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Is the era of Monsanto tyranny finally coming to an end? These numbers seem to affirm the biotech giant is failing

Natural News - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Share prices — plummeting. Royalties — cut. Consumer opinion — in the toilet. Governments — fed up. Monsanto's earnings represent the writing on the wall, but the company's glory days are nearing an end[1] for many reasons ranging from farmer...

I Am The Pusherman

Farm Wars - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 23:38
You might think that I am an illicit drug pusher, but I’m not. What I do is legal. Acceptable. Perfectly normal. Almost every American has my product. And it is there for the children too.
Categories: Ecological News

Study measures methane release from Arctic permafrost

ENN Climate - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 21:32
A University of Alaska Fairbanks-led research project has provided the first modern evidence of a landscape-level permafrost carbon feedback, in which thawing permafrost releases ancient carbon as climate-warming greenhouse gases.The study was published today in the journal Nature Geoscience.The project, led by UAF researcher Katey Walter Anthony, studied lakes in Alaska, Canada, Sweden and Siberia where permafrost thaw surrounding lakes led to lake shoreline expansion during the past 60 years. Using historical aerial photo analysis, soil and methane sampling, and radiocarbon dating, the project quantified for the first time the strength of the present-day permafrost carbon feedback to climate warming. Although a large permafrost carbon emission is expected to occur imminently, the results of this study show nearly no sign that it has begun.
Categories: Ecological News

The GMO food venture is built on a foundation of mass deception

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:38
The very first GE product, a dietary supplement, poisoned thousands of people of which dozens died, writes Steven M. Druker. The first GE food, the 'Flavr Savr' tomato, caused stomach lesions. But a long campaign of concealment and deception by regulators and corporate scientists re-engineered the truth to present GMOs as so safe they did not even need to be tested for safety.
Categories: Ecological News

How to avoid system collapse? It's the ecology, stupid!

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Ecosystems don't collapse a little at a time, writes JAMES DYKE, but all of a sudden. So how can we see the danger signs and act in time to save them? A new study of eutrophic lakes shows that the answer lies, not in easily-measured nutrient levels, but from a more subtle understanding of the lakes' shifting ecology and types of species: keystones, weeds and canaries.
Categories: Ecological News

Two labs return wildly differing results for water in Ringwood.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
How much of a dangerous chemical is making its way through underground aquifers at the Ringwood Superfund site and in nearby brooks is in question after two recent tests of the same water samples showed very different results.
Categories: Ecological News

Air Force alone in halting use of foam that tainted wells.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
The Air Force said last week that it would stop using the firefighting foam that over years contaminated some local water supplies, but no other military branch has a public plan to ban the foam at its bases.
Categories: Ecological News

Cities hire food systems experts to address obesity, food access.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
At least 22 cities, from Baltimore to Denver, have created leadership roles for change-makers focused on food.
Categories: Ecological News

How Texas allows anti-vaccine crackpots to endanger your kids.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
The state has an obligation to protect public health by requiring cheap, effective vaccinations for all children, excepting the very rare cases of medically warranted exemption.
Categories: Ecological News

This Florida community may unleash genetically modified mosquitoes to fight Zika and dengue.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
Whether it happens this time or not, the interest in fighting mosquitoes with high-tech methods is only growing. Is it safe? Here's a quick primer.
Categories: Ecological News

Dodging accountability at the United Nations.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
It has taken more than five years for the United Nations to start acknowledging its role in sparking Haiti’s cholera epidemic.
Categories: Ecological News

Theresa May’s obesity ‘plan’ betrays children who face a rising tide of preventable cancer.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
As the leader of the cancer taskforce, I’m shocked how this government’s pledge to protect the next generation has been watered down.
Categories: Ecological News

Tainted water imperils health, traditions for Montana tribe.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
On Montana's Crow reservation, wells provide drinking water and springs offer spiritual cleansing. But most tests find contamination. A “Sacred Water” story.
Categories: Ecological News

Years after mining stops, uranium's legacy lingers on Native land.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
Abandoned uranium mines and leftover pollution plague Western US tribes.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead pollution forcing 1,000 Indiana residents from homes.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
More than 1,000 residents of a northwest Indiana public housing complex have been in a state of panic and uncertainty since authorities informed them last month that their homes must be destroyed because of serious lead contamination.
Categories: Ecological News

The villagers who fear herbicides.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
Argentina is one of the world's largest exporters of genetically-modified soya. It's big business, but some local residents fear herbicides used by the industry could be making them sick.
Categories: Ecological News

BPA exposure is linked to changes in parenting behavior in male mice as well as females.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
A study on mice suggests that the chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, could have adverse effects on parenting behavior.
Categories: Ecological News

Water issues linger for residents after Olympics close.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
Rio de Janeiro's water remains filthy as the Olympics wrap up, even after a final push to clean up the water for the world's largest sporting event.
Categories: Ecological News

New Zealand gastro outbreak: Charges could be laid over water contamination.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
More than 4000 people are thought to have been struck down by Havelock North drinking water contaminated with campylobacter.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil rig stranded off Isle of Lewis to be refloated at high tide.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:30
Salvage experts have said they will try to refloat at high tide a 17,000-tonne oil rig that has been stranded on the coast of the Isle of Lewis for two weeks.
Categories: Ecological News
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