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In a Golden Field A pronghorn stands in a field dotted by arrowleaf balsamroot, a yellow flower in the sunflower family (Asteraceae) commonly found in mountain fields in the western United States. Credit: USFWS / Barbara Hayton, National Elk Refuge volunteer

What is Fracking? Learn more here: Fracking Our Farms: A Tale of Five Farming Families http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27073.cfm

What happens to Fido when fracking comes to town?

"What happens to Fido when fracking comes to town?" (blog post) (via Grist) (5 May 2014) Highlights some of the themes from a new book that looks at the impact of fracking on companion and farmed animals.

Fracking the Poor: In a community garden next to Sequoia Elementary in Shafter, California, gardeners harvest vegetables within sight of an oil pump.

Study: Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Premature Birth (via Johns Hopkins) (8 October 2015) "Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests." Image via WCN 24/7/Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcn247/7848196894/

"These Popular Fruit and Veggie Brands May be Grown With Oil Wastewater - The practice is gaining popularity in drought-plagued California, but is it safe?"

Asteroid zipping by Earth is 50% bigger than the one that exploded over Russia

Asteroid to swing by earth in March...Uncertainly about its trajectory means it could come as close as 11,000 miles to Earth.

Durante la jornada participaron estudiantes representantes del Club Ambiental, complacidos con los resultados de la limpieza

finds lead levels higher than Flint’s in thousands of locales

A Reuters analysis of blood lead-test results across the U.S. finds thousands of communities with poisoning rates above those seen in Flint, Michigan