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Los Angeles Will Not Be Denied: City Council to Vote on Being GMO-Free on Oct 21st

October 21st, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/los-angeles-city-council-vote-gmo-free/

City council members, Paul Koretz and Mitch O’Farrell have y introduced a motion to curb the growth and proliferation of GMO seeds and plants within the city, and to protect local gardens and city-grown food from current and future contamination from GMO seeds.

More Than Half of World’s Wildlife Population Lost: World Wide Fund for Nature

October 18th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20141018/194272371/More-Than-Half-of-Worlds-Wildlife-Population-Lost-World-Wide.html

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) released a statement Saturday following the 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity, highlighting that the world has lost more than half of the planet's wildlife population.

The Largest Volcano In Centuries Is Spewing Toxic Gas - Video

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014920633

One of the largest volcanic eruptions in centuries is occurring on Iceland. The volcano Bardarbunga is producing high levels of sulfur dioxide.

Record Radiation at Fukushima after Vongfong: First tests since Tuesday’s typhoon show radioactive material continues rising near ocean — Officials: We can’t do anything more to stop this, ‘depth and scope’ of contamination flowing out are unknown

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/highest-yet-new-tests-after-latest-typhoon-show-radioactive-material-continues-rising-near-ocean-at-fukushima-plant-officials-drastic-steps-cant-be-taken-depth-and-scope-of-contamination-f

Tepco: sharp spike in the radioactivity of water samples taken from an observation well by the sea located east of the damaged No. 2 reactor; told reporters increased radioactivity in the water could be due to higher levels of groundwater caused by recent typhoons mixing with radioactive elements.

Fracking triggered 400 earthquakes in Ohio, study finds - Video

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/usa/196064-fracking-study-earthquakes-ohio/

A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town; published in the journal Seismological Research Letters. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year.

South Korean town votes no to nuclear plant

October 13th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/10/09/south-korea-nuclear-plant/17014773/

Voters in a South Korean city have rejected plans to build a nuclear power plant in a referendum the government says has no legal effect.T he city was picked for nuclear plant by Samcheok's previous administration. Attitudes have shifted since Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima. 85 percent of residents who cast ballots said no.

Monsanto announces major losses after settling environmental suit

October 13th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/usa/195592-monsanto-fourth-quarter-expectations/

Biotech giant Monsanto announced major losses for their fourth quarter last week well below analysts’ expectations after spending millions settling an environmental suit. The St. Louis, Missouri-headquartered company announced a loss of $156 million, sales of its GMO products go up during the last four months.

Japan Times: ‘Records shattered’ at Fukushima — Radiation levels surge after typhoon — Tepco “doesn’t know why” this is happening — Warning “crisis could get worse” as 180 km/hr storm heading to area

October 12th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/japan-times-records-shattered-fukushima-surging-radiation-levels-after-typhoon-tepco-doesnt-happening-warning-crisis-could-worse-180-kmhr-storm-heading-area

tritium concentration in a groundwater sample surged more than tenfold, spike in Cobalt-60 was also seen after Typhoon Phanfone. The Co-60 concentration more than doubled the record high. Typhoon Vongfong… was still packing winds of up to 180 kph.

Big Win! Monsanto Reports $156 Million Loss in Q4 as Farmers Abandon GM Crops

October 12th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/big-win-monsanto-reports-156-million-loss-q4/

Monsanto’s losses attributed to farmers in major agricultural zones favoring soy over GMO corn because of falling crop prices caused by Syngenta’s release of MIR162 corn, which has been refused by Chinese officials repeatedly which have depressed both local and foreign corn bushel prices.

Global Frackdown day: World unites to protect environment & health

October 11th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/news/195204-global-anti-fracking-rally/

Thousands of anti-fracking activists in over dozen countries unite against dirty energy technology, which contaminates groundwater, causes health problems. Over 250 events on all continents taking place, part of Global Frackdown day, targets fracking, technique to extract hydrocarbons by pumping pressurized chemicals underground.

