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March 5, 2014 Report: Fracking likely to exacerbate water shortages
Boulder Weekly - Itâs a bad combination, according to a recent report issued by îCeresî, a nonprofit devoted to promoting corporate responsibility and îsustainabilityî leadership. The report,...
Source: PBS NewsHour
As shale and natural gas fracking booms in South Texas, a new report raises unsettling concerns about possible related health risks and poor air quality. The Center for Public Integrity collaborated with others in examining...
February 6, 2014 Report: Fracking raising water supply worriesSource: USA Today
The USA's domestic energy boom is increasing demands on water supplies already under pressure from drought and growing populations, a new report says. The water-intensive process used to extract oil and gas from shale underground...
Source: Think Progress
According to the results of a Sierra Club national survey released Tuesday, seven-in-ten Americans favor the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) putting limits on the amount of carbon pollution that power plants can release....
Source: Fox News
The State Department is expected to release an environmental analysis on the Keystone XL oil pipeline as early as Friday that may disappoint environmentalists and opponents of the proposed project, according to individuals...
January 15, 2014 Mapping the American Carbon Footprint, Down to the Last Zip Code [INTERACTIVE MAPS]Source: The Energy Collective
In the process of researching and writing our free eBook ’Emit This’ I mapped out the average American’s carbon footprint. The result was the tree map above which shows the typical spending of an American results in 19 t CO2e of...
December 27, 2013 Study: Fracking saves waterSource: Daily Caller
Hydraulic fracturing conserves water compared to other energy-generation methods, according to a recent study that undermines claims by fracking opponents. Bridget Scanlon and a team of researchers at the Bureau of Economic...
Source: CBS News
Areas known to have a high incidence of fracking with a history of drilling spills have higher levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals that might harm the hormonal system, a new study revealed.
November 5, 2013 5 Charts That Explain the Great Energy ShiftSource: The Atlantic
The United States is undergoing the greatest revolution in energy production in decades thanks to the shale-gas boom and the rise of renewable energy. The lure of cheap natural gas has led utilities to shutter aging and...
October 30, 2013 California Fracking Study May Take 18 Months, Brown SaysSource: Bloomberg
Governor Jerry Brown said it may take as long as 18 months for California, the third-largest oil-producing state, to complete an environmental review of the oil and gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing.
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