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Florida Woman Slaps 72-Year-Old Who Denied Her Facebook Request

Police arrested a Florida woman accused of slapping a 72-year-old woman who declined her friend request on Facebook.

Rachel Anne Hayes, 27, became upset when the 72-year-old said that her Facebook name was inappropriate and would only accept her friend request if she changed her name, according to the Tampa Bay… 75 more words

Report Shows Which States Excel and Lag in Promoting Solar Energy

Pierre Bull, NRDC
December 17, 2014  | 

Knowledge is power, or at least the first step toward it.

That’s why, especially at this time when solar is under attack in so many state utility commissions, it’s exciting that our friends and colleagues at the advocacy groups Vote Solar and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council last week released their eighth annual report on state solar interconnection and net metering rules, called Freeing The Grid: Best Practices in State Net Metering and Interconnection Policies… 696 more words

Alternative Energy

Medicare Cuts Payments To 721 Hospitals With Highest Rates Of Infections, Injuries

In its toughest crackdown yet on medical errors, the federal government is cutting payments to 721 hospitals for having high rates of infections and other patient injuries, records released Thursday show. 1,509 more words

Cost And Quality

Water Use for Hydraulic Fracturing: A Texas Sized Problem?

Texas A&M, Bush School of Public Policy, Mosbacher Institute
http://bit.ly/1uRfUJS

[KBTX] A new economic and policy analysis concludes that the hydraulic fracturing (HF) or “fracking” being done in Texas is adding to the state’s overuse of its water resources, but is only part of the state’s water problem… 186 more words

Government Policy

Frack Attack: Pennsylvania's Parks and Forests Threatened by Drilling

PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center
http://bit.ly/1wnyfTz

[Wilkes Barre Union-Leader] A statewide environmental advocacy group Thursday released a study that concludes gas drilling is posing a “far-reaching” threat to parks, forests and public lands across Pennsylvania… 228 more words

Energy And Climate

New York State: A Public Health Review of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas Development

New York State Dept. of Health
http://www.health.ny.gov/press/reports/docs/high_volume_hydraulic_fracturing.pdf

[New York Times] … the long-awaited health study finally materialized, its findings made public during a year-end cabinet meeting convened by the governor in Albany. 114 more words

Energy And Climate

Hiking States…

A thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail will pass through 14 states.

These states are listed here in no particular. Arrival order at each state varies from hiker to hiker. 41 more words

Appalachian Trail