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My friends, we are unfractured.
And thereby hangs a tale.
It’s a tale in which we all are—each one of us is—a starring character and a co-author. We are the maker of this story that has been shaped by our unceasing, unrelenting ...
A seismic hazard map is essentially what it sounds like – a map that shows the potential for earthquakes in certain areas. The maps give people a sense of the likelihood of earthquakes occurring, where they might occur, and how strong they might ...
Just before Christmas, New York became the first US state
with major shale gas reserves to ban fracking
for health reasons. The industry was shocked, campaigners cheered and governments like Britain, desperate to exploit their own reserves, ...
What should U.S. climate activists be focusing on this coming year? We asked more than a dozen smart folks to give us up to three answers to that question (and some gave us even more).
One big common theme: The need to broaden and ...
The methane that leaks from 40,000 gas wells near the desert trading post of Cuba, New Mexico, may be colourless and odourless, but it’s not invisible. It can be seen from space.
Satellites that sweep over the north of the energy-rich ...
Emboldened by mounting scientific evidence and shifting poll data, Gov. Andrew Cuomo veered sharply away from America’s conventional wisdom about the wonders of high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale formations when he banned the practice in ...
Barely two weeks after President Vladimir V. Putin annexed Crimea on one side of the Black Sea, he won a different prize on the other side. In Bulgaria’s Parliament, lawmakers gave initial passage to a bill clearing the way for a mammoth gas ...
New York is set to become the second state
in the nation to ban fracking
.Hundreds of studies have linked the controversial oil and gas extraction process – and the chemicals leaked from fracking
sites – to air and water contamination, as ...
Fantastic news came from the state
of New York this week when the Cuomo administration announced its decision to ban fracking
in the state
. This exciting decision is a tribute to everyone who has worked so hard in New York to protect the state
has been banned in New York State
since 2008. Then-Governor David Paterson imposed a moratorium on the controversial technique-- which fractures shale rock using high pressure, specially treated water to release gas trapped ...
After years of gauging the environmental, medical, economic and political risks of hydraulic fracturing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is moving to ban this method of extracting natural gas from shale deposits in New York State
[Update, 9:30 ...
In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking
has been banned in New York state
. That was the conclusion reached at a public, livestreamed meeting of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet in Albany today. Commissioner of the ...
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is nothing like any pop culture stereotype of a politician. He’s not a boyishly charming airhead like George W. Bush or The Simpsons’ Mayor Quimby, or a blunt, lovable grandpa like Joe Biden or The West Wing’s ...
As negotiators gather in Peru for a critical round of climate talks, U.S. delegates are straining to explain what they call a "counterintuitive' reality: For next year's global climate agreement to be effective, commitments made under it must not ...
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s environmental problem was on full display in back-to-back events here Monday evening.
First, Clinton appeared at a private fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), an embattled incumbent who favors construction ...
Multinational oil and gas companies are engaged in a quiet but broad attempt to prepare the groundwork for a significant global expansion of shale gas development, according to a study released Monday.
Thus far, the hydraulic fracturing ...
Vlasa Mircia, the mayor of this destitute village in eastern Romania, thought he had struck it rich when the American energy giant Chevron showed up here last year and leased a plot of land he owned for exploratory shale gas drilling.But ...
The Texas State
Board of Education approved nearly 100 new social studies textbooks on Friday, none of which include climate denial.
A five-year battle over the teaching of climate change in Texas classrooms may come to an end Friday ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
Environmental activists, backed by a billionaire philanthropist, have launched an unprecedented campaign to push voters to elect leaders this November who are willing to confront global warming.
The project, called NextGen Climate Action ...
Dirk DeTurck had a years-old rash that wouldn't go away, his wife's hair came out in chunks, and anytime they lingered outside their house for more than an hour, splitting headaches set in.
They were certain the cause was simply ...
A coalition of four organizations gathered at Fountain Square last weekend to call for a ban on fracking
and to ask Ohio's governor to be a major part of making that happen.
The event in downtown Cincinnati was one of more than 200 that ...
For President Obama, fracking
is a key weapon against global warming. Abundant natural gas, he said in his State
of the Union address this year, is a "bridge fuel" to ubiquitous renewable energy - the key to securing economic growth "with less of ...
What last month's march did, better than any other event in history, was demonstrate the unity of activists demanding genuine emissions cuts and government funding of an alternative way of arranging society. They offered a transformative view of ...
Anti-fracking activists protesting a natural-gas conference in Philadelphia last fall were being monitored by a private security company that sent a photo of a demonstrator to the Pennsylvania State
Police, according to an email obtained by ...