Fracking explained in five minutes. Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us. Short videos, explaining things. For example Evolution, the Universe, Stock Market or controversial topics like Fracking. Because we love science. We would love to interact more with you, our viewers to figure out what topics you want to see. If you have a suggestion for future videos or feedback, drop us a line! :) We're a bunch of Information designers from munich, visit us on facebook or behance to say hi! https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://www.behance.net/kurzgesagt Fracking explained: opportunity or danger Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
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Well... it isn't really a secret. Natural gas isn't a 'clean' fossil fuel -- and we probably shouldn't be investing so much infrastructure in it. This video was made in partenership with Earthjustice, to learn how you can combat climate change today go to http://earthjustice.org/action SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1E75KJ8 ~ REFERENCES AND RESOURCES ~ https://www.ucsusa.org/clean-energy/coal-and-other-fossil-fuels/environmental-impacts-of-natural-gas#references National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). 2010. http://www.netl.doe.gov/energy-analyses/pubs/BitBase_FinRep_Rev2.pdf USDE https://www.eenews.net/special_reports/danger_zone/stories/1060007896 https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-did-these-oil-workers-die-1429664008 Colorado Study of birth defects https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1306722/ Coal burning decreases: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/americans-used-a-lot-less-coal-in-2016-21326 ; https://www.eia.gov/?src=apiviz ~ ASSETS USED ~ Oil Rig by Laymik from the Noun Project Oil Platform by Laymik from the Noun Project Factory by Laymik from the Noun Project Coal by Michael Wohlwend from the Noun Project Methane by Michael Wohlwend from the Noun Project Benzene by Pablo Rozenberg from the Noun Project NASA sea level rise visualization: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/warming-seas-and-melting-ice-sheets Cracked soil during a drought: https://flic.kr/p/UAEifG NASA ocean acidification visualization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feVlzneZeew patreon :: https://www.patreon.com/zentouro twitter :: http://www.twitter.com/zentouro tumblr :: http://www.zentouro.tumblr.com facebook :: http://www.facebook.com/ZentouroLand snapchat :: http://www.snapchat.com/add/zentouro peach :: http://peach.cool/add/zentouro instagram :: http://www.instagram.com/zentouro
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In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is devastating. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/ynN39sfqT8w National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Hank gives us a summary of the important facts about fracking: what it is, why we do it, and how it actually isn't all butterflies and cupcakes. Like SciShow? http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow! http://www.twitter.com/scishow T*mbl SciShow. http://scishow.tumblr.com References http://www.naturalgas.org/overview/background.asp http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/energy-environment/natural-gas/index.html?8a http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2011/12/05/111205taco_talk_kolbert http://www.technologyreview.com/news/508151/studies-link-earthquakes-to-wastewater-from-fracking/ http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/seismologists-link-ohio-earthquakes-waste-disposal-wells
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http://EnergyTomorrow.org John Suchar is an environmental specialist for Williams' natural gas drilling operations in Parachute, Colorado. He ensures drilling operations leave as little impact as possible on the natural environment. For more information, visit http://EnergyTomorrow.org.
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In West Texas, an oil boom is creating a major problem for producers and locals alike: wasting natural gas by burning or flaring it, which sends billions of cubic feet of CO2 into the atmosphere. Not only does the flaring cost the industry money, but the release of gases damages the climate and could be toxic to those living near the fracking rigs. * SUBSCRIBE to NBC LEFT FIELD: http://nbcnews.to/2rAQzwx * Watch the latest from NBC LEFT FIELD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8tG3hlHcPg&list=PLmWVE4PP8w5Urph0JyLjmQInFXxtgOMBT What is NBC LEFT FIELD? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yh0j6zMWCI&list=PLmWVE4PP8w5UEOKp7cxAEqxNgaZ8EUSDs FOLLOW NBC LEFT FIELD: Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/2rACLSM Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsQwp Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsWUN VISIT OUR SITE: http://nbcleftfield.com Video journalist Ali Withers Additional camera Ed Ou __ ABOUT NBC LEFT FIELD: NBC Left Field is a new internationally-minded video troupe that makes short, creative documentaries and features specially designed for social media and set-top boxes. Our small team of cinematographers, journalists, animators and social media gurus aims to unearth stories and breathe creative life into current headlines. While pushing boundaries at home and abroad, NBC Left Field will also be serving as an experimental hub for NBC News style, treatment and audience engagement. #NBCLeftField #OilAndGas
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A short animation talking about predications relating to health and environmental impacts from flaring at QGC’s LNG plant. To find out more visit www.shell.com.au/qgc-flaring Transcript: http://s00.static-shell.com/content/dam/royaldutchshell/video/modelling-predicts-no-health-or-environmental-impacts-from-flaring.docx Welcome to Shell’s official YouTube channel. Subscribe here to learn about the future of energy, see our new technology and innovation in action or watch highlights from our major projects around the world. Here you’ll also find videos on jobs and careers, motorsports, the Shell Eco-marathon as well as new products like Shell V-Power. If you have any thoughts or questions, please comment, like or share. Together we can #makethefuture Visit our Website: http://www.shell.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shell/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shell/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shell Look us up on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/royaldutchshell Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1271/
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Scott reports on fracking. Fracking is the process of breaking apart layers of shale rock to release a natural gas called methane. Methane is a fuel used for everything from cooking food, to heating homes and even generating electricity. However, there is a lot of controversy surrounding fracking. Some believe that fracking methods can cause small earthquakes. Others also argue that the chemicals used in the process can contaminate our air and our water supply. Website: http://www.teenkidsnews.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TEENKIDSNEWSTV Twitter: https://twitter.com/teenkidsnews Instagram: http://instagram.com/teenkidsnews# Teen Kids News is an Emmy Award winning 1/2 hour weekly TV show that is informative, educational and fun! The show has been on the air for over 10 years!
