Climate Progress article:
BY ANDREW BREINER ON DECEMBER 10, 2013 AT 4:21 PM
Several cities and counties in the U.S. have instituted bans or moratoria on the oil and gas extraction technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in recent years and Fort Worth’s experience with urban fracking shows why.
“Fort Worth has been fracked to capacity,” resident Don Young told DeSmog Blog. “There is no turning back. Some days the air is so bad you can’t see downtown.”
According to The Atlantic, solar energy was the sole new power source in October.
On October 24, 2013, OCICE President and Co-Founder, Margaret Henke was a guest columnist for the Orange County Register. Her article, titled "Caring for the Environment: The Right Thing To Do, talks about species having to adapt, birds migrating farther north, and our moral obligation to care for the earth in order to leave a better world for our children and grandchildren.
Here is an excerpt from the article.
The sardines off the western coast of Canada have completely disappeared.
No one knows exactly what has happened to the $32 million commercial fishery, but what we do know is stunning: The region’s sardine fishermen returned to port empty-handed after failing to catch a single fish according to a report Tuesday.
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