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Even Drill-Happy Texas Finds Most Gas Wells Release Toxic Chemicals

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More than 90% of Texas' 13,000 gas drilling facilities are releasing toxic chemicals into the Big Sky, but Texas gas operators say it's all "routine and legal." Many of the wells are right next to homes, colleges and athletic fields. Read More...

Lack of Waste Water Treatment Facilities Holds Up NY’s Plunge into Hydrofracturing

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The lack of facilities that can process millions of gallons of tainted water has given the watershed of New York City a reprieve. Gas companies were set to drill en masse into the deep Marcellus Shale under southern New York State using hydro-fracturing, which involves millions of gallons per well, putting in danger the... Read More...

Clean, Cheap Fuel Cell Technology Meets Skeptical Reception

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On February 24, Bloom Energy is formally announcing the advent of a low-cost, very efficient fuel cell technology that requires no exotic materials to make, and has had some serious -- and successful -- beta runs at major operations like Google. The reception, however, isn't jubilant, but very cool and skeptical, like this story... Read More...


Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.