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Nuclear power plant stays online in Japan despite 1,000 quakes, public concern

May 5th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/341410-earthquake-japan-nuclear-plant/

Despite thousands of seismic jolts occurring after a major earthquake recently rocked southern Japan and caused widespread public concern over safety in the region, authorities say there is no need to shut down the local nuclear plant. The decision not to take any precautionary measures has been backed by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority.“There are no compelling scientific grounds. We are not going to shut down the plant just because of calls from the public or politicians. What has been going on is within our expectations

40,000 Tons Of Salmon Wash Up On Chile’s Beaches

May 5th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.govtslaves.info/40000-tons-of-salmon-wash-up-on-chiles-beaches/

At the start of this year, an estimated 40,000 tons of salmon and some 8,000 tons of sardines washed up the Chilean, thousands of dead clams piled up on the coast of Chiloe Island.coast as a result of El Niño. That is about 12 percent of annual salmon production in Chile, the world’s second-biggest producer of the fish after Norway. On the shores of Santa Maria Island off the center off Chile’s long coast, cuttlefish have been washed up dead in the thousands.

Federal Spending Bill Appropriates Taxpayer Dollars to Be Used to Spread Pro-GMO Propaganda

May 5th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/05/federal-spending-bill-appropriates-taxpayer-dollars-to-be-used-to-spread-pro-gmo-propaganda.html

$3,000,000 shall be used by the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, in coordination with the Secretary of Agriculture, for consumer outreach to promote understanding and acceptance of agricultural biotechnology and biotechnology-derived food products and animal feed, including through publication and distribution of science-based educational information on the environmental, nutritional, food safety, economic, and humanitarian benefits of such biotechnology, food products, and feed.

Flint residents respond to Obama’s speech on water crisis

May 5th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/inte-m05.html

, Obama urged Flint residents to begin drinking the water again, while he sought to cover up the criminal responsibility of government officials for the disaster. His visit to Flint is part of a broader effort at damage control Those who spoke to the WSWS expressed anger that they were being urged to use the water, despite recent test results showing dangerously high levels of lead.

This Is What Would Happen If the Rest of the World Ate the Way America Does

May 4th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/04/world-already-would-be-out-water-if-everyone-ate-americans

If the rest of the world ate like Americans, the planet would have run out of freshwater 15 years ago, according to the world's largest food company. Nestlé executives told US officials that the world is on a collision course with doom because Americans eat too much meat, and now, other countries are following suit. "A calorie of meat requires 10 times as much water to produce as a calorie of food crops."Producing a pound of meat requires a tremendous amount of water,farmers use tons of crops such as corn and soy to feed each animal, which require tens of thousands of gallons of water to grow."Nestle thinks one-third of the world's population will be affected by freshwater scarcity by 2025. Major regions, including in the United States, are being drained of their underground aquifers. "Problems with be severest in the Middle East, northern India, northern China, and the western United States."

Venezuela Is Out of Food: Here’s What an Economic Collapse Really Looks Like

May 4th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/venezuela-is-out-of-food-heres-what-an-economic-collapse-really-looks-like.html

Years of long lines, rationing, and shortages, the opposition government has declared a “nutritional emergency. ”In 2013 prepping became illegal. The Attorney General of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega Díaz, called on prosecutors to target people who are “hoarding” basic staples with serious sanctions. Grocery stores instituted a fingerprint registry to purchase food and supplies. This January, the government told citizens that they would need to produce their own food.

Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges Talks With ‘Cowspiracy’ Directors - Video

May 4th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, 9-11, Health

Link: http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/days_of_revolt_chris_hedges_talks_with_cowspiracy_directors_video_20160503

In this week’s episode of “Days of Revolt,” Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges sits down with Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuh, co-directors of the documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret”—the film that Hedges reveals led him to become a vegan.

Court Takes Child From Mother After She Mentions Chemtrails At School

May 3rd, 2016
Categories: Environment, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Court_Takes_Child_From_Mother_After_She_Mentions_Chemtrails_At_School/50872/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A Boulder, Colorado judge has removed a child from her mother’s care because the mother believes chemtrails are being sprayed into the atmosphere, court documents reveal. Boulder Judge D.D. Mallard told Becca Vandb that ‘99% of people would know those are just contrails,’ and said that she is ‘so immersed in a fringe subculture’ that ‘she is a danger to her daughter.’

In a Rare Event, Hundreds in Vietnam Protest Mystery Mass Fish Die-Off

May 2nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/05/in-a-rare-event-hundreds-in-vietnam-protest-mystery-mass-fish-die-off.html

Over the past month, nearly 50 tons of dead fish have washed up on Vietnam’s shores — without official explanation. Agriculture and Rural Development Deputy Minister Vũ Văn Tám released a report to say that the only thing that could be to blame for killing the fish is a highly poisonous toxin. There have been at least 35 other incidents of mass fish die-offs reported in 2016..The fish that don’t die end up contaminated with over 80 different pharmaceuticals on average.

Your Radiation this Week No 54

May 1st, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/04/30/your-radiation-this-week-no-54/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM [4]

COUNT TIMES NORMAL CITY, STATE TYPE OF RAD
1,454 CPM, 290.8 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,418 CPM, 283.6 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,361 CPM, 272.2 Times Normal, Casper, Wyoming Beta, Gamma.
1,269 CPM, 251.8 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,195 CPM, 239 Times Normal, Champaign, IL. Beta, Gamma.
1,167 CPM, 233.4 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,150 CPM, 230 Times Normal, Portland, ME. Beta, Gamma.
1,143 CPM, 228.6 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,125 CPM, 225 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,120 CPM, 221.4 Times Normal, Harrisonburg, VA. Beta, Gamma.
1,095 CPM, 219 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,063 CPM, 212.6 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,060 CPM, 212 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Beta, Gamma.
1,054 CPM, 210.8 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM. Beta, Gamma.
1,053 CPM, 210.6 Times Normal, Memphis, TN Beta, Gamma.
1,041 CPM, 208.2 Times Normal, Kansas City, KS. Beta, Gamma.
1,037 CPM, 207.4 Times Normal, Augusta, GA. Beta, Gamma.
1,029 CPM, 205.8 Times Normal, Pierre, SD. Beta, Gamma.
1,028 CPM, 205.6 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,008 CPM, 201.6 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.

Natural Pandemics, Extreme Warfare - Most Serious Threats Faced by Humanity

April 30th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/art_living/20160430/1038887364/humanity-global-risks.html

Oxford’s Global Priorities Project has compiled a list of catastrophes - both natural and self-engineered - that could kill off 10 percent or more of the human population: natural pandemics and extreme conventional warfare are the most important global risks, with artificial intelligence (AI) and natural disasters also posing serious threats. The likeliest risks include nuclear war and pandemics (both natural and deliberately engineered), followed by disasters stemming from runaway climate change, geoengineering run amok; also included low-probability — but high impact —events, like asteroid impacts and supervolcanic eruptions.

