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EPA Findings Reignite Debate Over 'Fracking'
2011-12-10 05:24:41

In the first such case on record, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims that it has discovered synthetic chemicals associated with natural gas fracking in a Wyoming aquifer.

2011-11-01 12:34:54

Efforts by some in Congress to dismantle clean air laws are a threat to public health.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]