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Ontario moves toward curbing pesticide blamed for bee deaths.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
Ontario is moving closer to curbing a class of pesticides blamed for massive bee kills that endanger the pollination of crops and the environment. But farmers are infuriated by the move announced Tuesday by Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal to reduce the number of acres planted with neonicotinoid-coated corn and soybean seeds by 2017.
Categories: Ecological News

Kids' asthma, wheezing and bronchitis can be linked to unventilated gas stoves, Oregon researchers say.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
As home cooks fire up their stoves for Thanksgiving, Oregon State University researchers would like parents who own gas stoves to keep this in mind: Using gas kitchen stoves without proper ventilation could be hazardous to children's respiratory health.
Categories: Ecological News

Canada reaches out to thalidomide victims.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose says she is prepared to meet with a group seeking long-term compensation for victims of the drug thalidomide. Nearly 100 victims, almost all in their early 50s, are still suffering the crippling effects of a federally approved drug their mothers took in the early 1960s.
Categories: Ecological News

Report sets out path to fracking in Maryland.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
Capping three years of study, the O'Malley administration declared Tuesday that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas can be done safely in western Maryland, but only after tightening regulations to reduce air and water pollution and protect residents from well contamination, noise and other disruption associated with an anticipated drilling boom.
Categories: Ecological News

Canadian protesters defy authorities over Trans Mountain pipeline.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
A proposed pipeline expansion that would transport tar sands oil through a park in British Columbia has unified Canadians from all walks of life in their opposition to the project — which they said does not respect public opinion and could endanger both land and sea.
Categories: Ecological News

26 killed in state-owned coal mine fire in Northeast China.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
A coal mine fire killed 26 workers and injured 50 others in Northeast China's Liaoning province early Wednesday, according to the state-owned Liaoning Fuxin Coal Corporation.
Categories: Ecological News

Filipino farmers protest government research on genetically modified rice.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
Jon Sarmiento, a farmer in the Cavite province in southern Manila, plants a variety of fruits and vegetables, but his main crop, rice, is under threat. He claims that approval by the Philippine government of the genetically modified 'golden rice' that is fortified with beta-carotene could ruin his livelihood.
Categories: Ecological News

Oregon food label measure headed for recount.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods was losing by a mere 809 votes and will go to an automatic recount.
Categories: Ecological News

Supreme Court to hear challenge to rules on mercury from power plants.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a major challenge to the limits set by the Obama administration on emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. It is the latest effort by industry groups to roll back regulations that would reduce emissions like mercury, soot, sulfur, smog and carbon dioxide.
Categories: Ecological News

Inhofe enjoys support to lead environment panel.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
Republican senators who believe that climate change is happening appear to have no qualms about Sen. James Inhofe's rise to the chairmanship of the Environment and Public Works Committee. He will, however, underscore the party's divisions about the science around warming.
Categories: Ecological News

Source of lead contamination found flying under the radar.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
It’s a dangerous toxic for children that is essentially undetectable - lead. Over the past several decades it was banned from paint, plumbing and automobile fuel. However, the one place where lead still flies high, is in aviation fuel - specifically the fuel used in small aircrafts.
Categories: Ecological News

Food power!

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
We are beginning to see the power of food as an issue. Food policy has the potential to change the way people think and the way they vote; if we make our candidates take progressive positions on food, we’ll be forging more progressive candidates. For people interested in good food, there’s no better work to do.
Categories: Ecological News

Renewables are not enough.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:30
The fundamental problem with Big Wind is much bigger than its cost and unreliability. The problem is that today’s renewable energy technologies won’t save us from the effects of climate change – and we’re wasting our time by trying.
Categories: Ecological News

A whisker from victory! Oregon GMO vote goes to a recount

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:08
Oregon's 'Yes on 92' GMO labeling supporters are just 809 votes from winning, forcing a recount in which they are confident of prevailing - despite being hugely outspent by a corporate 'no' campaign that received nearly $5 million from Monsanto alone.
Categories: Ecological News

The UK's farms can generate as much power as Hinkley C by 2020 - renewably!

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:06
A new report shows that the UK's farms can easily generate as much power as the proposed Hinkley C nuclear plant, writes Jonathan Porritt. Not only would it all be renewable, but if could all be in place by 2020. Here he offers some friendly - but strictly confidential - advice for Energy Secretary Ed Davey.
Categories: Ecological News

Is Thanksgiving food killing you? How to choose holiday food that's healthy, not toxic

Natural News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) This Thanksgiving, I want you to stay healthy while enjoying the celebration of abundance the holiday represents. That means knowing which Thanksgiving foods to enjoy vs. avoid, and that's what this article is all about.To eat in a healthy way on Thanksgiving, you...

It is now illegal to share food with the homeless in Florida

Natural News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) If you're someone who believes in personal (not government-provided) charity and who likes to make sure that as many homeless people as possible get a decent meal each day, good for you. But you might want to avoid Fort Lauderdale, Florida, because you could wind up...

Medicinal herb garden - What to grow and how to keep it growing all winter

Natural News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) You may not think it a worthwhile endeavor to grow culinary herbs indoors, or outdoors for that matter. After all, a quick trip to most food stores will usually allow you to come back with the spices you need. But how fresh are they and have they been irradiated?There...

Nearly 100 Indian women die after being 'forced' into government-run sterilization camps

Natural News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The relatives of Indian women who died following a state-operated mass sterilization campaign went terribly awry have told local media they were forced by government health workers to attend.As reported by Britain's The Guardian newspaper, more than 80 women recently...

Cocoa flavanols reduce memory loss from aging, study shows

Natural News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Antioxidant flavanols naturally found in cocoa may be able to reverse some age-related memory loss, according to a study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.The study was conducted by researchers from Columbia University, New York University and Mars, Inc...
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