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Fracking threatens human health, the environment and wildlife

Fracking threatens human health, the environment and wildlife | ecology and economic | Scoop.it

Examiner, March 18, 2014

FRACKING THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH, THE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE: The world’s quest for cheaper fuel in the form of natural gas is coming at a much higher price than fossil fuel industry officials want to acknowledge. It’s due to water depletion, polluting chemicals, complacency about contaminated waste and potential hazards that could adversely impact many living things within the scope of the fracking project. http://www.examiner.com/article/fracking-threatens-human-health-the-environment-and-wildlife

 

-▶  AN ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN HEALTH NIGHTMARE: Marcellus Energy Fracking Development Could Pave Over An Area of 1.3 million acres of land, impacting 1.1 million acres of forests, ecosystems, biodiversity and drinking water for 22 million people http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/25/natural-gas-marcellus_n_4855927.html

 

-▶  CORPORATIONS EXEMPT THEMSELVES FROM FEDERAL EPA, FDA REGULATIONS :  BLOCK INVESTIGATIONS WITH 'TRADE SECRET' AND 'PATENT' LAWS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2918961788/a-must-watch-video-corporations-exempt-themselves-from-federal-epa-fda-regulations-block-investigations-with-trade-secrets

 

-▶  USA OIL AND GAS DRILLERS HAVE INJECTED MORE THAN  10 TRILLION GALLONS OF TOXIC WATER INTO THE EARTH --- LEGALLY !! http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2759435291/usa-oil-and-gas-drillers-have-injected-more-than-10-trillion-gallons-of-toxic-water-into-the-earth-legally

 

-▶  FRACKING SECRETS BY THE THOUSANDS KEEPS U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS, LEAVING TOXIC CHEMICAL MINEFIELD IN THEIR WAKE http://sco.lt/8JGKy9

 

OnEarth Magazine, January 10, 2014
FRACKING THE AMISH:  LAND GRABS AND MINERAL RIGHTS http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/01/when-fracking-hits-amish-country

 

 

                                    FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER

▶ Report warns of dwindling water supply reaching crisis point in USA Western States http://sco.lt/59iE3l

 

On-Earth Magazine, November 30, 2012

-▶  FRACKING OUR FOOD SUPPLY -http://www.onearth.org/blog/fracking-our-food-supply

 

-▶  EXPORTING NATURAL GAS WILL INCREASE FRACKING, RAISE U.S. PRICES AND POLLUTION FOR TAX PAYERS TO CLEAN UP http://newyork2.sierraclub.org/content/club-report-exporting-gas-will-increase-fracking-raise-us-prices

 

 -▶  USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP -  METHANE GLOBAL WARMING http://sco.lt/6f9msr

 

 -▶  FRACKING THE KALAHARI http://sco.lt/8IKitV

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                              Alliance Earth
-▶  THE HIGH COST TO AFRICA OF AMERICA'S CHEAP GAS

Largely uncontrolled gas companies in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are already drilling and fracking in much of the park, endangering precious water and environmental resources.
In Botswana’s longest running court battle the San Bushmen finally won the right to access these water sources and remain in their ancestral land. If the gas industry operates like it does in the USA their victory and the survival of this ancient culture is in question.

http://allianceearth.org/the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-fracking-in-the-karoo/#.UoqoC43piRQ

 

 

                          FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                          http://sco.lt/5mrsCv

 

 

 

 


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Alexis Montalvo's curator insight, March 20, 7:00 PM

Fracking is now being utilized in close to 3 million projects world wide. Fracking has contaminated the air and drinking water in Arkansas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. Water quality and quantity have been tested and significantly changed following fracking operations around water sites. I chose this article because I toke ESRM last semester, so I know a lot about fracking and the cause and effects of it. However I havent heard of this on any news sites so it was interesting to me.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 22, 4:24 PM

Now that we know the dangers of fracking, will we be in time to stop it or will we 'frack ourselves into oblivion'?

