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Fukushima fallout damaged thyroid glands of California babies

November 20th, 2013
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2164974/fukushima_fallout_damaged_thyroid_glands_of_california_babies.html

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.

#Fuku: Tokyo Evacuation Considered If Sustained Nuclear Reaction Occurs (Video

November 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/fuku-tokyo-evacuation-considered-if-sustained-nuclear-reaction-occurs-video/

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 operators begin risky nuclear fuel rod removal

November 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/fukushima-start-fuel-removal-883/

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 .

Congress Expands Entitlements for Chimpanzees

November 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Congress_Expands_Entitlements_for_Chimpanzees/30430/0/36/36/Y/M.html

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.

Is Monsanto’s RoundUp (Glyphosate) the New Agent Orange?

November 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/still-eating-agent-orange/

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.

Failed Monsanto GMO Corn Pushed on African Countries with Help of Bill Gates

November 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/failed-monsanto-gmo-corn-pushed-african-countries/

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.

Saudi capital hit with rare floods, residents urged to stay indoors (PHOTOS)

November 17th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Middle East, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/saudi-arabia-rare-flooding-844/

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.

Cannabinoids (Marijuana Compounds) Lead to Leukemia Cancer Cell Destruction

November 17th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/cannabinoids-marijuana-kill-leukemia-cancer-cells/

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.

Multiple assemblies ‘deformed’ in Fukushima Unit 4 pool — One “bent at a 90-degree angle” — Tepco: Mistake occurred when handling the fuel… 25 years ago

November 14th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/multiple-assemblies-deformed-in-fukushima-unit-4-pool-one-bent-at-a-90-degree-angle-tepco-mistake-occurred-when-handling-the-fuel-25-years-ago

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.

Have You Been Smoking Pot? Denver Police Have a New Way to Tell: The 'Nasal Ranger'-Photo

November 14th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/have-you-been-smoking-pot-denver-police-have-new-way-tell-nasal-ranger

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.

Robot detects locations of radioactive leaks at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

November 14th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/fukushima-robot-detect-radiation-729/

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.

Study Finds WHOLE Foods (Not Supplements) Harness Amazing Protective Properties

November 14th, 2013
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/whole-foods-not-supplements-heal/

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.

Futurists: Genetically-modified animals will save the planet

November 13th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Futurists%3A_Genetically-modified_animals_will_save_the_planet/30322/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

ShotSpotter Has Started Marketing Itself to Schools

November 13th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/16416

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.

A Million Tons of Radioactive Debris Headed to West Coast from Fukushima?

November 13th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/million-tons-radioactive-debris-headed-west-coast-fukushima-japan/

Million tons of Fukushima debris could be 1,700 miles off the U.S. West coast, floating between Hawaii and California ready to hit the coastline. Radiation in fish off West Coast, Polar bears, seals, walrus have open sores along Alaskan Coast. Fish bleeding from their eyes, gills off Canada coast.

Chevron committing eco-holocaust in Amazonian jungle - Video

November 13th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World

Link: http://youtu.be/3QAJdsUpALI

In the pristine forests and rivers of Ecuador where more plant and animal species existed within a square mile than anywhere else on earth, Chevron committed an eco-holocaust of incompressible proportions. It was a crime against the earth and all life. Now Chevron is innocent and can sue Ecuador for damages.

Canada-European Union Free Trade Agreement (CETA): A ‘Corporate Bill of Rights’

November 12th, 2013
Categories: Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/canada-european-union-free-trade-agreement-ceta-a-corporate-bill-of-rights/

To protect multinationals from government policies, CETA includes an investor-state dispute settlement process. Will give corporations based in Canada, EU a new tool to sue governments for policies that interfere with their profits. also gives corporations unprecedented rights to bid on public contracts.

Radioactive leak found in reactor at S. Carolina nuclear plant, one of largest in US

November 12th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/south-carolina-nuclear-radioactive-leak-563/

Reactor at one of the nation’s largest nuclear power plants has been taken offline due to a radioactive leak within a containment building. Less than one tenth of a gallon of radioactive material is leaking per minute, not known how long the leak has existed. Subject to ongoing repairs and analysis,

This Inexpensive Omega-3 Source Can Protect Against Radiation

November 12th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/flax-seeds-protect-repair-radiation/

Pearlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania: repair of tissues after exposure, ability of flax seeds to protect lung tissue prior to radiation exposure, repair damaged lung tissue after exposure, used mice for study, doing clinical study on humans receiving radiation for cancer treatment.

