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The Freshwater Project - Important Freshwater Environments Across the Globe

The Freshwater Project - Important Freshwater Environments Across the Globe | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


-▶ GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS OF IMPORTANT FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE

Michel Roggo is based in Switzerland, and this has a lot to do with his passion: He started freshwater photography in the countless crystal clear rivers and lakes of the Swiss Alps. With 25 years of experience and about 100 expeditions worldwide, he has the skills to work on a global freshwater project: Produce a photographic documentation of 30 important freshwater environments from across the globe, focusing on underwater images. This as a contribution to safeguarding the future of the world's wetland areas. The duration of the project is 4 years, starting 2011. So far, about 20 locations have been photographed. http://www.roggo.ch/thefreshwaterproject/


Nature, March 02, 2015
▶  EUROPE SOUNDS ALARM OVER FRESHWATER POLLUTION http://www.nature.com/news/europe-sounds-alarm-over-freshwater-pollution-1.17021



                 IUCN -  International Union for Conservation of Nature

                                        Download Full Report
              THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE IN AFRICAN FRESHWATERS

                           UNDER WATER, UNDER THREAT

The most comprehensive assessment yet of freshwater biodiversity at the species level for an entire continent: mainland continental Africa

http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/species/our_work/about_freshwater/what_we_do_freshwater/pan_africa_freshwater_ba/pan_africa_report_2011/



ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) December 12, 2014
OIL SPILL THREATENS RARE DOLPHINS IN BANGLADESH'S SUNDARBANS REGION, OFFICIALS WARN. Thousands of litres of oil spilled into the protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins. Bangladeshi fishermen using sponges and sacks have begun cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to the world's largest mangrove forest http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-12/catastrophic-oil-spill-in-bangladesh/5963450

 

Care2, July 10, 2014
-▶ THIS NEW MEKONG RIVER DAM IS A DEATH SENTENCE FOR THE LAST 85 IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS http://www.care2.com/causes/this-new-dam-is-a-death-sentence-for-the-last-85-irrawaddy-dolphins.html


                                       RESTORING RIVERS: 

THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES

                                          http://sco.lt/5tVYLB


 

On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014
-▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again



 -▶ MANGROVES, REEFS, FORESTS AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED -- DOUBLING COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT AND SPECIES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6tnLLF

 

                                 RESTORING RIVERS TO NATURE

                                                      WATCH

                          "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                     Full Episode - PBS Nature

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/


 

-▶ GIVING THANKS TO SALMON: SUSTAINERS OF THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST http://ow.ly/mITrI

 

May 2013 - Solutions Magazine
-▶ THE RETURN OF THE SALMON:  HOW ONE DAM'S REMOVAL HAS TRANSFORMED OUR APPROACH TO NATURE http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22131

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
-▶ HELPING FISH RETURN TO THE ELWHA RIVER - NOT SO EASY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&


                                          ELWHA RIVER DAM

      FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY: A GRAND EXPERIMENT

                                         http://sco.lt/51kuO1

 


 August 22, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ DAMS DESTABILIZE RIVER FOOD WEBS: LESSONS FROM THE GRAND CANYON http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dams_destabilize_river_food_webs_Lessons_from_the_Grand_Canyon_999.html

 

-▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php

 

Alternet, January 20, 2014
-▶  ALASKAN COPPER MINE COULD DESTROY THE WORLD'S LARGEST WILD SALMON RUN, SAYS EPA http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/copper-mine-could-destroy-worlds-largest-wild-salmon-run?akid=11427.237541.SV5Uzp&rd=1&src=newsletter950229&t=14

 

 Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

-▶  THE ICONIC SALMON http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=6



-▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE. REPORT REVEALS SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION http://sco.lt/5Gpafx


  National Geographic: Pictures:
 -▶ DIPPING UNDER UNSPOILED RIVERS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/pictures/130322-unspoiled-rivers-freshwater/



 -▶ 28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA http://sco.lt/7paeFV


 March 22, 2013 Environment America
 -▶ REPORT: WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

 

Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013
 -▶ BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers


FastCo Exist, March 31, 2014
 -▶ STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW HOW WE'RE USING AND ABUSING THE WORLD'S WATER http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027442/stunning-photographs-show-how-were-using-and-abusing-the-worlds-water

 

                                                        PHOTOS

                                            Mother Nature Network
 -▶ RIVER OTTERS, THE HARDEST WORKING CLOWNS IN THE WATER. Playful, curious, rambunctious and so much fun to watch, North American river otters are an important part of a healthy riparian habitat. River otters can be found near lakes, rivers, swamps and estuaries. Click through to see more photos of these adorable animals and learn more about just how amazing they are. (Text: Jaymi Heimbuch)

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/river-otters-hardest-working-clowns-in-the-water/you-otter-know


Mother Nature Network, March 05, 2015
 -▶ THE ONE IMPORTANT WAY WE COMPLETELY UNDERVALUE RIVER OTTERS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/the-one-important-way-we-completely-undervalue-river-otters


 -▶ IN PHOTOS:  RIVER OTTERS MAKING A COME BACK IN CALIFORNIA'S BAY AREA . A sign not only that the local efforts put into habitat restoration are paying off, but that focusing on coexisting with wildlife in general can bring back native species to an area.

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/in-photos-river-otters-making-come-back-californias-bay-area.html

 

World Wildlife Fund, March 13, 2014
 -▶ DEPENDING ON CLEAN WATER:  FIVE FRESHWATER ANIMAL STORIES  http://worldwildlife.org/stories/depending-on-clean-water-five-freshwater-animals?link=btn&

 

WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND OUR SURVIVAL ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn



September 10, 2013 Wired Magazine
 -▶ SPRAWLING, GORGEOUS PHOTO PROJECT DIVES DEEP INTO THE LIFE AND HEAVY INDUSTRIES OF RIVERS http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/09/sprawling-and-gorgeous-photo-project-dives-deep-into-the-life-and-waste-of-rivers/

 

 -▶ *** INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012


 -▶ PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER  http://sco.lt/6c3dcf



                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS  -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

 

                              WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          http://sco.lt/856DXl

 


                                                     WATCH

                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

           130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/


 

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FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER:  Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

  

                                                    FRACKING:

                          http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


 WHERE ARE THE REGULATIONS AND LIABILITY FOR POISONING OUR WATER, SOILS AND LAYING WASTE TO OUR ENVIRONMENT? WHY IS THE FRACKING INDUSTRY NOT BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR LAND & IMMINENT DOMAIN GRABS, PAYING TAXES AND COLLATERAL/ENVIRONMENTAL  DAMAGE?  AND DON'T BUY THE "JOBS" CARD - IT'S A PLOY.


