Scientists and Doctors Sound Alarm Over Health Dangers of Oil Spill Dispersants

Published on Truthout, 20 January 2015.

While the EPA has proposed changes to its standards governing the use of toxic chemical dispersants during oil spills, like those used during BP’s Gulf of Mexico disaster, several scientists said the agency has not gone far enough in protecting people, wildlife and the environment.

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The Methane Monster Roars

Published on Truthout, 13 January 2015.

Losing Arctic sea ice due to rising global temperatures means releasing larger amounts of previously trapped methane into the atmosphere. This process will magnify the effects of feedback loops and climate disruption, which, scientists warn, threaten all plants, animals and humans on earth.

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As Climate Disruption Advances, 26 Percent of Mammals Face Extinction

Published on Truthout, 6 January 2015.

Two recently released studies brought bad news for those living near coastlines around the world. One published in the peer-reviewed Nature Climate Change, the other in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the studies showed that existing computer models might have severely underestimated the risk to the Greenland ice sheet from warming global temperatures.

Bear in mind that if Greenland’s entire ice sheet melts, 20 feet would be added to global sea levels.

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Documents Show Navy’s Electromagnetic Warfare Training Would Harm Humans and Wildlife

Published on Truthout, 15 December 2014.

While the US Navy claims “no significant impacts” will occur to wildlife or humans from their electromagnetic war games over the Olympic National Forest, military documents and an expert on the human impact of electromagnetic radiation fields say otherwise.

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