Britain has embarked on its biggest charity food drive since the Second World War, with the aim to feed poor families over Christmas season. response to rising food poverty in Britain. nvolves British Red Cross, Neighborhood Food Collection, Trussell Trust food bank network, charity Fare Share, TESCO.
Yemeni tribesmen blown up part of the country’s main oil export pipeline. Not immediately clear whether the oil flow stopped by the explosion. Motive behind the attack remained unclear but tribal sources said it meant to force the central government to pay the tribesmen compensation.
20 people injured in clashes in Argentina between union members and environmental activists, who were protesting construction of a plant by Monsanto. Activists are concerned the plant would process Monsanto-made genetically modified corn, ending up in the local market.
British Home Secretary Theresa May: slavery widespread in U K , hidden in plain sight in shops, supermarkets, fields, factories, nail bars, or even an ordinary residence. Comments came following the discovery of three women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years in southern London district of Lambeth.
Spain's parliament has passed an environmental impact law that could legalize the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).Imports 76 percent of its energy needs. The technology could help relieve its foreign dependence on oil, coal and gas, boost the country’s ailing economy.
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake on the Gulf coast near Iran's sole nuclear power plant has killed seven people and injured 30. Iran stands on several seismic fault lines. Concern over the reliability of the Bushehr plant and the risks of radioactive leaks in case of a major quake.
Tesoro Logistics pipeline spilled 800,000 gallons of fracked Bakken Shale oil in North Dakota in September — has hired contractor Witt O’Brien’s to oversee its clean-up of the biggest fracked oil spill in U.S. history. Witt O’Brien’s has history of oil spill cover-ups dating back to the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Northern Texas towns are experiencing an intense string of earthquakes – the last of which was one of the most powerful in 5 years. As unusual tremors have been going on for over 3 weeks now, many suspect fracking might be to blame. In the last four days, there have been six recorded quakes.
Drugs, hormones used to make turkeys bigger with less feed. Arrive to slaughter with lesions, deviated toes, breast blisters, dermatitis, swelling, blisters, Clostridial dermatitis, cellulitis. Contaminated environment, feed, water, poor hygienic conditions, contaminated vaccines and equipment.
Contamination is heading to the West Coast of the United States Starting to detect the presence of the plume of radioactivity. It is making its way towards our coast.
Scores of dead and sick ringed seals some with open wounds, unusual hair loss and internal ulcers began washing up in summer 2011 in Western Alaska. Hundreds perhaps thousands of dead seabirds wash ashore on Alaska island in Bering Sea. Possible human health impacts.
Extraordinary marine activity From California to Alaska. Scientists puzzled. Something very odd happening in the ocean and in the waters around B.C. Species are turning up where they are rarely seen. Sea stars from California to Alaska are dying. Tropical turtle found in Prince Rupert last week.
Problems global in scale. toxins will remain dangerous for hundreds of generations, disperse throughout planet sickness, they knew there had been a full meltdown first day of disaster, denied this three months. Experts at loss to solve the problems. Nobody has solutions. Tepco catastrophe.
Raise acceptable radiation levels. Pretend radiation is good for us. Reporters covering Fukushima harassed, censored. Secrecy law allows crack down on anyone criticising, jail up to five years. Designates prime minister as third-party overseer. Threat to freedom. Fascist state. Repression.
he World Bank and United Nations on Wednesday appealed for billions of dollars to provide electricity for the poorest nations but said there would be no investment in nuclear power. “We don’t do nuclear energy,” said World Bank president Jim Yong Kim.
Lebanese marijuana underground market is enjoying the fact war in Syria made authorities leave the drug unattended. Syrian conflict has paralyzed authorities at home left border virtually uncontrolled. “This year, the harvest was abundant, authorities left us alone because they are otherwise occupied
[Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Senior Scientist Ken] Buesseler: first plume of water carrying radionuclides from Fukushima due to hit the U.S. West Coast any day now. U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass: increased federal role not likely cites budget brakes applied by Republicans in Congress.
Toys ‘R’ Us ran a TV Ad about how science education and field trips to nature are boring, especially when compared to free toys. Promotes blind commercialism and consumerism, insults science and environmental education programs and field trips. Company calls this ad “Amusing and Heartwarming.
Mainstream media (MSM) depict anti-GMO people as “emotional” and “unreasonable” while claiming genetic engineering is more “scientific”. Numerous studies point to GMO dangers, hundreds of scientists publicly speak out against GMOs.
Bacterial pathogens, viruses, parasites, cancer are anaerobic and thrive in the absence of oxygen. They are poisoned by oxygen. Ozone therapy is currently used successfully in Germany, Spain, Russia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Cuba and other nations. Threatens the medical establishment’s monopoly.
