Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Energy & Environment Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Energy & Environment | Fracking Wasn’t Supposed to Cause Quakes in U.K. But Then the Ground Shook. Supported by ByStanley Reed Jan. 21, 2019 LONDON — Last fall an energy company began a hydraulic fracturing operation in northwest England that it hoped would be a milestone in creating a new, domestic source of natural gas for Britain — in much the same way that fracking has taken hold in the United States. Three months later, after regularly causing earthquakes, the fracking has stopped, and the company has begun pulling some equipment from the site. The company, Cuadrilla Resources, says it will continue to work in the cow pasture near Blackpool in Lancashire, seeking to extract natural gas economically and safely from the shale rocks. But so far, its results have failed … [Read more...] about Fracking Wasn’t Supposed to Cause Quakes in U.K. But Then the Ground Shook.
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Hailey Waller and Ros Krasny Bloomberg News January 12, 2019 Donald Trump lashed out on Saturday following a New York Times report that the FBI had opened a probe in 2017 to determine if the president had been working, knowingly or unknowingly, on behalf of Russia.In a series of tweets Saturday morning, Trump said that the agency had opened a probe “for no reason and with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze.” He termed former leaders of the agency “corrupt.”Trump went on to describe the Federal Bureau of Investigation as having been “in complete turmoil” under Comey, whom he called a “Crooked Cop.”Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation … [Read more...] about Trump had a response to FBI report, and it wasn’t nice
Last night President Trump delivered his address to the nation about the current government shutdown and why it’s actually not his fault but the Democrats’. The speech contained the expected mix of exaggerations, bizarre rhetorical flourishes, and of course outright lies. Leading Democrats were granted airtime after to respond. Events like these are a playground for Journalists Who Believe in Truth, and so dozens of newspapers and websites considered it their civic duty to live fact-check every word that Trump said. (One may wonder who this incessant fact-checking is for, but, alas, that question is for another post.) There is, of course, nothing wrong with holding the president accountable. Trump spouts lies probably more often than he drinks water, and it is good to inform the public about this. But often hidden in these attempts is also the antiquated notion that, in order to remain neutral, you must signal that both sides are equally at fault. Thus we have the … [Read more...] about AP told Democrats: “It takes two to tango.” Twitter wasn’t thrilled
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Christina Prignano Globe staff December 27, 2018 It was a tense few minutes for Instagram fans Thursday morning as the Facebook-owned social network inadvertently tested a major news feed change with a larger group of users than it had intended. A message appearing for many users explained that Instagram was offering “a new way to move through posts” that required uses to tap to see the next post in their feeds, rather than the traditional scroll. [email protected] has added a new update that changes the way users scroll through their feed: going side-to-side, the same way as Instagram stories. #InstagramUpdatepic.twitter.com/CP5bM8hvxE— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 27, 2018 Soon after the change went live, Twitter exploded with complaints from Instagram users who feared the move was permanent. Advertisement The terms “New … [Read more...] about Don’t worry, that big change to Instagram wasn’t permanent
China resumed soybean purchases from the US this week. The move was seen as a landmark concession as Beijing and Washington negotiate. But economists say the return may have had less to do with a deal and more to do with China trying to meet soybean demand. While China’s return to the US agriculture market was positive news for farmers, it may not mean much for trade negotiations. The US Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that China bought 1.13 million metric tons of soybeans this week. The move was seen as a major concession from Beijing, with officials in Washington hailing it as a “great step.” But some experts say that was bound to happen anyway. “That was not a concession,” said Wallace Tyner, an agricultural economist at Purdue University. “It was played as a concession. It’s a good thing. But it’s not something that’s surprising. China needs to come to the US to meet its demand.” The Chinese have sought … [Read more...] about China’s return to US soybeans was seen as a major concession. Here’s why it probably wasn’t.