August 3, 2015

How the World’s Wetlands Can Help Stop Climate Change

swamp farming can provide valuable low-carbon energy, wildlife habitat and a means of depolluting waterways – and help reduce carbon emissions in the process
By Arthur Neslen, The Guardian, July 20, 2015

Swamp FarmingOn a boat drifting through a swampy reed plantation in the Polish Baltic, Szymon Smolczyński surveys his blanket … Continue reading

Fossil Fuel Industry Must ‘Implode’ to Avoid Climate Disaster

‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian, July 10, 2015

An “induced implosion” of the fossil fuel industry must take place for there to be any chance of avoiding dangerous global warming, according to one of the … Continue reading

Study Finds Those Living Near Shale Wells More Likely to be Hospitalized

Residents of 2 NE PA counties with a high density of active shale gas wells were more likely to be admitted to the hospital for heart, nervous system and other medical conditions than residents in neighboring areas with no drilling
By Laura Legere, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 15, 2015

Residents of … Continue reading

The DCS Frac Sand Poster is Here

Frac sand mining companies come at local communities like a runaway bulldozer going 100 mph. – Ric Zarwell, Allamakee County Protectors

Click to see the full poster

Click to see the full poster

“Frac Sand, Why Worry…” is an educational folding poster that summarizes in easy-to grasp-form the nature and impacts of frac sand mining and … Continue reading

Emissions From Natural Gas Wells May Travel Far Downwind

This study shows the potential contribution of shale gas extraction in Pennsylvania to air quality in downwind states
By Phys.org, May 1, 2015

Read more on this story in The Baltimore Sun

Emissions linked to hydraulic fracturing, the method of drilling for natural gas commonly known as “fracking,” can be … Continue reading

New Look at BTEX: Are Ambient Levels a Problem?

Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) may have endocrine disrupting properties at exposure levels below EPA safe levels
by Ashley L. Bolden, Carol F. Kwiatkowski and Theo Colborn, Environmental Science and Technology, April 15, 2015

From TEDX: Indicates a need to change how chemicals present at low concentrations are assessed Continue reading

Theo Colborn’s Legacy Will Be Kept Alive By TEDX

For nearly 30 years, she studied the effects that chemicals used in the fossil fuel industry have on the endocrine system
By Julie Dermansky, Desmog, December 29, 2014

Theo ColbornDr. Theo Colborn, founder of the Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX), died on December 14, 2014. For nearly 30 years, … Continue reading

Will the Home of Fracking Bonanza Turn Against its Creation Next Month?

Denton, TX, a center of fracking activity, to vote on a fracking ban
By Geoffrey Lean, The Telegraph, April 18, 2015

You might think it would be hard to find opposition to fracking in the city of Denton. Not only is it in Texas, the oil and gas capital in … Continue reading

Rise of Deadly Radon Gas in PA Buildings Linked to Fracking

Disturbing correlation found between unusually high levels of radon gas in mostly residences and oil and gas production via fracking
By Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post, April 9, 2015

A new study published Thursday reported a disturbing correlation between unusually high levels of radon gas in mostly residences and … Continue reading

The Economic Benefits and Costs of Frac-Sand Mining

A report on Frac-Sand Mining in West Central Wisconsin prepared for Wisconsin Farmers Union, Wisconsin Towns Association and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Executive Summary

A new technology to extract oil and natural gas from geological formations that lack the porosity to allow the oil and natural gas … Continue reading