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Solar Panels Within Reach For D.C. Residents

The District is offering a leg up to people who want to use solar thermal heating units.
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Old Coal Mine Will Provide FSU Food

The EPA plans to covert old coal-mining land into greenhouses that will provide food for students at Frostburg State University.


Scientists Link Rise In Quakes To Wastewater Wells

Scientists are finding a large increase in the number of small earthquakes in the midcontinent of the U.S. They suspect wastewater wells, whose numbers are growing as the oil and gas industry increases hydrofracturing.

Quakes Caused By Waste From Gas Wells, Study Finds

The salty, toxic wastewater that's used in hydrofracking and other gas drilling is likely to blame for small earthquakes in the Midwest, a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey concludes. The water is pumped deep underground, where it lubricates faults and causes them to slip.