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Fracking Goes To Sea: California Regulators Startled To Learn Of Offshore Hydraulic Fracturing

Fracking Goes To Sea: California Regulators Startled To Learn Of Offshore Hydraulic Fracturing | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
In recent weeks, Californians have been surprised to find out that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been secretly occurring along their coastline for years, without any analysis of its potential environmental impact.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:55 AM

 

 

27.11.13 ~ Contaminated water. Greenhouse gas pollution. Dead wildlife. And grave threats to public health.::.  http://mission-blue.org/2013/11/california-fracking/

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Rhetoric Over Climate’s Role In Australian Bushfires Heats Up As Blazes Burn On

Rhetoric Over Climate’s Role In Australian Bushfires Heats Up As Blazes Burn On | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As bushfires rage on in Australia, the debate over climate's role in the disaster has become unexpectedly hot.
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Climate Council finds 'clear link' between bushfires and climate change

Climate Council finds 'clear link' between bushfires and climate change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Guardian Australia: Independent body that Coalition axed challenges Tony Abbott's assertion that connections between global warming and blazes are 'hogwash'
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The Coming Plague

The Coming Plague | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The following article is reprinted by permission of its author, Stephen Leahy, who writes for the Inter Press Service (IPS) News Agency. To access the article as posted on the IPS website, click here.
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Wall Street Demands Answers From Fossil Fuel Producers on 'Unburnable' Carbon | InsideClimate News

Wall Street Demands Answers From Fossil Fuel Producers on 'Unburnable' Carbon | InsideClimate News | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A well-heeled coalition of investors is asking top fossil fuel companies to calculate the risks of plowing billions into new oil, gas and coal projects.
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Hydraulic Fracturing: Small fortune is lost when oil giant's well collides with family business

Naomi Parker and her ex-husband, the proprietors of Parko Oil LLC, own 10 oil wells in the San Juan Basin of Sandoval County, N.M.
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'Smart meters' — 'the DDT of this century' or harmless technology?

'Smart meters' — 'the DDT of this century' or harmless technology? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Daily Sun newspapers are strong, independent voices in their communities and deliver reliable local news to readers and excellent value to advertisers.
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8 states vow 3.3M zero-emission vehicles by 2025

8 states vow 3.3M zero-emission vehicles by 2025 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
San Francisco - The governors of eight states including California and New York pledged Thursday to work together to create charging stations and other fueling infrastructure needed to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on those states'...
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Indonesia's forests are shrinking despite reforms

Indonesia's forests are shrinking despite reforms | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
At home and abroad, Indonesia is highlighting its progress in curbing the environmental destruction that has depleted forests and made it a leading source of greenhouse gases. But environmentalists are ...
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Greenland gives green light for uranium and rare earths mining

Greenland gives green light for uranium and rare earths mining | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Parliament agrees by a single vote to open self-governing territory up to mining sectors dominated by China and Australia
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With a plant's tainted water still flowing, no end to environmental fears

With a plant's tainted water still flowing, no end to environmental fears | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For months now, it has been hard to escape the continuing deluge of bad news from the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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Wildfire smoke a health hazard to millions, even far from flames

Wildfire smoke a health hazard to millions, even far from flames | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Wildfire smoke poses a growing health risk to millions of Americans, even for those who live hundreds of miles from the flames, a new report by an environmental group says.
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Advocates see ‘glimmer of hope’ for chemical law reform - The Hill's RegWatch

Health and safety advocates joined a green chemical manufacturer on Thursday to press Congress to reform the country’s decades-old chemical safety law.
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The EPA Is Touring The Country For Recommendations On Cutting Carbon

The EPA Is Touring The Country For Recommendations On Cutting Carbon | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The agency's June 2014 regulations will cut emissions from existing power plants, so it's seeking comment on how to do it from 11 different cities.
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Major Pension Funds Push Fossil Fuel Companies To Address How They’ll Deal With Climate Change

Major Pension Funds Push Fossil Fuel Companies To Address How They’ll Deal With Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The pension funds' financial clout makes it more likely that the companies will comply with their requests.
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The 2012 State of the Climate is easily misunderstood

The 2012 State of the Climate is easily misunderstood | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Every year the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides a kind of health check of Earth's climate.
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Climate: Legislative glitch could doom rules for existing power plants

An error that Congress made more than 20 years ago may be industry's only hope of avoiding carbon dioxide regulations for existing power plants.
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Oil train derailment in Alberta and gas fracking protest in New Brunswick add to fossil fuel industry woes

Oil train derailment in Alberta and gas fracking protest in New Brunswick add to fossil fuel industry woes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Oil train derailment. Fracking protests. Public relations failures continue to mount for Canada's fossil fuel industry.
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Meet the Kickstarter of Solar Energy

Meet the Kickstarter of Solar Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Mosaic is trying to radically change solar—by bringing it to everyone.
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Pacific Islanders too fatalistic about climate change | Pacific Beat | ABC Radio Australia

Is the constant talk about climate change and sea level rise causing decision makers in the Pacific to become fatalistic about the issue?
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Chinook salmon thrive in flooded-field experiment

Chinook salmon thrive in flooded-field experiment | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers who fattened young chinook salmon in flooded fields after the rice harvest last winter reported Thursday that the fish grew fast and to record sizes, offering a promising new way to improve survival of the long-threatened salmon.
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Thailand suffers worst dengue epidemic in more than 20 years

Thailand suffers worst dengue epidemic in more than 20 years | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than 136,000 cases of dengue fever confirmed this year - a 50 percent increase compared to 2012
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How doctors, teachers may be the 'slave labour' that made your T-shirt | Toronto Star

How doctors, teachers may be the 'slave labour' that made your T-shirt | Toronto Star | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Uzbekistan sponsors slave labour, activists say, forcing 2 million of its people, including children, to pick cotton for little or no pay.
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MSHA cites 3 mines under new 'pattern of violations' rule 

MSHA cites 3 mines under new 'pattern of violations' rule  | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal inspectors on Thursday took stepped-up enforcement actions against three coal mines -- including two in West Virginia -- citing them under a tougher new "pattern of violations" rule written in the wake of the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster.

 
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Response to a City’s Smog Points to a Change in Chinese Attitude

Response to a City’s Smog Points to a Change in Chinese Attitude | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rising concern about pollution in China and a more active response signal that some officials are serious about tackling the chronic problem.
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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, October 25, 2013 12:16 PM

"They were reacting to the first notable surge of air pollution in China this autumn. Residents across the nation’s north fear that the smog is a sign of things to come. With winter approaching, cities north of the Huai River are turning on their coal-fired municipal heating systems, whose emissions were found in one study to shorten residents’ life spans by an average of five years."