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The Male Infertility Time Bomb: Men's Sperm Count Falling - Chemicals/Pesticides in Food and Environment

The Male Infertility Time Bomb: Men's Sperm Count Falling -  Chemicals/Pesticides in Food and Environment | ecology and economic | Scoop.it

New York Times, March 21, 2014

 ▶  A THREAT TO MALE FERTILITY - PHTHALATES http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/21/a-threat-to-male-fertility/

 

AlterNet:

 ▶   SCIENTISTS WARN OF SPERM COUNT CRISIS http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/scientists-warn-sperm-count-crisis?akid=9760.216352.O2wp2S&rd=1&src=newsletter755734&t=11&paging=off

 

 ▶   BBC, SPERM COUNT OF FRENCH MEN FALLING:

The sperm count of French men fell by a third between 1989 and 2005, a study suggests. The semen of more than 26,600 French men was tested in the study, reported in the journal Human Reproduction. Dr Joelle Le Moal, an environmental health epidemiologist, said: "This constitutes a serious public health warning." Something in our modern lifestyle, diet or environment like chemical exposure, is causing this.”.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20593467

 

 -▶ BOYS WITH BOOBS: HIDDEN CHEMICALS FED TO KIDS CAN IMPACT THEIR HEALTH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beth-greer/bpa-health_b_2808888.html?ir=Green

 

Institute of Science in Society, March 19, 2014
 ▶   GLYPHOSATE "ROUNDUP" & HUMAN MALE INFERTILITY http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_Roundup_and_Human_Male_Infertility.php

 

Institute of Science in Society, March 26, 2014
 ▶   GLYPHOSATE AND CANCER http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_and_Cancer.php

 

 ▶   HUMAN MALE INFERTILITY: US FRUIT GIANT DOLE SETTLES 38 PESTICIDE COMPLAINTS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2667141133/human-male-infertility-us-fruit-giant-dole-settles-38-pesticide-complaints

 

 Mens Journal,
 ▶   TOXINS, THE ENVIRONMENT AND MEN'S HEALTH http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/health/toxins-the-environment-and-your-health-20140319

 

▶   FRENCH MEN NOT PRODUCING AS MUCH SPERM http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/05/us-sperm-french-idUSBRE8B40HR20121205?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

 

 ▶   TESTES WITH EGGS IN THEM !! FEMINIZATION OF MALE FISH BEGINS WITH US: CONTAMINANTS http://earthfix.kuow.org/water/article/clean-water-the-next-act-emerging-contaminants-fem/

 

Environmental Health News, June 17,2014

-▶ FROGS FEMINIZED BY PESTICIDE "ALTRAZINE". Atrazine, one of the most widely used farm pesticides in the United States, has feminized male frogs and other animals in some scientific studies. But research examining potential effects in people is relatively sparse.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/atrazine-health

 

 -▶ PESTICIDES & PROSTATE CANCER... AGAIN  | Pesticide Action Network http://www.panna.org/blog/pesticides-prostate-cancer-again

 

TakePart, October 28, 2013

- ▶ 12 DISTURBING HORMONE-ALTERING CHEMICALS COMMONLY FOUND IN PRODUCTS AND FOOD http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/28/environmental-working-group-dirty-dozen-endocrine-disruptors?cmpid=tp-twtr

 

- ▶ GENDER-BENDER CHEMICALS: TRICLOSAN : "THERE'S A FROG DISRUPTOR IN MY SOAP" revisited - See the Amazing List of Product Containing Triclosan http://www.treehugger.com/health/triclosan-treehugger-theres-frog-disruptor-my-soap-revisited.html

 

Mother Jones, March 24, 2014
- ▶ SCIENTISTS CONDEMN NEW FDA STUDY SAYING BPA, ENDROCINE DISRUPTER,  IS SAFE: "BORDERS ON SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT" In contrast to the FDA's recent paper, roughly 1,000 published studies have found that low-level exposure to BPA—a synthetic estrogen that is also used in plastic, cash register receipts and the lining of tin cans—can lead to serious health problems, from cancer and insulin-resistant diabetes to obesity and attention-deficit disorder. In some cases, the effects appear to be handed down, with the chemical reprogramming an individual's genes and causing disease in future generations. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/scientists-slam-fda-study-bpa

 

Our World 2.0, February 25, 2013
-▶ ENDROCINE EMERGENCY:  NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/endocrine-emergency-new-un-study-reveals-our-chemical-folly/

 

Mother Jones, March 03, 2014
▶  HOW INDUSTRY AND THE FEDS SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE THAT PLASTICS WREAK HAVOC ON OUR HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/regulatory-capture-bpa-plastic-estrogen-endocrine-disruptor-feds

 

Living on Earth, March 14, 2014

 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4

 

