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Contamination in North Dakota Linked to Fracking Spills
Science & Tech  (tags: Duke University Study, North dakota, fracking, accidental wastewater spills, water and soil contamination )

Judy
- 6 hours ago - phys.org
"Until now, research in many regions of the nation has shown that contamination from fracking has been fairly sporadic and inconsistent". In ND though, it is now widespread, persistent and directly linked to water contaminated by fracking.
Ancient Tectonic Activity Was Trigger for Ice Ages
Science & Tech  (tags: Ice Age )

Michael
- 7 days ago - spacedaily.com
Around 80 million years ago, the planet's temperature plummeted, along with carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. The Earth eventually recovered, only to swing back into the present-day ice age 50 million years ago.
Two Israeli Inventions Voted CES Favorites
Science & Tech  (tags: Israel, Israeli inventions, science, technology )

Beatrice
- 23 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Thousands of companies showed off tens of thousands of products to over 100,000 visitors at this yearâEUR(TM)s just-concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas âEUR" with the action followed by millions on line. And when the smoke cleared, there were
SpaceX Sticks a Rocket Landing at Sea in Historic First
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, space, technology )

Rob
- 24 days ago - space.com
In a dramatic feat of engineering prowess, the private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully landed a reusable Falcon 9 rocket booster today.
After Record 2015, a Dire Warning for Our Climate Future
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, extreme weather, science )

Julie
- 40 days ago - theweathernetwork.com
2015 is flagged for the numerous climate records that were shattered during the year. James Hansen is warning that a 2 degree C rise for the globe represents a danger for everyone.
GMO-Linked Herbicide May Doom Monarch Butterflies
Science & Tech  (tags: GMOs, glyphosate, Monarch butterflies, pesticides )

Julie
- 41 days ago - ewg.org
Monarch butterflies may go extinct within two decades, largely as the result of widespread adoption of herbicides used with genetically modified corn and soybeans in the United States.
Newly Identified Bacteria Break Down Tough Plastic
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, environment, interesting, investigation, news, research, science, study, technology )

Pablo
- 54 days ago - aaas.org
Keio University. Researchers have identified a species of bacteria that uses just two enzymes to break down a tough type of plastic polymer. A NEW BACTERIA BREAKS DOWN PET POLYMERS THAT MAKE UP SOME WATER BOTTLES AND OTHER COMMON PLASTIC CONTAINERS.
The World's First Website Went Online 25 Years Ago Today - Telegraph
Science & Tech  (tags: world wide web, computers, freedom, net neutrality )

BMutiny
- 47 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Can't we just fix this problem for good? That became 'Can't we convert every information system so that it looks like part of some imaginary information system which everyone can read?' And that became the World Wide Web. <br /> Tod
Siri And Other Phone Assistants Don't Always Help In A Crisis
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, research, humans, environment, tech, investigation )

Cal
- 50 days ago - npr.org
...if you told the Google App or S Voice from Samsung that you were just sexually assaulted or beaten by your partner, they don't have much to offer, a study finds.
How Hillary Clinton's State Department Sold Fracking to the World /Mother Jones
Science & Tech  (tags: Hillary Clinton, Fracking sold to the world, Secretary of State, Chevron, Big Oil, research, protests of citizens, US State Dept )

BMutiny
- 55 days ago - motherjones.com
before Clinton arrived, tens of thousands of protesters poured into the streets carrying placards that read 'Stop fracking with our water' and 'Chevron go home.' Bulgaria's parliament responded by voting overwhelmingly for a fracking moratorium. Ad
 
 
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