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Deadly Nuclear waste leaking from nation's largest nuclear storage facility in Washington State

5/4/2013 - "Hanford Determines Double-Shell Tank Leaked Waste From Inner Tank." This headline on a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) press release from last October is bigger news than it first appeared. For the first time, the massive storage tanks built to hold some of the most radioactive nuclear waste in the...

Six ways to waste less food and save money

2/24/2013 - Several decades ago, wasting food was once considered a serious no-no. Now, homeless or jobless dumpster divers forage for edible foods behind restaurants and grocery stores. And they manage to salvage food that is not completely spoiled. Today, there's a tendency to allow for more wastefulness with...

U.S. government to allow radioactive waste metals to be 'recycled' into consumers products like belt buckles, silverware

2/7/2013 - The federal government is currently in the process of trying to get rid of tens of thousands of tons of radioactive scrap metal it has accumulated over the years from various nuclear testing and wartime activities. And a recent proposal made by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would lift existing...

Continuous stream of human waste hits NY harbor following Hurricane Sandy

11/27/2012 - Hurricane Sandy may have already passed through New York and New Jersey, but its aftermath is still a very present reality in New York Harbor, where an unimpeded flow of human waste continues to flood this busy, urban waterway. Recent reports indicate that the nation's fifth largest water treatment...

Americans waste $765 billion on unnecessary medical tests

10/30/2012 - When it comes to discussing U.S. healthcare and the economy, most of the debate is about how and if the government should help make sure medical care is available to everyone, regardless of income. And while the enormous cost of medical care is usually a key part of these discussions, what is rarely...

Americans waste 40 percent of their food, according to study

8/27/2012 - Want to find a way to cut your grocery bill as a way to combat food inflation? Stop wasting so much. Americans toss out as much as 40 percent of their food - nearly every other bite, the Los Angeles Times reports - says the National Resources Defense Council, a staggering mound worth about $165 billion...

Tokyo soil so contaminated with radiation it would be considered nuclear waste in US

5/24/2012 - Radioactive fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster continues to show up at dangerously high levels in the city of Tokyo, which is located roughly 200 miles from the actual disaster site. According to an analysis of five random soil samples recently taken by nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen,...

Plastic waste garbage floating in Pacific Ocean has increased 100-fold

5/15/2012 - The world's oceans are increasingly becoming dumping grounds for mankind's waste, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the Pacific, where amounts of floating plastic garbage have increased 100-fold. The ocean where so many epic, nation-saving World War II battles were won is now home to increasing...

Turning plastic into oil would eliminate plastic waste and stick it to greedy oil companies

5/9/2012 - Only around 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States gets recycled, estimates the Environmental Protection Agency. Several attempts at turning plastic into oil have been made in the past with not much success, but a new start-up company based in New York has a real solution for transforming recyclable...

Conventional milk supply in Australia deliberately tainted with unlabeled waste product known as 'permeate'

4/21/2012 - Australians who purchase conventional milk products from their local grocery store or supermarket may be drinking a processed food product composed of more than 16 percent industrial waste every time they gulp down a glass. The Age reports that "permeate," a waste byproduct of processed milk and cheese...

Pharmaceutical waste runoff causing shrimp, other marine life to commit suicide

2/9/2012 - First humans, then dogs, now shrimp? Though crustaceans are not actually taking antidepressant drugs because of a prescription, research out of the University of Portsmouth in the U.K. has found that pharmaceutical waste runoff, and particularly that of antidepressant drugs like Prozac, is causing shrimp...

Local farms use human waste as fertilizer, renamed "biosolids"

1/2/2012 - It is one of the latest forms of "greenwashing" that has many thinking they are "recycling" solid waste, but the practice of dumping biosolids (which is really just concentrated human waste) on farm fields is a serious environmental detriment. NBC Philadelphia reports that local residents in Lehigh...

FDA allows conventional meat and produce to be blasted with radioactive nuclear waste, treated with virus 'cocktails'

11/15/2011 - The use of pesticides and the presence of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are not the only major differentiating factors between conventional food and organic food. According to GreenMedInfo.com, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows the conventional food supply to be irradiated with...

Daily amount of food waste in America enough to fill a football stadium

10/17/2011 - Many Americans today give very little thought to the amount of food they throw away, naively assuming that there will always be "more where that came from." And such disregard for the precious nature of food has become so prevalent that roughly a football field's-worth of food waste is produced every...

