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Report: “Worst he’s ever seen” says Alaska boat captain — Fishermen “talking about Fukushima… convinced it has something to do with it” — Salmon “not showing up… many have lesions or worms and parasites” — Crabs “more easily damaged… a lot of dead catch”

July 31st, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/report-worst-hes-ever-seen-says-alaska-boat-captain-salmon-just-arent-showing-up-many-have-lesions-or-worms-and-parasites-crabs-more-easily-damaged-a-lot-of-dead-catch

Alaska Fisheries In Midst Of An Economic Collapse — And not one politician is talking about it Concerns of radiation from [Fukushima] affecting Alaskan seafood has been ruled out by the US Food & Drug Administration.

GMO Corn No Longer Resistant to Bugs

July 31st, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/sicence-technology/gmo-corn-longer-resistant-bugs/

“Seed companies say they warned Brazilian farmers to plant part of their corn fields with conventional seeds to prevent bugs from mutating and developing resistance to GMO seeds.”

Bollworms develop resistance to Bt cotton, destroy GM crop fields in Pakistan

July 30th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/046241_Bt_cotton_bollworms_GMO_crops.html

Biotech giant Monsanto promises farmers that, if they buy genetically modified (GM) seeds, their crops will exhibit herbicide-, insect- and drought-tolerant characteristics. All over the world, plants and insects are becoming immune to potent herbicides and pesticides."

Worldwide Water Shortage by 2040?

July 29th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/worldwide-water-shortage-by-2040_072014

Continuing fallout from droughts in the Western U.S. and Brazil - both are incredibly important areas to the global food supply, corporate hoarding of fresh water is on the rise. Nestle’s former CEO stated that water supplies should be privatized; the right to fresh, clean water is not an essential human right.

City To Run Out Of Drinking Water In 100 Days

July 29th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://survivalbackpack.us/city-run-drinking-water-100-days/

Sao Paulo risks having its biggest reservoir run out of drinking water within 100 days unless it starts rationing, Brazilian federal prosecutors warned. Water utility Sabesp and Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin have 10 days to come up with measures to deal with the crisis.

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

July 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_EXPORTING_POLLUTION_ABRIDGED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-07-28-04-39-21

Oregon's largest coal-burning power plant is expected to shut down in a few years, but that doesn't mean coal is dead.

Earth is headed for its sixth mass extinction - study

July 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World

Link: http://rt.com/usa/176180-earth-extinction-endangered-human/

The rapid depletion of Earth’s biodiversity indicates that the planet is in the early stages of its sixth mass extinction of life since becoming habitable 3.5 billion years ago, according to a new study published in Science.

EPA denies request to use toxic herbicide on superweeds in Texas

July 24th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2014/07/epa-denies-request-to-use-toxic.html

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied emergency application to use hazardous pesticide on 3 million acres of Texas cotton fields, environmental, public health,organic farm interests urged agency to reject request based on environmental effects, weed resistance to currently used chemicals.

Win: Farmers in El Salvador Successfully Oppose Monsanto’s GMO Seeds

July 24th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/farmers-el-salvador-successfully-oppose-monsanto/

El Salvador farmers have successfully used indigenous seed, and have never needed to rely on biotech for a viable seed source. Indigenous seeds make sense not only economically, but environmentally, as well. working to keep seeds indigenous in El Salvador.

New Onslaught of Pesticides Being Approved by the Corrupted EPA and FDA

July 23rd, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/new-onslaught-pesticides-approved-corrupted-epa-fda/

FDA and EPA are about to approve the use of 2,4-D chemicals on American fields, even though it has been linked to developmental and neurological health problems, among other environmental damage. Glyphosate-drenched fields everywhere are giving birth to superweeds bigger than farmers have ever seen

Map Details Extent of Plastic Debris in Five Ocean Gyres

July 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World

Link: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/07/17/map-details-extent-plastic-debris-five-ocean-gyres/

When a research team set sail on a nine-month, worldwide expedition in 2010 to study the impact of global warming on Earth’s oceans, one of their projects was to locate the accumulations of plastic.

Organic Food Has Lower Pesticide Residues, Study Affirms

July 17th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/study-affirms-lower-pesticide-exposure-organics/

Researchers determined organic crops have significantly lower pesticide residues than conventional crops. Even in crops designated as organic, conventional pesticides can be found in low amounts due to environmental contamination. More than 1,000 samples tested contained some pesticide residue.

