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Fracking Videos Highlight Impacts of Shale Gas Drilling
Fracking Could Put Farmers and Wineries Out of Business.
Farmers and other businesses who depend on clean water and land could have their livelihoods destroyed by shale gas drilling operations. A number of small family owned businesses in the Delaware River watershed are worried about their future if fracking is permitted in their community.
Fracking Threatens Wildlife
Researchers are concerned about the effects of shale gas extraction on threatened and endangered species. Brown bat populations have been decimated by one illness and the animals could see a loss of important habitat from fracking operations. In the Delaware River watershed there are concerns about two species whose numbers have been dropping.
Shale Gas Pipelines Destroy Important Habitat
Pipeline construction for the delivery of shale gas has led to the destruction of important forests, ridges and wetlands. The pipeline routes often run through areas near key habitat. Environmentalists say restoration work conducted by pipeline companies does not repair the damage.
Protestors in Albany send a message, "Don't Frack New York"
On Aug. 26 concerned citizens from around the country converged on Albany to demand Governor Andrew Cuomo keep a ban on fracking in New York.
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Malaysia Sends Plastic Waste Back to 13 Wealthy Countries, Says It Won’t Be 'the Rubbish Dump of the World'
The Southeast Asian country Malaysia has sent 150 shipping containers packed with plastic waste back to 13 wealthy countries, putting the world on notice that it will not be the world's garbage dump, as CNN reported. The countries receiving their trash back include the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Canada.
Madagascar has embarked on its most ambitious tree-planting drive yet, aiming to plant 60 million trees in the coming months. The island nation celebrates 60 years of independence this year, and the start of the planting campaign on Jan. 19 marked one year since the inauguration of President Andry Rajoelina, who has promised to restore Madagascar's lost forests.