A Quick Whirl Around the Fracking World: December 11, 2014

By: Thursday December 11, 2014 6:30 pm

Oil and heavy metals contamination in the Peruvian Amazon *Worldwide.  At the UN Conference in Lima, Catholic bishops from “Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe” say “it’s the poorest people who are impacted the most, despite the fact they’ve contributed the least to causing [climate change].  They’re the ones who respect the planet, the Earth, [...]


Mining The Earth: 11 Nov 2014

By: Tuesday November 11, 2014 3:50 pm

*Everywhere. Sand is one more resource being depleted: “From the deserts of Morocco to the beaches of the Caribbean, boatloads of sand are being spirited away, legally & illegally to enhance shorelines from Spain to Florida to Singapore, or to be used in the cement for high-rises that tower over prime coastal properties.”

A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 30 Oct 2014

By: Thursday October 30, 2014 6:45 pm

*US. Fracking has resulted in the “highest level in at least three decades” of US crude oil production, with 379.7 million barrels of oil now stored. An industry spokesperson, however, said, while they’re “still optimistic about shale growth”, 2014 is likely to be a peak year.

Mining The Earth: 7 Sep 2014

By: Tuesday October 7, 2014 3:47 pm

*AZ. Yay! US District Court judge has ruled “to uphold the Obama administration’s 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims across one million acres of public lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon.” But will there be an appeal?

Mining the Earth: 23 Sep 2014

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 6:00 pm

*Canada. Imperial Metals has now built an upstream dike at the Mount Polley Mine, scene of the August 4th disaster when a tailings dam was breached and 2.8 billion gallons of toxic waste water was released. With the dike completed, investigators can enter the site and begin their work.

The Roundup

By: Monday September 15, 2014 5:45 am

Hello everyone. Yesterday marked my official first anniversary with Firedoglake. I am thankful for everyone, from the staff to the readers, who have supported the Roundup in the previous year. It has been quite a journey so far and I hope the Roundup can continue to improve in the future.

Mining the Earth: 9 Sep 2014

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 6:35 pm

*MA. Let’s hope this is the beginning of a trend. Two men blocked a ship from delivering coal to a MA power plant last year by anchoring a lobster boat in its path. They were protesting use of coal “and other fossil fuels, the primary cause of global warming.” Believe it or not, local prosecutors have dropped the criminal charges against the two men out of concern for “the children of Bristol County and beyond”—and one of the prosecutors plans on participating in the People’s Climate March being held this month in New York. (The two men, by the way, are going to pay a $2,000 fine each “for alleged civil infractions.”)

A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World

By: Saturday August 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Nebraska to rock: Willie Nelson and Neil Young will be performing at “Harvest the Hope Concert,” a benefit for Bold Nebraska and the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in their continued opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Date: September 27th, a tad over 27 years since Nelson and Young performed together at Farm Aid-3 in 1987.

The Roundup

By: Wednesday June 25, 2014 6:01 am

Hey folks, how are you doing this day? International Politics Overall – The recent vote by the U.S. Presbyterian Church to divest from Israeli companies shows the impact the divestment movement is having – While it is good an international deal with Iran is being made, it is important to note the evidence used against [...]

The Roundup

By: Thursday May 8, 2014 5:45 am

- Despite mainstream news organization claiming there are no neo-Nazi supporters in Ukraine, recent developments forced the issue

- Pentagon: We have troops heading into Nigeria for kidnapped girls, but we don’t have any plans

- Israeli President Shimon Peres stated he had a peace plan three years ago with Palestine, but it was blocked by Benjamin Netanyahu

- In France, Chinese police officers will be patrolling to protect rich Chinese civilians from attacks; The perks of capitalism.

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