Consumers Will Throw Away 63.3 Million Tons of Electronic Waste This Year. Where Will It Go?

This year, each of us will throw out, recycle or shove into a desk drawer an average of 16.8 pounds of old phones, laptops, toasters and other electronics and appliances, according to the UN — a whopping total of 63.3 … Continue reading Consumers Will Throw Away 63.3 Million Tons of Electronic Waste This Year. Where Will It Go?

Federal Judge Gives City of Spokane, WA, the Go Ahead to Sue Monsanto

(NaturalNews) GMO king Monsanto has another legal problem heading its way.A federal judge has said that the city of Spokane, Washington’s lawsuit against the agro-chemical behemoth over pollution in the Spokane River can move ahead.Last year, the city sued the St. … Continue reading Federal Judge Gives City of Spokane, WA, the Go Ahead to Sue Monsanto

Chinese residents buying fresh air from Canada amid suffocating pollution

(NaturalNews) It’s no secret that China’s smog problem has become a devastating issue. Not only do residents wear face masks and heed warnings to stay indoors, but parts of the country have recently exceeded the World Health Organization’s daily smog particulate maximum by an unfathomable 50 times.(1) But as people there continue to fall ill, finding themselves in filled-to-capacity respiratory wards, while many others miss out on work and school due to announcements of temporarily closed infrastructures, one company has its eyes on providing what China desperately needs: fresh air. Yes, indeed, something that many people take for granted is now being … Continue reading Chinese residents buying fresh air from Canada amid suffocating pollution

SAN DIEGO SUES MONSANTO FOR POLLUTING BAY WITH CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL

Chemical giant flooded San Diego’s bay and tidelands with PCBs The City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified Port District filed suit against chemical giant Monsanto Monday for polluting the city’s bay and tidelands. According to the lawsuit, Monsanto … Continue reading SAN DIEGO SUES MONSANTO FOR POLLUTING BAY WITH CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL

25 Best Ways to Detox From Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Environmental Pollutants, and Metabolic Waste

If you are endlessly tired, irritable, have trouble losing weight, or feel depressed, you might be suffering from the environmental onslaught of toxins being poured into our air, water and soil by greedy corporate monopolies. If you aren’t sure whether you are … Continue reading 25 Best Ways to Detox From Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Environmental Pollutants, and Metabolic Waste

The oceans now contain 5 trillion pieces of floating plastic

Toxin-laden microplastics cycling through entire marine ecosystem A major new study of the world’s oceans has reached a shocking conclusion: Thanks to humans, there are now over 5 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing more than 250,000 tons, floating in water around the world. With a global population of about 7.2 billion, that’s nearly 700 pieces per person. The study, published in the journal PLOS One by Marcus Eriksen of the Five Gyres Institute in Los Angeles and a large group of colleagues, is based on data from 24 separate ocean expeditions, conducted between 2007 and 2013, to sample plastic pollution. Plastic was either observed from boats, or hauled … Continue reading The oceans now contain 5 trillion pieces of floating plastic

Death By Dirty Water: Storm Runoff A Risk For Fish

POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — Just hours into the experiment, the prognosis was grim for salmon that had been submerged in rain runoff collected from one of Seattle`s busiest highways. One by one, the fish were removed from a tank filled with coffee-colored water and inspected: They were rigid. Their typically red gills were gray. “He`s way dead,” David Baldwin, a research zoologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration`s Northwest Fisheries Science Center, declared at the four-hour mark. This was the fate of coho salmon exposed to the everyday toxic brew of dirt, metals, oil and other gunk that washes … Continue reading Death By Dirty Water: Storm Runoff A Risk For Fish