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Climate & Environment News Round-Up

EWG Study Finds Hundreds of Pollutants in Nation’s Drinking Water

Global supply of rare earth elements could be wiped out by 2012

Air Pollution Can Harm Human Reproduction

Six Deadly Chemicals You’re Carrying in Your Body

Environmental Coverup: Radioactive Groundwater Contamination in the Chesapeake Bay

Video: ‘Birth defects’ from Israeli bombs

India’s generation of children crippled by uranium waste

Uranium Weapons, Low-Level Radiation and Deformed Babies

Whale-Shaped Floating Garden Cleans the World’s Rivers

Ethanol burns dirtier than gasoline, study finds

One quarter of US grain crops fed to cars – not people, new figures show

The Effects of Genetically Modified Foods on Animal Health

Three Approved GMOs Linked to Organ Damage

See You in Cochabamba! Evo Morales Plans Bolivian Alternative Climate Summit for April

2.4 Million Pounds of Plastic Pollution Enter the World’s Oceans Every Hour

Compact Fluorescent Lights Dumping Mercury Directly into Landfills

Greenwash 101 Fact Sheet

Darwin’s Finches are Evolving Again

EPA Releases Interactive Map of Facilities Guilty of Eco-Crimes

Point and Counter-Point Chart Sums Up the Climate Change Debate

If you’re looking for a great graphic that sums up the climate change debate, check out this handy chart by Information is Beautiful. All of the major debate points from climate change deniers on one side, with the counter points by climate change activists on the other side. Information – pure and simple – lays out the debate, including graphics.

It’s too large to past the whole graphic here, but Information is Beautiful provides the entire thing. Debate points like “We don’t even have accurate temperature records” and “It was actually hotter in medieval times than it is today” are all addressed, along with the oh-so-relevant “When the evidence doesn’t fit, scientists edit the evidence.”

The mini ice age starts here (UK)

Climategate investigated by – WTF? – the ‘National Domestic Extremism’ team

No Rise of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Fraction in Past 160 Years, New Research Finds

Most of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity does not remain in the atmosphere, but is instead absorbed by the oceans and terrestrial ecosystems.

Rolling Stone Calls Out the 17 Worst ‘Climate Killers’ in the US

Carbon trading fraud in Belgium – “up to 90% of the whole market volume was caused by fraudulent activities”

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News Round-Up: Environment, Climate and Geoengineering / Weather Modification

Spy Drones To Enforce CO2 Regulations

Climategate Part 1 – A 2,000-page epic of science and skepticism

Oceans at a Tipping Point for Ecological Collapse

The U.S. Military is One of the World’s Largest Sources of C02

Alex Jones: Copenhagen births World Gov’t framework despite fallout over science fraud

AP: Monsanto dominating seed markets with patented genetics

The New GMO Debate: Genetically Engineered Organic Crops

Bayer Admits GMO Contamination is Out of Control

Researcher Wants Sulfur Pumped Into Stratosphere To Combat Warming

Filmmaker Robert Greene on Weather Modification, Geoengineering, and Owning the Weather; Film Screens Sunday at COP15 (Interview)

Chavez asking Cubans to ‘bomb clouds’ amid drought

Worlwide Corporate Control of Agriculture: The New Farm Owners

Is There Such a Thing as Agro-Imperialism?

Phthalate warning: Medications contain chemicals that “feminize” unborn baby boys

Chemicals used in plastics feminise the brains of little boys ’so that they avoid rough and tumble games’

Genetically Engineered Agriculture Results in Increased Herbicide Usage; Weed Resistance, Farming Costs and Health Concerns on the Rise

Genetically engineered hormones used by dairy industry promote cancer

CDC study finds mercury and more in Americans

Many of the tallest mountains in North and South America contain PCBs

Fluoride Causes Premature Births, Brain Degradation, Bone Loss, Cancer and Hormone Disruption

Deepest volcano caught on Pacific Ocean video

Massive Underground Coal Fire Started in 1962 Still Burns Today

Such unwanted coal fires rage or smolder in the United States, South Africa, Australia, China, India and beyond. They are burning in huge volumes in rural China and blazing in a district of India to such a great extent the flames from some surface coal fires are more than 20 feet high. Here in the U.S., they are burning in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Colorado and Wyoming as you read these words.

