Science & Environment

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Germany to ban fracking, or so it says

"Fracking must be banned in Germany without any exceptions. They want to enforce a regulation which mostly allows fracking under the guise of an alleged ban."

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Birds feeling the sting of bee-killing pesticides

There's a lot of buzz around a recent study showing the toxic chemicals we use have a ripple effect farther up the food chain, causing birds to rapidly decline in number.

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Ohio town grapples with fracking: housing troubles, rent gouging

Besides housing issues, fracking has brought increased drug usage along with meth labs, prostitution, and human trafficking.

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North Dakota pipeline spews saltwater into Native American reservation

Lake Sakakawea, a reservoir of the Missouri River, provides drinking water to several communities on the Fort Berthold reservation including the Manda, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes.

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Insider trading ties Gov. Scott to fracking

As Gov. Rick Scott's financial ties to big energy begin to surface, Florida's citizens and environmentalists start to turn up heat.

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Pipelines vs. community rights: a New England democracy lesson

Among neighboring towns, more than a dozen so far have called town meetings and voted to reassert community rights as the ultimate authority before approving such projects.

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Environmental news roundup: Massive Peoples Climate March at UN Sept. 21

On the environmental front, there is a confusing and contradictory mix of bad news along with progress to celebrate.

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Louisianans march for clean water, demand oil companies own up

Oil and gas canals and pipelines have destroyed much of the Louisiana coastal lands.

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Oklahoma suffers quakes after fracking

A swarm of earthquakes that have shaken homes and rattled nerves. Nearby, fracking operations are ongoing, continuously disturbing both the environment and people's peace of mind.

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Gore strikes hard (and strikes out), again

While capitalism is a major cause of the environmental problems we face, humanity needs environmental change to start happening now - we can't wait for socialism.

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