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Dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday products | CNN
It was long believed that you could acquire "better living through chemistry." But that may really not be the case. In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that many of the chemicals found in everyday products can result in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and attention-deficit disorders.
news-eco  toxic-chemicals  news-food 
3 days ago by icresource
Scientists warn of toxic chemical cocktail sprayed on food
The number of chemicals applied to vegetables sold in supermarkets has increased by up to 17-fold over 40 years, according to data presented at a conference organized by the Epidemiology and Public Health Section of the Royal Society of Medicine in London on 20 November, which I attended on behalf of GMWatch.
news-eco  pesticides  toxic-chemicals 
3 days ago by icresource
Toxic Exposure: Chemicals Are in Our Water, Food, Air and Furniture | UC San Francisco
When her kids were young, Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, knew more than most people about environmental toxics. After all, she was a senior scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But even she never dreamed, as she rocked her children to sleep at night, that the plastic baby bottles she used to feed them contained toxic chemicals that could leach into the warm milk. 
news-eco  toxic-chemicals  water  food  air 
3 days ago by icresource
Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals | Earthjustice
Cancer. Reproductive harm. Developmental disorders. The list of illnesses caused by toxic chemicals is as long as the list of flaws in our chemical regulatory policy, which requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prove that chemicals in products are unsafe in order to keep them off the shelves. That rarely happens, if ever.
news-sources  news-eco  toxic-chemicals  pesticides  news-law 
3 days ago by icresource
The liberal media only cares about GMOs when they involve wildlife, not human children
There’s a wild conspiracy theory being perpetuated by the Trump-hating mainstream media right now that claims the president is reversing an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides and GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) in national wildlife refuges. But an in-depth Natural News investigation has revealed that this claim is just more fake news, as Obama never actually banned either of these poisons from nationally-owned land.
news-eco  GMOs  pesticides 
3 days ago by icresource
The Chemical Industry Scores a Big Win at the E.P.A. | The New York Times
The Trump administration, after heavy lobbying by the chemical industry, is scaling back the way the federal government determines health and safety risks associated with the most dangerous chemicals on the market, documents from the Environmental Protection Agency show. Under a law passed by Congress during the final year of the Obama administration, the E.P.A. was required for the first time to evaluate hundreds of potentially toxic chemicals and determine if they should face new restrictions, or even be removed from the market. The chemicals include many in everyday use, such as dry-cleaning solvents, paint strippers and substances used in health and beauty products like shampoos and cosmetics. But as it moves forward reviewing the first batch of 10 chemicals, the E.P.A. has in most cases decided to exclude from its calculations any potential exposure caused by the substances’ presence in the air, the ground or water, according to more than 1,500 pages of documents released last week by the agency.
pesticides  chemicals  news-eco  news-law  toxic-chemicals 
3 days ago by icresource
Court Orders E.P.A. to Ban Chlorpyrifos, Pesticide Tied to Children’s Health Problems - The New York Times
A federal appeals court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to bar within 60 days a widely used pesticide associated with developmental disabilities and other health problems in children, dealing the industry a major blow after it had successfully lobbied the Trump administration to reject a ban. The order by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit came after a decade-long effort by environmental and public health groups to get the pesticide, chlorpyrifos, removed from the market. The product is used in more than 50 fruit, nut, cereal and vegetable crops including apples, almonds, oranges and broccoli, with more than 640,000 acres treated in California alone in 2016, the most recent year data is available.
news-eco  news-law  pesticides 
3 days ago by icresource
Jury orders Monsanto to pay California man $289mn in ‘probably carcinogenic’ Roundup trial — RT US News
A groundskeeper who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Monsanto’s weed-killers for years is entitled to $39 million in compensation and $250 million in punitive damages, a California jury has decided. The jury at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco deliberated for three days before agreeing that Monsanto had failed to warn DeWayne Johnson, 46, and other consumers of the herbicide’s cancer risks.
