TPP and the Environment - Not Promising

The Trans-Pacific Partnership potentially allows corporations to sue governments with environmental laws that could impede said company's profits.

Recent Sea Level Rise Fastest in 3000 Years

New research suggests that the world's oceans rose faster in the last 100 years than they did in nearly all of the preceding 3,000.

 

Fish Failing Drug Tests

Fish have been found in Washington’s Puget Sound tainted with cocaine, Prozac, Advil, Benadryl, and Lipitor.

Pipeline Realities

The proposed XL Pipeline would ultimately have LITTLE TO NO EFFECT whatsoever on the price of gasoline within the continental United States. 

The XL Pipeline Guarantee: Leakage

An average of 150,000 gals. of oil and toxic water spill from leaks in wells and pipelines every month in Alberta, Canada. 

Substantially More Water Required For Meat

Producing 1 kg (2 lb.) of grain requires approximately 1,500 liters (400 gal.) of water while 1 kg (2 lb.) of beef requires 15,000 liters (4000 gal.).

How Much Water Is On Your Dinner Plate?

The daily drinking water requirement per person is 2-4 liters, but it takes 2,000 to 5,000 liters (530 to 1320 gals.) of water to produce one person's daily food.

Atmospheric Heat-Trapping Update:

Last year, all the world's nations combined pumped nearly 38.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil. The total amounts to more than 2.4 million pounds of carbon dioxide released into the air every second.

Food Choices That Make A Difference

To produce 1 pound of beef it takes a minimum of 2,464 gallons of water. From the Midwest to the mountain states alone, we are depleting our underground aquifers by 13 trillion gallons a year.

Destructive Food Choices

Each second, an area of tropical rainforest the size of a football field is destroyed to produce 257 hamburgers. 70% of the Amazon deforestation is to clear land for pasture and livestock feed crops.