Huffington Post Green, January 22, 2014
▶BPA AMONG TOXIC CHEMICALS DRIVING UP HEALTH CARE COSTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/22/bpa-health-care-costs_n_4644372.html

 

Treehugger, March 21, 2014
"TOXIN TOXOUT" HOW DO I GET THIS STUFF OUT OF MY BODY? Countless toxins enter our bodies on a daily basis, whether it’s from driving in a brand new car for a few hours, using conventional cosmetics and skin care products, or eating certain foods. Even for those of us who carefully avoid pesticides, parabens, and phthalates whenever possible, we can’t help but come into contact with them because of their ubiquitous presence in the world. http://www.treehugger.com/health/toxin-toxout-must-read-how-detoxify-our-bodies-and-our-lives-book-review.html

 

 ▶   GMO-FED HAMSTERS BECOME INFERTILE, INCREASED INFANT MORTALITY AND STUNTED GROWTH  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2360707463/gmo-fed-hamsters-become-infertile-increased-infant-mortality-and-have-stunted-growth

 

                                                      WATCH:

        SICK AND MUTANT FISH END UP ON YOUR DINNER PLATE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2757811647/sick-and-mutant-fish-end-up-on-your-dinner-plate-video

 

 

 ▶   ASSESSING IMPACTS OF SEX HORMONE MANURE FROM CAFOs ON FISH POPULATIONS AND COMMUNITIES http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es302599t?journalCode=esthag

 

TOP US HEALTHCARE GIANT, Kaiser Permanente SPEAKS OUT:

 ▶   GMOs MAY LEAD TO AN INABILITY IN ANIMALS TO REPRODUCE: In a recent newsletter, the Kaiser Permanente company discussed the numerous dangers of GMOs in a recent newsletter and how to avoid them."Despite what the biotech industry might say, there is little research on the long-term effects of GMOs on human health. Independent research has found several varieties of GMO corn caused organ damage in rats. Other studies have found that GMOs MAY LEAD TO AN INABILITY IN ANIMALS TO REPRODUCE"... http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/14767-focus-top-us-healthcare-giant-gmos-are-devastating-health

 

 -▶   PHARMACEUTICAL, CHEMICAL  POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER http://sco.lt/6RbQ5R

 

▶  HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/76tCpl

 

                                                      WATCH

                               FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                   Male Frogs Deformed, Males Turning Into Females

Amphibians are linchpins in their ecosystems and important in medical research. What would the world be like without them? | Nature | PBS http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/frogs-the-thin-green-line/a-world-without-amphibians/4852/

 

March 29, 2013 EWG Environmental Working Group

 -▶ A LOOPHOLE FOR PESTICIDES PUTS PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AT RISK - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved roughly 11,000 pesticides intended for use in agriculture, inside homes, on lawns, in hand soaps, on clothing and other consumer goods with little or no safety tests, according to a multi-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/03/loophole-pesticides-risks-public-health

 

 -▶ PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...AND...NEW USA LEGISLATION BAN RETALIATION http://sco.lt/7ilmE5

 

February 1, 2011 GM Watch
▶  PUBLIC KEPT IN THE DARK ON "ROUNDUP" LINK WITH BIRTH DEFECTS - NEW REPORT http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/1-news-items/13228-public-kept-in-the-dark-on-roundup-link-with-birth-defects-new-report

 

July 8, 2013 American For America
▶  EPA AND MONSANTO - RAISE 'ROUNDUP' GLYPHOSATE LIMITS.. Toxic herbicide linked to serious health impacts – EPA puts Monsanto’s profits over public health http://www.americansforamerica.com/index.php/recent-posts/entry/epa-and-monsanto-raise-glyphosate-limits-really

 

 

 ▶ THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/91jqHh

 

 ▶ PROCESSED AND GMO FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE US DIET- WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES http://sco.lt/7FPtxZ

 

-▶ FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
 -▶ ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS FOR PIGS FED GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD (So What's It Doing To You?) http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&segmentID=1

 

   -▶ BEE-KILLING CHEMICALS LURK INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/8mGvg1

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH
The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                                   May 17, 2013 Natural News

▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

  -▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE, GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

  ▶  FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

-▶ MONSANTO' "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP LINKED TO PARKINSON'S, INFERTILITY AND CANCERS http://sco.lt/4pt9tJ

 