                        POLITICS TRUMPS SAFE DRINKING WATER

Fracking into underground drinking water sources is NOT prohibited by the 2005 Energy Policy Act, which exempted the practice from key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Oil companies get a free ride at expense of both environmental and human health with little or no oversight or regulation. Damage May Be Irreversible



The Mind Unleashed, March 11, 2015
-▶ FRACKING USED TO INJECT NUCLEAR WASTE UNDERGROUND FOR DECADES: POISONING GROUND WATER & ENVIRONMENT  http://themindunleashed.org/2015/03/fracking-used-to-inject-nuclear-waste-underground-for-decades.html


-▶  USA OIL AND GAS DRILLERS HAVE INJECTED MORE THAN  10 TRILLION GALLONS OF TOXIC WATER INTO THE EARTH --- LEGALLY !! http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/09/20/oil-and-gas-drillers-have-injected-more-than-10-trillion-gallons-of-wastewater-into-the-earth/



National Geographic, March 25, 2015
  -▶ WATER USE FOR FRACKING HAS SKYROCKETED, USGS DATA SHOW http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2015/03/150325-water-use-for-fracking-over-time/


April 26, 2013 The Dickinson Press, North Dakota
-▶  FRACKING AWAY THE WATER: REPORT WARNS OF DWINDLING SUPPLY DUE TO OIL INDUSTRY  http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/67864/group/Energy/


                                             INFOGRAPHIC
                                           THIRSTY ENERGY
                           Energy and Water's Interdependence
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/01/16/infographic-thirsty-energy-energy-and-water-interdependence


       WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS

                                            http://sco.lt/74mbHF


Ecowatch

IS THE IRREVERSIBLE COST TO OUR WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH WORTH THE 'FRENETIC DRIVE TO BE #1" - USA GAS ENERGY DRILLING RUSH http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


Jan 24, 2013

-▶  DO WE HAVE ENOUGH WATER TO FRACK OUR WAY TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-rubin/fracking-shale-water_b_2522940.html


Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2015
  -▶ HIGH LEVELS OF BENZENE FOUND IN FRACKING WASTE RE-INJECTED INTO GROUND WATER. Tests find significant concentrations of the human carcinogen benzene in this so-called "flowback fluid." In some cases, the fracking waste liquid, which is frequently reinjected into groundwater, contained benzene levels thousands of times greater than state and federal agencies consider safe. The presence of benzene in fracking waste water is raising alarm over potential public health dangers amid admissions by state oil and gas regulators that California for years inadvertently allowed companies to inject fracking flowback water into protected aquifers containing drinking water.http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-fracking-20150211-story.html#page=1


One Green Planet, January 22, 2015
  -▶ JUST WHEN CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT PROBLEMS COULDN'T BE WORSE, FRACKING POLLUTES 9 AQUIFERS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/fracking-pollutes-california-aquifers/


The Good Human, January 09, 2015
  -▶ WHAT IS FRACKING DOING TO OUR WATER? This article aims to explain what the term means and considers what the potential impact could be to our drinking water. http://thegoodhuman.com/2015/01/09/what-is-fracking-doing-to-our-water/


Ecowatch, January 23, 2015
-▶  WORST FRACKING WASTEWATER SPILL IN NORTH DAKOTA LEAKS 3 MILLION GALLONS INTO RIVER. Three million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production—also known as fracking wastewaterspilled from a leaking pipe in western North Dakota. State officials say it’s the worst spill of its kind since the fracking boom began in the state. http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/23/fracking-wastewater-spill-north-dakota/


Ecowatch

- ▶  FRACKING WAR AGAINST CLEAN WATER AND ENVIRONMENT/HUMAN HEALTH  http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


International Business Times, November 18, 2014
-▶  'MONSTER' FRACKING WELLS GUZZLED 3.3 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER IN DROUGHT-STRICKEN AREAS, ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT FINDS  http://www.ibtimes.com/monster-fracking-wells-guzzled-33-billion-gallons-water-drought-stricken-areas-1725561


                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                NBC News, September 14, 2014
FRACKING OR DRINKING WATER?  THAT MAY BECOME THE CHOICE
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/fracking-or-drinking-water-may-become-choice-n202231


                                        ProPublica, June 21, 2014
                    INJECTION WELLS:  THE POISON BENEATH US.

There are more than 680,000 underground waste and injection wells nationwide..."In 10 to 100 years we are going to find out that most of our groundwater is polluted...A lot of people are going to get sick, and a lot of people may die." ...Over the past several decades, The boom in oil and natural gas drilling has injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation's geology as an invisible dumping ground.

No company would be allowed to pour such dangerous chemicals into the rivers or onto the soil. But until recently, scientists and environmental officials have assumed that deep layers of rock beneath the earth would safely entomb the waste for millennia. There are growing signs they were mistaken.

http://www.propublica.org/article/injection-wells-the-poison-beneath-us


RT News, October 09, 2014
-▶  CALIFORNIA AQUIFER CONTAMINATED WITH BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF FRACKING WASTEWATER http://rt.com/usa/194620-california-aquifers-fracking-contamination/


ClimateProgress, August 29, 2014
-▶  PENNSYLVANIA FINALLY REVEALS FRACKING HAS CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER HUNDREDS OF TIMES  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/29/3477184/pennsylvania-fracking-water-contamination/


June 25, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶  STUDY: DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION LINKED TO FRACKING, HORIZONTAL DRILLING http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4


Common Dreams, December 01, 2014
  -▶ 'THIRSTY' GLOBAL FRACKING INDUSTRY PUTS WATER, ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITIES AT RISK. 'The fracking industry needs to be urgently reined in before it's too late for our planet and people across the globe.' http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/12/01/thirsty-global-fracking-industry-puts-water-environment-communities-risk


DeSmogBlog, November 23, 2014
  -▶ MONSTER WELLS: HUNDREDS OF FRACKING WELLS USING 10-25 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER - EACH   http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/11/23/monster-wells-hundreds-fracking-wells-using-10-25-million-gallons-water-each


Reuters, November 18, 2014
-▶  WATER IS THE BIGGEST OUTPUT OF U.S. OIL AND GAS WELLS. The biggest product of the U.S. petroleum industry is not oil, gas or condensate but water -- billions and billions of gallons containing dissolved salts, grease and even naturally occurring radioactive materials. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/18/us-usa-shale-water-kemp-idUSKCN0J223P20141118



Common Dreams, Febraury 04, 2014
FRACKINGS TERRIFYING WATER USAGE TRENDS SPELLS DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/05-9


ClimateProgress, July 08, 2014
- ▶ CHEVRON ADMITS THE TRUTH:  OIL SHALE WILL USE HUGE AMOUNTS OF WESTERN WATER : WATER RIGHTS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/08/3457738/chevron-oil-shale-water/


