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Crise des céréales : « Après les subprimes, on spécule sur la nourriture »

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 Rue89 1/09/2012

 

Depuis juillet, les prix des céréales flambent. On accuse la sécheresse, mais pour Aurélie Trouvé d'Attac France, cette crise a des responsables. Entretien.


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Uruguay / CAMPAIGN FOR NATIONAL REFERENDUM AGAINST OPEN PIT METAL MINING

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CAMPAIGN FOR NATIONAL REFERENDUM AGAINST OPEN PIT METAL MINING

 

Montevideo, december 8, 2013.

 

The last week was launched in Uruguay a campaign to collect signatures to promote a national referendum to include an amendment in the Constitution of the Republic to ban open pit metal mining throughout the national territory.

 

The National pro-Referendum Movement Uruguay Free from Open Pit Metal Mining (URUGUAYLIBRE)is a non partisan coalition of citizens and social groups from 11 of the 19 municipalities of the country concerned about the introduction of an activity with serious impacts on society and natural ecosystems.

 

Uruguay is located in the Humid Pampa, a privileged ecosystem of fertile soils and abundant surface and underground water resources that sustain grasslands and lands where agriculture and cattle-raising are developed. The national economy is based on these two activities that promote the country’s trade, industry and exports.

 

Over the last decades, this ecosystem has been threatened by large-scale agricultural plantations intended for the international market, which require a massive and ever-growing use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers and cause the degradation of large areas of the territory, increasing erosion and the pollution of water bodies.

 

More recently, a project to exploit the country’s metal ore deposits –mainly iron and gold- through open-pit mining is promoted by the government. Successive geological studies have confirmed that Uruguay is not rich in these minerals, its reserves are scarce and have low concentration levels, exhaustible after a few years of extraction.

 

An international speculative scenario –transient, as are they all, and the cycle of which is already at its declining stage-, raised metal prices above historical values and gave rise to the possibility of a lucrative business for companies whose objective is to rapidly extract the highest possible volume of these minerals and sell them abroad.

 

Open-pit mining of low-concentration metal deposits - particularly, of iron and gold- is the most depleting and polluting activity for soils and water bodies in the planet. Several countries have banned its development. Among these stands Costa Rica, a Centralamerican country with great similarities to Uruguay.

 

This activity jeopardises the integrity of the Uruguayan territory –and, therefore, the productive sectors and cultures that have historically supported the country- due to the downright destruction of the exploitation area and its additional massive impact on a vast portion of soils and water resources. To the above, inordinate privileges and subsidies must be added, which will be ultimately borne by taxpayers.

 

For the Uruguayan Constitution, signatures of ten percent of the electorate (260,000 signatures) are needed to be called a referendum, coinciding with the next national election, in which decide on whether or not the proposed amendment.

 

The proposal to amend the Constitution says:


To the President of the General Assembly of the Legislative Power
Mr. Danilo Astori

I, the undersigned, hereby promote before you the following Amendment to the Constitution, as per the provisions of Section 331, paragraph A of the Constitution of the Republic, which shall be subject to popular decision at the most immediate election.

 

Let the following paragraphs be added to Section No. 47:

 

 

"The integrity of soils and water resources is an essential part of the nation’s heritage and it must be preserved from any and all activities resulting in the final degradation or destruction thereof.

 

Open-pit mining activities intended for the extraction of metal ore are hereby forbidden in the whole national territory.

 

Any and all authorisations, concessions or licenses currently in force which in any way infringe this provision shall be rendered null and void as of the effective date of this reform."

