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The end of the Wild Wild West – vast swathes of US land disappearing under pressure from towns, logging and mining

The end of the Wild Wild West – vast swathes of US land disappearing under pressure from towns, logging and mining | Environmental | Scoop.it
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Alaskan village votes in favour of relocating due to climate change

Alaskan village votes in favour of relocating due to climate change | Environmental | Scoop.it
A tiny Alaskan village has voted to abandon their ancestral home to the rising seas, becoming possibly the first settlement in the United States forced to relocate due to climate change.
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Fracking Guidelines May Ease Shale Exploration Across EU (2)

Fracking Guidelines May Ease Shale Exploration Across EU (2) | Environmental | Scoop.it
The European Union plans guidelines
for shale drilling under proposals that may facilitate oil and
gas extraction using the contested technique that’s brought the
U.S. toward energy independence.
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SfAA News :: Civil Fracking Rights: Community Response to Natural Gas Development in NY

SfAA News :: Civil Fracking Rights: Community Response to Natural Gas Development in NY | Environmental | Scoop.it
By Jeanne Simonelli & Duncan Earle - I came to Otsego County, New York twenty five years ago, to a gentle valley nestled on the banks of the Susquehanna, and still call it home.
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Fracking: Water concerns persist?

Fracking: Water concerns persist? | Environmental | Scoop.it
As anti-fracking protestors gather in West Sussex, scientists in the US have again raised questions about the impact of the technique on drinking water.

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Frack-Free Colorado Highlights Natural Gas Fracking Facts (Infographic)

Frack-Free Colorado Highlights Natural Gas Fracking Facts (Infographic) | Environmental | Scoop.it
Frack-Free Colorado shares some of the startling facts of dangerous natural gas drilling.

 

As the battle over natural gas drilling heats up in Colorado, an upcoming event in Denver aims to unite the opposition. When you consider the startling facts and statistics presented below, it's easy to see why a united opposition is needed. Frack-Free Colorado will host energy experts, activists, musicians and citizens affected by the gas industry for a day of vocal opposition and rallying. Their new site is laid out like one big infographic, featuring a number of important information about natural gas fracking, clean energy alternatives and advice for how people can take action.

The statistics in this infographic represent a few key highlights, so make sure to check out the full site to explore links and additional resources about natural gas drilling.


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AlaineS's curator insight, October 21, 2014 5:13 PM

GREAT posters that show cons.

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Wow, it also relates to Wind Power!

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Arkansas homeowners settle suit charging fracking wastewater caused quakes

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Five Arkansas residents whosued two oil companies claiming wastewater disposal wells fromfracking caused earthquakes that damaged their homes settledwith the companies

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Fracking: 98 more quakes linked to well

Fracking: 98 more quakes linked to well | Environmental | Scoop.it
A fracking waste disposal well linked to 11 earthquakes that rocked the Youngstown area was the likely source of at least 98 additional temblors that were too weak for people to notice, according to new research.

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Drinking Water From Fracking Waste? Researchers Propose Using Gas Hydrates Produced By Fracking To Desalinate Wastewater Produced By Fracking

Drinking Water From Fracking Waste? Researchers Propose Using Gas Hydrates Produced By Fracking To Desalinate Wastewater Produced By Fracking | Environmental | Scoop.it
Drinking water from fracking waste? Almost sounds too good to be true, right? Or perhaps more like a headline from The Onion?

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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Fracking in Michigan #IdleNoMore

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Fracking in Michigan #IdleNoMore | Environmental | Scoop.it

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Risky Oil and Gas Production Threatens Rare Butterflies, Bats in Allegan State Game Area

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Fracking and State Policy in Michigan | The Energy Collective

Fracking and State Policy in Michigan | The Energy Collective | Environmental | Scoop.it
Mounting evidence of water contamination, air pollution, and even earthquakes has been piling on to fracking, while state and federal agencies have been scrambling to manage future impacts.

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#FRACKNO! =) Fracking officially shot down by Dallas City Council - 2013-Aug-28 = #IdleNoMore

#FRACKNO! =) Fracking officially shot down by Dallas City Council - 2013-Aug-28 = #IdleNoMore | Environmental | Scoop.it
After five years of heated debate over fracking, Dallas City Council members voted on August 28 to deny gas drilling permits to Trinity East Energy. The City Council vote confirmed ...

