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Be Dangerous

     by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Have you heard the incredible news about Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya, two activists who sabotaged the Dakota Access Pipeline? In early August, the two women admitted to committing multiple acts of eco-sabotage against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They made their statement on video in … Continue reading Be Dangerous

Eco-Sabotage: Two Women Admit to Sabotaging Dakota Access Pipeline

JULY 24, 2017 — Two activists have come forward and admitted to multiple acts of eco-sabotage against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Spring 2017. Several of these incidents had been previously hidden from the public. Much of the sabotage took place with minimal equipment and training, and during broad daylight. The women have come forward … Continue reading Eco-Sabotage: Two Women Admit to Sabotaging Dakota Access Pipeline

Atrazine contaminating water in four US states, causing cancer and birth defects

By Pesticide Action Network Results released today from water sampling across four Midwestern states – Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota – indicate that the endocrine disrupting pesticide atrazine is still being found in drinking water at levels linked to birth defects and low birth weight. Syngenta, one of the world’s largest pesticide corporations, has continued … Continue reading Atrazine contaminating water in four US states, causing cancer and birth defects

USDA study finds that prairie restoration improves groundwater quality

By Ann Perry U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are studying the overall improvement in water quality when native prairie vegetation is restored to fields once cropped with corn and soybeans. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Ames, Iowa, were part of a team that examined changes in groundwater during prairie establishment at the Neal … Continue reading USDA study finds that prairie restoration improves groundwater quality

Iowa government mobilizes to shield factory farms from scrutiny

By Tom Philpott On Friday, Iowa governor Terry Branstad signed a bill that will make it much more difficult for animal-welfare advocates to sneak cameras into Iowa’s factory livestock farms. The bill’s fate is being watched nationwide, because Iowa’s factory farms grow more hogs and keep more egg-laying hens than those of any other state. … Continue reading Iowa government mobilizes to shield factory farms from scrutiny