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Study finds Keystone XL would create 20 permanent jobs, threaten half a million farmers

By Bill McKibben Cornell’s Global Labor Institute issued a big new report [PDF] this morning examining the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the most comprehensive look yet at its economic impact. And it makes clear just how right President Obama was to block this boondoggle: It would make money for a few politically connected oil companies, but at a … Continue reading Study finds Keystone XL would create 20 permanent jobs, threaten half a million farmers

Air pollution from fracking sites elevate risk of cancer and other illnesses

By University of Colorado, Denver In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites. “Our data show that it is important to include air pollution … Continue reading Air pollution from fracking sites elevate risk of cancer and other illnesses

New Pennsylvania law prohibits doctors from discussing health consequences of fracking

By Walter Brasch / Dissident Voice A new Pennsylvania law endangers public health by forbidding health care professionals from sharing information they learn about certain chemicals and procedures used in high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing. The procedure is commonly known as fracking. Fracking is the controversial method of forcing water, gases, and chemicals at tremendouspressure … Continue reading New Pennsylvania law prohibits doctors from discussing health consequences of fracking

Katy Ashe: What gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon looks like on the ground

By Katy Ashe / Mongabay On the back of a partially functioning motorcycle I fly down miles of winding footpath at high-speed through the dense Amazon rainforest, the driver never able to see more than several feet ahead. Myriads of bizarre creatures lie camouflaged amongst the dense vines and lush foliage; flocks of parrots fly … Continue reading Katy Ashe: What gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon looks like on the ground

Community Members, Activists Confront Suncor Energy at Oil Leak Site

  ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** March 10, 2012 Community Members & Activists Confront Suncor Energy at Oil Leak Site Protestors demand an end to pollution in Colorado, Canada Commerce City, Colo – Members of the Stop Suncor and Tar Sands Coalition, including the American Indian Movement of Colorado (AIM), Deep Green Resistance Colorado (DGR), United Community … Continue reading Community Members, Activists Confront Suncor Energy at Oil Leak Site

Monsanto’s Roundup responsible for monarch butterfly decline

By Mike Barrett / Natural Society Monsanto’s Roundup, containing the active ingredient glyphosate, has been tied to more health and environmental problems than you could imagine. Similar to how pesticides have been contributing to the bee decline, Monsanto’s Roundup has been tied to the decrease in the population of monarch butterflies by killing the very plants that the … Continue reading Monsanto’s Roundup responsible for monarch butterfly decline

Report finds that fracking fluids cause death and reproductive damage in animals

By Krishna Ramanujan A new report has found dozens of cases of illness, death and reproductive issues in cows, horses, goats, llamas, chickens, dogs, cats, fish and other wildlife, and humans. It says these conditions could be the result of exposure to gas drilling operations. Hydraulic fracturing, popularly called hydrofracking, is a process for extracting … Continue reading Report finds that fracking fluids cause death and reproductive damage in animals

How coal mining has turned Jharia from woodland to desolate wasteland

In Jharia, in the federal state of Jharkhand, around 600,000 people live in the middle of one of India’s biggest coal mining areas. There’s nothing in it for most of them. Quite the opposite: the soil, the water and the air are now contaminated, of all things in an area that was previously rich in woodland. ... Continue reading →

Twelve UK nuclear sites in danger of flooding due to climate change

By Rob Edwards / The Guardian As many as 12 of Britain’s 19 civil nuclear sites are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion because of climate change, according to an unpublished government analysis obtained by the Guardian. Nine of the sites have been assessed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) … Continue reading Twelve UK nuclear sites in danger of flooding due to climate change

DGR Colorado collaborating with other groups to demonstrate against Suncor refinery

By Earth First! Newswire In an open letter, several organizations including Colorado American Indian Movement, Deep Green Resistance Colorado, Front Range Rising Tide, 350.org, Occupy Denver and Boulder Food Rescue announce they coming together for a demonstration on Saturday, March 10th, with families from the local communities that are directly affected by the Commerce City … Continue reading DGR Colorado collaborating with other groups to demonstrate against Suncor refinery