Prosecution Falters in Poisoning of Flint Water

by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, June 17, 2019 “Much of today’s American capitalist enterprise is only profitable because poisoning the air and water and soil is, essentially, free — for the businessman.” Five years after it was confirmed that the water supply of Flint, Michigan, was a danger to human health, charges have been — at least[…]

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The Madness of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Solar farm in California desert. (Bureau of Land Management via Flickr) by Niklas Hagelberg, Published on Consortium News, June 7, 2019 Fossil fuels — oil, gas, coal and their derivatives — pollute the atmosphere and emit the greenhouse gases that are ramping up global heating to dangerous levels. And governments around the world are subsidizing this pollution. Historically, governments used[…]

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Arctic Is Thawing So Fast Scientists Are Losing Their Measuring Tools

by Dahr Jamail, Published on Countercurrents, June 8, 2019                         (originally published on Truthout) I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around God, around the primordial tower. I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I still don’t know:[…]

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From Glyphosate to Front Groups: Fraud, Deception and Toxic Tactics

by Colin Todhunter, Published on Countercurrents blog, June 5, 2019 Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the Editor-in-Chief of the British Medical Journal and the British Medical Association Council Chairman, Chaand Nagpaul. Her purpose is to not only draw attention to the impact of biocides, not least that of glyphosate, on health and the environment but also to[…]

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Pompeo’s Arctic Shipping Lanes

Image: Arctic Sea Ice Continues Decline, Hits 2nd-Lowest Level, 10/4/2011 NASA satellite data reveals how this year’s minimum sea ice extent, reached on Sept. 9 as depicted here, declined to a level far smaller than the 30-year average (in yellow) and opened up Northwest Passage shipping lanes (in red).  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ~Scientific Visualization Studio by Robert Hunziker,[…]

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Baseline of a Desecrated Place

How Israel’s water and agricultural technologies don’t even work for Israel By Dick Callahan, examining the ecological and environmental impacts of Israel’s occupation of Palestine, first Published on If Americans Knew Blog, April 4, 2019 Click here to read his full, 12 part series on this topic. Executive Summary Israel says it has much to teach humanity about agriculture, desalination,[…]

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Democrats Fail Symbolic Vote on Green New Deal

by Graham Rogers, from Socialist Action, April 3, 2019 The political theater of the U.S. Congress lurched through yet another performance on March 26, as the Senate decisively rejected a bill put forth by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell that copied Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s and Senator Ed Markey’s February non-binding resolution calling for a Green New Deal. Forty-three Democrats, including all[…]

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Enviros Are Ignoring the Elephant In the Room: U.S. Military Is the World’s Largest Polluter

Image: Soldier walks by heap of expended ammunition, from BrightHub.com: What is Solid Waste by Ciela S Cantoria Editor’s note: Yes.  This article is 2 years old, and was published under what is likely a pseudonym on a libertarian blog.  But, the facts are lined up so clearly and the documentation is so reliable that once I saw it, I[…]

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