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'Quartz' Crystals at the Earth's Core Power Its Magnetic Field
Science & Tech  (tags: Crystals )

- 3 hours ago -
When they examined the samples in an electron microscope, the small amounts of silicon and oxygen in the starting sample had combined together to form silicon dioxide crystals.
Study Links Childhood Leukemia With Living Near Oil and Gas Development
Health & Wellness  (tags: Oil and Gas )

- 1 hour ago -
New research suggests that children living in areas of high-density oil and gas development may face increased risk of health impacts, namely a certain type of leukemia, as a result of their exposure to pollutants associated with this activity.
Tom Goldtooth: 'They Cannot Extinguish the Fire That Standing Rock Started' Feb. 24, 2017 02:01PM EST
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: DAPL )

- 21 hours ago -
Once again Big Oil has been forced to rely on brutal militarized force to bludgeon, bully, beat and intimidate peaceful water protectors fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Oil and Gas Wastewater Spills Alter Microbes in West Virginia Waters
Environment  (tags: Oil and gas )

- 21 hours ago -
Wastewater from oil and gas operations - including fracking for shale gas - at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream, according to a Rutgers-led study.
What Happens When the Soy and Palm Oil Boom Ends?
Environment  (tags: Soy and palm oil )

- 21 hours ago -
An interview with Derek Byerlee, lead author of The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution, a new agricultural economics book that looks at the past, present, and future of soy, oil palm, and other tropical oilseeds.
Microplastics in Oceans Outnumber Stars in Our Galaxy By 500 Times
Environment  (tags: Micro plastics )

- 22 hours ago -
It looks good on a superficial level. The problem is that ubiquitous plastic products decay releasing micro particles into the water sources. I think these particles are a major contributor to increased oceanic warming.
What You Need to Know About Tiger Farms
Animals  (tags: Tiger farms )

- 22 hours ago -
Several news organizations have since reported that the tigers likely live on a tiger farm in China. The country has only an estimated seven tigers in the wild, in northeastern China, and the animals in the video are clearly obeseâEUR"a sign of overfeeding.
Pennsylvania Confirms First Fracking-Related Earthquakes
Environment  (tags: USA, Pennsylvania, Lawrence County, Pittsburgh, New Castle, Utica Shale, Department of Environmental Protection (, “zipper” fracture, Hilcorp Energy Company )

- 1 day ago -
Officials say they've confirmed the state's first fracking-related earthquakes took place last year in Lawrence County. DEP has set up a "stop-light" procedure -which the company has agreed to -to shut down operations there if an earthquake greater than2
New Law Would Let Arizona Treat Organized Dissent as Organized Crime
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Organized protest = organized crime? )

- 2 days ago -
The Republican-dominated Arizona Senate voted to expand racketeering laws to include protesters and protest organizers, meaning police could arrest demonstrators and seize their assets
Kent State University: Divest From DAPL! Petition
Environment  (tags: climate-change, conservation, destruction, environment, globalwarming, healthconditions, pollution, humans, politics, protection )

- 2 days ago -
This petition is asking the university to reevaluate their relationship with the powerful bank and tell them that they will divest from their bank unless the bank stops funding DAPL.
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