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Notes on Environmental Communication
Today, September 28, 2010, EcoAmerica is hosting an important environmental conference, America The Best, in Washington, DC, for a small group of specialists in environmental communication to see what ideas emerge. Because of the number of distinguished participants, I compressed my ideas to 4...
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Israeli Company Hired by State Government to Spy on Pennsylvanians and Other Americans
The surprise disclosure that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through its state Homeland Security Agency, along with a number of local police departments in the state, have been employing a private Israeli security company with strong links to Mossad and the Israeli Defense Force grows...
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As Regulators Weigh Drilling in Marcellus Shale, EPA Opens Public Hearings on Health and Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing
The Environmental Protection Agency has begun public hearings in Binghamton, New York on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a controversial technique that mining companies use to extract natural gas from rock formations thousands of feet underground. The hearings are part of a broad investigation...
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Fireball Tragedy in California Suburb Brings Gas Industry Under Scrutiny
The deadly explosion has increased pressure on the government to regulate the extraction method hydraulic fracturing
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US Asks Firms to Reveal Gas Extraction Liquid
WASHINGTON - The US environmental regulator on Thursday asked gas companies to reveal what chemicals are used in deep extraction, addressing concerns by residents that their drinking water is being contaminated. US companies have increasingly tapped shale gas, which lies deep underground and was...
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Feds Warn Residents Near Wyoming Gas Drilling Sites Not To Drink Their Water
The federal government is warning residents in a small Wyoming town with extensive natural gas development not to drink their water, and to use fans and ventilation when showering or washing clothes in order to avoid the risk of an explosion. The announcement accompanied results from a second round...
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Is Fracking Even Worse Than Drilling?
NEW YORK - With cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico barely underway, energy companies are already assuming a crouching stance in anticipation of a no-holds-barred attack by environmentalists on what the industry says is the next major breakthrough in natural resource extraction. The breakthrough is...
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The Fight Against Fracking
When politicians refer to natural gas as a "clean" alternative to oil and coal , they seldom mention a commonly used technique called horizontal hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. But in New York, residents were concerned enough about the long-term environmental, health, and economic...
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Natural Gas No Quick Fix for U.S. Energy Woes
Food & Water Watch Report Points to Need for Better Federal Regulations; Activists in Delaware River Basin, Colorado and Virginia Fear Risks from Fracking
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Natural Gas Fracking: Ruining Your Lunch
With the documentary movie Gasland making its national debut on HBO just last week, the nation is now more aware of the environmental issues natural gas fracking poses. What you might not have heard is that many farmers in upstate New York fear the impact that natural gas drilling will have on our...
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