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Biodegradable Cigarette Filters Flower Into Trees When Thrown Away

By: Amanda Froelich/True Activist   How does a group of committed individuals go about creating a greener world? By utilizing ingenious technologies and concepts to create products that turn into something better when thrown away – or, in this case, littered. You’ve seen the concept presented with the biodegradable urns that turn your loved ones into oxygen-producing trees, […]

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World’s Oceans and Marine Life Threatened as ‘Never Before in Human History’

“It is now clear our actions are having a significant impact on the world’s oceans. The future of humanity, and indeed all life on Earth, now depends on us.” (COMMONDREAMS) — While renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough warned the world’s oceans are “under threat now as never before in human history,” green groups on Tuesday said a United […]

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World’s First Floating City To Launch In Pacific Ocean By 2020, And Here’s How It Will Look

By: Amanda Froelich/True Activist  Floating cities sound like a concept out of a science-fiction film, but this is no longer the case. By 2020, the first floating city is expected to emerge in the Pacific Ocean, and life on it will be drastically different than life on land. Seasteading Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, is […]

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Scientists Are Warning Of Massive Earthquakes In 2018 Due To Earth’s Slowing Rotation

By: Carey Wedler/ANTIMEDIA   2018 could see a stark uptick in earthquakes, according to a recent report published in Geophysical Research Letters and presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. According to Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado in Boulder and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana in Missoula, a tiny shift in the speed of the […]

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Anti-Fracking Protests Successfully Shut Down Traffic At Energy Companies’ Offices

By: Julia Conley/COMMONDREAMS   Holding a banner reading “We won’t stop—There’s too much at stake,” demonstrators shut down morning traffic at an office park outside Pittsburgh on Monday, in protest of the harmful effects 15 energy companies in the complex have on the environment. Seas are rising they telling me. Seas rising & so are we. So rise […]

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Following Massive Leak, Tribal Groups Vow To Stop Keystone XL Construction

By: Jake Johnson/COMMONDREAMS — Just four days after TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline leaked over 200,000 gallons of oil across a large swath of South Dakota farmland, the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Monday granted the oil giant a major permit to move ahead with its $8 billion Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands project—a decision environmentalists and tribal leaders decried as an embrace […]

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Authorities Caught Forcing State Scientist To Alter Findings To Cover Up Earthquake Fracking Link

By: John Vibes/The Free Thought Project   Hydraulic fracturing is a natural gas extraction method that has become extremely controversial for its environmental impacts. Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water, sand, and chemicals are injected into the rock at […]

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Nebraska Panel Won’t Consider Last Week’s Spill In Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

By: Jon Queally/COMMONDREAMS — Climate justice groups and local pipeline opponents in Nebraska are condemning an announcement by the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) which indicated late Friday that a massive underground spill of the existing Keystone pipeline in South Dakota this week will have no bearing on a pivotal approval decision to build the Keystone XL pipeline scheduled for […]

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Just Label It: Why We Have A Right To Know What’s In Our Food

By: Arjun Walia / Collective Evolution   It’s fitting that Michael J. Fox stars in this video, given the fact that he’s a long time sufferer of the second most common neurodegenerative disease on the planet, Parkinson’s disease. It’s a disease that several recent studies have linked to pesticides, like Monsanto’s ‘glyphosate’ Roundup herbicide, and some of […]

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BREAKING: Keystone Pipeline Shut Down After Spilling 210,000 Gallons of Oil

By: Nick Bernabe / ANTIMEDIA    According to local ABC News affiliate KSFY: Brian Walsh with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources tells KSFY News they were alerted to the leak at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning by TransCanada.   The leak was in the Keystone Pipeline located in an agricultural area in Marshall County. There have been no reports of the […]

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Pentagon Assessment: To Reduce Threat of North Korea, Ground Invasion Is Necessary

By: Darius Shahtahmasebi/ANTIMEDIA — A recent Pentagon assessment claims the only way to completely reduce the threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is through a full-on ground invasion. Rear Admiral Michael Dumont conveyed the opinion on behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a letter to Congressman Ted Lieu. Lieu had initiated the correspondence with questions about the […]

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Trump Can’t Comprehend Why Japan Didn’t Shoot Down North Korea’s Missiles

By: Jake Johnson/COMMONDREAMS — Just hours before U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Japan—where North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons is expected to be a central topic of discussion—the Japan Times reported that in recent talks with Asian leaders, Trump has openly suggested that “Japan should have shot down the North Korean missiles that flew over the country before landing in […]

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Old Cement Factory Transformed Into Architect’s Home Will Absolutely Blow You Away

By: Amanda Froelich/True Activist  In 1973, an architect named Ricardo Bofill encountered a dilapidated cement factory. Along with his team, Bofill was struck with the possibilities of how it might be renovated… He wrote on his website: “We found enormous silos, a tall smoke snack, four kilometres of underground tunnels, machine rooms in good shape…” […]

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Uh Oh: Tropical Forests Are No Longer Reducing CO2 — They’re Releasing It

By: ANTIMEDIA Team  Brazil — At the tail end of September, the findings from the most exhaustive study of tropical forests’ link to carbon emissions were published — and the conclusion was alarming. Researchers found that the world’s tropical forests have become so degraded that they no longer act as an overall reducer of carbon dioxide. Rather, they function as a source. “The forest […]