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Stand in Solidarity - Stop the Tar Sands!

Stand in Solidarity - Stop the Tar Sands!
English • Português • Español • Français • Deutsch **UPDATE: We joined forces with a powerful coalition of organizations, and unveiled our combined number of signatures (618,428!!) at the White House on September 3** If you've already signed the petition please Post it on Facebook, Share It On Twitter, and send a solidarity message and photo to people protesting in DC. It's time to take a stand against the Keystone XL pipeline, a dangerous and destructive project that would pump over one million barrels of dirty "tar sands" oil from Canada to the USA every day. The oil in the Keystone pipeline could poison drinking water, threaten the communities it runs through, and wreck the climate. But there's good news: the Keystone XL pipeline cannot be built without a "presidential permit" from the Obama Administration. Please sign on today by filling out the form in the box on the right.

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New WikiLeaks Cables Show US Diplomats Promote Genetically Engineered Crops Worldwide Dozens of United States diplomatic cables released in the latest WikiLeaks dump on Wednesday reveal new details of the US effort to push foreign governments to approve genetically engineered (GE) crops and promote the worldwide interests of agribusiness giants like Monsanto and DuPont. The cables further confirm previous Truthout reports on the diplomatic pressure the US has put on Spain and France, two countries with powerful anti-GE crop movements, to speed up their biotech approval process and quell anti-GE sentiment within the European Union (EU). Several cables describe "biotechnology outreach programs" in countries across the globe, including African, Asian and South American countries where Western biotech agriculture had yet to gain a foothold. Cables detail US efforts to influence the biotech policies of developed countries such as Egypt and Turkey, but France continues to stand out as a high-profile target.

Chimpanzees expand their territory by attacking and killing neighbours Chimpanzees cooperate to acquire new territory, killing individuals from rival groups. Photograph: Michael S. Lewis/Corbis Global Disaster Mitigation Our Infinite Future Series Part Two: Global Disaster Mitigation - Importance of Global Coherence Complete Destruction or Massive Positive Change. Make a Choice. Today! Obama Delays Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Decision Until 2013 Environmental activists are claiming victory after the Obama administration announced Thursday it will postpone any decision on the proposed 1,700-mile Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline until 2013. The announcement was made just days after more than 10,000 people encircled the White House calling on President Obama to reject the project, the second major action against the project organized by Bill McKibben’s and Tar Sands Action. In late August and early September, some 1,200 people were arrested in Washington, D.C., in a two-week campaign of civil disobedience. "We believe that this delay will kill the pipeline,” says the Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein. “If it doesn’t, if this pipeline re-emerges after the election, people have signed pledges saying they will put their bodies on the line to stop it."

Is drug resistance in humans coming from chickens? There’s a new paper out in the CDC’s journal Emerging Infectious Diseases that makes a provocative claim: There is enough similarity between drug-resistance genes in E. coli carried by chickens and E. coli infecting humans that the chickens may be the source of it. If it is correct—and it seems plausible and is backed by past research—the claim provides another piece of evidence that antibiotic use in agriculture has a direct effect on human health. Here are the details: The paper is a collaboration by researchers from several hospitals in the Netherlands, plus the Netherlands’ National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection, the University of Birmingham and a section of the UK’s National Health Service. They isolated E. coli from patients in four Dutch hospitals over 2.5 months in 2009, and compared those with E. coli strains isolated from randomly chosen supermarket meat that was bought in the hospitals’ local areas during the same time period.

2012 Disaster Prevention So what do you know about the Mayan Calendar and the 2012 Prophecies? Well I'm here to tell you that there is a mix of fact and a lot of fiction out there in the world today so I'm here to share with you some of what I believe about it. More importantly, I'm also here to tell you what science CAN do about it. For those of you who don't know, the Mayan Calendar has 3 main variations, a 260 day calendar, a 365 day or solar year calendar and the long count calendar which started August 11, 3114 BCE and on December 21 2012 will move to, Long Count It is predicted that on or near this date we, Earth commences passing through the Galactic Equator of the Milky Way which occurs twice every full cycle of 25,630 years.

China admits to existence of 'cancer villages' sprouting up due to extreme pollution, chemical exposure (NaturalNews) On the heels of my own publication of articles questioning the integrity of "certified organic" when it comes to foods and superfoods produced in mainland China, a blockbuster report from China's own environmental ministry slams another exclamation mark on the severity of the problem. For the first time in history, the Chinese government is now openly admitting that severe exposure to chemicals via water pollution, air pollution and environmental pollution is causing the rise of "cancer villages" across China. Their report states: Poisonous and harmful chemical materials have brought about many water and atmosphere emergencies... certain places are even seeing 'cancer villages'... (Source) It goes on to admit:

Signs of ageing halted in the lab 2 November 2011Last updated at 18:01 By James Gallagher Health reporter, BBC News Will it one day be possible to stop ageing? The onset of wrinkles, muscle wasting and cataracts has been delayed and even eliminated in mice, say researchers in the US. It was done by "flushing out" retired cells that had stopped dividing. They accumulate naturally with age.

MyRecovery - Executive Summary Identify The Need:As another year comes to a close and the sun rises on the year 2012 A.D. humanity is licking its wounds and moving gingerly forward with a slight uncertainty as to what to expect. With 2011 we experienced the most economically costly year ever record after just the first 6 months. No country on Earth escaped the devastating effects of Mother Nature in full fury this year and everyone agrees that things are only going to get worse. From the global weather experts to sun analysts to astronomers to religious prophets, they all agree that like it or not, we are stuck on an unavoidable WILD RIDE for the foreseeable future.