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Big Oil wants North Dakota to ease radioactive waste laws (VIDEO)

January 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/usa/227999-radioactive-waste-laws-dakota/

Amid falling oil prices nationwide, energy industry players in North Dakota want officials to alter radioactive waste disposal laws so that more toxic fracking fluid can be stored in-state, saving companies tens of thousands of dollars per truckload.

First-ever rainless January in S.F. history

January 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141002654

Not one drop of measurable rain fell on city streets in January, the first time that’s happened in recorded weather history, which dates back to the Gold Rush.

China Passes US to Become World's Top Foreign Investment Destination

January 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20150130/1017561747.html

China passed the United States to become the world's leader in foreign direct investment (FDI) volume in 2014, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report showed.

California City Says Black, Sediment-Filled Tap Water Is “Safe To Drink” Read more: whatreallyhappened.com http://whatreallyhappened.com/#ixzz3QFRqd36j

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://govtslaves.info/california-city-says-black-sediment-filled-tap-water-safe-drink/

Residents in Gardena, California reported a foul-smelling, black sludge coming from their sinks, Golden State Water Company claims that this “water” is safe to drink. Customers gathered samples of the water for the water company to test, they still refused to test the samples because they needed “special tubes” to do so.

Russian Corporation to Create Water Decontamination Station for Fukushima-1

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sputniknews.com/science/20150128/1017474749.html

Experts from the Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom will create a demo water decontamination station this autumn to be used at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant, the project head of the subsidiary RosRAO, that deals with radioactive materials, Sergei Florya, told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

5 Things You’re Not Being Told About Fukushima

January 28th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/01/28/5-things-youre-not-told-fukushima/

1. Two Trillion Becquerels of Radioactive Material Escaped Reactor 1, 2. US West Coast Will Experience Peak Radiation in 2015, 3. Thyroid Cancer Spreading in Japan, 4. Japan Planning to Build More Nuclear Plants, 5. Experts Can’t Agree on the Health Dangers. Sake brewers finding no one wants to buy their products due to reports of contaminated rice and water. Fukushima is Bad.

S&P downgrades Russia's credit rating to junk

January 26th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/S%26P_downgrades_Russia%27s_credit_rating_to_junk/41236/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Standard & Poor's downgraded Russia's sovereign credit rating to below investment grade to BB+ from BBB. First time in more than 10 years Russian sovereign debt rated below investment grade. Could push up its borrowing costs, many investment and pension funds have rules preventing them from buying anything not classed as investment grade.

Nearly 140,000 Floridians have spoken out against genetically modified mosquito proposal

January 25th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Nearly_140%2C000_Floridians_have_spoken_out_against_genetically_modified_mosquito_proposal/41209/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The company, Oxitec, is hoping to release male mosquitoes that have been modified to produce offspring that won't "survive to adulthood." The genetically modified mosquitoes will instinctually seek out wild female mosquitoes, and their offspring that won't survive will lower the total population in an effort to fight the often lethal dengue virus, which is spread by mosquitoes.

Hungary Commits to GMO-Free Farming

January 25th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/hungary-strikes-gmo-crops-initiates-widespread-gmo-rejection/

Hungary has made a move against Big Biotech. In an attempt to make the entire European Union free from GMO crops, Hungary will initiate a joint alliance of European Union member states rejecting the use of GMOs in farming.

New Senate Environment Chair Gets His Gavel, Goes On Rant Arguing Climate Science Is A Hoax

January 25th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/112780093

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK). In the morning, he officially took the gavel as chairman of the Senate’s Environment Committee. In the afternoon, he took the Senate floor for a long speech about how human-caused climate change is fake.

Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

January 24th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014996904

Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira: country's three most populous states are experiencing their worst drought since 1930. The drought is also having an impact on energy supplies, with reduced generation from hydroelectric dams.

Gov’t: Sea urchins with insides empty, bare skeletons, and black lesions in Hawaii — Birds dying of unusual cancers, rarely seen in wildlife (PHOTOS)

January 22nd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/govt-diseased-sea-urchins-hawaii-insides-empty-bare-skeletons-black-lesions-birds-dying-unusual-cancers-photos

Affected urchins have dull flattened spines (droopy urchins), or gradual to complete loss of spines (outside skeleton bare). Some are found empty with some tissue and spine remaining on their surface. a critically endangered Rota crow died from liver cancer, unusual in that cancer is rare in wildlife in general.

Cancer Chemicals Found Near Yellowstone River After Oil Spill

January 21st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/cancer-chemicals-found-yellowstone-river-oil-pipeline-spill/

Following an oil pipeline leak and subsequent spillage of over 50,000 gallons of oil into the monumental Yellowstone River, cancer-causing chemicals have now been detected even within nearby water treatment plants which usher mass amounts of water meant for drinking.

Monsanto’s Newest GMO Food Weapon…Wheat - Video

January 20th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/monsantos-newest-gmo-food-weapon-wheat/

Monsanto is developing a new GMO seed…wheat. For many years, farmers and consumers said no to GMO wheat since the crop is usually directly consumed by humans. The new GM wheat seed will be resistant to three different herbicides: dicamba, glyphosate, and glufosinate. Why three herbicides? With the widespread use of Roundup (aka glyphosate), super-weeds immune to the popular chemical are taking over farm fields.