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

October 9th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Confirmed%3A_California_Aquifers_Contaminated_With_Billions_Of_Gallons_of_Fracking_Wastewater/38477/0/38/38/Y/M.html

California state regulators shut down 11 fracking wastewater injection wells last July over concerns that the wastewater might have contaminated aquifers used for drinking water and farm irrigation, the EPA ordered a report within 60 days.

With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate

October 7th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/us/california-drought-tulare-county.html?_r=1

Now in its third year, the state’s record-breaking drought felt in many ways: vanishing lakes and rivers, lost agricultural jobs, fallowed farmland, rising water bills, suburban yards gone brown.in East Porterville, upended by the drying of wells and, in turn, disappearance of tap water.

Billion-dollar lawsuits claim GMO corn 'destroyed' US exports to China

October 7th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/usa/193612-china-lawsuits-gmo-corn/

Three class-action lawsuits filed Friday claim that agribusiness power Syngenta is to blame for depressed corn exports to China since the seed company released a genetically-engineered variant of the crop before it was approved by Beijing.

Danger: GlaxoSmithKline Dumps 45 Litres of Polio Virus into River

October 4th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/glaxosmithkline-dumps-45-litres-polio-virus-river/

GlaxoSmithKline has contaminated a Rixensart, Belgium river called Lasne with 45 litres of concentrated live poliovirus solution processed at a nearby sewage system which made its way into the country’s waterways.

Fukushima to be Hit by Typhoon, Causing Ocean Contamination: Tepco

October 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20141004/193667366/Fukushima-To-Be-Hit-By-Typhoon-Causing-Ocean-Contamination-Tepco.html

The deluge would likely cause seawater to mingle with the radiation-tainted water accumulating in the basements of the reactor buildings at the six-unit plant, allowing 100 trillion becquerels of cesium to escape.

Fukushima No. 1 at risk of 26-meter tsunami: Tepco

October 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/04/national/fukushima-no-1-at-risk-of-26-meter-tsunami-tepco/#.VDGqE1duWNB

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has warned its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could be hit by tsunami as high as 26.3 meters.

Biosphere Approaching Critical Points Of No Return

October 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World

Link: http://cosmicconvergence.org/?p=8226

This essay is the product of years of intensive research and practical investigation into the greatest challenge facing the human race today — Global Climate Change.

American forest fires are melting the ice on Greenland

October 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World

Link: http://sciencenordic.com/american-forest-fires-are-melting-ice-greenland

Forest fires are covering the ice sheets with black particles that make the ice melt faster.

China Rejects U.S. Hay Exports Due to GM Alfalfa Contamination

October 3rd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/gm-alfalfa-found-hay-exports-china/

Hay exported to China country from the U.S. is currently in quarantine due to the detection of GMO traits, specifically of genetically modified alfalfa, according to a USDA spokesperson

Japan TV: Alarming new discovery — Analysis reveals seriousness of contamination from Fukushima for first time — “Enormous amounts” of radioactive material released on day one of crisis, well before officials said — Plant Worker: “Readings were off the sc

October 2nd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/japan-tv-alarming-new-fukushima-discovery-analysis-reveals-seriousness-contamination-first-time-enormous-amounts-radioactive-material-released-first-day-crisis-before-officials-claim-plant-wo

Before explosion at No. 1 reactor building there was a massive release of radioactive substances. Enormous amounts of radioactive substances began leaking sooner than previously thought. Annual limit for radiation exposure in just 15 minutes.

US Gov’t: Fukushima an “unprecedented wide-area” disaster — Nuclear power threatens human existence — Japan “profoundly impacted” by radiation, scale of damage is “extraordinary”

October 1st, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/us-govt-fukushima-an-unprecedented-wide-area-disaster-nuclear-power-threatens-human-existence-japan-profoundly-impacted-by-radiation-scale-of-damage-is-extraordinary

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.

