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Downriver water quality concerns prompt testing.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Water quality concerns in Downriver communities prompted the Great Lakes Water Authority to test the taps there and at least one Wayne County municipality to conduct its own review, officials said Monday.
Categories: Ecological News

California upgrades environmental justice tool.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
CalEnviroScreen looks at a number of different factors to identify neighborhoods that have significant impacts from pollution and other factors.
Categories: Ecological News

Fix the mercury poisoning at Grassy Narrows now.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
So many years after the closing of the paper mill that caused this disaster, it’s high time to put it to an end.
Categories: Ecological News

Trump’s vaccine-commission idea is biased and dangerous.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Scientists must fight back with the truth about the debunked link between vaccines and autism.
Categories: Ecological News

For 8 years the EPA has made life hard for too many Americans. That’s about to change.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
The EPA has made the last eight years hard for families in Wyoming and across rural America. Today, there is reason to be hopeful. The status quo at the EPA is changing.
Categories: Ecological News

P&G should do more to protect public health.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
P&G's new preservative tracker and chemical policies are positive changes in the industry, but the manufacturing giant should do more to ensure our everyday personal care products are toxic-free.
Categories: Ecological News

Will better science help protect us from chemical exposures?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
A new National Academy of Sciences' risk assessment could accelerate public health protection from pesticides.
Categories: Ecological News

Environmental opposition mounts against EPA boss nominee; clean air, water protections at risk, scientists say.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Environmentalists, scientists and U.S. Senate Democrats are mustering opposition in preparation for Wednesday's scheduled confirmation hearings for U.S. EPA administrator nominee Scott Pruitt.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA cranks out toxics rules during Obama’s last days in office.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
The Environmental Protection Agency’s office that oversees the safety of chemicals in industrial and household products has been exceptionally busy in the final days of the Obama Administration.
Categories: Ecological News

The tree that shaped human history.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
No plant has held such sway over human imagination as the fig tree. Few others have as much potential to enrich our future.
Categories: Ecological News

Industry money may taint advice from patient groups, regulators.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Two-thirds of patient advocacy organizations reported receiving industry funding, Susannah Rose, a bioethicist, finds in a new study.
Categories: Ecological News

Bacteria-treated mosquitoes released in more locations.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Infected with Wolbachia, the insects are expected to reduce the spread of dengue and Zika. But scientists say the approach may have limitations.
Categories: Ecological News

The mystery of American Airlines' ailing flight attendants.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Many blame the airline's new uniforms—but $1 million worth of tests still haven't turned up a culprit.
Categories: Ecological News

Thousands of Fukushima evacuees face hardship as subsidies to be slashed.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
As the Fukushima local government prepares to slash unconditional housing assistance on March 31, many face the painful choice of returning to areas they still fear are unsafe, or reconciling to financial hardship.
Categories: Ecological News

Running may be good for your knees.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
Knees of runners showed substantially lower levels of two types of cells that can contribute to inflammation and promote arthritis.
Categories: Ecological News

Oslo lifts temporary ban on diesel vehicles.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:30
City officials lifted the temporary ban on operating diesel vehicles on municipal roads at 6pm on Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Lord Smith's conflict of interest: why we cannot trust the ASA on fracking!

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:18
2017 began with bang for Friends of the Earth, writes Tony Juniper, with a hostile media blitz orchestrated by the fracking industry and abetted by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). But the storm, over alleged errors in an FoE leaflet about the hazards of fracking, reveals nothing so clearly as the disgraceful conflict of interest at the top of the ASA itself.
Categories: Ecological News

Periods of Greater Atlantic Hurricane Activity Linked to Weaker U.S. Landfalls

ENN Climate - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:16
During periods of greater Atlantic hurricane activity, a protective barrier of vertical wind shear and cooler ocean temperatures forms along the U.S. East Coast, weakening storms as they approach land, according to a new study by NCEI scientist, Jim Kossin. In his paper, “Hurricane Intensification along United States Coast Suppressed during Active Hurricane Periods (link is external),” published in Nature, Kossin identifies this “buffer zone” and describes its relationship with both active and inactive periods of Atlantic hurricane activity.
Categories: Ecological News

Survival food calorie scams exposed by the Health Ranger: Are you buying genetically modified "filler" calories labeled as a "One Year Supply" of total junk?

Natural News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:49
(NaturalNews) Today I’m issuing a consumer warning over deceptive survival food marketing and formulation practices witnessed across the preparedness food industry. I want you to be informed and critical so that you can read the ingredients labels and do the math on calorie counts to know what you’re really getting. It turns out that many...

Natural News exposes Fenestra Research Labs as fraudulent clinical trial scammers

Natural News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:06
(NaturalNews) It’s hard to get one over on Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. When it comes to alternative health and science, he knows his stuff. Which means he also knows how to spot posers, fraudsters and liars, wasting no amount of effort exposing them to our readers and the world. Just a...
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