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Monsanto to Pay $350k in Settlement Over Franken-Wheat

March 19th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150319/1019740522.html

Wheat farmers in eight states have sued agrochemical giant Monsanto over the unexplained appearance of its genetically modified seeds in a field in Oregon. On Wednesday, the company announced it would settle seven of those suits, shelling out $350,000.

Jerry Brown seeks $1-billion emergency drought relief plan for California

March 19th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141043697

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders will unveil a $1-billion relief plan, also crafted a $7.5-billion water bond that was approved by voters to bolster the state's water infrastructure. In 2014, Brown signed a $687.4-million drought package, which offered aid to communities facing acute water shortages, food and housing assistance to those harmed by the drought.

What If The Drought Causes California’s Food Supply to Collapse? - Video

March 18th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.nutritionalanarchy.com/2015/03/18/what-if-the-drought-causes-californias-food-supply-to-collapse/

NASA experts claim California now holds less than 1 year in water reserves, drought and water usage have depleted fresh supplies at a drastic rate, a threat to biggest source agriculture production in the country, 80-90% of many key fruit and vegetable crops raised in California.

California Drought: Farmers Stop Planting, Sell Water Instead

March 18th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sputniknews.com/environment/20150318/1019694889.html

Farmers in California’s Central Valley, where much of the US’ food supply is born, have taken a huge hit because of the state’s ongoing record drought. And so, instead of planting crops this year, many have opted to sell their water rights. Farmer Lance Tennis: "We're going to make a lot more selling the water than planting the rice."

San Diego sues Monsanto for bay pollution & persistent contamination

March 17th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/usa/241581-san-diego-monsanto-lawsuit/

Agrochemical giant Monsanto has been sued by the City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified Port District for selling chemicals the multinational knew were harmful to the ecology, including that of the now heavily polluted San Diego Bay.

Renewable Energies in Latin America Weather Low Oil Prices

March 9th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/03/renewable-energies-in-latin-america-weather-low-oil-prices/

Most Latin American countries have set medium and long-term targets for alternative energy supply, committed to increasing contribution of renewables, diversify their energy mix, decrease dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon dioxide emissions because of climate change.

Report: Florida Banned State Workers From Saying "Climate Change"

March 9th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Politics

Link: http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/03/florida-climate-change

Officials with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the agency in charge of setting conservation policy and enforcing environmental laws in the state, issued directives in 2011 barring thousands of employees from using the phrases "climate change" and "global warming," according to a bombshell report by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR).

Monsanto Is About To Escape All Regulation From The USDA

March 9th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-is-about-to-escape-all-regulation-from-the-usda/

Intentional mutation, a new way that biotech is getting around regulatory approval for genetically modified crops. Genome editing will be used instead of previous methods for altering living organisms by genetically altering DNA material through artificial manipulation in a laboratory. In this way, they can bypass FDA and other agencies trying to ban GMOs.

International Protest Against GMO Trees Coming March 3rd

March 2nd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/international-protest-against-gmo-trees-coming-march-3rd/

US government allowing first genetically modified tree to be legalized with zero government or public oversight, environmental risk assessments despite overwhelming public opposition. Plans to seed the entire South, with hundreds of thousands of GE trees. You can visit stopgetrees.org to learn more and take further action. You can also contact one of 313 Brazillian embassies and consulates.

75% of Air and Rain Samples Contain Monsanto’s Round Up

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/75-air-rain-samples-contain-monsantos-round/

Round Up chemicals were prevalent, but so were 37 other toxic compounds – all present in both rain and air samples. Glyphosate was found in 86% of air samples, and 77% of rain samples.

Record US Farmers Switching to Non-GMO Crops in 2015

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://patriotrising.com/2015/02/24/record-us-farmers-switching-to-non-gmo-crops-in-2015/

falling GMO grain prices to a rising tide of public distrust of genetically modified ingredients, failing GMO traits, higher GMO seed prices, and the premium prices that people willingly pay for quality food over toxic junk, the conventional farmer is changing his tune when it comes to Big Ag practices.

Taps run dry in Brazil's biggest city as drought bites

February 23rd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/11428718/Taps-run-dry-in-Brazils-biggest-city-as-drought-bites.html

Lowest rainfall since 1930, reservoirs that supply almost half of the 20 million people in the metropolitan area close to running dry. government warnins the reservoirs could dry up in four or five months. State water utility introducing incentives for families using less water, fines for excessive use, installing water savers on taps, did not rule out water rationing.

