Do Energy Industry Activities Threaten Dams? BC Hydro Now Says Yes

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Oct 112017
 

Photo: BC Hydro. Last summer a bizarre dispute about dams, fracking, waste water disposal, public safety and earthquakes quietly played out before the BC Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal. Be one of two lucky Tyee readers to win a pair of tickets. The Facts are …
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Oil And Gas Regulator Says 430 Pipelines Near Occupied Buildings Fail Leak Test

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Sep 292017
 

Tiny holes or faulty parts could be the reason that about 430 oil or gas pipelines in Colorado failed a leak-detection test after a fatal explosion blamed on gas seeping from a severed line, regulators said Thursday. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation …
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Calgary-made oil leak detection tech may make pipelines an easier sell, minister says

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Sep 192017
 

The Alberta minister of economic development and trade is lauding a new technology that may make pipelines safer — and so easier to sell. Minister Deron Bilous told a crowd Tuesday morning he supports anything that makes pipelines safer. “It’s critical.
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Warm Antarctica Caves Show Signs of New Species, Study Says – Daily Beast

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Sep 082017
 

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Warm Antarctica Caves Show Signs of New Species, Study Says
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Warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers may be hiding previously undiscovered plant and animal species, scientists say. A new study led by Australian National University revealed an extensive network of warm caves around Mount Erebus, an active volcano …
Antarctica's ice caves could be hiding undiscovered species of plants and animalsABC Online
Warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers may harbour secret life, say scientistsHindustan Times
Scientists are closing in on warm caves under Antarctica which could support secret lifeBusiness Insider Australia
The Mercury –9news.com.au –Xinhua
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2016 Weather Was ‘Very Extreme’ and ‘Cause for Concern,’ Report Says – NBCNews.com

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Aug 122017
 

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2016 Weather Was 'Very Extreme' and 'Cause for Concern,' Report Says
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WASHINGTON — Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released its annual checkup of the …
2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normalABC News

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U-I expert says there’s evidence fracking increased earthquakes in Oklahoma

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Aug 042017
 

Bill Barnhart, an assistant professor in the UI Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, says earthquakes in Oklahoma picked up dramatically after 2008 as oil drilling and fracking operations started injecting wastewater into the ground.
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Kathiramangalam oil leak damaged one acre of land, ONGC says

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Jul 242017
 

CHENNAI: ONGC officials on Wednesday said the 12-hour oil and gas leak in Kuthalam-35 well at Kathiramangalam in Thanjavur district on June 30 damaged nearly one acre of land. Around 2,000 litres of crude oil and 18,000 cubic metre of gas leaked out of the …
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Aliso Canyon natural gas facility that was site of massive leak can reopen, state says

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Jul 202017
 

The gas leak “showed the danger of operating such facilities near … But according to Harris, the head of the state oil and gas division, the facility has undergone one of the “most rigorous inspections in the nation.” “We have staff on the …
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Alberta Failing on Risk From Leaking Oil and Gas Wells, Says Expert

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Jul 052017
 

Andrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning journalist who has been writing about the energy industry for two decades and is a contributing editor to The Tyee. Find his previous stories here. Alberta’s oil and gas watchdog lacks ability to protect public from …
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