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China arrests thousands for environmental crimes as U.S. continues allowing heavy metals in food supply

7/19/2015 - It's no secret that, while many people in the United States continue to forge on with harmful agricultural sprays, unnecessary deforestation and creating foods loaded with heavy metals, other parts of the world are dedicated to stopping such horrors in their tracks. For example, France just announced...

Protect the central nervous system by avoiding environmental toxins

6/12/2015 - The vast majority of our food supply is contaminated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – which have devastating effects on digestive health and immunity. Our air is polluted with "chemtrails" – a government-sponsored geoengineering program (supposedly) designed to "protect us" from...

Breast Cancer Fund exposes environmental causes of breast cancer so you can live a non-toxic life

5/18/2015 - Breast cancer awareness in America has evolved into nothing more than a marketing competition where everything is painted pink and consumed for profit. Consumers rally behind a cause, buying up all that is pink, without understanding the environmental causes behind breast cancer. Much of the money collected...

European court rules environmental groups can't legally oppose EU institutions; only corporations get a say

2/26/2015 - In a recent decision, the European Court of Justice ruled that environmental non-governmental organizations and other NGOs possess no right to file actions with the court, meaning they cannot legally oppose any European Union institution -- though profiteering global corporations have had, and will...

GMOs likely to be approved by EPA and USDA will contribute to environmental degradation and human health decline

9/3/2014 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) are readying to approve a powerful new herbicide, as well as three genetically modified organisms (GMOs) engineered to resist it, that has not been adequately vetted for either safety or effectiveness. And at least 50 members...

How this 'non-profit environmental conservation' group profits from the oil industry and Big Food will surprise you

8/14/2014 - The country's largest and most vocal environmental group is earning revenue from an oil well on land that it controls in Texas, though the organization promised 10 years ago that it would not permit new oil and gas drilling on land that was supposedly reserved for conservation. That was revealed...

GMOs and environmental destruction - Pope Francis urges humanity to respect nature

8/13/2014 - "Isn't humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature?" That was a question asked recently by Pope Francis, as part of his continuous plea with the world to "respect" our environment. It's not a bad message, it is just incomplete when you consider that the vast...

Environmental Defense Fund teams with Google to map thousands of dangerous gas leaks in U.S. cities

7/16/2014 2:31:42 PM - Google Earth, the interactive grid of the world, continues to expand its mapping capabilities. Google routinely deploys vehicles into cities to map out roads and routes, while obtaining street views and photos of commercial buildings and homes. Now, Google is putting the technology to great use and...

Environmental impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides are now 'impossible to deny'

7/1/2014 - Evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides are doing severe damage to ecological integrity and bee populations around the world is now "conclusive," according to a review conducted by an international scientific task force. The threat posed by these pesticides is on the same scale as that once posed...

Analysis of medical records reveals link between pesticides, autism

4/2/2014 - Evidence supporting the notion that environmental toxins might play a role in triggering autism, especially in young boys, has made its way into the open-access journal PLOS Computational Biology. Researchers from the University of Chicago (UoC) found that, based on an analysis covering more than 100...

Environmental group seeks ban on toxic mercury used in dental amalgam fillings

3/31/2014 - The dangers associated with mercury-based dental fillings are not isolated to just the individuals who receive them, says a new study recently published by the environmental justice group BAN Toxics (BT). Like its name implies, BT is pushing for a ban on mercury use in dentistry due to persistent mercury...

Routine environmental stress can damage more than one million independent sites on your DNA daily

3/21/2014 - In a process essential to keeping you alive that proceeds entirely unseen, your body is continuously finding and repairing damage to your DNA. A myriad of everyday environmental stressors, from ultraviolet radiation to environmental toxins to normal metabolic functions, create as many as one million...

