Yes, Britain Really Did Just Issue a Terror Warning for Antarctica
For those who have probably never heard of it, this is a 660,000 square mile slice of Antarctica that the United Kingdom first claimed in 1908, which has two permanent research stations and an average population of around 250 people. Winter …
Recent humongous finds in the Permian, the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and elsewhere have proven … And trying to enjoy the solitude of the Grand Tetons while listening to fracking pumps in the background hardly seems peaceful. Make no mistake, I love this …
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The topic of hydrofracking is a divisive one, partly because it has such clear benefits to weigh against clear drawbacks. Among those benefits is a significant reduction in consumer energy costs, saving Americans billions of dollars. Fracking has also …
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In the upcoming US election, independent voters in the key swing states—the most influential of influential voting sectors—will be more likely to vote for a Republican candidate who vocally supports solar energy, according to a new poll by Public Opinion Strategies. When asked the question “If a Republican candidate for office showed more vocal support [&hellip
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Arctic drilling also has previously caught the attention of celebrity … Alaska coast and has assembled a flotilla of nearly 30 vessels that could respond to a spill. In an interview this month, Marvin Odum, president of Shell Oil Co., said nothing …
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The 2013 and 2014 models of Nissan’s highly popular electric vehicle, the LEAF, are being recalled by the auto giant in order to address an issue with the airbag sensor software.
While a large number of LEAFs — approximately 29,165 — are affected by the recall, that number is just a tiny fraction of the total number of cars being recalled — over 990,000. The recall includes — in addition to the LEAFs manufactured between November 21, 2012, and February 6, 2014 — the 2013-2014 Altima and Sentra sedans, the Pathfinder crossovers, and the 2013 NV200 vans, as well as some models from the luxury brand Infiniti — including the 2014 Q50 sedan, the QX60 crossover, and the 2013 JX35.
The recall is being performed in order to fix an issue with the software regulating airbag deployment during a crash, software responsible for the important front-passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS) — the system that determines whether or not there’s someone in the seat.
In the vehicles affected by the software problem, the system may determine that the seat is empty even if there is someone in it — as a result, the airbag for that seat may not deploy in a crash.
The fix is free of charge, and is expected to be available sometime around mid-April.
Owners of the LEAF (and the other affected models) can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. The recall notice is posted at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Safercar.gov website under ID number 14V138000.
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California picks up controversial issue of fracking
The oil industry says it has the answer and it's buried underneath what's called the Monterey Shale, a large geological formation that stretches hundreds of miles. Potentially 15.5 billion barrels of oil, but a controversial drilling method called …
George Osborne cuts tax on fracking profits in half
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President Barack Obama is trying to frame climate change as a make-or-break political issue, urging Americans to vote only for those who will protect the country from environmental harm. President Barack Obama has tapped renewable energy …
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The National Park Service's approval of a power line route through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Appalachian Trail violates the agency's core mission by doing permanent environmental damage to wetlands and wildlife, says a recently…
Musings: Hydraulic Fracturing Issue Encounters Protests And Movies
On Friday, January 11, a 30-day public comment period in New York State on the issue of hydraulic fracturing ended, but not without a certain amount of high-drama. The wife and son of the late Beatles star John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, led a …
Lawmakers statewide call for continued ban on fracking