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Emails Indicate Flint Lead Tests Withheld from Public at Snyder's Command

February 11th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/11/emails-indicate-flint-lead-tests-withheld-public-snyders-command

Emails obtained by the Flint Journalt hrough the Freedom of Information Act, suggest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder told state officials to suppress lead testing results, both from local health officials and the community, while they figured out how to present the information to the public.

Global Ban on Glyphosate Called for by Portuguese Medical Association President

February 11th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/glyphosate-ban-protuguese-medical-president-68491/

President of the Portuguese Medical Association, José Manuel Silva, is calling for a worldwide ban on Big Ag’s most used herbicide, glyphosate. World Health Organization’s Cancer research arm, the IARC, called glyphosate ‘probably carcinogenic; State of California move to force Monsanto to label Round Up bottles with a carcinogen warning..

Japan’s environment minister denies mocking radiation fears of Fukushima residents

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/02/09/national/politics-diplomacy/japans-environment-minister-denies-mocking-radiation-fears-fukushima-residents/#.Vruz5lK4xVe

Environment Minister Tamayo Marukawa came under fire Tuesday for what opposition lawmakers called an insensitive gaffe that appeared to ridicule the fears of people in Fukushima Prefecture over radiation exposure:“There are always those ‘anti-radiation’ people, as you may call them, who are worried about radiation no matter how low the levels are; went on to attack the government’s official goal of reducing contamination near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant to an annual dose of 1 millisievert, calling it a “scientifically groundless” figure decided by her Democratic Party of Japan predecessor.

While the Children in Flint Were Given Poisoned Water to Drink, General Motors Was Given a Special Hookup to the Clean Water

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/While_the_Children_in_Flint_Were_Given_Poisoned_Water_to_Drink%2C_General_Motors_Was_Given_a_Special_Hookup_to_the_Clean_Water/48799/0/38/38/Y/M.html

General Motors went to Gov. Snyder him and complained the Flint River water was causing their car parts to corrode when being washed on the assembly line so he spent $440,000 to hook GM back up to the Lake Huron water, while keeping the rest of Flint on the Flint River lead-filled water.

Russia to Replace US Soybean Imports With Deliveries From Latin America

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160210/1034540852/russia-us-soybean-imports.html

Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said that Russia is planning to substitute imports of soybeans from the United States with deliveries from the Latin American countries as the US produce does not meet Russian food safety standards.

Russia to Replace US Soybean Imports With Deliveries From Latin America

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160210/1034540852/russia-us-soybean-imports.html

Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said that Russia is planning to substitute imports of soybeans from the United States with deliveries from the Latin American countries as the US produce does not meet Russian food safety standards.

Russia bans American corn and soybeans

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/332004-russia-us-soy-corn/

Starting February 15, corn and soybeans from the US will no longer be welcome in Russia, announced the country's food and safety watchdog on Wednesday,. failed to meet Russian biological standards. The US exported 300,000 tons of soybeans to Russia from January to October last year.

Monsanto to pay $80 million in SEC settlement over Roundup earnings

February 9th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141342792

Monsanto Co (MON.N) will pay $80 million to settle civil accounting violations after it allegedly misstated its earnings in connection with its top-selling Roundup product, U.S. securities regulators said on Tuesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission also said that three accounting and sales executives have also agreed to settle charges in connection with the case.

Bernie Sanders Calls For Federal Criminal Investigation Into Rick Snyder For Poisoning Flint

February 7th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.politicususa.com/2016/02/05/bernie-sanders-calls-for-federal-criminal-investigation-into-rick-snyder-for-poisoning-flint.html

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a federal criminal investigation into Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration after it was revealed that the Snyder administration knew of a potential link between a Legionnaires' disease outbreak and the water in Flint, Michigan.

Monsanto Exposed as Source for White Phosphorus Used in Gaza Massacre

February 7th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/monsanto-exposed-as-source-for-white-phosphorus-used-in-gaza-massacre.html

Their genetically modified (GM) crops have not increased yields, despite claims to the contraryt they have : 1) encouraged monoculture, industrialized farming, 2) smothered out the sustainable, non-GM farmer, 3) waylaid beneficial insect populations and aquatic habitats with Bt toxins, 4) caused the emergence of several superweeds, 5) increased the use of chemical herbicides, notably Roundup, and 6) undertaken a giant human heath experiment with GM foods. Monsanto supplied U.S. government with Agent Orange used to decimate vast swaths of tropical rainforest; white phosphorus (WP) for incendiary weapons, some of this white phosphorus was used in Israel’s invasion of Gaza in 2008,

Scientists: West Coast bird die-off “is biggest ever recorded” — Stomachs completely empty — “Staggering… Alarming… Unheard of… Never seen anything like it” — “Unprecedented in size, scope, duration” — “Deaths could reach many hundreds of thousands” — “A

February 5th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science

Link: http://enenews.com/scientists-west-coast-bird-die-biggest-recorded-staggering-unheard-never-anything-like-unprecedented-size-scope-duration-worst-case-scenario-deaths-could-reach-many-hundreds-thousands-host

The mass of dead seabirds that have washed up on Alaska beaches in past months is unprecedented in size, scope and duration; coincides with widespread deaths of other marine animals, from whales in the Gulf of Alaska to sea lions in California.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s Top Officials Knew of Flint Water Link to Disease Surge 10 Months before Snyder Told Public

February 5th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/gov-rick-snyders-top-officials-knew-of-flint-water-link-to-disease-surge-10-months-before-snyder-told-public-160205?news=858229

High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show. When he disclosed the spike in Legionnaires' cases on Jan. 13, Snyder said he had learned about it just a couple of days earlier. But emails obtained by Progress Michigan through public-records requests show Snyder's own office was aware of the outbreak since last March.

Bernie Sanders Calls Out US Policy on GMOs, Slams Monsanto - Video

February 4th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/bernie-sanders-calls-out-us-policy-on-gmos-slams-monsanto-63753/

Sanders helped to pass legislation that protects family-owned farms, with the Farm Bill in 2014. He also supports allowing states to require labels on foods containing “genetically modified organisms” (GMOs) based on the consumer’s right-to-know

Rejected: Country in West Africa Refuses GMO Bt Cotton

February 3rd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/burkina-faso-refuses-bt-cotton-ruin-biotech-africa-63019/

In a move that will likely upset Biotech’s long-term plans for Africa, the African country Burkina Faso has abandoned genetically modified Bt Cotton crops in order to phase out inferior quality GM crops for non-GM crops.

Japanese firm to open world’s first robot-run farm - Spread says it will open the fully automated farm with robots handling almost every step of the process

February 2nd, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Economic, Science

Link: http://www.newsforage.com/2016/02/japanese-firm-to-open-worlds-first.html

A Japanese company is to open the world’s first “robot farm.”,Spread, a vegetable producer, said industrial robots would carry out all but one of the tasks needed to grow the tens of thousands of lettuces it produces each day at its vast indoor farm in Kameoka, Kyoto prefecture.The robots will do everything from re-planting young seedlings to watering, trimming and harvesting crops, will boost production from 21,000 lettuces a day to 50,000 a day,

Not Science Fiction: Biotech Industry Pushing 'GM 2.0' Across Europe

February 2nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/02/not-science-fiction-biotech-industry-pushing-gm-20-across-europe

Biotech lobbyists are staging a "below-the-radar attack" on European regulations, attempting to have new genetic modification (GM) techniques excluded from rules that impact the environment, food safety, and consumer choice, according to a new report from the Brussels-based Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO). Corporations like Bayer, BASF, Dow Agrosciences, and Monsanto, are essentially trying to circumvent Europe's relatively strict regulation of GM organisms, which includes a mandated assessment of health and environmental risks, as well as labeling

Americans are eating themselves INSANE... causes of mental insanity identified in factory foods

February 1st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/052812_heavy_metals_mental_insanity_food_supply.html

Chemical contamination and heavy metals pollution driving human minds to clinical madness. The reason society is insane at every level is rooted in the consumption of toxic heavy metals through food, water and other environmental sources much like the Roman Empire which fed its people water that was, unbeknownst to them, poisoned with lead.

