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Water shortages are a serious concern in the Cowichan Valley with record low levels in the Cowichan River threatening salmon survival. Water use regulations restricting use have been kicked into place throughout the valley as we pray for rain.
Yes, it is a challenge and one that promises to become . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Toxic Algae Bloom Leaves 500,000 Without Drinking Water in Ohio
Fracking caused over 100 earthquakes in Ohio.
State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.
State Oil & Gas Chief Rick Simmers told The Associated Press on . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Fracking Causes Earthquakes
Rachel Maddow is my favorite American television host, political commentator and progressive. She’s the best. In this video, she unloads on Republicans and conservatives for their delusional reaction to the re-election of Barack Obama as the pre… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: U.S. election 2012: Rachel Maddow unloads on delusional Republicans
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Voting day is not even here and lawsuits are flying thicker than bats in a musty cave. Ohio is the key state – the winner here most likely will be the next president. And things are taking a very bad turn there right now, as this report explains: . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Presidential election: Trouble brewing in Ohio
Nurses from the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) are proposing they take on a more prominent role in connecting the dots between human health and fossil fuel-based energy. Their public policy proposal, “Nurses Role in Recognizing, Education and Advocating for Healthier Energy Choices,” was passed by the American Nurses Association . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: American Nurses Band Together to Expose Health Risks of Fracking and Fossil Fuel Energy
This is a guest post by Connor Gibson, cross-posted from Greenpeace.
Wake up and smell the frack fluid! But don't ask what's in it, at least not in Ohio, cause it's still not your right to know. Ohio is in the final stages of making an Exxon trojan horse on hydrofracking . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: ALEC Slips Exxon Fracking Loopholes into New Ohio Law
It's okay, people. We've been blowing this whole fracking thing way out of proportion. Dr. Barry Stevens of To-Be-Determined America sets the record straight in hopes that we'll re-align our focus and concentrate on the real issues at hand, which, by the way, is not fracking (Spoiler Alert: it's toothpaste).
. . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Toothpaste More Dangerous Than Fracking, "Expert" Says
A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says that the increased seismic activity taking place in certain areas of the United States is almost certainly the result of oil and gas drilling activities. The group has been studying dozens of earthquakes across America for the last 8 months and . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Survey Says…Fracking IS Causing Earthquakes
The unconventional gas industry's latest rush in the United States will land it in the state of Ohio, but a recent poll shows that the state's residents are not rolling out the red carpet for an industry famous for threatening drinking water supplies, causing earthquakes, noise and air pollution and trying to proliferate global addiction . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: 72 Percent of Ohioans Want A Fracking Moratorium, Citing Need For More Study
For the fracking industry, 2012 is off to a shaky start…literally. On New Year’s Eve 2011, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Ohio, one of the largest fracking-related quakes to date. According to reports, the quake was felt across hundreds of square miles in the state of Ohio, and scientists . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Fracking Earthquakes Becoming Serious Cause for Concern
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It is a well-known fact that the unconventional gas industry is involved in an inherently toxic business, particularly through hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), which the EPA just confirmed today has contaminated groundwater in Wyoming. The documentary "Gasland," DeSmogBlog's report "Fracking the Future: How Unconventional Gas Threatens our Water, Health, and Climate," . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Fracking Ohio’s Utica Shale to "Boost Local Economy"? A "Total" Sham
It might be because I just started paying attention, but it seems to me that terrariums are on the rise. These delicate glass globes filled with tiny gardens are like nature sent to earth from space. As we become more aware of our impact on the environment, it’s almost as through we have taken a […] . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Engaged devotion and care – The terrariums of Paula Hayes
Anti-union legislation has been all the rage in the U.S. following last November’s election of a number of right-wing governors. Most notorious is Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, infamous for his polarizing union law that strips most public employees of thei… . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Busting the union-busting bills
danger men.jpg The Associated Press is reporting some new details about the mysterious memo that surfaced earlier this year which encourages buyers of oil and gas leases to lie to landowners abou… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Mysterious Fracking Memo Encourages Employees To Deceive Landowners