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Find more Earth Focus content at https://www.linktv.org/earthfocus An original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK's Ecologist Film Unit looks at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. From toxic chemicals in drinking water to unregulated interstate dumping of potentially radioactive waste that experts fear can contaminate water supplies in major population centers including New York City, are the health consequences worth the economic gains? Marcellus Shale contains enough natural gas to supply all US gas needs for 14 years. But as gas drilling takes place, using a process called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," toxic chemicals and methane gas seep into drinking water. Now experts fear that unacceptable levels of radioactive Radium 226 in gas development waste. Fracking chemicals are linked to bone, liver and breast cancers, gastrointestinal, circulatory, respiratory, developmental as well as brain and nervous system disorders. Such chemicals are present in frack waste and may find their way into drinking water and air. Waste from Pennsylvania gas wells -- waste that may also contain unacceptable levels of radium -- is routinely dumped across state lines into landfills in New York, Ohio and West Virginia. New York does not require testing waste for radioactivity prior to dumping or treatment. So drill cuttings from Pennsylvania have been dumped in New York's Chemung and other counties and liquid waste is shipped to treatment plants in Auburn and Watertown New York. How radioactive is this waste? Experts are calling are for testing to find out. New York State may have been the first state in the nation to put a temporary hold on fracking pending a safety review, but it allows other states to dump toxic frack waste within its boundaries. With a gas production boom underway in the Marcellus Shale and plans for some 400,000 wells in the coming decades, the cumulative impact of dumping potential lethal waste without adequate oversight is a catastrophe waiting to happen. And now U.S. companies are exporting fracking to Europe.
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The true costs in health and environmental pollution of hydraulic fracturing are exposed in this amazing documentary by Josh Fox. Everyone needs to know this information. Please support the filmmakers. Visit the website, learn the facts, sign petitions, contact your elected officials, share your story. Buy the DVD for everyone you know. Original Trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZe1AeH0Qz8 Hydraulic fracturing is common world wide, not just in America, and massively pollutes our fresh water supplies (see my other video on: Water - The Basics of Use, Pollution, and Our Health at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMmpg35Bym0 ). "The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination." Natural gas extraction is regulated but with numerous exemptions such as such as: 42 USC 300h(d)(1)(B) [underground injection - exemption for fracturing fluid]. You can check out a US Senate report (released in April 2011) on the chemical contents of these frac'ing fluids at: http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Hydraulic%20Fracturing%20Report%204.18.11.pdf "An estimated 30% to 70% of the frac'ing fluid will resurface, bringing back with it toxic substances that are naturally present in underground oil and gas deposits, as well as the chemicals used in the frac'ing fluid." [Source: http://www.endocrinedisruption.com/chemicals.introduction.php ] Visit http://gaslandthemovie.com/ for more information. *Note* I am not affiliated with the film makers or production company.
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http://AmericanEnergyWorks.org John Suchar is an environmental specialist for Williams' natural gas drilling operations in Parachute, Colorado. He ensures drilling operations leave as little impact as possible on the natural environment. For more information, visit http://AmericanEnergyWorks.org
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Transportation, processing and production of hydrocarbons and natural gas is associated with the risks of pollution by oil products and chemicals. In order to assess these risks, as well as monitoring and control of factors affecting them, computer simulation methods are more widely starting to get occurrence in oil and gas industry, which also can play an important role in increasing the extraction of oil and gas and efficiency of their processing. However, when solving most of practical problems (objectives) only the concentration of petrochemicals on the surface is known. It should be noted that when using commercial software occurs a situation when the applicable software does not take into account all relevant factors and requires the specification of parameters that the user doesn’t possess. Therefore, in most cases it is necessary to complete existing or develop new mathematical models and user interface directly according to the user’s tasks and available source data.
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Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars? If so, how much greener? What about the CO2 emissions produced during electric cars' production? And where does the electricity that powers electric cars come from? Environmental economist Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, examines how environmentally friendly electric cars really are. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: Do electric cars really help the environment? President Obama thinks so. So does Leonardo DiCaprio. And many others. The argument goes like this: Regular cars run on gasoline, a fossil fuel that pumps CO2 straight out of the tailpipe and into the atmosphere. Electric cars run on electricity. They don’t burn any gasoline at all. No gas; no CO2. In fact, electric cars are often advertised as creating “zero emissions.” But do they really? Let’s take a closer look. First, there’s the energy needed to produce the car. More than a third of the lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions from an electric car comes from the energy used make the car itself, especially the battery. The mining of lithium, for instance, is not a green activity. When an electric car rolls off the production line, it’s already been responsible for more than 25,000 pounds of carbon-dioxide emission. The amount for making a conventional car: just 16,000 pounds. But that’s not the end of the CO2 emissions. Because while it’s true that electric cars don’t run on gasoline, they do run on electricity, which, in the U.S. is often produced by another fossil fuel -- coal. As green venture capitalist Vinod Khosla likes to point out, "Electric cars are coal-powered cars." The most popular electric car, the Nissan Leaf, over a 90,000-mile lifetime will emit 31 metric tons of CO2, based on emissions from its production, its electricity consumption at average U.S. fuel mix and its ultimate scrapping. A comparable Mercedes CDI A160 over a similar lifetime will emit just 3 tons more across its production, diesel consumption and ultimate scrapping. The results are similar for a top-line Tesla, the king of electric cars. It emits about 44 tons, which is only 5 tons less than a similar Audi A7 Quattro. So throughout the full life of an electric car, it will emit just three to five tons less CO2. In Europe, on its European Trading System, it currently costs $7 to cut one ton of CO2. So the entire climate benefit of an electric car is about $35. Yet the U.S. federal government essentially provides electric car buyers with a subsidy of up to $7,500. Paying $7,500 for something you could get for $35 is a very poor deal. And that doesn’t include the billions more in federal and state grants, loans and tax write-offs that go directly to battery and electric-car makers The other main benefit from electric cars is supposed to be lower pollution. But remember Vinod Khosla’s observation "Electric cars are coal-powered cars." Yes, it might be powered by coal, proponents will say, but unlike the regular car, coal plant emissions are far away from the city centers where most people live and where damage from air pollution is greatest. However, new research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that while gasoline cars pollute closer to home, coal-fired power actually pollutes more -- a lot more. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/are-electric-cars-really-green
