Energy Department Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman said Monday that climate change, and nuclear energy are the two “existential threats” facing the U.S.; threats that actually relate to existence of our planet, scale of damages from the Fukushima plant disaster were “extraordinary.
Nine citizen and environmental groups are urging West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to reconsider his plans to let companies drill for oil and natural gas underneath the Ohio River, citing concerns drilling and fracking could contaminate the drinking water supply and increaserisk of earthquakes in region.
A new deal allows a radioactive waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site. The deal has outraged critics of Hanford, which for decades made plutonium for the nation's nuclear weapons.
The last time there was mud on his village roads was about a year ago, says Murugesu Mohanabavan, a farmer from the village of Karachchi, situated about 300 km north of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.
A strain of genetically modified wheat never approved for sale or consumption in the United States discovered growing in Montana in July; U.S. Department of Agriculture. Engineered to be resistant to Monsanto Co’s glyphosate herbicide, known as “Roundup,”
The head of Monsanto in India, Shilpa Divekar Nirula, has stated that the company aims to triple its business in India over the next five years, India's Business Today reported Monday.
Little in terms of actual solutions are mentioned by the organizers and instead the march is meant to set the stage for political and financial deals to be made at the 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris, France. Organizing the march are institutions funded by the governments and corporate-financier special interests that helped create environmental and socioeconomic disasters across the planet.
The rivers in Fukushima Prefecture were contaminated at the time of the accident. That contamination is now flowing toward the Tokyo area, contaminating the Tokyo water supply. Threat of unremediable contamination of ground water.
The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. cut carbon dioxide emissions, save billions of dollars on energy for homeowners and businesse; fund 540 solar and renewable energy projects, focused on rural and farming areas.
The Scotts ‘Miracle-Gro’ Company which created genetically modified RoundUp-Ready Kentucky Bluegrass has announced that it will conduct field trials at the homes of Scotts’ employees. What’s more, they can do so without any government oversight because there are no laws that prohibit or limit the planting of GMO grass.
Despite the nuclear fuel being completely exposed, we’re unable to reduce pressure. Water can’t get in either.” “If we continue to be unable to get water in, all of the nuclear fuel will melt and escape from the containment vessel.
The worry at Fukushima at the moment is… some of the cores melting through their concrete supports to come in contact with the aquifer; nuclear meltdown, three of them simultaneous going on, still have not yet gotten control of three melted cores.
Japan’s nuclear regulator gave the go-ahead to reopen some of the nation’s nuclear reactors, after nearly a year without nuclear energy. The restart of the industry will also result in the permanent closure of older plants.
Lake Cajititlán in western Mexico more than 4 million dead fish suddenly surfaced, government workers scoop up more than 156 tons of freshwater popoche chub, a sardine-sized species native to the western state of Jalisco. Mexico, like many developing nations, has a poor environmental record.
A continuing drought in California has ruined almost a quarter of the state’s $5 billion rice crop, CBS Sacramento reports. California is one of the nation’s largest producers of rice, employing 25,000 people in the industry. Less rice planted, fewer farm workers needed,job loss.
Primary Industries Minister of Tasmania, Jeremy Rockliff, has announced that the state will remain GMO-free for at least the next five years, and the state government can opt to extend the GMO ban for as long as they like.
The largest retailer in America (somewhat) recently agreed to pay a $110 million fine to settle a years-long investigation into toxic dumping at stores throughout the country.
A federal judge ruled BP was "grossly negligent" in its actions leading up to the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. "BP could end up paying up to $18 billion in Civil penalties" under the Clean Water Act forthe disaster. BP is already paying billions of dollars in fines.
top experts turned whistleblowers are warning of a nuclear nightmare that could surpass Fukushima and Chernobyl warning that the California-based plant is a sitting radioactive duck amid the nearby faults that have actually been found to be more dangerous than previously thought.
