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China admits to existence of 'cancer villages' sprouting up due to extreme pollution, chemical exposure

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'... It goes on to admit: [China allows the use of] poisonous and harmful chemical products that are banned in developed countries and pose long-term or potential harm to human health and the ecology. Pollution? In reality, China has the worst pollution problems of any modern nation on our planet. Related:  Environment and Climate ChangeGovernment Actions

CIA Backs $630,000 Scientific Study on Controlling Global Climate By Dana Liebelson and Chris Mooney, MotherJones.com The Central Intelligence Agency is funding a scientific study that will investigate whether humans could use geoengineering to alter Earth's environment and stop climate change. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will run the 21-month project, which is the first NAS geoengineering study financially supported by an intelligence agency. With the spooks' money, scientists will study how humans might influence weather patterns, assess the potential dangers of messing with the climate, and investigate possible national security implications of geoengineering attempts. The total cost of the project is $630,000, which NAS is splitting with the CIA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA. The NAS website says that "the US intelligence community" is funding the project, and William Kearney, a spokesman for NAS, told Mother Jones that phrase refers to the CIA.

on reserve A Republican Case for Climate Action There is no longer any credible scientific debate about the basic facts: our world continues to warm, with the last decade the hottest in modern records, and the deep ocean warming faster than the earth’s atmosphere. Sea level is rising. Arctic Sea ice is melting years faster than projected. The costs of inaction are undeniable. The lines of scientific evidence grow only stronger and more numerous. A market-based approach, like a carbon tax, would be the best path to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, but that is unachievable in the current political gridlock in Washington. The president also plans to use his regulatory power to limit the powerful warming chemicals known as hydrofluorocarbons and encourage the United States to join with other nations to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase out these chemicals. As administrators of the E.P.A under Presidents Richard M. The solutions we supported worked, although more must be done. We can have both a strong economy and a livable climate.

 U.S. Denies Patent for a Too-Human Hybrid Scientist Sought Legal Precedent to Keep Others From Profiting From Similar 'Inventions' A New York scientist's seven-year effort to win a patent on a laboratory-conceived creature that is part human and part animal ended in failure Friday, closing a historic and somewhat ghoulish chapter in American intellectual-property law. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected the claim, saying the hybrid -- designed for use in medical research but not yet created -- would be too closely related to a human to be patentable. Paradoxically, the rejection was a victory of sorts for the inventor, Stuart Newman of New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y. An opponent of patents on living things, he had no intention of making the creatures. Officials said it was not so difficult to make the call this time because Newman's technique could easily have created something that was much more person than not. Others had used similar methods to create a "geep," part goat and part sheep. They lost.

The Great American Genocide | We’ve reached the point that any person with critical thinking skills can no longer deny that we are being deliberately poisoned. Nearly everything that is reasonably priced to eat or drink is actually toxic. The glowing health claims and the stamps of approval from the EPA, the FDA, and USDA, are fraudulent smoke and mirrors – people are actually being deceived into spending money to purchase the substances that will lead to disease and demise. A chemical warfare has been declared on us. The battlefields are our homes, the grocery stores, the pharmacies. This is genocide, and we are the intended victims. Turning on the tap in many places releases a toxic stream into your glass or your shower. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Chlorine: This removes disease-causing bacteria, which is great, but it also creates numerous toxic by-products, like chloroform and trihalomethanes. According to Dr. Ammonia: Fluoride: The grocery store is little more than a gauntlet. GMOs: Pesticides:

Outbreak of Salmonella from Foster Farms Chicken Sickens Nearly 300 and Hospitalizes 42 Percent Shutdown Puts Americans at Risk as Government Struggles to Respond October 8, 2013 An outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened nearly 300 people in 18 states is testing the federal government’s ability to respond, as key food safety personnel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and key disease-surveillance scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are not at their posts due to the government shutdown. The illnesses are linked to chicken from three Foster Farms facilities in California. “The number of people we know to be ill is just the tip of the iceberg,” said CSPI food safety director Caroline Smith DeWaal. In 2011, CSPI urged the USDA to declare antibiotic-resistant strains of Salmonella in ground meat and poultry, including the antibiotic-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg identified in this outbreak, as adulterants under federal law.

Why Are Millions Of Fish Suddenly Dying In Mass Death Events All Over The Planet? Michael SnyderActivist Post Millions upon millions of fish are suddenly dying in mass death events all over the world, and nobody seems to know why it is happening. In many of the news reports that are linked to below, locals are quoted as saying that they have never seen anything like this before. So is there a connection between all of the fish deaths that are now occurring all over the planet? If there is a connection, is there anything that we can do to stop the fish die-off? Please share the list posted below with as many people as you can. -July 18, 2013: 20 acres of fish ponds full of dead fish in Shandong, China -July 18, 2013: Hundreds of dead Stingrays wash ashore in Veracruz, Mexico -July 18, 2013: 10,000 lbs of dead fish found in a lake in Nanjing, China -July 18, 2013: Thousands of fish dead from “lack of rain” in Sugar Lake, Missouri -July 18, 2013: Large numbers of fish washing up on the shores of Lake Michigan -July 22, 2013: Large fish kill at Grand Lake in St.

