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Three Dangers of Losing Net Neutrality That Nobody’s Talking About

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.wired.com/opinion/2014/01/three-dangers-net-neutrality-nobodys-really-talking/

Net neutrality is the principle that pipes carrying our information online should be “dumb”like our phone lines. If the pipes are too smart, the ISPs that provide them could prioritize some content, websites, apps, or users over others. That means, for example, Comcast could slow down BitTorrent traffic (it did).

David Bird, Wall Street Journal Reporter, Goes Missing After Reporting for Three Months on Oil Glut in U.S. -Video

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Science

Link: http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/01/david-bird-wall-street-journal-reporter-goes-missing-after-reporting-for-three-months-on-oil-glut-in-u-s/

Bird has written for the Wall Street Journal since last October, shows that what he was regularly reporting on was a supply imbalance caused by overproduction of shale oil in the U.S. in the face of slacking demand. U.S. is on track to reach records for crude-oil production by 2016.

Media Propagandist Says That Cannabis Users “Kill Whole Families” -Video

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Police State, Health

Link: http://intellihub.com/2014/01/20/media-propagandist-says-that-cannabis-users-kill-whole-families/

Nancy Grace; reason I’m against legalization: I’ve people addicted to pot, each other, stab each other, that strangle each other, that kill whole families wipe out a whole family, losing jobs, wrecked cars, cant’t make house payments.

Company responsible for West Virginia chemical spill declares bankruptcy

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

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/20/free-j20.html

Freedom Industries the company responsible for chemical leak, which poisoned the water of 300,000 West Virginians filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. attempt by the company to escape legal, financial responsibility for the chemical spill, as it will put on hold the some 25 lawsuits already filed.

Hawaii Bans GMO Biotech – Citizens Cheer in Excitement

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

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/big-island-hawaii-bans-gmo-biotech/

mayor of the Big Island Hawaii, Billy Kenoi, has now banned biotech GMO from his island, agriculture industry largely opposed it. Furthermore, Kenoi wants to encourage community-based farming and ranching, with a nod to local commerce instead of international biotech monopolies.

Cows Eat What?! 6 Surprising Things Fed to US Cows

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/cows-eat-6-surprising-things-fed-us-cows/

1. Antibiotics 2 Fish Heads 3. Chicken Feces 4. Ground Rock - Limestone, a rock, makes for great calcium 5 Sawdust 6. Candy

China Blames Smuggled U.S. GMO Corn for Crop Failure

January 19th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/china-blames-us-gmo-corn-crop-failure/

China struggled to keep genetically modified foods out of their country, rejecting, incinerating US shipments of corn by the boatload. some seeds may have made their way in blamed for crop failure. Police busted a seed smuggling case that may have contributed to the failure of 200 acres of corn.

January 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Zionism, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Health

Israel will halt distribution of gas masks to civilians next month, the government announced Sunday. Decision came following assessment by Israel’s defense establishment that there has been a “significant decline in the threat of chemical weapons being fired at Israel,”

Fire breaks out at U.S. nuclear plant, reactor shut down — Emergency alert lasts over 5 hours

January 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Fire_breaks_out_at_U.S._nuclear_plant%2C_reactor_shut_down_%E2%80%94_Emergency_alert_lasts_over_5_hours_/32147/0/38/38/Y/M.html

alert was declared at 10:16 a.m. and ended at 3:51 p.m., according to Stevenson. In response, the state and the counties staffed their emergency operation centers to monitor and coordinate any needed response.

Self-propelled swimming bio-bots move like sperm in alien world of aquatic micro-organisms

January 18th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Iran

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Self-propelled_swimming_bio-bots_move_like_sperm_in_alien_world_of_aquatic_micro-organisms/32134/0/38/38/Y/M.html

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Engineers have created a class of small bio-hybrid machines that move like sperm, synthetic self-propelled swimming bio-bots, first synthetic structures that can negotiate the viscous fluids of biological environments unsupervised.

47% Of All Jobs Will Be Automated By 2034, And ‘No Government Is Prepared’ Says Economist

January 18th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/47%25_Of_All_Jobs_Will_Be_Automated_By_2034%2C_And_%E2%80%98No_Government_Is_Prepared%E2%80%99_Says_Economist/32129/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Half of all jobs could be automated by computers within two decades and “no government is prepared. Pace of change unprecedented. Tsunami of social change will follow.Uncertainty about where next generation’ is going to find work. Bleak picture of the future.

Report: Millions Will Be Affected–WV Water Contamination Started Weeks Ago–Now It’s In The Ohio Headed For The Mississippi pictures and video

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

Link: http://globalresearchreport.com/2014/01/18/report-millions-will-be-affected-wv-water-contamination-started-weeks-ago-now-its-in-the-ohio-headed-for-the-mississippi-pictures-and-video/#sthash.vkzfU763.Icvxjgc8.dpbs

people are saying area water still burns their noses, despite fact that officials saywater is safe now. cities that are downriver of this spill. Charleston, Cincinnati, Louisville, Evansville, Memphis and New Orleans. People left to suffer, companies pay nominal fine, and repeat.

