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Peak Water, Peak Oil…Now, Peak Soil?

Peak Water, Peak Oil…Now, Peak Soil? | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
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speaks for itself so no editorial comments needed from this peanut gallery...

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Despite Warning for Women, WHO Report on Fukushima Slammed as 'PR Spin'

Despite Warning for Women, WHO Report on Fukushima Slammed as 'PR Spin' | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
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read the report and prepare to be shocked. A bunch of hooey, WHO. You should be ashamed!

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Toxic Train Wreck Exposes Weakness in Federal Chemical Policy

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Opinion: Fracking is a threat to health and well-being

Opinion: Fracking is a threat to health and well-being | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
As easier-to-extract fossil fuels are depleted, techniques that involve more effort, environmental destruction and carbon emissions are being developed.
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Could the Farm Bill Devastate America’s Birds?

Could the Farm Bill Devastate America’s Birds? | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
Loss of conservation requirements could lead to the destruction of breeding grounds for game birds and waterfowl.
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Water percolates up Texas Legislature's agenda

House Speaker Joe Straus says tackling the current shortage and growing demand for drinking water is the biggest problem facing Texas today.
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Climate guru slams cap and trade | Fossils & Photons – Energy and Clean Tech | an SFGate.com blog

Climate guru slams cap and trade | Fossils & Photons – Energy and Clean Tech | an SFGate.com blog | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
Climate guru slams cap and trade...
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Air pollution may raise child's autism risk

Air pollution may raise child's autism risk | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
Kids exposed to highest levels of traffic-related air pollution were three times more likely to develop autism...
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Study: Women in Manufacturing Face Five-fold Breast Cancer Risk

Study: Women in Manufacturing Face Five-fold Breast Cancer Risk | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it

[Link from this article to downloadable report in pdf format - first para]

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Drought, water scare gets attention of agribusiness giant ADM

Drought, water scare gets attention of agribusiness giant ADM | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
DECATUR, Ill. -- At the height of this year's drought, decision-makers at the agribusiness giant Archers Daniels Midland kept an uneasy eye on the reservoir down the hill from their headquarters.
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Keystone XL Contractor and SUNY Buffalo Shale Institute Conduct LA County's Fracking Study

The county didn't pay for the study - the oil and gas industry did - and peer review was done by industry cohorts.
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US, Mexico Close to Colorado River Water Use Pact

US, Mexico Close to Colorado River Water Use Pact | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it

[Hmmm, an unfolding story that promises many twists and turns before it concludes...who'd d'you think will ultimately benefit?.]

US and Mexico close to signing international Colorado River water sharing agreement...

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Toxic red sludge floods towns near Budapest

Toxic red sludge floods towns near Budapest | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
Explore the slideshow 'Toxic red sludge floods towns near Budapest' on NBCNews.com
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Listening to NBC intro (http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39513858/ns/world_news-europe/#.UazeO5wuuB4) you'd think this disaster in Budapest if the only one of its kind. Yet, here are links to just 2 recent similar disasters in the US 1) in Arkansas
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/1/exxonmobil_tar_sands_oil_pipeline_ruptures
and in Tennessee
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/27/us/27sludge.html?_r=0

At the end of the NBC piece, the reporter states that this sludge is not considered "toxic" in Hungary. Say What?

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Study: Wind blew deadly gas to U.S. troops in Gulf War

Study: Wind blew deadly gas to U.S. troops in Gulf War | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
Troops were told chemical alarms that went off at U.S. bases in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War were false alarms, but a new study indicates that sarin gas traveled hundreds of miles.
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San Diego Fishing for Fresh Drinking Water in Pacific Ocean - Forbes

San Diego Fishing for Fresh Drinking Water in Pacific Ocean - Forbes | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
San Diego is thirsting for fresh water and it plans to get those supplies from an unlikely place -- the Pacific Ocean.
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Why federal jurisdiction over Redwood City's salt ponds matters

Its been more than six months since Cargill and developer DMB withdrew the initial Redwood City Saltworks development proposal and shifted their attention to federal permitting agencies.
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ScienceDirect.com - Environmental Pollution - Synergistic toxicity of Macondo crude oil and dispersant Corexit 9500A® to the Brachionus plicatilis species complex (Rotifera)

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Louisiana Generating settles Clean Air Act suit

According to a release from the Justice Department, emissions of sulfur dioxide will be reduced by about 20,000 tons and nitrogen oxides by about 3,300 tons.
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Dwindling water supplies prompt recommendations for growers

Dwindling water supplies prompt recommendations for growers | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
Texas A&M AgriLife Research has released a set of recommendations for South Texas growers facing an extended drought and dwindling water supplies, according to an agency water engineer.
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Barge industry warns of crippling water woes on Mississippi River

Barge industry warns of crippling water woes on Mississippi River | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
Army Corps of Engineers says situation not 'truly dire' yet.
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U.S. Energy Insecurity: Why Fracking for Oil and Natural Gas Is a False Solution | Food & Water Watch

U.S. Energy Insecurity: Why Fracking for Oil and Natural Gas Is a False Solution | Food & Water Watch | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it

[Ed's note: there's a link to download the full report in this article too.]

Promoters of modern drilling and fracking celebrate the industry’s newfound ability to extract oil and natural gas from shale and other tight rock formations, calling it an energy “revolution,” a “paradigm-shifter,” a “rebirth” and a “game...

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Filthy Water in California Farmworker Communities

Filthy Water in California Farmworker Communities | Know the land you occupy | Scoop.it
Dozens of small and predominantly Latino communities in the Central Valley region of California continue to be plagued by contaminated drinking water.
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