11 earthquakes hit fracking-heavy central Oklahoma over weekend

July 14th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/11_earthquakes_hit_fracking-heavy_central_Oklahoma_over_weekend/36603/0/38/38/Y/M.html

US Geological Survey recorded seven quakes ranging from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 in areas northeast of Oklahoma City. In addition, a 4.3-magnitude temblor hit Langston just after noon on Saturday, and three other quakes ranging from magnitude 2.9 to 3.2 occurred Saturday morning.

Parts of Yellowstone National Park closed after massive supervolcano beneath it melts roads

July 14th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/14/parts-of-yellowstone-national-park-closed-after-massive-supervolcano-beneath-it-melts-roads/

Tourists at Yellowstone National Park are being barred from areas of the park because the massive underground supervolcano beneath it is melting the asphalt roads.“It basically turned the asphalt into soup. It turned the gravel road into oatmeal,”; Yellowstone spokesman Dan Hottle.

Research Professor Begs EPA and USDA to Refuse New 2,4-D Herbicide

July 10th, 2014
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/research-professor-implores-epa-usda-refuse-new-24-d-herbicide/

Charles Benbrook serves on the USDA’s AC 21 Agricultural Biotechnology Advisory Committee: 2,4-D chemicals causes neurological disorders, kidney, liver damage, reproductive failure, disruption of endocrine system, cancers, pollute drinking water, cause damage that can't be undone.

Anthrax confirmed in North Dakota beef cow

July 4th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Anthrax_confirmed_in_North_Dakota_beef_cow/36397/0/38/38/Y/M.html

State Veterinarian Susan Keller is urging North Dakota ranchers to make sure their livestock are vaccinated against anthrax, after the first confirmed case of the year in a Barnes County beef cow. Anthrax bacteria spores lie dormant in the soil and become active under extreme weather conditions.

Fracking industry fumes as researchers reveal high levels of leaking methane

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/169592-fracking-pennsylvania-study-scandal/

Latest drilling techniques for obtaining gas, which drill horizontally as opposed to the more traditional vertical drilling, shows a higher rate of leaking methane. Results suggest that hazardous leaks of methane could pose potential obstacles for drilling across the nation,

Attorney General Rejects GMA’s Attempt to Throw out GMO Labeling Laws

June 30th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/attorney-general-rejects-grocery-manufacturers-associations-attempt-throw-gmo-labeling-laws/

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) tried to undo latest legally voted GMO labeling laws, but Thurston County Superior Court Judge Christine Schaller ruled the states’ case against the (GMA) will move forward, rejecting the GMA’s motion to dismiss the case on constitutional grounds.

The Rise of the ‘Super Weed’ Around the World

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Rise_of_the_%E2%80%98Super_Weed%E2%80%99_Around_the_World_/36314/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Texas cotton growers are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to let them use propazine, an alternative herbicide to Monsanto’s glysophate, which is currently used, to combat a “super weed” that has developed resistance to it. Herbicide-resistant weeds were first reported in the 1950s.

Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward Holds Public Forum on Geo-Engineering, Weather Modification

June 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Arizona_State_Senator_Kelli_Ward_Holds_Public_Forum_on_Geo-Engineering%2C_Weather_Modification/36268/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward held a forum to discuss public concerns regarding white vapor trails in the skies. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) representatives Sherri Zendri and Beth Hager were on hand to answer questions from residents who claim planes are spraying chemicals.

Pure Poison: Aluminum Adjuvant Linked to Breast Cancer, Autoimmune Disorders, and More

June 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/poison-aluminum-adjuvant-breast-cancer-alzheimers-autoimmune-disorders-detox/

Studies link breast cancer to aluminum poisoning. Women use antiperspirants filled with aluminum. Women suffering from cancer were found to have genotoxic cancer profiles, breasts were full of aluminum. Known to interfere with estrogen balance, cause DNA changes.

Did You Know: US Meat Labels Reveal Origins – Show Born, Raised, Slaughtered Locales

June 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/us-meat-labels-will-soon-reveal-origins/

meat in the US labeled with country of origin, it now includes details, where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered. The move is hailed by meat consumers meat industry opposed the measure. Country of Origin Labeling rule went into effect in May of 2013.

Neonicotinoid Insecticides are KILLING EVERYTHING

June 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Neonicotinoid_Insecticides_are_KILLING_EVERYTHING/36220/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Neonicotinoid insecticides, which have been widely blamed for colony collapse disorder among bees, are also killing butterflies, worms, fish and birds. National Centre for Scientific Research France: Threat to the productivity of our natural and farmed environment.