IMF set to pass Ukraine bailout in coming weeks: Official

February 19th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/02/19/398336/IMF-set-to-approve-Ukraine-bailout

IMF spokesman, Gerry Rice: the fund's 24-member board will meet at the end of February or in early March to pass a new four-year financing package for the East European country. The USD 17.5 billion assistance is reportedly part of a USD 40 billion aid promised by the international community.

Most honey contains glyphosates, the main ingredient in Roundup

February 17th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Most_honey_contains_glyphosates%2C_the_main_ingredient_in_Roundup/41948/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Sixty-two percent of the conventional honeys and 45% of the organic honeys sampled had levels of glyphosates above the minimum established limits. Countries that don't allow genetically modified crops have lower levels of herbicides in their honey.

Magnitude 7 earthquake registered in Japan, N-plant operations unaffected

February 17th, 2015
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://tass.ru/en/non-political/777992

TOKYO, February 17. /TASS/The meteorological department declared a tsunami threat in Iwate and issued a recommendation to the residents of more than 7,000 houses located in the coastal area to evacuate urgently. An earthquake measuring 6.9 points on the open-ended Richter scale was registered in the northwest of Japan on Tuesday.The national meteorological department said the epicenter of the quake was located in the ocean, some 210 kilometers away from the town of Miyako in Iwate Prefecture. Its seismic focus was identified at the depth of about 10 kilometers below the seafloor.

US to face worst droughts for 1,000 years

February 16th, 2015
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/society/anomal/16-02-2015/129838-usa_drought-0/

Recent research which takes into account climate models, published in Science Advances, indicate that the United States of America may face its worst droughts for one thousand years over the coming century. The areas predicted to be most at risk are the US Southwest and the Great Plains and the droughts are predicted to last for decades.

GMOs invade fruit industry: Apples, pears, cherries and peaches to all become unlabeled GMO

February 15th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/048633_GMO_apples_genetically_modified_fruit_apple_polyphenols.html#

Okanagan Specialty Fruits company, which says it "...married the best of nature with the best of science." In addition to genetically modified apples, the Okanagan Specialty Fruits company also promises to roll out genetically modified peaches, cherries and pears.

USDA Approves First GMO Apple For Planting

February 14th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/usda-approves-first-gmo-apple-planting/

USDA has now approved the first GMO apple for commercial planting inside the United States. Arctic apples — which will be available in the Granny Smith and Golden Delicious varieties — are genetically engineered in a way to suppress the production of an enzyme that causes browning when cells in the apple are injured, from slicing.

Brazilians hoard water, prepare for possible drastic rationing

February 13th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Brazilians_hoard_water%2C_prepare_for_possible_drastic_rationing/41804/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a drought.

6000% Increase in Cancer Rates at Fukushima Site

February 6th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/6000-increase-cancer-rates-fukushima-site/

Abe-led government and US continue to sweep the fall out of the Fukushima disaster under the rug. Exploding rates of thyroid cancer in children, as well as an epidemic of leukemia, heart attacks, and other health problems, neglect is compounded by a complete disregard, not only for human life, but for all life upon this planet.

New Genetically Modified Tree Approved by USDA with No Assessments

February 4th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/new-genetically-modified-tree-approved-usda-no-assessments/

Are you worried about genetically modified trees replacing what was once known a nature? US government allowing the first genetically modified tree to be legalized with zero government or public oversight and zero environmental risk assessments.

World's deepest lake Baikal shrinking

February 3rd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://itar-tass.com/en/russia/775101

Water level in lake Baikal, oldest and deepest freshwater reserve in the world dropped 40 centimeters to 456.09 meters, believed a critical point. Russian government approved ecological monitoring of the lake's unique ecological system. Lake is home to more than 1700 species of plants and animals, most of which can be found only there. Baikal seals are the only freshwater seals.

'Tropical' Winter Thunderstorm Hits Moscow as City Sets Temperature Record

February 1st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150201/1017609005.html

Moscow hit with thunderstorm Sunday morning, set a new record with air temperatures rising to 3.1 degrees Celsius (37.6 degrees Fahrenheit), highest since 1914 for this time of year. "Thunder rumbled over Moscow, unique weather phenomenon that occurs very rarely." Moscow onsidered to be one of the most affected places in the world by global warming.

Big Oil wants North Dakota to ease radioactive waste laws (VIDEO)

January 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/usa/227999-radioactive-waste-laws-dakota/

Amid falling oil prices nationwide, energy industry players in North Dakota want officials to alter radioactive waste disposal laws so that more toxic fracking fluid can be stored in-state, saving companies tens of thousands of dollars per truckload.

