Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) Today’s show features a live conversation with David Perlmutter, MD, an integrative neurologist and the co-author of a new book, Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment. His website is www.powerupyourbrain.com Also the featured health actions for today’s …
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Mt. Shasta, a small northern California town of 3,500 residents nestled in the foothills of magnificent Mount Shasta, is taking on corporate power through an unusual process-democracy.
Only days before President Obama delivered this year’s State of the Union speech, a startlingly grim little piece appeared in IPS. The article, which highlighted a newly released assessment of global climate change by the International Energy Agency (IEA), was as definitive as it was dramatic.
Powered by Podbean.com Download this episode (right click and save) Updates: ‘fracking facts’- response to 60 Minutes’ piece on hydro-fracking for natural gas extraction; “Meet Your New Neighborhood Food Market” (Jim Hightower) truth about organic, local produce promoted by big markets like Wal-Mart, Whole Foods; Google’s flim-flam economics; S.510- who’s …
On Sunday night CBS hauled Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy, on board their flagship Sunday infotainment vehicle, 60 Minutes, to blow a mighty wind up America’s ass (as they say in professional PR circles). America is lately addicted to lying to itself, and 60 Minutes has become the “go-to” patsy for funneling disinformation into an already hopelessly confused, wishful, delusional, US public.
With the rain providing an intermittent backbeat on the barn roof throughout a Saturday in late September, the 2010 Prairie Festival began with three talks — by poet/novelist Wendell Berry, economist Josh Farley, and biologist Sandra Steingraber — that were insightful on their own, but even more intriguing as an intellectual mash-up. The three were telling the story of how sin brought us to this place, how we must redefine success if we are to atone, and how essential that change is for our own safety. I had come expecting those kinds of insights and analyses, but surprisingly I left the barn that day with one revelation burning in my brain: While evil lurks in many places, it is most concentrated in fossil fuels.
Critics say fracking can poison water supplies. They also say it uses large amounts of fresh water and generates large amounts of wastewater with limited disposal options. Hydraulic fracturing injects high volumes of water, chemicals and particles underground to create fractures through which gas can flow for collection.
Natural gas drilling operations have mucked up food from Colorado to Pennsylvania. So why is no one paying attention?
On the morning of May 5, 2010, nobody could say for sure how much fluid had leaked from the 650,000-gallon disposal pit near a natural gas drill pad in Shippen Township, Penn. — not the employees on site; not the farmers who own the property; not the DEP rep who came to investigate.
Since 2008, Pennsylvanians whose property sits atop the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation have suffered through enough environmental problems to clutter an encyclopedia: A is for arsenic, found in soil at concentrations of 2,600 times what’s recommended. M is for methane — enough to blow up a concrete well. X is for the toxin xylene. Et cetera. Sometimes troubles like these occur naturally. But more and more often, they have become the M.O. of an increasingly reckless natural gas industry — one that’s been exempt from nearly a dozen important environmental laws since 2005.
Over the past two years, horizontal hydraulic fracturing has garnered a lot of attention. Advocates of the practice believe the staggeringly high amounts of gas it makes accessible could serve as a cleaner-burning bridge between fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. But critics blame fracking for a whole range of problems — house explosions, flammable drinking water, chronic sickness, crop failure and air contamination, to name a few.
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