Energy

Finding innovative solutions to supplying efficient, clean, safe, renewable and reliable energy for electrical power, transportation, heating and cooling. We look at problems created from the addiction to dirty fossil fuel energy, mountaintop removal and ecosystem disruption, global climate change, severe air and water pollution, and community dislocation and pollution, Extreme methods such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking), tar sands, hydroelectric dams and other damaging methods and sources are examined.

fracking, environmental impacts
Energy

Fracking Study: Contamination Happens

For years the drilling industry has insisted there has never been a proven case in which hydraulic fracturing, or natural gas fracking, has led to contamination of drinking water. Now Environmental Working Group has unearthed a 24-year-old case study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that unequivocally says such contamination has occurred.

La Moskitia, Honduras, Patuca III, Miskito Indians
Energy, Environmental Issues

Honduras: Patuca River Dams Threaten Indigenous Survival

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwXW8wkcYFU

The Moskitia is the largest, most biodiverse expanse of tropical wilderness north of the Amazon Basin – and the Indigenous Peoples who live there are determined to keep it that way. Unfortunately, no greater threat exists to the natural wealth hidden in the “Mesoamerican Biological Corridor” than the gigantic, transnational Patuca II, IIA, and III Dams.

Energy, Environmental Issues

Regulating Nukes? There’s No Escaping the Plume

The lingering death-knell hidden inside the million vulnerabilities of every nuke-plant cannot be
supervised away. Gaming electrical power from nuclear generation is too-complex a technology not to finally fail. When it does, all hell breaks loose, and nukes’ evil genie never goes back in the bottle. Loose-nukes / radioactive meltdown, released to the atmosphere, doesn’t sink ships, it sinks society.