Spain becomes first country to rely on wind as top energy source

January 16th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/16/spain-becomes-firstcountrytorelymostlyonwindforenergy.html

Spain first country in the world to draw a plurality of its power from wind energy for an entire year, according country’s energy regulator. Wind accounted for 20.9 percent of the country’s energy, enough to power about 15.5 million households, nuclear coming in second at 20.8 percent.

Sewage Sludge: Whole Foods Quietly Agrees To Drop Waste Grown Produce

January 15th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/sewage-sludge-whole-foods-quietly.html#more

Fertilizer method among their conventional produce suppliers, using sewage sludge, conventional produce grown on soil layered with human waste as a fertilizer. Whole Foods announced new standards prohibiting biosolids, part of core requirements. All suppliers will be compliant. Require documentation from suppliers.

LePage signs bill to label genetically modified food

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

Link: http://www.kjonline.com/news/LePage_signs_Maine_GMO_labeling_bill_.html

Gov. Paul LePage signed billwould require food producers to label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. The law makes Maine the second state in the country to pass such a measure. However, other states must adopt similar legislation before Maine’s labeling provision goes into effect.

Cuba Asks U.S. to End “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Policy

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Politics

Link: http://laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=1457978&CategoryId=14510

Wet foot, dry foot policy establishes that Cubans who manage to set foot on U.S. soil may remain in the country while those who are intercepted at sea must be returned to the communist-ruled island. Cuba claims that those policies stimulate illegal emigration.

Turkey Tightens Its Grip on the Internet -Video

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Turkey_Tightens_Its_Grip_on_the_Internet/32022/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Turkey jails more reporters than any other country. proposal would give the country’s transport minister and its communications agency the right to shut down a website without even having to take the issue to court. Internet service providers would have to block a site within four hours of being ordered to do so.

'Toothless!' WikiLeaks reveals secret draft of TPP environment chapter

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/tpp-envirnoment-criticism-wikileaks-643/

WikiLeaks: environment protection provisions in the draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement will not be enforceable, lacked any mechanism to enforce it or any sanctions for violating it, impact would be global. TPP would impose on some of world’s biggest economies.

Monsanto readies first-ever GMO wheat

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-gmo-wheat-crop-648/

Monsanto’s GMO wheat-in-progress is among 29 endeavors being undertaken GMO wheat isn’t legally approved anywhere in the world, would be resistant to their weed killer Roundup. countries outside US banned GMO imports, Chinarefused five shipments of American corn over GMO concerns.

NSA reportedly using radio waves to snoop on offline computers worldwide -Video

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/15/nsa-maps-pathway-into-computers-report-says/

New York Times: The National Security Agency placed software on 100,000 computers around the world allows U.S. to conduct surveillance using radio frequency technology, allows access to computers other countries have tried to protect from spying or cyberattacks, even if they aren't connected to the Internet,

Single cinder block was used to contain toxic chemical prior to mass W. Virginia spill

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/west-virginia-chemical-emergency-606/

State inspectors found company involved in major chemical spill in West Virginia set up a simple cinder block, one 50-pound bag of safety absorbent powder. State, local officials: Freedom Industries' containment dike full of cracks, holes. State, local planners did not have emergency-response plan

Genetically modified mosquitoes will be used in Panama to control dengue outbreak

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/15/genetically-modified-mosquitoes-will-be-used-in-panama-to-control-dengue-outbreak/

Panama will try to control a dengue outbreak that has claimed six lives this year by releasing transgenic mosquitoes to render infertile female transmitters of the disease, officials said. GM mosquitoes live for just a week, while normal ones live for a month. GM mosquitoes feed on fruit not blood.

Superbugs found breeding, spreading in sewage plants

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Superbugs_found_breeding%2C_spreading_in_sewage_plants/32024/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in China reveal antibiotic-resistant bacteria —“superbugs”(NDM-1),multidrug-resistant gene escaping purification, breeding, spreading. Able to make common bacteria E. coli, salmonella, and K. pneumonias resistant to strongest antibiotics.

Russia, Hungary sign agreement on construction of two units at Paks Nuclear Power Plant

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_01_14/Russia-Hungary-sign-agreement-on-construction-of-two-units-at-Paks-Nuclear-Power-Plant-3623/

An agreement on cooperation in utilizing nuclear power for civilian purposes signed following negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian President Viktor Orban on Tuesday envisions the building of two new power-generating units at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant.

Supreme Court hands Monsanto victory over farmers on GMO seed patents, ability to sue

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

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/supreme-court-hands-monsanto-victory-over-farmers-gmo-seed-patents-ability-sue

US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials.

Protests continue over UK fracking decision -Video

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/video/tom-sullivan/protests-continue-over-uk-fracking-decision

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron announced financial incentives for shale gas extraction, controversial energy source known as 'fracking'. Local authorities now be allowed to keep one hundred percent of their local tax on fracking sites, twice as much as for other businesses. Caused an uproar.

