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Fracking May Jeopardize Gros Morne UNESCO Status

Fracking May Jeopardize Gros Morne UNESCO Status

CBC (May 17, 2013) Gros Morne National Park's status as a world heritage site may be in jeopardy due to plans for controversial oil exploration on Newfoundland's west coast, CBC News has learned. UNESCO is looking for answers about the proposed fracking near the site.
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Fracking Spill Likely Caused Death of Kentucky Fish

Fracking Spill Likely Caused Death of Kentucky Fish

Newsy (Aug. 29, 2013) A study released Wednesday found a fracking fluid spill likely caused widespread death of fish in a Kentucky stream.
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Cameron Says UK Fracking Must Be Embraced

Cameron Says UK Fracking Must Be Embraced

Reuters (Aug. 12, 2013) UK Prime Minister David Cameron has given his unequivocal backing to the divisive "fracking" process used to extract shale gas from rocks, risking angering his party's supporters from more rural areas.
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Fracking Confirmed as Cause of 2011 Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking Confirmed as Cause of 2011 Ohio Earthquakes

Newsy (Sep. 5, 2013) After two years of research, scientists have determined fracking was the cause of over one hundred earthquakes in Ohio back in 2011.
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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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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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Many Stressors Associated With Fracking Due to Perceived Lack of Trust

Apr. 29, 2013 Pennsylvania residents living near unconventional natural gas developments using hydraulic fracturing, known by the slang term "fracking," attribute several dozen health concerns and ... full story
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Using a Form of 'Ice That Burns' to Make Potable Water from Oil and Gas Production

Aug. 28, 2013 In the midst of an intensifying global water crisis, scientists are reporting development of a more economical way to use one form of the "ice that burns" to turn very salty wastewater from ... full story
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How Shale Fracking Led to an Ohio Town's First 100 Earthquakes

Aug. 19, 2013 Since records began in 1776, the people of Youngstown, Ohio had never experienced an earthquake. However, from January 2011, 109 tremors were recorded and new research reveals how this may be the ... full story
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Groundwater Unaffected by Shale Gas Production in Arkansas

May 15, 2013 A new study finds no evidence of groundwater contamination from shale gas production in ... full story
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Sequestration and Fuel Reserves: Storing Carbon Dioxide to Release Liquid Fuels

July 30, 2013 A technique for trapping the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide deep underground could at the same be used to release the last fraction of natural gas liquids from ailing reservoirs, thus offsetting some ... full story
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New Research Helps to Show How Turbulence Can Occur Without Inertia

Apr. 30, 2013 For more than a century, the field of fluid mechanics has posited that turbulence scales with inertia, and so massive things, like planes, have an easier time causing it. Now, new research has shown ... 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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Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan Investigated

Sep. 5, 2013 Researchers have just released seven technical reports that together form the most comprehensive Michigan-focused resource on hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas and oil extraction ... 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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Mountaintop Mining Pollution Has Distinct Chemical Signatures

Aug. 15, 2013 Three elements commonly found at elevated levels in an Appalachian river polluted by runoff from mountaintop coal mining have distinctive chemistries that can be traced back to their source, ... full story
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Report Reveals Missed Opportunities to Save Water and Energy

Sep. 5, 2013 Water managers are missing substantial opportunities to save energy and money, according to a new report. The study also identifies significant gaps in knowledge about the amount of water used to ... full story
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Laying Down a Discerning Membrane

Oct. 4, 2013 One of the thinnest membranes ever made is also highly discriminating when it comes to the molecules going through it. Engineers have constructed a graphene oxide membrane less than 2 nanometers ... full story
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Increased Attention Needed for Cancer Risk from Silica

Dec. 10, 2013 A new review highlights new developments in understanding the health effects of silica, and calls for action to reduce illness and death from silica exposure at ... full story
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Pennsylvania Residents Concerned About Health Effects of Hydrofracking

Apr. 28, 2013 Some residents living in areas in Bradford, Co, Pa., near natural gas operations, also known as hydraulic fracturing, are concerned their illnesses may be a result of nearby drilling operations. ... full story
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