Category Archives: Environment

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Major questions remain over ‘FrackGate’ scandal after Kasich’s reversal

This piece was written by Brian Kunkemoeller of the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter and cross-posted from Ecowatch Ohio’s Gov. John Kasich reversed his position on fracking public lands in response to public… Read more »

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Climate culprits: 7 countries account for more than half of global warming

Probably the single largest hurdle to negotiating a new global climate change treaty to replace the defunct Kyoto Protocol is the question of culpability for global warming. Determining who caused… Read more »

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Ohio can’t afford the GOP’s massive giveaway to the oil & gas industry

In March 2012, the Ohio House of Representatives introduced HB 487, a bill which included changes to the way that Ohio taxes oil and gas extraction in the state. Ohio’s… Read more »

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Africa’s Great Lakes were central to human evolution

Cross-posted from Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc. If you’ve ever felt inexplicably drawn to Lake Erie or any of the other Great Lakes, you’re not alone. In fact, that attraction… Read more »

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Bringing Natural Resources to the Table: ELI, UNEP Launch New Environmental Peacebuilding Platform

I have a guest post up at the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat on environmental peacebuilding and the work that the UN Environment Programme and the Environmental Law Institute are… Read more »

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Recent court case could help address toxic algae issues in Lake Erie, around the country

Cross posted from Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc.: The federal district court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued a decision (PDF) on Friday, September 20 that could have wide-reaching implications… Read more »