Requiring about 5 million gallons of fluid (mostly water) per well, it's clear that the water intensity of shale gas, in this case the Marcellus Shale gas, is more significant than previously thought and likely compels more diligent oversight of the oil and gas industry and its water use.
This year, a record-setting 1 million salmon have passed through the Bonneville Dam near the mouth of the Columbia River. From the looks of busy fish counters and biologists, the dam's fish ladders for migrating salmon are working well.
Happy America Recycles Day! But wait, there's more! It's also National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. (Seriously!) In honor of these beloved occasions, and because we care about your sustainability, behold Ecocentric's greatest hits on recycling, food waste and more!
Wondering what to do about your unused prescription and over-the-counter medications? Before you flush them down the drain, check out what the FDA and your state and local governments recommend.
Should The Golden State allow fracking offshore in the Pacific and atop the Monterey Shale? Impacts are being felt from the Central Valley to Los Angeles; given the earthquakes triggered by injection wells in less seismically active places, there remain concerns about doing so next door to the San Andreas Fault.
In late May, water scientists gathered at a conference and issued a stark warning about global freshwater challenges in this "Anthropocene" era. Yet their recommendations for research, scientific training and ecosystem-friendly solutions fell short of what's needed: a recognition of humanity's place in the web of life.
With half of all Americans living near the ocean, Hurricane Sandy provided a wake-up call for state and municipal authorities in coastal areas nationwide. Six months after the great storm hit the East Coast, it's worth revisiting key points for planners as we continue to rebuild amidst a changing climate.
A person might wonder how images of a bunch of mirrors in a desert would yield beautiful - and important - photography. Welcome to the work of Jamey Stillings and his online exhibit of photos at the Forward Thinking Museum of the ongoing construction of the Ivanpah Solar project in the Mojave Desert.
If you have a lot of parties (especially kid parties), this kit could help you party more sustainably with durable, reusable contents that can go from party to party.
A new coalition of clean energy advocates believes Long Island can power its future solely through renewables and energy efficiency by 2030.
Ten ways to bring your values to the table at family mash-ups (without starting a food fight).
"It is a moment of major promise and considerable danger," says the New York Times. Indeed. In July, Royal Dutch Shell will begin offshore drilling in the Arctic. Big business vs. environmental protection is an all-too-familiar story. And as the Times tells it, this particular version includes plenty of lobbying, election-year political calculus and resigned frustration on the part of drilling’s opponents. Ecocentric has some quick takeaways.
Between the series' DVD release and recent controversy over how climate change was--or was not--tackled by BBC producers, it’s a good time for us to check out Frozen Planet for those of you who may have missed it. Come for the polar bears, stay for the timelapse ice melts. Plus: penguins!
On May 5, thousands of communities will join together to "shine a spotlight on the connections between extreme weather and climate change."
For Earth Day we highlight the differences between the environmental challenges of 70s and now through photos taken then and now. Nowadays, it’s what you don’t see that can cause all the problems.
Gas drilling leases are increasingly in the spotlight as the land grab continues through New York State and the nation. What does it all mean?