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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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The Mississippi River is flooding in a big way right now, at the wrong time of year, and is forecasted to match or break 22-year-old crest records over the next few days. Meteorologists are calling it “insane.” Over the next three to four days, the Mississippi is predicted to reach a crest height of 49.7 […]

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Yesterday, I ran up on a discussion on social media about child identity theft. What started out as a conversation about parents using their kids’ Social Security numbers to turn back on shut off utilities, conversations turned to some of my friends that had their kids’ Social Security numbers taken and used for years without […]

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Scientists have detected a disproportionate number of methane bubble plumes off the Washington and Oregon coast. The warming Pacific ocean may be triggering the release of this powerful greenhouse gas, which has remained frozen beneath the seafloor for thousands of years. The new study, which has been accepted for publication in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, details […]

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