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Identify Threats To Our Future

Throughout human history we have faced threats of various kinds; war, disease, and famine are but a few. But at the recent International Planetary Defense Conference held in Maryland, 300 scientists from China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Russia and the United States met to discuss ways to defend the Earth from an asteroid hit. In […]

We Need Wisdom

Amidst all the political noise, outright nonsense, and yes, some legitimate news that is being broadcast ad nauseam on radio and television these days, an extremely dangerous and ever-growing threat to our planet continues to loom in the future. But the topic of human-caused climate change is rarely discussed in the media, yet it is […]

Environmental group: Methane pollution higher than PA thinks

  Reid Frazier February 15, 2018 | 7:00 PM An environmental group says that Pennsylvania’s gas drilling industry is releasing much more methane into the atmosphere than the state is reporting. Scientists at the Environmental Defense Fund calculated Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale industry is emitting twice as much methane as companies are reporting to the state’s […]

A Tiny Town’s Resistance To Shale Gas Is Put To The Test

by Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer – JAMES CITY, Pa. – Highland Township’s rebellion against the fossil-fuel state began more three years ago, when word spread that Seneca Resources Corp. wanted to convert a depleted natural-gas well into a site for disposing of wastewater from Marcellus Shale drilling operations. Marsha Buhl, who had some unpleasant experiences […]

Residents Ask Elk County Commissioners To Oppose Fracking

By Katie Weidenboerner RIDGWAY – Half a dozen concerned citizens asked the Elk County Commissioners Tuesday morning to sign a resolution opposing fracking, a plea that came moments after the board approved to distribute more than $50,000 in grant funding from Marcellus Shale impact fees to municipalities and non-profits. “These are some wonderful things […]

Upset Grandparents Use Rocking Chairs To Block Entrance To Gas Drilling Site

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — When you think of grandmothers in rocking chairs, you probably don’t think of them sitting in the rain, singing and rocking as a way of protesting. “It’s mostly about the children,” said Laurel Colonello of Butler County, “the proximity of the well so close to the school…” With anti-fracking signs in hand […]

Three Months After Water Contamination, Critical Questions Remain

Three months after Public Herald broke the story about the contamination of groundwater sources for public and private water supplies in Potter County, Pennsylvania…99% of our most critical questions are still unanswered. But we’re not giving up – that’s why we’ll be submitting a list of 21 questions again tomorrow morning (Thurs. 12/17) at a public meeting […]