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US senators propose bill to shut off NSA’s water supply in California

January 7th, 2014
Categories: Environment, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/us-senators-propose-bill-to-shut-off-nsas-water-supply-in-california/

Upset with NSA spying on US citizens senators from opposing parties Ted Lieu (D) and Joel Anderson (R) formally introduced Senate Bill 828 on Monday banning companies in California from providing essential utility services to the agency – including cutting off its computer-cooling water supply.

Whole Foods to Privately Support Local Growers with $25 Million

January 7th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/whole-foods-to-privately-support-local.html

Whole Foods announced last Thursday that they have now committed $25 million in funding to their Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP). Since 2007, they have provided 184 loans to 155 companies. Funds are targeted to help local growers, producers and food artisans. Company welcomes new loan applications.

Wind power was Spain's top source of electricity in 2013

January 7th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014690317

Wind turbines met 21.1% of electricity demand on the Spanish peninsular, narrowly beating the region's fleet of nuclear reactors, which provided 21% of power. Power output from combined cycle gas plants fell 34.2% year-on-year, coal-fired plants saw generation fall 27.3%, and nuclear power output fell 8.3%.

Officials reject concerns over 500 percent radiation increase on California beach -Video

January 7th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/fukushima-geiger-california-radiation-238/

Health officials in California are now telling residents not to worry after a video uploaded to the internet last month seemed to show high levels of radiation at a Pacific Coast beach. Authorities saying that they have no reason to believe that conditions along the West Coast are unsafe.

Waters wars: How aquatic scarcity sparks conflicts between states -Video

January 7th, 2014
Categories: Environment, World, Middle East, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/water-shortage-conflict-africa-280/

Since the mid-20th century, the planet has seen nearly 180 disputes connected to water resources, and among the latest is Egypt. International law is not clear about water and water usage. If it’s a river it’s a different law from whether it’s a lake or a sea. When water crosses borders then you have conflicts.

7 dead, nearly 180 hospitalized from flu in metro area

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.kgw.com/news/H1N1-flu-cases-widespread-in-Ore-2-reported-deaths-so-far-238782301.html

PORTLAND -- Local emergency rooms are quickly filling up with flu victims and doctors said they are seeing a rise in H1N1, also known as swine flu. Across the country, the flu has been confirmed in every state and 25 states are reporting widespread flu activity. This year, H1N1 is the most common strain of flu.

European Commission To Ban Heirloom Seeds – Criminalize Plants Not Registered With Government

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/european-commission-ban-heirloom-seeds-criminalize-plants-registered-government/#

“Plant Reproductive Material Law” regulates all plants, restrictions on vegetables and woodland trees, all other plants of any species. Illegal to grow, reproduce, or trade any vegetable seed or tree not tested, approved by government, more specifically the “EU Plant Variety Agency.” Heirloom seeds criminalized.

Detroit police chief to citizens: Arm yourselves

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics

Link: http://mobile.wnd.com/2014/01/detroit-police-chief-to-citizens-arm-yourselves/#VXJEV77iAjOw2AyH.30

James Craig the chief of police in Detroit, Mich., has a message for the law-abiding folks in his crime-ridden city: Arm yourselves, and criminals will think twice about attacking you. I think it acts as a deterrent. . I learned that real quick in the state of Maine.”

132 used cars from Japan barred from entering Russia over radiation fears

January 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://intellihub.com/2014/01/05/132-used-cars-japan-barred-entering-russia-radiation-fears/

Russia’s Rospotrebnadzor consumer rights protection agency has barred over 165 batches of Japanese products, including 132 used cars and 33 batches of spare parts, from entering Russia, citing radioactive pollution concerns, the agency said on its website.

Canada is so cold residents are experiencing loud booms caused by 'frost quakes'

January 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2534166/Canada-cold-experiencing-frost-quakes.html

As temperatures drop to around -4f people are being startled by hearing large booms causing them to think their homes are being broken into or gunshots are being fired. Water expands when it freezes and when it expands in frozen soil it stress on that dirt, release that energy suddenly.

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World

January 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://soundofheart.org/galacticfreepress/content/un-report-says-small-scale-organic-farming-only-way-feed-world

As U S government continues push for more chemically-intensive, corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs,monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system.

China in MASSIVE rare earths industry consolidation

January 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/China_in_MASSIVE_rare_earths_industry_consolidation/31766/0/38/38/Y/M.html

China to consolidate its rare earth industry under government control, clamp down on smuggling. An Economic Information Daily report claimed that a planned six state-run groups would control the majority of production in a country which is said to account for over 90 per cent of global trade in rare earths,

Childlessness in US among highest in the world: Report

January 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/05/343849/us-childlessness-among-highest-in-world/

Childlessness rate among women of their childbearing years in the United States is among the highest in the world, according to latest World Fertility Report by United Nations, which also shows that 41 percent of all US births occurred to unmarried women. Fertility has declined worldwide to unprecedented levels.