 ▶ HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

   ▶  WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://sco.lt/5ph8oz

 

                                                   WATCH

                                      "GENETIC ROULETTE"

                                   The Gamble of Our Lives

                                 http://vimeo.com/65527710

 

  -▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

 

 June 18, 2013 Mongabay

▶ PESTICIDES DECIMATING DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0618-hance-pesticides-insects.html

                                                     WATCH

                 May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

               "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

 

July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

 -▶ USDA RESEARCHERS CALL FOR SAFETY TESTING ON NEW RNAi GMOs AND PESTICIDES http://www.globalpossibilities.org/usda-researchers-call-for-safety-testing-on-rnai-gmos-and-pesticides/

 


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Microplastiques en Méditerranée : une bombe écologique à retardement

Microplastiques en Méditerranée : une bombe écologique à retardement | ecology and economic | Scoop.it
L'expédition MED repart en mer cet été pour prolonger les prélèvements de microplastiques contaminant le bassin méditerranéen. Les dernières campagnes montrent que la quantité retrouvée en mer Ligure est comparable à la soupe de plastiques située au Pacifique Nord-Est, alerte Bruno Dumontet.

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10 vérités sur l’apiculture (pour décrypter la propagande du lobby des pesticides) | LES RUCHERS DE L'AN 01

10 vérités sur l’apiculture (pour décrypter la propagande du lobby des pesticides) | LES RUCHERS DE L'AN 01 | ecology and economic | Scoop.it
Ceci vous intéressera peut être :Néonicotinoïdes : une bien petite victoire… Après 20 ans de lutte de la part des apiculteurs,... Néonicotinoïdes : Un répis pour les abeilles? Les grands médias le claironnent depuis quelques jours : les... Comité Stratégique [...]

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Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea | ecology and economic | Scoop.it
Nine American fisheries together throw overboard as much as 340 million pounds of fish and other species they were not trying to catch, a report finds. Much of it is perfectly edible fish.

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Kill Your Television - Just do it

I kill my television. http://www.twitter.com/abbymartin


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Abby Martin n'est pas une journaliste du cru. Diplômée en science politique, elle commença à travailler pour un site d'information à San Diego avant de fonder Media Roots, une plate-forme participative de journalisme citoyen, et de rejoindre Project Censored, un projet éducationnel contre la censure dans les médias, qui publie chaque année le palmarès des 25 sujets les plus censurés ou sous-rapportés dans la presse américaine. C'est par son engagement pour le journalisme citoyen, la liberté de la presse, sa contestation des politiques américaines ou encore son soutien et sa couverture du mouvement Occupy, notamment à Oakland, qu'elle finira par être repérée par la chaîne de télévision RT, dont elle deviendra correspondante avant d'obtenir sa propre émission, intitulée Breaking the Set. Outre le fait d'être une artiste accomplie (réalisant par ailleurs l'affiche du film The Crisis of Civilization traduit en français par ReOpen911), Abby Martin a également fait partie de l'un des groupes les plus actifs du Mouvement américain pour la vérité sur le 11-Septembre en Californie.
 

"Je maintiens tout ce que j'ai dit et les médias n'ont rien compris." Abby Martin

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Caribbean nations prepare demand for slavery reparations

Caribbean nations prepare demand for slavery reparations | ecology and economic | Scoop.it
Academic who drafted plan for support from former slaving nations says ‘Our aim is to open a dialogue with European states’

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Coût de l'électricité : nucléaire EPR, éolienne, photovoltaïque

Coût de l'électricité : nucléaire EPR, éolienne, photovoltaïque | ecology and economic | Scoop.it
Le coût de production de l'électricité par le réacteur nucléaire EPR (en 2017) sera très supérieur au coût actuel (tarif d'achat) de l'électricité éolienne terrestre ou solaire photovoltaïque des moyennes et grandes installations.

