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July 13, 2012 Can fracking pollute water? Study tries to answerSource: MSNBC
PITTSBURGH — A new study being done by the Department of Energy may provide some of the first solid answers to a controversial question: Can gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water?
July 10, 2012 Pennsylvania Fracking Can Put Water at Risk, Study FindsSource: BusinessWeek
Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Pennsylvania may contaminate drinking-water supplies, a study by Duke University professors concluded.
June 22, 2012 Toxic Garden Hose Water: Drinking From Common Water Hoses Potentially Dangerous, Study Finds - Huffington PostSource: Huff Post
When it's scorching hot out this summer, you may want to think twice before drinking from the garden hose. A new study released by the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor, M.I., on HealthyStuff.org found that the water from common garden...
Source: Houston Chronicle
Terry W. Roberson, a Texas energy lawyer, announces the release of the article, “Environmental Concerns of Hydraulically Fracturing a Natural Gas Well” published in Volume 32, Page 1, 67 of the Utah Environmental Law Review...
May 30, 2012 Groundwater Depletion in Semiarid Regions of Texas and California Threatens U.S. Food SecuritySource: University of Texas
AUSTIN, Texas — The nation's food supply may be vulnerable to rapid groundwater depletion from irrigated agriculture, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere. The study, which...
May 29, 2012 Campaigners' anger over agency's shale gas reportSource: BBC News
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has infuriated environmentalists with a report on what it calls the "golden age" of gas.
May 16, 2012 UB report says fracking getting saferSource: Buffalo News
A new study released today by the University at Buffalo concludes that state oversight and better industry practices have significantly reduced the risk of major environmental problems stemming from drilling high-volume natural...
May 14, 2012 China's Drinking Water in CrisisSource: Radio Free Asia
Tap water supplied to millions of residents in hundreds of Chinese cities has failed to pass water quality tests in a recent nationwide survey, official media reported.
The amount of plastic trash in the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" has increased 100-fold during the past 40 years, causing "profound" changes to the marine environment, according to a new study. Scientists from Scripps Institution...
April 30, 2012 28 News Coal Ash Water Pollution Sites RevealedSource: Care2
A new report by the Environmental Integrity Project documents that 49 coal-fired power plants have contaminated groundwater at 116 coal ash disposal sites in the United States. The data which was released by the U.S....
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