Sao Paulo’s largest reservoir drying up: Experts

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/17/393454/Sao-Paulos-chief-reservoir-drying-up

The biggest reservoir for Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, has depleted to only a fraction of its capacity and threatens a severe drought for the region, experts warn. Provides potable water to some six million, remaining five systems also show low levels of capacity. Experts recommended implementing water rationing.

It's Getting Hot in Here, NASA Says 2014 Warmest Year on Record

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sputniknews.com/science/20150117/1017019253.html

Climate scientists announced that 2014 was the hottest year since records began in 1880, and the third time the record has been broken in the last decade.

Bowing to Monsanto, USDA Approves New GMO Soy and Cotton Crops

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Bowing_to_Monsanto%2C_USDA_Approves_New_GMO_Soy_and_Cotton_Crops/40938/0/38/38/Y/M.html

United States Department of Agriculture on Thursday approved Monsanto's controversial herbicide-resistant genetically modified strains of soybean and cotton, in a move that critics say is a bow to the powerful biotechnology industry, at the expense of human and environmental health.

That Was Easy: In Just 60 Years, Neoliberal Capitalism Has Nearly Broken Planet Earth

January 16th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/16/was-easy-just-60-years-neoliberal-capitalism-has-nearly-broken-planet-earth

Pair of new studies show how various forms of human activity, driven by a flawed economic system and vast consumption, is laying waste to Earth's natural systems driving towards their breaking point. In a single lifetime humanity has become a geological force at the planetary-scale."

Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says

January 16th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014989784

A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, concluded humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.“We may b on a precipice of a major extinction event,;Douglas J. McCauley, an ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

‘Uncaged Corporate Parrots’ and the GMO False Narrative

January 15th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/uncaged-corporate-parrots-gmo-false-narrative/

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss: genetically modified (GM) food should be grown in Britain because it is more ‘eco-friendly. US, crops are being grown in a more environmentally friendly way with less water and pesticide usage. I would like us to have that opportunity. Our farmers need technology that will help them in world markets. Health, environmental, social and economic impacts of GMOs (see here)

Monsanto Earnings Fall 34% as Farmers Reject GMO Crops

January 13th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-earnings-fall-34-farmers-reject-gmo-crops/

Monsanto, which is responsible for genetically modifying much of the nation’s and world’s crops, announced that its earnings fell 34% in its first fiscal quarter as South American farmers reject GMO crops.

Germany Pushes GMO Ban Before 2015 Harvest

January 10th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/germany-pushes-gmo-ban-2015-harvest/

The BRICS nations are lining up to fight biotech in their plot to take over the world’s food supply. Germany is requesting that the European Commission allow individual EU countries to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops before the 2015 harvest.

Texas Rattled by 11 Earthquakes in Less Than 48 Hours

January 8th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Irving, Texas area experienced 11 earthquakes between Tuesday and Wednesday, prompting further speculation about the role of fracking in seismic events. The strongest of the 11 was a 3.6 magnitude quake—classified as "significant" by the U.S. Geological Survey.

GMO Farmer: ‘I Won’t Eat My Own Crops’

January 7th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-farmer-wont-eat-crops/

Kirk Bair is a farmer looking for ways to grow food economically with as little labor as possible. realizes health dangers of GM crops, but he plants them anyway. Why? He feels he has no choice, there is a multi-billion dollar industry calling the shots. It’s more economical and more convenient to use GMO corn on real ground.

New Level: Monsanto Tries Patenting Natural Tomatoes

December 29th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/new-level-monsanto-tries-patenting-natural-tomatoes/

Monsanto tried to patent a tomato that had no biotech traits. European Patent Office, international coalition, No Patents on Seeds revoked Monsanto’s fraudulent patent and claim to tomatoes that are naturally resistant to a fungal disease called botrytis. These natural, non-GMO tomatoes, like many healthy plants, have a natural resistance to certain pests.

Company Using Faulty Radiation Detectors Sees 71% Profit Increase

December 28th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/profits-71-company-using-faulty-radiation-detectors/

TEPCO hiding the true levels of radiation that are still being dumped into the ocean daily, now being accused of hiding worker injuries, used radiation detectors that gave low readings. Green technologies available for generating energy.

Magic Growth Numbers — Paul Craig Roberts

December 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/12/26/magic-growth-numbers-paul-craig-roberts/

In America, unlike in other countries, a huge chunk of medical spending goes to insurance company profits, not to health care. Another big chunk goes to paperwork, which has a variety of purposes such as collecting personal information on patients and combating fraud (probably the paperwork costs more than fraud).

Monsanto’s Pesticide May Kill $2 Billion Wine Industry

December 25th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-pesticide-may-kill-2-billion-wine-industry/

Due to the prevalence of superweeds created by Monsanto’s RoundUp, farmers are trying to eradicate them with new chemicals, 2,4-D and dicamba that create pesticide drift, often mutating vines on neighboring vineyards for multiple seasons of wine growing.