List of earthquakes in 2016

April 30th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, 9-11, Science

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_earthquakes_in_2016

January

Strongest
magnitude
7.2 Mw, Russia
Deadliest 6.7 Mw, India India
11 deaths
Total fatalities 11
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 2
6.0−6.9 11
5.0−5.9 115
4.0−4.9 657

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge on January 1 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of I (Not felt).[3]
India A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck India 30 km (19 mi) west of Imphal in the state of Manipur on January 3 at a depth of 55.0 km (34.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VII (Very strong).[4] At least 11 people were killed (six in India and five in Bangladesh), 200 others were injured and a large number of buildings were damaged.[5]
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge on January 5 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of I (Not felt).[6]
Indonesia A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Indonesia 8 km (5.0 mi) east of the Talaud Islands, North Sulawesi on January 11 at a depth of 13.0 km (8.1 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VIII (Severe).[7]
Japan A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Japan 74 km (46 mi) northwest of Rumoi on the island of Hokkaido on January 11 at a depth of 238.8 km (148.4 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[8]
Bolivia A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Bolivia 12 km (7.5 mi) west northwest of Charagua on January 14 at a depth of 582.6 km (362.0 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of II (Weak).[9]
Japan A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck offshore of Japan 52 km (32 mi) southeast of Shizunai on the island of Hokkaido on January 14 at a depth of 46.0 km (28.6 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VII (Very strong).[10]
Indonesia A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Indonesia 69 km (43 mi) south southeast of Namlea, Maluku on January 16 at a depth of 4.2 km (2.6 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VII (Very strong).[11] Eight people were injured and about 120 houses were damaged in two villages on Ambelau island.[12]
China A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck China 70 km (43 mi) east southeast of Hongtu, Qinghai province on January 20 at a depth of 9.0 km (5.6 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VII (Very strong).[13] Nine people were injured and 600 houses were damaged.[14]
Mexico A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck offshore of Mexico 215 km (134 mi) southwest of Tomatlán, Jalisco on January 21 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[15]
United States A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the United States 86 km (53 mi) west of Old Iliamna, Alaska on January 24 at a depth of 129.0 km (80.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VII (Very strong).[16] Four homes were destroyed in Kenai after a gas leak.[17]
Morocco A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck offshore of Morocco 50 km (31 mi) north northeast of Al Hoceima on January 25 at a depth of 12.0 km (7.5 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of V (Moderate).[18] Fifteen people were injured and some buildings were damaged; it also caused a blackout in the region.[19]
Papua New Guinea A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck offshore of Papua New Guinea 94 km (58 mi) south southeast of Taron on January 26 at a depth of 26.0 km (16.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[20]
Russia A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Russia 88 km (55 mi) north of Yelizovo on the Kamchatka Peninsula on January 30 at a depth of 177.0 km (110.0 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VI (Strong).[21]
Antarctica A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck offshore of Antarctica 473 km (294 mi) northeast of the Balleny Islands on January 31 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of I (Not felt).[22]

February

Strongest
magnitude
6.4 Mw, Taiwan Taiwan
6.4 Mw, Papua New Guinea
Deadliest 6.4 Mw, Taiwan Taiwan
117 deaths
Total fatalities 117
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 0
6.0−6.9 10
5.0−5.9 69
4.0−4.9 229

New Zealand A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck offshore of New Zealand 124 km (77 mi) northwest of L'Esperance Rock on February 1 at a depth of 391.0 km (243.0 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of III (Weak).[23]
Taiwan A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Taiwan 24 km (15 mi) southeast of Yujing on February 6 at a depth of 23.0 km (14.3 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VII (Very strong).[24] Numerous buildings, including a residential tower, collapsed in Tainan.[25] 117 people were killed[26] and 550 were injured.[27]
Papua New Guinea A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck offshore of Papua New Guinea 88 km (55 mi) west southwest of Panguna on February 8 at a depth of 29.0 km (18.0 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of V (Moderate).[28]
Chile A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Chile 36 km (22 mi) west of Ovalle on February 10 at a depth of 29.0 km (18.0 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VII (Very strong).[29]
Indonesia A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Indonesia 0 km (0 mi) west of Komerda, East Nusa Tenggara on February 12 at a depth of 28.0 km (17.4 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VI (Strong).[30]
New Zealand A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck New Zealand 11 km (6.8 mi) east northeast of Christchurch on February 14 at a depth of 8.2 km (5.1 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VIII (Severe).[31] Minor damage was reported and parts of the ground suffered from liquefaction. A part of Godley Head collapsed and other cliffs collapsed as well.[32]
Tonga A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck offshore of Tonga 32 km (20 mi) west northwest of Nuku`alofa on February 15 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VI (Strong).[33]
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the Southern East Pacific Rise on February 17 at a depth of 13.0 km (8.1 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of I (Not felt).[34]
Indonesia A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Indonesia 151 km (94 mi) southeast of Tobelo on February 17 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VI (Strong).[35]
Chile A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Chile 105 km (65 mi) west southwest of Coquimbo on February 22 at a depth of 12.0 km (7.5 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[36]
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the Western Pacific-Antarctic Ridge on February 27 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of I (Not felt).[37]

March

Strongest
magnitude
7.8 Mw Indonesia Indonesia
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 4
5.0−5.9 75
4.0−4.9 264

Indonesia A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck offshore of Indonesia 659 km (409 mi) southwest of Muara Siberut, Mentawai Islands on March 2 at a depth of 24.0 km (14.9 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of III (Weak).[38]
United States A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck offshore of the United States 71 km (44 mi) south of Atka, Alaska on March 12 at a depth of 19.0 km (11.8 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[39]
United States A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck offshore of the United States 76 km (47 mi) south of Atka, Alaska on March 19 at a depth of 17.0 km (10.6 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[40]
Antigua and Barbuda A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck offshore of Antigua and Barbuda 124 km (77 mi) east northeast of Codrington on March 19 at a depth of 32.0 km (19.9 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[41]
Russia A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck offshore of Russia 211 km (131 mi) south of Ust'-Kamchatsk Staryy on March 20 at a depth of 31.3 km (19.4 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[42]

April

Strongest
magnitude
7.8 Mw Ecuador Ecuador
Deadliest 7.8 Mw Ecuador Ecuador
659 deaths
Total fatalities 715
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 3
6.0−6.9 17
5.0−5.9 103
4.0−4.9 305

Japan A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck offshore of Japan 56 km (35 mi) southeast of Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture on April 1 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[43]
Papua New Guinea A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea 123 km (76 mi) northeast of Angoram on April 1 at a depth of 5.4 km (3.4 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of V (Moderate).[44]
Vanuatu A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Vanuatu 81 km (50 mi) north northwest of Port-Olry on April 3 at a depth of 35.0 km (21.7 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VII (Very strong).[45]
Vanuatu A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Vanuatu 105 km (65 mi) west southwest of Sola on April 6 at a depth of 24.0 km (14.9 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of V (Moderate).[46] This was an aftershock of the 6.9 quake.
Indonesia A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck offshore of Indonesia 68 km (42 mi) south southwest of Bunisari on April 6 at a depth of 35.4 km (22.0 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[47]
Vanuatu A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Vanuatu 106 km (66 mi) west of Sola on April 7 at a depth of 26.8 km (16.7 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of V (Moderate).[48] This was an aftershock of the 6.9 quake.
Nepal A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Nepal 9 km (5.6 mi) south southwest of Patan on April 9 at a depth of 4.1 km (2.5 mi).[49] The earthquake injured at least 3 people.[50]
Afghanistan A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Afghanistan 39 km (24 mi) west southwest of Ashkasham, Badakhshan Province on April 10 at a depth of 210.4 km (130.7 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[51] Six people were killed and forty-six injured in Pakistan.[52]
Myanmar A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Myanmar 74 km (46 mi) southeast of Mawlaik on April 13 at a depth of 134.8 km (83.8 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VI (Strong).[53] 2 people were killed and 70 injured in Assam, India. [54] 50 people were hurt in Chittagong, Bangladesh.[55]
Vanuatu A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Vanuatu 86 km (53 mi) northwest of Port-Olry on April 14 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VI (Strong).[56] This was an aftershock of the 6.9 quake.
Japan A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Japan 7 km (4.3 mi) southwest of Ueki, Kumamoto Prefecture on April 14 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VIII (Severe).[57] Nine people were killed, while more than 800 others were injured.[58][59] At least 20 homes and a wall of the Kumamoto Castle collapsed, while more than 24,000 people were forced to spend several nights in shelters.[60][61] This was a foreshock of the 7.0 quake.
Japan A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Japan 5 km (3.1 mi) east of Uto, Kumamoto Prefecture on April 14 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VII (Very strong).[62] This was a foreshock of the 7.0 quake.
Vanuatu A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Vanuatu 95 km (59 mi) northwest of Port-Olry on April 14 at a depth of 16.0 km (9.9 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VI (Strong).[63] This was an aftershock of the 6.9 quake.
Guatemala A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck offshore of Guatemala 105 km (65 mi) south-southwest of Champerico on April 15 at a depth of 25.0 km (15.5 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IV (Light).[64]
Japan A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Japan 1 km (0.62 mi) west-southwest of Kumamoto City on April 15 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of IX (Violent).[65] 39 people were killed, three people were declared to be still missing and more than 1,000 others were injured. 8,700 buildings were damaged and a bridge collapsed in Aso.[66]
Ecuador A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador 27 km (17 mi) south southeast of Muisne on April 16 at a depth of 19.2 km (11.9 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VIII (Severe).[67] 659 people were killed, 42 missing, and over 4,600 injured. 7,000 buildings were destroyed or damaged.[68]
Ecuador A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Ecuador 19 km (12 mi) west northwest of Muisne on April 20 at a depth of 14.8 km (9.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VI (Strong).[69] This was an aftershock of the 7.8 quake.
Ecuador A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Ecuador 12 km (7.5 mi) north northeast of Muisne on April 20 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VI (Strong).[70] This was an aftershock of the 7.8 quake.
Ecuador A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Ecuador 33 km (21 mi) north northwest of Bahia de Caraquez on April 22 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VI (Strong).[71] This was an aftershock of the 7.8 quake.
Vanuatu A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Vanuatu 1 km (0.62 mi) southeast of Norsup on April 28 at a depth of 27.2 km (16.9 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VII (Very strong).[72]
France A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck 602 km (374 mi) east of the Pacific French minor territory of Clipperton Island on April 29 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of I (Not felt).[73]
Vanuatu A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck offshore of Vanuatu 32 km (20 mi) southwest of Lakatoro on April 30 at a depth of 4.8 km (3.0 mi). The shock had a maximum intensity of VI (Strong).[74]

