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In February we FOIA-ed EPA for an explanation of why/how a report describing an illegal experiment exposing children to diesel exhaust was deleted from its data base. EPA responded to our request today.

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17-Year Cicada Illinois Brood XIII

17-Year Cicada Illinois Brood XIII (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Imagines of Magicicada septendecim, 17-year-pe...

Imagines of Magicicada septendecim, 17-year-periodical cicada, 17-Jahr-Zikade, Danville, Illinois, USA, Ausschnitt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From CBS New York: Cicadas set to invade the tri-state area for month long stay on April 3, 2013.  A 17 year cycle is culminating this year, with scientists expecting up to a billion cicadas per square mile.  That’s a lot of cicadas.  I have to admit, my first thought upon reading this was about insects just now hearing about the occupy wall street movement, but I dismissed it after reading an article an About.com, read it here.

 

Read the story below:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/04/03/cicadas-to-invade-tri-state-area-for-month-long-stay/

17-Year Cicada Illinois Brood XIII

17-Year Cicada Illinois Brood XIII (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Marching locusts – sped up 6-fold. When the de...

Marching locusts – sped up 6-fold. When the density of locusts reaches a critical point, they march steadily together without direction reversals. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First Egypt, then Israel, now Madagascar.  In Madagascar they are calling the locust swarms “biblical” in size.  Check out the video on their site its amazing.

From the BBC below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21963429

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From the 9/12 Project: A video on Agenda 21.  http://the912-project.com/agenda-21/intermediate/

 

 

 

 

9/12 Project site here: http://the912-project.com/

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Geoengineering: how to solve climate change?

Geoengineering: how to solve climate change? (Photo credit: explainthatstuff)

A geoengineering scheme involving iron sulphate being dumped into the Pacific Ocean has been reported by The Guardian below:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/15/pacific-iron-fertilisation-geoengineering

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From BillyGraham.org

River of Foam and Bubbles

Posted: September 29, 2012 in Environment
English: A SVG version of File:China provinces...

English: A SVG version of File:China provinces numbered.png . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not a mythical river in the land of bubblebathland, but a freak incident.

Another weird spill in China.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210413/Bubble-trouble-50ft-tsunami-foam-sweeps-village-following-chemical-spill.html

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Ice Caps Record

Posted: September 20, 2012 in Environment, News
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.

The Earth seen from Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The polar ice caps have set a new record, with the most amount of ice ever recorded at this time of the year.

Forbes has the story: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2012/09/19/antarctic-sea-ice-sets-another-record/

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Map og Europe. Location of members of EPA Network

Map og Europe. Location of members of EPA Network (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The EPA is at it again, this time with a mandate for Gas Stations that sell E15 ethanol/gas blend.  Namely being a 4 gallon minimum purchase.  Read The Hill’s Congress Blog for more details.

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-a-environment/249857-epas-four-gallon-minimum-mandate

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Fox news has the story. Officials say the source of the  smell is over 150 miles away!

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/19506963/foul-smell-reported-across-southern-california