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Carla Briscoe
Carla Briscoe

Why was these loopholes allowed by our Vice President especially since he was aligned with Halliburton to the maximum: "Thanks to the loophole created by then Vice President Dick Cheney. Any carcinogens used by the frackers are deemed trade secrets and should not be legally traceable to the companies that used them. We need to close this loophole.  Only very few people get wealthy from this oil boom at the cost of slowly destroying the planet for everyone else..."

Lavinia De R
Lavinia De R

Dear Ng, why do I have to see a Shell adv in your website?!

Nick S.
Nick S.

This is the great crossroads for the human race. Lean into the turn with all your strength, cash, intelligence, and ideas. Please give to environmentally conscious organizations generously and participate if you can. We're Americans......we can do this!

Michael Brannigan
Michael Brannigan

While the smog city in china is disheartening, I'm concerned mostly with what's going on here in the states. As a resident of Pennsylvania the Natural gas boom his taken up residence here as well. It scares me think about what can happen to the water the and the future of quality of our environment. If processes are left unchecked and techniques are not improved, what can be the end result? It scares me what can happen if just watersheds are effected, ground soil ruined. What's in store for future generations. Food for thought............

lei zhao
lei zhao

My hometown is known for its comfortable and enjoyable environment, with rivers and fish. However, the smog also happened few days ago. Residents here all hope the smog can be controlled as soon as possible.

Charlie Thomas
Charlie Thomas

It is difficult to stop the smog in China, because not only burning a lot of fossil there are many people driving cars. If we stop people driving cars, somebody may complain about that. Because like what it said in the article, China is the biggest producer. When people stop driving cars, they will stop the production, and that will leak to the problem of their industry. Like many other pollution. If we stop them, there will have other complaint from some people. To avoid from this complaint, we can make the things we use into the things that are environmental. Back to the part about the air pollution in China. Next time, I hope they can improve their industry. Such as make more cars using electricity like the Nissan brand cars.

Cameron Spitzer
Cameron Spitzer

Among the ten biggest energy stories of 2013, we should list the findings from Drexel U confirming investigations by the Guardian and Independent into the structure and funding of the climate science denial public relations campaign.  The oil industry used to fund that project overtly, but is trending toward anonymizing its donations.  The anti-science campaign's effects were obvious to students of the mass media, but this was the year we got solid details on the players and scope of the project.

aswinikumar popuri
aswinikumar popuri

there should be change in the thinking of the human being regarding the global warming and there should be neew revolution should be developed against these in order to save our future generations


Maria McEuen
Maria McEuen

People take their environment for granted not realizing it is a privilege we should earn.

Debansu Chaudhuri
Debansu Chaudhuri

In northern fringes of Kolkata, India with all the construction and unchecked vehicular pollution, the air is thick as soup! I see the picture and wonder, is Harbin worse? But then, does it matter which is worse when both are bad enough?

Madelyn Johnson
Madelyn Johnson

This really is sad.  People in China are seeing the effects of global warming right in front of their faces, but they choose to do nothing about it.

Z. YangQiao
Z. YangQiao

Just a few days ago,Shenzhen( neighboring HK ) also enveloped  in the smog~China took a smog bath~


Stephen Aske
Stephen Aske

Living here in North Dakota I here about the accidents and spills. I know that they don't have to happen but I also know that the producers are not going to spend the money it takes to stop them. We want that oil so bad that we overlook or simply ignore the truly horrible parts of this boom!! And just today at Casselton, North Dakota a train derailment caused tank cars to explode causing I have not heard how much damage. What is the solution?? We know the problem,

Jacky H.
Jacky H.

Is that true?  the smog city/

faster k.
faster k.

Beijing have the same problem,long time can't see the blue sky until have high wind.

Roger Bird
Roger Bird

We refuse to learn new things.  LENR is the energy source of the future and will make obsolete ALL other energy sources.  I didn't see a picture of Andrea Rossi or Mike McKubre in the above article.  Everyone wants to stay in their little boxes and feel warm and secure.

Marion Sherwood
Marion Sherwood

We refuse to learn from our mistakes 


Even though we see the dangers to our Eco- system we preoccupy our short lived life with using up what its left to use 


We abuse what we soon wont have  and turn our back on conservation 


We are fools to ourselves and refuse to cry over the havoc we lead our children, into 


An  unhealthy inheritance  for a greedy dissatisfied generation



Paul M.
Paul M.

Will science still be agreeing it only "could" be a crisis and will news editors  still be agreeing it WILL be when unstoppable warming starts?

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