A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press.

After a year of monitoring, the researchers found that the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas trapped deep below the surface stayed thousands of feet below the shallower areas that supply drinking water, geologist Richard Hammack said.
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Allan Savory: How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change

Not at all what I expected. For just over half his talk, Savory discusses the issue of desertification, which many of you are familiar with. He (like many others) makes the case for restoring these deserts.

Then, in the last six minutes, he completely blows everyone’s minds. You just gotta see it. 

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Global warming skeptic now agrees temperatures are risingThe study of the world’s surface temperatures by Richard Muller was partially bankrolled by a foundation connected to global warming deniers.
Muller’s finding of a warming world is no different from what mainstream climate scientists have said for decades. What is different is who is behind the study. One-quarter of the $600,000 to do the research came from the Charles Koch Foundation, whose founder is a major funder of skeptic groups and the Tea Party movement.a

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Global warming skeptic now agrees temperatures are rising
The study of the world’s surface temperatures by Richard Muller was partially bankrolled by a foundation connected to global warming deniers.

Muller’s finding of a warming world is no different from what mainstream climate scientists have said for decades. What is different is who is behind the study. One-quarter of the $600,000 to do the research came from the Charles Koch Foundation, whose founder is a major funder of skeptic groups and the Tea Party movement.a

The New York Times reported today that New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning to lift a “ban” on hydraulic fracturing. But whatever the governor announces tomorrow, it’s unlikely to change the de facto moratorium on drilling in the state that began nearly three years ago, when the state committed to a fresh environmental review.

Cuomo Emphasizes Aim to Close Indian Point Plant

One of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s top advisers met with the operators of the Indian Point nuclear plant last week and told them that the governor was determined to close the plant.

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Mr. Cuomo has repeatedly taken the position in speeches that he wants to close the plant. But his administration had not delivered the message so directly to the company [Entergy], or in such strong words, and company officials left the meeting alarmed.

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