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Chemicals from mine contaminate lake

Chemicals from mine contaminate lake | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it

The fog clears on Salminen, a wilderness lake near the Talvivaara nickel mine in the eastern community of Sotkamo. The picturesque landscape could be straight out of a nature book, but the smell on the shore suggests that the lake is not in good shape.
“It smells here as if someone had soiled himself”, says Leo Schroderus, chairman of the Jormaskylä-Korholanmäki cooperative.


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The Battle against the Global Food Conglomerates: The Seeds of Agroecology and Common Ownership | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

The Battle against the Global Food Conglomerates: The Seeds of Agroecology and Common Ownership | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
The increasingly globalised industrial food system that transnational agribusiness promotes is not feeding the world and is responsible for some of the planet’s most pressing political, social and environmental crises. Localised, traditional methods of food production have given way to globalised supply chains dominated by transnational companies policies and actions which have resulted in the destruction of habitat and livelihoods and the imposition of corporate-controlled, chemical-intensive (monocrop) agriculture that weds farmers and regions to a wholly exploitative system of neoliberal globalisation.

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Neonics present in most honey samples

Neonics present in most honey samples | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
A new study has found traces of neonicotinoid chemicals in 75% of honey samples from across the world.
The scientists say that the levels of the widely used pesticide are far below the maximum permitted levels in food for humans.
In one third of the honey, the amount of the chemical found was enough to be detrimental to bees.
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Arctic Sea Ice Just Hit Its Eighth-Lowest Minimum Ever Recorded

Arctic Sea Ice Just Hit Its Eighth-Lowest Minimum Ever Recorded | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Shrinking Arctic sea ice is increasingly linked to extreme weather events around the world.

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Little nuts with a big impact | DW Environment |

Little nuts with a big impact | DW Environment | | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
They may not look like much, but the little acorns that litter the forest floor in fall can mean the difference between a life of plenty and one of hardship
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Far away from any witnesses, my small town is being poisoned by fracking waste

Far away from any witnesses, my small town is being poisoned by fracking waste | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Some days, the air would smell acrid, sharp like bleach, and I would hurry from the car into the house. Other days, the wind seemed normal, unremarkable. I didn’t know why.

My south-eastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills is a small, rural place where the demolition derby at the county fair is a hot ticket, Walmart is the biggest store, and people in the even smaller villages surrounding the county seat must often drive for 30 minutes to grocery shop. We hold the unfortunate distinction of being the poorest county in the state: an area that is both stunning – rolling hills, rocky cliffs, pastures and ravines – and inaccessible, far from industry.

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Whiff of Phenol Spells Trouble — ProPublica

Whiff of Phenol Spells Trouble — ProPublica | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
A landmark case in Ohio topples scientific assumptions as wells guaranteed to entrap waste for at least 10,000 years spring a leak in less than 25.
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Is There a Better Way to Farm Fish? | The Tyee

"Last month, more than 300,000 Atlantic salmon escaped from their floating farm into the Salish Sea, off Washington state, stoking the flames of a long-running dispute over the use of open-net pens. The state has already put a moratorium on new licenses for pens, while in British Columbia, First Nations have occupied a salmon farm near Alert Bay, demanding the fish farm operations move onto land."

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United States Of America : Hudson dumps 300 m fibres into Atlantic Ocean in a day - Textile News United States Of America

United States Of America : Hudson dumps 300 m fibres into Atlantic Ocean in a day - Textile News United States Of America | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
The Hudson River dumps 300 million clothing fibres into the Atlantic Ocean each day, according to a study in the Marine Pollution Bulletin. Many of the fibres come from aging clothes, rinsed out with the laundry and into the environment. Approximately half of the fibres were plastic, while the remainder were spun from natural materials like cotton or wool.

Invisible to the naked eye, these fibers can cause health problems for animals and humans. An average-sized, above-ground swimming pool filled with this water would contain about 10,800 microfibres.

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Think diesel cars are dirty? Try ships! | DW Environment | 

There's massive public worry about diesel car emissions these days - but the really big polluters are plying our waters.
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Humane alternative to industrial milk farming in Britain? | DW Environment | 

Humane alternative to industrial milk farming in Britain? | DW Environment |  | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
As dairy farming in Europe becomes more industrialized, one British initiative is pushing for free-range milk. It's betting on demand for moo-juice from cows on meadows over milk from cows locked away on mega-farms.
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Ticking time bombs on the bottom of the North and Baltic Sea | DW Environment

Ticking time bombs on the bottom of the North and Baltic Sea | DW Environment | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Huge amounts of bombs and grenades rest at the bottom of the North Sea and Baltic Sea. But the risk of them exploding should be the least of our worries.
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How Sicilian oranges are being made into clothes - BBC News

How Sicilian oranges are being made into clothes - BBC News | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
From fashion to energy - the rind and seeds of Sicily's most famous citrus fruit, the humble orange, are being used in a range of greener, healthier business initiatives.
In 2011, Adriana Santonocito was a design student in Milan when she first had the idea of making sustainable textiles from what was naturally abundant, and widely wasted, in her native Sicilian city of Catania.
Her challenge was to find a way for the rinds of hundreds of thousands of tonnes of oranges to be put to good use.
Now, thanks to her creative thinking, it is possible to make whole items of clothing using fibre that originated from the fruit.
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Running With the Pack

Running With the Pack | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee; Crown, 320 pp., $28
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Food and farming 'need total rethink'

Food and farming 'need total rethink' | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Can farming and food production be made less damaging to the planet?
A big meeting in London will look at how reforms could help halt species extinction, meet climate goals, limit the spread of antibiotic resistance and improve animal welfare.
The organisers of the Extinction and Livestock Conference say diverse interests will be represented.
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EPA met with mining CEO before policy shift | Drew Griffin, Scott Bronstein & John D. Sutter | CNN.com

EPA met with mining CEO before policy shift | Drew Griffin, Scott Bronstein & John D. Sutter | CNN.com | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it

Within hours of meeting with a mining company CEO, the new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency directed his staff to withdraw a plan to protect the watershed of Bristol Bay, Alaska, one of the most valuable wild salmon fisheries on Earth, according to interviews and government emails obtained by CNN.


