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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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Since April 2014, Bee Population Has Declined 40% – 60%!

Posted by on February 17, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 60 Comments
Since April 2014, Bee Population Has Declined 40% – 60%!

In the worst bee colony die-off in nine years, American beekeepers lost 42.1% of their hives since April 2014, with the heaviest loss occurring in summer — a fact that has alarmed entomologists.

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Oil Industry Illegally Dumps Fracking Wastewater (Project Censored #2)

Posted by on February 17, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming, Wildlife with 12 Comments
Oil Industry Illegally Dumps Fracking Wastewater (Project Censored #2)

California state documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity in October 2014 revealed that the oil industry had illegally dumped almost three billion gallons of wastewater from fracking (hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas) into central California aquifers. According to the Center for Biological Diversity report, the leaking occurred through at least nine injection disposal wells used by the oil industry to dispose of contaminated waste.

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4 Billion People at Risk as ‘Water Table Dropping All Over the World’

Posted by on February 13, 2016 in Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 26 Comments
4 Billion People at Risk as ‘Water Table Dropping All Over the World’

A new publication follows a pair of NASA studies led by researchers from the University of California Irvine that showed that the impacts of global warming along with growing demand has caused the world’s water supply to drop to dangerous levels.

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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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