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It’s More Dangerous Than Ever to be an Environmentalist. Here’s Why.

Will Potter, GreenIsTheNewRed Waking Times In the days before he was gunned down in the doorway of his home in the Brazilian Amazon, environmental activist and union leader Chico Mendes knew he was a marked man. He had heard that a meeting of ranchers had been called to plan his death; he had seen, in

Nearly a Thousand Environmental Activists Murdered Worldwide Since 2002

Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Waking Times At least 908 people were murdered for taking a stand to defend the environment between 2002 and 2013, according to a new report today from Global Witness, which shows a dramatic uptick in the murder rate during the past four years. Notably, the report appears on the same day that another NGO,

Environmental Toxins Linked to Rise in Autism

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Three decades ago, when I was still in medical school, autism affected one in 10,000 children.1, 2 What changed between then and now to cause one in 50 children3 to become autistic? Mounting research—not to mention plain logic—indicates that brain disorders are the result of excessive exposure to toxins from multiple sources—including the mother,

Top Secret Pacific Trade Agreement (TPP) to Sacrifice Wildlife, Environment

Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Waking Times Environmental groups have blasted draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) released yesterday by WikiLeaks as potentially devastating to the environment and wildlife. The massive 12-nation free trade agreement has been negotiated in secret now for almost four years, and the information release by WikiLeaks shows that key environmental safeguards in the

10 Native American Environmental Victories and Triumphs of 2013

Staff, Indian Country Waking Times With all the talk of rising temperatures, acidifying oceans and melting polar ice, it is hard to see the healthy trees for the forest, as it were. Yes, the emerald ash borer and the mountain pine beetle are making inroads, and yes, extreme weather is becoming the norm. But it’s

Roundup Herbicide: ‘The Most Toxic Chemical In the Environment’

Rhonda Burns, GreenMedInfo Waking Times When one of our world renowned professors uses the term “horrifying” in speaking about the widespread use of a chemical in our food supply, the prudent person would sit up and take notice. That’s exactly the word Dr. Don Huber used. But are we listening? Calling glyphosate “the most toxic chemical we’ve

Experimental GMO Fish Operation Puts Wild Salmon, Environment at Risk

Kaye Spector, EcoWatch Waking Times AquaBounty’s experimental production facility of genetically engineered salmon in Panama is missing a number of legally required permits and inspections, including a wastewater discharge permit, says an administrative claim filed today in Panama by the environmental group Centro de Incidencia Ambiental de Panama (CIAM). Food & Water Watch (FWW), Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Friends

Encourage Prosperity, Alleviate Famine and Heal the Environment With Hemp

Carolanne Wright, Guest Waking Times Hemp. Just the word conjures images of the Drug Enforcement Administration and political battles. But industrial hemp is a far cry from marijuana and contains almost zero THC. An ancient crop, hemp has served humanity since 2000 BCE — providing fibers for cloth and rope, building materials and paper. It’s also an

Costa Rican Environmentalist Pays Ultimate Price for His Dedication to Sea Turtles

Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Waking Times On the evening of May 30th, 26-year-old Jairo Mora Sandoval was murdered on Moin beach near Limón, Costa Rica, the very stretch of sand where he courageously monitored sea turtle nests for years even as risks from poachers rose, including threats at gunpoint. A dedicated conservationist, Sandoval was kidnapped along

How To Inspire Environmental Responsibility When Walmart Dumps Tons of Poisons Illegally

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times Walmart is one of the largest retailers in America, employing millions with minimum-wage jobs, and offering cheap goods and services from a Big Box corporate model. In a six-count offense confession, they have pleaded guilty to dumping chlorine, ammonium sulfate, fertilizers, pesticides, and other toxic chemicals into the local

Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It’s Environmentally Friendly – So Why Is It Illegal?

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times Hemp is a tall, beautiful and gracious looking annual plant that can reach heights over twelve feet. Although hemp (cannabis sativa) and marijuana (cannabis sativa var. indica) come from a similar species of plant, they are very different and confusion has been caused by deliberate misinformation with far reaching

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