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700 Barrels of Crude Oil Spilled in Ventura Pipeline Leak: Fire Dept.

KTLA Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled in the Ventura area Thursday morning after a pipeline started leaking, prompting a hazmat response, authorities said.… More

KTLA Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled in the Ventura area Thursday morning after a pipeline started leaking, prompting a hazmat response, authorities said.… More

The Latest: APNewsBreak: Oil train derail railroad’s fault

mySanAntonio.com FILE–In this June 3, 2016, file frame from video provided by KGW-TV, smoke billows from a Union Pacific train that derailed near Mosier, Ore.… More

mySanAntonio.com FILE–In this June 3, 2016, file frame from video provided by KGW-TV, smoke billows from a Union Pacific train that derailed near Mosier, Ore.… More

WHO links 3 millions deaths worldwide annually to outdoor air pollution – EIN News

WHO issues a new report linking 3 million global deaths directly to outdoor pollution from the likes of traffic, industrial sources, or waste burning.

WHO’s latest report is a scary and shocking indictment of how governments everywhere on our planet seem unable to come together to tackle the root problems of air pollution— Bengt Rittri Blueair Founder and CEOSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, May 24, 2 More

WHO issues a new report linking 3 million global deaths directly to outdoor pollution from the likes of traffic, industrial sources, or waste burning.

WHO’s latest report is a scary and shocking indictment of how governments everywhere on our planet seem unable to come together to tackle the root problems of air pollution— Bengt Rittri Blueair Founder and CEOSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, May 24, 2 More

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Alberta fire expansion feared as thousands more flee wreckage – NY Daily News

LAC LA BICHE, Alberta — Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could double in size and reach a major oil sands mine and even the neighboring province of Saskatchewan.

The Alberta government said the massive blaze in the province will cover more than 494,21 More

LAC LA BICHE, Alberta — Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could double in size and reach a major oil sands mine and even the neighboring province of Saskatchewan.

The Alberta government said the massive blaze in the province will cover more than 494,21 More

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This is how our world will be if the ice would melt off | Skymet Weather

It is no news that the world is going through one of the worst climate changes phases of the modern history. The planet has lived through millions of years and yet there was never such a time where we could ever think of destroying it completely. But as we speak of it, we are burning fossil fuels like matches sticks at religious place.

A study stated that if we do not change our way we live More

It is no news that the world is going through one of the worst climate changes phases of the modern history. The planet has lived through millions of years and yet there was never such a time where we could ever think of destroying it completely. But as we speak of it, we are burning fossil fuels like matches sticks at religious place.

A study stated that if we do not change our way we live More

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TV: Surge in babies being born with extra arms, legs after Fukushima

TV: Surge in babies being born with extra arms, legs after Fukushima — “I feel officials know the cause is radiation” — Nurse says many are getting abortions to avoid ‘inconvenient’ babies — “High number of stillbirths” — Many people reporting cancers, even far away from Fukushima (VIDEO)

LaborNet TV (subtitles by Emiko Suehiro), Feb 24, 2016 (emphasis added):

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TV: Surge in babies being born with extra arms, legs after Fukushima — “I feel officials know the cause is radiation” — Nurse says many are getting abortions to avoid ‘inconvenient’ babies — “High number of stillbirths” — Many people reporting cancers, even far away from Fukushima (VIDEO)

LaborNet TV (subtitles by Emiko Suehiro), Feb 24, 2016 (emphasis added):

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Nuclear Expert in Fukushima: People’s feet turned black for years because radiation so high

Nuclear Expert in Fukushima: People’s feet turned black for years because radiation so high — Every time I turned around I saw someone who had radiation damage — Hair falling out, caughing up blood, bodies covered with boils… Officials keeping doctors from telling truth… Public being brainwashed (VIDEO)

CCTV, Apr 5, 2016 (emphasis added) — Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen: [Duri More