 DeSmogBlog, September 23, 2014
-▶ CALIFORNIA FARMERS FILE SUIT ALLEGING OIL FRACKING COMPANIES FAULTY WASTEWATER INJECTION CAUSED CROP FAILURES AND LOSSES http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/09/23/california-farmers-file-suit-alleging-oil-companies-faulty-wastewater-injection-caused-crop-loss


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                                            FRACKING AMERICA

                            THE GIGANTIC PUBLIC LAND GRAB

MAKING DEALS FOR PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT GAS DRILLING ON OUR PRISTINE PUBLIC LANDS http://sco.lt/991RWT


                          FRACKING OUR FOOD AND WATER SUPPLY

                                               http://sco.lt/5rMIQT


                          FRACKING SECRETS BY THE THOUSANDS

KEEPS U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS, LEAVING TOXIC CHEMICAL MINEFIELD IN THEIR WAKE - FOR TAX PAYER CLEAN UP http://sco.lt/8JGKy9


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 August 11, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  FRACKING - A TEXAN TRAGEDY: AMPLE OIL, GAS, BUT NO WATER  
Fracking Boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/11/texas-tragedy-ample-oil-no-water


-▶  FRACKING CHEMICALS USED IN TEXAS KEPT SECRET 19,000 TIMES IN FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR  – EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.org/2012/fracking-chemicals-kept-secret/



The CantonRep, September 21, 2014
-▶ THIRSTY WELLS:  FRACKING CONSUMES BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER. Drillers in Ohio have used more than 4 billion gallons of water to frack horizontal shale wells since 2011.  http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140920/NEWS/140929938


-▶  THE WATER FOOTPRINT OF SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT  http://ecowatch.org/2012/the-water-footprint-of-shale-gas-development/


EcoWatch, February 18, 2014

-▶ TRADING WATER FOR FUEL IS FRACKING CRAZY, Dr. David Suzuki. It would be difficult to live without oil and gas. But it would be impossible to live without water. Yet, in our mad rush to extract and sell every drop of gas and oil as quickly as possible, we’re trading precious water for fossil fuels. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/18/trading-water-for-fuel-fracking-crazy/



-▶ WHAT'S THE FRACKING PROBLEM WITH NATURAL GAS?  by David Suzuki http://ecowatch.org/2012/whats-the-fracking-problem-with-natural-gas/

 

                                                   ProPublica
             FRACKING - GAS DRILLING'S ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT

                          http://www.propublica.org/series/fracking


Grist, October 31, 2013
-▶ MARCELLUS SHALE FRACKING WELLS USE 5 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER APIECE http://grist.org/news/marcellus-shale-fracking-wells-use-5-million-gallons-of-water-apiece/

aquifers


Al Jazeera America, September 10, 2014
- ▶ WHEN FRACKING AND FREE SPEECH COLLIDE. 

What started as a short YouTube video and a couple of local news interviews about a Texas landowner being able to light his water on fire has ballooned into a free speech fight.Steve Lipsky has complained for years that fracking company Range Resources polluted his drinking water and streams that run through his property. The company sued him in 2011 for defaming its reputation for "environmental stewardship".

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/9/fracking-free-speech.html


 Oil Price, February 06, 2014
-▶ AS DROUGHT HITS, FRACKING POSES THREAT TO WATER SUPPLY : WATER RIGHTS http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/As-Drought-Hits-Fracking-Poses-Threat-to-Water-Supply.html


The Raw Story, February 05, 2014
-▶  REPORT:  FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS http://linkis.com/www.rawstory.com/rs/ajjFa


East Bay Express, January 22, 2014
FRACKING DURING A DROUGHT IS CRAZY http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/fracking-during-a-drought-is-crazy/Content?oid=3816394


Truthout
FRACKERS OUTBID FARMERS FOR WATER IN COLORADO DROUGHT http://truth-out.org/news/item/8540


26, 2013 - The Dickinson Press

-▶ A scathing report issued Thursday by the Western Organization of Resource Councils says water used in the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is reaching a crisis point in Western states.... http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/67864/group/Energy/


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                      THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION:

                            AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare


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Midwest Energy News, July 09, 2014
 -▶ OHIO STUDY FINDS MORE COSTS THAN BENEFITS IN SHALE GAS DRILLING http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/07/09/ohio-study-finds-more-costs-than-benefits-in-shale-gas-drilling/


Common Dreams, Febraury 04, 2014
FRACKINGS TERRIFYING WATER USAGE TRENDS SPELLS DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/05-9

 

The Raw Story, February 05, 2014
REPORT:  FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS http://linkis.com/www.rawstory.com/rs/ajjFa


-▶ EPA ALLOWING OIL COMPANIES TO INJECT DRILLING AND FRACKING WASTE INTO AQUIFERS BELOW NORTHERN COLORADO http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20121228/NEWS01/312280037/EPA-allowing-oil-companies-inject-drilling-fracking-waste-into-aquifers-below-Northern-Colorado?nclick_check=1


InsideClimate, July 16, 2014
- ▶ NORTH DAKOTA: A MILLION GALLONS OF 'SALTWATER' FRACKING WASTE SPILLS INTO TRIBUTARY OF LAKE SAKAKAWEA THAT PROVIDES DRINKING WATER TO THE RESERVATION.  In early July, a million gallons of salty drilling waste spilled from a pipeline The salty drilling waste contains heavy metals in concentrations that might not meet drinking water standards, as well as radioactive material http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140716/saltwater-north-dakota-fracking-spill-not-whats-found-ocean


ClimateProgress, September 25, 2015
-▶ SCIENTISTS:  FRACKING WASTEWATER POSES THREAT TO DRINKING WATER http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/25/3572143/fracking-wastewater-health-study/


Los Angeles Time, August 12, 2013
▶  OIL COMPANIES FRACKING INTO DRINKING WATER SOURCES, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-fracking-groundwater-pavillion-20140811-story.html#page=1


-▶ FRACKING COMPANIES USE "TRADE SECRET" LOOPHOLE TO AVOID CHEMICAL DISCLOSURES  http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/fracking-companies-use-trade-secret-loophole-to-avoid-chemical-disclosures-121001?news=845823

 

PLAYING THE PATENT GAME TO PROTECT CORPORATE INTERESTS

HuffPost Green, March 12, 2014

▶  WYOMING HIGH COURT QUESTIONS RULING AGAINST FRACKING CHEMICAL DISCLOSURE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/12/wyoming-fracking_n_4951248.html


August 26, 2013 Mint Press News
-▶ TOXINS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER ACROSS THE U.S.: HOW BAD IS THE PROBLEM http://www.mintpressnews.com/toxins-found-in-drinking-water-across-the-u-s-how-bad-is-the-problem/167798/


