In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy stands along the road near his ranch in Bunkerville, Nev. The Republican platform committee met this week to draft the document that defines the party’s official principles and policies. Along with provisions on pornography and LGBT “conversion therapy” is an amendment calling for the … Continue reading …the indiscriminate and immediate disposal of national public lands…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the presence of a brain-eating amoeba in the water supply for the Louisiana communities of Reserve, Garyville and Mount Airy. The Naegleria fowleri amoeba got into St. John the Baptist Parish’s Water District No. 1, which provides water for about 12,500 residents. CDC officials … Continue reading Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Drinking Water
Hundreds of Keystone protesters arrested at White House | Reuters. (Reuters) - Police arrested hundreds of young people protesting the Keystone XL project on Sunday, as demonstrators fastened themselves with plastic ties to the White House fences and called for U.S. President Barack Obama to reject the controversial oil pipeline. Participants, who mostly appeared to … Continue reading Hundreds of Keystone protesters arrested at White House | Reuters
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Federal and state officials say six underground tanks holding a brew of radioactive and toxic waste are leaking at the country’s most contaminated nuclear site in south-central Washington, raising concerns about delays for emptying the aging tanks.
The leaking materials at Hanford Nuclear Reservation pose no immediate risk to public safety or the environment because it would take perhaps years for the chemicals to reach groundwater, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday.
But the news has renewed discussion over delays for emptying the tanks, which were installed decades ago and are long past their intended 20-year life span.
“None of these tanks would be acceptable for use today. They are all beyond their design life. None of them should be in service,” said Tom Carpenter of Hanford Challenge, a Hanford watchdog group. “And yet, they’re holding two-thirds…
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Kentucky has seven lakes suspected of having excessive levels of toxic algae, but state officials aren’t revealing which bodies of water are being targeted for a second round of tests.
Kentucky environmental regulators are drawing water from the lakes for a second time for more rigorous laboratory analysis after initial samples showed concentrations of blue-green algae worthy of health advisories.
Kentucky Division of Water official Clark Dorman said the lakes involved in the most recent advisory aren’t run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Five Corps-run lakes were the subject of a recent advisory.
Even though the state’s initial tests suggested health risks to the public, dogs and farm animals, state officials are declining to identify those water bodies.
Earthchange event: The 7.7 magnitude oblique-strike-slip earthquake was so powerful, it raised new land out of the Arabian sea.
September 24, 2013– PAKISTAN– A massive, 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck south-central Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon local time. The USGS warns that there will high casualties and economic losses, requiring international response. Seismologists have also confirmed that the quake raised a new island, about 30-40 feet high, off the coast. The island is about half a mile off the coast of Gwadar, in the Arabian Sea. Already, reports the International Herald Tribune, crowds have gathered to see the mountainous, rocky island. Some are claiming it is 100 feet high. It’s not unusual for earthquakes of this magnitude to change the coastline, or even deform the shape of the planet. In 2010, an 8.8 magnitude quake in Chile created new coastlines in that country and changed the shape of the…
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September 16, 2013– JAPAN– Workers at the Fukushima nuclear power plant have braced for a powerful incoming typhoon. Japan is struggling and failing to keep radiation leaks from the facility, crippled by the 2011 quake and tsunami, under control. Typhoon Man-Yi hit southern Japan on Monday morning, bringing heavy rains and strong winds and sparking fears that it might further deteriorate the situation at Fukushima. Workers at the site are using large weights to try and prevent cranes used to move debris from toppling over from the wind, reports Japanese broadcaster NHK. They also attached ropes to external piping and pumps, which are used to pump cooling water to and from the reactors. Staff members have increased patrols ahead of the storm to make sure that radiation-contaminated water doesn’t overflow from storage tanks. At least one overflow has already been discovered. The typhoon has been increasing in size…
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By ERIC PIANIN, The Fiscal Times July 11, 2013 During his 2008 campaign, President Obama pledged to rein in the coal industry’s efficient but destructive practice of mining huge seams of coal by “simply blowing the tops off mountains” and dumping the debris into valleys and streams below. Over the past several decades, coal companies … Continue reading Obama Falls Short in Blunting Mountaintop Removal
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Texas state agency has no right to reach into Oklahoma for a share of water. By Chris Casteel Modified: June 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm • Published: June 13, 2013 WASHINGTON — Oklahoma won a major victory Thursday in defense of … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court sides with Oklahoma in water case