Chevron Sued for Billions After Poisoning Waterways in Ecuador; One of the Largest Environmental Damage Cases in History

 6 Ways Agriculture Impacts Global Warming

Beauty-conscious women put 515 chemicals on their face and body every day

Growing Food, and Community, in the Desert

 A cynic might look at a program like the Edible Schoolyard — the much-lauded school garden initiative launched by Chez Panisse’s Alice Waters — and wonder if such a thing would be possible outside the favorable growing climes (and foodie sensibilities) of California, and without the support of a famous chef. But as a moving article by a young teacher in rural Arizona shows, the answer is a resounding “yes.”

Newly evolved finch appears on the Galapagos Islands

 Scientists studying Darwin’s finches in the Galapagos are witnessing evolution in action. (Photo: Grant, P./PNAS)

Just a few years ago, the husband and wife team of Peter and B. Rosemary Grant made the breakthrough discovery that the beak sizes of some of the finches on the Galapagos Islands had already changed since Darwin’s visit in 1835. Now they believe they may have witnessed the evolution of a brand new species.

Bird feeders speed up evolution

Dams potentially cause more rain

Fish kill called necessary to save the Great Lakes

Burst Oil Pipeline Leaks 46,000 Gallons in One of Alaska’s ‘Worst Ever’ Spills

The Weapons Used In Iraq – Afghanistan Have Far Reaching Effects

We have seen the terrible consequences to human life and the environment that has been caused by weapons that contain uranium components. Genetically speaking the US and UK have destroyed the DNA of the Iraqi people as well as causing catastrophic effects on the environment.

Presidents and Prime Ministers really have a lot to answer for when they started the wars in the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and now Pakistan. We are now seeing their continued aggression and intimidation against Iran and North Korea and one wonders that they have up their sleeve.

What we the public do not understand is that these very acts alone and the weapons being used are creating a mass genocide of millions of people around the world.



Copenhagen and Climate Change News Round-Up: Globl Goverernance, Population Control, Police Brutality, Debate on Science and More

Global Population Control at Copenhagen

Video: The Great Global Warming Swindle

Video: Global Warming or Global Governance

Interviews of climate scientists and biologists from numerous sources who explain, step by step, why Al Gore and the global warming alarmists are incorrect. In some cases, blatantly so.

Copenhagen Accord Establishes Global Government Framework

 “They are going to take from the western countries the very large financial resources required to do that.” Monckton said, adding “They will disguise it by saying they are setting up a $100 billion fund for adaptation to climate change in third world countries, but actually, this money will almost all be gobbled up by the international bureaucracy.”

The final text of the accord states that funds obtained from climate financing will be controlled by a “governance structure,” and that a “High Level Panel” will be appointed to decide where the money will come from. In effect, this means that a UN-controlled structure of global governance will override the sovereignty of nation states in collecting and doling out funds obtained under the justification of climate change.

100 REASONS WHY GLOBAL WARMING IS NATURAL

The report, by the respected European Foundation, also argues that a higher level of carbon dioxide (CO2) – the main greenhouse gas – is not a problem because it helps to boost crop yields.  And it claims that the warming we are now experiencing is “mostly natural”, pointing to historic shifts in the climate such as when Vikings farmed on Greenland in medieval times.  Political analyst Jim McConalogue, who wrote the report, said: “This demonstrates how tenuous, improper and indeed false the scientific and political claims are for man-made global warming, from claims that climate change can be controlled by human activity to the proposition that CO2 emissions represent a severe threat to our way of life, when in fact there is little evidence to support any of these claims.”

UN Chief: We Will Impose Global Governance

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has again publicly admitted that the agenda behind the Copenhagen summit and the climate change fraud is the imposition of a global government and the end of national sovereignty.

Poor Nations Want Their Own “New World Order” From Copenhagen

Fire and Ice – Journalists have warned of climate change for 100 years, but can’t decide weather we face an ice age or warming

It was five years before the turn of the century and major media were warning of disastrous climate change. Page six of The New York Times was headlined with the serious concerns of “geologists.” Only the president at the time wasn’t Bill Clinton; it was Grover Cleveland. And the Times wasn’t warning about global warming – it was telling readers the looming dangers of a new ice age.  The year was 1895, and it was just one of four different time periods in the last 100 years when major print media predicted an impending climate crisis. Each prediction carried its own elements of doom, saying Canada could be “wiped out” or lower crop yields would mean “billions will die.”

