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Researchers Clash Over Fracking 'Footprint'
2012-01-21 05:06:50

Two groups of prominent researchers at Cornell University have made conflicting findings regarding the environmental effects of the natural gas extraction technique known as fracking, and they’re duking it out on the pages of the scientific journal Climatic Change.

Ohio Officials Suspend Fracking Operations At Well
2012-01-05 05:57:26

Ohio officials said Tuesday that the state has suspended operations at a well used to dispose of waste water from "fracking".

Colorado Legislature Beefs-Up Fracking Regulations
2011-12-15 06:15:46

The Colorado state legislature passed new laws this week intended to more closely regulate the natural gas extraction technique known as fracking.

2011-12-14 08:00:00

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, a National Law Firm, Urges the EPA to Continue Investigating Groundwater Contamination in Areas where Gas Exploration and Hydraulic Fracturing are Occurring in Light

EPA Findings Reignite Debate Over 'Fracking'
2011-12-10 05:24:41

In the first such case on record, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims that it has discovered synthetic chemicals associated with natural gas fracking in a Wyoming aquifer.

2011-11-18 02:40:47

A new report by Duke University researchers offers several health and environmental measures for North Carolina lawmakers to consider as they debate legalizing horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

Company Admits To Causing Earthquakes
2011-11-02 11:44:43

A British company said on Wednesday that it caused earthquakes in April and May by using hydraulic fracturing to release natural gas from shale rock.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.