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

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
These women in science are all about ecosystems and environments.
Categories: Ecological News

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

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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?

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.'

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 16 min ago
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
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