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024 - Fossil Fuels In this video Paul Andersen explains how fossil fuels are formed when organic material is heating and squeezed in an anaerobic environment. Formation, extraction, advantages, and disadvantages are discussed for coal, petroleum and natural gas. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: BLM, T. P. F. office of the. (2007). English: A natural gas drilling rig on the Pinedale Anticline, just west of Wyoming’s Wind River Range. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rig_wind_river.jpg Bobjgalindo. (2004). English: Gas prices, may 2004, Sinclair gas station, Oregon. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GasPriceOR.jpg Coal formation. (n.d.). Retrieved November 20, 2015, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13598459184/ Company, N. I. O. (1970). Bidboland gas refinery Aghajary Iran. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bidboland_gas_refinery.jpg Delphi234. (2014). English: Total world energy consumption by source 2013, from REN21 Renewables 2014 Global Status Report. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Total_World_Energy_Consumption_by_Source_2013.png Diatom. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://openclipart.org/detail/174569/diatom English: Anthracite coal. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coal_anthracite.jpg John, J. S. (2013). English: Tar sandstone from the Monterey Formation of Miocene age. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tar_Sandstone_California.jpg Knight, A. E. (2015). English: A sign for a Sinclair gas station. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sinclair_gas_station_sign.JPG Observatory, N. E. (2009). English: Athabasca Oil Sands NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Athabasca_oil_sands.jpg Plazak. (2015). English: Hubbert’s upper-bound prediction for US crude oil production (1956), and actual lower-48 states production through 2014. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hubbert_Upper-Bound_Peak_1956.png Unknown. (2004). English: Coal mine in Wyoming. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coal_mine_Wyoming.jpg USA, G. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). Italiano: Grafico che rappresenta il picco di Hubbert della produzione petrolifera mondiale. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hubbert_world_2004.svg User. (2011). English: Chu Huo in Kenting, Taiwan. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chuhuo.jpg Wikipedia, F. at E. (2007). English: A pumpjack in Texas. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oil_well.jpg Wikipedia, S. at E. (2007). English: Castle Gate Power Plant near Helper by David Jolley 2007. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Castle_Gate_Power_Plant,_Utah_2007.jpg Wikipedia, T. original uploader was D. at E. (2004). Coal cars in Ashtabula, Ohio. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ashtabulacoalcars_e2.jpg Wikipedia, W. at E. (2007). Outcrop of Ordovician oil shale (kukersite), northern Estonia. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:OilShaleEstonia.jpg Zooplankton silhouette. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://openclipart.org/detail/170815/zooplankton-silhouette
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Overview of Best Management Practices used to Mitigate Environmental Impacts from Large-Scale Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy Development Projects on Public Lands Managed by the Bureau of Land Management. James Gazewood, Renewable Energy Program Coordinator, BLM Utah. Recorded talk from 2012 Restoring the West Conference at Utah State University. The conference focused on balancing energy development and biodiversity. By Utah State University Extension Forestry. www.restoringthewest.org
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For more information please go to: http://www.pumpkin-interactive.co.uk/collections/geography/products/issues-in-globalisation-environmental-impacts-sustainability DUR: 25 mins. YEAR: 2011. KS 3-5 Can economic growth be environmentally sustainable? Footage filmed in the slums of Dhaka shows just how bad industrial pollution can get and the victims of globalisation explain how it is affecting their environment and health. Next we talk to environmental activists, factory owners and government officials and ask what needs to be done to make industrial growth in Bangladesh sustainable? We then see how a company sited in a UK National Park, is facing the same challenge, but by reducing pollution, waste and energy consumption is reducing their carbon footprint while also saving money. Endorsed by OCR for use with their GCE Geography specification. Suggested exam board specification links: Edexcel GCSE Spec A Unit 2 Topic 4 A wasteful world Unit 2 Topic 5 A watery world: water supply problems in LICs, including lack of available 'clean' piped water, waterborne disease and water pollution. Unit 3 Rapid Growth in LICs - A study of an LIC urban area to assess the effects of rapid growth. GCSE Spec B Unit 1 Topic 4 Water World Unit 2 Consuming Resources iGCSE Section A Topic 1 River environments -- Reasons for differences in water quality. Sources of pollution (sewage, industrial waste, agriculture). Section C Topic 7 Fragile Environments -- Environmental abuse has serious consequences. GCE Unit 3 A2 Bridging the development gap and water conflicts Unit 4 A2 Option 5: Pollution and Human Health at Risk AQA GCSE Spec A Unit 2 Changing Urban Environments; Effects of rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. Unit 2 Changing Urban Environments; Effects and management of air and water pollution. Unit 2 The Development Gap Unit 2 Globalisation GCSE Spec B Unit 1 The urban environment; Investigate the environment hazards (pollution) linked to urban/industrial concentrations and the challenges these present. Unit 1 The urban environment; Urban growth in developing countries can create opportunities and challenges Unit 2 Section B The Globalisation of Industry Unit 3 Water - a precious resource WJEC GCSE Spec B Theme 3 Economic activity and the environment. GCE Unit G3 A2 Theme 4 Development Unit G3 A2 Theme 5 Globalisation OCR GCSE B Theme 4 Economic Development GCE Unit 2 AS What are the environmental issues associated with urban change? Unit 3 A2 Option B2 Globalisation -- what are the issues associated with globalisation? How can governments evaluate and manage the impact of globalisation? Unit 3 A2 Option B3 Development and Inequalities - In what ways do economic inequalities influence social and environmental issues? IB Geography Environmental change
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Works Cited Bertrand, Yann Arthus, director. Home. 2009. Darcel, Aaliyah, editor. "The Effects of Bunrning Oil for Fuel." Prezi, 5 Oct. 2012, prezi.com/520l46nvgtnq/the-effects-of-burning-oil-for-fuel/. "Enviornmental IMpacts of Coal." Source Watch, 16 Mar. 2015, www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Environmental_impacts_of_coal. "Enviornmnal Impacts of Combustion." Natural Resources Canada, Goverment of Canada, 3 Dec. 2015, www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/publications/efficiency/industrial/cipec/6695. Accessed 2016. "Fossil Fules." Pacific Enviornment, pacificenvironment.org/energy-fossil-fuels. Frost, Shelley. "Ways to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use." LIVESTRONG.COM, 22 June 2015, www.livestrong.com/article/160475-ways-to-reduce-fossil-fuel-use/. Getz, Tiffany. "Burning Oil Threatens Enviornment." AccuWeather, 28 Feb. 2011, www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/threats-to-burn-oil-threatens-1/46273. Accessed 2017. "How Does Oil Impact the Enviornment." Enviornment and Ecology, ENviornment and Ecology, 2017, environment-ecology.com/energy-and-environment/92-how-does-oil-impact-the-environment.html. Accessed 2017.
