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5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable

5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Public awareness of the risks and dangers of hydraulic gas-fracturing, or Fracking, is growing daily, but not nearly as fast as the practice itself is. Across the world, fracking is creating a massive new energy boom and investors are pouring money into energy companies … More

April 8, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Fracking in Public Forests Leaves Long Trail of Damages

Fracking in Public Forests Leaves Long Trail of Damages













Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Last Wednesday, the Washington D.C. city council passed a resolution opposing fracking in the George Washington National Forest, making the nation’s capitol the third major U.S. city, after Los Angeles and Dallas, to decry the hazards of shale drilling in recent days.

The D.C. council’s … More

March 11, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More
6 States Where Fracking Earthquakes are a New Feature of Reality

6 States Where Fracking Earthquakes are a New Feature of Reality













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

The movement against hydraulic gas fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ is becoming mainstream as this toxic and rapidly expanding technique by the oil and gas industry affects more and more everyday people. Essentially, fracking is the process of forcefully injecting different blends of chemicals, fresh … More

March 5, 2014 | By | 40 Replies More
California Farmers Demand Fracking Moratorium in Worst Drought in History

California Farmers Demand Fracking Moratorium in Worst Drought in History













Food & Water Watch
Waking Times

With drought jeopardizing California agriculture, farmers across the state urge Governor Brown to place a moratorium on water-intensive fracking.

California farmers, grappling with a record drought that’s parching their fields and livelihoods, call on Governor Jerry Brown to place a moratorium on the water-intensive … More

February 28, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Earthquakes Rattle Texas Towns in the Barnett Shale

Earthquakes Rattle Texas Towns in the Barnett Shale













Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Daniel Hogan thought he heard a sonic boom when a magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit Azle, Texas, last November. His home sustained damage — broken windows, cracked walls, damaged plumbing and foundation — but he did not have earthquake insurance to cover the repairs. He … More

February 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Nobody Knows How Much Fracking is Happening Off California’s Coast

Nobody Knows How Much Fracking is Happening Off California’s Coast













Mike G, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

The modern environmental movement was born when a drilling platform blew out and some 100,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Santa Barbara Channel in 1969, polluting California’s famous coastline. Yet as the race to exploit the vast amount of oil in the Monterey More

February 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Frackquakes: Public Opposition Builds As Property Rights Are Endangered in Texas

Frackquakes: Public Opposition Builds As Property Rights Are Endangered in Texas













Sharon Wilson & Alan Septoff, Earth Island Journal
Waking Times

When Texans say “no” to oil and gas development, it’s a sign that times are a-changin’

The earthquakes you may have heard about — the 30 tremblors that have struck north central Texas since November 1 and have damaged many More

January 29, 2014 | By | 8 Replies More
Texas Fracking Bonanza: How Arlington Fell to the Frackers

Texas Fracking Bonanza: How Arlington Fell to the Frackers













Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Fort Worth was the first major city in America to allow extensive fracking within the city limits — but it wasn’t the last. Arlington, Texas, fell to the frackers next — only this time, the frackers were required to make their installations less of … More

December 13, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Tar Sands’ Next Frontier: Shipments on the Great Lakes

Tar Sands’ Next Frontier: Shipments on the Great Lakes













Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

The Great Lakes, drinking water source for over 40 million North Americans, could be the next target on tar sands marketers’ bullseye according to a major new report out by the Chicago-based Alliance for the Great Lakes.

