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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.

Why The Netherlands Just Banned Monsanto’s Glyphosate-Based Herbicides

June 1st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/why-the-netherlands-just-banned-monsantos-glyphosate-based-herbicides/

The Netherlands has banned sale and use of glyphosate-based herbicides; linked to major health issues, birth defects, nervous system damage, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, various forms of cancer, and kidney failure. Sri Lanka cited kidney disease as reason for banning his product.

Rapid Arctic ice loss linked to extreme weather changes in Europe and US

June 1st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/rapid-arctic-ice-loss-linked-to-extreme-weather-changes-in-europe-and-us/

Western Europe and large parts of North America will experience more extreme weather because of “Arctic amplification” – the enhanced sensitivity of high latitudes to global warming, “We are seeing these extremes because the Arctic is warming faster than elsewhere. The whole lower atmosphere is heating up but the sea ice is the most observable. This is having this effect on the jet stream, making it extend further south and stay longer.”

The World's Fourth Largest Inland Body of Water Has Disappeared

June 1st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026758315

For millennia the Aral Sea reigned as one of the planet’s largest inland bodies of water, straddling what is now Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Up until the 1960s was the world’s fourth largest inland body of water, covering some 26,000 square miles—an area larger than the state of West Virginia. As recently as the 1980s processed thousands of tons of fish annually.

Chemical Companies to Write Own Chemical Safety Standards

June 1st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/chemical-companies-to-write-own-chemical-safety-standards/

With bill S.697, chemical industry to be given free reign to write their own safety standards. This new bill would give companies authority to call their own toxic chemicals ‘safe’ when regulatory bodies elsewhere have called them carcinogenic, and even deadly. Chemical industry that has spent $190 million lobbying for its passage.

Mystery Pollution Keeps California Beaches Closed

May 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://govtslaves.info/mystery-pollution-keeps-california-beaches-closed/

A string of popular California beaches will remain closed until further notice due to mystery oil-based pollutiona week after an oil spill 100 miles further north, although there is still no confirmed link between the two. Officials said clean-up workers had made “significant progress.”

Japan volcano eruption triggers highest alert, evacuation advisory

May 28th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/news/262985-japan-volcano-eruption-alert/

A sudden volcano eruption on the small southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu-jima has forced authorities to raise the alert to the highest level and advise evacuation of the immediate area.

California’s largest lake is slipping away amid an epic drought

May 28th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141104661

The Salton Sea is the largest lake in California, 360 square miles in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. Now the sea is slipping away. The Salton Sea needs more water — but so does just about every other place in California.

Whale washes ashore in 12th recent death in California

May 27th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20150527_Whale_washes_ashore_in_12th_recent_death_in_California.html?id=305202971

Another dead whale washed ashore in Northern California, the 12th that has appeared in the past few months, a higher-than-normal number of deaths but not a record. The dozen whales found along nearly 300 miles of coastline, different species and various ages. In a typical year, one or two gray whales wash ashore.

TEXAS DELUGE: Was it a geoengineered weather event to enforce compliance with Agenda 21?

May 27th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://stateofthenation2012.com

Flood of the Millennium Hits Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Marcos and other Texas cities
Major Metro Areas Paralyzed In Texas Just Before Jade Helm 15 Begins — Coincidence? The timing of the extraordinary May 2015 rain events in Texas, occurring just prior to the July 15th commencement of unparalleled military exercise JADE HELM 15, cannot be coincidental. As the 1000-year flood slowly makes it way across the state one question emerges –was it a manmade or natural weather event?

Global Warming Looking to Heat Up in 2015 With El Nino

May 27th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150526/1022549864.html

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: predicts 2015 could become the warmest year on record. El Nino 2015 is quite rare. A normal El Niño develops throughout the spring, summer and fall, peaking early winter and then dissipating early the following year. This one developed much earlier.

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