GMOs  news-eco  news-law 
3 days ago by icresource
Al Gore: 'The rich have subverted all reason' | The Guardian
It’s 10 years since the reason for this, the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, was released into cinemas. It was an improbable project on almost every level: a film about what was then practically a non-subject, starring the man best known for not winning the 2000 US election, its beating heart and the engine of its narrative drive a PowerPoint presentation.
climate-change  WG-blog  news-eco 
9 days ago by icresource
Tesla starts solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, raises annual capacity goal to 2 GW | Electrek
Tesla Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel has confirmed that the company started solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo.
solar  news-eco 
6 weeks ago by icresource
Anthropocene
The Anthropocene defines Earth's most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now altered by humans. The word combines the root "anthropo", meaning "human" with the root "-cene", the standard suffix for "epoch" in geologic time. The Anthropocene is distinguished as a new period either after or within the Holocene, the current epoch, which began approximately 10,000 years ago (about 8000 BC) with the end of the last glacial period.
WG-blog  news-eco 
9 weeks ago by icresource
Solar Power To Become 4th Largest Electric Power Capacity In The World (Passing Up Wind) | CleanTechnica
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis Global Power Industry Outlook, 2018, which posits that solar will surpass wind in global energy capacity starting in 2020, making it the fourth largest source of energy generation behind coal, gas and hydro. Less than a year ago, solar surpassed nuclear energy to reach 5th place.
solar  news-eco 
11 weeks ago by icresource
California is throttling back record levels of solar—and that’s bad news for climate goals | MIT Technology Review
Californians are enjoying a sunny spring, which means the state’s solar farms and rooftop panels are flooding the grid with electricity. The problem is, they’re producing so much that plummeting prices and mandates by the state’s grid operator are forcing renewable power plants to throttle back production. In April, California solar and wind farms shut down or dialed back nearly 95,000 megawatt-hours of electricity, a new record, according to the California Independent System Operator, which manages the vast majority of the state’s electricity. That’s enough to power more than 30 million homes for an hour.
solar  news-eco  California-RC 
11 weeks ago by icresource
Tesla Gets Green Light To Create The World’s Largest Virtual Solar Plant In South Australia
The Tesla plan, funded by a two million dollar grant and 30 million dollar loan from the Australian state’s government, could scale up to 50 thousand solar-powered home batteries if the earlier stages are successful. In addition to the Liberal Party’s own 100 million dollar program — which would subsidize about 2,500 dollars of installation costs per household — this means that South Australia may have a grid of some 90 thousand solar-powered homes within the next few years.
solar  news-eco 
11 weeks ago by icresource
Consumerism, Mass Extinction and our Throw-Away Society | The Art Of
We’ve got kind of a problem here. On the right side of the pendulum, consumerism has reached an all-time high, with products reaching their planned obsolescence within absurdly short timespans and new products being rolled out (and bought) by the millions every day. And, since every action has an equal and opposite reaction , we have to expect consequences. So, on the left side of the pendulum, we’re looking at the very real possibility of a mass extinction, the sixth on record for our planet and the first since the extinction of the dinosaurs – sixty five million years ago.
extinction  consumerism  recycling  news-eco 
11 weeks ago by icresource
How humans are driving the sixth mass extinction | Environment | The Guardian
Periodically, in the vast spans of time that have preceded us, our planet’s living beings have been purged by planetary catastrophes so extreme they make your typical Ice Age look like the geological equivalent of a stroll in the park. Scientists count just five mass extinctions in an unimaginably long expanse of 450 million years, but they warn we may well be entering a sixth.
extinction  LIF-blog  biodiversity  environment  news-eco 
11 weeks ago by icresource
Extinction | Wikipedia
In biology, extinction is the termination of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point. Because a species' potential range may be very large, determining this moment is difficult, and is usually done retrospectively. This difficulty leads to phenomena such as Lazarus taxa, where a species presumed extinct abruptly "reappears" (typically in the fossil record) after a period of apparent absence.
extinction  news-eco  LIF-blog 
11 weeks ago by icresource
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian
Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles. The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium that had naturally evolved to eat plastic, at a waste dump in Japan. Scientists have now revealed the detailed structure of the crucial enzyme produced by the bug.
plastic  pollution  recycling  biotechnology  news-eco 
may 2018 by icresource
Beyond SolarCity, Vivint Solar and Sunrun: Who Is Actually Growing in the Residential Solar Market? | Greentech Media
A chill has hit homesolar According to GTM Research’s latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, Q3 2017 was the third consecutive quarter that the residential solar market fell by installation volume. It's easy to blame the “big three” for this downturn -- collectively, SolarCity, Vivint Solar and Sunrun (excluding Sunrun's channel business) are down 32 percent in installation volume over the first three quarters of 2016, according to the latest U.S. PV Leaderboard. At the same time, we talk about the rest of the market -- the long tail -- as though it were an aggregate force tempering the downfalls of the behemoth big three.
