Joey Burdin

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Energy Industry: Let Us Frack or the Economy Will Suffer

The boom in Amer­ic­an oil and nat­ur­al gas is help­ing the U.S. eco­nomy and its con­tri­bu­tions could sub­stan­tially in­crease by the end of the …

Oil & Gas Industry

Confirmed: Fracking practices to blame for Ohio earthquakes

Wastewater from the controversial practice of fracking appears to be linked to all the earthquakes in a town in Ohio that had no known past quakes, research now reveals.<p>The practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves injecting water, sand and other materials under high pressures into a …

Japan nuclear agency upgrades Fukushima alert level

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1004000/1004278_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534400004_9ec3fb4d8672918fb37691139ad470de<p><b>Japan's nuclear agency has upgraded the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant from one to three on an international …

Nuclear Energy

White House: US government wouldn't force reporters to destroy computers

The White House has said that it would not be "appropriate" for the US government to destroy leaked government secrets obtained by media organisations in the way ordered by the British government.<p>"It's very difficult to imagine a scenario in which that would be appropriate here," said White House …

Heightened Concern After First Reported Case Of Human To Human H7N9 Bird Flu Transmission

A new report published August 6 in the journal <i>BMJ</i>, likely details the first human-to-human case of transmission of the deadly H7N9 bird flu in eastern China.<p>Based on reports thus far, the virus first killed a 60 year old man who was exposed to live poultry followed by his 32 year old daughter, …

Fukushima leaks: Japan PM steps in

Japan's prime minister has promised "firm measures" to combat leaks of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant after its operator, Tepco, was criticised for a lack of action.<p>"There is heightened concern among the public, particularly about the contaminated water problem," Shinzo …

Obama's Russia reset unravels

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden extended his 15 minutes of fame Wednesday, as headlines tied his saga to President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel a planned summit meeting in Moscow next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>But analysts said the talk of Snowden’s role in the …

Sun will flip its magnetic field soon, NASA says

The sun is gearing up for a major solar flip, NASA says.<p>In an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months, according to new observations by NASA-supported observatories.<p>The flipping of the sun's magnetic field marks the peak of …

Magnetism