Environment

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany Sept. 5, 2012 –Senior Airman David Spivey, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels system maintenance technician, takes a sample of wastewater from a tank during a daily sample inspection at the wastewater treatment facility here. Samples are taken daily from every stage of the treatment process to ensure they meet German environmental standards. The facility processes wastewater from the base to remove any hazardous chemicals it may contain before it is released back into the environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Toon/Released)

PFAS Contamination at American Airbases in Germany

By Pat Elder, July 8, 2019 Fire-fighting foams used on air bases by the U.S. military are poisoning water systems throughout Germany. The foam spray, used in routine fire drills, is made of a carcinogenic material known as Per and […]

Pat Elder: How a US Base Is Poisoning German Water

July 4, 2019 Pat Elder in Germany: “The chemicals never break down … ever. In a million years they will destroy plants, poison fish and kill human beings.” Among many other proven symptoms, these poisonous chemicals cause miscarriages in women, […]

The U.S. Military and Climate Change

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War, July 1, 2019 This report on the U.S. military and climate change (PDF) was just presented by World BEYOND War Board Member Pat Elder at an event near the U.S. Base at Ramstein in […]

Democratic candidates facing rising tide at debate

This Is Really Not A Drill

By David Swanson, June 27, 2019 On Wednesday, the first 10 of the 20 Democrats whom the corporate media is permitting into what they call debates were asked what the greatest threat to the United States is. A worthy and […]

Keep the War Machine Out of the Galapagos Islands

By World BEYOND War, June 17, 2019 The government of Ecuador has recently agreed to allow the U.S. military to base aircraft and naval ships at one of the Galapagos Islands in violation of the Constitution of Ecuador, which both […]

War on Iran Stupidest Idea Yet Recorded in a Human Brain

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, June 17, 2019 Scientists not employed by ExxonMobil or named Neil DeGrasse Tyson have reached a universal consensus. Wanting the United States to attack Iran is the single stupidest idea yet […]

Wasteful military aircraft

The US Defense Department Is Worried About Climate Change – And Also A Huge Carbon Emitter

By Neta C. Crawford, June 12, 2019 From The Conversation Scientists and security analysts have warned for more than a decade that global warming is a potential national security concern. They project that the consequences of global warming – rising seas, powerful storms, […]

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New Zealand soldier

New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget: Shocking Rise in Military Spending

From Peace Movement Aotearoa, May 31, 2019 While there is much to commend about the shift in government thinking reflected in the Wellbeing Budget’s five priorities [1], the shocking increase in military spending shows the same old thinking about “security” remains […]

US Senator John Barrasso is enabling extremely hazardous PFAS chemicals for military use

Chemical Lobby and Health Advocates Square Off on Six PFAS-Related Bills in the US Senate

By Pat Elder, May 29, 2019 Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, holds tremendous power in formulating legislation regarding the regulation of deadly per and poly flouralkyl substances (PFAS). Barrasso is the Senate’s top recipient of cash from […]