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Category Archive for 'Environmental'

I guess I can stop feeling guilty about my diet now? The second episode, which aired last week, highlighted another aspect of the drought. It shows how farmers are using treated oil wastewater to irrigate their crops, despite the fact that nobody has tested the wastewater to see if it’s safe. “There are farmers so […]

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MONTREAL—Scientists have recorded an “unprecedented” spike in the fish deformities in the wake of the deadly 2013 train derailment and oil spill in Lac-Mégantic, Que., according to a provincial government report. The report into the effects of the disaster on the 185-km-long Chaudière River, which begins in Lac-Mégantic, found that in some parts of the […]

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Time for the torches and pitchforks: FLINT, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder and other state officials allegedly withheld lead testing results from county health officials while they worked to find ways to present the information to the public, according to emails obtained by The Flint Journal. Local health officials say the governor and the Michigan […]

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Scientists have been predicting it all along: As the climate changes dramatically, we’re going to see diseases where we’ve never seen them before, where people have no antibodies. I for one would like to grab those “pro life” climate deniers by the shoulders and shake some sense into them: “See what you’ve done?” Now this: […]

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Of course they did! LANSING — The Snyder administration quietly trucked in water to state buildings in January of 2015 – ten months prior to Governor Snyder publicly admitting there was reason for concern in Flint, according to a document obtained by Progress Michigan. The document is a Facility Notification sent by the Department of […]

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Via Brad Blog: […]veteran meteorologist Paul Douglas who says his “jaw dropped” after looking at the storm data. Among his reasons for amazement, he tells me, were the extraordinary snow fall amounts (“3 to 5 inches an hour” in many places) as well as “water temperatures in the Gulf Stream in the mid- to even […]

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Oh well, it’s not like we care about poor kids anyway! Water authorities across the US are systematically distorting water tests to downplay the amount of lead in samples, risking a dangerous spread of the toxic water crisis that has gripped Flint, documents seen by the Guardian show. The controversial approach to water testing is […]

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For three months, the Los Angeles area has been dealing with a gas leak that’s the worst environmental catastrophe since British Petroleum’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Due to the explosive nature of the leak, there is no comforting end in sight. the gas leak is spewing tons of methane into the environment […]

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A water pollution scandal in the US has risen to the surface of this year’s presidential campaign. Lead-contaminated drinking water was piped to Flint after the city in Michigan switched its supplier in 2014 to save cash. Efforts are now underway to protect the population, with bottled water being distributed, but Hillary Clinton used Sunday […]

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Michael Moore is right: Arrest Gov. Snyder! Lansing — Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said Thursday replacing her city’s myriad of lead-leaching water pipes could cost as much as $1.5 billion, while the state’s top health official deemed Flint’s water unsafe to drink without filtration. “We have not done a final assessment of that,” Weaver said […]

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