Less-prepared for more extreme weather, due to shutdown – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Less-prepared for more extreme weather, due to shutdown  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

On Monday, dozens of regional and state emergency managers were scheduled to convene in Miami for a weeklong course preparing them for the upcoming …

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Shutdown Or Not, US Bets $25 Million On Next-Generation Marine Energy

The US Dept. of Energy bets another $ 25 million on marine energy R&D, eyeballing a potential clean power payoff of 1,400 terrawatt-hours per year


Earthquake prompts shutdown of fracking wastewater well in Oklahoma

BRIDGE CREEK, Okla. — State oil and gas regulators in Oklahoma have ordered the indefinite shutdown of a disposal well after an earthquake struck nearby. The 3.3 magnitude quake was reported Sunday ni…

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Oil leak prompts Swiss nuclear shutdown

A Swiss nuclear reactor – the world’s oldest – has been switched off for cable repairs, says the Alpine nation’s nuclear authority. Beznau 2 lies near Germany and draws cooling water from a Rhine River tributary. An oil leak in a cable duct in a “non …
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Fracking shutdown in Oklahoma after 5.6 earthquake

September 4, 2016, 6:17 PM |A 5.6 earthquake, centered toward the city of Pawnee, Oklahoma, has caused the “fastest and largest” shutdown of wastewater wells in state history. Those wells are used for fracking, a process that has been linked to an uptick …
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Pipeline operator defends its shutdown procedure

The county successfully fought another operator that didn’t want to install automatic shutdown valves on a pipeline from an offshore drilling platform, Drude said. However, when there was a leak on that line in 1997, an operator overrode the automatic …
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Statoil Gudrun platform leak triggers shutdown

There were 26 people on board the Gudrun facility when the leak occurred and 97 people at the nearby West Epsilon mobile drilling facility. No injuries were reported. “The objects of the investigation include clarifying the chain of events and …
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California orders shut-down of fracking waste sites

California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites plus a review of 100 others in the state’s Central Valley. The state’s Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources sent cease-and-desist orders on July 7 …
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Remember the Government Shutdown? It’s Still Screwing Over Scientists in … – Motherboard (blog)

Remember the Government Shutdown? It's Still Screwing Over Scientists in
Motherboard (blog)
But on the other side of the Earth, in Antarctica, the government shutdown is a nightmare that won't end. The 17-day gap in federal funding—which coincided with the start of the five-month summer research season—threw the entire US Antarctica program

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US Government Shutdown Forces Closure of Antarctica Research Stations – Voice of America

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US Government Shutdown Forces Closure of Antarctica Research Stations
Voice of America
The National Science Foundation, which receives its budget from the federal government, announced that it will shut down its three stations in Antarctica. This means research that would have been done during the summer season that began October 1 is
A Letter from Antarctica, The Coldest Place Screwed Up By The ShutdownGawker
Science resumes in Antarctica, but shutdown's impact remainsMcClatchy Washington Bureau
USF expedition to Antarctica in jeopardy because of government (blog)

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