FLASHBACK – In 1975, Climate Scientists were predicting an ICE AGE!

UNDERSEA VOLCANOES STILL BEING DISCOVERED. Total heat and CO2 contributed to oceans by nature unknowable

Organized Crime in Charge of EU Carbon Trade, Europol Says

Physicist Explains Benefits Of Carbon Dioxide

A physicist from Colorado State University and his colleagues from the North American Carbon Program (NACP) have discerned and confirmed the unforeseen advantages of rising carbon dioxide levels. Through the processes of photosynthesis and respiration, scientists have been able to elucidate why plants are growing more rapidly than they are dying.

Carbon Dioxide Quotes

 Boiling Hot Water Found in Frigid Arctic Sea

Many miles inside the Arctic Circle, scientists have found elusive vents of scalding liquid rising out of the seafloor at temperatures that are more than twice the boiling point of water.  The cluster of five hydrothermal vents, also called black smokers, were discovered farther north than any others previously identified. The vents, one of which towers four stories high, are located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between Greenland and Norway, more than 120 miles farther north than other known vents.

SOLAR FLARE EFFECTS ON WEATHER

This data provides the longest direct measurement of the sun’s activity, and reveals the 11-year sunspot activity cycle, as well as other longer-term solar changes.  Also, these records show a notable period of almost non-existent sunspot activity that occurred between 1645 and 1715, known as the Maunder Minimum and named after the English astronomer who studied it.  This period was also dubbed the “Little Ice Age” because of the prolonged period of low temperatures that happened during that same time.

 Past Temperatures Debunk Global Warming Hysteria

This is what the Global Warmists don’t want you to see, if people only knew the climate temperatures 12,000 years ago they would be glad to live on a planet that is livable and not in an Ice Age. If you look at the charts in this video it will show you how lucky we are to live in a long and relatively warm period that is somewhat constant even though earths temperatures have not increased in the past 15 years.

UN Leaders Caught High-Fiving at COP15: Olivia Zaleski Reports

Heat Over a Leaked U.N. Warming Analysis

Video: Another ‘Climategate’? Russian data ‘cherry picked by CRU’ to fit theory

Is Blair trying to cash in on climate change?: Ex-PM arrives at summit to urge greenhouse gas deal

The Scientific Manipulation of Our Reality

 US resorts to bribery to get a deal signed at Copenhagen

 Scientists Considered Pouring Soot Over the Arctic in the 1970s to Help Melt the Ice – In Order to Prevent Another Ice Age

 Environmentalism in the Third Reich

It is a well documented though seldom highlighted fact that the Nazis were also very much into environmentalism- not for environmentalism’s sake of course, but rather as a means of oppression and control. As it turns out, environmentalism fits the form of tyranny like a well tailored suit.

Video: In 1992 George Hunt Exposes Elitist Environmental SCAM

Proof Copenhagen Is “an Elaborate Sham”: Leaked Doc Shows Weak Targets

Pope Speaks on Church’s “Grave Misgivings” about Modern Environmentalism

Interactive Tool Shows Shocking Global Energy Consumption Growth Between 1980 and 2007

Exclusive: Lead Author Admits Deleting Inconvenient Opinions From IPCC Report

Climategate goes SERIAL: now the Russians confirm that UK climate scientists manipulated data to exaggerate global warming

Climategate has already affected Russia. On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data.

Behind Hillary Clinton’s $100 Billion Pledge to Poor Nations

Lord Monckton reports on Pachauri’s eye opening Copenhagen presentation

Pentagon’s Role in Global Catastrophe: Add Climate Havoc to War Crimes

Oceans to fall, not rise, over millions of years

Extreme Sea Level Rise Goes Mainstream

The Red Planet was once blue… Giant ocean once covered third of Mars

Mauna Loa Observatory’s carbon dioxide readings near worst-case scenario

Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up

The Road to Copenhagen part III: A “Planetary Regime” in the Making

Brutal Use of Force on Peaceful Climate Protesters Caught on Tape (Video)

Copenhangen Climate Talks Produce Unprecedented New Gimmick

Protests rock Copenhagen, Day 6

Police Beat Back Climate Protesters

 

