Given such concerns as radioactivity, dangerous air pollution, and water contamination, a comprehensive, thorough and detailed assessment is a must for New York, one of the most populated states in the country, say the health professionals.
Deepak Chopra speaks in a calm and steady voice, answering questions you didn't know you had. Steeped in knowledge, and emanating the assurance that everything is all right, he's a good person to know in times like these.
This Sunday, people will have the chance to hold hands surrounding the White House, and to ask President Obama to live up to his campaign promise to "end the tyranny of oil," by saying no to Tar Sands.
It would be unfortunate if the environmental community divided itself by making gas the solution to the coal problem. It's entire lifestyle from extraction to use needs to be considered for environmental damage, health risk, and costs.
Usually the Pennsylvania Society weekend retreat passes un-noticed by most New York residents, but this time New Yorkers and Pennsylvanians came out in force to protest the gathering, at which the Energy Association and the Marcellus Shale Coalition hosted after-parties.
Though natural gas is marketed as the "safe" energy source compared with coal, according to an EWG report, a single well contains chemicals sufficient to "contaminate over 100 billion gallons of water."