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San Diego Sues Monsanto for Polluting Bay With Banned Carcinogenic Chemicals PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 06:55

By Sarah Lazarre / Common Dreams 

by  on MARCH 18, 2015 ·  

in BUSINESSENVIRONMENTGOVERNMENTHEALTH

Lawsuit says toxins manufactured by agrochemical giant ‘have been found in Bay sediments and water and have been identified in tissues of fish, lobsters, and other marine life’

 

San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge

The San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. (Photo: Eileen Maher/flickr/cc)

San Diego authorities filed a lawsuit on Monday (March 16) against the agrochemical giant Monsanto, accusing the corporation of polluting the city’s bay with carcinogenic chemicals that are so dangerous to human health they were banned in the U.S. more than 30 years ago.

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San Diego Sues Monsanto for Polluting Bay With Banned Carcinogenic Chemicals PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 06:55

By Sarah Lazarre / Common Dreams 

by  on MARCH 18, 2015 ·  

in BUSINESSENVIRONMENTGOVERNMENTHEALTH

Lawsuit says toxins manufactured by agrochemical giant ‘have been found in Bay sediments and water and have been identified in tissues of fish, lobsters, and other marine life’

 

San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge

The San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. (Photo: Eileen Maher/flickr/cc)

San Diego authorities filed a lawsuit on Monday (March 16) against the agrochemical giant Monsanto, accusing the corporation of polluting the city’s bay with carcinogenic chemicals that are so dangerous to human health they were banned in the U.S. more than 30 years ago.

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Watch a Monsanto Lobbyist Claim a Weed Killer Is Safe to Drink but Then Refuse to Drink It PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 27 March 2015 06:57

 See Video http://time.com/3761053/monsanto-weed-killer-drink-patrick-moore-lobbyist/

 

A lobbyist for Monsanto, who claimed the company’s Roundup weed killer was safe for humans to drink a large quantity of, refused to consume some himself when offered it during a television interview with French cable channel Canal+.

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Gas Industry’s Solution to Toxic Wastewater: Spray It on Roads PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 21:06

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http://www.newsweek.com/oil-and-gas-wastewater-used-de-ice-roads-new-york-and-pennsylvania-little-310684

Oil and Gas Production Waste Spread to Deice New York, Pa. Roads With Little Oversight
Spreading roads with brine from oil and gas operations might be dangerous, scientists say, but states still consider it a safe way to recycle the material. 

In parts of Pennsylvania and New York, the answer to ice-slick wintry roads is simple: Put some gas production waste on it. Municipalities in the northern parts of both states use the salty wastewater from oil and gas production to melt ice in winter and suppress road dust in summer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 21:09
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Texas family devastated by fracking health problems warn Scots to consider severe risks PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 02 February 2015 08:16
 By Mark Aitken 
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/business-consumer/texas-family-devastated-fracking-health-5082514A
 
TEXAN family who suffered severe health problems as a result of fracking near their ranch including; rashes, nose bleeds, sores and a potentially fatal brain aneurysym have urged Scots to consider the risks.
 
UGC Lisa with husband Bob, who suffered a potentially fatal brain aneurysm
 
 
 
UGC Lisa with husband Bob, who suffered a potentially fatal brain aneurysm
Lisa with husband Bob, who suffered a potentially fatal brain aneurysm
 
AN AMERICAN family whose health was wrecked by fracking near their ranch have warned Scots to take care before giving energy firms the go-ahead.
 
Texan couple Bob and Lisa Parr were awarded £2million from Aruba Petroleum last year after they and their daughter Emma, now 12, suffered severe health problems linked to underground gas extraction near their ranch in Decatur, 60 miles from Dallas.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 08:23
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Alaska requests greater involvement in oversight of large B.C. gold mine PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 23 August 2014 13:48

 

 

The state of Alaska has taken the rare step of asking the Canadian government for greater involvement in the approval and regulation of a controversial mine in northwestern British Columbia amid growing concern that the project could threaten American rivers and fish.

Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources outlined its request in a letter this week to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, which has been reviewing the proposed KSM gold and copper mine, owned by Seabridge Gold Inc. The project has already been approved by B.C.

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Harvard scientists want gene-manipulation debate:Cautious advance on altering nature PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 18 July 2014 12:14

By Carolyn Y. Johnson

 

AFP/Getty Images

New technology could alter wild mosquitoes’ genetic information.

A powerful new technology could be used to manipulate nature by “editing” the genes of organisms in the wild, enabling researchers to block mosquitoes’ ability to spread malaria, for example, or to make weeds more vulnerable to pesticides, Harvard scientists said Thursday.

In an unusual step, however, the Boston team called for a public debate on the wisdom of its audacious idea, which the scientists say could lead to inadvertent species extinctions, new genes spreading through the environment in unexpected ways, and unforeseen ecological ripple effects.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 12:26
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'Superweeds' choke farms PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 29 June 2014 05:59

Arkansas farmer Tommy Young says Southern growers have lived through nearly a decade of torment, fighting a destructive, fast-growing weed that can carry a million seeds, grow as tall as an NBA player and is unfazed by several herbicides.Now that weed — Palmer amaranth — is in five Iowa counties on the state's border, and agronomists are working to determine whether it is herbicide resistant.

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U.S. Proposes “Revolutionary” Carbon Emissions Rule PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 06:57

By Carey L. Biron

Power plants are the single largest sources of carbon pollution in the United States. Credit: Bigstock

Power plants are the single largest sources of carbon pollution in the United States. Credit: Bigstock

WASHINGTON , Jun 2 2014 (IPS) - U.S. power plants would be required to reduce their carbon-dioxide emissions by almost a third in coming decades, under a landmark proposal that constitutes President Barack Obama’s most significant attempt to counter climate change.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 22:16
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Oregon counties ban cultivation of GMO crops PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 23 May 2014 03:05

By Reuters

http://rt.com/usa/160540-oregon-counties-ban-gmo-crops/

 May 22, 2014 

 
 
Reuters/Ints Kalnins

Reuters/Ints Kalnins

Although Jackson County itself is home to less than 120,000 registered voters, the measure to ban genetically modified crops (GMOs) made headlines around the nation when it was revealed that large biotech companies like Monsanto were pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the area in order to affect the vote’s outcome.

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