Judge Tells ChobanJudge Tells Chobani to Pull Misleading Ads Calling Out Dannon and Yoplaiti to Pull Misleading Ads Calling Out Dannon and Yoplait

February 1st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/chobani-court-pull-ads-dannon-yoplait-68186/

Generally recognized as safe” was the basis for a federal judge’s decision on January 29 to order Greek yogurt-maker Chobani to stop airing ads that insinuated that competitors’ products were “unsafe or harmful” and contained chemicals used to kill bugs or clean swimming pools. Judge David Hurd, U.S. District Court for Northern New York called the ads “misleading ordering Chobani cease advertising implying that Dannon products “are unhealthy because they contain chlorine and that Chobani products, including Chobani Simply 100 Greek, are healthy because they do not contain chlorine.”

Your Radiation This week No 41

January 31st, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/30/your-radiation-this-week-no-41/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [4]

COUNT LABEL AMOUNT TIMES NORMAL TIMES NORMAL CITY, STATE TYPE OF RAD
1,551 CPM, 310.2 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,436 CPM, 287.2 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,285 CPM, 257 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,238 CPM, 247.6 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,233 CPM, 246.6 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,213 CPM, 242.6 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,170 CPM, 234 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,166 CPM, 233.2 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,133 CPM, 226.6 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,111 CPM, 222.2 Times Normal, Salt Lake City, UT. Beta, Gamma.
1,098 CPM, 219.6 Times Normal, Mason City, IA. Beta, Gamma.
1,071 CPM, 214.2 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,070 CPM, 214 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,070 CPM, 214 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,068 CPM, 213.6 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,018 CPM, 203.6 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,006 CPM, 201.2 Times Normal, Kearney, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,005 CPM, 201 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.

NRA’s data shows contamination level in Tokyo tap water higher than Fukushima by 24 percent

January 30th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://fukushima-diary.com/2016/01/nras-data-shows-contamination-level-in-tokyo-tap-water-higher-than-fukushima-by-24-percent/

According to NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority), Cs-134/137 density in Tokyo tap water is 24% higher than Fukushima. The report was released on 10/30/2015, titled as “Readings of radioactivity level in drinking water by prefecture” to cover from July to September in 2015. From this report, only 0.0015 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 was detected in Fukushima drinking water. Cs-134 was not supposed to be detected.

This quote from Rick Snyder’s emails says everything you need to know about Flint’s water crisis

January 30th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/this-quote-from-rick-snyders-emails-says-everything-you-need-to-know-about-flints-water-crisis/

The Republican governor released some staff emails on Jan. 20, showing that he was well aware that Flint citizens were slowly being poisoned following a decision by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to force them to live with lead-tainted water including one dated over two years ago completely blacked out by the governor’s advisers over both pages.

Weed-Killing Robot Developed: No Herbicides Needed

January 29th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/weed-killing-robot-developed-no-herbicides-needed-68375/

According to Bosch, the robot is about the size of a small car, and uses the same type of laser-radar vision system that Google’s self-driving cars use to navigate the world. Using artificial intelligence, it is shown pictures of leaves of weeds and undesirable plants, then goes after them.

Japan studying disposal of highly radioactive waste under seabed

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/26/national/japan-studying-disposal-highly-radioactive-waste-seabed/#.VqqXV1K4xOb

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has started work on identifying the technical challenges of constructing a disposal facility under the seabed for highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel. The government would be able to skip potentially tough negotiations with landowners if it decides to build a disposal facility under the seabed..

Kids' lead levels high in many Michigan cities

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2016/01/27/many-michigan-cities-higher-lead-levels-flint/79438144/

Lead ontinues to turn up in thousands of children across the state, at percentages well above the numbers that raised red flags in Flint. Elevated blood-lead levels are seen in a higher percentage of children in parts of Grand Rapids, Jackson, Detroit, Saginaw, Muskegon, Holland and several other cities, proof that the scourge of lead has not been eradicated despite decades of public health campaigns and hundreds of millions of dollars spent to find and eliminate it.

WHO Calls for an Emergency Committee on Zika

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141328830

Jan 28, 2015 (GENEVA) The World Health Organization (WHO) director has called for an emergency committee to respond to Zika virus spread in the Americas. There has been an observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations, such as small brain sized at birth. WHO believes that this might be related. The first case was reported last may by Brazil, and since it has spread to many of the nations in the Americas. The United States has seen a few cases, imported by people who have travelled to affected areas.

The Real Cost: 81% of Dollar Store Products Contained These Hazardous Chemicals

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/81-percent-dollar-store-products-toxic-62956/

After testing 164 dollar-store products, researchers found that over 81% (133 of 164) contained at least one hazardous chemical that was present in high enough concentrations to raise serious health concerns. Stores like Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and 99 Only were all culprits – selling the public items like toys, jewelry, and personal care supplies that contained carcinogenic, or otherwise hazardous chemicals.

War and the destruction of social infrastructure in America

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/28/pers-j28.html

As the water crisis in Flint, Michigan continues to occupy national headlines in the United States, scientists and environmental officials have revealed a dirty secret of American life: the poisoning of drinking water with toxic chemicals is not unique to Flint, Michigan, but takes place all over the country. Counties in Louisiana and Texas, as well as the cities of Baltimore, Maryland; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Washington D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts all reported that substantial numbers of children have been exposed to elevated lead levels, largely through municipal drinking water..

Noam Chomsky: Why the Republican Party Is a Threat to Human Survival

January 27th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/noam-chomsky-why-republican-party-threat-human-survival

Renowned scholar and activist Noam Chomsky declared this week that the GOP and its far-right front-runners are "literally a serious danger to decent human survival.” Speaking with The Huffington Post on Monday, Chomsky cited the Republican Party’s refusal to tackle—or even acknowledge—the “looming environmental catastrophe” of climate change, thereby “dooming our grandchildren.”

Russia to overcome corruption slowly but surely - Putin

January 27th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics

Link: https://www.rt.com/politics/330183-russia-to-overcome-corruption-slowly/

President Vladimir Putin: Fighting corruption is an extremely complicated task that requires time, but society must gradually fulfill it or face even bigger problems, “Any attempts of bribery of Russian or foreign civil servants by commercial structures committed on the territory of foreign states must be cut short.”

Breaking: Seattle Joins Major US Cities to Sue Monsanto for Toxic PCB Contamination

January 27th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/seattle-6th-major-us-city-sue-monsanto-pcb-contamination-63742/

The city of Seattle now adds its name to 5 other major US cities that are suing Monsanto over PCBs. Monsanto was a producer of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) for commercial use in the U.S. from 1935 to 1977. The company has made millions from selling PCBs, all the while knowing that natural environments were suffering,

10 Syngenta Employees Sent to Hospital in Kauai Following Pesticide Use

January 26th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/10_Syngenta_Employees_Sent_to_Hospital_in_Kauai_Following_Pesticide_Use/48526/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The Kauai agricultural workers were exposed to the insecticide chlorpyrifos, used on corn, which is currently under consideration for a ban by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Syngenta would not tell anyone what symptoms the 10 workers endured, but they were severe enough that after taking them to Syngenta’s offices and ‘cleaning them up,’ they still needed to go to the hospital..

