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Fraser Institute News Release: Fracking generally safe, includes manageable risks, can help reduce GHG emissions

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The actual harm to human welfare from hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) is extremely low, finds a new study released today by the Fraser …

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Commentary: National security risks are rising with sea levels

I spent much of my life in the U.S. Navy, including nearly 11 years on the deep ocean day-to-day … hundreds of “dead zones” where no marine life can exist; and of course rising sea levels.

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New Warnings on Plastic’s Health Risks as Fracking Industry Promotes New ‘Plastics Belt’ Build-Out

A wave of investments to make more plastics and petrochemicals has swept shale regions across the U.S. Most of the investment has gone to building up the chemical corridor (also known as “Cancer Alley …

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$11B In Palm Oil Industry Loans May Create Indirect Risks For Bank Investors

These risks are magnified when a bank’s exposure to palm oil companies with sustainability risks is relatively high and its equity position is relatively weak. We analyzed loans to a selection …

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Devon Execution Risks In Permian Have Been Greatly Diminished

Efficiencies gained from multi-zone drilling and zipper fracking are also offsetting double digit inflation … which sends oil to the Gulf Coast, as well as regional basis swaps near WTI pricing to c…

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Ocean risks a wake-up call for policymakers – IUCN report

… temperatures and other stressors such as ocean acidification – the decrease in pH of the ocean – and deoxygenation – a reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the ocean – on the marine environment and human life, and their potential …

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A Budding Energy Economy On The Texas Gulf Coast Is Not Without Its Risks

But a few years later, almost overnight, fracking unleashed huge amounts of new domestic gas … billion being pumped into plans for other export terminals up and down the Gulf Coast. And the fact that the global dynamics of all this changed so quickly …

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

Fracking has helped ease America off foreign fossil fuels. And the boom extends far beyond the well pads. Ethane, one of many components in fracked gas, serves as the base ingredient for the production of numerous plastics and petrochemicals. On the Gulf …

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Australia Risks Missing Out On Lithium Battery Boom

Australia must act quickly and decisively to take advantage of its leading position in the global lithium resources market, or risk missing out on what could be a $ 2 trillion value supply chain, a new report has warned

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Weather, climate threats top list of 2018 Global Risks Report – AccuWeather.com


AccuWeather.com

Weather, climate threats top list of 2018 Global Risks Report
AccuWeather.com
Following a devastating year for weather and natural disasters in 2017, the Global Risk Report highlighted the environment as an area of particular concern this year. Behind weapons of mass destruction in the top spot are extreme weather events

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