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F-bombs Mapped On Twitter
2012-08-24 08:11:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Social media is all the rage. People of all ages, professions and cultures are using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Wordpress, just to name a few. We talk about our cats, our jobs, our pet peeves and our family. We talk about everything, it seems. But the way we talk has gotten some attention lately. Vertaline, a Ukrainian based company, has been data mining Twitter to create a "heatmap" of the United States. They scanned...

Fracking - Bad Science Debate Looms
2012-07-23 09:49:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Environmentalists often lean heavily on science and research to support their political cause, but a few scientists are now saying that some of the evidence these activists use is misleading or questionable. "The debate is becoming very emotional. And basically not using science" on either side, Avner Vengosh, a Duke University professor studying groundwater contamination told the Associated Press. Shale gas drilling has become a...

2012-06-07 10:21:09

SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smock, (www.smockpaper.com) an eco stationery line based in upstate New York, has launched the first letterpress card focusing on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing. Part of Smock's Change the World series, these earth-friendly cards bring attention to hot-button environmental issues and urge consumers to act. Smock donates 100% of profits from the series to environmental causes that are affecting the planet. Smock partnered with non-profit...

2012-06-06 23:01:14

Alec Baldwin hosts a film screening and panel on the environmental and health dangers of hydrofracking in Syracuse on Saturday, June 2 Syracuse, NY. (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Emmy award winning actor and 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin hosted “What the Frack” this past Saturday at the Landmark Theater in Syracuse. The event featured a viewing of Gasland, the 2010 Academy Award-nominated documentary by Josh Fox, and a panel of speakers that included the well-known biologist and advocate...

2012-05-19 23:13:34

Frack Free Nation and over 1,000 New York residents call on Governor Cuomo to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State Albany, NY (PRWEB) May 18, 2012 On May 15th, grassroots citizens of New York and beyond took their message to Albany and called on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health to stop all new gas extraction until a full public health assessment has been conducted. They demanded that the Governor withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS that addresses permit...

2012-05-19 00:02:45

Bestselling authors of teen literature portray their more foul-mouthed characters as rich, attractive and popular, a new study finds. Brigham Young University professor Sarah Coyne analyzed the use of profanity in 40 books on an adolescent bestsellers list. On average, teen novels contain 38 instances of profanity between the covers. That translates to almost seven instances of profanity per hour spent reading. Coyne was intrigued not just by how much swearing happens in teen lit, but who...

2012-03-12 10:20:00

CLEVELAND, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While the fracking invasion is currently in the news from an environmental and energy policy perspective, there are many legal issues related to fracking injuries, groundwater and property contamination, and mineral rights negotiations that are affecting both individuals and communities. Fracking is the process by which energy companies extract or pull natural gas from deep beneath the earth's surface. During fracking, water and a...

2012-03-06 08:12:00

LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In less than 30 days, controversial filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer have raised $150,000 from more than 2,000 backers for their documentary, FrackNation. Since the launch of the crowdfunding campaign on February 6, the outpouring of support for the film has earned it a top spot on Kickstarter's "most popular" list and helped FrackNation reach its $150,000 fundraising goal in half the estimated time. "People have really put their money...

2012-02-21 22:00:00

3,349 respondents participated in the 1st February American Pulse conducted 2/13-2/20/2012, utilizing BIGinsight and reInvention survey panels. The latest results show that Hispanics log in to social media sites more often than other ethnic groups. Also, while Americans remain divided on the issue of censorship, most Hispanics, Blacks and Caucasians agree that racial slurs are offensive and should be blocked in print, music and videos. Worthington, OH (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 The World...

Colorado Legislature Beefs-Up Fracking Regulations
2011-12-15 06:15:46

The Colorado state legislature passed new laws this week intended to more closely regulate the natural gas extraction technique known as fracking. The most stringent in the country, the new rules will require drill companies to publish the exact content and concentration of chemicals used in extraction, information previously considered to be competitive trade secrets. State lawmakers passed the bill unanimously on Tuesday and plan to put the regulation into effect by April of next year....