Category: environment

The PolyMet Project and the Lethal Risks to the St Louis River Watershed and Lake Superior

By Gary G. Kohls, MD, guest to Natural Blaze It’s an Acceptable Risk for Foreign Investors to Take, but What About Us? “ALL tailings “ponds” are a problem. If they don’t breach and spill massive amounts of toxic sludge into the environment like at Mount Polley, they leach that contamination slowly, poisoning the waters and…

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Substance in Crude Oil Harms Fish Hearts, Could Affect Humans

By Taylor Kubota Research from Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station has identified a substance in oil that’s to blame for the cardiotoxicity seen in fish exposed to crude oil spills. More than a hazard for marine life exposed to oil, the contaminant this team identified is abundant in air pollution and could pose a global threat…

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Meals Without Bees – A Photo Series by Fairmont

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Fairmont Hotels has released a photo series depicting a day’s worth of typical meals – but in a near-future without bees. What do hotels have to do with bees? The two don’t really go hand-in-hand, do they? Hotels…bees…hotels…bees… Well, in a world with declining bees you certainly wouldn’t get a complimentary…

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Trump To Go Ahead With DAPL, Keystone; Eminent Domain, Pollution To Follow But No Energy Independence

By Brandon Turbeville In the first week of the Trump administration, The Donald has issued a flurry of executive orders, many of them surprisingly positive. Ending the TPP, U.S. support for abortion overseas, and a planned “renegotiation” of NAFTA have all brought praise from a number of corners. However, Trump’s recent order renewing the construction of the DAPL…

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Nanoparticles From Engines Can Awaken Dormant Viruses

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Nanoparticles expelled from a variety of combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in lung tissue cells. Combustion engines make the world go ’round – cars, planes, boats, some trains and jets, lawn mowers, weed cutters – any gas or diesel engine requiring internal combustion to force the movement of pistons. Viruses are…

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Stop Cooking – You’re Polluting the Environment

By Catherine J Frompovich Stop eating and cooking; you’re polluting the environment! According to the Phys Org article “Research targets cookstove pollution using supercomputers and NASA satellites,” science, in my opinion, has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous.  How will that impact the all-American outdoor barbeque?  Dad’s cooking burgers on the summertime grill.  Will…

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Wyoming Moves to Ban Wind and Solar Power for Use by Electric Utilities

By Vic Bishop Wind and solar power are gaining ground around the globe as viable and economically sound alternatives to fossil fuels and nuclear energy. In the U.S., solar power now employs more people than any other energy industry, including oil, natural gas, and coal combined, proving that not only is clean energy good for the…

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Palm Oil Contains Carcinogenic Substance, Says EU Food Safety Authority

By Anna Hunt The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announces that substances found in palm oil raise a potential health concern. They identified one component of palm oil as “geotoxic and carcinogenic.” This information is critical because palm oil is the most heavily utilized vegetable oils, and many people are unaware that palm oil is…

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Iceland Drilling World’s Deepest Geothermal Well in Race for Renewable Energy

By Vic Bishop At a time when the fossil fuel industry dominates the world, and as we wait to see what the fallout will be from Fukushima and other nuclear plants that continue to age and contaminate surrounding areas, we need now, more than ever, a pioneering effort to develop clean, renewable sources of energy….

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Is Geoengineering the Cause of High Levels of Aluminum in Bumblebees?

By Kristan T. Harris Recent University Study Shows High Levels of Aluminum in Bumblebees Maybe the Cause of Decline in Population A recent study published on the journal Public Library of Science One, links aluminum as a contributing factor to the decline of bumblebees. There has been much debate on what is causing the rapid loss of the insect species, from…

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