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Apr 2016: Kliuchevskoi volcano

April 30th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/57376/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Apr-2016-Kliuchevskoi-volcano.html

Currently erupting:

Alaid (Northern Kuriles): intense thermal signal from summit crater, strong degassing (updated 20 Apr 2016)
Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 18 Feb 2016)
Aso (central Kyushu, Japan): degassing, sporadic steam / ash explosions (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): new eruption since end of March 2016 (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): sporadic small explosions (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 20 Apr 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 13 Apr 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 1 Mar 2016)
Kerinci (Sumatra): intermittent ash emissions (updated 14 Apr 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai'i): new lava flow from vents on NE flank of Pu'u 'O'o (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 27 Apr 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 22 Apr 2016)
Momotombo (Nicaragua): intermittent vulcanian explosions (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 8 Mar 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): intense spattering from intra-crater cone (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 20 Apr 2016)
Rabaul (Tavurvur) (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): lava fountains, ash emissions from Tavurvur cone (updated 12 Sep 2014)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 14 Apr 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): small strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): increased effusive / explosive activity from Caliente dome (updated 22 Apr 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, lava flow, strombolian activity (updated 14 Feb 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 24 Apr 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 31 Mar 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions in Ontake crater (updated 20 Apr 2016)
Tungurahua (Ecuador): large and frequent explosions, ash columns rising several km (updated 9 Mar 2016)
Ubinas (Peru): sporadic vulcanian explosions (updated 16 Jan 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)
Zhupanovsky (Kamchatka, Russia): steaming / degassing (updated 31 Mar 2016)

New Zealand plans to drown its citizens in toxic fluorides

April 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/new-zealand-plans-to-drown-its-citizens-in-toxic-fluorides/

Government is planning to implement mandatory fluoridation to the whole of New Zealand. Currently, only around 50% of households are on fluoridated water, with only 23 out of 67 local councils still fluoridating, while voicing their growing concerns about fluoridation risks and dangers. In response to more and more councillors and mayors deciding against fluoridation, the Government is now taking the decision away from local councils and communities and putting the power into the hands of District Health Boards (DHB), who are under the direct control of Central Government.”

“World War III Has Begun” — Paul Craig Roberts

April 28th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/world-war-iii-has-begun-paul-craig-roberts_042016

Washington is conducting economic and propaganda warfare against four members of the five bloc group of countries known as BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Brazil and South Africa are being destabilized with fabricated political scandals. To destablilze Russia, Washington worked with the New York mega-banks and the Saudis to drive down the oil price from over $100 per barrel to $30. This has put pressure on Russian finances and the ruble.

Michigan Official Tried to Manipulate Lead Tests—Eight Years Ago

April 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/27/michigan-official-tried-manipulate-lead-tests-eight-years-ago

A newly resurfaced email demonstrates that in 2008 an official from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) tried to game lead tests by suggesting that technicians collect extra water samples to make the average lead count for a community appear artificially low.

All Belgians to get iodine pills' in case of nuclear accident

April 28th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141430960

Brussels (AFP) - Belgium is to provide iodine pills to its entire population of around 11 million people to protect against radioactivity in case of a nuclear accident, the health minister was quoted as saying Thursday. Belgium faces growing pressure from neighbouring Germany to shutter two ageing nuclear power plants near their border due to concerns over their safety. Iodine pills help reduce radiation build-up in the thyroid gland, had previously only been given to people living within 20 kilometres (14 miles) of the Tihange and Doel nuclear plants.

Factory farms cause thousands in rural Wisconsin to go without clean water

April 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/wisc-a25.html

Rural northeastern Wisconsin residents are facing an ongoing drinking water crisis. Pollution from large-scale dairy farms known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and the failure of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have created unsafe drinking water for thousands in Kewaunee County. Tainted water across the state of Wisconsin has become a serious problem. Since 2013, 64 Wisconsin drinking water systems have tested over federal lead contamination limits.

Michigan police tracking social media to keep tabs on Flint water crisis chatter

April 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: https://www.rt.com/usa/340894-michigan-police-online-surveillance-flint/

State police in Michigan have been conducting online surveillance to track social media discussions related to the Flint water crisis, even attempting to press charges against one man over a Facebook post, new emails released by the state show.

Fracking excutive admits it - Frack in poorer areas, not the richer ones

April 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027777538

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported accounts of unusually candid comments by an oil and natural gas industry executive, Terry Bossert, at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute gathering in Harrisburg this April. “We heard Range Resources say it sites its shale gas wells away from large homes where wealthy people live and who might have the money to fight such drilling and fracking operations. Oil and gas operations in California are disproportionately located in poor and minority communities 5 million Californians living within a mile of an oil or gas well had a poverty rate 32.5 percent higher than that of the general population. :

Study Suggests Women are Exposing Themselves to Unsafe Mercury Levels

April 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/women-exposing-unsafe-mercury-levels-6843/

A study recently published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) suggests women who eat as much or more seafood as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends for pregnant women may be exposing themselves to unsafe levels of mercury, depending on the types of fish they’re eating;. found that 30% of frequent seafood eaters have mercury levels exceeding the limits established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – 11 times more than those who rarely ate seafood.

Video: River Erupts Into Flames Near Fracking Site In Australia

April 23rd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World

Link: http://yournewswire.com/video-river-erupts-into-flames-near-fracking-site-in-australia/

A river near a fracking site in Queensland, Australia exploded into flames after a coal seam gas (CSP) protester sparked a kitchen lighter above the water surface. Footage uploaded by Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham shows flames erupting from methane gas bubbling to the surface of the Condamine River.

The 12 Most Pesticide-Contaminated Fruits and Veggies

April 22nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.alternet.org/food/12-most-pesticide-contaminated-fruits-and-veggies

Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen,” the organization’s annual roundup of conventionally grown produce most likely to be contaminated with pesticides. A single sample of strawberries contained residues from a whopping 17 different pesticides.

