Category Archives: Environment

Updated Fossil Fuel Subsidy Report Available

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Last week, PennFuture issued an updated version of its Fossil Fuel Subsidy Report, which shows that subsidies to the highly-profitable, mature fossil fuel industry now exceed $3.25 billion annually. The cost of these fossil fuel subsidies translates … Continue reading

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There Are Big Flaws in Our Main Chemical Safety Law. A New House Bill Won’t Fix Them.

Posted at http://www.foreffectivegov.org/blog/there-are-big-flaws-our-main-chemical-safety-law-shimkus-bill-won%E2%80%99t-fix-them Every day, we are exposed to chemicals in our shampoo, body wash, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, lotion, and much more. We expect our government to ensure that these chemicals are safe. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) … Continue reading

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Oceans Facing Carbon Rates Which Spurred Mass Die-Off 250 Million Years Ago

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/04/10/oceans-facing-carbon-rates-which-spurred-mass-die-250-million-years-ago Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 by Common Dreams University of Edinburgh researchers warn that the carbon emissions that drove a mass extinction event some 252 million years ago were released at a rate similar to today … Continue reading

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Bird-dog Training to Ban Fracking—Multiple Dates

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): If Governor Wolf walked by you in a hallway, how would you engage with him? Would you have the confidence to ask him to ban fracking? We are holding a series of trainings around … Continue reading

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Run for Clean Air—April 18, Philadelphia

From the Clean Air Council (http://www.cleanair.org/): Earth Day is now less than 2 weeks away. The Clean Air Council’s getting ready for a busy week leading up to it, including our Run for Clean Air presented by Toyota Hybrids. The … Continue reading

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Study Finds Frackers Averaging 2.5 Violations a Day

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-04-06/energy-policy/study-finds-frackers-averaging-2-5-violations-a-day/a45518-1 April 6, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – On average, fracking companies commit more than two-and-a-half environmental violations a day, according to a new study drawn from … Continue reading

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Melting Ice Slows Down Ocean Circulation

The Atlantic Conveyor Belt is a system of ocean currents that bring warm temperatures and important nutrients to the waters off of East Coast America and Western Europe. But as global warming melts ice in Greenland, the influx of fresh … Continue reading

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Environmental Rights Symposium—April 12, Harrisburg

Location:  Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St. Harrisburg PA Time:  3:00 PM   Free parking at the Market Street garage The panel: John Childe – Attorney for Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation, PEDF. Franklin Kury – The author of Article … Continue reading

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Years of Living Dangerously—March 27, Harrisburg

March 27, 6:00 p.m. Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg Light supper provided—watch two episodes (one hour each), with time for food and discussion. Open to Public—bring a friend Suggest RSVP to Rachel mark at rachelmark@paonline.com. This groundbreaking … Continue reading

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Explore Alleviating Food Insecurity in the U.S.—April 7, State College

Posted at http://news.psu.edu/story/349410/2015/03/20/april-7-talk-explore-alleviating-food-insecurity-us March 20, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — What we know and what we need to know about food insecurity in the United States will be the topic of the 2015 M.E. John Lecture, presented by Craig Gunderson, … Continue reading

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