“Worst wildlife die-off ever recorded” anywhere on Earth underway on West Coast — Expert: “And we’re not just talking marine die-offs… yeah, it’s a really big deal” — “There are many more species that are getting sick” — “Facing possibility of extinction”

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/tv-worst-wildlife-die-recorded-underway-west-coast-experts-talking-marine-die-offs-yeah-really-big-deal-many-species-getting-sick-facing-possibility-extinction-scientist-sort-toxin-video

Biologists are calling the mass death of west coast sea stars the worst wildlife die-off ever recorded Experts are also discussing whether it’s time to list the species as endangered… “They’ve gone from being one of the most common species in the Puget Sound to 2-3 years later, being incredibly hard to find; many more species that are getting sick.

Your Radiation This Week No 40

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/23/your-radiation-this-week-no-40/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]
1,556 CPM, 311.2 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,476 CPM, 295.6 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,436 CPM, 287.2 Times Normal, Kansas City, KS. MIA Last High
1,426 CPM, 285.2 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,373 CPM, 272.6 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,278 CPM, 255.6 Times Normal, Lubbock TX. MIA, 5 Yr High
1,265 CPM, 253 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,133 CPM, 226.6 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,124 CPM, 224.8 Times Normal, Portland, ME. Beta, Gamma.
1,117 CPM, 223.4 Times Normal, Atlanta, GA. Beta, Gamma.
1,107 CPM, 221.4 Times Normal, Tallahassee, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,104 CPM, 220.8 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Beta, Gamma.
1,101 CPM, 220.8 Times Normal, Shreveport, LA. Beta, Gamma.
1,100 CPM, 220 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,100 CPM, 220 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Beta, Gamma.
1,096 CPM, 219.2 Times Normal, Lexington, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,066 CPM, 213.2 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,060 CPM, 212 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,043 CPM, 208.6 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,042 CPM, 208.4 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,029 CPM, 205.8 Times Normal, Hartford, CT. Beta, Gamma.
1,028 CPM, 205.6 Times Normal, Mason City, IA. Beta, Gamma.
1,019 CPM, 203.8 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,014 CPM, 202.8 Times Normal, Boston, MA. Beta, Gamma.
386 CPM, 77.2 Times Normal, Washington, DC. High Tampered with.
72 CPM, 14.4 Times Normal, Washington, DC. Low Tampered with.

Flint, part two? Ohio town's water supply contaminated with lead

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://12160.info/page/flint-part-two-ohio-town-s-water-supply-contaminated-with-lead

The city manager of Sebring, a small town of some 4,000 people located about 60 miles south of Cleveland, issued an advisory Thursday night warning children and pregnant women to avoid drinking the village system’s tap water after seven of 20 homes showed levels of copper and lead beyond US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.

Zika virus set to spread across Americas, spurring vaccine hun - Videot

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/25/zika-virus-set-to-spread-across-americas-spurring-vaccine-hunt.html

World Health Organization: Mosquito-borne virus linked to brain damage in Brazilian infants likely to reach the United States. The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile. Zika transmission has not yet been reported in the continental United States, The virus was first found in a monkey in the Zika forest near Lake Victoria, Uganda, in 1947, has historically occurred in parts of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/ecuador-selling-its-rainforest-to-china-2013-3

Ecuador planning to auction off three million of the country’s 8.1 million hectares of pristine Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies as oil pollution forced neighbouring Peru to declare an environmental state of emergency in its northern Amazon rainforest. Ecuador owed China more than $7 billion; more than a tenth of its GDP. China began loaning Ecuador billions of dollars in exchange for oil, helped fund two of the country’s biggest hydroelectric infrastructure projects.

Hazardous chemicals present in most outdoor gear – study

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/330105-outdoor-gear-chemicals-greenpeace/

Study from Greenpeace says hazardous chemicals that are detrimental to animals and the environment are “widely present” in such products by brands such as Jack Wolfskin, the North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Norrona and Salewa.” particularly “in footwear, trousers, sleeping bags and some jackets.” Polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). PFCs are used to add waterproof and dirt-repellent finishes to outdoor apparel, harmful to the environment. The chemicals have been found in mountain lakes and snow, “can cause adverse impacts on the reproductive system and the immune system.

European Office Revokes Monsanto’s False Patent for GM Melons

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/european-office-revoke-monsanto-false-patent-melon-67803/

France, Germany, and Spain filed a suit against Monsanto last year because the company tried to patent a non-GM tomato that was resistant to a common fungal disease (EP1812575). Now, the European Patent Office (EPO) is revoking another patent Monsanto has held on non-GM melons.

U.S. troops hit Michigan streets as water protests rage

January 24th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/u-s-troops-hit-michigan-streets-as-water-protests-rage/

The National Guard sent 70 more troops to deal with a contaminated water situation in Flint, Michigan, that has led angry crowds to assemble in front of Gov. Rick Snyder’s apartment in downtown Ann Arbor and demand his resignation and arrest. Members of the Guard first ordered to the scene mostly to distribute bottled water, filters and test kits where it was recently discovered that drinking water had been contaminated by lead. President Obama declared a state of emergency in the city, ordered Federal Emergency Management Agency officials to the scene.

Flint Residents Told That Their Children Could Be Taken Away If They Don’t Pay For City’s Poison Water

January 24th, 2016
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/01/flint-residents-told-that-their-children-could-be-taken-away-if-they-dont-pay-for-citys-poison-water.html

The city’s government continues to charge people for the poison water, threatening to foreclose their home or take their children if they refuse to pay. Michigan law states parents are neglectful if they do not have running water in their home, and if they chose not to pay for water they can’t drink anyway, then they could be guilty of child endangerment. Flint residents have recently filed two class action lawsuits calling for all water bills since April of 2014 to be considered null and void because of the fact that the water was poisonous.“Essentially, residents have been getting billed for water they cannot use. Estimates it could take 15 years, $60 million to fix the problem, Despite the fact that the issue is obviously the government’s responsibility, they have made it illegal for people to sell their homes because they are known to carry contaminated water. Residents left to purchase bottled water on their own, in addition to paying their water bill.

Michigan governor blames civil servants for Flint water crisis as he rejects calls to resign

January 22nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/michigan-governor-blames-civil-servants-for-flint-water-crisis-as-he-rejects-calls-to-resign/

Michigan’s Republican governor on Friday blamed the water contamination crisis in the city of Flint on bureaucracy, citing a cultural problem with civil servants more focused on technicalities than common sense; switch to another water source that caused lead to contaminate the struggling city’s drinking water stemmed from the actions of a few government workers.

How Scotland’s “Organic Ambitions” Plan Will Shift the Future of Food and Farming

January 22nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/scotland-launch-organic-ambitions-plan-67771/

Next week, “Organic Ambitions: An Action Plan for organic food and farming in Scotland 2016-2020” will be unveiled in Scotland. The plan for organic food production is designed to help build a more sustainable farming future and stimulate the rural economy.

