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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.”

TV: “Barrier is not holding” at Fukushima plant — All efforts have failed to stop very high levels of radioactive materials flowing into ocean — Officials: More water’s coming in than we were pumping out — Workers now trying to prevent overflow

November 19th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/barrier-holding-very-highly-radioactive-liquid-flowing-fukushima-reactor-building-observers-escaping-pacific-ocean-workers-trying-prevent-overflow-video

Attempt to stop water flowing into trench at Fukushima plant fails… TEPCO determined leak must be continuing. Special cement failed. TEPCO cannot create a planned underground wall of frozen soil around the No. 1 through 4 reactor buildings. Highly-radioactive water from tunnels under the facility leaks to surrounding soil. Tepco unable to halt tainted water flowing.

3 Billion Gallons Of Fracking Wastewater Pumped Into Clean California Aquifiers: “Errors Were Made” State Admits - Video

November 18th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/3_Billion_Gallons_Of_Fracking_Wastewater_Pumped_Into_Clean_California_Aquifiers%3A_%E2%80%9CErrors_Were_Made%E2%80%9D_State_Admits/39264/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Oil companies contaminate what could otherwise be very useful ground water resources for irrigation and for drinking. It’s possible these aquifers are now contaminated irreparably during worst drought in the history of agriculture in California.” Avoiding the tapwater may be a good idea.

California Plan Could Force Organic Farmers to Use Pesticides

November 18th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/California_Plan_Could_Force_Organic_Farmers_to_Use_Pesticides/39237/0/38/38/Y/M.html

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR), would give authority to spray toxic chemicals avoided, by the organic community if the agency decides a pest is threatening economically important crops.

Fukushima radiation detected off California coast: Low levels of isotope from 2011 nuclear disaster found

November 17th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2837603/Fukushima-radiation-detected-California-coast-Low-levels-isotope-2011-nuclear-disaster-found.html

Seawater 160km off Californian coast was found to contain Caesium-134. This is an isotope that only occurs in nuclear reactors and can be used to trace the spread of radiation from Fukushima.

China Tries to Save Earth; Republicans Furious

November 13th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://refreshingnews99.blogspot.in/2014/11/china-tries-to-save-earth-republicans.html

United States and China, which combine to produce nearly half of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, struck a deal to reduce their emissions. Conservatives oppose taxes or regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions, dismiss scientific conclusions that would justify such regulations.

End of Organic? Report Says GMO Crop Contamination Cannot Be Stopped

November 11th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-crop-contamination-cannot-be-stopped/

Claims by the biotech industry that GMO crops can be contained and kept away from organic farmers who have chosen not to use genetically modified ‘suicide’ seeds has steadily been proven false. A third of organic growers are now reporting problems with cross contamination.

37 Million Bees Found Dead in Canada After Large GMO Crop Planting

November 9th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/37-million-bees-found-dead-canada-large-gmo-crop-planting/

The keeper of these bees, Dave Schuit, who produces honey, reported that he lost over 600 hives – around 37 million bees. “Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions.” US scientists have found 121 different pesticides in samples of bees, wax and pollen.

Fukushima: Japan has chosen to incinerate tons of radioactive waste

November 9th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://nuclear-news.net/2014/11/10/fukushima-japan-has-chosen-to-incinerate-tons-of-radioactive-waste/

Japanese government planning to burn and store its waste on two sites in Futaba and Okuma for those highly radioactive, in Tomiaka for those weakly radioactive (8,000 Bq / kg). The most active ash (100,000 Bq / kg) will be trapped in concrete and stored for thirty years. Then moved to a final repository to be stored there for more than two centuries and a half.

A swarm of earthquakes buzzes underground in Nevada

November 8th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014939855

Earthquakes have rumbled under northwestern Nevada like a seismic drumroll since midsummer, and in recent days, they have built to a crescendo. Seismologists refer to such quakes as swarms, U.S. Geological Survey detected them regularly. They can produce thousands of small tremors. In September, 500 miniquakes struck southeastern California in two days. largest magnitude 3.8.

