Nuclear Regulation Authority: The employee pushed a button turning off power to some of the systems in the four reactor buildings – by mistake. Japanese Prime Minister: the country would be grateful for any help from abroad to contain the crisis.Decomposition of facility to take decades.
Bacillus thuringiensis,the Bt toxin, genetically fused with food crops in effort to control damage from pests. New study suggests Bt crops could make things easier for other benign insects, turning them into the next threat.Could encourage predatory behavior in pests it was not designed to target.
Assume all non-organic corn, soy, cottonseed, and canola ingredients are GMO,Stay away from artificial sweeteners, Beware of “Invisible GM Ingredients,Choose certified organic dairy products, Don’t trust the produce stickers and PLU codes on fruits and vegetables.
A Palestinian farmer says Israeli settlers have destroyed nearly 130 olive trees in the occupied West Bank. It came as the Palestinian farmers are set to start the 40-day harvest of olive, which is regarded as the backbone of the Palestinian economy, trees uprooted and damaged.
Contaminated with radioactive Cesium 134, possibly from the previously decimated Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant which lies on the East coast of Japan reported NHK World. the radiation is accumulative,. According to the report “juvenile” tuna migrate from the waters of Japan over a 4 month period yearly.
The operator of the plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), said on Thursday that Japanese technicians found the new leak of radioactive water in one of the storage tanks of the broken nuclear power station late on Wednesday, contaminated water may have flown into the Pacific Ocean.
A Russian court has formally charged 14 of the 30 Greenpeace activists with piracy. They were arrested in Russia after staging a protest at an Arctic oil rig. The charges Greenpeace calls “extreme” carry a maximum penalty of up to 15 years in jail. The activists, come from 19 different nations.
Thimerosal is a mercury-containing compound that is a known human carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen and immune-system disruptor some can have an anaphylactic shock reaction. and fetal toxin. 1999, public-health officials announced thimerosal be phased out, denied by manufacturers, continues.
Workers were pumping rain water that was trapped in a concrete gutter into an empty 12-tonne tank that sat on open soil likely contaminating the soil and possibly groundwater.
Colombian government conceded to nationwide general strike. Three week long protests supported by thousands over agricultural law 9.70. Made it illegal to share, trade, or sell native seeds among farmers, prison terms, financial burden to small-scale cultivators, dependence on food monopolies.
Russia does not allow cultivation of GMOs for commercial purposes. Their regulatory agencies suspended import, use of American GM corn following study suggesting link to breast cancer, organ damage. Russian Prime Minister ordered agencies to consider ban on all GMO imports into Russia.
Once FDA finalizes its GMO labeling guidance, industry uses the FDA guidance to preempt state laws requiring mandatory labeling of GMOs. Currently, states have the right to enact GMO labeling laws precisely because the FDA has not formally ruled on GMO labeling.
A powerful typhoon has left 75 people missing after sinking three Chinese fishing boats in the South China Sea,The incident took place after the vessels with 88 fishermen aboard encountered strong winds near the Paracel Islands, said a statement released by the Hainan government in south China.
"[The asteroid] was discovered on Friday night by our station near Lake Baikal and nine hours later it flew within 11,300km of the Earth’s surface, below the orbit of geostationary satellites. It was about 15 meters in size,” Vladimir Lipunov of the Moscow State University and the Sternberg Astronomical Institute.
“All of humanity will be threatened for thousands of years” if the Fukushima Unit 4 pool can’t be kept cool. Your worries about eating cesium-contaminated fish from the Pacific Ocean are grounded in fact, but this is a world-wide disaster of the most epic proportions just waiting to happen. I
This is worse than bad news. This is planetary chaos news. This is civilization ending news. This is species extinction level news, as in extinction of the human species on this planet. If you do not think so, all I can say is: wait. It won't be long. Probably not ten years, not five, maybe by Christmas this year...
An amendment dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act,” which currently allows large agriculture and biotech corporations to ignore court orders involving the safety of genetically modified seeds, has been stripped from Senate’s spending bill that could be voted on as early as Wednesday afternoon.
Not only bleeding from their fins, but their bellies, their chins, their eyeballs. [...] “It was 100 per cent … I couldn’t find any that weren’t bleeding to some degree, sickly red colour.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has requested safety inspections that could let it restart two nuclear reactors. All of Japan's nuclear plants are offline, parliamentary panel was questioning TEPCO's president, Naomi Hirose, over the company's handling of the accident, as radiation leaks persist.
Delay constructing underground walls to block the leakage of contaminated water because other work was more urgent. TEPCO was aware of the possible leakage of radioactive water into the sea at an early stage.Large amounts of radioactive materials have already drifted into the Pacific.