GMO scientists now developing techniques to intentionally pollute natural organisms' genomes to permanently alter DNA

January 21st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/052711_GMO_scientists_genetic_pollution_extinction_genes.html

Due to recent breakthroughs in genetic engineering (GE) technology, scientists are now talking openly about deliberately attempting to modify the genomes of entire wild species to suit human ends – embracing "genetic pollution" as a goal, not a risk. Although these far-reaching plans, known as gene drives, have not yet been unleashed on the natural world, they have been successfully tested in laboratory populations..

Huge News: Florida Launches 3 Bills for Mandatory GMO Labeling!

January 21st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/florida-launches-3-gmo-labeling-bills-67725/

3 GMO labeling bills are being put forth in Florida – Senate bills SB 1700 and SB 1708, and House bill HB 1369. Polls report that ‘9 of 10’ people in the U.S. want to know what’s in their food, while 64 other countries already require GMO labeling.

Venezuela Faces its Worst Drought in 47 Years

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Environment

Link: http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11822

Santa Elena, Jauary 19th, 2016. (venezuelanalyis.com)- For the first time since 1969 Venezuela has seen three consecutive years of drought, bringing nearly all primary reservoirs across the country to critically low levels. Citing El Niño and other climactic factors, Ecosocialism and Water Minister Ernesto Paiva informed reporters yesterday of a multi-faceted program being launched by the government to ensure access in the coming year.

Michigan Governor refuses to resign, blames bureaucrats

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/michigan-governor-refuses-to-resign-blames-bureaucrats/

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder conceded in a Monday interview he’s made mistakes in his handling of the Flint water crisis, which he called “a disaster” that reflects badly on him and his administration. But he also blamed entrenched bureaucrats for the lead poisoning and rejected suggestions he resign. Snyder said the Flint water crisis is “clearly a negative on what we’ve accomplished since I’ve become governor..”

Monsanto has terminated 16% of its workforce in recent months, as demand for GMO crops continues to plummet (and organics skyrocket!)

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/monsanto-has-terminated-16-of-its-workforce-in-recent-months-as-demand-for-gmo-crops-continues-to-plummet-and-organics-skyrocket/

As Monsanto continues to lose favor worldwide, resulting in plummeting profits, the organic food industry continues to expand. Growing awareness of their health benefits, combined with increased availability, has given a boost to the sales of organic foods, which are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

Company executive blames decade-old oil leak on 'act of God'

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0434b263496a4b30836cb49a463f833d/company-hosts-1st-public-forum-decade-old-gulf-oil-leak

A decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by an "act of God" during a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, the president of the company responsible said Wednesday. September 2004, waves whipped up by Hurricane Ivan triggered an underwater mudslide, which toppled a Taylor Energy-owned platform and buried a cluster of its oil wells under mounds of sediment..Oil slicks often stretch for miles about 10 miles off Louisiana's coast.

Hemp Eats Radiation, Cleans Toxic Metals From Soil

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/01/hemp-eats-radiation-cleans-toxic-metals-from-soil.html

In addition to myriad industrial products such as paper, construction material, clothing, food and fuel, hemp is also known to draw out toxic substances from the soil,. being considered for use in Fukushima for the purposes of drawing out radiation.

Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050, study warns

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/20/plastic-to-outweigh-fish-in-oceans-by-2050-study-warns.html

At least 8 million tons of plastics find their way into the ocean every year – equal to one truckload every minute. Plastic trash will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report warned Tuesday on the opening day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in Swiss ski resort of Davos. 95 percent of plastic packaging worth $80 billion to 120 billion a year is lost to the economy after a single use.

The Flint water crisis and the criminality of American capitalism

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/20/pers-j20.html

In the midst of growing anger over the poisoning of residents of Flint, Michigan and the exposure of criminal actions by state and local authorities, Governor Rick Snyder gave a State of the State address Tuesday night in which he insisted that neither he nor any other top official should be held accountable.acknowledging that various officials had made “mistakes.”

VIDEO: How Monsanto’s Glyphosate Attacks our Core Cellular Functions

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-glyphosate-mitochondrial-dysfunction-video-67348/

Monsanto’s Round Up herbicide, containing the likely-carcinogenic glyphosate, is causing widespread mitochondrial dysfunction in cells. This is associated with a long list of degenerative disease and chronic health conditions including autism, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, type 2 Diabetes, Parkinson’s, and obesity.

Massive bloody tumors appearing ever more frequently in Pacific sealife, as U.S. government and media continue to ignore Fukushima radiation

January 19th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/052685_Pacific_sealife_radiation_cancer_tumors.html

Large, bloody tumors continue to turn up in Pacific marine animals, raising concern that the ocean food web may be widely contaminated by radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Monsanto Supplied Chemical Weapons to Israel; Guilty of War Crimes

January 19th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Middle East, War, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/_Monsanto_Supplied_Chemical_Weapons_to_Israel%3B_Guilty_of_War_Crimes/48387/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Monsanto’e now been linked to the use of White Phosphorus on Palestinians in Gaza 2008 and 2009;.associated with chemical weapons. Agent Orange use in the Vietnam War. U.S. Army documents have surfaced naming Monsanto as the single main supplier of White Phosphorus. ..

Fukushima? 10,000 Dead Squid Wash up on Chile Beach - Video

January 18th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/fukushima-10000-dead-squid-wash-up-on-chile-beach_012016

Thousands of dead and dying squid have washed up on Santa Maria Island off Chile this week. While some squid normally do wash up this time of year, it’s never been in this large of a quantity. Reason for this die-off unknown, some experts claim sudden drop in oxygen content in the water or increase in water temperatures. No one in any official capacity is pointing to Fukushima disaster, still dumping tons of radioactive water into the sea as it has for the last half a decade.

State in India Goes 100% Organic, Protects 75,000 Hectares of Land from GMOs

January 18th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/indias-first-certified-organic-state-protects-75000-hectares-of-land-from-gmos-pesticides/

As of the end of December, 2015, Sikkim has become India’s first fully organic state in the country. Implementing organic farming practices on 75,000 hectares of land, the citizens of Sikkim will enjoy GMO-free, sustainable agriculture which will be certified organic.

Radioactive material reportedly now being released from massive gas blowout in LA — Byproduct of Uranium — Expert: “A lot” has been detected in area… Very dangerous… May be coming up from ground into people’s homes — Official: Levels can cause “significa

January 17th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/tv-reports-radioactive-material-being-released-massive-gas-blowout-la-byproduct-uranium-expert-lot-being-measured-area-very-dangerous-be-coming-ground-peoples-living-rooms-bedrooms-nurseries

t’s not just methane coming out of that hole; methane, benzene, toluene, xylene, which are carcinogenic.Hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide — which are neurotoxic, which can injure your brain, affect memory, injure your kidneys, your liver, your other bodily organs. There’s also a lot of radon gas being measured in the area.