 

uruguay libre

 

(http://uruguayciudadanossinmegamineria.org)

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Les abeilles meurent bien intoxiquées dans les Pyrénées-Orientales

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France bleu 6/08/2014


Le CNRS de Lyon a rendu ses conclusions après la mort de millions d'abeilles cet hiver dans les ruches des Pyrénées-Orientales, elles meurent intoxiquées par des produits phytosanitaires, et notamment des produits anti-parasitaires utilisés dans l'élevage. » 



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Fonctions urbaines et respiration patrimoniale de la ville - vol. 53 / 3-4 | 2013

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>>>> Articles en accès libre et texte intégral


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Deep Water Fracking Next Frontier for Offshore Drilling

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Bloomberg 7/04/2014


Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.

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Fukushima : rejet massif de poussières radioactives en août 2013

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Le Monde 24/07/2014


D'importantes quantités de poussières radioactives se sont échappées en août 2013 du réacteur 3 lors du déblaiement de ferrailles et détritus accumulés au-dessus, a reconnu Tepco.


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Etats-Unis: vers la reprise de l'exploration pétrolière dans l'Atlantique

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20 minutes.fr 18/07/2014


Washington - Les Etats-Unis ont ouvert la voie vendredi à la reprise de l'exploration pétrolière dans l'océan Atlantique, interdite depuis le début des années 1980 sur fond d'inquiétudes environnementales.



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Documentaire / La Mort est dans le pré

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9/07/2013

Le réalisateur Eric Guéret est allé à la rencontre de ces gens qui, dans la peine ou la maladie, se battent pour la justice et pour une agriculture plus respectueuse des hommes et de la terre : Caroline Chenet, éleveuse de 45 ans dont le mari a succombé à un lymphome ; Frédéric Ferrand, viticulteur de 41 ans victime d'un cancer de la vessie et de la prostate ; Paul François, contaminé par le « Lasso » de Monsanto et qui mène un combat juridique du pot de terre contre le pot de terre face à la multinationale ; enfin Denis Camuzet, éleveur du Jura qui, bien que paraplégique, voit son avenir dans la conversion en bio de son exploitation.

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China's Incredible Ghost Cities

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Pesticides et lymphomes, le lien est certain

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Pesticides et lymphomes, le lien est certain
Alternative Santé
Les preuves qui établissent le lien entre pesticides et cancers, ou entre pesticides et maladies neurodégénératives telles que le Parkinson, s'accumulent de manière alarmante.

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The Politics of Pachamama: Natural Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Rights and the Environment in Latin America

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Upside Down World 25/04/2014

By Benjamin Dangi


When I sat down to an early morning interview with Evo Morales over a decade ago in Cochabamba, Bolivia, the then-coca farmer leader and dissident congressman was drinking fresh-squeezed orange juice and ignoring the constant rings of the landline phone at his union’s office. Just a few weeks before our meeting, a nation-wide social movement demanded that Bolivia’s natural gas reserves be put under state control. How the wealth underground could benefit the poor majority above ground was on everybody’s mind.


As far as his political ambitions were concerned in terms of Bolivian natural gas, Morales wanted natural resources to “construct a political instrument of liberation and unity for Latin America.” He was widely considered a popular contender for the presidency, and was clear that the indigenous politics he sought to mobilize as a leader were tied to a vision of Bolivia recovering its natural wealth for national development. “We, the indigenous people, after 500 years of resistance, are retaking power. This retaking of power is oriented towards the recovery of our own riches, our own natural resources.” That was in 2003. Two years later he was elected Bolivia’s first indigenous president.



Fast forward to March of this year. It was a sunny Saturday morning in downtown La Paz, and street vendors were putting up their stalls for the day alongside a rock band that was organizing a small concert in a pedestrian walkway. I was meeting with Mama Nilda Rojas, a leader of the dissident indigenous group CONAMAQ, a confederation of Aymara and Quechua communities in the country. Rojas, along with her colleagues and family, had been persecuted by the Morales government in part for their activism against extractive industries. “The indigenous territories are in resistance,” she explained, “because the open veins of Latin America are still bleeding, still covering the earth with blood. This blood is being taken away by all the extractive industries.”