. A report earlier this year from the Environmental Working Group found that tap water may not be your best bet—determining every water sample they tested, from 201 city water systems in 43 states, was contaminated with “probable human carcinogens.”Fluoride chlorine,trihalomethanes.
Mercury has ability to bind to precious metals, used to mine gold, silver. Small-scale, mining use mercury this way has recently become leading source of mercury pollution, Mining releases mercury into air when burned off to isolate gold from rock or slurry; seeps into soil, rivers from water used in the process.
Cesium levels in the Pacific had gone up an 45 million times above pre-accident levels.declined rapidly, levelled off.In July, cesium levels stopped declining and remained 10,000 times above pre-accident levels.The ocean isn’t diluting radiation. If it had, cesium levels would have kept falling.
A hydraulic drilling rig.A hydraulic drilling rig. (Photo: Chiot's Run)Cameron Cerny moved with his mother and father to Karnes County in southern Texas 10 years ago. The 15-year-old boy used to take long bike rides through the country with his mother, Myra, but they don't take rides together much anymore.
Monsanto’s genetically modified alfalfa ended up contaminating a ‘GMO-free’ crop harvest, the USDA went on record in declaring that the genetic contamination was perfectly normal and not any of their concern. Says that it’s really a ‘marketplace’ issue.
Iodine protects against radiation. Important to have adequate iodine levels BEFORE fallout hits. Radiation exposure from medical practices such as mammograms and cancer treatments, as well as nuclear power plants. Numerous foods rich in iodine: Egg, Potato with peel, Milk, Iodized Salt, Turkey, Navy beans.
New “bio-engineered” honey product Surgihoney. Honey already known for speeding wound recovery, killing MRSA. Manuka honey in particular has ability to kill strep and other viruses. People (and governmental agencies) won’t believe in the healing power of nature until man has meddled in it.
Scientific American editorial, "Labels for GMO Food Are a Bad Idea." "Instead of providing people with useful information, mandatory GMO labels would only intensify the misconception that so-called Frankenfoods endanger people's health." claim GMO labeling increase costs for families $400 per year.
Prime Minister Abe: the “effects from the contaminated water have been perfectly blocked within the bay.”
“By stating this clearly, I want to bring an end to harmful rumors about Fukushima,” Teruhiko Mashiko, an Upper House member and vice president of the Democratic Party of Japan: Prime Minister Abe told a lie,”
USDA announced this week that the agency has changed the process for exempting otherwise prohibited substances (such as synthetics) in food that carries the “organic or “made with organic” label. This decision makes it easier to continue use of artificial ingredients and substances.
The report published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, nuclear weapon proliferation experts Robert Norris and Hans Kristensen estimate that Israel halted its production of nuclear warheads back in 2004 “once it reached around 80 munitions,” RT reports Monday.
The operator of the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant said that it dumped more than 1,000 tons of polluted water into the sea after a typhoon raked the facility. 300 tonnes of contaminated groundwater is entering the ocean every day TEPCO says.
this staggering reality lurks continually behind the scenes of the major media spotlight, but it cannot be ignored any longer. think about courses of action should a much greater incident take place, already accumulating vast quantities of radiation in the northern hemisphere's atmosphere and the Pacific ocean.
Scientists have found a rare and deadly amoeba in the water supply of a Louisiana parish where a child died last month from a brain infection caused by the microscopic organism, according to state health officials.
Workers were pumping out water from areas near tanks storing radioactive water, from which leaks are believed to have seeped into groundwater.“But we decided to release the water into sea as we reached a conclusion that it can be regarded as rainfall after we monitored levels of radiation,” TEPCO spokesman Yo Koshimizu said.
The Japan Meteorological Agency ( JMA) on Monday has issued emergency warnings on heavy rain in Kyoto, Shiga and Fukui prefectures as the 18th typhoon, Man-yi, made a landfall near the area earlier the day. The special warning was been launched for the first time since the warning system was introduced late August.
Japan is to start the process of switching off its last working nuclear reactor with no firm date set for the potential restart of the reactor.
If you haven’t heard of Washington’s Initiative 522, it’s the state’s version of a GMO labeling act that will go into effect if enough signatures are received – and could go into effect in July of 2015. The 522 Initiative is getting heated enough, but extra controversy surrounds the law due to its implications
We need the national news stations to go cover the environmental disaster that’s happening in Colorado right now.
Colorado emergency management officials have released an initial estimate that says the ongoing flooding has damaged or destroyed nearly 19,000 homes.
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