Geoengineering News
May 22, 2019

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Largest Continuous Oil and Gas Resource Potential Ever

USGS announces an assessment of continuous oil and gas in Texas and New Mexico's Delaware Basin, the largest USGS has ever conducted, with an estimate of 46.3 billion barrels of oil and 281 trillion ... read more

Blocking Sunlight to Cool Earth Won't Reduce Crop Damage from Global Warming

Proposals to inject sulfate aerosols into the upper atmosphere to block and scatter sunlight and reduce global temperatures could, some say, also ... read more

Geoengineering Polar Glaciers to Slow Sea-Level Rise

Targeted geoengineering to preserve continental ice sheets deserves serious research and investment, argues an international team of researchers. Without intervention, by 2100 most large coastal ... read more

Potential Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Streams, Downstream Recreation, Drinking Water

Concerns over hydraulic fracturing, an oil and gas extraction method that injects millions of gallons of freshwater and chemicals into shale, have ... read more
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Proximity to Fracking Sites Affects Public Support of Them, Study Finds

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

Climate Engineering, Once Started, Would Have Severe Impacts If Stopped

Facing a climate crisis, we may someday spray sulfur dioxide into the upper atmosphere to form a cloud that cools the Earth, but suddenly stopping the spraying would have a severe global impact on ... read more

Hydraulic Fracturing Negatively Impacts Infant Health, Study Finds

Health risks increase for infants born to mothers living within 2 miles of a hydraulic fracturing site, according to a new ... read more

Artificially Cooling Planet 'Risky Strategy'

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

New Approach to Geoengineering Simulations Is Significant Step Forward

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

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

Study Quantifies Potential for Water Reuse in Permian Basin Oil Production

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

Could Spraying Particles Into Marine Clouds Help Cool the Planet?

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

Could 'Cocktail Geoengineering' Save the Climate?

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

Release of Treated Wastewater from Hydraulic Fracturing Contaminates Lake

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

Researchers are advising on new safety guidelines for hydraulic fracturing to help prevent minor ... read more

Hydraulic Fracturing Rarely Linked to Felt Seismic Tremors

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

Anticipating Hazards from Fracking-Induced Earthquakes in Canada and US

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

Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids Affect Water Chemistry from Gas Wells

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

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

USGS Estimates 20 Billion Barrels of Oil in Texas' Wolfcamp Shale Formation

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

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

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

'Chemtrails' Not Real, Say Atmospheric Science Experts

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

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

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