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Deceased Marine's heart was stolen, likely sold on black market; US court denies his family relief

Natural News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The tragic death of Marine Sgt. Brian LaLoup further darkened when his family learned that his body was left alone and unguarded for days in the morgue, subjected to a secret autopsy in which his heart was stolen and likely sold on the black market.On the day of...

Texas' emergency request to use dangerous herbicide on cotton fields denied by EPA

Natural News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Federal regulators with the Environmental Protection Agency have denied a request from the state of Texas to permit its farmers to use a very powerful and dangerous herbicide against invasive "superweeds" that are threatening to overtake cotton crops.EPA officials...

Meditation and relaxation techniques are important for overall health

Natural News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Meditation, perhaps once thought of as a questionable way to achieve inner peace or even considered pseudoscience, has quickly gained popularity by many seeking to give their overall health a boost.In addition to it being a calming practice, it's heralded for its...

CDC denies culpability in bird flu incident, claiming they 'may never know' how dangerous strain was sent to outside lab

Natural News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have said they "may never know" how a relatively harmless form of bird flu was eventually cross-contaminated with a dangerous strain of the disease before it was sent to a laboratory outside of...

Autistic kid arrested after cop pretended to befriend him, then pressured him to buy pot

Natural News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) When your community is fortunate enough to be ranked the second safest city in the United States, sleep should come easier at night, but the peacefulness of Temecula, Calif. didn't prevent the local police department from conspiring to entrap students at Chaparral High...

Trees save how many lives a year in the United States?

Natural News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Trees are naturally helping to save hundreds of lives per year. In fact, in the first broad-scale approximation of its kind, researchers have estimated that trees save over 850 lives per year. Not only that, but they also can help reduce and prevent more than 670,000...

Socialists more likely to cheat at games

Natural News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Do socialists or capitalists cheat more? Well, a new study has answered that searing question.It's the socialists.As reported by Reason magazine online and CNSNews, teams of researchers from Duke University in North Carolina and the University of Munich in Germany...

Have the chills? Try vase breathing, part of a meditative technique shown to increase core body temperature

Natural News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As most health-conscious people are aware, healing the body without costly and potentially dangerous prescribed medications and treatments is possible. A change in both dietary lifestyle and mindset can put one on a path that reverses certain ailments, if not cures them...

Turn down your A/C when you sleep to boost your metabolism and lower diabetes risk

Natural News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) You may have never heard of the term "brown fat" before, but new research has been published which says brown fat is a good thing, and you should sleep in a "cooler" room regularly, so crank up the A/C, because a slightly higher power bill might be worth it to your health...

Niger Delta oil - Shell ignores horrendous pollution

The Ecologist Magazine - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:27
The systemic failure of the Nigerian government and oil giant Shell to clean up the horrendous oil pollution in the Niger Delta has been branded 'shameful' by a group of Nigerian and international NGOs.
Categories: Ecological News

Fukushima - we need health studies now!

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:52
A massive health crisis is following the 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima, write Joseph Mangano & Janette Sherman - not just in Japan but around the world. But the health impacts remains woefully under-studied. Scientists must wake up and undertake serious research without delay.
Categories: Ecological News

Brazil: GMO 'Bt corn' no longer resists pest attack

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:56
GMO corn varieties that express insecticidal Bt toxins are failing in the field, with reports of infestations of the fall armyworm on Bt corn in Brazil and the USA. Now the EU is poised to approve one of the failing varieties for use on European farms.
Categories: Ecological News

Defending against sea level rise could make the problem worse

ENN Climate - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:42
A combination of coastal defences and rising sea levels could change typical UK tidal ranges, potentially leading to a higher risk of flooding, say scientists. The researchers wanted to find out how tides around the UK might respond to changes in sea level over the next century depending on the level of coastal defences in place.
Categories: Ecological News

Ben & Jerry’s throws fudge brownie into GMO food fight.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:30
Ben & Jerry’s support of Vermont's GMO labeling law — a swirl of savvy public relations, financial backing, and grass-roots activism — pits the ice cream maker against the world’s biggest food companies, including its own corporate parent.
Categories: Ecological News

Many dead as gas explosions rock Taiwan city.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:30
A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday in Taiwan’s second-largest city.
Categories: Ecological News

Up to 20,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled near Hennessey, Oklahoma.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:30
It looks to be some time before the book will be closed on a hydrochloric acid spill in an alfalfa field in Kingfisher County. Between 350 and 500 barrels - up to 20,000 gallons - of acid spilled Monday in Hennessey.
Categories: Ecological News

Making the Great Lakes safer for swimming, fishing and drinking the water.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:30
The Health Professionals Advisory Board of the International Joint Commission has come out with a report proposing five ways to measure risks to our health from contaminants and other hazards in the Great Lakes.
Categories: Ecological News

Old tank cars put Chicago at risk.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:30
America’s drilling boom means more freight trains are snaking through Chicago carrying oil, which can erupt into fireballs if the tank cars derail. A new federal proposal to make the cars safer should be enacted as quickly as possible, and any changes in the final rules should enhance safety, not weaken it.
Categories: Ecological News

California needs to overhaul its protection of groundwater.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:30
The state is searching for new sources of water, including aquifers that might have been inaccessible in the past, or whose water was previously considered unsuitable for drinking but can now be purified using new technology.
Categories: Ecological News

The hidden hands behind war in Ukraine.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:30
To think that western leaders are reacting simply because they are outraged by the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 or what they see as Russian expansionist tendencies, misses a big piece of the puzzle. Referred to as the breadbasket of Europe, Ukraine's ample fields and rich soil make it the world's third-largest exporter of corn and fifth of wheat. It's a big prize for whoever ends up with control.
Categories: Ecological News
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