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Ban: Hawaii First State to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/hawaii-first-state-ban-plastic-shopping-bags/

Honolulu County became the last of the state’s counties to ban the bags, completing the state’s ban as a whole, according to NBC News. Retailers have three years to get rid of their supply and come up with alternatives. Retailers will have to switch to reusable bags or paper bags that are at least 40% recycled.

Tennessee death toll from H1N1 flu hits double digits

January 25th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: /Tennessee death toll from H1N1 flu hits double digits

12 people in Middle Tennessee have officially died from complications due to the H1N1 strain of influenza, and many more could have had or died from complications Flu is now circulating throughout the state. Influenza is a potentially deadly illness.

Radioactive Waste Dumped by Oil Companies Is Seeping out of the Ground in North Dakota

January 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Radioactive_Waste_Dumped_by_Oil_Companies_Is_Seeping_out_of_the_Ground_in_North_Dakota/32320/0/38/38/Y/M.html

oil companies and state executives in North Dakota hid the news from the public that nearly 300 oil spills occured between 2011 and 2013, radioactive toxic sludge is brimming back up to the surface, bubbling forth from the ground and mixing with fresh water across the state.

JEFF EDELSTEIN: Weedman in jail for marijuana, allowed to leave jail to smoke marijuana

January 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.trentonian.com/opinion/20140126/jeff-edelstein-weedman-in-jail-for-marijuana-allowed-to-leave-jail-to-smoke-marijuana

Ed Forchion in jail due to marijuana, gets out of jail once a month for 10 days to go smoke marijuana. Cancer patient, gets medical marijuana in California. In New Jersey, caught with pound of pot. New Jersey passed laws legalizing medical marijuana while in jail. Dazed and confused.

H1N1 spreading in Florida as part of nationwide flu 'epidemic'

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

Link: http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/1/20/florida_flu_epidemic.html

U.S. health officials are officially calling the rise of flu cases an "epidemic" as a strand of H1N1 -- the same type of strain as the so-called "swine flu" that spread nationwide in 2009 -- continues to affect two crucial groups: pregnant women and people under 40 years old.

Pesticides Are Making Bees Smaller And Weaker

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Pesticides_Are_Making_Bees_Smaller_And_Weaker/32196/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Scientists in the UK conducted laboratory tests which showed how a pyrethroid pesticide stunted the growth of worker bumblebee larvae, causing them to hatch out reduced in size.Pyrethroid pesticides are commonly used on flowering crops to prevent insect damage.

Former West Virginia Miner: We've Been Dumping Those Chemicals In The Water For Decades

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Former_West_Virginia_Miner%3A_We%27ve_Been_Dumping_Those_Chemicals_In_The_Water_For_Decades/32222/0/38/38/Y/M.html

When 7,500 gallons of toxic 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) spilled into Elk River in West Virginia, former miner Joe Stanley was prepared. He hadn’t drank the water for years. MCHM was just one of the chemicals we dumped into old mine shafts, slurry ponds, seeping into the groundwater for years.

Crisis Reality: “Within An Hour the Stores Were Emptied”

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

Link: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/crisis-reality-within-an-hour-the-stores-were-emptied_01212014

When toxic chemicals spilled into the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia a couple of weeks ago we got another glimpse into what the world might look like in the aftermath of a major, widespread disaster. Immediately after the announcement, the stores in the area were rushed for any bottled water products.

More Crude Spilled in 2013 Than Previous Four Decades Combined

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

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/latest-news/crude-spilled-2013-previous-four-decades-combined/

More crude oil spilled from train accidents in 2013 alone than in the previous four decades combined—an alarming number. not included in the report is a derailment near Casselton, N.D. on Dec. 30 in which an estimated 400,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled and the town of Casselton was forced to evacuate.

Hospital Visitations Double in WVA After Government Says Water is Safe to Drink

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://intellihub.com/2014/01/21/hospital-visitations-double-in-wva-after-government-says-water-is-safe-to-drink/

Residents in West Virginia have been told that water is safe to drink following a recent chemical spill, but people continue to pour into emergency rooms. 411 patients have been treated for chemical-related illnesses at 10 different hospitals between January 9 and January 18.