Environmental groups challenge Canada's approval of genetically modified salmon

2/1/2014 - The company responsible for developing genetically modified (GM) salmon that grows at twice the normal pace is the subject of a new lawsuit in Canada. CBC.ca reports that the Halifax-based Ecology Action Centre (EAC) and the British Columbia-based Living Oceans Society (LOS) are jointly taking Environment...

Are environmental toxins making you fat?

1/30/2014 - As if we need another reason to detox, research has shown environmental poisons can lead to obesity and diabetes. According to Mark Hyman, M.D., a study in the Lancet made a significant connection with a person's toxic load and how the body is able to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol....

Natural beauty, survival and the environmental movement

12/7/2013 - There are many reasons why millions of people around the world are engaged these days in one form or another of environmental conservation, protection, action and activism. One of the original impetuses to conserve nature back during the Industrial Age and at the turn of the 20th century wasn't thought...

Hemp - The ultimate cash crop, health food and environmental savior rolled into one

12/4/2013 - A new ecovillage in Scotland has utilized an innovative material within its structures - namely, negative carbon hemp. While most environmentally progressive buildings strive for a carbon neutral rank, these houses take eco-friendly a step further, literally pulling carbon dioxide from the air. But...

Rite Aid deliberately dumped hazardous waste across California landfills, declares judge

10/9/2013 - One of the nation's largest drug store chains has been ordered by a California judge to fork over more than $12.3 million to settle a civil lawsuit accusing the company of illegally dumping hazardous waste in California landfills. As reported by the Los Angeles Times (LAT) and others, Pennsylvania-based...

Doctors' groups agree that toxic environmental chemicals pose huge risk to expectant mothers

10/1/2013 - A large doctor's group is recommending that medical practitioners push for tougher environmental standards and policies to help better identify and reduce exposure to substances that can be harmful to pregnant women. According to a recently released report from the American College of Obstetricians...

New Zealand under fire for alleged dirty food practices, questionable environmental standards

8/8/2013 - It is a country that admittedly invests millions of dollars each year into sustaining its "100 percent pure" image, which helps drive tourism and support the nation's multi-billion dollar export industry. But New Zealand may not actually be as clean and pristine as we were all led to believe, at least...

Wal-Mart pays $81.6 million settlement for environmental crimes against America

6/12/2013 - Wal-Mart is not only the world's largest retailer, it is apparently one of the nation's biggest polluters as well, as evidenced by a massive fine levied recently by the federal government following an investigation of "environmental crimes" which lasted more than a decade. According to reports, the...

Monsanto: The worst of the worst

5/30/2013 - Monsanto lies about everything and will commit any atrocity against the people to ensure profits. Recently, the Cornucopia Institute reported about the French farmer that was poisoned by one of Monsanto's "safe" pesticides. Read it for your self. A French farmer who can no longer perform his routine...

Environmental toxins are in water, food and garden: Dirty Dozen list from the EPA and how you can reduce exposure

5/22/2013 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that environmental toxins and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are linked to health problems. The EPA lists a "Dirty Dozen" that can cause health issues, such as the brain, thyroid, and cause violence. More than 60,000 substances are...

EPA deliberately releases private details on factory farmers to environmental groups

5/3/2013 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in hot water following the agency's impetuous release of sensitive information on roughly 80,000 American farmers and cattle ranchers, according to new reports. In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by a trio of environmental...

An inconvenient truth about climate change - Grazing livestock may hold the secret to preventing environmental annihilation

4/2/2013 - Allan Savory is a controversial figure with a shocking message: Global warming and desertification can be radically reversed by grazing large herds of animals. The antithesis of accepted thought on climate change, Savory's solution has rubbed many in the scientific community the wrong way. But the question...

Could micro-algae free America from foreign wars, debt and environmental destruction? 'Green crude oil' and 'living buildings' may hold the secret to liberation

3/20/2013 - Next time you notice green slime growing in a pool or pond, take a second look. Incredibly, that bit of algae could be the secret to solving our war related financial difficulties and environmental troubles. As an incredible source of alternative energy, algae is used in a variety of innovative ways....

