oil companies and state executives in North Dakota hid the news from the public that nearly 300 oil spills occured between 2011 and 2013, radioactive toxic sludge is brimming back up to the surface, bubbling forth from the ground and mixing with fresh water across the state.
U.S. health officials are officially calling the rise of flu cases an "epidemic" as a strand of H1N1 -- the same type of strain as the so-called "swine flu" that spread nationwide in 2009 -- continues to affect two crucial groups: pregnant women and people under 40 years old.
A recent geological study indicates North Korea could hold some 216 million tons of rare earths, minerals used in electronics such as smartphones and high definition televisions. If verified, the discovery would more than double global known sources and be six times the reserves in China, the market leader.
Scientists in the UK conducted laboratory tests which showed how a pyrethroid pesticide stunted the growth of worker bumblebee larvae, causing them to hatch out reduced in size.Pyrethroid pesticides are commonly used on flowering crops to prevent insect damage.
When 7,500 gallons of toxic 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) spilled into Elk River in West Virginia, former miner Joe Stanley was prepared. He hadn’t drank the water for years. MCHM was just one of the chemicals we dumped into old mine shafts, slurry ponds, seeping into the groundwater for years.
Governor of OH has declared an energy emergency due to propane shortages, energy shortage extends into NE Indiana. A propane shortage has struck much of the Midwest,local suppliers urging customers to conserve. Trucks are traveling as far as Kansas to get propane, bring back to Indiana.
When toxic chemicals spilled into the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia a couple of weeks ago we got another glimpse into what the world might look like in the aftermath of a major, widespread disaster. Immediately after the announcement, the stores in the area were rushed for any bottled water products.
More crude oil spilled from train accidents in 2013 alone than in the previous four decades combined—an alarming number. not included in the report is a derailment near Casselton, N.D. on Dec. 30 in which an estimated 400,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled and the town of Casselton was forced to evacuate.
Residents in West Virginia have been told that water is safe to drink following a recent chemical spill, but people continue to pour into emergency rooms. 411 patients have been treated for chemical-related illnesses at 10 different hospitals between January 9 and January 18.
Nationwide shortage of organic eggs,certain kinds of organic produce temporarily limited. Organic food sales in the United States have increased from approximately $11 billion in 2004 to an estimated $27 billion in 2012. The consumer is waking up.
General Mills announced Cheerios, would be GMO-free. all General Mills had to do was change two relatively small ingredients—corn starch and sugar beets—both of which were used in small amounts. Cheerios are mostly oats and oats are not genetically modified. Smart marketing move.
Three Palestinian children were allegedly burned with lit cigarettes and denied access to food, water or toilet facilities after being arrested and detained by Israeli soldiers and police in September, allegedly assaulted and abused. All three of them were accused of stone throwing.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Pollution from China’s export manufacturers is travelling across the Pacific Ocean to reach the U.S. West Coast. China’s economic ascent has been accompanied by surge in pollution has 16 of the 20 most-polluted cities globally.
Automated machinery; robots, to generate efficiency gains for companies, more jobs will be displaced, more income will accumulate higher up the corporate ladder. Jobs grow permanently scarce. Automation will replace factory workers, accountants, telemarketers, machinists, typists, retail jobs, to disappear.
Pocket Drone’s flights last as long as 20 minutes, must have an Android phone or tablet to control it. open source software means you can hack it to do whatever you want, able to secretly record meetings, people, etc.
Net neutrality is the principle that pipes carrying our information online should be “dumb”like our phone lines. If the pipes are too smart, the ISPs that provide them could prioritize some content, websites, apps, or users over others. That means, for example, Comcast could slow down BitTorrent traffic (it did).
Bird has written for the Wall Street Journal since last October, shows that what he was regularly reporting on was a supply imbalance caused by overproduction of shale oil in the U.S. in the face of slacking demand. U.S. is on track to reach records for crude-oil production by 2016.
Nancy Grace; reason I’m against legalization: I’ve people addicted to pot, each other, stab each other, that strangle each other, that kill whole families wipe out a whole family, losing jobs, wrecked cars, cant’t make house payments.
Freedom Industries the company responsible for chemical leak, which poisoned the water of 300,000 West Virginians filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. attempt by the company to escape legal, financial responsibility for the chemical spill, as it will put on hold the some 25 lawsuits already filed.
mayor of the Big Island Hawaii, Billy Kenoi, has now banned biotech GMO from his island, agriculture industry largely opposed it. Furthermore, Kenoi wants to encourage community-based farming and ranching, with a nod to local commerce instead of international biotech monopolies.
