Greg Palast: Indicting Oil Companies for Destroying New Orleans — 9.4 Million Acres of Wetlands Destroyed, Vocal Critics Destroyed Also

Greg Palast

Greg Palast

Crime Scene – New Orleans 

By Greg Palast

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

[Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans]  Nine years ago this week, New Orleans drowned.  Don’t you dare blame Mother Nature.  Miss Katrina killed no one in this town.  But it was a homicide, with nearly 2,000 dead victims.  If not Katrina, who done it?  Read on.

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Aug 27

Penguin: US Sailors at Fukushima – Infertility, Pregancy Disorders, Full-Scale Cover-Up by US Navy

Who, Me?

Who, Me?

Gov’t Report: Over 1,750 navy sailors suffer from ‘ill-defined conditions’ after exposure to Fukushima radiation while aboard USS Reagan — ‘Significant increases’ in male infertility and child birth complications — Dozens have thyroid disorders, many spontaneous abortions — Veteran: ‘Extreme measures’ used to cover this up.

Itemized listing of USS Reagan diseases being actively concealed by US Navy.

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Aug 7

SchwartzReport: Loss of Wildlife Increases Child Slavery – Holistic Analytics and True Cost Economics Absent

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

This report illustrates that all life is interconnected and interdependent.

How Loss of Wildlife Leads to Child Slavery
NIINA HEIKKINEN and CLIMATEWIRE – Scientific American

What do child slavery in Ghana, Somali piracy and the illegal global ivory trade have in common? Their root causes can all be traced back to declining wildlife populations.

At least that’s the theory of a group of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, who looked at how wildlife loss impacts conflict in places where people depend on wildlife to survive.

Justin Brashares and his colleagues say that the way governments and international organizations respond to crimes like poaching often do not address the full “ecological, social and economic complexity of wildlife-related conflict.”

“We thought it was critical to connect the dots” among disciplines, said Brashares, the lead author of a paper published recently in the journal Science.

“If we don’t provide people with livelihoods, if we don’t change market dynamics, then we aren’t going to win.”

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Aug 5

Berto Jongman: No Drinking Water by 2040? Need Global Energy Paradigm Shift! Privatization is NOT the Answer

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

‘There Will Be No Water’ by 2040? Researchers Urge Global Energy Paradigm Shift

Reports: World Faces ‘Insurmountable’ Water Shortage

by Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Common Dreams, 30 July 2014

The world risks an “insurmountable” water crisis by 2040 without an immediate and significant overhaul of energy consumption and demand, a research team reported on Wednesday.

“There will be no water by 2040 if we keep doing what we’re doing today,” said Professor Benjamin Sovacool of Denmark’s Aarhus University, who co-authored two reports on the world’s rapidly decreasing sources of freshwater.

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Aug 5

Berto Jongman: THREAT is Too Many Humanitarian Crises — Along with Corrupt Governments and Totally Inept International Aid System

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Too many humanitarian crises, not enough global resources

Commentary: An overwhelming number of crises means the international community cannot respond well.

WASHINGTON — Humanitarian crises in the world today — Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, South Sudan and now Gaza — all demand immediate and massive humanitarian response.

The crises are not only large-scale, affecting millions, but the conflicts also are complex, each with unique political realities and on-the-ground difficulties.

They are not alone among crises competing for our attention. They are simply the biggest, pushing off the front pages other crises where human needs remain urgent: Darfur, Central America, Pakistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia.

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Aug 3

SchwartzReport: Top Agribusiness Companies Poisoning Clean Water with Unlimited Garbage and Pesticide Dumping

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

This is one of the central failures of American corporate vampire capitalism. Because it only considers profit as a priority, polluting the water of a nation and putting the full spectrum of life at risk is no big deal, and they want to be allowed to continue it.

Top Agribusiness Food Companies Dumping Waste in Our Waters
ELIZABETH RENTER – Natural Society/Nation of Change

Companies like Tyson Foods, Cargill, Inc., and Perdue Farms Inc. dump their garbage-more than 206 million pounds of it-into our water almost every year and leave others to worry about the clean-up. Now, as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a rule to restore the Clean Water Act, these companies are pulling out all the stops to maintain their freedom to dump and pollute, regardless of the toxic outcomes.

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Aug 3

SchwartzReport: One Fracking Well Linked to 200+ Earthquakes

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Although the Congress and the Obama Administration think Fracking is just the thing, the evidence for the wrongness of this policy just keeps piling up. One learns in school that the purpose of the government is to be responsive to its people, and provide for their safety and wellbeing. But that of cou! rse we know is just a fantasy of academics. Your house has been brought down by an earthquake? Terribly sorry, the government says, but our corporate masters’ profits are too important for us to stop them.

University of Colorado Boulder Scientists Link 10,800-Foot-Deep Fracking Wastewater Well to More than 200 Earthquakes
BRANDON BAKER – Ecowatch/Nation of Change

When the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ordered NGL Water Solutions to stop fracking wastewater injection operations a month ago, a team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers began conducting its own investigation.

NGL, formerly known as High Sierra Water Services, was given permission to resume its activities at a 10,800-foot-deep well a few weeks later, but the CU findings suggest that shouldn’t have happened. Anne Sheehan and her team found that the well is linked to more than 200 earthquakes, the geophysics professor in the CU Department of Geological Sciences told Boulder County Business Report.

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Jul 29

Owl: Zionist Loaded MH17 with Infected Cadavers — Did Putin Prevent Bio-War? US Complicit with Zionists? Berto Jongman References & Wayne Madsen Latest

Who?  Who?

Who? Who?

NEW (Repeated in Reference Section):

NEW: What We Don’t Know About Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 . . .

NEW: Downed Airliner: Fake Audio Tape Shows US-Backed Hit to Frame Russia

NEW: Wayne Madsen MH-17: Beware of the «Chameleon»

Did Putin Prevent Israeli-Originated World War Z?

Long comment and multiple additional references below the fold. All evidence points to Israeli false flag and Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior collaboration in shooting down “pigeon,” with the full active complicity of the US Government particularly CIA and the Department of State. Ethics? We don’t need no stinkin’ ethics!

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Jul 21

Berto Jongman: Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes

The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals’ impacts.

The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the landmark 1962 book by Rachel Carson that revealed the decimation of birds and insects by the blanket use of DDT and other pesticides and led to the modern environmental movement.

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Jun 26

Neal Rauhauser: Fire & Ice — Arctic Melts, Forest Fires, and an India-Pakistan Worst Case Scenario

Neal Rauhauser

Neal Rauhauser

Fire & Ice

The two biggest melts for Greenland were in 1889 and 2012. We didn’t know why the entire surface of Greenland turned to slush in a 96 hour period back when it happened, but now we know it was warm, ash laden air and that a similar event happened in 1889. This is double the normal maximum summer melt area.

Greenland melting is an issue on a scale of centuries to maybe a whole millennium, but there are other icy places that are much closer to fires. The Himalayas, which translates into The Abode of Snow, are commonly called Asia’s water tower. I have already mentioned the Kashmir Conflict, which affects the headwater’s of the Indus river valley at the far western end of the range. The Ganges and the Brahmaputra also originate in the Himalayas and well over a billion people depend on the mountain glaciers as a buffer for precipitation.

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May 20