Nuclear Expert in Fukushima: People’s feet turned black for years because radiation so high — Every time I turned around I saw someone who had radiation damage — Hair falling out, caughing up blood, bodies covered with boils… Officials keeping doctors from telling truth… Public being brainwashed (VIDEO)

CCTV, Apr 5, 2016 (emphasis added) — Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen: [Duri More

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Nuclear Expert: “I’ve learned there’s a huge spike in death rates in Fukushima for young children"

Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer: “I’ve been reflecting a lot over the last week and a half about what the trip meant to me personally and what I learned… The first thing is [the people are] terribly concerned about their country and concerned about their children… The second thing is the inhumanity of the Japanese government, the Japanese utilities and the Japanese banks toward their own More

Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer: “I’ve been reflecting a lot over the last week and a half about what the trip meant to me personally and what I learned… The first thing is [the people are] terribly concerned about their country and concerned about their children… The second thing is the inhumanity of the Japanese government, the Japanese utilities and the Japanese banks toward their own More

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Has veteran climate scientist James Hansen foretold the ‘loss of all coastal cities’ with latest study? | Environment | The Guardian

James Hansen’s name looms large over any history that will likely be written about climate change.

Whether you look at the hard science, the perils of political interference or modern day activism, Dr Hansen is there as a central character.

In a 1988 US Senate hearing, Hansen famously declared that the “greenhouse effect has been detected and is changing our climate now”.

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James Hansen’s name looms large over any history that will likely be written about climate change.

Whether you look at the hard science, the perils of political interference or modern day activism, Dr Hansen is there as a central character.

In a 1988 US Senate hearing, Hansen famously declared that the “greenhouse effect has been detected and is changing our climate now”.

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Fukushima@5 — Nuclear Energy Education

Modern ghost towns, abandoned houses, and far stretching roads lined with plastic bags of radioactive garbage have replaced the once bustling neighborhoods and cities of the Fukushima Prefecture. Formerly home to thousands, the massive release of radiation has forced residents to evacuate their beautiful homeland, leaving the land they love behind without knowing whether or not they may ever retur More

Modern ghost towns, abandoned houses, and far stretching roads lined with plastic bags of radioactive garbage have replaced the once bustling neighborhoods and cities of the Fukushima Prefecture. Formerly home to thousands, the massive release of radiation has forced residents to evacuate their beautiful homeland, leaving the land they love behind without knowing whether or not they may ever retur More

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Fukushima: Tokyo was on the brink of nuclear catastrophe, admits former prime minister – Telegraph

Five years on from the tsunami, the former Japanese prime minister says the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster

Japan’s prime minister at the time of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has revealed that the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster requiring the evacuation of 50 million people.

In an interview with The Tel More

Five years on from the tsunami, the former Japanese prime minister says the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster

Japan’s prime minister at the time of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has revealed that the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster requiring the evacuation of 50 million people.

In an interview with The Tel More

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5 Great Environmental Documentaries | Care2 Healthy Living

The Academy Awards shine a spotlight on the best movies made in any given year. Here’s a list of five of the best environmental documentaries made in 2015.

The Human Experiment
This documentary tells the stories of three families who believe their health has been seriously compromised by toxic chemicals circulating willy-nilly in our environment. Produced and narrated by Academy Awa More

The Academy Awards shine a spotlight on the best movies made in any given year. Here’s a list of five of the best environmental documentaries made in 2015.

The Human Experiment
This documentary tells the stories of three families who believe their health has been seriously compromised by toxic chemicals circulating willy-nilly in our environment. Produced and narrated by Academy Awa More

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Greenpeace Launches Scientific Investigation Into Fukushima Disaster’s Effect On Pacific Ocean

Nearly five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Greenpeace has launched a high-tech investigation into the radiation effects of the meltdowns on the Pacific Ocean.

In March of 2011, the Tōhoku earthquake triggered a tsunami which precipitated three nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on the east coast of Japan. It was the largest nuclear disaster since th More

Nearly five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Greenpeace has launched a high-tech investigation into the radiation effects of the meltdowns on the Pacific Ocean.