Organic food shortage hitting the US: are Americans becoming more health conscious? -Video

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

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/organic-food-shortage-hitting-us-are.html

Nationwide shortage of organic eggs,certain kinds of organic produce temporarily limited. Organic food sales in the United States have increased from approximately $11 billion in 2004 to an estimated $27 billion in 2012. The consumer is waking up.

GMO-Free Cheerios: Well-Played Marketing, General Mills

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-free-cheerios-well-played-marketing-general-mills/

General Mills announced Cheerios, would be GMO-free. all General Mills had to do was change two relatively small ingredients—corn starch and sugar beets—both of which were used in small amounts. Cheerios are mostly oats and oats are not genetically modified. Smart marketing move.

Children Burned With Cigarettes by Israeli Soldiers in Illegal Settlement

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Police State, Health

Link: http://truth-out.org/news/item/21334-children-burned-with-cigarettes-by-israeli-soldiers-in-illegal-settlement

Three Palestinian children were allegedly burned with lit cigarettes and denied access to food, water or toilet facilities after being arrested and detained by Israeli soldiers and police in September, allegedly assaulted and abused. All three of them were accused of stone throwing.

End Near for Shackling of Pregnant Women

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights-reproductive-freedom/end-near-shackling-pregnant-women

The massive $1.1 trillion spending bill (“omnibus”) passed by Congress last week and signed into law by President Obama includes a significant victory: a provision aimed at ending the atrocious practice of shackling pregnant women in immigration detention facilities.

China exports pollution across Pacific along with phones and TVs, says study

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014704405

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Pollution from China’s export manufacturers is travelling across the Pacific Ocean to reach the U.S. West Coast. China’s economic ascent has been accompanied by surge in pollution has 16 of the 20 most-polluted cities globally.

Indiana police chief accidentally shoots himself for the second time

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/indiana-police-chief-councellor-981/

33-year veteran of the Connersville Police Department, Councellor had taken his Glock out to compare it to another gun in the store. When he tried putting the gun back into his holster, he found himself shooting his own thigh. “It got tangled in my clothing, “I need to pay more attention.”

Hacking expert David Kennedy says he cracked HealthCare.gov in 4 minutes

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

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Hacking_expert_David_Kennedy_says_he_cracked_HealthCare.gov_in_4_minutes/32177/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Hacking expert David Kennedy: gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took about 4 minutes and required nothing more than a standard browser,extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself.

Turkey signs law ‘criminalizing’ medical first aid without govt permit

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

Link: http://rt.com/news/turkey-health-ban-aid-850/

A medical bill has been signed into law in Turkey that requires doctors to obtain government permission before administering emergency first aid. Critics have blasted the bill as a crackdown on doctors who treat activists injured during protests. Up to three years in prison or a fine of almost $1 million.

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

Obama: Pot is ‘a bad habit’ that is no ‘more dangerous than alcohol’

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/19/obama-pot-is-a-bad-habit-that-is-no-more-dangerous-than-alcohol/

President Obama: smoking marijuana “a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” Less dangerous” than cigarettes or alcohol, It’s not something I encourage.”

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.

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.

It’s a heavyweight fight between the Agriculture Department and Congress over a major dietary issue: white potatoes.

January 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/16/Agriculture-Department-No-More-Potatoes-No-More-French-Fries

Agriculture Department,wants to prevent participants in federal Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program from buying white potatoes.Concerned women will turn potatoes into dangerous French fries, frying, baking them in fats, oils, jeopardizing health of children across America.

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.

'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.

Britons suffer highest food prices in Western Europe

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/15/345812/britons-suffer-eus-highest-food-prices/

In terms of people’s affordability to eat, UK is the worst place in Western Europe, Britain is the world’s sixth richest country, yet British people are increasingly relying on food banks because of the coalition government’s austerity policies. Energy prices are higher too in relation to income.

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

Mosquito-borne virus spreading in Caribbean

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

Link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CB_CARIBBEAN_MOSQUITO_VIRUS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-01-14-16-47-21

Mosquito-borne virus spreading quickly in the Caribbean during the winter tourism season first found local transmission occurring on St. Martin, 200 cases of chikungunya, a virus found mainly in Africa and Asia, can cause a debilitating but rarely fatal sickness with fever, rash, fatigue, intense muscle and joint pain.

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.

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