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Study: Chile spends least on environmental protection among OECD countries.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
Chile is the OECD country that spends the least on environmental protection as a percentage of gross domestic product, a study by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Chilean government says.
Categories: Ecological News

Declining vaccine rates: Mostly a white problem.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
What few people outside of public health circles say — but the data also makes clear — is that parents who delay or avoid vaccines are largely, but certainly not exclusively, white, well-educated and well-to-do or outright rich.
Categories: Ecological News

White House directs GMO regulators to update, improve oversight.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
The White House on Thursday directed the three U.S. agencies that oversee biotech crop products to improve and modernize their regulatory "framework" to boost public confidence in a system that critics call a failure.
Categories: Ecological News

BP to pay $18.7 billion for Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
An $18.7 billion settlement announced Thursday of all federal, state and local claims against the oil giant BP arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill would be the largest environmental settlement and the largest civil settlement with any single entity in the nation's history.
Categories: Ecological News

A milestone for the environment in the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
Both BP and the government deserve credit for heading off a nasty and prolonged legal battle. What we still don’t know — and may not know for a very long time — is the extent of the damage the spill caused.
Categories: Ecological News

The EPA helps to restore the bay.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:30
Chesapeake Bay has progressed. Experts report positive signs. Success does not justify relaxation but, at the minimum, staying the course or, more appropriately, intensifying the effort. Do not undermine the EPA.
Categories: Ecological News

Greece’s anti-solar, coal-based energy policies underlie its economic collapse

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:10
As Greece prepares for its referendum, Takis Grigoriou takes Greece to task for its highly polluting lignite power sector, its ditching of a successful solar program in favour of more coal, the minimal insulation in its buildings that locks in high fuel bills, and Syriza's failure to tackle these issues. The good news? Greece's latest €1.4bn coal project looks like going unfunded.
Categories: Ecological News

Health and wellbeing are at the heart of our Green future

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:14
The NHS is one of our greatest institutions and we must defend it to the hilt, writes Natalie Bennett. But to build the healthy society we all want and deserve, we need joined up policies across the policy spectrum, valuing human wellbeing above crude economic growth.
Categories: Ecological News

Amazon.com gives preference to Adolf Hitler while memory-holing General Lee

Natural News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) In a stunning decision of bowing down to political correctness, giant online retailer Amazon has decided to ditch sales of all Confederate-themed merchandise, but will continue to sell paraphernalia pertaining to Nazi Germany and its crazed leader, Adolf Hitler.Claiming...

The medical link between EMF pollution and 'unexplainable' chronic disease symptoms

Natural News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The health danger of 'electrical pollution' is grossly misunderstood by Western medicine. But, for those suffering with the ill effects of electromagnetic frequency (EMF) exposure – this is no laughing matter. If you're suffering with chronic fatigue, headaches...

Organic pioneer Amy's to unveil 'clean' fast food concept in California

Natural News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A modern, health-conscious take on fast food is coming soon to northern California -- and no, it's not McDonald's introducing "breakfast kale" at select restaurants in a lame attempt to stay relevant. Organic pioneer Amy's Kitchen is set to open its first drive-through...

CNN mistakes gay pride dildo, butt plug flag for ISIS, brings in security expert to decode

Natural News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Some stories are so unbelievable and over-the-top that you might swear they were fabrications – and this is one of them.Sadly, for journalism anyway, this is not a fabrication.On Saturday, June 27, the Cable News Network actually reported that a man was...

Walmart secretly hides $76 billion in overseas tax havens after pillaging American businesses

Natural News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Just because Walmart figured out a way to sell consumer products for cheaper than your local mom and pop shop, effectively putting it out of business, doesn't mean that this multinational corporation is evil -- or so goes the claim by many a radical capitalist in defense...

After the WashPost jumps in bed with Monsanto, it now lies about campus rape

Natural News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Old media icon The Washington Post has once again been caught lying to its readers, this time about an "epidemic" of campus rape that's not quite what the paper claims it to be. A recent series of front-page news items claiming that one in five female college students...

Man improves his Parkinson's disease symptoms by boxing

Natural News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Boxing might not be an activity someone with Parkinson's disease would consider to help improve their condition, however, it's just what Mike Quaglia is doing.Diagnosed with the disease at the age of 42, he became frustrated when medications didn't seem to be helping...

Iceland, the land of freedom and true democracy, grows booming economy after jailing bankster criminals

Natural News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Banks around the world are no longer the quaint little savings-and-loan depositories of yesterday. Today, most of them are owned or co-opted by giant mega-wealthy criminal conglomerates that charge customers for everything from cash deposits to ATM fees.One Western...

Hillary Clinton won't release her personal medical records, but Obamacare keeps YOUR medical records forever!

Natural News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Consider it another case of the governing elite playing by a set of rules different from the ones they impose on the rest of us, further tearing asunder the uniquely American founding principle of "government of, for and by the people."In an astounding act of hubris...

Flavonoid-rich diet may reduce risk of diabetes: Study

Natural News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Anyone who reads the paper or keeps up with the news has probably heard about what medical experts are dubbing the "epidemic" of diabetes. In the United States alone, there are between 25 and 30 million diabetics, and about 7 million of those are undiagnosed (and of...

CAMPING is now child abuse? Michigan government seizes kids to punish family for off-grid camping trip

Natural News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Is there a concerted effort on the part of authorities on the state and federal level to find ways to criminalize individual preparedness and any exercise of liberty? Some Americans might think so after the nightmare a Michigan family has endured, and all for the crime...

Urine is why swimming pools make people's eyes red... and it could also be damaging your heart and nerves

Natural News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. It turns out they're also an indication of whether or not that public pool you've been swimming in is filled with urine.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mounting evidence...
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