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September 26, 2016 'Groundbreaking' Study Links Texas Earthquakes to Wastewater Injection From FrackingSource: EcoWatch
Even though scientists are pretty certain that wastewater injection from fracking and conventional drilling has led to the unprecedented spate of earthquakes rollicking Oklahoma, Texas and other states in recent years. Definitive...
September 7, 2016 Doctors spend more time with patient records than with patients themselves — and it signals a major problem
Nearly half of their day was spent doing desk work, or filling in electronic health records, the data that's kept on a patient so that doctors can track their progress and remember key details, like what prescriptions a patient...
Source: The Guardian
Australia the only country to receive a rating of ‘very poor’ in a majority of categories in Climate Transparency scorecard
August 30, 2016 U.S. Traffic Deaths Make the Biggest Leap in 50 YearsSource: Fortune
Over the years, the U.S. government has relied on laws and safety outreach programs to help reduce the number of traffic deaths. And it’s been successful. Ten years ago, 25% more people died in traffic accidents than in 2015....
August 25, 2016 Global warming is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, fastSource: The Guardian
A new study measures the loss of ice from one of world’s largest ice sheets. They find an ice loss that has accelerated in the past few years, and their measurements confirm prior estimates.
August 24, 2016 Human impact on environment may be slowing down: new studySource: Mongabay
Using data from satellites and on-ground surveys, scientists have created maps that show how the impacts of human activities on the environment (or human footprint) have changed over a 16-year period, between 1993 and 2009.
August 17, 2016 Study: Renewable energy still needs natural gas back-upSource: Electric, Light & Power
A recent study from a prestigious economic research organization concludes what many energy industry officials have long said: Expansion of intermittent wind and solar power stills need backup from electricity generated by...
August 17, 2016 Here’s Who’s Buying Up U.S. OilSource: Bloomberg
The U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama agreed in December to end the trade restrictions, which were established after OPEC oil embargoes that crippled U.S. supplies in the 1970s.
Source: Think Progress
Everything you always wanted to know about energy consumption
Source: NBC News
Researchers found that 9,320 lives might be saved annually by reducing of two types of air pollution — ozone and fine particulate matter — to levels below what the Environmental Protection Agency currently requires. In addition,...
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