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Over a million liters (264 000 gallons) of toxic cyanide leaked into Potrerillos River, Argentina

September 26th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2015/09/25/over-a-million-liters-264-000-gallons-of-toxic-cyanide-leaked-into-potrerillos-river-argentina/

Over a million liters (264 172 gallons) of toxic cyanide solution has leaked from Barrick Gold's Veladero mine in western San Juan province, Argentina. The leak was caused by a failing valve which caused the sliding gate to open and spill the cyanide solution into the river.

Austria and Italy Ask for EU Opt-Out from Growing Genetically Modified Maize

September 26th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://bullhorn.nationofchange.org/austria_and_italy_ask_for_eu_opt_out_from_gmos

Both Austria and Italy have chose to op-out from growing eight varieties of genetically modified maize therefore, instilling a full ban on GM crops.

Canada Sued for Trying to Lower Price on World’s Most Expensive Drug

September 26th, 2015
Categories: World, Economic, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150926/1027559891.html

Alexion Pharmaceuticals arguing Canada has no authority to force lower prices for Soliris, only drug produced by Alexion; earned revenues of more than $6 billion last eight years, one year of therapy in Canada costs $700,000, absolutely necessary for two rare blood disorders that affect only one in a million people.

Pope beseeches world leaders to protect the environment

September 25th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/9/25/pope-beseeches1.html

Pope Francis: there is a “right of the environment” and mankind has no authority to abuse it, telling more than 100 world leaders and diplomats at the United Nations urgent action is needed to halt the destruction of God's creation. Accused the world's powerful countries of indulging a “selfish and boundless thirst” for money by ravaging the planet's natural resources and impoverishing the weak and disadvantaged in the process.

How Big Pharma Is Price-Gouging You

September 24th, 2015
Categories: World, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.alternet.org/economy/how-big-pharma-price-gouging-you

. Every other wealthy country has some system of price controls or negotiated prices where the government limits the extent to which drug companies can exploit the monopoly it has given them. The result is that we pay roughly twice as much for our drugs as the average for other wealthy countries.

Kellogg’s Kashi Brand to Pay $4 Million over “All Natural” False Advertising Lawsuit

September 24th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/kelloggs-kashi-brand-to-pay-4-million-over-all-natural-false-advertising-lawsuit/

Kashi will pay $4 million in a false advertising lawsuit put forth in Florida. The lawsuit claimed that Kellogg’s, the parent company for Kashi, advertised an “all natural” (GM-free) product that was, in reality, full of genetically modified ingredients.

New advanced robot to join cleanup effort at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant

September 23rd, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20150921p2a00m0na002000c.html

An advanced remote-controlled robot capable of assessing its surroundings in detail and designed to help decommission reactors at the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is set to start its performance trials next month.

Colombia Ending US Eradication Program, Revamps Drug Policy

September 23rd, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/latam/20150923/1027374329/colombia-drug-war-roundup-cocaine.html

Colombia to end aerial spraying of herbicides on coca crops after the World Health Organization said the popular weed killer glyphosate probably causes cancer.
Over the past 20 years, more than 4 million acres in Colombia have been sprayed with glyphosate to kill coca plants, growers who move from coca to alternative crops will receive financial and technical assistance.

Kenyan Farmers Suing Government to Uphold GM Crop Ban

September 23rd, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/kenyan-farmers-suing-government-to-uphold-gm-crop-ban/

This past week, a petition was filed against the Kenyan government representing a group of small-scale farmers, which claims the lifting of the ban will harm indigenous farmers and their ability to grow non-GM food.

Radiation Impact Studies: Chernobyl and Fukushima

September 23rd, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/radiation-impact-studies-chernobyl-and-fukushima/

“Chernobyl and Fukushima Studies Show that Radiation Reduces Animal and Plant Numbers, Fertility, Brain Size and Diversity… and Increases Deformities and Abnormalities.

Cs-134/137 measured from Tokyo tap-water

September 22nd, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/09/cs-134137-measured-from-tokyo-tap-water/

According to MHLH (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare), Cs-134/137 has been detected from tap-water of Tokyo since October of 2014. The sample was collected from the tap of Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health in Shinjuku.

With New Ban on Cultivation, Northern Ireland Joins EU’s Anti-GMO Ranks

September 22nd, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Environment minister expresses “concern” that growing GMOs would tarnish nation’s “clean and green image.” No GM crops are currently being grown commercially in the UK but imported products such as soy are used for animal feed.

