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Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer

..::” Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphibians, is a critic of atrazine, which displays a disturbing effect on frog development.) Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell their story…....

GMO update

Complete Genes May Pass from GMO Food to Human Blood Sándor Spisák, Norbert Solymosi, Péter Ittzés, András Bodor, Dániel Kondor, Gábor Vattay, Barbara K. Barták, Ferenc Sipos, Orsolya Galamb, Zsolt Tulassay, Zoltán Szállási, Simon Rasmussen, Thomas Sicheritz-Ponten, Søren Brunak, Béla Molnár, István Csabai Based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies, we report evidence that GMO meal-derived DNA fragments which are large enough to carry...

One Act Of Kindness

One random Act of Kindness… at a time   (Photo: PhBasumata/flickr) Facebook.com/upliftconnect   …::”A little more than 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site so he could work full-time...

Baptized in PCBs

Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice: by Ellen Griffith Spears … Date: April 7, 2014 … “In the mid- 90s, residents of Anniston, began a legal fight against MONSANTO over the dumping of PCBs in the city’s historically African American west side. Simultaneously, Anniston environmentalists sought to safely eliminate chemical weaponry that had been secretly stockpiled near the city during the Cold War. Ellen Griffith Spears offers a compelling...

68 consumer products with PCBs

Tests of 68 consumer products confirmed that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are present in commonly used items. Forty-nine, or 72 percent, of the products contained at least one of four PCB types. PCBs have toxic effects to the immune, reproductive, nervous, and hormone-regulation systems in humans and other living things. PCBs also cause cancer in animals and are considered likely to cause cancer in humans. PCB contamination is widespread throughout Washington and found...

GE: Rivers of PCB

“Basically, when the plant was open many years ago, oils that contained PCBs leaked into the creeks and surrounding land,” Taylor added. “We are now working to remove the PCB contamination that was deposited (along the creek).” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified PCBs as a potential carcinogen. They were used in the manufacturing of electrical transformers until the late 1970s. GE, which produced medium transformers at the West...

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charlotte, Spartanburg, Greenville and Lyman. Earlier this year it was discovered that polychlorinated biphenyls (or PCBs) – commonly used in coolant products – had been dumped into Charlotte’s wastewater system.  Similar cases of PCB dumping and contamination in South Carolina have been uncovered. Last year, a Lyman, S.C. police sergeant was arrested and charged with destroying evidence related to illegal PCB dumping. http://www.fitsnews.com/2014/08/28/lyman-local-scandal/ Malibu Mayor Skylar Peak said he plans...

GE: River of PCB

Schuylerville Citizen and environmental groups are once again urging General Electric Co. to expand its $1 billion Hudson River PCB cleanup project to include the Champlain Canal. GE, which is paying for what is the nation’s largest Superfund program, again repeated it has no such plans, arguing the work is the state’s responsibility. But the company’s position isn’t sitting well with local activists http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/GE-rejects-renewed-calls-for-more-PCB-dredging-5717018.php https://www.facebook.com/PCB.ecocide

H2O

Water Is Life http://EcoDelMar.org/ocean/ Getting the Ocean’s mass in perspective  As scientist Jim Lovelock observed, “Although the weight of the Oceans is 250 times that of the atmosphere, it is only one part in 4,000 of the weight of the Earth.” 1/4000 = 0.00025 Therefore, only 0.025% of Earth’s mass is Water. Yet we tend to think of our Oceans as a vast and endless resource, free to everyone. Scientists...

Fracking waste

www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/02/dangerous-radioactivity-fracking-waste-pennsylvania ..::” Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Halliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production. ..::” Fracking is already a controversial practice on its face; allowing U.S. industries to inject slurries of toxic, potentially carcinogenic compounds deep beneath the planet’s surface — as a means of “see no...

PCB.ecocide

..::”Earth’s biosphere is being plundered by pirates in business suits…. steering ships camouflaged as corporations…. using politicians as puppets… …”Is it absolutely impossible for a man to understand something, while his paycheck depends on not understanding it? www.facebook.com/PCB.ecocide

Whale Watch

Flagler Beach, Florida Whale Watch :: Right Whale Survey Team 3 :: Eco-Citizens making a difference to conserve the endangered Northern Atlantic “Right” Whales …  Please report Whale sightings to: 888-979-4253 // 888 – 97 – WHALE www.facebook.com/Florida.Whale.Watch  

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