Little-Known Treaty Could Delay Catastrophic Climate Warming

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Beginning in 2019, a new global pact takes effect that could stave off some of the worst impact of climate warming predicted by the IPCC. The little known treaty, the Kigali amendment, was agreed on October 15, 2016 and comes into force on January 1, 2019. The Kigali amendment will drastically reduce hydroflurocarbons (HFCs), which...

Protesters: Fracking fight just got serious

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ITV Report 15 October 2018 at 11:12am Protesters: Fracking fight just got serious Video report by ITV News Correspondent Damon Green Fracking protesters have said their fight has just “got serious” after the controversial process got under way in Lancashire. Police closed off Preston New Road in Little Plumpton on Monday morning as about 50...

WHO warns polluted air is putting 93% of children ‘at serious risk’

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Around 93% of children under the age of 15 years across the globe breathe polluted air that puts their health and development at “serious risk”. That’s according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), which found around 1.8 billion children are exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) levels above its air quality guidelines. It also estimates...

Intense fight over Colorado oil and gas setbacks could end with national precedent

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DENVER — A years-long fight over how close oil and gas drilling can safely be to places where people live and work is coming to a head with an unprecedented November ballot measure that would ban such operations within at least half a mile of homes, schools, businesses and waterways. Proposition 112 is pitting homeowners...

More tremors at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site after fracking finishes for the day – DRILL OR DROP?

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Location of seismic events linked to fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool. Activity today is marked with red rings. Source: Batchgeo using Google Maps The British Geological Survey has reported a 0.5 magnitude earth tremor this afternoon near Cuadrilla’s fracking site on the edge of Blackpool. There was also a 0.4M tremor...

Jailed Fracking Protesters Have Prison Sentences Overturned

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Three men who were jailed for their part in a non-violent fracking protest have had their prison sentences overturned and described as ‘manifestly excessive’ by the Court of Appeal.  In late September, Simon Roscoe Blevins, a soil scientist, and Richard Roberts, a teacher, were both sentenced to 16 months in prison. Richard Loizou, a piano...

Ecopetrol seeks license to starts fracking tests in Colombia

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29 October 2018, News Wires — Colombia’s state oil company Ecopetrol has requested an environmental license to launch a pilot plan to explore for crude oil from unconventional deposits using fracking technology, its chief executive said. Felipe Bayon told Reuters late on Friday the plan, which could triple Colombia’s proven reserves, would be supervised by...

9th District candidates debate health care, immigration

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BRISTOL — The differences between the two 9th District congressional candidates seeking to represent Southwest Virginia became clear on Thursday evening during a lively debate . Incumbent Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, and Democrat Anthony Flaccavento, from Abingdon, battled it out in their second debate of the campaign season on topics ranging from health insurance to...

The media keeps elevating fascists while ignoring minorities. This must stop now.

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I hate writing about the far right. In fact, in the numerous times that I have written about racism and Islamophobia in the past, I have deliberately avoided making the far right my focus. The reasons for this are twofold. Firstly, liberal Western societies call racism a far-right problem while denying that it is, in...

Asegura ecologista coahuilense que fracking devastará al medio ambien

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Asegura ecologista coahuilense que fracking devastará al medio ambiente y provocará daños a la salud Pérez Hernández, que junto con otros ecologistas de Piedras Negras ha estudiado el fracking desde hace años, asegura que la extracción de gases no convencionales a través de esa técnica podría requerir hasta 40 millones de litros de agua por...

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