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February 16, 2015 Tiny Quakes Linked to Fracking Raise Risks, Geophysicist SaysSource: NBC News
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily and linked to energy drilling are dramatically increasing the chance of bigger and dangerous quakes, federal research indicates
February 13, 2015 Plastic Ocean Waste Levels Going Up, Study SaysSource: NY Times
Some eight million metric tons of plastic waste makes its way into the world’s oceans each year, and the amount of the debris is likely to increase greatly over the next decade unless nations take strong measures to dispose of...
February 12, 2015 Goldman: Here's Why Oil Crashed—and Why Lower Prices Are Here to StaySource: Bloomberg
Goldman Sachs released an intriguing analysis on Wednesday that shows what many already suspected: The big culprit in the oil crash has been an abundance of oil flooding the market. A massive supply shock in the second half of...
February 12, 2015 The World Can Turn the Corner on Climate Change by 2020. Here's HowSource: Huff Post
When it comes to climate action, it's a good thing that smart people keep building scenarios for cleaning up global energy production. Those visions of the future are necessary -- but they tend to lack an essential ingredient.
February 11, 2015 Wind farm study finds 'no direct evidence' they affect healthSource: The Guardian
There is “no direct evidence” that windfarms affect health in humans, a report by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has found. However the chairman of the NHMRC wind farms and health reference group, the...
February 10, 2015 The Authoritative Hispanic View of Global WarmingSource: American Thinker
According to a poll conducted last month by the New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future, Hispanics are far more likely than whites to view global warming as a...
February 9, 2015 Report unveils major food companies' meager recycling efforts
fooddive.com - Environmental groups îAs You Sowî and the Natural Resources Defense Council published a report chronicling the recycling and sustainable packaging efforts â or lack thereof â of big players...
February 6, 2015 Americans are finally taking climate change seriously. Here is why that might not last.Source: The Week
A big new poll has raised some optimism that public opinion on climate change is finally catching up to the science. But the poll is a welcome reflection that more and more people understand the seriousness of the climate threat,...
February 5, 2015 New guidelines coming for environmental reporting
cgma.org - The îClimate Disclosure Standards Boardî has published a final consultation draft of its Climate Change Reporting Framework. Comments on the draft are sought by December 14th and can be submitted online....
February 3, 2015 Cities that meet air standards in China: 8Source: CNN
Hong Kong—Only eight Chinese cities met the country's air quality standards in 2014, according to China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, although this was an improvement on 2013 when just three made the grade
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