Video - I bet you didn’t know that Earth has what could be called a second moon, and this quasi-orbital satellite that follows a very unusual pattern.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]