PHOTOS: Mutations found in sea life along US West Coast — Deformed spines, brains, hearts, eyes reported by officials — Malformations include extra brain lobes, hunchbacks, parts of face missing, unusual limbs

September 22nd, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/mutations-found-sea-creatures-along-west-coast-deformed-spines-brains-hearts-eyes-reported-officials-malformations-include-extra-brain-lobes-hunchbacks-parts-face-missing-unusual-limbs-photos

Congenital defects in elephant seals, such as spinal deformities and cleft palates, halibut with part of its nose and upper lip part appears missing… Dr. Ted Meyers, State Fish Pathologist.“The abnormality appears to be an upper and lower jaw deformity, and possibly a deformity of the eyes… The right eye is sunken and has thickened peri-orbital tissue.

Victory! World’s Largest Spice Company to Go Organic and Non-GMO by 2016

September 21st, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

According to website Food Dive, the company announced a huge majority of its spices and herbs will be organic and non-GMO by 2016. 80% of its products will meet the new standard. New labels will also adorn the familiar McCormick packages, 70% expected to sport new “non-GMO” labels according to the article. Many of the company’s herbs and spices are already non-GMO.

Flashback: Monsanto Profits Fell 15% on Weak Sales of GM Seed

September 21st, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/remember-monsanto-profits-fall-15-on-weak-sales-of-gm-seed/

Monsanto’s stock did even more poorly than analysts expected last quarter, with its stock taking another 15 percent nose-dive due to a stronger dollar, and weak seed sales.‘’ The company is warning its investors that profits will not maintain previously suggested levels.

Nuclear Expert: US West Coast being continuously exposed to Fukushima radioactive releases, it’s an ongoing tragedy — Marine Chemist: Impossible to stop nuclear waste flowing into ocean; “It never will be… that’s what keeps me up at night” — Radiation lev

September 21st, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/nuclear-expert-ongoing-tragedy-west-coast-public-being-continuously-exposed-fukushima-radioactive-releases-marine-chemist-impossible-stop-nuclear-waste-flowing-ocean-never-will-be-keeps-night-ra

Going to be for decades a site of continuous release. TEPCO admitted it failed to contain massive amounts of radioactivity. Groundwater is almost impossible to stop, hard to predict what’s going to happen.”

Former peanut company CEO sentenced to 28 years for selling tainted products in salmonella outbreak

September 21st, 2015
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/former-peanut-company-ceo-sentenced-to-28-years-for-selling-tainted-products-in-salmonella-outbreak/

he former owner of a peanut company in Georgia was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Monday for his role in a salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds, a rare instance of jail time in a food contamination case.

Welcome To The Mass Surveillance State Through Microchipped Pills - Video

September 20th, 2015
Categories: Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/09/welcome-to-the-mass-surveillance-state-through-microchipped-pills.html

Recently FDA-approved microchip in a pill will be the perfect excuse to place surveillance inside our bodies, cost billions to develop.

Your Radiation This Week No 22

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

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/09/19/your-radiation-this-week-no-22-last-draft/

RADIATION CPM* COMPARISON CITY STATE

*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.

Chinese companies are mass producing plastic rice and it could cause serious health problems

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

Link: http://althealthworks.com/7761/plastic-rice-from-china-is-real-and-it-can-cause-serious-health-problemsyelena/

This “rice” is produced with potatoes, sweet potatoes, poisonous plastic, small amount of real rice, dangerous and can cause serious digestive issues, fatal if consumed daily. Most people in China eat more than a half a pound of rice a day, very profitable.

8 States Support Vermont in Fight Against Monsanto and GMOs

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

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/8-states-support-vermont-in-their-fight-against-monsanto/

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.

Big Pharma Company Buys Patent Rights to Life-Saving Drug and Raises Price by 5,000 Percent

September 19th, 2015
Categories: Economic, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/09/big-pharma-company-buys-patent-rights-to-life-saving-drug-and-raises-price-by-5000-percent.html

After purchasing the rights to a drug that prevents infections in people with weakened immune systems, including AIDS patients and cancer survivors undergoing chemotherapy, Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of the drug by 5,000%. Instead of paying $13.50 per pill, patients with life-threatening illnesses are now forced to pay $750 per pill.

