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Backyard chicken lead poisoning alert.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
Tanya Middleton had lived in her rented house in Glen Eden for 10 years with her seven children, aged seven to 17. It was a sick chicken that first alerted her to the lead toxins there. Her chickens had lead levels "off the scale."
Categories: Ecological News

All eyes on Oregon as voters decide GMO labeling.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
On Nov. 4, in the most expensive ballot measure campaign in Oregon history, voters will decide whether to force food manufacturers to label their products that contain genetically modified ingredients sold in the state.
Categories: Ecological News

'Silent revolution' in biotech farming overtaking GM, says Greenpeace.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
The row over GM crops should be a thing of the past because they have failed to live up to their promise, according to Greenpeace, which will publish a report highlighting the successes of biotechnology projects it claims are outstripping GM in improving food production.
Categories: Ecological News

After Diwali, Delhi chokes on toxic smog.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
Thick smoke hung over New Delhi this week as millions of Indians lit firecrackers to mark the Diwali festival, but calls for a boycott highlighted growing concerns over air quality in one of the world’s most polluted cities.
Categories: Ecological News

Dividing and conquering the trash.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
Across the country, millions of companies are creating trash, including food waste, cardboard, plastics and various other materials. These companies hire waste management firms to pick up their trash and truck it to a landfill. Companies hire Rubicon as a kind of waste consultant. It is a lucrative niche.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change: Carbon trading edges closer as UN brokers deal.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
The world is on the brink of enlisting market forces in the fight against climate change on a truly global scale for the first time, United Nations officials have claimed.
Categories: Ecological News

After Hurricane Sandy, New York rebuilds for the future.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
As a partner at the Bjarke Ingels Group, a Danish architecture firm, Kai-Uwe Bergmann is one in a cast of hundreds trying to fortify New York against another storm like Hurricane Sandy, which ripped through the region two years ago this week.
Categories: Ecological News

White House hopes all politics stays local for Keystone XL.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
The environmental movement leaders do not want give a Republican Congress any time to pass a new law that forces approval of KXL, particularly if that law could be attached to "must-pass" legislation, such as military budgets.
Categories: Ecological News

Dam-building boom could be electricity boon, environmental blight.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
A dam-building boom across the developing world will bring electricity to growing, power-hungry cities across Asia, Africa and Latin America. But it can also put the world’s climate and people at risk, according to a new study by researchers.
Categories: Ecological News

Legal fight over PCB responsibility continues.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
NCR Corp. continued to produce carbonless copy paper well after learning a chemical involved in the manufacturing process posed a long-term risk to human health and the vitality of the Fox River, a federal appellate court has found.
Categories: Ecological News

As Ebola spread in Dallas, New York honed protocol.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
When Craig Spencer, a young doctor just back from treating patients with Ebola in Guinea, fell ill with the virus in New York on Thursday, the paramedics who went to get him had a carefully planned response that was world's apart from what happened in Dallas last month.
Categories: Ecological News

Australian town waits to hear of terrible toll on its ‘grog babies’.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
The Kimberley town of Fitzroy Crossing is bracing for bad news that it suspected all along — that up to one in four children suffers from foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD, a level far higher than previously reported in Australia and one of the world’s highest recorded rates.
Categories: Ecological News

Couch potato lifestyles could kill welfare state, report warns.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
A landmark report says lack of exercise is as dangerous as smoking – directly contributing to one in six deaths. The UK has one of the lowest levels of activity in the western world, and without change, the welfare state could collapse, health officials warn.
Categories: Ecological News

Biomuseo showcases Panama's ecological diversity.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
This month Panama opened the brightly colored, multifaceted Biomuseo. Designed by Frank Gehry, it showcases Panama’s role as the last key piece of land in the Central American isthmus that joined North and South America nearly three million years ago — and the consequences it had for the world’s ecology.
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola infections cross the 10,000 mark, UN health agency says.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
More than 10,000 people have now been infected with Ebola in the latest outbreak in West Africa, according to World Health Organization figures released Saturday as the deadly virus continues to spread. Of those cases, 4,922 people have died.
Categories: Ecological News

New York Ebola patient stable as quarantines begin.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
A doctor being treated for Ebola had received experimental drugs and was in stable condition Saturday as three states — New York, New Jersey and Illinois — ramped up efforts to block the virus’ arrival by mandating 21-day quarantines for medical workers arriving from Ebola-afflicted regions.
Categories: Ecological News

Unvented gas stoves are an asthma risk.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
When most people think of air pollution, they think of outdoors - smokestacks and tailpipes. So they may overlook a significant source indoors - the household gas stove, which is gaining new notoriety as an air polluter these days.
Categories: Ecological News

Rise in mesothelioma cancer cases reported near former Melbourne asbestos factory.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
A rise in mesothelioma cases near a former asbestos factory in Melbourne's west has been reported by the Victorian Cancer Registry. In the 12 years to 2013, 16 people developed the disease within two kilometres of the Wunderlich site in Sunshine North.
Categories: Ecological News

In the path of pipelines.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:30
Communities must wrest back local control. They must demand that states repeal laws that enable the gas industry to invade private property and challenge state laws pre-empting local lawmaking.
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola quarantine nurse's ties to CDC scrubbed from web; was it a staged op to invoke opposition to quarantines?

Natural News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey over her high risk status as a possible Ebola carrier, has ties to the CDC which have been deliberately hidden by the mainstream media.Right now, a war is waging between states like New Jersey, New York and...
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