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Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2011 file photo shows earthquake damage in Sparks, Okla. on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours. Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker th…

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Study: Quakes from fracking not as strong

Study: Quakes from fracking not as strong

WASHINGTON — Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.

August 18, 2014 1:53 pmLoading…
Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

In this Aug. 13, 2014 photo, A truck drives through an array of mirrors at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near Primm, Nev. The site uses over 300,000 mirrors to focus sunlight on boilers’ tubes atop 450 foot towers heating water into steam which in turn drives turbines to creat…

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

This October 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a burned Yellow-rumped Warbler that was found at the Ivanpah solar plant in the California Mojave Desert. Workers at a state-of-the-art new solar plant have a word for the birds that fly over the plant’s five-mile f…

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

A burned yellow-rumped Warbler was found at the Ivanpah solar plant. Workers there have a word for the birds that fly over the plant’s five-mile field of mirrors — “streamers.”

August 18, 2014 10:03 am Photos

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Feds seek extra holding space for Western mustangs

Animal welfare activists slam feds for seeking holding space for wild horses.

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