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Feds Push Software to Monitor Americans' Energy Usage

January 13th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Feds_Push_Software_to_Monitor_Americans%27_Energy_Usage/31965/0/0/0/Y/M.html

DOE says its energy-scoring software, Home Energy Scoring Tool is like a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating, allows homeowners to compare energy performance of their homes, also billed as a way to keep home-retrofitting going.

Spread of ‘superweeds’ blamed on herbicides for GMOs

January 13th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/01/13/world/spread-of-superweeds-blamed-on-herbicides-for-gmos/#.UtV2MLR9C5x

United States is facing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant “superweeds,” which some activists and researchers are blaming on GMOs — an accusation rejected by industry giants. Many scientists blame overuse of herbicides, prompted by seeds that are genetically modified to resist them.

California schools announce Fukushima testing: Imperative we monitor for any Fukushima contamination “that will be arriving this year” in ocean — LA Times claims levels are declining, fails to inform readers of radioactive plume crossing Pacific

January 13th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/california-professor-imperative-we-monitor-for-any-radioactive-contaminants-that-will-be-arriving-this-year-in-ocean-from-fukushima-l-a-times-claims-levels-are-declining-fails-to-inform

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory launched “Kelp Watch 2014,”scientific campaign to determine extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plan.

Next Step in Uruguay: Competitive, Quality Marijuana

January 12th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/01/next-step-uruguay-competitive-quality-marijuana/

Uruguay,will spend the next few months selecting a good quality strain of the crop that can be sold at a price similar to current illegal prices. Studying the best way to produce competitively-priced high-quality marijuana while involving small and medium Uruguayan producers.

Flu Vaccines Now Use GMOs For Faster Production

January 12th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://healthydebates.com/flu-vaccines-now-use-gmos-faster-production/

New flu vaccines containing genetically modified (GM) proteins have been approved by the FDA. So far, three vaccines are underway with two of them already approved for marketing. GMO vaccine is said to be easier to replicate and has the potential to mass produce more rapidly than egg culture vaccines.

US House passed bill ravaging toxic-waste law - on same day as W. Virginia chemical spill

January 11th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/hazardous-toxic-waste-law-445/

House passed Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act. Eliminate requirements for Environmental Protection Agency to review, update hazardous-waste disposal regulations, make more difficult for government to compel companies that deal with toxic substances to carry proper insurance for cleanups.

No 'polar vortex' here: Record heat grips Australia killing thousands of animals

January 10th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/record-heat-australia-animals-388/

While US is stricken by freezing cold, Australia is suffering record heat with temperatures approaching 50C (122F) in some parts of the country and leaving thousands of animals dead. High temperatures are shifting into Western Australia, large areas being “under extreme heatwave to severe heatwave.”

Ecuador Cracks Down on Indigenous Leaders Opposed to Oil

January 10th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014694313

Ecuadorian government is now attempting to take down Ecuador's indigenous leaders who are committed to defending their territory from any oil development plans by companies. Attorney General, accuses leaders of crime of threat" during protests against the oil auction.

Monsanto seed plant construction halted in Argentina

January 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, War, Politics, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/monsanto-argentina-plant-halted-343/

A labor appeals court in north-central Argentina ruled that the construction of a Monsanto plant is unconstitutional, halting work on the site. The three judge court ruled 2-1 in favor of the activists who filed a legal appeal against Monsanto’s GMO seed plant on environmental protection grounds.

100,000 bats fall dead from the sky during a heatwave in Australia

January 8th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10558183/100000-bats-fall-dead-from-the-sky-during-a-heatwave-in-Australia.html

Trees and earth littered with dead creatures, mass deaths of flying foxes, smell of rotting carcasses filling towns, concerns about the spread of virus, 16 people receiving antiviral treatment after coming into close contact with a bat. Impact on ecosystem.

China’s oil fears over South Sudan fighting

January 8th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/17408

China, largest investor in South Sudan’s oil sector, fierce fighting continues between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those of his former deputy. Some of the largest oil fields China operates are in areas controlled by fighters backing Riek Machar, the country’s vice-president until he was sacked in July.

Monsanto announces high profits and major expansion across Latin America

January 8th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-first-quarter-earnings-322/

The company said that for the quarter ending November 30, 2013 it earned $368 million, or 69 cents per share. Monsanto’s total revenue rose 7 percent last quarter to $3.1 billion. Germany, France, Italy proposed national bans on GMOs. Zambia, Benin,Serbia agreed on total bans altogether.

Canada reports fatal case of H5N1 bird flue -Video

January 8th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/09/344547/canada-reports-fatal-case-of-h5n1-bird-flue/

Canadian officials confirmed human death from H5N1 bird flu, first reported in North America from the virus. H5N1 avian influenza infects lower respiratory tract deep in the lung can cause deadly pneumonia. World Health Organization:648 confirmed human cases of H5N1, most in Asia. 384 infections fatal.

Radio Disney's pro-fracking elementary school tour sparks outrage

January 8th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2014/01/radio-disneys-pro-fracking-elementary.html

Radio Disney made 26 stops across Ohio with a pro-fracking group to promote oil and gas to elementary school students. An educational program funded by Ohio’s oil and gas industry sponsored by Radio Disney has environmental activists, parent upset over what they say is a hijacking of public education.

Water Wars: Land snatched from Syria supplies third of Israel's H2O -Video

January 7th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Police State, Health

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/video/tom-sullivan/water-wars-land-snatched-syria-supplies-third-israels-h2o

Rivalry over water supplies can lead to bitter conflicts.since the mid-20th century, the planet's seen nearly 180 conflicts connected to water resources. These include both small and large-scale clashes - a lot of them in the Middle East and Africa.

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

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

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

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

Whole Foods to Privately Support Local Growers with $25 Million

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 dead, nearly 180 hospitalized from flu in metro area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Detroit police chief to citizens: Arm yourselves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

China in MASSIVE rare earths industry consolidation

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

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

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

Childlessness in US among highest in the world: Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obamacare Ignites Revolution Inside The Democratic Party

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

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

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

H1N1 Virus Spreading Across Canada and the United States

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USDA goes forward with herbicide-resistant GMO seeds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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