Monsanto/Bayer's GM Plants Contaminate Europe Despite Ban

December 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/breaking-monsantobayers-gm-plants-contaminate-europe-despite-ban-1

Despite a cultivation and seed import ban of genetically modified (GM) oilseed rape in Switzerland, Monsanto and Bayer's GM plants have been introduced into the environment there, confirming fears that once the GM genie has been let out of the bottle it can not be put back.

Brazil on Verge of Violent Regional Wars Over Water Rights – a Sign of Global Trends - Video

December 18th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/brazil-on-verge-of-violent-regional-wars-over-water-rights-a-sign-of-global-trends-2/

Persistent drought condition have sparked a water war in Brazil, which has more water resources than any other country in the world. The two largest cities in the South American powerhouse, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, fighting over rights to a water source that sits between them. Rio de Janeiro has long relied on the Jaguari reservoir. Sao Paulo wants in on the action.

New York State Bans Fracking

December 17th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/New_York_State_Bans_Fracking/40078/0/38/38/Y/M.html

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the state will not lift its ban on fracking. The long-awaited decision marks a decisive turn in the years-long battle over fracking in New York State

Yes, It's Possible For A Gold-Backed Renminbi To Dethrone The US Dollar

December 15th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-15/yes-its-possible-gold-backed-renminbi-dethrone-us-dollar

Until now, the Chinese have had little choice where to park their trillions, because only markets like the US Treasury market (and to a certain extent, gold) have been deep and liquid enough to accommodate their reserves. it plausible that, at some point a (largely gold-backed) renminbi will either dethrone the US dollar or co-exist alongside it in a new global currency regime.

Unapproved GM Mosquitoes Being Shipped to US for Release NOW

December 15th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/unapproved-gm-mosquitoes-shipped-florida-release-now/

Genetically modified mosquitoes are being set for release worldwide. After GM mosquitoes were let loose in Brazil, dengue fever cases spiked. British company who created the mosquitoes, has already shipped them to Florida, could be released in the Keys as early January or February of next year.

Are three MILLION abandoned wells pumping methane into the atmosphere? Leakage could be contributing to climate change, study claims

December 9th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2867485/Are-abandoned-wells-pumping-methane-atmosphere-Three-MILLION-contributing-climate-change-study-claims.html

Researchers at Princeton University say abandoned wells in Pennsylvania are emitting natural gas. Three million nationwide could be leaking. Abandoned wells could represent 10 per cent of methane in Pennsylvania. Can leak methane for decades.

Seeds of the Future

December 4th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27760-seeds-of-the-future

Farmers and crop scientists struggling to save the fast diminishing stock of agricultural diversity. 75 percent of fruit vegetable varieties gone. If the single seed variety that everyone is sowing turns out to be unsuited to climactic conditions, or lacks resistance to insect and crop diseases; won't have the genetic diversity on hand, resilient varieties that can withstand the rigors.

‘Millions of liters’ of oil spilled in Israel, flooding nature reserve (PHOTOS)

December 4th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/news/211551-oil-spill-devastates-israel/

A pipeline breach near the Israel-Jordan border has flooded a nature reserve in what authorities call one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters, causing large amounts of potentially poisonous gas to be released near Aqaba, raising health concerns

As 1st Municipal Fracking Ban In Texas Takes Effect, Towns Test State's Oil And Gas Supremacy

November 30th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014955124

A Texas hamlet shaken by its first recorded earthquake last year and hundreds since then is among communities now taking steps to challenge the oil and gas industry's traditional supremacy over the right to frack.

Running Of The Sheep: America 2014 in Video: People Trampled, Brawls, Cops Assaulted, Tasers, Mayhem…

November 28th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/running-of-the-sheep-america-2014-in-video-people-trampled-brawls-cops-assaulted-tasers-mayhem_11282014

In Pamplona, Spain the yearly tradition is to throw yourself into an arena and run for your life as bulls chases you. America, has a similar tradition, bulls are replaced with human sheeple who will stop at nothing to ensure they walk away with the best consumer deals they can find. People often hurt in both events, sometimes lead to death as weaker sheep are trampled during the commotion. 100 million Americans will head out for their annual running and spend upwards of $13 billion in a single day.

Dry San Diego to look to sewers as water source

November 20th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Dry_San_Diego_to_look_to_sewers_as_water_source/39279/0/38/38/Y/M.html

San Diego has embraced a once-toxic idea: turning sewer water into drinking water. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to advance a $2.5-billion plan to recycle wastewater.

Celebrities Ditch Starbucks After Company Openly Supports Monsanto

November 20th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/rocker-neil-young-ditches-starbucks-company-joins-monsanto-reverse-vermonts-gmo-labeling-law/

Neil Young is boycotting Starbucks. Starbucks is supporting a lawsuit to block law that requires genetically-modified ingredients be labeled,” Young wrote. “ claims that the law is an assault on corporations’ right to free speech.”

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