The meeting between EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Tom Collier, CEO of Pebble Limited Partnership, took place on May 1, Collier and his staff confirmed in an interview with CNN. At 10:36 a.m. that same day, the EPA's acting general counsel, Kevin Minoli, sent an email to agency staff saying the administrator had "directed" the agency to withdraw an Obama-era proposal to protect the ecologically valuable wetland in southwest Alaska from certain mining activities.


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Drugs in US Waterways Lead to Widespread Fish Horrors - Hippocrates Health Institute

Drugs in US Waterways Lead to Widespread Fish Horrors - Hippocrates Health Institute | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
US Geological Survey studies show that most bodies of water in the United States are now contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs. Why? Because wastewater treatment plants cannot remove the drugs before releasing “purified” water back into the environment. The cost of creating technology that is sophisticated enough to remove synthetic chemicals would be astronomical and bankrupt …

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Did you know that residues of pharmaceutical drugs and endocrine disrupting chemicals have been showing up in U.S. waterways and rivers causing fish abnormalities and harming humans?

 

Removing synthetic chemicals from wastewater

treatment plants is astronomically expensive so the drugs don’t get removed.

 

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Between pharma drug residues, toxic chemicals, pollutants, and heavy metals in both your drinking water and in the oceans of the globe it would seem prudent to avoid consuming fish of any kind. This includes fish oil.

 

Fish get their omega 3s from sea veggies and so can you. Seaweed (sea veggies) single cell life form doesn’t absorb chemicals.

 

Read more about ‘Drugs in U.S. Waterways Lead to Widespread Fish Horrors” from www.hippocrateshealthinst.org by Brian clement, PhD, LN.

 

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Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Pests

Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Pests | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
In other words, the time to switch back to those solutions of old is long past due, and it all begins with choosing companion plants that protect crops from pests.

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Did you know that mother Nature has created plants that protect crops in your garden from pests so no pesticides are needed? People have always grown food and decades ago no one thought to use any poisonous chemicals.

 

Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides are all toxic chemicals created for the industrial monoculture agricultural systems of today. These dangerous poisons kill indiscriminately both beneficial and predatory insects.

 

Many of them cause environmental problems, human health problems, and they create a continuing cycle of humans needing to use more of them to kill the new invasive weeds they have spawned.

 

Health Tips:
When in doubt always refer to nature’s flowers and herbs as your go to source. This article has a super great list for you to choose from.

 

Read more about “Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Plants” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Jonathon Engels.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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Insights for your garden.

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Message from Mexico: U.S. Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink — ProPublica

Message from Mexico: U.S. Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink — ProPublica | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Mexico City is planning to draw drinking water from a mile-deep aquifer, challenging U.S. policy that water far underground can be intentionally polluted because it will never be used.
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Injection Wells: The Poison Beneath Us — ProPublica

Injection Wells: The Poison Beneath Us — ProPublica | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it

"Story by Abrahm Lustgarten June 21, 2012, 8:20 a.m. EDT


Lax oversight, uncertain science plague program under which industries dump trillions of gallons of waste underground. 


Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have 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."

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How the demand for sand is killing rivers - BBC News

How the demand for sand is killing rivers - BBC News | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
You cannot have concrete without sand. River beds are being dug up across Africa to fuel a building boom, with little thought for what this means for the health of the river, and those who depend on it, as Harriet Constable found in Kenya.
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European climate protesters take on German coal | Germany | 

European climate protesters take on German coal | Germany |  | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Thousands of European climate change activists have descended on the heartland of Germany's coal industry. The movement brings together a broad coalition of social justice activists wanting to challenge the status quo.
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Germans divided over return of the wolves | DW Environment | 

Wolves have been making a comeback, with a few dozen packs already roaming Germany's forests. But the return of a predator feared since ancient times has the human population fiercely divided.
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The forgotten fish: a new look at our underwater friends | DW Environment 

The forgotten fish: a new look at our underwater friends | DW Environment  | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Fish are one of the most misunderstood species of the animal kingdom. Long believed to be unfeeling, primitive creatures, scientists are now discovering that fish feel pain and are sensitive social beings.
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Farmed and Dangerous? Pacific Salmon Confront Rogue Atlantic Cousins

Farmed and Dangerous? Pacific Salmon Confront Rogue Atlantic Cousins | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
SEATTLE—Commercial fisher Ellie Kinley first laid eyes on the rogue Atlantic salmon early last Monday when her son sent her a photo of them. Those seven farmed fish should not have been in the nets. Kinley and her family are members of the Lummi Nation, a coastal tribe near Bellingham, Washington. They were fishing for chinook or king salmon, the largest Pacific species. The tribe passed along news of the Atlantic salmon to state officials, and that’s when the Lummi learned about the escape.
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Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining - BBC News

Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining - BBC News | Environment, Forests, Water, Fishing, Farming | Scoop.it
Brazil's government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining.
The area, covering 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles), straddles the northern states of Amapa and Para, and is thought to be rich in gold, and other minerals.
The government said nine conservation and indigenous land areas within it would continue to be legally protected.
But activists have voiced concern that these areas could be badly compromised.
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