While Morales saw the wealth underground as a tool for liberation, Rojas saw the president as someone who was pressing forward with extractive industries – in mining, oil and gas operations – without concern for the environmental destruction and displacement of rural communities they left in their wake.


How could Morales and Rojas be so at odds? Part of the answer lies in the wider conflicts between the politics of extractivism among countries led by leftist governments in Latin America, and the politics of Pachamama (Mother Earth), and how indigenous movements have resisted extractivism in defense of their rights, land and the environment.





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Uruguay / A questão do porto em Rocha

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7/04/2014 Jornal do ComercioDanilo Ucha
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Um dos pré-projetos para o porto de Rocha

Armadores, operadores portuários, importadores e exportadores que atuam nos portos de Rio Grande, Imbituba, São Francisco do Sul, Itajai e Navegantes (SC), Paranaguá e Antonina (PR) estão preocupados com a possibilidade de o Brasil investir milhões de dólares na construção de um porto de águas profundas no Departamento de Rocha, no Uruguai, assim como fez, recentemente, na construção do porto de Mariel, em Cuba. Os defensores da ajuda brasileira dizem que seria um reforço logístico estratégico para os portos brasileiros do Sul. Os empresários dizem que, ao contrário, se for concretizado, esvaziará os portos brasileiros, desviando os navios de grande porte para as águas profundas do Uruguai, onde carregariam minério de ferro, que começará a ser extraído no Uruguai, em Aratiri,  e da Vale do Rio Doce, no Mato Grosso do Sul; grãos, inclusive da Argentina e do Paraguai; e abasteceriam estes mercados, deixando os portos brasileiros sem navios. 

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Poluição nos oceanos

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Opera Mundi 2/04/2014Busca por avião da Malaysia Airlines coloca em xeque poluição nos oceanos
Para oceanógrafo da USP, um dos desafios está na impossibilidade de quantificar lixo marinho em escala global

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Nas últimas semanas, satélites internacionais têm detectado uma série de objetos flutuantes nas áreas onde são feitas as buscas do avião da Malaysia Airlines, que desapareceu no dia 8 de março no trajeto entre Kuala Lumpur e Pequim com 239 pessoas a bordo. Posteriormente, contudo, especialistas comprovaram que, em todos os casos, se tratavam de pistas falsas.

Para além da frustração que essas hipóteses errôneas resultam, os grandes objetos detectados são sinais visíveis de um problema muito maior. Isto é, as buscas pelos destroços da aeronave também levantam outro tipo de discussão, constantemente deixada de lado: a questão da poluição nos oceanos.

Os impactos ligados à presença do lixo no mar começaram a ser observados a partir da década de 1950. Um dos maiores problemas apontados pelos cientistas foi a substituição de materiais naturais pelos sintéticos - como o plástico - que resistem por mais tempo e se acumulam nos oceanos. De acordo com um relatório apresentado pelo PNUMA (Programa das Nações Unidas para o Ambiente) em 2009, os plásticos compõem cerca de 80% do lixo coletado no mar.


“Essas pistas falsas da aeronave dão uma ideia de que há lixo no oceano, mas representam fragmentos grandes. Na verdade, 99,9% dos plásticos encontrados no oceano são extremamente pequenos. Ou seja, há muito mais lixo do que se imagina”, afirmou o Prof. Dr. Alexander Turra, do Instituto Oceanográfico da USP (Universidade de São Paulo), em entrevista a Opera Mundi. “O plástico sofre fragmentação pelo sol e vai se quebrando. Esse processo pode ser acelerado pelas ondas e ventos, fragmentando cada vez mais. Se nada de mais grave acontecer, o processo demora meses, senão semanas”, explicou.

