News Stories relating to "fracking"
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Fracking, the process of injecting numerous chemicals and millions of gallons of water deep underground under high pressure to fracture hard rock and release trapped natural gas and oil, is a very controversial method of energy extraction which has been associated with many negative side effects. In the United States, it has been found to cause...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Fracking, the increasingly controversial method of extracting gas from underground reserves, is now getting a boost from a change in trespassing laws in the United Kingdom.
The 2014 Queen's Speech has announced today that an infrastructure and competitiveness bill will change trespassing laws, allowing shale gas exploration firms to...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
It's been a shaky 2014 so far across America, with a series of fairly major earthquakes rocking several regions of the continent from North to South.
As Californians were gently shaken from their slumber this morning by a 2.7 magnitude earthquake just after 5:21 AM PST today, we ask whether the "Big One" is looming.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Yet more adverse side effects of fracking have been identified, as new research indicates that it could threaten water supplies in drought-prone areas.
Fracking is a controversial method of extracting gas reserves from underground seams, using high pressure water jets which are injected into the ground to fracture shale rocks and...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A recent study investigating the side effects of hydraulic fracturing has found higher than normal levels of radioactivity, along with other contaminants such as salts and metals, in the waters of Blacklick Creek in Western Pennsylvania.
The report, which was published recently in the journal Environmental Science and Technology,...
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Geologists have confirmed that the controversial process of fracturing rock to release trapped oil and gas reserves, otherwise known as 'fracking', can cause earthquakes. The rock is fractured using highly pressurized 'injections' of water, sand and other materials which creates fissures in the rock enabling the extraction of the gas and oil...
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The question is almost Shakespearian: We would hate to give up fracking
, since it's making us energy independent
. But if this process of injecting water into shale in order to extract natural gas is...
Monday, February 4, 2013
There is so much fracking
going on in the US right now that shale mines are burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington combined, with a method that is freeing us from...
Thursday, December 13, 2012
You may not know it, but you're probably drinking recycled water
right now. But water from "Fracking?" The process uses as much water as the entire cities of Chicago or Houston, but can it be made...
Monday, November 26, 2012
We've heard good things
and bad things
about the method of extracting natural gas from shale that's known as "fracking."
Fracking not only uses chemicals that can contaminate...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
America is becoming the new Saudi Arabia, turning from an oil-consuming nation
into a power producing nation. When Obama was elected, we were importing almost two-thirds of its oil. That number is down to below almost half and is still falling. What caused this?...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Deep water oil drilling rigs may not be causing obvious leaks
can still listen to this show), but they are leaking dangerous methane gas into the atmosphere. Methane has 25...
Friday, January 27, 2012
Geologists say that recent earthquakes in Ohio and Oklahoma are directly linked to deep wells that were used to dispose of liquid wastes produced by the hydraulic fracturing or "fracking"
of natural gas. At least 177 similar disposal wells are located...
Monday, August 22, 2011
which is the term for drilling for natural gas from the ground, becomes more popular (as oil prices rise), we may see bare landscapes in this country. This process uses LOTS of water, which is becomes contaminated before it is disposed of....