In March of 2011, the Tōhoku earthquake triggered a tsunami which precipitated three nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on the east coast of Japan. It was the largest nuclear disaster since th More

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Editorial: 5 Yrs. Later, TEPCO Finally Admits It Lied To The World About Fukushima Meltdowns – EnviroNews | The Environmental News Specialists

(EnviroNews World News) — Fukushima Prefecture, Japan — EDITORIAL: THE TRUTH: Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) knew within hours following the 3/11/11 tsunami that a full-scale, multi-reactor nuclear meltdown was underway. THE LIE: TEPCO waited nearly two months to inform the public. Those were the staggering admissions handed down to the media in a press release published by TEPCO on Febr More

(EnviroNews World News) — Fukushima Prefecture, Japan — EDITORIAL: THE TRUTH: Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) knew within hours following the 3/11/11 tsunami that a full-scale, multi-reactor nuclear meltdown was underway. THE LIE: TEPCO waited nearly two months to inform the public. Those were the staggering admissions handed down to the media in a press release published by TEPCO on Febr More

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Officials: “Historic crisis” along US West Coast… “

Officials: “Historic crisis” along US West Coast… “We’re facing a fishery disaster”… “Very never-seen-before things”… Should be exclamation alarm to public — Extinction threat for salmon runs; Loss of sardines, squid, sea urchins, kelp; Massive sea star deaths; Marine mammal strandings… more

Press Democrat, Feb 11, 2016 (emphasis added): Scientists and lawmakers fore More

Officials: “Historic crisis” along US West Coast… “We’re facing a fishery disaster”… “Very never-seen-before things”… Should be exclamation alarm to public — Extinction threat for salmon runs; Loss of sardines, squid, sea urchins, kelp; Massive sea star deaths; Marine mammal strandings… more

Press Democrat, Feb 11, 2016 (emphasis added): Scientists and lawmakers fore More

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Fukushima – Deep Trouble

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster may go down as one of history’s boundless tragedies and not just because of a nuclear meltdown, but rather the tragic loss of a nation’s soul.

Imagine the following scenario: 207 million cardboard book boxes, end-to-end, circumnavigating Earth, like railroad tracks, going all the way around the planet. That’s a lot of book boxes. Now, More

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster may go down as one of history’s boundless tragedies and not just because of a nuclear meltdown, but rather the tragic loss of a nation’s soul.

Imagine the following scenario: 207 million cardboard book boxes, end-to-end, circumnavigating Earth, like railroad tracks, going all the way around the planet. That’s a lot of book boxes. Now, More

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Radioactive Water Pileup Problem Still Festering at Fukushima: 1106 Tanks and Counting – EnviroNews | The Environmental News Specialists

(EnviroNews World News) — A new photo released this week starkly demonstrates how severe the radioactive water storage crisis on the ground at Fukushima Daiichi really is. Published in The Asahi Shimbun, the aerial photo shows a scene resembling that of a “giant integrated circuit board” comprised of colored holding tanks, where nearly all available flat ground and parking lot space is now c More

(EnviroNews World News) — A new photo released this week starkly demonstrates how severe the radioactive water storage crisis on the ground at Fukushima Daiichi really is. Published in The Asahi Shimbun, the aerial photo shows a scene resembling that of a “giant integrated circuit board” comprised of colored holding tanks, where nearly all available flat ground and parking lot space is now c More

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Fukushima Disaster Impact: Rise in Cancer Among Children – Australia Network News

The rise of cancer among children from Fukushima indicates towards the impact of nuclear disaster in the region.

The number of children who are confirmed with thyroid cancer has gone up to 116 in Fukushima. Sixteen children from the north-east prefecture of the country are confirmed as new cases of thyroid cancer and another 35 are under suspicion of having the disease, reported The Telegra More

The rise of cancer among children from Fukushima indicates towards the impact of nuclear disaster in the region.

