California Considers Following China With Combustion-Engine Car Ban

 

  • Countries setting sales end dates pique governor’s interest
  • Annual state vehicle registrations top France, Italy or Spain

The internal combustion engine’s days may be numbered in California, where officials are mulling whether a ban on sales of polluting autos is needed to achieve long-term targets for cleaner air. Continue reading

Half of Marine Life Has Died Since 1970

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New research has led to the shocking discovery that half of the world’s marine life has been killed off since 1970. Some of the greatest declines were in fish types critical to human consumption, the World Wildlife Fund (wwf) warned in a report released on September 15.

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Toxicologist Skeptical Of Early Animas River Reports, Metals Are ‘Long Term Poisons’

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DENVER (CBS4) – After the Gold King Mine spilled 3 million gallons of waste water into the Animas River, experts are concerned about the health of the river as well as the health of residents.

“Remember, this is mine waste, it’s heavy. It’s going to sink to the bottom of these streams, it’s going to get into the layer at the bottom,” said Dr. Dan Teitlebaum.

He is a toxicologist who says the elements in the water can pose the risk of illness. The waters were loaded in lead, copper, cadmium, and arsenic, some of which can cause cancers in prolonged exposures.

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HARPER: A fracking good story missed by the media

The United States has become the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world, surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

You may have missed this important story. That’s because the media virtually ignored it. Continue reading

UN climate chief: Communism is best to fight global warming

United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres said that democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China, she says, is the best model.

China may be the world’s top emitter of carbon dioxide and struggling with major pollution problems of their own, but the country is “doing it right” when it comes to fighting global warming says Figueres. Continue reading

Is America Really a Superpower If It Can’t Even Produce Its Own Bullets? — The Mess of the Doe Run Lead Smelter

The systematic dismantling of America from within its own walls continues. In one case of many, this one falls under crippling and shutting down critical industry via environmental regulation.

The EPA shuttered America’s last lead smelter. Was this a good idea?

Which is more important: that America is able to refine and process lead ore, or that the 2,800 people in Herculaneum, Missouri, have cleaner air and soil?

Actually, it doesn’t matter what you think! Unelected bureaucrats in Washington have already made the decision for you.

As of December 31, the last remaining lead refining plant in America will shut down. After well over 100 years of operation, the new, latest round of stricter environmental laws has forced its closure. One hundred and forty-five employees will lose their jobs. Another 45 contractors will be out of work. And America will no longer be able to produce refined lead from ore. Continue reading

Iran to Citizens: Flee Isfahan

What happened in Isfahan, exactly, we may never know. One plausible possibility is that it’s a result of a new virus such as Stuxnet.

Iranian officials have instructed residents of Isfahan to leave the city, renewing concerns that a nearby nuclear site could be leaking radioactive material.

An edict issued Wednesday by Iranian authorities orders Isfahan’s one-and-a-half million people to leave the city “because pollution has now reached emergency levels,” the BBC reported. Continue reading

Can Environmental Rules be Secret Weapons? (Part 2)

While there should be concern for the environment, politicians and regulators have preyed on the good will of the people with malevolent intent. Who doesn’t want to protect the environment? That’s precisely why it’s easy for naive people to fall into this trap of supporting these measures and the politicians/lawmakers that propose/implement them. Well intended people are unwittingly creating the rope they are hanging themselves with, yet are confused about part of the economy’s root problem. What’s more, the bigger picture is economic warfare leading to a crippled nation.

In mid-August, we raised the question as to whether or not environmental rules could be used as economic weapons. In actuality, the question is rhetorical and provocative. While most Americans have never thought in these terms, the answer is really quite obvious. Of course environmental rules are weapons of economic warfare, especially in a free society where the loudest voice often sets policy. In this context, money determines the loudest voice. No one doubts that polluters will use the political process to allow them the opportunity to continue to profit from their pollution. For some reason, however, few are willing to question whether or not there might be a profit motive somewhere behind the environmental movement.

Full article: Can Environmental Rules be Secret Weapons? (Part 2) (Kevin D. Freeman | Global Economic Warfare)

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