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Oklahoma Sees 2800% Increase in Earthquakes over 5 Years, Likely Due to Fracking

September 21st, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment


Earthquakes used to be a rarity in Oklahoma. average of 2 quakes a year. In 2014, 585 quakes of a magnitude 3.0 or larger rattled Oklahoma – 3 times the number that rocked California. Unprecedented,” said George Choy, a seismologist at the US Geological Survey.

Your Radiation This Week No 22

September 20th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health



*Listed in Counts per Minute, a Count is One Radioactive Decay Registered by the Instrument.
Western Plains

Western Plains

All Radiation Counts reported are partial Counts. Uncounted types of radiation include Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Neutron and X-Ray radiation. Uncounted radiation, if added, makes the actual Count higher and more dangerous.

The highest radiation reporting city is listed first, the least radioactive city is listed last.all reporting cities are above normal.
Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]

2,252 CPM, 450.4 Times Normal, Billings, MT Gamma, Beta.
1,644 CPM, 328.8 Times Normal, Portland, ME Gamma, Beta.
1,397 CPM, 279.4 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Gamma, Beta.
1,326 CPM, 265.2 Times Normal, Champaign, IL Gamma, Beta.
1,255 CPM, 251 Times Normal, Pierre, SD Gamma, Beta.
1,223 CPM, 244.6 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Gamma, Beta.
1,208 CPM, 241.6 Times Normal, San Diego, CA Gamma, Beta.
1,143 CPM, 228.6 Times Normal, Concord, NH Gamma, Beta.
1,095 CPM, 219 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA Gamma, Beta.
991 CPM, 198.2 Times Normal, Boston, MA Gamma, Beta.
945 CPM, 189 Times Normal, Los Angeles, CA Gamma, Beta.
944 CPM, 188.8 Times Normal, Albuquerque, NM Closed-LastReport
929 CPM, 185.8 Times Normal, Kansas City, KA, Gamma, Beta.
888 CPM, 177.6 Times Normal, Oklahoma City, OK Gamma, Beta.
862 CPM, 172.4 Times Normal, Atlanta, GA. Gamma, Beta.
832 CPM, 166.4 Times Normal, New York City, NY Gamma, Beta.
803 CPM, 160.6 Times Normal, St. Paul, MN. Gamma, Beta.
779 CPM, 155.8 Times Normal, Tulsa, OK Gamma, Beta.
765 CPM, 153 Times Normal, Des Moines, IA. Gamma, Beta.
762 CPM, 152.4 Times Normal, Chicago, IL Gamma, Beta.
760 CPM, 152.4 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ Gamma, Beta.
722 CPM, 144.4 Times Normal, Indianapolis, IN. Gamma, Beta.
709 CPM, 141.8 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Gamma, Beta.
630 CPM, 126 Times Normal, Ft Wayne IN Gamma, Beta.
630 CPM, 126 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Gamma, Beta.
596 CPM, 119.2 Times Normal, San Francisco, CA. Gamma, Beta.
577 CPM, 115.4 Times Normal, Ft. Worth, TX Gamma, Beta.
575 CPM, 115 Times Normal, Montgomery, AL. Gamma, Beta.
562 CPM, 112.4 Times Normal, Lubbock, TX Gamma, Beta.
515 CPM, 103 Times Normal, Sacramento, CA Gamma, Beta.
506 CPM, 101.2 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ Gamma, Beta.
503 CPM, 100.6 Times Normal, Las Vegas, NV. Gamma, Beta.
472 CPM, 94.4 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Gamma ONLY
464 CPM, 92.8 Times Normal, South Valley, NM Gamma ONLY
443 CPM, 88.6 Times Normal, Lincoln, NE Gamma, Beta.
379 CPM, 75.8 Times Normal, San Angelo, TX. Gamma, Beta.
364 CPM, 72.8 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO Closed-LastReport
333 CPM, 66.6 Times Normal, Dallas, TX. Gamma, Beta.
317 CPM, 63.4 Times Normal, Washington, D.C. Gamma, Beta.

