Weird Ailments, Toxic Water, Dismissive Officials—and No, This Isn't Flint | MotherJones | "Earlier this month, Esther Calhoun of Uniontown, AL, stood before the US Com on Civil Rts in Wash, DC, describing some of the unlikely ailments that have been plaguing her & her neighbors these past few yrs. This is not a story about contaminated water in Flint, MI. Calhoun was talking about coal ash." Click to read and share the full article.
Court OKs the Destruction of Koala Habitat for a Giant Coal Mine The Chinese-owned project could kill hundreds of the marsupials in one of Australia’s most fertile agricultural regions. http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/02/19/australian-court-permits-coal-mine-destroy-home-hundreds-koalas?cmpid=ait-fb
It's Official: Injection of Fracking Wastewater Caused Kansas’ Biggest Earthquake. The largest earthquake ever recorded in Kansas—a 4.9 magnitude temblor that struck northeast of Milan on Nov. 12, 2014—has been officially linked to wastewater injection into deep underground wells, according to new research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter of that extremely rare earthquake struck near a known fracking operation.