 Inside Climate News, February 05, 2014

▶  FRACKING'S THIRST FOR WATER: INVESTORS WARNED OF THE HIDDEN FINANCIAL RISKS In dozens of water-scarce counties where fracking is booming, water use is at or approaching more than a billion gallons a year. http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140205/frackings-thirst-water-investors-warned-hidden-financial-risks


ClimateProgress, July 25, 2014
-▶ JUDGE SIDES WITH OIL INDUSTRY PROFITS TO OVERTURN COLORADO TOWN'S BANK ON FRACKING IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/25/3464121/judge-overturns-colorado-fracking-ban/



Forbes, July 22, 2014
- ▶ OH THE SPIN:  STERILIZING OUR WATER AND LAND
TOXIC HOSPITAL DISINFECTANT THAT'S MAKING FRACKING "GREENER" ??!! http://www.forbes.com/sites/rosatrieu/2014/07/22/the-hospital-disinfectant-thats-being-used-in-fracking/

 

 

-▶  WHAT 20 MONTHS OF WATER CONSUMPTION FOR FRACKING IN THE U.S. LOOKS LIKE  http://ecowatch.org/2012/water-for-fracking/

 

 July 10, 2012 Strange Sounds

-▶  FRACKING AND DRINKING WATER MAP:  SHOWS YOU WHERE YOU SHOULD NOT DRINK TAP WATER IN THE USA http://strangesounds.org/2013/07/fracking-and-drinking-water-map-this-map-shows-you-where-you-shouldnt-drink-tap-water-in-the-usa.html


Alternet, September 02, 2014
▶ GROUNDBREAKING STUDY SHOWS HOW DEMAND FOR WATER COULD IMPACT FRACKING WORLDWIDE As water demands increase, farms and homes face higher competition from drilling operations.  http://www.alternet.org/environment/groundbreaking-study-shows-how-demand-water-could-impact-fracking-worldwide

 

                                  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                                 http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

August 15, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  FRACKING SUCKS UP ALL THE WATER FROM TEXAS TOWN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0815-gen-fracking-texas-water.html


Science Daily, October 2, 2013

▶  STREAMS BELOW FRACKING WASTE-WATER TREATMENT PLANT SHOW ELEVATED SALTS, METALS -- AND RADIOACTIVITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131002092621.htm


 Yale Environmental 360, Februry 26, 2014
 -▶ AS FRACKING BOOMS, GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT WASTEWATER http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_fracking_booms_growing_concerns_about_wastewater/2740/


North Carolina Health News, May 12, 2014
FRACKING WASTE COULD INCREASE CARCINOGENS IN NORTH CAROLINA DRINKING WATER http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/05/12/fracking-waste-could-increase-carcinogens-in-nc-drinking-water/


Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
BUSTED: US OIL LOBBY HYPE: WRITE-DOWN OF TWO-THIRDS OF US SHALE OIL AVAILABILITY EXPLODES FRACKING MYTH http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/may/22/two-thirds-write-down-us-shale-oil-gas-explodes-fracking-myth

 


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                                         USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

           LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP

                                            http://sco.lt/6f9msr


 

                                                USA LNG EXPORTS -

             FRIEND OR FOE? NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL?

                                               http://sco.lt/6HpjbV


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Salon, April 04, 2014
PENNYSYLVANIA FAILS TO REPORT WATER CONTAMINATION FROM FRACKING: NOT THE POLICY OF DEP http://www.salon.com/2014/04/04/pennsylvania_fails_to_report_water_contamination_from_fracking/

 

 -▶ TruthOut, March 14, 2014

CONTAMINATED WATER SUPPLIES, HEALTH CONCERNS ACCUMULATE WITH FRACKING BOOM IN PENNSYLVANIA http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22407-contaminated-water-supplies-health-concerns-accumulate-with-fracking-boom-in-pennsylvania


Global Possibilities, January 24, 2014
FRACKING POSES 'TOO MUCH DANGER TO WATER SUPPLY' IN NEW YORK: MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/de-blasio-fracking-poses-too-much-danger-to-water-supply-in-new-york/

 

Guardian Environment, February 05, 2014

FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER SUPPLIES IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS, REPORT SHOWS. From Texas to California, drilling for oil and gas is using billions of gallons of water in the country's most drought-prone areas  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/05/fracking-water-america-drought-oil-gas

 

Ohio.com, February 12, 2012
-▶  FRACTURING NATURAL GAS WELLS REQUIRES HUNDREDS OF TONS OF CHEMICAL LIQUIDS http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/fracturing-natural-gas-wells-requires-hundreds-of-tons-of-chemical-liquids-1.264478


Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


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                   NO RULES, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT

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                                         DOCUMENTARY 53:00
                                   "FRACK THEM ALL !! (2014)

Russia Today investigates the fracking epidemic in rural areas all over the United States http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/frack-them-all/



 Dec 31, 2012 The Guardian UK

-▶ NO RULES, FEW REGULATIONS - THE FRACKING LANDGRAB - WHEN FRACKING CAME TO SUBURBAN TEXAS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/31/fracking-in-towns-texas-oil

 

  -▶  THE TRILLION-GALLON LOOPHOLE: LAX RULES FOR DRILLERS THAT INJECT POLLUTANTS INTO THE EARTH  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2757461215/the-trillion-gallon-loophole-lax-rules-for-drillers-that-inject-pollutants-into-the-earth


May 20, 2013 Desmogblog
-▶  OBAMA ADMIN APPROVES ALEC MODEL BILL FOR FRACKING CHEMICAL FLUID DISCLOSURE ON PUBLIC LANDS http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/20/obama-admin-approves-alec-model-bill-fracking-chemical-fluid-disclosure-public-lands
SEE: @ALEC @ALECexposed

 

Feb 22, 2013 DC Bureau
-▶   "FRACKADEMIA" - OBAMA'S TOP CANDIDATE FOR ENERGY SECRETARY, OVERSEES PRO-INDUSTRY-FUNDED RESEARCH http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6200a1195c3e730065fb8c3c7&id=5e8c9cae94&e=548a460b7e


Salon, April 04, 2014
PENNYSYLVANIA FAILS TO REPORT WATER CONTAMINATION FROM FRACKING: NOT THE POLICY OF DEP http://www.salon.com/2014/04/04/pennsylvania_fails_to_report_water_contamination_from_fracking/


 -▶ TruthOut, March 14, 2014

CONTAMINATED WATER SUPPLIES, HEALTH CONCERNS ACCUMULATE WITH FRACKING BOOM IN PENNSYLVANIA http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22407-contaminated-water-supplies-health-concerns-accumulate-with-fracking-boom-in-pennsylvania


