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Baby formula is loaded with GMOs - Avoid these brands

Natural News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A petition is circulating to persuade three of the top infant formula brands in the U.S. -- Abbott Laboratories (Similac), Mead Johnson Nutrition (Enfamil) and Nestle (Gerber Good Start) -- to stop using genetically modified (GM) ingredients in their baby products. Each...

Nearly 50 million Americans now on food stamps as middle class plummets into poverty

Natural News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a "war on poverty," and five years after President Obama's administration declared the "Great Recession" over, a record number of Americans remain on taxpayer-supported federal and state assistance programs.According...

Man trapped in 12-year vegetative state was aware all along

Natural News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) If ever there was an answer about whether or not those in a vegetative state possess awareness, it's found in the story of Martin Pistorius. He fell into a coma likely brought on by cryptococcal meningitis in the 1980s. However, after 12 years in a vegetative state,...

The true price of plasma donation

Natural News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Millions of people seem too easily satisfied with the regurgitated mantras of assumed consensus (based merely on a bias in favor of perceived authority) to gain assurance that donating plasma on a frequent and long-term basis is without significant detrimental effects...

Report highlights how natural gas "fracking" is causing earthquakes

Natural News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) North-central Texas is experiencing a surge in earthquakes like never before, and a recent study says the cause could be natural gas hydraulic fracturing, a process more popularly known as "fracking."The liquid waste left over from pumping natural gas out of the...

What your poop says about the status of your health

Natural News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) It's not exactly the most appropriate subject for your next dinner party, but poop has a lot to say about the status of your health if you're willing to listen. If you can get over the gross factor, analyzing the consistency, appearance and frequency of your bowel movements...

Maryland cops profile gun owners in traffic stops and searches

Natural News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A rising number of gun owners in Maryland believe that law enforcement officers may be singling them out for an inordinate number of traffic stops, thereby infringing on their rights to keep and bear arms, among other constitutional protections.The Washington Times...

A Roundup of Roundup® Reveals Converging Pattern of Toxicity

Farm Wars - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 06:31
The most convincing evidence of glyphosate toxicity is the consistent pattern of diseases associated with glyphosate that has emerged from the farm to the clinic and from scientific studies to citizen testimonials.
Categories: Ecological News

Warming seas decrease sea turtle basking

ENN Climate - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:41
Green sea turtles may stop basking on beaches around the world within a century due to rising sea temperatures, a new study suggests. Basking on sun-warmed beaches helps the threatened turtles regulate their body temperatures and may aid their immune systems and digestion. By analyzing six years of turtle surveys and 24 years of satellite data, researchers from Duke University, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center and the University of Ioannina in Greece have found the turtles bask more often each year when sea surface temperatures drop.
Categories: Ecological News

Greens' election debate victory as member surge approaches 60,000

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 22:13
Greens are celebrating a decision by the main UK broadcasters to include them in the 2015 TV election debates alongside the SNP and Plaid Cymru - as their UK membership exceeds 58,000!
Categories: Ecological News

Greens' election debate victory as surge continues

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 22:13
Greens are celebrating a decision by the main UK broadcasters to include them in the 2015 TV election debates alongside the SNP and Plaid Cymru - while their membership and poll standing surge ahead.
Categories: Ecological News

Election 2015: finally, our chance to ditch Trident

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:50
Campaigners against nuclear weapons on a 'Wrap up Trident' demo at the Ministry of Defence in London today have a new spring in their step, writes Paul Ingram. Thanks to the new electoral geometry of the 2015 general election, they could finally get to close down Britain's £100 billion nuclear weapons programme - and not a moment too soon!
Categories: Ecological News

Europe's 'circular economy' waste laws binned despite MEPs' fury

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
The European Commission has confirmed that it will drop its 'circular economy' package, writes James Crisp, in the face of protest by MEPs and environment ministers. The EC's insistence that a future version would be 'improved' - but in in unspecified ways - only raised suspicions of a deregulatory coup by Europe's dirtiest businesses.
Categories: Ecological News

Five years after Enbridge oil spill, landowners await spring landscaping of repaired line.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
With the new $2.6 billion pipeline, Enbridge pledges to restore the landscape. But for at least one landowner, the emotional scars may never disappear.
Categories: Ecological News

Study gives pregnant women the green light to eat fish.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
Eating fish during pregnancy could be beneficial after all, say researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center who voyaged to the Seychelles to study the benefits of nutrients found in fish and the risk associated with mercury exposure.
Categories: Ecological News

Anti-radiation drug could work days after exposure.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
After a nuclear meltdown, exposure to DNA-damaging radiation levels can happen in minutes – but accessing therapies that might combat the effects can take days. A new drug could help: in mice, it reduced death rates from radiation sickness even if given three days after exposure.
Categories: Ecological News

Smoking burns up as much as $2 million in a lifetime.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
A state-by-state graphic of the financial cost of smoking.
Categories: Ecological News

Senate’s marathon Keystone debate ends in anger.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to end the debate around midnight, after a seemingly endless series of votes and quorum calls that left Democrats fuming.
Categories: Ecological News

Obama's EPA breaks pledge to divorce politics from science on toxic chemicals.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
The Obama administration's plan has been a failure. In the past three years, the EPA has assessed fewer chemicals than ever. Last year, it completed only one assessment. Today, the agency has even embraced measures sought by the chemical industry.
Categories: Ecological News

Washington farmworkers hit with drifting pesticides become sick.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
Twenty farmworkers picking cherries in Washington became sick from a pesticide mixture in a pear orchard drifting over to their field. The mixture is new on the market, and this is the first reported case of illness due to its use.
Categories: Ecological News
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