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Fracking Tests Ties Between California ‘Oil and Ag’ Interests

Published: 
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 10:29pm
Category: 
Energy

Scattered on either side of Shafter Avenue just north of the town center here, new oil pump jacks, some bobbing and others thrusting, tower above this corner of California’s prime farmland.

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Fracking: How risky for us?

Published: 
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 9:59pm
Category: 
Energy

California is believed to have more than 15 billion barrels of oil locked within the rocks under the Central Valley that might be used to feed the nation's energy hunger — if oil companies can free it with hydraulic fracturing. 

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New Mexico county first in nation to ban fracking to safeguard water

Published: 
Thu, 05/30/2013 - 8:06am
Category: 
Water

Sitting in the tidy living room of the home they built themselves, Sandra and Roger Alcon inventory what they see as the bounty of their lives: freedom, family, community, land, animals … and water.

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Nanoparticle Tech Could Bring Clean Water to Rural Poor

Published: 
Sun, 05/05/2013 - 11:11pm
Category: 
Water

A water purification system that uses nanotechnology to remove bacteria, viruses and other contaminants may be able to deliver clean drinking water to rural communities for less than $3 a year per family, according to a new study.

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In Sign of Global Warming, 1,600 Years of Ice in Peru’s Andes Melted in 25 Years

Published: 
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 6:58pm
Category: 
Water

Glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes that took at least 1,600 years to form has melted in just 25 years, scientists reported Thursday, the latest indication that the recent spike in global temperatures has thrown the natural world out of balance.