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"I am personally opposed to urban gas drilling in Dallas," he said. "We continue to grow, and there are too many unknowns. To that end, I will support the efforts of the City Planning Commission on new ordinances to ensure safety.
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Bill to regulate fracking passes California state Assembly - Reuters

Bill to regulate fracking passes California state Assembly - Reuters | Environmental | Scoop.it
KQED (blog) Bill to regulate fracking passes California state Assembly Reuters SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A hotly contested bill that would impose California's first regulations on fracking and other oil production practices passed the state...
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Why the UK is using less energy, but importing more - and why it matters

Why the UK is using less energy, but importing more - and why it matters | Environmental | Scoop.it
The UK is in the midst of an energy revolution.
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Being present- A critique of online education

Being present- A critique of online education | Environmental | Scoop.it

Too many online enthusiasts sell the new generation of students short by arguing that they can only learn if they are being entertained or if learning is an exciting, self-paced activity. Yet, we still need to teach people to concentrate and sustain their attention when things may get a little boring or difficult. Not all education should be fast-paced and visually stimulating; rather, people have to learn how to focus and stick with difficult and challenging tasks.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 23, 2014 2:57 AM

A critical look at the role of technology in education.

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Being engaging and relevant is still important. Interesting to read that we need to develop  perseverance and 'grit' in our students.

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The knock on effects of online education are not always obvious, as this article points out. 

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Fracking OutpacesScience on Its Impact | EnvY : The Journal of the Yale School of Foresty and Environmental Studies

Fracking OutpacesScience on Its Impact | EnvY : The Journal of the Yale School of Foresty and Environmental Studies | Environmental | Scoop.it
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Revealed: EPA #Fracking Study Rebukes Agency's Own Safety Claims #GazDeSchiste

Revealed: EPA #Fracking Study Rebukes Agency's Own Safety Claims #GazDeSchiste | Environmental | Scoop.it

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Revealed: EPA #Fracking Study Rebukes Agency's Own Safety Claims #GazDeSchisteDeSmog Exclusive: Censored EPA PA fracking water contamination presentation published for first time
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Proposed fracking in South Africa beauty spot blasted

Proposed fracking in South Africa beauty spot blasted | Environmental | Scoop.it
Environmental campaigners promise to fight government's plans to allow fracking for shale gas in the Karoo

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Experts Worried Fracking Could Harm D.C. Area’s Water Supply

Experts Worried Fracking Could Harm D.C. Area’s Water Supply | Environmental | Scoop.it
Housing Complex is Washington City Paper's blog about D.C. real estate.

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Wrecking the Earth: Fracking has grave radiation risks few talk about

Wrecking the Earth: Fracking has grave radiation risks few talk about | Environmental | Scoop.it
Environmentalists point to various dangerous consequences of using fracking technology, but none can be compared to the issue of radiation exposure and radioactive contamination of the development areas it poses.

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More Fracking Headaches As Earthquake Evidence Grows

It looks like more trouble is looming ahead for communities that host fracking operations.

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Fracking firms could drill under homes without telling the owners: Green groups' fury over horizontal drilling plans

Fracking firms could drill under homes without telling the owners: Green groups' fury over horizontal drilling plans | Environmental | Scoop.it
The plans met with fury from green campaign groups and locals in the Sussex village of Balcombe who say drilling has made their lives a misery.

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Fracking Away Our Water Supply

Fracking Away Our Water Supply | Environmental | Scoop.it
As many areas of the country experience severe droughts, the fight for clean, fresh water is becoming vital to survival for many American citizens.  The problem has been made worse by the expansion of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which...

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Yet Another Study Confirms #Fracking Wastewater Wells Cause Earthquakes

Yet Another Study Confirms #Fracking Wastewater Wells Cause Earthquakes | Environmental | Scoop.it
Residents of Youngstown, Ohio didn’t even know what an earthquake felt like before the fracking industry came to town., earthquakes, Fracking, fracking wastewater, Marcellus Shale, Ohio,

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Yet Another Study Confirms #Fracking Wastewater Wells Cause Earthquakes

Residents of Youngstown, Ohio didn’t even know what an earthquake felt like before the fracking industry came to town.

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Scientist believe that Fracking Wasetwater wells are causing earthquakes because of the "fluid injection" or pretty much the wasterwater getting shot into the ground because this is something they can't store above ground. It has caused over 100 earthquakes sense they have started using Fracking Wastewater Wells. They really don't even need these wells, they can find some other way to dispose of it by doing chemical research or something. So really it's their own fault and they know it's going to keep happening if they don't stop using them. 

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U.S. Forest Service set to decide on fracking in George Washington National Forest

U.S. Forest Service set to decide on fracking in George Washington National Forest | Environmental | Scoop.it
The decision will settle whether the drilling method may be used at George Washington National Forest. (Don't do It. "@sierraclub: U.S.

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