8 States Support Vermont in Fight Against Monsanto and GMOs

September 20th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health


8 states join Vermont in saying ‘no more’ to Monsanto’s genetically modified organisms. Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Washington filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in NYC in support of Vermont’s GMO labeling law.

Up 72 percent from just six years ago, organic farm sales soar

September 19th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Economic, Health


2014 Organic Survey, released Thursday by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), indicated that in addition to the $5.5 billion dollars worth of organic products purchased by consumers last year.

Activists in Kenya Protest Against GMO Food Introduction

September 19th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health


Nairobi activists held banners shunning the introduction of GM food into their country along Kenyatta Avenue this week to send a message to Deputy President William Russo. In Kenya, the president has lifted a ban to allow genetically modified foods to be grown in the nation.

Microbeads Entering Our Water Daily Could Cover 300 Tennis Courts

September 18th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health


Scientists are calling for a total ban on microbeads -- the tiny plastic pieces used in soap, toothpaste and face wash for exfoliation -- after an analysis estimated that 8 trillion of the beads wind up in aquatic habitats every day in the U.S. alone.

Say No to GMO: Russia Ends Production of Genetically Modified Food

September 18th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health


Russia's government has decided against producing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the country's Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Friday.

Former PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power makes little economic sense, must end

September 17th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Health


Minister Naoto Kan said Wednesday that Japan needs to seek a nuclear-free path. It doesn’t make sense economically, and enough energy can be provided without it.” Japan has seen an increase of renewable energy since the Fukushima accident, especially from solar panels.

A Stunning Amount of Sea Ice Melted This Summer

September 16th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World


Ice coverage in the Arctic this year shrunk to its fourth lowest extent on record, US scientists have announced. Jeremy Wilkinson, senior scientist at the British Antarctic Survey, said: "This is undoubtedly an indicator of climate change.

Study Finds Link Between Agent Orange and Blood Cancer

September 16th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health


A recent study of 479 Vietnam veterans who were involved in Agent Orange defoliation efforts found these individuals are twice as likely to develop a blood condition known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, or MGUS, a precursor for multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.

Under the Sea No More? Marine Wildlife Sinks to Nearly Half in Decades

September 16th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World


World Wildlife Fund (WWF) surveyed 10,000 different marine populations of over 3,000 species, including mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles, between 1970 and 2012. Marine wildlife plummeted to nearly half its size in 42 years; risk of an unprecedented "ecological and economic catastrophe" driven by overfishing, pollution and climate change.

Sr-90 density rose up 155 percent of the previous highest reading in the seaside of Reactor 2

September 16th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World


From Tepco’s report released on 9/4/2015, the density of Strontium-90 increased to 155% of the previous highest reading in the seaside of Reactor 2. It was measured in groundwater gathered to pump up. The sampling date was 8/3/2015, Sr-90 density was 2,800,000 Bq/m3. The previous highest reading was 1,800,000 Bq/m3, which was analyzed on 7/2/2015.

Nuclear waste site near Huron spells disaster for Great Lakes

September 16th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health


Ontario Power Generation is proposing an underground, radioactive nuclear waste repository near the shores of Lake Huron in Kincardine, which is less than a mile inland and about 120 miles upstream from the main drinking water intakes for southeast Michigan.

850 tons of ‘decontaminated’ Fukushima water dumped into ocean

September 15th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Health


The first batch of radioactive groundwater filtered below “measurable limits” at Japan’s tsumani-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has been dumped into the ocean, as Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) seeks to ease toxic water building-up at the site.

“Countless” dead birds reported in Pacific off US coast, nothing will eat the bodies — “There are no seals present” — Expert: “The fish are not there… all of them are starving” — Animals “acting weird, sick and weak, too weak to fly, too weak to run” — R

September 15th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health


Birds dying of starvation along coast — Hundreds of birds are washing ashore dead or dying along Oregon, Washington Coast. Started three weeks ago… totally emaciated, fish the birds normally eat are not there, unprecedented effects could be severe, impact the whole ocean food web. No seals present; huge die off of all other sea animals, could be related to dead whales.

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