1. Strawberries
2. Apples
3. Nectarines
4. Peaches
5. Celery
6. Grapes
7. Cherries
8. Spinach
9. Tomatoes
10. Sweet bell peppers
11. Cherry tomatoes
12. Cucumbers

Flint Water Employee (Plant Foreman) Found Dead At Lapeer County Home

April 22nd, 2016
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.govtslaves.info/flint-water-employee-plant-foreman-found-dead-at-lapeer-county-home/

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver announced the sudden death of foreman, Matthew McFarland Thursday
as the attorney general’s announcement of three men facing criminal charges in connection with the city’s water crisis.The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department told MLive that there were no apparent signs of foul play and an autopsy conducted did not determine a cause of death. Police are still waiting for toxicology reports. Lapeer County deputies also contacted state and federal officials because McFarland had been questioned by investigators looking into Flint’s Water Emergency.

Woman In Leading Flint Water Crisis Lawsuit Slain In Twin Killing

April 22nd, 2016
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.govtslaves.info/woman-in-leading-flint-water-crisis-lawsuit-slain-in-twin-killing/

A woman at the center of a bellwether Flint water crisis lawsuit was one of two women who were shot to death inside a townhouse earlier this week.Sasha Avonna Bell was one of the first of a growing number of people to file a lawsuit in connection to the Flint water crisis, claimed her child had been lead poisoned.

Government Announces Plans To Spray Seattle With ‘GMO Bacteria’

April 22nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Government_Announces_Plans_To_Spray_Seattle_With_%E2%80%98GMO_Bacteria%E2%80%99/50626/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The Washington State Department of Agriculture have approved a pesticide-bacteria spraying program to be used over Seattle, in an attempt to kill Asian and European gypsy moths. The program, opposed by many residents, will spray a bacteria with pesticide properties called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), the same bacteria gene commonly used in GM crops to kill insects. Washington State Department of Agriculture says the damage caused by the moths would have serious economic and environmental implications.”

US State Department Approves $260Mln Sale of Tactical Missiles to Qatar

April 22nd, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160422/1038452879/us-qatar-tactical-missiles.html

The United States has approved the sale of 254 rolling airframe missiles to the government of Qatar, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release on Friday. The small, lightweight missiles that are used by several US allies contain infrared homing for guidance to targets, and are so named because they rotate in flight, much like a bullet fired from a rifle.

'Only the Beginning': Three Face Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis

April 20th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/20/only-beginning-three-face-criminal-charges-flint-water-crisis

Two employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and one city employee; Michael Glasgow and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees Steven Busch and Michael Prysby charged in lead poisoning disaster. Glasgow is accused of tampering with evidence when he allegedly changed testing results to show there was less lead in city water than there actually was, also charged with willful neglect of office. Prysby and Busch are charged with misconduct in office, conspiracy to tamper with evidence, tampering with evidence, a treatment violation of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act and a monitoring violation of the Safe Drinking Water.

Colombia will resume using weed killer to destroy illegal coca crops less than a year after suspending its use due to cancer concerns

April 19th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Colombia_will_resume_using_weed_killer_to_destroy_illegal_coca_crops_less_than_a_year_after_suspending_its_use_due_to_cancer_concerns/50555/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Colombia will resume using weed killer to destroy illegal coca crops less than a year after suspending its use following World Health Organization decision to classify it as a carcinogen. Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas: instead of dumping glyphosate from American-piloted crop dusters, as Colombia did for two decades, the herbicide will be applied manually by crews on the ground. "We'll do it in a way that doesn't contaminate. President Juan Manuel Santos last year banned use of glyphosate. Conservative critics warned without glyphosate Colombia would soon be awash in coca.

Japanese supermarket shelves are left completely empty as panic buying takes hold after deadly earthquake - Photos

April 18th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3545172/Japanese-locals-panic-buy-supplies-shelves-leaving-queue-food-water-two-deadly-earthquakes-kill-41-people.html

A 6.4 magnitude quake struck Thursday followed by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday. 410,000 homes without water and power, forcing crowds of people to queue for food and water at emergency aid centres. 180,000 people seeking shelter, some evacuees said food distribution was two rice balls for dinner. Many shelters unable to keep up with food supplies, shelves in stores and supermarkets remained empty of food and other items due to severed supply chains and distribution channels.

Dozens Of Large Earthquakes Strike As Speculation Mounts That Japan’s Southern Island May Split

April 18th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/04/earthquakes-will-kyushu-island-japan-split.html

Over the past 48 hours, dozens of earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater. Fve major earthquakes over just two days. Saturday, Japan’s southern island of Kyushu was hit by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, 7.8 earthquake struck off Ecuador’s Pacific coast.followed by at least 163 aftershocks. “We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded; Tom Parsons, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Safety checks faked at German nuclear power stations

April 18th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.dw.com/en/safety-checks-faked-at-german-nuclear-power-stations/a-19192080

Two German state environment ministries have admitted that workers failed to carry out safety checks at two nuclear power stations, but registered them as done anyway. One power station has been shut down. German energy giants EnBW and RWE have admitted that employees did not carry out routine safety readings on equipment measuring radioactivity at their nuclear power stations, but pretended they had. Both workers were immediately barred from the premises and then dismissed.

This Desk-Size Turbine Produces Electricity from Carbon Dioxide and Can Power 10,000 Homes

April 18th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Science

Link: http://themindunleashed.org/2016/04/turbine-carbon-dioxide.html

General Electric (GE) Global Research has just announced the development of a prototype turbine which converts carbon dioxide into electricity. While the size of the turbine does not exceed that of a desk, the inventors say it could actually power a town of 10,000 homes; has the potential to help solve two critical issues of the modern world – CO2 pollution and energy crisis.

5 Major Earthquakes In 48 Hours As A Seismologist Warns ‘Catastrophic Mega Earthquakes’ Are Coming

April 16th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World

Link: http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/5-major-earthquakes-in-48-hours-as-a-seismologist-warns-catastrophic-mega-earthquakes-are-coming

Scientists say there has been an above average number of significant earthquakes across south Asia and the Pacific since the start of the year. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck Japan hours after a first which killed three and injured 19 others. The first earthquake, measuring 6.5-magnitude, hit the south-east Asian country late on Friday, local time, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

As Demand Skyrockets, Thousands of US Farms Are Going Organic

April 16th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/demand-skyrockets-thousands-us-farms-going-organic-6738/

Organic food demand is so booming multiple efforts are underway to support the acquisition of organic farmland. Cost-Co, General Mills, rush for organic farmland. Cost-Co’s CEO, Craig Jelinek, the company can’t keep up with the demand for organic food. General Mills announced it will double its organic acreage with a goal of acquiring 250,000 acres, plans to achieve $1 billion in sales from organic and natural products. General Mills is the second largest purchaser of organic fruits and vegetables in North America.

U.S. bans most Pacific sardine fishing after population crash

April 14th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-oregon-fishing-sardines-idUSKCN0X82LX

Federal fishery managers banned nearly all sardine fishing off the U.S. West Coast for the second straight year . Pacific sardine populations have plunged 90 percent since 2007, prompting the Pacific Fishery Management Council to vote Sunday to extend its prohibition on virtually all fishing of the small oily fish within 200 miles of the California, Oregon and Washington coasts. The sardine collapse has rippled up the food chain, linked to deaths of sea lions and brown pelicans across the U.S. West Coast. Sea lion pups, emaciated and starving, have washed up on California beaches.

Watering Your Garden with City Water Injects Pharmaceuticals Into Your Veggies

April 14th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/04/watering-your-garden-with-city-water-injects-pharmaceuticals-into-your-veggies.html

A recent study by the American Chemical Society published by Chemistry and Engineering News shows that “eating vegetables grown using reclaimed water boosts urine levels of carbamazepine, an anti-epileptic drug commonly detected in wastewater” meaning that anyone who consumes this produce is exposed to the carbamazepine drug in detectable dosages.

