Water news, articles and information:
|12/1/2016 - During the Flint city water crisis, as children's brains were being poisoned by lead coming from their tap water, one pharmaceutical company was caught cashing in, in the greediest way. Valeant Pharmaceuticals hiked the price of an important medicine that treats severe lead poisoning. They hiked the...|
|11/28/2016 - Chinese officials discovered nightmarish levels of lead and mercury in Jixi, a northeastern city, last month. After testing underground water in Jixi's Liumao Village in Heilongjiang Province, researches found mercury levels nine times the national standard, reported China Central Television.
|11/28/2016 - As protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) ramp up, police may be getting more militarized and aggressive in their attempts to disperse picketing crowds.
The Waking Times reports that some 167 people at the ongoing protests against the DAPL on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation were injured...|
|11/21/2016 - From NHK World TV Live, broadcasting from Japan: "TEPCO says the Fukushima nuclear power plant, #3 reactor, the water cooling system seems to have stopped. Technical officials are trying to confirm the situation. More than 2500 spent fuel rods are being kept at the pool at Fukushima. 2544 fuel rods...|
|11/21/2016 - In the midst of ongoing and seemingly relentless drought conditions, one of California's important drinking water reservoirs has nearly run dry.
Lake Cachuma, a once-huge reservoir that supplies water to the city of Santa Barbara and surrounding areas, has shrunk dramatically – this summer,...|
|11/20/2016 - Residents and business owners in Charleston, West Virginia, who suffered injuries from a chemical spill that occurred back in 2014, will soon be receiving $151 million worth of settlement payments from the two companies responsible. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver has tentatively approved a proposal...|
|11/18/2016 - As infrastructure in America's oldest cities approaches the century mark in many cases, it is becoming more apparent than ever that a national revitalization plan is needed to address what are evolving – and worsening – health issues related to decay.
One of the biggest health problems...|
|11/16/2016 - A glass-making plant on the southeastern side of Portland, Oregon, is under serious pressure to do something about all the pollution that's reportedly billowing into the sky and down its rooftop into the ground and nearby waterways. Reports indicate that, despite increased regulatory oversight and escalating...|
|11/13/2016 - More than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop thyroid disease at some point in their lifetimes, yet many people are unaware that a major risk factor for underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) may be exposure to fluoride in drinking water.
A 2015 study by researchers from the University of...|
|11/12/2016 - Children spend the majority of their time in school, so it's only natural that attentive parents make a point of ensuring that these are safe and productive places. Many parents focus on aspects such as the school's security, its teachers and its academic statistics, but few parents give the quality...|
|11/10/2016 - Those angry about the government and federal agency corruption that led to the Flint, Mich., water crisis are only going to grow angrier after learning that the state has reportedly issued a preliminary approval for a bottled water giant to nearly triple the amount of groundwater it pumps.
|11/8/2016 - There's a big fight going on in the Golden State between the natural gas industry and the public over a process known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," which involves blasting toxic chemicals into the ground to draw up energy resources. Voters will be heading to the polls in just a few short days...|
|11/3/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action in Ireland and addressing water quality issues with a public utility company named Irish Water. The EPA has conducted audits at 19 public water supply utilities, and has issued 11 important directives to Irish Water. The public water utility...|
|11/3/2016 - While most of us are enjoying lower gasoline and natural gas prices these days – a big help to the family budget – it is increasingly difficult to defend the oil and gas industry when it keeps polluting our treasured natural resources.
The most recent incident occurred in Pennsylvania,...|
|11/2/2016 - Fruit-infused water is extremely trendy right now. Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Beyonce swear by lemon water first thing in the morning. There are even entire diets based on this fruit. According to some health advocates, drinking lemon water on an empty stomach takes you...|
|11/2/2016 - The chemicals used in fracking are a toxic brew of carcinogens that pollute both water and air, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Yale University, and published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
Fracking, a popular name for the drilling practice known as hydraulic...|
|11/1/2016 - The amazing AquaTru countertop water filter is about to launch across U.S. retail stores.
Because I know the inventor, I just snagged an inventory of 500 AquaTru water filters exclusively for Natural News readers. I also negotiated a hundred bucks off the retail price for all 500 units.
|10/31/2016 - The federal bureaucracy and corresponding state agencies have never been much good at responding to crises in a timely fashion, and that tradition was alive and well during the recent toxic water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
In fact, according to a newly released watchdog report, Americans now know...|
|10/30/2016 - The Chinese food production industry is one of the world's least-regulated and most corrupt, as has repeatedly been proven time and again. Now, it appears, there is no trusting anything that comes from China marked "organic."
