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12 posts from April 2013

April 02, 2013

Cat Facts: Mining Oil Shale Doesn't Add Up

Yesterday, we had a little April Fools' fun at fossil fuels’ expense. The rest of the week, we’re getting into the silly spirit with cats. They fuel the internet, and since we haven’t hit peak cat yet, we're not above including them, just 'cause. 

This week, we'll give you some serious environmental facts paired with a kitteh. If you’re crazy for them, this week will be awesome. If not, write about canine superiority in the comments. The cats can handle it.

Cat Facts_oil shale_ecofacts

Just the facts:

It's a kind of dark comedy that the production of one finite commodity could require so much of another, especially when the other's essential to, you know, life. Coal, uranium, and petroleum production already uses 1 to 2.5 gallons of water in processing and cooling for every gallon of fuel product. But the quest for energy security has oil companies looking to other sources of fossil fuels, despite the even higher water cost. Basically, oil shale is sedimentary rock that must be heated either underground or mined and heated off-site to then separate and collect the resulting liquid. 

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April 01, 2013

Even Internet Animals Can't Believe Fossil Fools!

Cute cats and dogs
Happy April Fools Day! We're not fooled by fossil fuel lovers, and neither are these cute animals. Watch our video to see why puppies, kittens, mice, and other adorable critters might be smarter than some humans when it comes to the climate.

If you don't tolerate fossil fools, take action on Facebook at http://sc.org/earthtosteve.

And if you like cute animals and smart ideas, stay tuned all week for more cuddly goodness. 


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