Many questions remain unanswered surrounding the mysterious Ebola...

New study reveals that up to 12% of Ebola cases are asymptomatic past 21 days

Natural News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As many as 12 percent of Ebola patients may not show symptoms for more than 21 days after infection, thereby rendering current quarantine practices unacceptably short, according to a new analysis conducted by pathogen transmission expert Charles Haas of Drexel University...

Obama says can't get Ebola from bus; CDC says avoid public trans; contaminated taxis infect people in Liberia

Natural News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Anyone still taking cues from the federal government about how to deal with the prospect of contracting Ebola is going to have a difficult time making sense of all the contradicting information. On Thursday, Barack Obama told West Africans that it is impossible to catch...

Medical doctor cures herself of multiple sclerosis naturally

Natural News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Can multiple sclerosis (MS) be cured? The National Multiple Sclerosis Society says 'not yet'. Dr. Otis W. Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society admits that "available treatments of primary and secondary progressive MS are of limited efficacy...

CDC chief admits he should have done more to contain first U.S. Ebola case

Natural News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) When President George W. Bush was a couple of days "late" -- or so his political opponents said -- in ordering the Federal Emergency Management Agency into action following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he was savaged in the media and in public opinion polls.Of course...

52% of the world's animals have died off in just four decades

Natural News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) While it is common knowledge that living unsustainably has its consequences, that hasn't prevented the majority of the world from excessively over consuming its limited resources.A recent report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) presents us with a stark reminder of...

Relaxation is not just for the lazy, turns out it has incredible health benefits

Natural News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) In today's fast-paced, deadline-driven times, relaxation seems more of a fantasy or unnecessary luxury that only the lazy covet. However, research shows that relaxation is far from a way to put off work or disengage from society forever; it's necessary for maintaining...

Could Ebola testing provide false negative results?

Natural News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A major tenet of the mainstream Ebola narrative is that the chances of a false negative -- that is, the likelihood that an Ebola victim erroneously tests negative for the virus -- are extremely slim. But there are several major statistical flaws in this assumption which...
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