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Think Your Fish is Safe – Scientists Just Had a Disturbing Revelation

By Jason Erickson New Chemical Pollution Study Highlights Importance of Where Fish is Sourced While there have been various advisories over the years against eating tuna – from moral to health related – a new study might be zeroing in on an even greater problem than what has been addressed so far. The consumption of…

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Plastic Patch Bigger Than Mexico Just Discovered in the Pacific—Humans Now Eating Plastic in Their Salt

By Justin Gardner In January 2016 we reported on a scientific analysis finding that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Right now, one garbage truck of plastic is being dumped into the ocean every minute. This disturbing reality is underscored by the recent discovery of another giant patch of…

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Antofagasta, Twin Metals, PolyMet and the Hidden Dangers of Modern High-Tech Copper Mining

By Gary G. Kohls, MD, guest to Natural Blaze Over the past two days, I revised a previous Duty to Warn column about copper mining titled “Corporate Sociopaths Out of Northern Minnesota” and then I also revised another column about the infamous British/Australian copper mining giant Rio Tinto that has devastated so much of the earth….

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Polluted Popsicle Art Sheds Light on Water Contamination

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Three Taiwan university students came up with a brilliant way to raise awareness about their polluted water reserves. By crafting real water samples into frozen popsicles that never melt because they fashioned them in resin. The dramatic array of colors and solids suspended in everyone’s favorite summer treat makes for an unsettling yet strangely…

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Radioactive Waste Flowing Freely into Columbia River Because There’s No Money to Stop It

By Vic Bishop A member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently informed the public that radioactive waste from the decommissioned Hanford nuclear power plant is ‘flowing freely’ into the Columbia river. The mighty Columbia river is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of America, flowing down from Canada, winding through eastern Washington…

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38 Million Pieces of Plastic Found on Uninhabited Island in the South Pacific

By Anna Hunt One would expect very little plastic, if any, on an uninhabited island. In reality, the opposite is true at Henderson Island in the South Pacific ocean. Marine scientists have discovered that this uninhabited coral atoll is one of the most polluted, and 99.8 percent of the debris is plastic. Tons of Plastic Found…

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Alarming Study: Pharmaceutical Factory Pollution Accelerating Spread of Superbugs

By Annabelle Bamforth The issue of “pharmaceutical pollution” was recently highlighted in a study that points to inadequate waste management policies leading to the presence of both pharmaceutical products as well as drug-resistant superbugs in the waters of India. The study, published in the scientific journal Infection, focused on the environmental impact of drug production…

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Remarkable Beach Cleanup Removes 5.3 Million Kg of Trash, Transforms Coastline

By Anna Hunt This is one of the most dramatic beach makeovers, ever. Over a span of 85 weeks, resident volunteers in north western Mumbai, India, transformed Versova beach from one of the most littered to absolutely stunning. The beach cleanup removed 5.3 million kilograms of trash, which is over half of the daily garbage generated by…

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