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Starting fire with water

Astronauts on the ISS are experimenting with “supercritical water,” a form of water with a strange property: it can help start fire.<p>When firefighters …

Heating Water To 600 Degrees Celsius In One Trillionth Of A Second

A new trick of science could trigger some interesting chemical reactions.<p>It may only work on tiny amounts of water, but it should be the fastest transfer of energy to water on Earth. Scientists have figured out how to heat about one billionth of a liter of water 600 degrees Celsius in one …

The Energy Fix: How To Clean Up Fracking's Bad Rep

If fossil fuels are to remain a large part of the nation’s energy mix, engineers need to reduce their environmental impacts.<p>Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have opened up huge reservoirs of oil and gas across the U.S. The Energy Information Administration predicts that production of …

Professor whose research kick-started Ohio-Pennsylvania fracking boom addresses college crowd

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- A Penn State University professor whose research is often cited as the impetus behind the current Ohio-Pennsylvania fracking …

Exploitation of Canada's tar sands and shale gas will have dire consequences for the environment, says Chomsky<p>Canada's rush to exploit its tar sands and shale gas resources will destroy the environment "as fast as possible", according to Noam Chomsky.<p>In an interview with the Guardian, the linguist …

More Than Flaming Water: New Report Tracks Health Impacts of Fracking on Pennsylvania Residents’ Health

Is fracking dangerous for your health? Preliminary results from a new report suggest that flammable water isn’t the only thing the watch out for when …

Unconventional gas and how hydraulic fracturing (fracking) works

Unconventional gas - shale gas and coal bed methane<p>What is unconventional gas?<p>The term ‘unconventional gas’ refers to natural gas which is trapped in …

Fracking is Draining Local Communities (Op-Ed)

<i>Frances Beinecke</i> <i>is the president of NRDC, served on the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, and holds a</i> …

Oil & Gas Industry

Fracking sparks food safety concern as expert warns of serious risk to livestock

Fracking for gas and oil in the British countryside poses such a significant risk to livestock that a moratorium should be imposed on the industry …

Oil & Gas Industry

Drillers Need To Clean Up Their Act: Inactive

Take action now to clean up coal ash and provide relief to communities across the country being polluted by this toxic waste.<p>In spite of this …

Public Health

Texas Disposal Wells

This map shows more than 7,000 sites around Texas where wastewater, often from hydraulic fracturing operations, is being disposed of. Such wastewater …

A fracking bill gone bad

Some level of regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is preferable to none. Except if the helpful aspects are canceled out by more problematic ones. That is the case with SB 4, passed by the Assembly on Wednesday. It goes back to the state Senate for final vote, and we hope it's stopped …

Flawed Fracking Bill Passes California Assembly

Senate Bill 4, which undermines existing environmental law and leaves Californians unprotected from fracking and other dangerous and extreme fossil …

Fracking, or Hydraulic Fracturing, Has Led Sasol, A South African Energy And Chemical Giant,To Pick Louisiana For Its Gas-To-Liquid Plant

South Africa-based energy and chemical giant Sasol Limited (NYSE:SSL) plans to spend as much as $14 billion to build the first commercial plant in …

EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources | US EPA

EPA released the final report, “Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources”. …

Water

ExxonMobil company charged with fracking-related crimes

ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy is being prosecuted for alleged environmental crimes after it spilled fracking wastewater into a Pennsylvania river …

Wastewater

Industry Funded Fracking Study Fatally Flawed

Today, the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources released a study funded by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the natural gas industry …

Co-author of study says UK must impose better environmental regulation than US if it pursues shale gas extraction<p>Scientists have for the first time found dangerous levels of radioactivity and salinity at a shale gas waste disposal site that could contaminate drinking water. If the UK follows in the …

Fracking Chemicals May Be Unknown, Even To Gas Drillers, Lawsuit Documents Suggest

Critics of hydraulic fracturing, known widely as "fracking," have been pushing hard for natural gas companies to disclose all of the chemicals in the fluids that are used in the process. But what if the companies themselves don't even know what those chemicals are?<p>Documents from a lawsuit against …

Groundbreaking Report Calculates Damage Done by Fracking

As federal policy makers decide on rules for fracking on public lands, a new report calculates the toll of this dirty drilling on our environment, …

Fracking wastewater contaminated — and likely radioactive

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, extracts oil and gas from deep underground by injecting water into the ground and breaking the rocks in which the valuable hydrocarbons are trapped. But it also produces wastewater high in certain contaminants — and which may be radioactive.<p>In a study published …

Duke University

More Bad News For Fracking: IPCC Warns Methane Traps Much More Heat Than We Thought

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that methane (CH4) is far more potent a greenhouse gas than we had previously …

Anti-fracking campaigners slam council after borehole application is passed

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has approved a planning application by Coastal Oil and Gas Ltd to test for “unconventional gas reserves” on a site off …

Oil & Gas Industry

Is #Elsipogtog The Spark That Will Light The Fracking Fire?

Kevin Logan-Cowichan Conversations Contributor<p>BC’s Minister of Natural gas non-disclosure was in attendance amidst <b>negotiating one of the world’s</b> …

Canada

Fracking ‘too dangerous to health and climate’ to be allowed

This path would simply cause damage to public health and contribute to catastrophic climate change in the long run, she argues.<p><i>RT: Environmental</i> …

RT @oohincense: Osborne's deceit>stealing public funds>while cutting benefits for sick and disabled>dispicable #fracking fraud http://t.co/…

Fracking Victim Sued for Defamation After Proving Drinking Water Flammable

Weatherford, TX, homeowner Steve Lipsky has nothing to hide. He is not trying to take down Range Resources, a large oil and gas company with a …

Fracking Waste Linked To City's Toxic Drinking Water, Class-Action Suit Alleges

NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |<p>The tiny town of Bokoshe, Okla., population 500, has had enough of the pollution that residents blame on power plants and fracking waste. Now, these citizens have filed a class-action suit against the companies they think are …