The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's review of fracking's threats to water quality was met with exaltation from the oil industry for this principal finding: "We did not find evidence that [fracking has] led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States."
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Lincoln Chafee enter the 2016 race; Maryland bans fracking; Texas and Oklahoma ban fracking bans.
With gasoline prices relatively low — and natural gas supplies holding down electricity prices, at least in the United States — there has never been a better time to introduce progressive climate policies in the form of carbon pricing. Unfortunately, none of us should hold our breath waiting for that to happen.
Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.
A DeSmog investigation has uncovered the identity of a land agent and the contract company he works with that allegedly offered to buy an Iowa farmer the services of two teenage sex workers in exchange for access to his land to build the controversial proposed Dakota Access pipeline.
Clinton will probably have an easy time getting endorsements from beltway green groups hoping to gain influence. But as Pat Quinn learned in Illinois, and Mark Udall learned in Colorado, promoting regulated fracking is a tough sell to environmental voters no matter what endorsements a candidate can brag about.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.
While most Republicans think there is no role for government in job creation, some of our best Presidents have proven otherwise. FDR knew the importance of government when he created the New Deal that brought America out of a deep depression.
Today, protesters delivered 515,000 signatures on a petition to Nestle's headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles telling Nestle to get out of town. Here ...
Yes, Nepal needs this energy for its own security, development, and financial stability. But what is really being wrought here?
We all have different tools in out tool boxes that we can use to fight the power of corporations that place short-term profit over the long-term health and well-being of people and the planet. The time is NOW to use all that we have to stop plastic pollution.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...
Based on the bad actors, sometimes it's tempting to assume all large multinational corporations are unconcerned about their environmental impacts. The reality is far more nuanced.
Although Mesa Verde is off limits, I had visions of an unbridled takeover of nearly every place else by the industry, with well pads, derricks and storage tanks overwhelming the beauty of that Colorado landscape. I had fears of the underground effects of fracking on the aquifers, with natural gas and benzene rising up through the streams, poisoning the trout.
As Saudi Arabia continues to ramp up production, taking market share away from U.S. shale producers, U.S. shale is being forced to cut back. This story has been told many times over the past few months, but the data is finally confirming the success of Saudi Arabia's strategy, albeit a minor one thus far.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.