Your Radiation This Week No 39

January 17th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/16/your-radiation-this-week-no-39/

These are the American cities that exceeded 1,000 CPM this week.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]
1,696 CPM, 339.2 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Beta, Gamma.
1,591 CPM, 318.2 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,584 CPM, 316.8 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,480 CPM, 296 Times Normal, Pierre, SD Beta, Gamma.
1,478 CPM, 295.6 Times Normal, Billings, MT Beta, Gamma.
1,382 CPM, 276.4 Times Normal, Memphis, TN Beta, Gamma.
1,380 CPM, 276 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO Beta, Gamma.
1,352 CPM, 270.4 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,316 CPM, 263.2 Times Normal, Louisville, KY Beta, Gamma.
1,303 CPM, 260.6 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,278 CPM, 255.6 Times Normal, Lubbock TX. MIA, 5 Yr High
1,223 CPM, 244.6 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Beta, Gamma.
1,193 CPM, 238.6 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,193 CPM, 238.6 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Beta, Gamma.
1,191 CPM, 238.2 Times Normal, Portland, ME Beta, Gamma.
1,159 CPM, 231.8 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM Beta, Gamma.
1,141 CPM, 228.2 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,119 CPM, 223.8 Times Normal, Omaha, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,091 CPM, 218.2 Times Normal, Tulsa, OK Beta, Gamma.
1,085 CPM, 217 Times Normal, Kearney, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,084 CPM, 216.8 Times Normal, Oklahoma City, OK. Beta, Gamma.
1,078 CPM, 215.6 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Beta, Gamma.
1,068 CPM, 213.6 Times Normal, Boise, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,059 CPM, 211.8 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID Beta, Gamma.
1,051 CPM, 210.2 Times Normal, Lexington, KY Beta, Gamma.
1,049 CPM, 209.8 Times Normal, Bismark, ND. Beta, Gamma.
1,040 CPM, 208 Times Normal, Hartford, CT Beta, Gamma.
1,025 CPM, 205 Times Normal, St George, UT. Beta, Gamma.
1,019 CPM, 203.8 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,008 CPM, 201.6 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
383 CPM, 76.6 Times Normal, Washington, DC. High Tampered with.
73 CPM, 14.6 Times Normal, Washington, DC. Low Tampered with.

'Ludicrous' as Flint Tells Residents: Pay for Poisoned Water or We'll Cut You Off

January 17th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/15/ludicrous-flint-tells-residents-pay-poisoned-water-or-well-cut-you

Amid a crisis that has poisoned the water supply of an entire city, authorities in Flint, Michigan are under renewed fire on Friday for sending out shut-off notices to residents who are behind on paying their water bills. The move was immediately met with outrage among city and state residents, who say the people of Flint should not have to pay for the water that may have exposed them and their loved ones to irreversible lead poisoning.

Sunny Nevada Just Killed the Solar Industry with 40% Tax Hike, Derailing the Off-Grid Movement

January 17th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/01/sunny-nevada-just-killed-the-solar-industry-with-40-tax-hike-derailing-the-off-grid-movement.html

Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted unanimously to increase a monthly fee on solar customers by 40% while reducing the amount they get paid for excess power sold to the grid, made the rate changes retroactive, sabotaging consumer investments in solar energy; will effectively kill the solar industry in Nevada, protect the profits of Nevada’s public utility company, NV Energy..

Obama declares emergency in Michigan over lead-contaminated water

January 17th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/obama-flint-michigan-water-1.3407298

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will co-ordinate all disaster relief efforts to "alleviate hardship and suffering" of residents. FEMA authorized to provide water, filters, cartridges and other items for 90 days. Governor Rick Snyder asked the president to declare both an emergency and an expedited major disaster saying needs "far exceed state's capability,".The tap water in Flint,, became contaminated after the city switched from Detroit water system to the Flint River.

Monsanto Works Hard to Evict Argentinian Protesters

January 17th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-evict-protests-argentina-67579/

Monsanto is trying to evict a bevy of protesters who have gathered in an agricultural province of Cordoba, Argentina. The protesters aim to stop a massive GMO seed plant which would spew vast clouds of toxic fumes and leave regular spills of the neonics, fungicides, and numerous other poisons that would be applied as seed coatings. A Monsanto-friendly judge armed the monopolizing company with permission to evict the group

USDA Study Confirms GM Contamination Between GM and Non-GM Crops

January 16th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/study-confirm-contamination-gm-nongm-crops-67580/

A USDA study has confirmed the agency’s own original forecast that GM alfalfa would promiscuously contaminate the non-GM crop. This news follows years of contamination incidents, leading to lawsuits between farmers growing organic, non-GM crops and farmers growing genetically modified crops.The study involved Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa,

Dramatic spike in Legionnaires’ disease deaths possibly linked to Flint River water

January 14th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/14/legi-j14.html

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) revealed in a press conference on Wednesday that from June 2014 to November 2015—the period when the water source for the city of Flint was switched to the Flint River—there have been 87 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Genesee County, 10 of which were fatal.

On Behalf of City Poisoned By Water, Residents File Suit Against Gov. Snyder

January 14th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/14/behalf-city-poisoned-water-residents-file-suit-against-gov-snyder

Michigan residents who say they've suffered injury from drinking lead-contaminated water have filed a class-action lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder, the state, and the city of Flint. State was forced to admit it was responsible for poisoning the water, the State knowingly made false statements concerning the drinkability of the water. Investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency as well as a separate class action lawsuit against the city, state and county,

Monsanto Scraps $90 Million GM Corn Facility Plans Due to Declining Profits

January 13th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-scrap-90-million-gm-corn-production-facility-67305/

Monsanto announcing the company will cut about 3600 jobs. Plans to construct a $90 million GM corn processing plant in Independence, Iowa have reportedly been scrapped due to a ‘struggling farm economy..

Filter Delivery To Flint Casts Doubt On What Snyder Said

January 12th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141312088

Gov. Rick Snyder's statement raises questions about the speed and scope of the state's response since Oct. 1 and why state officials did not immediately instruct Flint residents on Oct. 1 not to drink the water without a filter. Snyder said the state was making water filters and water testing available to Flint residents, but did not include a warning not to drink the water without a filter. Michigan State Police and other state officials delivering bottled water and water filters door-to-door in Flint. Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint and Genesee County over the water issue Jan. 5.

Venezuela’s Food Revolution Has Fought Off Big Agribusiness and Promoted Agroecology

January 11th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/venezuelas-food-revolution-fought-off-big-agribusiness-promoted-agroecology/

National Assembly of Venezuela, deputies passed a law which lays the foundation for a truly democratic food system. It promotes agroecological production methods – that’s a form of farming that works with nature and avoids chemicals, pesticides and monocultures. It aims to make the county independent of international food markets; outlaws the privatization of seeds and promotes instead small and medium scale farming and biodiversity.

Your Radiation This Week No 38

January 11th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/09/your-radiation-this-week-no-38/

These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States. Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM.

1,823 CPM, 364.6 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA Beta, Gamma.
1,767 CPM, 353.4 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. MIA-CPM not PC
1,748 CPM, 349.6 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,737 CPM, 347.4 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Beta, Gamma.
1,576 CPM, 315.2 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,466 CPM, 293.2 Times Normal, Billings, MT Beta, Gamma.
1,440 CPM, 288 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,387 CPM, 277.4 Times Normal, Pierre, SD Beta, Gamma.
1,310 CPM, 262 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ Beta, Gamma.
1,303 CPM, 260.6 Times Normal, Louisville, KY Beta, Gamma.
1,294 CPM, 258.8 Times Normal, Fresno, CA MIA-CPM not PC
1,270 CPM, 254 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Beta, Gamma.
1,247 CPM, 249.4 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Beta, Gamma.
1,237 CPM, 247.4 Times Normal, Lubbock TX. MIA-CPM not PC
1,231 CPM, 246.2 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,230 CPM, 246 Times Normal, Kearney, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,223 CPM, 244.6 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,219 CPM, 243.8 Times Normal, Reno, NV Beta, Gamma.
1,205 CPM, 241 Times Normal, Harrisonburg, VA. Beta, Gamma.
1,186 CPM, 237.2 Times Normal, Lincoln, NE Beta, Gamma.
1,182 CPM, 236.4 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID Beta, Gamma.
1,151 CPM, 230.2 Times Normal, Tulsa, OK Beta, Gamma.
1,148 CPM, 229.6 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,138 CPM, 227.6 Times Normal, Salt Lake City, UT. Beta, Gamma.
1,127 CPM, 225.4 Times Normal, Bismark, ND. Beta, Gamma.
1,127 CPM, 254.2 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM Beta, Gamma.
1,119 CPM, 223.8 Times Normal, Omaha, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,118 CPM, 223.6 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,115 CPM, 223 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,108 CPM, 221.2 Times Normal, Alburqueque, NM Beta, Gamma.
1,078 CPM, 215.6 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ Abandoned.
1,048 CPM, 209.6 Times Normal, Los Angeles, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,035 CPM, 207 Times Normal, Boise, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,012 CPM, 202.4 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,009 CPM, 201.8 Times Normal, SanBernardinoCounty Beta, Gamma.
351 CPM, 75 Times Normal, Washington, DC. High Tampered with.
135 CPM, 70.2 Times Normal, Washington, DC. Low Tampered with.

