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Groundwater Contamination From Fracking Changes Over Time: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: carcinogens, earthquakes, environment, fracking, ground water, heavy metals )

Julie
- 79 days ago - thetyee.ca
Fracking chemicals from oil wells were located within four kilometres from sampled water wells. Canada's top hydrogeologist and contaminant expert calls fracking an uncontrolled science experiment on groundwater
Contamination in North Dakota Linked to Fracking Spills
Science & Tech  (tags: Duke University Study, North dakota, fracking, accidental wastewater spills, water and soil contamination )

Judy
- 86 days ago - phys.org
"Until now, research in many regions of the nation has shown that contamination from fracking has been fairly sporadic and inconsistent". In ND though, it is now widespread, persistent and directly linked to water contaminated by fracking.
A RIVER ON FIRE! Gas Explodes From Australian River Near Fracking Site. - YouTube   video
Science & Tech  (tags: fracking, methane gas, river on fire, Condamine River, Queensland, Australia )

Judy
- 97 days ago - youtube.com
"I was shocked by force of the explosion when I tested whether gas boiling through the Condamine River, Qld was flammable."
MIT Develops New Technology That Shocks the Salt Out of Water
Science & Tech  (tags: shock electrodialysis, sodium particles, salt to fresh water, desalination, fracking )

Nancy
- 247 days ago - inhabitat.com
This process is said to be affordable and avoids some of the snags associated with other desalination methods, such as filters getting clogged and boiling water requiring too much energy.
How One US State Went From Two Quakes a Year to 585
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, seismic activity, environment, climate, earthquakes, oil and gas, fracking, groundwater, wastewater )

Dianne
- 312 days ago - news.yahoo.com
"It's completely unprecedented," said George Choy, a seismologist at the US Geological Survey. [also see first comment]
What Computer Innovation and Fracking Have in Common [Excerpt]
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, society, science, safety, research, news, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, computers, fracking )

Darren
- 503 days ago - scientificamerican.com
In this excerpt from his new book, The Innovators, Walter Isaacson explores the origin of new technologies and the nature of new ideas
Fracking Disposal Wells Causing Earthquakes in DFW
Science & Tech  (tags: Barnett Shale, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, hydraulic fracturing, fracking, disposal wells, seismology, earthquakes, quakes, temblors, tremors, fault lines, epicenters, magnitude, damage )

Isaac
- 568 days ago - stateimpact.npr.org
A new study by a University of Texas seismologist says wells used to dispose of fracking waste water are responsible recent earthquakes.
Regulators Ignore Fracking Earthquakes, Protect Big Oil Profits Over People
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, technology, hydraulic fracturing, fracking, earthquakes, seismic activity )

Laura
- 786 days ago - ecowatch.com
Yet, this stark research hasn't stopped state governments from issuing thousands of permits to allow wastewater and other drilling to proceed, often in close proximity to homes and schools. In many instances state departments blatantly ignore science ...
Can Fracking Solve the Nuclear Waste Problem?
Science & Tech  (tags: nuclear energy, nuclear waste, fracking, shale rock )

Laura
- 844 days ago - ecowatch.com
U.S. scientists are proposing that the source of one controversial energy program could provide a solution to the problems of another. Nuclear waste--that embarrassing by-product of two generations of uranium-fueled power stations--could be stored ...
Oklahoma Breaks Record With Hundreds of Earthquakes After Fracking Intensifies
Science & Tech  (tags: Accident, Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, Natural disasters, Science, USA )

Ray
- 844 days ago - rt.com
A series of earthquakes over the weekend continued to break alarming records of seismic activity in Oklahoma, which some scientists say is linked to increased fracking operations in the state.
Fracking's Terrifying Water Usage Trends Spell Disaster
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, drought, environment, fracking, water )

Julie
- 901 days ago - commondreams.org
New study shows that fracking boom is happening in places that can least afford to lose precious water supplies
Swarms of Earthquakes Shake Up Shale Gas Fields
Science & Tech  (tags: Deep well disposal, Earthquakes, Environment, Fracking, Shale gas )

Julie
- 909 days ago - thetyee.ca
A string of studies have not only implicated hydraulic fracturing, but the related practice of pumping dirty wastewater deep underground, as the cause of unprecedented swarms of earthquakes.
Fracking Water Injection Could Trigger Major Earthquake, Say Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: hydraulic fracturing, fracking, natural gas, geothermal power, scientists, earthquakes, major earthquakes, pumping water into earth, ogoing injection of water, correlation with earthquakes, study )

Judy
- 1114 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Because of the increase in the exploitation of geothermal power for renewable energy, and hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" to release natural gas, it is important to understand the chances of a large earthquake occurring at these sites, particularly...
Denying Science Will Invite More Disasters
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, environment, climate change, global warming, Canada, Alberta, Flooding, Calgary, tar sands, fracking, oil sands, climate )

Michael
- 1131 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
Now that summer is here, our climate is once again trying to get us to notice that things aren't right. Southern Alberta is being hit by vicious flooding, creating a state of emergency in Calgary. Thousands displaced. Unimaginable dollars in damage.
Shale Gas Bubble About to Burst
Science & Tech  (tags: Art Berman, Bill Powers, shale gas, fracking, shale oil, Shale Gas Ponzi Scheme, Big Bank Bailuts 2008, 100 years natural gas myth, Petroleum Truth Report, Powers Energy Investor, Petroleum Geologist, Enron )

Judy
- 1344 days ago - my.firedoglake.com
Food and Water Watch recently demonstrated that the dominant narrative, "100 years" of unconventional oil and gas in the United States, is false. At most, some 50 years of this dirty energy resource may exist beneath our feet.
 

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