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Mystery epidemic hits sea stars in Sitka Sound.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:30
Researchers had hoped Alaska might be spared a mysterious disease has been wiping out sea star populations up and down the West Coast. But local researchers are tracking the spread of the disease – and they’ve reported some disturbing findings.
Categories: Ecological News

Population controls 'will not solve environment issues.'

Environmental Health News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:30
Restricting population growth will not solve global issues of sustainability in the short term, new research says.
Categories: Ecological News

Great Barrier Reef protection plan 'ignores the threat of climate change.'

Environmental Health News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:30
The Australian government’s multimillion dollar plan to halt the worrying decline of the Great Barrier Reef does nothing to address the leading threat of climate change and is likely to prove largely ineffectual, scientists have warned.
Categories: Ecological News

House of misrepresentatives.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:30
The current House of Representatives may be one of the most environmentally unfriendly legislatures in U.S. history, but at least its lawmakers know how to make a bill sound good. As a farewell gesture to the 113th House, we've rounded up some of its most egregious measures and translated them.
Categories: Ecological News

Koch, Environmental Defense Action Fund back former coastal czar - and that's not the strangest thing about this race.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:30
Garret Graves might be the only candidate to receive substantial backing from both Koch Industries and a major environmental group.
Categories: Ecological News

Sorry, your gut bacteria are not the answer to all your health problems.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:30
We're told that tweaks to the microbiome can cure everything from allergies to Ebola. Not exactly, say experts.
Categories: Ecological News

E-waste inferno burning brighter in China's recycling capital.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:30
Business is booming in the Chinese town of Guiyu, where the world's electronic waste ends up for recycling. But the industry has a heavy environmental cost. Electronic remnants are strewn in a nearby stream, and the air is acrid from the burning of plastic, chemicals and circuitboards.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead lingers as threat to children in Erie County, New York.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:30
Erie County will use a $3 million federal grant to educate parents about the threat posed by the toxic metal, and to assess and reduce its levels in 200 residences.
Categories: Ecological News

Rare Bewick's swan numbers show 'alarming crash.'

Environmental Health News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:30
The UK's smallest and rarest swan has suffered an "alarming crash in numbers", the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust has said.
Categories: Ecological News

Seeking unity, US revises Ebola monitoring rules.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:30
The federal government on Monday tried to take charge of an increasingly acrimonious national debate over how to treat people in contact with Ebola patients by announcing guidelines that were carefully devised not to harm the effort to recruit badly needed medical workers to West Africa.
Categories: Ecological News

MIT finds switching to higher octane fuel would reduce carbon emissions

ENN Climate - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:45
If the majority of light-duty vehicles in the United States ran on higher-octane gasoline, the automotive industry as a whole would reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 35 million tons per year, saving up to $6 billion in fuel costs, according to a new analysis by MIT researchers. In a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the team considered a scenario in which fuel is manufactured under a redefined octane rating — the measure of a gasoline’s ability to resist engine knocking during combustion.
Categories: Ecological News

World losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

ENN Climate - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:55
Salt-spoiled soils worldwide: 20% of all irrigated lands — an area equal to size of France; Extensive costs include $27 billion+ in lost crop value / year. UNU study identifies ways to reverse damage, says every hectare needed to feed world’s fast-growing population. Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt, according to a new study — Economics of Salt-induced Land Degradation and Restoration — published today by the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola intentionally spread across USA as part of 'organized terror plot' says veterans news site

Natural News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The potential for Ebola to be deployed as a weapon of terror has been on everyone's minds since the Dallas outbreak and the NYC doctor episode. One prominent online publication now believes that Ebola's deployment as a weapon is already under way (see below).Virologists...

Ebola virus praises Obama in open letter to humankind (satire)

Natural News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) (Satire) To my great surprise, I received a hand-delivered message from a representative of the Ebola species today with an urgent request to share this with the world. Ebola apparently wishes to express its gratitude for recent events.What follows is an authentic...

CDC now admits Ebola can spread through the air up to 3 feet away

Natural News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) When it comes to trusting the Obama Administration and, increasingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no one is making it harder for Americans to do so than the White House and the bumbling gaggle of bureaucrats and political hacks that it employs.For...

Oregon ignored complaints for six years while timber company sprays residents with deadly herbicides

Natural News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Drift events are one of the most dangerous incidences regarding chemical exposure for people, occurring when the wind carries harmful toxicants long distances through the air, putting those caught in its path at risk.For decades, residents living alongside the Rogue...

NYC Ebola patient cleared enhanced airport screening just days earlier

Natural News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) In a series of tweets, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that Dr. Craig Spencer, the latest U.S. Ebola patient who brought the disease back with him from West Africa, was cleared following "enhanced screening" procedures, leading more Americans to...

Vaccine pusher Paul Offit trying to revoke all religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccination

Natural News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Introducing Dr. Paul Offit, the conflicted top pediatrician and millionaire vaccine producer and promoter who claims that a baby can theoretically tolerate 10,000 vaccinations at once. And he wants to make sure that your kids get their share.Remember the lyrics from...

Antiviral herbs, vitamins, and minerals

Natural News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Flu season is upon us. Prevention is the key, but if a virus threatens your health, quick action with natural vitamins, supplements, and herbs can stop that virus in its tracks. How many of these herbs, vitamins, and anti-virals are on hand if you need them?...

Restricting 80% of air travel from Ebola-afflicted countries would give world three extra weeks to contain epidemic, says report

Natural News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A scientific assessment published back in early September warned that, if air travel from West Africa wasn't restricted, Ebola would quickly spread across the globe. Using the Global Epidemic and Mobility Model to simulate incidence and seeding events for the disease...
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