Tag: pollution

Microplastics on Beaches Now Recorded at Insane Levels

By Jason Erickson More attention is finally being given to determining the ill effects that microplastics (microbeads) are having on human health and the environment. Previous concerns have been raised in everything from toothpaste to beer to the wider ecosystem where it was found to threaten juvenile fish that were becoming addicted to them. Perhaps…

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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Demonstrates Dangers of Industrial Agriculture and Factory Farming

By Alex Pietrowski If one is truly concerned about climate change, and wondering where to begin to reverse the damage being done to our planet, a great place to make changes would be the modern industrial farming and agriculture model. In addition to the harm being done by the overuse of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides,…

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Most of Us Are Ingesting Plastic Fibers Without Even Realizing It

By Anna Hunt Plastic, once regarded as convenient and versatile, has actually become one of the biggest environmental problems of our time. It’s easy to see the extend of the contamination when you visit the oceanside. Even the most remote beaches are often littered with plastic debris. Now, new evidence reveals the problem of plastic pollution…

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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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