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Beyond the BP Spill: Serious Threats to the Environment and Our Health

The World’s Ongoing Ecological Disasters

While the focus is centered on the Gulf of Mexico, many of the world’s greatest environmental catastrophes continue, with no end in sight.

7 Secret Ways We Are Being Poisoned

The synthetic chemicals we encounter on a daily basis in our food, water, and environment are increasingly shown to be disastrous to our physical and mental well-being.  Volumes can be written — indeed have been written — by experts in both mainstream and alternative medicine who have documented the sleight of hand used to hoodwink consumers and threaten our health.  The categories below are worth deeper investigation as prime examples of what we might face as a species if this chemical bombardment continues.

THREATS TO WATER – KEY TO LIFE

One Million Gallons of Oil Leak Into Michigan River From Pipeline – Largest in Midwest History

Toxic waste reaches Potomac Aquifer

Tainted groundwater is spreading across thousands of acres in northern Delaware and has reached the Potomac Aquifer, which supplies drinking water to people across much of Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey.  In some areas of the upper Potomac near Delaware City and New Castle, concentrations of benzene, vinyl chloride and chlorinated benzenes are so high that exposure poses an immediate health threat. Elevated levels of these industrial byproducts significantly increase the risks of cancer. Sustained exposure could kill.

“Fracking” Poisons Your Drinking Water: Stand Up to the Oil Giants and Help Stop the Catastrophe

1/2 of All China’s Water is Too Polluted to Drink

Amazon Watch campaigners report from Ecuador region devastated by Chevron oil spills

Jordan River too polluted for baptisms

“Sadly, the lower Jordan River has long suffered from severe mismanagement with the diversion of 98 percent of its fresh water by Israel, Syria and Jordan and the discharge of untreated sewage, agricultural run-off, saline water and fish pond effluent in its place,” the statement said.

Court Ruling: Botswana Bushmen Denied Access to Water

Worst drought in a decade destroys millions of hectares of Russian crops

Millions face starvation as Niger prays in vain for rain

Oceans facing ‘irreversible’ deterioration, report says

One Year After Ontario Ban: Over 80% Decline of Most Common Pesticides in Surface Waters

John Gormley: Fluoride, GMO and the Rockefeller Communist ‘Coincidence’!

FOOD SUPPLY

Dr. Joseph Mercola Stresses Artificial Sweetener Killing Americans

America’s Deadliest Sweetener Betrays Millions, Then Hoodwinks You with Name Change

Meet the Food Industry Front Groups That Push for Carcinogens in Your Food

Something Fishy This Way Swims! Genetically Modified Population Control is Something to Beef About!

USDA Reports Food Shortages: Wall Street ‘Caught Off Guard’ by Severity

Devastation of Food Farming: Expansion of Biofuels in Sub-saharan Africa

$500,000 Damages in Genetic Rice Trial

A federal jury awarded a rice farmer $500,000 for his claim that genetically modified rice contaminated his crop. It was the third of five “bellwether” trials involving hundreds of lawsuits that farmers have filed against Bayer CropScience. The complaints are the result of an August 2006 announcement that LibertyLink, a herbicide-resistant rice, had somehow been released from testing facilities. The rice had not yet been approved for sale for human consumption, causing rice futures to plunge.

CHEMICALS

Prozac Pollution Making Shrimp Reckless

Shrimp in Prozac-laced coastal waters swim into bright areas, making them more visible to predators, a new study says.

Pharmacists give themselves cancer from dispensing toxic chemotherapy chemicals

Deet Finally Exposed as Neurotoxic

Is Pfizer the BP of Drug Companies?

To say Pfizer’s been accused of wrongdoing is like saying BP had an oil spill. Other drug companies have a portfolio of products, Pfizer has a portfolio of scandals including, but not limited to, Chantix, Lipitor, Viagra, Geodon, Trovan, Bextra, Celebrex, Lyrica, Zoloft, Halcion and drugs for osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease, kidney transplants and leukemia.

