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Meet "The Frackers"

Meet "The Frackers"

TheStreet (Nov. 9, 2013) Most people know the debate over fracking, but not the men who started it, says Gregory Zuckerman author of 'The Frackers.'
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French Constitutional Council Upholds Fracking Ban

French Constitutional Council Upholds Fracking Ban

AFP (Oct. 11, 2013) France's Constitutional Council has upheld a law banning fracking, the controversial process used to extract shale oil and gas from the ground.
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A New Look at What's in 'Fracking' Fluids Raises Red Flags: Some Compounds Toxic to Mammals

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 ... full story
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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 ... full story
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What Do We Know -- And Not Know -- About Fracking?

Oct. 27, 2013 Fracking is in the headlines a lot these days, and everyone has an opinion about it. But how much do we really know for certain about the oil and gas extraction technique and its health effects? And ... full story
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Tapping a Valuable Resource or Invading the Environment? Research Examines the Start of Fracking in Ohio

Sep. 25, 2013 A new study is examining methane and other components in groundwater wells, in advance of drilling for shale gas that's expected over the next several years in an Ohio ... full story
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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 ... full story
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Acid Mine Drainage Reduces Radioactivity in Fracking Waste

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 ... full story
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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 ... full story
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Tracking Fracking Pollution

Dec. 3, 2013 A team of geochemistry researchers has just completed the first detailed study to examine the natural quality of groundwater prior to ... full story
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Scottish People Most Sceptical on Fracking, Survey Shows

Sep. 16, 2014 If Scotland votes for independence later this week, its Government could face an uphill challenge in persuading the Scottish people that fracking is necessary, research has ... full story
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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 ... full story
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Environmental Costs, Health Risks, and Benefits of Fracking Examined

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 ... full story
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Nanoparticle Research Could Enhance Oil Recovery, Tracing of Fracking Fluid

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 ... full story
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Pressure Cell for Reproducing Deep-Earth Chemistry

July 11, 2014 A new pressure cell makes it possible to simulate chemical reactions deep in the Earth's crust. The device could allow insights into deep-Earth chemistry and carbon cycling, 'fracking' ... full story
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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 ... full story
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New Smart Coating Could Make Oil-Spill Cleanup Faster and More Efficient

May 14, 2014 In the wake of recent off-shore oil spills, and with the growing popularity of 'fracking' -- in which water is used to release oil and gas from shale -- there's a need for easy, quick ... full story
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Fracking's Environmental Impacts Scrutinized

Sep. 21, 2014 Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually fared better than renewables on some ... full story
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Residual Hydraulic Fracturing Water Not a Risk to Groundwater

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 ... full story
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Boomboxes Amplify Predatory Bird Sounds and Are Used as Cues

Oct. 10, 2013 Researchers use boomboxes in the forest to study how smaller birds avoid ... full story
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Environmental Issues Examined Through Cohesive Efforts

Feb. 18, 2014 Solving crucial environmental issues such as global warming and water supply involves managing competing interests, uncertainty and risk, and this is best done through meaningful collaboration in a ... full story
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Bacteria Combat Dangerous Gas Leaks

Apr. 28, 2014 New research shows bacteria combat dangerous gas leaks. Bacteria could mop up naturally-occurring and human-made leaks of natural gases before they are released into the atmosphere and cause global ... full story
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