Oil and gas development, though it has met our demanding energy needs, also transforms landscapes, impacting both the environment and wildlife, new research says.
Fracking is most likely to blame for earthquakes occurring near Azle, Texas, from late 2013 through spring 2014, according to new research.
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, may be increasing levels of toxic radon in Pennsylvania homes, according to a new study.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, caused a rare earthquake felt by residents in Ohio back in March, adding to the accumulating evidence that this kind of drilling leads to more frequent man-made earthquakes, according to a new study.
A new study has shockingly shown that fracking wastewater, even after being treated, is still contaminating drinking water.
Fracking has long been demonized as a polluter of groundwater and US drinking water. However, a new study has revealed that while fracking is a small polluter, it may actually be leaking natural gas wells that are the root of the groundwater pollution problem.
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has gained popularity over recent years, and given the controversy over this practice, new research decided to lay out some of its environmental pros as well as cons.
Man-made earthquakes are on the rise in the United States, but who is at fault? Some will blame climate change (also arguably induced by humans) while others will say human activity is responsible.
Fracking's impact on animals is still largely unknown, which scientists see as a real problem given that business is booming.
As the oil and gas drilling technique known as fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, grows in this country, scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential health risks some of these toxic fracking fluids pose to mammals, a new study describes.
Researchers have found that shale-gas extraction across the globe is severally outpacing an understanding of the industry's environmental impact. Because of this, explores claim that the industry is "fracking in the dark," choosing locations for extraction without considering all the environmental consequences.
New research has revealed that flowback fluid, or wastewater, from "hydrofracking" causes the release of particles in soil that bind to pollutants, which have the potential to contaminate groundwater.
US researchers and geophysicists with the US Geological Survey (USGS) are now including waste-water injection - including the "fracking" used in oil and gas development - to estimate earthquake hazards given the boom in earthquake incidents.