Natural Health 365 reports that several foods within the country are so...|
|10/25/2016 - Thirty Southern California children were rushed to the emergency room over the summer, all with swollen gums and severe pain in their jaws, after contracting an infection at the same dental office. It took weeks and sometimes months before the infection started showing symptoms, which included swelling,...|
|10/24/2016 - Something is killing giant stingrays in Thailand, and local officials believe it could be lethal doses of heavy metals, the Bangkok Post is reporting.
Residents living in Samut Songkhram along the Mae Klong river are expressing their concerns to local authorities following the recent and mysterious...|
|10/23/2016 - Drinking water for much of the city of Cleveland is at risk of becoming too dangerous for human consumption, ecologists and environmentalists are warning, as a two-square-mile toxic blob at the bottom of Lake Erie spreads closer to the main water intake pipe that supplies it.
The website Eco Watch,...|
|10/22/2016 - The left-leaning ruling elite in America's cities always claim to "care more" about the people. But the fact is, their policies belie their statements.
That is particularly true in Chicago, where former Obama administration official Rahm Emanuel is mayor. Under his "leadership," parts of the city...|
|10/21/2016 - There is no question that the overprescribing of antibiotics has played a large role in the creation of superbugs that are difficult, if not impossible, to kill. But there is also another reason why: Antibiotics are increasingly present in drinking water around the country, meaning Americans by the...|
|10/17/2016 - If you drink tap water, there's a good chance you're taking in all sorts of pharmaceutical drugs at the same time. Massive doses of prescription drugs pass through people's bodies and into the sewage system. These chemicals are very stable and make their way back into the water supply, unchanged. If...|
|10/16/2016 - Sugar is an addiction similar to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. It feels and tastes good while we are consuming it, but it can destroy your body and mind on the long-term. By now, we all know that soda is addictive and wreaking havoc on our system. Therefore we often opt for what we think is a healthier...|
|10/16/2016 - If you think that there are rules in place limiting the amount of toxic chemicals that can be released into the nation's waters, the Center for Biological Diversity has some bad news for you: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to allow unlimited amounts of fracking wastewater to be dumped...|
|10/14/2016 - Sometimes it's the simplest things that make all the difference for health, and researchers from the UK have confirmed just that with regards to urinary tract infections (UTI). A basic mixture of honey and water, they recently discovered, is a highly effective solution for preventing UTIs in hospital...|
|10/14/2016 - As parts of Canada continue to hobble through record-breaking drought conditions, multinational food giant Nestle has reportedly secured the takeover of yet another community water well from which it plans to extract up to 1.6 million liters (roughly 423,000 gallons) of water per day for private bottling...|
|10/10/2016 - Over 200 public interest groups working to defend human and environmental health have signed off on a letter to the EPA, questioning the agency's recent claim that hydraulic fracturing is not having "widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States."
Bizarrely, the EPA's...|
|10/7/2016 - The tainted water crisis in Flint, MI., has gone from monumentally bad – to monumentally worse.
CNN is reporting that health officials have discovered an infectious bacterial disease known as Shigellosis, which is capable of producing bloody diarrhea and fever, and is spread by poor hygiene...|
|10/3/2016 - Chemical fertilizers are destroying our supplies of clean water by feeding blooms of toxic algae, scientists and water officials have warned.
The problem has come into sharp focus recently as lakes across California have been closed due to blooms of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae....|
|9/30/2016 - It's a shameful fact that Native American communities remain among the most economically-disadvantaged and environmentally-impacted in our nation. And among the various tribal nations, none have suffered more than the Navajo people whose lands and waters have been poisoned from decades of uranium mining.
|9/28/2016 - The drought in California is nothing new; its been an ongoing issue for the last five years or so. Water conservation is a hot-button issue across the state, except perhaps for the government. Apparently, in what may be one of the most ridiculous displays of government ineptitude ever, many state buildings...|
|9/28/2016 - The fluoride you find in most U.S. drinking water comes from adding a fluorine compound, usually sodium fluoride, sodium fluorosilicate or fluorosilicic acid. Both fluoride and fluorine are toxic to humans, and aren't just found in public water, but also in products made with that water, including soda,...|
|9/27/2016 - Water fluoridation has been linked with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a new study conducted by researchers from York University in Toronto, and published in the journal Environmental Health.
Although prior studies have suggested that there might be a connection between fluoride...|
|9/27/2016 - Could poo irrigation techniques be causing heavy metals to build up in produce? New research indicates that irrigating agricultural land with wastewater leads to an accumulation of heavy metals in the soil, which in turn leads to heavy metals in the food supply.