EWG Releases 2016 “Dirty Dozen” List of Pesticide-Laden Produce

April 14th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/ewg-2016-list-pesticide-laden-clean-produce-7217/

Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases its “Dirty Dozen” list of the fruits and vegetables that rank highest in pesticide residues. This year, strawberries top the list. Some of the strawberries were found to have residues from 17 different pesticides. Some of the chemicals found on the strawberries linked to cancer, reproductive and developmental damage, hormone disruption, and neurological problems, according to the EWG. The full list includes:

Strawberries
Apples
Nectarines
Peaches
Celery
Grapes
Cherries
Spinach
Tomatoes
Sweet bell peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Cucumbers

VICTORY! Pesticide Giant Will Stop Selling Insecticide Linked to Bee Deaths

April 13th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/04/victory-pesticide-giant-will-stop-selling-insecticide-linked-to-bee-deaths.html

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. announced they will eliminate the use of a class of insecticides linked to negative effects on pollinator populations, including bees and butterflies; decided to end the use of neonicotinoid insecticides for its Ortho brand lawn and garden care products. The company said they are expanding their selection of non-neonicotinoid products and will completely end the use of neonicotinoid ingredients imidacloprid, clothianidin and dinotefuran by 2017.

American Nurses Association Comment to the FDA: GMOs Aren’t Natural

April 13th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/american-nurses-association-tells-fda-gmos-not-natural-6748/

The American Nurses Association: genetically modified ingredients should not be allowed in any product labeled ‘natural.’ The public has a right to appropriate food labeling including country-of-origin, modification of any of the food’s ingredients; know the contents of their food and food products and the manner in which they were processed or modified.”

EU Parliament Members Test Urine for Glyphosate Ahead of Vote on the Herbicide Chemical

April 12th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/eu-parliament-members-give-urine-ahead-glyphosate-vote-7208/

On Monday and Tuesday, 150 members of the European Parliament (MEP) donated urine samples to find out if they have glyphosate in their systems. The screening comes ahead of a symbolic vote in the European Union that is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, on whether to re-license the RoundUp chemical for another 15 years. [1]

Man-Made Popcorn Shrimp To Hit Grocery Stores This Year

April 9th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.govtslaves.info/man-made-popcorn-shrimp-to-hit-grocery-stores-this-year/

New Wave Foods biotech company was founded a year ago by Dominique Barnes, who studied marine conservation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Michelle Wolf, a materials scientist, and it plans to release a “popcorn shrimp” product that is entirely man-made out of red algae and protein powder,within the next eight months.

Monsanto Profits Drop 25% AGAIN as Farmers, Individuals go Organic

April 9th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-profits-drop-25-percent-farmers-organic-7925/

Organic food demand is exploding; organic food sales $37 billion annually, up 12% from just a year ago, farmers switching to organic crops at a growing rate. The masses are seeing how toxic our current approach to agriculture can be. .Awareness growing on the potential dangers of GMOs and the very negative impact pesticides and herbicides have on human health and the environment,

Lawsuits, Including RICO Charge, Pile Up for Embattled Michigan Governor

April 9th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/07/lawsuits-including-rico-charge-pile-embattled-michigan-governor

Charging that the Flint water crisis was part of an "intentional scheme" created by state officials to save money, a group of 15 citizens on Wednesday filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder and other high-profile state officials; seeks "financial compensation for property damage, loss of business and financial losses attributed to the city's water crisis; as well as compensatory damages for future medical care and punitive damages."

8 ‘potentially hazardous asteroids’ near Earth discovered by NASA - Video

April 8th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/338844-nasa-neowise-asteroids-danger/

Eight new asteroids that could pose a threat to Earth were spotted by NASA’s asteroid-hunter among 439 other objects rotating around our planet, according to a report newly released by the space agency. classified as potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs), based on their size and how closely their orbits approach Earth. NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) telescope, tasked with detecting, tracking, and characterizing asteroids and comets, detected a total of 439 NEOs (near-Earth objects) in 2015, of which 72 were newly discovered.

Organic Operations Up 12% In The US

April 5th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/organic-operations-up-12-in-the-us/

Between 2014 and 2015, domestic certified organic operations increased by nearly 12%, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP). “Organic food is one of the fastest growing segments of American agriculture,” says agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack.

Major UK Store Will No Longer Sell Monsanto’s Roundup

April 4th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/waitrose-toom-baumarkt-stop-selling-monsanto-roundup-6116/

UK supermarket Waitrose to remove all of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide bottles from their shelves. Other businesses in the UK, like German retailer REWE (toom Baumarkt), have also removed glyphosate-based products from their stores. French Environment and Energy Minister Ségolène Royal hasasked stores to stop selling Roundup. Sri Lanka’s newly elected president, Maithripala Sirisena, has announced import of Monsanto’s glyphosate, will no longer be allowed in the country.

GMO and the Right to Know: But What’s Hidden Beneath the Label?

March 31st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/gmo-right-know-whats-hidden-beneath-label/

How do you expect the public to accept your GM crops if you make every effort to hide them?” “If you truly believe that your technology is safe, then why are you treating it like a dirty little secret that can’t be shown on the label? Why, if it’s such a proven technology, are you fighting labelling instead of promoting it? 64 countries around the world require mandatory GMO labelling” GMO has a serious credibility problem. No amount of labelling can hide that.

Spain's Lower House of Parliament Approves Ban on Fracking

March 31st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/latam/20160330/1037179406/spain-fracking-ban.html

Spain’s lower house of parliament, the Congress of Deputies, on Tuesday adopted a draft law that would ban the oil and gas companies from production with the help of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking citing environmental concerns..Fracking is a process in which water mixed with chemical is pumped underground at high pressure to break apart rock formations that block the flow of oil or natural gas to the wellhead.

An Example of Big Food’s Last Ditch-Effort to Stop State GMO-Labeling Laws - Video

March 31st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/big-food-launches-ad-blitz-stop-state-gm-labeling-laws-6456/

In a publicity blitz against GMO labeling, Big Food is using a six-figure campaign to run ads in prime time on network and cable TV in and around the nation’s capital. This is part of a last ditch effort for the biotech industry and Big Food to keep states from writing their own mandatory GMO-labeling laws. Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, funder of the ad campaign blitz in the capitol, is “working urgently with Congress to pass a national uniform labeling standard and stand up against on-package labeling of GMOs,” Companies want that ‘national standard’ to forbid mandatory on-package GMO labels.

Newly-released email details complicity of Obama’s EPA in Flint poisoning

March 30th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/flin-m30.html

. In a just-released June 25, 2015 internal email, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 water expert Miguel Del Toral described the situation in Flint as “bordering on criminal neglect” after he discovered high levels of lead in tap water and efforts of state officials to conceal it from the public. Del Toral sent the message to his superior, EPA Section Chief of Ground Water and Drinking Water Rita Bair, the day after submitting a detailed interim report warning of high lead in Flint water.

National Farmers Union Calls for Halt of GM Alfalfa Seed Sales

March 30th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/nfu-calls-halt-gm-alfalfa-seed-sales-canada-6122/

Canadian farmers are justifiably requesting that Lawrence MacAulay, the Canadian Agri-Minister, immediately act to halt the sale of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa seed by Forage Genetics International, a Monsanto licensee. Many farmers have been concerned that their alfalfa will be contaminated by GM alfalfa; asked the Minister to put border controls in place to stop the continued cross-pollination of non-GM alfalfa with seed that has already been compromised.

5 Million Nigerians Oppose Monsanto’s Plans to Introduce GMO Cotton and Corn

March 29th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/5-million-nigerians-oppose-monsantos-plans-to-introduce-gmo-cotton-and-corn/

One-hundred organizations representing more than 5 million Nigerians, including farmers, faith-based organisations, civil society groups, students and local community groups, have submitted a joint objection to the country’s National Biosafety Management Agency (NABMA) expressing serious concerns about human health and environmental risks of genetically altered crops.

USDA Deregulates New Monsanto-Made GMO Corn Strain

March 29th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/usda-deregulates-new-monsanto-corn-strain-7135/

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened the door for farmers to plant MON87419, a new strain of genetically modified (GM) corn created by Monsanto to tolerate the weed killers dicamba and glufosinate without government oversight. The move will likely increase spraying of the herbicides. Like earlier strains of GMO corn, MON87419 is designed to withstand being coated in toxic chemicals that wipe out weeds and other plant life on farm fields could “lead to an increase in dicamba use, which will spur the evolution of dicamba-resistant weeds and abandonment of conservation tillage practices.

