Saskatchewan Government Explains Pro-Fracking Stance

Saskatchewan Government Explains Pro-Fracking Stance

  Carrot River Valley MLA Fred Bradshaw initiated a 75-minute Saskatchewan Legislature debate in last week, backing the province’s continued practice of using hydraulic fracturing in the oil and gas extraction process. This, at a time when Newfoundland and Labrador have recently placed a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the province.Contacted after last week’s meeting of the...

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“Rain Man” Makes Water Collection Systems A Reality

“Rain Man” Makes Water Collection Systems A Reality

When a storm ripped off half of the outlying wall at Amir Yechieli’s school, he stepped out of his role as a science teacher, and became Israel’s “Rain Man.” Yechieli had studied storm water runoff in the Sinai Desert for a master’s degree, so when he saw this, he calculated how much rain there could have been and figured out that the roof could supply six months of water...

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The Effects Of Mining: What You Need To Know

Mining Water Issues The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water by chemicals from mining processes. In some cases, additional forest logging is done in the vicinity of mines to increase the available room for the storage of the created debris and soil. Besides creating environmental...

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Louisiana To Enact New Precautions Against Deadly Amoeba

Louisiana To Enact New Precautions Against Deadly Amoeba

Despite assuring residents in September that the local water is safe, water districts in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes will be taking extra precautionary measures under new state rules enacted after a brain-eating amoeba killed a child in St. Bernard Parish. Specifically, the regulations require water treatment systems to increase the amount of disinfecting chlorine used to purify local...

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Is Fracking The Future Of New York City’s Energy?

Is Fracking The Future Of New York City’s Energy?

Despite numerous protests from West Village residents over the past year, the enormous shale gas pipeline that’s been under construction for nearly a year, and will soon start pumping a massive amount of gas to residents of New York. The gas comes from the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, and while protesters have nothing against the marvelous state of Pennsylvania, there are upset that the gas...

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Building Green Just Got Easier

Building Green Just Got Easier

As technology catches up to environmental concerns, the way we do business is fundamentally changing. Nowhere is this more evident than in the construction sector. Adopted in the Madison area in 1999, the Green Built Home program is administered through a partnership between the Madison Area Builders Association and the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative. Jeff Simon, owner of J. Simon Design...

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