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Bowing to Monsanto, USDA Approves New GMO Soy and Cotton Crops

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Bowing_to_Monsanto%2C_USDA_Approves_New_GMO_Soy_and_Cotton_Crops/40938/0/38/38/Y/M.html

United States Department of Agriculture on Thursday approved Monsanto's controversial herbicide-resistant genetically modified strains of soybean and cotton, in a move that critics say is a bow to the powerful biotechnology industry, at the expense of human and environmental health.

That Was Easy: In Just 60 Years, Neoliberal Capitalism Has Nearly Broken Planet Earth

January 16th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/16/was-easy-just-60-years-neoliberal-capitalism-has-nearly-broken-planet-earth

Pair of new studies show how various forms of human activity, driven by a flawed economic system and vast consumption, is laying waste to Earth's natural systems driving towards their breaking point. In a single lifetime humanity has become a geological force at the planetary-scale."

Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says

January 16th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014989784

A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, concluded humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.“We may b on a precipice of a major extinction event,;Douglas J. McCauley, an ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

‘Uncaged Corporate Parrots’ and the GMO False Narrative

January 15th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/uncaged-corporate-parrots-gmo-false-narrative/

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss: genetically modified (GM) food should be grown in Britain because it is more ‘eco-friendly. US, crops are being grown in a more environmentally friendly way with less water and pesticide usage. I would like us to have that opportunity. Our farmers need technology that will help them in world markets. Health, environmental, social and economic impacts of GMOs (see here)

Monsanto Earnings Fall 34% as Farmers Reject GMO Crops

January 13th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-earnings-fall-34-farmers-reject-gmo-crops/

Monsanto, which is responsible for genetically modifying much of the nation’s and world’s crops, announced that its earnings fell 34% in its first fiscal quarter as South American farmers reject GMO crops.

Germany Pushes GMO Ban Before 2015 Harvest

January 10th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/germany-pushes-gmo-ban-2015-harvest/

The BRICS nations are lining up to fight biotech in their plot to take over the world’s food supply. Germany is requesting that the European Commission allow individual EU countries to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops before the 2015 harvest.

Texas Rattled by 11 Earthquakes in Less Than 48 Hours

January 8th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Irving, Texas area experienced 11 earthquakes between Tuesday and Wednesday, prompting further speculation about the role of fracking in seismic events. The strongest of the 11 was a 3.6 magnitude quake—classified as "significant" by the U.S. Geological Survey.

GMO Farmer: ‘I Won’t Eat My Own Crops’

January 7th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-farmer-wont-eat-crops/

Kirk Bair is a farmer looking for ways to grow food economically with as little labor as possible. realizes health dangers of GM crops, but he plants them anyway. Why? He feels he has no choice, there is a multi-billion dollar industry calling the shots. It’s more economical and more convenient to use GMO corn on real ground.

New Level: Monsanto Tries Patenting Natural Tomatoes

December 29th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/new-level-monsanto-tries-patenting-natural-tomatoes/

Monsanto tried to patent a tomato that had no biotech traits. European Patent Office, international coalition, No Patents on Seeds revoked Monsanto’s fraudulent patent and claim to tomatoes that are naturally resistant to a fungal disease called botrytis. These natural, non-GMO tomatoes, like many healthy plants, have a natural resistance to certain pests.

Company Using Faulty Radiation Detectors Sees 71% Profit Increase

December 28th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/profits-71-company-using-faulty-radiation-detectors/

TEPCO hiding the true levels of radiation that are still being dumped into the ocean daily, now being accused of hiding worker injuries, used radiation detectors that gave low readings. Green technologies available for generating energy.

Magic Growth Numbers — Paul Craig Roberts

December 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/12/26/magic-growth-numbers-paul-craig-roberts/

In America, unlike in other countries, a huge chunk of medical spending goes to insurance company profits, not to health care. Another big chunk goes to paperwork, which has a variety of purposes such as collecting personal information on patients and combating fraud (probably the paperwork costs more than fraud).

Monsanto’s Pesticide May Kill $2 Billion Wine Industry

December 25th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-pesticide-may-kill-2-billion-wine-industry/

Due to the prevalence of superweeds created by Monsanto’s RoundUp, farmers are trying to eradicate them with new chemicals, 2,4-D and dicamba that create pesticide drift, often mutating vines on neighboring vineyards for multiple seasons of wine growing.

Monsanto/Bayer's GM Plants Contaminate Europe Despite Ban

December 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/breaking-monsantobayers-gm-plants-contaminate-europe-despite-ban-1

Despite a cultivation and seed import ban of genetically modified (GM) oilseed rape in Switzerland, Monsanto and Bayer's GM plants have been introduced into the environment there, confirming fears that once the GM genie has been let out of the bottle it can not be put back.

