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23/6/2015
In January, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on the fracking boomtown of Vernal, Utah. It described how a midwife named Donna Young was attacked and demonized for drawing attention to an increase in stillbirths in the town and its resistance to ...   
22/6/2015
On June 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on how fracking for oil and gas can impact access to safe drinking water. Although the report claims not to have found any “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water ...   
19/6/2015
Seven years ago this month, Barack Obama stood on a stage in St. Paul, Minnesota, and claimed victory in the Democratic presidential primaries. Hillary Clinton hadn't conceded, but the numbers told the story. Obama had clinched the ...   
19/6/2015
Republicans controlling a powerful Senate committee moved Thursday to block Obama administration initiatives to curb global warming, issue new clean water rules and regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land.The vote by the Senate ...   
18/6/2015
This speech was delivered on June 6, 2015, in Bar Harbor, Maine, as the College of the Atlantic commencement address. It appeared at The Nation on June 17.First of all, a huge congratulations to all the graduates—and to the parents who ...   
18/6/2015
While the Pope sucks up all the media attention with his climate encyclical today, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley has released a position paper on the environment that deserves more attention, even if he’s not frontrunner ...   
17/6/2015
In a long speech in front of many American flags, billionaire Donald Trump announced Tuesday he was throwing his hat in the already-crowded ring for the Republican presidential nomination. He did not talk about climate change or national ...   
11/6/2015
Dear Secretary Clinton - In your husband’s years in office, the greenhouse effect was still fairly novel science; even eight years ago, when you were first running for president, climate change was not yet really a top-tier issue. In a ...   
5/6/2015
In a draft report five years in the making, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed that fracking does indeed contaminate drinking water, a fact the oil and gas industry has vehemently denied. But instead of ...   
4/6/2015
The US Environmental Protection Agency says that, while hydraulic fracturing has the potential to contaminate drinking water, and has done so on some occasions, there is no evidence of "widespread" pollution across the country, according to a ...   
4/6/2015
In 2010, Congress commissioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the impact of fracking on drinking water. The U.S. EPA released its long-awaited final draft of its report today, assessing how fracking for oil and gas can ...   
4/6/2015
Fracking for shale oil and gas has not led to widespread pollution of drinking water, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency draft report said on Thursday, although it warned some drilling activities could potentially cause health ...   
2/6/2015
The movement by states to block local citizen input into fracking operations in their backyards has spread from Texas to Oklahoma. With concerns rising after a dramatic increase in earthquakes tied to fracking injection wells, Gov. Mary Fallin ...   
31/5/2015
You thought he was the smart Bush. You thought he was the reasonable one. You thought he was the Republican with one foot in the 21st century, the man who wasn’t going to say crazy things to win the primary voter who believes in crazy things. But ...   
28/5/2015
When the U.S. arrives at the international climate negotiations in Paris at the end of the year it will bring to the table its pledge to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions between 26 and 28 percent under 2005 levels over the next ...   
23/5/2015
What is it with Florida Republicans and global warming? The state that has the most at stake in the near future from global warming-related sea level rise -- with at least $145 billion in property value precariously lying less than 3 ...   
17/5/2015
The first drilling rig was met by a flotilla. On kayaks and other improvised rafts, hundreds of protesters took to the waters of Elliot Bay to oppose Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. A second rig is expected in ...   
15/5/2015
The strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of shale gas development has to be completed in two years – before exploration for the energy source begins in earnest, assessment leader Professor Bob Scholes said this week. The government`s ...   
14/5/2015
A wide-reaching trade agreement between the United States and several Asian nations could have catastrophic repercussions for climate change, including giving corporations the power to sue governments that try to limit polluting industries, ...   
14/5/2015
In a Montana Greyhound station, Annita Lucchesi, a 24-year-old Southern Cheyenne woman, noticed an entire wall filled with photos of missing women. “The majority of them were native women and it broke my heart,” she says.Lucchesi works ...   
13/5/2015
For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction. On ...   
12/5/2015
A 44-year-old requirement that North Carolina study potential environmental impacts before launching building projects and another mandate that utilities rely more on alternative energy sources stand to weaken if trends in the General Assembly ...   
8/5/2015
Can Germany signal the beginning of the end for coal investment in Europe? This question gained prominent media attention last week amid competing protests staged on opposite sides of the country. One, a human chain of 6,000 ...   
28/4/2015
Oil wells and natural gas may have made individual Americans rich, but they have impoverished the great plains of North America, according to new research. Fossil fuel prospectors have sunk 50,000 new wells a year since 2000 in three ...   
16/4/2015
Controversial bills that would create a regulatory framework for fracking in Florida passed committee hurdles on Tuesday over the objections of environmental groups and concerned citizens. Members of the House State Affairs Committee ...   

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