Since 1997, Monsanto has filed 145 lawsuits, about 9 lawsuits every year against farmers who “improperly reused their patented seeds.” Includes when farmers tried to sue Monsanto over cross-pollination of their organic crops with GMO seed. 92% of people say they want food labeled if it contains genetically modified ingredients
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) confirmed presence of brain-eating amoeba in water supply for Louisiana communities of Reserve, Garyville, Mount Airy. CDC officials say ingesting water containing the amoeba is harmless; cannot infect a person through digestive system but can be fatal if it comes into contact with nasal passages, which is how it travels to the brain
A United States judge has ruled against a new law that curbs genetically modified (GMO) crops, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
After its victory in a nearly decade-long struggle against HidroAysén, a project that would have built five large hydroelectric dams on wilderness rivers, Chile’s Patagonia region is gearing up for a new battle: blocking a quiet attempt to build a dam on the Cuervo River.
China’s Ministry of Water Resources found 55% of China’s 50,000 rivers that existed in the 1990s have disappeared. .More than 400 major cities in China are short of water, with some 110 facing “serious scarcity”.
If you thought that the earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday was something, just wait until you see what is coming in the years ahead. As you will read about below, we live at a time when earthquake activity is dramatically increasing. This is especially true of the “Ring of Fire” which runs roughly along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean.
Big-Box stores and their subsidiaries are generically the worst places to buy seafood from. They typically are the first to accept genetically modified foods and compromise the integrity and safety of their seafood supply.
China’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to continue with a program which developed genetically-modified rice and corn. Some environmentalists say public concerns about GM crops played a key role in the decision. When permits were up for renewal, Ministry of Agriculture decided not to extend them.
The risk of an eruption at Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has increased, with signs of “ongoing magma movement”; Iceland’s meteorological office. Risk level to the aviation industry has been raised to orange, the second-highest level.
The drought-stricken state of California is sinking into itself at an alarming rate, suggests a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The continued over-pumping of groundwater in many parts of the state -- the direct result of a historic three-year dry spell -- is creating empty pockets of earth that are causing the ground to literally drop, in some places by as much as one foot per year.
Lake Mead – the main source of fresh water for Las Vegas and its 40 million visitors – just hit record low levels at 1080 feet. Most concerning – at 1,000 feet, drinking water intakes will no longer function and Las Vegas will go dry.14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Yet they’re still building..
A new report charges that several oil and gas companies have been illegally using diesel fuel in their hydraulic fracturing operations, and then doctoring records to hide violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
A mysterious condition has left dozens of horses sick and owners searching for answers the high desert. KCAL9’s Tom Wait met with several owners Wednesday whose horses have been affected by a rare condition.
The water in Toledo has been contaminated by a toxic poison produced by "algal blooms" in Lake Erie, a sign of imbalanced ecosystem. Excess of fertilizer nutrients from agricultural operations feed harmful organisms.
US Drought Monitor: 58 percent of California is experiencing “exceptional drought,” which is the most serious category on the agency’s five-level scale, before 2014, no parts of California ever suffered from such severe conditions.
Alaska Fisheries In Midst Of An Economic Collapse — And not one politician is talking about it Concerns of radiation from [Fukushima] affecting Alaskan seafood has been ruled out by the US Food & Drug Administration.
“Seed companies say they warned Brazilian farmers to plant part of their corn fields with conventional seeds to prevent bugs from mutating and developing resistance to GMO seeds.”
Biotech giant Monsanto promises farmers that, if they buy genetically modified (GM) seeds, their crops will exhibit herbicide-, insect- and drought-tolerant characteristics. All over the world, plants and insects are becoming immune to potent herbicides and pesticides."
Continuing fallout from droughts in the Western U.S. and Brazil - both are incredibly important areas to the global food supply, corporate hoarding of fresh water is on the rise. Nestle’s former CEO stated that water supplies should be privatized; the right to fresh, clean water is not an essential human right.
Sao Paulo risks having its biggest reservoir run out of drinking water within 100 days unless it starts rationing, Brazilian federal prosecutors warned. Water utility Sabesp and Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin have 10 days to come up with measures to deal with the crisis.
Oregon's largest coal-burning power plant is expected to shut down in a few years, but that doesn't mean coal is dead.
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