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Welcome to Frackland

Welcome to Frackland

By | 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 | 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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The Whole Fish: How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean

The Whole Fish: How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean

By | November 20, 2012 at 7:12 am | No comments

Photo of author, Maria Finn Through great stories, scientific insight, and local knowledge, Maria Finn tells an illuminating story about the practice of seafood. Finn’s book, published through TED books last month, is a mixing of various stories, recipes, and facts....

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Revolution: New Documentary By Rob Stewart About Conserving the World’s Oceans

Revolution: New Documentary By Rob Stewart About Conserving the World’s Oceans

By | November 19, 2012 at 7:00 am | No comments

Photo via United Conservationists Rob Stewart, the Director of Sharkwater, is at it again with his new documentary, Revolution. Through his experiences with his previous award-winning film, and with a new mindset, Stewart takes a new approach to conserving the world’s...

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Deregulation Supports Dangerous Fracking Practices

Deregulation Supports Dangerous Fracking Practices

By | 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 | 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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The New Ocean Health Index Measures Human Impacts on Our Oceans

The New Ocean Health Index Measures Human Impacts on Our Oceans

By | August 24, 2012 at 11:47 am | No comments

With an estimated ecosystem service value of $21 trillion dollars (USD) per year, it’s no wonder why we aim to conserve our oceans. On August 15, Conservation International and partners launched the Ocean Health Index – a publicly accessible tool to assess how humans impact...

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Do Australia’s Oceans Need Blankets?

Do Australia’s Oceans Need Blankets?

By | August 20, 2012 at 10:31 am | No comments

Photo by Todd Lipker via flickr Ove Heogh-Guldberg from the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute released a paper in Nature Climate Change on Monday, discussing an undeniable concept – our oceans are in danger. Ocean acidification (i.e., the rising...

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It Isn’t Over Yet: Cabo Cortez Mega-Resort Plans to Resurface

It Isn’t Over Yet: Cabo Cortez Mega-Resort Plans to Resurface

By | July 9, 2012 at 7:58 am | No comments

Photo of Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, via flicker A few weeks ago, I posted an article here about an immaculate Mexican protected area, Cabo Pulmo. A tourism mega-resort called Cabo Cortes was slated to be developed along the periphery of this area, which undoubtedly...

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What the Frack?

What the Frack?

By | July 2, 2012 at 10:54 am | No comments

New Column on fracking coming...

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