Co-showering, less tea:’ UK energy firm’s advice how to cut bill

January 4th, 2014
Categories: Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/uk-energy-bills-savings-185/

Shower with other people, go to bed early and stop drinking tea if you want to cut expenses, suggests British energy firm Frist Utility after whopping their prices up by 18 per cent. Said that customers should follow an “energy diet. Issuing ridiculous advice, insult and annoy many who are struggling.

‘Duct tape, wire nets’ were used to mend Fukushima water tanks - worker

January 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014688776

As TEPCO began preparations for the cleaning of the drainage system with tons of leaked radioactive water at the Fukushima power plant,a former employee reveals the reason for so many leaks was cost cutting measures such as using duct tape.

Connecticut First State to Pass GMO-Labeling Bill…Almost -Video

January 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/connecticut-first-state-pass-gmo-labeling-bill/

Connecticut lawmakers recently took a significant step towards making that a reality when they passed legislation that would require the labeling of GMO foods. In order for the law to take effect, four other Northeastern states with a population of at least 20 million must pass similar bills.

Judge Rules Exxon Must Face Criminal Charges Over 50,000 Gallon Fracking Waste Spill

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Science

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/03/3115991/exxon-criminal-charges-fracking-spill/

Exxon Mobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy will have to face criminal charges for allegedly dumping tens of thousands of gallons of hydraulic fracturing waste at a Marcellus Shale drilling site in 2010, according to a Pennsylvania judge’s ruling on Thursday.

Obamacare Ignites Revolution Inside The Democratic Party

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://moneymorning.com/ob-article/obamacare-democrats.php?src=t-oc-dems

Poll from The Washington Post, 42% of Democrats are against Obamacare. Elections in 2014 Democrats are running-not walking-away from Obamacare. Little known passage in the bill shows how you could get slapped with a $2,000 fine for not having health insurance - even if you do actually have it.

H1N1 Virus Spreading Across Canada and the United States

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Zionism, Science, Health

Link: http://guardianlv.com/2014/01/h1n1-virus-spreading-across-canada-and-the-united-states/

H1N1 incidences, has doubled in the past two weeks. Michigan, emergency departments are filled with hundreds of patients with flu. Swine flu spreads fast because it is highly contagious, expected to spread across the nation. many states are seeing widespread flu. Hit southeastern states hardest.

Now Disney Can Track Your Every Move with NSA-Style Wristbands

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Now_Disney_Can_Track_Your_Every_Move_with_NSA-Style_Wristbands/31692/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Disney’s theme parks can now give waterproof rubber wristbands embedded with computer chips in lieu of paper tickets. Act as a park entry ticket, a FastPass, a hotel room key and a credit card, can track guests movements.

Far out: Scientists have successfully developed glow-in-the-dark pigs using jellyfish DNA

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/02/far-out-scientists-have-successfully-developed-glow-in-the-dark-pigs-using-jellyfish-dna/

Scientists in China have successfully bred glow-in-the-dark pigs using jellyfish DNA. Researchers at the South China Agricultural University announced last month that they had successfully engineered 10 piglets that glowed green under a black light. Could help create more cost-effective medicines, therapies.

USDA goes forward with herbicide-resistant GMO seeds

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-dow-seeds-152/

New herbicide-resistant, genetically modified corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered by Dow AgroSciences to survive the hefty application of 2,4-D, a widely used weed killer that’s commonly known as one of the ingredients in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange.

Sound wave 3Dvolution: Japanese scientists move objects using acoustic levitation -Video

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/3d-japan-objects-levitation-102/

Japanese scientists have been successful in moving an object in a three-dimensional space through a complex system of acoustic levitation. Using a refinement of the existing technology of sound wave management, bubbles, a screw and a tiny piece of wood were airlifted and moved around in all direction.

California Installed More Rooftop Solar In 2013 Than Previous 30 Years Combined

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3110731/california-rooftop-solar-2013/

California doubled its rooftop solar installations last year from 1,000 megawatts (MW) to 2,000 MW. , it took California over 30 years to build the first 1,000 MW of rooftop solar. As record numbers of homes and businesses go solar, utility companies growing uneasy about the threat it poses to their business.

Nuke Fears: US Government Orders 14 Million Doses of Potassium Iodide

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/nuke-fears-us-government-orders-14-million-doses-of-potassium-iodide/

The Department of Health and Human Services has ordered 14 million doses of potassium iodide, the compound that protects the body from radioactive poisoning in the aftermath of severe nuclear accidents, to be delivered before the beginning of February.

Dogs poop in line with Earth’s magnetic field, says study

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/02/dogs-poop-in-line-with-earths-magnetic-field-says-study/

Study published in journal Frontiers in Zoology suggests dogs choose to relieve themselves along a north-south axis in line with Earth’s magnetic field. Research carried out by team of Czech, German scientists. Study examined daily habits of 70 dogs 1,893 defecations, 5,582 urinations over two years.

