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Honeybees in Australia are suffering the same dire situation as their insect cousins in the United States and in England. The beekeeper industry is urging lawmakers to enact more stringent biosecurity measures the protect the pollinates from an immediate and devastation pest. Australian honeybees are being destroyed by the Varroa mite in record numbers, according… Read more »
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The lesser prairie chicken has been placed on the threatened species list. The US Fish and Wildlife Service set the lesser prairie chicken threatened species rules to take effect around May 1. The threatened designation is one step below the more restrictive endangered species title. Government officials have told ranchers, farmers, and energy producers that… Read more »
Heavily armed federal agents have converged on Clark County, Nevada to stop the grazing of cattle on public lands. The standoff has been brewing for decades and only one rancher still remains in the fight. Cliven Bundy has likened the fight against the federal government in support of both individual rights and states’ rights to… Read more »
GMO labeling laws have been introduced in 26 states. Connecticut and Maine are the only two states which have approved such laws but have yet to implement the new dictates. In 2005 Alaska passed a law to require the labeling of GE salmon. The FDA is still studying genetically engineered salmon to determine if it… Read more »
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The creation of new national parks will come to end or at the very least, be made vastly more difficult, if a bill sponsored by House Republicans and expected to be voted upon in the GOP-controlled legislative body this week ever becomes law. Angered by the fact that President Barack Obama used the authority all… Read more »
An animal abuse law in Idaho is being challenged by journalists. They claim ...
It’s bad news for bumblebees. The two pathogens which are infecting honeybees and playing a role in Colony Collapse Disorder are now spreading to their insect cousins. A study published in the journal Nature revealed that disease spillover long assumed by scientists is now clearly present in the bumble population. Deformed wing virus (DWV) has… Read more »
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) power grid report revealed that the United States is at risk of a national blackout from just a small scale attack. If a coordinated act of terrorism occurred on just the handful of electric-transmission substations noted in the report, a complete power grid failure would likely occur. Just a… Read more »
GMO labeling bills in Massachusetts must get pushed through committee very quickly if they have any hope of being considered in front of the full legislative body. Five bills pushing for mandatory food labels which promote a consumer’s right to know what they are putting in their mouths, were proposed in Massachusetts. If the bills… Read more »
Hundreds of protesters against the Keystone Pipeline XL were arrested right outside the White House. The activist group, known as XL Dissent, led the charge against the production of the Keystone Pipeline XL. For their efforts, they were arrested but their united voice was heard. The Keystone Pipeline XL is a major project the president… Read more »
Wanapum Dam, located in Washington, has a 65-foot crack in its structure. It ...
Monsanto’s Roundup Ready could be linked to a fatal kidney disease, according to a new study about the popular chemical herbicide. A chronic kidney disease which appears to be plaguing poor farmers in multiple regions around the world might be linked to the weed killer sold by the biotech giant. The International Journal of Environmental… Read more »
Genetically modified crops first appeared in the United States more than 15 years ago. While some American farmers claim they benefit from growing GE seeds (genetically engineered) instead of heirloom seeds, the negative impact on honeybees, and quite possibly human health and the environment as well, still abound. GMO crops do not necessarily provide a… Read more »
The USDA announced yesterday that the federal agency will spend $3 million to feed honeybees in the Midwest. The endeavor will reportedly aid ranchers and farmers in an effort to improve pastures. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, honeybees have been dying off in alarming numbers. Colony collapse disorder has largely been blamed on an… Read more »
A Colorado couple might lose their cabin home because they use an ATV to reach the property. The Summit County Commissioners voted recently to use eminent domain statutes to seize 10 acres of Andy and Ceil Barrie’s home after learning about the ATV used to get to the cabin. Andy Barrie no longer feels like… Read more »
The Obama administration funding for a smart grid is winding down. Energy leaders are now assessing how the project has progressed. Opponents to the smart grid and smart meters remain vocal in their opposition to the project, citing privacy, national security, and health issues among the reasons for their views. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association… Read more »
Oregon organic farmers are growing increasingly concerned about GMO contamination. Willamette Valley is not being viewed as a “test case” for farming coexistence in our increasingly genetically modified world. Organic Trade Association Executive Vice President Laura Batcha said, “The Wilamette Valley is a test case. You have to be able to make coexistence work there… Read more »
Off the grid living was just deemed illegal in a Cape Coral, Florida home. Special Magistrate Harold S. Eskin ruled that local codes do allow homeowner Robin Speronis to have a home without utility power, but do mandate that she hook into the city’s water system. Any alternative source of power for the home must… Read more »
Illinois farmers are being warned by agriculture experts to be on the lookout for “superweeds.” These quickly and tall-growing weeds have become resistant to popular chemical herbicides, like Monsanto’s Roundup Ready. Although the warned has been issued specifically to Illinois growers, farmers across the country are facing similar problems. More than one dozen different superweed… Read more »
The fate of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline still hangs in the balance, but a lesser known aspect of the debate now faces a court challenge in Nebraska. Three property owners in the state maintain that their elected representatives gave Governor Dave Heineman the authority to take away their land for the pipeline project. The… Read more »
