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Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays

NPR | March 30, 2015 3:23 p.m.

Two physicists keen to detect a a very rare, high energy particle think you and I can help. The researchers are working on an app that would allow any smartphone to detect rare particles from space.

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Bills Would Toughen Rules For Oil Transportation

AP | March 30, 2015 8:28 a.m.

Two competing bills that toughen rules for oil transportation face key votes this week, as state lawmakers try to reconcile differences.

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With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

NPR | March 30, 2015 8:16 a.m.

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.

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Plans Dropped For Big Wind Farm In North-Central Oregon

AP | March 27, 2015 11:46 a.m.

The Brush Canyon development would have had as many as 223 turbines in Sherman and Wasco counties, but state regulators say plans have been scrapped.

Environment | Science | Energy | Nation

Official Report: Nuclear Waste Accident Caused By Wrong Cat Litter

NPR | March 27, 2015 5:35 a.m.

An official investigation into an accident last February at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has concluded that kitty litter is the culprit. Organic material in the litter caused a drum to burst.

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Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

NPR | March 26, 2015 5:01 p.m.

The shrinking of ice at the ocean's edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite images suggests.

Renewable energy | News | Environment | Energy

Oil Companies, Businesses Fight Oregon Low-Carbon Standards

AP | March 24, 2015 1:47 p.m.

Oil, trucking and manufacturing groups have opened a second front against Oregon's low-carbon fuel rules.

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Businesses Fight Oregon’s New Rule On Clean Fuels

The Register Guard | March 24, 2015 11:35 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Three manufacturing and energy groups are challenging the constitutionality of Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard.

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Top Beijing Scientist: China Faces 'Huge Impact' From Climate Change

NPR | March 22, 2015 4:06 p.m.

The head of the country's meteorological administration says it faces climate disasters and ecological degradation resulting from a warming planet.

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Interior Department Issues New Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

NPR | March 20, 2015 5:18 p.m.

The regulations, which go into effect in 90 days, establishes safety measures for wells and for drilling companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in the process.