Fracking May Be Related To A Cluster Of Foals In New York State Born Stillborn Or With Rare Genetic Disorders A cluster of rare birth defects and stillborn foals at a horse breeding facility in the Southern Tier of New York has many crying foul over the possibility of fracking chemicals tainting water supplies. So far 17 foals have been identified with the inability to swallow, also known as dysphagia, and the site’s owner believes fracking could be to blame.… Read the rest
From Flint To Your Kitchen Sink: How America’s Deteriorating Water Systems Are About To Collapse. “Water, water every where, not any drop to drink.” –Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” If you’ve ever traveled overseas, you know that one of the first questions you ask upon landing in a new country is: how is the water? In the US we take it for granted that turning the kitchen tap will result in a clean, drinkable glass of water with nothing to fear in the way of bacteria or toxins, but with aging water systems rapidly deteriorating, that might soon be a thing of the past.… Read the rest
Panel: race a factor in Flint “environmental injustice” In a move that surprised exactly no one, a taskforce has concluded that the poisoning of the citizens of Flint, Michigan constituted what they termed an “environmental injustice.” The panel concluded in its 116-page report that the residents of Flint did not “…enjoy the same degree of protection… provided to other communities.” The report also took pains to point out that the majority of residents of Flint are African-American, painting in stark terms that the true and most severe costs of deteriorating environmental standards are always borne first by the poor and minority communities.… Read the rest
US Forest Service Research Finally Reveals Source Of Mysterious Portland Heavy Metals Hotspots–And Residents Are Not Happy Along with Berkeley, California, and Boulder, Colorado, Portland has long been known as a haven for all things progressive and environmental. The Oregon city has such a reputation in fact there is even a satirical show about its kooky residents, “Portlandia,” in which restaurant servers are interrogated about the joy experienced in the lives of its chickens, and artisanal shell-art makers compete with one another.… Read the rest
Some people are questioning the motives of government bringing back an old cloud-seeding program in California–here’s what has them so nervous. The term “conspiracy theorist” has such an ugly ring. It is a cheap way to dismiss out of hand not only a person’s particular beliefs about a particular subject, but also to render anything else that they might say as somehow beneath contempt, certainly beneath response.… Read the rest
Cover-Up: Oil Industry Docs Suppressed, Climate Change Problems Known Since 1960s A lot of things have happened to the US since 1968. We put a man on the moon, the Beatles broke up, we ended the Cold War, and we invaded Iraq. Twice. Oh yeah, and we were the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions that raised the Earth’s temperature by a few critical degrees, hastening the dissolution of the icecaps, changing the weather patterns, and raising sea levels.… Read the rest
There is, of course, a seriously important piece of information missing here: Vaccinated people shed viruses. They infect both the vaccinated (because vaccines don’t really provide protection (check out the CDC websites on the various vaccines and the package inserts for confirmation of that) and the unvaccinated. Parents who do not vaccinate their kids or themselves are actually promoting health.