The 24-page report, “Oil and More

December 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Water Industry Admits Fracking Compromises UK’s Water Supply

Water Industry Admits Fracking Compromises UK’s Water Supply













Kaye Spector, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Today, two industry groups signed a Memorandum of Understanding stating that their members will minimize the impact of onshore oil and gas development in the UK on the country’s water resources.The memorandum accompanies a report released by Water UK. The report concludes that ”where water … More

November 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
House Passes Bill to Eliminate Fracking Regulations

House Passes Bill to Eliminate Fracking Regulations













Alisha Mims, Ring of Fire
Waking Times

On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that will block the Department of the Interior (DOI) from regulating fracking in states that already have regulations in place. The bill, H.R. 2728, passed the House in a 235 – 187 vote. Twelve Democrats … More

November 23, 2013 | By | 11 Replies More
Word Games are Misleading the American Public About Fracking

Word Games are Misleading the American Public About Fracking













Sky Truth
Waking Times

“Half the truth is often a great lie.” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac – 1758

Hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, and other drilling practices have unlocked previously inaccessible reserves of oil and gas across the United States and the world. However, some of the … More

November 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Could California’s Shale Oil Boom Be Just a Mirage?

Could California’s Shale Oil Boom Be Just a Mirage?













Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Since the shale rush took off starting in 2005 in Texas, drillers have sprinted from one state to the next, chasing the promise of cheaper, easier, more productive wells. This land rush was fueled by a wild spike in natural gas prices that helped make … More

November 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Oil Industry Spending Big To Win Unfettered Fracking Rights In The Golden State

Oil Industry Spending Big To Win Unfettered Fracking Rights In The Golden State













Mike G, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

There’s a lot of money at stake for oil companies that want to frack California’s Monterey Shale, so it’s no wonder Big Oil is spending big to forestall any new environmental regulations from biting into profits.

Here’s a particularly striking case in point: Just … More

November 7, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Worldwide Protests Challenge Fracking Industry

Worldwide Protests Challenge Fracking Industry













Farron Cousins, De Smog Blog
Waking Times

On Saturday, October 19th, from Romania to Canada and beyond, protests of varying size took place all over the globe to bring attention to the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

The events, part of a worldwide effort by Global More

October 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fracking Coming to Washington D.C.’s Drinking Water?

Fracking Coming to Washington D.C.’s Drinking Water?













Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Over the past several years, the battle over fracking has brought Congressional hearings, protests and huge industry money to Washington DC. But in recent months the topic has taken on a new, more local turn in the nation’s capital as oil and gas companies push … More

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Over 865,200 Gallons of Fracked Oil Spill in ND, Public In Dark For Days Due to Government Shutdown

Over 865,200 Gallons of Fracked Oil Spill in ND, Public In Dark For Days Due to Government Shutdown













Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Over 20,600 barrels of oil fracked from the Bakken Shale has spilled from aTesoro Logistics pipeline in Tioga, North Dakota in one of the biggest onshore oil spills in recent U.S. history.

Though the spill occurred on September 29, the U.S. National Response CenterMore

October 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Fracking Main Street: New Report Shows Social Costs for Rural Communities

Fracking Main Street: New Report Shows Social Costs for Rural Communities













Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

What’s it like living in a small town that’s gone from rust belt farmland to fracking boomtown?

First, residents often say, there’s the traffic.  Communities have been unexpectedly flooded with heavy tractor trailers that locals say turn 10 minute commutes into hour-long ordeals, choke back … More

September 24, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Corporate Propaganda – Fox News Sells Fracking as ‘Incredibly Good for Our Environment”

Corporate Propaganda – Fox News Sells Fracking as ‘Incredibly Good for Our Environment”













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

“Nature doesn’t give us a clean environment.” 

Recently on Fox News, Alex Epstein, the founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, and author of the book, Fossil Fuels Improve the Planet, argues in favor of hydraulic gas fracturing, or fracking, as it … More

September 16, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Fracking Away Our Water Supply

Fracking Away Our Water Supply













Farron Cousins, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

As many areas of the country experience severe droughts, the fight for clean, fresh water is becoming vital to survival for many American citizens.  The problem has been made worse by the expansion of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which gobbles up hundreds of More

September 6, 2013 | By | Reply More

Must Watch Videos

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public













Terence Newton, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

The story of Nikola More

April 14, 2014 | By | 12 Replies More
Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More

Activism Works

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More