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Oklahoma Now Has More Earthquakes Than California

The state is accustomed to tornadoes and severe weather. But since 2008, there's been a surge of quakes — linked to oil and gas drilling.
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Oklahomans Feel Way More Earthquakes Than Californians; Now They Know Why

The U.S. Geological Survey issues a report Thursday on quakes linked to oil and gas drilling, but Oklahoma has said that the industry's wastewater disposal is the cause. What's unknown is a solution.
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Researchers Fly Over Shale Fields To Study Air Pollution

This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is flying an airborne research lab over oil and gas producing states.
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Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.
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In Northwest, A Push To Protect Forest As Geothermal Projects Near

The Forest Service is set to open more than 80,000 acres for clean, renewable geothermal power in Washington state. But environmentalists are worried about damage to streams and old-growth forests.
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India, China Seek To Capitalize On Nepal's Water Wealth

China and India are each spending billions of dollars on infrastructure, especially hydroelectric dams, in Nepal. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Donatella Lorch about what China and India want.
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Arlington's Discovery Elementary Being Built As First 'Net Zero' School In Virginia

Slated to open in September, Arlington's Discovery School will have 2,000 solar panels and a geothermal well field.

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How DC Water Turns Poop Into Power

It might sound gross, but D.C. Water is discovering the raw power... of poop. They're even working on ways to sell it back to you.

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U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s

Citing a boom in natural gas and shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."
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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

While lower oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they've led to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.

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