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‘Great concern’ as study finds microplastics in human placentas

By Elizabeth Claire Alberts / Mongabay A new study has found microplastics present inside human placentas, which could potentially affect fetal health and development. The microplastics probably entered the women’s bodies through ingestion and inhalation, and then translocated to the placentas, the study suggests. While further research needs to be done on the subject, it … Continue reading ‘Great concern’ as study finds microplastics in human placentas

Green Revolution: A Misnomer

By Salonika The Green Revolution is a misnomer: it sounds like a radical environmental movement when it’s the exact opposite of that. It is a movement led by corporations (including the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation) to further reinforce the class-based heierarchy, while spreading an ecocidal practice across the world. The Green Revolution has … Continue reading Green Revolution: A Misnomer

Shale Must Fall: Global Day Of Action Against Fracking

Shale Must Fall: Global day of climate actions uniting sites of extraction in the Global South and beyond with their counterparts of consumption in the Global North. Friday Dec. 11th, on the eve of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, a diverse group of environmental movements from 20 different countries are mobilizing together to … Continue reading Shale Must Fall: Global Day Of Action Against Fracking

Fracking: Our Experience Is Not An Abstraction

Reporting from amidst fields of fracking wells in Colorado, Trinity La Fay writes about the conscious experience of being in relationship to the place she lives, and the disconnect between people and land needed to maintain the destruction. Experience Is Not An Abstraction by Trinity La Fey On the Colorado Rising website, the maps of … Continue reading Fracking: Our Experience Is Not An Abstraction

The Highest Levels of Mercury Ever Found in Living Beings

This article written by Cypress Hansen describes the harm caused to large mammals due to pollutants and toxic chemicals entering our seas and oceans. Cypress suggests these beings offer a significant indicator of the health of earth’s waters. By Cypress Hansen/Mongabay Dozens of whales and dolphins that beached themselves on the U.S. Atlantic Coast contained … Continue reading The Highest Levels of Mercury Ever Found in Living Beings

The Problem

The Problem by Lierre Keith From the introduction to the book Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. “You cannot live a political life, you cannot live a moral life if you’re not willing to open your eyes and see the world more clearly. See some of the injustice that’s going on. Try to … Continue reading The Problem

Dumping Fukushima’s Water into the Ocean

In this article, Robert Hunzinker writes about the current situation regarding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident which has led to the spillage of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean and also water containment issues with worrisome consequences. By Robert Hunzinker / Counterpunch. For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant … Continue reading Dumping Fukushima’s Water into the Ocean

Scientists Find Microplastics in Human Organs

The production of plastics must halt. It is the only way to stop the influx of toxic substances into streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, and into our own bodies. This piece, which is made up of excerpts from a longer article, discusses new research into microplastics found in human organs. by Krissy Waite / Common Dreams … Continue reading Scientists Find Microplastics in Human Organs

‘Our Life is Plasticized’: New Research Shows Microplastics in Our Food, Water, Air

In this article Elizabeth Claire Alberts describes Charles Moore’s discovery of microplastics throughout the ocean, freshwater rivers and lakes, and even in mist and rain. ‘Our life is plasticized’: New research shows microplastics in our food, water, air by Elizabeth Claire Alberts / Mongabay Microplastics, plastic pieces smaller than 5 millimeters, have become increasingly prevalent … Continue reading ‘Our Life is Plasticized’: New Research Shows Microplastics in Our Food, Water, Air

[The Ohio River Speaks] There Must Be Settler Colonialism in the Water

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Read the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth part of Will’s journey. Red Oak Memories On the banks of the … Continue reading [The Ohio River Speaks] There Must Be Settler Colonialism in the Water