De acordo com o relatório da ONU intitulado “Lixo marinho: Um Desafio Global”, pouco se sabe sobre a extensão de lixo nos oceanos. “Esta deficiência, em combinação com a falta de legislação específica, de aplicação de lei adequada e de financiamento são as principais razões pelas quais o problema do lixo marinho está longe de ser resolvido", diz o artigo das Nações Unidas. Para o oceanógrafo da USP, tal dado é incomensurável, pois parte de pesquisas em cada país, sendo impossível quantificá-las em escala global. “A gente não sabe a área precisamente, pois há estudos locais nas praias, depois disso, partimos para estimativas”, diz.

“O maior aterro do mundo está no oceano”

Apesar de não ser possível quantificar, há algumas zonas no oceano cuja concentração de lixo é impressionante. Exemplo disso é uma área localizada no Pacífico Norte conhecida como “Grande Giro do Pacífico”, localizada entre a Califórnia, o Havaí e o Japão. Trata-se de uma imensa mancha de lixo que se acumula em um dos giros (áreas em torno das quais se deslocam as correntes marinhas) existentes em todos os oceanos. Nessas zonas, os resíduos e detritos de plástico que chegam ali ficam retidos e se acumulam, formando enormes “lixões”.
Segundo dados levantados pelo Greenpeace em 2008, 80% do lixo do oceano vêm da terra e 20% em navios (cargueiros, pescas ou cruzeiros) ou plataformas. Além disso, cerca de 100 milhões de toneladas de plástico são produzidas todo ano e aproximadamente 10% acabam no ambiente marinho. Uma vez lá, as qualidades duradouras de plástico fazem com que o material permaneça no ecossistema ao longo de décadas, e como mais lixo se acumula, o cenário tende a ser extremamente negativo.

Apesar de os plásticos representarem 80% dos resíduos sólidos no mar, Turra aponta que sua tendência a flutuar facilita que seja mais visível nas pesquisas de campo científicas. “Por outro lado, há materiais mais pesados, como metais, que afundam. Isso dificulta quantificar a presença deles nos oceanos”, afirmou o pesquisador da USP. Daí um dos maiores desafios do lixo no oceano: se 99,9% dos plásticos são micropartículas e se muitos materiais acabam no fundo dos mares, é impossível quantificar o lixo presente no ambiente marinho.


Em um artigo intitulado “O maior aterro do mundo está no meio do oceano”, publicado para o PNUMA em 2002, o pesquisador e capitão Charles Moore afirmou que o maior problema do “Grande Giro do Pacífico” é que ele não representa apenas uma mancha de poluição, mas teria uma área do tamanho comparável ao Texas e se enche cada vez mais de lixo flutuante.

Segundo este relatório, os níveis de partículas de plástico triplicaram nos últimos dez anos e não seria um absurdo prever um aumento de dez vezes para a próxima década. Em suas pesquisas de campo, Moore apontou há 6 vezes mais micropartículas de plástico do que plâncton nos mares em que estudou. Há pelo menos cinco manchas semelhantes de lixo no Pacífico Sul, Atlântico Norte, Atlântico Sul e Índico, comprovando que não se trata de um problema local. “Antes de pensar em quantificar, o principal desafio mesmo é fazer com que a sociedade polua menos”, concluiu Turra.

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La carte des conflits environnementaux dans le monde

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Le Monde 19/03/2014


La marée noire sur la plate-forme Deepwater Horizon dans le golfe du Mexiqueaux Etats-Unis, l'exploitation des sables bitumineux en Alberta au Canada, les mines de Rio Tinto à Madagascar ou encore la déforestation dans l'Etat de Para au Brésil : mercredi 19 mars, le projet européen EJOLT (Environmental JusticeOrganisations, Liabilities and Trade) a lancé son Atlas mondial de la justice environnementale, une cartographie interactive recensant près de 1 000 conflits environnementaux dans le monde.


