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What’s so bad about fracking? Here’s what you need to know.



 If you've been wondering what fracking is and whether it's good or bad, you're not alone. It's a complicated, high tech process whose advocates say it produces abundant clean energy. As an environmentalist as well as a consumer, though, I've been concerned about the impacts fracking is having on drinking water, clean air, and farmland. […]

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Climate Change Impacts on Our Health, Our Homes, Our Families and Our Future



It’s easy to dismiss climate change as a big, confusing, uncertain issue that affects other people living in other parts of the world. But as the blogposts in this month’s Green Moms Carnival show, the build-up in our atmosphere of heat-trapping “greenhouse” gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) is hitting very close to home, seriously impacting […]

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What the Heck is Fracking? And Why Don’t You Want It Anywhere Near Your Water?



It sounds like it could be a new dance ("Let's do the frack!"). Or maybe it's a cool way to clean your house ("I really fracked my floor this week; it looks great now!") But it's not. Fracking is short for "hydraulic fracturing," explains Chris Bolgiano in this Bay Journal article. "It involves drilling a […]

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