Science & Environment


To protect its water, tiny Ohio village takes on a fracking giant

Today the residents of the Barnesville area are concerned but that patient concern is wearing thin and more militant action has been discussed.


Study links Texas quakes to fracking

Scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.


Ohio fracking well drives families out of homes

A natural gas fracking well began leaking on Dec. 13, 2014, driving 30 families from their homes.


Germany to ban fracking, or so it says

"Fracking must be banned in Germany without any exceptions. They want to enforce a regulation which mostly allows fracking under the guise of an alleged ban."


Ohio town grapples with fracking: housing troubles, rent gouging

Besides housing issues, fracking has brought increased drug usage along with meth labs, prostitution, and human trafficking.


Insider trading ties Gov. Scott to fracking

As Gov. Rick Scott's financial ties to big energy begin to surface, Florida's citizens and environmentalists start to turn up heat.


Pipelines vs. community rights: a New England democracy lesson

Among neighboring towns, more than a dozen so far have called town meetings and voted to reassert community rights as the ultimate authority before approving such projects.


Oklahoma suffers quakes after fracking

A swarm of earthquakes that have shaken homes and rattled nerves. Nearby, fracking operations are ongoing, continuously disturbing both the environment and people's peace of mind.


New Jersey Senate passes fracking waste ban

Now the State Assembly must vote in favor of it, as well, and there's only a limited amount of time, as the state legislature goes on recess in late June.


Beverly Hills becomes a frack-free zone

Starting June 6, a ban on fracking will go into effect in Beverly Hills, making it the first municipality in California to say "no" to the harmful gas extraction process.

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