Blue enjoying a moment on the beach. #beach #dog #Oregon #yourmyboyblue #landscape #mydog (at Rockaway Beach Wayside)
I love action shots of Blue! this one comes courtesy of the local ducks. he just can’t grasp the thought of not being able to catch one of those quacks. but definitely gets an A for effort. #lake #water #ducks #yourmyboyblue #splash #animals #wildlife #mydog (at George Rogers City Park)
large birds of prey always make great pictures! #hawk #sky #clouds #wildlife #birdsofprey #soaring #nature
The Georgia Guidestones #georgiaguidestones #americanstonehenge #granite #mystery #landscape #message #clouds #monument #sky #cool #Guidestones #fieldtrip #hwy77 (at Georgia Guidestones)
The increased rates of earthquakes occurring in the central and eastern U.S over the past few years is a growing cause of concern. Two recent reports delve into the probability of man-made, induced earthquakes.
What seems to happen is that wastewater injection leaves local faults “critically loaded,” or on the verge of rupture. Even weak seismic waves from faraway quakes are therefore enough to set off a throngs of small quakes in a process called “dynamic triggering.”
“The fluids [in wastewater injection wells] are driving the faults to their tipping poin.”
Mix of Arsenic and Estrogen Increases Prostate Cancer Risk
New research concludes that exposure to a combination of both arsenic and estrogen, at levels the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers ”safe” for humans, can cause cancer in prostate cells.
Nearly 25 years after the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, the recovery plan for long-term natural resource damages sits on a shelf, according to documents posted by PEER. In recent court filings, the U.S. Justice Department and State of Alaska say they are still waiting for long overdue scientific studies before collecting a final $92 million claim to implement the recovery plan for unanticipated harm to fish, wildlife and habitat.
“This travesty may be a foreshadowing of the official neglect we can expect after spills that will surely occur from drilling in the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf.”
In a future of growing climate change impacts and water strains, the water implications of our electricity choices are way worth paying attention to. A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)-organized Energy and Water in a Warming World initiative (EW3) tells it like it is. Or like it will be. Or, actually, like it could be. Where we really head, it turns out, is all up to us.
Our lakes, rivers and aquifers are feeling pressure from a lot of quarters, and there are lots of ways we could be more water-smart in other areas—farms and cities, for example—to ease the pressure. Climate change by itself will also continue to be a serious factor in the next few decades.
The question is, from the perspective of the power sector, are we going to be making choices that make the situation better or worse? Cutting power plant water dependencies or sticking with approaches that have us racking up more energy-water collisions every summer for years to come?
Symptoms of Fossil Fuel Addiction by Dr. David Suzuki
Massive pipeline spills and devastating rail accidents are among the immediate and frightening consequences of our growing appetite for fossil fuels, but our bad habits are really starting to hit back with climate change. The homes and lives lost …
Hundreds Intervene in Federal Review of Fracked Gas Pipeline
A coalition of environmental groups, along with more than 300 residents are interveningin proceedings over the Constitution Pipeline Project, a 122-mile natural gas pipeline proposed to run through portions of New York and Pennsylvania …
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The encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, seed take over, chemical toxins and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing resistance of organic farmers, concerned citizens and a burgeoning movement to take back what we have lost. By the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings.
Massive agrochemical companies like Monsanto and Dow are feeding us GMOs that have never been fully tested and aren’t labeled. This small handful of corporations is tightening their grip on the world’s food supply—buying, modifying and patenting seeds to ensure total control over everything we eat. We still have time to heal the planet, feed the world and live sustainably.
The study found that these deaths are caused by fine particulate matter released by human activities, primarily burning fossil fuels like coal and oil in electricity generation, industry and transportation. An additional 470,000 die prematurely each year as a result of ozone pollution.
The study concluded that East Asia is the hardest hit by particulate matter air pollution, accounting for almost half of these 2 million deaths. This study mirrors results from a study published earlier this month on pollution causing premature deaths in Northern China.