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Welcome to Frackland

Welcome to Frackland

By Donna Kohut | February 15, 2013 at 7:12 am | No comments

Barren, empty hydraulic fracturing lots - somewhere over California. Photo by Beelaineo via flickr Your state is in serious debt. It has a long history of labor struggles and industrialization. You and your neighbors are hard-working people, coming from generations of...

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The Struggle Against a Fracking Wasteland

The Struggle Against a Fracking Wasteland

By Donna Kohut | January 9, 2013 at 7:35 am | No comments

Photo by AllClearMedia via flickr Louisiana’s bayous are collapsing into record-sized sinkholes. Houses melt from the heat of a gas pipeline fire in Sissonville, West Virginia. Livestock in South Dakota lose their tails from chemical contamination of their air, land, and...

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Backdrop of Devastating Storms Highlight COP 18′s Failure

Backdrop of Devastating Storms Highlight COP 18′s Failure

By Donna Kohut | December 12, 2012 at 7:24 am | No comments

Photo by IHA Central Office via flickr Even though the COP 18 talks closed late on Friday, December 7, they proved to be a failure to the global community experiencing the impacts of climate change first hand. 2012’s Conference of Parties was hosted in Qatar, the nation...

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Derrick Jensen Co-Authors New Book with Stephanie McMillan

Derrick Jensen Co-Authors New Book with Stephanie McMillan

By Donna Kohut | November 30, 2012 at 7:28 am | No comments

Photo of Derrick Jensen Once again, environmentalist author Derrick Jensen is partnering with radical cartoonist Stephanie McMillan to stun audiences, but this time it is with their new novel The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad. Described as “darkly comic and...

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Do the Math: Bill McKibben’s Tour to Save the Planet

Do the Math: Bill McKibben’s Tour to Save the Planet

By Donna Kohut | November 15, 2012 at 7:09 am | No comments

Photo by snre via flickr Bill McKibben spoke at San Francisco’s Green Festival on November 10 as part of his Do the Math Tour. Over the course of an hour, he laid out his twofold strategy to take on the most radical group on the planet – the fossil fuel...

Posted in: Climate

Obama’s Energy Policy in Review

Obama’s Energy Policy in Review

By Donna Kohut | November 8, 2012 at 7:07 am | No comments

Photo by ProgressOhio via flickr Throughout the campaign, Obama touted his “all of the above” energy policy. He claimed that he supported coal and oil, even though the administration put strict air pollution regulations in place. Similarly, he supported the natural gas...

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Expanded Real-Time Debate with Third Party Candidates / Obama & Romney Ignore Climate Change

Expanded Real-Time Debate with Third Party Candidates / Obama & Romney Ignore Climate Change

By Donna Kohut | October 4, 2012 at 11:07 am | No comments

Photo by binaryoptionsbinaires via flickr The first of three debates between presidential candidates demonstrated just how far climate change is from the minds of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. During the debate, neither candidate mentioned it or the impact it is having on...

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Deregulation Supports Dangerous Fracking Practices

Deregulation Supports Dangerous Fracking Practices

By Donna Kohut | September 25, 2012 at 9:51 am | No comments

Photo by shadbushcollective via flickr Injection wells endanger workers, residents, and remove trillions of gallons of water from the planet’s water cycle. Now made famous by the hydraulic fracturing process used to release natural gas, the wastewater that returns to the...

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Hydraulic Fracturing Takes Over Public Lands

Hydraulic Fracturing Takes Over Public Lands

By Donna Kohut | September 18, 2012 at 10:03 am | One comment

Photo of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks by Donna Kohut In a bucolic meadow, you can hear a babbling brook in the distance. You consider yourself lucky because your water supply is running low. You continue to hike along, bathing in the sunlight and losing yourself...

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Raise Your Voice to Raise the Debate

Raise Your Voice to Raise the Debate

By Donna Kohut | September 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm | No comments

Photo by niXerKG via flickr Some environmentalists are calling the 2012 presidential election the most important of our time. The choices are clear – all three of them. But the media only focuses on two. TreeHugger recently rated the three presidential candidates –...

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