Science & Environment

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-dontfrackdemo520x300.jpg

Fracking encroaches on Pennsylvania forests

Five activists were arrested Mar. 20 in Pennsylvania's Tiadaghton State Park for protesting fracking operations there. Blocking the only access point to a wellpad, they chained themselves to barrels of concrete.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-harlemexplosion520x300.jpg

Loss of life in Harlem the price paid for crumbling infrastructure

It's no coincidence that the collapsed buildings were served by a 127 year-old gas main; those in the labor movement are feeling the unfortunate burden of vindication.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-petcoke529x300.jpg

Chicago residents fight to shut down petcoke operations

Truth is stranger than fiction, so don't be surprised that the Koch Brothers, BP, and a web of multinationals have been hedging bets and kicking up dust on an industrial corridor of working-class neighborhoods between Chicago and Indiana.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-stopfracking520x440.jpg

Ohio “Frackgate” raises concerns about regulators

The FOI request was prompted by Gov. John Kasich's failure to follow through on a 2011 law permitting fracking in Ohio's state parks.

 

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-wherewaterflows520x310.jpg

Scientists warn California could experience megadrought

Although the storm system that brought precipitation to LA is going to help combat the drought in the short-term, weather officials don't believe it will have a lasting effect. The drought is a product of climate change.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-dontfrackCA520x309.jpg

Is Los Angeles poised to ban fracking?

It would halt all forms of "extreme well stimulation," including fracking, and require an independent multi-agency study be conducted exploring the economic, environmental, and health impacts of such drilling operations.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-keystone520x300-1.jpg

Hundreds arrested at White House in XL pipeline protest

In a dramatic sign of growing opposition to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, 398 students were arrested March 2 after they chained themselves to the White House fence.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-paexplosion520x300.jpg

After gas explosion, Chevron offers victims free pizza

The Chevron-owned fracking well shot flames into the air with a powerful boom, starting a fire that burned intensely for four days afterward before it was extinguished.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-protectwolves500x300.jpg

Report shows strong public support for Endangered Species Act

The report was based on a poll which found that two out of three U.S. citizens want the Endangered Species Act either strengthened or simply left alone, but not circumvented or weakened.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Mombacho520x336.jpg

U.S. drug war destroys rain forests

Rain forests around the world are rapidly disappearing due to illegal logging, the growth of palm oil plantations, the clearance for cattle ranching and other forms of commercial agriculture. Now scientists warn of another threat.

15 6 7 8 919