School Children, Fracking Fumes, Immigrant Parent’s Daughter, Climate Crisis and Billions of Dollar

Countercurrents | June 21, 2021

Media reports from the U.S. tell about environmental incidents and hardship of the common people in the society.

Fracking and Children

A Fort Worth Star-Telegram report (Thousands of Arlington’s schoolchildren are exposed to fracking fumes, report warns, Thu, June 17, 2021) said:

More than half of Arlington’s public school children attend classes within half a mile of a natural gas drilling site, prompting concerns about the effects of fracking on their health, according to a new report published Tuesday.

A year-long investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting — which produces the popular news podcast Reveal — found that more than 30,000 Arlington kids go to school near a drilling site. Up to 7,600 infants and toddlers are dropped off at private daycares within the same half-mile radius of drilling, according to the center’s analysis.

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Protests rock Sudan against massacre of school children

Peoples Dispatch | August 01, 2019

Protests rock Sudan against massacre of school children
Mass demonstrations have broken out in the capital of major States. Photo: Radio Dabanga

Tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets across Sudan today, as mass demonstrations continue against the shooting of school students in the North Kordofan State on Monday.

In the meantime, talks between a section of the opposition alliance and the military junta, which were set to resume on Tuesday, were put on hold. The leaders of this alliance, which is known as the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF), visited North Kordofan’s capital city of El Obeid to express their condolences to the families of the victims.

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