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Fracking or food: A water-heavy way to extract shale could threaten crop growth in parts of India

Beside its water demand, fracking produces enormous volumes of wastewater, which are either injected back into the ground or processed by wastewater treatment plants. “The key water related risks asso…

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Clean fuel? Methane leaks threaten natural gas’ climate-friendly image

You have to plug that methane leak.” The bulk of global methane leakage comes from flaring, where gas produced as a byproduct of crude oil drilling is burned off because there are no pipelines yet available to take it to market. A lot also leaks from old …

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French farmers threaten to block refineries over palm oil imports

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s largest farmers’ union called on Thursday for French oil refineries to be blocked in protest at a decision allowing Total to use imported palm oil at a new biofuel production site. The French authorities this month gave oil …

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Do Energy Industry Activities Threaten Dams? BC Hydro Now Says Yes

Photo: BC Hydro. Last summer a bizarre dispute about dams, fracking, waste water disposal, public safety and earthquakes quietly played out before the BC Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal. Be one of two lucky Tyee readers to win a pair of tickets. The Facts are …
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Trump budget cut could slow cleanup of 70,000 fuel leaks that threaten groundwater

“When tanks leak harmful chemicals such as oil, gas, benzene and toluene into soil and ground water, drinking water and soil are fouled, community health is jeopardized, and economic development is crippled.” The number of tanks with confirmed releases …
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Coal & Nuclear Lobbies Threaten Renewable Energy In South Africa

Originally published on The Conversation. By Hartmut Winkler, Professor of Physics, University of Johannesburg South African power utility Eskom recently repeated that it will not conclude supply contracts with the developers of new renewable energy power stations. These developers were selected under a programme to facilitate private sector involvement in the building of medium-sized renewable energy power stations. The [&hellip

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West Texas Ranchers Threaten Lawsuits Over Fracking

The answer would be to reuse the brackish water that is the byproduct of fracking operations … toxic and unusable wastewater annually. Developing new ways to recycle water would not only accelerate job growth, but help Texas and other water-stressed …
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Spills threaten water amid drilling boom

For the Johnsons, the spill is among dozens that have taken a heavy toll … side effect of oil and gas production that has worsened with the past decade’s drilling boom: spills of wastewater that foul the land, kill wildlife and threaten freshwater …
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Environmental Groups Threaten To Sue EPA Over Fracking Wastewater Rules

WASHINGTON — A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not implementing new regulations on the disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations. The organizations — which include the …
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William D. Balgord: Can a melting Antarctica threaten the Midwest? – Winona Daily News

William D. Balgord: Can a melting Antarctica threaten the Midwest?
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Antarctica's glaciers have dwindled very slowly since the end of the last ice age. At current rate, thousands of years would be required to raise ocean levels by the 12-13 feet mentioned in various news accounts, while intervening cold periods could

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