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Greenpeace took the wrong tactic in Peru stunt.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
Greenpeace went too far when activists from the group defaced an ancient Peruvian landmark known as the Nazca lines earlier this month.
Categories: Ecological News

Revolutionary research scientist Theo Colborn dies at 87.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
If Theo Colborn had not been such an avid bird watcher, the world might not know about the emerging dangers of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
Categories: Ecological News

Coal, an outlaw enterprise.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
Coal is an outlaw enterprise. In nearly every stage of its production, many companies that profit from it routinely defy safety and environmental laws and standards designed to protect America's public health, property and prosperity.
Categories: Ecological News

Air pollution exposure in pregnancy linked to autism in study.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
Women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution during their third trimester of pregnancy may be twice as likely to have an autistic child, a study found.
Categories: Ecological News

Four indicted in Freedom chemical leak case.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
Four owners and managers of Freedom Industries have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection to the chemical leak that tainted the drinking water of thousands of West Virginians.
Categories: Ecological News

Toxic chemicals found in majority of holiday decorations.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
A new study tested seasonal holiday products in southeast Michigan from retailers Walmart, Target and CVS. Two-thirds contained substances linked to cancer, learning disabilities and other health problems. According to the study’s researchers, home decorations are largely unregulated.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil spill in Israel’s Evrona Nature Reserve is disastrous news for a precious resource.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
Crews swaddled in white biohazard suits have been dunking nozzles into streams of oil, racing to soak up the ooze seeping into the desert valley floor here, two weeks after a major spill threatened one of Israel's most precious habitats.
Categories: Ecological News

Safe water and basic sanitation would slash maternal deaths, report says.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
An estimated 289,000 women die from childbirth complications each year. The lives of new mothers and babies are being put at risk by an unreliable supply of safe water, lack of good hygiene and an inadequate number of toilets, according to a report published by a group of health organizations.
Categories: Ecological News

China approves Syngenta Biotech corn.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
China’s Ministry of Agriculture has approved a controversial biotech corn product that has been blamed for the collapse of U.S. corn exports to the big Asian market, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA rules on coal ash may disappoint environmentalists, buoy industry.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
The federal government is about to announce its first rules for the handling and storage of potentially toxic coal ash, months after tons of the waste spilled into a major river in North Carolina.
Categories: Ecological News

$300 million Great Lakes bill stalls in Senate.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
A bill that would have continued a Great Lakes environmental cleanup program for five more years has stalled in Congress.
Categories: Ecological News

'Godfather of greening' writes game plan for big-time sports.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
Battle-hardened environmentalist Allen Hershkowitz has done just about everything in green activism. But his new mission may trump them all in terms of potential to reach a mainstream audience. He's taking on big-time sports.
Categories: Ecological News

Airline pilots face sunbed levels of UV radiation in cockpits.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:30
Airline pilots often boast enviable tans, but it may not be from the exotic locations that they travel between, but from spending too much time in the cockpit, research suggests.
Categories: Ecological News

2014 badger cull failed - but the cull goes on

The Ecologist Magazine - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:27
England's 2014 badger cull has failed to meet key targets for effectiveness with such low numbers of animals shot that TB spread is likely to be increased. But Defra boss Liz Truss insists the cull will go on regardless.
Categories: Ecological News

New York fracking ban has broader implications for America

ENN Pollution - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:18
After years of public pressure, New York today became the second state to ban hydraulic fracturing because of risks to people and the environment. The announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo adds to the pressure on the Obama administration to end fracking across the country, including on America’s public lands. “New York just took a huge leap forward in protecting its people and wildlife from the dangers of fracking,” said Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Now it’s time for other leaders to follow, including President Obama and Gov. Jerry Brown in California.”
Categories: Ecological News

All over the world, renewables are beating nuclear

The Ecologist Magazine - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:27
As flagship nuclear projects run into long delays and huge cost overruns, solar and wind power are falling in price, writes David Elliott. Renewables already supply twice as much power as nuclear. It's just too bad the nuclear-fixated UK government hasn't noticed.
Categories: Ecological News

Infowars exposes truth that Spokane County Sheriff is targeting "Constitutionalists" - video

Natural News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A new investigative report regarding police attitudes about patriotic gun owners by Infowars includes a video in which a county deputy in Washington state shares concerns about "Constitutionalists" and others who "stockpile guns."The video features Spokane County...

Cascading global financial collapse now a very real risk as Russia heads for default

Natural News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Russia is teetering on the edge of solvency and economic collapse as its currency collapses, interest rates rise and average Russians flock to stores to stock on up on anything they can get their hands on.Meanwhile, some geopolitical analysts believe that the economic...

Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola virus ravages country

Natural News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The children of Sierra Leone have only a police state to look forward to this holiday season, with Agence France-Presse (AFP) recently announcing that Christmas is officially canceled in the Ebola-stricken West African nation.According to the AFP, state officials...

World's oceans now contain 5 trillion pieces of plastic waste created by humans

Natural News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) One of the most unsightly traces of human existence is trash, particularly when it's recklessly littered all over our beautiful, green landscape. Unfortunately, this type of pollution isn't limited to just the land. The results of a new major study on the ocean reveal...
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