1. Antibiotics 2 Fish Heads 3. Chicken Feces 4. Ground Rock - Limestone, a rock, makes for great calcium 5 Sawdust 6. Candy
China struggled to keep genetically modified foods out of their country, rejecting, incinerating US shipments of corn by the boatload. some seeds may have made their way in blamed for crop failure. Police busted a seed smuggling case that may have contributed to the failure of 200 acres of corn.
Israel will halt distribution of gas masks to civilians next month, the government announced Sunday. Decision came following assessment by Israel’s defense establishment that there has been a “significant decline in the threat of chemical weapons being fired at Israel,”
alert was declared at 10:16 a.m. and ended at 3:51 p.m., according to Stevenson. In response, the state and the counties staffed their emergency operation centers to monitor and coordinate any needed response.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Engineers have created a class of small bio-hybrid machines that move like sperm, synthetic self-propelled swimming bio-bots, first synthetic structures that can negotiate the viscous fluids of biological environments unsupervised.
Half of all jobs could be automated by computers within two decades and “no government is prepared. Pace of change unprecedented. Tsunami of social change will follow.Uncertainty about where next generation’ is going to find work. Bleak picture of the future.
people are saying area water still burns their noses, despite fact that officials saywater is safe now. cities that are downriver of this spill. Charleston, Cincinnati, Louisville, Evansville, Memphis and New Orleans. People left to suffer, companies pay nominal fine, and repeat.
Spain first country in the world to draw a plurality of its power from wind energy for an entire year, according country’s energy regulator. Wind accounted for 20.9 percent of the country’s energy, enough to power about 15.5 million households, nuclear coming in second at 20.8 percent.
Fertilizer method among their conventional produce suppliers, using sewage sludge, conventional produce grown on soil layered with human waste as a fertilizer. Whole Foods announced new standards prohibiting biosolids, part of core requirements. All suppliers will be compliant. Require documentation from suppliers.
Gov. Paul LePage signed billwould require food producers to label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. The law makes Maine the second state in the country to pass such a measure. However, other states must adopt similar legislation before Maine’s labeling provision goes into effect.
Wet foot, dry foot policy establishes that Cubans who manage to set foot on U.S. soil may remain in the country while those who are intercepted at sea must be returned to the communist-ruled island. Cuba claims that those policies stimulate illegal emigration.
Turkey jails more reporters than any other country. proposal would give the country’s transport minister and its communications agency the right to shut down a website without even having to take the issue to court. Internet service providers would have to block a site within four hours of being ordered to do so.
WikiLeaks: environment protection provisions in the draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement will not be enforceable, lacked any mechanism to enforce it or any sanctions for violating it, impact would be global. TPP would impose on some of world’s biggest economies.
Monsanto’s GMO wheat-in-progress is among 29 endeavors being undertaken GMO wheat isn’t legally approved anywhere in the world, would be resistant to their weed killer Roundup. countries outside US banned GMO imports, Chinarefused five shipments of American corn over GMO concerns.
New York Times: The National Security Agency placed software on 100,000 computers around the world allows U.S. to conduct surveillance using radio frequency technology, allows access to computers other countries have tried to protect from spying or cyberattacks, even if they aren't connected to the Internet,
State inspectors found company involved in major chemical spill in West Virginia set up a simple cinder block, one 50-pound bag of safety absorbent powder. State, local officials: Freedom Industries' containment dike full of cracks, holes. State, local planners did not have emergency-response plan
Panama will try to control a dengue outbreak that has claimed six lives this year by releasing transgenic mosquitoes to render infertile female transmitters of the disease, officials said. GM mosquitoes live for just a week, while normal ones live for a month. GM mosquitoes feed on fruit not blood.
Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in China reveal antibiotic-resistant bacteria —“superbugs”(NDM-1),multidrug-resistant gene escaping purification, breeding, spreading. Able to make common bacteria E. coli, salmonella, and K. pneumonias resistant to strongest antibiotics.
An agreement on cooperation in utilizing nuclear power for civilian purposes signed following negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian President Viktor Orban on Tuesday envisions the building of two new power-generating units at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant.
US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials.
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