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Fossil fuel is a term used to describe a group of energy sources that were formed when ancient plants and organisms were subject to intense heat and pressure over millions of years. Learn more about the fossil fuels and all types of energy at www.studentenergy.org
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# As Regulators Weigh Drilling in Marcellus Shale, EPA Opens Public Hearings on Health and Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing The Environmental Protection Agency has begun public hearings in Binghamton, New York on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a controversial technique that mining companies use to extract natural gas from rock formations thousands of feet underground. The hearings are part of a broad investigation by the EPA into the human health and environmental effects of fracking. We speak to Josh Fox, director of the Sundance award-winning documentary Gasland, which opens in theaters across the country this Wednesday; and ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten, who has written extensively about natural gas drilling.
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The law of Ukraine “On environmental impact assessment’ (https://www.mcl.kiev.ua) defines the following types of activity that negatively affect on environment and are the subject of EIA (https://www.mcl.kiev.ua ): – oil refinery and gas-processing plants (except enterprises that produce only lubricants from raw oil), gasification units or liquefaction of coal or bituminous shale; – oil and gas extraction on the continental shelf; – pipes for transport oil, gas, chemical substances diameter more than 800 millimeters and length of more than 40 kilometers; – facilities for storing of oil, petrochemicals and chemicals with a capacity of 200 thousand tons or more. These types of activity refer to the first category, and it means, that documents in the process EIA (https://www.mcl.kiev.ua) should be submitted to the Ministry of ecology and natural resources of Ukraine. How do activities of mentioned below objects impact on environment and human health? Oil refineries are the main pollutants of atmospheric air. The pollutant substances that emitted into the atmosphere by the oil refineries are plum bum, nitrogen oxide, sulfur oxide, carbon monoxide, benzene, dioxins and chlorine. Emissions with plum bum lead and accumulate in soil. Moreover, the emissions of pollutants of oil refineries cause greenhouse effect that destroys ozone layer of planet. There is a threat of soil pollution by oil and petrochemicals during well drilling and pipeline transport. Spilled oil is absorbed by interstices of soil, and its physical and chemical composition changes. It reduces the drainage capacity of the soil and disrupts the feeding of root systems of plants and trees. The process of environmental impact assessment (https://www.mcl.kiev.ua) of extraction and transportation of oil and gas, and also, oil refineries should includes the researches of impact on atmospheric air, soils and water bodies (if available). The report of environmental impact assessment (https://www.mcl.kiev.ua) must consist of the results of these researches, prognosis of possible impact in future times and measures of its reducing on environment and human health.
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The Aliso Canyon gas leak, which is currently polluting Southern California, is examined with Timothy O’Connor, the Director of Environmental Defense Fund’s Oil and Gas Program in California, following the news that Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday in Porter Ranch, where thousands of residents have been evacuated. O’Connor explains the health and environmental effects of methane emissions, the dangers of the gas leak relief plan, the Southern California Gas Company’s response to the leak, and how wells can be regulated to reduce methane leaks and subsequent climate damage. Finally, we take a look at EDF’s aerial infrared footage of the leak, in this uncensored Antidote interview hosted by Michael Parker. GUEST BIO: Timothy O’Connor is the Director of EDF's Oil and Gas Program in California, working remotely from Los Angeles. Since joining EDF in 2007, Tim has been actively involved in all aspects of EDF's climate and energy work in the state legislature, state and federal courts, and at the state Public Utilities Commission and Energy Commission on issues related to oil and gas, climate change and clean energy. Focusing on the implementation of AB 32, California's landmark global warming law, alongside implementation of enacted methane legislation be helped author, Tim utilizes years of cross-cutting experiences in the government, non-profit and the private sectors to advocate for solutions to reduce pollution and support innovative solutions related to heavy industry and power plants, transportation fuels and vehicles, and compliance instruments in cap-and-trade programs. ADD’L LINKS: https://www.edf.org/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exfJ8VPQDTY http://www.thelip.tv https://www.facebook.com/weareantidote?fref=ts https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuUJ0ByfT_9idrRzIFu9OyA Antidote Playlist on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXR-tSQrvJI&list=PLPnLjoW07bV0zxAVQcjXZoHLibjuRoZas&index=1 Antidote Highlights Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9IaDaSjEUU&index=1&list=PLPnLjoW07bV2ih24Jces_x3ymxwpSv0Lt EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 00:01 Welcoming Timothy O'Connor. 00:30 The Porter Ranch gas leak at the Aliso Canyon Oil Field. 04:30 How do methane emissions impact the climate? 10:30 Health effects caused by the gas leak. 14:00 The dangers of drilling a relief well. 21:20 The Southern California Gas Company’s response to the leak and the missing safety valve. 25:00 Regulating wells to reduce methane leaks and subsequent climate damage. 30:30 Environmental Defense Fund’s aerial footage of the gas leak. 34:00 Is the Aliso Canyon Oil Field necessary, and how can we reduce the use of natural gas? 35:20 Thank you and goodbye.
