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Scientists Debate Whether Carbon Capture Could Cause Earthquakes

November 14, 2013

ID-100152569Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is designed to help coal plants and other installations reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere by isolating the CO2 before it goes up the smokestack, pressurizing it, then injecting it into the ground. It’s an unproven technology on a large scale, expensive, and as some analysts say, necessary to help coal-fired power plants comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) stringent rules on carbon emissions.

Further fueling the debate on CCS is research that shows the process CCS could cause earthquakes.

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Career Spotlight: Michael Skoller, Structural Engineer

November 14, 2013

Structural engineer Michael Skoller traces his career choice to "pure luck." And as luck would have it, he's stuck with the profession for almost 37 years. In a recent interview, he reflected on his decades in the field -- from engineering the largest residential house in Texas to procuring new projects at National Structural Engineering Inc., a Houston-based firm. Read More