First-ever rainless January in S.F. history

January 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141002654

Not one drop of measurable rain fell on city streets in January, the first time that’s happened in recorded weather history, which dates back to the Gold Rush.

China Passes US to Become World's Top Foreign Investment Destination

January 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20150130/1017561747.html

China passed the United States to become the world's leader in foreign direct investment (FDI) volume in 2014, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report showed.

California City Says Black, Sediment-Filled Tap Water Is “Safe To Drink” Read more: whatreallyhappened.com http://whatreallyhappened.com/#ixzz3QFRqd36j

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://govtslaves.info/california-city-says-black-sediment-filled-tap-water-safe-drink/

Residents in Gardena, California reported a foul-smelling, black sludge coming from their sinks, Golden State Water Company claims that this “water” is safe to drink. Customers gathered samples of the water for the water company to test, they still refused to test the samples because they needed “special tubes” to do so.

Russian Corporation to Create Water Decontamination Station for Fukushima-1

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sputniknews.com/science/20150128/1017474749.html

Experts from the Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom will create a demo water decontamination station this autumn to be used at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant, the project head of the subsidiary RosRAO, that deals with radioactive materials, Sergei Florya, told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

5 Things You’re Not Being Told About Fukushima

January 28th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/01/28/5-things-youre-not-told-fukushima/

1. Two Trillion Becquerels of Radioactive Material Escaped Reactor 1, 2. US West Coast Will Experience Peak Radiation in 2015, 3. Thyroid Cancer Spreading in Japan, 4. Japan Planning to Build More Nuclear Plants, 5. Experts Can’t Agree on the Health Dangers. Sake brewers finding no one wants to buy their products due to reports of contaminated rice and water. Fukushima is Bad.

S&P downgrades Russia's credit rating to junk

January 26th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/S%26P_downgrades_Russia%27s_credit_rating_to_junk/41236/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Standard & Poor's downgraded Russia's sovereign credit rating to below investment grade to BB+ from BBB. First time in more than 10 years Russian sovereign debt rated below investment grade. Could push up its borrowing costs, many investment and pension funds have rules preventing them from buying anything not classed as investment grade.

Nearly 140,000 Floridians have spoken out against genetically modified mosquito proposal

January 25th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Nearly_140%2C000_Floridians_have_spoken_out_against_genetically_modified_mosquito_proposal/41209/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The company, Oxitec, is hoping to release male mosquitoes that have been modified to produce offspring that won't "survive to adulthood." The genetically modified mosquitoes will instinctually seek out wild female mosquitoes, and their offspring that won't survive will lower the total population in an effort to fight the often lethal dengue virus, which is spread by mosquitoes.

Hungary Commits to GMO-Free Farming

January 25th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/hungary-strikes-gmo-crops-initiates-widespread-gmo-rejection/

Hungary has made a move against Big Biotech. In an attempt to make the entire European Union free from GMO crops, Hungary will initiate a joint alliance of European Union member states rejecting the use of GMOs in farming.

New Senate Environment Chair Gets His Gavel, Goes On Rant Arguing Climate Science Is A Hoax

January 25th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/112780093

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK). In the morning, he officially took the gavel as chairman of the Senate’s Environment Committee. In the afternoon, he took the Senate floor for a long speech about how human-caused climate change is fake.

Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

January 24th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014996904

Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira: country's three most populous states are experiencing their worst drought since 1930. The drought is also having an impact on energy supplies, with reduced generation from hydroelectric dams.

Gov’t: Sea urchins with insides empty, bare skeletons, and black lesions in Hawaii — Birds dying of unusual cancers, rarely seen in wildlife (PHOTOS)

January 22nd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/govt-diseased-sea-urchins-hawaii-insides-empty-bare-skeletons-black-lesions-birds-dying-unusual-cancers-photos

Affected urchins have dull flattened spines (droopy urchins), or gradual to complete loss of spines (outside skeleton bare). Some are found empty with some tissue and spine remaining on their surface. a critically endangered Rota crow died from liver cancer, unusual in that cancer is rare in wildlife in general.

Cancer Chemicals Found Near Yellowstone River After Oil Spill

January 21st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/cancer-chemicals-found-yellowstone-river-oil-pipeline-spill/

Following an oil pipeline leak and subsequent spillage of over 50,000 gallons of oil into the monumental Yellowstone River, cancer-causing chemicals have now been detected even within nearby water treatment plants which usher mass amounts of water meant for drinking.