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Leading expert on marine oil spills, Professor Richard Steiner, who worked on Exxon Valdez spill, says there has never been a spill of this type before and the environmental response was 'utterly lacking'. Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.
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The natural gas and oil industry is committed to the environment and has invested $339 billion in environmental technologies. Learn more at: https://powerpastimpossible.org/.
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You’ve heard of fracking, and you’re pretty sure lots of people don’t like it, but do you know how it actually works? Learn more at HowStuffWorks.com: http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/hydraulic-fracking.htm Share on Facebook: http://goo.gl/M5kx1i Share on Twitter: http://goo.gl/FbuzEW Subscribe: http://goo.gl/ZYI7Gt Visit our site: http://www.brainstuffshow.com Fracking. You’ve heard of it. You know it’s controversial. But you might not know what it actually involves. Never fear: We’re here to put some fracking knowledge in your brain. Fracking is the delightfully cheeky-sounding nickname for Hydraulic Fracturing... which sounds a little bit less delightful and more like something you do to your enemies in Starcraft. But no! It is something we do to rocks. In the simplest terms, hydraulic fracturing is a way of getting more of the valuable fluids, like oil and natural gas, out of geologic formations under the ground. Deep under earth’s surface, there are deposits of rock that have huge reserves of oil and natural gas within them. But these fossil fuels aren’t like big lakes where you can just stick a straw in and suck. No, these reserves of oil and natural gas are found locked up in pores distributed throughout vast layers of rock, like shale. So how do you get them out at a reasonable pace? Let’s look at a typical fracking setup for something like shale gas: You start with a deep, vertical well, drilling a hole down to the level of the shale you want to mine. The depth will vary, but just for example, one company claims its average fracking well depth is 7,700 feet. That’s deep: almost one and a half miles, or about 2.3 kilometers. When you’re at the right depth, you take a 90-degree turn and continue to drill horizontally, parallel to the target rock layer. This horizontal section of the well can also travel thousands of feet. Now here’s where the “fracturing” comes in. First, you open up holes in the horizontal section of the pipe. Then, you vigorously push a liquid cocktail known as fracking fluid down into the borehole under high pressure. This fracking fluid is usually a mixture of water, some chemical additives -- like acids to help dissolve the rock, and gels to thicken the fluid -- and finally, solid particles called proppants – we’ll get to those in a second. When the mixture reaches the horizontal section of the pipe, it bleeds out through the holes into the surrounding rock, and the extremely high pressure causes the rock to form tons of little fractures, or cracks. Through these cracks, the reserves of fossil fuels contained in the rock can escape into the well to be pumped back up to the surface. What once was entombed in ancient rock is now on the way to powering your car or heating the water for your next shower. And those proppants I mentioned, which are often just grains of sand, help “prop” the cracks in the rock open, so the Earth’s precious bodily fluids continue to escape into the well without the miners applying continuous pressure. So that’s how it works, but then there’s the entirely separate question of whether fracking is a good idea. It’s controversial in many parts of the world. Some people claim it consumes too much fresh water, and worry about what will be done with the fracking fluid after it’s been used. And some opponents wonder if it will create earthquakes, or cause chemical contaminants to leak into our groundwater. SOURCES: http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/hydraulic-fracking.htm/printable http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/how-hydraulic-fracturing-works/?ar_a=1 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-14432401 http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/538082/shale http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladasked/gladrocks.htm http://www.bfenvironmental.com/pdfs/ChK_-Hydraulic_Fracturing_Fact_Sheet.pdf
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The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies and Petroleum Administration Lebanon, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, held a roundtable discussion about the environmental challenges stemming from the discovery of oil and gas in Lebanon on November 26 2013, at the Ministry of Environment. In this video, Mr Ricardo Khoury summarises his contribution.
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http://www.beyondcoal.org From mining, to burning, to disposal, coal is wreaking havoc on our health and our planet. Powering our country by burning coal is dangerous. It's time to transition Beyond Coal to clean, renewable sources of energy. Learn more and take action on our website http://www.beyondcoal.org - Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
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Watch the following video to learn about: -The pros and cons of coal, oil and natural gas -The relative CO2 emissions of each fuel -Applying this information to make energy decisions This video was produced in 2014 as part of Introduction to Environmental Science (http://bit.ly/DartX_ENVX), offered as a MOOC by Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, USA. The course ran February through March 2015 on http://edX.org. The course team includes: Professor Andrew Friedland, Instructor; Mike Goudzwaard, Instructional Designer and Co-Leader of Course; R. Michael Murray, Media Production; Sawyer Broadley, Video Editor.
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Many power plants in the United States are using natural gas instead of coal to generate electricity, reducing the country's carbon dioxide emissions, which scientists say fuel climate change. While this may be good for the environment, VOA's Brian Padden reports that, for the people in the coal dependent Appalachian mountains of the eastern United States, the decline in coal production threatens their livelihood.
