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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...

Washington state, growers scrap pesticide permit for oyster beds after outcry.

Bowing to public pressure, the Department of Ecology and a growers association have agreed to cancel a recently issued permit for the use of a controversial pesticide to treat oyster beds, the DOE said Sunday.
Categories: Ecological News

Hanford cleanup falls 25 years behind.

Environmental cleanup work at Hanford is 25 years behind schedule and more delays need to be avoided, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.
Categories: Ecological News

Haifa residents step up protest against air pollution.

Over one thousand activists and Haifa area residents reignited protests Sunday over Health Ministry findings that linked heightened cancer rates in the city with high levels of air pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

The uphill battle to better regulate formaldehyde.

A decade after emergency trailers meant to shelter Hurricane Katrina victims instead caused burning eyes, sore throats and other more serious ailments, the Environmental Protection Agency is on the verge of regulating the culprit: formaldehyde.
Categories: Ecological News

A flame retardant that came with its own threat to health.

There are over 80,000 chemicals in use today. The story of TRIS, removed from children's pajamas in the 1970s, illustrates just how hard it is to regulate chemicals, or to even know if they're safe.
Categories: Ecological News

Starfish suffer mysterious and gruesome demise along west coast.

Scores of sea stars, also known as starfish, have perished along the North American west coast in the most deadly epidemic to hit the iconic echinoderms in recorded history.
Categories: Ecological News

Costa Rican officials downgrade alert following ammonium nitrate spill in Nicoya Gulf.

National Emergency Commission officials on Sunday afternoon downgraded a public alert from “red” to “yellow” following the capsizing of a barge carrying 180 tons of ammonium nitrate in the Nicoya Gulf on Saturday.
Categories: Ecological News

Drenched in oil: Nigerians demand Shell spill clean-up.

Compensation was paid for the devastating 2008 spills that soaked the delta, but clean-up hasn't begun six years later.
Categories: Ecological News

Lake Huron nuclear waste burial report expected this week.

A Canadian environmental assessment of a proposal to bury nuclear waste deep underground near the shores of Lake Huron is expected this week amid fierce opposition to the idea from home and abroad.
Categories: Ecological News

China announces grand plans for cleaning up nation's polluted water.

The government's recently released plan for water pollution sets ambitious goals for cleaning up the country's heavily polluted bodies of water, a step forward in a long battle against heavy pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

No quick fix for China's polluted soil.

China showed the world that it can turn grey smog into blue sky like magic last November when Beijing hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. Unlike air pollution, however, there are no quick-fixes for soil pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

The blue Amazon, Brazil’s new natural resources frontier.

The Atlantic ocean is Brazil’s last frontier to the east. But the full extent of its biodiversity is still unknown, and scientific research and conservation measures are lagging compared to the pace of exploitation of resources such as oil.
Categories: Ecological News

Horribly bleak study sees ‘empty landscape’ as large herbivores vanish at startling rate.

Large herbivores - elephants, hippos, rhinos, gorillas among them - are vanishing from the globe at a startling rate, with some 60 percent threatened with extinction, a team of scientists reports.
Categories: Ecological News

Western towns hard-hit by climate change unite, target coal for funds.

Ten Western mountain towns feeling the effects of climate change are launching a campaign that targets the coal industry, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars a year from companies to help communities adapt.
Categories: Ecological News

Southeast New Mexico could lead in nuclear waste storage.

At some point the leaders of the free world are going to have to stop kicking the radiation canister down the road and pick a real nuclear waste storage site.
Categories: Ecological News

In Nepal's next big quake, hydropower dams threaten catastrophe

The Ecologist Magazine - 2 hours 48 min ago
A spate of hydroelectric dam building in Nepal means that future earthquakes could send inland tsunamis flooding down the steep mountain valleys, writes Michael Buckley. Disaster was averted in last month's quake - a badly damaged dam was not yet filled. But despite the risks and the damage to river ecology, tourism and rural livelihoods, there's no sign of any policy shift.
Categories: Ecological News

Scientist who attacked Dr. Oz received money from junk food, biotech and vaccine companies

Natural News - 6 hours 6 min ago
(NaturalNews) One of the primary physicians who signed a recent letter attacking Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of a popular daytime medical program on television, and seeking his removal from the faculty of Columbia University is also a convicted criminal who once lost his medical license for...

Medical equipment can be taken over and controlled remotely by hackers

Natural News - 6 hours 6 min ago
(NaturalNews) The development of a form of medical technology known as telesurgery, which uses robotic arms capable of performing surgery that can be remotely controlled, has tremendous potential to save lives and money. The ability to remotely perform a surgical procedure is an inexpensive...

Catastrophic California drought causing infestation wave of rodents looking for water

Natural News - 6 hours 6 min ago
(NaturalNews) As California's climate fades to desert, rats are coming out of their hiding places in search of water. They are coming out to parks to steal water from dog bowls and attacking horse troughs in desperate need of something to drink. They are finding new ways into homes...
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