Posted by Good German on January 27, 2013 Forget rising temperatures and bigger storms, this is the big problem that neither side of the mainstream debate over environmental destruction is talking about. Peter Tatchell reported for the Guardian back in 2008: The rise in carbon dioxide emissions is big news. It is prompting action … Continue reading Atmospheric Oxygen Levels Are Dropping Faster Than Atmospheric Carbon Levels Are Rising
January 22, 2013– COSMOS– In 2012, cosmic-ray physicist Professor Fusa Miyake from Nagoya University in Japan announced the detection of high levels of the isotope carbon-14 and beryllium-10 in tree rings formed in 775 CE, suggesting that a burst of radiation struck the Earth in the year 774 or 775. Carbon-14 and beryllium-10 form when radiation from space collides with nitrogen atoms, which then decay to these heavier forms of carbon and beryllium. The earlier research ruled out the nearby explosion of a massive star as nothing was recorded in observations at the time and no remnant has been found. Professor Miyake also considered whether a solar flare could have been responsible, but these are not powerful enough to cause the observed excess of carbon-14. Large flares are likely to be accompanied by ejections of material from the Sun’s corona, leading to vivid displays of the northern and…
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LG&E Cane Run Generating Station. (By Michael Hayman, The Courier-Journal) March 26, 2010 Louisville Gas and Electric Co. has withdrawn its application for a new coal-burning-waste dump at its Cane Run generating station in western Louisville, ending a nearly three-year battle with environmentalists and power plant neighbors. But another battle may be touched off … Continue reading LG&E drops Cane Run ash dump application, plans for giant wall instead
July 19, 2012 – IOWA – The worst drought in a half century will continue to plague most of the U.S. Midwest crop region for at least the next 10 days, with only occasional showers providing some relief mainly in the east, an agricultural meteorologist said on Thursday. America’s top two corn and soybean producing states, Iowa and Illinois, are now in the center of the drought as the dryness spreads to the northwest to leech what little moisture remains in already parched soils. “It looks a little wetter today for Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, but the west is still dry with above-normal temperatures,” said Jason Nicholls, meteorologist for AccuWeather. Rain for the next 10 days will run the gamut from just 40 to 75 percent of normal, with the greatest stress in the western Midwest crop states such as top producer Iowa. “It got up to 102 to 103…
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Susanne PoselOccupy Corporatism The Tellus Institute , a non-profit sustainability research organization, created “sophisticated human population models” with their PoleStar project (PSP). Using data provided to them by the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank (WB), they analyzed parameters such as energy consumption, land use and pollution. The PSP predicts simulated outcomes … Continue reading How many people can live on planet Earth?
For immediate release: 05/24/12 This press release is posted with some amazing hyper-links at: http://today.time4hemp.com/2012/05/24/spend-6-days-at-fukushima-and-take-time-4-hemp.aspx (Click on http://www.time4hemp.biz/podcast/today/046-Time-4-A-Hemp-Answer.mp3 to listen to a short promo) SPEND 6 DAYS AT FUKUSHIMA WHILE TAKING TIME 4 HEMP! On May 25, 2012 'Time 4 Hemp - LIVE!' launches an every Friday segment for 6-weeks focused on the … Continue reading For immediate release: 05/24/12
Does LG&E have an invisible force field around Cane Run landfill? LG&E Cane Run Plant Following the release of the video yesterday by Cane Run residents showing coal ash billowing out of their sludge processing plant at the Cane Run coal ash landfill, LG&E provided this amazing statement to the Courier-Journal’s James Bruggers: “Such … Continue reading Does LG&E have an invisible force field around Cane Run landfill?
By Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio – A dozen earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were almost certainly induced by injection of gas-drilling wastewater into the earth, Ohio oil and gas regulators said Friday as they announced a series of tough new regulations for drillers. Against Youngstown, Ohio's skyline, a brine injection well … Continue reading Ohio: Hydraulic fracking led to earthquakes
http://www.hemp.net/news/9901/06/hemp_eats_chernobyl_waste.html Winter 1998-99 by Elaine Charkowski Central Oregon Green Pages An explosion at a nuclear reactor on April 26th, 1986 in Chernobyl, Ukraine created the world's worst nuclear disaster - so far. The blast heavily contaminated agricultural lands in a 30 km radius around the reactor. The few people still living there must … Continue reading Hemp “Eats” Chernobyl Waste,
By Dahr Jamail July 8, 2010 | Posted in IndyBlog New Orleans — Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard, working in concert with oil giant BP, instituted new restrictions across the U.S. Gulf Coast that prevent the media from coming within 20 meters of booms or response vessels on beaches or water. But the … Continue reading No Free Press for BP Oil Disaster
From: U.S. EPA <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:25:33 -0500 (CDT) Subject: BP Oil Spill Response Update EPA Addresses Public Concerns and Meets with Community Members on the BP Oil Spill One of the most important elements of the federal government response to the BP oil spill is the involvement of the community. In … Continue reading Public Concerns and Meets with Community Members on the BP Oil Spill