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|4/12/2015 - Even as radioactive waste from the Fukushima nuclear disaster continues to pour into the Pacific Ocean, the world's nuclear industry is undergoing a different kind of explosion.
"Right now, the nuclear renaissance is happening, and it's happening in East Asia," said Geoffrey Rothwell, an economist...|
|4/5/2015 - Every year, around 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Economic crises coupled with a growing global population means each of us needs to play our part in reducing waste.
Approximately one-third of global food production goes to waste. Most...|
|4/3/2015 - A major bombshell has dropped concerning the failed cleanup efforts at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The shuttered plant's operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), has apparently been hiding for an entire year the fact that radioactive waste has been quietly...|
|3/23/2015 - In November 2014, an investigation by NBC Bay Area made a shocking discovery when they learned that the oil and gas industry had been dumping, or pumping, billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into federally protected underground aquifers.
Until recently, little was known about the liquid mixture...|
|1/28/2015 - The issue of food waste has becoming a mounting issue, with many people across the globe expressing concern that much of the waste is not only unnecessary, but harming the health of people and the environment. So serious is the issue that the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has made it illegal...|
|1/7/2015 - In a naked attempt to shred the Constitution's privacy and due process provisions, drug warriors are pursuing a new avenue of prosecution: Testing your sewage waste to see if you've been naughty or nice when it comes to using a drug Uncle Sam has deemed illegal.
What's worse, there are actually some...|
|12/28/2014 - Continental Europe and the UK have been utilizing methane created from waste materials that include human sewage and food waste to generate electric power in smaller regions. Those same power plants that depend on waste matter spoiling under controlled environments to release methane are being deployed...|
|12/27/2014 - The dynamic of converting agricultural and human waste into energy has been popping up in different locations here in the USA, in the UK, and in parts of Europe. Now, initial research into the feasibility of creating biogas, a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide, for transport back to the earth from...|
|11/17/2014 - It isn't a lack of food that is the driving force behind world hunger, but rather a lack of effective food distribution. An estimated 1.43 billion tons of food go to waste every single year around the world, according to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates, which is enough...|
|10/25/2014 - As word spreads that a new case of Ebola has appeared in the densely populated concrete jungle of New York City, the deadly virus itself may also be spreading, simply because of poor disposal rules and a lack of containment discipline.
For example, a day after newspapers and news outlets reported...|
|10/15/2014 - There are so many unborn babies being discarded in the world today that some are now being illegally shoveled into landfills right along with household waste. One waste disposal company was caught doing this in 2011, trying to cut corners and save money. How is their morbid business practice reprimanded?...|
|10/14/2014 - According to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, 842 million people worldwide are malnourished, and every day, 25,000 die from starvation. Thinking that it's not an issue in developed countries like the United States is an inaccurate assumption, as one in seven families experiences...|
|9/25/2014 - If Ebola ever makes it to the U.S. unannounced, very few hospitals, if any, have the right tools in place to properly handle it. This isn't necessarily because they don't have enough beds or protective equipment, but rather because they don't have a suitable or legal way to properly dispose of the resultant...|
|9/2/2014 - It is still a mystery why a 55-gallon drum containing nuclear waste exploded in mid-February at the government's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico. But new reports indicate that, following the explosion, a large mass of what witnesses say looked like a cloud of whipped cream traveled...|
|8/1/2014 - Although the biggest waste of food comes from Big Ag, a handful of major food distributors, and retail grocers and restaurants, minimizing personal food waste is vital for preserving what you eat before it spoils while not exceeding your food budget.
William Fisher, vice president of science and...|
|7/19/2014 - It's estimated that in America, about 133 billion pounds of food go to waste annually. The waste exists for a variety of reasons, ranging from expired or forgotten foods in household refrigerators to regulations that do not permit retailers to sell foods that are bruised, misshapen, or otherwise deemed...|
|7/16/2014 - Workers who fell ill at the nation's largest nuclear waste storage facility are not psychosomatic, say the plant's operators, but the cause of their illness is still unknown. Dozens of cleanup crew members at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have reported symptoms of throat irritation...|
|7/10/2014 - Nearly five months later, scientists still do not know what caused the Valentine's Day explosion of a barrel of nuclear waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
WIPP was intended to be the only permanent storage facility for materials contaminated as part of the nation's...|
|6/18/2014 - It is a concept that has a long way to go before it gains wide acceptance in the U.S. and throughout the West, but it is nonetheless a reality now in Germany: The country has seen the opening of its first waste-free supermarket.
