The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named retiring 8-term Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), a physicist, as their next CEO. It's a good match. Both Holt and the AAAS are equally alarmed about our inaction on human-caused climate change.
Although it doesn’t specifically prohibit fracking, the final forest plan now prohibits any new leasing of the national forest -- and Washington, D.C.'s watershed -- for any kind of oil and gas drilling activity.
A company's plan to frack for natural gas about a half mile from a Pennsylvania school district of 3,200 kids has been suspended, just weeks after a group of concerned parents and environmentalists launched a legal challenge against the project.