Archive: 03/01/2011

Pa. allows dumping of tainted waters from gas boom

(AP) -- The natural gas boom gripping parts of the U.S. has a nasty byproduct: wastewater so salty, and so polluted with metals like barium and strontium, that most states require drillers to get rid of the stuff by injecting ...

dateJan 03, 2011 in Environment
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4 and 20 blackbirds, and 4,000, dead in the sky

(AP) -- Celebratory fireworks likely sent thousands of discombobulated blackbirds into such a tizzy that they crashed into homes, cars and each other before plummeting to their deaths in central Arkansas, scientists say. ...

dateJan 03, 2011 in Ecology
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