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A boy plays basketball in front of an oil well covered with large colorful flowers and located next to Beverly Hills High School. Wells like this have been hidden throughout Los Angeles. Faces of Fracking / Flickr

While the hazards of fracking to human health are well-documented, first-of-its-kind research from Environmental Health News shows the actual levels of biomarkers for fracking chemicals in the bodies of children living near fracking wells far higher than in the general population.

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A gas flare burns in the Permian Basin in Texas. Bronte Wittpenn / Bloomberg Creative Photos / Getty Images

Royal Dutch Shell's sale of all its Permian Basin fracking assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion may reduce the company's emissions on paper, but nowhere else, experts say.

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Photo by Andreas Dress on Unsplash

Gone are the days of bulky, power-hungry flashlights requiring pocketfuls of extra batteries. A modern rechargeable flashlight packs a potent lumen output from highly efficient LEDs, drawing their power from lightweight and long-lived rechargeable batteries. They're a fraction of the weight and size of your father's old flashlight and come packed with many useful features, taking handheld lighting places it's never been before.

In this article, we'll discuss the best rechargeable flashlights on the market as well as key features to consider when choosing the right torch for you.

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No DAPL Protest March at Standing Rock in 2016, after the infamous usage of attack dogs by DAPL security upon water protectors. Dallas Goldtooth / Indigenous Environmental Network
Indigenous-led resistance to 21 fossil fuel projects in the U.S. and Canada has prevented or delayed the equivalent of one-quarter of those countries' climate warming pollution, a recent report says.
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Rock climber Alex Honnold joins Ando in advocating for sustainable banking. Ando
World-renowned rock climber Alex Honnold, famous for his free ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan's 3,000-foot sheer rock face in Free Solo, has found his next "mountainous" challenge: the climate crisis.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom is planning to end new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024. Sundry Photography / Getty Images

By Kenny Stancil

Climate campaigners on Friday cautiously applauded California Gov. Gavin Newsom's moves to cut off new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024 and evaluate phasing out oil production by 2045, while also stressing that the timeline still needs to be accelerated.

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President Donald Trump watches a video of Joe Biden as he holds a Make America Great Again rally in Erie, Pennsylvania on October 20, 2020. Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images

The Trump campaign's efforts to attack President-elect Joe Biden and win Pennsylvania by claiming he would ban fracking failed, while Biden's climate message appears to have boosted turnout, according to reporting from multiple outlets.

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President Joe Biden delivers remarks during the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2021. JIM WATSON / AFP via Getty Images

By Jessica Corbett

Climate justice campaigners plan to descend on Washington, DC in October to protest outside the White House for a week straight, calling on President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency and end all new fossil fuel projects.

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A pumpjack in North Dakota. Feifei Cui-Paoluzzo / Moment / Getty Images

North Dakota has found a controversial use for federal coronavirus relief money: using it to fund fracking.

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A house in Los Angeles next to an oil drilling site. Sarah Craig / Faces of Fracking

Los Angeles County supervisors on Wednesday voted to ban drilling in unincorporated areas and to phase out oil and gas drilling.

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IEN organizers wrote "Expect Us" on the statue of Andrew Jackson in front of the White House on Oct. 11, 2021. Indigenous Environmental Network

By Jake Johnson

On the heels of President Joe Biden's proclamation formally marking Indigenous Peoples' Day, a coalition of Indigenous and environmental leaders on Sunday delivered a blunt message to the White House: "We don't need performative proclamations, our communities are dying."

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A view of wind turbines from Highway 58 in Mojave, California. Wind energy employment grew by nearly 2% in 2020. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Employment in renewable energy and battery-related sectors was far more resilient to the shock of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to an annual DOE report released Monday.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom tours the Chevron oil field west of Bakersfield, where a spill of more than 900,000 gallons flowed into a dry creek bed, on July 24, 2019. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

By Brett Wilkins

Accusing California regulators of "reckless disregard" for public "health and safety," the environmental advocacy group Center for Biological Diversity on Wednesday sued the administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom for approving thousands of oil and gas drilling and fracking projects without the required environmental review.

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EcoWatch is a community of experts publishing quality, science-based content on environmental issues, causes, and solutions for a healthier planet and life.
A boy plays basketball in front of an oil well covered with large colorful flowers and located next to Beverly Hills High School. Wells like this have been hidden throughout Los Angeles. Faces of Fracking / Flickr

While the hazards of fracking to human health are well-documented, first-of-its-kind research from Environmental Health News shows the actual levels of biomarkers for fracking chemicals in the bodies of children living near fracking wells far higher than in the general population.

Read More Show Less
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
A gas flare burns in the Permian Basin in Texas. Bronte Wittpenn / Bloomberg Creative Photos / Getty Images

Royal Dutch Shell's sale of all its Permian Basin fracking assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion may reduce the company's emissions on paper, but nowhere else, experts say.

Read More Show Less
Photo by Andreas Dress on Unsplash

Gone are the days of bulky, power-hungry flashlights requiring pocketfuls of extra batteries. A modern rechargeable flashlight packs a potent lumen output from highly efficient LEDs, drawing their power from lightweight and long-lived rechargeable batteries. They're a fraction of the weight and size of your father's old flashlight and come packed with many useful features, taking handheld lighting places it's never been before.

In this article, we'll discuss the best rechargeable flashlights on the market as well as key features to consider when choosing the right torch for you.

Read More Show Less
No DAPL Protest March at Standing Rock in 2016, after the infamous usage of attack dogs by DAPL security upon water protectors. Dallas Goldtooth / Indigenous Environmental Network
Indigenous-led resistance to 21 fossil fuel projects in the U.S. and Canada has prevented or delayed the equivalent of one-quarter of those countries' climate warming pollution, a recent report says.
Read More Show Less
Trending
Rock climber Alex Honnold joins Ando in advocating for sustainable banking. Ando
World-renowned rock climber Alex Honnold, famous for his free ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan's 3,000-foot sheer rock face in Free Solo, has found his next "mountainous" challenge: the climate crisis.
Read More Show Less
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is planning to end new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024. Sundry Photography / Getty Images

By Kenny Stancil

Climate campaigners on Friday cautiously applauded California Gov. Gavin Newsom's moves to cut off new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024 and evaluate phasing out oil production by 2045, while also stressing that the timeline still needs to be accelerated.

Read More Show Less
President Donald Trump watches a video of Joe Biden as he holds a Make America Great Again rally in Erie, Pennsylvania on October 20, 2020. Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images

The Trump campaign's efforts to attack President-elect Joe Biden and win Pennsylvania by claiming he would ban fracking failed, while Biden's climate message appears to have boosted turnout, according to reporting from multiple outlets.

Read More Show Less
President Joe Biden delivers remarks during the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2021. JIM WATSON / AFP via Getty Images

By Jessica Corbett

Climate justice campaigners plan to descend on Washington, DC in October to protest outside the White House for a week straight, calling on President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency and end all new fossil fuel projects.

Read More Show Less