Environmental Hazards

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We’ve Thrown So Much Plastic Into the Ocean That Now We’re Literally Eating It

Posted by on March 23, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 32 Comments
We’ve Thrown So Much Plastic Into the Ocean That Now We’re Literally Eating It

Humans produce in excess of 300 million tons of plastic each year (equivalent to the combined weight of all adult humans on earth) and nearly “half of this we use just once [and] then throw it away.”

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The 7 Biggest Problems Facing Our Oceans and How To Fix Them

Posted by on March 17, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 9 Comments
The 7 Biggest Problems Facing Our Oceans and How To Fix Them

Here are the seven biggest problems facing our oceans today, plus some light at the end of the tunnel.

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Why You Should Still Be Paying Attention to Fukushima 5 Years Later

Posted by on March 12, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 5 Comments
Why You Should Still Be Paying Attention to Fukushima 5 Years Later

March 11th marks the five-year anniversary of one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, which triggered an unprecedented melange of disasters of human and natural causes — including the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986: Fukushima

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In ‘David vs. Goliath’ Fracking Case, Families Handed Major Win

Posted by on March 11, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 12 Comments
In ‘David vs. Goliath’ Fracking Case, Families Handed Major Win

After a two-week trial at the U.S. District Court in Scranton, the federal jury found that Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., one of the largest natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania, had polluted the families’ well water.

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Top 7 Nuclear Regulatory Experts Warn of Critical Dangers at Aging U.S. Nuclear Plants

Posted by on March 10, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 8 Comments
Top 7 Nuclear Regulatory Experts Warn of Critical Dangers at Aging U.S. Nuclear Plants

98 of the remaining 99 nuclear reactors in the U.S. are 30 years or older, so it’s no wonder that NRC experts are sending out warnings about how many are out of compliance and dangerous.

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Lawmakers Seek To Stop Geoengineering In the State of Rhode Island

Posted by on March 10, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 8 Comments
Lawmakers Seek To Stop Geoengineering In the State of Rhode Island

The two representatives, Karen MacBeth (Dem), and Justin Price (Rep), have teamed up in a bi-partisan effort to pass “The Climate GeoEngineering Act of 2016”, a bill that would help the state of Rhode Island monitor this largely secretive program

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Texas Gas Leaks Are Worse Than California’s: Why Haven’t We Heard About It?

Posted by on March 6, 2016 in Corruption, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 5 Comments
Texas Gas Leaks Are Worse Than California’s: Why Haven’t We Heard About It?

Did you know that there are uncontrollable gas leaks (that are bigger than California’s) happening in Texas right now? Read this and be in the know!

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Never Say Never: Maryland Fracking Moratorium Becomes Law

Posted by on March 1, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
Never Say Never: Maryland Fracking Moratorium Becomes Law

“You’ll never get a fracking moratorium through the Maryland Legislature” was the common refrain I heard as we at Food & Water Watch joined with more than 100 groups from throughout the state to work on preventing fracking in Maryland. But we didn’t let that stop us. And today, thanks to the tireless efforts of business owners, health professionals, activists and countless concerned Maryland residents, we proved those naysayers wrong.

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Fukushima Continues Leaking as 3 Former TEPCO Execs Are Charged With Negligence

Posted by on March 1, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 14 Comments
Fukushima Continues Leaking as 3 Former TEPCO Execs Are Charged With Negligence

Finally, a small taste of justice around Fukushima as 3 executives get officially charged with negligence… but is it enough?

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Cyprus – Minister Pledges Probe into Chemtrails

Cyprus – Minister Pledges Probe into Chemtrails

Agriculture and Environment Minister Nicos Kouyialis [in Cyprus] has pledged that the government will look into the alleged spraying of chemtrails in Cypriot skies, following demands by concerned citizen activist groups and farmers.

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California’s “Monster” Gas Leak Was Largest in US History, Study Shows

Posted by on February 27, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 4 Comments
California’s “Monster” Gas Leak Was Largest in US History, Study Shows

The Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout, which lasted for months and sickened scores of nearby residents, has been confirmed as the largest methane leak in history.

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Doctors in Argentina Believe Larvacide (Dumped in Water Supply in 2014!) is Cause of Zika Virus

Posted by on February 25, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 7 Comments
Doctors in Argentina Believe Larvacide (Dumped in Water Supply in 2014!) is Cause of Zika Virus

Want to know what’s really causing zika? This seems like the most plausible answer so far.

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How (Mislabelled!) Fukushima Produce Is Making Its Way Into International Stores

Posted by on February 22, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Preparedness with 1 Comment
How (Mislabelled!) Fukushima Produce Is Making Its Way Into International Stores

It is being reported that tainted food from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Gumma, and Chiba is making its way into local supermarkets in Taiwan due to the irresponsibility of mislabeling. What’s more, these food products were banned in Taiwan since March of 2011.

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The Health Hazards of Wireless You Should Know – a Wake-Up Call (TEDx Talk)

Posted by on February 22, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
The Health Hazards of Wireless You Should Know – a Wake-Up Call (TEDx Talk)

A Silicon-valley engineer turned technology health advocate, Jeromy Johnson discusses our attachment to technology and the health hazards such an addiction may hold.

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Here’s the New Study the Fracking Industry Really Doesn’t Want You to See

Posted by on February 18, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 10 Comments
Here’s the New Study the Fracking Industry Really Doesn’t Want You to See

A new study published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology just proved the fracking critics right. It is shown that fracking wastewater does cause cancer.

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