Category Archives: Land & Sea
How Big Corn Is Killing the Earth Production of corn-based ethanol, touted as a ‘cleaner and greener’ energy source, is destroying prairie lands and cutting into our food supply.
This week a 4,000-word report by the Associated Press, provocatively titled “The secret, dirty cost of Obama’s green power push,” lays out in detail a process that has “wiped out millions of acres of conservation land, destroyed habitat and polluted water supplies.”
- The secret cost of the green power push (heraldbulletin.com)
- Ethanol production in US causes environmental disaster (beaconnews.ca)
- Green Energy Policies Are Destroying the Environment (blackmailersdontshoot.com)
“Coastal cities face a high risk from increasingly costly flooding as sea levels rise amid climate change. Their current defenses will not be enough as the water level rises,” the bank warned in a statement announcing the new research.
- What to make of all those sea-level rise projections (miamiherald.com)
- Rising sea levels, falling real estate values. (miamiherald.com)
- New York, London and Mumbai: major cities face risk from sea-level rises (theguardian.com)
Stop fracking infrastructure in NY!
Right now, Governor Cuomo and the Department of Conservation are considering regulations that would create a massive infrastructure buildout to transport, store and ultimately export fracked natural gas around the world.
Even worse, the regulations have woefully inadequate safety provisions. New York has already seen just how dangerous liquified natural gas can be — in the 1970s, a massive explosion in a storage facility killed 40 workers in Staten Island. We need to learn from our mistakes and reject any regulations that do not adequately protect our safety.
Take action now and demand that Governor Cuomo and his administration withdraw these regulations from consideration.
- New Yorkers Rally Against Fracking Infrastructure and Flawed LNG Regulations (readersupportednews.org)
- Our Food is Fracked (bizgovsoc8.wordpress.com)
- Activists Rally Against ‘Hydro Fracking’ Outside Of Chelsea Piers (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- No-fracking groups pan NY liquid natural gas plan (newsday.com)