News tagged with fracking

US geologists link small quakes to fracking

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes to the intensely scrutinized drilling method called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas ...

Apr 12, 2014 3 / 5 (8) 1

Tapping the shale

Growth in scientific knowledge seems to lead to an exacerbation in debate over politically sensitive issues rather than resolution? Nuclear power, global warming, vaccination, creationism, fracking… the list goes on.

Aug 04, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

What do we know—and not know—about fracking?

Fracking is in the headlines a lot these days, and everyone has an opinion about it. But how much do we really know for certain about the oil and gas extraction technique and its health effects? And how do we find out the ...

Oct 27, 2013 3.7 / 5 (3) 13

France upholds fracking ban

France's Constitutional Council on Friday upheld a law banning fracking, the controversial process used to extract shale oil and gas from the ground.

Oct 11, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 1