'Bee-Friendly' Plants Sold at Big Box Stores Are Actually Killing Bees

June 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/%27Bee-Friendly%27_Plants_Sold_at_Big_Box_Stores_Are_Actually_Killing_Bees/36227/0/38/38/Y/M.html

White House has created a bee task force. As the bee population dwindles neonicotinoids, a pesticide, is a culprit in the bee problem. Recommend bee-friendly gardens. These specific plants actually contain neonicotinoids contributing in a major way to the death of even more bees.

Baby bust: US fertility rates hit all-time lows

June 27th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Baby_bust%3A_US_fertility_rates_hit_all-time_lows/36245/0/38/38/Y/M.html

For the second year in a row, deaths of non-Hispanic whites outnumbered births from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013, according to population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. “These are the only two years in U.S. history when more non-Hispanic whites died than were born.”

The Future Weapon of Mass Enslavement is... Water

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, War, Police State

Link: http://humansarefree.com/2014/06/the-future-weapon-of-mass-enslavement.html

Widespread water shortages across the world threaten social unrest and even war over control. In India, some families spend a quarter of their income on water Bolivia defaulted on its World Bank debt, water supplies went into receivership, controlled by globalists, prices skyrocketed 400%.

US Corporations have Dumped 206 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals into America’s Waterways

June 24th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/environmental-news/us-corporations-dumped-206-million-pounds-toxic-chemicals-americas-waterways/

Industrial facilities across the U.S. dumped more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals into waterways in 2012, Tyson Foods Inc. alone dumped more than 18.5 million pounds—about 9 percent of the nationwide total. Waters have become a dumping ground for polluters.

Australian Supreme Court Rules Against Organic Farmer in GMO Contamination Case

June 24th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/australian-supreme-court-rules-organic-farmer-gmo-contamination-case/

Organic farmer, Steve Marsh will receive no compensation for losing his organic certification resulting from a neighbor’s GE crops contaminating his own. The court ruled that no physical harm had been shown and the burden rested on the plaintiff to clean up the GE-mess to reinstate his certification.

Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

June 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

Insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively global food production is at risk, As a result, creatures essential to global food production – from bees to earthworms likely to be suffering grave harm, the chemicals must be phased out.

Obama Admin Allowing China To Suck Water Out Of The Great Lakes

June 23rd, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Police State

Link: http://govtslaves.info/obama-admin-allowing-china-suck-water-great-lakes/

American Great Lakes, which hold 20% of the world’s fresh water. Obama allowing Nestle Company to export fresh water out of Lake Michigan, sale supplies by to China, water will be under the control of globalists and their private profiteers. “Water isn’t a human right,” according to water profiteer.

Australia planning to produce GMO milk

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Australia_planning_to_produce_GMO_milk/36115/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A plan to feed Australian dairy cows genetically modified rye grass designed to boost milk production has sparked concerns from both organic and non-organic farmers. Opponents of the scheme fear that GM grasses could contaminate neighbouring properties.

Welcome to Hell! Turkmenistan eyes turning infernal gas pit into tourist attraction-Video

June 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/167548-hellish-attractive-gas-crater/

The pit is filled by what seems to be a hellish fire, but is in fact an enormous blaze of natural gas coming from under the ground. No one is really sure, when the fire in the 60-meter wide, 20-meter deep crater may go out, but it is known for certain that it was started after a drilling accident in 1971.

Biotech Seeks to Overturn Hawaii County GMO-Banning Law

June 16th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Iran

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/biotech-lawsuit-seeks-overturn-hawaii-county-gmo-law/

Hawaii’s big island currently has a law restricting the use of genetically modified crops. Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 into effect late last year. Now, several Big Ag groups and farmers have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking to overturn the GMO ban.

Monsanto Visits Local School for 47 Minute Propaganda Presentation

June 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-visits-local-school-takes-pe-class-47-minute-propaganda-presentation/

Showed a power point presentation, passed out a deck of playing cards to students with Monsanto logo emblazoned on it. Told children how one farmer tried to get rid of Monsanto seed, stuff they spray on their crops, caused him great trouble. Warned against saving heirloom, organic seed.

3 "X-Class" Solar Flares Hit Earth; Disrupt Flights, Communications

June 13th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/3_%22X-Class%22_Solar_Flares_Hit_Earth%3B_Disrupt_Flights%2C_Communications/35905/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The sun has had three major "X-Class" solar flares on its surface in the past two days that have affected communications on Earth. The “solar events” caused brief blackouts in high frequency communications when they struck, twice on Tuesday morning and once this morning.

