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

A Massive Protest Against An Oil Pipeline Has Been Going On In North Dakota Since April–Where’s The Media?

A Massive Protest Against An Oil Pipeline Has Been Going On In North Dakota Since April–Where’s The Media?
Why Aren’t The Media Covering The Massive Protest In North Dakota Stopping A Billion Dollar Oil Pipeline? “If it bleeds, it leads.” That’s an old newspaper truism, illustrating the stark economy of the news business: nobody wants to read about boring legislative actions, but hit them with a juicy murder-suicide and you will almost certainly sell more papers. Which is why it perhaps isn’t so surprising that there has been scant coverage of the standoff between a Native American tribe and a company that is attempting to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline through their ancestral lands that would eventually reach Illinois.… Read the rest

Amazing News: Plastic Bag Use In England Down 85 Percent. Here’s How They Did It

Amazing News: Plastic Bag Use In England Down 85 Percent. Here’s How They Did It
English Plastic Bag Miracle: Use Down 85 Percent In Under A Year. Here’s How Paper or plastic? It used to be this was the unfortunate, Sophie’s choice question with which you would presented at the grocery store. The implication of course is: would you rather kill trees, or contribute to the massive waste, poisoning of the landscape, and killing of all manner of fish, fowl and fauna due to ingesting or getting entangled in plastic bags?… Read the rest

A Shocker: EPA Actually Takes Steps To Protect The Environment, Halting Sales Of Bayer’s Toxic Insecticide Belt

A Shocker: EPA Actually Takes Steps To Protect The Environment, Halting Sales Of Bayer’s Toxic Insecticide Belt
EPA Wins One For The Environment For A Change, Wins Fight To Ban Bayer’s Deadly Insecticide Containing Flubendiamide In these days of captive agencies cravenly cowering before the power of the billion dollar corporations they are supposed to be regulating (for reference, please see Wall Street/SEC, factory farming/USDA, pharmaceuticals/FDA, etc. etc.) it always comes as a shock when a regulatory agency actually, you know, regulates something in such a way that it benefits the people and the environment.… 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

A Complete 360: Turning Trash Into Fuel May Sound Like Science Fiction, But It May Be The Only Way To Save The Planet

A Complete 360: Turning Trash Into Fuel May Sound Like Science Fiction, But It May Be The Only Way To Save The Planet
Saving The Oceans: The Answer May Lie In A Futuristic Plant To Turn Trash Into Fuel As anyone who has been paying any amount of attention knows, the oceans are in trouble. Big trouble. From coral bleaching killing off upwards of a fourth of the coral that makes up the Great Barrier Reef to massive fish and sea mammal die-offs in the South Pacific, to the horrific amounts of plastic that litter the oceans creating massive artificial island of garbage that routinely poison, strangle and kill millions of fish and birds, never before has our disdain for the environment that sustains us been on such stark display.… Read the rest

The Biggest Threat To Life On Earth May Be A Substance That Is Found Here Naturally

The Biggest Threat To Life On Earth May Be A Substance That Is Found Here Naturally
This Natural Substance Could Be The Biggest Threat To Life As We Know It–And It Is On The Periodic Table It seems like every week there’s some new (or old) threat to human life and health and the planet’s ability to survive. From CFCs to PCBs to BPAs to god knows what horrible thing they will invent next, it seems like we are under siege from a constant alphabet soup barrage of letters threatening to kill us.… Read the rest

Buy Organic: Here Are Ten Foods You Should Never Skimp On

Buy Organic: Here Are Ten Foods You Should Never Skimp On
Avoiding Pesticides and Herbicides: Ten Foods You Absolutely Must Buy Organic By now we have all heard about Monsanto and its anti-environmental, genetically-modified crops. And as horrible as Frankenfood is, what’s possibly even more dangerous about the agri-chem company is the wild overuse of its signature herbicideRoundup. The main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which the World Health Organization has listed as probably cancer-causing.… Read the rest