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Nature in the News contains interesting, entertaining and educational articles about wildlife, nature and ecology issues. This news page contains information on everything from Yosemite rock slides and mountain lion legislation, to global warming, climate change and tiny little hummingbirds.

If you aren't sure where you stand on the issues, don't feel alone. The world we live in becomes more complex every single day. Is the earth as fragile as some would have us believe or has it endured because it's quite resilient? You decide. These issues are not going away and will continue to plague us with complex problems that will require us all to make hard decisions.

You will find plenty of food for thought and information to contemplate. Be sure to check back often.

      
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vaxchoicevt.com

by Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice

May 29, 2013

Did you know that as of May 18, 2013, there have been 202 cases of mumps in the US? Where is the media frenzy? The hysteria? The call from the Health Department and outrage over vaccination rates?

here is none. Because the vaccine is failing, the usual "push" is noticeably absent. Here are some direct quotes from University Health Services and/or Health Departments on the mumps outbreaks: (1) In Massachusetts, the students who got the mumps had been vaccinated. (2) In Virginia, the students who got the mumps had been vaccinated. (3) In Maryland, the students who got the mumps had been vaccinated. Do you see a trend here?

vaxchoicevt.com

by Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice

September 20, 2012

The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) of August 24, 2012 was simply titled "Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten - United States, 2011 - 12 School Year".

It is not known why the authors, who were all from the CDC, chose not to mention vaccine exemptions in the title when they knew that they would be discussing them in such great detail up to and including their percentage increase or decease in kindergartens nationwide. The main report consisted of six paragraphs and was followed by a detailed Editorial Note which also consisted of six paragraphs. The Editor's name was not revealed.

IT Business (Canada)

by Vawn Himmelsbach

July 16, 2011

Not without some intelligent human assistance, say experts.

A few years ago, most Canadians would have laughed at the idea of terrorism on Canadian soil. But recent events have caused governments around the world to step up security efforts in public places, such as airports and border crossings. In Canada, the federal government has allocated $79 million for new equipment and supporting activities at Canadian airports.

Orlando Green Living Examiner

by Vanessa Hernandez

May 20, 2009

This is an interesting question and one that took some digging to figure out. I'd never thought much about the difference even though I figured there was one.

Buying organic has become the mantra of the eco-conscious community and for good reason. Organic produce is basically grown naturally but it's labeled 'organic' not 'natural.' Basically the issue is oversight. The United States Agricultural Department (USDA) must certify a product that considers itself organic.

washingtontimes.com

by Valerie Richardson

January 1, 2017

In the name of saving the environment, thousands of green activists fighting to stop the Dakota Access pipeline are making a huge mess.

Those familiar with the camps near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, increasingly are distressed over the pits of human waste and garbage pockmarking the formerly pristine prairie revered by the Standing Rock Sioux as sacred ancestral land.

DNA (India)

by Uttara Choudhury

December 9, 2005

NEW YORK - Gloom and doom about jobs vanishing to India gripped the United States this week as three blue-blooded American corporate giants - JP Morgan Chase, Intel, and Microsoft - revealed plans to move thousands of jobs to the Indian subcontinent.

"India scored another victory in its battle to win jobs from the United States," observed The New York Post while reporting the back-to-back announcements by the three firms. "While such jobs aren't the most highly skilled in the investment banking food chain, they do represent a step up from the low-skilled jobs traditionally associated with outsourcing." JP Morgan plans to hire 4,500 workers in India. Intel plans to pour $1 billion into India. Microsoft will hire 3,000.

Conspiracy Planet

by Uri Dowbenko

July 16, 2011

After more than 20 years of presiding over more than $3 trillion worth of military fraud, Pentagon Comptroller Dov Zakheim has left the building.

A former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense from 1985-1987 and Pentagon Comptroller since 2001, Zakheim was responsible for mismanaging more than $400 billion annually, as Pentagon discredited audits have persisted year after year.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

February 25, 2013

Organic tomatoes are smaller in size compared with conventionally grown tomatoes, but they are much better quality in terms of health, U.S. researchers say.

The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found tomatoes grown on organic farms were some 40 percent smaller than conventionally grown tomatoes, but contained significantly higher levels of vitamin C, sugar and lycopene - a substance linked to a lower risk of stroke and some types of cancers, particularly prostate cancer. Aurelice B. Oliveira, Eneas Gomes-Filho, Maria Raquel A. Miranda of the Universidade Federal do Ceara in Fortaleza, Brazil, and colleagues in Brazil and France, said until recently, the focus has been mainly on yield rather than on micronutritional quality of fresh plant products.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

February 20, 2013

California police responding to a call about a trespasser said they discovered an altar with human bones that the property owner said she bought on eBay.

Lt. Terysa Rojas with the Pasadena Police Department Crimes Against Person's division said authorities responded to a call from a Pasadena homeowner about a trespasser on her property Sunday and they arrived to find the woman's back yard contained "a makeshift altar that included some bones," ABC News reported Wednesday. "The coroner determined them to be human bones," Rojas said.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

February 18, 2013

A Texas woman said police in Tennessee detained her because they thought the Ohio State University Buckeye logo on her car was a "marijuana sticker."

Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni, 65, of Plano, Texas, told The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch she and her 66-year-old husband were driving near Memphis Feb. 4 when police in a black sport utility vehicle pulled them over, and then a second black SUV pulled behind the first. Jonas-Boggioni said she hadn't been speeding so she wondered why police were pulling her over. "They were very serious," she said. "They had the body armor and the guns."

      
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