July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶  HOW THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS MAKING FRACKING ON PUBLIC LANDS EASIER http://www.globalpossibilities.org/how-the-obama-administration-is-making-fracking-on-public-lands-easier/


July 5, 2013 Akron Beacon Journal Online

-▶  1.1-MILLION-ACRE GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST IN VIRGINIA TO BE OPENED FOR NATURAL GAS DRILLING - FRACKING http://www.ohio.com/blogs/drilling/ohio-utica-shale-1.291290/could-new-national-forest-management-plan-boost-drilling-1.410891

 

 March 22, 2013 - CNN

-▶ Are LANDGRABS really WATERGRABS?: http://www.edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/opinion/water-grabs-africa/index.html?hpt=hp_c5

 

                                                5 VIDEOS

                              Waking Times, April 08, 2013
                HOW FRACKING CAN MAKE WATER FLAMMABLE
One of the most outrageous and unbelievable effects of fracking in some areas is the phenomenon of tap water becoming flammable, straight from the tap, due to methane and other gasses leaching into ground wells and water supplies. Watching a faucet set on fire and hearing the stories of the people involved is not something that can be too readily dismissed, and here are a 5 examples of this:
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/04/08/5-videos-showing-fracking-make-water-flammable/

 

Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
BUSTED: US OIL LOBBY HYPE: WRITE-DOWN OF TWO-THIRDS OF US SHALE OIL AVAILABILITY EXPLODES FRACKING MYTH http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/may/22/two-thirds-write-down-us-shale-oil-gas-explodes-fracking-myth

 

ScienceDaily, December 16, 2014
▶  FRACKING CHEMICALS DISRUPT HORMONE FUNCTION. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are substances that can interfere with the normal functioning of the endocrine system. EDCs can be found in manufactured products as well as certain foods, air, water and soil. Research has linked EDC exposure to infertility, cancer and birth defects. “More than 700 chemicals are used in the fracking process, and many of them disturb hormone function,” http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216140428.htm

 

 Huffington Post Green, December 20, 2013
-▶  HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS FOUND AT FRACKING SITES LINKED TO CANCER, INFERTILITY, STUDY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/fracking-chemicals-cancer-study_n_4468243.html

 

 Global Possibilities, January 24, 2014
FRACKING POSES 'TOO MUCH DANGER TO WATER SUPPLY' IN NEW YORK: MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO http://www.globalpossibilities.org/de-blasio-fracking-poses-too-much-danger-to-water-supply-in-new-york/


 

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                                   FRACKING WATER POLLUTION

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Rewire, February 26, 2014
▶  FRACK DRILLING WASTE BEING DUMPED INTO OCEAN OFF CALIFORNIA COAST -- WITH LEGAL PERMIT !! Fracking wastewater contains more than just the chemicals used by oil and gas companies to break up the rocks, including toxic substances like methanol, benzene, naphthalene, and trimethylbenzene. It can also include nasties that it picks up from those deep rock formations, including lead and arsenic. And while safely disposing of such substances isn't easy in the best of situations, ocean disposal poses special risks for those who play in, live near, or eat fish from the sea. http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/petroleum/fracking-waste-is-being-dumped-into-the-ocean-off-californias-coast.html

 

Nation of Change, November 16, 2013
-▶  ANALYSIS FINDS OFFSHORE FRACKING INDUSTRY PUMPING TOXIC WASTE WATER INTO COASTAL WATERS http://www.nationofchange.org/analysis-finds-offshore-fracking-industry-pumping-toxic-wastewater-coastal-waters-1384613582


 February 11, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  FRACKING TOXIC WASTEWATER, 20,000 GALLONS, DUMPED IN SEWER http://ecowatch.org/2013/fracking-wastewater-dumped-sewer/


 Ecowatch, November 4, 2013
-▶ COAST GUARD PROPOSES POLICY TO TRANSPORT RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTEWATER BY BARGE http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/04/policy-to-transport-radioactive-fracking-wastewater-by-barge/

 

Global Possibilities, March 12, 2014

-▶   27 TONS OF DIRTY RADIOACTIVE 'OIL SOCKS' FOUND ILLEGALLY STOCKPILED IN ABANDONED NORTH DAKOTA GAS STATION http://www.globalpossibilities.org/radioactive-oil-socks-found-illegally-stockpiled-in-abandoned-north-dakota-gas-station/


Live Science, October 2, 2013

-▶ FRACKING WASTEWATER RADIOACTIVE AND CONTAMINATED, STUDY FINDS http://www.livescience.com/40122-fracking-wastewaster-radioactive-contaminated.html

 

Businessweek

-▶ FRACKING SECRETS BY THOUSANDS KEEP U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS  http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-30/frack-secrets-by-thousands-keep-u-dot-s-dot-clueless-on-wells


 

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                              FRACKING'S WATER FOOTPRINT

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  Inside Climate News, February 05, 2014

▶  FRACKING'S THIRST FOR WATER: INVESTORS WARNED OF THE HIDDEN FINANCIAL RISKS In dozens of water-scarce counties where fracking is booming, water use is at or approaching more than a billion gallons a year. http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140205/frackings-thirst-water-investors-warned-hidden-financial-risks


May 19, 2013 NBC News

-▶  FRACKING BOOM TRIGGERS WATER BATTLE IN NORTH DAKOTA http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/20/.UZy_mJHeukU.twitter


 Jan 24, 2013

-▶  DO WE HAVE ENOUGH WATER TO FRACK OUR WAY TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-rubin/fracking-shale-water_b_2522940.html

 

The Globe and Mail, December 29, 2013

IS LNG FRACKING WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN WATER? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/is-lng-fracking-worth-its-weight-in-water/article16121900/


 -▶  THE TOXIC CHEMICALS USED IN HYDRAULIC FRACKING Learn about toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing - TOXMAP National Library of Medicine http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/news/2011/11/learn-about-toxic-chemicals-used-in-hydraulic-fracturing.html

 

 June 25, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶  STUDY:  DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION LINKED TO FRACKING, HORIZONTAL DRILLING  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4

 

                        REPORT: WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

                                 March 22, 2013 Environment America

INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS

http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012April


 

  -▶ WATER PRIVATIZATION LIMITING ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION http://sco.lt/8OxuCn

 


  -▶ THOUSANDS PROTEST AROUND THE WORLD TO BAN FRACKING http://ecowatch.org/2012/thousands-rally-around-the-world-to-ban-fracking/


Asian Correspondent, September 03, 2014
▶ WATER SHORTAGES THREATEN CHINA'S FRACKING PLANS: REPORT http://asiancorrespondent.com/126380/report-water-shortages-threaten-chinas-fracking-plans/

 

Frack Off, July 11, 2013
-▶ 20 IMPACTS OF UNDERGROUND COAL GASIFICATION http://frack-off.org.uk/resource/20-impacts-of-underground-coal-gasification-ucg/


                                                         WATCH

 -▶  "GASLAND" - PART 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phCibwj396I

-▶  "GASLAND" - PART 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_uNx2fXlfE

-▶  60 MINUTE AUSTRALIA - FRACKING - THE COAL SEAM GAS LAND GRAB YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PELxZ3K2o0c

-▶  VIDEO NEWS INTERVIEW: FRACKING "FLOWING BACK" CHEMICALS! - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUQMtxcKfQc

-▶  WATER - IS THERE ENOUGH TO GO AROUND?

"BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS (1:29:42) - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKcf-RBHirw



                          FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                          http://sco.lt/8mKlIP



                                                         WATCH

                                     TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION

                                             "THE DIRTY TRUTH" 

                                                  http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

July 27, 2013 DW World
-▶ CANADA'S TAR SANDS OIL LEAVING MASSIVE POLLUTION ON ENVIRONMENT AND WATER http://www.dw.de/canadas-tar-sands-oil-a-blight-on-keystone/a-16971880


▶  TOXIC AMERICA - WHO MAKES AND PROFITS FROM THE BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF UNREGULATED TOXIC CHEMICALS FLOWING THROUGH THE U.S. ECONOMY EVERY YEAR? http://sco.lt/77eC4f


▶  MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov



                    300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                          http://sco.lt/724dSD


 -▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

 

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 By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Editorial and Communications Specialist Ian Hanington.

We’ve long known that environmental factors contribute to disease, especially contamination of air, water, and soil. Scientists are now learning the connection is stronger than we realized.

Preventing illness is the best way to get health care costs down. So why aren’t governments doing more to protect the environment? We’ve long known that environmental factors contribute to disease, especially contamination of air, water and soil. Scientists are now learning the connection is stronger than we realized…. http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/people-are-getting-sick-because-of-environmental-destruction/

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May 2013 National Geographic

▶  OUR FERTILIZED WORLD

If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.

N. Nitrogen. Atomic number seven. Unnoticed, untasted, it nevertheless fills our stomachs. It is the engine of agriculture, the key to plenty in our crowded, hungry world.

Enter modern chemistry. Giant factories capture inert nitrogen gas from the vast stores in our atmosphere and force it into a chemical union with the hydrogen in natural gas, creating the reactive compounds that plants crave. That nitrogen fertilizer—more than a hundred million tons applied worldwide every year—fuels bountiful harvests.

Yet this modern miracle exacts a price. Runaway nitrogen is suffocating wildlife in lakes and estuaries, contaminating groundwater, and even warming the globe’s climate. As a hungry world looks ahead to billions more mouths needing nitrogen-rich protein, how much clean water and air will survive our demand for fertile fields?... http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text


UN Food and Agricultural Organization, February 16, 2014
FERTILIZER USE TO SURPASS 200 MILLION TONS IN 2018

http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/277488/icode/


February 18, 2013 Common Dream

▶  INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION - NEW UNDP REPORT https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2


Grist, February 04, 2010
▶  THE DARK SIDE OF NITROGEN:  IS AMERICA FERTILIZING DISASTER? https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/dark-side-nitrogen-america-fertilizing-disaster


Summit County Citizens Voice, March, 06, 2015
AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL NUTRIENT POLLUTION DISRUPTING CARBON CYCLE IN STREAMS AND RIVERS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/06/environment-nutrient-pollution-disrupts-stream-carbon-cycle/


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 26, 2015
INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER RUNOFF IS LITERALLY CHOCKING SOME LAKES TO DEATH RISKING HUMAN EXPOSURE TO DANGEROUS TOXINS The immoderate use of fertilizers in the last half century is literally choking some lakes to death and raises the risk of human exposure to dangerous toxins, scientists said after studying the proliferation of blue-green algae.   http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/26/scientists-document-the-rise-of-blue-green-algae-in-lakes-around-the-world/


 June 24, 2013 National Geographic

▶  BIGGEST DEAD ZONE EVER FORECAST IN GULF OF MEXICO http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130621-dead-zone-biggest-gulf-of-mexico-science-environment/


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 15, 2015
GULF OF MEXICO DEAD ZONE CLEANUP TARGET PUSHED BACK -- BY 20 YEARS !!  -- THE POWER OF BIG AG. In a classic example of government double-speak, the EPA announced this week that Mississippi River Basin states want to speed the reduction of nutrients that cause a huge Gulf of Mexico dead zone, but that they’re pushing back their target date for a cleanup by 20 years. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/15/gulf-of-mexico-dead-zone-cleanup-target-pushed-back/


Common Dreams, February 07, 2015
WHO SHOULD CLEAN UP BIG AG's MESS?

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/07/who-should-clean-big-ags-mess


Mongabay, July 14, 2014
▶  TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING:  INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER 'ONE OF THE THREE MAJOR DRIVERS OF BIODIVERSITY LOSS THIS CENTURY' http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0714-sutherland-fertilizer-grasslands.html


Terra Daily, October 16, 2013
▶  UNREGULATED, AGRICULTURAL AMMONIA THREATENS 38 U.S. NATIONAL PARKS' ECOLOGY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Unregulated_agricultural_ammonia_threatens_national_parks_ecology_999.html


Nature, March 02, 2015
▶  EUROPE SOUNDS ALARM OVER FRESH WATER POLLUTION http://www.nature.com/news/europe-sounds-alarm-over-freshwater-pollution-1.17021


August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green

▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html


CircleofBlue
- ▶ NEW THREAT TO GREAT LAKES COMES FROM AN OLD SOURCE - AGRICULTURAL, FACTORY FARM RUNOFF http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/CPX/cpx_great_lakes.shtml


July 5, 2013 NPR

▶  WHAT IS FARM RUNOFF DOING TO THE WATER? http://www.kccu.org/post/what-farm-runoff-doing-water-scientists-wade


EarthJustice, August 06, 2014
▶  IN FLORIDA, TOXIC ALGAE IS A YEAR-ROUND FIGHT In Florida, Toxic Algae is a Year-Round Fight.  Recently, people in Toledo, Ohio, got a taste of the water problems that regularly plague Florida after a toxic algae outbreak left about a half a million Ohioans without a municipal drinking water supply. The likely culprit: agricultural pollution. http://earthjustice.org/blog/2014-august/toledo-s-algae-is-old-toxic-florida?utm_source=crm&utm_content=button


Reuters, August 03, 2014
- ▶ SOME 400,000 IN OHIO WITHOUT DRINKING WATER DUE TO TOXIN LEVELS FROM AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/03/us-usa-water-ohio-idUSKBN0G30L620140803