news-eco  solar 
may 2018 by icresource
Fukushima's Nuclear Waste Will Be Dumped Into the Ocean, Japanese Plant Owner Says | Newsweek
A member of the media uses a Geiger counter at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, February 23. The site includes hundreds of tanks containing about 777,000 tons of water laced with tritium that TEPCO has decided to dump into the nearby sea, despite opposition from local fishermen.
news-nuclear  news-eco  LIF-blog 
march 2018 by icresource
Tainted: Can California solve pot's pesticide problem? | The Cannifornian
The big difference will be the amount of pesticides in your weed. That’s because starting Jan. 2,  when California’s vast legal marijuana market opens, all cannabis must be tested — and most chemicals will be banned. Much of California’s cannabis is tainted, including the “medicinal” stuff. But soon state-sanctioned weed may become the greenest in the nation.
medical-marijuana  marijuana  news-eco 
september 2017 by icresource
Monsanto, Bayer, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Syngenta defend their coming oligopoly (MON) (DD) (DOW) (SYT) | Quartz
Top executives from Bayer, Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Syngenta today (Sept. 20) testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, making a case for why federal regulators should approve the mega-mergers, which stand to fundamentally reorganize global agriculture. (Executives from the sixth company involved in the consolidation, China National Chemical Corp., declined an invitation to appear at the hearing.)
news-eco  news-business  GMOs 
september 2017 by icresource
Electric car use by country | Wikipedia
Increasing adoption of electric vehicles around the world has in recent years been expanding rapidly. As of the end of 2016: Cumulative global sales of highway legal plug-in electric passenger cars and light utility vehicles achieved the 2 million unit milestone in December 2016, of which, 38% were sold in 2016.[1]. The 1 million milestone had only been reached in September 2016. Global sales of the light-duty plug-in vehicle segment achieved a 0.86% market share of total new car sales, up from 0.62% in 2015 and 0.38% in 2014.[3]
The global ratio between all-electric cars (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) was 61:39, up from 59:41 at the end of 2015. Cumulative sales of plug-in hybrids totaled almost 800,000 units. Despite their rapid growth, plug-in electric cars represented only 0.15% of the 1.4 billion motor vehicles on the world's roads, up from 0.1% in 2015.
electric-vehicles  transportation  news-eco 
september 2017 by icresource
Cell Towers Exposed! | Vidme
Cell Phone Carriers Do NOT Want You To See This! -
mobile-phone  news-eco  EMF  news-radiation  LIF-blog 
august 2017 by icresource
Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same | HuffPost
As mass bleaching continues to devastate large swathes of the Great Barrier Reef, scientists are fast losing hope that the world’s largest living organism can be saved in its entirety. Conceding that climate change will “inevitably” cause the decline of the reef’s overall health in the coming decades, reef experts have started talking about a possible “Plan B” — a strategy that won’t save the reef as a whole, but may at least ensure that it doesn’t disappear completely.
Australia-RC  news-eco  climate-change 
august 2017 by icresource
In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law |THE INDIGENOUS AMERICAN
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory today in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline.
A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing Rock reservation, which were hastily issued by the Trump administration just days after the inauguration, violated the law in certain critical respects.
news-indigenous  news-eco  news-law 
august 2017 by icresource
Hawaii rebels against Trump with a law to uphold the spirit of the Paris climate accord | LA Times
Amid a widening partisan divide over climate change, Hawaii lawmakers have a message for President Trump: The Paris agreement is needed. Rebelling against the president’s decision last week to pull out of the international climate accord, Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed into law a measure that aims to push Hawaii toward doing its part to achieve the worldwide greenhouse gas reductions the agreement calls for. It is the first law in the nation directly responding to the decision, though more are expected.
news-eco  climate-change  Hawaii-RC 
august 2017 by icresource
Great Lakes Gray Wolves' Spot Safe On Endangered Species List — For Now : The Two-Way : NPR
Gray wolves in the Great Lakes region should keep their spot on the endangered species list, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday. The ruling upholds a 2014 federal judge's decision that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was wrong to have taken the gray wolf off the list in 2011, citing its rebounding population.
news-eco  biodiversity  wolves  Michigan-RC 
august 2017 by icresource
Larsen C Ice Shelf Break is Only Start of Antarctica Melting From Climate Change | National Geographic
The massive iceberg that broke off the Larsen C Ice Shelf may be a harbinger of a continent-wide collapse that would swamp coastal cities around the world.
