Economy & Business

December 4, 2013

The Fracking Revolution: Finding Energy Stories Everywhere

In a one-hour, free webinar on Dec. 4, NPR's Marilyn Geewax will help you understand how fracking's unleashing of massive amounts of fossil fuels is changing all of our lives. Two times available: noon or 4pm ET.

"These Members of Congress Are Bankrolled by the Fracking Industry"

"The growing fracking industry is 'yielding gushers' of campaign donations for congressional candidates—particularly Republicans from districts with fracking activity—according to a new report from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington."

Source: Mother Jones, 11/21/2013

"Walmart's Sustainability Results Don't Match Promises, Report Finds"

"WASHINGTON -– Walmart, the world's largest retailer, has received positive press in recent years for its promises to go green. The company began issuing an annual Global Responsibility Report in 2005. It announced plans to slash emissions in its supply chain in 2010. The company pledged this year to expand the use of renewable energy. But according to a report released Wednesday, Walmart's green pledges remain more hype than reality."

Source: Huffington Post, 11/14/2013

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