NPR, January 12, 2015
▶  IOWA'S LARGEST CITY SUES OVER FARM FERTILIZER RUNOFF IN RIVERS  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/01/12/376139473/iowas-largest-city-sues-over-farm-fertilizer-runoff-in-rivers

 

Bloomberg View, August 05, 2014
- ▶  OHIO, TOLEDO' WATER, AMERICA'S DEAD SEA http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-08-05/toledo-s-water-america-s-dead-sea?alcmpid=view


August 21, 2013 Environment News Service
▶  FLORIDA WATERS ALIVE WITH TOXIC ALGAE, TOXIC POLITICS
Sickening people and killing dolphins, manatees, birds and fish http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/21/florida-waters-alive-with-toxic-algae-toxic-politics/


SummitVoice, March 18, 2014
▶ OCEAN 'DEAD ZONES' CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL WARMING. The dead zones are caused by a variety of factors, including rising global temperatures and pollution from industry and agriculture  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2010/03/18/environment-ocean-dead-zones-contribute-to-global-warming/


Summit Voice, November 28, 2014
▶  STUDY: HUMAN ACTIVITIES HAVING A BIG IMPACT ON PACIFIC OCEAN NITROGEN CYCLE http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/28/study-human-activities-having-a-big-impact-on-pacific-ocean-nitrogen-cycle/


April 2, 2013 Science Daily

▶  INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER USE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASE IN NITROUS OXIDE IN ATMOSPHERE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120402144930.htm



                                            INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


Voice of America, May 22, 2014

STUDY:  MISSISSIPPI RIVER OVERWHELMED BY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS : A RIVER OF DEAD FISH http://www.voanews.com/content/study-mississippi-river-overwhelmed-by-agricultural-chemicals/1920682.html


On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014
-▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again


 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212


 CircleofBlue, Augut 01, 2014
- ▶ HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM EXPANDS IN LAKE ERIE http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2014/commentary/editorial-in-the-circle-fresh-focus/harmful-algal-bloom-expands-lake-erie/


WoscpmsomWatcj. August 19, 2014
- ▶ IN WISCONSIN, EVEN GOOD FARMING POLLUTES GROUNDWATER http://wisconsinwatch.org/2014/08/in-states-karst-area-even-good-farming-may-pollute-groundwater/


 

▶  PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTICS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICAL POLLUTION IN OUR FOOD, STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/8qNmoz


▶  WHY ARE MILLIONS OF FISH SUDDENLY DYING IN MASS DEATH?  http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/08/12/why-are-millions-of-fish-suddenly-dying-in-mass-death-events-all-over-the-planet/


StarNews Online, October 8, 2013

▶  MASSIVE FISH KILL CONTINUES ON NEUSE RIVER, CAROLINA http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131008/ARTICLES/131009718?p=2&tc=pg

 

BBC News, February 16, 2014

 ▶ KILLER STARFISH THREATEN GREAT BARRIER REEF: AND AGRICULTURAL FERTILIZER RUNOFF IS TO BLAME http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26183209


                                                      WATCH

                                           "A RIVER OF WASTE"

               The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

                                       http://sco.lt/8NiH0j


NJToday.Net, November 24, 2013

▶  NEW JERSEY, USA: NO-FERTILIZER LAW GOES 'GREENER' FOR WINTER LAWNS http://njtoday.net/2013/11/24/the-state-were-in-new-fertilizer-law-goes-greener/

 

▶  U.S. OHIO SENATE BILL SEEKS TO CURB SYNTHETIC FERTILIZER RUN OFF http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/


cleveland.com, November 19, 2014
▶  CONGRESS HOLDS HEARING ON ALGAE CONTAMINATION OF LAKE ERIE DRINKING WATER  http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/11/congress_holds_hearing_on_alga.html


Great Lakes Echo, November 1, 2014
▶  LAKE ERIE ISN'T ONLY LAKE WITH ALGAE HEADACHES:  LAKE ONTARIO ALSO ON THE HOOK: AG FERTILIZER RUNOFF

http://greatlakesecho.org/2014/11/03/lake-erie-isnt-only-lake-with-algae-headaches-lake-ontario-also-on-the-hook/



MANGROVES, REEFS, FORESTS AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED http://sco.lt/6tnLLF



Phys.org, January 13, 2015
▶  WASTEWATER DISCHARGES INTO THE PACIFIC IMPACTING FISH, MARINE MAMMALS AND HUMANS  http://phys.org/news/2015-01-wastewater-discharges-pacific-affecting-fish.html


▶  HUMAN ACTIVITY IS LINKED TO MASS DOLPHIN DEATHS. "The immune systems of many marine mammals, especially coastal species like bottlenose dolphins, can be negatively affected by factors such as agricultural runoff, persistent organic pollutants (e.g., PCBs, DDT) and other contaminants," http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/359799


August 21, 2013 Environment News Service
▶  FLORIDA WATERS ALIVE WITH TOXIC ALGAE, TOXIC POLITICS
Sickening people and killing dolphins, manatees, birds and fish http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/21/florida-waters-alive-with-toxic-algae-toxic-politics/


Huffington Post Green, September 24, 2013

- ▶  NEARLY ONE IN 10 U.S. WATERSHEDS IS "STRESSED;  DEMAND FOR WATER OUTPACING SUPPLY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/watersheds-stressed-study-supply-water_n_3983176.html

 


  -▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3


Earth Policy Institute, January 08, 2014
▶  MANY COUNTRIES REACHING DIMINISHING RETURNS IN INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER USE. Despite this U.S. advantage in fertilizer use efficiency over China, over-application poses serious pollution problems in both countries. Fertilizer runoff from the U.S. Corn Belt, for example, contributes heavily to an annual oxygen-starved “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico—an area where sea life cannot exist, which in some years grows to the size of New Jersey. http://www.earthpolicy.org/data_highlights/2014/highlights43


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                           July 4, 2013 Guardian Environment
CHINA'S LARGEST ALGAE BLOOM TURNS THE YELLOW SEA GREEN http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/04/china-algal-bloom-yellow-sea-green


June 29, 2013 Shanghai Daily
▶  THE DAY THAT THE RIVER TURNED BLACK http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/06/29/The%2Bday%2Bthat%2Bthe%2Briver%2Bturned%2Bblack/


▶  DUTCH GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES NITROGEN-REDUCTION BILL FOR NATURE AREAS  http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Dutch_government_introduces_nitrogen-reduction_bill_for_nature_areas_999.html

 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013
-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE?If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html


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WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY

                                             http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn


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Terra Daily, October 28, 2013
▶  INCREASING TOXICITY OF ALGAL BLOOMS TIED TO NUTRIENT ENRICHMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Increasing_toxicity_of_algal_blooms_tied_to_nutrient_enrichment_and_climate_change_999.html


