All Blog Posts Tagged 'pollution' (14)

World headed for irreversible climate change in five years

If fossil fuel infrastructure is not rapidly changed, the world will 'lose for ever' the chance to…


Added by Solar Man on November 10, 2011 at 12:33am — 1 Comment

9 Of The Most Polluted Places In The World (PHOTOS)

From the highways of Los Angeles to the Citarum River of Bandung, Indonesia, earth's most polluted city of Linfen, China to the streets of London, the world is laden with man-made pollution. Chemical, air, water and oil pollution ruin the environment, cause premature deaths, spoil the world's resources and worsen climate change.

As the world's population soars to nearly 7 billion, we here at HuffPost Green thought it time to investigate some of the… Continue

Added by Solar Man on August 31, 2010 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Cabot Oil & Gas’s Marcellus Drilling to Slow After PA Environment Officials Order Wells Closed by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica

More than 15 months after natural gas drilling contaminated [1] drinking water in Dimock, Pa., state officials are ordering the company

responsible -- Houston-based Cabot Oil and Gas -- to permanently shut

down some of its wells, pay nearly a quarter million dollars in fines,

and permanently provide drinking water to 14 affected…


Added by Scott Baker on April 16, 2010 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Most Barnett Shale facilities release emissions

Hundreds of pages of documents obtained by The News under federal and state open-records laws, plus other reports and studies, reveal a

pattern of emissions of toxic compounds, often including

cancer-causing benzene, from Barnett Shale facilities.

More than 90 percent of the gas-processing plants, compressor stations and wells that agencies have examined with leak-detecting infrared cameras since 2007 were…


Added by Scott Baker on April 12, 2010 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Congress Launches Investigation Into Gas Drilling Practices

Two of the largest companies involved in natural gas drilling have

acknowledged pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel-based

fluids into the ground in the process of hydraulic

[1], raising further

concerns that existing state and federal regulations don't adequately

protect drinking water from drilling.

Rep. Henry A.…


Added by Scott Baker on April 12, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Broad Scope of EPA’s Fracturing Study Raises Ire of Gas Industry

Will the EPA get it right this time? An ambitious new study of fracking may finally provide some answer, but THREE YEARS?! Why not 6 months?

Added by Scott Baker on April 7, 2010 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Do New Fuel Economy and Emissions Rules Treat Electric Cars Unfairly?

Nick Chambers, Gas2.org, April 6th,


After more than a year of wrangling, the new fuel economy and emissions standards that have emerged from the…


Added by W. Dan Chance on April 7, 2010 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Will The Natural Gas Boom Undercut Renewable Energy?

Before we all jump on the Nat Gas Bandwagon, we had better listen to the actual experiences of people who have experienced drilling first hand. We ignore these at our peril.


Added by Scott Baker on March 11, 2010 at 11:52am — No Comments

Cheap Energy Comes at High “Hidden” Cost

U.S. consumers pay much less for their energy, per kilowatt, than consumers in most industrialized nations. Yet electricity and fuel prices typically fail to reflect the full cost of energy production and consumption, especially in terms of health effects.

The U.S. Congress requested a clarification of "hidden" energy costs as part of its 2005 energy bill. The result, released on Monday, concluded that the external effects of burning fossil fuels cost the United States more than $120… Continue

Added by Solar Man on November 13, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Algae Biofuel

What can replace fossil fuels in our motors? Algae Biofuel. I'm going to explain how this proven and renewable energy source, which we can grow in our own country, can solve some of the problems we face with energy, pollution, environment, health and economy. What's keeping us from growing our own fuels? Currently, we don't have the farms constructed to grow the algae and, fossil fuels have been cheap enough to keep us from converting. Now that petroleum fuel has lost some of its affordability,… Continue

Added by Jose Serrano on October 28, 2009 at 2:47am — 2 Comments

The Cap and Trade tax is a bunch of crap.

Sure the earth is warming ,but it's just part of a Sun cycle. read more http://solari.com/blog

What is Electromagnetic Pollution?

TV, cell phone towers, power lines, and house appliances—while they make lives more convenient for some, they also contribute to polluting our electromagnetic atmosphere. A growing number of scientists, health care professionals, and concerned citizens argue that these invisible frequencies are responsible for a host of… Continue

Added by Thomas on May 28, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

New California rules target big-rig pollution

The draft measures from the state Air Resources Board would affect more than 1 million heavy-duty trucks. They are scheduled to take effect in 2010.

Source: Copyright 2008, LA Times

Date: October 24, 2008

Byline: Margot Roosevelt

Original URL

California's Air Resources Board today released long-awaited draft rules to clean up big-rig pollution that can aggravate asthma,… Continue

Added by mike on October 27, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

No time or patience for pork barreling

This post was motivated by reading another PickMember blog talking about the ERA bill, which I am not familiar with, but here are my comments.

IMHO – The American people should be speaking out on anything buried in any initiative that is not 100% renewable and (in my personal opinion) 100% zero carbon and zero toxin.

We don’t need coal liquefication processes, or the support of nuclear. Nuclear especially is just creating a new problem. Has anyone read the news about the… Continue

Added by Jennifer on September 26, 2008 at 8:16am — 1 Comment

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