California County Could be State's First to Ban Fracking

California County Could be State's First to Ban Fracking

Chico Sol, News Report, Leslie Layton, Posted: Apr 10, 2014

A majority on the Butte County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to draft an ordinance that would ban the practice known as hydraulic fracturing.


Re-Development Act for Lower 9th Ward Proposed


Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Nayita Wilson, Posted: Apr 09, 2014

Two proposed measures would allow current and former Lower Ninth Ward residents and other individuals to purchase abandoned property in the area.

Death of Activist in Vietnam, Dinh Dang Dinh


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Apr 05, 2014

The activist was unjustly jailed in 2011 after starting a petition against a mining project and was diagnosed with cancer while in prison.

United Nations Warns of Famine, Floods, if Climate Change Not Addressed


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2014

Pointing out that “the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans,” the IPCC said in Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, from the panel’s Working Group II, released on March 31.

Arizona Republican Senator Calls for 'Yearlong Dialogue on Water' in Conjunction With Tribes


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Mar 24, 2014

From indigenous leaders in Canada to U.S. politicians, the call is on for attention to water and our use of it. On World Water Day March 22, both Assembly of First Nations and Arizona’s junior senator broached the subject.


How Missing Flight MH370 Exposes Human Helplessness


First Post, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

What has been most astonishing about the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 are the images that have come out of that tragedy.


Fracking Question Looms Over California Congressional Race


South Kern Sol / New America Media, News Report, Alfredo Camacho, Posted: Mar 04, 2014

The role fracking will play in the future of this Central California county could depend on who wins the June 3 special election.


Unregulated Cannabis Wreaks Foothills Destruction in California


ChicoSol, Commentary, Allan Stellar, Posted: Mar 01, 2014

In the wilds of Butte County's foothills, there used to be semi-abundant wildlife. Then pot took over.


Federal Land Auction Raises Debate Over ‘Public Benefit’


New America Media, News Report, Jonah Most, Posted: Feb 24, 2014

Mediation has just begun over a disputed nearly four-acre plot of land in Alameda, California that has divided the community.


Will Drought Redefine the California Lifestyle?


LA Beez, Commentary, Julian Do, Posted: Feb 13, 2014

Will conservation catch on in California, where overconsumption has defined the lifestyle?

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