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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, according to a recent Associated Press report. The debate revolves around a study published last April that attempted to estimate the amount of greenhouse compounds released into the atmosphere when fracking for natural gas...

2011-04-12 14:14:18

New study demonstrates that shale gas is not the planet-friendly gas it is thought to be Natural gas extracted from shale formations has a greater greenhouse gas footprint - in the form of methane emissions - than conventional gas, oil and coal over a 20 year period. This calls into question the logic of its use as a climate-friendly alternative to fossil fuels, according to Robert Howarth and colleagues, from Cornell University in New York. Their work is published online in Springer's...


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