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Kansas Earthquakes Likely Tied To Rise In Fracking Wastewater, State Geologists Say

Oil and gas activity in Kansas is likely to blame for the state’s recent spate of earthquakes, geologists said this week. Their finding adds to the mounting national evidence that injecting wastewater from oil and gas wells can cause seismic shocks in …
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Extreme weather in North America likely, thanks to Typhoon Nuri – EarthSky


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Extreme weather in North America likely, thanks to Typhoon Nuri
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Nuri's size and magnitude will likely influence the jet stream's orientation over the Northern Hemisphere, thus resulting in an extreme weather pattern across North America. Yes, weather in the Western Pacific can indirectly affect the overall weather
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Solar Energy Boom In Texas Approaching? Looks Likely, According To Analysts

Given the great potential for solar energy development in Texas it isn’t exactly surprising that industry analysts keep a close on happenings there, but until now the break-away point for the industry in the state has yet to come. That may soon be changing though, according to some analysts — owing to the state’s previously

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Widespread Job Losses Likely If Renewable Energy Target Abolished In Australia

It’s been no surprise to regular readers of CleanTechnica that not only am I Australian, but that I’m relatively unhappy with the current government’s predilection towards abolishing my country’s Renewable Energy Target. Thankfully, I’m not the only one, and Australia’s Clean Energy Council has released a briefing paper outlining the impact of cutting the Renewable Energy

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Newer gas wells are more likely to have leaks

WASHINGTON – In Pennsylvania’s gas-drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells. The results suggest that leaks of methane could be …
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Firing fracking wastewater into the earth likely triggered Okla.’s many earthquakes

Pumping wastewater from natural gas drilling sites into wells buried deep underground is probably why Oklahoma is experiencing more small earthquakes than California, a new study says. Like previous research, the study said hydraulic fracturing for gas …
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Tesla Model E Likely To Be Revealed At Detroit Auto Show 2015


Originally published on Gas2.

tesla-model-eThough Tesla has not yet released the name of its upcoming electric car for the masses, the Tesla Model E as it has been dubbed is the subject of much rumor and debate. Tesla’s chief designer, Franz von Holzhauzen, fanned the flames of speculation with a recent interview, which he sets the probable unveiling of the Model E at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

So we’re still more than a year away from the electric car Tesla has always said its all about; an EV for the masses, a car priced at a point where most Americans can actually take it into consideration. Rumor has the pre-tax credit price set somewhere around $ 35,000, putting the out-of-pocket cost under $ 30,000. A real-world 200 mile driving range is the hoped-for range, though Tesla boss Elon Musk has been uncharacteristically tight-lipped about the Model E.

With the launch of the Model X in 2014, I don’t expect Elon to start talking about the mass-market Tesla until just a few weeks before the Detroit show. Franz’s interview also revealed that the Model E could be as large as the Model S, though it will have its own distinct design and platform. While mention of a Tesla pickup confirmed that it wouldn’t be spun off of the Model E chassis, Franz shot down the notion of a small Tesla city car modeled after SmartCar, at least for now.

I expect we’ll hear a lot of chatter about the Model X, which may or may not be at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Once the Model X is rolling off of assembly lines and dominating the press though, we’ll start getting tidbits of the Model E here or there. Perhaps by the time it debuts, I’ll finally be able to afford one.

Source: Autobild

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Now We Can Predict Where And When Extreme Weather Is Likely To Hit Up To … – Business Insider


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Now We Can Predict Where And When Extreme Weather Is Likely To Hit Up To
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The index can predict extreme weather up to 60 days in advance, but it also identifies the regions that should expect to see the biggest increase in extreme rainfall over time. Storm water systems are built based on the average precipitation a city

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Fracking wastewater contaminated — and likely radioactive

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, extracts oil and gas from deep underground by injecting … metal naturally found in many rocks; long-term exposure to large amounts of radium can cause adverse health effects and even diseases such as leukemia.
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Report: Accidents Likely In Environmentally Fragile Seas

The WWF study says that the delicate South China Sea, Mediterranean and North Sea are also among the most prone to shipwrecks.

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