Weekly Environmental News: May 12 – May 18, Environmental Protests in China, Fracking, Environmental Awards

In the news this week: protests in China, new fracking rules, Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

Citizens in China take to the streets to protest installment of a new petrochemical plant. The Guardian reports that this is the second time people have used civil disobedience to protect the environment.

On the table: new rules proposed for fracking in the US. These rules, proposed by the Department of the Interior, would attempt to ensure best practices when drilling on public lands.

Accolades for educators: 11 teachers honored with Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. Awards were given to teachers who demonstrated exceptional initiative to integrate environmental stewardship and civic responsibility in their lessons.

Featured image: Creative Commons Image “Against fracking 01” courtesy of Bosc d’Anjou on Flickr

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