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‘Catastrophic Damage’ to US Naval Shipyard For Nuclear Subs Predicted

The US Navy needs to begin protecting its most vulnerable facilities immediately, and has only 10 to 20 years to begin work on the rest. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard at the foot of the Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia, America’s oldest and one of four Navy shipyards that maintain the country’s nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers, now faces a major […]

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US Naval Bases May Sink as Rising Seas Swallow Pacific Islands – Study

It’s not news that sea levels are going up as a result of global warming. What is really worrying, however, is that the rate at which they’re rising is actually accelerating. The ocean’s steady advance onto land threatens to inundate some island nations and US military bases in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, according to a research paper published on Wednesday, Science […]

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No Oil, No Army: Costa Rica First Nation to Eliminate Fossil Fuels

Costa Rica will become the first nation in the world to completely eliminate fossil fuels. In May, the country’s new president, 38-year-old former journalist Carlos Alvarado announced the plan to ban fossil fuels during his inauguration speech.

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US water suppliers cover up spikes in hormone-disrupting herbicide contamination, report claims

Taking advantage of regulatory loopholes, US water suppliers may be concealing alarmingly high concentrations of toxic herbicides in Americans’ drinking water, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group.

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US’ worst ecological nightmare? RT talks little-known oil spill leaking crude for 14yrs

For 14 years, an “underreported” oil spill has been leaking hundreds of barrels of crude each day into the Gulf of Mexico. While there is no major outcry from the authorities, it could become the US’ worst ecological nightmare.

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Ten Amazing Mediterranean Cities Slowly Being Lost to the Deep Blue Sea

Ten Amazing Mediterranean Cities Slowly Being Lost to the Deep Blue Sea. High tides have flooded Venice, leading Venetians and tourists to wear high boots and use wooden walkways to cross St. Mark’s Square and other areas under water. Flooding is common this time of year and Thursday’s level that reached a peak of 55 […]

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‘This is murder’: French islanders want Paris to own up to poisoning their land with pesticide

French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe want Paris to take responsibility for harming their land with a toxic pesticide. Ruptly crew went to see its effects on the people, who suffer skyrocketing cancer and fertility problems. Kepone, also called chlordecone, is a chemical, which was used in the past to kill insects.

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Denmark Pledges to Stop Diesel, Petrol Cars by 2030 in ‘Ambitious’ Climate Plan

Meeting the goal of one million “green” cars will be a tough nut to crack, as there are only 9,000 electric cars traversing Danish roads at present. As part of its forthcoming climate initiative, the Danish government intends to phase out diesel and petrol cars by 2030, Danish Radio reported.

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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 long-time coming.

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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 since 2006. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 hiding that […]

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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, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov […]

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