Cette carte, qui permet de faire des recherches et se documenter par pays,entreprises, matières premières ou type de conflit (nucléaire, énergies fossiles, eau, biodiversité, etc.), a été développée pendant trois ans par 23 universités et ONG de 18 pays différents, qui ont reçu un financement de 3,7 millions d'euros de l'Union européenne. (…)


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Italy / Cyanide Beach -

InvestigativeMEDIA's 24-minute video reveals the deceptive business tactics of Augusta Resource Corporation's top business executives when they operated a gold mine in Sardinia, Italy between 2003 and 2007. 

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Fukushima : des sédiments contaminés sur des distances relativement grandes

Fukushima : des sédiments contaminés sur des distances relativement grandes | MOVUS  Movement for a Sustainable Uruguay | Scoop.it

Actu environnement 11/08/2014


Les équipes du Laboratoire des sciences du climat et de l'environnement (LSCE) et du Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (CEA) ont publié "les premières mesures précises de l'isotopie du plutonium présent dans les différents sédiments radioactifs charriés par les rivières côtières dans la région de Fukushima", annonce un communiqué du 7 août. L'analyse porte sur les isotopes 239Pu, 240Pu, 241Pu et 242Pu. Ceux-ci étaient présents dans l'ensemble des échantillons, "à l'état de traces".


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Propreté dans les villes : pourquoi nous allons nous mordre les doigts de la disparition grandissante des insectes

Propreté dans les villes : pourquoi nous allons nous mordre les doigts de la disparition grandissante des insectes | MOVUS  Movement for a Sustainable Uruguay | Scoop.it

Amy Savage, une chercheuse américaine, a examiné le rôle des invertébrés - qui représentent 99 % de la faune - dans l'élimination des déchets en villes en déposant des hot-dogs, des cookies ou encore des chips à Manhattan. Une étude inédite et dont les résultats ne sont pas anodins.



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L'Allemagne se rapproche d’une interdiction de la fracturation hydraulique

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Euractiv 4/08/2014


L'Allemagne a mis en place un moratoire sur le recours à la fracturation hydraulique pour extraire des énergies fossiles. Cette méthode n'est toutefois pas interdite, mais l'Agence fédérale de l'environnement espère changer rapidement la situation. 


la présidente de l'Agence fédérale de l'environnement (UBA), a présenté son évaluation sur la fracturation hydraulique à Berlin, le 30 juillet.


Ses conclusions étaient sans équivoque. « Tant que les principaux risques liés à cette technologie ne peuvent être ni prédits ni contrôlés, la fracturation en vue d’extraire des gisements de gaz de schiste et de houille devrait être interdite en Allemagne ».

« La fracturation est et demeure une technologie à risque. Pour cette raison, des mesures strictes de protection de l'environnement et de la santé sont nécessaires », a indiqué Maria Krautzberger dans un communiqué.

Le gaz de schiste est considéré par certains comme une solution pour remplacer les énergies fossiles traditionnelles. Les organisations patronales soutiennent de leur côté cette technologie d’extraction, car elle pourrait, selon eux, permettre de réduire la dépendance de l’Europe vis-à-vis du gaz importé par la Russie à l’heure où les tensions sont à leur paroxysme.


Soutenus par une opinion publique attentive au respect de l’environnement, les responsables politiques allemands sont préoccupés par les dégâts environnementaux provoqués par la fracturation hydraulique.


Moratoire jusqu’en 2020

Dans un rapport de synthèse commun, les ministres allemands Sigmar Gabriel (Affaires économiques) et Barbara Hendricks (Environnement) ont convenu d'un moratoire jusqu'à 2022 sur les gisements de gaz de schiste et de houille enfouis jusqu'à 3 000 mètres de profondeur. Les projets de recherche et de développement ne font cependant pas partie de cet accord.

Selon Maria Krautzberger, les lignes directrices présentées par les deux ministres devraient à présent être transposées rapidement dans la législation allemande.

« Jusqu'à présent, nous n'avons pas de dispositifs juridiques clairs concernant la technologie de la fracturation. Cette situation laisse à désirer et les législateurs devraient y remédier au plus vite », a-t-elle ajouté.