US tried to conspire with Japan to dump nuclear waste into world's oceans, reveal documents

10/4/2011 - When nuclear energy production technology first began to emerge in the US in the 1950s, neither scientists nor the US government considered what would be done with nuclear reactors once it was time for them to be put out of commission. And recently-released documents reveal that, in an effort to hastily...

Massive wildfires threaten to ignite 30000 barrels of plutonium waste at New Mexico nuclear weapons facility, EPA on radiation alert

7/1/2011 - Threats of radioactive disaster from what is shaping up to be the largest wildfire in the state's history are escalating, as heavy winds and plenty of dry brush have fueled flames to within 50 feet of New Mexico's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), home of the first atomic bomb. Crews claim there...

UK group turns leftover food waste into fertilizer for organic gardens

6/25/2011 - Countless millions of pounds of leftover food go to waste every single year around the world, and a UK group has decided to put that waste to good use. Utilizing a roughly $1.2 million grant given to it from a waste minimization organization, the CWM Harry Land Trust, an environmental and social charity...

Using police to enforce a Big Pharma medication agenda is a violation of civil rights (and a waste of good cops)

4/22/2011 - In a new video posted today (link below), I argue that using police officers to enforce a Big Pharma medication agenda is not merely a violation of civil rights, but a crime against human rights. It is a grave misuse of state power and a waste of law enforcement resources that are already stretched...

Full transcript of the Fluoride Deception animation video by Mike Adams

3/1/2011 - What follows is the full text transcript of the Fluoride Deception video created by Mike Adams, executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center. This transcript is provided (and the video is subtitled) to assist the hearing impaired. The video is available for viewing at: NaturalNews.TV: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=42652E035A1B1BAAAE1F340B54694975 Transcript...

New mini documentary exposes the truth about fluoride: Industrial waste chemicals passed off as medicine

3/1/2011 - Water fluoridation around the world is achieved through the purchase of chemically contaminated toxic waste chemicals from China which are then labeled "fluoride" and dumped into public water supplies in local cities and towns. That's the conclusion of a shocking new mini documentary released today...

U.S. supermarkets waste huge amounts of food

9/2/2010 - Even though one in seven U.S. residents struggles to get enough food, the nation's supermarkets throw away tons of produce and other food products every single year. According to a study by the California Integrated Waste Management board, 63 percent of the average supermarket's waste stream is food....

Pharmaceutical drug contamination of waterways threatens life on our planet

7/29/2010 - The President's Cancer Panel (PCP) recently released its yearly report to the President outlining the status of cancer in America. This year's report focuses primarily on environmental factors that contribute to cancer risk. According to the report, pharmaceutical drugs are a serious environmental pollutant,...

Developing nations face environmental crisis from e-waste

7/2/2010 - Developing nations will face a major environmental and public health crisis from e-waste if they do not quickly put in place measures for safe recycling and disposal of electronics, the U.N. Environmental Program has warned. E-waste refers to the problem of improperly disposed of electronics such...

Commercial beef really is made out of chicken feces

4/29/2010 - A recent investigation into industrialized agriculture feeding practices has revealed some disturbing information of which many may not be aware. Commercial animal husbandry practices often involve feeding livestock mass amounts of animal waste, including chicken litter, which contains chicken feces,...

Toxic Waste Causes Thalidomide-like Birth Defects

4/28/2009 - A ten-week lawsuit is underway to determine whether a town in England led to a wave of birth deformities through negligence in handling a number of toxic dumps. The plaintiffs in the case allege that the Corby Borough Council failed to properly handle toxic waste from eight to 16 dumps left over...

Five Ways to Make Your Food Help Save the Planet

4/17/2009 - Every action you take in buying foods and beverages has an ecological footprint. There is a CO2 footprint associated with every item you buy. From the transportation of the food item to the fossil fuels spent in the farming, ranching or processing of the ingredients, it all adds up to an "ecological...

Hospitals Become Major Source of Nuclear Waste

2/24/2009 - Hospitals have become a major source of nuclear waste in the United States, producing and storing millions of radioactive materials each year with no long-term disposal plan. Experts increasingly fear that such waste could pose health hazards or be stolen by terrorists and used to build dirty bombs. "Instead...

