Tag: environment

5 Signs the California Drought Could Get Worse

5 Signs the California Drought Could Get Worse

Anastasia Pantsios – California is entering its fourth year of drought and it appears to be getting much worse.

Help Save One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers from Coal Mine

Help Save One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers from Coal Mine

Ryan Astalos – Approximately 45 miles west of Anchorage, Alaska, near Beluga and Tyonek, lies the Chuitna River watershed. Like most of Alaska’s untouched beauty, this area houses pristine aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Smashing Atoms… for God

Smashing Atoms… for God

Julian Rose – For most people it remains the case: we were given free will and we chose to be slaves.

Why ”Sustainable” Earth, But Not Sustainable Health and Freedom?

Why ”Sustainable” Earth, But Not Sustainable Health and Freedom?

Bernie Suarez – Consider this: Why is the control system so eager to push for “sustainable” earth but nothing else apparently needs to be sustainable?

The Deliberate Trashing of Planet Earth

The Deliberate Trashing of Planet Earth

Zen Gardner – Underground bunkers or not, the rapid deterioration of our environment is leading toward a dead planet if their machinations aren’t halted some time very soon.

The Culture of Maximum Harm

The Culture of Maximum Harm

Daniel Quinn – People have lived many different ways on this planet, but about ten thousand years ago there appeared one people who believed everyone in the world should live a single way—their way…

Help Put an End to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Help Put an End to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Jeff Biggers – The people declare that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection must no longer approve the necessary permits for this deadly and costly strip mining operation.

Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades

Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades

Aaron Dykes & Melissa Melton – Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Halliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production.

Geo-Engineering: The Real Climate Change Threat

Geo-Engineering: The Real Climate Change Threat

James Corbett – For decades now, we have been told to be afraid of the long-term effects of manmade carbon dioxide on our climate.

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A Billboard Transformed into a Potable Water Generator

A Billboard Transformed into a Potable Water Generator

Video – The University of Engineering and Technology in Peru designed a potable water generator that produces water from the humidity in the air.

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What Happens to Toxic Sludge, a Byproduct of Tar Sands

What Happens to Toxic Sludge, a Byproduct of Tar Sands

Video – The solution for dealing with toxic sludge from tar sands mining is startling, with no consider for furture generations.

22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

Lynn Hasselberger – It seems nearly impossible to escape plastic in our every day lives, and we can’t escape plastic pollution, either.

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Earth Has Lost Half of its Wildlife in the Past 40 Years, Says WWF

Earth Has Lost Half of its Wildlife in the Past 40 Years, Says WWF

Damian Carrington, The Guardian Waking Times Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats. The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans […]

By October 1, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
This Discovery Makes Bee Die-Off Problem That Much Worse

This Discovery Makes Bee Die-Off Problem That Much Worse

Heather Callaghan, Contributor Waking Times Many arrows point to the bee decline. A Harvard professorrecently warned that Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is only the beginning for us. The ripple effect from new classes of pesticides is just getting started. But there’s more… The problems they face can be compared to a kaleidoscope, where the shapes are […]

By August 28, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Looming Mining ‘Tsunami’ Set to Take Africa by Storm

Looming Mining ‘Tsunami’ Set to Take Africa by Storm

John C. Cannon, Mongabay Waking Times As nations invest billions in extraction development, forests may suffer big losses. Many of the minerals that enable our technology, back the value of our economies (or did at one time), and power our cities can be found in Africa. And yet the continent still remains something of an untapped […]

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The Contamination of Natural Kaua`i

The Contamination of Natural Kaua`i

Paul Koberstein, Guest Waking Times The Garden Island’s rare plants and wildlife are being put at risk by the toxic chemicals used on GMO test fields. Given its fragile and unusually rich ecology, the Hawaiian island of Kaua`i seems ill-suited as a site for agricultural experiments that use heavy amounts of toxic chemicals. But four […]

The End of the Amazon – Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in One of the Most Biodiverse Regions on the Planet

The End of the Amazon – Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in One of the Most Biodiverse Regions on the Planet

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times In 2007, Ecuador, a country already heavily invested in oil development, surprised the world by announcing the Yasuní ITT (Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini) Initiative which aimed to indefinitely refrain from exploiting the oil reserves contained within one of the most biologically diverse regions of the Yasuní National Park, situated in the upper Ecuadorian […]

“No Turning Back:” Mexico’s Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza

“No Turning Back:” Mexico’s Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza

Ben Jervey & Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog Waking Times After generations of state control, Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves will soon open for business to the international market. In December 2013, Mexico’s Congress voted to break up the longstanding monopoly held by the state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos — commonly called Pemex — and to open the nation’s […]

More Evidence Emerges That Insecticides Are Responsible For Collapse of Honey Bee Colonies

More Evidence Emerges That Insecticides Are Responsible For Collapse of Honey Bee Colonies

April McCarthy, Prevent Disease Waking Times Two widely used neonicotinoids–a class of insecticide–appear to significantly harm honey bee colonies over the winter, particularly during colder winters, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The study replicated a 2012 finding from the same research group that found a link between low […]

U.S. Citizens Willing to Spend Billions to Protect Monarch Butterflies

U.S. Citizens Willing to Spend Billions to Protect Monarch Butterflies

Paul Sutherland, Mongabay Waking Times New research shows most Americans place importance on the protection of the ailing monarch butterfly, which is experiencing a steep decline in numbers. The study, published in Conservation Letters, found nearly three-quarters of those surveyed support conservation efforts for the iconic species, and are willing to spend several billion dollars to […]