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Examining One of History's Deadliest Explosions

July 31, 2013 12:29 pm | by Travel Channel Videos Comments

The Travel Channel looks back at the deadliest explosion in U.S. history. One hundred people were killed in the initial explosion of a freighter in Texas City in 1947. When the fire spreads, igniting a nearby vessel, things get much worse.

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New Energy Source Found in Arctic

July 30, 2013 5:30 pm | by The Atlantic Videos Comments

A team of Japanese and U.S. scientists say they are close to capturing a new source of energy found in crystallized natural gas in Arctic permafrost and at the bottom of oceans. Methane hydrate gives off intense heat at room temperature and could potential become a major fuel source.

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DOE: Fracking Chemicals Didn't Contaminate Water

July 25, 2013 10:25 am | by WDTV Videos Comments

A recently released study by the U.S. Department of Energy and based on a year of monitoring reports no evidence to support claims that chemicals from hydraulic fracturing operations have contaminated drinking water aquifers in western Pennsylvania.

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Congresswoman Seeks to Block Fracking Funding in Inglewood Oil Field

July 24, 2013 9:26 am | by Rep. Karen Bass Videos Comments

Rep. Karen Bass introduced an amendment to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2014 that calls for no federal funds to be used to implement, administer or enforce fracking in the Inglewood Oil Field for the coming fiscal year.

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PA Protestors on Fracking: 'Don't Want It Here'

July 16, 2013 12:47 pm | by phillyBurbs.com Videos Comments

Protestors gathered last week outside the offices of Pennsylvania Senator Chuck McIlhinney demanding a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, commonly called "fracking." The protest was part of a statewide push by anti-fracking citizens and environmental groups to put pressure on lawmakers.

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Looking Back at Japan's Nuclear Crisis (Part IV)

July 11, 2013 4:51 pm | by Discovery Channel Videos Comments

In this gripping four-part series for Discovery Channel, Paula Zahn takes viewers inside the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered the nuclear crisis at Fukushima DaiiChi. This clip introduces viewers to the brave workers who sacrificed their lives by staying at the facility and exposing themselves to deadly levels of radiation in an attempt to diffuse the situation.

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Looking Back at Japan's Nuclear Crisis (Part III)

July 11, 2013 9:37 am | by Discovery Channel Videos Comments

In this gripping four-part series for Discovery Channel, Paula Zahn takes viewers inside the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered the nuclear crisis at Fukushima DaiiChi. In this clip, Zahn takes viewers inside the nuclear plant as it begins to melt down.

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Looking Back at Japan's Nuclear Crisis (Part II)

July 9, 2013 2:44 pm | by Discovery Channel Videos Comments

In this gripping four-part series for Discovery Channel, Paula Zahn takes viewers inside the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered the nuclear crisis at Fukushima DaiiChi. In this clip, Zahn walks viewers through the nuclear meltdown.

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Looking Back at Japan's Nuclear Crisis (Part I)

July 8, 2013 5:29 pm | by Discovery Channel Videos Comments

In this gripping four-part series for Discovery Channel, Paula Zahn takes viewers inside the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered the nuclear crisis at Fukushima DaiiChi. In this clip, Zahn narrates the early moments of the disaster as the tsunami begins to overtake the nuclear power plant.

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Nuclear Break-In: Whodunnit?

July 3, 2013 9:49 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

On 60 Minutes Overtime, producer Graham Messick describes one of his favorite news stories. While on the lookout for a story on nuclear smuggling, the 60 Minutes team stumbled upon an attack at the Pelindaba Nuclear Research Centre in South Africa.

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Keystone XL Pits Energy Demands Against Environmental Concerns

June 25, 2013 2:41 pm | by PBS Videos Comments

Alberta's tar sands are some of the largest oil reserves in the world. TransCanada's plan to build a pipeline, known as Keystone XL, from Alberta into the U.S. heartland has raised concerns among environmental activists, pitting environmental concerns against an industry push to increase production.

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Canadian PM Touts Keystone Pipeline

June 24, 2013 10:33 am Videos Comments

On a recent visit to New York, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke in favor of the Keystone XL, an $5.3 billion oil pipeline that would run from Alberta to Kansas. Harper focused on the jobs that would be created by such a project.

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19-Year-Old Genius Sets Sites on Nuclear Power

June 21, 2013 9:46 am | by NBC News Videos Comments

Taylor Wilson has been dreaming about being a nuclear scientist since the age of 11 when he asked to build a nuclear reactor in his parents' garage. Now 19, Wilson has a number of scientific discoveries under his belt and hopes to revolutionize nuclear power.

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Guided Radar Device for Level Measurement

June 20, 2013 10:10 am | by KROHNE Videos Comments

LEVEL MEASUREMENT: KROHNE has released the OPTIFLEX 2200. The device is a Guided Radar TDR Level Meter for measuring distance, level, volume and mass. Its modular design can make the device an economical and reliable solution for common applications.

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Ash: A Valuable Byproduct

June 19, 2013 9:19 am | by Xcel Energy Videos Comments

Wes Reeves, a spokesperson for Xcel Energy, discusses the benefits of ash byproducts produced at Harrington Generating Station, a coal-fired generating station. The ash can be used in a number of processes in various industries and presents an additional revenue stream for Xcel.

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