7 million Americans at risk of man-made earthquakes due to fracking, U.S. Geological Survey says

March 29th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/7_million_Americans_at_risk_of_man-made_earthquakes_due_to_fracking%2C_U.S._Geological_Survey_says/50079/0/38/38/Y/M.html

U.S. Geological Survey published for the first time an earthquake hazard map covering both natural and "induced" quakes 7 million people live in places vulnerable to these induced tremors. Highest risk of man-made earthquakes associated with wastewater injection includes Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio and Alabama.. Hundreds of earthquakes since fracking became commonplace in last decade. Click link to view map.

Global Agribusiness, Dependency and the Marginalisation of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming and Agroecology

March 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/global-agribusiness-dependency-marginalisation-self-sufficiency-organic-farming-agroecology/

UN FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization):advantage of organic agriculture; work with natural processes, increase cost-effectiveness.. Organic farmers intensify production in a sustainable way; could produce enough food forcurrent world population with reduced environmental impact than conventional agriculture.without polluted environment, less diverse diets, degraded soils and nutrient deficient food, ill health; an unsustainable model of agriculture that creates food insecurity, environmental degradation, helps create jobs in rural areas..Crop yields increased.

Monsanto’s Glyphosate Found in California Wines, Even Wines Made With Organic Grapes

March 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://ecowatch.com/2016/03/27/monsanto-glyphosate-wine/

Shortly after the release of a report showing 14 beers testing positive for glyphosate in Germany, a concerned supporter of Moms Across America said he had test results from Microbe Inotech Lab of St.Louis showing 10 different wines, from large and small vineyards, contained the chemical glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, including wine made with organic grapes.The contamination of conventional wine was 28 times higher than organic wine. The wines tested came from Napa Valley, Sonoma and Mendocino counties in California.

Senator Ted Cruz Protects GMOs, Calls GMO Labeling-Advocates Anti-Science

March 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/ted-cruz-says-gmo-labels-anti-science-hysteria-6121/

Ted Cruz: we shouldn’t let anti-science zealotry shutdown the ability to produce low-cost quality food;” the anti-GMO movement is driven by “hysteria. Senator Bernie Sanders: GMO labeling exists in 64 other countries. There is no reason it can’t exist here.” Sanders favors small and mid-sized family farms, regional food systems, stopping domination of the food supply by a few large corporations

California bans commercial crab fishing due to excessive radiation in seafood

March 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/california-bans-commercial-crab-fishing-due-to-excessive-radiation-in-seafood/

November of last year, California state officials placed an indefinite hold on the commercial crab season, in order to protect public health. The reason given by the state was dangerously high levels of algal toxins in the bodies of the crabs According to New York radio station 95.1 FM (SuperStation 95), insiders from the California Fish and Game Commission have revealed that the real reason for the ban was dangerously high levels of radioactivity resulting from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. State officials were concerned they could cause immediate sickness in anyone who ate them.“If people started connecting the dots proving radiation in seafood was making them sick, it would destroy California’s seafood industry in days.”

100% death rate of baby seals on California coast — “None have survived” — “Many are starving, suffering from shortage of food in Pacific Ocean” — “Extremely thin… all sorts of illnesses, infections” — “Milkless moms immediately abandoning pups” — TV: “Th

March 26th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/100-mortality-baby-seals-california-coast-survived-underweight-starving-suffering-shortage-food-extremely-thin-all-sorts-illnesses-infections-milkless-moms-immediately-abandoning-pups-vide

Many seals are underweight and starving, suffering from a shortage of food in the Pacific Ocean… “When they get extremely thin they’re open to all sorts of illnesses and infections.

Drugs in the Drinking Water? Don't Ask and Officials Won't Tell

March 26th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/35303-drugs-in-the-drinking-water-don-t-ask-and-officials-won-t-tell

Contaminants get into the water through human drug waste in sewage, medicines flushed down toilets, agricultural runoff and the wide use of endocrine disruptors like pesticides, flame retardants and plastic-related compounds like phthalates and BPA. (BPA has ironically been used in bottled water that people drink to avoid tap water risks!) 60 percent of Americans now take prescription drugs, one fourth of US women are now on antidepressants.

“City” of Waste: Fukushima Cleanup Now Up to 10.7 Million 1-ton Bags of Radioactive Waste - Video

March 26th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/03/fukushima-cleanup-now-up-to-10-7-million-1-ton-bags-of-radioactive-waste.html

An estimated $21 billion has been spent on cleanup efforts since 2011, including funding for a team of remote activated robots capable of going to high-dose radiation areas of the plant where humans cannot enter and survive. Five of these robots have been lost to the dangers in Fukushima Daiichi’s severely damaged nuclear reactors and waste treatment buildings.

Deadly Contamination Found in Water of Factory Towns Nationwide

March 25th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/03/deadly-contamination-found-in-water-of-factory-towns-nationwide.html

US public water infrastructure is dangerous to human health. Suspected cancer-causing chemical PFOA being phased out in the U.S.;, turning up in the water in factory towns across the country — most recently in upstate New York and Vermont — where it is blamed by residents for cancers and other maladies.

Ding Ding! EU Committee Votes AGAINST Renewal of Glyphosate Herbicide

March 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/eu-committee-wont-renew-glyphosate-69384/

Committee on Environment, Food Safety & Public Health (ENVI) has formally objected to the re-authorization by the European Commission of the herbicide, called the herbicide’s re-authorization “irresponsible and unacceptable.”MEP Anja Hazekamp criticized the European Commission for even considering giving Round Up the green light in Europe.

Widow Sues Monsanto for Husband’s Wrongful Death Developing cancer after long-term exposure to Roundup

March 23rd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/widow-sues-monsanto-husbands-wrongful-death-6115/

Teri McCall, the widow of Jack McCall, is suing Monsanto for wrongful death. She claims that the company is responsible for exposing her husband to their flagship weed killer for years, all the while knowing that it caused cancer. This is similar to over legal moves against Monsanto over glyphosate damage.

57 Pesticides Named as Cause for Bee Deaths in Europe

March 22nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/57-pesticides-named-cause-bee-deaths-europe-64934/

The study published in the Journal of Chromatography by researchers from Poland’s National Veterinary Institute utilized a new test that allowed them to analyze exactly which of the 200 pesticides licensed for use in the EU were contributing to honeybee deaths.57 specific pesticides have been named for poisoning bees. “Bee health is a matter of public concern. Bees are considered critically important for the environment and agriculture by pollinating more than 80 percent of crops and wild plants in Europe

Texas Game Wardens Are Now Looking For Poachers … and Terrorists

March 21st, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/03/18/141855/texas-game-wardens-are-now-looking-for-poachersand-terrorists/

Along the Texas coast, game wardens will now carry radiation detectors. The Port of Houston has for years had radiation detectors to scan cargo; acquired about a hundred devices that allow game wardens to detect radiological or nuclear emissions. These are little devices that can be worn on someone’s belt.” They’re about the size of a cellphone and can help a warden determine if something suspicious is radioactive. It wouldn’t necessarily have to be connected to terrorism: radioactive materials used in the energy and medical industries can be illegally dumped.

Sites for 46 new reactors approved ‘in-principle’: Govt

March 21st, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Economic, Health

Link: http://news.statetimes.in/sites-46-new-reactors-approved-principle-govt/

New Delhi:- The government has given an “in-principle” approval to sites for locating 46 new reactors comprising 23 twin unit projects in a phased manner, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.This is perhaps for the first time that the government has revealed “in-principle” approval to these many sites.The government has also given in-principle approval to reactors with foreign technical cooperation.

