Of the states examined, North Dakota had the highest rate of spills, with 4,453 incidents.
A new study from the University of Calgary revealed that injecting fluid deep underground could buildup enough stress to produce periodic earthquakes that can last for months after the fracking operations have stopped.
Fracking could be responsible for the heightened concentrations of some common compounds in the drinking water wells near the drilling site.
Researchers suggest a new monitoring method to assess the pressure caused by wastewater disposals, in which could result to an earthquake.
The earthquake that shook Oklahoma on Sept. 3 is the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the state, and the public is concerned that the disaster is somewhat linked to oil and gas drilling.
A new study from the Ohio State University revealed a never-before-seen genus of bacteria believed to be unique in shale oil and gas wells made by hydraulic fracturing.
A new study reveals that chemicals used during hydraulic fracturing or fracking are not only dangerous to the environment but can also have a negative impact in reproductive system and development.
A new study revealed that those living near fracking sites are four times more at risk of having asthma attacks.
Yale researchers have confirmed that removing natural gas from deep underground using hydraulic fracturing methods does not contaminate drinking water, although they also said that "geology across the country is very different."
In an update on the past couple of years in energy extraction, studies, and fracking in North America, we look at what Nature World News has said and studies have covered.
A Duke University study provides the first comprehensive assessment of fracking's total water footprint.
It's no secret that fracking has been associated with earthquakes, contaminated groundwater and increasing levels of toxic radon, but now researchers are adding air quality and human health to the list.
Chemicals commonly used for shale drilling were discovered in the tap water of three Pennsylvania homes, according to a new analysis.
Oil and gas development, though it has met our demanding energy needs, also transforms landscapes, impacting both the environment and wildlife, new research says.