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Earth Heading Toward Another Mass Extinction

Posted by , Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Island Rises Out of the Sea During 7.8 Earthquake in Pakistan

uh oh! Is Japan in an area like this? 3:38 video at site b.a.
Posted by , Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Flooding and Fracking in Colorado: Double Disaster | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Posted by , Friday, September 20, 2013

Daily Kos: Update: Is there a media blackout on the fracking flood disaster in Colorado?

Posted by , Sunday, September 15, 2013

Calgary floods spotlight cities’ costly failure to plan for climate change – Canada – CBC News

Posted by , Friday, June 28, 2013

Droughts Know No Borders » CIC

Posted by , Sunday, March 31, 2013

Naked Capitalism: Peak Oil, The Shale Boom and our Energy Future

Yves Smith @ NC Interviews energy expert Dave Summers
This where we stand, and it’s a fairly bleak view: Peak oil is almost here, and nothing new (with the possible but unlikely exception of Iraq) is coming online anytime soon and while the clock is ticking – forward movement on developing renewable energy resources has been sadly inadequate. In the meantime, the idea that shale reservoirs will lead the US to energy independence will soon enough be recognized as unrealistic hype. There are no easy solutions, no viable quick fixes, and no magic fluids. Yet the future isn’t all doom and gloom – certain energy technologies do show promise. We had a chance to speak with well known energy expert Dave Summers where we cut through the media noise and take a realistic look at what our energy future holds
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Posted by , Friday, March 1, 2013

NYT: Cosmic Shooting Gallery – Shock Wave of Fireball Meteor Rattles Siberia, Injuring 1,200

NYT ..
It hit on the same day that astronomers were watching another larger rock miss Earth by just 17,200 miles, and experts scrambled to understand the two rare cosmic events. Some initially speculated that Earth was passing through a swarm of asteroids, but the Russian meteor came from the other direction. “There is no relation there,” said Paul Chodas, a scientist with NASA’s Near Earth Object Program. “It seems like we’re in a cosmic shooting gallery here. There were two very rare events happening on the same day. Pure coincidence.” .. “This is the largest recorded event since the 1908 Tunguska event,” Dr. Chodas said. On June 30, 1908, the explosion of a meteor, believed to be an asteroid, flattened millions of trees over 800 square miles in a remote, largely unhabited area of central Siberia about 1,200 miles away from Friday’s event
check out this video!! pretty scary/cool + glad no one died .. read more
Posted by , Saturday, February 16, 2013

This video of a city-sized iceberg breaking off from a glacier will blow your mind | Grist

Posted by , Friday, December 21, 2012

Mother of CT Shooter Adam Lanza was a “Prepper”

from The Telegraph ..
Nancy Lanza, whose gun collection was raided by her son Adam for Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook school, was part of the “prepper” movement, which urges readiness for social chaos by hoarding supplies and training with weapons
More on the Prepper movement (this is the first time I've heard of it) ..
For a long time the prepper movement was ignored, but now it has become so large that it is getting very difficult for the mainstream media to pretend that it is not there. In fact, it has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million preppers in the United States alone.
is this the new normal? - mab
Posted by , Monday, December 17, 2012

Ronnie Cummins: Dr. Oz Flip-Flops as High-Profile Attacks on Organic Food Intensify

Cummins and Katherine Paul in Alternet ..
It’s no surprise that the Stanford study [that Oz obediently publicized] would focus on cost. As it turns out, the study was produced by Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute, which gets millions in funding from agribusiness giant Cargill, the world’s largest agricultural business enterprise, and foundations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which have deep ties to agricultural chemical and biotechnology corporations like Monsanto. These giant corporations are all part of the same cabal that contributed at least half of the $46 million spent between October 1 and November 6 to defeat Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. Just a coincidence that the Stanford study and the mass media propaganda barrage that accompanied it was released during the election season, when voters were still weighing their options on the high-profile California GMO labeling law that was making national headlines?
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Posted by , Friday, December 7, 2012

Hurricane Sandy in the Age of Disposability and Neoliberal Terror

Posted by , Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Truthdig – Katrina, All Over Again – Chris Hedges

Posted by , Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Democracy Now: After Sandy, Occupy Movement Re-Emerges as Relief Hub for Residents in Need

.. read transcript
Posted by , Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Is Occupy Wall Street Outperforming the Red Cross in Hurricane Relief?

Katherine Goldstein in Slate ..
So how did an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, best known as a leaderless movement that brought international attention to issues of economic injustice through the occupation of Zucotti Park in the financial district last year, become a leader in local hurricane relief efforts? Ethan Murphy, who was helping organize the food at St. Jacobis and had been cooking for the occupy movement over the past year, explained there wasn’t any kind of official decision or declaration that occupiers would now try to help with the hurricane aftermath. “This is what we do already, “ he explained: Build community, help neighbors, and create a world without the help of finance. Horst said, “We know capitalism is broken, so we have already been focused on organizing to take care of our own [community] needs.”
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Posted by , Monday, November 5, 2012

Mark Blaxill: When Science and Health Policy Trumps Inconvenient Evidence

my brother Mark's public comments to the IACC gov't agency ..
The climate for parent advocates, never favorable in autism, has grown progressively more hostile. We have gone from being bad parents whose contempt for their infant children caused them to withdraw into autism, to raving lunatics who are a danger to the public health and whose opinions must be suppressed. Why? Because the autism parent community refuses to stand down in offering inconvenient evidence to the makers of science and health policy. This evidence is simple. Before 1930, the rate of autism was effectively zero. Before 1990, autism in the United States was exceedingly rare, as low as 1 in 10,000. Three months ago, we learned that 1 in 88 children born in the year 2000 were autistic, 1 in 54 boys. The conclusion is inescapable: autism is manmade
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Posted by , Tuesday, August 28, 2012

AlterNet: Climate Change: ‘This Is Just the Beginning’

Posted by , Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Report: Extreme Weather Tied to Man-Made Climate Change | Common Dreams

Posted by , Wednesday, July 11, 2012

‘Heat… Fire… Disaster’: What Climate Change Looks Like | Common Dreams

Posted by , Saturday, June 30, 2012

Scientists Warn US East Coast Over Accelerated Sea Level Rise

Posted by , Friday, June 29, 2012

Arctic Methane Leaks Threaten Climate

Posted by , Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Our apocalyptic odds

Posted by , Thursday, April 19, 2012

Earth Sends Climate Warning by Busting World Heat Records

Posted by , Monday, March 26, 2012

Public Integrity

Posted by , Tuesday, January 24, 2012

NYT (6): National News

Fracking once again implicated in quakes; Six economists look at 2012; After three decades, ethanol subsidies expire; Previews and predictions for NYC 2012; A new book on Roger Williams and "the creation of the American soul"; A new book on how five cold warriors banded together to ban the bomb.
Posted by , Monday, January 2, 2012