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

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

Link: https://www.intellihub.com/up-72-percent-from-just-six-years-ago-organic-farm-sales-soar/

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

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/activists-in-kenya-protest-against-gmo-food-introduction/

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

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/microbeads-8-trillion_55fc7771e4b00310edf70fc7

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

Link: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150918/1027188315.html

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

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/09/16/national/former-pm-naoto-kan-says-nuclear-power-makes-little-economic-sense-must-end/?utm_source=Daily+News+Updates&utm_campaign=597ef1f17d-Thursday_email_updates17_09_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5a6080d40

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

Link: http://govtslaves.info/6-latin-american-leaders-who-criticised-us-policies-fall-ill-of-cancer-simultaneously/

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

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/study-finds-link-between-agent-orange-and-blood-cancer/

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

Link: http://www.mlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/09/nuclear_waste_site_near_huron.html

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

Link: http://www.rt.com/news/315350-fukushima-decontaminated-water-ocean/

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

Link: http://enenews.com/countless-dead-birds-reported-pacific-coast-seals-present-expert-fish-all-starving-animals-acting-weird-sick-weak-weak-fly-weak-run-related-fukushima-video

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

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/study-goats-fed-gm-soy-have-altered-dna-milk-and-offspring/

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

Link: http://govtslaves.info/tuna-and-mackerel-populations-suffer-catastrophic-74-decline-research-shows/

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

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/09/15/new-data-arctic-ice-meltdown-latest-climate-siren

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

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/coal-ash-found-to-be-10-times-more-radioactive-than-coal-itself/

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

Link: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/09/world-facing-new-flood-of-toxins.html

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

Link: http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150915/1026994883.html

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

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/09/12/your-radiation-this-week-no-21/

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

Link: http://enenews.com/tv-floods-threaten-fukushima-plant-structures-expert-lot-nuclear-fuel-actually-gone-ground-will-surface-groundwater-levels-rise-radiation-levels-flowing-sea-higher-usual-video

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.

Who Opens a Reactor Next to a Volcano?

September 12th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://sorendreier.com/who-opens-a-reactor-next-to-a-volcano/

Massive earthquakes, volcanoes, tidal waves, and natural disasters galore—Japan would seem a rather precarious perch for nuclear power plants. Flooding from Tropical Storm Etau, overwhelmed the water pumps at the infamous ruins of Fukushima, washing more radioactive waste into the ocean, another reminder of how fragile Japan’s atomic energy program really is.

30,000-Year-Old Virus from Siberia About to be ‘Awakened’

September 12th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/30000-year-old-virus-from-siberia-about-to-be-awakened/

After unearthing a 30,000-year-old virus from the icy wasteland of Siberia, scientists plan to awaken it under the premise of ‘fear that a warming climate will awaken dangerous microscopic pathogens.’

Bags of radioactive waste swept away after river in Fukushima village overflows

September 12th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/bags-of-radioactive-waste-swept-away-after-river-in-fukushima-village-overflows/

At least 82 large bags filled with radioactive waste from decontamination efforts were washed away when a river overflowed in the Fukushima prefectural village of Iitate.

Harvard Finds Pesticide in 70% of Honey Samples Tested

September 12th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/harvard-finds-pesticide-in-70-of-honey-samples-tested/

Researchers analyzed 219 pollen and 53 honey samples from 62 hives, found neonicotinoids in pollen and honey from almost every sample collected, in each and every location.

Court rules Dow Chemical pesticide harmful to bees

September 11th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/court-rules-dow-chemical-pesticide-harmful-to-bees/

A U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday federal regulators erred in allowing an insecticide developed by Dow AgroSciences onto the market. Demise of the bees has become a hotly debated topic between agrichemical companies, which say the insecticides they sell are not to blame, and those who say research shows a direct connection between neonicotinoids and large bee die-offs.

Studies: Chemicals in the Water ‘Turning Male Fish into Females’

September 11th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/studies-chemicals-in-the-water-turning-male-fish-into-females/

Male fish are becoming hermaphroditic due to environmental insults (such as chemicals in the water), male fish now may have testes that contain eggs, and their ability to reproduce has become questionable.

Monsanto Brings on Academics to Push ‘Benefits of GMOs’

September 10th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-brings-on-academics-to-push-benefits-of-gmos/

Biotechnology companies like Monsanto are hiring academics to speak on their behalf about the supposed safety and benefits of genetically modified food products to help save them from a tsunami of bad press.

French Court Finds US Biotech Giant Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning

September 10th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/art_living/20150911/1026852079.html

An appeals court in the French city of Lyon has supported a local grain grower in his battle against US herbicide producer Monsanto, upholding a previous ruling that the company is responsible for poisoning the farmer with its toxic weedkiller over ten years ago.

Another Fukushima worker died / No media coverage

September 9th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/09/another-fukushima-worker-died-no-media-coverage/

3 workers died in August. (cf, August’s 3rd worker died in Fukushima plant after the work of retained contaminated water beside Reactor 1
Subcontract worker was found losing consciousness in the toilet of entry-management building of Fukushima plant. The worker was confirmed to be in cardiopulmonary arrest state aprox. 10 minutes later. Identity has not been disclosed about this worker. The dose level is not reported either.

