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Trees Study: 850 Lives Saved, 670,000 Diseases Prevented Each Year

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A new trees study issued by the National Forest Service (NFS) revealed just how important these plants are to our survival. According to the NFS study, trees save 850 lives annually, and prevent 670,000 acute respiratory diseases. While we’ve always known that trees are quite important to the survival of carbon-based life forms, this is… Read more »

Global Warming Might Be The Greatest Deception In The History Of Mankind, Says Congressional Candidate [Video]

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After previously calling global warming a hoax, Lenar Whitney doubled-down by claiming it is “perhaps the greatest deception in the history of mankind.” State rep. Whitney, who supports energy independence through oil and natural gas exploration, is running for the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana’s 6th Congressional district. In a speech this week before… Read more »

Climate Change Scientist Bullied Into Quitting Global Warming Think Tank

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Renowned Swedish meteorologist/climatologist Lennart Bengtsson resigned from the board of a global warming think tank after only about a month after claiming that he was being harassed by his fellow scientists outside the organization. Bengtsson, the author of more than 200 climate-related papers and the former director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in… Read more »

The Tesla Model S May Just Be the Car of Your Dreams

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We’ve all seen those clunky and slow electric cars. They can’t compete with their gas guzzling brothers, and their non-committal hybrid sisters have taken the spotlight for a long time. However, the Tesla Model S may be in prime condition to change your mind on lean green machines. With rising awareness in the U.S.A. around… Read more »

US Report: Climate Change Disrupting The Lives Of Americans

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You may not believe in it, but it apparently believes in you. According to a new federal scientific report, the National Climate Assessment, all the pollution we have put into the air is the main cause of the churning disaster story that America has become recently. From the floods that hammered Florida to the heat-baked… Read more »

Honeybees In Australia Suffer Record Shattering Deaths

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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 »

Honeybees Spreading Disease To Bumblebee Population [Study]

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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 »

FERC Report Says Power Grid Would Fail If Just Nine Substations Go Down

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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 Nearing Deadline In Massachusetts

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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 Keystone Pipeline Protesters Arrested Outside White House

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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 »

Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Linked To Kidney Disease [Study]

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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 »

Do GMO Crops Increase Yields? New Report Says Maybe Not

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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 »

Honeybees Get a ‘Bailout’ From The USDA

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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 »

Eminent Domain: Colorado Couple May Lose Dream Cabin Over ATV Usage

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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 »

Smart Grid Funding Dwindles As Energy Industry Reviews The Power Grid Project

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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 »

GMO Ban Proposed In Oregon

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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 Deemed Illegal In Cape Coral, Florida

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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 »

Farmers Warned To Be On Lookout For ‘Superweeds’

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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 »

Keystone XL Pipeline Eminent Domain Case Heats Up In Nebraska

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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 »