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July 3, 2015

Techniques for Minimizing Environmental Impacts of Fracking

Dec. 15, 2014 — Natural gas power plants emit less carbon dioxide than coal power plants, but must be carefully managed to prevent air and water ... read more

Options for Climate Change Policy Well Characterized, Study Says

Oct. 25, 2014 — Policy options for climate change risk management are straightforward and have well understood strengths and weaknesses, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 15, 2014 — As fracking expands in Ohio, University of Cincinnati researchers are expanding their testing of private water wells. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves using millions of gallons of water ... read more

Sep. 12, 2014 — Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, a new analysis ... read more

Sep. 10, 2014 — Hydraulic fracturing -- fracking or hydrofracturing -- raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water ... read more

New Solutions Needed to Recycle Fracking Water, Experts Say

Aug. 28, 2014 — Scientists have produced a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing of three gas reservoirs and suggested environmentally friendly remedies are needed to treat and reuse ... read more

Aug. 21, 2014 — Researchers are examining how nanoparticles move underground, knowledge that could eventually help improve recovery in oil fields and discover where hydraulic fracking chemicals ... read more

Hydraulic Fracturing: Helping Businesses Predict National Fracking Policy

Aug. 14, 2014 — Hydraulic fracturing is emerging as one of the primary methods of drilling for natural gas, yet is equally controversial in its potential to induce harm to humans and the environment. The ... read more

Aug. 13, 2014 — As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids used raises concerns over several ingredients. The scientists say out of ... read more

Expert Panel Calls for Public Health Research on Natural Gas Drilling

Aug. 11, 2014 — A group of environmental health researchers has published recommendations for public health research associated with unconventional natural gas drilling operations. Groundwater and air quality ... read more

How Long Does It Take to Make a Natural Fracture?

Aug. 4, 2014 — How long does it take for natural Earth processes to form hydraulic fractures? Is the formation driven by sediment compaction, oil and gas generation, or something else? What role do these natural ... read more

Hormone-Disrupting Activity of Fracking Chemicals Worse Than Initially Found

June 23, 2014 — Many chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can disrupt not only the human body’s reproductive hormones but also the glucocorticoid and thyroid hormone receptors, which are necessary ... read more

Toxicologists Outline Key Health and Environmental Concerns Associated With Hydraulic Fracturing

May 9, 2014 — Since the rise in the use of hydraulic fracturing of shale to produce natural gas and oil, many have debated the merits and detractions of the practice. Scientists outline how toxicological sciences ... read more

How to Avoid Water Wars Between 'Fracking' Industry and Residents

Apr. 23, 2014 — The shale gas boom has transformed the energy landscape in the U.S., but in some drier locations, it could cause conflict among the energy industry, residents and agricultural interests over ... read more

Is Nuclear Power the Only Way to Avoid Geoengineering?

Apr. 23, 2014 — 'I think one can argue that if we were to follow a strong nuclear energy pathway -- as well as doing everything else that we can -- then we can solve the climate problem without doing ... read more

Jan. 9, 2014 — Blending fracking wastewater with acid mine drainage causes most of the naturally radioactive metals in the fracking water to precipitate into a solid for disposal. The practice also could help ... read more

Dec. 20, 2013 — A new study finds that in Texas, the US state that annually generates the most electricity, the transition from coal to natural gas for electricity generation is saving water and making the state ... read more

Dec. 17, 2013 — Experts have described the proposed Oxford Principles to govern geoengineering research and surveyed the technical hurdles, ethics and regulatory issues related to deliberately manipulating the ... read more

Fracking Chemicals Disrupt Hormone Function

Dec. 16, 2013 — A controversial oil and natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses many chemicals that can disrupt the body’s hormones, according to new ... read more

Dec. 5, 2013 — Reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the planet’s surface by geoengineering may not undo climate change after all. Researchers used a simple energy balance analysis to explain how the Earth’s ... read more

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