Category Archives: Environmental News

A Cyclone Just Ripped Through Another US Territory — and Nobody Noticed

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(ANTIMEDIA)  Over the weekend, a tropical cyclone laid waste to a number of Pacific Island countries, including the unincorporated territory of the United States known as American Samoa.

According to a White House statement, U.S. President Donald Trump declared an emergency in the territory of American Samoa and ordered federal assistance to supplement response efforts in the territory due to the tropical storm known as Cyclone Gita. According to the statement, the president authorized the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate disaster relief efforts. Continue reading A Cyclone Just Ripped Through Another US Territory — and Nobody Noticed

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China Is Re-assigning 60,000 Troops — To Plant Trees

By Amanda Froelich, Truth Theory

Good news — China is about to get a whole lot greener. According to a source in the Central Military Commission, a large regiment of the People’s liberation Army, in addition to the nation’s armed police force, have been withdrawn from protecting the northern border. Their new task? To plant trees.

The new forests will cover an area approximately 84,000 square kilometers in size — roughly the size of Ireland — in 2018. The goal is to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of total landmass by 2020. The current forested area stands at 21 percent, according to China Daily. Continue reading China Is Re-assigning 60,000 Troops — To Plant Trees

Tesla to Build the World’s Largest ‘Virtual Power Plant’ Using 50,000 Homes

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(ANTIMEDIA) South Australia — The government of South Australia wants to create the world’s largest “virtual” power plant, and it’s tapping Elon Musk’s Tesla, Inc. to do the job.

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On Sunday, Jay Weatherill, the state’s premier, announced the plan, which will see Tesla install its solar panels and Powerwall 2 batteries in 50,000 homes across South Australia over the next four years. Continue reading Tesla to Build the World’s Largest ‘Virtual Power Plant’ Using 50,000 Homes

Microplastics Now Pose Even Greater Threat To Land Than Oceans

By Jason Erickson, Natural Blaze

“In fact, terrestrial microplastic pollution is much higher than marine microplastic pollution” – about four to 23 times more…

More attention continues to be placed on determining any ill effects that microplastics (microbeads) are having on human health and the environment. Previous concerns have been raised in everything from toothpaste to beer to the wider ecosystem where it was found to threaten juvenile fish that were becoming addicted to them. Continue reading Microplastics Now Pose Even Greater Threat To Land Than Oceans

Coca-Cola And Nestlé To Privatize The Largest Reserve Of Water In South America

By Amanda Froelich, Truth Theory

Private companies such as Coca-Cola and Nestlé are in the process of privatizing the largest reserve of water, known as the Guarani Aquifer, in South America. The aquifer is located beneath the surface of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay and is the second largest-known aquifer system in the world.

The major transnational conglomerates are reportedly “striding forward” with their negotiations to privatize the aquifer system. Meetings have already been reserved with authorities of the current government, such as Michel Temer, to outline procedures required for private companies to exploit the water sources. The concession contracts will last more than 100 years.   Continue reading Coca-Cola And Nestlé To Privatize The Largest Reserve Of Water In South America

First-Ever Biofuel Flight From US To Australia Is Powered By Mustard Seeds

By Amanda Froelich, Truth Theory

Sustainability isn’t the future — it is now. On Tuesday, a Qantas plane became the first in the world to be partly powered by mustard seeds. After taking off from the United States, the aircraft landed in Melbourne, Australia in Tuesday.

The Guardian reports that the Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 used a blended fuel that was 10 percent derived from the brassica carinata, an industrial type of mustard seed that can function as a fallow crop. This reduced carbon emissions by 7 percent compared with the airline’s usual flight over the typical LA to Melbourne route. When compared pound for pound with jet fuel, the mustard seed biogas reduces emissions by 80 percent over the fuel’s entire life cycle. Continue reading First-Ever Biofuel Flight From US To Australia Is Powered By Mustard Seeds

Humans Have Already Dumped 400,000 Pounds of Garbage on the Moon

via Amanda Froelich, The Mind Unleashed

Pollution is no longer a problem just on Earth. Though humans have only visited the moon 12 times, there is already over 400,000 pounds of trash on its surface.

As Gizmodo reports, most of the debris is from spaceships and landing crafts. Discarding equipment, rather than taking it back to Earth, improves the likelihood that astronauts will return safely. Continue reading Humans Have Already Dumped 400,000 Pounds of Garbage on the Moon

Two Teen Boys in Iowa Charged With Killing Half a Million Honeybees

By Amanda Froelich, The Mind Unleashed

The morning of December 28, 2017, was a bitter one for apiarists Justin and Tori Engelhardt of Sioux City, Iowa. On their way to check on their farm’s 50 hives, located on 18 1/2-acres of property, the couple noticed their beekeeping supplies shed had been ransacked. The nightmare continued as they discovered that the entire operation had been vandalized overnight, killing at least half a million bees. Continue reading Two Teen Boys in Iowa Charged With Killing Half a Million Honeybees

Sea Turtles Stunned by Cold Weather Rescued in Florida

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

You might have heard that this winter, temperatures in Florida have been so low that iguanas have fallen out of trees, seemingly frozen. But did you know the cold weather has affected other animals in the state?

The low temperatures have particularly hurt sea turtles, “freezing” them to the point that they can’t swim or move. Fortunately, rescuers have saved, treated, and released roughly 1,000 affected turtles, helping them in a time when the cold would’ve killed them. Continue reading Sea Turtles Stunned by Cold Weather Rescued in Florida

The Strongest Evidence that “Climate Change” is a Strategy to Justify Spraying the Skies

By Markab AlgediNatural Blaze

A great conclusion reached by the most intensive and dedicated independent researchers on geoengineering (seeking an explanation for why our skies are sprayed nearly every day), is this: the mention of global warming or climate change as an imminent threat to humanity by powerful individuals and institutions is a coordinated effort to eventually justify many things, ranging from carbon credits and such, to spraying the skies and engaging in open, full-scale geoengineering. Continue reading The Strongest Evidence that “Climate Change” is a Strategy to Justify Spraying the Skies