Category: Animals & Environment

American Rivers names America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2012

American Rivers names America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2012

With Congress considering drastic cuts to national clean water protections,  and rivers nationwide facing threats from natural gas drilling, pollution, and new dams, American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. American Rivers named the Potomac River, known as ‘the nation’s river’ as it flows through the capital, the most endangered in the country. While the […]

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Horrific Animal Abuse At Wyoming Premium Farms

Horrific Animal Abuse At Wyoming Premium Farms

The Humane Society Of The United States (HSUS) has uncovered yet another pig farm where horrendous abuses are taking place. Last February the HSUS exposed animal abuse at the Seaboard Foods and Prestage Farms. Now it’s Wyoming Premium Farms, a supplier to Tyson Foods, that’s under fire for their stomach-churning treatment of pigs. The undercover investigators had to watch the […]

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Healthy Eating To Protect Our Planet

Healthy Eating To Protect Our Planet

Healthy eating has huge benefits for your own health, but did you know that eating healthy green food is also very important for the health of our planet? We usually attribute global warming to our immense use of fossil fuels in transportation, manufacturing, heating, cooling, etc. All these are responsible for large greenhouse gas emissions that lead our climate change, […]

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Infiltrators expose the cruelty of meat

Infiltrators expose the cruelty of meat

Iowa companies that breed, feed, cage and kill animals for people who savor the taste of the creatures’ flesh are having anxiety attacks. In March, they persuaded the state legislature to pass a law meant to punish anyone who deceptively infiltrates slaughterhouses or factory farms to film or report the grisly goings-on. Utah has a similar law and other states […]

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Food Revolution Summit Reveals Alarming Information about GMOs

Food Revolution Summit Reveals Alarming Information about GMOs

Yesterday, Jeffrey Smith, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology, rocked the Food Revolution Summit with some alarming information about Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. Jeffrey told the audience that shortly after GM soy was introduced in the UK, food allergies shot up by 50%. Jeffrey said that GMOs are leading to a massive increase in human exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and to […]

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Special Report: The Truth About Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)

Special Report: The Truth About Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)

Are you confused about genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? There’s good reason. The official policy of the US Food and Drug Administration is that genetically modified (GM) foods are not substantially different, and therefore no special safety tests are required. But the official policy of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine is that GM foods pose a serious health threat, and […]

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Report Uncovers 28 New Toxic Dump Sites in 6 States

Report Uncovers 28 New Toxic Dump Sites in 6 States

At least 49 power plants have acknowledged groundwater contamination at levels that exceed federal or state standards, according to data submitted to the USEPA Office of Water and obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP). At least 28 of those have come to light only recently, including five in West Virginia, three in […]

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American Lung Association Reveals 10 Most-Polluted U.S. Cities

American Lung Association Reveals 10 Most-Polluted U.S. Cities

The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2012 report released this week finds that in America’s most polluted cities, air quality was at its cleanest since the organization’s annual report began 13 years ago. This year’s report details the trend that standards set under the Clean Air Act to cleanup major air pollution sources—including coal-fired power plants, diesel engines, and […]

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5 Ways Being Vegan Saves The Planet

5 Ways Being Vegan Saves The Planet

Want to do something for Earth Day? Ditch the meat and find out how your diet affects the environment. Hey vegans: Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back for improving the world. Seriously, you’re saving lives with every forkful of food you eat. In addition to sparing animals from slaughter and cutting back on your chances of […]

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The Myth of Sustainable Meat

The Myth of Sustainable Meat

The industrial production of animal products is nasty business. From mad cow, E. coli and salmonella to soil erosion, manure runoff and pink slime, factory farming is the epitome of a broken food system. There have been various responses to these horrors, including some recent attempts to improve the industrial system, like the announcement this week that farmers will have […]

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