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Two Miscarriages in the U.S. Believed to be Linked to Zika Virus

Posted by on February 13, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 16 Comments
Two Miscarriages in the U.S. Believed to be Linked to Zika Virus

The Zika virus is believed to have caused miscarriages in 2 women in America who recently traveled abroad, a spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

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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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337 Dead SEI Whales in Chile – Worst Case of Mass Deaths So Far

Posted by on January 31, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 61 Comments
337 Dead SEI Whales in Chile – Worst Case of Mass Deaths So Far

337 SEI whales were found dead off the coast of southern Chile back in November but only now reported to authorities. 20 were found in addition in May. Plastic Microbeads used in cosmetics are suspected. Plastics again, killing the oceans and the creatures that live in them.

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Women in El Salvador Told to Delay Pregnancy Until 2018 Due to Zika Virus

Posted by on January 30, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 40 Comments
Women in El Salvador Told to Delay Pregnancy Until 2018 Due to Zika Virus

The Zika virus is spreading so quickly in Latin America and the Caribbean that health officials in El Salvador are advising women not to become pregnant until at least 2018 to give them a chance to get on top of the crisis.

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There Will Be More Plastic Than Fish in the Ocean by 2050 (If We Don’t Change)

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 46 Comments
There Will Be More Plastic Than Fish in the Ocean by 2050 (If We Don’t Change)

The ocean is expected to contain one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish (by weight). This is because of plastic pollution.

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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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Endangered Orca Whale Birth – 7th Baby Orca Calf of 2015

Posted by on January 17, 2016 in Climate Change, Environment, Wildlife with 3 Comments
Endangered Orca Whale  Birth –  7th Baby Orca Calf of 2015

Orca whales also called “killer whales” have birthed a new calf, the 7th in 2015. They are the most endangered whale species and have been hunted almost to extinction. This is good news and is partially because of the large salmon run in 2015.

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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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Where Are the Whales? Experts Stumped By “Missing” Whales in Hawaii & Florida

Posted by on January 6, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 19 Comments
Where Are the Whales? Experts Stumped By “Missing” Whales in Hawaii & Florida

Why haven’t the humpback whales showed up in Hawaii or Florida yet? Experts wonder and suggest a couple theories.

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Giant Squid Surfaces From the Deep in Japanese Harbor [video]

Posted by on December 30, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 5 Comments
Giant Squid Surfaces From the Deep in Japanese Harbor [video]

A giant squid was filmed with a submersible camera, and joined in the water by Akinobu Kimura, a diver and owner of Diving Shop Kaiyu.

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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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SeaWorld to End Orca Shows—But Not Captivity of These Incredible Creatures

Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 7 Comments
SeaWorld to End Orca Shows—But Not Captivity of These Incredible Creatures

Facing mounting protests and plummeting profits, SeaWorld intends to phase out its infamous Orca killer whale show at its San Diego park next year, but have no plans to release the whales

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Palau Creates One of the World’s Largest Marine Sanctuaries

Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 1 Comment
Palau Creates One of the World’s Largest Marine Sanctuaries

A law has recently been established to create exclusive marine sanctuaries for 80% of zones around Palau. This will impact on food security and manage domestic fishing

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Bees Are In Danger: Harvard Study Finds Pesticide in 70% of Honey Samples

Posted by on October 22, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 8 Comments
Bees Are In Danger: Harvard Study Finds Pesticide in 70% of Honey Samples

he study shows that 70% of honey samples collected in Massachusetts contain at least one neonicotinoid, the pesticide class that biotech companies say have nothing to do with the bee die offs we are seeing around the world.

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