Toxic carcinogen found in 80 of New Jersey water systems

March 21st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/toxic-carcinogen-found-in-80-of-new-jersey-water-systems/

Small amounts of a probable carcinogen were found in more than 80 water systems in every part of the state, according to an analysis of federal data by The Record. The chemical, 1,4-dioxane, raised concerns after it was found at a Superfund site in Ringwood. 1,4-dioxane can damage the liver, kidney and respiratory systems.

Investigation Finds 350 Schools Across the Country Tainted with Lead Laced Water

March 21st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/03/investigation-finds-350-schools-across-the-country-tainted-with-lead-laced-water.html

USA Today investigation published this week identified almost 2,000 additional water systems in all 50 states where testing has shown excessive levels of lead contamination over the past four years. “The water systems, which reported lead levels exceeding Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] standards, collectively supply water to 6 million people.”

Mental health experts: People who eat healthy are mentally ill

March 21st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.evil.news/2016-03-18-mental-health-experts-people-who-eat-healthy-are-mentally-ill.html

Desire to eat pure, uncontaminated, healthy food now diagnosed as a mental disorder known as orthorexia nervosa. “Orthorexics refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn and dairy; foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives. Jennifer Culbert , a registered dietician: if someone cuts out processed food, or things that are genetically modified, or not grown organically, the danger is that they can become malnourished or underweight.”

France Approves Plan to Ban Bee-Harming Neonicotinoid Pesticides

March 21st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/france-approves-plan-ban-bee-harming-neonicotinoid-pesticides-70527/

France just approved plans to totally ban some widely used pesticides blamed for harming bees, going above and beyond European Union (EU) restrictions.

Chutzpah!

March 20th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.uexpress.com/news-of-the-weird/2016/3/20

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder boasted in March that the lead-in-the-water crisis plaguing the city of Flint for months had actually spurred job growth. Though Snyder has been heavily criticized for tight-fisted budgeting that enabled the crisis, 81 temporary workers have been recently hired -- to hand out bottled water so that residents would not have to hydrate themselves with poisoned municipal water.

General Mills to Label ALL Products with GMOs, Thanks to Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law

March 19th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/general-mills-adopt-vermonts-mandatory-gmo-labeling-rules-6543/

. General Mills (GM), the same company that tried to impair genetically modified food-labeling by donating more than a million dollars to defeat legislation in several states, is about to label its products containing genetically modified ingredients. GM announced that it will label all their products if they contain genetically modified ingredients; says that it will label GM products due to a need to be cost-effective with Vermont’s new GMO labeling law going into effect this summer..”

Never Before Has America Been Hit By So Many Historic Floods In Such a Short Period Of Time

March 18th, 2016
Categories: Environment

Link: http://endoftheamericandream.com/

The United States has been hit by seven historic floods since the month of September, and the latest one is making headlines all over the planet. This week, nearly two feet of rain triggered record-setting flooding in parts of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, and more rain is expected for the area.

Global Actions Demand Fast Food Giants Get Antibiotics 'Off the Menu'

March 15th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/03/15/global-actions-demand-fast-food-giants-get-antibiotics-menu

Activists in 60 countries are celebrating World Consumer Rights Day by calling on fast-food companies to get antibiotics "off the menu."The worldwide actions, organized by the London-headquartered Consumers International (CI), call specifically on McDonald's, Subway, and KFC to make "global, time bound commitments to stop serving meat from animals routinely given antibiotics that are classed as important for human medicine by the World Health Organization."

Whole Foods to Install Solar Units at up to 200 of its Stores

March 15th, 2016
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/whole-foods-install-solar-units-200-stores-69988/

Whole Foods announced last week that it had signed agreements with SolarCity (chaired by Elon Musk) and NRG Energy to install rooftop solar panels atop as many as 100 of its stores and distribution centers.

Putin: Human Evolution Under Threat By Big Pharma, GMO, Vaccines

March 15th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World

Link: http://www.healthfreedoms.org/putin-human-evolution-under-threat-by-big-pharma-gmo-vaccines/

President Putin issued orders his people must be protected from GMO “food” and Western pharmaceuticals “at all costs; ”believes next stage of human evolution is in “grave risk”. Western and global powers“intentionally decelerating the process for their personal gain.”“We have the choice to continue to develop our bodies and brains in a healthy upward trajectory, or we can follow Western example of intentionally poison our population with genetically altered food, pharmaceuticals, vaccinations, and fast food that should be classified as a dangerous, addictive drug.”“We must fight this. A physically and intellectually disabled population is not in our interests,” Describing average government-controlled Westerner as“intensively vaccinated borderline autistic fat man slumped in front of a screen battling a high-fructose corn syrup comedown,”such tactics used by governments to subjugate citizens are evil, “counter-productive.

Is Water a Human Right?

March 15th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/newswire/is-water-a-human-right/

California Water Code, which boldly declares that “every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water.” United Nations General Assembly voted in 2010 to recognize “the right to safe and clean drinking water as a human right.” 1.1 billion people worldwide who lack a water tap. Human rights come in many forms.

Fukushima Radiation is Still so Bad It “Kills” Robots That Go Near It

March 15th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Fukushima_Radiation_is_Still_so_Bad_It_%E2%80%9CKills%E2%80%9D_Robots_That_Go_Near_It/49774/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Naohiro Masuda, Tepco’s head of decommissioning “It is extremely difficult to access the inside of the nuclear plant.”The biggest obstacle is the radiation.”“It takes two years to develop a single-function robot.” As soon as Tepco’s robots, co-designed with Toshiba, get close to Reactor 3, their circuitry gets destroyed by the radiation. The robots are designed to “swim” in the radiated pools where the radioactive fuel rods are located, to search for and recover them.

Breaking: Big Food Giant Guilty of Money Laundering in GMO Labeling Stunt

March 14th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/grocery-manufacturers-association-guilty-money-laundering-gmo-labeling-67839/

Judge Anne Hirsch awarded a summary judgment in a suit brought against the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, finding the GMA guilty of a money laundering scheme that shielded members’ identities as they helped to defeat Washington’s 2013 GMO labeling ballot initiative, I-522, with their donations.

Is Your Food on Crack? Salmon Test Positive for 81 Different Drugs, Prozac, Birth Control, Cocaine

March 7th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/is-your-food-on-crack-salmon-off-seattle-test-positive-for-81-different-drugs-prozac-birth-control-cocaine_032016

Salmon caught in the Puget Sound were recently found to be contaminated with a toxic cocktail of 81 drugs and chemicals. Drugs these fish were on included:

Prozac
Zantac
Advil
Benadryl
Lipitor
Cocaine
Flonase
Aleve
Tylenol
Paxil
Valium
Birth control pills (estrogen)
Zoloft
Tagamet
OxyContin
Darvon
Nicotine
Caffeine
Fungicides
Antiseptics
Anticoagulants
Cipro and other antibiotics

Wastewater treatment facilities does not filter out all the drugs that are eliminated by humans into the water supply en masse on a daily basis. That water is then reused, contaminated more, taken up by crops and the animals that eat them,

Fukushima: Tokyo was on the Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe, Admits Former Prime Minister

March 7th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://patriotrising.com/2016/03/07/fukushima-tokyo-was-on-the-brink-of-nuclear-catastrophe-admits-former-prime-minister/

Japan’s prime minister at the time of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami revealed the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster requiring evacuation of 50 million people. He said he considered evacuating the capital, Tokyo, along with all other areas within 160 miles of the plant, and declaring martial law. “The future existence of Japan as a whole was at stake,”“Something on that scale, an evacuation of 50 million, it would have been like a losing a huge war,” admitted he was frightened and said he got “no clear information” out of Tepco, the plant’s operator.

Scientists Developing Directed Energy Laser Weapon ‘Death Star’ to Destroy Asteroids

March 6th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/scientists-developing-directed-energy-laser-weapon-death-star-to-destroy-asteroids_032016

A team at University of California is working on a planetary defense project they’ve dubbed the “De-Star” — Direct Energy System for Targeting Asteroids and exploRation. The laser weapon would be used to protect planet Earth from rogue asteroids by vaporizing them. A smaller version would fly alongside asteroids and provide a last line of defense should the object make a run toward Earth.

