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Five everyday herbs for indigestion

Natural News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Most people think that indigestion is simply the result of eating a meal that is too heavy or too rich or spicy. But while it's true that scarfing down a third cheeseburger and washing it down with a milkshake can really upset the stomach, overindulgence in food is not...

Pro-GMO corporate shill Mark Lynas exposed yet again as a self-contradicting liar

Natural News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Mark Lynas, once a powerful voice of the movement against genetically modified (GM) foods, already made it clear in a long speech at the Oxford Farming Conference in 2013 that he no longer stands behind his own ideas."I want to apologize for having spent several...

DHS, FBI refuse to protect free speech advocate from terrorist death threats; Obama regime only concerned with conservatives, Christians

Natural News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Pamela Geller's biggest problem is that she's too white, too conservative, and too pro-Israel. That would help explain why, after being threatened with death by Islamic State terrorists, she would be left abandoned by an Obama Administration that has made its bones targeting...

Due to extreme drought, famous Hollywood actors now living like campers in the woods; flush only after 'number two'

Natural News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) California remains in the grip of a record-breaking, four-year drought, and Governor Jerry Brown has called for a 25 percent reduction of water usage statewide. Cities and communities throughout the state have responded by instituting their own water usage restrictions...

Hillary Clinton now fleeing the public and reporters after being outed as Bride of Frankenfoods

Natural News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) There are a number of very good reasons why Hillary Clinton should never be elected president. The Democratic front-runner for the 2016 presidential election has been embroiled in so many scandals, it's not easy to know where to start. The Benghazi fiasco? Emailgate...

Megacity drought: Sao Paulo withers after dry 'wet season'

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 23:22
After four years of low rainfall Brazil's commercial capital, Sao Paulo, is suffering from a grim combination of high temperatures and water shortages, writes Leila Carvalho. And now the drought has given rise to a lethal plague of dengue fever.
Categories: Ecological News

Worried about climate change? So why aren't you vegan?

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 22:58
You might be forgiven for thinking that climate change is all about fossil fuels, writes Chris Lang. But with livestock farming causing around a sixth of global emissions, there's one quick, cheap way to cut our carbon footprints: go vegetarian, or better still, vegan. So what's taking us so long?
Categories: Ecological News

Keep our front gardens green!

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 22:39
It's time to halt the loss of the nation's front gardens to dreary paving, writes Jenny Jones. Green gardens protect against floods, provide homes for wildlife, keep cities cool in summer, and help us all feel happier. Now, with 7 million gardens already paved over, we must protect those that remain.
Categories: Ecological News

Exposing technocracy - the mindset of industrial capitalism

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:51
Technology is crucial to all the big issues, but criticism is hampered by mythologies and structures of power, writes David King. Designed by and for corporate interests, modern industrial technologies embody a 400-year old technocratic philosophy of control of nature and people which must be confronted.
Categories: Ecological News

Save Wildlife, Save Yourself?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
Everyone knows that keeping our forests and grasslands full of wolves, bald eagles and honeybees is good for the environment. But could protecting animals and preserving ecosystems also help people not catch Lyme disease or West Nile virus?
Categories: Ecological News

$160 million cleanup ordered at coal-burning, pollution-spewing Four Corners power plant.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
One of the dirtiest coal-burning power plants in the country will be required to upgrade pollution controls, cutting thousands of tons of harmful sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions.
Categories: Ecological News

California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
California lawmakers on Thursday approved one of the toughest mandatory vaccination requirements in the nation, moving to end exemptions from state immunization laws based on religious or other personal beliefs.
Categories: Ecological News

Activists oppose Guatemala dam being backed by Spanish company.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
The arrival of transnational dam-builders in Guatemala is threatening cultural and natural riches. DW met with activists in Berlin, who are asking Europeans to reexamine exactly what such "green energy" entails.
Categories: Ecological News

California's drought is part of a much bigger water crisis. Here's what you need to know.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
Pretty much every state west of the Rockies has been facing a water shortage of one kind or another in recent years. California's is a severe, but relatively short-term, drought. But the Colorado River basin is the victim of a slower-burning catastrophe entering its 16th year.
Categories: Ecological News

Greenhouse gas blamed for 'climate expulsion' driving temperature rises across Pacific nations.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
Sometime in the mid 1990s, probably unnoticed by anyone, a region of the Pacific that is home to more than a dozen nations experienced something known as a “climate expulsion”.
Categories: Ecological News

What is killing the honeybees?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
Honeybees are dying in unprecedented numbers, and no one knows for sure why. It could be one especially virulent killer or a combination of several syndromes or health-related factors, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Categories: Ecological News

9 sobering facts about California’s groundwater problem.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
Groundwater is increasingly keeping California hydrated. But unlike its rivers, lakes and reservoirs, the state does not consider groundwater part of the public good. It does not regulate groundwater like it does surface water. Landowners can pump as much water as they want.
Categories: Ecological News

Two men. One coal-ash dump. No answers.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
Inmates at a Pennsylvania state prison in LaBelle, Fayette County, and town residents believe a coal ash dump has made them sick.
Categories: Ecological News

Texas leading challenge to new smog standards.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality — arguing that any health benefits won't be worth the cost — is paying a private company $1.65 million to challenge the science being used to set them.
Categories: Ecological News

Teens lack information on dangers of e-cigs and marijuana.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:30
Teens get the message that cigarettes are harmful, but they get mixed messaging or none at all about the risks of marijuana or e-cigarettes, according to a small new study in California.
Categories: Ecological News
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