The Green  Political Foundation, May 22, 2013

A SOILED REPUTATION:  ADVERSE IMPACTS OF MINERAL FERTILIZERS IN TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (PDF DOWNLOAD)  http://www.boell.de/en/content/soiled-reputation-adverse-impacts-mineral-fertilizers-tropical-agriculture

 

                                                         VIDEO
                              MSNBC INVESTIGATIVE REPORT (22:36)

                                                  July 07, 2014
-▶ KOCH-BACKED AG HIDES TRUTH OF CHEMICAL FERTILIZER PLANT DANGERS - AG-GAG LAWS http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/koch-backed-ag-helps-hide-chemical-dangers-298973251858

 

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 -▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx



 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
WORLDWIDE STUDY FINDS THAT FERTILIZER DESTABILIZES GRASSLANDS http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/unltoday/article/worldwide-study-finds-that-fertilizer-destabilizes-grasslands/

 

August 8, 2013 QUESTScience
▶  FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST TOXIC ALGAL BLOOMS FROM FERTILIZER RUNOFF http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/farmers-fight-back-against-toxic-algal-blooms/

 

                                                    VIDEO
                           The Vancouver Sun, June 09, 2014
▶  THREAT TO CRITICAL WATERWAYS REVEALS A U.S.-CANADA DIVIDE. They are the invisible waterways. Laced with farm manure, choked with invasive grasses and often seasonally dry, their subtle meanderings go unnoticed and unappreciated. There are hundreds of them in the Fraser Valley, providing critical habitat for endangered fish and frogs against a tide of government neglect, poor farming practices and public ignorance. http://www.vancouversun.com/Threat+critical+waterways+reveals+Canada+divide/9919381/story.html


 

The Guardian Science, November 2, 2013
▶  FROM FERTILIZER TO ZYKLONB: 100 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY THAT BROUGHT LIFE AND DEATH http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/nov/03/fritz-haber-fertiliser-ammonia-centenary


▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7yl1s1

 

Treehugger, October 9, 2013
▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

                                   THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS.

               RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH

                                         http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X


 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp


 

   - ▶ IT'S TIME THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OWNED UP: THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR PESTICIDES ARE CAUSING AN ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/7qvjPt

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 


Scientific American, May 12, 2014
▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER. The researchers looked for 57 “emerging” contaminants that are increasingly showing up in the environment. Ten were detected in the soil at depths between 7 and 50 inches 18 months after the treated sludge was applied. None was in the field’s soil beforehand. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/


 PR Watch, January 15, 2014

▶  BIOSOLIDS: UNDER PRESSURE, WHOLE FOODS AGREES TO STOP SELLING PRODUCE GROWN IN SEWAGE SLUDGE... Industrial and hospital waste and human excrement http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/01/12359/whole-foods-agrees-stop-selling-produce-grown-sewage-sludge

 

                                               SOIL AS A LIFELINE:

                   THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET

                                                http://sco.lt/4nJvdp


Feb 6, 2012 = YES Magazine

▶  GOING BEYOND ORGANIC, A NEW GENERATION OF FARMERS IS NURTURING NATURE AS WELL AS CROPS http://sco.lt/7uZHJR

 


 Transition Network
HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH



 July 16, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶  THE SCIENTIST AND STARTUPS CONVERTING WASTE WATER INTO CLEAN ENERGY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/waste-water-convert-clean-energy



                                 FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK'

INDUSTRIAL FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS http://sco.lt/5kCdfd

 


 

 ▶  +++THE HUNGER GAMES: HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17

 

▶  +++ HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

 

 


 

 

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Benny Haoxiang Liang's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:47 PM

The econimic contrast between Africa, the United States, and China is staggering.  From using by far excessive amounts of fertilizer in China, measured in hundreds of pounds per acre, to Africa, where the amount used is measured in handfuls.  Overuse of fertilizer is an issue that definitely needs to be addressed.  Algal blooms flowing down rivers have the potential to cripple the economies of sea-driven towns.

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Abyss of Uncertainty : Germany's Nuclear Waste Disaster (And the USA)

Abyss of Uncertainty : Germany's Nuclear Waste Disaster (And the USA) | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 21, 2013 Spiegel OnLine

Some 126,000 barrels of nuclear waste have been dumped in the Asse II salt mine over the last 50 years. German politicians are pushing for a law promising their removal. But the safety, technical and financial hurdles are enormous, and experts warn that removal is more dangerous than leaving them put... http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-weighs-options-for-handling-nuclear-waste-in-asse-mine-a-884523.html

 

Feb 23, 2013 Christian Science Monitor
SIX LEAKING TANKS OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE AT HANFORD NUCLEAR SITE IN WASHINGTON - THREATENING GROUND WATER http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0223/6-leaky-tanks-ooze-radioactive-waste-at-Hanford-nuclear-site-in-Washington

 

VIDEOS: USA HANFORD RESERVATION MAY BE LEAKING 1000 GALLONS OF NUCLEAR WASTE PER YEAR - Hanford has 177 aging tanks that store millions of gallons of radioactive sludge. Feb 27, 2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/washington-governor-hanford-reservation_n_2776825.html

 

ATOMIC DESERTS:  A SURVEY OF THE WORLD'S RADIOACTIVE NO-GO ZONES - SPIEGEL ONLINE http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/atomic-deserts-a-survey-of-the-world-s-radioactive-no-go-zones-a-756369.html

 

pdjmoo's insight:

It is time to take the rose colored glasses off and realize that nuclear weapons and power constitute a grave threat from their life-cycle radioactive waste for tens of thousands of years if not millions.   Man has yet to devise a container that will have a life-cycle this far out.  Therefore, common sense says, no more nuclear energy plants until such time as science comes up with a way to neutralize this highly radioactive and poisonous waste that has the ability to kill all life it touches... our soils, water, oceans and food supply and environment

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As if they dindt know haha

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Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest - Awe & Wonder of Nature

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest - Awe & Wonder of Nature | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Today, at a time of multiple crises, we need to move away from thinking of nature as dead matter to valuing her biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature herself is the best teacher.,, http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/vandana-shiva-everything-i-need-to-know-i-learned-in-the-forest

 

WATCH: The Future of Food-Part 2 Vandana Shiva http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:B8xKrZ_sr-UJ:www.foxnews.com/health/2012/12/06/genetically-modified-foods-what-need-to-know/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

 

WATCH: A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

 

Vandana Shiva: Corporate monopoly of seeds must end http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2920670940/vandana-shiva-corporate-monopoly-of-seeds-must-end

 

 

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Human Impact on the Environment

Human Impact on the Environment | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
This page includes a brief, but thorough, overview of our human impact on the environment, the consequences of such an impact and one important question to consider.

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