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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.

6 Latin American leaders who criticised US policies fall ill of cancer simultaneously

September 16th, 2015
Categories: World, Health


Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo, the former Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, have all been hit with cancer in the last few years. Hugo Chavez speculated the United States had a cancer weapon after being diagnosed with the disease in 2011.

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.

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.

Study: Goats Fed GM Soy Have Altered DNA, Milk, and Offspring

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


New study showing DNA in goats fed transgenic, GM soy feed is altered, and the milk is of lower quality, affecting the offspring, baby goats fed on GM soy had DNA fragments that were not supposed to be there, i.e., are not normally found in goat milk, and the immunoglobulin concentration was altered. The colostrum had significantly lower levels of both protein and fat.

Tuna and mackerel populations suffer catastrophic 74% decline, research shows

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


WWF and Zoological Society of London: Tuna and mackerel populations suffered a “catastrophic” decline of nearly three quarters in the last 40% years, according to new research, warned that we face losing species critical to human food security, unless drastic action is taken to halt overfishing and other threats to marine life. Bluefin tuna, now on the verge of extinction, yellowtail tuna and albacore, also becoming increasingly scarce.

New Data on Arctic Ice Meltdown the Latest 'Climate Siren'

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


Arctic sea ice this year reached its fourth lowest level in recorded history, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) revealed Tuesday.

Coal Ash Found to be 10 Times more Radioactive than Coal Itself

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


Duke University-led study found that the coal ash researchers tested were up to 5 times higher than in normal soil, and as much as 10 times higher than the parent coal itself due to the concentration of radioactivity caused by combustion. Coal ash is unregulated, contained in holding ponds and landfills in coal-fired power plants across the nation.

World "Facing New Flood of Toxins"

September 14th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health


New contaminants, some more – toxic than ‘traditional’ pollutants like heavy metals, are finding their way into the world’s rivers, lakes, groundwater and drinking water from sources such as artificial sweeteners, nanomaterials, perfumes, medical drugs, hormones, sunscreens, flame retardants, non-stick coatings, pesticide breakdown products, hospital wastes, by-products of detergents, disinfectants and swimming pool cleansers.

Fukushima Dumps Tons of Filtrated Radioactive Water into the Sea

September 14th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health


Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant on Monday started releasing once-contaminated water into the sea, saying a filtration process has now made it safe.

Your Radiation This Week No 21

September 13th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health


These are the recorded Radiation Highs around the United States and in your neighborhood. *Listed in Counts per Minute, a Count is One Radioactive Decay Registered by the Instrument. 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.

2,323 CPM, 464.6 Times Normal, Billings, MT Gamma, Beta.
1,913 CPM, 382.6 Times Normal, Ft Wayne IN Gamma, Beta.
1,508 CPM, 301.6 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Gamma, Beta.
1,435 CPM, 287 Times Normal, San Diego, CA Gamma, Beta.
1,431 CPM, 286.2 Times Normal, Portland, ME Gamma, Beta.
1,365 CPM, 273 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Gamma, Beta.
1,359 CPM, 271.8 Times Normal, Champaign, IL Gamma, Beta.
1,359 CPM, 271.8 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Gamma, Beta.
1,300 CPM, 260 Times Normal, Kansas City, KA, Gamma, Beta.
1,199 CPM, 239.8 Times Normal, Aberdeen, SD. Gamma, Beta.
1,143 CPM, 228.6 Times Normal, Concord, NH Gamma, Beta.
1,038 CPM, 207.6 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Gamma, Beta.
1,028 CPM, 205.6 Times Normal, Atlanta, GA. Gamma, Beta.
997 CPM, 199.4 Times Normal, Boston, MS Gamma, Beta.
944 CPM, 188.8 Times Normal, Albuquerque, NM Last Report
905 CPM, 181 Times Normal, Los Angeles, CA Gamma, Beta.
902 CPM, 180.4 Times Normal, Ft. Worth, TX Gamma, Beta.
886 CPM, 177.2 Times Normal, New York City, NY Gamma, Beta.
883 CPM, 176.6 Times Normal, Tulsa, OK Gamma, Beta.
879 CPM, 175.8 Times Normal, Indianapolis, IN. Gamma, Beta.
870 CPM, 175.8 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA Gamma, Beta.
869 CPM, 173.8 Times Normal, Lubbock, TX Gamma, Beta.
815 CPM, 163 Times Normal, Chicago, IL Gamma, Beta.
798 CPM, 159.6 Times Normal, Montgomery, AL. Gamma, Beta.
792 CPM, 158.4 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Gamma, Beta.
765 CPM, 153 Times Normal, Des Moines, IA. Gamma, Beta.
652 CPM, 130.4 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ Gamma, Beta.
651 CPM, 130.2 Times Normal, Sacramento, CA Gamma, Beta.
641 CPM, 128.2 Times Normal, San Angelo, TX. Gamma, Beta.
640 CPM, 128 Times Normal, St. Paul, MN. Gamma, Beta.
634 CPM, 126.8 Times Normal, Lincoln, NE Gamma, Beta.
619 CPM, 123.8 Times Normal, San Francisco, CA. Gamma, Beta.
575 CPM, 115 Times Normal, Dallas, TX. Gamma, Beta.
543 CPM, 108.6 Times Normal, Washington, D.C. Gamma, Beta.
480 CPM, 96 Times Normal, Las Vegas, NV. Gamma, Beta.
476 CPM, 95.2 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ Gamma, Beta.
428 CPM, 85.6 Times Normal, South Valley, NM Gamma Only.
364 CPM, 72.8 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO Gamma Only

Floods threaten Fukushima plant structures… “Nuclear nightmare territory then” — Expert: A lot of nuclear fuel has actually gone into ground, and “will come out at the surface” if groundwater rises — Radiation levels flowing into ocean much higher than us

September 12th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health


Floods may pose threat not only to radiation under Fukushima but also structures’ — Severe floods have hit Japan sending tons of radiation-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocea confirmed by the facility’s operator Tokyo Electric Power. Authorities have declared the situation an emergency. Enormous amount of radioactivity underneath the plant.

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