AB-129 Microfiber pollution. Bill Start Assembly Bill No. 129 An act relating to waste management. to add Section 116376.5 to, and to add Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 119450) to Part 15 of Division 104 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to environmental protection.
AB 129, as amended, Bloom. Waste management: plastic microfiber. Existing law, the California Safe Drinking Water Act, requires the State Water Resources Control Board to administer provisions relating to the regulation of drinking water to protect public health. Existing law requires the Ocean Protection Council, to the extent funds are available, to adopt and implement a Statewide Microplastics Strategy related to microplastic materials that pose an emerging concern for ocean health, as provided. China's Three Gorges Dam: An Environmental Catastrophe? SHANGHAI—For over three decades the Chinese government dismissed warnings from scientists and environmentalists that its Three Gorges Dam—the world's largest—had the potential of becoming one of China's biggest environmental nightmares.
But last fall, denial suddenly gave way to reluctant acceptance that the naysayers were right. Chinese officials staged a sudden about-face, acknowledging for the first time that the massive hydroelectric dam, sandwiched between breathtaking cliffs on the Yangtze River in central China, may be triggering landslides, altering entire ecosystems and causing other serious environmental problems—and, by extension, endangering the millions who live in its shadow. Government officials have long defended the $24-billion project as a major source of renewable power for an energy-hungry nation and as a way to prevent floods downstream.
What is Polyolefin Plastic and is it Toxic? Is China Sending Troops To Syria? By Brandon Turbeville The situation is heating up in Syria yet again.
If reports coming from Almasdar News are accurate, another troop deployment will soon be about to take place – in addition to the 2,000 Russian troops who arrived earlier this week. This time, however, the troops are coming from China. On September 23, Leith Fadel of Almasdar News (the Arab Source), reported that China has now decided to commit troops and military aircraft to Syria within the next six weeks. UK Government Trying to Fast-track Fracking Without Public Consent. Subscribe and get Galactic News Daily Updates: ‘The Government is attempting to fast-track fracking by doing away with the need for the public to be consulted before test drilling goes ahead.
The changes, which have been quietly put out to public consultation, mean the advice of local residents would no longer be sought in the early stages of most new oil and gas developments. The proposals have been strongly criticised by campaign groups, who say the Government is increasing the risk of pollution by relaxing the environmental scrutiny given in the early stages of hydraulic fracturing – where pressurised chemicals are used to break up rocks to release oil or gas.’ Read more: UK Government trying to fast-track fracking without public consent. FSP - Microcosm News- Earth Watch Report. Scotland to outlaw cultivation of genetically modified crops. By Karthick Arvinth Scotland is to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) produce, the country’s rural ministry has announced.
Dispersants Did Not Help In BP Spill, Half Of Oil Not Accounted For: Study. By Joe Wright The fallout continues from the Deepwater Horizon explosion that directly killed 11 workers and ravaged the food chain and the environment more than 5 years ago.
Since then we have seen little accountability, despite a nominal fine against BP for its role in unleashing 4 million barrels of oil (approx. 200 million gallons). 'Glyphosate is definitely genotoxic,' declares WHO scientist who authored Roundup cancer study. EPA Refuses To Classify Coal Fly Ash As Hazardous Waste, Primary Toxic Component Of Chemical Geoengineering. Timing of the December 2014 Ruling Reflects EPA’s Complicity with Unlawful and Harmful Chemical Geoengineering Programs in Advance of Paris Climate Conference this November/December.
State of the Nation EPA directives require coal-fired power plants to remove coal fly ash, but then permits geoengineers to spray massive volumes into the troposphere and stratosphere via chemical geoengineering operations — 24/7. Gas buildup under Fukushima threatens hydrogen explosion, warn nuclear officials. (NaturalNews) It is estimated that at least 130 storage containers holding radioactive waste at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan are now leaking, according to new reports.
The result is a continuous hydrogen gas buildup that nuclear experts say could one day trigger a cascade of devastating explosions potentially unlike anything the world has ever seen. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) discovered the leaks during a recent inspection, observing that hydrogen and other gases are accumulating in the sediment at the bottoms of many of the storage tanks onsite. The buildup from this is causing contaminated water inside the tanks to expand, blowing off their lids and spilling their contents.
"If the concentration level is high, a spark caused by static electricity could cause a container to explode," stated one unnamed government official about the situation, as quoted by the news source The Asahi Shimbun. Sources: China arrests thousands for environmental crimes as U.S. continues allowing heavy metals in food supply. What’s to Blame for Our Dying Planet? Catherine J.
