The entire population of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, is fleeing in an evacuation ahead of a wall of flames now entering the city limits. The army and air force is heading to the province to help 80,000 people escape out-of-control wildfires that are filling the city with smoke. Alberta has called for an airlift […]
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It’s coming to an axis near you. Thanks, Republicans!
I’ll update with details when I have them. Just in: Criminal charges coming Wednesday in Flint water crisis https://t.co/YvF52pHV5N — SPLC (@splcenter) April 20, 2016 UPDATE: I read somewhere later that the D.A. is doing this as a stunt, but we’ll see. 2ND UPDATE: Here it is. FLINT, MI – Felony and misdemeanor charges have […]
I never like to read this: A leak at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state has prompted warnings of “catastrophic” consequences, as workers attempt to clean up more than eight inches of toxic waste from one of 28 underground tanks holding radioactive materials leftover from plutonium production. Alarms on the site began sounding on […]
Flint, MI Mayor Karen Weaver was on my radio show Monday night, and I asked her about Governor Rick Snyder’s pledge to drink that city’s water for a month. COLMES: The governor of your state, Rick Snyder, said today that he was going to drink for a month, I guess to give people some comfort, […]
I’ve said it before: These are the crimes for which I support the death penalty, because you destroy so much and put so many people at risk: A former co-owner and officer of Freedom Industries on Monday became the fourth official from the company to avoid being sentenced to any jail time, despite playing a […]
I said so from the beginning. You could tell from the behavior of the TEPCO officials that it was much worse than they admitted: The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant hit by a tsunami in 2011 has admitted that it should have announced sooner that there was a nuclear meltdown at the site. […]
They prefer tax cuts for the wealthy to doing basic infrastructure repair, which leads to decisions like this. Last month was South Florida’s wettest January since 1932. Because of the heavy rain, the water levels in Lake Okeechobee in central Florida rose to about a foot above what’s normal for this season. On top of […]
Climate change makes it imperative that we win this election, because the Republicans won’t do a damned thing to stop it. Fiji has launched a clean-up after the most powerful cyclone in the Pacific island-nation’s history left a trail of destruction, killing at least six people, destroying homes and damaging infrastructure. The storm struck the […]
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 […]