As long as coal plants are still being built, it doesn’t matter how many wind farms there are, argues author [EPA] San Francisco, CA - Coal is going down in the United States, and that’s good news for the Earth’s climate. The US Energy Information Administration has announced that coal, the dirtiest and most carbon-intensive conventional [...]
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The biggest climate victory you never heard of The fight against coal in the US has achieved great success due to activists’ passion and commitment.
The Human Cancer Risks Posed by Extreme Fossil Fuel Extraction We cancer survivors, who know something about the fragility of life, hereby declare that the exchange of life-giving water for death-dealing fossil fuel is unacceptable. April 17, 2012 |
Photo Credit: mydphotos The Human Cancer Risks Posed by Extreme Fossil Fuel Extraction We cancer survivors, who know something about the fragility of life, hereby declare that the exchange of life-giving water for death-dealing fossil fuel is unacceptable. April 17, 2012 | LIKE THIS ARTICLE ? Join our mailing list: Sign up to stay up to [...]
Studies fault Bayer in bee die-off A corn pesticide manufactured by the German chemical company Bayer has come under scrutiny in two scientific studies that indicate that it is responsible for mass deaths of pollinating bees.
Honeybees fill a hive at Golden Angels Apiary in Singers Glen, Va., last month. Though colony collapse disorder has not affected Valley beekeepers, local hives are still susceptible to a variety of dangers, like neonicotinoids, an insecticide thought to attack the insects’ central nervous system. Michael Reilly/Daily News-Record/AP Studies fault Bayer in bee die-off A corn pesticide manufactured [...]
Why Fracking is a Crime Against Women: Spontaneous Abortions, Breast Cancer, and Birth Defects link http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/876609/why_fracking_is_a_crime_against_women%3A_spontaneous_abortions%2C_breast_cancer%2C_and_birth_defects/#paragraph2 Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has generated widespread media attention this year. The process, which injects water and chemicals into the ground to release “natural” gas and oil from shale bedrock, has been shown to contribute significantly to air and [...]
About That Dimock Fracking Study: Result Summaries Show Methane and Hazardous Chemicals Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:11By Christine Shearer, Truthout | Interview
Natural gas wells owned by Cabot Oil and Gas in Dimock, Pa., in December 2009. Environmental concern about hydraulic fracturing is creating political obstacles for gas drilling companies. (Photo: Fred R. Conrad / The New York Times)Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 issued a statement last week that its preliminary tests of water [...]
Have Bees Become Canaries In the Coal Mine? Why Massive Bee Dieoffs May Be a Warning About Our Own Health
Leaked data: Palm biodiesel as dirty as fuel from tar sands There are good biofuels and bad biofuels and the worst are as filthy as the foulest fossil fuels. But the good biofuels are essential to tackling climate change
Workers unload oil palm fruit in Kertajaya, Banten Province, Indonesia. Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Images There are good biofuels and bad biofuels: the trick is telling one from the other. That’s particularly difficult when trying to take account of the natural forests and wetlands that can destroyed in the drive to grow some biofuel crops. But we’re [...]
The all-suffering residents of Dimock, PA. – population 1,368 and enough Cabot gas and oil fracking sites to have poisoned their wells over the last three years – got screwed again this weekend when the federal E.P.A. said they’d bring them safe water, and then abruptlychanged their minds. More here and here on Dimock’s woeful history. “These agencies were developed to help [...]
Fracking Compounds Found in Drinking Water The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft analysis of data Dec. 8 from its Pavillion, Wyoming ground water investigation. At the request of Pavillion residents, EPA began investigating water quality concerns in private drinking water wells three years ago. Since that time, in conjunction with [...]
Fracking may be causing groundwater pollution, says EPA report Environmental Protection Agency announces findings after Wyoming residents complained well water reeked of chemicals A shale gas drill site in Forest Lake, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Amy Sussman/Corbis http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/09/epa-reports-fracking-groundwater-pollution The US Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday for the first time that fracking — a controversial method of improving [...]
Nature is the 99%, too The economy is built on the idea of relentless growth, which is an environmental and health disaster for all but the 1%.
An ever-growing economy requires ever-growing supplies of natural resources – unfortunately, the planet we live on has a finite amount of resources [GALLO/GETTY] What if rising sea levels are yet another measure of inequality? What if the degradation of our planet’s life-support systems – its atmosphere, oceans and biosphere – goes hand in hand with [...]
Hazardous Hydrofracking in America By Stephen Lendman Could this be coming soon to a place near you?
Hazardous Hydrofracking in America By Stephen Lendman - Posted on 27 October 2011 Hazardous Hydrofracking in America – by Stephen Lendman (This process may very well see its way to Australia. But in any event the fracking moves are very much on the boil here as well. There seems to be little if almost no control [...]
Chip Ward, Occupy Earth Posted by Chip Ward at 9:28am, October 27, 2011. If your child has asthma and it’s getting worse, then news about the White House’s recent retreat on ozone (that is, smog) standards for the air over your city wasn’t exactly cause for cheering. Thank our environmental president for that, but mainly of course the [...]
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related Links EPA (7/9/10) EPA Call for Information on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Bioenergy and Other Biogenic Sources. Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventories Methane to Markets Personal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator IPCC’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme UNFCCC Greenhouse Gases Database National Inventory [...]
Al Gore accuses Barack Obama of bowing ‘to pressure from polluters’ Former US vice-president Al Gore accused Barack Obama of bowing to pressure from polluters. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA Al Gore makes a blunt public attack on the Obama administration for its failure to enforce stricter pollution standards reddit this Comments (57) If Barack Obama didn’t have [...]
In Washington, at least 275 protesters have been arrested oppossing a pipeline which they say will damage ecosystems, increase oil dependency and worsen global warming [GALLO/GETTY] David Daniel had never been to an environmental protest before this week, but as hundreds converge in Washington for civil disobedience against a massive oil pipeline, the retired carpenter from Texas is spearheading [...]
Industrial activity has cut down 7,000 square kilometres of Brazil‘s Amazonian rainforest so far this year [EPA] Biofuels are an alternative energy source that can drive local development by generating jobs, know-how and technology. But they can also cause social damage, as locals fear in the case of industrial-scale exploitation of babassu palm trees, which grow abundantly [...]
Is the Pentagon Poisoning Afghan Civilians? In Afghanistan, the U.S. military disposes of garbage in open burn pits. Are toxic clouds from these sites making everyone sick? August 18, 2011 | This article first appeared at Guernica. Their shelves hold Army pants, boots and knives sold to them, they say, by Afghans working on the base, [...]
At High Country News, Rachel Waldholz has written a shouldn’t-be-missed piece about environmental justice called Greening a city … and pushing other colors out. An excerpt: The Hunters Point Naval Shipyard covers 500 acres on San Francisco’s southeastern flank, jutting out into the bay like the fletching of a giant arrow.Acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1940, [...]
Emails expose BP’s attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show BP officials discussing how to influence the work of scientists • Read the BP internal meeting notes Share33 Comments (5) Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent guardian.co.uk, Friday 15 April 2011 11.46 BST Article history [...]