FrompovichActivist Post What a question even to ask! But – someone, something—perhaps conspiracies—as many are encouraged by the global media to believe – truly have brought the planet and humankind out of mediaeval misery, but equally into profoundly dangerous circumstances. However, not many who, apparently, are responsible for Planet Earth, aka Mother Earth—Gaia, being trashed before our very eyes, either are fessing up or getting their respective or collective recognition, and all while continuing to profit from poisoning our dying planet. Jeff Rense & Drew Johnson - Green Billionaires & Eco-Hypocrites. Ukraine's Largest Nuclear Power Plant Suffers 2nd Emergency Shutdown In 3 Weeks. Following a reported "minor" accident three weeks ago, Ukraine's Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, Europe's largest and the 5th biggest in the world, was shutdown.
Bolivia passes "Law of Mother Earth" which gives rights to our planet as a living system. The Law of Mother Earth ("Ley de Derechos de La Madre Tierra") holds the land as sacred and holds it as a living system with rights to be protected from exploitation, and creates 11 distinguished rights for the environment. It was passed by Bolivia's Plurinational Legislative Assembly. This 10 article law is derived from the first part of a longer draft bill, drafted and released by the Pact of Unity by November 2010. Can we please spread this law? Sonic cannons for E. Coast: Obama approves oil exploration despite ‘threat to sea life’ Published time: July 19, 2014 13:27 Reuters / Enrique Marcarian AFP Photo / Frederic J. Brown The Obama administration has announced it is reopening the US Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, clearing the way for the use of sonic cannons to locate energy deposits – despite the threat to sea life.
The White House is attempting to sell its controversial energy plan on the back of desperately needed jobs in a stagnant economy, as well as reducing its energy dependency. Agricultural chemical companies transform Kaua'i from paradise to toxic nightmare - NaturalNews.com. Saturday, June 21, 2014 by: L.J. Devon, Staff WriterTags: biotech companies, toxic chemicals, Kaua''i. Japan Begins Purposely Dumping 100s Of Tons Of Radioactive Water From Fukushima Into The Pacific. Michael SnyderActivist Post How do you get rid of hundreds of tons of highly radioactive water? You dump it into the Pacific Ocean of course!
In Japan, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. has made the “painful decision” to begin purposely dumping massive amounts of radioactive water currently being stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility directly into the Pacific. This is being done even though water radiation levels near Fukushima spiked to a brand new all-time record high just a few days ago. The radioactive material that is being released will enter our food chain and will potentially stay with us for decades to come. Fukushima is an environmental nightmare that never seems to end, but the mainstream media in the United States decided to pretty much stop talking about it long ago. The End of the Amazon – Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in One of the Most Biodiverse Regions on the Planet. Let’s get someone to start a petition and protest to protect this sacred area of our planet – the lungs of our Mother!
-A.M. Dylan Charles, EditorWaking Times. Christina Sarich: Top 10 Companies Killing the Natural World with Pesticides – Also the Biggest Seed Producers. Written by Christina Sarich, Natural Society. NewBees. Gray whale dies bringing us a message — with stomach full of plastic trash. July 29, 2013, a sperm whale was stranded on Tershelling, a northern island in the Netherlands. Birds Are Losing Their Way. US Produced Sarin Gas Used in Syria. “US Produced Sarin Gas Used in Syria” – Jeffrey Silverman: US Department of Defense manages a network of laboratories in Georgia with offensive capacity Interview by Maia Chubinishvili (05 09 2013 18:47:57) – On August 27, 2013 the famous American political investigator and principal editor of the ex-US State Department and intelligence service publication Veterans Today, Gordon Duff, published an article entitled “US Contractors Cited for Syrian Chemical Attacks,” and a video entitled “Syrian Gas Attack Proof Syrian Army Has No Involvement.”
U.S. to Allow Seismic Airgun Testing for Offshore Drilling Exploration, Will Threaten Marine Life. EPA Approves Another Pesticide Highly Toxic to Bees. U.S. Navy killing thousands of Whales & Dolphins with sonar & weapons testing. 50 Reasons We Should Fear the Worst from Fukushima. 4 Years After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, EPA Lifts BP’s Gulf Drilling Ban. Nearly four years after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil and gas disaster in the Gulf of Mexico—an event that blew away the record books for the nation’s worst accidental oil spill—BP is fully back in business, and drilling is booming in the Gulf of Mexico.