Resisting smart meters installation in Illinois will prompt monthly fines. Residents in the state, much like their peers in other towns across America, are being forced to allow the controversial high-tech devices into their homes. The Obama administration began pushing for smart power and a smart grid in 2009. President Barack Obama wanted to use… Read more »
An organic farmer is suing a neighboring growing for GMO contamination of his land. The first of its kind lawsuit could set a precedent and major blow to biotech giant Monsanto, if Steve Marsh wins his case. Since 1997 the Big Ag company has filed 145 lawsuit against farmers for reusing its patented genetically modified… Read more »
Beekeepers in Mexico are fearful that GMO crops are killing the honeybee. A new study published by Scientific Report stated that genetically modified seeds are “bad news” for Mexican beekeepers and specifically points to GMO soybeans as a threat. Mexico is the fourth largest producer of honey in the entire world. The presence of GMO… Read more »
GMO soybeans allegedly contain more of the toxic glyphosate chemical than traditionally grown soybeans. The American Soybean Association is pressuring Congress to pass a federal GMO labeling law. The same recently group joined efforts with newly formed a coalition for safe affordable food to push the movement forward. The GMO soybeans and labeling activists want… Read more »
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Chick-fil-A will soon begin selling only antibiotics-free chicken. America’s largest fast food chicken retailer recently announced a five-year plan which chicken suppliers must strictly adhere to if they want the Atlanta-based business to serve their poultry in its 1,800 locations. Chick-fil-A is urging all current suppliers to work closely with the US Department of Agriculture… Read more »
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Solar flares have increased significantly in the past several days due to titanic magnetism creating major clusters of sunspots. A video from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft gives viewers an up close and personal look at the action unfolding on the Sun. A plethora of “tangled lines” in two active, bright regions of the Sun… Read more »
Monsanto is being blamed for the disappearance of monarch butterflies. The biotech giant’s Roundup Ready herbicide has been noted the mostly likely killer by at least one scientists who has tracked the population of the North American butterflies for many years. The World Wildlife Fund recently announced statistics for last year’s monarch butterfly migration from… Read more »
The EPA is threatening to fine a West Virginia chicken farmer $37,500 every single time it rains. Lois Alt has been farming pretty much all of her life. She is used to battling bad weather, fluctuating poultry prices, and loss of livestock, but she may now be in the fight for her very existence. Alt… Read more »
California cities and institutions have resorted to “exceptional measures” to deal with drought issues, and mandatory water restrictions have now become the norm in the state. While humans are certainly affected by the lack of water, some environmental experts are worried that the California area drought could also cause the extinction of several animal species…. Read more »
High-rise farming is the latest trend in the urban gardening movement. If the new practice proves successful, city dwellers could soon be strolling along a sixth floor orchard to pick fresh apples for an evening snack from their very own “farmescraper.” The “food in the sky” or sky farming concept may conjure up images of… Read more »
A Virginia property rights bill that could aid the buy local movement in the state is being heralded by area farmers. The legislation was proposed in reaction to the “pitchfork protests” which occurred in Fauquier County last year when local grower Martha Boneta was cited for selling homemade products on her farm. Government officials threatened… Read more »
GMO apples could find their way into a produce bin at your local grocery store. If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves a pending policy, an apple a day might no longer keep the doctor away. GMO labeling is not yet a reality, so genetically modified apples (GE) could potentially also find their way… Read more »
The EPA wood stove or woodburner ban will impact 80 percent of the alternative heating devices now on the market. The Environmental Protection Agency is currently inviting public comment on the proposed controversial regulations. Off grid families and many folks living in rural areas rely on wood stoves to heat their homes. The regulations limit… Read more »
Roscoe Bartlett, one of the longest serving Congressmen in history, has ditched his suit and tie and opted for an off grid existence. The former Maryland Representative is now living somewhere in the vast wilderness and mountains of West Virginia, far from the stresses of the Washington, DC, beltway. The octogenarian lost his final run… Read more »
Michigan is considering a farm animals ban. Residents who keep just one critter which the state deems a “farm animal” could face still penalties. Opponents to the potential law widely consider the move an infringement on property rights. The Michigan Right to Farm Act currently allows residents who live in areas zoned either commercial or… Read more »
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly waging a new war on raw milk cheese, also known as artisan cheese. An article published in the Gourmet Retailer, a trade association, revealed that the FDA will begin testing a new “microbiological sampling surveillance model” which will be analyzed for contamination from salmonella and E. coli…. Read more »
Raisin growers are fighting back against the USDA. Struggling small farmers have banded together to tell the federal government they will no longer turn over 47 percent of their raisin crop to the USDA each year. A little known and antiquated Depression era law still on the books allows the United States Department of Agriculture… Read more »
Weed management professionals are reportedly growing more concerned about the superweeds problem and seeking new ways to combat the issue. For the past 15 years, Roundup Ready, a popular Monsanto chemical herbicide, has been used as weed-controlling mechanism. Some farmers are going back to the old-fashioned hand weed pulling or expensive mechanical tilling practice to… Read more »
A growing portion of Americans are opting to go off the grid and live a more self-reliant lifestyle. Some of the folks who chose a more simplistic existence did so out for environmental reasons, others relocated because they are “preppers” concerned about economic and political issues. Renowned survivalist Robert Henry has a plethora of preparedness… Read more »