And by waste-free, that mostly means "packaging-free."
|6/6/2014 - A radiation leak that occurred at a nuclear waste storage facility in New Mexico back in February is being blamed on organic "kitty litter," according to reports. Officials from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) say at least 57 barrels of nuclear waste filled with the questionable kitty-litter-like...|
|5/31/2014 - 229 lead smelters were shut down in the US in the 1980s and were recently evaluated in a new nationwide study. Between the 1930s and 1960s, over 600 lead smelters were in full use across the US. To extract lead, workers used blast furnaces to process ore. The byproduct that was left behind in the mines...|
|5/30/2014 - Like reaching vines, radioactive waste particles can find a way to disperse from their decades-old storage, spreading into the environment. Sprawling through the soil, silently underfoot, decades-old radioactive waste can meander its way to the surface. Clinging like thorns, these radioactive particles...|
|5/29/2014 - The decision by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a government-run nuclear testing facility in New Mexico, to go "green" with a new radiation absorption material may have caused an explosion that occurred several months ago at a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) storage facility. The Santa Fe New...|
|4/14/2014 - Chances are excellent that, if you are reading this, you are using some sort of electronic device to do so. Natural News is, after all, an online publication.
And if you are, then you are also most likely one of the billions of people contributing to the ecological, Earth-damaging disaster that is...|
|4/9/2014 - The world is full of electronics -- computers, laptops, cell phones, tablets, e-book readers, et cetera. In fact, according to some estimates, by 2017 the average person will have five devices that connect to the Internet, many of them manufactured by American electronics giants Apple and Microsoft.
|3/31/2014 - Disposing nuclear waste is tricky business; governments today are unsure of how to properly manage and store the toxic byproducts. The radioactive waste just can't be scraped into the garbage and tossed out in a landfill. At minimum, radioactive waste must be sealed in airtight steel or concrete containers...|
|3/26/2014 - Pervasive, toxic forms of mercury are derived from more than just the pollution of unclean coal-fired power plants around the world. Traces of toxic mercury, often measured in waste water, can be exacerbated by chemical processes that take place in wastewater after it's released into the ground. Biogeochemist...|
|3/20/2014 - Back in February 2014, alarms sounded off at the Nuclear Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The radiation detection alarms signaled that higher-than-normal airborne radiation was present and could be making its way outside into the environment through the facility's ventilation...|
|3/4/2014 - Federal regulators are scrambling to minimize the public relations impact of a recent radiation leak that occurred at an underground nuclear waste facility in southeastern New Mexico, where 13 workers reportedly tested positive for radiation exposure. According to reports, the discovery came after the...|
|2/10/2014 - Natural News does not support the widespread use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture because of the harm that they can do to soil and because of the toxins that they can deposit in nearby streams and water tables. That said, when there is a new technology that seeks to remove chemical toxicity caused...|
|1/15/2014 - Unfortunately, because the federal government takes in so much of our money and is so large, it is not uncommon to hear about cases of waste, fraud and abuse. Hell, duplication of services alone costs taxpayers at least $100 billion annually.
Now, according to Politico, Uncle Sam has wasted $38 billion...|
|11/14/2013 - The price tag for the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan just jumped $30 billion.
The Japanese government has recently announced a new borrowing spree to increase cleanup funds of the dilapidated area from $50 billion to $80 billion.
This will increase cleanup spending by over 35 percent as the...|
|10/30/2013 - An exclusive Natural News investigation reveals that Michigan State University (MSU) is eliminating toxic waste / deadly environmental toxins by selling them to the public as "surplus" materials. At least one of these materials can be weaponized by terrorists and used to poison municipal water supplies...|
|10/10/2013 - A new study from Duke University published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology reports alarming levels of pollutants coming from Pennsylvania fracking waste water. The pollutants, including radioactive chlorides and bromides, are discharged into the surrounding environment, where they...|
|10/9/2013 - One of the nation's largest drug store chains has been ordered by a California judge to fork over more than $12.3 million to settle a civil lawsuit accusing the company of illegally dumping hazardous waste in California landfills. As reported by the Los Angeles Times (LAT) and others, Pennsylvania-based...|
|9/21/2013 - Practically everyone knows just how tough concrete is, but scientists in Denmark say that they have found a way to make it even stronger.
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen have discovered that cement made with waste ash from sugar production is stronger than cement made in the...|
|9/10/2013 - In the highly regulated government medical system in Great Britain, the waste, fraud and abuse continues to astound even those who are used to its rampant inefficiencies.
Urged in part by some British doctors, patients regularly return unused medications to local pharmacies, many thinking they are...|
|8/25/2013 - Every time you print a page on your inkjet printer, the printer forces you to waste ink. The companies who sell printers and accompanying cartridges build this automatic waste feature into their printers for profit. By structuring their printers to demand rapid ink usage requiring more frequent cartridge...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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:
|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....|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|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.
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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....|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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."
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|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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