Huge: Berkeley, CA Joins in Suing Monsanto for Toxic PCB Chemical Pollution

January 11th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/berkeley-ca-suing-monsanto-toxic-pcb-chemical-pollution-30/

Through a unanimous vote by its City Council, the city of Berkeley, California has decided to hold Monsanto legally liable for polluting the land and water with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). PCB’s were first manufactured in 1929 by the Swann Corporation, which later became part of Monsanto Chemical Company. Environmental destruction was so obvious Congress had to outlaw them.

EPA’s Own Scientists Admit to Misleading Public on Fracking Impacts to Drinking Water

January 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/01/epas-own-scientists-admit-to-misleading-public-on-fracking-impacts-to-drinking-water.html

EPA’s draft study—released in June to solicit input from advisers and the public—found that fracking has already contaminated drinking water, stating in the report,: found specific instances where one or more mechanisms led to impacts on drinking water resources, including contamination of drinking water wells…

Yellowstone about to blow? Scientists warning over SUPER-VOLCANO that could kill MILLIONS

January 8th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment

Link: http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/632054/Yellowstone-about-to-blow-1-in-10-chance-super-volcano-will-kill-millions

Instances of volcanic eruptions are their highest for 300 years; scientists fear a major one that could kill millions and devastate the planet. Experts at the European Science Foundation said volcanoes – especially super-volcanoes like the one at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, which has a caldera measuring 34 by 45 miles (55 by 72 km) - pose more threat to Earth and the survival of humans than asteroids, earthquakes, nuclear war and global warming, they conclude is likely to go off within 80 years.

Calls for Michigan Gov. Snyder's Arrest as Flint Poisoning Scandal Implicates Top Staffers

January 8th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/07/calls-michigan-gov-snyders-arrest-flint-poisoning-scandal-implicates-top-staffers

Calls for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's ouster and arrest grow; internal emails showed his staff aware of lead poisoning in Flint's public water supply six months before emergency declared; cut off clean, fresh glacial water of Lake Huron, fiscal austerity switch to the Flint River to source water where toxins from a dozen General Motors and DuPont factories dumped for a hundred years, put chemical in this water to "clean" it stripping lead off of Flint's aging water pipes, placing lead in the water. Resignation of Michigan's top environmental official; Department of Justice investigation.

Mercury Found in California’s Fog Could Harm the Food Chain

January 8th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/mercury-found-in-californias-fog-could-harm-the-food-chain/

Researchers have found alarming levels of mercury in the California fog which could harm the ecosystem and human health. This particular type of mercury is also one of the strongest known neurotoxins. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states: “Acute exposure to very high levels of methyl mercury results in blindness, deafness, impaired level of consciousness blurred vision, speech difficulties. Infants born to women who ingested high levels of methyl mercury exhibited mental retardation, ataxia, constriction of the visual field, blindness, and cerebral palsy.”

Governor Declares Emergency Over Los Angeles Gas Leak

January 7th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Governor_Declares_Emergency_Over_Los_Angeles_Gas_Leak/48185/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Gov. Jerry Brown, declared a state of emergency on Wednesday for the neighborhood at the edge of the San Fernando Valley. Residents demanding to know why the Southern California Gas Company cannot fix the leak to its natural gas storage well, and whether the company will compensate them for their lost property values and health problems

20 earthquakes registered in Oklahoma since Wednesday night

January 7th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141306094

- The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported 20 earthquakes in Oklahoma within just a few hours of each other. The 20th registered as a 3.6-magnitudeay night. The second reported rocked near Alva and was the strongest quake of the group, coming in at a 4.8-magnitude earthquake

EPA Confirms Activists' Longtime Claims: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

January 6th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/34315-epa-confirms-activists-longtime-claims-neonicotinoid-pesticide-threatens-honeybees

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary risk assessment of the pesticide imidacloprid shows that the chemical poses a threat to some pollinators, specifically honeybees. Imidacloprid is one of four neonicotinoid pesticides honey producers and environmentalists suspected to be linked to rapidly declining bee populations known as colony collapse disorder.

Greenland's Ice Sheets Are Melting at the Rate of 8,000 Tons Every Second

January 6th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.alternet.org/environment/new-threat-lurks-greenlands-melting-ice

Greenland’s melting ice sheets are contributing more water to the oceans than previously realized, and that’s going to lead to even greater amounts of sea-level rise around the world,

Your Radiation This Week No 37

January 3rd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/02/your-radiation-this-week-no-37/

These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States. Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM.

1,747 CPM, 349.4 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,555 CPM, 311 Times Normal, Albuquerque, NM KIA-CPM not PC
1,460 CPM, 292 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ Beta, Gamma.
1,405 CPM, 281 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,355 CPM, 271 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Beta, Gamma.
1,342 CPM, 268.4 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,318 CPM, 263.6 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID Beta, Gamma.
1,303 CPM, 260.6 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,294 CPM, 258.8 Times Normal, Fresno, CA KIA-CPM not PC
1,256 CPM, 251.2 Times Normal, Kansas City, KS Beta, Gamma.
1,254 CPM, 250.8 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,230 CPM, 246 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM Beta, Gamma.
1,208 CPM, 241.6 Times Normal, Amarillo, TX. KIA-CPM not PC
1,202 CPM, 240.4 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,180 CPM, 236 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Beta, Gamma.
1,179 CPM, 235.8 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,173 CPM, 234.6 Times Normal, Portland, ME Beta, Gamma.
1,167 CPM, 233.4 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA Beta, Gamma.
1,160 CPM, 232 Times Normal, Billings, MT MIA-CPM not PC
1,157 CPM, 231.4 Times Normal, Charleston, WV. Beta, Gamma.
1,151 CPM, 230.2 Times Normal, Tulsa, OK Beta, Gamma.
1,145 CPM, 229.2 Times Normal, Kearney, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,139 CPM, 227.8 Times Normal, Pierre, SD Beta, Gamma.
1,118 CPM, 223.6 Times Normal, Miami, FL 2010 Beta, Gamma. 2010 5 Yrs ago
1,107 CPM, 221.4 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Beta, Gamma.
1,095 CPM, 219 Times Normal, Mason City, IA Beta, Gamma.
1,078 CPM, 215.6 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ Abandoned.
1,053 CPM, 210.6 Times Normal, Oklahoma City, OK. Beta, Gamma.
1,052 CPM, 210.4 Times Normal, Louisville, KY Beta, Gamma.
1,048 CPM, 209.6 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,036 CPM, 207.2 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,026 CPM, 205.2 Times Normal, Wichita, KS. Beta, Gamma.
401 CPM, 80.2 Times Normal, Washington DC High Beta, Gamma.
76 CPM, 15.2 Times Normal, Washington DC Low Gamma.