Recently published by a group of researchers...|
|9/26/2016 - The debate over water fluoridation goes back to the 1940s when communities began fluoridating water to prevent tooth decay. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the fluoridation of water was one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century.
|9/24/2016 - One of the world's biggest bottled water brands, Aquafina, has admitted that its bottled water comes from the exact same source as the water from your kitchen tap. A few years ago, the Pepsi corporation was forced by an advocacy group called, "Corporate Accountability International," to change their...|
|9/24/2016 - The potentially deadly Legionella bacteria has been discovered contaminating various medical devices at the University of Washington (UW) Medical Center. The hospital announced that it was responding by cleaning the devices and treating its water system with chlorine.
Legionella bacteria is responsible...|
|9/23/2016 - An Environmental Working Group review of government water analysis data reveals that 75% of drinking water in America is contaminated with cancer-causing hexavalent chromium (also known as chromium-6). In a widely publicized report, EWG warns that 200 million Americans are right now being exposed to...|
|9/21/2016 - Most people who don't live in Florida are not aware that the state is kind of famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for sinkholes; in fact, they're fairly common.
And, as reported by Daisy Luther, you may have recently heard some scuttlebutt about a new sinkhole in the state.
|9/17/2016 - The site of a now-shuttered timber treatment plant in Hume, Australia, a suburb of Canberra, is the subject of a new investigation concerning polluted groundwater and the government's failure to act in the public interest. The Canberra Times reports that Koppers Wood Products (KWP), a multinational...|
|9/14/2016 - Nearly all wastewater samples tested as part of a new study on "superbugs" were found to be contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to reports. Scientists, publishing their work in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, found that, among 11 sites tested throughout France, 96 percent...|
|9/13/2016 - It pains me to realize how many millions of people have been harmed by toxic heavy metals found in unscrupulous dietary supplement products sold by hucksters and charlatans. Yes, that's a pretty big claim, but I've been in this industry for more than 15 years, I run an internationally accredited food...|
|9/12/2016 - One year ago, the first public rumors emerged about Flint's city water being contaminated with lead, after the city made the switch from fresh water coming from Detroit's Lake Huron to toxic water coming from the highly polluted Flint River. State officials failed to apply corrosion inhibitors, letting...|
|9/6/2016 - The Japanese government has invested 35 billion yen – roughly $320 million – in the construction of a massive underground "ice wall" at the Fukushima power plant, in a desperate effort to prevent groundwater from seeping into its damaged reactors.
More than five years after the Fukushima...|
|9/6/2016 - The Dakota Access Pipeline could potentially contaminate important waterways that provide the Midwestern U.S. with drinking water, say activists and environmental groups fighting the proposal.
Also referred to as the Bakken Oil Pipeline, the infrastructure would transport nearly 500,000 gallons of...|
|9/6/2016 - When basic human needs are ignored, illness and disease often ensue. This is the case with hydration; not consuming enough water can have dire and sometimes hidden consequences on our bodies.
Increasing your daily water intake can work wonders for your health. This is expanded on in the book Water...|
|8/30/2016 - The results of an investigation seeking to find out what caused a spate of rashes and hair loss among Flint, Michigan, residents suggest that the symptoms may be due to exposure to the city's water supply, but investigators refused to admit to a definitive link.
The months-long investigation was...|
|8/26/2016 - Millions of Americans have long known that though there might be a federal agency that is supposed to oversee and regulate certain activities within the country, such oversight is often done poorly, improperly and inefficiently.
Take as an example the Environmental Protection Agency. This is one...|
|8/25/2016 - When the criminal, corrupt government isn't covering up high levels of lead in the public water supply, they're forcing children to be injected with toxic mercury via flu shots. While the FDA occasionally forces recalls of high lead products such as contaminated turmeric root powder, by and large the...|
|8/25/2016 - In the midst of California's ongoing drought, why do a pair of billionaires have access to more water than all of Los Angeles's households combined?
That's what many Californians are wondering, and the answer lies in the shrewd business practices and paid-for political influence wielded by Stewart...|
|8/22/2016 - Tens of thousands of residents of Southern California have been forced to pack their bags and quickly flee their homes due to a massive, uncontrollable blaze that has overtaken major highways in the state, burning an estimated 50 square miles.
The fire was first reported on Tuesday morning in Devore,...|
|8/22/2016 - Twenty years have passed since environmental activist Erin Brockovich first discovered the presence of hexavalent chromium, a known human carcinogen, in the water supply in Hinkley, California.
Brockovich's journey into environmental activism and the discovery of hexavalent chromium in the water...|
|8/17/2016 - A new study out of Harvard University has some really bad news for you if you live in California, New Jersey, North Carolina or one of a handful of other American states: The water coming out of your tap may be contaminated with "life-threatening concentrations" of noxious chemicals used in pipe insulation,...|
|8/16/2016 - Recycling your plastic water bottle may seem like a green thing to do, but the truth is it's better to simply avoid plastic altogether, and for a number of reasons. Drinking from a reusable water bottle places you at risk for contracting an array of dangerous germs like E.coli and salmonella.
|8/16/2016 - Last summer, beaches and waterways were closed after St. Petersburg dumped millions of gallons of a mixture of storm water and untreated sewage into Tampa Bay and Clam Bayou. Swimming, fishing and even playing in the water were subsequently banned, and residents were warned to avoid any type of contact...|
|8/15/2016 - More than 6 million Americans are drinking water tainted with unsafe levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked to cancer and other serious health problems, a new study by Harvard University researchers has revealed.
