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Deep & Diverse Faith Moves Many to New York for People’s Climate March

Want more thoughtful content like this?  Subscribe to Flour Sack Mama’s newsletter to stay in touch!  Deep & Diverse Faith Moves Climate Marchers to New York The prospect of catastrophic climate change is a distinctly moral issue for thousands of people of faith who are headed to New York City for the People’s Climate March. […]

Continue Reading By on September 18, 2014 in clean air, clean water, climate change, faith, parenting

Ozarks Water Quality

Tires and trash are typical finds when Missouri Steam Team volunteers conduct water cleanups.  Plus, volunteers take thousands of samples for ongoing water quality reports.  Their latest 2013 report shows reason for concern about nitrate, ammonia and phosphate among other contaminates in public waterways.  These can come from a variety of human activities and agricultural sources. […]

Continue Reading By on July 10, 2014 in agriculture, clean water, conservation, environmentalism, Ozarks, wildlife

Nationwide Interest Grows in Mizzou Fracking Research

*The following post is brought to you by Toxic Baby. People from as far and wide as New York to Texas and from Oregon to Tennessee gathered to discuss the health implications of #MizzouFrackingResearch on endocrine disrupting chemicals found in water near hydraulic fracturing sites.  Hosted by @FlourSackMama, we were joined by scientists Susan Nagel, […]

Continue Reading By on April 11, 2014 in clean water, endocrine disruptors, fracking

Live Chat Tonight with #MizzouFrackingResearch Scientist

*Event sponsored by Toxic Baby Have you been hearing the term “endocrine disruption” more often these days and wondered what it really means?  Did you know this term for the way chemicals can interfere with our body’s normal hormone functions is being associated with chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (super-modern drilling) for natural gas? Join […]

Continue Reading By on April 10, 2014 in clean water, endocrine disruptors, fracking

Arkansas Residents Lose Struggle to Keep “Treated” Fracking Wastewater Out of Streams

Arkansas residents have lost their case to protect public waterways from legal dumping of “treated” fracking wastewater.  Earlier this year, an administrative law judge ruled in favor of Southeastern Energy Corporation or SEECO, owned by Southwestern Energy. SEECO sought its permits in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and now has permission to […]

Continue Reading By on April 1, 2014 in Arkansas, clean water, environmental health, fracking

#CleanWater Twitter Party in support of #MizzouFrackingResearch

Maybe you’ve heard the expression “something’s in the water” mentioned in a lighthearted way.  We say it to explain a seemingly harmless but mysterious idea like why several of our friends are having baby showers all at once.  What if something in the water could seriously lead to fertility problems, birth defects and other health […]

Continue Reading By on March 31, 2014 in birth, childbirth, children, clean water, endocrine disruptors, environment, environmental health, fracking

Permit Allows Treated Fracking Wastewater into Arkansas Streams

(This article originally ran on on May 9, 2013.  What was originally reported as a pending permit has been approved by Arkansas officials.) Remember making an enclosed terrarium as a schoolkid, learning that a little bit of moisture inside would keep recycling and sustaining life just like on earth?  This concept of water conservation […]

Continue Reading By on March 31, 2014 in Arkansas, clean water, fracking

Chemical Spill Leaves Many West Virginians Without Clean Tap Water, Unclear When It Will Be Safe

Days after an industrial chemical spill was discovered in West Virginia, people in all or part of nine counties are still unable to use their tap water.  Governor Tomblin’s office Tweeted another reminder for residents. REMINDER: Do Not Use order still in effect for parts of Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam & […]

Continue Reading By on January 14, 2014 in Appalachia, clean water, safer chemicals, safety

Researchers Find Endocrine Disrupting Waters Near Fracking Sites

Waters near sites of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Colorado have higher-than-normal hormone disrupting properties, according to a newly released study.   This points to measurable changes to both surface and groundwater that could be a threat to public health.  It’s the latest in a slew of studies pointing to health and environmental concerns […]

Continue Reading By on January 13, 2014 in clean water, endocrine disruptors, environment, fracking, health, Uncategorized

Tennesseans Concerned about Fracking, Oil/Gas Extraction Impacts on Health & Environment

Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, commonly known as fracking, continues to be a point of concern for residents across the United States, including in Tennessee.  This article about citizen concerns first ran September 16, 2013.  There has been an unusually high amount of interest in this article, so here is another look at it. Stickers […]

Continue Reading By on January 12, 2014 in clean air, clean water, fracking, Uncategorized