Alleged CIA agent leaks inside knowledge of Planet X after viewing it through Hubble Space Telescope

March 6th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/alleged-cia-agent-leaks-inside-knowledge-of-planet-x-after-viewing-it-through-hubble-space-telescope_032016

Recent admissions by NASA and other officials confirming Planet X is real. “This thing has got seven planets and its own sun,” said an alleged CIA agent.. According to the alleged whistleblower, “This planet is 47,000 miles across” and gives off an “iron oxide dust,” which has formed a cloud up to 100,000 miles across..

Is the San Andreas Fault about to shift? Unprecedented amounts of Carbon Monoxide released into the atmoshphere along the West coast of the US

March 5th, 2016
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, 9-11

Link: http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/03/is-san-andreas-fault-about-to-shift.html

On February 27th enormous amounts of Carbon Monoxide leaked into the atmosphere along the West coast of America see above...it's the amount of Carbon Monoxide which is simply stunning. It is well understood that large amounts of Carbon Monoxide is released into the atmosphere before an earthquake,

Monsanto is Suing California for Telling People the Truth About Its Chemicals

March 4th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Monsanto_is_Suing_California_for_Telling_People_the_Truth_About_Its_Chemicals/49516/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Monsanto is suing the State of California for its intent to include glyphosate — the main ingredient in its wildly popular herbicide, Roundup — on its Proposition 65 toxic chemicals list. California’s decision came after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” in March 2015.

5 Years Later, the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Site Continues to Spill Waste

March 1st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/5-years-later-the-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-site-continues-to-spill-waste/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_term=Fukushima&utm_campaign=greenpeace&__surl__=IgNy6&__ots__=1456316874583&__step__=1

Five years ago this month a devastating tsunami engulfed Japan's northeastern coast, triggering the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Today the disaster site remains in crisis mode. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), currently circulates water through the three melted units to keep them cool—generating a relentless supply of radioactive water. TEPCO collects the contaminated water and stores it all in massive tanks atrate of 400 metric tons a day. Groundwater flowing from a hill behind the crippled plant now mingles with radioactive materials before heading into the sea.

Climate Disruption's New Record: Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach Highest Point in 15 Million Years

February 29th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/35008-climate-disruption-s-new-record-carbon-dioxide-levels-reach-highest-point-in-15-million-years

Atmospheric carbon dioxide, in early February, reached a level not seen on the planet in the last 15 million years. NASA data shows that the previous 12 months have also been the hottest 12-month period every recorded, Hotter air and water temperatures over the Pacific caused the most powerful cyclone ever recorded, with sustained winds hitting 200 miles per hour.

Scientist Who Discovered that GMO's Cause Tumors Wins Lawsuit

February 29th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://humansarefree.com/2016/02/scientist-who-discovered-that-gmos.html

A court has ruled that French Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was correct when he concluded that GMO food, when fed to rats, caused serious health problems including tumors.

Wild bees, butterflies on path to extinction, UN report says

February 29th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science

Link: http://govtslaves.info/wild-bees-butterflies-on-path-to-extinction-un-report-says/

Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants shrinking toward extinction. The world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warns. 20,000 or so species of pollinators are key to hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of crops each year — from fruits and vegetables to coffee and chocolate. 2 out of 5 species of invertebrate pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, are on the path toward extinction. Pollinators with backbones, such as hummingbirds and bats,slightly better off, with 1 in 6 species facing extinction.“We are in a period of decline and there are going to be increasing consequences,”

Top advisors to Michigan governor urged switching water supply from polluted Flint River

February 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/flin-f27.html

Long before state authorities publicly acknowledged problems with drinking water in Flint, Michigan, internal emails show that advisers to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder advocated moving the water supply from the polluted Flint River back to the Detroit water system.

3 ex-TEPCO execs to be indicted Mon. over Fukushima nuclear disaster

February 27th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160226/p2a/00m/0na/005000c

Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. will be indicted Monday for allegedly failing to take measures to prevent the tsunami-triggered crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, a lawyer in charge of the case said Friday.

Johnson And Johnson Loses Battle In Lawsuit Against Woman Accusing Baby Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer

February 27th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Johnson_And_Johnson_Loses_Battle_In_Lawsuit_Against_Woman_Accusing_Baby_Powder_Causes_Ovarian_Cancer/49353/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A St. Louis jury has recently awarded $72 million to the family of a woman from Alabama whose ovarian cancer death was traced to years of using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder.

New Report Issues Dire Warning About Global Decline in Pollinators

February 26th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/26/new-report-issues-dire-warning-about-global-decline-pollinators

Factors such climate change and land use changes are driving many pollinator species—including 16 percent of vertebrate pollinators—towards extinction. For invertebrate pollinators like bees and butterflies, over 40 percent of species may be be threatened locally, poses risks to the global food supply..

The Yelp Employee Who Said She Wasn't Making Enough Money To Eat

February 26th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/the-yelp-employee-who-said-she-wasnt-making-enough-money-to-eat-1280612

Yelp employee said she was fired after she blogged about the financial pressures she felt working for the multibillion-dollar business;her breaking point came when she went to sleep, woke up "starving" two hours later. Your employee for your food delivery app that you spent $300 million to buy can't afford to buy food," she wrote. "That's gotta be a little ironic, right?" The minimum wage in the city is $12.25 an hour. Yelp said in a statement : "We did agree with many of the points in the Medium post and thought it served as an important example of Ms. Ben-Ora's freedom of speech," "We agree with her remarks about the high costs of living in San Francisco, which is why we announced in December that we are expanding our Eat24 customer support team into our Phoenix office where we will pay the same wage."

Farmers in Kona, Hawaii Hit Monsanto with Lawsuit

February 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/kona-hawaii-farmers-file-suit-against-monsanto-62544/

Two South Kona coffee growers have reportedly filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming that the company lied about the possibility for glyphosate, the main ingredient in Round Up, to cause cancer. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages, including compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees, and court costs.

Colorado Considers Organic Labels for Marijuana Sales

February 24th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics

Link: http://govtslaves.info/colorado-considers-organic-labels-for-marijuana-sales/

Colorado starts work on becoming the first state to regulate organic labels in its pot industry, Consumer confusion over organic marijuana peaked in Colorado earlier this year, when Denver health authorities seized thousands of marijuana plants from growers suspected of using off-limits chemicals on their plants.

Your Radiation This Week No 44

February 24th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/02/20/your-radiation-this-week-no-44/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [4]

COUNT TIMES NORMAL CITY, STATE TYPE OF RAD
1,501 CPM, 312.4 Times Normal, Miami, FL. MIA 5 Yr High
1,405 CPM, 281 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,,385 CPM, 277 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,369 CPM, 273.8 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,339 CPM, 267.8 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,335 CPM, 267 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,288 CPM, 257.6 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,287 CPM, 257.4 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,257 CPM, 251.4 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,198 CPM, 239.6 Times Normal, Fresno, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,166 CPM, 233.2 Times Normal, Billings, MT. Beta, Gamma.
1,161 CPM, 232.2 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,149 CPM, 229.8 Times Normal, Memphis, TN. Beta, Gamma.
1,136 CPM, 227.2 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,107 CPM, 221.4 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,090 CPM, 218 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,076 CPM, 215.2 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,053 CPM, 210.6 Times Normal, Los Angeles, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,046 CPM, 209.2 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,036 CPM, 207.2 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,006 CPM, 201.2 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.

Demand for Organics Shows *No Sign of Slowing* After Double Digit Growth

February 24th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/demand-organics-growing-double-digit-growth-63748/

Organic food sales $37 billion annually, up 12% from a year ago, trend shows no sign of slowing. Top food retailers in the US, including Costco, Kroger, Walmart and Target, have expanded their organic food offerings in recent years due to the forecasted growth.organic sales have grown to 5% of the ENTIRE food market.

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