Bridie Jabour, The Guardian
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
Nicholas St. Fleur, Mongabay
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
Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
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 the … More
Cosmic Convergence, Guest
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
Elizabeth Hand, De Smog Blog
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
Stefanie Spear, Guest
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
Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
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
Jill Richardson, Guest Writer
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
Lisa Garber, Natural Society
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
Marco Torres & Michael Forrester, Prevent Disease
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
The Health Coach, Contributing Writer
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
Carol Linnitt, DeSmogBlog
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
Dylan Charles, Editor
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
Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
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 is the leading cause of death worldwide and deaths … More
Laura Grace Weldon, Guest Writer
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
Mike Sandmel, Contributor
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
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
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 pollution… More
A century ago, the first plastic based on a synthetic polymer was invented. From that moment onward, a new kind of pollutant entered the sea; one that took another century or more to degrade. The MIDWAY media project is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an … More