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Ecological News

Slathering on sunscreen at the beach? It may be destroying coral reefs.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 52 min ago
Studies show that oxybenzone, a common chemical found particularly in spray-on sunscreens, contributes to coral bleaching and leaves reefs deformed.
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State blasted over Irish Air Corps safety.

Environmental Health News - 4 hours 52 min ago
A whistleblower has criticised the Government’s handling of allegations of health and safety management in the Air Corps, claiming that staff exposure to toxic chemicals has caused the deaths and chronic illnesses suffered by members and their families.
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A threat to Scajaquada Creek - and neighbors.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 19:30
It’s not the view from Virginia Golden’s front porch of the former General Motors plant that bothers her. It’s the toxic gunk – up to 110,000 gallons of it – that’s underneath the plant.
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On the Day of People’s Climate Marches, the Ponca Tribe Begins Its Own 273-Mile March

Yes! Magazine - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 12:30
A unique alliance among tribes, ranchers, and other landowners in Nebraska regroups to resist fossil fuel development like the Keystone XL.
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Ranchers and Tribes Unite Once Again to Fight the Keystone XL

Yes! Magazine - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 12:30
As protestors gather for the People’s Climate March, an alliance between tribes and landowners in Nebraska regroups to shows what is needed to resist fossil fuel development.
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Organic feed suppliers expanding to keep pace with demand

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:03
Poultry driving feed demand, cheap organic grain imports impact suppliers and farmers
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Dannon milk supplier has no problems sourcing non-GMO feed

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:03
Despite predictions of limited non-GMO feed supplies, McCarty Family Farms sources all the feed it needs to meet Dannon’s non-GMO commitment
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Chipotle using transitional organic beans and rice in restaurants

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:03
Also becomes first restaurant chain to eliminate added colors, flavors, and preservatives in ingredients
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New association aims to be voice for America’s organic farmers

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:03
A newly formed Organic Farmers Association (OFA) aims to represent organic farmers throughout the United States, lobby for their interests in Washington, DC and help advance organic agriculture nationwide.
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Glyphosate testing and certification on the rise as health concerns mount

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:03
“Helpful information with a high degree of confidence.” That’s what Larry Bohlen’s company, Health Research Institute (HRI) Laboratories, promises to individuals, farmers, government bodies and universities who want to test their urine, food products and soil for residues of the herbicide glyphosate.
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The ecology of war: imperial power, permanent conflict and disposable humans

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 21:40
The real nature of war and its impacts on people and environment can only be understood through its ecology, surgeon Gus Abu-Sitta tells Andre Vltchek: the causes of conflict, the dynamics that sustain it, the corporate and strategic interests bent on its perpetuation, the deliberate destruction of health provision, and the repeating cycles of infection, injury, poverty and human misery which have become a permanent reality for uncounted millions.
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Vaccine myths.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:30
Health officials say vaccines are safe, so where do common vaccine concerns come from?
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Vaccines on trial.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:30
The U.S. vaccine court weighs real versus bogus risks.
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Ancient-human genomes plucked from cave dirt.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:30
For the first time, researchers have identified DNA of human relatives without the need to find their bones, opening new window into the past.
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The science of persuasion.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:30
Vaccines save lives. But what is the most effective way to convince worried parents?
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One specific wavelength of UV light might be the secret weapon against superbugs.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:30
After he saw a friend die of an antibiotic-resistant infection–following a minor surgery, despite the friend’s overall health–physicist David Brenner decided to devote his own research to the challenge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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1.2 million children in the US have lead poisoning. We’re only treating half of them.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:30
Several states are doing an abysmal job of testing at-risk children for lead poisoning.
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The vaccine wars.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:30
Debunking myths, owning real risks, and courting doubters.
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EPA employees targeted by Trump defend their role: 'We're here to protect public health.'

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:30
At the EPA's Chicago office, employees have participated in rallies protesting Trump's policies, organized a social media campaign and showed up at community forums to promote what they do for a living.
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Zika virus persists in the nervous system and elsewhere.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:30
Studies of infected rhesus monkeys reveal the virus’s long-term hiding places in the body.
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