Health & Lifestyle
“Re-Fracking” Concerns Prompt Questions On Politics’ Role In Fracking Debate
Fracking regulation is generally weak and unenforced across the country. A new technology, “re-fracking,” brings with it even more potential harm, and it’s going ahead -- all in the name of energy security.
Elevated Rates Of Thyroid Cancer Found In Fukushima Youth
Over 100 Fukushima youth diagnosed with definitive or suspected thyroid gland cancer.
Ebola In Congo Kills Two People, Djera Region Placed Under Quarantine
Djera is more than 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) from Congo's capital, Kinshasa and is more than 600 kilometers from the provincial capital, Mbandaka -- and it will be placed under quarantine now. Kabange said Djera would be placed under quarantine.
The Ebola Outbreak, In 15 Numbers
The current outbreak is on track to kill more people than all previous outbreaks combined. There aren't enough doctors. And women are at particular risk.
Environmentalists Rally Against New Herbicide For GE Crops
Citing the inevitability of “superweeds” and calling the product a “life preserver” for fatally flawed technology, environmentalists urge the EPA not to register a new Dow AgroSciences herbicide for GE corn and soybeans.
Oklahoma Gets Hit With 20 Earthquakes In One Day, Fracking Suspected As Cause
One of the most researched human activities that could be causing the dramatic increase in earthquakes is fracking.
Missourians Fight ALEC Over Big Agriculture’s “Right to Farm”
Grassroots efforts will likely push a recount on an amendment to Missouri’s bill of rights that favors the interests of corporate agriculture.
Evangelicals Pressure Florida Governor On Climate Change
“For us, being pro-life includes not only defending our unborn children, but also the biblical mandate to care for all life. Toxins and other pollutants foul our water, air, and soil, impacting the purity of life God intends for His creation. "
INTERVIEW: Native People And The Trolls Under The Bridge
MintPress talks to a recent PhD recipient whose work focuses on how “rationalizations perpetuate the notion that American Indians are inherently different from non-natives.”
Report: Drillers Illegally Using Diesel Fuel To Frack
The report, published this week by the Environmental Integrity Project, found that between 2010 and July 2014 at least 351 wells were fracked by 33 different companies using diesel fuels without a permit.
California Moves Toward Historic Statewide Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags August 15, 2014
SB 270 proposes a big step toward reducing the use of the bags by prohibiting their use in supermarkets and drugstores by July 1, 2015 and in smaller groceries and convenience stores by July 1, 2016.
Ebola And Climate Change: How Are They Connected?
In light of the recent outbreak, some researchers are connecting deforestation in countries such as Liberia to the disease, noting that the change in landscape is bringing wildlife in closer contact with humans.
On Use Of Experimental Ebola Drugs, U.S. Under Increased Pressure
Officials wrestle with whether it is ethical to withhold potential treatment from some groups, but also if it is acceptable to offer either false hope or true risk to vulnerable populations.
Critic: Censored Report Shows UK Government Has ‘Something To Hide’ About Fracking
Department of Environment report on fracking impacts redacted 62 times in just 13 pages.
Busting The Bureau Of Land Management’s Frackopoly
Bureau Of Land Management managed land like the ones near Moab Valley, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and so many others in the U.S., may be at risk from nearby fracking.
Exxon Begins Drilling Russia’s Pristine Arctic Waters
Despite U.S. sanctions, drilling marks business-as-usual for international oil giant.
Pot Brownie Arrest Forces Reflection On Marijuana Convictions, Edibles
A 19-year-old could be facing life in prison for making pot brownies, but are edibles trivializing consumers’ concept of the power of THC?
Judge Throws Out Colorado City’s Fracking Ban
Fort Collins voters put a five-year ban on fracking in November, but a judge ruled that it 'impeded the state's interest'
WHO: Ebola Outbreak Is A Public Health Emergency
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention already recommends against traveling to West Africa.
‘Outrage’ Follows USDA’s Advancement Of New Genetically Engineered Crops
'We need to get off the pesticide treadmill,' said George Naylor, farmer and Center for Food Safety Board Member
Boss Who Ordered Employees To Dump Fracking Waste In River Hit With Prison Sentence
Contractor given 28-month prison sentence, $25,000 fine by U.S. district judge