Oil Boom In San Joaquin Valley Recieves Mixed Reviews

Oil Boom In San Joaquin Valley Recieves Mixed Reviews

Hydraulic Fracturing or “Fracking” involves injecting high-pressure fluids underground to liberate oil trapped inside rock. Using fracking in combination with horizontal drilling, oil companies are exploring the Monterey Shale formation, a huge oil deposit thousands of feet below Kings and other Valley counties. The estimated amount of oil —15 billion barrels — and the potential...

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Japanese Team To Address Manila’s Dependance on Angat Dam

Japanese Team To Address Manila’s Dependance on Angat Dam

Members of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and the University of Tokyo are working to predict the impact of climate change on water security in Metro Manila. According to Jica, Metro Manila has been relying largely on the Angat Dam for 97 percent of its water supply. Population growth and climate change have been identified as major contributing factors affecting the Angat...

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Sewage Swamps Gaza Streets As Egypt Tunnel Closures Cut Off Power

Sewage Swamps Gaza Streets As Egypt Tunnel Closures Cut Off Power

Gaza city finds itself facing an tide of untreated sewage following the shutdown of the area’s largest water treatment plant and the city’s only power plant for lack of fuel. With Egypt’s months long crackdown on smuggling tunnels in full effect, closure of most of the estimated 1,200 tunnels run by the Islamist Hamas group has virtually stopped Egyptian fuel coming into Gaza,...

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Saskatchewan Government Explains Pro-Fracking Stance

Saskatchewan Government Explains Pro-Fracking Stance

  Carrot River Valley MLA Fred Bradshaw initiated a 75-minute Saskatchewan Legislature debate in last week, backing the province’s continued practice of using hydraulic fracturing in the oil and gas extraction process. This, at a time when Newfoundland and Labrador have recently placed a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the province.Contacted after last week’s meeting of the...

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“Rain Man” Makes Water Collection Systems A Reality

“Rain Man” Makes Water Collection Systems A Reality

When a storm ripped off half of the outlying wall at Amir Yechieli’s school, he stepped out of his role as a science teacher, and became Israel’s “Rain Man.” Yechieli had studied storm water runoff in the Sinai Desert for a master’s degree, so when he saw this, he calculated how much rain there could have been and figured out that the roof could supply six months of water...

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