Fracked Earth News collects the top climate change and energy headlines including:
__Global temperatures last month were “shocking,” “stunning,” “frightening.” Average global temperatures in January and February set records at 1.15C and 1.35C, respectively, above normal. We’re approaching what we’ve been warned about: temperatures 2.0C above pre-Industrial Revolution levels.
__17 bodies in a mass grave in southeast Venezuela, each shot in the head. Government says a “criminal gang“ is responsible but locals speak of “armed men wearing vests bearing police insignia” detaining the men, all wild-cat miners.
__Bears Ears in southern Utah, 1.9 million acres, could be protected from mining and drilling if Hopis, Navajos, Utes, Ute Mountain Utes and Zunis, together with conservationists, can get the area declared a national monument. Utah lawmakers are so livid at the possibility that they’re “considering a quixotic $14 million lawsuit to force a transfer” of the acreage from the feds.