US Company Turns Pine Waste Into Motor Fuel

11/19/2008 - A Wyoming Company called KL Process Design Group has branched out from making corn ethanol and has built a small factory to making the fuel from pine waste instead. "We're still learning and tweaking, and hoping for a little bit of capital infusion," said KL Vice President Tom Slunecka. The company,...

Could Risky Meat By-Products Be Turned Into Energy?

11/7/2008 - I have discovered a possible means for the inferior garbage that gets dumped into pet food to be turned into valuable energy. Something that seems to be a far better method to discard of left over animal waste materials than becoming dog food or cat food ingredients. As a result of processing human...

How to Keep Your Colon Clean and Healthy

10/8/2008 - If you want to experience your best health, an essential requirement is keeping your colorectal region clean and healthy. Keeping your colon and rectum clean and healthy provides a number of health benefits, the main ones being: 1. A lowered risk of developing colorectal cancer, the second or third...

How to Stay Healthy in the Computer Era (Part 2)

10/8/2008 - Part one of this series on how to take care of your health in the computer era described the essentials of taking care of your physical health with specific exercises and by being mindful of how you use your body throughout the day. This article takes a close look at how you can best support all...

General Motors Invests in Alternative Fuel Startup that Makes Ethanol from Waste Products

8/3/2008 - General Motors (GM) has invested in a startup company dedicated to the production of ethanol from waste products, chief executive officer (CEO) Rick Wagoner announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Wagoner said that GM has purchased an equity stake in Coskata, a company...

Fluorescent lights release toxic mercury directly into the environment

2/11/2008 - There is an international campaign to ban the incandescent bulb in favor of alternative sources of lighting, most notably fluorescents. Unfortunately, fluorescents contain noxious chemicals including argon and mercury that are contaminating the environment, specifically through their accumulation in...

Annual Physical at the Doctor's Office May be a Waste of Time and Money, Research Suggests

1/2/2008 - The tradition of the annual physical exam may be a waste of both time and money, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. According to researchers, annual checkups in the United States are directly responsible for up to $350 million worth of unnecessary medical tests....

Why Westerners Are the Wastrels of the World

12/27/2007 - Here in the UK it has been time for a particular story to 'do the rounds' of the media once again in recent days. This is a news item that has cropped up in major media once or twice a year in the last half decade (a quick search of the web reveals). What is the story? The one about how much food we...

Study Reveals 17 Different Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater

12/13/2007 - What happens to medicines after they leave your body? Norwegian researchers have examined the presence of twenty toxic pharmaceuticals in the wastewater coming from two Oslo hospitals. Their stunning conclusion is that seventeen of these toxins were actually present in the wastewater! When they examined...

8,000 Toxic Waste Sites Ignored by EPA; Massive Lead Contamination at Shooting Ranges

12/6/2007 - Firing ranges expose the environment and the ecosystem to lead pollution caused by the presence of lead in ammunition projectiles. This makes lead pollution a major concern for the public. When these bullets are fired, they emit lead particles that are then inhaled, absorbed into the skin or disposed...

Citrus peel waste may be used to generate earth-friendly fuel

5/1/2007 - Companies in Florida are hoping to turn millions of tons of citrus peel waste into a source for cost-efficient, local biofuel. The nearly 5 million tons of citrus waste produced in the state annually could be converted into as much as 60 million gallons of ethanol, possibly enough to meet central Florida's...

Liquid fuel from common trash: new technology coverts municipal waste into ethanol

1/24/2007 - A new conversion technology takes organic items otherwise headed for the landfill and turns them into usable fuel. The double-punch effect of this technology comes from the fact that it vaporizes organic material, releasing a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which can be synthesized to create...

E-waste from advanced nations creating toxic dumping grounds in Asia, Africa

11/29/2006 - According to new United Nations (UN) report, the world's richest nations are dumping hazardous electronic waste on poor African countries. The head of the UN's Environment Program (Unep), Achim Steiner, was recently in Nairobi and said that consumerism was driving a "growing mountain of e-waste." Unep...

Toxic waste chemicals are disposed of by feeding to humans, then calling it fluoride

3/23/2005 - If I told you you could have great-looking skin by eating skin cream, you'd think I was crazy, but that's exactly what dentists are telling you when they say people should ingest fluoride in order to improve the health of their teeth. Fluoride is a topical treatment. When natural mineral fluoride is...

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