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Thirsty for oil, energy companies wasting less valuable byproduct: natural gas.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:30
Oil and gas companies rushing to drill in the Eagle Ford Shale since 2009 have burned and wasted billions of cubic feet of natural gas - enough to meet the heating and cooking needs of 335,000 Texas homes for a year.
Categories: Ecological News

Drought leaves California homes without water.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:30
Hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California's extreme drought has dried up their individual wells, government officials and community groups said.
Categories: Ecological News

Long Island Sound becoming more acidic, scientists say.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:30
Scientists are turning their attention to the phenomenon of ocean acidification -- and its potential impact on the hard clams, oysters and other shellfish that make the Long Island Sound their home.
Categories: Ecological News

Fukushima Prefecture to accept intermediate storage facility for radioactive waste.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:30
Fukushima Prefecture is set to accept the construction of an interim facility to store radioactive waste from cleanup work due to the nuclear disaster, advancing the stalled process of decontaminating the affected areas.
Categories: Ecological News

Air pollutants analyzed in north China amid battle against smog.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:30
Tianjin is the second city to release the analysis of its fine particular matter. Early this year, China's environmental authority had asked the 30 municipalities and capital cities, as well as five big cities to release the analysis before the end of 2014.
Categories: Ecological News

Iceland volcano: Eruption under ice-cap sparks red alert.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:30
Iceland has issued a red alert to aviation after indications of a possible eruption under the country's biggest glacier, the Vattnajokull.
Categories: Ecological News

Biologist: Concerns about modified plants common, but unfounded.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:30
Michael Reskovac's farm would make a worthy backdrop for a food label, the kind with a pretty sunset and a well-fed cow. But with fields full of genetically-modified crops, Reskovac, president of the Pennsylvania Corn Growers Association, is worried about a different kind of label.
Categories: Ecological News

Governments resort to medieval quarantine tactic to halt spread of Ebola

Natural News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Without a sound medical solution to the worst outbreak of Ebola in the history of the planet, governments and non-governmental organizations are turning to a medieval technique that could affect as many as 1 million people, according to the World Health Organization...

4.5 million patient names, birth dates, social security numbers stolen in massive hack attack

Natural News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) In the latest breach of privacy and Internet security, a cyber attack originating in China hacked into the computers of Community Health Systems Inc., one of the largest U.S. hospital groups, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal information...

4 reasons your digestion Is ruined and what you can do about It

Natural News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Digestive issues could quite possibly be the biggest reason for many of the ailments people suffer from today. Processed foods, chemicals, GMO's, prescriptions, and stress often initiate the issues, and once those things are cleaned up, many people still seem to suffer...

$7 billion in sales for Non-GMO Project-verified foods in one year!

Natural News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The iconic butterfly (label) is really taking flight, surpassing projections by more than double last year, proving that 90% of Americans would love to know what is in their food and are taking actions to look for a label which tells them that the genes of their foods...

Police covertly scanned every face of Boston concertgoers in field test of facial recognition technology

Natural News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Concert attendees at last year's annual Boston Calling music festivals were not there simply to watch the show. In fact, they were, themselves, "watched," if you will, by the Boston Police Department, which was covertly testing new facial recognition technology that...

Is hepatitis-C a 'phantom virus?'

Natural News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) In 2012, the CDC decided that they would preempt an anticipated Hepatitis-C epidemic by urging baby boomers to get tested for Hepatitis-C. Their logic was that during the 1960s through the 1980s, there was a rash of injected street drug use and shared needles among baby...

Kids growing up in cities have higher risk of developing food allergies

Natural News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Statistics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that 3 percent of adults and 6 percent of children have one or more food allergies. The rate of food allergies among children has been steadily rising over the past two decades as well.Johns Hopkins Children's...

What would you like the Health Ranger to test next in our ICP-MS mass spectrometry laboratory?

Natural News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As you probably already know, I've used the ICP-MS instrumentation in the Natural News Forensic Food Lab to discover and publish extraordinary findings about heavy metals. We were the first to publish findings about the heavy metal tungsten in rice protein; we documented...

Researchers investigate link between phthalates and infertility.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 19:30
Exposure to phthalates has been linked to altered hormonal development and impaired fertility. A team of researchers has identified a potential mechanism: They find that exposure to certain phthalates is correlated with a biomarker for oxidative stress.
Categories: Ecological News

Not even toxic waste can stop gentrification: NYC's Superfund neighborhoods are booming.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 19:30
As the sun began to set over old factories in Gowanus, residents and visitors were clearly enjoying the first day of summer. A visitor could be lulled into forgetting she was perched on a bridge over one of the most polluted sites in Brooklyn—and the United States.
Categories: Ecological News

August downpour results in sewage overflow of 12 million gallons in Baltimore.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 19:30
Baltimore city officials belatedly disclosed Friday that sewage overflows topped 12 million gallons during last week's downpour, four times what had previously been acknowledged.
Categories: Ecological News

California trees nailed as the source of mystery infections.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 19:30
A fungus called Cryptococcus gattii can cause life-threatening infections, especially in people with compromised immune systems. One-third of AIDS-related deaths are thought to be caused by the fungus.
Categories: Ecological News

Reformulated gas likely to reduce smog, officials agree.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 19:30
Requiring retailers in seven southern and central Maine counties to sell a cleaner-burning gasoline could reduce two types of smog-causing emissions by about 6 percent and 1 percent a year, according to rough estimates.
Categories: Ecological News
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