Newsworthy – July 12th, 2019

Included in this week’s edition, the VW Beetle ceases final production, children detained in migrant camps face high risk of mental health problems, and the US Women’s Soccer Team win the Women’s World Cup.

These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Newsworthy – June 14th, 2019

Two companies control 92% of the dialysis clinic market, the American South has recorded the country’s slowest economic growth since 2009, natural gas is only good enough for now, and Sudanese civilian protesters have been the target of large-scale killings and rape.

Two companies control 92% of the dialysis clinic market, the American South has recorded the country’s slowest economic growth since 2009, natural gas is only good enough for now, and Sudanese civilian protesters have been the target of large-scale killings and rape.

These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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What is ‘Fracking’

I read a BBC.com article on ‘fracking’ in the US. More specifically, this article discusses a new $20 billion project to open an export terminal in Louisiana where extracted natural gas will be shipped abroad. To give a brief overview, when the terminal was first started it was intended as an import terminal for natural gas. However, with recent discoveries of plentiful reserves, the US is moving towards exporting the energy source to countries such as the UK. A factor in this recent boom is the new innovations in the processes of discovering and exploiting natural gas reserves.

Hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, occurs when pressurized water is forced into the shale. Granules of sand in the water help make the fissures in the shale larger, allowing the natural gas to flow out. The 90 degree turn allows for a wider field of exploitation.

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