Original Cheerios to go GMO-free

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014687084

General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon. But the boxes will say that trace amounts of GMO ingredients could be present due to contamination during the manufacturing process,

The World According to Monsanto -Video

January 1st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.batr.org/corporatocracy/010114.html

"Sixty to seventy percent of the foods in US supermarkets. "Patents on seed are illegitimate because putting a toxic gene into a plant cell is not "creating" or "inventing" a plant. These are seeds of deception — the deception that Monsanto is the creator of seeds and life, strategy to strangle the food supply.

Over 100 Synthetic and Non Organic Substances Approved for Organic Food Use -Video

January 1st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://sorendreier.com/over-100-synthetic-and-non-organic-substances-approved-for-organic-food-use/

In a video revealing some scary facts about products labeled as organic, Mark Kastel, the Senior Farm Policy Analyst at the Cornucopia Institute, states that over 100 synthetic substances, as well as non-organic additives, are currently approved for use in organic foods.

China Says 8 Million Acres Of Farmland Now Too Polluted For Food

December 31st, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/30/3108211/china-polluted-farmland-food/

An official from the Chinese government announced Monday that approximately 3.33 million hectares, or 8 million acres, of China’s farmland is now too polluted to grow crops, according to a Reuters report from Beijing. Ministry of Environmental Protection:“moderate to severe pollution.”

GMO and ‘Natural’ Food Fight: Treacherous Terrain

December 31st, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_28998.cfm

Grassroots activists are gearing up for new legislative battles, including state GMO labeling laws and county bans on growing genetically engineered crops. GMO labeling laws are the cornerstone of the anti-GMO movement, demanding outright bans on the growing of GMO crops.

U.S. Uses 40 Tons of Antibiotics a Day Just to Grow Food

December 29th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/U.S._Uses_40_Tons_of_Antibiotics_a_Day_Just_to_Grow_Food/31568/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The United States consumes more than 50 tons of antibiotics a day—80% of which is not used for humans. About 40 tons goes to promote agricultural production, such as giving antibiotics to cattle and chickens.

Heavy flooding in Brazil kills at least 44 and leaves more than 60,000 homeless

December 26th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/26/heavy-flooding-in-brazil-kills-at-least-44-and-leaves-more-than-60000-homeless/

At least 44 people have died and more than 60,000 have been left homeless following torrential rain in southeast Brazil over the past few weeks, officials said Thursday, extensive flooding and damage to bridges and roads.

Mystery Oil Spill Turns Miles of Trinidad's Beaches Black

December 25th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/mystery-oil-spill-turns-miles-trinidads-beaches-black

Environmental Management Authorityunable to ascertain the source, immediate concern was protection of life and the environment. Gary Aboud, president of Fishermen and Friends of the Sea, told IPS that the only solution was to shut down all oil production in the area.

Japan's seafood industry fails to convince consumers that their produce is safe -Video

December 25th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/video/tom-sullivan/japans-seafood-industry-fails-convince-consumers-their-produce-safe

Japan's seafood industry says it's blighted by contaminated catches - nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster polluted surrounding land and waterways. They can't convince customers their fish is safe.

Big Food Companies Push to Label Genetically Modified Products as “Natural”

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Big_Food_Companies_Push_to_Label_Genetically_Modified_Products_as_%E2%80%9CNatural%E2%80%9D/31446/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Food companies who use genetically modified (GMO) ingredients want permission from government to stamp their products with the word “natural.” Grocery Manufacturers Association asked Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve plan, any food containing GMO could be sold as “natural.”

Brazil Poised to Legalize GMO “Suicide Seeds”

December 20th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/brazil-poised-legalize-gmo-suicide-seeds/

Brazil is preparing to legalize genetically modified seeds that are said to prevent proliferation of GMOs by making the second generation of them sterile. If the second generation of seeds is infertile, farmers are forced to buy more at each planting, making them even more dependent on the seed giants.

Nine states propose 16 anti-fluoridation bills in 2013 to protect public against poison

December 19th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Nine_states_propose_16_anti-fluoridation_bills_in_2013_to_protect_public_against_poison/31314/0/38/38/Y/M.html

States and municipalities all across the country rethink their official water fluoridation policies. According to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), some 16 pieces of legislation across nine states were introduced or passed just within the past year to protect the public against this pervasive poison.

Florida Couple Forced to Dig Up 17-Year Old Organic Garden

December 19th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/florida-couple-forced-dig-17-year-old-organic-garden/

Florida couple dug up the garden after appearing twice in front of the Code Enforcement Board and facing $50 fine each day the garden remained, there are also reports that they have filed a lawsuit targeted at overturning the zoning regulation that made their garden a battleground.

Spent Fuel Moved At Unit 4, 88 Total Removed

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=11957

Another cask of spent fuel has been transferred to the common pool from unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi. This makes a total of 88 assemblies removed from the pool.

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