California’s Cancer-Label on Monsanto’s Roundup to ‘Come Within 30 Days’

September 9th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/californias-cancer-label-on-monsantos-roundup-to-come-within-30-days/

An announcement has surfaced from the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) which states they will begin labeling Monsanto’s herbicide ingredient, glyphosate as a “probable carcinogenic,

Home / Breaking News / Fracking Fallout: New Analysis Reveals Over 100 Million Gallons of Toxic Wastewater Spilled Since 2009

September 8th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/fracking-fallout-new-analysis-reveals-100-million-gallons-toxic-wastewater-spilled-since-2009/

180 million gallons of fracking byproduct spilled from 2009 to 2014, tainting agricultural land, poisoning drinking water, and sparking the mass die-off of plant and animal life.

New Findings: Over 4000 ‘Genes’ Altered with Low-Dose Roundup Exposure

September 8th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/new-findings-over-4000-genes-altered-with-low-dose-roundup-exposure/

Dr. Antoniou: a very low level of consumption of Roundup weedkiller over the long term can result in liver and kidney damage, pattern of alteration was found in the gene function of the liver and kidneys at this extremely low level of exposure.

“Radiation is Good for You!” and Other Tall Tales of the Nuclear Industry

September 8th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/09/08/radiation-is-good-for-you-and-other-tall-tales-of-the-nuclear-industry/

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a move to eliminate the “Linear No-Threshold” (LNT) basis of radiation protection that the U.S. has used for decades and replace it with the “radiation hormesis” theory—which holds that low doses of radioactivity are good for people.

Fukushima? Extremely high radiation levels all across America - Video

September 8th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: https://www.intellihub.com/fukushima-extremely-high-radiation-levels-all-across-america/

One possible explanation downplayed by the mainstream media is radiation leaking from the Fukushima power plant. Exposure to even small traces of radiation can have an accumulative effect over time. Radiation from the Fukushima power plant has not stopped leaking hundred of tons of radiation leak into the ocean everyday.

World Running Out of Time to Save Oceans

September 7th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/09/07/world-running-out-time-save-oceans

The United Nations is posting a new environmental warning: the world is running out of time to prevent the gradual degradation of the world’s oceans and widespread destruction of marine life, delays in implementing solutions to problems identified as threatening to degrade the world’s oceans will lead, to greater environmental, social and economic costs.

Your Radiation This Week No 20

September 7th, 2015
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/09/05/your-radiation-this-week-no-20/

Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood.

1004 CPM, 201 Times Normal, Concord, NH Gamma, Beta.
1001 CPM, 200.2 Times Normal, Champaign, IL Gamma Only
944 CPM, 188.8 Times Normal, Albuquerque, NM G&B, Highest Rpt.
893 CPM, 178.6 Times Normal, Billings, MT Gamma Only.
855 CPM, 171 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA G&B, Last report
854 CPM, 170.8 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, 798 CPM, 159.6 Times Normal, Montgomery, AL. Gamma, Beta.
792 CPM, 158.4 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Gamma, Beta.
652 CPM, 130.4 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ Gamma, Beta.
641 CPM, 128.2 Times Normal, San Angelo, TX. Gamma, Beta.
634 CPM, 126.8 Times Normal, Lincoln, NE Gamma, Beta.
607 CPM, 121.4 Times Normal, Aberdeen, SD. Gamma Only.
575 CPM, 115 Times Normal, Dallas, TX. Gamma, Beta.
558 CPM, 111.8 Times Normal, San Diego, CA Gamma Only
543 CPM, 108.6 Times Normal, Washington, D.C. Gamma, Beta.
531 CPM, 106.2 Times Normal, Portland, ME Gamma Only.
501 CPM, 100.2 Times Normal, St. Paul, MN. G&B, La

EDITORIAL: Each Fukushima water leak weakens faith in Japan's food safety

September 7th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/views/editorial/AJ201509070016

South Korea banned imports of some marine products caught in waters off Fukushima. The Japanese government responded to the move by criticizing the measure for “lacking a scientific basis.”Tokyo has been demanding that the measure be withdrawn.

Gaza water shortage catastrophic: ‘We can’t drink, cook or wash with it’ - Video

September 6th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Health

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/314577-gaza-water-shortage-humanitarian/

More than 90 percent of the Gaza Strip’s water is undrinkable. The rest is quickly running out. Much of Gaza’s water is contaminated with sea water.”

