Fracking Musical

Brewed On Grant : Musical Shale

The Marcellus Shale industry, whose “fracking” practices have been criticized by environmentalists, have been pushing hard with PR campaigns on several fronts. They have been trying to put a positive spin on their practices while reminding everyone of all the jobs they are creating.

Fracking allowed under State Parks and Forests

Brewed On Grant : Park Frackers

The Allegheny County Council decided it would be a good idea to start fracking under Deer Lakes Park. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Governor Tom Corbett issued an executive order saying it was OK to drill under Pennsylvania forests and state parks.

When is it time to stop debating and accept the evidence ?

Via “An Taisce” charity, dedicated to protecting Ireland’s natural and built heritage

An appropriate cartoon for the Paris Agreement ratification and no-fracking day in IRL. Will @FineGael try to block efforts to ban fracking?

Image source @AnTaisce, 27 oct. 2016.

Fracking Fluid’s Secret Recipe

Can we measure the hydraulic fracturing health effects easily without knowing exactly what chemicals are used?

Another classic Rob Rogers‘ cartoon that nails some of the absurd messaging and rationale by the fracking industry.

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Good Coffee?

Fracking Chemicals Detected in Pennsylvania Drinking Water

In 2015, the New York Times reported that fracking fluid had been found in well water in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

The industry criticized the study, saying that it provided no proof that the chemical came from a nearby well.

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How Cancer Screening Is Portrayed in the U.K. National Press

Annals of Graphic Medicine : Living on Benefits

Annals of Graphic Medicine : Living on Benefits

Written by Jack W. Bedeman, BM, BSc, MSc; Susanne F. Meisel, PhD; and Nora Pashayan, MD, PhD, and illustrated by Jack W. Bedeman, BM, BSc, MSc., 3 May 2016.

Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(9):W13-W14. doi:10.7326/G15-0019
© 2016 American College of Physicians.

Health comics

Significant medical data

How some scientists – and news – can play with medical data…

How Scientists Are Doing A Bait-And-Switch With Medical Data

A scientific result is considered “statistically significant” if there’s a less than one in 20 chance that it could happen by chance – if you measure 20 different things, you’ll probably get one positive result, as this XKCD demonstrates.

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  • Image: Significant, xkcd webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.
  • How Scientists Are Doing A Bait-And-Switch With Medical Data, BuzzFeed, Jan. 22, 2016.
  • Enjoy our health comic strips album on Flickr.
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Hazardous chemicals and organic life

Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy?

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Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy? behind the dialogue

For a healthier life, consume chemicals in moderation!
@HealthandEnv 2012.

HI UNCLE! STILL A BIT CRAZY?
THE COMIC STRIP

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Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy? Hazardous chemicals and organic life

Taken from “Choosing our future” comic book, 2012 edition

Switching to a healthier lifestyle also means asking governments for better protection from harmful chemicals. Page 3

Hi uncle comic strip image
For a healthier life, consume chemicals in moderation! @HealthandEnv 2012.

Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy?
the comic strip

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Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy? Hazardous chemicals and organic life

Taken from “Choosing our future” comic book, 2012 edition

Switching to a healthier lifestyle also means asking governments for better protection from harmful chemicals. Page 2

Hi uncle comic strip image
For a healthier life, consume chemicals in moderation! @HealthandEnv 2012.

Hi uncle! Still a bit crazy?
the comic strip

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