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In Time For Earth Day, Bill Aims To Make D.C. Greener

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is pushing an energy-efficient agenda leading up to Earth Day.

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Greenpeace: How Clean (And Green) Is Your Cloud?

A report issued Tuesday by the environmental advocacy group found fault with Microsoft, Amazon and Apple. Greenpeace ranked the companies according to the efficiency of their cloud facilities, as well as where they get their electricity.
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U.S. Has A Natural Gas Problem: Too Much Of It

A boom in natural gas in the U.S. has driven prices to 10-year lows, threatening the viability of some producers. People needed less gas to heat their homes this winter, but at the same time a huge increase in gas production was made possible by new methods of coaxing gas out of shale rock formations.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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