The authors of the study found that levels of chemicals known...|
|8/13/2016 - Belgian sailor Evi Van Acker is unlucky enough to have become the first athlete competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to be affected by the region's grossly contaminated waters, which are known to harbor raw sewage, garbage and even human body parts.
Acker's coach Wil Van Bladel told the...|
|8/11/2016 - "Oh, I love New Zealand. It's one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's...what? What did you say?...No, that's impossible. That couldn't be happening. They're doing what??"
(Article by Jon Rappoport, republished from The Daily Sheeple)
The strategy of the New Zealand government is simple.
|8/11/2016 - Harvard University scientists just published the results of an enormous scientific investigation that finds millions of Americans are exposed to deadly chemicals in the water supply. The study is described in this Harvard University announcement and says that researchers found toxic chemicals in the...|
|8/11/2016 - Mike Adams, known as the "Health Ranger" and the founder of one of the top Alternative Health media outlets in the United States today, was recently awarded the highest standard of international laboratory accreditation for his forensic food lab: ISO 17025. 
(Article by Brian Shilhavy, republished...|
|8/9/2016 - Longtime readers are very familiar with our record of focusing on fraud and abuse in the scientific community. But if you're new to Natural News, you may not yet know that we are extremely dedicated not only to promoting legitimate science and research, but also to rooting out and exposing scientific...|
|8/9/2016 - The Olympic Games have officially kicked off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; however, health experts continue to raise concerns about the safety of the competing athletes and foreign visitors.
Earlier this month a new drug-resistant 'superbug' was detected off the coast of Copacabana beach, where many...|
|8/6/2016 - Back in May 2016, Earthjustice threatened to sue Hawaii's Department of Agriculture for allowing hazardous pesticides to flow into waterways on the island of Kaua'i. After having the water samples tested and confirming that the water is a toxic cocktail of various chemicals, the lawsuit has been filed.
|8/4/2016 - On Tuesday, July 26, Florida's Environmental Regulation Commission voted 3-2 in favor of passing controversial new water quality standards that will raise the maximum allowable levels of more than two dozen cancer-causing chemicals to be dumped into the state's rivers and streams.
The new standards,...|
|7/30/2016 - A new law goes into effect August 1 that will allow Colorado citizens to collect rainwater for use in watering lawns and gardens. The new legislation eases part of the state's strict water usage regulations, some of which were established as far back as the 1850s.
Although many states have regulations...|
|7/29/2016 - Internationally accredited laboratory CWC Labs, the analytical science branch of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center, today announced water and soils testing services that analyze samples for 20 elements, including 7 toxic metals. Details are available at CWClabs.com.
The service, available via...|
|7/28/2016 - Today we are opening my laboratory testing to the public, offering testing of water and soil samples via ICP-MS. By purchasing this testing kit from the Health Ranger Store, you can sample any water or soil source that we'll test for heavy metals and more.
In fact, this test gives you extremely accurate...|
|7/28/2016 - Most of us want to think of our homes and schools as safe places where families can pass time with minimal exposure to danger. Unfortunately, some residents and school students in Irvine, Kentucky, have suddenly found themselves in an environment more akin to Chernobyl than Appalachian Kentucky.
|7/26/2016 - Most of us imagine billionaires living in beautiful neighborhoods surrounded by idyllic lakes and lush greenery. However, it is precisely those beautiful green lawns that are making the lake in one upscale New York neighborhood far from inviting.
In fact, local officials closed the 190-acre Georgica...|
|7/25/2016 - When researchers out of Cornell University decided to partner with the water quality monitoring group Riverkeeper to test New York's notorious Hudson River for common environmental contaminants, they probably didn't anticipate detecting more than 70 percent of the "micropollutants" for which they routinely...|
|7/23/2016 - There's a reason why humanity has an almost universal affinity for water: It's good for the soul, and even better for the brain. Researchers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand found that people who live near blue spaces, meaning lakes, oceans and beaches, fare better in the mental health...|
|7/21/2016 - Water is essential to all life on Earth. When it comes to humans, our bodies require water for virtually every biological process needed to stay alive.
Playing a crucial part in the body's overall digestive system, water helps to flush out your kidneys and liver, and to rid your body of any previously...|
|7/21/2016 - California residents are gathering signatures for a petition calling for Governor Jerry Brown and the State Water Board to take action against the use of oilfield wastewater for food crop irrigation.