During one week in June, Pfizer:

1) agreed to pull its 10-year-old leukemia drug, Mylotarg, from the market because it caused more not less patient deaths;

2) Suspended pediatric trials of Geodon two months after the FDA said children were being overdosed;

3) Suspended trials of Tanezumab, an osteoarthritis pain drug, because patients got worse not better, some needing joint replacements (pattern, anyone?);

4) Was investigated by the House for off-label marketing of kidney transplant drug, Rapamune, and targeting African-Americans;

5) Saw a researcher who helped establish its Bextra, Celebrex and Lyrica as effective pain meds; Scott S Reuben, MD, trotted off to prison for research fraud;

6) was sued by Blue Cross Blue Shield to recoup money it overpaid for Bextra and other drugs;

7) received a letter from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) requesting its whistleblower policy; and,

8) had its appeal to end lawsuits by Nigerian families who accuse it of illegal trials of the antibiotic, Trovan, in which 11 children died, rejected by the Supreme Court.

And how was your week?

OTHER 

Mobile phones ‘causing memory loss’

Widespread male infertility sweeping the globe

VIDEO: Life Under the Toxic Mountain. Kosovo Roma Suffer Ongoing Lead Poisoning

Mapping the Atlantic Garbage Patch: Expedition counts up to 500,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometer

It’s Not Just the Bees — Now Scientists Say 25% of All Flowering Species Could Go Extinct

Walmart, KFC, Burger King Paper Purchases Destroying Indonesia’s Rainforests

Fallujah children’s ‘genetic damage’

US War Crimes: Cancer Rate in Fallujah Worse than Hiroshima

Photos Iraq babies born deformed depleted uranium — US Veterans becoming sick with DU — Children living lives with DU

In September 2009, Fallujah General Hospital, Iraq, had 170 new born babies, 24% of whom were dead within the first seven days, a staggering 75% of the dead babies were classified as deformed.  This can be compared with data from the month of August in 2002 where there were 530 new born babies of whom six were dead within the first seven days and only one birth defect was reported.  Doctors in Fallujah have specifically pointed out that not only are they witnessing unprecedented numbers of birth defects but what is more alarming is: “a significant number of babies that do survive begin to develop severe disabilities at a later stage.”



American Fascism News Round-Up: The Police State is Here – What They’ve Done Is Nothing Compared To What They’re Prepared To Do

Wake Up America-Current State of Affairs in a Nutshell

The Critical Unraveling of U.S. Society

A great summary and call to action

American fascism: by political definition the US is now fascist, not a constitutional republic

How can the US be fascist if we have elections and the US Constitution? Ok, I’ll explain…

Civilization, Created by Mass-Murderers Using Slave Labor

The Bill of Rights Was Meant to Limit Federal Power

How fragile we are: Why the complexity of modern civilization threatens us all

Things to Come

The simple fact is while America has been sleeping, the groundwork to totally and finally break the American people into accepting global government as a solution to war, climate change, food, pandemics, and natural disasters is in place.

US Military Actions Overseas: 1798 – 2008  

Compiled by Congressional Research Service for Congress, 2009.  With the infrequent exception of year off now and again, we have been at war continuously since 1798.

A History of CIA Atrocities  

Top 100 Defense Contractors

World Wide Military Expenditures

Video: Galtung: ‘U.S. empire will fall by 2020’  

Although most of the headlines read that the U.S. economy is growing again, professor and author Johan Gultang seems to have a different perspective on the future of the U.S. RT’s Dina Gusovsky interviews him about his new book: The Fall of the U.S. Empire-And Then What?

Militaristic, corrupt America increasingly resembles a Third World state.

Angry nationalism shouts down prudence. Disproportionate military spending threatens economic wellbeing. Industry has its hand so deep in the government’s purse that private enterprise is becoming public property. The currency falters, the infrastructure crumbles. And a supine media, once a watchdog of the powerful, happily licks the strongman’s hand. If the picture looks familiar, that’s because we’ve seen it many times before, from Argentina to Chile to Russia. The U.S. is third worlding.  That statement may smack of hyperbole. It may also understate the phenomenon, for many of the countries that the United States increasingly resembles are not only Third World—they are authoritarian, even rogue.

