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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.”



Gulf Oil Spill News Round-Up: Toxic Environmental and Human Health Impacts

Must Watch Video: Louisiana resident Kindra Arnesen was given unprecedented access to BP’s ‘response’ on the Louisiana Gulf.  This is her informed and heartbreaking message.  Please share with all of your friends and family.

BP Gives Unlimited Behind-the-Scenes Access to One Woman, Who Says BP’s Response is Fake: Clean-Up Equipment Taken Away as Soon as Officials Leave

Air Tests from the Louisiana Coast Reveal Human Health Threats from the Oil Disaster

CDC advises “Everyone, including pregnant women” to avoid areas affected by spill; Expert says crude oil contains “some of the most toxic chemicals that we know”

White House Admits BP Disaster Worst Spill in US History

Just Like 9/11? Oil Spill Responders Are Getting Sick … But Are Being Told They Don’t Need Any Safety Gear

Hundreds of Gulf swimmers complain of illness

Video: Lab Test Proves Water In Gulf Highly Toxic

VIDEO: The BP “Gulf Syndrome”: Benzene and Corexit Poisoning

BP is gassing Gulf Coast residents with poisonous Benzene and Corexit dispersants at dangerously high levels in the largest U.S. domestic military operation to date. The military and FEMA are engaged in Emergency Plans for 36 urban areas from Texas to Florida due to the unstoppable Gulf oil volcano the size of Mt. Everest, as WMR reports, indicating evacuations. Some people are advised to relocate now.

Satellite imagery that Obama’s administration withheld shows “under the gaping chasm spewing oil at an ever-alarming rate is a cavern estimated to be around the size of Mount Everest. This information has been given an almost national security-level classification to keep it from the public,” writes Wayne Madsen.

Louisiana residents report oil-spill related illnesses

BP Lies about Air Toxicity as Gulf Workers Are Hospitalized

Fisherman Who Fell Ill During Oil Spill Clean-up Alleges BP Tried to Cover-up Evidence

Oil Cleanup Workers Feeling Sickly – Is it the Oil, the Dispersant, Or Both?

Video: CNN: Almost All Exxon Valdez Cleanup Crew Dead!

Gulf Oil Leaks Could Gush for Years

Gulf disaster could span the ages

Slick will have ripple effects far into future and potentially alter ecosystem forever, experts warn.

Oil spill threatens ‘total destruction’

An ominous report by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources warned of the impending disaster resulting from the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico, calling it the worst environmental catastrophe in all of human history, the European Union Times reported.

Russian scientists believe BP is pumping millions of gallons of Corexit 9500, a chemical dispersal agent, under the Gulf of Mexico waters to hide the full extent of the leak, now estimated to be over 2.9 million gallons a day.  Experts say Corexit 9500 is a solvent four times more toxic than oil.  The agent, scientists believe, has a 2.61ppm toxicity level, and when mixed with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, its molecules will be able to “phase transition.”

Masking the Extent of the Disaster: The Worst of the Gulf Oil Spill has not been Revealed

8 Reasons Why The Pain From The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Is Going To Be Felt For Decades

Renowned Marine Biologist Carl Safina on the BP Oil Spill’s Ecological Impact on the Gulf Coast and Worldwide

“This is not just a regional disaster, although it certainly is, but that the Gulf of Mexico is a tremendous engine of life and also a tremendous concentration zone, where animals from the whole open Atlantic Ocean funnel into the Gulf for breeding and millions of animals cross the Gulf and concentrate there on their northward migration and then fan out to populate much of North America and the Canadian Arctic, the East Coast, the Canadian Maritimes. So it’s a real hotspot, and it’s a terrible place to foul.”

“Globs of Death Out There”: Scuba Diving in the Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Officials Worried About The Gulf Cleanup Materials Sent To Their Landfills

They have good reason to worry. Even though BP claims otherwise, we just don’t know for sure and you shouldn’t just dump it anywhere (although I suspect they will, anyway).  About 35,000 bags — or 250 tons — of oily trash have been carted away from this beach, said Lt. Patrick Hanley of the Coast Guard, who is stationed at Port Fourchon. And as of Monday, more than 175,000 gallons of liquid waste — a combination of oil and water — had been sent to landfills, as had 11,276 cubic yards of solid waste, said Petty Officer Gail Dale, also of the Coast Guard, who works with at the command center in Houma.

