Infographic – How does the U.S. compare to other countries when it comes to recycling? Which US cities could improve their recycling efforts?
Jefferey Jaxen – As California lawmakers decide if resident ‘water wasters’ should face jail time as a drought strikes the state, water agencies are busy working on higher rates and fees to penalize individual residents.
Video – A video that focuses mostly on the ongoing debate about fraking, how it may address our growing demand for energy versus the dangers it poses to our drinking water.
Infographic – Fracking carries known and unknown risks of harm for public health and the environment upon which public health depends. Here are some of the known dangers.
Aaron Dykes & Melissa Melton – Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Halliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production.
Anastasia Pantsios – “The more small earthquakes we have it just simply increases the odds we’re going to have a more damaging event,” he said. “To some degree, we’ve dodged a bullet in Oklahoma.”
Cliff Weathers – Are falling prices killing shale oil and gas, or will the environmental horror return?
Sandra Steingraber – It was science that stopped fracking in New York. In 2008 when our moratorium was first declared, the state of knowledge about the risks and harms of fracking was rudimentary.
Catherine J. Frompovich – Every day, commonplace humans who live, work, and try to make ends meet are being blamed for ruining Planet Earth. Why?
Waking Times – Researchers determined that exposure to chemicals released in fracking may be harmful to human health in men, women and children.
Sharon Kelly – “If you’re looking for the shale gas boom, northeastern Pennsylvania is the place to start.”
Mike Gaworecki – Some fracking wells are using 10-25 million gallons each, and much of this is fresh water…
Anastasia Pantsios – “The USFS had initially proposed to ban fracking in the 1.1 million acre forest, the first outright ban of the practice in a national forest. But…..”
MikeG – “At least 37% of the more than 600 chemicals used in fracking are endocrine disruptors, according to the report…”
Mike G Voters in several states went to the polls and expressed their desire to see an end to fracking.
Sharon Kelly – With tens of thousands of frack wells being abandoned in the US once they dry up, what does the future look like for our natural spaces and communities?
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…
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…”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]