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Oil and gas: Eagle Ford fracking, as seen from space

The so-called "shale revolution" has changed the landscape of Texas, and that's plain to see from the sky above.<p>NASA's Earth Observatory recently …

Deep Water Fracking Next Frontier for Offshore Drilling

Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and …

Stanford-led study assesses the environmental costs and benefits of fracking

Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for …

There's Evidence That Fracking Increases Health Risks for Those Living Nearby

Skin problems and upper respiratory symptoms were reported by those living less than a mile from actively fracked gas wells.<p>15.3 million: that's the minimum number of Americans who live within a mile of a gas well that's been drilled, or "fracked," since 2000. It's a scary statistic. Fracking has …

Fracking Water Injected into Clean Aquifers

State officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump nearly three billion gallons of waste water into underground aquifers that could have been used …

O’Malley says he is ready to allow ‘fracking’ in Western Maryland, with strict safeguards

Outgoing Gov. Martin O’Malley says he is ready to allow drilling for natural gas in Western Maryland, but only if energy companies adhere to some of the most restrictive public health and environmental safeguards in the country.<p>O’Malley (D) will propose regulations next month that start with the …

Why It's so Hard to Regulate Fracking

A long-awaited EPA study illustrates how industry can sidestep meaningful reform.<p>In early June, the Environmental Protection Agency released a …

Oil & Gas Industry

Fracking Has Had No ‘Widespread’ Impact on Drinking Water, EPA Finds

‘Potential vulnerabilities’ should be addressed to prevent water contamination, EPA says after four-year study<p>Fracking isn’t causing widespread damage to the nation’s drinking water, the Obama administration said in a long-awaited report released Thursday.<p>The U.S. Environmental Protection …

EPA

Fracking Really Isn't So Bad

When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last year that hydraulic fracturing would be banned in the State of New York, he cited the lack of scientific data on public health effects. He also said more study needed to be done to determine where emissions were coming from in the fracking and extraction …

Oil & Gas Industry

White House calls for $12 billion for summer meal program for children

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The president's fiscal year 2017 budget calls for $12 billion over the next decade for the summer meal program for …

When Food Shortage Becomes Famine

GHOUYMAN, South Sudan — The canoe was not big enough to carry them all. Peter Met Biel Luak, his wife, her mother and his 10 children needed to …

New Orleans Ends Veteran Homelessness, Proves It's 'Not An Impossible Problem'

New Orleans got the presidential treatment it earned on Monday when first lady Michelle Obama praised the city for being the first to end chronic veteran homelessness.<p>Obama honored the Big Easy for getting every homeless veteran housed in December, a year ahead of the White House’s deadline, and …

What puts veterans at risk for homelessness?

There has been an ongoing battle to end homelessness in the United States, particularly among veterans. Over the past three decades, considerable …

Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water, EPA Report

Washington DC - infoZine - The report, done at the request of Congress, provides scientific evidence that hydraulic fracturing activities can impact …

Water is the latest battleground in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nour, a housewife in Damascus, says the latest joke in the Syrian capital is also a prayer of sorts: "May the gold you hold become water."<p>It is a half-hearted attempt to make light of a water crisis that is impacting millions in Damascus, a city that has been relatively sheltered from the …

The One Thing That Could Have Saved Flint

The Flint disaster is a horrifying example of government gone wrong. The people of Flint are facing severe water contamination on a massive scale-- up to 12,000 children and their parents are facing lasting health and mental deterioration as a result of serious lead poisoning, others are infected …

The human toll of Flint's water crisis

For 18 months, residents in the city of Flint, Michigan, had filthy water flowing through their taps. They knew something was wrong but officials …

Trump on Life, Conscience, and Religious Freedom in His Own Words

As my colleague Ryan T. Anderson and I have argued, it’s time to act to defend innocent human life and make religious freedom great again. …

Everything you need to know about FADA, a ‘religious freedom’ bill supported by Trump’s cabinet

Donald Trump’s pick for budget director, South Carolina Republican congressman Mick Mulvaney, is the most recent addition to an anti-LGBTQ cabinet. …

LGBTQI

Religious freedom is a constitutional right, not an infringement on Christianity

In his Dec. 22 op-ed, “Happy holidays, Donald,” E.J. Dionne Jr. summed up the current Christmas spirit very well while pointing out the inconsistencies of certain people. Many Christians, whose faith is based on the New Testament, which preaches love and forgiveness, choose to follow the Old …

A US law meant to safeguard religious minorities abroad now covers atheists, too

By updating an 18-year-old religious freedom law, the US Congress has for the first time taken steps to explicitly protect people who identify as atheists.<p>Passed in 1998, the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act—named for a retired Virginia congressman and champion of religious …

Despite Growing Income Inequality, Learning Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids Are Actually Closing

A rare piece of good news.<p>In a country where the earnings and lifestyles of the richest and poorest citizens are increasingly disparate, education researchers are offering up a rare piece of good news: Despite a societal backdrop of widening income inequality, kids on opposite ends of the wealth …

Gang rape of teenage girl in Brazil by more than 30 men sparks online outrage

Social media users have voiced outrage on Twitter as Brazilian police continue to search for more than 30 men believed to be involved in raping a …

Bowl-shaped roofs harvest rainwater and promote natural cooling in arid environments

Water scarcity is felt unequally throughout the world with some regions worse off than others. Iran-based BMDesign Studios addressed their home …

Forced Sex Camps Train Girls For Child Marriage In Zambia And Mozambique

By Emma Batha<p>CASABLANCA, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls as young as eight in Mozambique and Zambia are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, activists said at an international conference on ending child marriage.<p>…

Drive to end violence against women needs more money and better data

Despite the rhetoric on eradicating sexual violence in conflict, there are few signs of a commensurate increase in donor funding for programmes to protect women. Meanwhile, a lack of accurate data on what’s being spent where is hindering efforts to monitor and evaluate what is working.<p>From the …

World Economy

Researchers have identified a very simple, universal solution to child labor’s vicious cycle of poverty

When a UK think tank interviewed 2,700 children in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, for an extensive new report on child labor, one girl they spoke with was a 14-year-old named Shilpa. She had completed a few years of schooling in a rural area before moving to Bangladesh’s capital and largest city, …

The Outrage Of Child Labor In Bangladesh's Sweatshops

In The Guardian Larry Elliot has a look at a new book detailing the use of child labour in the garment trade sweatshops in Bangladesh. At the end of which he asks a good question, why does such child labour exist? We in Britain copntrolled such in the 1830s so why can it not be done today? And …

Economics