Monsanto, the massive biotechnology company being blamed for contributing to the dwindling bee population, has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations. Recently banned from Poland with one of the primary reasons being that the company’s genetically modified corn may be devastating the dying bee population, it is evident that Monsanto is under serious fire for their role in the downfall of the vital insects. It is therefore quite apparent why Monsanto bought one of the largest bee research firms on the planet.
It can be found in public company reports hosted on mainstream media that Monsanto scooped up the Beeologics firm back in September 2011. During this time the correlation between Monsanto’s GM crops and the bee decline was not explored in the mainstream, and in fact it was hardly touched upon until Polish officials addressed the serious concern amid the monumental ban. Owning a major organization that focuses heavily on the bee collapse and is recognized by the USDA for their mission statement of “restoring bee health and protecting the future of insect pollination” could be very advantageous for Monsanto.
Flannery explains that over the last 10,000 years humanity has built a “super-organism” – a level of organization similar to that of ants, termites, or bees. The glue that holds the super-organism together is the division of labor, interdependence. As “we form this one great super-organism, where we are all interconnected, we gain the capacity to deal with environmental challenges.” Flannery sees international progress in addressing climate change and expects more in the future.
Source: Dr. Tim Flannery: A Natural History of the Planet
Please join us Monday, August 15 at 10:00 AM, as Assemblymember Bob Weickowski holds a Press Conference and Rally in support of the CA Hydraulic Fracking Disclosure bill (AB 591). The rally will be held on the South Steps of the Capitol (10 St & N St). We will deliver thousands of signatures from Californians who demand to know what chemicals are being put in our drinking water from this fracking process.
As you know, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is extremely dangerous and poisoning America's drinking water.
California has an opportunity to lead the rest of the country in stopping fracking by passing its version of the FRAC Act.
Fracking injects millions of tons of highly toxic chemical fluids into the ground to break apart shale and release natural gas. These chemicals poison America's drinking water, and even causes tap water to ignite!
If the true costs of the full lifecycle of coal were taken into account, this form of energy would be extremely expensive.
Extraction, processing, transportation and combustion of coal create large tolls on the environment and human health. We hear from poet and farmer Wendell Berry who slept in the Kentucky governor’s office to protest mountaintop removal. Host Bruce Gellerman also talks with Dr. Paul Epstein from Harvard University’s Medical School about his new study measuring the true costs of coal.
Source: Costs of Coal
VIENNA (Reuters) - Minuscule amounts of radioactive particles believed to have come from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant have been detected on the U.S. west coast, two diplomatic sources said Friday.
The level of radiation was far too low to cause any harm to humans, they said. One diplomat, citing information from a network of international monitoring stations, described the material as "ever so slight," consisting of only a few particles.
"Even a single radioactive atom can cause them to measure something and this is more or less what we have seen in the Sacramento station,"