Jerry Brown Wants to Be a Climate Leader - and to Frack for a Lot of Oil

November 11th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/19913-jerry-brown-wants-to-be-a-climate-leader-and-to-frack-for-a-lot-of-oil

In August, Brown gave his blessing to a dramatic expansion of fracking in California's massive oil shale formations, which underlie a large area of the state from Southern to Central California. The fracking bill Brown signed into law, SB4, ensures that fracking will move forward unimpeded for at least the next two years,

Small Islands Demand U.N. Protection

November 11th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World

Link: http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/11/small-islands-demand-u-n-protection/

SThreatened by rising seas, some of the world’s small island developing states (SIDS) are demanding that the U.N.’s new set of Sustainable Development Goals place a high priority on the protection of oceans and marine resources.

Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out Against GMO Dangers

November 10th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/former-gmo-advocate-speaks-dangers/

As mounting evidence shows genetically modified foods have dangerous health and environmental repercussions, the number of scientists willing to step forward and speak out against them is similarly growing. Dr. Thierry Vrain: entire paradigm of genetic engineering GMO technology is flawed.

10,000 feared dead in Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines

November 9th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/10/333897/10000-feared-dead-in-philippine-typhoon/

Philippine official says at least 10,000 people are feared dead in the central province of Leyte after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Southeast Asian country.Regional Police Chief Elmer Soria said on Sunday that Haiyan destroyed nearly 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path in Leyte province.

Nuclear Expert: “There may be an accident of criticality” during fuel removal at Fukushima Unit 4 — TV: Rods could crumble, frightening Tepco in charge of potential catastrophe

November 9th, 2013
Categories: Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/expert-there-may-be-an-accident-of-criticality-during-fuel-removal-at-fukushima-unit-4-tv-rods-could-crumble-frightening-that-tepco-is-in-charge-of-potential-catastrophe-videos

If the rods are exposed to the air they would release radiation, could heat up, cause self-sustaining nuclear reaction. Many unknowns. Potential catastrophe. Fuel rods could be bent, damaged, corroded. Difficult to move because no longer in proper original position. Fuel rods may break. TEPCO: unlikely.

Anti-Monsanto Protest Sparks in Argentina by Pesticide Illness and Death

November 9th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/

Monsanto’s pesticides causing birth defects and cancer in Argentina. Anti-Monsanto protests in farm communities due to massive pesticide-induced illness. Children born with deformities: six fingers, without a jawbone, missing skull bone, kidney deformities, without an anus, people developing cancer.”

US building a $2 billion high tech chemical weapons destruction plant in a rural Kentucky

November 9th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: /US building a $2 billion high tech chemical weapons destruction plant in a rural Kentucky

Military storing deadly sarin and VX nerve gas 100 miles from Louisville, destroying it an enormous challenge for US Department of Defense. Construction three quarters finished, starting the destruction process of the 523 tons of sarin, vx and mustard gas stored at the depot.

.Dad ‘unfit parent for refusing son McDonald’s’ -Video

November 9th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://nypost.com/2013/11/07/psychologist-called-dad-unfit-parent-for-refusing-son-mcdonalds-suit/

Attorney David Schorr slapped a court-appointed shrink with a defamation lawsuit for telling the judge deciding a custody battle with his estranged wife that he was an unfit parent for refusing to take his son to the fast food joint for dinner. Son tattled on his dad, wife flipped out and called the shrink.

In Unprecedented Move, Spent Fuel Rods To Be Removed from Fukushima Reactors - Video

November 8th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://youtu.be/LLW-1cGSL38

Arjun Makhijani: Removing the spent fuel rods from the Fukushima Reactor is a dangerous but necessary move

Texas Frackers Sue Victim of Their Water Pollution for $3 Million for Exposing Them Video

November 8th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/08/1254247/-Texas-Frackers-Sue-Victim-of-Their-Water-Pollution-for-3-Million-for-Exposing-Them

Fort Worth Court of Appeals: Range Resources can go forward with defamation suit based on accusations that Lipsky mislead public of being able to set his water on fire. Tests show gas in his water well 162,000 parts per million (ppm). 50,000 ppm considered level for potential explosion

Irish politicians call for an end to fluoride in water

November 8th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/irish-politicians-call-end-fluoride-water

Proposed ban on addition of fluoride into drinking water. Independent deputy Catherine Murphy: right for people to be sceptical and questioned expert opinion fluoridation does not cause ill-health. Citing Holland, Germany as countries with good public health policy that do not put fluoride in the water

ABC Los Angeles: Expert confirms radioactive water on way to West Coast and arriving in next few months; Will we really be told if it’s dangerous? — Journalist in Japan: Lethal contamination is gushing out, endangering millions and wreaking havoc on ocean

November 8th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/abc-los-angeles-expert-confirms-radioactive-water-on-way-to-west-coast-and-arriving-in-next-few-months-will-we-really-be-told-if-its-dangerous-journalist-in-japan-lethal-contamination-is-gush

300 tons contamination goes into Pacific Ocean daily for two years. Radioactive water will begin arriving this March. Endanger millions of lives. Nuclear Engineer Dr. Arjun Makhijani president Institute for Energy and Environmental Research: No need to panic. Should do better monitoring of food.

