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Fracking films reflect twists in drilling debate

Associated Press: The boom in natural gas drilling has cast two opposing documentary filmmakers in unlikely roles. Josh Fox, a liberal environmental activist, finds himself at odds with President Barack Obama Continue reading

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As drought turns to flood, farmers get ‘weather whiplash.’

Environment Health: As Chris Webber checked the 40 acres of muddy field he wanted to plant on a recent morning, he worried about getting more rain, even as he worried about the lack of it. Continue reading

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Activists form network to fight Sarawak dam-building spree

Mongabay: Last October indigenous groups, local people, and domestic NGOs formed the Save Sarawak’s Rivers Network to fight the planned construction of a dozen dams in the Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. The coalition opposes the dam-building plans, known as the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) initiative, due to its impacts on indigenous and river communities, the destruction of pristine rainforest, and the degradation of the state’s rivers. “At the moment, there is no coordinated… Continue reading

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Climate change denial’s new offensive

Salon: If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting someday will make the housing bubble of 2007 look like a lark. As yet – as we shall see – it’s unfortunately largely invisible to us. Continue reading

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Climate change denial’s new offensive

Salon: If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting someday will make the housing bubble of 2007 look like a lark. As yet – as we shall see – it’s unfortunately largely invisible to us Continue reading

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Nature Studies by Michael McCarthy: Medical myth is dooming the rhino to extinction

Independent: Can nobody stop it? Can no major political leader or other public figure realise what is happening and have the guts or find a moment to speak out about the horrific, heartless, headlong slaughter of the world’s rhinos which is now running out of control? Yes of course, most people naturally have concerns at the moment which preclude worrying about the welfare of wildlife. Continue reading

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