Days after the first rain arrived Nov. 1 across many Iranian cities, nearly 6,000 people checked into hospitals complaining of shortness of breath in Iran’s Khuzestan province.
Afghanistan produced record levels of opium in 2013 – despite nearly $7 billion spent by the U.S. to combat the problem, according to a sobering United Nations report out Wednesday.
By Adam Minter
Today the air pollution was so thick in Harbin, in northern China, that visibility was reduced to fewer than 33 feet in some parts of the city. In response to the conditions — which are equivalent to levels that exceed “hazardous” on the air-pollution measurement system used by the U.S. State Department in major Chinese cities –
McDonald’s Canada says it does not buy eggs that are produced from two Alberta farms featured in a gruesome documentary showing chickens subject to what an animal rights group is calling “egregious animal cruelty.”
By: Catherine J. Frompovich
Vaccines are supposed to be safe according to the U.S. CDC/FDA, so how come the HRSA division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishedStatistics Reports  for the period ending September 3, 2013 providing data verifying that vaccines cause damage and even kill?
The world is responding to Japan’s call for help at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. But with reports of leaks, contamination and a risky new operation, Channel 4 News asks: is it too late?
Global warming could mean big business for controversial agriculture giant Monsanto, which announced earlier this month it was purchasing the climate change-oriented startup Climate Corporation for $930 million.
New radioactive leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. Six workers were contaminated, said the operator Tepco.
In the frantic days after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP lied about how much oil was leaking from its Macondo well and took too long to cap it, plaintiffs’ lawyers said on Monday at the opening of the second phase of the company’s trial.
BARELY one week after Niger State Government threatened to jail anybody who refused to allow polio vaccine to be administered on his or her child, 120 persons have been arrested for contravening the directive.
The food riots of 2008 that swept through the Global South returned with runaway food-price inflation in 2010–2011, this time sparking full-scale rebellions in Tunisia, Yemen, and Egypt. Unable to control price inflation or contain rebellion, the oligopolies of the corporate food regime are trapped in a classic crisis of capital accumulation.
A leaked copy of the world’s most authoritative climate study reveals scientific forecasts of imminent doom were drastically wrong.
By Rich Duprey
While Africa has long been intransigent in its stance against introducing genetically modified crops, cracks are forming in the opposition, and the world’s leading biotechs – DuPont(NYSE: DD ) , Monsanto (NYSE: MON ) , and Syngenta (NYSE: SYT ) among them — are poised to take advantage of the weakening stance and flood the market with seed, fertilizer, and pesticides. With Europe effectively closed off to GM crops, the seed and chemical giants are looking to Africa to be their next growth market.
The traffic light in the middle of Tomioka flashes red: proceed with caution. The authorities have started to allow evacuated residents of some parts of this small Japanese coastal town to come back for belongings they were forced to leave behind after the nuclear disaster at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, about 16 km away.
The massive oil spill in Manila Bay on Friday has been “mostly contained” as government personnel and private individuals worked the whole day yesterday to control the slick that also shut down the fishing industry in Cavite.
Thailand is mobilized to defend themselves from the oil spill that threatens tourist havens and fish resources after the spill of 50,000 liters of crude oil from a pipeline off the coast of Rayong province in the east of the country.
Tepco, the Japanese company that runs the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant for the first time today admitted that radioactive water accumulated under the Central are over the Pacific Ocean.
By Annie-Rose Strasser
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded nearly two years ago to the day, beginning an oil spill that lasted three months and released some two hundred million gallonsof oil into the Gulf of Mexico. BP may have declared their mission accomplished, but the results of the spill are still trickling out.
Japan’s nuclear watchdog said Wednesday the crippled Fukushima reactors are very likely leaking highly radioactive substances into the Pacific Ocean.
By RACHEL REILLY
The use of antidepressant medication in the UK has increased five-fold since 1991, new data reveals.
It also showed that the use of such drugs had increased by 20 per cent each year across Europe over a similar period.
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete is an enthusiastic supporter of Monsanto, but now pressure is mounting on his government to reject GMO technologies as solutions to end hunger
BY NIZAR VISRAM
Normally Tanzanian lawmakers would ‘prove’ their radicalism by blasting rival parties, state authorities, public corporations or ministers for shoddy work done or millions that go missing. They would hardly ever take a swipe at a multinational corporation, much less an American one.
By Kevin Samson
The current Chairman and former CEO of Nestlé, the largest producer of food products in the world, believes that the answer to global water issues is privatization. This statement is on record from the wonderful company that has peddled junk food in the Amazon, has invested money to thwart the labeling of GMO-filled products, has a disturbing health and ethics record for its infant formula, and has deployed a cyber army to monitor Internet criticism and shape discussions in social media.