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Fracking Companies Have Been Getting Worse About Disclosing The Chemicals They Use

Fracking chemicals not disclosedWant to know what chemicals energy companies use in their hydraulic fracking operations? Turns out it’s getting harder and harder to answer that question.

According to a new study published in the journal Energy Policy, fracking companies have become less forthcoming since 2013 about the chemicals used in their operations, citing “the use of proprietary compounds” as grounds for limiting their disclosure.


2015 set to be hottest year on record, WMO says

hottest year on reconrd - 2015This year is shaping up to be the hottest on record, and 2016 could be even hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Wednesday, days before a climate summit opens in Paris.

Based on data for the first 10 months of the year, “We feel very confident ... that 2015 will be the warmest year on record,” said Michel Jarraud, head of the WMO.

The WMO said land and sea temperatures were likely to surpass those of 2014 as the highest since record-keeping began.


First EPA chief accuses Republicans of ignoring science for political gain

Willlliam RuckelshausThe man considered the father figure of environmental protection in the US has attacked Republicans for “going through all the stages of denial” over climate change, accusing leading presidential contenders Donald Trump and Marco Rubio of ignoring science for political gain.

William Ruckelshaus, who on Tuesday is to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the presidential medal of freedom, told the Guardian that leading Republicans are harming the US’s reputation by attempting to stymie efforts to tackle climate change.


Prince Charles: Climate Change Root Cause of Syrian War

Syrian draughtEngland’s Prince Charles told Sky News in an exclusive interview that climate change was a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Prince Charles, who has been outspoken on the issue of climate change and sustainability for the last four decades, will deliver a keynote address at the COP21 Paris climate talks next week.

“We’re seeing a classic case of not dealing with the problem, because, I mean, it sounds awful to say, but some of us were saying 20 years ago that if we didn’t tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and ever greater difficulties over drought, and the accumulating effect of climate change, which means that people have to move,” he said in the interview, which will air tonight and was filmed three weeks ago, before the Paris attacks.


Half of all tree species in Amazon 'face extinction'

Amazon treesMore than half of all tree species in the Amazon face extinction, warn international scientists.

According to new data, up to 57% of all Amazonian trees may already fit the criteria of being globally threatened.  If confirmed, the estimates would raise the number of threatened plant species on Earth by almost a quarter.

Forest cover in the Amazon has been shrinking for decades, but little is known about the impact on individual plant species.


Woman Stands in Way of Crews Working on Gas Pipeline Near Nuclear Power Plant

pipeline protest near Indian PointA Westchester woman says she’s standing up for her community by standing in the way of construction crews extending a natural gas pipeline near Indian Point nuclear power plant.

Nancy Vann refused to leave her property Friday, stymieing efforts by crews to clear-cut an area of land near the Indian Point, where an energy company wants to place a gas pipeline. About six protesters with signs joined her Friday, as crews cut down large trees.


No drilling in the Atlantic, regional parties say

No drilling in AtlanticCity officials and business leaders visited Washington, D.C., to pressure the White House to keep Atlantic basins off limits to energy explorers.

The U.S. Interior Department in February released a draft proposal for 2017-22 for access to federal waters. Ten leases are planned for the Gulf of Mexico, three for offshore Alaska and one, a debut, for waters in the Atlantic.


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