The number of children who are confirmed with thyroid cancer has gone up to 116 in Fukushima. Sixteen children from the north-east prefecture of the country are confirmed as new cases of thyroid cancer and another 35 are under suspicion of having the disease, reported The Telegra More

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Japan: Fukushima clean-up ‘may take 40 years’ – CNN.com

Tokyo (CNN)Cleaning up Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which suffered catastrophic meltdowns after an earthquake and tsunami hit in 2011, may take up to 40 years.

The crippled nuclear reactor is now stable but the decommissioning process is making slow progress, says the plant’s operator Tokyo Electric Power Co, better known as TEPCO.

“If I may put this i More

Tokyo (CNN)Cleaning up Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which suffered catastrophic meltdowns after an earthquake and tsunami hit in 2011, may take up to 40 years.

The crippled nuclear reactor is now stable but the decommissioning process is making slow progress, says the plant’s operator Tokyo Electric Power Co, better known as TEPCO.

“If I may put this i More

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Threat of Sea Level Rise Intensifies as Antarctica’s Melting Ice Sheet at ‘Point of No Return’

British researchers have reinforced recent evidence that melting in the Antarctic caused by the warming of the Southern Ocean could ultimately lead to global sea levels rising by around 3 meters or nearly 10 feet.

Their findings are in line with the results of a study that said six more decades of ocean warming could destabilize the ice beside the Amundsen Sea, starting a cascade of ice los More

British researchers have reinforced recent evidence that melting in the Antarctic caused by the warming of the Southern Ocean could ultimately lead to global sea levels rising by around 3 meters or nearly 10 feet.

Their findings are in line with the results of a study that said six more decades of ocean warming could destabilize the ice beside the Amundsen Sea, starting a cascade of ice los More

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California governor declares gas leak a state of emergency – The San Francisco Examiner : The San Francisco Examiner

California governor declares gas leak a state of emergency

SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)
By Associated Press on January 6, 2016 4:05 pm
LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Jer More

California governor declares gas leak a state of emergency

SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)
By Associated Press on January 6, 2016 4:05 pm
LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Jer More

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Former Official: Fukushima is “unstoppable”….

Associated Press, Dec 15, 2015 (emphasis added): Fukushima decommission chief [Naohiro Masuda] warns with surprising candor: Nothing can be promised… not even robots have been able to enter the main fuel-debris areas so far… “This is something that has never been experienced. A textbook doesn’t exist for something like this,” Masuda told The Associated Press… “Before, it was a war zo More

Associated Press, Dec 15, 2015 (emphasis added): Fukushima decommission chief [Naohiro Masuda] warns with surprising candor: Nothing can be promised… not even robots have been able to enter the main fuel-debris areas so far… “This is something that has never been experienced. A textbook doesn’t exist for something like this,” Masuda told The Associated Press… “Before, it was a war zo More

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The True Environmental Cost of Christmas

Christmas is by far one of the busiest and most celebrated holidays in the UK. It is the time when we eat the most food, spend the most money, and of course, enjoy ourselves in the company of family and friends.

But while we feast, wine and dine our way through December and into January, what toll does Christmas have on the environment?

The impact of Christmas food

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Christmas is by far one of the busiest and most celebrated holidays in the UK. It is the time when we eat the most food, spend the most money, and of course, enjoy ourselves in the company of family and friends.

But while we feast, wine and dine our way through December and into January, what toll does Christmas have on the environment?

The impact of Christmas food

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Paris climate deal means more solar panels, wind farms and electric cars – DutchNews.nl

The Netherlands will need to begin making dramatic changes in the next 18 months to meet the ambitious climate change targets set at the Paris summit, environmental scientists told NOS.

The target of limiting the impact of global warming to 1.5 degrees by the end of the century will demand a much faster switch to green energy sources than currently planned.

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The Netherlands will need to begin making dramatic changes in the next 18 months to meet the ambitious climate change targets set at the Paris summit, environmental scientists told NOS.

