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Lab analysis shows strawberries are contaminated with 20 different pesticides, majority of which cause cancer in humans

Natural News - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) We are often told that fruit is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. However, choosing the wrong fruits can actually have a negative impact on your health. While fruits are full of fiber and vitamins, they can also be full of cancer-causing pesticides.A new report...

Pesticide industry lobbied $33M last year to influence legislative process, fighting vigorously to keep dangerous products on market

Natural News - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Love him or hate him, there's no denying that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has sparked a renewed national conversation about the problem of special interest corruption in Washington. And perhaps no entity is now more in the spotlight as a result of Trump's...

Next week, the TRUTH comes out about food toxins... Bestselling science book cannot be denied or manipulated by Biotech or Big Pharma shills

Natural News - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:30
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No more toxic tampons: It's to support non-GMO, herbicide-free feminine hygiene products

Natural News - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) There are many reasons to stop using tampons and start using more natural, environmentally friendly alternatives. According to True Activist, 85% of feminine products are contaminated with an extremely dangerous, cancer-causing chemical called glyphosate – which...

Euthanasia over adoption: Why you should adopt a stray animal rather than giving it to PETA

Natural News - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) We've all seen examples of the high-profile militant activism that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) engages in, and judging by their fervent media campaigns one might draw the conclusion that the group is strongly committed to saving stray animals,...

A battery inspired by vitamins

ENN Pollution - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 01:42
Harvard researchers have identified a whole new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind power in large batteries.The development builds on previous work in which the team developed a high-capacity flow battery that stored energy in organic molecules called quinones and a food additive called ferrocyanide. That advance was a game-changer, delivering the first high-performance, non-flammable, non-toxic, non-corrosive, and low-cost chemicals that could enable large-scale, inexpensive electricity storage.While the versatile quinones show great promise for flow batteries, Harvard researchers continued to explore other organic molecules in pursuit of even better performance. But finding that same versatility in other organic systems has been challenging.
Categories: Ecological News

Offshore wind powers ahead as prices drop 30% below nuclear

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:19
The cost of offshore wind power in the North Sea is 30% lower than that of new nuclear, writes Kieran Cooke - helped along by low oil and steel prices, reduced maintenance and mass production. By 2030 the sector is expected to supply 7% of Europe's electricity.
Categories: Ecological News

New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future

ENN Climate - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 21:31
For the first time, researchers have successfully measured in detail the flow of solar energy, in and between different parts of a photosynthetic organism. The result is a first step in research that could ultimately contribute to the development of technologies that use solar energy far more efficiently than what is currently possible.For about 80 years, researchers have known that photochemical reactions inside an organism do not occur in the same place as where it absorbs sunlight. What has not been known, however, is how and along what routes the solar energy is transported into the photosynthetic organism -- until now."Not even the best solar cells that we as humans are capable of producing can be compared to what nature performs in the first stages of energy conversion. That is why new knowledge about photosynthesis will become useful for the development of future solar technologies", says Donatas Zigmantas, Faculty of Science at Lund University, Sweden.
Categories: Ecological News

Celebrate the Urban Wildnerness Right Where You Live

Yes! Magazine - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:30
Throughout the country there are revitalization efforts to bring back to life long-neglected urban wild areas.
Categories: Ecological News

Ottawa approves controversial chemical for ocean oil spills.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:30
The federal government has quietly approved the use of a highly controversial chemical for dispersing ocean oil spills, despite growing scientific evidence it doesn’t always work as claimed and even intensifies the toxicity of oil.
Categories: Ecological News

Zika data from the lab, and right to the web.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:30
A primate lab’s free sharing of information, contrary to the norm of saving data for publication, may lead to a model for responding to epidemics.
Categories: Ecological News

Life expectancy of indigenous Albertans dropping.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:30
The projected lifespan of Alberta’s indigenous people has experienced a significant drop over the last two years, even as the rest of the province sees incremental improvement in longevity, new government numbers show.
Categories: Ecological News

Environmental enforcement cases drop under Schimel's leadership.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:30
Attorney General Brad Schimel has issued scores of news releases since taking office in January 2015, but none to publicize environmental cases he has prosecuted.
Categories: Ecological News

Add instant ramen to the list of foods that can kill you.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:30
A study shows that even the occasional ramen dabbler might be heading for a heart attack—eating instant noodles just twice a week increases your risk of cardio-metabolic syndrome, which can cause heart disease, diabetes, and even strokes.
Categories: Ecological News

Experimental treatments seek to stem rising tide of food allergies.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:30
This year, 4.1 million children will develop food allergies. New experimental therapies may be able to desensitize patients to their allergens and prevent life-threatening reactions.
Categories: Ecological News

From clean water rules to school funding, enough of Christie's secrecy.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:30
Not only should Senate President Steve Sweeney stand up to the governor on stream and river protections, the Legislature should pass a similar resolution that overturns the rule changes on sewers and septic tanks, too.
Categories: Ecological News

What makes Brazilians sick.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:30
For local residents, “Olympic legacy” means living with Rio’s filthy water for decades after the athletes have left.
Categories: Ecological News

Gonorrhea may soon become resistant to all antibiotics.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:30
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the wily Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria may be developing resistance to the only two antibiotics left that can cure the sexually transmitted disease.
Categories: Ecological News

Ottawa’s shameful foot-dragging on asbestos continues.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:30
The Trudeau government has cast doubt on its stated commitment to reverse Ottawa’s laggardly asbestos policy.
Categories: Ecological News

Public health outweighs property values.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:30
It’s alarming that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources would factor property values into the equation when deciding how to comply with the EPA’s directive on transparency and public disclosure.
Categories: Ecological News
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