by Sheree Bega
July, 28, 2018

It's the worst crisis ever for the Vaal River - for more than a month raw sewage has been flowing directly into the Vaal because of mismanagement by the Emfuleni and Ngwathe local authorities.

by United with Israel
June 25, 2018

Israel assists Angola’s battle against the effects of an advancing desert.

by National Geographic

In the first months of 1709, Europe froze and stayed that way for months. People ice-skated on the canals of Venice, church bells broke when rung, and travelers could cross the Baltic Sea on horseback. This freakish winter ultimately claimed the lives of a vast number of Europeans and disrupted two major wars.

by Jamey Keaten and Frank Jordans
March 1, 2018

A blast of Siberian cold air, is colliding with an Atlantic storm to produce some of the heaviest snowfalls in decades over the UK and Ireland.

by Tom Emburry-Dennis
October 19, 2017

Although it was known species such as bees and butterflies were declining, scientists were left shocked by the drop in numbers across nature reserves in Germany.

by Kelly
August 3, 2017

The trouble is, there are too many people and too many factories in the world and not enough fresh water. In fact, one of the world’s biggest problems is a lack of clean drinking water.

by Corrine Henn 
February 5, 2017

According to a study from Plymouth University, plastic pollution affects at least 700 marine species, while some estimates suggest that at least 100 million marine mammals are killed each year from plastic pollution.

by Malorie Macklin

Plastic waste can be very dangerous to both wild animals and domesticated ones. They can suffer from various forms of entanglements as well as accidental consumption which may be deadly. This can be a heartbreaking topic, but it’s important to address for the sake of animals everywhere.

by Michael Snyder
February 6, 2017

Radiation inside one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power facility has reached an "unimaginable" level, according to experts. Because so much nuclear material from Fukushima escaped into the Pacific Ocean, there are many scientists who believe that it was the worst environmental disaster in human history.

by Bob Cooper
August 17, 2016

Tiny, biointensive operations show smallholder farmers from around the world how they can grow far more food than conventional approaches.

by Seth M. Siegel
December 3, 2015

How did a country that’s 60 percent desert achieve water security?

by Sandler Clarke and Ed Pilkington
April 5, 2016

The UN denies its peacekeepers caused the epidemic that killed thousands but a 2010 report details sewage being dumped in the open and a lack of toilets

by James Cook - BBC News
May 6, 2016

Pictures obtained by the BBC show large parts of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray in ruins following a devastating wildfire.

by Victoria Gill - BBC News
April 14, 2016

Scientists have built a model circuit that solves the mystery of one of nature's most famous journeys - the great migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico.

by Madhusree Mukerjee
March 1, 2016

The cleanup effort could take decades; meanwhile the amount of radioactive material the plant leaks grows.

by Julienne du Toit and Chris Marais

The vicious El Nino conditions of 2015 have created democratic South Africa’s first truly devastating drought.  Never has our water supply infrastructure been so vulnerable. Into this hot, dry and dusty hell, drought angels have stepped up to help.

by Jean Handwerk
February 26, 2009

The agriculture industry is fast becoming reliant on genetically modified foods. Learn the facts about GMOs and the effects this trend is having on health worldwide.

by Rupert Neate
May 11, 2015

Environmentalists accuse the government of ‘looking the other way’ after US gives green light for Shell to restart drilling for oil and gas. The US government has given Shell approval to restart drilling in the Arctic despite repeated warnings from environmentalists that it could lead to an ecological disaster.

by Nita Bhalla  
27 Apr 2015

Up to eight million people have had their lives disrupted after a deadly earthquake shook Nepal, said the United Nations, adding there was an urgent need for relief materials ranging from tarpaulin sheets and clean water to soap and medicines.

by Mark Van Bebber   

The question of how “environmentally concerned” a Christian should be has become very popular during recent years. In order to understand our responsibility, it is important to comprehend the original relationship between man and nature. Genesis tells us that God created man and woman in His image and gave them dominion over all the earth. This included all the animals that God had created as well as the entire earth. God also charged their descendants with the care for all the earth. 

