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Potential presidential candidate calls for mandatory vaccination

Natural News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) He says he believes in individual freedom, liberty and parental rights, but potential 2016 Republican presidential contender Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon doesn't, really, when it comes to the issue of childhood vaccinations.In fact, the good doctor...

A brief history of Earth Day

ENN Climate - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:29
Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it. 
Categories: Ecological News

Exposing the secrets of the EU's corporate Lobbyland

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 23:01
Brussels is a city of ruthless, well-resourced corporate lobbyists. And unlike ordinary EU citizens, they enjoy priviliged access to officials, negotiators and parliamentarians, and are used to getting their own way. That's a state of affairs that David Lundy & Olivier Hoedeman are determined to end with their 'citizens tours' of EU Lobbyland ...
Categories: Ecological News

End support for Drax: stop subsidies for biomass power and phase out coal!

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 21:34
Hundreds of millions of pounds meant to be spent on green energy will soon be lavished on Britain's biggest coal fired power station to reward it for burning 7 million tonnes of wood pellets a year - meant to be 'renewable' but actually driving biodiversity loss and even worse for climate change than coal. DECC must stop this madness!
Categories: Ecological News

Israelis steal fertile soil from Palestinian farms

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:51
Not satisfied with seizing Palestinian land and water, Israeli settlers in the West Bank have found a new way to enrich themselves at their neighbors' expense - by stealing their fertile soil and transporting it to their own farms and gardens.
Categories: Ecological News

Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.
Categories: Ecological News

Bill to increase arsenic testing in Maine comes under fire from testers.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
Residents of central Maine’s arsenic hot spots argued for a bill aimed at increasing well-water testing before a legislative committee on Tuesday, but the proposal ran into opposition over how to pay for it.
Categories: Ecological News

Angry Dr. Oz ready to fight his critics on Thursday’s show.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
Mehmet Oz, armed with a pink power shirt, a sleek gray blazer and a full head of hair, is ready for battle.
Categories: Ecological News

Conservatives don't think climate change will happen in their lifetimes.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
Everyone but conservative Republicans seems to agree that climate change will happen in their lifetime, according to a new Gallup survey released Wednesday, just in time for Earth Day.
Categories: Ecological News

At Everglades, Obama to warn of damage from climate neglect.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
President Barack Obama will use a visit to Florida’s Everglades to warn of the damage that climate change is already inflicting on the nation’s environmental treasures — and to hammer political opponents he says are doing far too little about it.
Categories: Ecological News

This chart shows how US carbon emissions are rising - again.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
Economic growth helped drive up U.S. energy-related carbon emissions in 2014, for the second consecutive year. Will this continue?
Categories: Ecological News

Ten places that shouldn’t celebrate Earth Day.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
On the occasion of International Earth Day, while attention is once again on issues related to clean environment and pollution, we take a look at some of the most polluted places in the world.
Categories: Ecological News

Earth Day reminds that the job’s not done.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
There are many reasons for optimism and action. The world is finally wide awake to the challenges of protecting our land, air and water, and people in many countries are waging campaigns to bend the arc of history toward a sustainable human civilization.
Categories: Ecological News

Opinion: Earth Day, climate change and the god of small things.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
It’s good that solar is going on roof tops; windfarms connected to the grid; hybrid and electric cars starting to substitute for conventional ones; and that it’s good business to locate in a LEED certified building. But the next step is to ask whether we always need to get into that car or keep the lights burning., Let's celebrate the 45th Earth Day — and tackle climate change — by thinking both big and small.
Categories: Ecological News

The air is dark and asthma is deadly along the Mexico border.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
The ingredients of this rank, airborne witches’ brew make the Imperial Valley an especially precarious place to be a child. Diesel and gas exhaust are the most significant contributors to the region’s polluted air.
Categories: Ecological News

Most wells near Duke Energy's ash ponds contaminated.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
Most of the well water tested near Duke Energy’s North Carolina coal ash ponds show contaminants above state groundwater standards, state regulators said Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Small north Texas quakes likely linked to oil, gas operations - study.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
A series of earthquakes that rattled a small community northwest of Fort Worth, Texas, more than a year ago were linked to oil and gas operations, according to a scientific study released Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Oklahoma science agency links quakes to oil.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
The state agency in charge of determining the cause of Oklahoma's earthquake swarms announced today that it is "very likely" that the shaking has been caused by oil and gas activity.
Categories: Ecological News

Legacy of Agent Orange.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
As April 30 approaches, marking 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, people in Vietnam with severe mental and physical disabilities still feel the lingering effects of Agent Orange.
Categories: Ecological News

GMO labeling bill stalls amid interagency, committee tussle.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:30
House Agriculture Committee lawmakers want more control over deciding which government agency - the Agriculture Department or the Food and Drug Administration - would control the regulation of labels for genetically modified foods.
Categories: Ecological News
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