Family farmers in Texas standing up against Keystone XL pipeline construction

From Mother Jones The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline has moved from the White House to a farm in Texas. Third-generation farmer Julia Trigg Crawford is engaged in a court battle over whether TransCanada, the company that wants to build the massive pipeline from Canada to Texas, has a right to declare eminent domain … Continue reading Family farmers in Texas standing up against Keystone XL pipeline construction

Video: Trailer for “Open Pit”

Open Pit, a ninety minute documentary, explores the impacts of gold mining, one of the most lucrative industries in the world. In the remote highlands of Cajamarca in Peru operates the Yanacocha mine, the most profitable goldmine in the world. Constantly taking over more land and impacting the environment, the mine is conflicting with the … Continue reading Video: Trailer for “Open Pit”

Arctic ice melt may cause “bromine explosion,” depleting ozone and releasing mercury

By The State Column A new study conducted by NASA finds that Arctic ice is melting at a rate far faster than previously expected, increasing the rate of release of a number of deadly chemicals. The study, published and conducted by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, finds the oldest and thickest arctic sea ice is … Continue reading Arctic ice melt may cause “bromine explosion,” depleting ozone and releasing mercury

Up to 40% of amphibian species facing “imminent extinction”

By Jason Koebler / U.S. News and World Report If you happen to see a frog hopping around in your back yard, take a good look— it might not be around for much longer. Ecologists are increasingly warning that due to habitat destruction, widespread infectious disease and climate change, amphibians are facing “extinction in real … Continue reading Up to 40% of amphibian species facing “imminent extinction”

Coalition Intends to Sue EPA for Failure to Enforce Clean Water Act at Power Plant

from Milwaukee Riverkeeper Yesterday, the Cleaner Valley Coalition, of which Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a member, called on the EPA to take stronger steps to clean up pollution at the We Energies Menomonee Valley coal-fired power plant. Two members of the Coalition – the Sierra Club and its attorneys, Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA), filed a Notice … Continue reading Coalition Intends to Sue EPA for Failure to Enforce Clean Water Act at Power Plant

Dow and Monsanto Set to Team Up to Reintroduce Agent Orange Pesticide in the MidWest

from http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/ Cross Posted from Op Ed News In a match that some would say was made in hell, the nation’s two leading producers of agro-chemicals have joined forces in a partnership to reintroduce the use of the herbicide 2, 4-D, one half of the infamous defoliant Agent Orange, which was used by American forces to clear jungle … Continue reading Dow and Monsanto Set to Team Up to Reintroduce Agent Orange Pesticide in the MidWest

Weyerhaeuser subsidiary joins with Palomar College to desecrate Indian village and burial site

By Ahni, Intercontinental Cry Tomkav, a Luiseno village and burial site in Northern San Diego County, is being happily desecrated by developers working for Pardee Homes (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Corporation) and Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. On the morning of February 23, 2012, a group of bulldozers arrived to begin work on … Continue reading Weyerhaeuser subsidiary joins with Palomar College to desecrate Indian village and burial site

Ocean acidification may be worse now than during last four major mass extinctions

By Agence France-Presse High levels of pollution may be turning the planet’s oceans acidic at a faster rate than at any time in the past 300 million years, with unknown consequences for future sea life, researchers said Thursday. The acidification may be worse than during four major mass extinctions in history when natural pulses of … Continue reading Ocean acidification may be worse now than during last four major mass extinctions

Major river in India flowing from occupied Tibet mysteriously dries up

By Agence France-Presse A major river in India’s northeast that originates in Tibet has suddenly dried up, triggering speculation that China might be responsible, a local official told AFP on Thursday. The Brahmaputra has its source in China’s southwestern Tibet region where it is known as the Yarlung Tsangpo, and it enters India in the … Continue reading Major river in India flowing from occupied Tibet mysteriously dries up

Scientists double estimates of Fukushima cesium discharge to 40 quadrillion becquerels

By Akiko Okazaki / The Asahi Shimbun A mind-boggling 40,000 trillion becquerels of radioactive cesium, or twice the amount previously thought, may have spewed from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 11 disaster, scientists say. Michio Aoyama, a senior researcher at the Meteorological Research Institute, released the finding at a … Continue reading Scientists double estimates of Fukushima cesium discharge to 40 quadrillion becquerels

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