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Obamacare: How screwed are you, exactly?

Natural News - Wed, 12/16/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) (Story by Rodney Lee Conover, republished from ObamaCare was never about healthcare, the poor, insurance, or anything else.It's about controlling the populace, paying off cronies, donors, supporters and expanding the size and authority of the...

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...

Chemicals may alter placenta genes, threaten fetuses.

Women exposed to widely used chemicals while pregnant are more likely to have altered gene function in their placentas, according to a new study.
Categories: Ecological News

The impenetrable world of Mark Flores.

Yvette Flores unknowingly worked around lead and other harmful substances while she was pregnant; a severely disabled son was the result.
Categories: Ecological News

Study: Fireworks cause a toxic brew of unhealthy air.

The thousands of Fourth of July firework celebrations across the nation bring a toxic brew of air pollution to our atmosphere, according to a recent study from federal scientists.
Categories: Ecological News

Phase-in lead ban starts for hunting.

A lead-free movement that started with saving endangered condors in California by banning the use of lead ammunition where the big prehistoric-looking birds flew now will impact hunters throughout the state and cause more erosion to the state’s number of hunters.
Categories: Ecological News

Why New York banned polystyrene foam.

New York City is joining a growing group of cities in banning Expandable Polystyrene Foam. Adam Harris explains what makes this material so worrisome to environmentalists—and appealing to businesses.
Categories: Ecological News

Poor quality makeup poses health risk for kids.

An increasing number of young girls in Seoul are putting on makeup these days. The problem is many of these young girls buy low quality makeup items with no safety guarantee from stationery stores near schools.
Categories: Ecological News

In St. Louis, an urban farmer uses a rooftop and food to spur renewal.

A two-story concrete building on the edge of downtown St. Louis is bearing its heaviest load 88 years after construction. It's an effort to bring creative farming into the middle of a city.
Categories: Ecological News

Connecticut bill passed bans sale, manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products.

The budget has passed and one of the bills included a provision to ban the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products.
Categories: Ecological News

North Carolina officials meet with coal ash neighbors about tainted wells.

State health and environment officials met Tuesday night with the people hardest hit by contaminated wells near Duke Energy’s ash ponds.
Categories: Ecological News

DENR opposes bill that would overhaul North Carolina environmental regulations.

North Carolina’s environmental regulators urged lawmakers Tuesday not to support sweeping environmental reforms in the legislature that one activist has dubbed a bill “to protect polluters.”
Categories: Ecological News

Video: Turtle with GoPro swims through Great Barrier Reef.

The video was created by the WWF as part of a project about the level of pollution affecting the Reef's turtles.
Categories: Ecological News

Access to clean water and sanitation around the world – mapped.

How many people still drink dirty water, or go to the toilet in the open? We’ve used new data in these interactive maps to track global progress towards the millenium development goals on access to clean water and sanitation.
Categories: Ecological News

Oklahoma court rules homeowners can sue oil companies over quakes.

It is the first time the court had specifically addressed whether plaintiffs could sue for damage that experts believe is caused by massive amounts of wastewater generated by fracking.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA: Supreme Court ruling won’t stop climate rules.

The Supreme Court’s decision against a key Obama administration air pollution rule is not stopping regulators from moving forward on the government’s most ambitious climate change rule.
Categories: Ecological News

EU to curb pollution from mid-sized power plants.

EU member states on Tuesday agreed new rules to limit pollution from hundreds of thousands of medium-sized power plants that had previously escaped regulation.
Categories: Ecological News

New cases of Ebola put an end to Liberia's status as virus-free.

The body of a teenager tested positive for the virus, ending Liberia’s Ebola-free status, said the deputy minister for health, and raising fresh concerns.
Categories: Ecological News

Many board members fight smoking even as chamber opposes tobacco laws.

Four executives of leading health care organizations are members of the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is engaged in a worldwide campaign to thwart antismoking laws.
Categories: Ecological News
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