Month
Category

Archives: Environment

Big Oil and Gas Wants your Drinking Water, Too:  UN

Big Oil and Gas Wants your Drinking Water, Too: UN

(By Jacob Chamberlain) An unrelenting increase in energy production, including unconventional methods such as tar sands extraction and fracking, will severely damage the world's already dwindling water supply, the UN warned on…

5 Signs Solar Power is Taking over the World

5 Signs Solar Power is Taking over the World

(By Juan Cole) Burning fossil fuels (coal, natural gas and oil) is putting 32 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide annually into the atmosphere. Since CO2 is a greenhouse gas that traps…

repost-us-image-10458377

Climate Change Is Increasing Extreme Heat Globally

By Brian Kahn Follow @blkahn Despite reports of a global warming “hiatus,” a new study shows that the number of areas being affected by extreme heat are on the rise and that the hottest temperatures on the planet are also increasing. The idea of a …

repost-us-image-10563290

Fracking Ban Momentum Builds On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

Local communities that are pushing for a ban on fracking will get a helping hand from the British green energy company Ecotricity, which is launching a new short film this Thursday to boost public awareness about negative impacts of the unconventional…

repost-us-image-10505561

Assad Regime’s Drought Response Triggered Syrian War

NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands, February 28, 2014 (ENS) – The long drought that gripped Syria from 2006 through 2010 was a trigger of the conflict that has torn the country apart with devastating consequences, finds new research from a Dutch scientist.…