Poultry Plant at the Heart of a Salmonella Outbreak Won't Have to Close - Abby Ohlheiser U.S. Department of Agriculture lifted a shutdown threat against California-Based Foster Farms on Thursday, after the company demonstrated improved conditions following a salmonella outbreak linked to three of its plants. The outbreak has sickened 278 people in 17 states since March, mostly confined to the west coast, is particularly resistant to antibiotics. 42 percent of those infected have been hospitalized — an unusually high percentage. Foster Farms had to meet a Thursday deadline to show improvement after receiving a letter from the USDA on Monday, warning the company that the sanitary conditions at its plant "could pose a serious ongoing threat to public health." In case you're not clear on what salmonella is, the Associated Press helpfully explains: Salmonella can contaminate meat during slaughter and processing and is especially common in raw chicken. Despite this, Foster Farms has not recalled the chicken connected to the ongoing infection — nor is it required to by law.

Global warming computer models collapse; Arctic ice sheets rapidly expand as planet plunges into global cooling (NaturalNews) For years, we've all heard that global warming is threatening our planet. But now, in a stunning turnaround, world scientists are warning that an era of global cooling seems to be upon us, complete with extraordinary expansions of ocean ice being recorded in just the past year. Even the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report seems to indicate that an era of global cooling is now underway, according to many scientists. It turns out that global warming predictions were little more than doom-and-gloom fear mongering based on failed computer models. For example, in 2007, the BBC reported that the Arctic would be "ice-free" by the summer of 2013. Here's exactly how that fear mongering was published by the BBC: Scientists in the US have presented one of the most dramatic forecasts yet for the disappearance of Arctic sea ice. That BBC global warming fear mongering article is still available at: Here's the screen shot:

Timeline: Legal Harassment of Climate Scientist Michael Mann Starting in April 2010, climate scientist Michael Mann has been subjected to a campaign of harassment, first by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who has filed subpoenas demanding that the University of Virginia produce documents related to Mann’s time there, and later by the American Tradition Institute (ATI), a free-market think tank, which has sought identical materials through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. UCS has assembled the following timeline of events, editorial comments and statements from scientists, academics and other groups related to these attacks. June 19, 2013 The Superior Court of the District of Columbia holds a hearing on Michael Mann’s lawsuit against the National Review and Competitive Enterprise Institute. Each of the parties has filed their motions, exhibits and responses. October 23Michael Mann sues National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute over their statements. April 21UVA President Teresa A.

U.N. climate change report points blame at humans Scientists surer than ever humans play major role in climate change, report saysGlobal warming already affecting extreme weather, and it could get worse, report saysU.N.'s IPCC convenes every six years to put together report; it's considered benchmark on topicEven if emissions ended today, effects of climate change could linger for centuries (CNN) -- The world's getting hotter, the sea's rising and there's increasing evidence neither are naturally occurring phenomena. So says a report from the U.N. International Panel on Climate Change, a document released every six years that is considered the benchmark on the topic. More than 800 authors and 50 editors from dozens of countries took part in its creation. The summary for policymakers was released early Friday, while the full report, which bills itself as "a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change," will be distributed Monday. Here are the highlights from Friday's summary: Greenland adapts to climate change

Shed Light on Corporate Political Spending - Union of Concerned Scientists Union of Concerned Scientists Skip to main content Shine a Light on Corporate Political Spending Recent UCS research found that many companies obstruct climate action through their trade and business associations with no disclosure and accountability to policy makers, the public, or even their own shareholders. Given the enormous influence trade groups can have over policy decisions, this lack of disclosure is dangerous. It allows corporations to delay or block policies to address climate change—and even allows them to publicly misrepresent climate science—with little to no scrutiny. The public deserves to know who is influencing policies that affect our health and safety. The SEC rule would require publicly traded companies to disclose more about their political spending, including their support for trade and business associations. Help amplify the demand for transparency in policy making and urge the SEC to prioritize passage of this disclosure rule.

Map: These are the cities that climate change will hit first Climate scientists sometimes talk about something called "climate departure" as a way of measuring when climate change has really changed things. It's the moment when average temperatures, either in a specific location or worldwide, become so impacted by climate change that the old climate is left behind. It's a sort of tipping point. And a lot of cities are scheduled to hit one very soon. A city hits "climate departure" when the average temperature of its coolest year from then on is projected to be warmer than the average temperature of its hottest year between 1960 and 2005. For example, let's say the climate departure point for D.C. is 2047 (which it is). A big study, just published in the scientific journal Nature, projected that the Earth, overall, passes climate departure in 2047. (Leonard Bernstein and Gene Thorp/The Washington Post) The cities marked by dark red dots are projected to hit climate departure really, really soon. It looks a little better!

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