Environmental News Round-Up: Extermination of the Human Male and other concerns for humanity

Apocalypse now: the end of Earth brought forward  – Russia Today 11/19/08

A new study published by The Open Atmospheric Science Journal says the concentration of CO2 in the planet’s atmosphere has reached the point at which irreversible changes to climate start. Even if the concentration of carbon dioxide is lowered from its current level in record time, the catastrophic effects will still occur. The scientists give us about 30 years till the end of the planet to which humans are adapted.

The Disappearing Male – Metafilter 11/22/08

“The Disappearing Male” is a one-hour documentary about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system

Experts: Water shortages by 2080 – Raw Story 11/18/08

Sparrow numbers ‘plummet by 68%’ – BBC 11/19/08

Did Greenhouse Gases Cause the Earth’s Greatest Mass Extinction?  – Alternet 11/20/08

Scientists now suspect that the earth’s greatest mass extinction wasn’t caused by an asteroid strike or any other single cataclysmic event.

Sunspots spell end of climate myth – Stuff, New Zealand 11/11/08

IPCC Scientists Caught Producing False Data To Push Global Warming  – Prison Planet 11/17/08

Climate scientists allied with the IPCC have been caught citing fake data to make the case that global warming is accelerating, a shocking example of mass public deception that could spell the beginning of the end for the acceptance of man-made climate change theories.

VIDEO: Salt Lake Disappearing – National Geographic 11/19/08

Chemicals at US Iraq burn pit site – Raw Story 11/21/08

A soldier concerned about his tour at Forward Operating Base Hammer near Balad, Iraq, this year sent Military Times a report showing high levels of particulate matter and low levels of manganese, possibly due to materials destroyed in a burn pit.
“The high risk estimate is due to the average (particulate matter) level being at a concentration the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers ‘hazardous,’ and is likely to affect the health of all troops,” wrote Jeffrey Kirkpatrick, director of health risk assessment for the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. “Manganese was also detected above its one-year military exposure guidelines.”

Shannon May : Ecological Crisis and Eco-Villages in China – CounterPunch 11/21/08

Soil Erosion Threatens Land of 100 Million Chinese – Guardian, UK via Cryptogon 11/21/08

Why bees are the most invaluable species – Guardian, UK 11/21/08

$5 Billion in Corn Ethanol Subsidies Should Be Eliminated, Food Before Fuel Urges – Treehugger 11/20/08

A new book by the award-winning photojournalist Nina Berman probes how the U.S. homeland security apparatus stokes fantasies about war.

Oceans Ten Times More Acidic Than Thought – National Geographic 11/23/08

Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may make Earth’s oceans more acidic faster than predicted, which could be disastrous for some marine species.

Plans to protect forests could do the opposite, warns Friends of the Earth – Guardian, UK 11/23/08

FEMA’s Nightmare: A Big Midwest Shaker – Miller McCune 11/21/08

The “Big One” assumed for California or other Pacific Rim states and provinces will almost certainly arrive some day, but FEMA said Thursday that the most catastrophic quake in the United States probably is destined for mid-America.

U.S. Won’t Kill Wild Horses — For Now – National Geographic 11/17/08

Thousands of wild horses in U.S. care will not be put down to give the government another year to explore possible solutions and “let cooler heads prevail,” U.S. officials said Monday.

Doomed wild horses rescued – Raw Story 11/18/08

Destined for death, wife of T.Boone Pickens adopts 30k wild horses, burrows.

How To Fight Super Pests? Build Superbugs.  – Forbes 11/18/08

USDA paves way for growing predators in the lab to fight threats to agriculture.

US biologists: 3 common pesticides harm salmon – AP/Houston Chronicle 11/18/08

Substance in Black Pepper Increases Nutrient Absorption up to Two Thousand Percent  – Natural News 11/17/08

GM crops ‘to be grown in secret’  – Telegraph, UK 11/17/08

Genetically-modified crops could be grown by the Government in secret locations in an attempt to prevent trials being attacked by saboteurs, it has been reported

Fluoride in Drinking Water may Negatively Affect Health of Fetuses and Infants – Natural News 11/19/08

Top Five Ways to Avoid GMOs in Your Food – Natural News 11/20/08

Rat Poison Chemical Found in Ingredient List For HPV Vaccine – Natural News 11/20/08

Austrian Government Study Confirms Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Threaten Human Fertility and Health Safety  – Institute for Responsible Technology 11/13/08

Agave Nectar, the High Fructose Health Food Fraud – Natural News 11/23/08

FDA Scientists Revolt Against Corrupt Food and Drug Administration Officials – Natural News 11/24/08

Pesticide Exposure Boosts Parkinson’s Risk by 60 Percent – Natural News 11/23/08

Transgenic Animals: Genetically engineered meal close to your table – Global Research 11/23/08

Breast Cancer Rates Soar after Mammograms and Some Cancers may Heal Naturally – Natural News 11/24/08

Arsenic in Water at EPA Approved Standards Linked to Heart Disease – Natural News 11/24/08

How Industry and EPA Collaborated to Hide the Truth about Natural Gas Drillings’ Effect on Water Supplies  – Alternet 11/20/08


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