Frackenstein: Have a Fracking Good Halloween

By | October 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm | No comments

Photo by Itmayers via flickr The battle over the natural gas potential in the Marcellus Shale (sedimentary rock that stretches from Ohio over to New Jersey and down to Virginia) has been long and hard. The process of hydraulic “fracking” involves injecting a cocktail...

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The Starfish is releasing its Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25

By | October 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm | No comments

Starfish executive staff A long time ago, I entered the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)’s blogging competition, hoping to secure a trip to Africa and explore a part of the world I’ve never been to. Although I didn’t win, a stranger-turned-friend (Tuesday...

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Thousands of Anti-Fracktivists Gather in Philly

By | September 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm | No comments

Photo by Marcellus Protest via flickr This past week saw an organized anti-fracking demonstration outside of a Marcellus Shale Conference in Philadelphia last week. The New York Times published an important editorial that provided a quick and dirty summation of the...

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Wind Energy Supergiants: Will Their Contributions Prove Successful?

By | September 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm | One comment

Photo by Ali_pk via flickr Recent reports from the World Wind Energy Association have shown three countries that have placed the most wind energy in 2011 from January to June: China, the United States, and India. The report was released in June of 2011 and shows that China...

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Over 500 Arrested on White House Lawn

By | September 5, 2011 at 7:05 pm | No comments

First person arrested in protest was the woman above. Photo by tarsandaction via flickr. Over 500 demonstrators were arrested in front of the White House since August 20, in protest of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would transport Canadian tar sands oil to Gulf Coast...

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Kern County’s Contamination

By | August 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm | No comments

Photo by Great Valley Center via flickr Much of the discussion about contaminated water centers around fracking in the Marcellus Shale formation. But in an article in Orion from February, Jeremy Miller called attention to the amount of water used to distribute oil and tar...

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Deep Green Resistance: A New Vision for a Sustainable World

By | August 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm | No comments

Photo by Donna Kohut Three environmental activists recently published a book calling for a more militant, uncompromising movement to save the planet. In Deep Green Resistance Derrick Jensen, Aric McBay, and Lierre Keith challenge the current movement’s mainstream efforts...

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Protected Areas Aren’t Cutting It: Species Still Declining Despite Conservation Efforts

By | August 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | No comments

Extinct bird species by Barbol via flickr Do you love conservation areas and protected landscapes as much as I do? If so, I’m sorry to tell you the bad news, but they won’t be enough to conserve and restore global biodiversity. A recent Canadian study from the Marine...

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Tim DeChristopher: This is What Patriotism Looks Like

By | August 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm | No comments

Photo by via flickr After being sentenced to two years in prison for making a false statement and violating laws on oil and gas leasing in an act of civil disobedience in 2008, Tim DeChristopher addressed the court to explain his motivations. Hailed as a hero by...

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Pledge for the Planet

By | July 25, 2011 at 6:05 pm | No comments

The Tea Party is known for being organized, vocal, and always in the spotlight. Most recently, numerous Tea Party and Republican leaders signed a pledge, which clarified their views on topics like gay marriage and taxes. This pledge required them to make a very public...

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