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How serious are Ohio’s fracking induced earthquakes?

Fracking schematic

Ohio today announced tougher permits conditions for drilling near ‘faults and areas of seismic activity.’ I first read this in the Huffington Post who were of course MUCH more sensationalistic in their headline, stating fracking was causing earthquakes in Ohio. Dramatically, they announced that “State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin ... Read More »

Corporate Espionage versus Environmental Activism

Corporate espionage vs environmental extremism

It’s  a war on democracy! Big corporations have partnered with spy agencies and private intelligence firms to combat environmental activism and non profit organizations! So screamed the headlines from a recent edition of the British newspaper, The Guardian, claiming this was a “disturbing picture of a global corporate espionage programme that is out of control.” The article goes on to ... Read More »

Sustainability versus reality

Inukshuk

Nunavut is Canada’s newest territory,  a significant chunk of land whose southern most boundary is along 60oN. By land mass alone, it is nearly the same as Greenland, and if it were a country, it would rank 15th in the world. And yet, it has a population of only just under 32,000, of which over half of these people are ... Read More »

Climate refugees – or cultural refugees?

In 2007 the natives of a small island in the Pacific called Tuvalu, began calling themselves the first climate refugees… Then in 2009, there was the underwater convention in the Maldives… In 2012, the village of Selawik in northwest Alaska became known as the “Venice of the North…” And in 2013,  articles are now being written on other settlements in ... Read More »