Antartica-RC  news-eco  climate-change 
august 2017 by icresource
GeoOrbital | StartEngine
The GeoOrbital Wheel converts any standard bicycle into an electric bike in seconds by simply replacing the front wheel. Outside of the biking world, the GeoOrbital platform opens up a world of possibilities for alternative electric vehicles.
electric-bicycles  news-eco  transportation 
august 2017 by icresource
This is what happens to your body when you stop having sex. No. 3 makes me really scared | Health Awareness
There is hardly anything that contributes to a better mood or offers more fun than one of the most beautiful pastimes in the world. But the importance of a healthy and regular sex life really is often underestimated.
news-eco  sexuality 
august 2017 by icresource
Early Life - Oxygen in the atmosphere
The Great Oxygenation Event (GOE, also called the Oxygen Catastrophe, Oxygen Crisis, Oxygen Holocaust, Oxygen Revolution, or Great Oxidation) was the biologically induced appearance of dioxygen (O2) in Earth's atmosphere. Although geological, isotopic, and chemical evidence suggest that this major environmental change happened around 2.3 billion years ago (2.3 Ga), the actual causes and the exact date of the event are not clear. The current geochemical and biomarker evidence for the development of oxygenic photosynthesis before the Great Oxidation Event has been mostly inconclusive.
oxygen  air  news-eco 
may 2017 by icresource
All fossil-fuel vehicles will vanish in 8 years in twin ‘death spiral’ for big oil and big autos, says study that’s shocking the industries | Financial Post
No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as we have known it for a century.
news-eco  transportation 
may 2017 by icresource
West's challenge is still water scarcity, wet winter or not | CSMonitor.com
With climate change affecting water supplies already strained by urban growth, states in the Colorado River basin are being forced to innovate and adapt.
water  news-eco  Nevada-RC 
february 2017 by icresource
Colorado's 834 million dead trees threaten to worsen fires | Yahoo News
Colorado's beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from mountains, officials said Wednesday. Roughly one in every 14 standing trees in the state's forests is dead, with the total up 30 percent in seven years, the State Forest Service said in its annual report on forest health.
Colorado-RC  news-eco 
february 2017 by icresource
What Akon is Doing in Africa Will Change the Lives of 600 Million People I Heart Intelligence
With all of the negative things going on in the world, it’s easy to fall into a pattern of just focusing on the bad. In fact, the media is famous for inspiring those kinds of attitudes. Fear and hysteria get ratings, it is as simple as that. Well, I’m making a conscious decision to focus on the awesome things that people are doing for each other. Like the lady that bought an entire toy store in New York to donate the contents to homeless shelters. Or Mark Zuckerberg pledging his $45 billion dollar Facebook fortune to charities. There are good people in this world but, unfortunately, their stories aren’t as good at selling newspapers and grabbing viewers as the stories of the bad people.
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Africa-RC  renewables  news-eco 
february 2017 by icresource
House GOP quietly closes investigation into Flint water crisis | PBS NewsHour
Congressional Republicans quietly closed a year-long investigation into Flint, Michigan’s crisis over lead in its drinking water, faulting both state officials and the Environmental Protection Agency for contamination that has affected nearly 100,000 residents.
water  pollution  news-eco  Michigan-RC 
february 2017 by icresource
China Announces That It Will Cover Nearly A Quarter Of The Country In Forest By 2020… | Eco Snippets
China has announced, via a United Nations report, that it will be covering nearly a quarter of the country with forests by 2020. The plan is to turn China into an “ecological civilization” and function as a model for future building projects. “The outdated view that man can conquer nature and ignore the bearing capacity of resources and the environment should be completely abandoned,” said Zhu Guangyao, executive vice president of the Chinese Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association. “Conscientious efforts should be made to live in harmony with nature, allowing for a new approach to modernization characterized by such co-existence.”