Colombia declares red alert over low water levels, fires

December 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment, World

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/12/31/443923/Colombia-Magdalena-Cauca-Juan-Manuel-Santos/

President Juan Manuel Santos issued a red alert in the aftermath of low water levels in the country’s main rivers and forest fires burning across the Andes Mountains on the request of Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM). Drastic drop in water levels in the two key rivers of Magdalena and Cauca, which supply hundreds of towns and cities in the South American country, a fifth of Colombia’s municipalities under water rationing. Colombian Environmental Ministry said the forest fires are a consequence of drought and rising temperatures across Colombia. The red alert applied to 80 percent of the country.

China’s Silence Over GMOs Sends Biotech Company to U.S.

December 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/chinas-reticence-over-gmo-sends-beijing-based-biotech-company-to-us/

A Beijing, China-based agritech company, Origin Agritech was planning on launching China’s first seed company on its home turf, but with the country feeling uneasy about biotech seed sales, and the recent news concerning Monsanto’s RoundUp containing a likely-carcinogen, Origin will test its seed technology in the US instead. This was to be the first home-grown GM product in China meant for a world market

Your Radiation This Week No 36

December 29th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/12/26/your-radiation-this-week-no-36/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]
1,485 CPM, 297 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,397 CPM, 279.4 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Beta, Gamma.
1,387 CPM, 277.4 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,311 CPM, 262.2 Times Normal, Lincoln, NE Beta, Gamma.
1,233 CPM, 246.6 Times Normal, Omaha, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,226 CPM, 245.2 Times Normal, Portland, ME Beta, Gamma.
1,222 CPM, 244.4 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,208 CPM, 241.6 Times Normal, Amarillo, TX. Like it Never Existed
1,191 CPM, 238.2 Times Normal, Bismark, ND. Gamma, Beta.
1,185 CPM, 237 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,178 CPM, 235.6 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA Beta, Gamma.
1,162 CPM, 232.4 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM Beta, Gamma.
1,160 CPM, 232 Times Normal, Billings, MT Beta, Gamma.
1,153 CPM, 230.6 Times Normal, Pierre, SD Beta, Gamma.
1,140 CPM, 228 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ Beta, Gamma.
1,133 CPM, 226.6 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID Beta, Gamma.
1,124 CPM, 224.8 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,122 CPM, 224.4 Times Normal, Los Angeles, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,122 CPM, 224.4 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,119 CPM, 223.8 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,093 CPM, 218.6 Times Normal, Kearney, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,078 CPM, 215.6 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Beta, Gamma.
1,060 CPM, 212 Times Normal, Kansas City, KS Gamma, Beta.
1,052 CPM, 210.4 Times Normal, Louisville, KY Beta, Gamma.
1,049 CPM, 209.8 Times Normal, Wichita, KS. Beta, Gamma.
1,046 CPM, 209.2 Times Normal, SanBernardinoCounty Beta, Gamma.
1,044 CPM, 208.8 Times Normal, St George, UT. Beta, Gamma.
1,041 CPM, 208.2 Times Normal, Oklahoma City, OK. Beta, Gamma.
1,039 CPM, 207.8 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,036 CPM, 207.2 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,032 CPM, 206.4 Times Normal, Memphis, TN Beta, Gamma.
1,029 CPM, 205.8 Times Normal, Salt Lake City, UT. Beta, Gamma.
375 CPM, 75 Times Normal, Washington DC High Beta, Gamma.
79 CPM, 15.8 Times Normal, Washington DC Low Gamma.

Montreal Implements TOTAL Ban of Pollinator-Killing Pesticide

December 29th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/montreal-implements-total-ban-of-pollinator-killing-pesticide/

Montreal, Canada is banning neuro-toxic neonicotinoids that have been linked to bee colony deaths, in order to save our pollinators, and our food supply due to mounting evidence that the chemicals cause disorientation, severe reproductive problems in the queen, and early death in bee colonies.

Thanks, Climate Change. Extreme Weather Wreaking Havoc Across Globe

December 28th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/12/28/thanks-climate-change-extreme-weather-wreaking-havoc-across-globe

From "unprecedented" flooding in the UK and South America to deadly tornadoes in the U.S. to record-breaking heat in Australia, the effect of man-made climate change on extreme weather is on display across the globe as 2015 draws to a close. Scientists have long warned that human-caused climate change increases both the likelihood and intensity of so-called extreme weather events, which include torrential rainfall, superstorms, and droughts.

Air pollution cancels 224 flights in China capital

December 27th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/12/26/443275/China-Beijing-Air-Pollution-Smog-Shanghai-Flights/

Authorities in China cancel hundreds of flights and close expressways in the capital, Beijing, as thick smog caused by air pollution continues to engulf the country’s northern and eastern regions that has reduced visibility to less than 100 meters in some parts of the city..

The GMO Issue: False Claims, Pseudo-Analysis And A Politically Motivated Agenda

December 27th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/211726/

Attacks on opponents of GM are designed to whip up emotive, populist sentiment and denigrate critics; portrays those who question GM as heretics clinging to faith and relying on an “army of quacks and pseudo-environmentalists waging a leftist war on science. Described critics of GM as a ‘ anti-science Luddites implying that critics have a political agenda;.say that GM is probably safer than traditional foods, which it clearly isn’t.

30,000 waiting to be re-housed in Porter Ranch California due to unstopable methane leak: 62 million cubic feet of methane lost into the atmosphere each day! - Video

December 25th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.thebigwobble.org/2015/12/30000-waiting-to-be-re-housed-in-porter.html

A court ordered SoCal Gas Company to provide temporary housing for thousands of Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, residents made sick from fumes from a massive gas leak .sending home rental prices as high as $8,500 a month hotel, motel rooms and rental homes have already been snapped up by relocated Porter Ranch families.. 30,000 residents who live in Porter Ranch, an upscale bedroom community of gated developments where the average 4,000-square-foot home is sold for $1 million;

November was the seventh straight month of record temperatures

December 25th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World

Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-november-was-record-warm-month-for-globe-extending-streak-2015-12

Last month was the globe's warmest November on record, the seventh consecutive month to reach a new high. A climate update Thursday from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also noted a record-warm average temperature for January through November as a whole. 2015 will be the warmest year globally since record-keeping began in 1880.

“Nuclear Nightmare”: Children with mutations “on almost every street” — Deformed heads, lopsided bodies, “toad skin”, eyelids turned inside out — School built using radioactive waste “part of community outreach project” — Nuclear Expert: “Exceptionally wo

December 25th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/nuclear-nightmare-village-birth-defects-deformed-heads-lopsided-bodies-toad-skin-eyelids-turned-inside-school-built-radioactive-waste-children-mutations-almost-every-street-video

Researchers found that the Subarnarekha river and areas around Jadugoda, India, were poisoned from the emissions of a nearby secret nuclear factory. Millions of people along the waterway were potentially exposed; high incidence of infertility, birth defects and congenital illnesses .Children were born with partially formed skulls, blood disorders, missing eyes or toes, fused fingers or brittle limbs, cancer, wrong number of fingers,

Russians flee Chernobyl-style plant over fears of radioactive leak

December 25th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/628592/Chaos-Russians-flee-Chernobyl-style-plant-radioactive-leak

RUSSIANS took iodine and caused traffic jams as they rushed to leave the proximity of a Chernobyl-style power station on the Gulf of Finland amid fears officials were covering up a radioactive leak; panic followed the emergence of pictures showing a cloud of vapour pouring from Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, some 50 miles from St Petersburg. Authorities insisted that the was no radioactive leakage, people did not believe the "no danger" claim..

