Environmentalism

Fossil fuel industry spent nearly $2 billion to kill U.S. climate action, new study finds

Industry has out-lobbied environmentalists 10-to-1 on climate since 2000.<p>Legislation to address climate change has repeatedly died in Congress. But a …

Fossil Fuels

Flesh-eating bacteria kills 1, infects 9 in Virginia

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. — Virginia health officials are warning people of the dangerous flesh-eating bacteria, Vibrio parahaemolyticus.<p>So far this year, nine people have contracted the infection in the region and one person has died. According to the Virginia Department of Health, Vibrio …

Environmental Health

John Stossel: The absurd hysteria around plastic straws

Want to sip a refreshing beverage this summer?<p>If environmental zealots and sycophants get their way, you won’t be allowed to sip it through a plastic straw.<p>Actress Nina Nelson and other celebrities made a video claiming that plastic straws kill sea life: “In the USA alone, over 500 million straws …

Opinion

6,000+ Pounds of Ground Beef Have Been Recalled

This recall has affected 6,020 pounds of beef. Here’s how to find out if yours was affected.<p>After a recall of more than 35,000 pounds of meat, …

E.coli

Man dies from infection after eating tainted oyster

Florida health officials say the 71-year-old man's illness was caused by a deadly bacteria that can be contracted from eating raw shellfish.

Florida

Salmonella outbreak in 26 states tied to raw turkey

<b>(CNN) —</b> An outbreak of salmonella linked to raw turkey products has sickened at least 90 people across 26 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.<p>Among them, 40 people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.<p>Illnesses have been reported in …

Environmental Health

A Florida man died of bacteria that can cause flesh-eating disease after eating raw oysters — here's how concerned you should be

A 71-year-old man in Florida died on July 10 after being infected by bacteria that can cause serious gastrointestinal illness and rarely flesh-eating disease (necrotizing fasciitis) from eating a contaminated raw oyster, according to local news reports.<p>The man ate the bad oyster at a Sarasota …

Food

Possible Salmonella Contamination Prompts Nationwide Recall of Desserts at Walmart, Food Lion, and More

Manufacturer FlowersFoods is recalling a few different varieties of baked desserts and breads sold under various labels—including private labels at …

Environmental Health

Burberry burning stock worth millions 'to stop it getting into the wrong hands'

Burberry has been burning millions of pounds worth of stock in order to stop it getting into the wrong hands, reports say.<p>The luxury label, famous …

UK News

Interior’s Zinke faces 11th federal investigation as new probe launches

Scott Pruitt holds the record, but Zinke's not far behind.<p>More than 10 federal investigations have now been opened into Secretary of the Interior …

EPA

Trump Administration Proposes Revamping the Endangered Species Act

A decades-old law credited with saving from extinction the American bald eagle, the iconic bird of prey whose image graces the presidential seal, …

Endangered Species

12 Rat Myths You Need to Stop Believing

You may see them in alleys, under a patio and even find them living in your attic. Rats can be found in nearly every corner of the world, yet there …

Home

How the Whole Earth Catalog Reinvented the Environmental Movement

In the fall of 1968 a Stanford-trained biologist, organizer of the legendary Trips Festival and Merry Prankster named Stewart Brand published the …

Democratic National Convention

Trump's EPA rolls back Obama-era coal ash regulations

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it is relaxing rules for the disposal of spent coal used to fuel hundreds of power plants nationwide.<p>But environmental groups say the rollback of coal ash storage regulations established by the Obama administration in 2015 could affect drinking …

Politics

Why you need more risk in your life after age 50 — not less

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Jeannie Ralston is a woman who believes in taking risks, and she encourages women in …

Business

German coal imports could fall 12 percent in 2018, trumped by green...

* Renewable output replaces coal on grids to consumers<p>* 2017 import volume was already down 10.2 percent<p>* Importers lobby says sees more political pressure<p>* Russian, U.S., Colombian exporters to lose business<p>By Vera Eckert<p>DUESSELDORF, July 19 (Reuters) - Germany’s hard coal imports may fall for the …

Environment

Banning straws might be a win for environmentalists. But it ignores us disabled people.

Listen to disabled people about why this is a problem.<p>There are few things more heartbreaking than hearing from “progressives” that my life, and those of other disabled people, is not worth living — that we should be left to die if we can’t adhere to the latest performative progressive trend.<p>We are …

Identity

Watchdog calls on EPA to strengthen oversight of state water systems after Flint crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems in …

Water

Colorado environmentalists fume over Starbucks mug featuring drilling rig

DENVER — Less than two weeks after putting the kibosh on plastic straws, Starbucks has run afoul of the environmental movement with a newly released …

Environment

Trump Admin Proposes Rolling Back Endangered Species Act Protections.

The Trump Admin wants to change the way the Endangered Species Act is enforced. They want to make delisting species easier. The article by The Hill …

Trump Administration

Indiana environmentalists push back on EPA’s coal ash rules

Indiana environmentalists are criticizing the easing of toxic coal ash regulations by President Donald Trump's administration.<p>The Indianapolis Star …

Business

Enviros Come Out Against Replacing An Aging Pipeline With A Safer One

6:59 PM 07/19/2018<p>An aging pipeline running through Minnesota has been deemed no longer safe, but environmental groups are protesting efforts to …

Conservative View

10 Natural First Aid Supplies You Should Always Have on Hand

Your checklist should contain more than just bandages and gauze.<p>1 of 10<p>Aloe<p>Aloe gel soothes minor burns, sunburn, cuts and rashes, and it also helps skin heal. Keep a plant on a sunny windowsill, snap off a bit of stalk, and use a clean butter knife to scrape the gel onto minor burns or scrapes.<p>2 …

Coconut

House ignores Trump's push to slash EPA spending

The House passed a portion of its fiscal 2019 spending bills on Thursday in a bill that gave the Environmental Protection Agency a slight haircut and …

U.S. Politics

Senate Democrats go easy on Trump’s nominee for top White House environmental office

Mary Neumayr served eight years as senior energy counsel for Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.<p>It was smooth sailing on Thursday …

Liberal View

Burberry destroys £28m of stock to guard against counterfeits

The British fashion label Burberry destroyed more than £28m worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to guard against counterfeiting.<p>In a practice understood to be common across the retail industry, the luxury brand burned £28.6m of products, including £10.4m worth of beauty …

Business

Don't Expect The Straw Ban To Solve Our Plastic Consumption Problems

Environmentalists are banking on the in-vogue straw ban trend to help people realize how they can cut back on single-use plastic.<p>If you've been …

Pollution

Starboard's 2019 Race Board Line

You’ve heard of Starboard, right? The brand that features the majority of the top racers in the world (Baxter, Honscheid, Booth, Wylde, Hasulyo X 2)? …

Sailing

The CDC Issued A Warning About Tainted Crab Meat In Four States

A dozen people have already contracted an infection.<p>The CDC and FDA just issued a warning for seafood lovers: Both agencies announced that Venezuelan …

Crabmeat

British moorland fire extinguished after more than three weeks

LONDON (Reuters) - A fire on a moorland in northern England, which was declared a major incident and required army assistance to tackle, has been extinguished more than three weeks after it started, the fire brigade said.<p>A a helicopter drops water on a fire on Saddleworth Moor, near Oldham, Britain …

Environment