Gulf oil full of methane, adding new concerns

It is an overlooked danger in the oil spill crisis: The crude gushing from the well contains vast amounts of natural gas that could pose a serious threat to the Gulf of Mexico’s fragile ecosystem.

The oil emanating from the seafloor contains about 40 percent methane, compared with about 5 percent found in typical oil deposits, said John Kessler, a Texas A&M University oceanographer who is studying the impact of methane from the spill.

That means huge quantities of methane have entered the Gulf, scientists say, potentially suffocating marine life and creating “dead zones” where oxygen is so depleted that nothing lives.

Cultural Extinction

As BP’s deepwater well continues to discharge oil into the Gulf, the economic and public health effects are already being felt across coastal communities. But it’s likely this is only the beginning. From the bayous of southern Louisiana to the city of New Orleans, many fear this disaster represents not only environmental devastation, but also cultural extinction for peoples who have made their lives here for generations.

This is not the first time that Louisianans have lost their communities or their lives from the actions of corporations. The land loss caused by oil companies has already displaced many who lived by the coast, and the pollution from treatment plants has poisoned communities across the state – especially in “cancer alley,” the corridor of industrial facilities along the Mississippi River south of Baton Rouge.… Harden and Walker point out that at least five Louisiana towns – all majority African American – have been eradicated due to corporate pollution in recent decades. The most recent is the Southwest Louisiana town of Mossville, founded by African Americans in the 1790s. Located near Lake Charles, Mossville is only 5 square miles and holds 375 households. Beginning in the 1930s, the state of Louisiana began authorizing industrial facilities to manufacture, process, store, and discharge toxic and hazardous substances within Mossville. Fourteen facilities are now located in the small town, and 91 percent of residents have reported at least one health problem related to exposure to chemicals produced by the local industry.

The southern Louisiana towns of Diamond, Morrisonville, Sunrise, and Revilletown – all founded by former slaves – met similar fates. After years of chemical-related poisoning, the remaining residents have been relocated, and the corporations that drove them out now own their land. In most cases, only a cemetery remains, and former residents must pass through plant security to visit their relatives’ graves.

Biologist: Ocean pollution ‘threatening the human food supply’

UN fears ‘irreversible’ damage to natural environment

La. bayou tribe’s fears spill over

Gulf oil disaster could push French-speaking Pointe-au-Chien Indians to point of no return.

Fending For Themselves: Devastating Social and Environmental Impacts of BP Oil Spill

Can it rain oily compounds in the Gulf of Mexico? Yes! Chris Landau geologist & meteorologist

Oceans facing ‘irreversible’ deterioration, report says

BP Insider: Massive Dead Zone Could Be Produced by Gulf BP-Congress Catastrophe

Gulf Wildlife ‘Dead Zone’ Keeps Growing

An over 7,000-square-mile wildlife “dead zone” located in the center of the Gulf of Mexico has grown from being a curiosity to a colossus over the past two decades, according to the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and scientists are now concerned the recent oil spill and other emerging chemical threats could widen the zone even further.  The NWF describes the dead zone as being “the largest on record in the hemisphere in coastal waters and one of the biggest in the world.”

Toxic Corexit dispersant chemicals remained secret as feds colluded with Big Business

GULF OIL DISPERSANT COREXIT IS 11 TIMES MORE LETHAL THAN OIL

Scant Evidence That Dispersants Help in Oil Spill Cleanup

BP’s next challenge: Disposal of tainted sludge (BP saying waste is not toxic)

Is Toxic Corexit Rain Killing Crops in Mississippi?

Yobie Benjamin, writing for The San Francisco Chronicle, is reporting what nobody else in the corporate media is reporting — a mysterious disease has stricken crops in Mississippi and it may be connected to the BP oil gusher.

The Amount Of Neurotoxin Pesticide Corexit Sprayed By BP Tops 1 Million Gallons



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.



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



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