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Sanborn Atlases: Divining Rods of Local History

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 10.27.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

The serendipity of wandering off on intellectual tangents once brought on by thumbing through a card catalog file has now gone digital and it is a lot easier on the back in some cases.

Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells Threaten Drinking Water And Homes Across U.S.

Posted 06.04.2011 | Green

From ProPublica's Nicholas Kusnetz: A version of this story was co-published with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.In the last 150 years, prospectors an...

GE Makes Big Move Into Oil Business

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(By Megan Davies): General Electric Co (GE.N) is to buy a unit of British energy services firm John Wood Group (WG.L) for about $2.8 billion, the late...

Louisiana Removes Defunct Oil Wells But Hazards Remain

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana's thousands of orphaned wells, left behind by oil and gas producers, are eyesores that can also cause serious injuries, boating accidents and menacing spills in water.

Water Crisis, Energy Crisis, Vicious Cycle

Gal Luft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gal Luft

As Solomon correctly points out, we cannot address the water challenge without access to affordable energy. Conversely, we cannot solve the energy challenge without addressing the water challenge.