'Organic' from China exposed: The shocking truth about 'organic' foods grown in the world's worst environmental cesspool

2/21/2013 - When it comes to foods, superfoods and even nutritional supplements from China, "organic" is largely a hoax. This is my opinion, of course, but I've been researching the issue quite extensively as the key decision maker for new products in the Natural News Store. And I've come to the conclusion that...

California pharmacy floods population with free antibiotics, promoting deadly superbugs and environmental pollution

2/20/2013 - Antibiotic-resistant superbugs kill 48,000 Americans each year -- roughly the same number of American soldiers who died in the entire Vietnam War. This data was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, and the data is from 2006. It's certainly much worse today, and the health care costs related...

How processed food contributes to massive rainforest destruction and environmental damage

11/17/2012 - When considering the various factors that are most responsible for widespread environmental pollution and ecosystem destruction in today's world, most people probably envision things like industrial manufacturing facilities spilling chemicals into nearby waterways, coal-fired power plants billowing...

The environmental benefits of grass-fed, pasture-rotated cattle

9/16/2012 - Ever since the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization blamed livestock for 18% of the world's man-made greenhouse-gas emissions in a 2006 report, the globalists, always looking to use the environmental movement as a power-grabbing scheme, have used the report to further their war against eating meat....

Better indoor environmental quality in healthy homes means better health

8/24/2012 - North Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors, sucking in air that has two to five times more pollutants than outdoor air (in some cases 100 times more). Given those statistics, it's surprising that so much thought is given to reducing smog and cleaning up outdoor air, when relatively little...

Argentinian mother sticks it to Monsanto, wins major environmental award

5/13/2012 - The tragic, but inspiring, story of one woman's quest for justice in her local community has resulted in a significant victory for health freedom. Sofia Gatica, an ordinary, working-class mother from Argentina, successfully mobilized more than a dozen of her neighbors to fight the indiscriminate spraying...

Gibson Guitars raid proves the environmental police state wants your wood products and guns

9/8/2011 - The recent US government raid of Gibson Guitars' Tennessee manufacturing facility is now receiving widespread media coverage, thanks to a flood of reports that have appeared across the web in recent weeks, including here at NaturalNews. But beyond simply the raid itself is the reality of the new environmental...

Rawesome Foods founder to be prosecuted under special environmental crimes unit in LA

8/4/2011 - Details are still sketchy on this, as we're breaking this news straight from the front lines in the aftermath of the government raid on Rawesome Foods in Venice, California (http://www.naturalnews.com/033220_Rawesome_Foods_armed_raids.html), but NaturalNews is now being told that the LA County District...

Barbie products destroy the rainforest, charges environmental group

7/13/2011 - (Natural News) Some of the greatest environmental damage caused by deforestation takes place as a result of excessive and reckless use of timber for product packaging material. The list of corporations who are guilty of maintaining indiscriminate relationships with paper suppliers is long, and now a...

Environmental group sues 26 companies for false organic labeling of personal care products

6/22/2011 - The center for Environmental Health based out of Oakland, California has sued the manufacturers of 26 personal care products that allegedly violate California's organic labelling law that requires a product to be made up of at least 70% organic ingredients. The center feels that while there are somewhat...

USDA to allow Monsanto to perform its own GMO studies

5/2/2011 - Last August, a federal judge admonished the USDA for approving genetically modified seeds without first doing the required environmental impact study. Now, the USDA has a solution--allow the biotech industry to conduct the studies itself. This means that Monsanto and other biotech companies will decide...

Minnesota attorney general files lawsuit against 3M for years of environmental pollution

1/1/2011 - Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson is determined to hold the 3M Company, one of the world's largest multinational corporations based near St. Paul, responsible for years of environmental pollution that tainted the Mississippi River and contaminated water supplies in the east-metro area of the Twin...

