Archive for the ‘Global News’ Category

Apr 16

Fracking Doesn’t Cause Significant Earthquakes, Study Says

Hydraulic fracturing used to access oil and gas from rock and shale hasn’t caused “significant”earthquakes, according to a study by Durham University. “Hydraulic fracturing is not a significant mechanism for inducing felt earthquakes,” Richard Davies, director of the U.K. university’s energy institute, said today in a statement.“The size and number of felt earthquakes caused by fracking…

Jul 10

Just Energy Independence or Clean Energy Self-Reliance?

In Thomas Friedman’s latest column, he praises Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts because he “took one for the country.”  Friedman sees that “America today is poised for a great renewal” if only it can get some “big, centrist, statesmanlike leadership.” Logically, there would be some renewable (energy) in America’s renewal, right? Wrong.  Her