Families Flee Fracking, Secret Pollution, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK

Fossil Fuel Follies:

OO Forget Oil — Fossil Fuel Byproducts Caused Major Disasters in 2014 – such as coal ash, fracking wastewater, and petcoal, far more insidious forms of pollution. ICK!

OO Ohio: 25 Families Had To Flee Homes Due To Fracking Gas Leak

OO Petrochemical Factories: The Forgotten Mega-Polluters – just like the oil and gas industry, needs to be held accountable for its emissions, says a new report.

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A pipeline bursts. Source: http://www.texasvox.org

OO 57,000-Gallon Oil Spill In Canada
Forces Closure Of Pipeline To U.S.

OO Black Lung Escalates In China Just As Coal Use Starts To Slow

OO UK: North Sea Oil Industry ‘Close to Collapse’ says senior industrial leader.

Inadequate Leadership:

OO Latest International Climate Pledges Still Fall Short of 2°C Goal,
Says New Research

“The pledges made so far lead to earlier emission peaking in many countries, with 1-1.5 °C less total warming than without these policies, but not sufficient to meet the 2°C target.”

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@@ Last Call at The Oasis is a powerful new documentary on water scarcity, and what we can do about it, if we act now.

OO USGS: High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Declining – rising population and climate change are drawing down a major US aquifer dangerously fast.

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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