At first glance the concepts of horizontal drilling for oil and natural gas and hydraulic fracturing, a method of extracting oil and gas from tight shale formations, seem physically impossible. But tens of thousands of gas wells already using this revolutionary technology prove otherwise. Hydraulic fracturing of underground wells is not a new idea, having been used for about a century to increase flow in water wells. When formations are “tight” or clogged, reversing the flow temporarily with high pressure from inside the well often allows more flow. But there, the similarity with today’s technology ends.
The FBI and Secret Service have successfully infiltrated the underground world of computer hackers in the United States, and now 25 percent of these hackers are — for fear of a long prison sentence — secretly informing the government about their peers. In fact, the community is riddled with paranoia and mistrust as it is not clear who is part of this "army of informants."
Despite environmentalists’ best efforts to preserve the health of the earth, a new study claims that biodegradable products may actually be harmful to the environment. Furthermore, new evidence indicates that "green" buildings are hazardous to human health.
Researches behind the discovery do accept climate change and examined the effects of it on indoor air quality. Fox News explains:
“The oil and natural gas we rely on for 75 percent of our energy are running out,” warned the President in a televised speech on energy policy. And because we are running out, “we must prepare quickly” for a transition “to strict conservation and to the use of coal and permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power.”
The law of unintended leftist consequences has come home to roost again, this time in the form of dead birds. The Los Angeles Times reported early this week that wind turbines are killing the raptor population in California's Altamont Pass, where thousands of the unsightly machines mangle and mutilate 24 hours a day 365 days a year.