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According to the paper, we have already crossed four of nine “planetary boundaries,” which include the rate of extinction, deforestation, the alteration of the atmosphere by pouring carbon dioxide itno it, and the flow of nitrogen and phosphorous from agriculture into the ocean. “What the science has shown is that human activities – economic growth, technology, consumption – are destabilizing the global environment,”

Increasing human population has led to an increase in POLLUTION. Some of this is due to: more fossil fuels being burned for heat and power, more food being grown, land taken over for industry and housing.

Fracking - a technique used in drilling for natural gas is a major danger to our water tables and and health of our people. Watch more Earth Focus at http://www.linktv.org/earthfocus

from Rolling Stone

What's Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah?

What's Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah? A fracking boomtown, a spike in stillborn deaths and a gusher of unanswered questions Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/fracking-whats-killing-the-babies-of-vernal-utah