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Arctic Methane Melt ‘Could Cost $60 Trillion’

Arctic Methane Melt ‘Could Cost $60 Trillion’ | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
If the Arctic Ocean warms enough to release much of the methane trapped beneath the seabed, the cost could run close to the value of the global economy, experts say.
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These articles address food, water and environment issues that relate to farmers and consumers to enable their personal and local control over those matters
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Trump administration sets sights on state recreational marijuana laws

Trump administration sets sights on state recreational marijuana laws | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Obama administration had declined to enforce the federal laws prohibiting marijuana in states that have legalized recreational use of the drug. Comments from the White House press secretary suggest that stance could be about to change.
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Civil Rights Groups, Funded by Telecoms, Back Donald Trump’s Plan to Kill Net Neutrality

Civil Rights Groups, Funded by Telecoms, Back Donald Trump’s Plan to Kill Net Neutrality | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The groups are saying the Republican-led Congress should take control of the process — the precise approach that is favored by industry.
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The sad part is that if these groups support this break down of net neutrality they basically shut off the access to give their own minority populations more voice and control over their content they seek or wish to deliver.
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Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Scott Pruitt for EPA Head

Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Scott Pruitt for EPA Head | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
This week the full Senate will likely decide whether to confirm President Trump’s nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Here are the top 10 reasons to oppose him for the nation’s top environmental job.
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Both our Mississippi Senators love this guy!!! How about yours? When you contact them they send you a insulting letter about how they care about your opinion...but keep calling maybe they will hear us at the next chance we have to vote them out and replace them with even a rock with a name one it. Then they might realize the health of our environment matters to us as it affects the health of all of us that need to survive and stay healthy.!
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Trump undertakes most ambitious regulatory rollback since Reagan

Trump undertakes most ambitious regulatory rollback since Reagan | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Business leaders are thrilled and liberal activists alarmed by assault on both new and long-standing rules.
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G.O.P. Hurries to Slash Oil and Gas Rules, Ending Industries’ 8-Year Wait

G.O.P. Hurries to Slash Oil and Gas Rules, Ending Industries’ 8-Year Wait | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Not since the Reagan administration has Washington moved so quickly to nullify so many federal regulations.
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Excerpt: "But the energy industry spends about $300 million a year lobbying Congress, deploying an army of three lobbyists for each member. It also contributed more than $160 million during the most recent election cycle to federal candidates, with 80 percent of that going to Republicans, according to a tally by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit group. And the industry now wanted congressional leaders like Mr. McConnell, who is from one of the country’s top coal-producing states, to nullify the Obama administration’s new rules."

The AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL (ALEC) has all their people in place in the national houses and about 29 state houses to give the members of ALEC what they have spent the last 20 to 30 years buying to get the game rigged their way to grab resources, wealth and control. Trump and friends ALEC placed around Trump and filled into the State Houses are taking it back for them and even planning to gain them some ground like never before.
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Modest increases in high blood pressure linked to death; heart failure | American Heart Association

Modest increases in high blood pressure linked to death; heart failure | American Heart Association | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Study Highlights: Even modest increases in high blood pressure were linked to a greater risk of death and heart failure among African American adults of all ages, although the increased risk of death was greatest in those under age 60. These findings call for additional data in future guidelines for African Americans and other populations who may be at higher risk for hypertension.
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Moderate high blood pressure?
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Calorie limits 'should be cut to reflect our couch potato lifestyles'

Calorie limits 'should be cut to reflect our couch potato lifestyles' | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Guidelines suggest an average man in Britain requires 2,500 calories a day while an average woman should aim for 2,000. But these were drawn up around the First World War.
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US could grant final permit for Dakota pipeline as soon as Friday: government lawyer

US could grant final permit for Dakota pipeline as soon as Friday: government lawyer | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The U.S. Army secretary could make a decision on the final permit needed to complete the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline as soon as Friday, the government’s lawyer told a Washington, D.C., court on Monday. The Army Corp of Engineers told the court it has submitted its recommendation to Ro...
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Fast food packaging may contain dangerous chemicals

Fast food packaging may contain dangerous chemicals | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
RT @EWDolan: Fast food packaging may contain dangerous chemicals https://t.co/9KO9l8cUSf
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THE DAILY WHIP: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017 | The Office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

THE DAILY WHIP: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017 | The Office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
RT @WhipHoyer: Today, the House will consider bills that harm the environment & undermine worker protections. https://t.co/YgdW82MgCv
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Creating Enemies, Creating Hell

"Numerous foreign-born individuals have been convicted or implicated in terrorism-related crimes since September 11, 2001."

