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Ten reasons why you shouldn't vaccinate your children

Natural News - Tue, 12/15/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Vaccinating a child or not is an important decision that every parent must make. But not all parents understand the true risks involved, risks that could leave a child debilitated for life, or even kill him. The pro-vaccine mafia is quick to sweep all cases of vaccine...

Itchy bum? Common causes and simple solutions

Natural News - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) An itchy bum can almost certainly be found at the top of the "taboo health topics" list, but don't fret -- it's a common problem that may be contributed to a few minor causes. In some cases, the cause of an itchy anus is a bit more serious and may require treatment from...

Fighting pollution from microbeads used in soaps and creams.

Stiv Wilson is not much of an exfoliator. Mr. Wilson, a 42-year-old environmental advocate, lives on a sailboat, wears flip-flops and doesn't care much for personal care products like fancy creams and moisturizers.
Categories: Ecological News

School bus pollution is dangerous, and efforts to control it are still uneven.

The federal government says diesel exhaust likely causes lung cancer, asthma attacks, chronic bronchitis and heart disease. Yet millions of children ride school buses powered by diesel fuel — and stand in lines next to idling buses nearly every day for months.
Categories: Ecological News

Ex-Freedom Industries officials indicted on new charge.

Two former Freedom Industries executives have been arraigned on a second superseding indictment stemming from a massive chemical spill last January.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil industry pushing for carbon tax in Alberta.

The biggest players in Canada's oil and gas industry are urging Alberta's government to step up its environmental policies and introduce a carbon tax.
Categories: Ecological News

Boom to protect Breton wildlife refuge as platform continues to burn.

Fire on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast has forced the evacuation of 28 workers Friday, but no one was injured.
Categories: Ecological News

Special Report: The war on big food.

Major packaged-food companies lost $4 billion in market share alone last year, as shoppers swerved to fresh and organic alternatives. Can the supermarket giants win you back?
Categories: Ecological News

EU dropped pesticide laws due to US pressure over TTIP, documents reveal.

EU moves to regulate hormone-damaging chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility were shelved following pressure from US trade officials over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade deal.
Categories: Ecological News

U.S. must take steps to preserve pollinators.

Maryland beekeepers have suffered about as much as those of any state in the nation. A recent survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that Free State beekeepers lost nearly 61 percent of their colonies over the past year.
Categories: Ecological News

Ban microbeads in New York.

Since last year, New York's Legislature has worked to pass a bill that would prohibit the distribution and sale of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads less than 5 millimeters in size. The bill, Microbead-Free Waters Act, passed the Assembly in April.
Categories: Ecological News

Five ways to stop the threat to global health from climate change.

Five years ago, the first Lancet Commission called climate change "the biggest global health threat of the 21st century". The second report of the Commission, published on Saturday 23 May 2015, raises the stakes higher still. Current greenhouse-gas emissions-projections, and consequent climate change, pose an unacceptably high and potentially catastrophic risk to human health, the Commission reports.
Categories: Ecological News

Saudi oil minister: 'Fossil fuels doomed, we're switching to solar.'

Saudi Arabia's oil minister has said the country will switch its energy focus to solar power as the nation envisages an end to fossil fuels, possibly around 2040-2050, Reuters reports.
Categories: Ecological News

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Is a Resource-Conscious Blockbuster for Our Time

Yes! Magazine - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 23:30
Who ruined Mad Max’s world? The new film isn't afraid to lay blame — and suggest a way forward.
Categories: Ecological News

Adios, trans fats: FDA poised to phase out artery-clogging fat.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
The case against trans fats is not new. For years, health experts have been telling us to avoid them. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to take action soon to phase out much of the remaining trans fats in the food supply.
Categories: Ecological News

Video: Legislators and corporate lobbyists meet in secret at Georgia resort.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
The Georgia Legislature has a message for voters: don't ask us about our meetings with corporate lobbyists behind closed doors.
Categories: Ecological News

Lake Mead hits a record low of 1,078 feet.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Former Las Vegas water boss Patricia Mulroy made numerous deals to keep water flowing from Lake Mead to her city and installed two water intakes deep in the reservoir. During her quarter-century tenure, the nation’s once-largest reservoir plummeted drastically, but never hit 1,075 feet, the level that triggers mandatory water-delivery cutbacks for Arizona and Nevada.
Categories: Ecological News

Pipeline company rushes to contain oil spill to small section of media.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
In an effort to minimize the impact of the disaster occurring along the California coastline, Plains All American Pipeline officials rushed this week to contain the oil spill to a small section of the media.
Categories: Ecological News

Obama set to strengthen federal role in clean water regulation.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
Expected in the coming days: A major clean water regulation that would restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands.
Categories: Ecological News

The government’s Plan Bee.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:30
President Obama has a plan to deal with the massive number of bee deaths. But this might be a problem that biotechnology will ultimately have to solve.
Categories: Ecological News
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