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Environmental Hazards

BEE Aware: White House Plan to Save Pollinators Fall Short

Posted by on February 11, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 9 Comments
BEE Aware: White House Plan to Save Pollinators Fall Short

Faced with the growing crisis of declining bee populations, the White House on Tuesday released its strategy for improving pollinator health. Almost immediately, experts decried the plan, saying it “misses the mark” by refusing to acknowledge the overwhelming role that pesticides play in driving bee deaths.

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U.S. Lead Problem is Worse Than We Thought: Tests Show 18 Cities Have More Lead than Flint

Posted by on February 8, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 18 Comments
U.S. Lead Problem is Worse Than We Thought: Tests Show 18 Cities Have More Lead than Flint

If you think the leaded water problem is only in Flint, Michigan, think again. Check out these cities that have an even bigger issue.

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Popular Resistance to Corporate Water Grabbing (Project Censored #4)

Popular Resistance to Corporate Water Grabbing (Project Censored #4)

In January 2000, the people of Cochabamba, Bolivia, shut down the city in protest against the privatization of their municipal water system, which had resulted in rate hikes that doubled or tripled their water bills. In February of that year, Pacific News Service correspondent Jim Shultz broke the story in the Western press with “A War Over Water,” his firsthand reports of clashes between riot police and protesters

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Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Deepens (Project Censored #5)

Posted by on February 1, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 23 Comments
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Deepens (Project Censored #5)

The 2011 nuclear reactor meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, continues unresolved, despite both assurances by government authorities and major news media that the situation has been contained and the assessment of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency that Japan has made “significant progress” in cleaning up the site.

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Dow Fails to Appear in Court for the Third Time over Toxic Disaster

Posted by on January 22, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 10 Comments
Dow Fails to Appear in Court for the Third Time over Toxic Disaster

Despite an International Treaty of Cooperation, the U.S. Dept of Justice has refused to serve notice on Dow for the spill, leaving India to deal with Dow’s damage.

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Muslim Group Is Donating 30,000 Bottles of Water to Lead-Poisoned Flint Michigan

Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Muslim Group Is Donating 30,000 Bottles of Water to Lead-Poisoned Flint Michigan

The Michigan chapter of international Muslim organization ‘Who is Hussain’ has pledged to donate 30,000 bottles of water to Flint, Michigan, where there is a total state of emergency because of lead contamination of the water supply.

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Who is Poisoning Our Children, Even in the Womb?

Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming, Wildlife with 6 Comments
Who is Poisoning Our Children, Even in the Womb?

Birth defects, premature births, endocrine disruption, cancer, Parkinson’s—why are we doing this to our kids? According to a new study published in the journal Endocrinology, oil and natural gas operations are contaminating surface and ground water with chemicals that wreak havoc on birth and growth hormones. Other recent reports show toxic levels of selenium contamination in the groundwater near fracking operations. This is leading to premature births.

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‘Ludicrous’ as Flint Tells Residents: Pay for Poisoned Water or We’ll Cut You Off

Posted by on January 16, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 25 Comments
‘Ludicrous’ as Flint Tells Residents: Pay for Poisoned Water or We’ll Cut You Off

Amid a crisis that has poisoned the water supply of an entire city, authorities in Flint, Michigan are under renewed fire on Friday for sending out shut-off notices to residents who are behind on paying their water bills.

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Methane and Arctic Warming’s Global Impacts (Project Censored #6)

Methane and Arctic Warming’s Global Impacts (Project Censored #6)

When those who believe in global warming discuss this issue, the word “methane” does not always come up, but there are those who believe that this can have an even more substantial effect upon alleged global warming than man-made impacts, particularly in light of large stores of it places such as East Siberia.

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Cell Tower Radiation Prevents Garden Cress Seed Germination in Danish Experiment

Posted by on January 2, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 44 Comments
Cell Tower Radiation Prevents Garden Cress Seed Germination in Danish Experiment

What do cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi, Smart Meters and other “smart” devices all have in common? They emit radiation, which no one wants to take seriously as having adverse health effects on humans. Medically, the adverse effects are called “Non-thermal health effects.”

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Enormity of Billowing Methane Plume in California ‘Cannot Be Overstated’

Posted by on December 31, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 13 Comments
Enormity of Billowing Methane Plume in California ‘Cannot Be Overstated’

Methane is a dangerous greenhouse gas that packs over 80 times the 20-year warming power of carbon dioxide. For a pipeline to be billowing a cloud of methane for months is very dangerous for not only people in surrounding areas but by extension the entire planet.

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Company Sells Bottles of Fresh Air to China and is Struggling to Keep Up With Demand

Posted by on December 28, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 116 Comments
Company Sells Bottles of Fresh Air to China and is Struggling to Keep Up With Demand

For China’s “upper middle class who crave a better quality of life,” Vitality Air gives them the opportunity to “inject a bit of fresh air into their lives.”

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Saudi Princess Speaks Out Against Chemtrails And Geoengineering

Saudi Princess Speaks Out Against Chemtrails And Geoengineering

At the recent Istanbul Security Conference (Dec. 3-5), a Saudi royal HRH Princess Basmah Bint Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, daughter of King Saud & granddaughter of King Abdel Aziz (founder of the modern state of Saudi Arabia), spoke out against chemtrails and geoengineering.

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Amazonian Tribespeople Participate in Paris Climate Talks To Try To Stop Big Oil From Destroying Their Ancestral Land (Beautiful Video)

Posted by on December 11, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 21 Comments
Amazonian Tribespeople Participate in Paris Climate Talks To Try To Stop Big Oil From Destroying Their Ancestral Land (Beautiful Video)

The Kichwa tribe in the Sarayaku region of the Amazon in Ecuador believe in the ‘living forest’, where humans, animals and plants live in harmony. They are fighting oil companies who want to exploit their ancestral land.

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Project Censored #19: “Most Comprehensive” Assessment of Geoengineering Risks

Project Censored #19: “Most Comprehensive” Assessment of Geoengineering Risks

A comprehensive pair of reports by dozens of researchers convened by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) offered “a damning critique of geoengineering,” according to Tim McDonnell of Mother Jones. Highly controversial, geoengineering refers to technological efforts to counteract global warming by altering the atmosphere’s chemical composition.

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