As If We Haven’t Done Enough Damage Already: Yet Another Way We Are Killing Honeybees With Neonicotinoids

As If We Haven’t Done Enough Damage Already: Yet Another Way We Are Killing Honeybees With Neonicotinoids
Killing Honeybees With Neonicotinoids Part Deux: Yet Another Way We Are Destroying Bee Colonies There are days when it seems like it just can’t get worse. Headlines scream about war, environmental poisoning, new record temperatures every day–where does it all end with the bad news? Then there’s the honeybees. You’ve probably already heard about how Dorchester County in South Carolina in its zeal to combat a nebulous and possibly non-existent threat from mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus killed off an estimated 1.5 million honeybees with aerial pesticide spraying of naled, a dangerous neurotoxin.… Read the rest

Naled Spraying In Miami: Chemical Warfare On U.S. Soil As Citizen Protests Avail NothingNaled Spraying In Miami: Chemical Warfare On U.S. Soil As Citizen Protests Avail Nothing

Naled Spraying In Miami: Chemical Warfare On U.S. Soil As Citizen Protests Avail NothingNaled Spraying In Miami: Chemical Warfare On U.S. Soil As Citizen Protests Avail Nothing
Toxic Naled Spraying Over Miami: The Beginning Of Chemical Warfare Against U.S. Citizens Miami, Florida is now the epicenter of a new chemical war the U.S. government is waging against its own citizens, but you wouldn’t know it to read the daily newspaper there. Low-flying planes in the early morning pre-dawn light swooped over neighborhoods on Friday, spraying out a dusting of naled, an organophosphate pesticide that officials hope will wipe out the mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus.… Read the rest

Fish Farm Fugitives: Escapees Demonstrate How Dangerous Aquaculture Really Is

Fish Farm Fugitives: Escapees Demonstrate How Dangerous Aquaculture Really Is
  Escape From The Alcatraz Of Aquaculture: How Fish Farm Escapees Are Changing The Ecosystem Permanently No matter how many times humanity is taught certain lessons we never really seem to learn. Our history abounds with examples where we tried to control or alter the delicate balance of nature to better benefit humankind, for example the introduction of the mongoose to the Hawaiian islands at the height of the plantation era in the mid 1800s, ostensibly to kill the native tree rats that threatened the sugarcane and the profits of the planter class.… Read the rest

Climate Lies From Mainstream Op-Ed Pages: Breakdown Shows Clear Anti-Climate Science Bias In Nation’s Leading Papers

Climate Lies From Mainstream Op-Ed Pages: Breakdown Shows Clear Anti-Climate Science  Bias In Nation’s Leading Papers
Anti-Climate Science Bias On The Op-Ed Pages: Major Newspapers Guilty Of Tilting The Scales If you’ve ever wondered why nothing substantial ever seems to get done about the clear science of climate change showing that the planet is in deep trouble if we don’t mend our fossil fuel burning ways, you’re not alone. The record hottest months keep occurring, and the COP21 environmental summit in France was widely derided as a bad joke of a PR stunt that will keep fossil fuel interests–and their stockholders–happy without doing jack about climate change, as there are no actual restrictions or penalties for nations who don’t comply with the targets outlined in the agreement.… Read the rest

Living With Fracking: New Study Shows How Unhealthy It Really Is To Live Near A Fracking Well

Living With Fracking: New Study Shows How Unhealthy It Really Is To Live Near A Fracking Well
Health And Fracking: New Study Proves Conclusively That Living Near A Fracking Well Is Bad For You There are certain things we can all take for granted once we’ve reached the age of say, 14 years old: parents aren’t perfect, there is no Santa Claus, and clowns are scary. Here’s another one that you would have thought would be an obvious truism: Living next to a fracking well is bad for your health.… Read the rest

EPA’s Own Science Advisory Board Scolds Agency For Shoddy Research On Fracking Impact On Water

EPA’s Own Science Advisory Board Scolds Agency For Shoddy Research On Fracking Impact On Water
EPA: Fracking And Drinking Water Are Fine. EPA Advisory Board: ‘No. Bad Scientist!’ When your own science advisory board tells you that your science is bad, there is a problem. Especially when we’re talking about the Environmental Protection Agency–you know, the taxpayer-funded agency that is tasked with protecting not only the environment but also us humans and the animals that live in it from the depredations of big business and their polluting ways.… Read the rest

Who Owns The Rain: Lawsuit In California Over PCB Cleanup May Hinge On Monsanto’s Innovative Defense

Who Owns The Rain: Lawsuit In California Over PCB Cleanup May Hinge On Monsanto’s Innovative Defense
Here Comes The Rain Again: Monsanto Introduces Novel New Defense In Its Fight Against Cleaning Up PCBs in California No matter what you think about Monsanto, you have to admit they hire some clever people. We’re already aware of their clever chemists, who gave us such lasting gifts as Agent Orange, glyphosate, and saccharin. But now we are getting a unique opportunity to witness the awesome power of the company’s legal minds at work.… Read the rest

The Fracking Truth: In A Rare Moment Of Honesty, Former Governor Admits His State’s Policies Favored Economics Over Safety During Fracking Boom

The Fracking Truth: In A Rare Moment Of Honesty, Former Governor Admits His State’s Policies Favored Economics Over Safety During Fracking Boom
Fracking Goes Boom: Former Governor Admits Economics Are Routinely Put Above Safety When It Comes To The Fracking Industry Q: What do you call an honest politician? A: Retired. A small joke for you there. And let’s be honest: even that’s not really true. Most retired politicians will say whatever the highest bidder asks them to–perhaps its force of habit, or a genetic predisposition, who knows.… Read the rest

Looking For Drugs In All The Wrong Places: Survey Finds 100 Percent Of Streams And Waterways Tested Contain Pharmaceuticals

Looking For Drugs In All The Wrong Places: Survey Finds 100 Percent Of Streams And Waterways Tested Contain Pharmaceuticals
Hey Drug Warriors, You’re Looking In The Wrong Places: Pharmaceuticals Found In 100 Percent Of US Streams Tested Remember in old cartoons and sitcoms how hapless fishermen would sometimes haul up an old boot from the depths of a stream or lake to symbolize his or her ineptitude and the filthiness of their fishing holes? Always good for a laugh on Saturday morning cartoons.… Read the rest

Disturbing Environmental News From British Columbia: Seabird Deaths Raise Alarm About Looming Wider Environmental Disaster

Disturbing Environmental News From British Columbia: Seabird Deaths Raise Alarm About Looming Wider Environmental Disaster
Pacific Seabird Deaths From Chile To Canada: Is Larger Environmental Disaster In The Offing? When volunteers patrolling beaches near Victoria, British Columbia in Canada found one or two dead rhinoceros auklets in years past, it was considered something worth noting, but not anything terribly unusual. Life is hard out there for an auklet, a relative of the puffin that migrates annually from Alaska to California, and is often found nesting on Vancouver Island in the winter months.… Read the rest