Category: environment

United Kingdom To Ban Detrimental Microbeads By 2017

By Amanda Froelich Tiny exfoliating beads found in face washes, body soaps, and toothpaste might feel good against one’s skin as they lather and repeat, but the plastic particles have actually been found to wreak havoc on the environment, as well as to be potentially harmful to human health. ENN explains that mounting evidence has confirmed that the…

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Four More Government Officials Were Just Charged for Flint Water Failures

By Derrick Broze Flint, MI — On Tuesday, state prosecutors charged four former government employees with conspiring to violate safety rules for their roles in Flint’s water crisis. As a result of an April 2014 decision by one of the controversial unelected, state-appointed emergency managers, Flint residents were exposed to dangerously high levels of lead via…

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BP Pipeline Ruptures, Spills Unknown Amount Of Coal-Bed Methane Into CO River

By Whitney Webb A British Petroleum pipeline in Colorado ruptured last week for still “unknown” reasons, spilling similarly unknown quantities of methane-contaminated wastewater into a tributary of the Los Pinos river. British Petroleum (BP), the company behind the devastating “Deepwater Horizon” oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has – once again – been found…

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Oil Pipeline Spills and Tailings Ponds Ruptures: Coming Soon to a Northern Minnesota River Near You?

By Gary G. Kohls, MD, special guest to Natural Blaze Duty to Warn: Highlighting Enbridge Energy’s 2010 Kalamazoo River Pipeline Spill Also see a major Wall Street Journal article on this important topic: “This investigation identified a complete breakdown of safety at Enbridge. Their employees performed like Keystone Kops and failed to recognize that their pipeline…

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Love that Dirty Water… and Dirty Wars!!

By Philip A. Farruggio Wednesday’s USA Today Main Section had an extensive investigative piece on lead in the drinking water supply of many rural communities. They found: About 100,000 people get their drinking water from utilities that discovered high lead but failed to treat the water or remove the lead. Dozens of utilities took more than one year to formulate a…

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PolyMet’s Tailings “Pond” Could Create a Dead St. Louis River and Dying Lake Superior

By Gary G. Kohls, MD, special guest to Natural Blaze Duty to Warn: Northern Minnesota and the PolyMet Project: PolyMet’s Tailings “Pond” Could Someday Create a Dead St. Louis River and a Dying Lake Superior – Is That an Acceptable Risk to Take? “ALL tailings “ponds” are a problem. If they don’t breach and spill massive amounts of…

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Nuclear Waste Can Be Transformed Into Safe and Efficient Diamond Batteries

By Whitney Webb Researchers at the University of Bristol have managed to transform radioactive graphite waste into efficient diamond batteries with a lifespan of over 5,000 years. Thanks to the work of UK scientists, diamonds may soon become much more than a luxury good. A group of scientists at the University of Bristol has discovered…

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Florida’s Largest Lake is Slowly Being Poisoned, a Victim of Politics as Usual

By Alex Pietrowski Water is life, unless said water has been poisoned and is toxic, then water kills life. As the Standing Rock movement enters the next phase of their struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the world has for once mustered en masse for an environmental cause, many incredibly important battles for water and…

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Poisoned Snow Geese in Butte: the New “Canaries” Warning us Humans About the Toxic Nature of Copper Mining

By Gary G. Kohls, MD, special guest to Natural Blaze Lessons From the Most Toxic Open Pit Copper Mine in the WorldIn November of 1995, a large flock of migrating snow geese, heading south for the winter, took refuge from a snowstorm and landed on the unfrozen surface of an open pit copper mine on…

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