September 10, 2013
New York City is not the only major metro area whose drinking water supply could be threatened by shale gas drilling. The Washington, DC area has joined the club.
That’s because the U.S. Forest Service could decide as early as October 2013 to allow horizontal drilling for shale gas in the George Washington National Forest, a 1.1. million-acre tract located in western Virginia and West Virginia that is the closest National Forest to Washington D.C. and contains the headwaters of the Potomac River that provides drinking water to more than 4 million people in the Washington area.
September 9, 2013
Mas de 15 mil millones de barriles de petróleo se encuentran bajo el Monterey Shale, en la parte central de California. Recursos petroleros que hasta hace recientemente eran económicamente inviables para obtener. Explotación de estos recursos pondría al Estado Dorado como productor numero uno el los Estados Unidos.
Pero hay más para considerar que simples ingresos económicos.
September 9, 2013
Fifteen billion barrels of oil sit beneath central California’s Monterey Shale, which until recently was economically unfeasible to obtain. Exploitation of the Monterey would make the Golden State the nation’s largest oil producer.
Yet there is more to consider than simple revenue.
By Payal Sampat
September 8, 2013
Transylvania, Romania, is known for its fictional vampires – this is the region where Bram Stoker set his classic vampire novel, Dracula, in 1897. Over a century later, the region is threatened not by fictional vampires but a very real –and far scarier –monster: the Rosia Montana mine.
September 5, 2013
Earthworks' No Dirty Gold campaign is encouraged by growing consumer awareness of the importance of responsibly mined gold. We also appreciate the many retailers who are steadily building a market for ethical jewelry.
Earthworks asks retailers, from large department stores to small businesses, to sign the No Dirty Gold pledge, and source their gold products exclusively from mines who uphold the Golden Rules for responsible mining. We are heartened to see that 93 retailers have made a commitment to improved standards in gold.
This is a first in a series of blog post-interview with NDG retailers, about why they signed on to the Golden Rules and how they implement their values of sustainability in their business. Here we interview Brian Leber, one of the first signatories.