Organic Visual Aids

Organic Visual Aids

Something in the water?

Something in the water?

Oil companies are not saying what chemicals are used in ‘fracking.’ An Assembly bill would change that.   Actor and director Mark Ruffalo, center, speaks at the Hydraulic Fracturing prevention press conference urging the protection of the drinking water at Foley Square on in New York City.         (D Dipasupil / Getty Images / April 25, […]

Hug a bee today!

Hug a bee today!

Bees partly loaded with pollen return to their hive. (Frank Rumpenhorst, AFP/Getty Images / May 6, 2011)   The buzzing swarms may seem scary, but we humans—and our vegetables and flowers—couldn’t get along without them By Sandy Banks   I’ve grown accustomed to the bugs that flit around my desk at home while I write. […]

Is BP following through on its pledge to “make things right” in the Gulf Coast?

Is BP following through on its pledge to “make things right” in the Gulf Coast?

Gulf Coast recovery after the BP oilpocalypse Is BP following through on its pledge to “make things right” in the Gulf Coast? How has the government response been to the spill and what can be improved? What must be done to ensure a robust environmental and economic recovery for the Gulf? Michael Conathan, CAP’s Director […]

    Wind Power Without the Blades

Wind Power Without the Blades

By Alyssa Danigelis   Noise from wind turbine blades, inadvertent bat and bird kills and even the way wind turbines look have made installing them anything but a breeze. New York design firm Atelier DNA has an alternative concept that ditches blades in favor of stalks. Resembling thin cattails, the Windstalks generate electricity when the […]

1 Billion Hectares Have Been Planted With GM Crops - Half Of Total In US

1 Billion Hectares Have Been Planted With GM Crops – Half Of Total In US

Keep in mind that there’s a bit of stats tweaking going on here. ISAAA has calculated that total by adding together all areas of land cultivated with GM crops since their introduction in 1996. In 2009 current land under GM cultivation was 148 million hectares. Brazil saw the fastest increase in GM crop adoption last […]

T. Boone Pickens claiming, he has Fracked more then 3,000 wells!

T. Boone Pickens claiming, he has Fracked more then 3,000 wells!

AN OPEN LETTER TO JOURNALISTS FROM GASLAND DIRECTOR JOSH FOX IN RESPONSE TO ATTACKS BY GAS INDUSTRY by Josh Fox on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 With the recent Oscar nomination of my documentary film GASLAND, Big Gas and their PR attack machine hit a new low in its blatant disregard for the truth. In an […]

Alfalfa on the run!

“…market calls for a supply of crops free of genetic engineering”

Genetifically Modified Alfalfa Officially On The Way by Barry Estabrook On Thursday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) had approved the unrestricted planting of genetically modified alfalfa sold by Monsanto Co. and Forge Genetics, despite protests from organic groups and public health advocates and comments from nearly 250,000 […]

Bee having stare off with toxins !

…. Agribusiness Disaster on the Horizon ~hint bzzzzz

Author: John DeCock Environmental Activist And Writer There’s no reason for concern about the mass death of bees through Colony Collapse Disorder. No reason at all unless you happen to be a plant who relies on pollination or a living being who is planning to sustain life by eating food. If you don’t fall into either […]

...Big Coal-Name Change For Mountaintop Removal/Strip Mining?

…Big Coal-Name Change For Mountaintop Removal/Strip Mining?

Minefields or Coalfields: Should Big Coal Change Name For Mountaintop Removal/Strip Mining? In a new episode of Big Coal Gone Wild last week, coal lobbyists announced their intentions to rebrand mountaintop removal mining as “mountaintop development.” For besieged residents living near mountaintop removal sites in Appalachia — and in the 20-odd states that allow strip-mining […]

Naomi Klein - Shock Doctrine author; Raps down the banking 'situation' !

Naomi Klein – Shock Doctrine author; Raps down the banking ‘situation’ !

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism One of the most important political and economic thinkers of our time, this Canadian journalist and author (The Shock Doctrine and No Logo) penetrates the veils of corporate globalization to expose transnational capital’s most ruthless strategies yet to exploit catastrophe from Baghdad to New Orleans. She portrays […]

Oil Covered Coral

Dead, dying coral found near BP spill called ‘smoking gun’

‘We have never seen anything like this,’ chief researcher says A close up of one of the impacted corals. A small amount of apparently living tissue on the tips of some branches is orange. Most of the skeleton is bare or covered by brown flocculent material. Scientists returning from an expedition off the Gulf Coast […]

Federal judge orders Halliburton to turn over leftover cement to Marine Board

Federal judge orders Halliburton to turn over leftover cement to Marine Board

Even before Thursday’s findings by the presidential Oil Spill Commission became public, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ordered Halliburton to turn over to federal investigators samples of the cement the company used to try to seal the Macondo oil well in April before it exploded. Barbier, who is handling the consolidated civil litigation regarding the […]

Sperm introduce founder of Green Chemistry, Dr. John Warner

Sperm introduce founder of Green Chemistry, Dr. John Warner

Nature teaches us that no system is truly isolated and positive synergies are often at work. Yet the isolation of the various technological disciplines in our educational and industrial institutions has limited synergy in the human-built world. These walls are starting to break down. A seminal He co-founded the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, […]

'Gasland'  -  What the Frack!

‘Gasland’ – What the Frack!

About the film “The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he […]