Concerned citizens gathered Saturday at grocery stores throughout the state, talking to fellow Californians...|
|7/20/2016 - We all know that sugar is very bad for our health, but it can still be extremely difficult to break free of the habit. Sugar can cause diabetes and inflammation, it can feed cancer cells, and it's responsible for much of the global obesity epidemic. Nevertheless, it is still being consumed in shocking...|
|7/18/2016 - Fluoride is commonly found in tap water thanks to a process called fluoridation – which the U.S. government has been repeatedly telling us is a safe and effective way to protect teeth from decay, according to Global Research.
But a recent study published in The Lancet, the world's most renowned...|
|7/16/2016 - Looking for a cheap, easy, all natural way to give your body a quick health boost? Look no further. In recent years, lemon water has emerged as one of the most nutrient-packed, beneficial, easy-to-make health drinks available.
Although it may not seem like much, drinking a cup of freshly prepared...|
|7/15/2016 - America's Great Lakes are in dire straits. Elevated levels of phosphorus are triggering devastating algae blooms that are tainting drinking water supplies and killing fish in record numbers, and researchers from Ohio Northern University (ONU) say there's one main cause of all this destruction: the glyphosate...|
|7/13/2016 - Doom-and-gloom headlines these days are a dime a dozen, to be sure, and with so much radicalism and strife going on in our country today, it is easy to ignore them. It's also easy, in our hectic lives, to be distracted by the rigors of balancing our work, home and social lives.
But if you can spare...|
|7/10/2016 - Perhaps you've noticed that lemons, and more specifically, lemon water, have both received a great deal of attention in the alternative health media and on various blogs in recent years. There is good reason for that: As science advances, researchers are beginning to discover more and more about the...|
|7/10/2016 - Raleigh residents who had long touted the quality of their well water got a big surprise when it was revealed that their water was not quite as pure as they thought.
In 2012, low levels of four carcinogenic chemicals were discovered in several area wells. Two years later, state environmental officials...|
|7/9/2016 - Although advancements in science are made nearly every day, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding the exact mechanisms of cancer. Now, certain animals that are highly susceptible to cancer are being looked at to help learn more about this baffling and devastating illness.
Take, for example,...|
|7/6/2016 - It's not conspiracy theory when it's a law, now is it? People who wish their government cared about them, protected them, and prevented disease and disorder, all would expect written laws that speak to those values, but it's just the opposite in the United States. Though you are "free" to roam from...|
|7/6/2016 - We've now published the water testing results for 239 water samples collected by our readers all across America.
As promised, this is part of our effort to conduct real science in the public interest and share the results publicly... even as the corrupt, criminal federal government conspires to hide...|
|7/1/2016 - We really have reached a point of such insanity across human civilization that governments have become the terrorists who actively seek to harm and kill off the people. The latest example demonstrating this very point is the fact that the EPA just announced its plan to allow gigantic increases in the...|
|6/30/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed rule changes that would permit drinking water to become hundreds of thousands of times more radioactive than currently allowed. The rule would permit water so radioactive that it would expose those drinking it to the equivalent of 250 chest...|
|6/27/2016 - Have you ever thought about how much aluminum may be in your drinking water? It might pay you to find out, and in fact, you can do that by sending a water sample to Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, for testing.
Why is it important to know? Because, according to a 15-year French study of elderly men...|
|6/27/2016 - Amidst raging concerns over the environmental ramifications of the controversial oil- and natural gas-harvesting technique, lawmakers in the Bay State have proposed enacting a 10-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," opponents of which claim that it is rapidly polluting lakes, rivers...|
|6/26/2016 - Another study has emerged showing just how enduring the negative impact caused by fracking on the environment actually is. The disturbing results show that toxic fracking chemicals remain in the environment for a very long time, compromising people's food and water for many years to come.
|6/24/2016 - There's an invasion underway, a constant onslaught of chemical attacks that are more sinister and more life-threatening than faraway armies with tanks. This chemical invasion is occurring on many levels today, and it impacts the cells of many unsuspecting people. The invasion is invisible to the eyes,...|
|6/22/2016 - While it may seem impossible and unthinkable, the fact is if current drought trends continue the "city of lights" may soon turn into a former metropolis of entertainment.
