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Fracking Triggered 400 Earthquakes in Ohio, Study Finds
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, Science, USA )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year. The town is one of very few where the quakes took place on a fault.
Britain's Fracking Trespass Law Flouts UK Citizens' Democratic Rights - Naomi Klein
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Fracking, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 14 days ago - rt.com
Recent legislative changes, which enable fracking firms to drill beneath UK citizens' land without their permission, flout Britons' fundamental democratic rights, author and activist Naomi Klein warns.
Dallas Damage Control: Ebola-Positive Man Possibly Infected 10 in Texas
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Biology, Ecology, Health, Obama, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
US health officials are monitoring 10 quarantined people who had contact with a Liberian man infected by the deadly Ebola virus. The individuals are being checked regularly as medical officials play down the risk of an outbreak.
Sonic Cannons for E. Coast: Obama Approves Oil Exploration Despite 'Threat to Sea Life
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Obama, Politics, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 93 days ago - rt.com
The Obama administration has announced it is reopening the US Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, clearing the way for the use of sonic cannons to locate energy deposits - despite the threat to sea life.
London's Busiest Street 'Most Polluted Place on Earth'
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, UK )

Ray
- 101 days ago - rt.com
London's Oxford Street is not only the busiest shopping street in Europe, it's also the most polluted place on Earth, according to new research recently published by UK scientists.
Some 2,500 Earthquakes in Oklahoma Linked to Fracking
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, USA )

Ray
- 106 days ago - rt.com
The last five years have seen Oklahoma experience more than 2,500 earthquakes - the vast majority of which are being connected to the oil and gas exploration process of fracking.
UK Shareholders Gear Up for First-Ever US Lawsuit Against BP Over Deepwater Horizon Losses
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Corporate news, Court, Crime, Ecology, Oil, UK, USA )

Ray
- 107 days ago - rt.com
Major UK shareholders in BP have joined together to sue the British energy giant in the US over lost earnings from the infamous Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast in 2010. The case is the first in the US, where awards are much bigger than in the UK.
Thousands of Oil and Gas Wells in Pennsylvania Suspected of Leaking Methane
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Biology, Ecology, Fracking, Global warming, Health, Security, USA )

Ray
- 123 days ago - rt.com
Thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells across the state of Pennsylvania could be leaking methane gas into the atmosphere, a new report states.
Greenpeace Employee Loses Over $5 Mn Worth of Donations in Currency Speculation
Offbeat  (tags: Currencies, Ecology, Europe, Scandal )

Ray
- 124 days ago - rt.com
Environmental organization Greenpeace has acknowledged that a staff member lost a record $5.1 million in currency speculation. The group offered apologies, saying the finance employee was fired, but acted 'in the best interest of the organization.'
US Pressures El Salvador to Buy Monsanto's GMO Seeds
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Conflict, Ecology, Food, GMO, Global economy, Globalization, Health, Human rights, Law, Monsanto, Politics, Scandal, Science, Security, USA )

Ray
- 133 days ago - rt.com
As one of the preconditions to authorizing close to $300 million in aid, the United States is pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified seeds from Monsanto instead of non-GM seeds from local farmers.
'Horrible' Pipeline Defects Prompt New Rules for Keystone XL Construction
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Oil, Politics, Security, USA )

Ray
- 146 days ago - rt.com
Bad welds, dents and damaged coatings discovered at the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline have led to safety regulators imposing two extra conditions on the implementation of the project's northern segment.
Greenpeace Activists Detained for Blocking Gazprom Oil Rig in Dutch Port
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Ecology, Human rights, Politics, Protest, Security )

Ray
- 146 days ago - rt.com
Police have detained Greenpeace activists who seized a Gazprom oil rig platform in the Dutch port of Ijmuiden. The group was trying to prevent the Saturn rig from being deployed in the Artic, claiming it will damage the environment.
Michigan Protests Plan to Store Millions of Gallons of Nuclear Waste Next to the Great Lakes
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Canada, Ecology, Global economy, Health, Security, USA )

Ray
- 153 days ago - rt.com
A Canadian proposal that calls for a nuclear waste storage facility less than a mile away from the Great Lakes is coming under heavy fire from Michigan lawmakers and environmental groups, who are now attempting to stop the project.
'Knee Deep': 10,000 Gallons of Oil Spills on LA Streets
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Ecology, Oil, USA )

Ray
- 158 days ago - rt.com
A ruptured oil pipe near the city of Glendale, Los Angeles County, has caused a massive leak as 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled onto streets, which is knee high in some places, the Los Angeles Fire Department reports.
'Bribing' Communities to Frack Is Costing UK Ministers Thousands of Votes
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Fracking, UK )

Ray
- 160 days ago - rt.com
The UK government's push for fracking is costing it thousands of conservative votes, former energy secretary Lord Howell of Guildford said on Wednesday. He added that attempts to "bribe and cajole" rural communities into taking part is a "complete waste."
 

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