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Extreme Climate and Weather Events Of 2012

  Superstorm Sandy breaks records, CNN, October 31, 2012 Mississippi River May Shut Down Due To Low Water Levels As climate warms, Arctic spawns massive ice islands UK Met Office confirms wettest June in over a century How severe weather impacts global food supply ‘Life threatening’ historic ‘Super Typhoon’ Bopha smashes into Philippines Record Warmth Kicks … Continue reading

World’s Oil Spills List

Source: http://www.politicolnews.com/worlds-oil-spill-list/#ixzz24aiKpygV The World’s Oil Spills List. Courtesy of the Marine Group 1967 1967 March 18 – UNITED KINGDOM – The Torrey Canyon ran aground off Cornwall spilling 80,000 tonnes (919,000 barrels) of crude. 1970 March 20 – SWEDEN – At least 438,000 barrels of oil spilled in a collision involving the Othello in Tralhavet … Continue reading

A Message From A Republican Meteorologist On Climate Change

By Climate Guest Blogger on Mar 29, 2012 at 11:47 am Acknowledging Climate Change Doesn’t Make You A Liberal by Paul Douglas, via neorenaissance I’m going to tell you something that my Republican friends are loath to admit out loud: climate change is real. I am a moderate Republican, fiscally conservative; a fan of small … Continue reading

What Are Pesticides and How Do They Effect Us?

What are Pesticides? A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances used to destroy, suppress or alter the life cycle of any pest. A pesticide can be a naturally derived or synthetically produced substance. A pesticide can also be an organism, for example, the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis which is used to control a number of insect pests, … Continue reading

Gas Industry Spin Can’t Cover Up Air, Water Problems Caused by Fracking

 by Paul Gallay, President, Hudson Riverkeeper Posted: 04/ 2/2012 4:21 pm It’s like some in the gas industry are living in a different universe from the rest of us, when it comes to the risks from shale gas extraction via fracking. Call it the “Spin Zone.” At a Wall Street Journal conference last week, Chesapeake … Continue reading

Sir John Houghton interview – State of the Climate

Prof. Sir John Houghton was the winner of the Albert Einstein World Award of Science in 2009. He is an Evangelical Christian and is considered one of the most outstanding and effective environmental scientists of his generation. The best examples of Sir John’s work include his key role in the development of the Intergovernmental Panel … Continue reading

Extreme Weather and Climate Events of 2011

2011 showed the greatest weather extremes in our history – 56% of the country was either in drought or flood, which was no surprise since “climate change science predicts wet areas will tend to get wetter and dry areas will tend to get drier”. Indeed, the nation suffered 14 weather disasters, each causing $1 billion … Continue reading

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Report Mysterious Illnesses Year After Disaster

August 22, 2011 Read the original article here As the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill approaches, some scientists have deemed the health of the Gulf of Mexico as “nearly back to normal,” though countless workers involved in cleaning up the aftermath of the disaster are reporting mysterious and unexplained illnesses. The Associated Press … Continue reading

Fukishima Update – Nuclear facts, news and resources

60 Minutes Presents: Japan using Fukushima people as human Guinnea Pigs – The speaker in the above video is Helen Mary Caldicott Helen Mary Caldicott (born 7 August 1938) is an Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate.  She hosts a weekly radio program, If You Love This Planet.  Born in Melbourne, Australia, Caldicott attended the … Continue reading

The Dangers of Estrogens in Our Environment

Posted in Green/Organic/Eco-Conscious on September 26th, 2010 Read the Original article here . The natural environment is one of great splendor. Beautiful trees, lush fields, flowing waters and a myriad of colorful plants are all within grasp for humans to touch and behold. This same landscape, however, is also full of chemicals known to be … Continue reading