Tag: pollution

Here’s Why Portland, Oregon Just Filed a Major Federal Lawsuit Against Monsanto

By Jake Anderson Becoming the seventh city to sue Monsanto over contaminated waterways, Portland passed a resolution last week authorizing city attorney Tracy Reeve to take the biotech company to federal court over its decades-long dispersal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The city has spent more than $1 billion cleaning up PCB pollution in the Willamette…

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New Report Calls for Increased Monitoring of US Drinking Water Supplies

By Jim Erickson Monitoring of U.S. drinking water supplies for chemical and microbial contaminants should be increased, especially for vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, infants and young children, according to the final report from a panel of scientists and engineers that advises President Obama. In response to concerns about the safety of the nation’s…

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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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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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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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World’s First Scarf With Built-In Technology Filters 95% Of Airborne Contaminants

By Amanda Froelich The Bioscarf is made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. And, for every product sold, a Bioscarf is donated to an individual affected by air pollution. During a trip to the Hubei Province in China, businessman Carlton Solle became ill.  After visiting a local doctor, he was informed that he had most likely…

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Washington State Sues Monsanto Over “Omnipresent and Terrifically Toxic” PCB Pollution

By Lily Dane Washington is suing agrichemical giant Monsanto over pollution from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). It is the first state to file such a suit, joining cities including Portland, Oregon, and Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Long Beach, and San Diego in California. Those cases are ongoing. Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the lawsuit…

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New Report Blames Air Pollution For Deaths Of 600,000 Children Every Year

By Whitney Webb UNICEF found air pollution to be a major contributing factor in the deaths of nearly 600,000 under the age of five. Most recent environmental concerns regarding pollution have been largely focused on water and land pollution. Though these are undeniably major concerns facing our planet, there has been a tendency to ignore…

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