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What every family needs to know about BPA.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:30
A new warning about a common chemical is causing concern for many pregnant women in the Valley. But it's almost impossible to limit exposure to what's called the everywhere chemical because it's in plastics.
Categories: Ecological News

Polluted Iowa waterways rise 15 percent in 2 years.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:30
The number of Iowa lakes, rivers and streams impaired by pollution has climbed 15 percent in two years, according to a new state report, prompting environmental groups to say the state's efforts to reduce pollution aren't working.
Categories: Ecological News

Could a new FBI headquarters in Greenbelt actually help the Anacostia River?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:30
If the FBI moves its headquarters to Greenbelt it could have a profound effect on a tributary to the Anacostia River, a waterway federal and local officials have spent decades and millions of dollars trying to restore. But it may not be a negative effect.
Categories: Ecological News

Australia: The new coal frontier.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:30
Around 27 billion tons of coal are thought to be locked under the ground of the Galilee Basin in the outback of Queensland. A huge proposed complex of coal mines is planned here, including the world’s largest thermal coal project.
Categories: Ecological News

Defying US, Colombia halts aerial spraying of coca.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:30
The government of Colombia on Thursday night rejected a major tool in the American-backed antidrug campaign, ordering a halt to the aerial spraying of the country's vast illegal plantings of coca, citing concerns that the spray causes cancer.
Categories: Ecological News

Don't let special interests dilute federal 'Clean Water Rule.'

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:30
California’s drought has painfully proven that water is a finite resource. The nation should be moving forward, not backward, on safeguards.
Categories: Ecological News

Cleaner air should be priority in Pennsylvania.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:30
This summer, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to champion cleaner air for his constituents. We down here in Chester, Berks and Montgomery counties concur.
Categories: Ecological News

Corporate irresponsibility over GMOs.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:30
This milestone in the history of fast-food scruples (and of advertising) is also a noteworthy cultural development: the systematic incorporation of anti-scientific attitudes into corporate branding strategies.
Categories: Ecological News

Undefeated after 67 years, Palestinians' thirst for peace and justice

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 18:44
Today is Nakba day - when Palestinians everywhere remember in their native land, stolen homes, demolished villages and long-lost way of life with grief, anger and a deep yearning that endures from generation to generation, writes Johnny Barber.
Categories: Ecological News

California's green living delusion collapses as residents start spray painting their lawns green

Natural News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) California's green living delusion is collapsing by the day. As the drought worsens, and lawns everywhere have turned to crispy brown dead zones, desperate residents are hiring companies to spray paint their lawns green.As the Daily Mail reports:As California...

Merck vaccines kill two babies in Mexico, injure dozens more

Natural News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) At least two children are dead and several dozen others are in critical condition after terrorists wielding weapons of mass destruction violently assaulted the young innocents living in the Mexican state of Chiapas, according to reports.No, it wasn't dirty bombs...

Dark chocolate increases attention and alertness while improving blood flow

Natural News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) There is some good news for the chocolate lovers out there: a new study carried out by researchers from Northern Arizona University reveals that the intake of dark chocolate with at least 60 percent cacao could be the key to improving attention and alertness and get...

Drug-resistant 'super typhoid' now spreading globally

Natural News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A multi-antibiotic-resistant strain of deadly typhoid fever has spread from Asia to Africa, where it might have reached epidemic proportions, warned an international research team in a study published in the journal Nature Genetics on May 11.The 74 researchers from...

Coffee antioxidants found to be 500 times more effective than vitamin C

Natural News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The components of coffee beans that are typically discarded are 500 times higher in antioxidant activity than vitamin C and serve as powerful prebiotics and antimicrobials, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Granada that was published...

Fukushima's radioactive waste reaches North America

Natural News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Radiation from the Fukushima explosion has reached North America. On April 12, 2015, scientists collected seawater with radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima meltdown. The samples were collected at Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, just north of the United...

NY police steal small farmers' horses, charge him with 'cruelty to animals' in vicious attack on self-sufficiency

Natural News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Obviously we want to know when someone is ill-treating animals or not providing them with adequate shelter and food. However when someone who has rescued several animals to protect them from abuse gets accused of animal cruelty himself while being repeatedly harassed...

Using light-emitting electronic devices before bedtime can negatively impact sleep, overall health

Natural News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) It's not uncommon for people to read just before going to sleep, sometimes even enjoying such downtime from the comfort of their own bed. However, if that reading material is in the form of a light-emitting e-reader book (LE-eBook) rather than a printed book, it can...

Despite promises of the opposite, ER visits keep rising under Obamacare

Natural News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Although reducing emergency room usage was one of the stated goals of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, a recent survey by the American College of Emergency Physicians reports that three quarters of emergency doctors have actually seen their patient loads increase...

Google forced to disclose robotic vehicles being involved in traffic accidents

Natural News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) You might already be aware that Google is on a mission to control what you read on the internet. After all, their popular search engine displays the search results that officials want you to hear. However, it doesn't stop there; they are actually mapping out your entire...

Ebola lives on in eyeball of 'recovered' Ebola victim

Natural News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Months after a man was treated for Ebola infection, remnants of the deadly disease have remained in one of his eyes, as noted by a change in eye color.Dr. Ian Crozier was diagnosed with the highly contagious disease in September 2014 as he worked to provide care...
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