The Dangers of GMOs: Know the Environmental Hazards

9/28/2010 - A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant or animal that has been genetically engineered to create a specific set of traits including size, shelf life and color vibrancy. While this bio-technology is still in a relatively early stage of development, there are already concerns regarding the...

World's top firms cause $2.2 trillion in environmental damage

7/6/2010 - The world's 3,000 biggest public companies do more than $2.2 trillion worth of damage to the environment every year, amounting to one-third of their total profits, according to a report commissioned by the U.N. Environment Program and the Principles for Responsible Investment initiative. The study...

Developing nations face environmental crisis from e-waste

7/2/2010 - Developing nations will face a major environmental and public health crisis from e-waste if they do not quickly put in place measures for safe recycling and disposal of electronics, the U.N. Environmental Program has warned. E-waste refers to the problem of improperly disposed of electronics such...

Presidential cancer advisors find courage to warn about environmental risks of cancer chemicals

5/11/2010 - When a government panel of experts finds the courage to tell the truth about cancer, it's an event so rare that it becomes newsworthy. Late last week, a report from the President's Cancer Panel (PCP) broke ranks with the sick-care cancer establishment and dared to say something that natural health advocates...

Athletes Eat Plant-Based Diet for Health, Longevity and Environmental Concerns

1/30/2010 - Vegan athletes are finding plant foods a source for renewed energy and achievement, and are proving, against the traditional wisdom favoring meat consumption, that a vegan diet will support competitive athletic performance. Three vegan star performers are Tony Gonzalez, a tight-end football player,...

Environmental Estrogen: Understand the Problems and Solutions

12/14/2009 - Environmental estrogens are a real problem these days and if you're not familiar with them, you should be. Environmental estrogens are synthetic substances that when absorbed into the body, function similarly to estrogen. They're found just about everywhere and actually, they are difficult to avoid....

Activist Groups that Fund Pharma Try to Regulate Silver as a Pesticide (Opinion)

10/7/2009 - It was revealed that a handful of the activist agencies which were behind the petition to the EPA to regulate nano-silver as a pesticide received funding from pharmaceutical giant Merck, which annually has hundreds of billions of dollars in profits from patented antibiotics which colloidal silver poses...

Judge Rules GMOs Violate Environmental Law

10/6/2009 - For those of us wondering how bad the untested genetically modified food experiment is going to get before it gets any better, a ray of hope was just offered. A San Francisco judge, the very honorable, Judge Jeffrey White just ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture`s Animal and Plant Health Inspection...

Calcium Bentonite Clay Provides Safe Protection from Environmental Toxins

6/29/2009 - During the past few months, there has been an outbreak of reports of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and toxins being found in our water supply, our food, our air, our soil....just about everything we come in contact with it seems. But, armed with the proper information, there`s no reason to...

Calcium Bentonite Clay: Safe Protection from Environmental Toxins

4/24/2009 - During the past few months, there has been an outbreak of reports of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and toxins being found in our water supply, our food, our air, our soil....just about everything we come in contact with it seems. But, armed with the proper information, there`s no reason to...

Soaring Autism Rates Linked to Environmental Causes

2/18/2009 - A study recently published in the journal Epidemiology has suggested that rapid increases in autism rates in California cannot be explained by migratory trends and looser diagnosis criteria, but is instead most likely down to environmental exposures. Not exactly news to those well versed in natural...

Environmental Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

12/4/2008 - During the holiday season consumerism is at an all time high. Old gifts, including appliances, clothing, gadgets and toys, are replaced with this year's model, fashion, gadget, etc. creating clutter and making it necessary to find more space to store last year's (and all the previous year's) gifts....

The Many Environmental and Health Benefits of Hemp

8/12/2008 - It seems as though hemp is not only an answer to our global health problems, both for people who don't have enough to eat and for people in the western world who are malnourished from eating the wrong foods, but also an answer to our environmental crisis. The healing properties of hemp Hemp seeds...