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Thousands of Sri Lanka Farmers Dying: Study Links Kidney Disease to Agrochemicals, Pesticides

Thousands of Sri Lanka Farmers Dying: Study Links Kidney Disease to Agrochemicals, Pesticides | ecology and economic | Scoop.it

BBC News, September 18, 2012

-▶ Thousands of Sri Lankans have been struck by a deadly form of kidney disease. A new study points to a likely cause - pesticides and fertilisers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19628295

 

Lanka Business OnLine, March 02, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY:  SRI LANKA KILLER KIDNEY DISEASE LINKED TO MONSANTO WEEDICIDE, PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/news/sri-lanka,-kidney-disease-linked-to-glysophate,-phosphate-fertilizer/2081217214

 

 

April 12, 2013 ScieDevNet
-▶ AGROCHEMICALS BLAMED FOR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN SRI LANKA  http://www.scidev.net/en/south-asia/news/agrochemicals-blamed-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-sri-lanka.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=en_news

 

PRI's The World

-▶ SRI LANKA: KIDNEY AILMENT LINKED TO FARM CHEMICALS  http://ow.ly/dN3NE

                                              

                                  MYSTERY IN THE FIELDS

               The Center For Public Integrity, December 28, 2012

                                             SLIDESHOW
-▶ IN SRI LANKA, NEW STEPS TARGET MYSTERIOUS TENS OF THOUSANDS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE - AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/12/28/11985/sri-lanka-new-steps-target-mysterious-kidney-disease

                                         VIDEOS / ARTICLES

                                       Mystery In The Fields

-▶As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers http://ow.ly/dN3TU

 

 

August 21, 2012 COLOMBO - IPS

-▶ STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE IN SRI LANKA'S FARM BELT TO AGROCHEMICALS A new report links the high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka’s main agricultural production regions with the presence of heavy metals in the water, caused by fertiliser and pesticide use....as many as 22,000 people may have died as a result in past two decades http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/08/study-links-kidney-disease-in-sri-lankas-farm-belt-to-agrochemicals/

 

April 29, 2013 The Center for Public Integrity
-▶ NEW URGENCY TARGETS MYSTERIOUS KIDNEY DISEASE IN CENTRAL AMERICA http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/04/29/12582/new-urgency-targets-mysterious-kidney-disease-central-america

 

-▶ INDIA: 8,200 FARMERS SUICIDE: GMO SEEDS, PESTICIDES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2409815369/india-8-200-farmers-suicide-maharashtra-state-revokes-monsanto-s-cotton-seed-license

 

-▶ PEASANTS FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: NORTH INDIAN FARMERS DESTROY MONSANTO'S GM CORN FIELD TRIALS http://sco.lt/7LtQMz


-▶ THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 

                                                         WATCH

                          "BITTER SEEDS" Award Winning Film,  Trailer

                   Monsanto, GMO Seeds And Indian Farmer Suicides

                                             http://sco.lt/5lJBEv

 

 

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

 

-▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD GOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

-▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATION AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3583767396/how-biotech-corporations-and-gmo-crops-are-threatening-the-environment-and-humankind-alike

 

-▶ 7 CRAZY THINGS PESTICIDES ARE DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2367544798/7-crazy-things-pesticides-are-doing-to-your-body

 

=▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'? THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/9JFS65

 

 -▶ PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR, AND NEW USA LEGISLATION BANS RETALIATION  http://sco.lt/7ilmE5

 

 

 -▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLI0NS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO HUMAN HEALTH AND BEE DEATHS http://sco.lt/5Fiin3

 

 ▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

 -▶ OUR CHEMICAL-LADEN WORLD:  ARE THE BEES THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE FOR HUMAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING? http://sco.lt/4wbH61

 

 ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

 

 ▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

 

▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

                                                       WATCH:

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                              The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7wFWFN

 


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Other countries that have been struck by a similarly mysterious form of chronic kidney disease - most notably, in Central America - offer dialysis to only a small fraction of patients who need it. Kidney dialysis is an expensive procedure.

In Sri Lanka, the government is trying to help larger numbers of patients. It is expanding access to dialysis and to kidney transplants. These efforts are keeping many patients alive.

But doctors and public health officials remain frustrated. They say more should be done to prevent people from getting sick in the first place.


This story was reported as part of a joint investigation by PRI's The World and the Center for Public Integrity.

 

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Fin de la croissance économique, début de l'ère Post-Carbone : Le douloureux passage du pétrole "bon marché" aux précieux hydrocarbures "sales".

Fin de la croissance économique, début de l'ère Post-Carbone : Le douloureux passage du pétrole "bon marché" aux précieux hydrocarbures "sales". | ecology and economic | Scoop.it

Le passage à l'Ere Post-carbone, actuellement en cours avec la transition de la période du "pétrole bon marché" (caractérisée par une croissance économique et démographique rapide et exponentielle) à la période du "pétrole sale" (et cher à extraire), engendre nombre de tensions politiques à travers le monde.

