- PJM defends plan to allow coal and nuclear plants to build costs into market price
courtesy of PJM A view of the PJM control room. The grid operator wants to allow so-called inflexible power generators such as coal and nuclear plants to be able to build their costs into market pricing. PJM, which operates the electric grid for Pennsylvania and 12 other states, on Thursday defended a plan to change [...]
- Lycoming County Waste Water Spill Tops 63,000 Gallons
More than 63,000 gallons of natural gas drilling waste spilled into an unnamed tributary of the Loyalsock Creek this week from a well site in Lycoming County. The spill occurred at a well operated by Colorado-based Inflection Energy, in Eldred Township, about 10 miles north of Williamsport. Neil Shader, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, [...]
- Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Metabolic Outcomes in Pregnant Women: Evidence from the Spanish INMA Birth Cohorts
Introduction Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been used in many applications since the 1950s, including industrial applications and consumer products (Casals-Casas and Desvergne 2011). PFASs bioaccumulate in the food chain and in animal and human tissues, and exposure persists in the environment and living organisms for years (Wang et al. 2014). The routes of human […]
- Early-Life Selenium Status and Cognitive Function at 5 and 10 Years of Age in Bangladeshi Children
Introduction Selenium deficiency has been associated with cognitive decline in the elderly (Akbaraly et al. 2007; Gao et al. 2007; Rita Cardoso et al. 2014). Animal studies suggest that selenium supplementation may prevent dopamine loss, degeneration of neurons, and lipid peroxidation in the brain induced by exposure to various pro-oxidative toxicants (al-Deeb et al. 1995; […]
- Anti-fracking protesters are removed from 60ft high rig.
Two protesters occupying the rig at a North Yorkshire fracking site have been removed after 24 hours on the platform.
- South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling.
South Africa’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.