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Big Oil wants to dump more wastewater into rivers. What could go wrong?

As oil and gas producers face increasing regulation of underground wastewater disposal — in part to limit earthquakes that result from the pressure injection puts on rocks — they’re looking for new …

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Australia wildfires long-term effects could contribute to even more extreme weather events – Mic

Australia wildfires long-term effects could contribute to even more extreme weather events  Mic

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Could fracking be causing earthquakes throughout the state? Curious Texas digs in.

I have noticed what seems an increased number of earthquakes. Is fracking a cause?” The short answer is “yes,” said Heather DeShon, a seismology professor at Southern Methodist University. But how …

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Scientists created a new sponge that could clean up oil spills

From catastrophic oil spills like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident, to the thousands of smaller spills that occur each year, to the more than 100 billion barrels of toxic wastewater produced …

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Oil-catching sponge could soak up residue from offshore drilling

Drilling and fracking for oil under the seabed produces 100 billion barrels of oil-contaminated wastewater every year by releasing tiny oil droplets into surrounding water. Most efforts to remove oil …

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Studies In Chattanooga & Roanoke Could Help Slash Energy Usage In Homes & Buildings

Smart Sensors in ChattanoogaImproving the energy efficiency of buildings can slash utility costs. New studies in Chattanooga and Roanoke show how.

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Biofuels Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 96%

biofuel studyResearch by three national laboratories has created a new process that converts ethanol to fuels in one step. The result could be a reduction in greenhouse gases from transportation by up to 96%

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Detection Of Methane Leak From Space Could Herald A Revolution

The breakthrough could herald a revolution in the way methane leaks from oil and gas facilities are detected, helping to stanch a major source of greenhouse gas pollution around the world. GHGSat …

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7 More Electric Vehicles That Could Hit 10,000 Sales A Month (Perhaps)

In response to a recent article of mine about electric vehicle models that could potentially hit 10,000+ sales a month, several readers suggested other models that I neglected (or simply didn’t have much faith in). I thought these suggestions warranted a followup article

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EGEB: EPA’s relaxed coal rules could increase water pollution – Electrek

EPA weakens pollution rules on how power plants store coal waste and release metals into waterways. The UK puts a moratorium on fracking. New Delhi declares a health emergency due to the worst …

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