by Stephanie Pappas
October 28, 2014

A significant portion of the remaining oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sitting on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, within 25 miles (40 kilometers) of the well, a new study finds.

by Alan Neuhauser
October 30, 2014

Eight poisonous chemicals were found near wells and fracking sites in Arkansas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wyoming at levels that far exceeded recommended federal limits. Benzene, a carcinogen, was the most common, as was formaldehyde, which also has been linked to cancer. Hydrogen sulfide, which smells like rotten eggs and can affect the brain and upper-respiratory system, also was found.

by Becky Oskin
June 27, 2014

If you think there have been more earthquakes than usual this year, you're right. A new study finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979.

by Tim Flannery
August 1, 2014

The Great Barrier Reef is sick. Almost half of its coral is already dead and a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, will only cause further damage. This is not just an issue for Australia, it affects us all.

by Kat McGowan  
December 20, 2013    

Up in the northern Sierra Nevada, the ecologist Richard Karban is trying to learn an alien language. The sagebrush plants that dot these slopes speak to one another, using words no human knows. Karban, who teaches at the University of California, Davis, is listening in, and he’s beginning to understand what they say. The evidence for plant communication is only a few decades old, but in that short time it has leapfrogged from electrifying discovery to decisive debunking to resurrection.

by Michael Snyder
May 22nd, 2014

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. 

By Michael Snyder
October 2nd, 2013

Right now, the ground underneath Yellowstone National Park is rising at a record rate. The reason why this is such a concern is because underneath the park sits the Yellowstone supervolcano – the largest volcano in North America. It is inevitable that it will erupt again one day, and when it does the devastation will be almost unimaginable.

by Anthony Ingraffea  
October 27, 2013

Fracking is an extreme form of fossil fuel development because of the large number of big wells that have to be drilled to develop these deep oil and gas resources. Unconventional oil and gas drilling requires directional drilling, high frack fluid volume, slickwater, multi-well pads and cluster drilling. These technologies put drinking water at risk for contamination with biocides, heavy metals, salts, radioactive materials, endocrine disruptors and oils.

By Michael Snyder
August 5th, 2013

Right now, a massive amount of highly radioactive water is escaping into the Pacific Ocean from the ruins of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan.  This has been going on all day, every day for more than two years.  The enormous amounts of tritium, cesium and strontium that are being released are being carried by wind, rain and ocean currents all over the northern Hemisphere.

by National Geographic

Hazardous wastes are poisonous byproducts of manufacturing, farming, city septic systems, construction, automotive garages, laboratories, hospitals, and other industries. The waste may be liquid, solid, or sludge and contain chemicals, heavy metals, radiation, dangerous pathogens, or other toxins. Even households generate hazardous waste from items such as batteries, used computer equipment, and leftover paints or pesticides.

by Clean Water Action

Whatever else this new and controversial method of drilling has generated, it has certainly generated a great deal of questions. To aid in answering the most common questions, Clean Water Action has prepared this three-part primer on the fracking process itself, its associated dangers, and pertinent laws (or lack thereof) that regulate it.

by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The routine health risks and greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear fission power are small relative to those associated with coal, oil and gas. However, there is a "catastrophic risk" potential if containment fails, which in nuclear reactors can be brought about by over-heated fuels melting and releasing large quantities of fission products into the environment. The public is sensitive to these risks and there has been considerable public opposition to nuclear power.

by rt.com
October 11, 2013

Monsanto is one of the seven chemical companies who manufactured the toxic herbicide Agent Orange, which the US government massively sprayed in the Vietnam War. “Almost as soon as Vietnam Veterans came home and started their family, reports began to surface about multiple miscarriages and birth defects in their children,” the statement said. Forty years later, reports still indicate that untold numbers of Vietnamese civilians, former soldiers and others exposed to the highly toxic chemical back in the 1960s and 1970s continue to develop terminal illnesses such as cancer, and to suffer from all kinds of other herbicide-induced health horrors.