10 False Flags that Changed the World  

George Soros Lauds Chinese Model Of Goverment – Wants Global Governance Under UN Security Council   

Ron Paul: Government Can Quarantine People – H1N1, Quarantine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran   

New World Order Videos

Global Governance – EU President Admits One-World Government is Here NWO – New World Order

Ecoscience Co-Author Paul Ehrlich Maintains Global Population Control Advocacy in recent interview

U.S. Military Employs “Counterinsurgency” Strategy In Californian City

In Indiana, practice for ‘civilian surge’ in Afghanistan  

To Prepare for War, G.I.’s Get a Dress Rehearsal

In Louisiana, training scenarios in mock Afghan villages are created from intelligence reports fresh from the front.

Winchester to Deliver 200 Million 40-Cal. Rounds to Homeland Security

Winchester Ammunition was recently awarded a contract by the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security to supply a maximum of 200 million, 40 cal. rounds over the next five years.

Spies for Hire: New Online Database of U.S. Intelligence Contractors

Brazil: Police Killed More Than 11,000 in the Last Six Years

Unmanned aerial “Predator” drones to patrol US/Mexico border

Welcome Home, War! Creating the “Domestic Surveillance State”

American fascism: Obama, “Justice” Dept., Supreme Court prevent prosecution of US torture

The John Hope Franklin File: FBI Looked At Esteemed Historian For Communist Ties

U.S. Imprisoned Iranian Engineer Secretly For Two Years Before Sentencing

RAND: A Stability Police Force for the United States

Establishing security is the sine qua non of stability operations, since it is a prerequisite for reconstruction and development. Security requires a mix of military and police forces to deal with a range of threats from insurgents to criminal organizations. This research examines the creation of a high-end police force, which the authors call a Stability Police Force (SPF). The study considers what size force is necessary, how responsive it needs to be, where in the government it might be located, what capabilities it should have, how it could be staffed, and its cost. This monograph also considers several options for locating this force within the U.S. government, including the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Secret Service, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in the Department of State, and the U.S. Army’s Military Police. The authors conclude that an SPF containing 6,000 people — created in the U.S. Marshals Service and staffed by a “hybrid option,” in which SPF members are federal police officers seconded to federal, state, and local police agencies when not deployed — would be the most effective of the options considered. The SPF would be able to deploy in 30 days. The cost for this option would be $637.3 million annually, in FY2007 dollars.

New maritime security law will deputize U.S. officers “in every part of Canada” during integrated operations

Underming the American People’s Right to Privacy: The Secret State’s Surveillance Machine

If you’ve done nothing wrong, you have everything to worry about

 People who say this are fools, not to be too blunt about it. Not only are they willing to trade away my rights, since they haven’t a basic appreciation of theirs, but their understanding of the relationship between government and the governed is one of subservience based on fear, and the idea that their fear is not only natural, but justifiably permanent given the state of the world.

Google CEO: “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.”

Google chief: only miscreants worry about net privacy

If you’re concerned about Google retaining your personal data, then you must be doing something you shouldn’t be doing. At least that’s the word from Google CEO Eric Schmidt.  “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place,” Schmidt tells CNBC, sparking howls of incredulity from the likes of Gawker. But the bigger news may be that Schmidt has actually admitted there are cases where the search giant is forced to release your personal data.

Google now tracking you even after you log out

Police Spying On Protesters Stirs Outrage in Britain

Release of secret reports delayed

President Obama will maintain a lid of secrecy on millions of pages of military and intelligence documents that were scheduled to be declassified by the end of the year, according to administration officials.  The missed deadline spells trouble for the White House’s promises to introduce an era of government openness, say advocates, who believe that releasing historical information enforces a key check on government behavior. They cite as an example the abuses by the Central Intelligence Agency during the Cold War, including domestic spying and assassinations of foreign officials, that were publicly outlined in a set of agency documents known as the “family jewels.’’ 

