Obama administration approves Shell to resume Arctic oil drilling

May 12, 2015 by  
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Just months after protecting 12.3 million acres of Alaskan wilderness from drilling, the Obama administration has given Shell the green light to drill for oil in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast. We reported last month that the request was pending review from the Interior Department and CNN reports that the a statement issued grants conditional approval to allow Shell to start drilling in the Chukchi Sea. Shell will be able to resume drilling as soon as it meets several environmental conditions, which include an assessment of the impact on endangered species, as well as a approval by state agencies. The agency said the drilling wouldn’t happen without “rigorous safety standards” and a long review process. Read the rest of Obama administration approves Shell to resume Arctic oil drilling Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alaska oil drilling , drilling off alaska coast approved , obama administration approves shell driilling off alaska , obama approves artic oil drilling

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Surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma puts fracking under fire

February 26, 2015 by  
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There were more earthquakes with a magnitude 3.0 or greater in Oklahoma last year than anywhere else in the continental United States. Whereas Oklahoma used to feel one or two tremors a year, it now experiences two to three per day. This spike parallels the state’s boom in shale gas production, and scientists and environmentalists are pointing their fingers at fracking. Read the rest of Surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma puts fracking under fire Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: earthquake , earthquakes , fracking , Fracking earthquake , fracking earthquakes , hydraulic fracturing , oklahoma , Oklahoma Corporation Commission , oklahoma earthquakes , Oklahoma fracking , Oklahoma fracking earthquakes , Oklahoma oil industry , shale gas production , us geological survey , wastewater injection

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New study suggests that feeding peanut products to infants may reduce peanut allergies

February 26, 2015 by  
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You may have heard the often-repeated advice that infants with food allergies shouldn’t be given peanut products because they may increase their risk of developing potentially life-threatening peanut allergies . If you’ve been following that advice, listen up: new research suggests that giving your infant peanuts may actually reduce your child’s chances of developing a peanut allergy. Confused? Read on for all the details. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: feeding children peanuts , feeding infants peanuts , food allergies , food allergies in children , infant food allergies , infant peanut allergies , infant peanuts , peanut allergies , peanut allergies in children , preventing peanut allergies , reducing food allergies , toddler food allergies , toddler peanut allergies

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7 DIY face masks for healthy, gorgeous spring skin

February 26, 2015 by  
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