Previously:  ClimateGate and the Surrounding Debate: Best of the Web Round-Up



ClimateGate and the Surrounding Debate: Best of the Web Round-Up

ClimateGate – A Comprehensive Archive

Climategate UN Eugenics Crime Syndicate Exposed on CBC News

Copenhagen and Global Warming: Ten Facts and Ten Myths on Climate Change

“Catastrophic Global Warming”, Ecological Brainwashing and World Government

Climategate: “Men behaving badly” – a short summary for laymen

 What’s the hubbub? It all comes down to men behaving badly. Emails and files related to top scientists that support man made global warming theory were released in the hacked files. These scientists have authored/co-authored many of the studies relied on by the UN IPCC, and world governments. The studies have been used to pronounce global warming an immediate, and therefore taxable, threat.

Here are some of the highlights of the documents released.

10 mins to Expose Global Warming Scam

Climategate: Follow the Money

Thus, the European Commission’s most recent appropriation for climate research comes to nearly $3 billion, and that’s not counting funds from the EU’s member governments. In the U.S., the House intends to spend $1.3 billion on NASA’s climate efforts, $400 million on NOAA’s, and another $300 million for the National Science Foundation. The states also have a piece of the action, with California—apparently not feeling bankrupt enough—devoting $600 million to their own climate initiative. In Australia, alarmists have their own Department of Climate Change at their funding disposal.

The Hacked Climate Change Emails: What They Do And Don’t Show

Emails that rocked climate change campaign leaked from Siberian ‘closed city’ university built by KGB

There Is No ‘Consensus’ On Global Warming

CLIMATEGATE: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY – UPDATED

Lord Monckton Warns Obama Will Attempt Use of Executive Authority to Commit US to Copenhagen Agreement

EPA is preparing to regulate emissions in Congress’s stead

Copenhagen climate summit: US rules that greenhouse gases endanger human health

EPA Says Breathing Is Deadly, But Radioactive Drinking Water Is Good For Us

Krauthammer: EPA Move May Bring a ‘Revolution on the Administration’s Hands’

Climategate: Barack Obama’s rule by EPA decree is a coup d’etat against Congress, made in Britain

Who needs tanks on the lawn when you have the Environmental Protection Agency? Barack Obama’s use of the EPA to pressurise the Senate to pass his climate change Nuremberg Decrees shows his dictatorial mentality. He wants to override Congress, which is hostile to his climate gobbledegook because it is representative of the American electorate, and sideline the nation’s elected Senators by ruling by decree, courtesy of the EPA. This is a coup d’état.

Climategate Outrage Explodes As Carbon Tax Agenda Collapses

 Outrage surrounding the climategate scandal is increasing as desperate apologists for the crooks caught manipulating data to “hide the decline” in global warming attempt to distance themselves from the perpetrators, burning a few scientists to save the larger carbon tax gravy train in a cynical damage limitation exercise.

The potential for the climategate scandal to derail the gargantuan agenda to exploit fraudulent fearmongering about global warming in order to ram through a new carbon tax is growing after the ringleader of the scam, Phil Jones, the head of the Climactic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, temporarily stepped down pending an investigation.

Bombshell UN Documents Outline Plan To Use Climategate Crooks In “End Run” Around National Sovereignty

Hacked climate emails include calls for ‘Earth Government’ as foundation of new world order, splitting of America

 One of the leaked climate emails was apparently a press release from “Earth Government” Newsletter dated 27 Mar 2003. The document calls for a ‘democratic’ world government that would amalgamate and reform the prevailing global institutions including the United Nations, IMF, World Bank WTO, NAFTA, FTAA and others “for the good of all.”

Manipulation of Data and Concepts: The Climate Change EMails

No science is possible: CRU has destroyed the original data

Forget The Emails, Code Discusses “Artificially Adjusted” Temperatures

Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) and Climate Change

Environmental Warfare: Climate Modification Schemes

Climate change scandal deepens as BBC expert claims he was sent ‘cover-up’ emails a month before they went public

Russian TV Does Better Job Reporting ClimateGate Than CNN

Flashback: Weather Channel boss calls global warming ‘the greatest scam in history’

