Environment

Agent Orange, White Phosphorus… Roundup: Monsanto’s Killer History in Full
A Californian court has found chemical giant Monsanto's weedkiller caused a 46-year-old man's terminal cancer and ordered the company to pay almost US$290 million in compensation, in a landmark ruling which could open the door to thousands of similar cases being brought the world over. For the company's critics, the news is a lo [...]
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Bee gone: Scientists turn to technology as declining bee numbers threaten global food security
The devastating consequences of our declining bee population are being highlighted on the first ever ‘Bee Day.’ Around 80 percent of crops are pollinated by insects. RT asks if there are any alternatives to secure our food future. According to Greenpeace, some 40 percent of commercial honeybees have been lost across the US s [...]
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Max and Stacy compare the real data and future for fracking
In this special double header episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy compare the real data and future for fracking using actual balance sheet results and investor complaints on the absence of any profits as of yet. From Bloomberg and CNBC, headlines warn that fossil fuels face squeeze as the cost of renewables plunge and ju [...]
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BP thinks an oil spill in Australia would be ‘welcome boost’ for locals
BP, the company behind the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, the biggest in history, has claimed an oil spill off the South Australian coast would be a good thing, as the clean up would boost local economies. BP made the outlandish claim as part of its bid to drill for oil in the pristine Great Australian Blight. [...]
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Breathtaking Ignorance: BP Suggests Ecological Catastrophe Good for Economy
In a spectacular contortion of logic, British Petroleum - seeking highly-profitable licenses to drill for offshore oil in southern Australia - claimed that destructive chemical spills would be a boon to coastal communities. [...]
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Schwarzenegger wants to sue Big Oil for ‘First Degree Murder’
Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that he is taking oil companies to court “for knowingly killing people all over the world.” “This is no different from the smoking issue. The tobacco industry knew for years and years and years and decades, that smoking would kill people, would harm people and create cancer, and were hid [...]
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Lavrov: ‘Сold Snap in Europe is Also Being Blamed on Russia’s Actions’
The Russophobic hysteria that gripped the West during recent years appears to be veering into the irrational, as even destructive weather phenomena are being blamed on the Kremlin’s machinations, according to the Russian foreign minister. Speaking at a press conference held during his visit to the African nation of Namibia, Ru [...]
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Obama tried to close a big pollution loophole. Trump wants to keep it.
The EPA is using a shady study to carve out a massive pollution exemption for dirty glider trucks. The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to protect a loophole that allows vastly more pollution than is typically permitted from heavy-duty commercial vehicles — all in the name of helping out a Trump supporter. [...]
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Trump’s top spy just contradicted the White House’s line on climate change
The director of national intelligence warned Congress that climate change could cause "upheaval" this year. The top US intelligence official warned Congress this week about the threat of “abrupt” climate change, contradicting the Trump administration’s efforts to drive climate out of national security discussions. [...]
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Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan Ripped as Thinly-Veiled ‘Assault on the Environment’
"The memo reveals an infrastructure plan that is essentially a giveaway to corporations at the expense of the American people and our environment." Green groups reacted with alarm on Friday to a leaked Trump administration infrastructure draft that proposes a drastic rollback of environmental regulations in an attempt to expedit [...]
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Global Warming: Best Climate Change Models Predict Most Alarming Results
Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science have made a startling discovery: the most accurate climate models are those that predict the highest levels of global warming over the next 100 years. [...]
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Last Year Hottest ‘By Far’: World’s Oceans Top Temperature Records Again
A new analysis conducted by a Chinese research paper published on Friday in a peer-reviewed journal entitled ‘2017 Was the Warmest Year on Record for the Global Ocean' detailed the last year to be the hottest year for ocean temperatures since records began being kept. [...]
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Solar Import Tariff: Pain Without Benefit
The new 30% import tariff just imposed on imported solar panels and solar cells is a protective tariff without benefit. It will not revive the declining U.S. silicon solar cell industry. It will harm U.S. workers in factories manufacturing solar panels using imported solar cells. It will hurt the rapidly expanding U.S.solar ind [...]
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New York sues oil giants to fund climate change defenses
Plans by the City of New York to sue and divest $5 billion worth of pension funds from oil companies accused of harming the environment have been heralded as a major step by environmentalists. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that trustees of the city’s $191 billion pension fund are devising ways to di [...]
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Doomsday Clock Ticking Away: Will Humankind Survive Global Warming?
Last month was the warmest July in almost 140 years since records began being compiled, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. According to the agency, the average global temperature was almost one degree Celsius higher than the average for July between 1951 and 1980. Radio Sputnik discussed this with Yale University ecol [...]
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