Hydropower from city water pipes

While it is difficult to predict the flow of a stream and installing dams and generating hydropower can be environmentally degrading, the consistent flow in city water pipes presents a new frontier to be explored.  City systems pump water daily at a fairly constant rate, which allows for a consistent flow of energy.  It could also help safeguard cities’ hydropower …

Methane explosion 1000 ft. from fracking well burns man and family

Cody Murray, 38, and his father, wife, and four-year-old daughter were all burned by a “fireball” after methane built up in his pump house and exploded when Murray entered the shed to check on a water issue. The lawsuit, filed last week against EOG Resources, Fairway Resources LLC, and three subsidiaries of Fairway, alleges the methane was from the defendants’ …

Small Pool of Extremely Rich Donors Fund Half the Money in US Elections

Fewer than four hundred families are responsible for almost half the money raised in the 2016 presidential campaign, a concentration of political donors that is unprecedented in the modern era.   To peruse the top donors in presidential politics is to take a cross section of the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. At least 67 are billionaires or married to one, …