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Colorado Legislature Beefs-Up Fracking Regulations
2011-12-15 06:15:46

The Colorado state legislature passed new laws this week intended to more closely regulate the natural gas extraction technique known as fracking. The most stringent in the country, the new rules will require drill companies to publish the exact content and concentration of chemicals used in extraction, information previously considered to be competitive trade secrets. State lawmakers passed the bill unanimously on Tuesday and plan to put the regulation into effect by April of next year....

Profanity In TV And Video Games Linked To Teen Aggression
2011-10-17 03:56:26

While it's been long established that watching violent scenes increases aggression levels, a new study in the medical journal Pediatrics suggests that profanity in the media may have a similar effect. Pediatrics is the top-ranked journal in its field and among the top 2 percent most-cited scientific and medical journals in the world. The study appears to be the first to examine the impact of profanity in the media, which sounds surprising considering how central language is to movie and TV...

2011-09-07 13:53:59

With a technology called "fracking" sparking energy booms – and controversy – worldwide, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) describes advances in the workhorse materials used to produce oil and gas from previously inaccessible deposits deep below Earth's surface. C&EN is the American Chemical Society's weekly newsmagazine. In the article in C&EN's current edition, Senior Business Editor Melody M. Bomgardner explains that fracking or hydraulic fracturing involves...

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2011-04-18 11:20:00

Stubbed your toe lately or smashed a finger? Then you very likely uttered an expletive or two and felt better. Researchers have found that letting it out, at least, for those who don't use expletives in normal, everyday speech, can lessen sudden and unexpected pains, the Daily Mail reports. Researchers at Keele University wanted to study if cursing in response to pain had any actual benefits. Lead researcher Dr. Richard Stephens said the results show that swearing can release pain-killing...

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2011-01-26 10:50:00

Four letter words may offend you more depending on which television channel you watch, according to a recent study out of Florida State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This study, published in the January issue of Mass Communication and Society, found that some TV viewers believe swearing on premium channels and cable is less offensive than vulgarity on broadcast channels. Similarly, viewers are more tolerant of swearing on the premium channels than they are on the...

2011-01-17 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, the non profit organization Justice Through Music, www.jtmp.org, joined again with the band Op-Critical in a release of a new music video called "Freakin Frackin," about the extreme environmental damage caused by hydrofracking. It is posted on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-2HH5gZGkQ. Fracking is the process of drilling into shale beds, injecting massive amounts of dangerous and poisonous chemicals, and...

2010-05-26 12:52:00

DALLAS, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A proposal asking ExxonMobil to disclose what it is doing to reduce risks from toxic chemicals in natural gas drilling, and consider alternatives, won support today from holders of 26.3 percent of the company's shares - the latest indication of investors' concerns about hydraulic fracturing's threat to drinking water, public health and shareholder value. The level of support was five times the typical level for a first-time environmental...


Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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