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Research shows driving factors behind changes between local and global carbon cycles

ENN Climate - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 01:54
Pioneering new research has provided a fascinating new insight in the quest to determine whether temperature or water availability is the most influential factor in determining the success of global, land-based carbon sinks.The research, carried out by an international team of climate scientists including Professors Pierre Friedlingstein and Stephen Sitch from the University of Exeter, has revealed new clues on how land carbon sinks are regulated on both local and global scales.
Categories: Ecological News

Fake food vs real food: American grocery stores offer a wide variety of... chemicals, toxins and dangerous foods

Natural News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 01:16
(NaturalNews) You probably know that there’s a world of difference between packaged foods and real foods. After all, most packaged foods wouldn’t be shelf stable without the inclusion of chemical preservatives and highly processed ingredients. What may surprise you is that many of the foods in the supermarket that look “real” — dairy, meat and...

NYT finds a new way to print fabricated news about Trump: Run a slew of smears and call them "unverified"

Natural News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 01:14
(NaturalNews) The New York Times is engaging in some alternate methods of reporting by using unverified information to crank out stories that paint President-elect Donald Trump in a negative light. The latest slew of unverified smears relates to an alleged dossier of information that could potentially tie Trump and his team to Russia. While it’s...

Green Sahara's Ancient Rainfall Regime Revealed by Scientists

ENN Climate - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 01:13
Rainfall patterns in the Sahara during the 6,000-year "Green Sahara" period have been pinpointed by analyzing marine sediments, according to new research led by a UA geoscientist.What is now the Sahara Desert was the home to hunter-gatherers who made their living off the animals and plants that lived in the region's savannahs and wooded grasslands 5,000 to 11,000 years ago.
Categories: Ecological News

Mainstream media dug their own graves with 'fake news' propaganda

Natural News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 01:12
(NaturalNews) When their Anointed One lost the election, big television news networks and primary newspapers coined the term “fake news” because they were angry at alternative media for eroding deep into their domain. It was time to expose these fakers because audiences were fleeing to alternatives to establishment media as certainly as they fled to...

The 10 Best Reasons to Get Outside this Winter

EarthEasy Blog - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 23:17
Are you spending winter indoors? You may be missing out on some important benefits of getting outside this season.
Categories: Ecological News

New insights in genetic defect allow prevention of fatal illnesses in children

ENN Health - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:07
A team of scientists led by prof. Adrian Liston (VIB–KU Leuven) and prof. Isabelle Meyts (UZ Leuven – KU Leuven) were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation in a gene named STAT2. This mutation causes patients to be extremely vulnerable to normally mild childhood illnesses such as rotavirus and enterovirus. Prof. Liston’s comprehensive analysis of the genetic defect allows clinicians to provide children with the proper therapies before illnesses prove fatal. The findings of the research have been published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Categories: Ecological News

Biosimilars Create Opportunities for Sustainable Cancer Care

ENN Health - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:16
Lugano, Switzerland – Biosimilars create opportunities for sustainable cancer care, says the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in a position paper published in ESMO Open. The document outlines approval standards for biosimilars, how to safely introduce them into the clinic, and the potential benefits for patients and healthcare systems.
Categories: Ecological News

Changing atmospheric conditions may contribute to stronger ocean wave activity on the Antarctic Peninsula

ENN Climate - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:45
Over the past few years, a large fracture has grown across a large floating ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. The world is watching the ice shelf, now poised to break off an iceberg the size of Delaware into the ocean.It’s not a new phenomenon; this “thumb” of Antarctica, which juts out into the stormy Southern Ocean, has lost more than 28,000 square kilometers of floating ice — almost as large as Massachusetts — over the past half-century. This has included the complete disintegration of four ice shelves, the floating extensions of glaciers.
Categories: Ecological News

Birds of a feather flock together to confuse potential predators

ENN Climate - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:33
Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Groningen, in The Netherlands, have created a computer game style experiment which sheds new light on the reasons why starlings flock in massive swirling groups over wintering grounds.A mumeration can hold many thousands of starlings but the reasons why they put on these amazing displays are not well understood.
Categories: Ecological News

VIDEO: Flint frustrated a year after Snyder’s ‘fix it’ promise.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
As the Republican governor prepares Tuesday for his seventh annual address to state lawmakers, bottled and filtered water continue to be the norm in the beleaguered city.
Categories: Ecological News

Federal government vows action on mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows ‘once and for all.'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Working with provincial and First Nations leaders, Ottawa will address mercury contamination that has plagued Grassy Narrows for decades, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
Categories: Ecological News

China’s local weather bureaus ordered to stop issuing smog warnings … but new alert system not yet in place.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Move meant to clarify responsibility among agencies may cause public confusion, expert says.
Categories: Ecological News

Expert: Many plastic food wrappers and containers unsafe.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
The Government should look into the use of paper wrappers for foodstuff to replace the plastics used now, a toxicologist said.
Categories: Ecological News

Turnbull backs cleaner coal for hitting renewable target.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Australia should be a world leader in demonstrating that carbon emissions can be lowered by replacing ageing electricity generators with new and emerging technologies to produce cleaner coal, Malcolm Turnbull has declared.
Categories: Ecological News

Chinese tourists seek ‘lung cleansing’ trips to Antarctica and Iceland as smog worsens.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
The growing issue of air pollution in China has caused several of its residents to plan “smog escapes” in search of clean air in far-flung places such as Iceland and Antarctica.
Categories: Ecological News

London toxic smog alert issued for next three days in 'public health emergency.'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Mayor Sadiq Khan today put London on toxic air alert for at least three days.
Categories: Ecological News

Families say contamination in Laurel Bay military housing community caused children's cancer.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Some military families believe oil tanks below military housing in South Carolina are causing cancer in their children. They say at least 15 children who lived on or near the Laurel Bay military housing community are sick with cancer.
Categories: Ecological News

Downriver water quality concerns prompt testing.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Water quality concerns in Downriver communities prompted the Great Lakes Water Authority to test the taps there and at least one Wayne County municipality to conduct its own review, officials said Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

California upgrades environmental justice tool.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
CalEnviroScreen looks at a number of different factors to identify neighborhoods that have significant impacts from pollution and other factors.
Categories: Ecological News
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