TEPCO begins pumping up groundwater before dumping in ocean

September 6th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20150903p2g00m0in042000c.html

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Thursday began pumping up groundwater from wells around the reactor buildings as part of its plan to dump it into the ocean after treatment, adding it will discharge it only after confirming it does not contain radioactive materials exceeding the legally allowable limit.

California May Soon Label Monsanto’s Roundup as ‘Known to Cause Cancer’ - Video

September 6th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/california-may-soon-label-monsantos-roundup-as-known-to-cause-cancer/

The EPA’s environmental health hazard assessment office out of California has announced a move to label the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide ‘Roundup’ (and four others) as “known to cause cancer.”

Bee-Killing Neonics Found in 50% of Rivers and Streams Sampled in Study

September 6th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/bee-killing-neonics-found-in-50-of-rivers-and-streams-sampled/

United States Geological Survey collected samples from 9 sites in Nebraska and Iowa, found neonicotinoids, otherwise known as bee-killing pesticides, were present in varying amounts in every single river and stream.

Latvia and Greece Ban Monsanto’s GM Corn as U.S. and Mexico Cave to Biotech

September 5th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/09/latvia-and-greece-ban-monsantos-gm-corn.html

The refusal of Latvia and Greece to grow Monsanto GM corn brings the total number of European countries to publicly oppose the cultivation of genetically modified crops to five.

Growing Doubt: A Scientist's Experience of GMOs

September 5th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/32608-growing-doubt-a-scientist-s-experience-of-gmos

Depending on which country you live in, GMOs may be unlabeled and therefore unknowingly abundant in your diet. Processed foods (e.g. chips, breakfast cereals, sodas) are likely to contain ingredients from GMO crops, because they are often made from corn or soy.

Nearly 700,000 tons of radioactive water stored at Fukushima plant

September 5th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201509050017

Almost 700,000 tons of radiation-contaminated water have accumulated at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. disclosed Sept. 4. The water is stored in rows of massive tanks on the plant’s premises.

Hawaii Sees Tenfold Increase in Birth Defects After Becoming GM Corn Testing Grounds

September 4th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/09/hawaii-sees-tenfold-increase-in-birth.html

Past five years, number of severe heart malformations has risen more than ten times national rate; chemical companies Dow, BASF, Syngenta, DuPont spray 17 times more herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) than on ordinary cornfields in US testing the strain’s resistance to herbicides that kill other plants.

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Linked to Brain Cancer in Children

September 4th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-roundup-herbicide-linked-to-brain-cancer-in-children/

Scientists from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry have published a damning study for Monsanto. It shows a correlation between parental exposure to the toxic herbicide Roundup and an increased chance of offspring developing brain cancer.

Fukushima Unit 1 Discharge Canal Has Record Contaminated Water Spike

September 4th, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=15020

Contamination levels rose again in the unit 1 discharge canal near the reactor building. Our records show this may have been the highest reading yet after a series of radiation spikes since early 2015.

This nuclear power plant has been dubbed California’s Fukushima - Video

September 2nd, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/diablo-canyon-california-fukushima-nuclear-power-plant-earthquake-2015-9#ixzz3kapjJkzL

Diablo Canyon is the last operating nuclear power plant in California — and arguably the most controversial. The plant sits along the scenic Central Coast and is surrounded by fault lines — one of which runs as close as 2,000 feet to the nuclear reactors. Many fear that a single earthquake could cause a repeat of the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan.

‘Political rhetoric, not science’: Greenpeace slams IAEA Fukushima report

September 2nd, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Middle East, Health

Link: http://www.rt.com/news/314053-greenpeace-criticises-iaea-fukushima/

Greenpeace has lashed out against the conclusions of IAEA’s latest report on the Fukushima disaster, calling the claim that radioactive exposure is “unlikely” to result in increased thyroid cancer risk in children a political rhetoric rather than science.

FDA Sends Warning Letters to Makers of Potentially Deadly Powdered Caffeine Products

September 2nd, 2015
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/fda-sends-warning-letters-to-makers-of-potentially-deadly-powdered-caffeine-products/

Five manufacturers of powdered caffeine informed by FDA they must stop producing some of their products, provide measuring devices for their products, or package their products in smaller amounts after the agency found some packages of the substance contained as much as 50,000 servings of caffeine. FDA called the products in question “potentially dangerous” and present “a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury.” A teaspoon of powdered caffeine is equivalent of 28 cups of coffee. A tablespoon can kill. A 100-gram package of powdered caffeine is equivalent to 400 “tall” Starbucks coffees, or 3,000 cans of Coke.

