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April 8, 2014 The Daily Show Buys Into Anti-Fracking HysteriaSource: Forbes
As a big fan of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart (I paid full price to see “Doogle,” although perhaps I shouldn’t brag about that), it always bothers me when they misrepresent a factual issue. Not holding views I disagree with,...
Live Science - Seth Shulman is a senior staff writer at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS), a veteran science journalist and author of six books. This op-ed, and Shulman's other Got Science' Columns, can be...
April 7, 2014 When Water Scarcity Becomes Personal
The Huffington Post - "There are so many problems here around water," Sabeen said. Sabeen is Syrian. Last year she and her children fled Damascus, and now they live in northern Jordan in a one-room flat. Mattresses without sheets...
April 7, 2014 Declare a California fracking moratorium nowSource: SF Gate
Water is top-of-mind for most Californians. Amid calls for conservation, we have overlooked an obvious step to protect water supplies: stopping extreme oil-extraction techniques such as fracking and well stimulation.
April 3, 2014 Climate change to force us to changeSource: The Virginian Pilot
Despite the constant foment from professional skeptics in America, global warming isn't in serious doubt among the vast majority of the world's scientists or policymakers. That's good. As a report from the International Panel on...
theguardian.com - Because those organisations, groups like As You Sow, CERES, and the îInterfaithî îCenterî on îCorporateî îResponsibilityî, managed in very short order to get Exxon...
April 3, 2014 10 reasons why 76% of Americans ignore climate disastersSource: MarketWatch
C’mon, admit it, we humans really are causing our own climate suicide. But so what? We’ve got freedom of choice. And we love our cars. They need gas. And we’re a bundle of mental contradictions. Is climate a “big issue?” Gallup...
Source: LA Times
Here’s a statistic for you. Out of 10,855 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals last year that dealt with some aspect of global warming, all but two accepted human behavior as the primary cause. Oddly, that represents a...
March 26, 2014 Voices from the Shale - Pinochio Award for Spectra Energy’s "Ground Game" on Sabal Trail Pipeline – While Company Pushes 8 Pipeline Projects in 14 States; Meanwhile PHMSA Documents Corrosion ProblemsSource: Mike Benard, featured commentator
Spectra Energy has eight new pipeline projects in the U.S. that, if approved, will result in more than 830 miles of pipeline in 14 states. In addition, it is constructing a new underground natural gas storage reservoir in...
March 24, 2014 Environmentalists: Hold Your Noses But Deal With Carbon Capture And Shale Gas DrillingSource: Forbes
It didn’t exactly stop the presses. But at least it made the back pages: China will cut its coal use to 65 percent of its electricity generation by year-end instead of by 2017, which is nearly 1 percent less than in 2013....
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