Global Warming Sets Record for Hottest Year in 2016

NOAA reports 2016 sets a record for global warming.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), global warming has set a record high for 2016 and it marks the third year in a row of record high global temperatures. In its annual State of the Climate report, NOAA reports that 2016 is the hottest it has been since scientists started tracking global temperatures in 1880. The news comes as the confirmation hearing for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt begins…

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Fracking May Change Groundwater Composition

A new study has found that drinking water new hydraulic fracturing sites in northeastern Pennsylvania have increased levels of certain chemicals in groundwater. While the substances are not at dangerous levels, the findings suggest that underground disturbances from fracking could eventually result in water quality problems. The researchers, from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and other institutions, found that both distance and topography play a role. In lowland drinking wells…

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Arctic and North Atlantic Waters Get Oil Drilling Ban in US-Canadian Agreement

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, announced an agreement today to ban oil and gas drilling in 115 million acres of the Arctic Ocean and 3.8 million acres of the Atlantic Ocean, stretching between Maryland ad Massachusetts. Earlier in the year, Obama had excluded these areas for a five-year period, but today’s action used a provision in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act that should make the withdrawal…

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Fukushima Radiation – Just How Bad Is It? [Map]

What was the most dangerous nuclear disaster in world history?Most people would say the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, but they’d be wrong. In 2011, an earthquake, believed to be an aftershock of the 2010 earthquake in Chile, created a tsunami that caused a meltdown at the TEPCO nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. Three nuclear reactors melted down and what happened next was the largest release of radiation into…

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Obama Halts Dakota Pipeline Construction

Washington, D.C. – The Obama administration has issued a statement that it is halting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline which encroaches upon the sacred land of Native Americans. In the statement, the administration also plans to reassess the process for including tribal input in the approval process and to determine if the approval process needs a comprehensive overhaul. The announcement comes on the heels of a federal district…

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USGS Confirms: Fracking Contaminates Water Supplies

WASHINGTON D.C. – A study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Duke University, and the University of Missouri, found that wastewater from fracking can contaminate surface waters. What is Fracking Fracking is a process of injecting huge quantities of water, chemicals, and sand into the ground, to fracture bedrock which releases the oil and gas. Fracking Site Study Water samples were collected upstream and downstream from the injection disposal…

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Obama Administration Permitted 1,200 Offshore Fracks in Gulf of Mexico

Documents Show Billions of Gallons of Oil Waste Fluid Dumped Into Gulf Waters WASHINGTON— Federal officials permitted more than 1,200 offshore fracks by oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico from 2010 to 2014, according to federal documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity. The fracking permits occurred in at least 630 different wells off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and many took place in critical…

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Big Banks Are Driving Climate Change, Says Report

A report released by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Sierra Club and Oil Change International, claims that the world’s biggest banks are driving climate change by pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into extreme fossil fuels. The seventh edition of an annual report, Shorting the Climate: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2016, embarks on new territory to evaluate the bank policies and exposure of 25 U.S., European and Canadian banks in…

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Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan Says Ballot Process Unconstitutional

Charlevoix, Michigan – The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan, a statewide ballot initiative campaign (www.letsbanfracking.org), announces collecting over 207,000 in-person signatures from Michigan registered voters as of June 1. While not enough to get on the ballot for the 2016 election, the campaign announces it is continuing to gather signatures for the 2018 election, adding to the signatures already collected. Also today, the Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan…

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