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Are we being poisoned?

Are we being poisoned?

Over the last decade there has been a phenomenal increase in the number of people affected by asthma, and being diagnosed with this chronic illness, for which today there is no cure. It is particularly difficult for sufferers during the winter months, but it seems to extend now into the summer months. For several years now, the governments have been[Read More…]

California drinking water contaminated with gallons of toxic waste

California drinking water contaminated with gallons of toxic waste

Tonnes of radioactive and toxic waste has been dumped into central California drinking-water by fracking companies, it has been revealed. Some 3 billion gallons of wastewater has been reported to have been deposited into drinking-water and farm-irrigation aquifers, after the US Environmental Protection Agency ordered a review of possible contamination. The Center for Biological Diversity, the California State Water Resources[Read More…]

National parks opened up to fracking

National parks opened up to fracking

National parks and other areas of natural beauty could be opened up for fracking, it has been announced. The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that these conservation areas along with urban commons and cities across the UK are to be opened up for fracking and other forms of oil and gas exploration, despite widespread opposition to[Read More…]

The oil find in Australia is failing to enrich the public

Blog: Australia’s “black gold” failing to enrich the public

Australia has recently been discovered to have been sitting on its very own reserves of black gold, or in other words: oil. Trillions of pounds worth of the stuff was found last year – 233 billion barrels to be exact – in a find that some predicted could turn the region into a new Saudi Arabia. Australia is currently believed[Read More…]

‘Dirty water can make you violent’ study shows

‘Dirty water can make you violent’ study shows

Violent crime has often been attributed to many causes in the UK. However a number of studies have helped to highlight the link between the pollution in our water and increasing levels of violent crime. Excessive amounts of lead in the water and the air has been cited as one of the leading factors in crimes such as robbery, rape[Read More…]