Win: Kyrgyzstan Initiates 100% GMO Ban for 5.5 Million Population

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

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/kyrgyzstans-5-million-population-can-enjoy-gmo-free-lifestyle-due-100-ban/

a nation bordering China and South of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, decided to become one of the first countries in the world to ban all GMO crops as well as the sale and importation of genetically modified organisms.

US pressures El Salvador to buy Monsanto's GMO seeds

June 11th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/165128-us-pressures-salvador-monsanto-gmo/

As one of the preconditions to authorizing close to $300 million in aid, the United States is pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified seeds from Monsanto instead of non-GM seeds from local farmers.

Safety Board: Equipment In BP Oil Rig Had Multiple Failures, May Still Be Issue For Some Rigs

June 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014819753

The key last-ditch safety device that failed to prevent the 2010 BP oil spill remains problem for some offshore drilling. U.S. Chemical Safety Board details multiple failures, improper testing of blowout preventer, blames bad management. Found faulty wiring, dead battery, bent pipe in the device.

World needs UN GMO watchdog – Russia

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

Link: http://rt.com/news/163852-russia-un-gmo-watchdog/

Russian lawmakers advocate creation of an international UN agency not only to strictly control the turnover of GMO products worldwide, but with a top priority mission to scrutinize how consuming GMO foods would affect human health in the long run.

76% of Seed Market is Patented by Corporations: Save the Seeds!

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

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/seed-saving-tip-scales-citizens-corporations/

Over 90% of the crop varieties grown a century ago are no longer used in this country; many aren’t even maintained in seed storage facilities. 6 companies in the world have patented most of the seeds grown in the entire global agricultural market. Our food diversity is crumbling

Water Wars: Ankara suspends pumping Euphrates’ water, cutting off the water supply to Syria and Iraq

May 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/19676

Turkish government recently cut off the flow of the Euphrates River, threatening primarily Syria but also Iraq with a major water crisis. Al-Akhbar found out that the water level in Lake Assad has dropped by about six meters, leaving millions of Syrians without drinking water.

House GOP Votes Down Measure Aimed At Curbing Wage Theft

May 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014815471

House Republicans voted down measure that discouraged government from giving contracts to companies that committed wage theft. The Democratic-sponsored amendment to a funding bill would deny taxpayer money to firms with documented wage violations under government contract.

In the UK You Can Now Only Buy Heirloom Seeds if You Are Part of a Private Members Club

May 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/In_the_UK_You_Can_Now_Only_Buy_Heirloom_Seeds_if_You_Are_Part_of_a_Private_Members_Club/35568/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Every single variety of vegetable to be registered on an EU list, otherwise illegal to sell it. To be registered on the list, seed varieties have to pass series of tests demonstrating what is called DUS ‘Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability. £3000 to test, register one single variety of seed for sale.

Dust In The Wind: Dust Bowl Conditions Have Returned To Kansas, Oklahoma And North Texas

May 28th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/dust-in-the-wind-dust-bowl-conditions-have-returned-to-kansas-oklahoma-and-north-texas_052014

56 percent of Texas, 64 percent of Oklahoma and 80 percent of Kansas experiencing “severe drought. Over the past two months, very high winds and bone dry conditions,dust storms. new Dust Bowl is engulfing the region.

Honey: The Solution for Antibiotic Resistant “Super Bugs”?

May 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/honey-solution-antibiotic-resistant-super-bugs/

Over-dependence on antibiotics has helped bacterial evolve capable of resisting conventional drugs designed to kill them. Susan M. Meschwitz PhD: The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance.”

How Do You Like Being Exposed to 80,000 Unregulated Chemicals Every Day?

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/like-exposed-80000-unregulated-chemicals-every-day/

80,000 toxic chemicals that are unregulated and untested by independent scientific bodies, approval by agencies like the EPA. Companies are free to put these untested, carcinogenic, toxic chemicals in any product they wish without government oversight.

Restrictions & Regulations: FDA Still Attacking Organic Farming

May 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/fda-trying-ban-organic-farming/

U.S. Food and Drug Administration is trying to ban organic farming, by making it impossible for farmers to use their own organic compost. FDA restrictions would also make burdensome rules for growers.

7 States Running Out Of Water: 24/7 Wall St.

May 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/24/states-without-water_n_5386035.html

In seven states drought conditions were so severe that each had more than half of its land area in severe drought. Severe drought is characterized by crop loss, frequent water shortages, and mandatory water use restrictions. Based on data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the states with the highest levels of severe drought.

US state's ban on revealing fracking components slights public opinion

May 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_24/US-states-ban-on-revealing-fracking-components-slights-public-opinion-4321/

The bill passed by North Carolina Senate on Thursday criminalizing the disclosure of fracking chemicals contradicts public interest, EarthJustice spokesperson says.

