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Top health benefits of cocoa

Natural News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:30

China and India face huge cancer burden: experts.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:30
China and India are facing a cancer crisis, experts said Friday. Sixty percent of cancer cases in China are attributable to “modifiable environmental factors,” including smoking, water contamination and air pollution, a new report concludes.
Categories: Ecological News

China’s new megalopolis would be bigger than Uruguay.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:30
The country’s top economic planner has reportedly drawn up a plan for an“economic circle” that combines the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin and parts of Hebei province into one huge megalopolis. Officials believe that integrating the three areas will help alleviate traffic, population, and housing pressures in Beijing.
Categories: Ecological News

Walmart's organic push could alter California agriculture.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:30
Organic processed foods are about to become more plentiful and much cheaper at Walmart stores across the nation, including in the Bay Area, and that could change the landscape of California agriculture.
Categories: Ecological News

Study says snack food ingredient reduced PCBs in Anniston residents.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:30
Olestra, an ingredient in certain snack foods, sped the exit of PCBs from some Anniston residents’ bodies, a recent study suggests.
Categories: Ecological News

China takes on big risks in its push for shale gas.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:30
Like the United States and Europe, China wants to wean itself from its dependence on energy imports — and in Jiaoshizhen, the Chinese energy giant Sinopec says it has made the country’s first commercially viable shale gas discovery.
Categories: Ecological News

In Australia, fears of blind eye on toxic farming chemicals.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:30
The Abbott government is planning to axe a scheme designed to eliminate dangerous chemicals from food and other agriculture production, outraging consumer and environmental groups.
Categories: Ecological News

Hydropower overload in China.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:30
China has the most hydroelectric dams in the world, about 80,000. Since 1948, it's built nearly two large dams every day. By 2020, China hopes to generate 430 gigawatts of hydropower, more than the European Union and the US combined. But all those dams require water and many are profoundly changing ecosystems,
Categories: Ecological News

Mississippi Basin water quality declining despite conservation.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:30
U.S. federal scientists say water quality has declined in the Mississippi River Basin in recent years due to agricultural and urban infrastructure, despite decades of conservation efforts. That's a concern both for those who rely on the river system and for those downstream on the Gulf of Mexico.
Categories: Ecological News

Massive, $1.7 billion environmental cleanup of Passaic River proposed by EPA.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:30
In one of the largest Superfund cleanups ever proposed, federal officials yesterday called for a bank-to-bank dredging of the Passaic River that would remove more than 4 million cubic yards of toxic sediment from the river bottom — enough to fill up MetLife Stadium twice.
Categories: Ecological News

Ohio links fracking to earthquakes, announces tougher rules.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:30
Recent small earthquakes in Ohio were likely triggered by fracking, state regulators said on Friday, a new link that could have implications for oil and gas drilling in the Buckeye State and beyond.
Categories: Ecological News

Northwest China contamination likely caused by waste from chemical plant.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:30
Residents of Lanzhou, capital of northwest China’s Gansu Province, rushed to buy bottled water yesterday after the city government said the local water supply contained dangerously high levels of a carcinogen.
Categories: Ecological News

Report offers grim predictions for South Texas air quality amid Eagle Ford oil boom.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:30
What might the oil- and gas-rich Eagle Ford Shale region of South Texas look like in 2018? A newly-released but largely-unnoticed study commissioned by the state of Texas makes some striking projections.
Categories: Ecological News
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