Flying pigsh*t! Drone catches Smithfield pork farms spraying animal waste into air (VIDEO)

Thousands of huge pig farms in N. Carolina are spraying untreated animal waste into the air and contaminating neighboring communities, Mark Devries, who shot a shocking aerial video with a spy drone, told RT. This environmental problem “has for some reason received very little attention in the American press,” says documentary filmmaker and activist Mark Devries, whose…

Fracking ban goes into effect in its birthplace

Reuters/Lucas Jackson An unprecedented ban on fracking went into effect Tuesday in Denton, Texas, a town of 123,000 located on top of the natural-gas goldmine that is the Barnett shale formation, the birthplace of the much-maligned oil and gas extraction method. Denton voters approved the ban last month, making it the first city or county…

​Fracking toxins may be as dangerous as tobacco, asbestos & thalidomide – UK chief scientist

Reuters/Gareth Fuller The effects of fracking could be as dangerous as asbestos, thalidomide, or tobacco toxins, the UK’s leading scientist has warned, claiming the government has adopted the process without considering the side effects. In a flagship report produced by Professor Sir Mark Walport, the government’s chief advisor on science policy, it is warned that…