Wastewater disposal may trigger quakes at a greater distance than previously thought

Man-made quakes need to be included in seismic hazard planning say experts SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Oil and gas development activities, including underground disposal of wastewater and hydraulic fracturing, may induce earthquakes by changing the state of stress on existing faults to the point of failure. Earthquakes from wastewater disposal may be triggered at tens…

Billionaire Tom Perkins under-fire for likening criticism of the super-rich to the Holocaust now says the Occupy movement is like Nazism

Thomas Perkins, 82, originally wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal of the ‘parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to [San Francisco’s] war on [the rich] His second letter to Bloomberg further compared the ‘Occupy’ movement to German fascism before the Nazis rose to power Perkins is worth $8billion and recently built a superyacht worth…

Activists Want Toxic Shampoo Off the Shelves

  By HEATHER JOHNSON ShareThis OAKLAND (CN) – Dozens of brand-name and store brand shampoos, liquid soaps and bubble baths contain toxic levels of cocamide DEA, a known carcinogen, environmentalists claim in court. The Center for Environmental Health sued retailers Macy’s, JC Penney, Kohl’s and Marshalls, as well as such personal care companies as Shikai…

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer said she feared winding up in prison for TREASON if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data

Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA could mean prison 12   Sep   2013 SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data. Her comments came after being asked what she is doing to protect Yahoo users from “tyrannical government”…

Hacker Barnaby Jack dies in San Francisco aged 35 – He was due to present his findings on the security vulnerabilities of implanted medical devices Aug 1st

Jack, who became famous after demonstrating an ATM hack, died on Thursday – but coroners did not give details Amanda Holpuch guardian.co.uk,              Friday 26 July 2013 13.37 EDT Jack was due to speak at the Black Hat conference, which starts Saturday in Las Vegas. Photograph: Isaac Brekken/AP Barnaby Jack, a hacker who was due…

Airport landing system off when plane crashed in San Francisco

Sunday Jul 07, 2013   |    Peter Henderson, Dan Levine for Reuters The San Francisco skyline is seen in the background as an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 plane lies off the runway after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California Credit: Reuters SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A navigation system that helps pilots…

Asiana Crash incoming airplane’s glide path was not working on Saturday

EEV: This is not likely the cause, but is worthy of investigation… Investigators seek cause of deadly plane crash San Francisco Credit: Reuters/Xu Da By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO |          Sun Jul 7, 2013 11:02am EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. officials examined flight information recorders and began investigating the crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing…

UT study: Chemical in antibacterial soaps may harm nursing babies

Contact: Lola Alapo lalapo@utk.edu 865-974-3993 University of Tennessee at Knoxville KNOXVILLE—A mother’s prolonged use of antibacterial soaps containing the chemical triclocarban may harm nursing babies, according to a recent study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The study, which was conducted on rats, showed that exposure to the compound may reduce the survival rates of…

Chemical in antibacterial soap fed to nursing rats harms offspring

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society   SAN FRANCISCO—- A mother’s exposure to triclocarban, a common antibacterial chemical, while nursing her babies shortens the life of her female offspring, a new study in rats finds. The results were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Commonly used…

Prenatal exposure to BPA affects fat tissues in sheep

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society   SAN FRANCISCO-— New research suggests that fetal exposure to the common environmental chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, causes increased inflammation in fat tissues after birth, which can lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Results of the animal study were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s…

BPA linked to a common birth defect in boys

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society SAN FRANCISCO– A new study links fetal exposure to a common chemical pollutant, bisphenol A (BPA), to defects of a testicular hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles. The results, which were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, suggest yet…