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Congress should block EPA effort to impose lower ozone standard.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
In 2008, the EPA set the ground-level ozone standard for air quality at 75 parts per billion. But now the EPA is signaling that it intends to cut the standard to 70 or 60 ppb — five or 15 drops fewer — even though the states have not yet fully implemented the 2008 standard.
Categories: Ecological News

A climate for change: The US can help drive a new round of global carbon cuts.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
No U.S.-only initiative can stop the planet from warming. Any effective response to climate change will require broad, international effort. But such coordination is not out of reach. It is quite possible - if the United States does its part.
Categories: Ecological News

Will the world go for a carbon tax?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
Next year could bring an international treaty that eventually would damage West Virginia’s coal industry, and the gas industry to lesser degree.
Categories: Ecological News

The EPA's plan on Passaic River cleanup is flawed.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
For more than forty years we have failed to clean up the Passaic River and protect the communities along the river from dioxin, PCB, and mercury contamination. We had hoped that the EPA’s cleanup "plan" would finally end this long toxic nightmare.
Categories: Ecological News

Congress should do more to protect the country from wildfires.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30
Congress should provide emergency funding to fight wildfires while greatly increasing the budget for stewardship of America's shamefully neglected national forests. We must fix this broken model before more people, communities and wildlife suffer needless harm.
Categories: Ecological News

The liberal climate agenda is doomed to failure

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:29
Liberal environmentalism represents a dangerous delusion, writes Scott Parkin - that 'playing nice' with Earth-destroying corporations and politicians can yield results worth having. Radical change on climate will only result from bold, confrontational direct actions against the fossil fuel industries and their apologists.
Categories: Ecological News

Study Suggests More Research before Fracking Continues

ENN Pollution - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:52
An independent report on fracking has recommended a temporary moratorium on the controversial process and says that communities should give permission before it can proceed. The interdisciplinary expert panel set up by the Nova Scotia regional government says the science of fracking is relatively unknown and therefore its introduction should be delayed in the Province until the science and its environmental effects are better understood.
Categories: Ecological News

India: Women free themselves from a life of cleaning human excrement

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:54
Women of an 'untouchable' caste in village India are rebelling against a life of cleaning human ordure, poverty and relentless discrimination, writes Amy Braunschweiger. Among them is Lalibai, who inherited her 'job' at the age of 12 - but has just helped to organise a protest march of 10,000 women across 18 states.
Categories: Ecological News

Reverse low thyroid with these 7 natural steps

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) More than 30 million women and 15 million men suffer from symptoms of low thyroid function or poor metabolism, and conventional medicine has few workable solutions for addressing this growing epidemic. But there are some ways you can address low thyroid function naturally...

Truth about CDC vaccine fraud revealed by Jon Rappoport in new video interview

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) We've just posted a Health Ranger Report interview with investigative journalist Jon Rappoport, one of the last remaining honest investigative journalists in America.The full interview is available on YouTube. The interview was recorded right before Dr. Thompson...

Dr. Andrew Wakefield speaks out about CDC scientist's admission of vaccine research fraud - video

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A stunning new interview with Dr. Andrew Wakefield conducted by Gary Franchi of the Next News Network has just been posted. This interview is the first video interview with Dr. Wakefield following the admission of scientific fraud by a top CDC scientist named Dr. William...

5 ways to save water in a drought-stricken world

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Water is the essence of life. Humans are bound to this universal mandate as is any other form of life, but how we differ is our ability to control consumption and preserve what is perhaps the most precious gift that the universe has given us.If consumption continues...

Solar energy plants ignite birds in mid-air; thousands killed by intense light beams

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) This type of solar energy plant differs from the normal solar panels that convert the sun's energy directly into electrical energy by light-sensitive semiconductors to be used immediately or stored in large batteries.The solar energy plant that's accused of killing...

Glyphosate - The silent danger causing lead poisoning in pregnant women

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The fight taking place doesn't always involve guns on the battlefield. Sometimes the battlefield is something quiet and innocent like a field of crops. The gun is sometimes the chemical pesticides and herbicides soaking into the plants, loading up in the soil. The pesticides...

Three superfoods that nourish and rejuvenate the skin

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Many health researchers now understand that our skin is a reflection of our internal health. A body that is fed nutritious whole foods, for instance, is more likely to enjoy clear and radiant skin, while a body that is fed processed foods is more likely to suffer from...

GM mosquitoes increase spread of dengue fever in Brazilian town, causing state of emergency to be renewed

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Transgenic insects developed by a British company as the solution to dengue fever in the Third World are causing the debilitating disease to spread even worse, according to new reports. Genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes developed by Oxitec have sparked an outbreak...

Phosphoric acid causes kidney disease, lowers bone density, is in Coca-Cola, despite label 'no artificial flavors, no preservatives'

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Coca-Cola's global sales have dropped for the third straight year. For the first time in 15 years, Coca-Cola's global soda sales volumes fell in the first quarter of the year. The excitement of the fizzy drinks is begging to fizzle out. Consumers are growing concerned...

Is your deodorant drugging you through the armpits daily with this neurotoxin?

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As the temperature rises in the body, thousands of sweat glands begin to bead up, preparing to cool the body down. The average person possesses about 2.6 millions sweat glands -- a built in thermostat. This system is made up of eccrine glands and apocrine glands.Eccrine...

DDT compounds found at deadly levels in Michigan birds and eggs

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The people and wildlife of St. Louis, Michigan, continue to suffer from pollution left behind from Velsicol Chemical Corp., a DDT-producing chemical company.The 54-acre plant shut down decades ago and is now under control of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Antibiotic use in infants could cause obesity, study shows

Natural News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As if there aren't enough issues with antibiotics, medical researchers have found more. Both an epidemiological and an in vivo (animal) study have determined a plausible connection between antibiotic use for infants and toddlers and child obesity from metabolic syndrome...
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