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First Texan City Bans Fracking

Voters in Denton, Texas approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on Tuesday, making the city the first in Texas to outlaw the controversial gas-extraction process. The ban is likely to garner legal challenges, but, for now, supporters celebrating ...

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9 Good Reasons to Ban Fracking Immediately

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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, a brutally efficient destroyer of limited natural resources depended upon by the rest of us, and ...

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Stop Fracking Our Oceans, Californians Say

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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 massive harm to our environment and public health. Now the oil industry is ramping up ...

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The Fukushima Health Crisis

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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 a UN committee tried to sweep the issue under the rug, predicting any harmful effects of the catastrophe ...

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UN And Japanese Covering Up Fukushima Peril

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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 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown. “It is obvious that there is collaboration between the World Health Organization(WHO) ...

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Fukushima: Bad and Getting Worse

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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 and tsunami. The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) joined the controversy June ...

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A Fracking Boondoggle

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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, Tammy Manning and her family moved to Franklin Forks, Pennsylvania, 10 miles from the ...

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Aggressive Tactic on the Fracking Front

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 the natural gas boom, with companies drilling and fracking thousands of wells across the ...

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Let towns, cities decide on fracking

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 State fend off potentially devastating environmental and economic damage by banning hydraulic fracturing through their zoning code? ...

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Water Is Invaluable

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 to coordinate public outreach about the “Value of Water.” It is a fairly clever PR ...

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The Coming Water Wars

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 to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a ...

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477 dead, many homeless in Philippines typhoon

NEW BATAAN, Philippines: A quarter million people were homeless and 477 confirmed dead after the Philippines’ worst typhoon this year, officials said Thursday, as the government appealed for international help. Typhoon Bopha ploughed across Mindanao island on Tuesday, flattening whole ...

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Energy and Transportation Solutions

Edwin M. Basye, Activist Post |  achieve solutions to societies current problems, I believe that reliance on individual responsibility and action is more effective than reliance on government policies and programs. Information is the key. When people are aware of possible solutions, ...

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