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China Suspends Majority Of New Coal Power Permits By
The Chinese government has ordered the vast majority of its provinces to stop permitting new coal power projects. According to a statement from the National Energy Administration (NEA), 28 of China’s 31 mainland provinces do...
U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated By
MINNEAPOLIS– Last week, mainstream media outlets gave minimal attention to the news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach had spilled an estimated 94,000 gallons of jet fuel into a nearby waterway, less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. While the incident...
Federal Judge: Public Has No Right To Know About Dakota Pipeline Spill Risks By
  MINNEAPOLIS– While the fight to prevent the controversial construction of the Dakota Access pipeline has largely faded from the minds of most Americans, the pipeline’s parent company – Energy Transfer Partners – is still hard at work seeking to further...
EPA Finally Admits Fracking Can Harm Drinking Water By
The controversial oil and gas extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing can contaminate drinking water under certain circumstances, according to a long-anticipated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report released Tuesday. Ordered by Congress in 2010, the report...
Report: Fracking Produced 280 Billion Gallons Of Toxic Wastewater In 2012 By
The rapid expansion of fracking in the United States is posing major threats to nearby communities by contaminating drinking water and spreading diseases, according to a new report by the Environment America released Thursday.   “Fracking wells nationwide produced...
How The Mainstream Media Whitewashed The EPA’s Fracking Study By
(ANTIMEDIA) The EPA released findings of its study on the impact of fracking on drinking water resources, but derelict reporting by corporate media has utterly failed the public. Several mitigating factors in the purported “landmark” investigation have been so blatantly...
Fossil Fuel Giants Guzzling World’s Water As Poor Go Thirsty By
An unrelenting increase in energy production, including unconventional methods such as tar sands extraction and fracking, will severely damage the world’s already dwindling water supply, the UN warned on Friday. “There is an increasing potential for serious...
Canada River ‘Sweetened’ By Contaminants By
Three artificial sweeteners have been found in a Great Lakes river at the highest concentrations found in surface waters worldwide, according to a new study. The study is one of the first to measure them in a river used for drinking water, and it adds to growing evidence...
Even “Rugged Individuals” Can’t Drink Poisoned Water By
A major environmental accident occurred Thursday in West Virginia that should strike a bolt of fear through every American who takes a sip of water. While it is too soon to say what the extent of the damage will be, the consequences are nonetheless revealing for those who...
Chemical Spill Shuts Down Much Of W.Va. Capital By
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Schools and restaurants closed, grocery stores sold out of bottled water, and state legislators who had just started their session canceled the day’s business after a chemical spill in the Elk River in Charleston shut down much of the city...