Fatigue, Migraines Linked to Fracking as Case Builds for National Ban

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‘It is abundantly clear that fracking is harming people, and the only solution is to stop fracking’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer New research published Thursday links severe fatigue and migraine headaches to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, leading to renewed calls for a ban on the controversial oil and gas extraction method. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reported their findings online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, saying their research … MORE

Nestlé Just Suffered a Major Defeat as Community Blocks Water Privatization

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 Hydrogeologist and spokesperson for Nestlé Waters North America, Eric Andreus, announced at a monthly township meeting in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, last week that Nestlé had given up on its plans to pump 73 million gallons of water per year from the town’s local aquifer. Truth-out depicted the scene of the announcement: “The room erupted in cheers and for the first time since Nestlé began meeting with community members about the project, the company received a standing ovation.” Kunkletown, … MORE

Nestle Is Trying to Break Us: A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction

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Big corporations privatizing clean water to make a profit is stealing a human right. BY ALEXIS BONOGOFSKY Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Flickr/ CC 2.0) This post originally appeared at Truthout. Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, a small historic town located on the edge of the Poconos, wanted to do three things this year: drive the bus, paint her bathroom and learn to crochet. Instead, Diehl, along with dozens of her neighbors, … MORE

Why World Leaders Are Terrified of Water Shortages

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This story was originally published by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Subscribe to the podcast and learn more at revealnews.org. Secret conversations between American diplomats show how a growing water crisis in the Middle East destabilized the region, helping spark civil wars in Syria and Yemen, and how those water shortages are spreading to the United States. Classified US cables reviewed by … MORE