Homeland Security Embarks on Big Brother Programs to Read Our Minds and Emotions

The CIA Mind Control Doctors: From Harvard to Guantanamo  – with video, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International

They Really Are Trying to Engineer Super-soldiers

 $3 billion super soldier program: 10 times muscle endurance, 7 foot vertical leap, wall crawling, personal flight and more DARPA today has a long-term, $3 billion program to help make such a “Metabolically Dominant Soldier.” In other words, the military is studying how to use technology and biology to meld man and machine

NSA Has Conspicuous Role in New Federal Cybersecurity Center  

Judicial Watch Obtains New CIA Documents on Terrorist Interrogations  

At U.S. airports, TSA officers covertly monitor travelers’ behavior  

Department of Justice Threatens the Internet

Feds Wanted Private Data on All Visitors to Liberal Internet News Site

Spying on Americans: Obama Endorses Bush Era Warrantless Wiretapping  

Obama Regime: Toss NSA Warrantless Wiretapping Lawsuit   

CIA Had People Raped with Broken Bottles, Boiled Alive  

Senate Bill Would Give President Obama Authority to Pull the Plug on Your Internet

CNET News has obtained a summary of a proposal from Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) that would create an Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, part of the Executive Office of the President. That office would receive the power to disconnect, if it believes they’re at risk of a cyberattack, “critical” computer networks from the Internet. 

FDA dupes Interpol to achieve illegal kidnapping and deportation of herbal formulator Greg Caton

Small Community Cancer Cure Crushed by Big Pharma, Part I

The Secret ICE Prisons of the United States

“If you don’t have enough evidence to charge someone criminally but you think he’s illegal, we can make him disappear.” Those chilling words were spoken by James Pendergraph, then executive director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of State and Local Coordination, at a conference of police and sheriffs in August 2008. Also present was Amnesty International’s Sarnata Reynolds, who wrote about the incident in the 2009 report “Jailed Without Justice” and said in an interview, “It was almost surreal being there, particularly being someone from an organization that has worked on disappearances for decades in other countries. I couldn’t believe he would say it so boldly, as though it weren’t anything wrong.”

Police Handing Out Tickets For Air Fresheners

Ermir Spahiu was pulled over by police for his window-mounted GPS unit. For Tina Ross, it was her handicapped placard. And Mark Hubbard was nailed for an air freshener. All three Illinois drivers were stopped for what they thought were innocent items placed near their windshields.

22 million missing Bush-era emails found, set for 2014 release

Mercenaries and Assassins: The Real Face of Obama’s “Good War”

Blowback From America’s Mercenary Army–Ret. Generals Make More Than Gates

America’s Faltering Military/Mercenary Army

US: Up to 56,000 more contractors likely for Afghanistan

The surge of 30,000 U.S. troops into Afghanistan could be accompanied by a surge of up to 56,000 contractors, vastly expanding the presence of personnel from the U.S. private sector in a war zone, according to a study by the Congressional Research Service.

WMD treaty violations and inspection refusal for biological, nuclear, chemical weapons. Iran? No, US

Bayer Admits GMO Contamination is Out of Control

State of Texas Saving Newborn DNA Samples

CNN finds modern-day slaves in US

Public Menace-Private Profit: America’s Biowarfare Alliance

Rahm Emanuel Says that One-Million Americans Should Lose Their Constitutional Rights  

The Annexation of Colombia to the US

Council On Foreign Relations Symposium on Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics and Foreign Policy: Fake Scarcity of H1N1 Vaccine to Convince People to Take It (Laughter)  

Where Will They Get the Troops? Preparing Undeployables for the Afghan Front  

Declassified FBI File Alleges an Israeli Intelligence Agent Worked at AIPAC  

KBR may have poisoned 100,000 people in Iraq: lawsuit  

Whistleblowers: Blackwater approved payoffs of Iraqi officials  

UN investigator accuses US of shameful neglect of homeless  

Support our troops when they become veterans: 25% of US homeless are veterans

Former US diplomat could make ‘hundreds of millions’ off Iraqi oil fields  

How Rahm Emanuel Made Mega-Millions and Bought His Way to Power

Son of a Zionist Terrorist: Rahm Emanuel’s Dirty Secret  

Democracy: U.S. Unveils New $60 Million Prison Wing in Afghanistan  

USA Prepares to Attack Russia in 3 or 4 Years?  