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The economic development of one country is dependent upon the ability of the authorities to set up a highly suitable, competitive and reliable electricity sector. Why is natural gas better than coal boilers? Only when there is extreme environmental pressure or substantial reduction in loads that conversion from coal to 100% natural gas is possible. Not until the 20th century until natural gas was used for production of energy, it was dismissed as a useless byproduct of crude oil production until then. But now natural gas accounts for 23 percent of the world's energy consumption and still growing. The International Energy Agency predicts that the demand for natural gas will grow by approximately 44 percent through 2035. Natural gas is the cleanest-burning conventional fuel not to mention it has been one of the most economical energy sources. It is an environmentally friendly and efficient source of energy. It produces lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions than heavier hydrocarbon fuels such as coal and oil. Natural gas fuels electric power generators, heats buildings and is used as a raw material in many consumer products, such as those made of traditional plastics. However, natural gas has never been a cheaper fuel than coal. Coal is one of the longest-used and is considered as the most abundant fossil fuels on Earth. Coal mining has been going on since then 17th century. Coal burning boilers have also been around for a long time, and while they may not always be popular, these machines have some definite advantages in terms of costs and simplicity. Because it is the most abundant it is the cheapest form of fossil fuel to burn. But coal boilers on the other hand have harmful effects on the environment and human health. Its emissions contain sulfur combines with air to create the poison gas sulfur oxide. When this gas releases into the atmosphere, it causes polluting rain. Extracting coal from mines further damages soil and water resources, adding to the disadvantages of using coal burning boilers. While coal prices are expected to remain stable natural gas prices are expected to increase as higher cost natural gas reserves need to be developed to meet growing demand and offset losses from depleting gas wells. On the other hand, natural gas based technologies have a capital cost advantage. Whatever the costs may be, don't you think it is better to use natural gas rather than the coal boilers? Even though natural gas is more costly than coal boilers it is less harmful to the environment and to human health. It is always better to take into considerations the things that are more important than money. It is not wise to be thrifty over something that in a long run would back fire on you and worst your kids. Long term effects of coal boilers are scarier than the costs in terms of money that it will bring us today. Environmental effects and health issues will sure be more costly in the future.
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Nigeria may sit atop one of the largest oil reserves in the world, but the majority of the Nigerian people have seen little benefit from the multibillion-dollar industry. The government and global energy companies have been exploiting the resource for years, bringing poverty, pollution, and violence to the Niger Delta. And now the local militias fighting for oil control have made conditions even worse. Caught in the conflict are Nigerian citizens involved in the illegal oil market simply for survival. Oil theft is rampant, and the booming black market has transnational oil and gas consultants concerned about the effects on global oil markets. The government isn't too happy about it either. “All the oil that is sold around here, the government calls illegally refined products,” local oil businessman Don Wizaro told VICE News. And when the Nigerian military raids illegal oil operations, they slash containers, releasing oil into waterways, contaminating what the main source of fishing, agriculture, and drinking water. As the government continues its assault on illegal refineries and barges carrying stolen oil, local militias are retaliating. And one of the most notorious militias is the Niger Delta Avengers. They attack pipelines and infrastructure, significantly affecting both the environment and the economy. VICE correspondent Gianna Toboni heads to the heart of Nigeria's oil production to witness firsthand the fight over the control of oil in the Niger Delta. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo #VICEonHBO
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Veteran broadcaster Ted Failon weigh the pros and cons of mining in the Philippines and assess if the revenues generated from it are worth its negative impacts on the environment. This was aired on June 16 in "Failon Ngayon. Mining experts estimate that the Philippines' potential mineral resources are reportedly worth P54.5 trillion, which could possibly pay the country's large foreign debt. But in exchange of this fortune, mining poses calamities and serious health hazards. Ruthless deforestation in the mountains of CARAGA, the Philippines' mining capital, caused severe flooding in several areas that took the lives of many locals. Meanwhile, residents in Claver, Surigao Del Norte, have acquired various lung illnesses, cough, and flu due to the harmful matter and gases emitted by mines in the area. Even their beaches turned red and were rendered unusable as an effect of Laterite. Does the country benefit enough from the environmental impacts of mining? Is it worth destroying our natural resources considering that only 2% of the price of every exported mineral product goes to the government? Visit Failon Ngayon's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/failon.ngayon and follow it on Twitter via @Failon_Ngayon.
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In January of this year, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu formed a subcommittee of his advisory board on natural gas and in May asked them to conduct a study that would propose a realistic approach to monitor the current and potential environmental impacts of the development of shale gas production. The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Subcommittee released the interim report in early August. The report sought insights from the public, regulators, and industry, academics and experts, and provided recommendations to keep them engaged on all levels while continuing development of the shale gas resources. On September 19th, The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted a discussion of the SEAB interim report featuring remarks by Dr. John Deutch, the Chairman of the Shale Gas Subcommittee and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A QA session followed Dr. Deutchapos;s presentation. Frank Verrastro, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, moderated the session.
