Latest Frak Stories

2012-05-05 08:58:13

D.M. Crumbliss Yesterday the Obama administration revealed new rules for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for fossil fuels. Fracking is the process of pumping millions of gallons of water into a rock strata to crack the rock and release fossil fuels. The problem is that this is not water in any usual sense. It is laced with vile chemicals. Fracking fluid is known to contain at least 650 known carcinogens. These new rules are meant to apply to the use of public land. To date the...

Minimum Distance Urged To Protect Sensitive Rock Strata From Fracking
2012-04-25 08:06:15

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Artificial fissures in the earth´s crust caused by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, typically extend less than 600 meters, according to a new Durham University study. These findings could be very important for government officials looking to regulate the fracking industry, which has come under scrutiny for allegedly contaminating drinking water and causing seismic events. "Shale gas exploration is increasing across the world and sediments of...

2012-03-19 10:27:45

They contain hydrocarbons including benzene In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites. "Our data show that it is important to include air pollution in the national dialogue on natural gas development that has focused largely on water exposures to hydraulic fracturing," said Lisa McKenzie,...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.