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NASA Confirms A 2,500-Square-Mile Cloud Of Methane Floating Over US Southwest

NASA Confirms A 2,500-Square-Mile Cloud Of Methane Floating Over US Southwest

Mike G – NASA confirms that there is a giant methane gas cloud forming over the Western US, and it is the result of the oil and gas industry…

By October 20, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

Mike G – “…The EPA confirming that at least nine of those sites were in fact dumping wastewater contaminated with fracking fluids and other pollutants into aquifers…”

By October 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Fracking – The Next Frontier for Offshore Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Fracking – The Next Frontier for Offshore Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog Waking Times In little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the floodgates have opened for Gulf offshore hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). With 21.6 million acres auctioned off by the Obama Administration and 433,822 acres receiving bids, some press accounts have declared BP America […]

By August 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Busting the Bureau of Land Management’s Frackopoly

Busting the Bureau of Land Management’s Frackopoly

Wenonah Hauter, EcoWatch Waking Times Even without looking at a photo album, I can picture in my mind’s eye a vacation photo from the gorgeous BLM-managed (Bureau of Land Management) land near Moab, Utah. That image of my family and friends on a bicycle trip in the red rock lands, perfectly faded by time, carefully preserved […]

By August 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fracking Is Making California’s Drought Worse

Fracking Is Making California’s Drought Worse

Mike G, DeSmogBlog Waking Times California is in the middle of an epic water shortage, with nearly 80% 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 Golden State. Things have gotten so bad that California enlisted Lady […]

Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project

Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog Waking Times On Friday morning, Dan A. Hughes Oil Company and the Collier Resources Company agreed to terminate their lease agreement, with the exception of the Collier Hogan 20-3H well, next to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida. Hughes Oil dropped its plans to drill an exploratory well adjacent to the Golden Gates Estates development. “We […]

Scientists Conclude that Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

Scientists Conclude that Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

EcoWatch Waking Times Last week a Texas TV station broke the news that new independent scientific analysis refutes the claim by the oil and gas industry that “there’s never been a confirmed case of fracking polluting drinking water.” WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, reported that two independent scientists using data from Texas regulators confirmed fracking in Parker County, TX by Range Resources polluted resident Steve […]

The Florida Everglades: A New Frontline for Fracking?

The Florida Everglades: A New Frontline for Fracking?

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog Waking Times Pamela and Jamie Duran of Naples, Fla., had not spent much time worrying about fracking. Like most Floridians, they’d been repeatedly told it couldn’t happen there. Until it did. Texas-based Dan A. Hughes Oil Company recently used a form of “enhanced extraction,” which fits the description of fracking, in Naples, the gateway to […]

“No Turning Back:” Mexico’s Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza

“No Turning Back:” Mexico’s Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza

Ben Jervey & Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog Waking Times After generations of state control, Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves will soon open for business to the international market. In December 2013, Mexico’s Congress voted to break up the longstanding monopoly held by the state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos — commonly called Pemex — and to open the nation’s […]

Louisiana Residents Gear Up For Fracking Fight Just Outside New Orleans

Louisiana Residents Gear Up For Fracking Fight Just Outside New Orleans

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog Waking Times In mid-April, word started spreading like wildfire among Louisiana residents: Helis Oil & Gas LLC wants to drill a well in search of oil and gas on a 960-acre tract of land about 30 miles from New Orleans, in the Mandeville area. Helis plans to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract oil and gas […]

Texas Family Awarded $3 Million in Nation’s First Fracking Trial

Texas Family Awarded $3 Million in Nation’s First Fracking Trial

Brandon Baker, EcoWatch Waking Times It took three years, but a Texas family finally emerged victorious in a case that could long impact fracking companies and the impact they have on the communities in which they operate. A Dallas jury favored the Parr family, which sued Aruba Petroleum back in 2011 after experiencing an array of health […]

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 who are setting up frack […]

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 resolution called on the U.S. Forest Service to prohibit […]

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 water, gasses, sands or other materials […]

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 extreme oil and gas extraction […]

By February 28, 2014 5 Comments Read 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 never imagined he’d need such protection […]

By February 25, 2014 0 Comments Read 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 Shale heats up, environmentalists are warning that the state […]

By February 19, 2014 0 Comments Read 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 homes. The quakes are most likely being […]

By January 29, 2014 8 Comments Read 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 an eyesore. Berms were built up around fracking sites and […]

By December 13, 2013 2 Comments Read 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 Water: Tar Sands Crude Shipping Meets the Great Lakes?” unpacks a new looming threat […]

By December 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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14 Ways To Re-use Plastic Bottles

14 Ways To Re-use Plastic Bottles

Video – Fourteen ways that a small farm in Uganda re-uses plastic drinks bottles.

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
DMT – The Inner Path to Other Worlds

DMT – The Inner Path to Other Worlds

Video – DMT is a psychoactive chemical produced by the human body and by many plants that causes intense visions and can induce its users to quickly enter a completely different “world.”

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Impact of Voting Within the Confines of Society

The Impact of Voting Within the Confines of Society

Video - Russell Brand and Lawrence O’Donnell discuss the impact that voting lacks within the current structure of the political system and society.

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Could You Give Like This Man?

Could You Give Like This Man?

Video – Research suggests that not only is giving good for you—your health, your happiness, and your sense of purpose—but gift-giving activates the good things that people do to heal a wounded world.

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Has Ghana Become the World’s Toxic Dumping Ground?

Has Ghana Become the World’s Toxic Dumping Ground?

Video – A new study has identified the Agbobloshie dumping yard in Ghana’s capital Accra as the place which poses the highest toxic threat to human life.

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Anna Hunt – Student tuition debt is astronomical in the US, and Germany announces free higher ed for all…

By October 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Where the Warrior Comes In: Authenticity vs. Manipulation

Where the Warrior Comes In: Authenticity vs. Manipulation

Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times At this moment in time, as we stand on the precipice of devolution or evolution, what does ‘pay attention’ mean to us? Our hearts seek wisdom and courage, and the justified faith that attention can bring. We came into this, so is attention the price of being born… an obligation? […]

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times When are we going to stop thinking in terms of religion, country, tribe, town, neighborhood, planet, business and I. When will we begin to think in terms of humanity and helping all people reach higher? Yes. It is natural to think about self, but when are we going to […]

By October 7, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Brainwave entrainment is a way to train the brain to synchronize to a certain frequency, such as gamma, beta, delta, theta and alpha. Each frequency matches a certain state of consciousness. For example, delta is the brainwave dominant while in an unconscious state such as sleeping; while theta and […]

Dangers of Smart Meters Extend Beyond Radiation Exposure

Dangers of Smart Meters Extend Beyond Radiation Exposure

Waking Times The electro-magnetic radiation given off by smart meters has become a health concern for many, but, millions of people worldwide whose homes have been outfitted with these devices must also be aware of the dangers of overheating and malfunction. Recently, there have been an extraordinary number of smart meter-related fires reported all over […]