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Another nuclear weapons contractor pays millions to settle charges of illegally diverting federal funds.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
Allegations of illegally spending federal funds to lobby for new funds now encompass contractors working at six of the eight U.S. nuclear weapons sites.
Categories: Ecological News

Trump White House takes down Native Americans web page from website.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
Change is inevitable when a presidential administration occurs. Within hours of the presidential transition, the White House, now under the control of President Donald Trump, took down the Native Americans web page that was part of the Obama White House website for the past eight years.
Categories: Ecological News

VIDEO: What might Trump mean for chemistry?

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
As Donald Trump becomes president, huge questions remain about his policies affecting the central science. So we’ve started looking for answers. Visit C&EN for more comprehensive coverage.
Categories: Ecological News

More than 1,000 Arizona schools to be tested for lead in drinking water.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality plans to test more than 1,000 schools across the state for lead in drinking water-- an effort state officials say has never been done before on this scope in Arizona.
Categories: Ecological News

Wyoming Senate president kills public lands transfer bill.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
Wyoming Senate President Eli Bebout said Friday that he is killing a public lands transfer constitutional amendment bill that rattled sportsmen who warned the resolution would have led to eventual privatization and blocked access to the terrain.
Categories: Ecological News

Did Senators rush through Rick Perry’s Energy Dept. hearing to attend corporate-sponsored inaugural lunch?

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
Compared to many other Senate confirmation hearings for potential Cabinet members, the hearing for U.S. Energy Secretary proved much faster and less rocky for nominee and former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry.
Categories: Ecological News

America isn't that divided on the environment.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
After the election, Bernie Sanders spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of students at my university and delivered a message rarely heard in recent months: America is not divided, he said. Rather, the overwhelming majority of citizens agree on core economic goals.
Categories: Ecological News

BILL McKIBBEN: It’s time to stand up for the climate—and for civilization.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30
During his campaign for president, Donald Trump promised to end action on climate change and kill the climate treaty adopted in 2015 in Paris. To truly understand why that’s such a big deal—perhaps the biggest deal ever—you need to think about a few things.
Categories: Ecological News

Researchers find brain switch to turn rats into killer predators - are humans next?

Natural News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:38
(NaturalNews) Scientists have made a startling discovery in laboratory mice that someday could be used to turn humans into killing machines. As reported by National Public Radio (NPR), researchers discovered how to make mice kill at the flip of a switch, essentially, adding that may reveal how hunting behaviors evolved hundreds of millions of years...

Anti-aging 'Holy Basil' herb supports natural detoxification

Natural News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:32
(NaturalNews) Holy basil, also known as tulsi, Ocimum sanctum or Ocimum tenuiflorum, is a sacred plant to many Hindus, and is used in a wide variety of religious contexts. It is also an important herb in Ayurveda, or traditional Indian medicine. Although the plant has been used in Ayurveda for centuries, Western herbalists and scientists...

Garlic, honey and apple cider vinegar: Powerful natural mixture against indigestion, obesity

Natural News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:30
(NaturalNews) Science is supposedly looking for miracle cures for all sorts of ailments, yet nature consistently provides the most powerful remedies anywhere on the planet. These solutions are also typically far safer and cost pennies on the dollar compared to steep costs for conventional medical treatments. Better yet, these down-to-earth treatments are usually simple and...

Sugar industry promotes obesity, diabetes and heart disease

Natural News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:26
(NaturalNews) Big Sugar first began its campaign against reality in 1956, shortly after President Eisenhower was photographed putting artificial sweeteners in his coffee. The President said his doctor advised he stop putting sugar in his coffee if he wanted to stay thin. In response, the sugar industry created advertisements that maintained no singular food is...

In his inaugural address, Trump blasts Obama’s divided America while pledging to return ‘power to the people’

Natural News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:20
(NaturalNews) President Trump and President Obama, along with members of their respective administrations and members of Congress in attendance, exchanged pleasantries and small talk at the inauguration of the billionaire real estate mogul-turned-politician. But during Trump’s inauguration speech, he assailed Washington’s ‘business as usual’ culture, as well as several of Obama’s policy failures, without actually...

China dumping U.S. Treasury debt in record volume... is this a prelude to the globalist assault on Trump's economy?

Natural News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:19
(NaturalNews) China was recently the largest holder of US treasury securities, but has now lost that title to Japan after China started selling their securities rapidly. Chinese authorities are sacrificing their coveted position with significant financial and diplomatic value. They are preparing to engage in a bigger battle, to protect the Yuan’s value from plummeting....

Forget words of cooperation, the angry Left plans perpetual opposition to the Trump administration

Natural News - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:15
(NaturalNews) Yesterday at noon, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States and, for a time, there was political peace in the nation’s capital. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., gave a speech in which he praised the democratic process, the peaceful transition of power and the lawful ascension of...

How to Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

EarthEasy Blog - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 23:07
Bed bugs are on the increase. What can you do to limit your encounters and avoid bringing them home with you?
Categories: Ecological News

Obama's clean energy legacy - how long can it last?

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 22:05
President Trump comes into office determined to discard huge swathes of his predecessor's legacy on day one, writes Mark Barteau. But he will struggle to undo Obama's clean energy regulations. It's not just that they are legally robust, it's also that energy markets in the US and the wider world have shifted firmly, and irreversibly, towards efficiency and renewables. Sorry, Mr Trump.
Categories: Ecological News

Living Networks

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 20:18
Building on his talk at the Resurgence 'One Earth, One Humanity, One Future' conference, Fritjof Capra explains new scientific evidence supporting the long-held supposition of Buddhists and others that humans are interconnected and part of nature.
Categories: Ecological News

Proposed presidential autism–vaccine panel could help spread disease, scientists say.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
A committee mentioned in a Trump meeting last week could scare people away from protective immunizations, scientists say.
Categories: Ecological News

Scottish drivers face pollution charges in battle against climate change.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:30
Drivers of highly polluting vehicles could be charged to go into the centre of one of Scotland’s cities from next year, the Scottish Government has announced.
Categories: Ecological News
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