If you've never heard of Lake Mead, it is the water reservoir that feeds Las Vegas, gambling capital of the nation. And its quickly...|
|6/21/2016 - Our citizen-powered EPA Watch program has now resulted in the open source publishing of heavy metals contamination tests of 230 municipal water samples across America. The results show that two to three per cent of the U.S. water is highly contaminated with toxic heavy metals, poisoning an estimated...|
|6/19/2016 - Americans sat in front of their television screens in horror when it was revealed that children were being poisoned by lead-contaminated water in Flint, MI. These reports provoked concerns about the quality of public drinking water on a national scale. In an effort to address these concerns, forensic...|
|6/15/2016 - Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Beyonce swear by drinking lukewarm lemon water first thing in the morning. In recent years, lemon water has become a fashionably healthy lifestyle choice, fitting right in between a morning meditation session and a green smoothie for breakfast.
|6/15/2016 - The national anti-fracking movement continues to grow as voters have overwhelmingly approved a ban against fracking in Butte County, California - making it the fourth county in the state to pass such legislation.
71 percent of voters supported Measure E, which bans all oil and gas fracking operations...|
|6/14/2016 - A series of "unusual" landslides that have released massive amounts of toxic sludge into British Columbia's Peace River are suspected to have been caused by fracking operations in the area.
Thanks to these fracking operations,plumes of toxic waste containing heavy metals including lead, arsenic,...|
|6/9/2016 - To be clear: There are no similarities between the brutal leadership of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria -- known more simply as the "Islamic State" (IS) -- and the government and people of California. That said, the connection between California's recent drought and the manner in which the Islamic...|
|6/9/2016 - Although the U.S. is regarded as a developed nation, its infrastructure often does not provide Americans with safe drinking water. In wake of the Flint, Michigan incident, where state and federal regulators permitted the public to drink water contaminated with lead, it would be wise for the U.S. to...|
|6/2/2016 - As promised, I've now published the first 100 EPA Watch water test results in a scientific paper you can find at the Natural Science Journal.
There, in a science research study I conducted at my analytical laboratory (CWClabs.com), you'll find the full details of toxic heavy metals contamination...|
|5/31/2016 - For years, anyone who questioned the efficacy of fluoridated water was cast to the lunatic fringe. Fortunately, concerns over fluoridated water, and its impact on childhood health, are beginning to be heard on a national level. Early last year, the federal government lowered the recommended level of...|
|5/27/2016 - While the rest of the world awakens to the damaging effects of pesticide pollution, officials in the U.S. are working to allow more pesticides into our water supplies. The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to loosen already weak pesticide regulations in a purported effort to combat the spread of...|
|5/26/2016 - If you thought the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency appeared seasoned in its efforts to obscure the lead poisoning that maimed thousands in Flint, Michigan, including scores of innocent children, you would be correct, as it wasn't the first the time the so-called "health" agency engaged in such...|
|5/24/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency, simply put, has a history of incompetence and arrogance, as well as a reputation for clearing itself while holding other people responsible for its own inactions.
Most recently, these traits were evident in the way the federal agency whiffed on water contamination...|
|5/19/2016 - People attending an international gathering to honor the life of indigenous leader Berta Caceres, were brutally attacked by people allegedly affiliated with the dam company, DESA. Caceres spent much of her life leading the resistance against a hydroelectric mega-project that the Honduran company had...|
|5/19/2016 - As water shortages increase globally, reusing water for agriculture and household purposes is on the rise too. A recent study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center, discovered that consuming food grown in soils irrigated with reclaimed...|
|5/19/2016 - The environmental damage and subsequent health risks caused by the fracking industry are far greater than previously thought, according to a recent Duke University study that examined fracking spills in North Dakota.
In North Dakota, around 9,700 oil and gas wells have been drilled in the past decade,...|
|5/17/2016 - Thousands of spills of fracking wastewater in North Dakota alone, have heavily contaminated rivers and streams with heavy metals, radioactive materials and toxic, corrosive salts, according to a peer-reviewed study conducted by researchers from Duke University, and published in the journal Environmental...|
|5/16/2016 - Several environmental groups have joined forces to file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to try to put a stop to the practice of using wastewater from fracking on farmland.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, entails injecting large amounts of water into the earth to break...|
|5/13/2016 - The chemical PFOA, formerly used in the manufacturing of DuPont's Teflon, has been found to have contaminated groundwater in many U.S. locations and throughout the world.
DuPont began phasing out the use of PFOA (also known as C8) in 2005, after it was revealed that the company had for decades covered...|
|5/13/2016 - If you were to suggest to most Americans that certain government agencies either should not exist, or should be dramatically scaled back, chances are good you'd either get some weird stares, or stern insistence that life as we know it would end without such agencies.
Granted, some level of bureaucracy...|
|5/12/2016 - The runoff from fracking results in wastewater that is considered too toxic for anyone to drink, so why is it being dumped on farmland instead?
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, entails injecting water, sand and various chemicals underneath the ground to stimulate the flow of gas so that it can...|
|5/11/2016 - Mark Ruffalo has become well-known for supporting many environmental organizations in their battle against pro-fracking policies. A popular American actor, director, producer, humanitarian and activist, Ruffalo speaks out against the harmful policies enforced by Big Agri's government ties and other...|
|5/11/2016 - As Coca-Cola revamps its Dasani Sparkling brand in an attempt to sell even more overpriced and questionable flavored tap water to gullible consumers, it's a perfect time to remind everyone why they should not buy bottled water at all.
