ENVIRONMENT

Arctic snow not darkening due to soot, dust: A new study shows that degrading satellite sensors, not soot or dust, are responsible for the apparent decline in reflectivity of inland ice across northern Greenland

For millennia, Greenland's ice sheet reflected sunlight back into space, but satellite measurements in recent years suggest the bright surface is darkening, causing solar heat to be absorbed and surface melting to accelerate. Some studies suggest this "dirty ice" or "dark snow" is caused by fallout from fossil fuel pollution and forest fires.

But a new Dartmouth-led study shows that degrading satellite sensors, not soot or dust, are responsible for the apparent decline in reflectivity of inland ice across northern Greenland. The study's results suggest the ice sheet hasn't lost as much reflectivity as previously thought, and that black carbon and dust concentrations haven't increased significantly and are thus not responsible for darkening on the upper ice sheet.
READ MORE: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/dc-asn103015.php

2.6 Billion Pounds Of Monsanto’s Roundup Sprayed On US Farmland In 20 Years

The Environmental Protection agency of California has just made moves to label Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, or Glyphosate, as a ‘probably carcinogenic to humans.’ It’s linked to cancer and heavily contaminates the soil, yet there is no sign that farmers will stop using this poison any time soon. In fact, over the last couple of decades, this chemical has seen an astonishing surge in use in the United States and across the world.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), in the US alone in the years between 1992 and 2012, over 2.6 billion pounds of Roundup herbicide have been dumped onto America’s farmland and food supply. With the rise in GMO seed such as BT Corn and ‘Roundup Ready’ soy beans, glyphosate is becoming something farmers simply cannot avoid even if they wanted to.
READ MORE: http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/2-6-billion-pounds-of-monsantos-roundup-...

Arctic Sea Ice Continues Its Record Growth

After the shortest melt season on record, Arctic sea ice extent has grown almost two million km² and is now approaching the highest extent for the date in the last ten years.

The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado of course fails to mention any of this in their October 6 report.
READ MORE: https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/arctic-sea-ice-continues-...

Major Lawsuit Against Monsanto Completely Blacked out by Media

What happens when one courageous attorney and a few citizens try to take down Monsanto? The MSM doesn’t cover it, for starters.

Efforts to publicize a class action lawsuit against Monsanto for false advertising it’s best-selling herbicide Roundup filed in Los Angeles County Court on April 20, 2015 have been rejected by almost every mainstream media outlet.

It’s no different than Fox, NBC, CNN, or ABC refusing to cover the DARK ACT which would give Monsanto legal immunity and disallow states to demand GMO labeling.
READ MORE: http://theantimedia.org/major-lawsuit-against-monsanto-completely-blacke...

Monsanto and Syngenta Tighten Stranglehold on Global Food Supply

SIDE NOTE: You can bet that companies like Monsanto will be able to sue New Zealand for keeping GMO organisms out of our environment under the TPPA that our corrupt National government have just signed us up to.

There is a corporate monster in the making. If allowed to emerge, it will gain near complete control of one of the most vital elements to human survival: our global food supply. This monster - a conglomeration of two corporate entities, Monsanto and Syngenta - must be stopped for the sake of the planet and future generations.

The companies that would make up this monster conglomeration both want complete control of our food.
READ MORE: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/33105-monsanto-and-syngenta-tighte...

Will BP's Record Gulf Spill Settlement Amount to a Record Tax Break?

As the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday a final settlement with BP over the devastating 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, groups are warning that the oil giant may still nab a substantial tax break under the deal.
READ MORE: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/10/05/will-bps-record-gulf-spill-s...

Did You Grow Corn in Michigan in the Past Two Years? You’re Part of a Lawsuit

Corn farmers across the county have collectively filed more than 20,000 lawsuits against Syngenta. In 2010, Syngenta released GMO seed before it was approved by some export markets, most notably China. That GMO corn later found its way into the general corn supply and was loaded on barges headed for China. China ultimately rejected the GMO corn, but because it was comingled with approved varieties, all US Corn exports to China were halted. Farmers, as well as major corn processors – including ADM and Cargill – allege that the embargo caused a collapse in the market price of corn.
READ MORE: http://www.natlawreview.com/article/did-you-grow-corn-michigan-past-two-...

Top 4 fallacies of the hijacked environmental movement

Many people in the environmental movement are in it for the right reasons: they see the ongoing poisoning and destruction of the planet by corporations, and are determined to defend and speak out for the Earth.

Yet, in spite of their good intentions, they have unwittingly allowed themselves to be channeled in a direction that is not really going to help the Earth. They are unintentionally supporting the very forces that are responsible for the pillaging of it.

By continuing to push notions that carbon dioxide is a poison, that global warming exists and mankind is responsible for it, that we need a worldwide carbon tax and that we require Agenda 21-style global governance, these people are unknowingly promoting the New World Order program
READ MORE: https://www.intellihub.com/top-4-fallacies-of-the-hijacked-environmental...

The TPPA Will Open New Zealand up to Genetically Modified Organisms

The predicted outcome of the TPPA vis-à-vis GMOs? It’s obvious. Nations who resist the importation of GMO food crops will be sued, in private tribunals, for interfering with “free trade.”

This is the future writ large, unless the TPPA is derailed.
READ MORE: https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/the-tpp-monsanto-rockefell...

In 2014 Monsanto donated half a million dollars to the Clinton Family Foundation while spending more than $3 million on congressional lobbying

U.S. government backing for Monsanto Corporation extends far beyond instigation of glyphosate areal fumigations in Colombia. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, an Obama administration project at issue now, would open up Asian nations to sales of genetically modified seeds and agricultural chemicals. Critics say the pact will injure farmers there just as NAFTA hurt Mexican farmers and the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement is injuring Colombian farmers.
READ MORE: http://en.institutomanquehue.org/countries/colombia/monsanto%E2%80%99s-c...

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