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China’s $450 billion farm plan could determine our fate.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
Four hundred and fifty billion dollars. That’s the amount of money Chinese officials recently announced they would invest to improve the country’s farms over the next four years.
Categories: Ecological News

FDA tests confirm oatmeal, baby foods contain residues of monsanto weed killer., FDA tests confirm oatmeal, baby foods contain residues of Monsanto weed killer.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is quietly starting to test certain foods for residues of a weed killing chemical linked to cancer, has found the residues in a variety of oat products, including plain and flavored oat cereals for babies.
Categories: Ecological News

Women in ecology, from forests to the sea.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
These women in science are all about ecosystems and environments.
Categories: Ecological News

Man’s best friend may be the flu’s worst enemy.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
Upstarts and established drugmakers are testing alternatives to egg-based vaccines in the $5 billion seasonal flu market.
Categories: Ecological News

Stunning visualizations track America's remorseless obesity surge.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
Watch the average BMI increase in every single state since 1985.
Categories: Ecological News

Zika virus infects cells that make bone, muscle in lab tests.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
Zika virus can infiltrate the cells that give rise to bone, cartilage and muscles in the head, researchers report in Cell Host & Microbe.
Categories: Ecological News

Zika-related birth defects likely higher than anticipated.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
The risk posed by the Zika virus to developing fetuses is likely far greater than current estimates suggest, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday.
Categories: Ecological News

VIDEO: Thailand confirms first Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
Thailand reported on Friday the first confirmed cases in Southeast Asia of microcephaly linked to mosquito-borne Zika, as the World Health Organization urged action against the virus across the region.
Categories: Ecological News

Could this holy city be a test lab to save all cities?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
For those who want a glimpse into the task the world’s largest democracy faces as it tries to make its urban areas livable for the 21st century, it would be hard to find a better example than Varanasi.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead contamination in LA housing project only one part of pollution puzzle.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
Jordan Downs residents fear wider impact of planned demolition in former industrial site as tests conducted in area’s schools also found high levels of lead.
Categories: Ecological News

'It’s like they’re killing our children.'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
Parents are urgently calling for tougher action on Hong Kong’s air pollution problem in schools as pollution levels caused alarm this week.
Categories: Ecological News

Indigenous community of Baryulgil braces for second wave of asbestos-related illness.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
The Indigenous community of Baryulgil is facing a new wave of asbestos-related illness after the first mesothelioma diagnosis of a miner's child.
Categories: Ecological News

This 25-year-old may have saved you from super-gonorrhea.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
A Malaysian Ph.D. student at the University of Melbourne, has found a way to kill bacteria with small star-shaped protein molecules that she builds in her lab.
Categories: Ecological News

China plans to teach developing countries and the United Nations about protecting human rights.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
China unveiled a new “action plan” for protecting human rights on Sept. 29, but like much of Beijing’s edicts, it is being criticized as a blatant piece of propaganda.
Categories: Ecological News

Spill report shows the need for due diligence.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
Laws and regulations to assure public safety don’t work when the operators don’t follow the rules or any other basic safe operating procedures.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil and Gas board needs to find a better fracking solution.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
We should get the peace of mind to know that something is safe -- not because some expert from a company says so, but because we can check the fact for ourselves.
Categories: Ecological News

Female farmers suffer most in Southern Africa drought.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
Uneven access to water makes household farming questionable for delivering food security in the African context.
Categories: Ecological News

Food activists attack new EU rules on cancer-causing chemical.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
Newly proposed EU rules on acrylamide found in everything from chips to coffee have sparked a battle between health campaigners and lobbyists representing companies such as McDonald’s and Burger King.
Categories: Ecological News

Europe's food safety watchdog says to release studies on weed-killer glyphosate.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
Europe's food safety watchdog will release data from some of the scientific studies it reviewed in its assessment of glyphosate, an ingredient in Monsanto's widely used herbicide Roundup and subject of a fierce row over possible cancer risk.
Categories: Ecological News

Upcoming EPA meetings on safety of Monsanto weed killer drawing scrutiny.

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 19:30
In mid-October the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to spend four days holding public meetings with a scientific advisory panel on the topic of whether or not glyphosate can cause cancer.
Categories: Ecological News