America needs a “Manhunting Agency”   

The US military’s Joint Special Operations University argues that the CIA hasn’t done enough to take out the Bad Guys, one by one. No: America needs a “National Manhunting Agency” to hunt down jihadists, drug dealers, pirates and other enemies of the state. I suggest a rebrand: “Manhunting Agency” sounds a bit too much like a gay dating site.

OBAMA’S YOUTH CORPS   

Police to Wear Ear-Cams to Record Arrests  

Young Children Taught To Inform On Parents In Tampa  

Rahm Emanuel to Disarm America:”#1 Issue”, Gun Owners are Terrorists  

Chicago Aldermen Keep Secret Slush Fund

D.C. Council Chair Adds To Growing Local Scandals

VIRUS in the VOTING MACHINES: Tainted Results in NY-23

Facts Behind ‘Men Who Stare at Goats’

As crazy as “The Men Who Stare at Goats” may seem, there’s a real story behind the psychic experimentation

Secret Global Copyright Agreement is Executive Order

Judge: Corps’ negligence caused Katrina flooding

The Pentagon Budget: Largest Ever and Growing

FDA openly allows criminally-convicted doctors, researchers to keep working on pharmaceuticals and clinical trials

The Emerging Medical Dictatorship

We may have been granted a temporary reprieve from forced medical treatments this time around, but have we been spared from the government? As usual, the answer is “no”. While the government may not be forcing a medicine down our throats or corralling uncooperative people in camps, what they are doing should send shivers down our collective spine. They are creating lists of dissidents and “terrorists”. These lists contain detailed information on individuals. And, if ever the laws were changed to permit more coercive action instead of passive data collection then the government would already have the names of the supposed “enemies of the state” on hand.



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.



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



Environmental News Round-Up: Deliberate Destruction of Our Habitat

EPA Looking at Regulation of Gender Bender Chemicals in Drinking Water – Treehugger 9/24/09

Food Is Power and the Powerful Are Poisoning Us – TruthDig 9/7/09

Cell phone-brain cancer link found? – Raw Story 8/29/09

Weird Ways Global Warming is Changing Animal Populations – Treehugger 8/29/09

U.S. Pharmaceutical Factories Dumping Huge Quantities of Drugs Into Public Sewers, Rivers and Waterways – Natural News 10/3/09

In one study, conducted by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), researchers tested the water entering two water treatment plants down the sewer line of several pharmaceutical factories, as well as at other plants not receiving sewage from drug plants. Researchers discovered drugs at “much higher detection frequencies and concentrations” at the plants receiving effluent from pharmaceutical factories. Drugs detected included opiates, a barbiturate and a tranquilizer.

500,000 Clean Water violations since 2004 – Mother Nature Network 10/4/09

Male bass in many US rivers have female features – AP/Tulsa World 10/4/09

Half of All Animal Species Will Be Extinct in Your Lifetime, Unless Emissions Peak by 2020 – Treehugger 9/29/09

Radioactive rabbit poop litters Washington state – Mother Nature Network 10/10/09

Confirmed: Current Atmospheric CO2 Levels Highest in 15 Million (!) Years – Treehugger 10/10/09

Insect repellent DEET is toxic to brain cells – Natural News 9/6/09

Cheyenne, Wyo.: Pollution an enduring legacy at old missile sites – AP / Tulsa World 10/11/09

Pacific ocean “Dead Zone” may be forever – Boing Boing 10/9/09

The Arctic turns acidic – Mother Nature Network 10/5/09

EPA to evaluate whether common weed killer harms more than weeds – Mother Nature Network 10/8/09

Top researcher who worked on cervical cancer vaccine warns about its dangers – Prison Planet 10/8/09

Consumer health group calls for scientific inquiry into safety of cervical cancer vaccines – Natural News 10/11/09

CDC Lead Levels Cause Learning and Social Problems – Natural News 9/23/09

Secret FDA Memos Reveal Concerns About Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) – video, via What Really Happened 9/9/09

Doctors Give Rat Poison to Heart Patients for Fifty Years -Natural News 9/2/09

Pfizer Directed Doctors to Use Drugs at Eight Times the Recommended Dosage and for Conditions Different to Those for Which They Were Approved– BBC via Cryptogon 9/4/09