As Donald Trump sets out t
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Republicans Move to Block Rule on Coal Mining Near Streams

Republicans Move to Block Rule on Coal Mining Near Streams | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The congressional action aims to reverse a regulation issued by the Obama administration to protect waterways from debris generated by surface mining.
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There is a folk song from the mining area in Kentucky. The song is called Black Waters. Black waters happened when pure mountain streams become toxic due to mining toxins leaching or literally running into the once pure mountain streams. Have you ask yourself why people who once had pure mountain water needed bottled water when an environmental mess contaminated the public water and wells in North Carolina?
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Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters

Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Most protesters left peacefully Wednesday, when authorities closed the camp, but some stayed overnight in defiance of the government order.
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Oklahoma judge orders EPA nominee Scott Pruitt to turn over emails to watchdog group

Oklahoma judge orders EPA nominee Scott Pruitt to turn over emails to watchdog group | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A watchdog group has sued EPA nominee and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for dodging its requests for emails and other documents.
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Temperatures in the Arctic are skyrocketing — for the third time this winter

Temperatures in the Arctic are skyrocketing — for the third time this winter | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Yet another blob of anomalous heat is clustered over the North Pole.
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The Rape of Appalachia

The Rape of Appalachia | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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THE TRUMP & GOP's dirty gift to citizens!!  THEY ARE BACK TO FINISH THE KILL AND TAKE IT ALL BACK as TRUMP claims the earth and water of AMERICA for his rich, rich, rich takers not makers!!!! How relevant is this old article today!!
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I remember Strip-Mining.
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Rethinking Water Challenges in China with Hongqiao Liu

China’s economic miracle has come at a heavy environmental price, and policy makers are only beginning to respond in earnest. While China’s leaders tackl
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Patients with acute coronary syndrome at increased risk of suicide | American Heart Association

Patients with acute coronary syndrome at increased risk of suicide | American Heart Association | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Study Highlights: Patients with acute coronary syndrome are at an increased risk of suicide compared to otherwise healthy people. Results suggest the need to identify patients at risk for suicide and develop effective interventions to prevent such deaths.
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Heart-related deaths spike at Christmas | American Heart Association

Heart-related deaths spike at Christmas | American Heart Association | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Study Highlights: Heart-related deaths spike around Christmas, and the effect may not be because of the cold winter season. Using data from New Zealand allowed researchers to separate any “winter effect” from a “holiday effect.” More research is needed to determine the cause for the increase during the Christmas season.
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Swiss investigate responsible business conduct for charities - SWI swissinfo.ch

Swiss investigate responsible business conduct for charities - SWI swissinfo.ch | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In an unusual move, the Swiss government will investigate a dispute between advocacy groups working in Cameroon.
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For indigenous communities, fish is more than food

For indigenous communities, fish is more than food | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Indigenous peoples’ relationships with the sea play an important role in maintaining their identities
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““How a 20% border tax could set off an international food fight”” - Atish Babu's Nuzzel Newsletter on Thu, Feb 2 2017

““How a 20% border tax could set off an international food fight”” - Atish Babu's Nuzzel Newsletter on Thu, Feb 2 2017 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Thu, Feb 2 2017: Atish Babu (AtishBabu) Newsletter on Nuzzel. Subscribe to Atish Babu's Nuzzel Newsletter
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A Bad Day for the Environment, with Many More to Come

A Bad Day for the Environment, with Many More to Come | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Bill McKibben reports on a slew of actions taken by the Trump Administration to change the focus of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Duke Energy to hand out bottled water in North Carolina after wells polluted

Duke Energy to hand out bottled water in North Carolina after wells polluted | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Company says move stems from ‘abundance of caution’ after potentially toxic chemicals found in wells near sites where electricity giant stores coal waste
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Not so long ago, in not so far away of a land, this event happened. Trump isn't risking his safe local drinking water by rolling back regulations to prevent these events with spills and leaks. we need to pipe this to an unlined pond on his golf course then under fund those that might have shown up to monitor the situation and make the mining company play fair in the community. I guess cleaning up spills does create more jobs.
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