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Picher Oklahoma Is Dead

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

RIP Picher, Oklahoma 1918 – 2011

Image Credit: sync.democraticunderground.com

Image Credit: sync.democraticunderground.com

Located in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, the town of Picher was once home to the world’s richest lead and zinc mining field. After decades of mining, towering piles of mine waste covered 25,000 acres, devastating Quapaw tribal lands and local economies. Acid mine water burned nearby Tar Creek and stained it red. An alarmingly high percentage of local children were found to have toxic levels of lead in their blood, along with high rates of cancer and other diseases among the populace. (more…)

2008’s the Good. the Bad, the Ugly

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

In Reverse Order – (Cause it’s easier to swallow this way.)  I am sure there is more but below is
my list.

—— The UGLY :

Caribbean Monk Seal – Now Extinct

Humans hunting the docile creatures for research, food and blubber left the population
unsustainable, say biologists who warn that Hawaiian and Mediterranean monk seals could
be the next to go.

Polar Bears Resort To Cannibalism As Arctic Ice Shrinks

Scientists have noticed increasing reports of starving Arctic polar bears attacking
and feeding on one another in recent years. Less than 30 years ago, there would still (more…)

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