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Video Helps Landowners Take a Stand against Fracking
Bill Feldman of Andes Works! describes the Responsible Associated Landowners of New York State, or REALNYS, as "a site by and for like-minded landowners who are against slick water, high volume hydrofracturing (fracking) of our lands to extract shale gas and oil."
Feldman and fellow REALNYS board member Leigh Melander, also of Andes Works!, have put together a video to educate fellow landowners on the tactics of the gas industry so that citizens can make informed decisions about their land and engage in shaping public policy.
REALNYS is an ad hoc, grassroots group of community volunteer landowners from all over the state who have no agenda other than to protect their land and future from the damages of fracking.
Feldman hopes that REALNYS will be a place for people to do something positive for their communities and take a stand against the bullying of the gas industry. Already, more than 1,565 members have signed up to protect their more than 32,000 acres of land.
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Study: Native Americans Barely Impacted Landscape for 14,000 Years. Europeans Came and Changed Everything
There's a theory going around that Native Americans actively managed the land the lived on, using controlled burns to clear forests. It turns out that theory is wrong. New research shows that Native Americans barely altered the landscape at all. It was the Europeans who did that, as ZME Science reported.