Headwaters Magazine

Lessons in Democracy for Environmentalists

I was one of seven people to get arrested at an injection well in Youngstown, Ohio. If you had asked me a year ago what my perspective on environmentalism was, I probably would have talked your ear off about climate change, loss of biodiversity and how we all need to affect government policy and alter ...

A History of Hydraulic Fracking

Fracking Practices in the United States: A Timeline 1908: An early form of hydraulic fracturing is used to separate granite from bedrock.1 1947: Hydraulic fracturing is used for the first time to extract natural gas.2 1949: Halliburton becomes the first company to use hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas at an industrial magnitude.3 The technology ...

Tipping the Balance

“Sustainable development,” as defined by the United Nations in the Brundtland Report in 1987, “is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Recently, the use of palm oil, both as an alternative fuel and as a food product, has increased in popularity. ...