Showing posts from June 18, 2011

Natural Gas Is No Climate Change 'Panacea', Warns International Energy Agency

The Guardian - June '11 Reliance on gas would lead the world to a 3.5C temperature rise, and out-of-control global warming, says new research. Details here.

WATCH: Dangers of Natural Gas Extraction (Video)

Fracking is a burgeoning technology being used to extract natural gas locked  within rock formations. Fluid is pumped into natural or man made fractures  under high pressure to open up cracks and access hard to reach reservoirs.  Critics are calling for a moratorium on fracking, saying it poses serious health  risks to nearby residents, damages the environment and could even cause  small earthquakes. Supporters say those claims are overblown, and fracking is  essential to Alberta's natural gas industry. Is fracking dangerous? Is it critical  to our economic future? How should Alberta proceed? Joining us for this  discussion is Jessica Ernst, Rosebud resident and former energy sector  consultant is now suing Encana; Tim Marchant, Adjunct Professor of Strategy  and Energy Geopolitics at the University of Calgary; and Ben Parfitt, Resource  Policy Analyst with the Canadian Centre f

Manitoba Search Crews Enter Flood Zone

CBC News - Jun 16, 2011 Teams will stabilize properties so that owners can safely retrieve items. Details here.  Toronto Star photo  PLT: According to the provincial government's latest flood bulletin, 2,527 Manitobans have now been forced from their homes by the massive flooding. This has surely become an event "of biblical proportions." Except, in this case, does God really have that much to do with it?