Front Page: Health & Lifestyle
Missourians Fight ALEC Over Big Agriculture’s “Right to Farm” August 20, 2014
Grassroots efforts will likely push a recount on an amendment to Missouri’s bill of rights that favors the interests of corporate agriculture.
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.”
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.
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?
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.
Lake Erie Isn’t The Only One In Trouble
Climate change and an unwillingness to regulate have led to a vicious algae bloom that could spread to other Great Lakes and threaten the nation’s major drinking water supply.
Mobile Health Unproven But Shows Potential In South Africa
Proponents say working in the relatively new field of mobile health is "like flying and building a plane at the same time"
San Bruno Pipeline Indictment Begs Safety Questions About The Nation’s Fuel Pipelines
Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.
5 Things You Need to Know About Obama’s Clean Power Plant Rule
You may encounter intense controversy around the idea of cleaning of America’s electricity sector for any one of these three reasons: genuine economic risk, ideology or partisanship. Here are five things to remember as you do.
Western Penn. Residents Request Fracking-Related Illness Probe
Scientists are asked to either prove or refute theories connecting a range of health problems with nearby fracking operations.
EPA: Largest Coal-Fired Plant In West U.S. On Track To Close
The final rule comes five years after the EPA gave notice that it was considering pollution controls for the plant.
New Hampshire Celebrates Bittersweet Anniversary Of Medical Marijuana Program July 24, 2014
Officials in the Granite State are still stonewalling on the implementation of medical marijuana legislation signed into law last year.
HIV Detected In Previously “Cured” “Mississippi Baby”
"Scientifically, this development reminds us that we still have much more to learn about the intricacies of HIV infection and where the virus hides in the body,” researcher says.
In Cambodia, Fake Orphanages Soak Up Donations By Duping Tourists
Most of these ‘orphans’ still have living parents. The squalor they endure is often for show.
House Approves Marijuana Industry’s Request For Banking Access
Shut out of banking services, marijuana-related businesses in states where the substance is legal operate as cash-only businesses, but that may be changing.
Nestle Continues To Bottle Water In Drought-Crippled California
The country’s largest bottled water company has found a way to bypass California’s strict water use restrictions: bottle water on an Indian reservation.
Hemp Oil Versus CBD Oil: What’s The Difference?
Hoping to ensure that consumers are not misled about the intended uses of hemp and CBD oils, the Hemp Industries Association issues a statement explaining the differences.
LEGO Working With Shell, Everything Is Not Awesome
Greenpeace launched the campaign targeting LEGO last week, which flooded LEGO’s Facebook and twitter pages urging them to stop lending support to Shell.
California, Chicago Sue Addictive Painkiller Manufacturers
Saying narcotics manufacturers need to be held accountable for the addiction epidemic their drugs are at the heart of, California and the city of Chicago file a lawsuit.
Oil Pipeline Expansion Presents A Whale Of A Problem
Kinder Morgan’s plans to expand a pipeline pose major environmental threats -- especially to whale populations still reeling from past oil spills and noise pollution.
Marijuana Legalization Moves Toward A Vote In Oregon
Will the public’s apparent support of marijuana legalization translate into legalization in the fall? And how does Oregon’s proposed law compare to Colorado’s?
Pakistan Says ‘No’ To GMOs
In Pakistan, even the supporters of genetically modified seeds and plants urge extreme caution -- especially when it comes to imported products.