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DemocracyNow.org - About 30 states allow hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," the natural gas drilling process that injects millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals deep into the earth in order to break up shale rock and release natural gas. New York has imposed a partial moratorium on the drilling process pending the outcome of an environmental impact study this July. Yesterday, New York state lawmakers held a hearing on the health impacts of fracking, an issue that until now has received little media attention. Democracy Now! interviews Sandra Steingraber, a biologist who testified at the hearing. She is author of "Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis." To watch the entire interview, read the complete transcript, download the video/audio podcast, and for additional reports about the human and environmental risks associated natural gas extraction and fracking, visit http://www.democracynow.org/tags/natural_gas_drilling FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Watch the full interview with Kevin Connor on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/jrpKC. President Obama's pick to become the nation's next secretary of energy is drawing criticism for his deep ties to the fossil fuel, fracking and nuclear industries. MIT nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz has served on advisory boards for oil giant BP and General Electric, and was a trustee of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, a Saudi Aramco-backed nonprofit organization. In 2011, Moniz was the chief author of an influential study for MIT on the future of natural gas. According to a new report by the Public Accountability Initiative, Moniz failed to disclose that he had taken a lucrative position at a pro-drilling firm called ICF International just days before a key natural gas "fracking" study was released. AMY GOODMAN: Kevin Connor, I wanted to turn to a 2011 press conference at the MIT Energy Initiative, where Ernest Moniz introduced the study now under contention, "The Future of Natural Gas." In his opening remarks, Professor Moniz emphasized the report's independent of its sponsors and advisers. ERNEST MONIZ: I do want to emphasize a disclaimer, if you like, that while their advice was absolutely critical, they are not responsible for the recommendations and the findings. We have not asked for endorsement. We asked for their advice; we received it. But the results, then, are our responsibility. AMY GOODMAN: Later in the presentation, co-chair Anthony Meggs introduces the MIT report's findings, saying environmental impacts associated with fracking are, "challenging but manageable." However, Meggs failed to disclose he had joined the gas company Talisman Energy prior to the release of the study. ANTHONY MEGGS: ... messages are very simple. First of all, there's a lot of gas in the world, at very modest cost. As you will see, gas is still, globally speaking, a very young industry with a bright future ahead of it. Secondly, and perhaps obviously at this stage, although not so obvious when we started three years ago, shale gas is transformative for the economy of the United States, North America, for the gas industry, in particular, and potentially on a global scale. Thirdly, the environmental impacts of shale development, widely discussed and hotly debated, are—and we use these words carefully—challenging but manageable. AMY GOODMAN: Kevin Connor, your response? KEVIN CONNOR: It's absolutely outrageous for the Energy Initiative, for Moniz and MIT to pretend this is independent of industry, well, first of all, given the fact that the sponsors of the report are all, you know, industry organizations and companies like Chesapeake Energy. Moniz was attempting to say that it was somehow insulated from the influence of these gas companies, when in fact authors of the study, such as Moniz and Meggs, were—had industry positions at the time. Meggs's quote there is particularly insidious, the fact that he is saying that fracking is safe for the environment, when he had actually joined Talisman Energy, a gas company, one of the most active frackers in the Marcellus Shale, a month before the study was released. So he is speaking to a roomful of journalists there, presenting a report designed to influence policy, and not disclosing that he is on the industry payroll. That is perhaps the last person in that room who should be presenting that finding or having anything to do with authoring that kind of report. And yet MIT and Moniz thought it was appropriate to put that spokesperson forward. So, it just goes to the fact that MIT was really sort of presenting an industry brochure here with a lot of pro-gas, industry advocacy talking points, and not revealing that there were significant conflicts of interest here. JUSTIN ELLIOTT: Yeah, I mean, one thing to note is, Ernest Moniz is getting a confirmation hearing next month, and as part of that, he has to release a personal financial disclosure, and also, at some point later, he'll have to—an ethics agreement will become public. So we should actually learn more about his current and recent involvement in these companies and possibly also stock holdings and that sort of thing, so it should be interesting. I think this story isn't over yet. Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,100+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe
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Produced by NPV Productions, LLC. Elizabeth Gregg of Environmental Service Laboratories in Indiana, Pa., received the Chairman's Award for Pittsburgh Impact Companies at the May 2012 luncheon of the Western Pennsylvania Small Business Network. This veteran environmental testing lab was well-positioned to capitalize on the needs of the natural gas drilling industry that is now flourishing across Pennsylvania and Ohio.
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This panel discussion considers the benefits and risks of shale gas extraction and hydraulic fracking in the United States and the European Union. The complexity, interrelation and competition between environmental protection and energy supply security is an emerging problem. Often, State environmental protection concerns and standards are outweighed by a competing interest, such as ensuring energy supply security. The shale gas example demonstrates that even in advanced jurisdictions with high standards of environmental protection, ecosystem services are compromised for energy generation purposes. Referring to case studies from the European Union the panelists explain the impacts of shale gas extraction on the individual elements of the environment and establishes how these result in the degradation of ecosystems and its services. Further, the panelists discuss if an ecosystem services approach can ease the competition between energy security and environmental protection can establish economic and environmental equity. This event was part of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law's 2012 Colloquium which was hosted at the University of Maryland's Carey School of Law. https://www.law.umaryland.edu
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Alison Sickle discusses the environmental impacts of drilling for natural gas
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http://EnergyTomorrow.org April Mestas coordinates Williams' natural gas drilling operations in Garfield County, Colorado. She works closely with landowners and local business leaders to ensure Williams' operations have a positive impact on the community. For more information, visit http://EnergyTomorrow.org.
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Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The UK government is going ahead with its plans to commence fracking across more than half of the country, hoping that it will boost the economy and provide an abundant supply of natural gas. Critics of the process argue that it contaminates groundwater and damages the environment and public health. A grassroots resistance movement has emerged to fight the introduction of fracking in the UK, and it appears to be gaining momentum throughout the country. VICE News travels to Blackpool, Lancashire, to see the fractivists in action. The seaside resort town is at the center of a David and Goliath battle between local residents and the energy company Cuadrilla over fracking in the region, which is believed to have one of the largest shale gas reserves in the Northern Hemisphere. Read "The Only Fracked Site in the United Kingdom Suffered Structural Failure" - http://bit.ly/1yHYgNE Read "These Towns and Counties Across America Just Banned Oil and Gas Fracking" - http://bit.ly/1F3oiwu Watch "The Lake That Burned Down a Forest - Full Length" - http://bit.ly/1vZSnMX Watch "Showdown in Coal Country" - http://bit.ly/1wfWtur Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews
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As BP and US authorities struggle to cope with the environmental impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, other energy companies are accused of ignoring concerns over the exploitation of another resource elsewhere in the country. Residents in one are of Texas have been fighting a process to extract natural gas from underground shale rock, saying it is polluting the air and waterways. Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports.
