Environmental Hazards

Environmental Hazards

Humanity Chopping Down Tree of Life, Warns New Research, ‘Including Branch We Are Sitting On’

Written by on October 16, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Humanity Chopping Down Tree of Life, Warns New Research, ‘Including Branch We Are Sitting On’

Underscoring the urgent need for increased and intensely focused conservation efforts, new research shows that human activity worldwide is wiping out plant and animal life—including our own—so rapidly that evolution can’t keep up.

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Stop Misdiagnosing Climate Change

Written by on October 15, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Stop Misdiagnosing Climate Change

One might argue that the root cause of climate change is fossil fuel combustion. However, this overlooks how our current economic system not only continues to protect and sustain the fossil fuel industry but also drives the continuous increases in production and consumption causing environmental degradation at large. What is this system? Growth-dependent capitalism.

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To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Stop Eating Meat

Written by on October 11, 2018 in Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming with 0 Comments
To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Stop Eating Meat

Amid fresh warnings from United Nations researchers that there is a closing window to enact the “rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented” societal changes needed to prevent a climate catastrophe, a new study of the global food system underscores the environmental necessity of a massive reduction in meat consumption worldwide.

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‘This Is a Scam’: ExxonMobil-Backed Carbon Tax Will Not Save the Planet

Written by on October 10, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
‘This Is a Scam’: ExxonMobil-Backed Carbon Tax Will Not Save the Planet

It comes as no surprise that ExxonMobil and other oil companies are calling for anything and everything short of moving off fossil fuels entirely—most notably, the unwieldy and unproven concept of carbon taxes.

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How EMF From Bluetooth Ear Pieces Can Affect Your Eyes, Ears, Brain, and Everything Else.

Written by on October 9, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
How EMF From Bluetooth Ear Pieces Can Affect Your Eyes, Ears, Brain, and Everything Else.

By B.N. Frank | Activist Post Many people who use Bluetooth technology to connect their devices may have no idea that exposure has been linked to brain tumors as well as dizziness, sleep issues, anxiety, depression, birth defects and more.  This is because Bluetooth emits the same RadioFrequency (RF) radiation as a microwave oven that cooks food.  Decades […]

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To Prevent ‘Major Extinction Crisis,’ Scientist Call for Designating Half of Planet as Protected Areas by 2050

Written by on September 17, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
To Prevent ‘Major Extinction Crisis,’ Scientist Call for Designating Half of Planet as Protected Areas by 2050

A pair of leading scientists is calling on the global community to spend the next few decades working toward formal protections for at least half of the world’s oceans and lands, warning that as the human population nears its projected 10 billion by mid-century, several species will face a heightened threat of extinction.

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Across All Seven Continents, #RiseForClimate Actions Demand Elected Leaders Commit to Fossil-Free Future

Written by on September 9, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Across All Seven Continents, #RiseForClimate Actions Demand Elected Leaders Commit to Fossil-Free Future

Activists on Saturday hosted hundreds of #RiseForClimate demonstrations across all seven continents, drawing massive crowds “to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil-free world that puts people and justice before profits.”

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63,000 Flee Deadly Myanmar Dam Collapse

Written by on September 1, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
63,000 Flee Deadly Myanmar Dam Collapse

Four people were killed and three went missing in the floods caused from a Myanmar Dam collapse in South East Asia with tens of thousands being displaced.

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Eyeing Landmark Verdict in Roundup Cancer Case, Vietnam Demands Monsanto Be Held Liable Over Agent Orange

Written by on August 27, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Eyeing Landmark Verdict in Roundup Cancer Case, Vietnam Demands Monsanto Be Held Liable Over Agent Orange

In the wake of a U.S. court ordering Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to man who says its weedkiller Roundup caused his cancer, Vietnam has called on the agrichemical giant to pay reparations to Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange.

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Over The Last 7 Days Our Planet Has Been Violently Shaken By 144 Major Earthquakes

Written by on August 25, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Over The Last 7 Days Our Planet Has Been Violently Shaken By 144 Major Earthquakes

Within the past few days, we have seen an enormous magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Venezuela and a giant magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit Fiji. Where will the next one strike?

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“It’s About Time”: Canada Celebrated for Banning Bee-Killing Neonics While US Backslides

Written by on August 15, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
“It’s About Time”: Canada Celebrated for Banning Bee-Killing Neonics While US Backslides

While the Trump administration recently moved to roll back a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in U.S. wildlife refuges, Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency on Wednesday unveiled plans to phase out two of the three main neonics currently allowed in the country. As The Canadian Press noted, “The agency has already announced plans to phase out the third pesticide in all outdoor uses, meaning it can’t be sprayed or used to pre-treat seeds before planting.”

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Bayer Stock Nosedives After Jury Finds Monsanto Guilty Of Covering Up Cancer Risks

Written by on August 13, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Bayer Stock Nosedives After Jury Finds Monsanto Guilty Of Covering Up Cancer Risks

A jury’s decision last Friday to fine Monsanto $289 million is earth-shattering news. Apparently financial markets and analysts agree. Bayer stock nosedived after a jury’s decision last Friday to fine Monsanto $289 million for covering up cancer risks and causing terminal cancer.

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‘Guilty on All Counts!’: In Historic Victory, Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

Written by on August 12, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
‘Guilty on All Counts!’: In Historic Victory, Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company’s toxic and deadly legacy, a court in California on Friday found the corporation liable for damages suffered by a cancer patient who alleged his sickness was directly caused by exposure to the glyphosate-based herbicides, including the widely used weedkiller Roundup.

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Court Rebukes EPA, Orders Ban on Pesticide That Harms Kids’ Brains

Written by on August 11, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Court Rebukes EPA, Orders Ban on Pesticide That Harms Kids’ Brains

In a scathing opinion, a federal court on Thursday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide linked to brain damage in children.

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Newly Elected President of Mexico to Ban Fracking

Written by on August 4, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Newly Elected President of Mexico to Ban Fracking

Mexico’s president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he will end the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, once he enters office on Dec. 1.

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