Cachée par une fièvre de la consommation et de la dérision qui nous pousse, nous les citoyens lambda, à nous désintéresser des conséquences de notre mode de vie, la chute inexorable vers la fin de l'abondance est arrivée à son terme, tout s'accélère.

En cette période d'adaptation obligatoire rapide, se développe une crispation des populations face au changements brutaux (montée brusque des prix, effondrement de marchés, chômage, changements structurels) ayant pour symptômes les nombreuses émeutes et les renversements de gouvernements de cette dernière décennie.

Les politiques budgétaires menées en ces temps incertains sont globalement caractérisées par un accroissement du budget alloué aux activités militaires, à la sécurité et une diminution des dépenses allouées au développement social et humain.

Ce n'est pas un hasard si les guerres se succèdent à un rythme effréné pour le contrôle des dernières ressources en hydrocarbures et que les deux blocs de superpuissances montrent leur dents en cette période de pénuries.

Ce n'est pas un hasard non plus si l'économie se rétracte et les investissements dans l'économie réelle sont ralentis au profit de la spéculation financière sur tout type de ressources mondiales.

Ce n 'est pas un hasard si les puissantes multinationales s'empressent de faire pression sur les gouvernements afin d'établir des traités internationaux autorisant l'extraction des gaz de schiste et que les plus grandes banques pressent nos politiciens de faire édicter des lois les protégeant des crises financières à venir.

C'est qu'en tout état de cause, nous avons dépassé un seuil au dessus duquel les crises financières seront plus graves, car les hydrocarbures seront plus rares et donc plus chers, rendant à leur tour les denrées alimentaires plus onéreuses.

Nul doute que nous allons assister au processus inverse de celui qui a permis le développement de la mondialisation. Ce retour de flammes sera douloureux , long et se terminera par une disparition du monde tel que nous le connaissons maintenant.

Les populations sont durement touchées par la stagnation de l'économie, elles subissent de plein fouet les conséquences de la surexploitation de la planète.
Exacerbées par le creusement des inégalités, déçues des promesses du libéralisme à outrance et de sa "croissance infinie", elles cherchent des solutions politiques alternatives, mais sans connaître tous les tenants et les aboutissants des problèmes qu'elles vivent.

C'est que nous aimons croire que notre monde se réduit à notre propre vie et ne sommes pas spontanément capables d’appréhender nos problèmes personnels ou nationaux dans un contexte plus global, cela demande une réflexion plus large.

Mais quoiqu'il en soit, voici venu le temps de la décroissance forcée, voici venu le temps où il va falloir s'adapter coûte que coûte à un monde qui ne pourra plus nourrir autant de milliards d'être humains.

Les grands groupes financiers et nos politiciens l'ont tellement bien compris qu'ils ont commencé à se protéger de diverses façons ; paradis fiscaux, colonisation des dernières ressources, recul des investissements réels, refuge sur l'or "physique".

Les populations, elles, ont un train de retard !

Pour conserver l'ordre des choses auquel l'être humain ordinaire est tristement habitué, il se cramponne à l'autoritarisme pensant que celui-ci sera capable de rétablir le confort de jadis, de préserver le confort matériel présent ou de maintenir vivante la promesse d'un confort à atteindre dont le standard est le modèle productiviste nord-américain, aujourd'hui dépassé mais toujours fantasmé.

Les valeurs morales prônées par l'extrême droite et certains crypto-fascistes sont un refuge plus sûr que les valeurs boursières.
Le repli communautariste, nationaliste ne fera qu'attiser le feu des tensions internationales et entre les civils.

La vérité est que malheureusement aucun ordre imposé, ni choisi ne viendra nous sauver du chaos qui se prépare.
Même l'activité climatique du globe devient dangereusement imprévisible et de plus en plus d'humains sont touchés par des catastrophes inédites qui se font de plus en plus fréquentes.

Cette réalité poussera des millions de personnes à migrer vers les régions les plus à l'abri n'en déplaise aux populistes prônant des politiques anti-immigration.


La réalité est là, la vérité est qu'il faut d'ors-et-déjà s'adapter, changer totalement, il faut passer de la dénonciation des autres à l'action sur soi-même !