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http://www.gdacoalition.org A video by Scott Cannon Wilma Subra presents "Human Health Impacts Associated with Chemicals and Pathways of Exposure from the Development of Shale Gas Plays" on July 10, 2012, Kingston Pennsylvania Wilma Subra graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in microbiology, chemistry and computer sciences. She worked for the Gulf South Research Institute (GSRI), served as vice-chair of the EPA National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT), President of the Subra Company and was in the 2010 documentary Gasland. Awards: 1999 MacArthur Fellows Program 2004 Volvo for Life Award finalist 2011 Global Exchange Human Rights Awards Honoree Presentations/powerpoints can be foundat www.earthworksaction.org "The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect the views of Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition."
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The oil and gas sector is the second largest man-made emitter of methane. This video highlights how the CCAC is working with oil and gas companies through its Oil and Gas Methane Partnership to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas production. Special cameras are needed to detect methane emissions and the CCAC worked closely with FLIR to obtain the images shown in this video.
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An afternoon discussion held at Chicago's Field Museum on fracking and its environmental impacts. The event launched the 2013-14 series on Global Energies. -- Hydraulic Fracturing or "fracking" has transformed America's energy landscape. This newly developed extraction technique allows companies to access oil and gas trapped in shale rock and other unconventional geologic formations. However, fracking's impact on water safety, the environment, and the climate have raised grave concerns about its sustainability. Featuring: - Terry Evans, photographer of "Fractured: North Dakota's Oil Boom" (exhibited at the Field) - Rob Jackson from Duke University - Alaka Wali from the Field Museum - Mike Ziri from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Moderated by Mark Lycett, Director of the University of Chicago Program on the Global Environment and Interim Director of the Center for International Studies. This event launched the Center for International Studies and Program on the Global Environment 2013-14 series on "Global Energies: A Public Inquiry into the Ecology, Science and Politics of Energy in the 21st Century". More information is available at: http://globalenergies.uchicago.edu
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A video by Scott Cannon DEP consent order proving methane migration: http://imgur.com/OWUXAYN http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL062539BFB8A2B2D4&feature=view_all Please read this before saying methane migration doesn't exist. It's a proven fact: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/sunday-times-review-of-dep-drilling-records-reveals-water-damage-murky-testing-methods-1.1491547 The Promised Land in real life. Matt Damon John Krasinski People can light their taps on fire because of gas drilling. This is one of those cases. In fact, one of the companies that produced Truthland, Chesapeake Energy, was responsible for this mess. A snippet from the Marcellus Shale Reality Tour video Sherry Vargson gave the group a tour of her farm in Granville Township, where Chesapeake Energy has drilled one well and installed compressor and metering stations and a gathering pipeline. She said her water became contaminated with methane after maintenance activities at the site in June 2010, and lit water from her tap alight for a trip attendees and the media. The little bus wound its way over green mountains, alongside undeveloped stretches of the meandering Susquehanna River and through some of Pennsylvania's most pristine wilderness. The man inside with the microphone, the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition's Scott Cannon, said there's trouble in paradise as he pointed out the changes Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling has brought to Pennsylvania's Northern Tier. Here was a drilling rig, there a water withdrawal site and every so often yet another pipeline was laid out in preparation for burial. The sights were part of the coalition's "Marcellus Shale Reality Tour," held Sunday for area legislators, municipal representatives and candidates for political office. "We still have to deal with pipelines, compressor stations; they wanted to put a frack water treatment facility in Hanover Township -- that was an hour away from the nearest drill site," Cannon said. About 15 people attended the tour, including candidate for U.S. representative Bill Vinsko, Wilkes-Barre Administrative Coordinator Drew McLaughlin and Luzerne County Council candidates Kathleen Dobash, Salvatore Licata, Eileen Sorokas and Michelle Bednar. "It's all about information," Sorokas said. "You can't beat going firsthand and seeing it. I've heard so many things about it; I want to clarify it in my mind." "It's important to learn about all sides of this important issue," said Vinsko, a Democrat who plans to a 2012 challenge to Republican Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District. "In order to make informed decisions, I wanted to hear from the landowners on both sides of the issue. I also plan to meet with the gas companies to get all sides of the story, but this is an important first step." At least one trip participant had already made up his mind about the issue. Throop Borough Council President Tommy Lukasewicz said he has been fighting against the efforts of Keystone Sanitary Landfill to increase its daily intake by 2,500 tons, which would allow it to accept more solid waste from the gas drilling industry. "I agree more than anyone here probably that this is the worst thing that could happen to Northeastern Pennsylvania," he said, adding that he believes gas drilling could reverse the progress the area has made in erasing the scars left 50 years ago by coal mining. Lukasewicz, who attended Mansfield University and often drove through Bradford County to get there, said he "wanted to see firsthand what an area (he) had known about looks like now." Hearing on Fracking Wastewater Well in Sioux County, NE (clip)
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http://www.ihealthtube.com Dr. Hans Kugler describes the toxic effects of the gas and oil extraction process called 'fracking'. He describes how the process pollutes the ground, ground water and potentially people when there's a cleaner way to do it.
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Pipelines safely, responsibly and reliably deliver abundant natural gas to the American consumer and make the U.S. natural gas production boom possible. In order to build a natural gas pipeline across state lines, a company must receive approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which determines whether there is a need for the project. FERC conducts a thorough review of the proposed pipeline route to minimize environmental and other impacts. You will learn more about regulatory agencies, landowner rights and the overall construction process below. The Department of Transportation (DOT) identifies pipelines as the safest, most reliable form of energy transportation. INGAA and its members work every day to ensure both.
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