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Climate Capsule: The Anniversary We’re Not Celebrating

Congress may be in recess, but the climate never sleeps. Check out this week’s news: Highlight of the Week: Gulf Oil Disaster: One Year Into Recovery Quote: Bill McKibben, founder …

Gold Rush or Fool’s Gold?: Congress Discusses the Impacts of Natural Gas Drilling

Striking a balance between public health, profit, and the environmental impacts of natural gas drilling is a debate that is drawing national attention. The development of the popular fossil fuel …

House and Senate Bills Offer a Breath of Fresh Air from Fossil Fuels

Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate are working to keep air and water clean and protect wildlife habitats and public health from the impacts of oil and gas drilling. …

FRAC Act Focuses on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process of releasing natural gas from the ground. But, to get the gas out, water, sand and other chemicals have to go …

Debate Over Gasland the Movie Hits Mainstream

Every day, we check our emails, blackberry and mail to find an overload of information that we don’t need. I’ll make this easy for you—you NEED to hear this (and …

What the frack? Even 60 Minutes and CSI are concerned about fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas is hurting people and local economies across the U.S.

River in Ohiopyle State Park

Don’t Drink the Water?

Do you consider clean drinking water a given? I know that on most days, I turn on the tap without worry. But across the globe and throughout the U.S, millions …

A Closer Look at Controversial “Fracking” Natural Gas Drilling

This week’s edition of the PBS program NOW investigates a controversial process to drill for natural gas: In the debate over energy resources, natural gas is often considered a “lesser-of-evils”. …

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