Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Environmental News

Latest environmental news.

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Oklahoma has suspected for years that fracking caused earthquakes, but they stayed quiet about the connection under pressure from the oil industry. The Oklahoma Geological...

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An unprecedented ban on fracking went into effect Tuesday in Denton, Texas, a town of 123,000 located on top of the natural-gas goldmine that...

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RICHARD HEASMAN A hard hitting report commissioned by the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation was delivered this week to David Cameron and called on the...

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Tahlequah Daily Press, Aug 7, 2014: USS Ronald Reagan… passed through radiation plumes and clouds… the ship and most of those onboard, tested positive...

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Scientists have found traces of leaked radiation from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident off the coast of California. Radiation experts, though, say the levels...

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Voters in Denton, Texas approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on Tuesday, making the city the first in Texas to outlaw the...

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A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town. This is...

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The natural gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has simultaneously become a cash cow for unimaginably wealthy energy companies,...

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Jane Kay Anchorage, Alaska - Home from work, Sandra Talbot headed straight for her favorite spot, a window overlooking the bird feeder. The winter...

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The incident illustrates lack of local oversight at the beginning of shale gas extraction cycle Deirdre Fulton Wisconsin regulators have shut down a frac sand mine...

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A government expert called the Fukushima fallout in California ‘a thousand times greater than we expected’ several days after the Fukushima explosion, but you...

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Wenonah Hauter Just over a week ago, I had the pleasure of participating in the People’s Climate March, along with our allies and thousands of citizens...

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Since the catastrophic meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March of 2011 irreparably altered the state of the planet for the known future, the...

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Miyoko Sakashita Contaminated water, polluted air, increased earthquake risk: As fracking has expanded across America, this dangerous form of oil and gas production has caused...

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An analysis by an environmental group finds hundreds of cases in which drillers used diesel fuel without obtaining permits and sometimes altered records disclosing...

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Dr. Gary G. Kohls The Big Oil cartels have, for decades, been poisoning the Gulf of Mexico, the Persian Gulf and many other ocean floors...

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The Frack Waste Ban Bill (S1041) was passed by New Jersey’s legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, then it landed on the desk of Governor...

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Fort Collins voters put a five-year ban on fracking in November, but a judge ruled that it 'impeded the state's interest' Andrea Germanos Developing... Voters in Fort...

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Contractor given 28-month prison sentence, $25,000 fine by U.S. district judge Andrea Germanos The owner of a Youngstown, Ohio-based company was sentenced on Tuesday to over two years...

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Over 3 years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, there is virtually no health research being conducted or released on harm to the Japanese.  An April report by...

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Japanese and United Nations authorities have placed "a cone of silence" over medical information an endangered Japanese public is entitled to have about the...

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Boulder County district court judge strikes down city of Longmont's fracking ban Andrea Germanos A Colorado district court judge on Thursday invalidated the city of Longmont's fracking ban,...

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US nuclear plants must be better prepared in case of emergencies, especially those connected with natural disasters, says a new nuclear report, adding that...

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Doctor Shigeru Mita, who recently moved to Okayama-city, Okayama prefecture, to open a new clinic there, wrote a short essay in the newsletter published by Association...

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Environmental group: “The auditor general has confirmed what Pennsylvania residents have long been experiencing: The impacts of gas development are real, intense, and not being...

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A quick guide to the state of fracking in New York. Naveena Sadasivam New York is one of a handful of states around the country that...

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There is broad disagreement over the amounts and effects of radiation exposure due to the triple reactor meltdowns after the 2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake...

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State’s drought has forced farmers to rely on groundwater, even as California aquifers have been intentionally polluted due to exemptions for oil industry. Abrahm Lustgarten California...

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The site of the worst nuclear power plant accident in history will be turned into a “biosphere radiologic reserve,” a Ukrainian minister has announced....

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Protesters call upon President Obama and federal regulators to reject proposed Cove Point facility and halt approvals on all pending liquefied natural gas export...

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The public would pay a heavy price for a $4 billion gas export terminal in Maryland at Cove Point. Tracy Fernandez Rysavy A few years ago,...

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Sherwood Ross  The Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown disaster "is not over and will never end," warns Dr. Helen Caldicott, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and holder...

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Experts to freeze earth around crippled Japanese nuclear plant to stop radioactive water contamination. Officials at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan have...

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Trouble is looming at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, as a leak has forced the shutdown of a cooling system that could cause temperatures to...

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Attorney: “Unless halted, the use of these pesticides threatens not only the very survival of our pollinators, but the fate of whole ecosystems." Lauren McCauley Environmental...

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Today, environmental and food safety groups challenged California’s illegal practice of approving new agricultural uses for neonicotinoid pesticides despite mounting evidence that the pesticides...

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As the oil and gas boom continues, these areas are devastated. Tara Lohan By now, many people have heard about the booming Bakken Shale in North...

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New government data suggests that the average temperature in the United States has cooled by approximately 0.7 degrees Fahrenheit during the last decade. The statistics...

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The ruling is a boon to the more than 170 municipalities in New York that have already passed bans or moratoriums. In a precedent-setting case...

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A Pennsylvania gas company offers residents cash to buy protection from any claims of harm. Naveena Sadasivam For the last eight years, Pennsylvania has been riding...

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Big Victory as Court Upholds Small Towns' Right to Ban Fracking New York Court of Appeals says local communities can ban controversial oil and gas...

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by Kevin Samson - When one thinks of "redistribution of wealth," one would typically understand that to mean a system designed to take from the...

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Gold-digging multinationals are fueling political violence and environmental devastation in El Salvador, but communities are fighting back. Julia Paley “For us, the mine is death.” Those words,...

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Research from Environment America shows that 2012 was a bigger year for toxic chemical dumping than most of us could have imagined. Industrial facilities across the U.S. dumped more...

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Marching and chanting with signs like “Gas exports: Worse than Coal” and “FERC: My safety matters,” dozens of protesters launched a week-long picket outside...

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Years of protests have forced Indian officials to finally close a Coca-Cola bottling factory in the northern province of Uttar Pradesh for extracting groundwater...

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New study links loss of milkweed habitat as a result of herbicide resistant crops to monarchs' falling numbers The monarch butterflies' numbers have been plummeting in recent...

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When one thinks of earthquakes, what comes to mind is usually the vast fault line straddled lands of southern California or the great subduction...

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Tuesday, the New York State Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a case that poses a simple question: Can cities and towns in the Empire...

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I live in fractivist country. While there are vibrant pockets of fractivism essentially anywhere hydraulic fracturing occurs – from New Mexico to Pennsylvania – New York State fractivists have the esteemed honor of actually preventing (at least, thus far) the expansion of fracking in New York State.

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Indeed, by the standard often applied in the U.S., American regulators could have allowed companies to pump pollutants into the aquifer beneath Mexico City.

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Mary Grant | A range of private players in the water arena, including water service companies like American Water, are part of a relatively new corporate effort...

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Dave Hodges, Activist Post |  Much has been written about the past wars that have been fought over oil (e.g. Gulf War 1), the wars that are...

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The powers of financial capitalism had (a) far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able...

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NEW BATAAN, Philippines: A quarter million people were homeless and 477 confirmed dead after the Philippines' worst typhoon this year, officials said Thursday, as...

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