Fish testing at 124 times over radiation limit caught off Fukushima

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/fukushima-fish-cesium-radiation-548/

Fish with deadly levels of radioactive cesium have been caught just off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, as scientists continue to assess the damage caused to the marine food chain by the 2011 nuclear disaster. The samples were caught at the mouth of the Niidagawa river in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture,

Australia warns about wildfire danger as heat wave continues

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/14/345563/australia-warns-about-wildfire-danger/

Australia warns about wildfire danger as heat wave continuesAustralian authorities have issued warning about the danger of a massive wildfire as a major heat wave hits the country as temperature soars across most of the country’s southeastern regions. Forecasters expect temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.

Chemical companies now adding untested nanoparticles to pesticide formulas

January 13th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/043492_nanoparticles_pesticides_chemical_companies.html

Untested nanoparticles, according to new research, are now turning up in pesticide formulas being developed by Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF, Bayer CropScience and others. Nanoparticles are able to cross cellular barriers, some capable of absorbing directly into bloodstream upon inhalation.

Feds Push Software to Monitor Americans' Energy Usage

January 13th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Feds_Push_Software_to_Monitor_Americans%27_Energy_Usage/31965/0/0/0/Y/M.html

DOE says its energy-scoring software, Home Energy Scoring Tool is like a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating, allows homeowners to compare energy performance of their homes, also billed as a way to keep home-retrofitting going.

Spread of ‘superweeds’ blamed on herbicides for GMOs

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

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/01/13/world/spread-of-superweeds-blamed-on-herbicides-for-gmos/#.UtV2MLR9C5x

United States is facing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant “superweeds,” which some activists and researchers are blaming on GMOs — an accusation rejected by industry giants. Many scientists blame overuse of herbicides, prompted by seeds that are genetically modified to resist them.

California schools announce Fukushima testing: Imperative we monitor for any Fukushima contamination “that will be arriving this year” in ocean — LA Times claims levels are declining, fails to inform readers of radioactive plume crossing Pacific

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

Link: http://enenews.com/california-professor-imperative-we-monitor-for-any-radioactive-contaminants-that-will-be-arriving-this-year-in-ocean-from-fukushima-l-a-times-claims-levels-are-declining-fails-to-inform

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory launched “Kelp Watch 2014,”scientific campaign to determine extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plan.

Next Step in Uruguay: Competitive, Quality Marijuana

January 12th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/01/next-step-uruguay-competitive-quality-marijuana/

Uruguay,will spend the next few months selecting a good quality strain of the crop that can be sold at a price similar to current illegal prices. Studying the best way to produce competitively-priced high-quality marijuana while involving small and medium Uruguayan producers.

Flu Vaccines Now Use GMOs For Faster Production

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

Link: http://healthydebates.com/flu-vaccines-now-use-gmos-faster-production/

New flu vaccines containing genetically modified (GM) proteins have been approved by the FDA. So far, three vaccines are underway with two of them already approved for marketing. GMO vaccine is said to be easier to replicate and has the potential to mass produce more rapidly than egg culture vaccines.

US House passed bill ravaging toxic-waste law - on same day as W. Virginia chemical spill

January 11th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/hazardous-toxic-waste-law-445/

House passed Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act. Eliminate requirements for Environmental Protection Agency to review, update hazardous-waste disposal regulations, make more difficult for government to compel companies that deal with toxic substances to carry proper insurance for cleanups.

No 'polar vortex' here: Record heat grips Australia killing thousands of animals

January 10th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/record-heat-australia-animals-388/

While US is stricken by freezing cold, Australia is suffering record heat with temperatures approaching 50C (122F) in some parts of the country and leaving thousands of animals dead. High temperatures are shifting into Western Australia, large areas being “under extreme heatwave to severe heatwave.”

Ecuador Cracks Down on Indigenous Leaders Opposed to Oil

January 10th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014694313

Ecuadorian government is now attempting to take down Ecuador's indigenous leaders who are committed to defending their territory from any oil development plans by companies. Attorney General, accuses leaders of crime of threat" during protests against the oil auction.

Monsanto seed plant construction halted in Argentina

January 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, War, Politics, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/monsanto-argentina-plant-halted-343/

A labor appeals court in north-central Argentina ruled that the construction of a Monsanto plant is unconstitutional, halting work on the site. The three judge court ruled 2-1 in favor of the activists who filed a legal appeal against Monsanto’s GMO seed plant on environmental protection grounds.

100,000 bats fall dead from the sky during a heatwave in Australia

January 8th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10558183/100000-bats-fall-dead-from-the-sky-during-a-heatwave-in-Australia.html

Trees and earth littered with dead creatures, mass deaths of flying foxes, smell of rotting carcasses filling towns, concerns about the spread of virus, 16 people receiving antiviral treatment after coming into close contact with a bat. Impact on ecosystem.

China’s oil fears over South Sudan fighting

January 8th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/17408

China, largest investor in South Sudan’s oil sector, fierce fighting continues between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those of his former deputy. Some of the largest oil fields China operates are in areas controlled by fighters backing Riek Machar, the country’s vice-president until he was sacked in July.

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