The target of limiting the impact of global warming to 1.5 degrees by the end of the century will demand a much faster switch to green energy sources than currently planned.

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Fukushima report declassified: Worse than we were told — RT News

Fukushima nuclear power plant is still experiencing major contamination issues nearly five years after the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent meltdown.
A new declassified report from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, written on March 18, 2011 just days after the disaster, sheds light on just how bad it was.

We now know that “100% of the total spent fuel was released to the More

Fukushima nuclear power plant is still experiencing major contamination issues nearly five years after the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent meltdown.
A new declassified report from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, written on March 18, 2011 just days after the disaster, sheds light on just how bad it was.

We now know that “100% of the total spent fuel was released to the More

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Tesla’s Elon Musk says transition from fossil fuels inevitable

The reason the transition to renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and geothermal has progressed so slowly is because there is a hidden subsidy on all carbon producing activity, Musk said.

Musk said Australia would be the first mass market for his powerwall battery storage technology because it had “such a large percentage of homes with solar panels and Australia correctly prices More

The reason the transition to renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and geothermal has progressed so slowly is because there is a hidden subsidy on all carbon producing activity, Musk said.

Musk said Australia would be the first mass market for his powerwall battery storage technology because it had “such a large percentage of homes with solar panels and Australia correctly prices More

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Google Makes Huge 842 MW Renewable Energy Purchase

Internet megalith Google has made its largest ever renewable energy purchase by acquiring 842 MW of renewable energy capacity to power its data centers.

The internet giant announced on Thursday that it had made the “largest, and most diverse” purchase of renewable energy projects “by a non-utility company,” putting the company even further along its road towards its goal of powering More

Internet megalith Google has made its largest ever renewable energy purchase by acquiring 842 MW of renewable energy capacity to power its data centers.

The internet giant announced on Thursday that it had made the “largest, and most diverse” purchase of renewable energy projects “by a non-utility company,” putting the company even further along its road towards its goal of powering More

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James Hansen, Climate Scientist Turned Activist, Criticizes Paris Talks – NYTimes.com

LE BOURGET, France — James E. Hansen, the retired NASA climate scientist, issued a stark warning Wednesday that the deal being negotiated here was nowhere close to what was needed to avert dangerous levels of global warming.

“This is half-assed and it’s half-baked,” Dr. Hansen said in a public forum on the sidelines of the conference. He said that the deal, praised by world leaders More

LE BOURGET, France — James E. Hansen, the retired NASA climate scientist, issued a stark warning Wednesday that the deal being negotiated here was nowhere close to what was needed to avert dangerous levels of global warming.

“This is half-assed and it’s half-baked,” Dr. Hansen said in a public forum on the sidelines of the conference. He said that the deal, praised by world leaders More

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The energy solutions inspiring Bill Gates as launches new private sector coalition

Solar chemical technology, flow batteries and solar paint are three examples of promising technologies motivating Bill Gates as he announces a multi-billion dollar private sector coalition alongside top billionaires to accelerate clean energy innovation.
In a paper released on his official blog over the weekend, the world’s richest man explained the pressing need for increased public a More

Solar chemical technology, flow batteries and solar paint are three examples of promising technologies motivating Bill Gates as he announces a multi-billion dollar private sector coalition alongside top billionaires to accelerate clean energy innovation.
In a paper released on his official blog over the weekend, the world’s richest man explained the pressing need for increased public a More

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Gates, Zuckerberg form clean energy coalition with other tech leaders

Tech leaders including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg formed a coalition aimed at speeding up progress on the use of clean energy.

Members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition will invest in research on clean energy and across sectors such as transportation, industrial and agricultural to push the use of energy technology producing zero emissions.

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Tech leaders including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg formed a coalition aimed at speeding up progress on the use of clean energy.

Members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition will invest in research on clean energy and across sectors such as transportation, industrial and agricultural to push the use of energy technology producing zero emissions.

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