Oceans to fall, not rise, over millions of years

Extreme Sea Level Rise Goes Mainstream

The Red Planet was once blue… Giant ocean once covered third of Mars

Mauna Loa Observatory’s carbon dioxide readings near worst-case scenario

Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up

The Road to Copenhagen part III: A “Planetary Regime” in the Making

Copenhagen’s Hidden Agenda: The Multibillion Trade in Carbon Derivatives

The Meaning of Climategate

CLIMATEGATE – Global warming ’caused by sun’s radiation’

Guru Of Science Czar Holdren Called For Doubling CO2 Emissions

U.S. Caught Drafting Secret Proposal That Could Torpedo Climate Negotiations

“The Obama administration’s role in what appears to be a secret plot to strong-arm through an agreement forcing poor countries to bear much of the cost of reducing emissions is despicable. President Obama cannot lead the world while wheeling and dealing from the back-room. These are supposed to be negotiations about how to solve a problem, not about how to appease the United States government.

“The ‘Danish text’ is grossly unfair and is a non-starter. The United States, which has already filled the atmosphere with far more than its fair share of greenhouse gas emissions, must reject this text and start listening to the proposals of developing countries.”

Doomsday Climate Cultists Attempt to Convert Kids

Context for ‘hide the decline’ discovered

At issue was a proxy-temperature graph showing trends in temperatures for the preceding 1000 years. The first version of this graph, prepared initially by Keith Briffa, did show a significant decline in temperatures late in the twentieth century. The attendees at the IPCC meeting expressed, in no uncertain terms, their sentiment that this decline was an outlying result that ought to remain hidden, presumably from the broader scientific community and the public, in order to avoid what they feared would be a misconstruction of this decline.

Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time

There has historically been much more CO2 in our atmosphere than exists today. For example, during the Jurassic Period (200 mya), average CO2 concentrations were about 1800 ppm or about 4.7 times higher than today. The highest concentrations of CO2 during all of the Paleozoic Era occurred during the Cambrian Period, nearly 7000 ppm — about 18 times higher than today.

CLIMATEGATE – A Complete List Of Things Supposedly Caused By Global Warming

CLIMATEGATE – Copenhagen: Global Population Control Program Suggested To Stop Climate Change

Woman who invented Credit Default Swaps is one of the key architects of Carbon Derivatives (which are the center of Cap and Trade)



Environmental News Round-Up

Drought: California Agriculture in Collapse – AP / Cryptogon 10/16/09

Chinese media claims Beijing snow ‘artificially induced’  – Prison Planet 11/2/09

7,000 buildings collapse in China under heaviest snow on record  – Ice Age Now 11/14/09

The Farmer-Veteran Coalition. A Modern Swords to Ploughshares – Treehugger 10/20/09

Michael Pollan’s 20 Food Rules to Live By – LifeHacker 10/10/09

Argentina: Disappearing Farmers, Disappearing Food – Global Research 10/30/09

Contaminated Food – Gaining Control of the Entire Food Chain – EclippTV 10/31/09

It is too late to shut the door on GM foods – Guardian, UK 10/18/09

Ireland Says Not in this Country: Bans Genetically Modified Crops – Treehugger 10/17/09

Artificial Sweeteners are Continually Found to be Unsafe and Toxic  – Natural News 11/14/09

The Fight Over the Future of Food: Monsanto, GMOs, and How to Feed the World  – Treehugger 11/11/09

Pesticides Destroying 60 Percent of Honeybees  – Prison Planet 10/22/09

Snack and soft drink sweetener putting millions at risk of high blood pressure  – Daily Mail, UK 10/30/09

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Produces Toxic Chemical “HMF” When Heated – Prison Planet 10/20/09

FDA Chairman Took $5 Million Donation – “No Conflict of Interest”  – The Zoo 10/21/09

A medical supply manufacturer, by the name of Charles Gelman, decides out of the goodness of his heart to give $5 million dollars to the research center. His July donation is 50 times the annual budget of the research center. Mind you this is the same manufacturer that is saying that Bisphenol A is safe. Even though scientist who have published their research in the “Journal of the American Medical Association,” report that it is linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Disappearing Plastic Bags – New Plastic Magazine Mailer Dissolves in Hot Water  – Treehugger 10/23/09

If it sounds too good to be true…

Invasion of the giant blobs of “sea mucus” – Boing Boing 10/12/09

Tara McGinley of Dangerous Minds reports on mucus-like blobs that are forming with increasing frequency in the Mediterranean. They’re loaded with bacteria and viruses and the larger ones are 200 kilometers (125 miles) long.

