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Australian govt planning to destroy the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the “Best Job in the World”? The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and “caretaker” of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit by birth and native of Hampshire, he beat 35,000 applicants ... Read More »

Deforestation of Amazon jungle increases by nearly a third in one year

Amazon deforestation map

Deforestation in the Amazon increased by nearly a third over the past year, according to Brazilian government figures released on Thursday. The data confirms a feared reversal in what had been steady progress over the past decade against destruction of the world’s largest rainforest. Satellite data for the 12 months through the end of July 2013 showed that deforestation in the ... Read More »

Worldwide protest against fracking

France protest Fracking

  Activists from 26 countries participated in around 250 protests on Saturday to demonstrate against fracking technologies, which they say contaminate groundwater and hasten climate change. Global Frackdown, an annual event that takes place on October 19, targets fracking – a process used to extract hydrocarbons by pumping pressurized chemicals underground. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of cities ... Read More »

Russia urges UN climate report to include geoengineering (aka chemtrails)

Chemtrails

Russia is pushing for next week’s landmark UN climate science report to include support for controversial technologies to geoengineer the planet’s climate, according to documents obtained by the Guardian. As climate scientists prepare to gather for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Stockholm to present the most authoritative state of climate science to date, it has emerged the Russian government is ... Read More »

Global cooling, not warming: Arctic ice cap grows 60% in one year

Arctic Ice

For years, we’ve all heard that global warming is threatening our planet. But now, in a stunning turnaround, world scientists are warning that an era of global cooling seems to be upon us, complete with extraordinary expansions of ocean ice being recorded in just the past year. Even the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report seems to indicate that ... Read More »

Walmart found guilty of dumping toxic waste nationwide

Walmart

America’s largest retailer and employer has been fined over $100 million for violating environmental regulations by disposing of fertilizer, pesticide and bleach in sewage systems across the country, among other violations. Walmart pleaded guilty to six counts of violating the Clean Water Act by disposing of hazardous chemicals in garbage receptacles and sewage systems at over 4,000 retail outlets across ... Read More »

China admits pollution brought about ‘cancer villages’

China pollution

A child drinks water near a stream in Fuyuan county. The Chinese government has admitted for the first time that so called ‘cancer villages’ exist, as decades of pollution take their toll on the health of Chinese citizens. For years environmental campaigners in China have said that cancer rates in villages near factories and polluted rivers are far higher than ... Read More »

Australian government caught spraying highly-dangerous, illegal chemicals on fragile wetlands

Spraying chemicals from helicopter

Australia is often reputed as having one of the most effective regulatory systems in the world for ensuring the safe use of chemicals. But it recently came to our attention that a regional government body in the state of Queensland has decided to develop its own endocrine-disrupting herbicide solution, which it is now spraying across large swaths of the area’s ... Read More »