Analysis - Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart - Video

September 1st, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/09/01/uk-japan-nuclear-restarts-analysis-idUKKCN0R022Y20150901

The country has been inching back to nuclear energy, turning on its first reactor in mid-August after a two-year blackout, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and many in industry looking to cut fuel bills despite widespread public opposition to atomic power.

Fracking Creates Massive Radioactive Waste Problem

September 1st, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/fracking-radiation-natural-gas-industrys-worst-pr-nightmare-1

The study focused on the heavily drilled Marcellus Shale, a vast swath of marine sedimentary rock found in eastern North America, and which is known to have about 20 times higher levels of radioactivity from high uranium content compared to most other shales.

Fukushima Report Dangerously Downplays Ongoing Health Risks: Greenpeace

September 1st, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/09/01/fukushima-report-dangerously-downplays-ongoing-health-risks-greenpeace

A new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) "downplays" the continuing environmental and health effects of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown while supporting the Japanese government's agenda to normalize the ongoing disaster, Greenpeace Japan charged on Tuesday.

How Soybean Oil Consumption Ballooned by 1000x in 100 Years

September 1st, 2015
Categories: Nature, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/how-soybean-oil-consumption-ballooned-by-1000x-in-100-years/

Soy and corn sales eventually skyrocketed because food manufacturers could use these oils in place of butter or lard. This gave a big boost to their bottom lines.

Study: Children Exposed to GMO Soy Pesticides Suffer ‘Serious Genetic Damage’

August 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/study-children-exposed-gmo-soy-pesticides-genetic-damage/

Researchers from the National University of Río Cuarto, Cordoba (UNRC) compared children who lived close to a GM-soy growing area in Argentina to children who lived in another city in Cordoba that was not adjacent to GM soy fields. Genetic damage in the group of exposed children was 44% higher than in the unexposed children.

Study: GMO Soy Accumulates Cancer-Causing Formaldehyde

August 30th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/study-gmo-soy-accumulates-cancer-causing-formaldehyde/

Agricultural Sciences, researchers have found that when soy is genetically engineered, it disrupts the plant’s natural ability to control stress and even sparks the production of carcinogenic formaldehyde.

Monsanto Kicked Out of Greece and Latvia: GM Bans Sweep Through Europe

August 30th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-kicked-out-of-greece-and-latvia-gm-bans-sweep-through-europe/

Latvia and Greece have opted out of GMOs, as are Germany and Scotland, as part of the new allowances indicated in legislation that recently passed for EU countries.

Long exposure to tiny amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup may damage liver, kidneys – study

August 29th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.rt.com/usa/313806-monsanto-roundup-kidney-damage/

World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has recently determined Roundup’s glyphosate is ‘number one’ among carcinogens, use of glyphosate in herbicides increased by 250 times in the United States the last 40 years.

Department of Agriculture Sued for Withholding Safety Information on GM Crops

August 29th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/department-of-agriculture-sued-for-withholding-information-on-gm-crops/

The Department of Agriculture has been violating the Freedom of Information Act for over thirteen years, according to the Center for Food Safety (CFS), who is now suing the Agency for withholding information on the (lack of) safety of GMO crops.

NRC Rejects Recommendation to Require Nuclear Plant Owners to Establish Plans to Address a Core-Melt Accident

August 28th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/NRC-Rejects-Requiring-Core-Melt-Plans-0522#.VeTSm5cQJOa

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has rejected the recommendation of the high-level task force it convened after the March 2011 Fukushima disaster to require nuclear plant owners to develop and maintain plans for coping with a core-melt accident.

Farmers are drenching crops with glyphosate for faster harvesting

August 28th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/050968_glyphosate_conventional_agriculture_toxic_food.html

Roundup is not the only chemical approved for use just prior to harvest. Some fruits have been tested to find 13-15 different pesticides remain after harvesting. Other approved pre-harvest chemical desiccants include Paraquat.

Almost all Ground Beef is ‘Contaminated with Fecal Matter’

August 27th, 2015
Categories: Health

The next time you throw a thick, juicy burger on the grill, keep this in mind: almost all ground beef on the market is contaminated with dangerous fecal matter. The news comes as researchers find horse meat and other undeclared species in products labeled ‘ground beef.’

Fukushima: The End of Mankind? - Video

August 27th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstruthnetwork.com/index.php/component/k2/item/386-fukushima-the-end-of-mankind

AN EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT

Massive animal "die offs" in the Pacific. Disaster in Japan poses such a grave threat that, over time, the loss of the food chain--and in fact, the very plankton that generates the bulk of the breathable oxygen.

