Tag: pollution

Plastic Waste Ingested by Worms Threatens Marine Food Chains

Plastic Waste Ingested by Worms Threatens Marine Food Chains













Nicholas Barrett, Mongabay
Waking Times

Small fragments of plastic waste are damaging the health of lugworms, putting a key cog in marine ecosystems at risk. Published in Current Biology, a new study by scientists at the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth shows the impact of microplastics … More

March 1, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Great Barrier Reef to Be Dredged and Dumped to Make Way for Coal Port

Great Barrier Reef to Be Dredged and Dumped to Make Way for Coal Port













Bridie Jabour, The Guardian
Waking Times

Three million cubic metres of sediment from dredging to expand a coal port will be dumped in the Great Barrier Reef marine park, after the park authority approved the move on Friday.

The spoil resulting from the Abbot Point port project is to be … More

February 6, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea May Need Decades to Recover From Oil Spill

Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea May Need Decades to Recover From Oil Spill













Nicholas St. Fleur, Mongabay
Waking Times

The catastrophic explosion that spewed some five million barrels of oil deep into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 will take a heavy toll in the ocean’s lowest layers for years to come. That’s the stark conclusion of seafloor research conducted six months … More

November 22, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Oil Blights Louisiana’s Coast as Second Phase of BP Oil Spill Trial Begins

Oil Blights Louisiana’s Coast as Second Phase of BP Oil Spill Trial Begins













Julie DermanskyDeSmogBlog
Waking Times

The toxic mess left in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster continues to negatively impact Gulf Coast ecosystems as the second phase of the BP trial begins in New Orleans.

Billions of dollars are on the line in the trial following … More

October 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
FUKUSHIMA: A Nuclear Catastrophe of Epic Proportions

FUKUSHIMA: A Nuclear Catastrophe of Epic Proportions













Cosmic Convergence, Guest
Waking Times

Never before in the modern era has humankind been confronted with a nuclear disaster the likes of Fukushima. Truly, Japan has become the location of the greatest nuclear catastrophe in history, one that has defied countless attempts to resolve it. Although it was once imagined … More

September 23, 2013 | By | 14 Replies More
Contaminated Water, Land Damage, and Earthquakes: The Legacy of Waste Injection Wells

Contaminated Water, Land Damage, and Earthquakes: The Legacy of Waste Injection Wells













Elizabeth Hand, De Smog Blog
Waking Times

Early scientific analysis predicted that the risks associated with hazardous waste injection wells would be negligible. Unfortunately, experience has indicated that disposing of hazardous waste deep underground has been linked to water contamination, destroyed ecosystems, toxic leaks and earthquakes.

Now we … More

July 5, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Fracking, Fracking and More Fracking

Fracking, Fracking and More Fracking













Stefanie Spear, Guest
Waking Times

It’s virtually impossible these days to read, listen to or watch a news program that doesn’t mention hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Nearly every day, EcoWatch posts at least one article on fracking and last week was no different.

Big news last week was the … More

June 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Chemtrails: An Obvious Overhead Pollutant Ignored and Denied

Chemtrails: An Obvious Overhead Pollutant Ignored and Denied













Paul Fassa, Natural Society
Waking Times

Have you ever seen those long smoke-lines in the sky and wondered what they are? Some may be jet vapor contrails, but others are known as chemtrails. Most of the population doesn’t know, but these trails, loaded with heavy metals that have been measured … More

April 22, 2013 | By | 10 Replies More
The Convenience of Plastic Is Killing Our Oceans

The Convenience of Plastic Is Killing Our Oceans













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

About 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year. In the US alone, about 30+ million tons of plastic waste is dumped into the solid waste system, including various plastic containers, bags and other types of packaging, with only about 10% being recycled.… More

April 8, 2013 | By | 10 Replies More
Lose Your Lawn

Lose Your Lawn













Jill Richardson, Guest Writer
Waking Times 

Turning your lawn into something more beautiful and useful would save time and money while curbing pollution and water usage.

Have you taken your hounds fox hunting lately? You haven’t? Well, maybe you’ve gone to visit a friend’s estate in a horse and carriage? … More

March 6, 2013 | By | 9 Replies More
5 Fracking Consequences You’ve Never Heard About

5 Fracking Consequences You’ve Never Heard About













Lisa Garber, Natural Society
Waking Times

We know fracking isn’t exactly the safest of practices. We’ve heard of its propensity to pollute our air and drinking water and thereby raise human health concerns. The media, however, isn’t talking about the massive sinkholes pockmarking the nation, the radiation leaks, and other … More

February 27, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
We Want To Live In A World That Is…

We Want To Live In A World That Is…













Marco Torres & Michael Forrester, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

Free from the limitations that currently exist on Earth. A world of endless possibilities filled with nations of cooperative families and communities who have one goal–to function as a unit. One that can only survive through the purest, positive intent to … More

December 21, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Hyper-Toxicity Syndrome: The Human Body Has Become Polluted

Hyper-Toxicity Syndrome: The Human Body Has Become Polluted













The Health Coach, Contributing Writer
Waking Times 

Here’s the law of the land which must first be understood, if we are to heal what ails us.

As human beings, we come from Planet Earth. Our bodies are made from earthstuff. All of the constituents which comprise the human body come … More

December 4, 2012 | By | Reply 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
Electromagnetic Energy Pollution

Electromagnetic Energy Pollution













Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

As revealed in the study of quantum physics, the world around us is comprised of energy. It is not something we can touch or see with our human eyes. Yet, energy patterns and vibrations surrounding us and moving through us have a profound effect on … More

November 14, 2012 | By | 7 Replies More
Most Modern Day Diseases Are Man-Made

Most Modern Day Diseases Are Man-Made













Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
Waking Times 

The biggest killers, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and many other diseases are largely man-made and iatrogenic in origin, yet we ignorantly dismiss their growing incidence to factors which we assume are not preventable.

Cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide and deaths … More

October 16, 2012 | By | 11 Replies More
Will Fracking Affect My Family?

Will Fracking Affect My Family?













Laura Grace Weldon, Guest Writer
Waking Times 

Have you heard about fracking? It may seem like it will have no impact on your or your family. But take a look at the facts.

A dairy farm not far from us is the first in our area to begin hydraulic fracturing

More

August 30, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Anti-Fracking Groups Prepare for National Convergence in Washington D.C.

Anti-Fracking Groups Prepare for National Convergence in Washington D.C.













Mike Sandmel, Contributor
Waking Times

Opponents of the natural gas-drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will take another major step in building their movement this weekend when they gather in Washington D.C. for a national convergence called Stop The Frack Attack. There will be two days of … More

July 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Fracking in the Woodlands:  A Must See Short Film About the Suffering of Rural Pennsylvania

Fracking in the Woodlands: A Must See Short Film About the Suffering of Rural Pennsylvania













Waking Times

Among the atrocities being committed against our planet and it’s creatures by resource extraction, gas fracking is relatively new, growing rapidly, and already standing out as one of the most destructive and stupid things humans can do to suck energy from Mother Earth.

Sure, fracking can extract petroleum … More

July 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Drugs You Don’t Know About: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Tainting the Water Supply

Drugs You Don’t Know About: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Tainting the Water Supply













Kelsey Coy
Waking Times

Think you know what pharmaceuticals you ingest everyday? Think again. Several decades worth of research, most recently and notoriously an April 2008 AP Investigation, has confirmed the pervasive presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in our nation’s water supply. Lesser known sources of water pollutionMore

June 29, 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