Naval Exercises Add Trillions of Pieces of Plastic Debris to Oceans

Published on Truthout, 15 March 2017.

US Navy documents reveal massive amounts of toxic and plastic debris in the form of flares and radar-deceiving plastic being injected into the oceans — in addition to heavy metals and explosives — during exercises. Still, the Navy routinely claims none of its activities have significant impacts and produces its own research as proof.

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On Labor and Beyond, Trump Is Following Scott Walker’s Playbook

Published on Truthout, 10 March 2017.

The evisceration of Wisconsin under Gov. Scott Walker is essentially a blueprint for how to transfer the country’s social, physical and environmental infrastructure to corporate power. This blueprint is being followed nearly to the letter by the Trump administration. If you think things are bad now, take a closer look at Wisconsin and brace yourself.

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Trump Cuts Regulations as Oceanic Dead Zones Release Massive Amounts of Methane

Published on Truthout, 9 March 2017.

As the Trump administration launches the most extreme rollback of environmental regulations since the Reagan era, a new study reveals a deeply disturbing climate feedback loop: Oceanic dead zones are releasing giant plumes of methane gas into the atmosphere.

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