news-eco  China-RC 
february 2017 by icresource
California braces for flooding, avalanches as Sierra gets slammed with rain, snow | The Washington Post
A powerful storm blasted the Sierra Nevada with waves of torrential rain and heavy snowfall on Sunday, leaving a vast swath of California bracing for potentially disastrous floods, avalanches and mudslides.
water  drought  California-RC  news-eco 
february 2017 by icresource
China ivory ban: Country says it will phase out trade in 2017 | CNN
China has announced a plan to phase out all ivory processing and trade by the end of 2017, the government said on Friday, a move that conservationists hope will stymie the mass killing -- and threat of extinction -- of African elephants.
China-RC  news-eco 
february 2017 by icresource
California officials say a new plan will make water conservation ‘a way of life’ | The Washington Post
Here in the land of beauty and make-believe, it’s important to keep up appearances. Tracy Quinn sees it whenever she walks her dog: sprinklers irrigating pretty green lawns and wasted water bleeding across sidewalks during the state’s driest spell in centuries.
water  California-RC  news-eco 
february 2017 by icresource
Beijing Orders 1,200 Factories to Close or Cut Output Amid Smog | Bloomberg
Beijing municipal government ordered more than 1,200 factories in the printing, construction materials and petrochemical industries citywide to either suspend or cut output after earlier issuing this year’s first red alert warning for severely high levels of air pollution.
China-RC  news-eco  pollution 
february 2017 by icresource
Delhi, where even China’s pollution fades into insignificance | South China Morning Post
Having grown up in perennially polluted New Delhi, smoggy skies were so unremarkable to me that I didn’t even notice anything was awry in Beijing for years after moving there. Till a spring morning in 2006.
oxygen  India-RC  China-RC  pollution  news-eco 
february 2017 by icresource
US EPA’s study confirms water contamination caused by fracking | Ohio Environmental Council
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (US EPA) recently released study of fracking impacts to water clearly refutes the fracking industry’s long-standing claim that “there has not been one single confirmed case of water contamination related to hydraulic fracturing.” In a thorough debunking of the industry’s favorite talking point, US EPA officially confirmed that hydraulic fracturing activities have directly and irrefutably led to cases of water contamination in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Killdeer, North Dakota.
news-eco  fracking  water 
february 2017 by icresource
30 Years of Oil and Gas Pipeline Spills, Mapped | CityLab
The increasingly brutal police response to protests over the construction of The Dakota Access Pipeline has pushed the debate over the safety of oil infrastructure into the national spotlight. From the beginning of their anti-pipeline organizing, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has voiced their concerns about the environmental impact of the project, pointing to the fact that an earlier proposal for the pipeline route was rejected due to concerns over potential contamination of Bismarck, North Dakota’s water supply.
news-energy  protests  news-eco 
february 2017 by icresource
Why Is the Forest Service Clear-Cutting Tongass Old Growth? | adventure journal
In Paris last December, the world turned a major corner on climate change. Some 195 nations agreed on the urgency of the threat. They also agreed to take steps to combat it, including promoting forest protection and reforestation — steps that are necessary, though not in themselves sufficient, if we are to avoid consequences as extreme for our economies and health as they are for the environment.
news-eco  Alaska-RC 
february 2017 by icresource
Rockefeller family charity to withdraw all investments in fossil fuel companies | Environment | The Guardian
A charitable fund of the Rockefeller family – who are sitting on a multibillion-dollar oil fortune – has said it will withdraw all its investments from fossil fuel companies. The Rockefeller Family Fund, a charity set up in 1967 by descendants of John D Rockefeller, said on Wednesday that it would divest from all fossil fuel holdings “as quickly as possible”.
news-eco  LIF-blog 
february 2017 by icresource
Watch global temperatures change from 1880 to now | The Washington Post
This color-coded map displays a progression of changing global surface temperature anomalies from 1880 through 2015. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower then normal temperatures are shown in blue.
climate-change  news-eco  LIF-blog 
february 2017 by icresource
Hawaii GMO Seed Companies Win Big In Appeals Court Rulings | Civil Beat News
Monsanto, Syngenta and other seed companies that farm in Hawaii won a significant victory after a federal appeals court ruled that counties can’t regulate pesticides or genetically modified crops. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded Friday that Hawaii state pesticide law is comprehensive, and that the Legislature intended it to be “uniform and exclusive of additional, local rules.”