World Health Organization Only Requires 90 Days ‘Safety Testing’ on GMOS - Video

August 27th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/world-health-organization-only-requires-90-days-safety-testing-on-gmos/

Rats who dined on a 33% GM diet for their full lifetimes, typically between 30 and 36 months, became seriously ill with health problems that started showing up at month four.

New Report Takes Cheap Shot At Organic Foods With “Recall” Scare

August 25th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/08/new-report-takes-cheap-shot-at-organic-foods-with-recall-scare.html

A company called Stericycle has produced data that it says proves organic food recalls are up. The news of the report was recently spread by the U.S. corporate media as a subtle propaganda campaign to directly condemn organic foods in hopes of offsetting growing consumer confidence and demand for organics.

Pediatricians Target GMO Farms as Cause of Increased Birth Defects

August 24th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/pediatricians-target-gmo-farms-as-cause-of-increased-birth-defects/

Birth defects are on the rise in Hawaii, leaving many to wonder if pesticides are to blame – including some pediatricians who are witnessing a spike in birth defects in babies.

EPA Sends Water Tanks Lined With Oil Residue To Navajo Farm

August 22nd, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/epa-sends-water-tanks-lined-oil-residue-navajo-farm/

That toxic spill caused by the EPA out west continues to be a PR nightmare for the agency. Now they’re in even more trouble with the Navajo tribe, who couldn’t water their livestock because of the contamination. So the agency sent the tribe nine water tanks that turned out to be fouled with oil residue.

Josephine County Tells Biotech: Harvest or Destroy GMOs by September 4, 2015

August 22nd, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/josephine-county-tells-biotech-harvest-or-destroy-gmos-by-september-4-2015/

Monsanto has been warned, and Syngenta already moved their operations outside the county. Notice was given by Josephine County, Oregon that citizens are very serious about the GMO ban (Measure 17-58) that was passed last year. The cultivation of GMO crops will not be tolerated. Biotech companies have until September 4th, to either harvest their crops or destroy them, or face monetary penalties.

US Jails People for Cannabis While Govt Promotes It as Cancer Treatment

August 21st, 2015
Categories: Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150821/1026001180.html

Cannabis is, in fact, extremely effective in fighting cancer, the US government admitted last week. The drug, illegal throughout most of the United States, is now recommended by the government’s official cancer advice website. Cannabis can also act as an anti-inflammatory agent, prevent the growth of cancer cells, block the flow of blood vessels to tumours, and help relieve muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.

Notorious Insecticides Found in Half of Sampled Streams in US

August 20th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/08/19/notorious-insecticides-found-half-sampled-streams-us

A class of insecticides linked to the decline of bees has more found in more than half of the streams in the United States where samples were taken, new research has found. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) say it is the first national-scale study of the presence of neonicotinoids, or "neonics," in urban and agricultural land use settings across the nation.

Two Major US Aquifers Found to Be Saturated with Uranium

August 20th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/two-major-us-aquifers-found-to-be-saturated-with-uranium_082015

Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have just completed a comprehensive analysis of roughly 275,000 water samples from 62,000 locations across the United States. They found that the parts of the High Plains Aquifer (also often referred to as the Ogallala) is saturated with uranium at a level that is 89 times higher than the EPA’s safe limit. The southern half of California’s Central Valley was even worse, with a uranium concentration 180 times higher than the EPA’s “maximum contaminant level;” nitrates in fertilizers and animal waste can cause the oxidation of naturally occurring uranium. Texas state officials had been concealing radioactive content of state drinking water for many years.

Indian Government Sues Nestle for $99 Million After Finding Lead in Instant Noodles

August 20th, 2015
Categories: World, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/indian-government-sues-nestle-for-99-million-after-finding-lead-in-instant-noodles/

From selling Californians their own water at high costs during the worst drought in history to donating millions to fight GMO labeling through the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, Big Food company Nestle is becoming despised more every day. The Indian government has filed a class action suit for 6.4 billion rupees ($99 million) against Nestle’s Indian unit. The suit was sparked by Nestle selling contaminated goods and ‘trading unfairly’ after a regulator in Uttar Pradesh claimed they found excess lead in a package of Nestle’s instant noodles, with the brand name, Maggi.

