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California orders 12 oil-field wells shut to protect groundwater 4.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
— California officials, responding to concerns about groundwater contamination, are closing 12 wells in the Central Valley used to dispose of chemical-laden water from oil and gas production, regulators announced Tuesday.
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Peace Corps Teams Up With First Lady To 'Let Girls Learn' 4.3.2015 NPR News
The Peace Corp will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus on girls' education around the world. The expansion is part of a larger program launched by Michelle Obama Tuesday.
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California halts 12 injection wells over water concerns 4.3.2015 Yahoo: US National
By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California oil drilling regulators on Tuesday ordered operators of 12 underground injection wells in Kern County to halt injections out of fear that they could contaminate drinking water supplies. The action is part of a statewide review of California's 50,000 underground injection wells, which oil companies use to dispose of billions of barrels of undrinkable water produced every year during oil production. The review began last summer after it was discovered that some injection was taking place into zones not approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the terms of the Safe Drinking Water Act. “As we’ve said before, the protection of California’s groundwater resources – as well as public health - is paramount, particularly in this time of extreme drought,” said Steven Bohlen, state oil and gas supervisor.
Need Help Picking an AWD Crossover 4.3.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
An elderly couple needs help choosing a crossover or a small SUV with all-wheel-drive for winter. Car Doc John Paul offers his ...
California's urban water use increased in dry January 4.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
After getting a gold star for saving water in December, California's conservation efforts flagged in January.
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Eva Solo Gravity Cookware sends cleaning into orbit 4.3.2015 Technology

Eva Solo Gravity Cookware sends cleaning into orbitEva Solo Gravity Cookware comes in a variety of sizes. The pots and pans have a special lid that has multiple uses.>


Internal Documents Reveal Extensive Industry Influence Over EPA's National Fracking Study 4.3.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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New Study Reveals Most Common Causes Of Food Poisoning 4.3.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
If you're one of the 50 million Americans who have suffered from food poisoning each year, chances are you're not entirely sure what caused it. Perhaps it was last night's sushi or maybe the milk you weren't sure had gone bad? Well, new research may make it easier for you to trace the culprit. This study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration tested four major pathogens: E. coli, salmonella, listeria and campylobacter. The research found that from 2008 to 2012, 46 percent of E. coli cases came from beef, 18 percent of salmonella cases came from seeded vegetables and 66 percent of campylobacter cases came from dairy products. To prevent food poisoning, the CDC recommends washing your hands and surfaces often, avoiding cross-contamination of foods, using a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperatures and refrigerating foods promptly. Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live's new morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, ...
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How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save?: How to Misuse Statistics 3.3.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
David Goldstein, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco: Statistical analysis can be a valuable tool for investigating scientific truth, but it is easy to abuse, as Mark Twain pointed out over a century ago when he talked about "lies, damned lies, and statistics". Arik Levinson recently published a...
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Stuck in the Pipeline: The dark underbelly of 'The Flash' 3.3.2015 Yahoo: Business

Stuck in the Pipeline: The dark underbelly of 'The Flash'Commentary: On another Flash-less Tuesday, Crave's Kelsey Adams wants to talk about the elephant in the padded room.>


Full text: Netanyahu’s address to Congress 3.3.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing a joint meeting of Congress; here is a running transcript of his remarks.NETANYAHU: Thank you.(APPLAUSE)Read full article ...
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Green-Lighting the Oil Companies 3.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
From the Atlantic Coast to the Arctic, It's Drill, Baby, Drill If Sarah Palin were president, we'd know just what it was: a drill-baby-drill administration. Of course, there's no mama grizzly in the White House, yet these last years have been a grizzly tale of the expansion of American oil and natural gas exploration and drilling from the fracking fields of Texas and North Dakota to the energy-rich Gulf of Mexico . Most recently, the southern Atlantic seaboard, where there are an estimated untapped four billion barrels of oil and 37 trillion cubic feet of gas, was provisionally opened for future exploration and drilling. So keep in mind that it wasn't under Palin's tutelage but Barack Obama's that the United States experienced its staggering resurgence in the oil and gas sweepstakes, turning itself into " Saudi America ." The math, which this president undoubtedly knows well, isn't that complicated. According to climate change scientists, of all the fossil fuel reserves believed to be left on the planet ...
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Hermosa Beach -- Remember When -- Beach Boys 3.3.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Hermosa Beach, CA. The Beach Boys in the 1960s sang about "California Dreaming" at places like Hermosa Beach south of the Los Angeles Airport. The beach community attracted post World War II "baby boomers" who surfed and tanned in their bikinis and hot cars. John DeLorean brought the GTO car from GM and started a new market for America. Today, things are the same with one BIG difference. In the 1960s, the oil and gas industry learned that there were large off-shore deposits of oil under the sea off the southern California coast. They drilled from oil platforms, that after several accidents causing massive spills and some lives lost, were prohibited by California State law in the late 1960s. But the oil industry then started to explore for oil on the sea shores next to the Pacific Ocean. Not unexpectedly they found massive reserves of oil (and later gas). In Hermosa Beach there was a city owned lot about six blocks on shore from the ocean that was permitted by the then City Council for the company to ...
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Kazuo Ishiguro On Memory, Censorship And Why Proust Is Overrated 3.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel, The Buried Giant , was over a decade in the making, but unlike so many anticipated literary releases, it’s no sweeping saga of century-spanning conflicts. Nor is it a painstakingly assembled retelling of his own personal history. Instead, the author describes his quiet, deeply touching story as “fable-like.” Set in Arthurian Britain circa 500 A.D. -- a historical period we know little about -- it follows an old married couple that hopes to restore their lost memories, as they and their neighbors seem to be suffering from a collective amnesia. Axl and Beatrice are granted permission to leave their town, and early on in their journey they encounter bloodthirsty pixies, a once-fierce dragon made weak with age, a passionate warrior who harbors a lust for vengeance, and a stubborn boatman whose route leads passengers to an Eden-like mythical land. They soon learn from a weak, old Sir Gawain (the Green Knight, that is) that the dragon’s enchanted breath is the source of their hazy ...
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In West Texas oil boomtowns, 'the end is near' 3.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Fear blew in fierce over a patch of West Texas late last year, falling fast and without warning through gray skies to alight on the shoulders of men and women who depend on oil for their livelihoods.
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Behold The Humble Block! Tools of the Trade 3.3.2015 NPR News
Math. Measurement. Balance. Negotiation. Collaboration. And fun. You might call blocks the anti-app: These smooth maple pieces need no recharging, no downloading.
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Buyers Brave Snow Banks and Cold to Find a Home in Greater Boston 3.3.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
The Alaskan-style winter that has swallowed Greater Boston threatens to deep freeze spring home sales as ...
Ten examples of IoT and big data working well together 2.3.2015 Technology

Ten examples of IoT and big data working well togetherThe Internet of Things and big data are strategic partners, especially in the enterprise. Here are 10 examples of IoT and big data operating symbiotically to get work done.


Canada's tunnel mystery solved -- well, sort of 2.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
A mysterious tunnel that Canadian authorities discovered weeks ago is still a mystery, though police said Monday the case is closed and there was "nothing criminal" going on.
Oil, gas wastewater may be sent to Neb. 2.3.2015 Durango Herald
A Colorado oil company’s plan to dispose of gas and oil wastewater by injecting it into a deep well in western Nebraska is drawing strong objections from residents who live near the proposed site. Wastewater disposal certainly is not the most glamorous oilfield job, but it’s essential to keeping things running smoothly,...
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