Thousands of Mayan Q’eqchi villagers were violently evicted from 14 communities, to make way for ‘for export’ agribusiness initiatives, particularly production of sugar cane and African palm trees aimed at biofuel promotion.
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San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station – The Scariest Workplace in the USA – By Jerry Collamer
Reading this will upset a bunch of folks living near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, called SONGS, between Orange and San Diego Counties, California. Because as far as I can tell, the truth percolating inside SONGS nuke plant ain’t getting out.
Disaster Roulette: Earthquakes and Nukes at San Onofre By Jack Eidt and Jerry Collamer
Disaster can be avoided, if you just don’t go there. Yet our human nature is to go, to build, to deny the omnipotent laws of nature, then suffer that all too familiar consequence.
Natural Gas Fracking: Environmental Backlash Grows
The environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” as a method for natural gas drilling investigated recently by ProPublica and displayed in the documentary film Gasland, have led to a nationwide backlash against this dangerous fossil fuel touted as a “clean burning alternative to oil.”
World’s Dirtiest Oil – Alberta Tar Sands
The world’s dirtiest oil is produced by strip mining the Athabascan Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada, destroying an area of Northern Boreal forest and wetlands the size of Florida, with toxic settling ponds that pollute rivers fished by First Nations people, requiring pipelines to the Gulf Coast and hauling routes through the Northern Rocky Mountains.
Nature: Extreme Weather Linked to Greenhouse Gas Levels
Two Studies in the Journal of Nature show that climate warming is responsible for extreme weather events, directly linked with rising greenhouse gas levels.
ProPublica: EPA to Study Pollution from Natural Gas Fracking
The EPA wants to study impacts on drinking water of each stage involved in hydraulic fracturing, where drillers mix water with chemicals and sand and inject the fluid into wells to release oil or natural gas.