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Rock material from cuttings where natural gas was drilled from the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania is being hauled to New York to the Chemung County Landfill. These cuttings are naturally radioactive and the Chemung Landfill is not a licensed area for radioactive waste material. Citizens in the community are being exposed to radioactive waste […]
On April 5, 2009, President Obama made a speech declaring “clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons”. Exactly a year later, administration released the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), which instead of pushing away from nuclear weapons, it appears that Obama’s policy is in fact […]
An invasive species of predatory shrimp has been found in the UK for the first time. The finding of this type of species has detrimental influences on the environment and ecosystem in which it lives and survives off of. The predatory Dikerogammarus villosus, the name for this shrimp, alters the ecology of habitats it invades […]
Ontario has cancelled its “special diet allowance”, taking money from the poor and literally taking food out of their mouths. The elimination of this program was initiated when government officials insisted that “the poor were taking advantage of the special diet program”. This program offers food assistance of up to $250 a month for people […]
After thousands of years of agriculture taking place on China’s Loess Plateau, forests were turned into a dry zone and due to the loss of trees fine yellow soil was left vulnerable to erosion. The erosions filled the rivers with silt and all the flooding resulted in major environmental damage. However, sixteen years ago, the […]