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We Are Young

Against a backdrop of history they took a selfie, oblivious to the stories each fracture held secret. Ten bullet holes equal ten souls. Ten ordinary lives once lived for the sake of living, permanently etched into the stone and mortar of anonymous Spanish walls. 1,016 more words


Let Them Eat Golf in Wisconsin

What’s the strategy for improving both the environment and economy of Wisconsin? According to the Kohler Co. and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial Board, it’s golf.  735 more words


World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May. 303 more words


Obama opens East Coast to oil search

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Eastern Seaboard is being opened to offshore oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades with the Obama administration’s approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. 938 more words


Denton could become 1st Texas city to ban fracking

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A North Texas community that sits on what’s believed to hold one of the biggest natural gas reserves in the U.S. could become the first city in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing, with Denton City Council members set to vote Tuesday night on a citizen-led petition. 290 more words


Answers on link between injection wells and quakes

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its wastewater. 699 more words


Fracking study finds new gas wells leak more

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Pennsylvania’s gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells. 585 more words