Bayer Pesticides Blamed For Honeybee Deaths – Prison Planet 9/30/09

Autism Explodes As Childhood Vaccines Increase – Prison Planet 10/5/09

US Military involved in Huge AIDS vaccine trials – Prison Planet 9/24/09

Teen girl suffers permanent brain damage after cervical cancer vaccine – Prison Planet 10/7/09

Jury says chemotherapy drug death was “manslaughter” – Natural News 10/1/09

Farmers Vs Coca-Cola in Water Wars – Polaris Institute 10/1/09

Dangerous Mercury Contamination of Human Body Increasing, Study Finds – Natural News 9/23/09

Huge California study concludes soda consumption undeniably linked to obesity – Natural News 9/27/09

600 Coal Ash Dump Sites Found in 35 States: Is There One Near You? ‘Leading architect’ of Bush surveillance quietly appointed to declassification board – Raw Story 9/11/09



Environment & Health Round-Up: Food revolution, Geo-engineering, Hidden Cures for Cancer and more

13 Ways to Create a Sustainable Food Tipping Point – Mother Nature Network 9/12/09

CliffsNotes to the food revolution – Salon 8/3/09

Prince Philip Implies World Needs 95% Population Reduction – Prison Planet 9/30/09

“The best thing to save the Amazon…bomb all the roads”– Treehugger 8/31/09

Quote from Brazilian scientist Eneas Salati; Article on why something as simple as a new road can ruin a rainforest

Ten Things You Can Do to Start a Community Garden – The Nation 9/9/09

DIY Biochar: Centre for Alternative Technology Explores Terra Preta (Video) – Treehugger 9/8/09

“Fertilizer Tree” May Revive African Farmlands – National Geographic 9/3/09

How to treat and store emergency water: Part 1, 2 and 3 – via There Are No Sunglasses

UK Royal Society: Engineering Earth ‘is feasible’ – Prison Planet 9/1/09

Royal Society Says Geoengineering Humanity’s Last Hope – But Emissions Reductions Must Be Top Priority (UPDATED) – Treehugger 9/2/09

FL Weatherman’s Radar Gets Jammed by Chemtrails – Prison Planet 9/30/09

10 intriguing environmentalists – Mother Nature Network 9/30/09

Organic water treatment system has cleaned up one-fifth of Tar Creek contaminates – Tulsa World 10/8/09

Garlic is natural medicine for treating high blood pressure – Natural News 10/8/09

Selenium Helps Remove Mercury from the Body -Natural News 10/5/09

New book reveals secret Brazilian Aloe recipe for curing cancer using just three ingredients – Natural News 10/2/09

Cancer Cured in Canada, But Big Pharma Says NO WAY! – EclippTV 9/20/09

A World Without Cancer – Vitamin B17 – Google Video via WRH 9/30/09

Cannabis Oil Cures Cancer: “Run From The Cure” The Rick Simpson Story – Cryptogon 9/22/09



Even More Corporate Crime: War Profiteers, Polluters, Exploiters

U.S. Cities Increasing Use of Armed Mercenaries to Replace Police – Alternet 4/24/09

Some estimate that private security inside the US actually outnumber police 5-to-1.

Is KBR’s Decade-Long Crime Spree Finally Coming to an End? – Alternet 5/20/09

Bribes, kickbacks, concealing gang rapes, and engaging in human trafficking are among the crimes listed in a new class action lawsuit

Pentagon may have been ordered to cover up Iraq probe; Inspector general went to work for Blackwater – Raw Story 5/7/09

Swine Flu Scare: Stock Market Bonanza for “Politically Connected” BioTech Companies – Global Research 4/28/09

Bill Moyers: The Rise of Private Armies — Mercenaries, Murder and Corruption in Iraq and Afghanistan – Alternet 6/9/09

BREAKING: KBR Was Paid $83 Million in Bonuses for Work That Electrocuted US Soldiers – Rebel Reports 5/20/09

Obama Has 250,000 ‘Contractors’ Deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and is Increasing the Use of Mercenaries – Alternet 6/1/09

