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The Sixth Extinction: Elizabeth Kolbert on How Humans Are Causing Largest Die-Off Since Dinosaur Age

Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
The Sixth Extinction: Elizabeth Kolbert on How Humans Are Causing Largest Die-Off Since Dinosaur Age

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In the history of the planet, there have been five known mass extinction events. The last came 65 million years ago, when an asteroid about half the size of Manhattan collided with the earth, wiping out the dinosaurs and bringing the Cretaceous period to an end. Scientists say we are now experiencing the sixth extinction, with up to 50 percent of all living species in danger of disappearing by the end of the century. But unlike previous extinctions, the direct cause this time is us. In “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History,” journalist Elizabeth Kolbert visits four continents to document the massive “die-offs” that came millions of years ago and those now unfolding before our eyes.

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The 14,000 Oil Spills Nobody is Talking About – Abby Martin

Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
The 14,000 Oil Spills Nobody is Talking About – Abby Martin

Abby Martin goes over updates to the chemical spill in West Virginia and the coal-ash spill in North Carolina, exposing the human and environmental impact as well as the lack of accountability that accompanies tens of thousands of similar ecological catastrophes that occur in the US every year due to the US’ addiction to fossil fuel

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Fracking is Depleting Water Supplies in America’s Driest Areas, Report Shows

Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
Fracking is Depleting Water Supplies in America’s Driest Areas, Report Shows

From Texas to California, drilling for oil and gas is using billions of gallons of water in the country’s most drought-prone areas

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‘Take Back Your Power’ Wins Transformational Film of the Year Award

Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Environment with 0 Comments
‘Take Back Your Power’ Wins Transformational Film of the Year Award

The hard-hitting documentary ‘Take Back Your Power’ has been named winner of the AwareGuide Transformational Film of the Year. The crowdfunded film exposes in-home surveillance issues, customer billing corruption, potential health risks and other problems associated with utilites’ plans for upgrading to a centralized “smart” energy grid.

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Our Special Today Is Corn Chowder with Agent Orange

Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Farming, Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 1 Comment
Our Special Today Is Corn Chowder with Agent Orange

Remember Agent Orange? The US Army sprayed it all over Vietnam. It defoliated (destroyed) plant growth and brought on cancers and birth defects. One of its significant ingredients was a chemical called 2.4-D. Well, the US Dept. of Agriculture has cleared the way for brand new Dow GMO corn and soy crops. They are engineered to withstand spraying with 2,4-D. The theory is, the corn and soy will survive, but pesky weeds will die. Of course, the drifting spray of 2,4-D will kill all sorts of other plants, including fruit trees. And there is that species called Human. Have a little lymphoma with your corn chowder.

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The Ground Breaking Mathematics That Proves Free Energy Is Possible

Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
The Ground Breaking Mathematics That Proves Free Energy Is Possible

Randy Powell discusses Vortex Based Mathematics, which is a concept he was taught by Marko Rodin. He suggests that this mathematics proves that free energy is possible.

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How Nuclear Fusion Will Save Mankind

Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 2 Comments
How Nuclear Fusion Will Save Mankind

Nuclear Fusion and creating energy through cold fusion could potentially liberate the world of many of the energy struggles we currently are caught up in. Big oil and energy companies could learn to profit from nuclear energy through advanced innovation, or it could serve to act as a disruptive technology–the possibilities are explored in this interview clip with Stanford Research Institute director Dr. Michael McKubre and Buzzsaw host Sean Stone.

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Whale Wars Captain on Dolphin Slaughter Sabotage

Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Whale Wars Captain on Dolphin Slaughter Sabotage

Abby Martin speaks with Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society about the slaughter of marine mammals in places like Taiji, Japan, and what his foundation is doing to counter the rampant poaching.

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This Game-Changing Lawsuit Could Help Farmers Fight Monsanto – Abby Martin Interviews Scott Kinnear

Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Farming, Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 0 Comments
This Game-Changing Lawsuit Could Help Farmers Fight Monsanto – Abby Martin Interviews Scott Kinnear

Abby Martin speaks with Scott Kinnear, director of the Safe Food Foundation, about the case of Steve Marsh, an Australian organic farmer who lost his organic certification after his crops were contaminated by Monsanto GM seeds from a neighboring farm. As a result, Marsh and his family are no longer able to sell their product on the organic market and have lost a great deal of their income.

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Today’s Peasant Movement – Sophisticated, Threatened, and Our Best Hope for Survival

Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Farming, Health with 1 Comment
Today’s Peasant Movement – Sophisticated, Threatened, and Our Best Hope for Survival

Peasants proudly and powerfully put forward effective strategies to feed the planet and limit the damages wrought by industrial agriculture. What’s more, they understand the connections between complex trade and economic systems

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Is Self-Reliance a Threat to Society?

Posted by on January 26, 2014 in Environment with 0 Comments
Is Self-Reliance a Threat to Society?

For decades, Eustace Conway has lived an independent, sustainable life, building shelter for himself on his land, growing his own food, setting up outhouse facilities, composting, and allowing others to learn these methods first-hand so that we may once again have a populous versed in the healthy manner of primitive survival skills. After a preliminary visit from the local Planning & Inspections department, several independent local government agencies together performed a raid on Mr. Conway’s property, and now the Watauga County Health Department has ordered a cease & desist on Mr. Conway’s educational activities.

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One Quarter of the World’s Cartilaginous Fish, Namely Sharks and Rays, Face Imminent Extinction

Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
One Quarter of the World’s Cartilaginous Fish, Namely Sharks and Rays, Face Imminent Extinction

One quarter of the world’s cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face extinction within the next few decades, according to the first study to systematically and globally assess their fate

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Global March Against Chemtrails And Geoengineering on January 25, 2014

Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Environmental Hazards with 4 Comments
Global March Against Chemtrails And Geoengineering on January 25, 2014

On January 25, 2014 activists from around the world will gather for peaceful protests against all forms of Chemtrails and Geoengineering. Now is the time to take back our skies.

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Dolphins Slaughtered in Japan’s Taiji (Killing) Cove (VIDEO)

Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Wildlife with 3 Comments
Dolphins Slaughtered in Japan’s Taiji (Killing) Cove (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, fishermen on Japan’s Pacific coast kill more than 200 dolphins as their annual hunt begins. The dolphins are driven into shallow water in Taiji cove by fishermen using nets and boat engines, where fishermen in boats and some in wetsuits tie their tails to stop them escaping. A tarpaulin is then erected to stop cameras from filming the killing and the blood seeping into the sea.

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Study: Pesticides Are Creating Smaller Worker Bees

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Study: Pesticides Are Creating Smaller Worker Bees

Study findings show that the widespread use of the pyrethroid pesticide is causing worker bees to hatch at a smaller size and demonstrate ongoing retarded growth. The research, published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology, reveals that prolonged exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide, which is used on flowering crops to prevent insect damage, reduces the size of individual bees produced by a colony.

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