news-law  news-eco  Hawaii-RC  GMOS  LIF-blog 
february 2017 by icresource
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation To Award A Historical $15.6 Million In Grants To Animal Welfare And Environmental Causes | World Animal News
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) made history as it announced that it is awarding a total of $15.6 million in grants to animal welfare and environmental causes. The grants will be split among various types of organizations, including those involved in wildlife and habitat conservation, ocean conservation, indigenous rights protection, technology and innovative solutions, as well as climate change. Upon announcement of these grants, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has now provided more than $59 million in support of such projects since 1998.
news-eco  biodiversity  grants 
february 2017 by icresource
Sweden's Recycling is so Revolutionary, the Country is Running Out of Trash | Buzzworthy
When it comes to recycling, Sweden sets an example for the rest of the world. Thanks to a government prioritization on sustainability, the Nordic country recycles 1.5 billion bottles and cans annually, a staggering amount for a population of about 9.6 million (in 2013). In terms of rubbish, Swedes only produce a measly 461 kilograms (1,106 pounds) of waste average per year—less than 1% of discard ends up in landfills. This is slightly below the half-ton average in the rest of Europe.
sustainability  Sweden-RC  recycling  news-eco 
february 2017 by icresource
No Longer a Conspiracy Theory: CIA Director Admits Plans of Aerosol Spraying for Geoengineering | The Free Thought Project
Another example is the array of technologies—often referred to collectively as geoengineering—that potentially could help reverse the warming effects of global climate change. One that has gained my personal attention is stratospheric aerosol injection, or SAI, a method of seeding the stratosphere with particles that can help reflect the sun’s heat, in much the same way that volcanic eruptions do.
chemtrails  news-eco 
july 2016 by icresource
Treasure Trove of Documents Released Showing DuPont Knowingly Poisoned Entire Communities’ Drinking Water | Trofire
For the last few weeks, America’s Lawyer and Ring of Fire host Mike Papantonio has been in court facing off against DuPont. This is the second major DuPont trial that Pap has tried in the last 9 months over the company’s decision to pollute and poison an entire community with a chemical used in the manufacturing of Teflon. That chemical is known as C8, and it is a highly toxic chemical that causes severe adverse effects in people who are exposed to it, and the exposure continues for years since the chemical is biopersistent, meaning that it doesn’t get flushed out of the body.
news-law  news-eco 
june 2016 by icresource
Norway rewards Brazil with $1 billion for keeping the Amazon full of trees | Quartz
Brazil has more than risen to the task. By enforcing strict protection laws, promoting education efforts, and withholding loans to local counties that clear too much of the forest, the country has scaled back its forest destruction rate by 75%. It’s estimated that Brazilian farmers and ranchers have saved more than 33,000 square miles (roughly 53,100 square kilometers) of forest—equivalent to 14.3 million soccer fields—from being cut down.
news-eco 
june 2016 by icresource
Norway becomes first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation | Europe | News | The Independent
Norway has become the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation.The Norwegian parliament pledged the government’s public procurement policy will become deforestation-free after a committee of MPs recommended imposing regulations to ensure the state did "not contribute to deforestation of the rainforest". Norway funds forest conservation projects worldwide and also supports human rights programmes for forest communities.
news-eco 
june 2016 by icresource
Bureau of Indian Affairs places sacred site in Black Hills in trust | Indianz.Com
The Bureau of Indian Affairs placed a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota in trust. The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe raised $9 million to purchase Pe’ Sla, a 2,022-acre site that plays a central role in Lakota history, culture and cosmology. The tribes celebrated after learning of the BIA's March 10 decision. “This is a historic moment as our Sioux Nation tribes work together to protect our sacred site, Pe’ Sla," Shakopee Chairman Charlie Vig said in a press release. "Future generations of our people will conduct ceremonies, honor Mother Earth, and preserve our traditions at Pe’ Sla.”
news-indigenous  news-eco  South_Dakota-RC 
april 2016 by icresource
Maryland to Become First State to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides for Consumer Use | EcoWatch
In an effort to curb its plummeting honeybee population, Maryland is about to become the first state in the nation to pass strict restrictions on neonicotinoids for consumer use.