« L'interdiction d'exploiter des gisements de schiste et de houille doit être au cœur des amendements modifiant la loi sur l'approvisionnement en eau. En outre, une étude d'évaluation des incidences sur l'environnement et une interdiction de mener ce type d'activités sur les sites de protection des eaux devraient être mise en place pour tout type de fracturation, sans exception », a-t-elle poursuivi.

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Des réservoirs d’occasion pour l’eau radioactive à Fukushima

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Le Vif 23/07/2014


La compagnie Tepco (Tokyo Electric Power), gérante de la centrale accidentée de Fukushima, a reconnu, suite à la parution du quotidien Manichi Shimbun, que plusieurs réservoirs d'eau radioactive utilisés sur le site étaient en réalité des modèles d'occasion ; qui plus est les mêmes que celui qui avait laissé fuir près de 300 mètres cubes de liquide souillé en 2013. 


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Nucleaire / ITER, la machine qui imitera le Soleil, sort de terre

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Installé en Provence, le chantier du futur réacteur expérimental thermonucléaire vient d'entrer dans une nouvelle phase.

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Le déclin massif des insectes menace l'agriculture

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Le Monde 24/06/2014

Une vaste étude scientifique dénonce le rôle des pesticides systémiques dans l'érosion globale de la biodiversité.

 

« Je pense que j'ai dû me réveiller vers le milieu des années 2000. Un jour, alors que je marchais près de chez moi, dans la garrigue, je me suis demandé où étaient passés les insectes, car il me semblait qu'il y en avait beaucoup moins qu'avant, raconte Maarten Bijleveld van Lexmond. Et puis j'ai réalisé qu'il y en avait aussi de moins en moins collés sur le pare-brise et la calandre de ma voiture. Presque plus, en fait. » En juillet 2009, dans sa maison de Notre-Dame-de-Londres (Hérault), le biologiste néerlandais, 77 ans, réunit une douzaine d'entomologistes partageant la même inquiétude.

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Former Pennsylvania Health Employees Say Bosses Enforced Silence on Shale Drilling

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Ecowatch 19/06/2104


A shocking investigative report revealed Thursday that Pennsylvania state health employees may have compounded the danger of Marcellus Shale drilling by systematically refusing to respond to residents’ concerns about it.


A former Department of Health employee said she was told not to return phone calls from residents who expressed concerns about natural gas drilling, NPR reported in its State Impact series.

“We were absolutely not allowed to talk to them,” said Tammi Stuck, who worked as a Fayette County community health nurse for nearly four decades.

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Traders / Le marché secret des matières premières agricoles

. Documentaire de Jean Crépu. 

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‘Extreme Levels’ of Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Found in Soy Plants

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Ecowatch 18/04/2014


A new study led by scientists from the Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of Roundup, the agricultural herbicide manufactured by Monsanto, in genetically engineered (GE) soy.




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Cerca de dois mil trabalhadores terceirizados que prestam serviço para a mineradora Zamin Ferrous deverão ser demitidos no dia  24 de abril. A informação foi dada por Genival Gemaque (PR), prefeito de Pedra Branca do Amapari, onde está instalada a empresa. Uma reunião entre o chefe do executivo municipal e representantes da mineradora foi realizada nesta quarta-feira (26) na sede do município distante 183 quilômetros de Macapá. A empresa prometeu se posicionar sobre a possível demissão em massa, mas não houve resposta até a noite de quarta-feira.


O prefeito disse que durante o encontro, a mineradora justificou a demissão dos trabalhadores informando a suspensão da extração de minérios em Pedra Branca do Amapari, por um período de 30 a 90 dias . A decisão de paralisar os serviços teria sido tomada por falta de condições de escoar o minério para fora do estado.

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Fracking threatens human health, the environment and wildlife

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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

 

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-▶  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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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'?