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State studies on shale-site air emissions incomplete, according to court documents.

Three widely cited state studies of air emissions at Marcellus Shale gas development sites in Pennsylvania omit measurements of key air toxics and calculate the health risks of just two of more than two dozen pollutants.
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola: Is bushmeat behind the outbreak?

Bushmeat is believed to be the origin of the current Ebola outbreak. The first victim's family hunted bats, which carry the virus. Could the practice of eating bushmeat, which is popular across Africa, be responsible for the current crisis?
Categories: Ecological News

Concerns over beluga whales delay Energy East pipeline project.

TransCanada Corp.’s $11-billion Energy East pipeline project has run into another stumbling block in Quebec as public opposition mounts over a possible threat to the endangered beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River.
Categories: Ecological News

Officials say oil spill has not reached Caddo Lake.

Cleanup crews continue to mop up a 4,000-barrell oil spill into a four-mile stretch of Tete Bayou northwest of Shreveport, Louisiana. Officials said Saturday that the oil has been contained without reaching Caddo Lake, which straddles the Texas-Louisiana state line.
Categories: Ecological News

Power plants seek to extend life of nuclear reactors.

The prospects for building new nuclear reactors may be sharply limited, but the owners of seven old ones, in Pennsylvania, Virginia and South Carolina, are preparing to ask for permission to run them until they are 80 years old.
Categories: Ecological News

In Tennessee, a nuclear plant four decades in the making.

When the Tennessee Valley Authority first ordered Watts Bar 2, demand for electricity was growing at 7 percent a year and coal supplies were uncertain. Many of the people who now worry about global warming had not yet been born. But that was 1970.
Categories: Ecological News

Pesticides threaten shellfish industry.

The failure of UK government departments to regulate fish farm-used pesticides is continuing to threaten shellfish and inshore fishing industries, along with marine wildlife, in West Cork.
Categories: Ecological News

Water crisis squeezes Sao Paulo.

Record-breaking heat in Brazil leaves some of Sao Paulo state's 44 million residents scrambling for clean water sources.
Categories: Ecological News

West Nile cases surging in California, Bay Area.

In the midst of a historic drought, public health officials are searching for clues as to why cases of West Nile virus have exploded statewide since last year, making this season the worst for human infections in California since 2005.
Categories: Ecological News

A lifetime of sugary sodas may be 4.6 years shorter.

You knew that drinking sugary sodas could lead to obesity, diabetes and heart attacks - but, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, it may also speed up your body’s aging process.
Categories: Ecological News

CDC approves Vitamin D-Nial drug to halt spread of Ebola (satire)

Natural News - 7 hours 23 sec ago
(NaturalNews) We're saved! The CDC has now partnered with the FDA to approve a new medical treatment for Ebola, guaranteed to offer 100% protection against the coming pandemic. The new anti-Ebola drug is called "Vitamin D-Nial" and will be offered free of charge at all voting booths...

14 California communities now on verge of waterless-ness; mass migration out of California seems imminent

Natural News - 7 hours 23 sec ago
(NaturalNews) Unless California gets some heavy rain, and soon, the state's roughly 38 million residents will eventually be up a creek without a paddle -- or without a creek, for that matter. The latest media reports indicate that some 14 communities throughout the state are now on...

Obama appoints Ron Klain, Democrat Party insider with no medical expertise, as Ebola czar

Natural News - 7 hours 23 sec ago
(NaturalNews) President Obama has decided not to heed the call from tens of millions of Americans to take bold action in dealing with the Ebola outbreak in the United States. Instead, he took political action, which is par for the course for this president in dealing with the deadly...

California crop harvests plummet as drought takes toll on national food supply

Natural News - 7 hours 23 sec ago
(NaturalNews) The end of September marked three straight years of severe drought for California, with the state receiving less than 60 percent of its average precipitation.The lack of rainfall has resulted in immense suffering throughout the state, leaving low reservoirs, fallowed...

Natural cures for athlete's foot

Natural News - 7 hours 23 sec ago
(NaturalNews) If the skin between your toes itches or burns and is red and scaling, you don't have to resort to over the counter ointments or sprays. There are many choices for natural remedies.From the kitchenApple cider vinegar Garlic Coconut oilAll three of these common kitchen...

Turmeric naturally increases brain cell growth

Natural News - 7 hours 23 sec ago
(NaturalNews) The results of a new study published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy suggests that the popular ancient Indian spice, turmeric, could help repair the brain following an injury and could also be used to treat neurodegenerative diseases.In order to examine...

New York emergency dispatchers restricted from saying 'Ebola' over radio

Natural News - 7 hours 23 sec ago
(NaturalNews) Political correctness is now taking over policy-making when it comes to dealing with the Ebola virus in the United States, as evidenced, in part, by a new rule imposed on 911 dispatchers in New York City.According to reports, dispatchers have now been ordered not...

Secrets to hair rejuvenation

Natural News - 7 hours 23 sec ago
(NaturalNews) An ancient Chinese medical text quotes the following: "When blood is exuberant, the hair is moist, sleek and lustrous".The blood is the hair's food. So there must be an abundant quantity of high quality, pure blood to feed the hair. There must also be strong circulation...

Why eating healthy doesn't always result in the health you desire

Natural News - 7 hours 23 sec ago
(NaturalNews) When deciding to finally become healthy, one of the first things we evaluate and change is the food we put in our mouth. After all, nutrition is the fuel our body runs on and to get premium results we need the best fuel, right? Turns out that is only partly true, as...

Low-level radiation causes death and disease in wildlife near Fukushima

Natural News - 7 hours 23 sec ago
(NaturalNews) How can a nuclear reactor meltdown in Japan affect ecosystems, plant and animal life, and even insects on the other side of the world? What are we doing right now that could ultimately impact someone else's future on an entirely different continent? What are we doing...
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