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February 6, 2014 Report: Fracking raising water supply worriesSource: USA Today
The USA's domestic energy boom is increasing demands on water supplies already under pressure from drought and growing populations, a new report says. The water-intensive process used to extract oil and gas from shale underground...
February 6, 2014 FACT CHECK: Anti-Obamacare chorus is off keySource: Washington Post
WASHINGTON — New estimates that President Barack Obama’s health care law will encourage millions of Americans to leave the workforce or reduce their work hours have touched off an I-told-you-so chorus from Republicans, who’ve...
Source: TG Daily
New research predicts that coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from storm surge flooding over the course of the 21st century. According to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...
Source: Think Progress
According to the results of a Sierra Club national survey released Tuesday, seven-in-ten Americans favor the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) putting limits on the amount of carbon pollution that power plants can release....
Source: Modern Health
Memo to the White House: The website may be fixed, but President Barack Obama's new health insurance markets have yet to win over most consumers. Negative perceptions of the healthcare rollout have eased, a new Associated...
January 27, 2014 Study links flooding to human activities, changing landscapes
Punch - A new report has blamed the rising occurrences of flooding all over the world on human activities in addition to climate change/global warming, MAUREEN AZUH writes Flooding has in recent years become a major problem that...
January 21, 2014 China's exports linked to western U.S. air pollutionSource: CNN
Pollution doesn't respect national borders. Outsourcing manufacturing to China may have resulted in less pollution in some parts of the United States, but other regions have lesser air quality because of U.S.-bound Chinese...
The study shows that in the last year, the number of Americans who believe global warming is not happening has soared. In September 2012, 12% of Americans said they thought global warming was not happening. By November 2013, that...
January 15, 2014 Mapping the American Carbon Footprint, Down to the Last Zip Code [INTERACTIVE MAPS]Source: The Energy Collective
In the process of researching and writing our free eBook ’Emit This’ I mapped out the average American’s carbon footprint. The result was the tree map above which shows the typical spending of an American results in 19 t CO2e of...
January 13, 2014 Earth 'going downhill' as consumption rises, report says
CNN - Hong Kong (CNN)-- From high above the earth, an astronaut launched the latest report card on the health of the planet which once again paints an alarming image of over-consumption and exploitation. In a recorded message,...
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