Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection bans term ‘climate change’

March 9, 2015 by  
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Climate change is not so much a threat to parts of Florida, as much as it is a real and present problem ; Miami already incurs regular street flooding at high tide, and parts of the state sit six feet below sea level. But Florida is also unabashedly Florida—its politicians, including presidential hopeful Jeb Bush frequently deny that climate change even exists. And now Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection —yes, the very agency that deals with the consequences of climate change—has banned employees from using the terms ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming.’ Read the rest of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection bans term ‘climate change’ Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , deniers , DEP , department of Environmental Protection , environmental law , florida , global warming , jeb bush , Miami , Policy , rick scott , science , sea level rise , wetlands

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Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

January 29, 2015 by  
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After the State of the Union  Address and the touting of the abundance of our natural resources , you’d probably think that our natural gas game in the U.S. is strong. Meanwhile, the big environmental organizations are going off about the Keystone XL Pipeline , and smaller grassroots non profits are fighting eminent domain (not to mention exploding ) pipelines like the Penn East and the Atlantic Sunrise, along with the air-polluting compressor station infrastructure that accompanies them. While all that’s going on, hundreds of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells throughout the country are leaking extraordinary amounts of methane and being ignored by political leaders who continue to support “clean-burning” natural gas. Read the rest of Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abandoned , air , Air quality , ban fracking , carbon dioxide , Climate Change , dangerous , DEP , department of Environmental Protection , Environment , environmental protection agency , epa , fossil fuels , fracking , gas , gas wells , government , greenhouse gases , health effects , leaking , McKean county , methane , natural gas , no frack , oil and gas , oil wells , PA , pennsylvania , Policy , princeton , regulations , renewable energy , research , shale gas , stanford , studies , united states , university , water issues

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Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

Nendo’s new Chocolatexture lets you taste the meaning of Japanese words

January 29, 2015 by  
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