Posted by David Icke
May 14, 2013
 
Studies are showing that Bt toxins found in Monsanto crops are harmful to mammalian blood by damaging red blood cells and more. RBC’s are responsible for delivering oxygen to the body tissues through blood flow.

By Jonathan Benson
April 12, 2013

A breakthrough report on the nutritional density of genetically-modified (GM) corn crops demolishes all existing claims that GMOs are “substantially equivalent” to non-GMOs. Entitled 2012 Nutritional Analysis: Comparison of GMO Corn versus Non-GMO Corn, the paper reveals not only that GMO corn is greatly lacking in vitamins and minerals compared to non-GMO corn, but also that it is highly toxic and filled with deadly crop chemicals like glyphosate (Roundup).

By Thierry Vrain
May 11, 2013

I retired 10 years ago after a long career as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada. When I was on the payroll, I was the designated scientist of my institute to address public groups and reassure them that genetically engineered crops and foods were safe. There is, however, a growing body of scientific research – done mostly in Europe, Russia, and other countries – showing that diets containing engineered corn or soya cause serious health problems in laboratory mice and rats.

By Damian Carrington - guardian.co.uk
29 April 2013 

The world's most widely used insecticides, increasingly linked to severe harm in bees, are to be banned in the European Union for two years, after a vote in Brussels on Monday

By The Editorial Board - New York Times
April 6, 2013 

Every beekeeper, small or large, hobbyist or commercial, knows that honeybees are in trouble. Over the past decade, bee colonies have been dying in increasing numbers. Last year was especially bad. Perhaps as many as half the hives kept by commercial beekeepers died in 2012. The loss has created a crisis among fruit and vegetable growers, who depend on bees to pollinate their crops.

by Mark Sircus
June 23, 2010

There are effects from the oil spill that you can see, like oil washing ashore, and those that you can’t, like when oil compounds break down and go airborne. What is unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico is truly a nightmare of epic proportions. And it’s going to be a health disaster whose dimensions are growing exponentially behind curtains erected by the federal government. Few people are grasping the magnitude of the Gulf oil tragedy, not grasping the grave consequences for many millions of people and eventually the entire world.

by Paul Montagna and Larry McKinney
June 27, 2010

While much attention has focused on the pictures of oiled birds, marshes and beaches, the media is showing only the tip of the iceberg of the ecological disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico. What is the condition of the ocean itself?  The likely answer is: not good.

by english.cctv.com

There has been a "dramatic" rise in natural disasters during the past decade, the director of the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) said on Thursday.

by Sayer Ji
July 25, 2012

New research on the DNA-damaging effects of the popular herbicide known as Roundup® indicates that it can do significant harm to fish even after short-term, environmentally low concentration exposures in the parts per billion range (μg /L) [i] Published this month (July, 2012) in the journal Environmental  Monitoring and Assessments researchers set out to evaluate the genotoxic effects that the herbicide Roundup®, and its primary ingredient glyphosate, can have on a species of catfish known as Corydorasa paleatus.

by Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association
August 29, 1999

With little or no regulatory restraints, labeling requirements, or scientific protocol, bio-engineers have begun creating hundreds of new GE "Frankenfoods" and crops, oblivious to human and environmental hazards, or negative socioeconomic impacts on the world's several billion farmers and rural villagers. Despite an increasing number of scientists warning that current gene-splicing techniques are crude, inexact, and unpredictable -- and therefore inherently dangerous.

by responsibletechnology.org

GMOs and allergic reactions

by African Centre for Biosafety
18 July 2012

The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) is deeply dismayed and shocked that the GMO decision-making body has given the green light for the importation of Dow Chemical's highly controversial 2,4-D tolerant GM maize (variety DAS 40278-9) into South Africa, where it will be used as food. The variety has yet to be approved in the US, where it continues to face vociferous opposition by civil society groups.