News tagged with oil

Solution blooming for fracking spills?

North Dakota's oil boom can have a salty side-effect. Wastewater from oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – is often laden with salts and can spill, contaminating soils. In 2014, for example, 42 such brine ...

dateSep 28, 2016 in Environment
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Study estimates 100,000 deaths from Indonesia haze

Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia's government to ...

dateSep 19, 2016 in Environment
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California panel rejects major coastal development

A California panel has overwhelmingly rejected a plan to build nearly 900 upscale homes and a hotel on a valuable stretch of Southern California coastline that has long been the site of oil drilling and now provides habitat ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in Environment
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