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Panel of scientists to drill into safety and environmental impact of fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, is going under the microscope in B.C. as the provincial government forms a review panel to analyze safety and environmental concerns. 298 more words


Reconsidering Fracking: Delaware River Basin Commission

To date, fracking  (high-volume, high-pressure hydraulic fracturing) has been kept at bay in New York State and the Delaware River Basin but the issue is being re-opened:  the “ 44 more words


The Des Moines Register's #FakeNews GMO Story

In an article published in The Des Moines Register today, Scientists at Iowa State University (ISU) allege Russia is supporting fake news reports online to undermine US GMO production. 393 more words


Seneca Nation seeks to destroy their reputation

The Olean Times Herald reports that the Seneca Indian tribe is petitioning the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to not issue permits for a water quality management and discharge plant to be built and operated by Epiphany Alleghany, LLC at the base of Allegheny River in Potter County, Pennsylvania. 462 more words

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Fracking Does Not Cause Breast Cancer

The UK Daily Mail has published a harrowing article citing research conducted by scientists at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst suggesting that hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) … 394 more words


High water consumption in fracking

Fracking utilizes high pressure fluid to hydraulically fracture rocks that entrap oil and gas in underground shale formation. While the process enhances the recovery of oil and gas previously not accessible to conventional drilling techniques, it requires the use of large amount of water and is thus not environmentally sustainable in arid regions with poor water resources. 283 more words

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