Monsanto’s Newest GMO Food Weapon…Wheat - Video

January 20th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/monsantos-newest-gmo-food-weapon-wheat/

Monsanto is developing a new GMO seed…wheat. For many years, farmers and consumers said no to GMO wheat since the crop is usually directly consumed by humans. The new GM wheat seed will be resistant to three different herbicides: dicamba, glyphosate, and glufosinate. Why three herbicides? With the widespread use of Roundup (aka glyphosate), super-weeds immune to the popular chemical are taking over farm fields.

Sao Paulo’s largest reservoir drying up: Experts

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/17/393454/Sao-Paulos-chief-reservoir-drying-up

The biggest reservoir for Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, has depleted to only a fraction of its capacity and threatens a severe drought for the region, experts warn. Provides potable water to some six million, remaining five systems also show low levels of capacity. Experts recommended implementing water rationing.

It's Getting Hot in Here, NASA Says 2014 Warmest Year on Record

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sputniknews.com/science/20150117/1017019253.html

Climate scientists announced that 2014 was the hottest year since records began in 1880, and the third time the record has been broken in the last decade.

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.

Coca-Cola Ordered to Shut Down Plant in India for Draining Water & Rampant Polluting

October 29th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/coca-cola-close-mehdiganj-india-draining-water-polluting/

Coca-Cola ordered to shut down operations in a city in India for using too much water, violating pollution laws. Villagers protest as their wells dry up, due to the Coke plant operating there. Coca Cola caught dumping pollution from their plants, trying to sell the toxic waste to farmers as ‘fertilizer.’

Monsanto, Big Food Bombards Colorado with Anti-GMO Labeling Ads

October 23rd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-colorado-anti-gmo-labeling-ads/

November 4th, Colorado residents will have the chance to vote on Prop. 105 to label GMOs, Monsanto is running campaigns saying that GMO labeling will cause a rise in food prices,

UK wind farms outperform nuclear power plants over 24 hours

October 22nd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014924860

On Tuesday more energy was created by UK wind farms than by nuclear power stations, reports the National Grid. Wind farms made up 14.2 per cent of all power generated, while nuclear power contributed 13.2 per cent, due to unusually strong winds.

Monsanto Panics: Drops Another $3.5 Million to Defeat GMO Labeling in Oregon and Colorado

October 22nd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-drops-3-5-million-defeating-gmo-labeling-oregon-colorado/

Monsanto spent $2.5 million in addition to what they’ve already spent to defeat GMO labeling in Oregon bringing total to $4.5 million, another million in Colorado to keep voters from checking that YES LABEL GMOs box at the voting booths. What are these companies trying to hide from U.S. consumers?

Los Angeles Will Not Be Denied: City Council to Vote on Being GMO-Free on Oct 21st

October 21st, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/los-angeles-city-council-vote-gmo-free/

City council members, Paul Koretz and Mitch O’Farrell have y introduced a motion to curb the growth and proliferation of GMO seeds and plants within the city, and to protect local gardens and city-grown food from current and future contamination from GMO seeds.

More Than Half of World’s Wildlife Population Lost: World Wide Fund for Nature

October 18th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20141018/194272371/More-Than-Half-of-Worlds-Wildlife-Population-Lost-World-Wide.html

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) released a statement Saturday following the 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity, highlighting that the world has lost more than half of the planet's wildlife population.

The Largest Volcano In Centuries Is Spewing Toxic Gas - Video

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014920633

One of the largest volcanic eruptions in centuries is occurring on Iceland. The volcano Bardarbunga is producing high levels of sulfur dioxide.

Record Radiation at Fukushima after Vongfong: First tests since Tuesday’s typhoon show radioactive material continues rising near ocean — Officials: We can’t do anything more to stop this, ‘depth and scope’ of contamination flowing out are unknown

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/highest-yet-new-tests-after-latest-typhoon-show-radioactive-material-continues-rising-near-ocean-at-fukushima-plant-officials-drastic-steps-cant-be-taken-depth-and-scope-of-contamination-f

Tepco: sharp spike in the radioactivity of water samples taken from an observation well by the sea located east of the damaged No. 2 reactor; told reporters increased radioactivity in the water could be due to higher levels of groundwater caused by recent typhoons mixing with radioactive elements.

Fracking triggered 400 earthquakes in Ohio, study finds - Video

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/usa/196064-fracking-study-earthquakes-ohio/

A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town; published in the journal Seismological Research Letters. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year.

