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Archive for the Month of August, 2005.
Viewing Environment NEWS articles 1 through 13 of 13.

August 6, 2005

Historical Evidence Shows Larsen Ice Shelf Collapse Is 'Unprecedented' - In the spring of 2002, a large chunk of the Larsen B ice shelf (LIS-B) on the Antarctic Peninsula broke off and tumbled into the Weddell Sea. A new analysis published today in the journal Nature suggests that the more than 3,200 square kilometer area that collapsed signifies an unprecedented loss in the past 10,000 years and can be attributed to accelerated climate warming in the region.

August 7, 2005

Roundup® Kills Frogs As Well As Tadpoles, Pitt Biologist Finds - As amphibians continue to mysteriously disappear worldwide, a University of Pittsburgh researcher may have found more pieces of the puzzle.

Environmental damage on Earth seen from shuttle - Commander Eileen Collins said astronauts on shuttle Discovery had seen widespread environmental destruction on Earth and warned on Thursday that greater care was needed to protect natural resources.

August 8, 2005

Patenting a Pig - This appears to be Monsanto’s first step toward acquiring ownership of the animal kingdom. They have aggressively pursued already ownership of various grain and vegetable crops with the same kind of manipulative patent application language.

Atomic Waste Mishandled, Records Show - The operator of a Florida nuclear plant appears to have shipped radioactive waste to ordinary landfills, municipal sewage treatment plants and some unknown locations in the 1970's and early 80's, according to internal documents and government records obtained in lawsuits.

August 9, 2005

Genetic Contamination Spreads in "GM" Free Australia - More GM Contamination Found in Crops

August 12, 2005

Warming hits 'tipping point' - Siberia feels the heat. It's a frozen peat bog the size of France and Germany combined, contains billions of tonnes of greenhouse gas and, for the first time since the ice age, it is melting.

August 15, 2005

E-Waste and iWoes - Computers and their accessories contain toxins such as mercury and lead, causing massive environmental damage worldwide. But not all of the major computer companies are serious about reducing waste.

Mercury, Another Threat to the Amazon - Mercury threatens the health of the people of the Amazon. In Brazil, more than 2,000 tons of this heavy metal have been dumped into the environment by "garimpeiros" (artisanal gold miners) since 1980, but some researchers say that a great deal more is found in the Amazon jungles.

August 18, 2005

Estrogen found in waters alters sex organs of fish - Pharmaceuticals, other substances from sewage plants end up in lakes, cause sexual mutations.

August 25, 2005

Arctic Ocean Could Be Ice-Free in Summer Within 100 Years, Scientists Say - The current warming trends in the Arctic may shove the Arctic system into a seasonally ice-free state not seen for more than one million years, according to a new report. The melting is accelerating, and a team of researchers were unable to identify any natural processes that might slow the de-icing of the Arctic.

August 26, 2005

Analysis: Oregon Breast Milk Contaminated - The breast milk of Oregon women is contaminated with a high level of toxic flame retardants known as PBDEs, researchers say. Overall, they had levels of PBDEs 20 to 40 times higher than levels found in women from Europe and Japan

August 29, 2005

Radioactive Poisoning of Middle East - The use of uranium-enriched munitions in the theater of war in the Middle East and Afghanistan is one of the more sadistic sides of the US imperialism, on par with the barbaric and terroristic nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


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