Fracking Boom in US and Canada Largely to Blame for ‘Massive’ Rise of Global Methane Levels: Study | Common Dreams News

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New research by a scientist at Cornell University warns that the fracking boom in the U.S. and Canada over the past decade is largely to blame for a large rise in methane in the Earth’s atmosphere—and that reducing emissions of the extremely potent greenhouse gas is crucial to help stem the international climate crisis. Professor...

WATCH: Trump promotes turning natural gas into plastics in Pennsylvania | PBS NewsHour

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MONACA, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for the construction of a major manufacturing facility in western Pennsylvania as he tries to reinvigorate supporters in the Rust Belt towns that sent him to the White House in 2016. Trump visited Shell’s soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, which will turn the...

Trump says he’s losing as much as $5B being president

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MONACA, Pa. — President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that being president will personally cost him billions of dollars, due in part to the lawyers he has had to hire to defend him in various lawsuits. “This thing is costing me a fortune, being president,” Trump said during a speech at the Shell Petrochemical plant...

Australia’s climate stance is inflicting criminal damage on humanity

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Courtesy: The Guardian  by Ian Dunlop and David Spratt, first published at The Guardian The top priority of government is security of the people. Yet on the greatest threat of all, most governments are failing abysmally. As the global influence of western democracies wanes with the ascendancy of China, India and other emerging countries, the...

Inside the lab where Bill Gates’ TerraPower is inventing the future of nuclear energy

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A panoramic view of TerraPower’s laboratory shows a full-scale fuel assembly test stand at the center of the frame – with lab facility manager Brian Morris pointing out details toward the left of the frame. The circle that’s painted on the floor indicates how big the nuclear containment vessel would be. Click on the picture...

Can Cities Grant Nature the Right to Exist, and Thrive?

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Community rights issues include communities that say, “We don’t want people who live here [being] hauled off by ICE.” But, says O’Dell, there are other legal preemptions saying you can’t locally pass this law. “People can’t, in their communities, make decisions they want. And if we can’t make them there, where can we make them?”...

Chuck Schumer pushes to dedicate Owego post office to Belva Lockwood

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Owego’s post office could be dedicated to feminist pioneer Belva Lockwood Ashley Biviano Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin Published 12:41 PM EDT Aug 7, 2019 The post office in downtown Owego could be renamed to honor feminist pioneer and Upstate New York native Belva Lockwood. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer visited Owego on Wednesday morning to announce proposed legislation...

Varcoe: Rising tide isn’t lifting all boats in Canada’s oilpatch | Calgary Herald

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Many of Canada’s largest petroleum producers are pumping out higher second-quarter profits and improved cash flow levels, yet more money isn’t coursing through the veins of the entire oilpatch. Canada’s oilfield service firms witnessed a significant drop in activity during the first six months of 2019, and are tempering expectations for the back half of...

Yellow triangle brigade can claim the credit – our say | Katherine Times

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news, local-news, news, katherine, fracking, gas, editorial Katherine Times’ Editorial We were there in April last year when NT Chief Minister slid into a media room at parliament house in Darwin to announce the moratorium on fracking for gas would be lifted. Like a lot of other people, we thought that would probably be it...

Weekend long read: Fractured communities – the seven-year story of what happened when fracking came to town

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It started with a dead puppy. This prompted nurse and single mother Stacey Haney to investigate whether her family was being poisoned by a shale gas site near her home in rural Pennsylvania. For seven years, journalist Eliza Griswold followed Stacey Haney’s battle with the gas company, Range Resources, in a unique study of the...

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