Potomac Conservancy blames chemical runoff for intersex fish  – Washington Post 11/11/09

Chemical BPA in workers linked to sex problems  – Tulsa World 11/10/09

The Environmental Consequences of War  – Treehugger 11/11/09

World Health Organization Says Cell Phones can Cause Brain Cancer  – Natural News 11/10/09

Zebra Mussels (and Lots of Other Species) Invading Great Lakes and No One Can Decide What to Do About It  – Treehugger 11/9/09

Synthetic DHA and ARA in Baby Formula is Causing Infant Illness  – Natural News 11/9/09

KBR may have poisoned 100,000 people in Iraq: lawsuit  – Prison Planet 11/9/09

Huge rise in birth defects in Falluja  – Prison Planet 11/13/09

Cocaine, Spices, Hormones Found in Drinking Water  – National Geographic 11/13/09

Dominican Republic town blames U.S. firm for birth defects – Miami Herald 11/5/09

Corn Ethanol Biofuels Contaminated with Antibiotics  – Natural News 11/7/09

EPA Bans Pesticide Insecticide Carbofuran by 2010 – Treehugger 11/6/09

Consumers Reports Confirms Bisphenol A Leaches From Tin Cans  – Treehugger 11/5/09

Stop the Phytonutrient Deficiency in America  – Natural News 10/31/09

From Long Island to the Solomon Islands, communities tackle climate change  – Mother Nature Network 11/6/09

Kenya’s Maasai tribesmen recruited as lion guardians  – Mother Nature Network 11/6/09

Once, the Maasai lived in harmony with the lions of Southern Kenya, keeping down their populations to protect game while also keeping the herds safe from other humans. Now, the government is recruiting members of that same tribe to help Africa’s lions survive plummeting population levels.

Ice Loss in Antarctic Peninsula Unprecedented in 14,000 Years  – Treehugger 11/6/09

GLOWING CORAL PHOTO: Fluorescence Found to Aid Healing  – National Geographic 11/6/09 

Asian Natural Disasters — Harbinger Of Events To Come  – Global Research 11/6/09

8 Worst Man-made Environmental Disasters of All Time – Treehugger 10/21/09

A Hunt for Seeds to Save Species, Perhaps by Helping Them Move  – NYTimes 11/10/09

Is it wise or foolish to assist with the migration of plants? Some experts see unintended consequences and others say it is worth the risk.

How the Bushmen of Africa Can Save Us from the Global Water Crisis (Video)  – Treehugger 11/9/09

The Modern Green Movement Explained in Diagrams (VIDEO)  – Treehugger 11/6/09

When Antibiotics Fail, Nurses Turn to Maggots And Manuka Honey to Beat Superbugs  – Natural News 11/12/09



Top 25 Censored Stories of 2009/2010

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2010 – Project Censored 2009/2010

·         1. US Congress Sells Out to Wall Street

·         2. US Schools are More Segregated Today than in the 1950s

·         3. Toxic Waste Behind Somali Pirates

·         4. Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina

·         5. Europe Blocks US Toxic Products

·         6. Lobbyists Buy Congress

·         7. Obama’s Military Appointments Have Corrupt Past

·         8. Bailed out Banks and America’s Wealthiest Cheat IRS Out of Billions

·         9. US Arms Used for War Crimes in Gaza

·         10. Ecuador Declares Foreign Debt Illegitimate

·         11. Private Corporations Profit from the Occupation of Palestine

·         12. Mysterious Death of Mike Connell—Karl Rove’s Election Thief

·         13. Katrina’s Hidden Race War

·         14. Congress Invested in Defense Contracts

·         15. World Bank’s Carbon Trade Fiasco

·         16. US Repression of Haiti Continues

·         17. The ICC Facilitates US Covert War in Sudan

·         18. Ecuador’s Constitutional Rights of Nature

·         19. Bank Bailout Recipients Spent to Defeat Labor

·         20. Secret Control of the Presidential Debates

·         21. Recession Causes States to Cut Welfare

·         22. Obama’s Trilateral Commission Team

·         23. Activists Slam World Water Forum as a Corporate-Driven Fraud

·         24. Dollar Glut Finances US Military Expansion

·         25. Fast Track Oil Exploitation in Western Amazon



Environmental News Round-Up

Taking Shorter Showers Doesn’t Cut It: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change – Alternet 7/13/09

Are we taking the easy route? Dumpster diving wouldn’t have stopped Hitler, and composting wouldn’t have ended slavery.