'Unprecedented Situation' in Brazil as Number of Cases of Virus-Linked Birth Defect Explodes

December 25th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/12/23/unprecedented-situation-brazil-number-cases-virus-linked-birth-defect-explodes

Health officials in Brazil have warned of an "unprecedented situation" and are even urging women in some states to avoid getting pregnant as they've linked a rise in babies born with a serious birth defect to a mosquito-borne viral disease. The virus in question is Zika, which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. That mosquito also carries dengue and chikungunya.

Russia Warming Over Two Times Faster Than Rest of Planet

December 25th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/12/25/russia-warming-over-two-times-faster-rest-planet

Russia is warming at 2.5 times the global average and faces a dramatic rise in related threats—from floods to fires—the country's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection revealed Friday in its annual report. The report charts temperature fluctuations affecting the climate, leading to ice melting, sea levels rising, floods, droughts and other phenomena.

Venezuela Rejects the Production, Distribution, and Importation of GM Seeds

December 20th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/new-law-in-venezuela-rejects-the-production-distribution-and-importation-of-gm-seeds/

The country of Venezuela, through its National Assembly, has approved a law that will ban GMOs and prohibit seed-patenting to promote sustainable agriculture and real food security

Your Radiation This Week No 34

December 12th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/12/12/your-radiation-this-week-no-34/

These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States. Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]
1,767 CPM, 353.4 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. Gamma, Beta.
1,585 CPM, 317 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Gamma, Beta.
1,547 CPM, 309.4 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Gamma, Beta.
1,490 CPM, 298 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Gamma, Beta.
1,484 CPM, 296.8 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Gamma. Beta.
1,387 CPM, 277.4 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Gamma, Beta.
1,359 CPM, 271.8 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA Gamma, Beta.
1,345 CPM, 269.2 Times Normal, Portland, ME Gamma, Beta.
1,337 CPM, 267.4 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM Gamma, Beta.
1,323 CPM, 264.6 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ Gamma, Beta.
1,307 CPM, 261.4 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Gamma, Beta.
1,298 CPM, 259.6 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Gamma, Beta.
1,292 CPM, 258.4 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Gamma, Beta.
1,277 CPM, 255.4 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID Gamma, Beta.
1,287 CPM, 254.4 Times Normal, Fresno, CA Gamma, Beta.
1,257 CPM, 254.4 Times Normal, Reno, NV Gamma, Beta.
1,250 CPM, 250 Times Normal, Louisville, KY Gamma, Beta
1,244 CPM, 248.8 Times Normal, Charleston, WV. Gamma, Beta.
1,241 CPM, 248.2 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Gamma, Beta.
1,238 CPM, 247.6 Times Normal, Pierre, SD Gamma, Beta.
1,237 CPM, 247.4 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Gamma, Beta.
1,236 CPM, 247.2 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Gamma, Beta.
1,225 CPM, 245 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ Gamma, Beta.
1,208 CPM, 241.6 Times Normal, Amarillo, TX. Totally Gone.
1,200 CPM, 240 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Gamma, Beta.
1,186 CPM, 237.2 Times Normal, Bismark, ND. Gamma, Beta.
1,165 CPM, 233 Times Normal, Madison, WI. Gamma, Beta.
1,148 CPM, 229.6 Times Normal, Billings, MT Gamma, Beta.
1,128 CPM, 225.6 Times Normal, Los Angeles, CA. Gamma, Beta.
1,124 CPM, 224.8 Times Normal, Rochester, NY. Gamma, Beta.
1,091 CPM, 218.2 Times Normal, Wichita, KS. Gamma, Beta.
1,061 CPM, 212.2 Times Normal, San Bernardino Cty Gamma, Beta
1,058 CPM, 211.6 Times Normal, Mason City, IA Gamma, Beta.
1,053 CPM, 210.6 Times Normal, Harrisonburg, VA. Gamma, Beta.
1,044 CPM, 208.8 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Gamma, Beta.
1,039 CPM, 207.8 Times Normal, Hartford, CT Gamma, Beta.
1,020 CPM, 204 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Gamma, Beta.
1,019 CPM, 203.8 Times Normal, St George, UT. Gamma, Beta.
1,016 CPM, 203.2 Times Normal, Kearney, NE. Gamma, Beta.
492 CPM, 98.4 Times Normal, Washington DC High Gamma, Beta.
268 CPM, 53.6 Times Normal, Washington DC Low Gamma, Beta.

Breaking: World Leaders Just Agreed to a Landmark Deal to Fight Global Warming - Video

December 12th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Politics

Link: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/12/breaking-news-paris-climate-agreement

Officials from more than 190 countries swept aside monumental differences and agreed to an unprecedented global deal to tackle climate change. The historic accord, known as the Paris Agreement, includes emissions-slashing commitments from individual countries and promises to help poorer nations adapt to the damaging effects of a warming world. Negotiators also agreed on measures to revise, strengthen, and scrutinize countries' contributions going forward.

Saudi Princess Speaks Out Against Chemtrails and Geoengineering - Video

December 11th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/12/saudi-princess-speaks-out-against-chemtrails-and-geoengineering.html

HRH Princess Basmah Bint Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud daughter of King Saud. She described the ongoing geoengineering program as a weapon of mass destruction; a method of slow poisoning which threatens all life on Earth. The Princess is an activist, advocates for reform in Saudi Arabia. She travels the world attending social issue conferences.

Report: Monsanto’s Latest GM Maize Doesn’t Reduce Pests or Increase Yields

December 11th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-latest-gm-maize-doesnt-reduce-pests-or-increase-yields/

Monsanto promised that its latest and greatest GM crop, MON810, a genetically modified (GM) insecticidal maize banned by most of Europe, would increase yields and stop crop loss due to pests. A new report from the government of Aragon in Spain says those promises are empty. The GM maize did not produce more than conventional strains of maize

Report: “Red Alert! Sharp increase in radiation… at Fukushima” — Levels spike 400,000% under plant — Almost 1,000,000,000 becquerels per cubic meter — TV: Officials investigating cause

December 10th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/report-red-alert-sharp-increase-radiation-fukushima-levels-spike-400000-plant-tv-officials-investigating

According to Tokyo Electric Power Company data, total cesium increased 3,984 times (~400,000%) and all beta-emitting radionuclides including strontium-90 increased 4,167 times (~420,000%).compared to the samples taken a year ago, Japanese NHK TV channel reports.

Outlook is Sunny: Solar Energy On Track for Its Best Year Ever

December 10th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/12/10/outlook-sunny-solar-energy-track-its-best-year-ever

The record-breaking numbers show that 30 percent of all new electric generating capacity "brought on-line" in the first three quarters of the year was from solar energy, and more than half of U.S. states have installed more than 50 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells.

Supreme Court of Philippines Confirms GM Eggplant Ban

December 9th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/supreme-court-of-philippines-confirms-gm-eggplant-ban/

The Philippines Supreme Court permanently halted the field testing for genetically modified eggplant, Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), upholding the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) which stopped the field trials for the GM plant.

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