Worldwide march against Monsanto LIVE UPDATES-Video

May 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/161184-march-against-monsanto-updates/

A global event challenging the agricultural behemoth Monsanto’s efforts to dominate the world food supply is taking place across the globe as millions of anti-GMO activists join forces against the biotech giant.

Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes Greece, with tremors felt as far as Jordan

May 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World

Link: http://rt.com/news/161260-greece-earthquake-aegean-sea/

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck 18km off Greece’s southern coast in the Aegean Sea, near Kamariotissa, at a depth of 10km. Some injuries and damages were reported as far as Jordan. Hundreds have fled their homes in neighboring Turkey.

Global anti-GMO action: People unite against Monsanto dominance

May 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://rt.com/news/161176-global-march-against-monsanto/

Over 400 cities worldwide will see millions marching against the US chemical and agricultural company Monsanto in an effort to boycott the use of Genetically Modified Organizms in food production.

Climate change to make Nepal glaciers shrink by quarter in 30 years - scientist

May 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_23/Climate-change-to-make-Nepal-glaciers-shrink-by-quarter-in-30-years-scientist-3740/

Climate change has caused Nepal's Himalayan glaciers to shrink by nearly a quarter in just over 30 years, raising the risk of natural disasters in the ecologically fragile region, a scientist said Friday.A new study by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) shows that the area covered by glaciers has decreased by 24 per cent between 1977 and 2010.

Mutant virus experiments risk unleashing global pandemic, study warns

May 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/21/mutant-virus-experiments-risk-unleashing-global-pandemic-study-warns/

Scientific testing in the area are outweighed by risks of pathogenic strains spreading round world, say researchers. Public health experts have warned that controversial experiments on mutant viruses could put human lives in danger by unleashing an accidental pandemic.

'World moving away from American financial hegemony'

May 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://rt.com/op-edge/160720-russia-china-move-from-west/

With the China-Russia deal conducted outside the dollar system we see the beginning of the de-dollarization and de-Americanization of the world, former assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts told RT.

Japan Begins Purposely Dumping 100s Of Tons Of Radioactive Water From Fukushima Into The Pacific

May 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/japan-begins-purposely-dumping-100s-of-tons-of-radioactive-water-from-fukushima-into-the-pacific/

Tokyo Electric Power Co. to begin dumping massive amounts of radioactive water currently being stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility directly into the Pacific. The radioactive material that is being released will enter our food chain and will potentially stay with us for decades to come.

The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water

May 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-new-water-barons-wall-street-mega-banks-are-buying-up-the-worlds-water/5383274

Banks and investing houses Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Barclays Bank, HSBC Bank, among others, consolidating control over water. Buying thousands of acres of land with aquifers, lakes, water rights, water utilities, all over the world.

Michigan protests plan to store millions of gallons of nuclear waste next to the Great Lakes

May 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/160564-michigan-canada-nuclear-great-lakes/

Canadian proposal for a nuclear waste storage facility less than a mile from the Great Lakes coming under heavy fire from Michigan lawmakers and environmental groups attempting to stop the project. Storage sites more than 2,200 feet underground to store 53 million gallons of nuclear waste

Feds ban legal marijuana growers from using government water supply

May 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/160560-reclamation-water-bureau-marijuana/

United States Bureau of Reclamation delivers water to around 1.2 million acres of irrigated land west of the Mississippi, certain customers in the states Washington, Colorado told to find a new source. Districts that use government project water restricted supplying to marijuana growers.

Honey and Ginger Kill Superbugs Better than Pharmaceutical Meds

May 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/honey-ginger-kill-superbugs-better-pharmaceutical-meds/

Ethiopia College of Medicine at the University of Gondar: A combination of ginger powder extract and honey are so effective that they inhibit the growth of superbugs like MRSA, E Coli, and even the bacteria that causes Pneumonia.

“Free Trade” Endangers Our Food Supply

May 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://economyincrisis.org/content/35144

Almost everyone acknowledges there is some role for the government in ensuring the safety of the food we eat.

Texas: 34 Communities Have 90 Days of Water Left, 12 Have Just 45 Days Before They Run Dry

May 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/texas-34-communities-have-90-days-of-water-left-12-have-just-45-days-before-they-run-dry_052014

Experts warn if rain started today it would have to continue at heavy rate for weeks to replenish supplies, unlikely as we head towards summer. Fracking blamed by some, uses massive amount of water. California in similar situation, drought emergency declared last month.

Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month

May 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/mass-fish-deaths-millions-have-been-found-dead-all-over-the-world-in-the-past-month/

Millions of fish are suddenly dying all over the planet. dozens of mass fish death events reported in the past month. Why are fish dying in unprecedented numbers all over the world? More than six tons of fish died in Marina Del Ray over the weekend.

One-fourth of Bosnians affected by flood: FM-Video

May 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/19/363300/quarter-of-bosnians-affected-by-flood/

Bosnian foreign minister: Over a quarter of Bosnia's 4 million people have been affected by the worst floods in the region in more than a century. Natural disaster has left more than 100,000 houses and buildings unusable and around one million people without clean water supplies.

North Carolina law would make discussing fracking chemicals illegal

May 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/160052-nc-outlaw-disclosing-fracking-chemicals/

North Carolina legislators considering bill would make it a crime to publicly disclose toxic chemicals energy companies use in hydraulic fracturing, offenders on the hook for fines or jail time. Unauthorized disclosure of fracking trade secrets including chemicals used a Class I Felony,

Chernobyl memories faded? Kiev turns blind eye to disaster risk in nuclear deal with US

May 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/159848-ukraine-nuclear-deal-westinghouse/

In order to alleviate energy dependence on Moscow, the coup-imposed government in Kiev has resurrected a contract with a US company to supply fuel to Ukraine’s nuclear power plants. Using US fuel rods was banned in 2012 due to dangerous incompatibility.

New Research Shows Cilantro can Remove Lead, Copper, Mercury from Tap Water

May 18th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/cilantro-isnt-just-salsa-new-research-shows-herb-can-remove-lead-copper-mercury-tap-water/

American Chemical Society; new evidence the herb cilantro, an ingredient in salsa and Asian dishes, can help to leech toxins from water. Simply eating cilantro is known to help purify the body of numerous toxins, but now, adding the herb to tap water can help to get rid of toxic chemicals lurking within it.

FDA To Ban Organic Farming?

May 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://survivalbackpack.us/fda-ban-organic-farming/

Judith McGeary, executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance: organic farms that sell produce would be impacted by U.S. Food and Drug Administration new rules, would place restrictions on everything from compost to livestock to water. Many organic farmers will be forced out of business.

US honeybee population suffers 'unsustainable' death rate over the winter

May 16th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/159512-quarter-bee-population-dead/

Nearly one quarter of US honeybee population died over the winter, according to annual survey. Beekeepers reportlosses higher than they consider sustainable, could affect country’s food supply. “More than three-fourths of world's flowering plants rely on pollinators, such as bees, to reproduce.

County in Florida Rejects Spending $800,000 to Fluoridate Water Supply

May 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/county-florida-debates-spending-800000-fluoridate-water-supply/

Hernando County, Florida were debating spending $800,000 in tax-payer money to fluoridate water few months ago. This is what it would cost to put leftovers from phosphate fertilizer, semiconductor industries into everyone’s water. They decided against fluoridating the water supplies.

Is US ’chlorinated chicken’ and ‘GM food’ heading to EU?

May 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://www.france24.com/en/20140514-usa-chlorinated-chicken-gm-food-heading-eu-trade-deal-tafta-ttip-france/

Chicken washed in chlorine, meat treated with artificial beef hormones, a host of genetically modified crops. All of these could be making their way into European supermarkets under a free trade agreement being negotiated between the US and EU.

Monsanto protesters strive while the company files lawsuit

May 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_05_14/Monsanto-protesters-strive-while-the-company-files-lawsuit-8884/

March Against Monsanto is standing out in a protest against the Creve Coeur initiative, according to which pedestrians on the streets will not be allowed to use any kind of medians except from the crossroads.

Alaska's aquatic, marine life dying off due to widespread contamination - expert

May 14th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_14/Alaskas-aquatic-marine-life-dying-off-due-to-widespread-contamination-expert-3985/

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is beating the drum against marine ecosystem contamination after the most recent examination of soil and water at Seward Ship's Drydock has shown the presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), heavy metals and petroleum byproducts.

News Science Reproduction Sperms' swimming and navigational skills disrupted by common chemicals

May 12th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/may/12/sperm-swimming-navigational-skills-chemicals-endocrine-disruptors

Common chemical additives found in sunscreens, food packaging, toothpaste and toys can harm sperm and may affect the fertility of some couples, scientists say. Tests on 96 ubiquitous and supposedly non-toxic substances found that nearly one third disrupted the way sperm functioned,

Activists Stand Up Against McDonald’s Toxic Pesticide-Potatoes

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

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/activists-stand-mcdonalds-toxic-taters/

McDonald’s purchases over 3.4 billion pounds of USA-grown, pesticide-laden potatoes every year. Pesticide drift causing residents that live near potato fields to develop serious chronic health issues, many farmers have lost their livestock to pesticide-induced illness.

