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October 1, 2016

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October 1, 2016

Assessing Health Risks from Oil and Gas Operations

Sep. 15, 2016 — A new study of air pollutant emissions from northern Front Range oil and gas operations has been presented to state officials in ... read more

Opinions on Fracking Linked to Political Persuasion, Says New Study

May 9, 2016 — A person's opinion on fracking can be predicted by their political ideology, according to a new study. The researchers found that politically conservative people are more likely to be in favour ... read more

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

Dec. 15, 2015 — The production of hazardous wastewater in hydraulic fracturing is assumed to be partly due to chemicals introduced into injected freshwater when it mixes with highly saline brine naturally present in ... read more

Long Term Effect of Natural Gas Leakage Discovered

Dec. 3, 2015 — As natural gas production increases around the nation, new research shows that it can have a similar impact on climate change as coal if it's allowed to leak while producing ... read more

Study Links Deep-Time Dust With Major Impacts on Carbon Cycling

Nov. 17, 2015 — A new study links vast amounts of iron-rich dust deposits from the late Paleozoic period of 300 million years ago with implications for major ecosystem fertilization and a massive drawdown of ... read more

Dust, Iron, Life: How Atmospheric Dust Prepped Earth for Life

Nov. 10, 2015 — Dust begets life, and Earth's atmosphere 300 million years ago was perhaps the dustiest of all time, with large consequences for carbon cycling and the climate system. In a new article ... read more

Experts Recommend Modeling to Avoid Earthquakes Resulting from Fracking

Nov. 10, 2015 — Hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," is used to break the subsurface rock mass into pieces and is done by injecting high-pressure fluid. While this gives the fluid or gas more ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Scientists may be able to predict the distribution of pore space in the subsurface of mountain watersheds by looking at the state of stress in the earth's ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — Abandoned oil and gas wells near fracking sites can be conduits for methane escape not currently being measured, a significant finding given the current debate over new EPA rules regulating ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Researchers released the final version of a report analyzing policy options for the state of Michigan regarding high-volume hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas and oil extraction process commonly ... read more

How Much Water Does U.S. Fracking Really Use?

Sep. 15, 2015 — Energy companies used nearly 250 billion gallons of water to extract shale gas and oil from hydraulically fractured wells in the US between 2005 and 2014, a new study finds. During the same period, ... 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

Hydraulic Fracturing Linked to Increases in Hospitalization Rates in the Marcellus Shale

July 15, 2015 — Hospitalizations for heart conditions, neurological illness, and other conditions were higher among people who live near unconventional gas and oil drilling (hydraulic fracturing), according to new ... 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

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

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