The Everglades were fracked and you didn’t even hear about it

January 7, 2015 by  
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Earlier in 2014, Texas-based Dan A. Hughes Co. was fined $25,000 for acid fracking near the everglades. Though the method of using hydrofluoric acid to loosen limestone bedrock has been used for a while in Floridian oil drilling operations, injecting acid under pressure, or “acid fracking” is something new. In December, Dan A. Hughes Co. tested those waters Naples, Florida on the Western edge of the Everglades. Yeah, you read that correctly—they fracked the goddamned  Everglades National Park;  the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. And when State regulators asked them to stop? They ignored them. Read the rest of The Everglades were fracked and you didn’t even hear about it Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acid fracking , acid-fracked , ban fracking , capitalism , climate , Climate Change , Climate Disaster , conservatives , Environment , everglades , florida , fossil fuels , fracking , gas , groundwater , hydraulic fracturing , keystone xl , KXL , marco island , Naples , natural gas , oil , Op Ed , politics , renewables , republicans , revolution , shalefields , water contamination , water issues

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Will Florida’s new artificial reef bring economic prosperity or ecological destruction?

December 26, 2014 by  
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Thanks to British Petroleum (BP) decimating the oceanic habitats in the Gulf of Mexico with the infamous Deepwater Horizon spill , their Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund is now being forced to fork over $1.3 million in grants to Naples, Marco Island, and Collier County, Florida. Teamed with the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Economic Recovery Task Force, these three governments have chosen to spend this money by purchasing and installing “six 500-ton reefs the size of football fields, each with six smaller pyramid-shaped modules 8 to 12 feet high” 12-30 miles offshore. These reefs are meant to provide jobs and revenue, but will the economic prosperities outweigh the overall long-term environmental impacts? Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Will Florida’s new artificial reef bring economic prosperity or ecological destruction? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artificial reef , artificial reef in Florida , boat pollution , conservation , diving , ecological mess , ecology , economy , economy vs ecosystem , environment vs economy , Fishing , Florida reef , ocean diving , ocean predators , ocean reef , overfishing , Pollution , recycled reef , reef , water pollution

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Beyond Extreme Energy: Protesting at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in DC

November 21, 2014 by  
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It’s cold outside. I forgot my gloves and now it’s time to go. The arrestees practice outside the church , locking themselves into their lockboxes, as I pretend a nearby  flowering  plant is a security guard. I’m the distraction and I need to give them at least 30 seconds or it won’t work. After practicing the scenario, we get into our cars and head to the parking garage to try it for real. We’re about to join a huge protest, and things could get intense. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Beyond Extreme Energy: Protesting at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in DC Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: activism , activist , activists , anti-fracking , anti-fracking activism , anti-fracking protest , Climate Change , ederal Energy Regulatory Commission , environmental destruction , FERC , frack , fracking , oil fracking , pennsylvania , Pennsylvania Day , protest , protesting , protestors , shale , shale oil , shalefields , washington , Washington DC

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A Toxic Tour: Violations, Lies, and Dangers of the Shale Gas Industry

July 25, 2014 by  
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“They say I’m not to be trusted,” said Vera Scroggins, a local fracking activist from Montrose, PA. Vera has recently been targeted by the industry for speaking out against shale gas extraction . She often leads groups through Dimock and Montrose on a ‘Toxic Tour,” explaining the history of drilling and fracking in the County. Since drilling began in Northeast PA, negative health and environmental effects have been increasing, and although it’s hard to find statistics for some of the resulting problems , Vera Scroggins is the best primary source. Read the rest of A Toxic Tour: Violations, Lies, and Dangers of the Shale Gas Industry Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , Atlantic Sunrise , Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Project , Cabot , cabot oil and gas , careers , Climate Change , climate chaos , climate justice , corporations , Cove Point , destruction , dirty energy , drilling violations , earth , energy industry , Energy Justice Network , Energy Justice Summer , engineering , Environment , environmental engineering , environmental justice , extraction , FERC , Fossil Free , fossil fuels , fracking , fracking well violations , gag orders , government , green jobs , industry , inhabitat , lng , methane , natural gas , pennsylvania , pipelines , politics , renewable energy , renewables , Susquehanna , susquehanna county , tesla , toxic , Vera Scroggins , Williams , Williams companies

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Carmen Miranda Meets LEGOs In Bizarre Brazilian Fruit Branding Campaign

June 4, 2012 by  
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Tired of peeling labels off of your fruit? The Brazilian advertising agency AGE Isobar has found a solution with its cubic mold, which presses a brand’s label into the surface of pieces of fruit. The mold is now the base for a juice company’s marketing campaign, and the results resemble a love child between Carmen Miranda and a box of LEGOs . Read the rest of Carmen Miranda Meets LEGOs In Bizarre Brazilian Fruit Branding Campaign Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: advertising , AGE Isobar , Brazil , brazilian fruit , Camp Nectar , carmen miranda , cubed fruit , embossed fruit , LEGOs , marketing , square fruit

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LA’s Biggest Apartment Project Since the Recession Breaks Ground

June 4, 2012 by  
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The largest apartment building since the beginning of the Great Recession has broken ground in Los Angeles , promising to reinvigorate the Koreatown neighborhood. The Vermont is a two-tower, mixed-use behemoth that will contain 464 apartments and plenty of retail. Besides the size the other notable features, we really like is the green space wrapping through the project, adding some relief to the concrete jungle that is LA. Read the rest of LA’s Biggest Apartment Project Since the Recession Breaks Ground Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Koreatown , LA apartment , LA housing , LA retail , LA’s biggest apartment , urban density

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PNNL’s New Affordable, Small-Scale Fuel Cell Could Revolutionize Residential Power

June 4, 2012 by  
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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has created a solid oxide fuel cell system that is small enough for domestic homeowners and affordable for the average citizen. There are currently multiple green ways to power your home (such as solar power and wind turbines), but fuel cell technology offers an emission-free source of on-demand power for days when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind isn’t blowing. Read the rest of PNNL’s New Affordable, Small-Scale Fuel Cell Could Revolutionize Residential Power Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy , Department of Energy , FEATURED NEWS , fuel cell research , hydrogen fuel cell , hydrogen fuel energy , hydrogen fuel news , OTHER FUEL CELL , pacific northwest national laboratory , pnnl , research , RESIDENTIAL ENERGY , residential fuel cells , small-scale solid oxide fuel cells , solid oxide fuel cells , united states

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5 Mistakes Businesses Make Trying to Go Green

March 12, 2010 by  
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If you’ve been shopping, watching TV or surfing the web at all, you’ve undoubtedly noticed all of the companies taking their products and services green . While this is generally a good thing, we can’t help but notice some brands  going about it in all the wrong ways : producing useless ‘eco’ wares that defeat the purpose of being made of sustainable materials or even blatantly  greenwashing

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5 Mistakes Businesses Make While Trying to Go Green

March 10, 2010 by  
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If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re no doubt aware of how popular the ‘green’ trend has become. Businesses have finally started to realize that the environmental movement is here to stay, and that there is money to be made in going green .

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