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Why Brazil's megadrought is a Wall Street failure.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:30
If Brazil’s drought is shocking, Wall Street’s shortsighted approach to the country is appalling.
Categories: Ecological News

All farms should be held to CAFO runoff standards.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:30
We would benefit if all farms were held to the standards that CAFOs must already follow, but finding the funding to help smaller farms reach that level is challenging.
Categories: Ecological News

Fungi thrived in flooded Colorado homes months after waters receded

ENN Health - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:23
Basements that flooded after heavy rains deluged the Colorado Front Range in September 2013 had higher levels of airborne mold and other fungi months after the waters receded compared with basements that didn’t flood, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder.
Categories: Ecological News

Combined sewer systems and heavy rainfall not healthy

ENN Health - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:13
Emergency hospital admissions rise following heavy rainfall after a new study found consumers’ drinking water can be contaminated by the release of untreated wastewater, increasing the risk for gastrointestinal illness."Combined" sewer systems collect both sewage and stormwater runoff on the way to treatment facilities. When heavy rainfall fills these systems beyond their capacity, untreated wastewater can back up into homes. To reduce the risk of home flooding during heavy precipitation, municipalities often discharge some of the untreated flow into nearby bodies of water. 
Categories: Ecological News

Damming Tibet: China's destruction of Tibet's rivers, environment and people

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:31
When Michael Buckley took a white water rafting trip in Tibet in 2005, he had no idea of the adventure he was embarking on - a ten-year investigation of China ruthless exploitation of Tibet's mineral and hydroelectric resources, and its systematic attack on indigenous Tibetans, their culture and their survival on the land.
Categories: Ecological News

Scotland's 'fracking moratorium' - a free-for-all in disguise?

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:46
Nicola Sturgeon secretly met with pro-fracking firm Ineos on the very same day that Scotland announced its shale gas moratorium, writes Kyla Mandel - giving rise to fears of a under-the-table stitch-up.
Categories: Ecological News

Beyond Compost: 5 Ways to Get Your Soil Ready This Spring

Yes! Magazine - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:30
The key to a great garden? Good dirt. Here’s how you can grow your own.
Categories: Ecological News

Isaiah Rider pleads for help after being kidnapped and abused by profit-driven medical system

Natural News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A 17-year-old Missouri resident who was "medically kidnapped" by officials in the neighboring state of Illinois is being restricted from traveling outside the state for pain treatment, even as Illinois child protective services continue to stop him from living with his...

Mainstream media: Pedophilia isn't a crime, but being unvaccinated is

Natural News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) What constitutes legal and illegal behavior in America today is becoming increasingly more inconsistent and bizarre. Some mainstream media sources are now calling for people who make the personal choice not to vaccinate to be jailed, implying that they're criminals,...

Sellout scientists who promote industry propaganda as science - trading humanity for profit

Natural News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) GMO is anti-science. Who knew? The biotech industry in general is wrought with fraud, hucksters, shills and lobbyists. The following is a list of hucksters and shills who "sell their souls" for money to represent whoever cuts the biggest check. It all started with Big...

Morgellons Disease - A New Autoimmune Disease?

Natural News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) What is Morgellons Disease? There are several answers to this question. Ask the CDC or far too many conventional doctors and they will tell you Morgellons disease doesn't exist, that it is a psychosomatic disorder, most likely a combination of delusional parasitosis...

Crime drops 61 percent after town switches to private policing; free market law enforcement rising in US

Natural News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A new trend is sweeping across America, and it's an idea whose time may have come: Private police forces - as in, forces that do not subsist on tax dollars or work on behalf of local, city or county governments.As reported by the Washington Post, the idea is built...

How to grow and use comfrey for gardening and medicine

Natural News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The medicinal value of comfrey has been known for many centuries, and the plant is also very useful in maintaining permaculture systems. Comfrey is a native European plant that can be found growing wild in parts of the United Kingdom.Wild comfrey is found in the...

Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought .

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:30
California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. There must be some villain behind all this, right?
Categories: Ecological News

Black spots on Taj, House panel cracks whip on ASI.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:30
Even as the Taj Mahal is turning yellow due to the surrounding pollution, restoration work at the 17th century monument has left a visiting parliamentary standing committee on environment (PSC) team quite shocked.
Categories: Ecological News

For drinking water in drought, California looks warily to sea.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:30
Every time drought strikes California, the people of this state cannot help noticing the substantial reservoir of untapped water lapping at their shores -- 187 quintillion gallons of it, more or less, shimmering so invitingly in the sun.
Categories: Ecological News

Cancer surge in China prompts rise of special patient hotels.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:30
Li Xiaohe has set herself up for the long haul in a cramped but sunny room in western Beijing, about a block from China's most renowned cancer hospital. Her laundry dries on hangers and her husband cooks in a communal kitchen as she embarks on an 84-day program of chemotherapy, following the removal of part of her right breast.
Categories: Ecological News

Coal ash at S.C. site greater than first reported.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:30
Evidence that a Duke Energy power plant site near Hartsville is more contaminated than previously suspected continues to grow as state regulators, environmentalists and company officials learn more about the property.
Categories: Ecological News

California officials assure residents there still plenty of other natural resources to waste.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:30
With residents struggling to adjust to newly imposed restrictions on water usage amid the state’s continuing drought, California officials assured citizens Monday there are still plenty of other resources available for them to waste.
Categories: Ecological News

Barbara Kingsolver, Barack Obama, and the Monarch Butterfly.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:30
Back in February, the Obama Administration committed $3.2 million toward saving the monarch butterfly. Environmental activists, deeply concerned by the monarch’s alarming decline, applauded the move.
Categories: Ecological News
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