The bottled water scamBottled water costs hundreds and sometimes...|
|5/11/2016 - The addition of fluoride to drinking water has become a hot topic, with numerous activist groups lobbying governments across the world to stop adding the harmful chemical to drinking water. For decades, governments have been claiming that the fluoridation of water is a safe and effective method of protecting...|
|5/10/2016 - It has been revealed that, as far back as 2008, an official in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) tried to bury data showing high lead levels in drinking water in order to avoid having to notify homeowners of the danger.
In the email, the official openly asks the testers to go...|
|5/10/2016 - The controversial oil and gas mining technique known as fracking, may pose a significant threat to the future of U.S. organic agriculture, according to an analysis conducted by researchers from the FracTracker Alliance, and published in March 2015.
That analysis found that 11 percent of all North...|
|5/9/2016 - I wanted to give everybody an update on some of the key projects we're pursuing right now: Our science laboratory, the EPA watch water test results, our "Nutrition Rescue" vitamin C donations, and the status of our Ranger Buckets (storable organic food).
For starters, thank you for all your water...|
|5/5/2016 - Arsenic is one of the most toxic elements in the world, and millions of Americans unknowingly consume it every day. It's been known for some time that arsenic increases the risk of heart disease, as well as skin, bladder and lung cancers. Adding to the list of potential side effects, a recent Dartmouth...|
|5/4/2016 - In recent days so-called "smoking gun" evidence has surfaced in the Flint, Michigan, lead contamination scandal. The Guardian is reporting that a state environmental official suggested that a water collection technician who was gathering samples for a suburban Detroit private water system 'bump out'...|
|5/3/2016 - It is turning out to be one of the biggest environmental scandals in modern history, complete with intrigue, suspense, political chicanery and even murder.
For nearly a year-and-a-half, officials in Flint, Michigan, along with state and federal environmental officials, covered up the fact that water...|
|5/2/2016 - Discharges from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) may be a major contributor to the evolution of antibiotic resistance in the wild, according to a study partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Bacteria naturally possess an intrinsic resistance to toxic chemicals, including antibiotics,...|
|5/1/2016 - To casual observers, Oregon might seem like an idyllic state where people are at one with nature, cycling and hiking surrounded by greenery, and fishing in crystal-clear streams. While the state is undoubtedly blessed with an abundance of natural riches, what you see on the surface is only part of the...|
|4/29/2016 - Surprise! The Environmental Protection Agency is not actually protecting underground drinking water supplies (one of its primary functions) from contamination by oil fields and, in a number of instances, has actually allowed companies to dump dirty wastewater into aquifers, according to a newly released...|
|4/28/2016 - Plastic water bottles may seem the perfect, convenient way to keep you hydrated on the go. Unfortunately, many of us do not realize that these bottles are only used once, and then take over a thousand years to degrade.
In the U.S, only 31 percent of all plastic water bottles are recycled, and more...|
|4/27/2016 - Americans jaded by decades of growing government unresponsiveness, were shocked when the Michigan attorney general announced that he would file charges against two state environmental officials and a Flint city official, for negligently continuing to provide lead-tainted water to residents, even after...|
|4/26/2016 - Americans enamored with Sen. Bernie Sanders' socialist economic plans – which essentially amount to taxing the rich (a lot – to the point where they'd leave the country), along with everyone who earns a wage, so that government could make lots of things like college, healthcare and day care...|
|4/26/2016 - Although the harm caused by consistent hydraulic fracturing – or fracking, as it is casually known – to the global climate is widely known, for many people, its ill effects are striking much closer to home, as their water and land become poisoned with toxic chemicals released by this destructive...|
|4/24/2016 - For those who wonder why, as the editor of Natural News, I carry a loaded weapon with me at all times, consider how often whistleblowers who threaten to expose government conspiracy crimes end up dead. In just the last few days, a water treatment plant foreman who could have testified against the corrupt...|
|4/21/2016 - In what appears to be a first for America, scientists and water quality managers who worked for the government have been charged with felony crimes for conspiring to poison the people of Flint, Michigan with lead in the water supply.
According to the Detroit Free Press:
Multiple charges were filed...|
|4/20/2016 - The Health Ranger's laboratory, now known as the Consumer Wellness Center Labs (CWClabs.com) has just been awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" by ERA, a Waters Company proficiency testing firm that tests laboratory analytical accuracy.
The test name is "WS-236" with a close date of 4/15/2016. It...|
|4/19/2016 - After the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Greater Cincinnati Water Works customers are now being warned that a great portion of the city-owned service lines are made of lead which can leak into the city's drinking water.