Your Credit Card Company Is Building A Psychological Profile Of You – Consumerist 5/16/09

Big pharma to chip in $80B to Medicare – Raw Story 6/21/09

The Video Shell Oil Desperately Doesn’t Want You to See – Alternet 5/26/09

Coca-Cola’s Troubling History: Drug Addicts, Nazis and MLK’s Condemnation – Alternet 6/27/09

Japan Slaps Sanctions on Citibank – NYTimes 6/26/09

Japanese regulators ordered the bank to suspend all sales operations in its retail banking unit for a month, saying it failed to monitor suspicious transactions

Corporations Now Widely Using Wal-Mart Tactics, New Report on Unionbusting Finds – Alternet 5/20/09

How Goldman Sachs Is the Most Greedy Corporation in History – Alternet 5/22/09 

GM-Soy: Destroy the Earth and Humans for Profit – Natural News 5/27/09

Is Whole Foods Just Another Evil Corporation? – Alternet 5/11/09

Beneath the surface of Whole Foods’ fuzzy, progressive image is a company hell-bent on preventing its workers from unionizing

Sharon Smith : Something Stinks at Whole Foods – CounterPunch 5/8/09

Pork’s Dirty Secret: The nation’s top hog producer is also one of America’s worst polluters – Global Research 5/4/09

Why Johnny Can’t Eat Just One – Center for Media & Democracy 4/28/09

The law requires nutritional labels on retail groceries, but not on restaurant meals, so when former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David A. Kessler asked to see the nutritional labels for foods he likes at Chili’s restaurant, like Southwestern Eggrolls and Boneless Shanghai Wings, Chili’s refused. Ever an inveterate researcher, Kessler resorted to late-night dumpster-diving to obtain them. That’s how he discovered that a single serving of Chili’s Southwestern Eggrolls contains a whopping 910 calories, 57 grams of fat and 1,960 milligrams of sodium. The labels mentioned salt eight different times, and sugars five times. After leading efforts at FDA in the 1990s to regulate nicotine as a drug, Dr. Kessler has now explored the phenomenon of American overeating and the reasons behind the skyrocketing weight gain among the general U.S. population over the last three decades. Dr. Kessler, who has struggled with his own weight over his adult life, discovered that the combination of salt, sugar and fat in foods triggers a chemical change in peoples’ brains that makes them crave more foods containing that same combination. Dr. Kessler sees a parallel between the food industry and the tobacco industry, in that that the food industry manipulates this special salt-sugar-fat combination to induce this neurological response and influence people to eat more. In his new book, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, Dr. Kessler describes how the food industry manipulates this chemical combination to “hijack” peoples’ brains and sell more food.


The Monsanto Connection – Dissident Voice 5/2/09

Monsanto and Its Philanthropy – Dissident Voice 5/2/09

The makers of Agent Orange, Round-Up and Terminator Seeds seek control of world food supply:

GTM (Gaming The Market) gives a short list of grievances against Monsanto5 :

1. 1917 US government suit against Monsanto over the safety of saccharin;
2. 1965-1972 UK landfill illegal toxic waste dumping;
3. Agent Orange chemical warfare;
4. 1979 dioxin chemical spill Kemner v. Monsanto longest civil jury trial in U.S. history;
5. Responsible for 56 contaminated Superfund sites;
6. Anniston, Alabama mercury and PCB-laden waste discharged into local creeks over 40 years;
7. Terminator seeds that lead to world food shortages, poverty, and death;
8. Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone Posilac (rBST) (rBGH);
9. Using coercive tactics to monopolize world markets;
10. Pursuing 500 cases annually against customers for “seed fraud”;
11. Andhra Pradesh Government vs. Monsanto on India seed price fixing;
12. US Department of Justice and US Securities and Exchange Commission criminal and civil charges for international bribing;
13. False advertising for “biodegradable” Roundup weed killer;
14. India child labor abuse in the manufacture of cotton-seeds;
15. Farmers suicides in India;7
16. Corporate tax evasion at Sauget, Illinois facility;
17. Campaign against dairies which do not inject bovine growth hormone from advertising.