Source: New York Times | New York |
September 21, 2012
After four years of study by the state, the Cuomo administration now says its decision on whether to allow high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York will have to wait until it conducts a review of the potential public health effects of the controversial natural gas drilling process.
Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune | Minnesota |
September 18, 2012
Three University of Minnesota researchers have received a $600,000 federal grant to pursue technology that could reduce pollution caused by hydro-fracking, the powerful but controversial technology for producing oil and natural gas.
Source: New York Times | Kansas City |
September 10, 2012
With Google’s promise last year to wire homes, schools, libraries and other public institutions in this city with the nation’s fastest Internet connection, community leaders on the long forlorn, predominantly black east side were excited, seeing a potentially uplifting force.
Mark Headd, a self-taught computer programmer and self-described "civic hacking veteran," has joined the Nutter administration as the city's first chief data officer, responsible for improving public access to information the city collects.