South Korean town votes no to nuclear plant

October 13th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/10/09/south-korea-nuclear-plant/17014773/

Voters in a South Korean city have rejected plans to build a nuclear power plant in a referendum the government says has no legal effect.T he city was picked for nuclear plant by Samcheok's previous administration. Attitudes have shifted since Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima. 85 percent of residents who cast ballots said no.

Monsanto announces major losses after settling environmental suit

October 13th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/usa/195592-monsanto-fourth-quarter-expectations/

Biotech giant Monsanto announced major losses for their fourth quarter last week well below analysts’ expectations after spending millions settling an environmental suit. The St. Louis, Missouri-headquartered company announced a loss of $156 million, sales of its GMO products go up during the last four months.

Japan Times: ‘Records shattered’ at Fukushima — Radiation levels surge after typhoon — Tepco “doesn’t know why” this is happening — Warning “crisis could get worse” as 180 km/hr storm heading to area

October 12th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/japan-times-records-shattered-fukushima-surging-radiation-levels-after-typhoon-tepco-doesnt-happening-warning-crisis-could-worse-180-kmhr-storm-heading-area

tritium concentration in a groundwater sample surged more than tenfold, spike in Cobalt-60 was also seen after Typhoon Phanfone. The Co-60 concentration more than doubled the record high. Typhoon Vongfong… was still packing winds of up to 180 kph.

Big Win! Monsanto Reports $156 Million Loss in Q4 as Farmers Abandon GM Crops

October 12th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/big-win-monsanto-reports-156-million-loss-q4/

Monsanto’s losses attributed to farmers in major agricultural zones favoring soy over GMO corn because of falling crop prices caused by Syngenta’s release of MIR162 corn, which has been refused by Chinese officials repeatedly which have depressed both local and foreign corn bushel prices.

Global Frackdown day: World unites to protect environment & health

October 11th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/news/195204-global-anti-fracking-rally/

Thousands of anti-fracking activists in over dozen countries unite against dirty energy technology, which contaminates groundwater, causes health problems. Over 250 events on all continents taking place, part of Global Frackdown day, targets fracking, technique to extract hydrocarbons by pumping pressurized chemicals underground.

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

October 9th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Confirmed%3A_California_Aquifers_Contaminated_With_Billions_Of_Gallons_of_Fracking_Wastewater/38477/0/38/38/Y/M.html

California state regulators shut down 11 fracking wastewater injection wells last July over concerns that the wastewater might have contaminated aquifers used for drinking water and farm irrigation, the EPA ordered a report within 60 days.

With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate

October 7th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/us/california-drought-tulare-county.html?_r=1

Now in its third year, the state’s record-breaking drought felt in many ways: vanishing lakes and rivers, lost agricultural jobs, fallowed farmland, rising water bills, suburban yards gone brown.in East Porterville, upended by the drying of wells and, in turn, disappearance of tap water.

Billion-dollar lawsuits claim GMO corn 'destroyed' US exports to China

October 7th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/usa/193612-china-lawsuits-gmo-corn/

Three class-action lawsuits filed Friday claim that agribusiness power Syngenta is to blame for depressed corn exports to China since the seed company released a genetically-engineered variant of the crop before it was approved by Beijing.

Danger: GlaxoSmithKline Dumps 45 Litres of Polio Virus into River

October 4th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/glaxosmithkline-dumps-45-litres-polio-virus-river/

GlaxoSmithKline has contaminated a Rixensart, Belgium river called Lasne with 45 litres of concentrated live poliovirus solution processed at a nearby sewage system which made its way into the country’s waterways.

Fukushima to be Hit by Typhoon, Causing Ocean Contamination: Tepco

October 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20141004/193667366/Fukushima-To-Be-Hit-By-Typhoon-Causing-Ocean-Contamination-Tepco.html

The deluge would likely cause seawater to mingle with the radiation-tainted water accumulating in the basements of the reactor buildings at the six-unit plant, allowing 100 trillion becquerels of cesium to escape.

Fukushima No. 1 at risk of 26-meter tsunami: Tepco

October 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/04/national/fukushima-no-1-at-risk-of-26-meter-tsunami-tepco/#.VDGqE1duWNB

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has warned its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could be hit by tsunami as high as 26.3 meters.

Biosphere Approaching Critical Points Of No Return

October 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World

Link: http://cosmicconvergence.org/?p=8226

This essay is the product of years of intensive research and practical investigation into the greatest challenge facing the human race today — Global Climate Change.

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