New Study: Just One Week of Organic Eating can Lower Pesticide Levels by 89%

May 10th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/new-study-just-one-week-organic-eating-can-lower-pesticide-levels/

Participants who ate an 80% organic diet had 89% less pesticide residue in their urine compared to eating conventionally grown produce after only a week long change in diet. Consumption of an organic diet for one week significantly reduced pesticide exposure.

What Is ‘Organic’? Groups Hash it out over Synethetic Ingredients in Organics

May 9th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/organic-farming-groups-hash-texas/

USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), small farmers and large organic producers fought over what organic label should mean. There are exceptions what is and isn’t allowed in USDA certified organic produce. small farmers and “Big Organic” in dispute on how to handle these exceptions.

Barack Obama is the most GMO-dedicated politician in America

May 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Health

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_09/Barack-Obama-is-the-most-GMO-dedicated-politician-in-America-4597/

In real world it means that small farmers will be put into debt to Monsanto, so they can grow (until they go bankrupt) GMO food crops. Eventually these small farms will become part of even bigger corporation.

Climate change reducing nutrition in staple foods - study

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

Link: http://rt.com/news/157536-climate-change-nutrition-food/

Researchers at Harvard University found rising levels of CO2 are affecting human nutrition by reducing levels of very important nutrients in food crops, predicted 2050-levels of CO2 in wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans significantly reduce the amount of iron, zinc, and protein in the crops.

Pentagon fears Russia's expansion in the Arctic

May 7th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/07-05-2014/127520-pentagon_russia_arctic_expansion-0/#

The Pentagon, despite the reduction of the US Armed Forces and their funding, intends to strengthen its military presence around the world and enhance defense cooperation with allies, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said speaking at the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations.

Why Legalize Marijuana? Because GMO Pot Is On Its Way

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

Link: http://www.zengardner.com/legalize-marijuana-gmo-pot-way/

Why Monsanto and other GMOs companies would like to learn a new product. Marijuana may be next major GMO crop. Company plans to manipulate “medical marijuana.”Pharmaceutical mafia can create transgenic strains with ability to produce more active compounds which are patented.

Italian Court Refuses Farmers Request to Sow GMO Corn Seeds

May 7th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/big-win-italian-farmers-concerned-cross-pollination-gm-crops/

Lazio Regional Administrative Court in Italy has refuted an Italian farmer’s request to freely sow biotech corn seeds, citing precautionary principle which allows governments to take protective measures to protect human health and the environment without having to wait for possible risks to be realized.

USDA Calls Police to Arrest Organic Activists in San Antonio

May 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/usda-calls-police-arrest-organic-activist-san-antonio/

Activists wanted to be heard at National Organic Standards Board Meeting (NOSB). discussing integrity of organic foods arrested after protest against watering down organic standards by USDA and Obama political appointee’s, reduce determinations which allow synthetic ingredients in food.

Dallas Ends 5 Decades of Water Fluoridation: Saves $1 Million Annually in the Process

May 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/dallas-ends-5-decades-fluoridated-water-saves-1-million-annually-process/

After months of regular visits by citizens to city council meetings, Dallas City Council decided last week to stop water fluoridation. Perhaps it was economic incentive. Citizens continuously probed council members about why they would fluoridate city water when it has been proven dangerous to health.

Is Public Transport Affordable?

May 1st, 2014
Categories: Environment, Economic

Link: http://blogs.worldbank.org/transport/public-transport-affordable

When planning transport systems in developing countries, one of the main challenges is to evaluate the proportion of income spent by poorer households on transport as well as in understanding transport patterns in relation to residential location, travel distance and travel mode.

Canada Embarks on Seed Security Initiative Due to US-Produced Seeds Failing on Canadian Soil

April 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/canada-embarks-seed-security-initiative/

EcoWatch, USC Canada, a non-governmental agency, is working to create a stronger domestic seed industry through the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security. Their hopes are that the initiative will help protect against the negative effects of climate change on food security.

Bavaria Goes GMO Free: 62nd Farming Area to Shun Biotech

April 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/bavaria-goes-gmo-free-62nd-farming-area-shun-biotech/

Number of GMO-free countries growing – especially in Europe. Bavarian Environment Minister, Dr. Marcel Huber, signed GMO Free agreement in Brussels, with President of European GMO Free network, and Environment Minister for the Marche region of Italy.