bees  news-eco 
april 2016 by icresource
Los Angeles gas well leak critical - Methane apparently erupting from multiple sites | Sott.net
A catastrophic disaster is now taking place outside of Los Angeles endangering hundreds of thousands of people. Officials say they have "entirely lost control of the entire (gas) field" meaning explosive methane gas is now leaking from "many places." Workers at the scene of the Porter Ranch gas field in the Aliso Canyon say some of the leaks are so loud, the hissing sound can be heard 1/2 mile away.
news-eco 
february 2016 by icresource
The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
Wealthy tycoons such as T. Boone Pickens, former President George H.W. Bush and his family, Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing, Philippines’ Manuel V. Pangilinan and other Filipino billionaires, and others are also buying thousands of acres of land with aquifers, lakes, water rights, water utilities, and shares in water engineering and technology companies all over the world.
water  news-eco 
january 2016 by icresource
A pioneer in renewable energy is inexplicably abandoning the cause | Quartz
Moreover, following a global conference in Paris that set new, ambitious goals for carbon reduction, developed countries that have already benefitted from years of fossil-fuel use are on the hook to help developing nations ramp up their green energy production, and avoid pouring money into coal. But one country is conspicuous in cutting support for its own clean-tech sector—one that had hitherto been a leader in the field: the UK.
UK-RC  news-eco  renewables 
january 2016 by icresource
"Unstoppable" California gas leak being called worst catastrophe since BP spill | Intellihub
Since initially reporting on California’s Alison Canyon gas leak, more details have emerged on the scale (and potential for no solution) of the problem as the infamous Erin Brockovich writes, “the enormity of the Aliso Canyon gas leak cannot be overstated. Gas is escaping through a ruptured pipe more than 8,000 feet underground, and it shows no signs of stopping,” as according to the California Air Resources Board, methane – a greenhouse gas 72 times more impactful in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide – has been escaping from the Aliso Canyon site with force equivalent “to a volcanic eruption” for about two months now.
news-eco  California-RC  Southern_California-RC 
december 2015 by icresource
Elon Musk: We Can Power America by Covering Small Corner of Utah With Solar | Conscious Life News
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has once again championed the incredible potential of renewable energy. During an interview Tuesday at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting in San Francisco, the 44-year-old CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX said that the U.S. could meet its electricity needs just by covering a small corner of Utah or Nevada with solar panels. Indeed, photovoltaic technology is growing in leaps and bounds. In October, renowned solar installer SolarCity (where Musk sits as chairman) unveiled a solar panel that can achieve a peak efficiency of 22.04 percent, and that’s just for residential rooftops. On an industrial scale, theworld’s most efficient solar cell has about double the efficiency of SolarCity’s new panels at 44.7 percent.
solar  news-eco  SC-press 
december 2015 by icresource
Gaia' scientist James Lovelock: I was 'alarmist' about climate change | Daily Mail Online
The 92-year-old Briton, who also developed the Gaia theory of the Earth as a single organism, has said climate change is still happening - just not as quickly as he once warned.
news-eco  gaia 
december 2015 by icresource
James Lovelock: 'enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan' | Environment | The Guardian
The climate science maverick believes catastrophe is inevitable, carbon offsetting is a joke and ethical living a scam. So what would he do? By Decca Aitkenhead
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december 2015 by icresource
Dominion Virginia Power Announces Partnership To Increase Virginia | SolarIndustryMag.com
Dominion Virginia Power has partnered with the Commonwealth of Virginia to install 110 MW of solar power generation in the state through a multiyear agreement. The Commonwealth has elected to purchase all of the electricity from Dominion.
news-eco  solar  Virginia-RC 
december 2015 by icresource
SolarCity says it will stop selling solar in Nevada. Here's why | Fortune
The battle of rooftop solar heats up in Nevada, a state that has long been friendly to the clean energy technology. The largest solar installer in the U.S., SolarCity, said on Wednesday that it will stop selling and installing solar panels on rooftops across Nevada after the state’s regulator approved a new plan to add fees and lower compensation for owners of home and commercial solar systems. SolarCity’s SCTY 0.97% CEO Lyndon Rive called the new changes, which would take effect Jan. 1,, and would retroactively apply to the state’s 12,000 solar owners, “unethical, unprecedented, and possibly unlawful.” Rive said the Nevada Public Utility Commission’s decision would “damage the state’s economy, and jeopardize thousands of jobs.”
