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42 reasons for banning fracking.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:30
Are we going to continue to let the oil and gas corporations buy the right to violate our health, safety, welfare, and community rights? Sign the petition so we can write a charter that bans fracking in Boulder County Colorado.
Categories: Ecological News

Organic farming boosts environment and nutrition

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:05
How we farm matters, writes Pat Thomas - not just for water, insects, birds and the wider environment, which benefit from organic farming, but also the nutritional value of our food. It's time to value the quality of what we eat, instead of prizing quantity above all.
Categories: Ecological News

The important role of community forests

ENN Agriculture - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:19
Expanding and strengthening the community forest rights of indigenous groups and rural residents can make a major contribution to sequestering carbon and reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation, according to a new report. The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Rights and Resources Initiative said that indigenous people and rural inhabitants in Latin America, Africa, and Asia have government-recognized rights to forests containing nearly 38 billion tons of carbon, equal to 29 times the annual emissions of all the world’s passenger vehicles. By enforcing community rights to those forests, the study said, governments can play a major role in tackling climate change. In the Brazilian Amazon, for example, deforestation rates are 11 times lower in community forests than in forests outside those areas. In areas where community forest rights are ignored, deforestation rates often soar. The report made five major recommendations, from better enforcement of community forest zones to compensating communities for the climate and other benefits their forests provide.
Categories: Ecological News

The important role of community forests

ENN Climate - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:19
Expanding and strengthening the community forest rights of indigenous groups and rural residents can make a major contribution to sequestering carbon and reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation, according to a new report. The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Rights and Resources Initiative said that indigenous people and rural inhabitants in Latin America, Africa, and Asia have government-recognized rights to forests containing nearly 38 billion tons of carbon, equal to 29 times the annual emissions of all the world’s passenger vehicles. By enforcing community rights to those forests, the study said, governments can play a major role in tackling climate change. In the Brazilian Amazon, for example, deforestation rates are 11 times lower in community forests than in forests outside those areas. In areas where community forest rights are ignored, deforestation rates often soar. The report made five major recommendations, from better enforcement of community forest zones to compensating communities for the climate and other benefits their forests provide.
Categories: Ecological News

Gaza: an end to the war - 'Once And For All'

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:46
In this war, both sides have declared the same aim - to put an end to the situation that existed before it started. Remarkably, writes Uri Avnery, they can both have their way: an end to the rockets, bombs and shells; an end to the blockade and the occupation. In short, peace. But first they must talk to each other ...
Categories: Ecological News

Michelle Obama GMO hoax explodes into public backlash against Monsanto

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) We all got a good laugh today: The Michelle Obama GMO story that went viral Friday has been confirmed as a hoax, but it produced such a backlash of anger against the First Lady and Monsanto that the outcry became a new story all by itself. In a very real sense, the hoax...

HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The Michelle Obama GMO story that went viral Friday has been confirmed as a hoax, and that means we owe the First Lady an apology for the error in reporting. But there's an interesting silver lining in all this: the massive public backlash that sprang from the report...

Cancer is curable NOW: Watch the full free documentary here

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) We live in a world of outrageous lies fronted by corporate interests, but one of the fundamental undeniable truths of biology is that cancer is curable.The cures have been known for decades, and they're readily within reach of people everywhere. But we are not allowed...

Beef and bacon prices hit all-time high in U.S. as meat prices continue to soar

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have sprung up in recent years, confining cattle in as little space as possible, with no room for the animals to roam, with no grass for them to feed on. Genetically modified feed is trough-fed to the animals as they fight...

Yet more highly contagious disease vials accidentally discovered at government lab

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Hundreds of additional vials of freeze-dried, exotic pathogens have been discovered at a government laboratory, according to new reports. Abandoned vials labeled "dengue," "influenza," and "Q fever" were among those discovered inside 12 boxes sitting in the corner of...

Md. couple charged with keeping their abused 22-year-old autistic twin sons locked in a basement

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The ground beneath Rockville, Maryland, must have shook as neighbors learned about the dark, inhumane conditions that 22-year-old autistic twins were forced to endure right in their own neighborhood. When police arrived at 1602 Crawford Drive in Rockville to serve an...

Optimal sulfur levels can reverse chronic disease

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Are you unable to lose excess weight? Do you have a family member at risk of dying from an "incurable" disease? According to a growing community of health experts, medical professionals need to consider the danger of sulfur deficiencies in the body and their impact on...

Dietary tips for women with heavy menstrual bleeding

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Many women experience heavy menstrual bleeding, a condition called menorrhagia, that warrants medical attention. (1) For some women, attention from a medical professional is necessary, because underlying factors such as polyps, fibroid tumors and hormonal disturbances...

CNN's Anderson Cooper admits TWA Flight 800 was shot down in 1996, confirming media cover-up

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) At the time, it became one of the most conspiracy-theorized incidents since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy -- the downing of TWA Flight 800.In case you haven't heard the story, Flight 800 -- a Boeing 747-100 airliner - blew up and then crashed into...

Irradiated and brainwashed: Japanese citizens somehow still support nuclear industry

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Virtually no one in the Japanese public supports nuclear energy production anymore, thanks to what many now agree was the worst nuclear disaster ever to occur in recorded history. But this hasn't stopped the Japanese government from continuing to propagandize the public...

Couple loses combined total of 280 pounds, says healthier eating habits helped with weight loss and led to current vegan lifestyle

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Robert Foster used to weigh 327 pounds and his wife Jessica, tipped the scales at 287.(1) While Robert outwardly dealt with his weight though humor and embracing his love for bad foods, Jessica often felt as if she were invisible. However, when comments such as "she...

Preppers going all in for organic foods

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) In larger numbers, Americans who want to be better prepared in case of natural or man-made disasters don't simply want to "settle" for just any food to eat: Even in less-than-desirable conditions, they want healthy food to sustain them.That's why growing numbers...

Exploding jellyfish population a warning sign of worsening ocean health

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Signs continue to emerge showing that the ocean waters are changing in pH, moving toward a more acidic state. As jellyfish populations explode in specific areas of the oceans, scientists warn of a new era of declining ocean health teaming with imbalances of ecology....

An introduction to potassium and why it is essential for our bodies

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Potassium is an essential mineral whose ions are vital for the functioning of all living cells. It accumulates in plant cells, meaning that many fresh vegetables and fruits -- most famously bananas -- are rich in it. Dissolved potassium is also found in sea vegetables...

Antipsychotic drugs shrink the brain and may accelerate psychosis for schizophrenics, study finds

Natural News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As humans age, brain cells lose some of their volume and the brain shrinks slowly, subtly over time. Brain cells and their connections are scaled back especially when they are not used. This process of atrophy usually begins after age 30 and continues each year. According...
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