Archive for August 3rd, 2019

03/08/2019

Ike’s Warning about America’s Threat to World Peace: The 15 Biggest Pentagon Contractors That Make Up the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

Human Wrongs Watch

By Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Out-of-Control Military Spending Since Eisenhower’s Presidency May be the Primary Reason Why the US National Debt is $23,000,000,000,000 (23 trillion) and Counting.

Illustration by Ben Jennings

“Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of ploughshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well…We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions.”

read more »

03/08/2019

Hanford’s Dirty Secret– 25,000 Years and $80 Billion Dollars (Part 2)

By the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)* — Hanford is the most toxic site in the United States. Why is the cleanup plan destined for failure?
.
Clean up efforts at Hanford

.

In 2017, the Hanford Waste Management Site, Washington, was suddenly evacuated. A radioactive waste storage tunnel, built in 1965, had collapsed and the fallout was unknown.

Hanford holds the waste from most of the US’s weapons-grade plutonium, about 56 million gallons of radioactive sludge in decrepit tanks.

read more »

03/08/2019

Hanford’s Dirty Secret– and It’s Not 56 Million Gallons of Nuclear Waste (Part 1)

By the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)*Building nuclear weapons requires materials and labor, not just from scientists, but also from the men and women living in communities nearby. After the Cold War, many of the United State’s most crucial nuclear weapons production sites ‘closed’ and were forgotten, but not by workers and local communities, who were left to deal with the devastating, toxic legacy of these sites.
The Hanford Site
This is obvious at Hanford Waste Management Site, Washington. It is sometimes referred to as “the most toxic place in America,” yet most people will never have heard of it.

read more »

03/08/2019

The Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Definitive Collapse: Dawn of a New Nuclear Arms Race?

Human Wrongs Watch

By the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)*, 2 August 2019  — Today, 2 August 2019, the governments of the US and Russia have missed a troubling deadline: the end of the six-month notice period that began when both countries announced their withdrawal from the INF Treaty earlier this year.
03/08/2019

“The History of Nuclear Testing Is One of Suffering, with the Victims of More than 2,000 Nuclear Tests Often from the Most Vulnerable Communities of the World”

Human Wrongs Watch

By the United Nations*Since nuclear weapons testing began on 16 July 1945, nearly 2,000 have taken place. In the early days of nuclear testing little consideration was given to its devastating effects on human life, let alone the dangers of nuclear fallout from atmospheric tests.

featured-image-index

Licorne test, 1971, French Polynesia. Photo: The Official CTBTO Photostream

Hindsight and history have shown us the terrifying and tragic effects of nuclear weapons testing, especially when controlled conditions go awry, and in light of the far more powerful and destructive nuclear weapons that exist today.

read more »

03/08/2019

Even the Bermuda Triangle Has a Plastic Problem

03/08/2019

Air Pollution-Eating Moss Cleans Hotspots in Europe

1 August 2019 (UN Environment)*  — When 26-year-old Peter Sänger and 34-year-old Liang Wu got together, they realized right away that they had something in common. Both firm advocates in the fight against air pollution, they believe that if you can’t measure it, you can’t beat it.    

.

GreenCity-Cover(Photo from UN Environment story).

That’s why they founded Green City Solutions: “The solution to quantifiably improve city air.”

Their invention the CityTree acts as both an air purifier and a spectacular plant display.

Rooted in science, the vertical flat-paneled “trees” dotted around cities across Europe eat air pollution and double up as seats for pedestrians.

read more »

%d bloggers like this: