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‘The Harms of Fracking’: New Report Details Increased Risks of Asthma, Birth Defects and Cancer

Justin Nobel, Rolling Stone, March 13, 2018. The most authoritative study of its kind reveals how fracking is contaminating the air and water – and imperiling the health of millions of Americans “Our examination…uncovered no evidence that fracking can be practiced in a manner that does not threaten human health,” states a blistering 266-page report released today (More...)

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DEP Sets 3 Public Hearings On Proposed Shell Ethane Pipeline

DEP Sets 3 Public Hearings On Proposed Shell Ethane Pipeline In Allegheny, Beaver, Washington Counties From PA Environment Digest Blog, March 9, 2018.  Ed. David Hess. The Department of Environmental Protection will hold three public hearings on the proposed Shell Ethane Pipeline in Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties. The project involves a total of 59.6 (More...)

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Slashes Funding for Clean Energy Programs

Emma Foehringer Merchant, Julia Pyper February 12, 2018, Greentech Media. While cutting funds for cleantech and environmental programs, the White House’s $4.4 trillion budget would increase the deficit by more than $7 trillion over time. The Trump administration released its proposed 2019 budget on Monday. The energy portion focuses on an “all-of-the-above” strategy and proposes (More...)

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Can Philly make many of its 600,000 buildings more energy efficient?

Frank Kummer, The Inquirer NOVEMBER 14, 2017 Philadelphia counts 600,000 buildings, including homes and businesses, within its borders and many of them are aging and drafty — which means they’re using more carbon-generating energy than they may really need. On Tuesday, the city’s Office of Sustainability laid out its Clean Energy Vision strategy to get (More...)

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Get an Energy Audit and Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Get an Energy Audit and Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency – Acts of Resistance to Fossil Fuels, In a New Style Very often, older homes will have holes and gaps in the walls and ceilings of combined surface of 1’x1′ or more. Warm air leaks through these holes in the upper sections of the house, (More...)

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Pittsburgh should promote energy-efficient homes

By 350Pittsburgh’s LUCYNA DE BARBARO, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Jan 14, 2018. The West Penn Multi-List should catch up with the times and let homeowners and buyers easily search for houses with green features. When selling your house, you want to highlight its best features. If you added insulation, bought Energy Star appliances or installed energy-efficient windows (More...)

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Push for Fossil Free from New York Mayor De Blasio as NY Divests

Friends, This week, America’s largest city became America’s first major city to set itself on the path to divesting from Big Oil. Yes, we’re talking about New York City. And not only that, we’re suing. We’ve filed a lawsuit against the biggest culprits that got us into the climate crisis: ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and (More...)


The biggest climate findings in 2017

Chelsea Harvey, E&E News reporter Climatewire: Thursday, December 21, 2017 photo credit NOAA As the potential effects of climate change are seen around the world — from starving polar bears to record-breaking storms — interest in climate science is soaring. Scientists are digging into the “how,” “why” and “what’s next” of global temperatures, melting ice, (More...)

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Fracking closes in on Pittsburgh: Company planning to drill for gas at U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thomson mill

By DON HOPEY, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 27, 2017. photo credit: Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette. A New Mexico-based oil and gas company with no experience drilling into deep, tight, shale formations like the Marcellus, is planning to drill and frack a half dozen gas wells within the industrial footprint of U.S. Steel Corp.’s Edgar Thomson steel mill. Merrion Oil & (More...)

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Bill McKibben: Winning Slowly Is the Same as Losing

By Bill McKibben Rolling Stone, December 1, 2017 Photo caption/credit:  A Houston interstate after Hurricane Harvey in August. Richard Carson/Reuters. The technology exists to combat climate change – what will it take to get our leaders to act? If we don’t win very quickly on climate change, then we will never win. That’s the core truth about (More...)

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