The potent greenhouse gas methane is spewing from Pennsylvanian natural gas wells during the drilling that precedes fracking.
As fracking outruns the science of its impacts, there is hope amid the angry rhetoric. The first step is to find out what all the shouting is about. Continue reading →
Carbon dioxide emissions hit a record high in 2012, but could have been even higher, according to a new report. The increase in emissions was only 1.1 percent in 2012, compared to an average 2.9 percent over the past decade. Continue reading →
Two children aged seven and 10 have been told they are banned for life from discussing fracking under an oil company settlement reached in the US state of Pennsylvania.
A study found a decrease in the percentage of the number of violations issued to fracking sites in Pennsylvania.
Energy conservation and new ways of extracting oil means the United States will surpass Saudi Arabia as the largest oil producer by 2035.
Areas of west Texas and eastern New Mexico are experiencing a new energy rush, with prosperity spilling far beyond the oil fields.
The United States Geological Survey has found approximately 38 trillion cubic feet of natural gas trapped in the Utica Shale, a rock formation in the eastern United States.
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