Category Archives: Environments Issues

In the name of saving the earth: Geoengineering will be a necessary evil, says United Nations body

Source: Can Tech Letter
Date: 4 November 2016
Author: Jayson MacLean

In a new and particularly foreboding report, the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity warns that using geoengineering to combat global warming should be considered a “highly uncertain” prospect, one whose future impact on the planet’s biodiversity is still unclear. Continue reading In the name of saving the earth: Geoengineering will be a necessary evil, says United Nations body

Zero Waste Solutions: Fungi eat plastic and can survive without oxygen; may clean ocean and landfills

Main Source: Minds
Date: 28 March 2015
Author: Ian Crossland

A group of students from Yale’s Department of Molecular Physics and Biochemistry traveled to Ecuador and found a fungus that wants to eat polyurethane. This new type of fungus can digest polyurethane in two weeks, rather than the 1,000 years it would take just sitting around. Continue reading Zero Waste Solutions: Fungi eat plastic and can survive without oxygen; may clean ocean and landfills

A Scientific Analysis of Glyphosate & GM Food by A Former Pro-GMO Scientist of 30 Years — Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

With all the so called debate raging still about glyphosate & GM food (really not rocket science when you read the research, they just split hairs in the interests of corporate greed) this is an excellent listen. When somebody who has been part of the industry, switches sides & speaks out, we need to sit […]

via A Scientific Analysis of Glyphosate & GM Food by A Former Pro-GMO Scientist of 30 Years — Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

The Oncoming E-Waste Hell

How are the west’s ‘recycled’ TVs and computers ending up in a toxic dump in Ghana? Dateline investigates the trade in e-waste which is poisoning a once picturesque part of Africa.

Matthew Concludes: “Disgusting!” only word I can say about the toxic dumping of E-Waste. Got any solutions to solving E-waste toxic problem let me know in the comments below.

Mass Deer Death due to 1080 Aerial drop in New Zealand

In New Zealand mass Deer Death due to 1080 Aerial Drop; also cause death to native creature in New Zealand when feed on dead animals and insects that feed on 1080 bait. It pollute land and rivers and endanger the ecosystem in the native wildlife. In this video about the Farmer blowing the whistle about mass death after a massive aerial poison drop near Lake Taupo.

10 Deer, 3 Possums 1 rat were poisoned when the farmer photographed the carcasses of the poisoned animals after they consume 1080 bait. The 1080 Aerial Drop will continue in name of achieving Pest-free New Zealand by 2050.

Aerial glyphosate spraying threatens organic gardens built by awarding-winning environmentalists

Date: 21 June 2016
Author: J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) As technology advances big agriculture is discovering new and inventive ways to poison the remaining organic food on the planet, as evidenced by what is currently taking place Down Under.

As reported by WAToday, some South West farmers are drawing attention to what they see as a danger to their ability to make a living after state government officials launched an aerial pesticide spraying program near their organic farming operation. Continue reading Aerial glyphosate spraying threatens organic gardens built by awarding-winning environmentalists

Farmers now turning to ‘Weed Terminator’ robot to combat herbicide-resistant weeds caused by GMOs

Main Source: Natural News
Date: 4 April 2016
Author: Sarah Landers

(NaturalNews) The biotech industry has been under a lot of scrutiny recently for its part in causing the development of herbicide-resistant weeds, which are becoming a huge problem for farmers. This resistance, combined with the toxicity of herbicides, means that it is crucial that we find an alternative way to get rid of those pesky weeds – and that’s where Ibex, a.k.a. “The Terminator,” comes in. Continue reading Farmers now turning to ‘Weed Terminator’ robot to combat herbicide-resistant weeds caused by GMOs

Russian group launches large-scale, long-term GMO safety study to test Monsanto’s transgenic corn

Source:Natural News
Date: 26 January 2016
Author: Jennifer Lea Reynolds

(NaturalNews) A study that is estimated to cost $25 million, run over the course of three years and experiment on thousands of rats by feeding them Monsanto genetically modified maize and the herbicide it’s made with is in the works, expected to go into full swing in 2015.

The reason behind the need for the long-term study is explained by Elena Sharoykina, a campaigner and co-founder of the Russian national association for genetic safety (Nags). She’s also the experiment’s coordinator. You might want to sit down for this one, as her response will likely leave many people scratching their heads in confusion.

Continue reading Russian group launches large-scale, long-term GMO safety study to test Monsanto’s transgenic corn