For Immediate release: Climate Ground Zero Delivers Toxic Blasting Dust to Capitol Building in Charleston, West Virginia When: Monday, November 25 at 1:00 P.M. Where: The Liberty Bell Memorial near the back steps of the Capitol Building. “Blasting mountaintops to mine for coal has been controversial in Appalachia since the 1970′s when it was first […]
9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask By Max Fisher, Published: August 29 at 12:50 pmE-mail the writer The United States and allies are preparing for a possibly imminent series of limited military strikes against Syria, the first direct U.S. intervention in the two-year civil war, in retaliation for President […]
Why the U.S. Should Stay Out The Long War in Syria by GARY LEUPP Two years ago, Barack Obama announced that Syrian President Bashar Assad must “get out of the way.” “The time has come,” he declared on August 18, 2011, “for President Assad to step aside.” Needless to say, Assad ignored him. He was […]
ASHEVILLE — Sampling of test wells surrounding two ash lagoons covering nearly 100 acres at Duke Energy’s Asheville power plant leaves no doubt that groundwater has been contaminated. > View Duke Energy well contamination in a larger map Illegal discharges of toxic heavy metals also have been detected seeping from the ash-laden ponds into the […]
Unprecedented mass lease cancellation occurs near homes of some of fractivism’s most effective mobilizers. Photo Credit: Pincasso/ Shutterstock.com July 19, 2013 | Certain powerful images really stick with you when you watch Gasland or Gasland 2. First is the shot of the tap water on fire. Equally powerful are the images of the film’s director […]
A small part of Ohio has secured the ignominious honor of becoming the most successful frackwater dumping ground in the state. Welcome to Portage County, Ohio, the biggest dumping ground for fracking waste in a state that is fast becoming the go-to destination for the byproducts of America’s latest energy boom. As fracking—pumping a briny […]
By David Rosenberg Posted Friday, July 19, 2013, at 1:13 PM Jodie Simons demonstrates how her sink water, full of methane, lights on fire. Simons’ household’s water was pristine before gas drilling started, but now they’ve been without clean drinking or bathing water for months. Nina Berman/NOOR Photographer Nina Berman had just started focusing on […]
Will Work for Change: Activists say their work might not be lucrative, but it’s fulfilling “It sounds noble but in reality, I’m broke.” by Lauren Daley Photo courtesy of Mel Packer Mel Packer with Marcellus Protest Someone has been shouting “get a job!” at Vincent Eirene since he was a little boy. The thing is, […]
10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down Fact-checking some of the gun lobby’s favorite arguments shows they’re full of holes. —By Dave Gilson | Thu Jan. 31, 2013 3:01 AM PST 620 By cutting off federal funding for research and stymieing data collection and sharing, the National Rifle Association has tried to do to the study of […]
For years we’ve lobbied Congress. This year, we’re raising our voices a little louder. But we won’t be successful without YOUR help.
Mark your calendar for one week from today and join thousands on June 6th, and demand an end to mountaintop removal coal mining.
You don’t have to travel to DC to take a stand against one of the most serious human rights violations happening in our country today. Next week, support our mountain heroes by calling on your Congressperson to support the Clean Water Protection Act:
Set up an in-district meeting with your local Congressional office or just drop by. Setting up a meeting is simple! Here’s how.
We have many champions fighting with us in Congress - 121 to date - but many more who have repeatedly turned a blind eye to the deadly situation in Appalachia, or worse — actively campaigned to weaken what little protections exist. But it’s time to stand up to those bad actors and demand more, because Appalachia deserves better.
We will win, but we need you more than ever. Big Coal has taken note of our progress – and they are working overtime to erase our victories and block the passage of this bill.
Monsanto’s Mon810 corn, genetically engineered to produce a mutant version of the insecticide Bt, has been banned in Poland following protests by beekeepers who showed the corn was killing honeybees.
Poland is the first country to formally acknowledge the link between Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn and the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that’s been devastating bees around the world. Many analysts believe that Monsanto has known the danger their GMOs posed to bees all along. The biotech giant recently purchased a CCD research firm, Beeologics, that government agencies, including the US Department of Agriculture, have been relying on for help unraveling the mystery behind the disappearance of the bees.
Now that it’s owned by Monsanto, it’s very unlikely that Beeologics will investigate the links, but genetically engineered crops have been implicated in CCD for years now.
By now you don’t need to be convinced that climate change is happening. Record-setting heat waves, storms, and droughts are all occurring with increased intensity and regularity, making change visible to all.
But while we’re all familiar with the problem, solutions haven’t been as simple to talk about. In fact, it often feels like there’s very little any one individual can do.
Sign here to support the EPA’s historic limit on carbon pollution.
For the first time ever, the EPA has proposed a limit on carbon pollution. It’s a courageous and critical step toward curbing carbon emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants and solving the climate crisis.
And it’s your opportunity to take real action.
By clicking here you will be signing and sending a message to the White House that this measure is a step in the right direction — a direction of leadership on the issue of climate-altering carbon pollution. It could just be the most important click you ever make.
Support the EPA’s historic limit on carbon pollution — then pass this on to your friends so they can sign, too.
Nearly all of our infant formula, including every one of the millions of bottles distributed free by the government, contains genetically engineered corn or soy, as well as milk from cows injected by bovine growth hormone.
The FDA doesn’t conduct or even require a single safety study on GMOs. They allow companies like Monsanto to do their own safety tests. Keep in mind that the FDA also assured us that Monsanto’s past products – DDT, PCBs and Agent Orange – were perfectly safe. This was before they were banned. Today, Monsanto can put GMOs into baby bottles, sippy cups, and breakfast cereal, without even telling the FDA or consumers.
Because of their less-developed immune systems, infants and young children are more sensitive to toxins found in GMOs. And diseases linked to GMOs in animal-feeding studies are skyrocketing among America’s children. This can’t be a coincidence.
Children are More Vulnerable
• Infants and young children are more sensitive to toxins found in GMOs.
• Their immune system and blood brain barrier are not fully developed.
Again, diseases are skyrocketing among America’s children. Their disorders include the same ones identified in GMO animal feeding studies by the physicians group, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.
Enough is enough. Tell the FDA that they must stop companies from feeding our babies genetically modified infant formula and baby food and to stop using our kids as guinea pigs.
Upon discovering research that identified pesticides as a leading contributor to declining bee populations, Monsanto, a major producer of genetically modified foods, decided to simply buy out Beelogic, the research company.
Monsanto will now be able to point the blame away from chemicals used in GMO food production. And to make matters worse, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) may begin to use this bogus research, which will encourage other companies to fund and manipulate research as well. It is imperative that we find the real reasons why the bee population is declining.