U.S. Antarctic Investigation Year Is in Jeopardy

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The South Pole’s Amundsen–Scott station would be still left with only a skeleton crew if funding is not restored. Graphic: PETER REJCEK, Nationwide SCIENCE Foundation The Countrywide Science Foundation (NSF) is likely to cancel the US Antarctic program’s forthcoming subject year if the US government shutdown persists via mid-October—jeopardizing hundreds…

Review Revises Estimate of Methane Leaks from U.S. Fracking Fields

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Lead to for Issue: Environmental controls developed to avoid leaks of methane from freshly drilled organic fuel wells are successful — but emissions from current wells in creation are considerably increased than beforehand believed. Impression: ThinkStock Environmental controls designed to prevent leaks of methane from freshly drilled organic gas wells…

U.S. Electrical Grid on the Edge of Failure

On August 26, 2013, Posted by , In BIO, tagged in ,,,, , With Comments Off on U.S. Electrical Grid on the Edge of Failure

Orderly networks, like the US energy grid, have more critical nodes that boost instability, in comparison to randomly structured networks Graphic: STEVE HOCKSTEIN/BLOOMBERG/GETTY Fb can drop a few consumers and continue to be a perfectly secure community, but the place the national grid is anxious simple geography dictates that it…

Defecation Nation: Pig Squander Most likely to Increase in U.S. from Organization Offer

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Image: Corbis We put up with a whole lot of crap—literally. Last year, at the very least four.7 billion gallons of hog manure in the U.S. came from a single organization, Smithfield food items, the nation’s leading pork producer. The feces load will increase if U.S. regulators green-mild a proposed…