Il faut nous transformer, non pas en androïdes comme le prétendent certains promoteurs du développement des technologies NBIC (Nanotechnologies-Biotechnologies-Intelligence artificielle-science Cognitive) et des courants trans-humanistes - qui, soit dit en passant, dépendent totalement de la croissance économique - mais en des humains raisonnés, raisonnables, cultivés, réfléchis et conscients de notre impact sur notre propre devenir, sur l'avenir de nos enfants et des générations futures.

Victor PRADO.


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"arrêtez immédiatement de payer :

- La T.V.A
- Les charges patronales (RSI, MSA, URSSAF etc.)
- La taxe foncière
- La CFE
- Et d’une manière générale, tout impôt, taxe ou cotisation, l’exception des SALAIRES et des CHARGES SALARIALES." (...)


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The Machinations Of The New World Order - The Farmer


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Perhaps a Nirvana for me when I understood the true nature of Corporatisation of agriculture and globalists' push to enslave us. It caused some sleepless nights for India's Ag-establishment but not enough to change their slavery to Western propaganda of Green and Gene revolution.

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Snippers de la place Maidan : La vérité se fait jour, et ce n’est pas ce que les médias vous ont dit !

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Comment ne pas douter aussi pour la Lybie, et la Syrie ? Même procédé exactement : manifestation pacifique, population désarmée, snippers sur les toits, levée de bouclier internationale, chaos… Sou...

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La centrale à charbon de Tirreno, dans la province de Savone en Italie, a été fermée suite à l'ouverture d'une enquête pour « catastrophe environnementale » et « homicide involontaire ». Les rejets de la centrale, détenue à 50% par

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#BP #oilspill went to the heart of fish, hurting their aerobic performance and prospects of survival. #corexit #shame

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Diaporama : Portraits d'un monde qui s'efface

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Des steppes d'Asie aux îles du Pacifique, en passant par les sommets himalayens, l'Américain Jimmy Nelson a fixé sur pellicule les ethnies qui tentent de préserver leur identité face au rouleau compresseur de la mondialisation.


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Ras le bol du productivisme ! - Antiprod

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Détermination démocratique des besoins sociaux en fonction des limites écologiques, coordination démocratique de la production, abandon du nucléaire… (...)

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Prospeccionesecologistasen acciónImpactos en el medio marino de los sondeos yexploraciones de la industria de hidrocarburos

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“Coral reefs, sea creatures and ship ruins; these are the things one usually expects to find in an underwater expedition. You will be amazed at the discoveries...”


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Le coût des inondations pourrait doubler d'ici 2050 en Europe

Paris - Le coût des inondations en Europe pourrait atteindre 23,5 milliards d'euros par an vers 2050, soit le double des dégâts importants enregistrés en juin 2013 en Europe centrale, pour cause de développement économique et de changement climatique, selon une étude parue dimanche.

 


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1000 vaches, méthanisation, ferme-usine, subventions publiques …Grâce à une infographie pédagogique, nous vous proposons d’y voir plus clair dans ce projet de ferme-usine et de tout comprendre à l’usine à gaz des 1000 vaches.


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Kenneth Rogoff identifies several obstacles to keeping living standards on an upward trajectory

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The promise that each generation will be better off than the last is a fundamental tenet of modern society. But will future generations, particularly in advanced economies, realize such expectations?

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Slowly some traditional economists are starting to wake up to the question of the future and nature of growth (see also Pisany-Ferry on this Project Syndicate). Problem is that they are illiterate as regards the impact of energy on the economy. They still fail to grasp the truth of planetary limits to growth.

Gaubert Stephane's curator insight, March 7, 3:19 AM

not sure we'll live better than our parents, though we'll surely live longer ...

Eli Levine's curator insight, March 11, 1:16 PM

Again, it's a question of producing value as opposed to wealth; health and quality of life over financial gain for a few "owners" of production.

 

What good is a financially bigger cut, if it comes at environmental and social costs that may prove to be deadly to the individuals and organizations who choose to ignore the ecological and social consequences of their action?  What good is a profit if you, and everyone else, is dead?  Who would acknowledge your wealth?  How would you buy things?

 

Think about it.

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Tony Abbott tells Tasmania too much forest is 'locked up' in national parks

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Guardian Australia: Australian prime minister launches pre-election salvo, saying ‘Green ideology’ is damaging the state economically

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