TAG: california

California Water Shortage – The Game Changer That Will Trigger the Food Crisis

Jamie Lee, Contributor Waking Times For What It’s Worth…  (I live in the North Counties of Northern California and manage a small Biodynamic farm forgoing a previous existence as a research analyst on Wall Street and owner of a small investment boutique firm for over two decades.) Farmers throughout California are dramatically cutting way back

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

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 shale gas drilling attractive even though the

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 a week before the California State Senate

Report: West Coast Children Hit With Thyroid Problems Following Fukushima

Anthony Gucciardi, Natural Society Waking Times Still think that the Fukushima nuclear meltdown of 2011 never affected the United States public? Young children born in the United States West Coast, right in the line of fire for radioactive isotopes, have been found to be 28% more likely to develop congenital hypothyroidism than infants born the year

My Life, My Medicine – Luke’s Story of the Healing Effects of Medical Cannabis

Buck Rogers, Staff Writer Waking Times  For many people plagued with chronic illness, access to medicinal Cannabis means the difference between suffering through the day or simply getting through the day.  For relieving pain, increasing appetite, assisting with sleep and calming the mind, Cannabis is undoubtedly a very powerful natural medicine that is helping people