GMO Crops Are Destroying Farmland, And Monsanto Doesn’t Want You to Know

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-crops-destroying-farmland-monsanto/

Monsanto ? Known for creating or helping to create 13 highly carcinogenic and toxic products including saccharin, PCBs, Polystyrene, DDT, the atom bomb, nuclear weapons, dioxin, Agent Orange, Petroleum based fertilizers, Round Up, rGBH, aspartame, GMOs, and terminator seeds.

Yellowstone Volcano: 98 earthquakes revealed in latest report by USGS

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/yellowstone-volcano-98-earthquakes-revealed-in-latest-report-by-usgs/

Latest update of Yellowstone volcano by United States Geological Survey (USGS), October registered 98 total earthquakes in the Yellowstone National Park region, 21 more earthquakes than those reported in September.

NASA Warns California Drought Could Threaten U.S. Food Supply: “There will be some definite changes”

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/nasa-warns-california-drought-could-threaten-u-s-food-supply-there-will-be-some-definite-changes_11042014

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has sounded a stark warning over California’s sustained drought, publishing its latest findings where satellite surveys show a rapidly depleting groundwater supply. California is the United States’ most valuable agricultural state, and thus key to America’s food supply (and much of the world’s as well) that could mean drastic consequences for food commodity prices and potential shortages.

"There is no ambiguity" on climate change, U.N. concludes

November 2nd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014934524

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Climate change is happening, it's almost entirely man's fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the U.N.'s panel on climate science said Sunday.

U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet On Global Warming

November 2nd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014934803

COPENHAGEN — The gathering risks of climate change are so profound that they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if greenhouse emissions continue at a runaway pace, according to a major new United Nations report.

New, More Toxic Breed of Genetically Engineered Crops Gain Approval - ideo V

October 31st, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/30/new-toxic-breed-genetically-engineered-crops-gain-approval/

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently decided to deregulate Dow Chemical’s next-generation GE crops. These crops are resistant to glyphosate, toxins like 2,4-D, a component of Agent Orange, Dicamba, linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and cancers, disease.

Japan Reacts to Worsening Fukushima Disaster By … Reopening Nuclear Plant Next to Active Volcano Which Is About to Blow - Video

October 29th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/10/japan-volano-nuc.html

Japan to reopen a nuclear plant despite warnings of increased volcanic activity in the region from scientists. Japan’s Seismological Agency documented increase of activity in the Ioyama volcano, 40 miles from the power station. A month ago, there was an eruption at Mt. Ontake.

Coca-Cola Ordered to Shut Down Plant in India for Draining Water & Rampant Polluting

October 29th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/coca-cola-close-mehdiganj-india-draining-water-polluting/

Coca-Cola ordered to shut down operations in a city in India for using too much water, violating pollution laws. Villagers protest as their wells dry up, due to the Coke plant operating there. Coca Cola caught dumping pollution from their plants, trying to sell the toxic waste to farmers as ‘fertilizer.’

Monsanto, Big Food Bombards Colorado with Anti-GMO Labeling Ads

October 23rd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-colorado-anti-gmo-labeling-ads/

November 4th, Colorado residents will have the chance to vote on Prop. 105 to label GMOs, Monsanto is running campaigns saying that GMO labeling will cause a rise in food prices,

UK wind farms outperform nuclear power plants over 24 hours

October 22nd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014924860

On Tuesday more energy was created by UK wind farms than by nuclear power stations, reports the National Grid. Wind farms made up 14.2 per cent of all power generated, while nuclear power contributed 13.2 per cent, due to unusually strong winds.

Monsanto Panics: Drops Another $3.5 Million to Defeat GMO Labeling in Oregon and Colorado

October 22nd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-drops-3-5-million-defeating-gmo-labeling-oregon-colorado/

Monsanto spent $2.5 million in addition to what they’ve already spent to defeat GMO labeling in Oregon bringing total to $4.5 million, another million in Colorado to keep voters from checking that YES LABEL GMOs box at the voting booths. What are these companies trying to hide from U.S. consumers?

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.

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