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  • Fracking Can Help Fix the CO2 Problem

    12/11/2012 4:38:42 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    ©2012 Reason ^ | December 10, 2012 | A. Barton Hinkle
    America’s carbon-dioxide emissions are actually falling. In fact, they have not been this low since 1992. And while no single factor can account for the entire shift, much of the credit goes to something environmentalists often detest: hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Among power sources, the worst source of CO2 emissions by far is coal. Natural gas generates half the CO2 per kilowatt-hour, and in the past few years natural gas has displaced coal to a remarkable degree. This year gas-fired electricity generation equaled coal-fired generation for the first time. According to the Energy Information Administration, that trend will continue as...
  • Brown Goes Green: EPA and Partners to Unveil UPS Truck with 60 to 70 Percent Higher Fuel Economy

    06/22/2006 12:18:32 PM PDT · by eraser2005 · 16 replies · 750+ views
    EPA Newsroom ^ | 6/21/06 | John Millett
    Washington, D.C. - June 21, 2006) Your normal UPS delivery truck will not be the same as EPA unveils the world's most fuel-efficient and cost-effective delivery vehicle. The first of its kind, EPA and UPS partnered to develop a UPS truck that uses EPA-patented hydraulic hybrid technology that can achieve fuel efficiency by 60-70 percent in urban driving and lower greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent. "EPA and our partners are not just delivering packages with this UPS truck – we are delivering environmental benefits to the American people," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. "President Bush is moving technology...
  • Duke Univ. surgical tools contaminated [washed in hydraulic fluid]

    06/13/2005 3:59:03 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 27 replies · 2,310+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 6-13-05 | ????
    RALEIGH - Over two months last year, 3,800 patients at two hospitals run by Duke University Health System were exposed to surgery with instruments that were washed in hydraulic fluid instead of detergent, hospital regulators say. Duke Health Raleigh (formerly Raleigh Community) and Durham Regional hospitals put patients in "immediate jeopardy" in November and December by not detecting the problem, despite complaints from medical staff about slick tools, the regulators said. The hospitals did not fix the problem for weeks, said the report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Sunday....