Spills From Fracking Are Worse Than We Imagined

An alarming new study has identified 6,600 chemical spills related to hydraulic fracturing in just four US states over a ten year period. The finding shows that fracking is far messier than previously assumed, and that stricter safety measures need to be established and enforced. Read More >>

The US Finally Admitted That Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

A new report by the US Environmental Protection Agency concludes that hydraulic fracturing is capable of contaminating drinking water at virtually every stage in the process. The admission won’t sit well with the Tories or US President-elect Donald Trump, both of whom have vowed to expand the controversial practice. Read More >>

This is How Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes

It’s generally believed that hydraulic fracturing is behind the recent spate of earthquakes in regions not usually associated with seismic activity, but the underlying processes are still poorly understood. New research from Canada strengthens the link between the two, showing how the controversial practice can produce persistent earthquakes even after fracking has ended. Read More >>

Oklahoma Rocked by Yet Another Freak Earthquake

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattled the Oklahoma prairie town of Cushing last night, damaging several buildings and threatening one of the world’s largest oil terminals. Earthquakes are now a disturbingly frequent phenomenon in the region, with all signs pointing to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. Read More >>

A Freak Earthquake Just Rattled the US Midwest

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook parts of the US Midwest earlier this morning, rattling homes from Nebraska to North Texas. The unusually strong quake will likely draw further scrutiny to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. Read More >>

This Single US Oil Field is Spewing a Dangerous Greenhouse Gas at an Alarming Rate

A single shale oil field in the United States is responsible for a significant upsurge in global atmospheric levels of ethane, a dangerous gas that has been linked to climate change and pollution. It’s yet more evidence that fracking is screwing up our planet. Read More >>

Shattering the World Record for Fracking Earthquakes is an Disconcerting Honor

Canada set a new world record for the largest earthquake ever triggered by fracking. Fantastic. Read More >>

Fracking Banned from UK Parks and Beauty Spots

The government has changed its mind on the fast-tracking of fracking at all costs, agreeing to a Labour amendment to keep the controversial drilling technique out of national parks, sites of special interest and areas of natural beauty. Read More >>

Satellite Dishes Can Turn Toxic Waste From Fracking Into Clean Water

In the past few years, earthquakes in Oklahoma have been on the mysterious rise—the state has had more earthquakes than even California. Why? One big fat finger has been pointed at fracking, in which toxic wastewater is injected into wells that can leak and lubricate faults. We clearly need a better solution for this wastewater, and that solution may involve satellite dishes. Read More >>

The U.S. Government Once Fracked Oil Wells Using Nuclear Bombs

Oil and gas fracking is big business in America, with more than two million hydraulically fractured wells across the country producing 43 and 67 per cent of our national oil and gas outputs, respectively. These wells also nearly played a secondary role as nuclear waste storage sites, had the Atomic Energy Commission had its way with Project Plowshare. Read More >>

Fracking Explained: A Balanced Look at a Complicated Problem

The debate over fracking has been thundering on for years now, but despite constantly hearing murmur of the many dangers and benefits the natural-gas-harvesting method presents, a disconcerting number of people are still relatively ignorant as to what fracking actually is. This video produced by YouTube channel Kurzgesagt wants to fix that. Read More >>

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This Eternal Flame Burns as a Result of Natural Fracking

This is a light that never goes out: An eternal flame, hidden behind a waterfall in Erie county, New York, which is a result of natural gas seeping out from underground rocks. Read More >>