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Colorado Supreme Court Overturns ‘Big Food’ Challenge, Keeps GMO Labeling Bill Alive

Initiative can now appear on the state's November 2014 ballot

The Colorado Supreme Court overturned a major challenge by mainstream biotech, pesticide and grocery interests last week, allowing for the possibility of a genetically modified organisms (GMO) labeling bill to appear on the state's November 2014 ballot. photo by desrowVISUALS.com on FlickrIn…
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by: Ecowatch – March 19, 2014

Fukushima Survivors’ Mental Health Continues Deteriorating

Three years on, cases of post traumatic stress disorder are on the rise

So much of the impact of a disaster like the earthquake and tsunami three years ago in Fukushima, Japan is tangible—radioactive leaks, food scares, petitions and lawsuits have all taken place since March 11, 2011. Photo courtesy IAEA ImagebankExperts measure radiation as part of an IAEA workshop exercise…
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by: Ecowatch – March 12, 2014

Americans in Biggest Cities Driving Less

"The driving boom is over"

Even if you saw agitating, bumper-to-bumper traffic during your morning commute, know that the numbers say things are changing. The average American drives 7.6 percent fewer miles today than when per-capita driving peaked in 2004, according to a report issued today by…
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by: Ecowatch – December 5, 2013

Can Genetically Modified Foods Trigger Gluten Sensitivity?

New study links GMOs to conditions that either may trigger or exacerbate gluten-related disorders

A new report links genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with gluten-related disorders and suggests GMOs might be an important environmental trigger for gluten sensitivity, estimated to affect as many as 18 million Americans. Photo by Lindsay EyinkA GMO corn research field. The report…
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by: Ecowatch – November 26, 2013

Koch Brothers Could Make $100B Profit if Keystone XL Pipeline is Built

New report reveals billionare brothers own up to 2 million acres in Alberta's tar sands region

The progressive think tank International Forum on Globalization (IFG) released a report today investigating how Koch Industries and its subsidiaries stand to make as much as $100 billion in profits if the Keystone XL pipeline is built. The report, Billionaires’ Carbon Bomb:…
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by: Ecowatch – October 21, 2013

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant to Shut Down in 2014

Entergy's decision to dismantle the plant ends a nasty legal battle between the company and the state of Vermont

In the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, the nuclear energy sector has seen a downturn, enduring bad press and changing financial trends as well as racking up a running list of safety issues in plants around the world. …
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by: Ecowatch – August 29, 2013

President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

White House blueprint on tackling global warming has zero chance of stabilizing the climate

In June, after more than four years as president, President Obama finally proposed a climate action plan for America. True to form, the president gave an eloquent speech, with strong words for those still in denial about the severity of the crisis we…
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by: Ecowatch – August 16, 2013

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