Nevada-RC  news-eco  solar  SC-news 
december 2015 by icresource
Tesla Powerwall
Each Powerwall has a 7 kWh energy storage capacity, sufficient to power most homes during the evening using electricity generated by solar panels during the day. Multiple batteries may be installed together for homes with greater energy needs. A 10 kWh weekly cycle version is available for backup applications.
energy  TESLA-energy  technology  solar  solar-battery  news-eco 
december 2015 by icresource
Congress Passes Tax Credits for Solar and Wind | Greentech Media
Lawmakers in the House and Senate passed a spending package today that includes multi-year extensions of solar and wind tax credits, plus one-year extensions for a range of other renewable energy technologies. Under the legislation, the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar will be extended for another three years. It will then ramp down incrementally through 2021, and remain at 10 percent permanently beginning in 2022. The 2.3-cent Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind will also be extended through next year. Projects that begin construction in 2017 will see a 20 percent reduction in the incentive. The PTC will then drop 20 percent each year through 2020.
solar  news-eco  SC-credits 
december 2015 by icresource
Congress Just Sold The Entire United States To The Oil Fracking Industry | Addicting Info
Congress agreed to end a 40-year ban on oil exports Tuesday night as part of a $1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending package. The decision to lift the ban spells disaster for Earth’s climate and for the United States. The lifting of the oil export ban presents a huge win for lawmakers controlled by the oil industry. In exchange for lifting the ban, tax breaks set to expire for the solar and biofuel industries will be extended.
oil  news-political  news-eco 
december 2015 by icresource
Company Selling 'Bottled Air' Sells Out in 4 Days as China's Smog Crisis Deepens | U.S. Uncut
Like a scene from “Spaceballs,” one Canadian banker has lucked into a potentially lucrative career as the co-founder of a new company literally selling bottles of air to smog-ridden China. Now, what started as a joke prophesied in the 28-year-old sci-fi comedy is a viable, booming business.
China-RC  news-eco 
december 2015 by icresource
Mass-produced, printable solar cells enter market and could change everything | Minds
Australian solar power experts making up the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium have developed and begun to market solar cells that are created with a 3D printer.
solar  news-eco 
december 2015 by icresource
China builds huge solar power station which could power a million homes | Environment | The Independent
The proposed power station will measure 10 square miles and generate 200 megawatts of solar energy
solar  China-RC  news-eco 
december 2015 by icresource
A Cleaner, More Affordable Solar Alternative to Your Utility Bill | Solar City
SolarCity can install a solar power system on your home for free and sell you the energy it produces for less than you currently pay. This is your chance to save for years to come. Over 100,000 homeowners have taken control of their energy costs with SolarCity. Someone new signs up for clean, more affordable energy with us every 3 minutes. Are you next? All it takes is a free consultation to get started. They want to help you save money on energy and your first month is on us.
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december 2015 by icresource
3D Printed Homes for Hermit Crabs | South China Morning Post | Facebook
An artist in Japan uses 3-D printing to create homes for hermit crabs that represent famous places and architecture from around the world.
biodiversity  animals  news-eco  Japan-RC 
december 2015 by icresource
Paris Stunned as Scientists Debunk Climate Change Hysteria | AntiCorruption Society
The scientists say that while the science refutes the UN’s claim that man-made carbon emissions are to blame for global warming, they claim that the UN is pressing ahead with its sinister ‘climate regime’ agenda, which includes: destroying industrial civilization, propping up kleptocrats with Western tax funds, and seizing control of the global economy under the guise of regulating the immensely beneficial “gas of life,” also known as carbon dioxide.
climate-change  news-eco  science 
december 2015 by icresource
Bill Gates' cloud-whitening trials 'a dangerous experiment' | Environment | The Guardian
A US-based research body, Silver Lining, which has received $300,000 from Mr Gates, is developing machines to convert seawater into microscopic particles to be sprayed into clouds. Scientists believe this will increase the whiteness, or albedo, of clouds and increase their ability to reflect more sunlight back into space, reducing global warming.
news-eco  chemtrails 
december 2015 by icresource
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