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CDC makes no effort to isolate or help Dallas man who was exposed to Ebola patient

Natural News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A Dallas man potentially exposed to Ebola has revealed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have not clarified whether he is allowed to go outdoors."The CDC came on Tuesday, the day it was confirmed Thomas had Ebola," 43-year-old Aaron Yah, a...

Debt collectors track subprime loan borrowers, disable vehicles to punish poor for late payments

Natural News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Technology in the Digital Age continues to be used as a sledgehammer against the public, even as it is ostensibly being developed to "serve mankind."The latest? Lenders disabling your car remotely if you miss too many payments, regardless of your reasons for doing...

Hands-on initiative aims to enhance health curriculum, allows young students to report about health topics

Natural News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Marian Uhlman, a former health reporter with The Philadelphia Inquirer who played a role in getting obesity to the forefront of minds, has started Healthy NewsWorks, an effort designed to increase awareness about health among young students. (1) The idea is that health...

Will EU Authorize 9 GMO Crops at Same Time for Food and Feed?

Farm Wars - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 02:46
The EU Commission might soon rush to give import authorization to eight genetically engineered plants, all at the same time. Further, the Commission might allow maize 1507 for cultivation.
Categories: Ecological News

Why Cat Poop is Bad News for Sea Otters

ENN Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:49
A parasite spread by cat poop is causing a big problem for endangered sea otters in California, and researchers have finally figured out how. Sea otters were nearly wiped out by the fur trade at one point, but they've been slowly making a comeback thanks to conservation efforts and protection under the Endangered Species Act. While they're on the road to recovery the latest numbers from the U.S. Geological Survey released last month shows they're population growth has stalled, with the biggest issue being that they're dying in record numbers.
Categories: Ecological News

As Minnesota's climate changes, new disease risks follow.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
In the last century, Minnesota has generally grown warmer and wetter, changes that have big implications for human health. Some Minnesota counties are much more vulnerable than others to health problems associated with climate change, says the Minnesota Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment.
Categories: Ecological News

Venture capitalists return to backing science start-ups.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
Vestaron makes an eco-friendly pesticide derived from spider venom. Bagaveev uses 3-D printers to make rocket engines for nanosatellites. Transatomic Power is developing a reactor that runs on nuclear waste. They all have one thing in common: money from Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
Categories: Ecological News

Depletion of sea cucumbers endangers marine ecosystem.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
The alarming depletion in the population of sea cucumber, also known as earthworms of sea, due to pollution, illegal fishing and over-exploitation can endanger marine eco-system in Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean, according to a top Zoological Society of India scientist.
Categories: Ecological News

A heavy issue in China.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
In the wake of explosive development, environmental degradation has morphed into a major problem. Among the 40,000 or so residents in Dapu Town in Hengyang, central China's Hunan Province, more than 300 children were diagnosed with excessive lead in their blood earlier this year.
Categories: Ecological News

What to do with polluted Passaic? EPA plans scrutinized.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
For every five dollars New Jersey gets from polluters on the hook for the poisoning of the Passaic River, it will spend less than a dollar patching it up.
Categories: Ecological News

New York City's 'worst landlord' lives in $1.2M mansion while tenants deal with rats, mold, lead paint among thousands of violations.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
Robin Shimoff owns 13 buildings and has amassed 3,352 violations through the end of August - earning her the shameful crown of the city’s worst slumlord.
Categories: Ecological News

An energy policy that makes little sense.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
The very idea that an advanced economy such as ours faces an energy crisis within the next few years should attract the most urgent attention of our political leaders. Yet we appear to be drifting into a situation of great seriousness.
Categories: Ecological News

Crash test dummies.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
President Obama ’s regulators have turned their gaze to the ostensible dangers of trains. The gambit won’t increase safety—the industry could turn to trucks—but it will please the Democratic Party’s rich green funders.
Categories: Ecological News

The whale savers.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
A decades-long quest to save the north Atlantic right whale is helping revive a species that is a bellwether of the health of the oceans.
Categories: Ecological News

Bats are hit by a hard one-two punch: Deadly windmills and white-nose disease.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
Migrating bats that are vision-challenged seem to think wind turbines are trees.
Categories: Ecological News

Why Canada may be heading into a food security crisis.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
There's growing concern about the availability and quality of Canadian food, and the fact that 4 million Canadians aren't getting proper nutrition.
Categories: Ecological News

Pennsylvania county drilling hearing raises conflicts over contamination.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
A Washington County resident's testimony about water pollution problems highlighted the third week of hearings on his appeal of a DEP determination that a shale gas drilling operation did not contaminate his well water in a valley a little more than half a mile away.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA readies major ozone rule change.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
The Obama administration is preparing to unveil an air pollution rule shortly after the midterm elections that could be among the most costly and controversial in history.
Categories: Ecological News

India signs the Minamata Convention.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
A year after it was adopted, India joined the global mercury abatement agreement. Given their inevitable expansion over the next decade, it is imperative that India establish and enforce mercury emission standards for coal-fired power plants.
Categories: Ecological News

FDA, farmers still debate the use of antibiotics in animals.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
Antibiotic-resistant infections kill an estimated 23,000 Americans each year and sicken 2 million people. Resistance is growing to some of our most effective antibiotics. It would seem smart and prudent to be vigilant on every front where resistance might be coming from, both human and animal.
Categories: Ecological News
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