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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...

BPA is fine, if you ignore most studies about it.

Bisphenol-A is either a harmless chemical that’s great for making plastic or one of modern society’s more dangerous problems. Depends whom you ask.
Categories: Ecological News

Cleaner air linked to bigger, stronger lungs in Southern California children.

Cleaner air has for the first time been linked to bigger and stronger lungs among school-age children, according to findings released Wednesday from a two-decade study in Southern California.
Categories: Ecological News

New Mexico senator stands guard in debate over Interior, EPA riders.

As the new ranking member of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, New Mexico's Tom Udall is the Democrats' first line of defense against expected bids to roll back U.S. EPA clean air and water regulations and the Interior Department's protection of lands and wildlife.
Categories: Ecological News

Popular cigarettes found to contain toxic metals: Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic and Aluminum

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) Today I'm publishing the laboratory test results that document the levels of lead, cadmium, arsenic and aluminum found in popular cigarettes and cigarette rolling paper. The good news is that the concentrations of metals are very low in the rolling paper.Below, a...

Vaccine propaganda BACKFIRE: Overhyping disease "outbreaks" lowers vaccine compliance

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) The general population is getting sick of the same old, same old. The people are fed up with the mainstream media's fear-driven narrative about how everyone is deficient in vaccines, how disease is right at the doorstep, how the whole world is falling apart because everyone...

Minnesota, Indiana propose new GMO labeling bills

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) The population is expected to eat, drink, vaccinate and medicate without knowing what they are putting in their body. There's no transparency or honesty. Food labels right now are a joke, a deceptive facade, because the genetically modified ingredients aren't even listed...

Monsanto's Roundup and GMOs are killing off monarch butterflies

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) Monarch butterflies, sometimes referred to as the "king" of butterflies, are struggling to stay alive, their situation so dire that the Center for Biological Diversity has filed a petition requesting that they be considered an endangered species that requires special...

FDA lets corporations add harmful chemicals to food despite bans in Europe

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) There are a number of harmful chemicals allowed in American food by the Food and Drug Administration, even though they are banned for use in Europe and elsewhere.As noted by the Today show, in a post on the program's website, some of the substances are called BVOs...

Four surprising uses for peppermint oil

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) The oil of the peppermint plant has remained a central component of many medicine cabinets for centuries, for good reasons. Aside from being a proven anagesic, expectorant and carminative, this intense and aromatic oil is a potent anti-inflammatory that is well-known...

Flu vaccine paradox spreading globally as more vaccinated people catch the flu

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) The conventional medical system is literally grasping at straws trying to maintain the illusion that vaccines work, with new reports now admitting that flu vaccines are an utter failure while still pushing people to get them. The latest nonsensical narrative, at least...

Chemical corporations buried report on endocrine disruptors to trade health for profit

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) A scientific report linking endocrine-disrupting chemicals to a myriad of health effects was reportedly blocked from being published by European Union (EU) officials, according to new investigation by The Guardian.Endocrine disruptors are foreign substances found...

Fight cavities and gingivitis naturally with homemade DIY Oral health

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) Forget buying toothpaste, reading all of those ingredients, wondering if you can recycle the toothpaste tube or not. Make your own toothpaste, mouthwash, and more. There's nothing you can get in the store that will do as well as these recipes. But remember, there's nothing...

NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) I remember being a 15-year-old boy looking for ways to make money on my summer vacation. The whole world seemed to lay ahead of me, and I wasn't about to sit and watch it pass me by. I remember taking $50 out of my $100 savings and purchasing a tabletop snow cone machine...

We can't test medical marijuana to treat children because it hasn't been tested yet, biased researchers claim

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) An article titled "Medical Marijuana for Children with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders?" and subtitled "Despite lack of evidence, some are advocating cannabis for children with autism" was published in a February 2015 issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral...

Mainstream media declares: US immigrants spread measles to Latin America, not the other way around

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) Without their sponsors and advertisers, the mainstream media wouldn't exist. The mainstream press ISN'T a free press at all. It's literally controlled by high-paying sponsors, which are primarily junk food companies like McDonalds, big agribusinesses like Syngenta and...

Hong Kong's Communist leader tells citizens to act like sheep for their own good

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) Tyrants throughout history have all wanted two things from those they mean to rule: blind loyalty and absolute obedience.That is no different today, as evidenced by recent comments from Hong Kong's unpopular communist chief executive. In a recent speech, he had some...

Scientists find mysterious DNA from unknown creatures lurking in NYC subways

Natural News - 29 min 20 sec ago
(NaturalNews) The bizarre sights, pungent smells and largely invisible but ever-present germs that mark the unique New York City subway-riding experience are among the many details cataloged in a new bacterial study that, perhaps not shockingly, made some unsettling discoveries about...

New Study Shows California Droughts Driven by Climate Change and Here to Stay

Ecology Today - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:23

By Sarah Lazare
Common Dreams

Stanford researchers say human-driven global warming is behind increasingly frequent and severe droughts, including current one.

The increasingly frequent and severe droughts that have punished California over the past two decades—including the current record-breaking one—are primarily the result of human-caused climate change and will likely grow even worse, scientists at Stanford University warn.

Published in Monday’s issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the new research analyzes historical records, as well as computer simulations of global warming, to investigate the role of changing temperatures during California droughts over the last 120 years.

The researchers concluded that human-driven global warming is exacerbating and increasing the confluent warm and dry conditions that have produced the state’s most severe droughts.

“Of course low precipitation is a prerequisite for drought, but less rain and snowfall alone don’t ensure a drought will happen,” explained Stanford professor and lead author Noah Diffenbaugh. “It really matters if the lack of precipitation happens during a warm or cool year.”

“We’ve seen the effects of record heat on snow and soil moisture this year in California, and we know from this new research that climate change is increasing the probability of those warm and dry conditions occurring together,” Diffenbaugh added.

Danielle Touma, a graduate student and co-author of the study, explained, “When we look at the historical record, not only do we see a doubling of the odds of a warm-dry year, but we also see a doubling of the frequency of drought years. Warm conditions reduce snowfall, increase snowmelt and increase water loss from soils and plants.”

The researchers say their findings predict worse weather to come.

“We found that essentially all years are likely to be warm—or extremely warm—in California by the middle of the 21st century,” said study co-author Daniel Swain, who is also a graduate student in Diffenbaugh’s lab. “This means that both drought frequency—and the potential intensity of those droughts which do occur — will likely increase as temperatures continue to rise.”

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Categories: Ecological News

Call goes out for dolphinarium-free Europe

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:19
Whale and dolphin experts from across the world today launched a new campaign at the European Parliament to ban dolphin captivity in Europe, putting an end to a long saga of abuse and exploitation.
Categories: Ecological News
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