Last week, the Cincinnati City Council's Economic Growth and Infrastructure...|
|4/18/2016 - The federal government's failure to protect residents of Flint, Mich., from drinking tainted water is actually a familiar tail, for it involves a bureaucracy – the Environmental Protection Agency – that has a history of malfeasance and incompetence.
What is also common is the federal...|
|4/18/2016 - Sometimes simple cures are the best ones, and it doesn't get any simpler than water. Drinking water is a basic human necessity, and it has long been touted as a solution to a host of problems. Despite the common knowledge that drinking plenty of water can enhance well-being, many people still fail to...|
|4/15/2016 - Every day seems to bring new evidence that Venezuela's transition from a market-based economy to a socialist one is proving to be every bit as ill-advised as it has sounded from day one. The country is now nearing total collapse as the government is failing miserably to provide its citizens with basic...|
|4/14/2016 - Some people think everything "white" is clean, but clean of what? Bleach turns many things white, and strips food of all nutrition, while polluting it with one of the most toxic chemical concoctions on the planet.
Still, in almost every U.S. city, people "march for the cure" and "walk for the cure"...|
|4/13/2016 - According to a report published by The Lancet in 2014 but that has only recently gained wider attention, fluoride is a neurotoxin in the same category as mercury, lead and arsenic.
Fluoride's status as a neurotoxin is not particularly new or controversial in the medical community, but this knowledge...|
|4/11/2016 - We've just finished testing the first 100 water samples we received from Natural News readers via our EPA Watch program to monitor the nation's municipal water supplies. Because the EPA knowingly lies about lead contamination in water -- and because state water testing agencies routinely commit scientific...|
|4/11/2016 - Even as the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., continues to make headlines, communities in three separate Northeast states have been facing a crisis of their own: widespread contamination of water supplies with the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, or C8).
PFOA is one of the key...|
|4/9/2016 - In an age of government corruption and regulatory abuse, citizen scientists are now more urgently needed than ever before. This is perhaps no more true than in Flint, Michigan, where activists conducted independent research that discovered lead levels in children had doubled since the city switched...|
|4/8/2016 - This is yet another example of how the federal bureaucracy has grown so big and so ubiquitous as to have become unanswerable to the general public and, sadly, Congress.
As reported recently by the Detroit News, the Environmental Protection Agency's top official in the Midwest was aware that the drinking...|
|4/7/2016 - Even if farmers stopped using nitrogen fertilizers today, dangerous nitrate levels in drinking water would persist for decades, report researchers at the University of Waterloo.
Nitrogen fertilizers are used to prevent nitrogen from becoming depleted from the soil. Unfortunately, the overuse of nitrogen...|
|4/5/2016 - In recent days, Portland, Oregon's city council voted unanimously to authorize city attorney Tracy Reeve to sue Monsanto for polluting two of the city's main waterways, The Columbia Slough and Willamette River, with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
PCBs are a group of highly toxic, cancer-causing...|
|4/3/2016 - According to a ridiculous new obesity study from the University of Bristol, drinking Diet Coke and other diet drinks is healthier than drinking water ... What?
As reported by the Alliance for Natural Health, the lead scientist of the study, Peter Rogers, has stated that, "the balance of evidence...|
|4/1/2016 - Reports of children being poisoned by lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, have shocked the nation – and for good reason. Unfortunately, the story of Flint, Michigan, isn't exactly unique. Children across the country are exposed to toxic lead everyday – levels which meet and exceed...|
|4/1/2016 - Despite the fact that California's drought has left the state and its residents facing dire conditions, profit-hungry Nestle has continued to collect water from 12 spring sites – 27 million gallons of it in 2013 to be exact – in order to sell their bottled Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring...|
|3/31/2016 - According to statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, natural gas now powers about 33 percent of the US electrical grid, but the technique that's used to extract oil from the ground today is much different from the drilling methods of the past. To speed up the process, a high-tech...|
|3/31/2016 - The old ChemFab plant above the Walloomsac River near North Bennington, Vt., was, for many years, a respected local employer, back in the days when the village's prosperity depended mostly on industry.
But for others, the plant was an eyesore and a nuisance, with its smokestacks spewing waste that...|
|3/27/2016 - The nation has been rightly outraged by the recent large-scale lead poisoning of the children (and adults) of Flint, Michigan. Amid calls for the identification and punishment of the government officials responsible, however, a dangerous impression may have been created that the case of Flint is somehow...|
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|3/26/2016 - While lead-laden water has destroyed the lives of many U.S. residents, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has remained disturbingly hands-off in the matter, if not ignoring the problem entirely.
One case where their disregard for human safety is evident involves the residents of Flint, Michigan....|
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