When the hydraulic fracturing measure passed the Los Angeles City Council today, several tweeters posted photos of this meeting (source of the above: Walker Foley on twitter). The City Council … [Read full article]
We know they’re out there, silently and ceaselessly dumping and pumping toxins into our air, water, and land. Still, it’s hard for the average citizen to keep track of … [Read full article]
A recent exposing of government emails between White House, USDA officials and Agribusiness industry executives, reveals the on-going planting of GE crops in over 50 wild life refuges throughout the U.S. The rationale for this effort — as described in the emails – is “habitat restoration” where Roundup ready crops are being allowed to grow so as to prevent invasive weed growth and rebuild lost vegetation cover, presumably. Many conservation and environmental groups doubt that this policy reflects “sound land management practices” and worry that it is in fact a dangerous ecological experiment. Some critics assert that it is part of a broader public relations campaign for the bio-tech crop industry on behalf of the present administration.
Yet another reason to love mountaintop removal coal mining and coal-fired electricity — it causes birth defects! Yippee! In all seriousness, though, this is concerning and it is no surprise. Mountaintop removal harms the environment and people’s water supply and that (something tons of people still don’t seem to comprehend) translates into harm to human health.
Yes, it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is so pro chemical, so bought by the chemical industry, that it would rather have chemicals in our plastic that cause penis deformations than go against the chemical industry. Furthermore, it is so interested in protecting the interests of this industry that it has decided to lobby Congress to keep regulations off its precious money-maker.
[UPDATED: Sept. 27, 2013; see addendum at bottom] In the spirit of both Halloween and Environmental Awareness, I hereby offer thirteen environmental horror stories of anthropogenic origin. I have chosen … [Read full article]
Water contamination by toxic chemicals appears to be the cause of a mutation which resulted in the deaths of thousands of bass larvae in Australia. The two headed fish survived … [Read full article]