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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

Proximity to Fracking Sites Affects Public Support of Them, Study Finds

Apr. 30, 2018 — People who live closer to fracking sites are more familiar with and more supportive of hydraulic fracturing, while those who live in proximity to areas of higher oil and gas well density are more ... read more

Nov. 14, 2017 — Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new ... read more

Nov. 7, 2017 — Using a sophisticated computer model, scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a new research approach to geoengineering could potentially be used to limit Earth's warming to a ... read more

Electricity from Shale Gas Vs. Coal: Lifetime Toxic Releases from Coal Much Higher

Oct. 23, 2017 — Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater ... read more

Sep. 6, 2017 — Hydraulic fracturing has once again made the Permian Basin one of the richest oil fields in the world. But the improved reserves come with some serious water management issues. Drilling for oil uses ... read more

July 25, 2017 — A first test of humans' ability to modify clouds would help explain the behavior of clouds and aerosols, while also testing a possible future climate emergency ... read more

July 24, 2017 — Geoengineering is a catch-all term that refers to various theoretical ideas for altering Earth's energy balance to combat climate change. New research from an international team of atmospheric ... read more

July 12, 2017 — Hydraulic fracturing has enabled a domestic oil and gas boom in the US, but its rapid growth has raised questions about what to do with the billions of gallons of wastewater that result. Researchers ... read more

Guidelines to Reduce the Risk of Minor Earthquakes During Hydraulic Fracturing

July 3, 2017 — Researchers are advising on new safety guidelines for hydraulic fracturing to help prevent minor ... read more

June 26, 2017 — Hydraulic fracturing and saltwater disposal has limited impact on seismic events, research ... read more

Anticipating Hazards from Fracking-Induced Earthquakes in Canada and US

Apr. 12, 2017 — As hydraulic fracturing operations expand in Canada and in some parts of the United States, researchers are taking a closer look at ways to minimize hazards from the earthquakes triggered by those ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — Pressure, temperature and fluid composition play an important role in the amount of metals and other chemicals found in wastewaters from hydraulically fractured gas reservoirs, according to ... read more

Mitigating the Risk of Geoengineering

Dec. 12, 2016 — The planet is warming at an unprecedented rate and reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses alone is not enough to remove the risk, say ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — The Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of Texas' Permian Basin province contains an estimated mean of 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas, and ... read more

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

Unconventional Natural Gas Wells Associated With Migraine, Fatigue

Aug. 25, 2016 — New research suggests that Pennsylvania residents with the highest exposure to active natural gas wells operated by the hydraulic fracturing ('fracking') industry are nearly twice as likely ... read more

Aug. 12, 2016 — Well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain the alleged evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program, commonly referred to as 'chemtrails' or ... read more

Study Finds Communities Need to Be Proactive About Fracking

July 28, 2016 — What are communities doing to address the potential adverse effects of fracking? Not a lot, according to the results of a new ... read more

What Happens to Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater on Cropland

June 1, 2016 — The use of hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking,' has grown rapidly in the US over the past 15 years -- but concerns persist that the oil and gas extraction method could harm the environment ... 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

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