The Worst

 

 

What’s the worst that can happen?  Perhaps if we know, we can figure out what to avoid.

 

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Miscellaneous News – What’s the Worst that Can Happen?

 

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2019-11-01

New York Times

New Delhi, Choking on Toxic Air, Declares Health Emergency

Kai Schultz, Suhasini Raj (.pdf)

2019-10-29

Resource World Magazine

Former Bre-X geologist has died

- Bre-X scam (1996)

2019-10-12

Daily Mail (UK)

Residents of a drought-ravaged town will be forced to drink treated SEWAGE by Christmas as the taps run dry

Tom Place

2019-03-06

EcoWatch / Olivia Rosane

The World’s 20 Most Polluted Cities in 2018

Olivia Rosane

2018-12-04

TheNarwhal.ca

For decades B.C. failed to address selenium pollution in the Elk Valley. Now no one knows how to stop it.

Carol Linnitt

AO News - Mining

2018-11-28

TheHill.com

Two pipelines in Pennsylvania, Ohio amass more than 800 violations: report

Michael Burke

AO News - Pipelines

2018-11-21

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

Clean Up 14-Year Oil Spill or Face $40K Daily Fine, Feds Tell Taylor Energy

Lorraine Chow

AO News – Oil & Gas Spills/Explosions

2018-07-07

DailyMail.com

Human heads sold at the market stall for cannibals: Haunting images show Russian peasants selling body parts during 1920s famine that forced families to eat their relatives

Tariq Tahir

[shocking pictures of starvation]

2018-06-13

CBC News

MTO contractors mow down hundreds of saplings

Stu Mills

- Ministry of Transportation mows down trees that they planted 7 years prior

2018-05-23

EcoWatch / Olivia Rosane

Police Open Fire on Pollution Protesters in India, Killing at Least 9

Olivia Rosane

2018-04-16

ABC.Net.AU (Australia)

Road to nowhere: Central Queensland community left powerless after Gibihi Road mining blast

Rachel McGhee, Inga Stunzner

- 45 km detour

AO News - Mining

2018-04-16

Mother Jones

Officials Say Flint’s Water Is Safe. Residents Say It’s Not. Scientists Say It’s Complicated.

Nathalie Baptiste

 

AO News - Water

2018-03-31

Desmog

A Death in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Reinforces a Small Town’s Fears of Industry Impacts

Julie Dermansky

AO News – Louisiana Sinkholes

2018-03-25

Global News

Alberta’s stance on caribou a ‘national test case’ of Species at Risk Act

Colette Derworiz

AO News – Endangered Species

- human impacts are so dire that it is too expensive to remedy

2018-03-11

Bakersfield.com (USA)

Community Voices: Supervisors should do right thing by preserving farmland and threatened Swainson's hawks

Gordon Nipp

- county council demands money to mitigate habitat and farmland loss, then attempts to put funds in general coffers

2018-03-09

National Post

Quebec government to let threatened woodland caribou herd die off

Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

- too expensive to save too few caribou

2018-02-01

The News & Observer (USA)

Companies illegally dumped pollution knowing the health risks, NC lawsuit charges

Will Doran

- chemical “GenX”

- Chemours, DuPont

2017-11-18

New York Post

Pipeline protester speaks out for first time after nearly losing her arm

Melkorka Licea

- Sophia Wilansky

AO News - DAPL

2017-10-08

NewsOK.com

Midwest City company illegally dumped cancer-causing toxins, dodged fines and forced taxpayers to clean it up

Justin Wingerter

2017-08-23

Enviro News

Video: The Bright Blue Dogs of Taloja – Mumbai’s 977-Factory, Industrial Waste Zone

Julia Travers

2017-05-22

Green Wall Warriors

BREAKING NEWS: Bolong Fenyo Wildlife Reserve in Gunjur seems poisened

Gunjur, Gambia

- Chinese Golden Lead Factory

- water is red

2017-05-04

Ring of Fire Radio (USA)

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Requests Bankruptcy Protection: Now the Battle with Wall Street Begins

Ed Schultz Show

- unprecedented in size and value in USA’s courts

2017-04-23

Ring of Fire Radio (USA)

Talcum Powder Litigation: Johnson & Johnson Lawyers Up for Round 5

 

2017-01-23

The Guardian (UK)

At least 3,000 geese killed by toxic water from former Montana copper mine

Associated Press (USA)

2017-01-17

EcoWatch / Waterkeeper Alliance

Another Coal Barge Sinks in the Sundarbans World Heritage Site

Waterkeeper Alliance

- Bangladesh

2016-10-18

Upi.com

10,000 endangered Titicaca water frogs found dead in Peru

Brook Hays

- raw sewage and solid human waste

2016-10-07

CBC News

Nortel executives continue drawing bonuses years after bankruptcy

Julie Ireton

2016-09-14

Gatestone Institute

Venezuela’s “Death Spiral”

Susan Warner

2016-09-08

Toronto Star

Siberian river mysteriously turns bright red, nicknamed ‘Blood River’

Andrew E. Kramer

2016-08-28

EcoWatch / TakePart

Humboldt County’s Marijuana Boom Is Destroying Redwoods and Killing Rare Wildlife

