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Poisoned Lands: San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation Steeped in Dioxin

Indian Country Media Network U.S. government sprayed the dioxin-containing herbicide silvex on the reservation in the 1960s and ’70s; similar to Agent Orange Tanya H. Lee • March 1, 2017 There are places near the Gila River where the cottonwoods—otherwise pervasive in Southwest riverbeds—do not grow. Some members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe believe … Continue reading

Officials: 1 in 4 people in Puerto Rico will have Zika by year’s end

CBS News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico has reported 1,914 new Zika cases over the past week. Health Secretary Ana Rius said Friday there are 10,690 cases altogether, including 1,035 involving pregnant women. Zika has been tied to severe birth defects. Rius said 90 people have been hospitalized because … Continue reading

66 million dead trees in California could fuel ‘catastrophic’ wildfires, officials say

The Guardian Trees are dying at an ‘unprecedented’ rate due to drought, warmer weather and a bark beetle epidemic, prompting the US agriculture secretary’s warning The number of trees in California’s Sierra Nevada forests killed by drought, a bark beetle epidemic and warmer temperatures has dramatically increased since last year, raising fears that they will … Continue reading

New Report Exposing Cover-Up of Fukushima Proves Conspiracy Theorists Right

(ANTIMEDIA) United States — According to a new report, the Japanese government worked in concert with TEPCO to purposely cover up the meltdown at Fukushima in 2011. “I would say it was a coverup,” Tokyo Electric Power Company President Naomi Hirose announced during a press conference. “It’s extremely regrettable.” Masataka Shimizu, president of TEPCO at … Continue reading