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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

New Tool for Gauging Public Opinion Reveals Skepticism of Climate Engineering

Feb. 1, 2016 — Members of the public find the risks of climate engineering technology more likely than any of the benefits, according to an article. Such research is crucial because even if the goal of reducing ... read more

Study Uses Internet, Social Media to Show How Fracking Documentary Influenced Public Perception, Political Change

Sep. 2, 2015 — A new study is the first to use the Internet and social media to systematically show how a documentary film reshaped public perception and ultimately led to municipal bans on hydraulic ... read more

June 30, 2015 — The amount of water required to hydraulically fracture oil and gas wells varies widely across the country, according to the first national-scale analysis and map of hydraulic fracturing water usage ... read more

Optimizing Shale Gas Production from Well to Wire

June 25, 2015 — A researcher has analyzed the life-cycle of the shale gas supply chain and operations and found that the process systems can be made more environmentally and economically ... read more

Facing the Challenges of Fracking

Mar. 12, 2015 — Marcellus shale extraction and its potential negative effects on the environment is the subject of a recent research, delving into the long term consequences fracking has on people, animals, and the ... read more

Advent of Geoengineering May Help Lower Temperature of Debate Over Climate Change

Feb. 10, 2015 — Geoengineering, an emerging technology aimed at counteracting the effects of human-caused climate change, also has the potential to counteract political polarization over global warming, according to ... read more

Fracking in Ohio Confirmed as Cause of Rare Earthquake Strong Enough to Be Felt

Jan. 5, 2015 — A new study links the March 2014 earthquakes in Poland Township, Ohio, to hydraulic fracturing that activated a previously unknown fault. The induced seismic sequence included a rare felt earthquake ... read more

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

Chemicals Released During Natural Gas Extraction May Harm Reproduction, Development

Dec. 5, 2014 — Unconventional oil and gas operations combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing to release natural gas from rock. Discussions have centered on potential air and water pollution from ... read more

Nov. 25, 2014 — The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system is not a "quick fix" for global warming, according to new ... read more

Adjusting Earth’s Thermostat, With Caution

Nov. 17, 2014 — A vast majority of scientists believe that the Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate and that human activity is almost certainly the dominant cause. But on the topics of response and mitigation, ... read more

Major Class of Fracking Chemicals No More Toxic Than Common Household Substances, Analysis Finds

Nov. 12, 2014 — The 'surfactant' chemicals found in samples of fracking fluid collected in five states were no more toxic than substances commonly found in homes, according to a first-of-its-kind ... 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

'Fracking' Wastewater That Is Treated for Drinking Downstream Produces Potentially Harmful Compounds

Sep. 24, 2014 — Concerns that fluids from hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking,' are contaminating drinking water abound. Now, scientists are bringing to light another angle that adds to the controversy. A ... read more

Sep. 15, 2014 — A study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing, and it's not the source many people may have ... 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

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