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Proximity To Fracking Wells Increases Incidence Of Health Problems

Proximity To Fracking Wells Increases Incidence Of Health Problems
A new study has found that people living in close proximity to a fracked natural gas well are twice as likely to suffer upper-respiratory or skin problems.
The study,
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'Bomb Trains' Keep A' Rollin': Congress Punts While Dangerous Oil Cars Stay on the Rails

'Bomb Trains' Keep A' Rollin': Congress Punts While Dangerous Oil Cars Stay on the Rails
A congressional hearing chaired by tea partier Paul Broun turned into a circus when he refused scientific testimony by experts, instead ruing that he couldn't question the industry insiders he had at first subpoenaed.
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Expose Yourself! (To Benzene and Other Toxic Chemicals at Fracking Sites)

Expose Yourself! (To Benzene and Other Toxic Chemicals at Fracking Sites)
A growing body of research suggests that not only does the fracking industry create fewer jobs than promised, the jobs that are created come with serious dangers for the workers who take them.
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Climate Deniers Push for False Science in Textbooks

Climate Deniers Push for False Science in Textbooks
Every ten years, the Texas State Board of Education reviews its textbook standards. Controversy often swirls around the process, with conservatives demanding the inclusion of dubious information that goes against well-grounded scientific research.
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State Department Draws Fire for Allowing Tar Sands Pipeline Detour

State Department Draws Fire for Allowing Tar Sands Pipeline Detour
A Canadian pipeline company's plan to bring more tar sands oil into the United States without waiting for a federal permit is drawing resistance from environmentalists who say it's skirting the law.
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How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now

How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now
My parents live in Chacon, New Mexico, in a wind-chapped finger of high-mountain Mora Valley. My grandparents were determined to spend their last days there and are buried in Chacon’s campo santo. Every delicious summer of my childhood, I played in and along the Mora River, and now my children splash in the same cold mountain stream.
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NASA: Warmest August Ever

NASA: Warmest August Ever
August 2014 was the warmest since records began in 1880, new data from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies reveals.
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Vermont's Largest City Now 100% Powered by Renewable Energy

Vermont's Largest City Now 100% Powered by Renewable Energy
Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.
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Responders Totally Unprepared for Tar Sands Spill in Great Lakes

Responders Totally Unprepared for Tar Sands Spill in Great Lakes
The Coast Guard outlined these problems in a 2013 report, stating in its Executive Summary: "Current methods are inadequate to find and recover submerged [class V] oils with responders having to reinvent the techniques on each occasion."
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The More You Know: Increased Fracking Knowledge Translates Into Disgust

The More You Know: Increased Fracking Knowledge Translates Into Disgust
The Oklahoman – owned by an energy tycoon – is making the argument that people protest hydraulic fracturing because they're just plain ignorant of how absolutely wonderful the process is for everybody. If only they acknowledged reality.
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