Monday, August 22, 2016

Homeowners Association threatens to take dog from woman’s home | WCBD News 2

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America Cannot Kick Its Meat Addiction — ThinkProgress

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SO NO SUPRISE WHEN THE MANY DISEASES PREDOMINATLY LINKED TO THE CONSUMPTION OF SENTIENT BEINGS BEGINS SKY-ROCKETING... UNFIORTUNATELY,  IT WILL NOT HAPPEN FAST ENOUGH...


Meat production has a huge carbon footprint, whether it’s the methane from ruminants like cows and the manure that they produce, or the fossil fuels spent shipping, processing, and packaging meat. Meat production has a huge water footprint, with a single four-ounce hamburger requiring around 450 gallons of water to produce. Meat production also has a huge impact on other animals — according to a 2015 study, meat-associated land use changes are probably the leading cause of modern species extinctions.


The list of environmental problems created by industrial-scale meat production goes on and on. According to a report released earlier this year by Environment America, an environmental advocacy group, five big meat companies — Tyson, JBS, Cargill, Smithfield, and Perdue — produce a combined 162 million tons of manure every year. Combine that with the amount of fertilizer needed to grow the feed grain that sustains large-scale animal feeding operations, and it’s easy to see how the waste from our industrial meat complex can literally seep into our waterways, causing everything from local water pollution to massive dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. Another Environment America report found that Tyson, one of the biggest meat producers in the world, is responsible for dumping more toxic pollution into waterways than companies like ExxonMobil or Dow Chemical.




An Oil Pipeline Nearly As Long As Keystone XL Has Been Fully Approved — ThinkProgress

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The pipeline will transport up to 570,000 barrels of sweet crude oil per day from North Dakota’s oil-rich Bakken Formation, to a market hub near Patoka, Illinois. Critics have long said the pipeline could severely harm thousands of miles of fertile farmland, forests, and rivers if a spill were to occur. Federal agencies have said the Bakken Pipeline avoids “critical habitat.”

An Oil Pipeline Nearly As Long As Keystone XL Has Been Fully Approved — ThinkProgress

THE RACE TO THE BOTTOM IS ON...


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Despite several months of heavy opposition, an oil pipeline slated to cut through four Midwestern states has all the regulatory permits it needs for full build-out.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave the final blessing to the Dakota Access pipeline on Tuesday. Developers now have the last set of permits they need to build through the small portion of federal land the line crosses, which includes major waterways like the Mississippi and the Missouri rivers.