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  • If Solar Panels Are So Clean, Why Do They Produce So Much Toxic Waste?

    09/15/2019 9:11:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 54 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 23, 2018 | Michael Shellenberger
    The last few years have seen growing concern over what happens to solar panels at the end of their life. Consider the following statements: The problem of solar panel disposal “will explode with full force in two or three decades and wreck the environment” because it “is a huge amount of waste and they are not easy to recycle.” “The reality is that there is a problem now, and it’s only going to get larger, expanding as rapidly as the PV industry expanded 10 years ago.” “Contrary to previous assumptions, pollutants such as lead or carcinogenic cadmium can be almost...
  • Hundreds of Instagrammers rush to Russia's toxic blue lake as officials move to block social [tr]

    07/17/2019 3:40:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 17, 2019 | Will Stewart
    Hundreds of Russian Instragrammers have been kicked out of a toxic dumping ground in just a week after they began flocking there because it resembles a tropical paradise. Guards have been posted outside the 'Siberian Seychelles' and an access road dug up to prevent the attention-hungry internet users from reaching the site, but they have simply taken to walking there instead. The deep blue water and white sand at the dumping site has made it a favourite backdrop for Instagram shots, but authorities warn the pool is actually a highly toxic dumping ground for a nearby coal power plant. Authorities...
  • Package sent to Facebook's Menlo Park facility tests positive for sarin, fire officials say

    07/01/2019 4:38:36 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Monday, July 1, 2019 | Shelley Ng
    Highly toxic sarin detected in package at Facebook mailing facility in Menlo Park FOX Business’ Liz Claman reports that two workers may have been exposed to sarin at a Facebook mailing facility in California. Fire officials responded to Facebook's Menlo Park facility after a packaged delivered to the location tested positive for sarin. The bag tested positive for sarin, a deadly nerve agent which has been used in chemical warfare, while going through a machine in the mailroom. Fire officials in Menlo Park, California, which is part of Silicon Valley, said the staff was evacuated and the bag was quarantined.
  • I believe the best she can be: Gillette.

    01/19/2019 7:11:07 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1-19-2019
    Facebook is blocking this. I guess it hits a little close to home. https://youtu.be/QtmPg_WQakI
  • What is a man? A response to Gillette

    01/18/2019 12:41:32 PM PST · by Bruce Campbells Chin · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 15, 2019 | Egard
    Watch company Egard put out this ad that is an indirect response to the infamous toxic masculinity ad by Gillette. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=117&v=x_HL0wiK4Zc
  • Surprise: The Genius behind the man-hating Gillette ad is a radical feminist

    01/16/2019 7:11:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2019 | DC Larson
    In recent days, many online essays have rightly ripped apart Gillette's ugly new "We Believe" advertisement.  One online critic dubbed it "feel-bad liberalism." Carpentered by Grey Advertising for Proctor and Gamble's razors company, it does not detail product attributes, encourage brand loyalty, instill warm feelings in buyers, or even show basic respect for consumers.  Instead, the grimly lecturing spot declares masculinity itself toxic, a peril to decent society. "Is this the best a man can get?  Is it?" asks the painfully serious narrator, as a wrongdoing slideshow passes by.  "We can't hide from it.  It's been going on far too...
  • Megyn Kelly Reaches Exit Deal With NBC, Will Get Full $69 Million Payout

    01/11/2019 8:10:37 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    TV Line ^ | January 11, 2019 | Dave Nemetz
    It’s official: Megyn Kelly has parted ways with NBC, three months after being yanked off the air. Kelly and the Peacock network have officially reached an exit agreement, according to CNN, that will see the anchor walk away with every penny of her original three-year, $69 million contract, even though she’s leaving more than a year early. (Kelly joined the network in 2017 after a successful stint at Fox News.) “The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC,” the network said in a statement on Friday night. Kelly’s daytime talk show Megyn...
  • Bernie Sanders staffers from 2016 campaign want a meeting to discuss 'sexual violence'..

    12/31/2018 7:01:30 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 31, 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    Bernie Sanders staffers from 2016 campaign want a meeting with the Vermont Senator to discuss 'sexual violence' and the 'predatory culture' they claim existed inside his camp Staffers circulated a letter asking Senator Bernie Sanders to hold a meeting that includes senior aides Letter's aim was to discuss 'sexual violence and harassment' that allegedly took place during the 2016 campaign While letter did not mention specific instances or accusations, it is meant to address 'culture of toxic masculinity' Sanders' longshot campaign in 2016 fell short of defeating the eventual Democratic nominee - Hillary Clinton More than two dozen male and...
  • Samantha Bee will address vulgar comment about Ivanka Trump on-air (as advertisers bolt)

    06/03/2018 11:36:27 AM PDT · by Liz · 49 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | 6/3/18 | Brian Stelter; Frank Pallotta contributed
    A TBS spokesman confirmed that Bee will address the subject when her show returns on Wednesday. The spokesman had no further details to share. But other sources with knowledge of the matter said Bee and her producers are working on an in-depth response that will lead Wednesday's episode.TBS and CNN are both owned by Turner, a subsidiary of Time Warner. Bee and the producers started brainstorming about what to say on Thursday, the same day she publicly apologized. Bee had gone after Trump for failing to take action to stop the separation of undocumented families. Bee added that the president...
  • Toxic waste from U.S. pot farms alarms experts

    08/06/2017 10:47:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 6, 2017 | Sharon Bernstein
    <p>WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital.</p>
  • Just how “green” are your solar panels?