Pro-Nuclear Engineer: Potential for “a very, very serious accident” when unloading Fukushima Unit 4; “The thing that keeps me up late at night” — Expert: Concern over “positioning of fuel rods” in pool — Tepco: It’s not ‘particularly dangerous

November 8th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/pro-nuclear-engineer-unit-4-unloading-has-potential-for-a-very-very-serious-accident-its-the-thing-that-keeps-me-up-late-at-night-expert-concern-over-positioning-of-the-fuel-rods

Potential very serious accident, operation amounts to nuclear high-wire act, cranes other machinery on scaffolding above the No. 4 unit. Tepco spokesmen: removal process not risky. Tepco record of accidents at the plant tests faith in its competence to perform such a delicate task.

Motorola patents electronic tattoo for ‘mobile microphone, lie detector and digital display

November 8th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/motorola-patents-electronic-tattoo-for.html

Motorola, owned by Google, applied for a patent: electronic tattoo placed on a person’s neck, acts as a “mobile microphone, lie detector and digital display.” Announced the password pill, stomach acid-powered tablet turns your body into a living password equivalent of a floppy disk.

Genetically engineered trees under USDA consideration could harm environment - report

November 8th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Genetically_engineered_trees_under_USDA_consideration_could_harm_environment_-_report/30183/0/38/38/Y/M.html

GE tree developed by ArborGen, biotechnology corporation to provide wood pellets that fuel power plants around world. Require substantial amounts of fertilizers and pesticides water. Spread seeds and pollens over great distances. Risks contaminating surrounding area.

We’re In The Most Dangerous Moment Since the Cuban Missile Crisis - Scientists Warn of Extreme Risk

November 8th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Health

We’ve long said that the greatest short-term threat to humanity is from the fuel pools at Fukushima. The Japanese nuclear agency recently green-lighted the removal of the spent fuel rods from Fukushima reactor 4′s spent fuel pool. The operation is scheduled to begin this month.

Monsanto, Pioneer, Cargill, Tiger Brands: GM Maize Cartels Gorge Profits on South Africa’s Poor

November 7th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/monsanto-pioneer-cargill-tiger-brands-gm-maize-cartels-gorge-profits-on-south-africas-poor/

Group of companies, including Tiger Brands, Pioneer, Premier Foods fixed the price of bread and maize meal, commandeer the entire maize value chain squeeze the poorest South Africans. South African government, through Public Investment Corporation (PIC)largest investor in Tiger Brands.

Doctor not allowed to warn patients of hazardous fracking chemicals, federal judge rules

November 7th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/042807_fracking_chemicals_gag_order_doctors.html

Gag order on medical professionals which keeps them from revealing specific fracking chemical components to their patients. denied the right of access to information about specific chemical types and quantities used in fracking to better handle poisoned patients or warn them of the toxic potentials.

Monsanto Calls Out the Dogs in St. Louis

November 7th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Zionism, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/monsanto-calls-out-the-dogs-in-st-louis/

October 12 March Against Monsanto (MAM), scores of police from half a dozen municipalities there, with dogs .previous demonstration, police told picketers to stand on pavement not on Monsanto’s grass. next event, cops said pavement too close to traffic ordered people to stand on the grass.

US Court Rules Again That Natural Phenomena Cannot Be Patented, Casting Further Doubt On Gene Patents

November 7th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20131104/05121225117/us-court-rules-again-that-natural-phenomena-cannot-be-patented-casting-further-doubt-gene-patents.shtml

District Court judge in California upheld the landmark [SCOTUS] ruling, and struck down a patent held by a San Diego-based diagnostics company called Sequenom. Sequenom plans to appeal the decision to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge ruled a "natural phenomenon" could not be patented.

Japan to begin removal of fuel rods from Fukushima plant

November 7th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/fukushima-fuel-rod-removal-365/

TEPCO to begin extracting 1,500 nuclear fuel rods from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. Risky operation essential to stabilize the site, process to take decades. Radioactivity of the rods 14,000 times more than 1945 Hiroshima bomb. Mishap could release huge amount of radiation into the atmosphere.

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