West Virginia Plans To Frack Beneath Ohio River, Which Supplies Drinking Water To Millions

September 30th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014907018

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.

Nuclear waste tank OK'd to keep leaking for 1 year

September 30th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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.

Blistering Drought Leaves the Poorest High and Dry

September 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/blistering-drought-leaves-the-poorest-high-and-dry/

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.

Revealed: Unapproved GM wheat is growing in Montana

September 26th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/revealed-unapproved-gm-wheat-is-growing-in-montana/

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,”

Monsanto India to Boost Business Significantly: Reports

September 22nd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://en.ria.ru/business/20140922/193179342/Monsanto-India-to-Boost-Business-Significantly-Reports.html

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.

"Climate March" Hides Real Culprits and Real Solutions

September 22nd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/09/climate-march-hides-real-culprits-and.html

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.

VIDEO: Radioactive material now flowing toward Tokyo and contaminating their water supply; Problems “actually only getting worse” — “Truth is no one in world really knows how to deal with Fukushima” — Gov’t Expert: Tepco “should give up’ making ice walls

September 21st, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/video-radioactive-material-flowing-tokyo-contaminating-water-supply-problems-actually-only-getting-worse-truth-one-world-really-deal-fukushima-govt-expert-tepco-give-making-ice-walls

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.

White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install solar panels

September 19th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.orrazz.com/2014/09/white-house-announces-plan-to-train.html

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.

Kiss Your Grass-Fed Beef Goodbye! GMO Grass About to Be Approved

September 18th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/kiss-grass-fed-beef-goodbye-scotts-gmo-grass-approved/

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.

Top-Secret Fukushima Interview: All the melted nuclear fuel will escape from containment vessel … it’s completely exposed — Nuclear annihilation of entire eastern part of Japan envisioned

September 13th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/top-secret-fukushima-interview-all-nuclear-fuel-will-melt-escape-containment-vessel-fear-nuclear-annihilation-entire-eastern-part-japan

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.

Report: Worry over nuclear fuel hitting aquifer under Fukushima plant after melting through concrete — TV: Raging meltdown going on even as we speak… they still don’t have control of 3 melted cores (VIDEO)

September 13th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/report-worry-at-fukushima-is-some-of-the-cores-melting-through-concrete-supports-to-come-in-contact-with-aquifer-tv-raging-nuclear-meltdown-going-on-even-as-we-speak-they-still-havent

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 to start reopening nuclear reactors under new safety regulations

September 10th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/news/186540-japanese-nuclear-reactor-restart/

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.

Millions of Dead Fish Mysteriously Surface in Lake in Mexico

September 9th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Millions_of_Dead_Fish_Mysteriously_Surface_in_Lake_in_Mexico/37831/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Drought Causing Billion-Dollar Losses In Rice Industry

September 8th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rallyagainstomalley.com/drought-causing-billion-dollar-losses-rice-industry/

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.

Tasmania to Remain GMO Free for 5 more Years to Protect Honey Exports

September 7th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/tasmania-remain-gmo-free-least-5-years-protect-honey-exports/

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.

Walmart Fined $100 Million for Dumping Hazardous Chemicals Across U.S.

September 5th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/walmart-guilty-dumping-hazardous-chemicals-across-u-s/

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.

BP is found "grossly negligent" for its role in the 2010 Gulf oil spill

September 4th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/BP_is_found_%22grossly_negligent%22_for_its_role_in_the_2010_Gulf_oil_spill/37705/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Experts Warn Of ‘Inevitable’ Fukushima Disaster In California

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/experts-warn-inevitable-fukushima-disaster-in-california/

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.

Monsanto has sued farmers for 16 years, never lost a case

August 31st, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Monsanto_has_sued_farmers_for_16_years%2C_never_lost_a_case/37626/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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

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