    07/05/2017 1:29:34 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 4:00pm | Posted by Leslie Eastman
    after 8 long years of solar energy businesses being promoted by the U.S. government, hard numbers and real work experiences are causing people to reassess just how “green” solar energy is. To begin with, it appears that solar panels create 300 times more toxic waste per unit of electricity generated than nuclear power plants.... And while nuclear energy production does generate radioactive wastes, the sheer volume difference shows that the nuclear energy is more efficient at energy production. And while “toxic” may seem less hazardous than “radioactives”, heavy metals are forever whereas radioactive particles decay over time. Chronic exposures to...
  • EPA spills again in Colorado

    08/28/2016 5:49:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    .washington examiner ^ | 8/26/16 | John Siciliano
    The Environmental Protection is admitting to a spill from a treatment plant it set up after it dumped 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into a Colorado river last year. The EPA said Thursday night that the spill happened on Tuesday, and officials are still attempting to determine how much and what metals were contained in the sludgy discharge, ... The Navajo Nation sued the agency over the spill last week after the EPA inspector general and the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the incident a few days before the Aug. 5 anniversary of the 2015 spill. The...
  • Exclusive: EPA Dumps 880,000 Lbs Of Toxic Metal Into River, Won’t Answer Any Questions

    03/31/2016 9:48:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/31/16 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials refuse to answer two questions surrounding the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill that would help resolve issues uncovered by a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. TheDCNF reported numerous contradictions in the EPA’s explanation of how and why it intentionally breached Colorado’s Gold King Mine, releasing 880,000 pounds of dangerous metals and mining waste into drinking water for three states and the Navajo Nation. Yet, the EPA refused to clarify those contradictions and instead disregarded TheDCNF’s findings and clung to its original story. First, the EPA ignored the conflicts of interest surrounding the “independent” investigation...
  • Free database shows where to find some of the world's most toxic snakes

    03/19/2016 8:06:24 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 53 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 3/18/2016 | Case Western Reserve University
    Snakes known to produce some of the most toxic venoms swim the shallows of the western Pacific and eastern Indian oceans and sun themselves on island coasts from southwestern Japan to Indonesia, the Andaman Islands to Fiji. But to find banded sea kraits, ask a guy in Cleveland. Or at least look up his work. Iulian Gherghel, who is earning a PhD in biology at Case Western Reserve University, teamed with researchers in Oklahoma and Europe to create a database of the snakes' distribution. They published a description of their work and analyses in the current issue of the journal...
  • Wasted Charity; Why the 'compassion industry' is not helping the poor.

    02/24/2016 5:06:23 AM PST · by tired&retired · 16 replies
    ChristianityToday.com ^ | 11/11/11 | Amy Sherman
    Robert Lupton's book is ruffling some feathers. In Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It) (HarperOne), the 40-year veteran urban minister "takes the gloves off" and argues that much of Americans' charitable giving "is either wasted or actually harms the people it is targeted to help. "Years of charitable giving at home and abroad, Lupton contends, have made barely a dent in reducing poverty and often encourage dependency. Toxic Charity offers some statistics, but more stories, as evidence that both our philosophy and practice of charity are frequently misguided. Lupton grieves that...
  • Fans of Solar Don’t Want Sun Shining on Toxic Waste (panels contain)

    02/19/2016 3:03:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 2/18/16 | Mark Shiver
    Solar panels contain toxic, hazardous materials and there are no regulations in North Carolina on how to dispose of them. Also, there are no plans in place to deal with what could happen if a storm destroyed a solar facility. The Environmental Review Commission met last week and began a discussion about the toxic materials in solar panels, what to do with expired solar panels and what to do in the event of an accident or natural disaster involving a solar facility. Chaired by Sen. Trudy Wade (R-Guilford), the commission heard from Tom Reeder, NC Department of Environmental Quality assistant...
  • Swiss authorities arrest two Syrians with traces of explosives

    12/11/2015 1:38:20 PM PST · by csvset · 16 replies
    France24 ^ | 11 Dec 2015 | Reuters
    Two Syrian nationals were arrested in Geneva on Friday and traces of explosives were found in their car, the local newspaper Tribune de Geneve and Swiss television said. The newspaper gave no details on the identity of the two men or the circumstances of their arrest. It said it was unclear whether the arrests were linked to a heightened security alert Geneva authorities had declared last Thursday. It remained in effect at level 3 on a scale of 5. "Two men of Syrian origin were arrested in Geneva on Friday," Swiss television said on its nightly news broadcast. "Traces of...
  • Mysterious 'Demonic' Ring Eating Away Boy's Finger

    02/22/2015 4:59:39 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 46 replies
    pulse.com.gh ^ | 02/20/15 | Daniel Russell
    Eric Buabeng, told Starr Fm that he found the ring by the roadside on his way home from church in November 2014 and picked it up. Buabeng said he wore the ring on his right index finger when he got home and felt the ring tightening up his finger.
  • EPA Administrator on Toxic Spill: ‘I’m Deeply Sorry That This Ever Happened’

    08/11/2015 5:18:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/11/15 | Penny Starr
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday that the EPA is “taking responsibility” following the inadvertent release by an EPA cleanup team of millions of gallons of toxic chemicals from an abandoned gold mine in Colorado that flooded into the Animas and San Juan River valleys. A reporter pointed out to McCarthy that if this damage had been done by a “private polluter,” a public apology would have already been issued by the CEO or other leadership speaking for the offender.
  • Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska [Revelation 8]

    08/05/2015 11:40:46 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    My Way ^ | 8/4/2015 | PHUONG LE
    SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal ribbon of microscopic algae, up to 40 miles wide and 650 feet deep in places, is flourishing amid unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures. It now stretches from at least California to Alaska and has shut down lucrative fisheries. Shellfish managers on Tuesday doubled the area off Washington's coast that is closed to Dungeness crab fishing, after finding elevated levels of marine...