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Victoria Trinko says she hasn’t opened the windows to her home in Bloomer, Wisconsin, in more than two years. That’s around the time a mining company began churning up silica sand a half-mile from her family farm, filling the air with tiny ...
Research has shown that advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within grasp. Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking
Assessed in New Study
The environmental ...
If you live right next to a drilling rig, or your kids go to school beside a fracking
site, or your county is suddenly littered with well pads -- are there health
risks? That’s a question that’s been asked from Pennsylvania to North Dakota, from ...
A new poll has found the controversial possibility of fracking
operations coming to UK national parks and private land is opposed by the majority of the public.
In July, the government revealed that British national parks would be open ...
An advert from US fracking
company Breitling Energy, which claimed that the UK suffered from a “near-catastrophic” gas shortage last winter and talked up the benefits of shale gas, has been banned.
The Advertising Stands Authority (ASA) ...
A new report released today from IATP takes an in-depth look at how tar sands have developed from an unconventional, inefficient energy source to the spotlight of the corporate agenda as conventional oil supplies dwindle. Tar Sands: How Trade ...
Activists have superglued themselves to the doors at the entrance of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) building in London, in a protest against fracking
The action was timed to coincide with a number of ...
Last Dec. 19 was a gratifying day for John Dernbach. In 162 pages the state's highest court had resurrected a provision in Pennsylvania's Constitution that had long ago faded into obscurity.The forgotten measure is an environmental rights ...
Hundreds of thousands of activists plan to head for New York City on September 21 to take part in the People`s Climate March ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit. They hope it will turn into the largest climate protection rally in ...
A US-based study has warned that the expansion of shale gas extraction, through methods such as fracking
, is outpacing research on the issues around the practice, including spills leading to contamination and the environmental ...
In early 2011, after years of study, the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration moved to reduce the permissible levels of silica dust wafted into the air by industrial processes like fracking
, mining or cement manufacturing. The move came ...
If we`re going to talk about fracking
, we can`t just talk about energy independence, or the economy, or the potential for natural gas to act as a "bridge fuel" to help solve the global warming crisis. We also need to talk about the effect that ...
California is in the middle of an epic water shortage, with nearly 80 percent of the state experiencing “extreme or exceptional” drought conditions. Check out this animated map to get a sense of how extensively the drought has impacted the ...
Overwhelming opposition to the government's plans to expanding fracking
across Britain was expressed by interest groups during an official consultation, whose results were released a day after ministers signalled a go-ahead for shale gas drilling ...
Deputy premier Rich Coleman challenged Thursday the conclusions of a scientific panel into the environmental effect of shale gas development using fracking
The group of Canadian and U.S. scientists, appointed in 2011 by former federal ...
Two dozen protestors were arrested Monday morning in Washington D.C. in a demonstration against proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals in the U.S., according to environmental groups reporting from the scene. Maryland’s ...
In a precedent-setting case decided today by the New York Court of Appeals, local communities have triumphed over the fracking
industry. The court ruled that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy industry, ...
The oil and gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, could potentially contribute more pollutants to groundwater than past research has suggested, according to a new study in ACS' journal Environmental Science & ...
China`s massive energy demands are expected to keep growing as its oil fields continue drying up, and some estimations have 79% of the country`s oil coming from abroad by 2030. After an exceptionally smoggy year, central authorities have declared ...
In talking about how to eliminate carbon emissions, I`ve written about three general methods:
Ask for change.
We`re well beyond asking, so encouragement seems the next step. ...
With the clock ticking down for his government’s decision on Northern Gateway, Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford said Monday there have been significant strides in pipeline and marine traffic safety in talks between Ottawa and First ...
Up to 10 per cent of B.C. natural gas wells are leaking and some have become “super-emitters” of methane, which is an environmental and health
concern, says a new report.
Wells can leak from their drill holes as gas can travel along gaps ...
CONVENTIONAL wisdom, strongly promoted by the natural gas industry, is that natural gas drives down American emissions of carbon dioxide, by substituting for carbon-rich coal. The climate stabilization plan announced by the Obama administration ...
Coal built the modern world and still makes its lights glow, but we've reached a turning point in our love affair with this powerful and ancient fuel.
The world—with China and the U.S. in the lead—burns more coal now than ever, and our ...
A California bill that would have banned fracking
while the state studied its risks was narrowly defeated in the state Senate on Thursday, despite polling that showed a majority of California voters favored the legislation.
SB 1132, ...