Koch Brothers Hasten Global Warming by Backing Taxes on Solar Energy

April 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/koch-brothers-hasten-global-warming-by-backing-taxes-on-solar-energy

they are not just passively ignoring alternative energy sources; they are actively opposing them.

Cui Bono' Over Ukraine: Monsanto Setting Up GMO Seed Corn Business in Ukraine

April 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: /Cui Bono' Over Ukraine: Monsanto Setting Up GMO Seed Corn Business in Ukraine

President of the Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA) Volodymyr Klymenko: we propose the legalization of the use of GM seeds, which had been tested in the United Stated for a long time, for our producers. Monsanto winner of US State Department 27th Annual World Food Prize in 2013.

‘Extreme Levels’ of Monsanto’s RoundUp Found in GMO Food, Norwegian Study Shows

April 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/food-found-extreme-levels-monsantos-round-norwegian-study/

Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of the biotech giant’s RoundUp herbicide in our food, researchers found high levels of RoundUp on 70 percent of genetically engineered soy plants. Studies have proven there are ‘anti-nutrients’ in GM food.

'Straight from the Horse's Mouth': Former Oil Exec Says Fracking Not Safe

April 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/112768312

"Making fracking safe is simply not possible, not with the current technology, or with the inadequate regulations being proposed," Louis Allstadt, former executive vice president of Mobil Oil, said during a news conference in Albany called by the anti-fracking group Elected Officials to Protect New York.

4.4 earthquake in Slovenia, Italy, nr nuclear plant

April 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/153988-earthquake-nuclear-plant-slovenia/

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake has struck Slovenia southwest of the country’s capital, Ljubljana, at a depth of 12.4 kilometers, says USGS. The earthquake took place about 200 kilometers from a nuclear power plant at Krško, a town in eastern Slovenia.

The Netherlands Say NO to Glyphosate, Monsanto’s RoundUp Herbicide

April 22nd, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/netherlands-say-monsantos-round-herbicide/

First Russia, Tasmania, and Mexico say no to Monsanto and now, the Netherlands have passed a similar ban, determined to keep Glyphosate-laced herbicides away from the general public. Citizens of the Netherlands have been expressing their concern over glyphosate chemicals.

Russian gov't to postpone certification of Gene-Modified seeds for three years

April 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_22/Russian-govt-to-postpone-certification-of-Gene-Modified-seeds-for-three-years-5611/

The Russian government will postpone the introduction of certifying genetically-modified seeds for another three years, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday during his annual report before the country's lower house of parliament.

Five Ways the 1% Are Killing Us

April 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/five-ways-the-1-are-killing-us

Those who can't smell the carbon dioxide ravaging the earth for hedonistic profit - enabled by federal and many state and local governments - will find out that just because you can't smell global warming does not mean that it is not brewing a cauldron of devastation just over the horizon.

Former Pro GMO China Refuses 8 Shipments of US GMO Corn

April 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/former-pro-gmo-china-refuses-8-shipments-us-gmo-corn/

China refused five total shipments of GM crops in just a month – all of it coming from the U S. Chinese Minister of Agriculture unable to issue safety certificate unless these strict scientific proofs utilized. Three shipments of US GMO corn without safety certificates, approval documents destroyed.

This is why US farmers are closely monitoring Ukrainian conflict

April 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/us-farmer-monitor-conflict-ukraine-240/

United States farmers have interest in Ukraine situation, regional instability could have consequences on wheat and corn supplies around world, possible disruptions in country’s supply chain. Western sanctions on Russian wheat output could have repercussions on American farms and elsewhere.

Oklahoma Will Charge Customers Who Install Their Own Solar Panels

April 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024831163

Oklahoma residents who produce energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, those with systems already installed won’t be affected, new customers will now be charged a monthly fee.

GMO cotton seeds made by Monsanto collaborator banned in Indian state after crops fail

April 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/044756_GMO_cotton_India_Mahyco.html#ixzz2z9XXrTfZ

Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produced by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), banned from Indian state of Karnataka, a major cotton-producing region of India, after the transgenic crop failed to deliver on pest resistance and yields.

Germany has no alternative to Russian gas

April 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.phantomreport.com/germany-has-no-alternative-to-russian-gas

Chancellor Angela Merkel: “all of Germany’s energy policies must be reconsidered.”Most important energy supplier is Russia: provides 38 percent of Germany’s natural gas, 35 percent oil imports, 25 percent of coal, no alternatives that could cover shortfalls of this magnitude. Supplies already short.

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