Todd Woody

2016-05-03

CBS News

Detroit in a downward spiral as budget dries up

Dean Reynolds

2016-04-11

NYTimes.com

Rural Water, Not City Smog, May Be China’s Pollution Nightmare

Chris Buckley, Vanessa Piao

AO News – China

2015-11-09

Globe and Mail

Environment Minister approves Montreal’s sewage dump plan

Les Perreaux

2015-11-07

Ring of Fire Radio

VW Emissions Recall: It’s Not Just Diesel Cars, Anymore

 

2015-10-17

Gatestone Institute

Sweden Close to Collapse

Ingrid Carlqvist

2015-10-16

Global News

No viral testing of sewage-filled Olympic waters: Rio 2016 organizers

Jenny Barchfield

2015-09-22

Business Insider UK

There’s a monstrous issue at the heart of the VW scandal that no one’s talking about

Erin Brodwin

- can companies be trusted?

2015-09-15

Youtube / rxbuyer24

Dr.Johnson Explains How AIDS & Ebola Were Man Made

Dr. Umar Johnson – depopulation

-        AIDS

-        Ebola

2015-09-07

Health Nut News

US NEWS: 29 Holistic Doctors/ND’s Poisoned, Some suffering “life threatening conditions” at Conference (Criminal investigation Underway)

Erin Elizabeth

2015-09-02

Global News

‘I can’t stand it’: Pigeon Lake residents concerned about stench coming from water

Caley Ramsay

- blue green algae

2015-08-25

Whydontyoutrythis.com

18 Photos Proving That We Are In Danger

 

2015-08-17

Mic.com

Allegations From Amazon Workers Show Why Tech Is a Hostile Industry for Women

Sophie Kleeman

- women’s issues

2015-08-15

New York Times

Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

JODI KANTOR and DAVID STREITFELD

- corporatism on steroids

2015-07-29

Ring of Fire Radio

Hedge Fund Tells Puerto Rico To Shut Schools Down and Pay Off Their Investments

- Puerto Rico

2015-05-27

1millionwomen.com.au

7 of the most polluted places in the world

 

2015-07-25

Daily Mail (UK)

The end of the gold rush: Amazing pictures show police destroying an entire TOWN including grocery stores and a nightclub that had sprung up to support illegal miners in the Peruvian rainforest

Imogen Calderwood

- illegal mining in Peru

2015-04

National Post

Maple syrup rebellion

Peter Kuitenbrouwer

- Quebec

2015-04-19

Youtube / Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Doomsday Video (HBO) (6 mins)

John Oliver / Martin Sheen

- LOL

2015-03-23

Guardian

This week I may be jailed for writing a book on human rights abuses

Rafael Marques de Morais

Rafael Marques de Morais

(Link to AO News – Whistleblowers)

2015-03-01

Youtube / Linghein Ho / Chai Jing

Chai Jing’s review: Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Smog

Chai Jing

2015-01-28

Ring of Fire Radio

Thom Hartmann: Why the Greek Anti-Austerity Party Won (12 mins)

Justin Lane, Thom Hartmann, Dr. Richard Wolff

- Greece

2015-01-27

Huffington Post

The Holocaust's Forgotten Victims: The 5 Million Non-Jewish People Killed By The Nazis

Louise Ridley

2014-12-09

Youtube / badfishcastle

Oil Apocalypse: Peak Oil – What If the Oil Runs Out? (45 min)

 

2014-10-14

Vice.com

A Giant Hole Is Swallowing a Town in Peru

Arthur Holland Michel

2014-08-22

Ottawa Citizen

Canadian Police add armoured vehicles to their arsenals

- “creeping militarization”

2014-08-18

Ring of Fire Radio

Video: John Oliver Covers Ferguson and He Nails It (15 mins)

- militarized police forces

2014-08-07

Mother Nature Network

America’s 10 worst man-made environmental disasters

 

2014-05-04

Youtube / TopListVideos

Top 10 Most Toxic Places In The World 2014 (1 min)

TopListVideos

Commentary

2014-01-09

Gizmodo

How the Railroad Wiped Out Passenger Pigeons (and Nearly Bison, Too)

Sarah Zhang

AO News – Rail

2013-09-12

Youtube / Al Jazeera

In Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley”, huge sinkhole creates more concerns, Al Jazeera America

AO News – Louisiana Sinkhole

 

2012-05-25

Huffington Post

Centralia, Pennsylvania Fire Still Burns Underneath Town, 50 Years On

- fire dept cleaning up local landfill sets coal seam alight in 1962

2008-09-27

Youtube / DieseWoche

AIDS Manmade: Robert Gallo, The Man That Created AIDS

-biological weapons (AIDS, ebola?)

- depopulation?

1980-11-20

Youtube / History.com / Bird Plan

Texaco drillers poke 14in hole in lake bottom draining 2.5 billion gallons & sucking down 11 barges

Lake Peigneur, November 20, 1980

- oil drilling disaster

Link to Wikipedia

1914-04-20

Upworthy.com

Have you ever heard of the Ludlow Massacre? You might be shocked when you see what happened.

- United Mine Workers of America (UMWA)

- Coal miners

Link to Wikipedia

 

 

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Lost Communities

 

Sarnia – The most polluted place in Ontario, Canada

 

 

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