Fossil Fuel Follies: Creepy Cancer, Earthquakes, and More!

OO Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Linked to Cancer Among Residents

OO Evidence Connects Quakes to Oil, Natural Gas Boom

OO Ohio: Fracking Triggered 400 Tiny Earthquakes Over 3 Months say scientists; Ohio requires companies to stop fracking if it causes earthquakes.

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Would you want this to be your child’s school view?

OO Pennsylvania: Mom Doesn’t Want Fracking Near Daughters’ School – she and 3 other parents, concerned about the resulting water, air and noise pollution, are legally challenge a local decision to allow fracking near a campus of 3,200 children.

OO Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit Of Fracking, satellite observations confirm.

OO Texas: Deadly Gas On The Rise In Oil Fields

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Dirk Ingo Franke at Wikimedia Commons

Natural Gas Is The Bridge Fuel To Nowhere reports Seth Zuckerman atClimateCast.
The abundance of cheap natural gas would do little to slow climate change, says a new study. Five independent computer models that simulated the impact of abundant gas on the world economy found carbon emissions and global warming pressures would remain virtually unchanged.

The reason: cheap gas would result in higher energy use, and slow down the adoption of clean energy such as wind and solar. This research echoes a recent study’s similar findings for the U.S.

OO Low Oil Prices Could Spike Carbon Emissions through increased consumption.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

 

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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