Tag: Oil

Why Coconut Oil Is Better Than the Other Vegetable Oils in Your Pantry

Why Coconut Oil Is Better Than the Other Vegetable Oils in Your Pantry













Elaine Rosales, Guest
Waking Times

Many people think that cooking oils like corn, soy, safflower, sunflower and canola are good for their health just because they’re made from vegetables or plants. But nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, these oils are probably the worst oils you can … More

December 4, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Is Houston, Texas a Tar Sands “Sacrifice Zone”?

Is Houston, Texas a Tar Sands “Sacrifice Zone”?













Caroline Selle, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Much of the debate around the Keystone XL pipeline has focused on the dangers of extracting and transporting the tar sands. Left out, however, are those in the United States who are guaranteed to feel the impacts of increased tar sands usage. Spill or no … More

May 24, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
10 Reasons Canada Needs to Rethink the Tar Sands

10 Reasons Canada Needs to Rethink the Tar Sands













Kevin Grandia, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

As a Canadian it blows my mind that we can have the second largest deposits of oil in the world, but our government remains billions in debt and one in seven Canadian children live in poverty.

I feel like we are being played for fools … More

May 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Peru Finally Declares State of Emergency Over Oil Contamination of the Amazon

Peru Finally Declares State of Emergency Over Oil Contamination of the Amazon













Jeremy Hance, Mongabay
Waking Times

The Peruvian government has declared an environmental state of emergency after finding elevated levels of lead, barium, and chromium in the Pastaza River in the Amazon jungle, reports the Associated Press. Indigenous peoples in the area have been complaining for decades of … More

March 27, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Oil Extraction: How Oil Production Impacts the Rainforest

Oil Extraction: How Oil Production Impacts the Rainforest













Rhett Butler, Mongabay
Waking Times

The extraction of oil is responsible for the deforestation, degradation, and environmental devastation of lands across the globe. The oil extraction process results in the release of toxic drilling by-products into local rivers, while broken pipelines and leakage result in persistent oil spillage. In addition, … More

January 7, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Everything Petroleum Does, Hemp Does Better

Everything Petroleum Does, Hemp Does Better













Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer
Waking Times 

We are in an economic crisis. But don’t panic, there are always good things that come out of crises. It’s all a matter of being aware, being ready, and being educated.

Our economy, put simply, really sucks right now. But the United States … More

December 28, 2012 | By | 23 Replies More
Toxic Tar Sands: Scientists Document Spread of Pollution, Water Contamination, Effects on Fish

Toxic Tar Sands: Scientists Document Spread of Pollution, Water Contamination, Effects on Fish













Carol Linnitt, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times 

Today federal scientists from Environment Canada presented research at an international toxicology conference in the U.S. that indicates contaminants from the Alberta tar sands are polluting the landscape on a scale much larger than previously thought.

A team lead by federal scientist Jane Kirk … More

November 15, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
The Internet Told Me To Wake Up

The Internet Told Me To Wake Up













Kim Dostaler, Contributing Writer
Waking Times

I’ve had people ask me why I think a revolution or evolution of human consciousness would happen now. Why are we so special? People have been predicting “big things” throughout time and most of them don’t turn out to be true.

I think the … More

May 22, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Unethical Oil: Why Is Canada Killing Wolves and Muzzling Scientists To Protect Tar Sands Interests? (Video)

Unethical Oil: Why Is Canada Killing Wolves and Muzzling Scientists To Protect Tar Sands Interests? (Video)













Carol Linnitt
Desmog Blog

In the latest and perhaps most astonishing display of the tar sands industry’s attacks on science and our democracy, the government of Alberta has made plans to initiate a large-scale wolf slaughter to provide cover for the destruction wrought by the industrialization of the boreal forest … More

April 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Oil Exploration Plans Suspended at Blackfeet Indian Reservation

Oil Exploration Plans Suspended at Blackfeet Indian Reservation













Tristan Scott
Billings Gazette

An energy company with oil and gas leases across much of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation’s western edge has suspended plans to drill a well near a culturally sacred ridge, halting the operation after tribal members voiced concern that it would spiritually denude the site.

The ridge, … More

March 19, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Lakota Women Lead Victory Over Keystone Pipeline Trespassers (Video)

Lakota Women Lead Victory Over Keystone Pipeline Trespassers (Video)













Color Lines

Lakota families refuse to allow passage of a convoy of trucks and equipment servicing the Keystone XL Pipeline.  Blocking the highway with non-violent resistance, the determination of the Lakota in rejecting the convoy can be viewed as inspiration to all who oppose the destruction of our environment to … More

March 13, 2012 | By | Reply More

Must Watch Videos

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public













Terence Newton, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

The story of Nikola More

April 14, 2014 | By | 13 Replies More
Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More

Activism Works

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More