San Rafael California:ordinance bans smoking in dwellings that share a wall with another unit, including apartments, duplexes and condominiums. The hope is to eliminate second-hand smoke from creeping through doors and windows, ventilation systems, floorboards and other susceptible openings.
Oil pipeline exploded in China on Friday, killing 35, injuring 166.E xplosion spilled oil into the ocean, shut down one of China’s largest crude import terminals. China’s last major oil spill in 2010 two pipelines exploded, spilling 27 million gallons of oil into Yellow Sea, as much as the Exxon Valdez disaster.
Ohio sheriff: alarmed by synthetic opiate krokodil, promised not to charge anyone who hands over the drug to his office. Addictive, injectable opioid made by mixing codeine tablets with gasoline, paint thinner, iodine, kitchen, bathroom cleaner, hydrochloric acid or red phosphorous from matches.
The US House passed Wednesday two bills that would demand a $5,000 filing fee for any individual that wanted to hold an official protest of a drilling project, and that would give the feds less authority nationwide over hydraulic fracking rules.
Number of new food and beverage products in the U.S. with the label “natural” has fallen. 100 lawsuits filed against food makers like Kashi, Ben & Jerry’s for misleading labels, companies said their products were “natural”, but aren’t. No regulations on how the natural label can be used, has no official meaning.
Half a year’s worth of rain fell in an hour and a half Monday night on Italian island of Sardinia, flooding streets, killing 16, Sardinia pummeled by 17.3 inches of rain by Cyclone Cleopatra Italy’s Civil Protection Agency, called “an exceptional event.” Italian government declared state of emergency on the island,
New study finds that radioactive Iodine from Fukushima has caused a significant increase in hypothyroidism among babies in California, 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. All babies born in California monitored at birth for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels in blood.
These possibilities are so concerning because of the damage already sustained to the units making it unlikely that all the units can be removed in one piece. Comes just days after Dr. Shigeru Mita called for an evacuation of Japan due the the high levels of radiation.
Fukushima plant operators have finally begun removing over 1,500 nuclear fuel rods from one of the four reactors at its damaged nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan on Monday. With robots and cranes, workers will attempt to cautiously transfer 1,331 spent fuel rods and 202 new ones .
House, Senate vote to extend retirement benefits for nation's research chimpanzees. $30 million ceiling amount up to $55 million. Research on them unnecessary. Euthanasia could be used if deemed in best interest of the animals. Chimp advocates ecstatic. "It's a great day for federal chimpanzees.
Monsanto poisoned thousands of Vietnamese, Thai, and Koreans, American soldiers with Agent Orange, RoundUp label warns not to get on skin, wear gloves when handling, what makes it o.k. to eat. use has tripled since 1990. Scientists speaking up about ineffectiveness, dangers of GMOs.
African Centre for Biosafety (ACB): failed GM Monsanto corn pushed on African countries with help from the Gates Foundation. This maize, known as MON810, has been grown in South Africa 15 years, failed miserably”. Monsanto now pushing it into Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya.
Severe flooding is being reported in Saudi Arabia, especially in the kingdom’s capital of Riyadh, with the government closing schools and urging people to stay indoors amid heavy rain. Flooding is rare in the country dominated by the Arabian Desert.
Saint George’s University of London: published in Anticancer Research, various compounds within cannabis are able to work together to kill human leukemia cells. six compounds tested each had anti-cancer properties effective as THC. When combined the compounds had an even greater effect.
TEPCO: three fuel rods of Reactor 4 deformed. One bent at 90-degree angle 25 years ago, mistake occurred in handling. Two damaged 10 years ago; removal difficult, delicate, unprecedented operation, great risk. 660 pounds, 15 feet long, exposed to air or break, radioactive gases released.
Denver, Colorado: legalized marijuana, passed new “odor ordinance,” potential $2,000 fine for polluting air with high concentrations of cannabis. Enforcement plan: olfactometer, or "nose telescope" has ability to record concentration of marijuana in the air, GPS coordinates of where smell is from.
NHK television: For the first time, a remote-controlled robot has detected the exact spot of radioactive water leaks from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant’s Reactor 1. Camera captured images of radioactive water leaking from two holes of the vessel into the building housing the reactor.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Synergistic combinations of phytochemicals can greatly reduce cancer. WHOLE fruits and vegetables can reduce risk of a number of diseases, including cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, premature aging.
Designer Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg proposes that genetically-engineered creatures be released into the wild to save endangered species and clean up pollution. And she's already designed four organisms to do it, including soil-scouring slugs and seed-dispersing porcupines.
Unnamed Oakland charter school first in the country to use ShotSpotter SiteSecure system, able to detect gun has been fired, where it was fired. Use network of microphones, communicate information to police car computer screens instantly with floor plan of school, type of gun used.
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