Unbelievable!’: Scientists stunned as 3 rare giant oarfish found dead off Los Angeles in recent weeks — Flesh falling apart while still alive, body parts missing — Biologist: “Of course I’m very concerned… for some reason they’re dying… it’s very strange”

August 20th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/unbelievable-scientists-stunned-3-rare-giant-oarfish-found-dead-recent-weeks-california-flesh-falling-apart-body-parts-missing-biologist-course-im-very-concerned-reason-theyre-dying-being-tes

Third massive marine oarfish found on the island in two years. The sleek silver fish was missing its pectoral fins and tail… perplexed researchers are looking for a reason why. Dr. Misty Paig-Tran from California State University Fullerton collected tissue samples… to determine whether it had any toxins in its system. Questions remain as to why these fish are dying. The conservationist also speculated that water pollution could be to blame.

Marijuana unfairly blamed for effects of ‘use’

August 20th, 2015
Categories: News, Health

Link: http://www.belmarrahealth.com/marijuana-unfairly-blamed-for-effects-of-use/

Marijuana unfairly blamed for effects of ‘use’
Our love-hate relationship with this seven-pointed leaf has been going on for decades. In fact, marijuana was in the top five most controversial topics of 2014. And while it continues making headline, behind laboratory doors scientists are changing the way

Meet the Nation's First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals

August 19th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/08/19/meet-nations-first-school-district-serve-100-organic-meals

When schools in California's Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) accompanied by nutrition and gardening education. 2010 Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act required schools in the U.S. to update their meal provisions to meet new USDA nutritional standards and offer more whole wheat products, fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins to children who receive subsidized school lunches.

2mn People in California, Midwest Drink Uranium-contaminated Water – Study

August 19th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/2mn_People_in_California%2C_Midwest_Drink_Uranium-contaminated_Water_%E2%80%93_Study/45772/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Almost 2 million people in California and the Midwest live on aquifer sites which have up to 180 times the safe level of uranium, according to a recent study by US researchers. 275,000 groundwater samples were taken for evaluation, and it turns out that many Americans live about a kilometer from wells that are uranium-polluted, scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln discovered. Seventy-eight percent of the pollution comes from nitrate, the contaminator deriving from chemical fertilizers and animal waste. Nitrates oxidize uranium, making it soluble in groundwater.

How to Avoid Deceptive ‘Organic’ Food Labels

August 19th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/how-to-avoid-deceptive-organic-food-labels/

Always look for the ‘USDA Organic’ certified seal. And for those who don’t trust the seal itself due to some shady practices, I can recommend you look on the back and see which ‘certifying body’ was responsible for the seal. Oregon Tilth is, generally speaking, at the top tier of organic quality.

Monsanto Targeted AGAIN for Contaminating Water with Toxic PCBs Despite the chemicals being banned decades ago

August 18th, 2015
Categories: News, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-targeted-again-for-contaminating-water-with-toxic-pcbs/

The city of Spokane, Washington has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto for allegedly selling chemicals for decades that it knew were harmful to human and environmental health. Marlene Feist, Spokane’s utilities spokeswoman, described the suit as “long-term litigation,” pointing out that the city will spend $300 million to keep PCBs and other pollutants from entering the river in coming years – all of which were caused by Monsanto’s dumping of chemicals via paint, inks, hydraulic fluids, and industrial sealants.

Cost of EPA's toxic spill could soar to nearly $30 billion

August 18th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cost-of-epas-toxic-spill-could-soar-to-nearly-30-billion/article/2570378

The toxic spill began Aug. 5 when an EPA contractor accidentally ruptured a wall holding back millions of gallons of wastewater containing a variety of toxic substances such as mercury and lead at a closed gold mine in Colorado.

Official: “Thousands of Millions” of fish wash up dead in Alaska — Piles of them… I have never seen anything like it… First time we’ve ever heard of this

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

Link: http://enenews.com/official-thousands-millions-fish-wash-dead-alaska-piles-ive-never-anything-like-first-time-weve-heard-video

Warm water killing fish in Mat-Su and Anchorage… killing salmon in the Matanuska and Susitna valleys… Arctic char… have also gone belly up dead salmon have been found near the [Knik River's] weir… Dead fish have been turning up in other Mat-Su streams…Juneau Empire, Aug 7, 2015: Herring mystery… dead baby herring in the algae-filled empty squares of the Statter Harbor breakwater. “It’s hard to know why, but there’s a lot of them,” Juneau-based marine ecologist Michelle Ridgway] Dead herring… on Unalaska shorelines… “Hundreds ofthe few that drifted on the beach were not being eaten by the eagles, or seagulls or terns.” Scientists have been receiving reports of dead and dying whales, birds and the small fish… “Their fins are deteriorated while their eyes are intact,” [Melissa Good, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks] said. Needlefish, thousands of millions [i.e. billions] of needlefish… For about a mile there was needlefish and smelts. Dead needlefish… It was just millions of needlefish, piles of them.

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