World failing to halt biodiversity decline – World of Technology 7/2/09

The World Food Crisis in Historical Perspective  – Global Research 7/15/09

Iraq: from breadbasket to dust bowl – Minneapolis Post 7/15/09

Why Diversity on the Dinner Plate Is Becoming an Endangered Species – Alternet 7/28/09

5 Stories About Overfishing & What Can Be Done to Stop It – Treehugger 8/6/09

Fumes from rotting seaweed on France’s northern beaches could kill – Times, UK 8/5/09

Why Can’t the U.S. Guarantee the Most Basic of Human Rights — the Right to Clean Water? – Alternet 7/30/09

Video: Jon Stewart on the water crisis – Mother Nature Network 7/18/09

What It Looks Like When the Water Crisis Slaps You In The Face – Less Food – Treehugger 7/7/09

WaterLife Documents the Incredible Story of the Last Big Fresh Water Supply, the Great Lakes – Treehugger 7/8/09

Ethanol Lobby Grows As Senate Energy Debate Looms – Treehugger 7/6/09

Corn State Senators Want to Shove Ethanol Down Our Throats, Whether We Like It Or Not – Trehugger 7/10/09

Time-lapse sim of Earth’s land mass movement – BoingBoing 7/16/09

Here’s a nice time-lapse video simulation depicting the probable past and possible future of the Earth’s land masses, “650 Million Years In 1:20 Minutes.”

Another broken Obama promise – Sell off ROADLESS Nat. Forest logging rights.  – Huffington Post 7/18/09

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Stream Damage Could Take 1,000 Years to Fix  – Treehugger 7/23/09

Geoengineering Research Given American Meteorological Society Stamp of Approval – Treehugger 7/21/09

Talk About Old-School: New Study Shows the Mayans were Environmentalists 3,000 Years Ago – Treehugger 7/27/09

Climate Change too Abstract For You? Dengue Fever Could Spread to 28 U.S. States – Treehugger 7/8/09

India rejects key scientific findings on global warming – Prison Planet 7/24/09

Long debate ended over cause, demise of ice ages – solar and earth wobble – CO2 not involved – Prison Planet 8/7/09

A link between the Sun, cosmic rays, aerosols, and liquid-water clouds appears to exist on a global scale… – Prison Planet 8/5/09

Will Krakatoa rock the world again?  – Daily Mail, UK 7/31/09

Towering 1,200ft above the tropical stillness of the Sunda Strait in Indonesia, one of the most terrifying volcanoes the world has ever known has begun to stir once more.

Almost 126 years to the day since Krakatoa first showed signs of an imminent eruption, stunning pictures released this week prove that the remnant of this once-enormous volcano is bubbling, boiling and brimming over.

Colostrum Functions Like Human Growth Hormone to Reverse the Aging Process – Natural News 7/14/09

Monsanto, a Contemporary East India Company, and Corporate Knowledge in India – Dissident Voice 7/25/09

Slow Down: How Our Fast-Paced World Is Making Us Sick – Alternet 7/2/09

Living under unnatural time pressures causes a myriad of psychological, social and physical ailments.

400 Years Ago – via Metafilter 6/4/09

Have you ever wondered what New York was like before it was a city? Find out at The Mannahatta Project, by navigating through the map to discover Manhattan Island and its native wildlife in 1609.

“The goal of the Mannahatta Project has never been to return Manhattan to its primeval state. The goal of the project is to discover something new about a place we all know so well, whether we live in New York or see it on television, and, through that discovery, to alter our way of life. New York does not lack for dystopian visions of the future…. But what is the vision of the future that works? Might it lie in Mannahatta, the green heart of New York, and with a new start to history, a few hours before Hudson arrived that sunny afternoon four hundred years ago?”

Hybrid “Superpredator” Invading California Ponds – National Geographic 6/28/09

Mating between a native salamander and an introduced species has created a monster—at least for animals that dwell in the ponds of California’s Salinas River Valley.

The Caduceus Decoded: Secret Symbols Reveal Dark Agenda of Western Medicine  – Natural News 6/24/09