Chemical Causes of Diabetes: Overeating Is Not the Only Problem

7/25/2008 - Medical science has discovered how sensitive the insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning. Metals such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead, fluoride and possibly aluminum may play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have...

Mercury Fillings Shattered! FDA, ADA Conspiracy to Poison Children with Toxic Mercury Fillings Exposed in Groundbreaking Lawsuit

6/5/2008 - The FDA has, for decades, ridiculously insisted that mercury fillings pose no health threat whatsoever to children. While dismissing hundreds of studies showing a clear link between mercury amalgam fillings ("silver fillings") and disastrous neurological effects in the human body, the FDA denied the...

Home Sweet Non-Toxic Home: Going Beyond 'Green'

4/9/2008 - The concept of home is universal, shared among not only the cultures of the world but much of the animal world as well, from nesting birds to burrowing rodents, to sea creatures to snails that are born with a home on their back. For most of us, animals included, home is a place to rest our weary heads,...

Free consumer guide to pesticides in produce offered by Environmental Working Group

3/28/2007 - The new "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce," recently released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), is a quick and easy reference to which fruits and vegetables are the most and least contaminated with chemical pesticide residues. The guide is available as a free download at www.foodnews.org Jump...

Genetic code of human race is deteriorating due to environmental factors

12/1/2006 - Small damages to sequences in the human genome are causing evolutionary changes in our DNA. Recent findings from a Japanese group prove that a common form of DNA damage caused by oxidation is a primary cause of mutagenesis -- damage to DNA during the genome replication process. As a result, the human...

Environmental Protection Agency refuses to regulate greenhouse gasses; brought before Supreme Court

11/30/2006 - The case of Massachusetts v the Environmental Protection Agency was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges considered oral arguments over the role of greenhouse gasses in global warming, and whether the EPA has the power to refuse to regulate said gasses. Spurred by environmental...

Environmental Toxin Causes Heritable Adult-Onset Diseases (press release)

11/13/2006 - A disease you are suffering today could be a result of your great-grandmother being exposed to an environmental toxin during pregnancy – and you may already have passed it along to your children. That’s the conclusion reached by researchers at Washington State University, who have found that exposure...

Environmental toxins may cause body's defenses to worsen lung disease (press release)

10/24/2006 - The University of Cincinnati (UC) has received $2.4 million to study whether environmental toxicants can stimulate the body's natural defense system to cause additional damage in people with chronic lung diseases. Michael Borchers, PhD, believes long-term exposure to certain environmental toxicants...

Four Steps To Take Now To Reduce Environmental Illnesses in Your Home (press release)

10/4/2006 - Environmental hazards in your home, workplace or your child’s school could be the cause of a wide range of common medical problems as well as the source of many ailments, according to Bruce Bley, founder of environmental consulting firm BCB Associates. Mysterious headaches that only occur on weekends...

Researchers identify energy gains and environmental impacts of corn ethanol and soybean biodiesel (press release)

9/12/2006 - The first comprehensive analysis of the full life cycles of soybean biodiesel and corn grain ethanol shows that biodiesel has much less of an impact on the environment and a much higher net energy benefit than corn ethanol, but that neither can do much to meet U.S. energy demand. The study will...

Environmental groups petition EPA to retract fluoride pesticide tolerances on food

3/6/2006 - Two national environmental organizations, Environmental Working Group and Beyond Pesticides, joined today with the Fluoride Action Network in challenging the safety of new food tolerances issued by the EPA for the fluoride based pesticide, sulfuryl fluoride. This action marks growing concern among mainstream...

Antidepressant drugs found in drinking water; pharmaceuticals have now become environmental pollutants

8/19/2004 - Pharmaceuticals are now being found in drinking water, according to a study conducted in England. The study looked at 12 pharmaceuticals thought to pose an environmental threat, including painkillers, antibiotics, and antidepressants, and it found traces of these pharmaceuticals in both sewage waters...

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