Brazil on Verge of Violent Regional Wars Over Water Rights – a Sign of Global Trends - Video

December 18th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/brazil-on-verge-of-violent-regional-wars-over-water-rights-a-sign-of-global-trends-2/

Persistent drought condition have sparked a water war in Brazil, which has more water resources than any other country in the world. The two largest cities in the South American powerhouse, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, fighting over rights to a water source that sits between them. Rio de Janeiro has long relied on the Jaguari reservoir. Sao Paulo wants in on the action.

New York State Bans Fracking

December 17th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/New_York_State_Bans_Fracking/40078/0/38/38/Y/M.html

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the state will not lift its ban on fracking. The long-awaited decision marks a decisive turn in the years-long battle over fracking in New York State

Yes, It's Possible For A Gold-Backed Renminbi To Dethrone The US Dollar

December 15th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-15/yes-its-possible-gold-backed-renminbi-dethrone-us-dollar

Until now, the Chinese have had little choice where to park their trillions, because only markets like the US Treasury market (and to a certain extent, gold) have been deep and liquid enough to accommodate their reserves. it plausible that, at some point a (largely gold-backed) renminbi will either dethrone the US dollar or co-exist alongside it in a new global currency regime.

Unapproved GM Mosquitoes Being Shipped to US for Release NOW

December 15th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/unapproved-gm-mosquitoes-shipped-florida-release-now/

Genetically modified mosquitoes are being set for release worldwide. After GM mosquitoes were let loose in Brazil, dengue fever cases spiked. British company who created the mosquitoes, has already shipped them to Florida, could be released in the Keys as early January or February of next year.

Are three MILLION abandoned wells pumping methane into the atmosphere? Leakage could be contributing to climate change, study claims

December 9th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2867485/Are-abandoned-wells-pumping-methane-atmosphere-Three-MILLION-contributing-climate-change-study-claims.html

Researchers at Princeton University say abandoned wells in Pennsylvania are emitting natural gas. Three million nationwide could be leaking. Abandoned wells could represent 10 per cent of methane in Pennsylvania. Can leak methane for decades.

Seeds of the Future

December 4th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27760-seeds-of-the-future

Farmers and crop scientists struggling to save the fast diminishing stock of agricultural diversity. 75 percent of fruit vegetable varieties gone. If the single seed variety that everyone is sowing turns out to be unsuited to climactic conditions, or lacks resistance to insect and crop diseases; won't have the genetic diversity on hand, resilient varieties that can withstand the rigors.

‘Millions of liters’ of oil spilled in Israel, flooding nature reserve (PHOTOS)

December 4th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/news/211551-oil-spill-devastates-israel/

A pipeline breach near the Israel-Jordan border has flooded a nature reserve in what authorities call one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters, causing large amounts of potentially poisonous gas to be released near Aqaba, raising health concerns

As 1st Municipal Fracking Ban In Texas Takes Effect, Towns Test State's Oil And Gas Supremacy

November 30th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014955124

A Texas hamlet shaken by its first recorded earthquake last year and hundreds since then is among communities now taking steps to challenge the oil and gas industry's traditional supremacy over the right to frack.

Running Of The Sheep: America 2014 in Video: People Trampled, Brawls, Cops Assaulted, Tasers, Mayhem…

November 28th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/running-of-the-sheep-america-2014-in-video-people-trampled-brawls-cops-assaulted-tasers-mayhem_11282014

In Pamplona, Spain the yearly tradition is to throw yourself into an arena and run for your life as bulls chases you. America, has a similar tradition, bulls are replaced with human sheeple who will stop at nothing to ensure they walk away with the best consumer deals they can find. People often hurt in both events, sometimes lead to death as weaker sheep are trampled during the commotion. 100 million Americans will head out for their annual running and spend upwards of $13 billion in a single day.

Dry San Diego to look to sewers as water source

November 20th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Dry_San_Diego_to_look_to_sewers_as_water_source/39279/0/38/38/Y/M.html

San Diego has embraced a once-toxic idea: turning sewer water into drinking water. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to advance a $2.5-billion plan to recycle wastewater.

Celebrities Ditch Starbucks After Company Openly Supports Monsanto

November 20th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/rocker-neil-young-ditches-starbucks-company-joins-monsanto-reverse-vermonts-gmo-labeling-law/

Neil Young is boycotting Starbucks. Starbucks is supporting a lawsuit to block law that requires genetically-modified ingredients be labeled,” Young wrote. “ claims that the law is an assault on corporations’ right to free speech.”

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

November 19th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

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

November 18th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

California Plan Could Force Organic Farmers to Use Pesticides

November 18th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

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

November 17th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

China Tries to Save Earth; Republicans Furious

November 13th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

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

November 11th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

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

November 9th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

Fukushima: Japan has chosen to incinerate tons of radioactive waste

November 9th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

A swarm of earthquakes buzzes underground in Nevada

November 8th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

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

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

Yellowstone Volcano: 98 earthquakes revealed in latest report by USGS

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

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

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

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

November 2nd, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

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

November 2nd, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

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

October 31st, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

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

October 29th, 2014
Categories: Environment

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

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

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