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There’s Something in the Water in Utah: E Coli

June 6th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/theres-something-in-the-water-in-utah-e-coli_062015

For the second time in as many months, Utah is facing a municipal water crisis. In April, community of Nibley unable to use the water from the taps due to a chemical spill. This time, city of Syracuse, Utah issued a boil order due to E. Coli and Coliform contamination in the water supply.

UFO-Shaped Lenticular Clouds over Texas Spark HAARP Weather Manipulation Conspiracy Theories - Video

June 5th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/ufo-shaped-lenticular-clouds-over-texas-spark-haarp-weather-manipulation-conspiracy-theories_062015

According to meteorologists, lenticular clouds are common in mountainous regions but rare in the plains. The rarity of lenticular clouds in the plains could explain why the appearance in Texas on Monday caused a stir on social media.

Snow Falls in Parts of China in June! -Video

June 4th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.wtvy.com/news/headlines/Snow-Falls-in-Parts-of-China-in-June-306100331.html

northwest China got a surprise wintry blast of snow mainly in mountainous regions, temperatures across the area dropped to below freezing. Rgion was suffering from a drought since January.

Swiss Supermarkets Stop Sales of Glyphosate over Health Concerns

June 4th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/06/03/swiss-supermarkets-stop-sales-of-glyphosate-over-health-concerns/#.VXEISkY31Oa

Swiss supermarket giants Coop and Migros announced they will no longer sell products that contain glyphosate, following World Health Organization’s report stating glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen, exploring non-toxic alternative weed-killers.

Melbourne shivers through coldest day in a year

June 4th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-shivers-through-coldest-day-in-a-year-20150604-ghgagi.html

Thursday officially declared coldest day of the year. 11.3 degrees in Melbourne, a record for 2015. Victoria; sub-zero temperatures Thursday morning.

Study: Organic Farming Is More Profitable Than Conventional

June 4th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/06/organic-farming-more-profitable-conventional

Washington State University researchers David Crowdera,John Reganold: data from 44 studies involving 55 crops grown on five continents over 40 years; organic farming is somewhere between 22 percent and 35 percent more profitable for farmers than conventional. The reason: higher price farmers get when they sell certified-organic crops. Organic farmers save on chemicals.

How federal dollars are financing the water crisis in the West

June 3rd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: https://projects.propublica.org/killing-the-colorado/story/arizona-cotton-drought-crisis

Scarcity of water is as much a man-made crisis as a natural one; federal subsidies prop up cotton farming in Arizona, cheap loans for cotton production that don’t have to be fully repaid if the market slumps. Cotton is one of the thirstiest crops in existence, each acre demands six times as much water as lettuce, 60 percent more than wheat.

There Is A Record Number Of Winter Jackets On The Streets Of The Northeast

June 3rd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/there-are-a-record-number-of-winter-jackets-on-the-streets-of-the-northeast/

The high temperature Monday in New York 58 degrees; National Weather Service’s NOWData, second time since 1872 high temperature on that date so low. Boston weather high of 49 degrees Monday ties lowest-ever high temperature for any day in the entire month of June since 1872.

Portland sets record for coldest high temperature

June 3rd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.pressherald.com/2015/06/02/portland-sets-record-for-coldest-high-temperature/

National Weather Service: Portland set a record Tuesday for the coldest high temperature for June 2; day’s high of 50 degrees broke the record of 54 degrees, set on June 2, 2001.“It has never been that cold for a high on this date.

May was one of coldest, windiest and wettest on record

June 3rd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/local/may-was-one-of-coldest-windiest-and-wettest-on-record-1-7290926

April, UK was sunniest on record, May was the third wettest, double national average, third coldest (by day) and third windiest since records began at Lancaster University’s Hazelrigg weather centre in 1966.

Russia capable of providing stable oil supplies to global market — Energy Minister

June 3rd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://tass.ru/en/economy/798531

Energy Minister: "Russia is capable of safely and predictably providing a stable volume of oil supplies to the global market amid a wide range of prices," he said, adding that Russia’s oil sector has all necessary technologies for supporting oil production volumes.

Oklahoma Joins Texas in Prohibiting Local Bans on Fracking

June 3rd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Oklahoma_Joins_Texas_in_Prohibiting_Local_Bans_on_Fracking/44305/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Local governments in Oklahoma no longer have the power to regulate fracking within their limits because of a bill signed last week by Republican Governor Mary Fallin. Follows similar legislation recently approved by the Republican-dominated administration in Texas. Both restrictions came at the behest of oil and gas producers, big contributors to GOP politicians in those states.

Growing Mobilisation Against Introduction of Fracking in Spain

June 2nd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/06/growing-mobilisation-against-introduction-of-fracking-in-spain/

Thousands of people in Spain have organised to protest introduction of “fracking” – a controversial technique that involves pumping water, chemicals and sand at high pressure into shale rock to release gas and oil. Demanding the government refuse permits for exploratory wells because of numerous threats fracking posed to the environment and health.

Monsanto GMOs Defeated by Oregon Organic Farmers as Federal Judge Upholds Seed Ban

June 2nd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.alternet.org/activism/monsanto-gmos-defeated-oregon-organic-farmers-federal-judge-upholds-seed-ban

A coalition of Oregon organic farmers has beaten Monsanto—the corporate agriculture giant—in a landmark federal lawsuit that will make national waves by the way that their rural county banned the use of genetically modified seeds.

Volunteers Threatened with Arrest for Cleaning Up Oil Spill, They Ignored the Cops and Kept Cleaning

June 1st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Volunteers_Threatened_with_Arrest_for_Cleaning_Up_Oil_Spill%2C_They_Ignored_the_Cops_and_Kept_Cleaning/44272/0/38/38/Y/M.html

For the past several weeks, the Gaviota Coast in California has seen its delicate ecosystem destroyed by an oil spill that poured roughly 100,000 gallons of oil into the ocean. The volunteers who spontaneously appeared to help clean up the oil, were threatened with arrest by police for tampering with the scene and putting themselves in danger.

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