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

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

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

Written 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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Did the Chinese Just Eliminate the Need for Fossil Fuels?

Written by on February 12, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 83 Comments
Did the Chinese Just Eliminate the Need for Fossil Fuels?

Chinese scientists have just created a hydrogen gas that is three times hotter than the sun and lasts for 102 seconds. This is seen as a possible replacement for the horrid fossil fuels.

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BEE Aware: White House Plan to Save Pollinators Fall Short

Written 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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The World’s Forests Will Collapse If We Don’t Learn to Say ‘No’

Written by on February 9, 2016 in Environment with 12 Comments
The World’s Forests Will Collapse If We Don’t Learn to Say ‘No’

The collapse of the world’s forests isn’t going to stop until we start to say “no” to environmentally destructive projects.

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

Written 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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You’re Going to Love this Simple, Eco-Savvy Way to Save Big on Home Energy

Written by on February 3, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
You’re Going to Love this Simple, Eco-Savvy Way to Save Big on Home Energy

Here’s how a little paint could change your energy bills…

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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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This Solar Road Will Provide Power For 5 Million People

Written by on February 2, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 25 Comments
This Solar Road Will Provide Power For 5 Million People

This seems like one of the best renewable energy idea to ever be implemented.

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

Written 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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Zika Outbreak Epicenter in Same Area Where GM Mosquitoes Were Released in 2015

Written by on January 30, 2016 in Environment, Preparedness with 38 Comments
Zika Outbreak Epicenter in Same Area Where GM Mosquitoes Were Released in 2015

The World Health Organization announced it will convene an Emergency Committee under International Health Regulations on Monday, February 1, concerning the Zika virus ‘explosive’ spread throughout the Americas. This meeting comes around as people start to discuss the use of GM mosquitoes and its possible link to the spread of ZIka virus.

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

Written 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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New Analysis Shows Paris COP21 Agreement Will Unleash Over $16 TRILLION of Investments in THIS

Written by on January 28, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
New Analysis Shows Paris COP21 Agreement Will Unleash Over $16 TRILLION of Investments in THIS

Could it be true? Latest analysis shows that the agreement made at Paris COP21 will lead to almost unfathomable amounts of money being invested into one key environmental area. Here’s the story.

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Here’s the One Doritos Ad that PepsiCo Doesn’t Want You to See

Written by on January 28, 2016 in Environment with 3 Comments
Here’s the One Doritos Ad that PepsiCo Doesn’t Want You to See

You wouldn’t love it if you knew what it was made from. Tell Doritos and PepsiCo to adopt a responsible palm oil policy, and save our rainforests.

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