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EPA theorizes fracking-pollution link

(AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday for the first time that fracking - a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil and gas wells - may be to blame for causing groundwater pollution.

dateDec 09, 2011 in Environment
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Measuring tiny icequakes

Measuring tiny icequakes is helping British Antarctic Survey scientists investigate ice streams despite the challenging environment they have to work in.

dateAug 29, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Blueprint from the interior of a catalyst

Irregularities in industrial catalysts can inhibit the conversion of crude oil, Utrecht University chemists have concluded. They were the first to provide a detailed blueprint of the interior of a commercially used catalyst ...

dateSep 22, 2009 in Materials Science
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New oil leak found in Brazil: officials

Brazil's environmental authorities said they have discovered a 10,000 liter leak at an oil platform in the pristine Bay of Ilha Grande, the second such mishap to threaten this country's shorelines in recent weeks.

dateDec 18, 2011 in Environment
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'Perfect' food for 'perfect' prawns

Australian researchers have developed a food additive for farmed prawns that will mean prawn lovers will have access to more sustainable prawns that still taste great.

dateJul 31, 2013 in Ecology
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