One of Canada's foremost experts on earthquake hazards recently told an audience of Calgary engineers that earthquakes triggered by hydraulic fracturing can exceed "what the natural hazard was in the first place" and pose risks to infrastructure only built to withstand natural …
Articles: environmental effects of fracking (34)
Liveable Arlington, a new Texas grassroots environmental group, joins the growing number of anti-fracking groups forming around the world.
Hydraulic fracturing, a technology used to crack open difficult oil and gas formations, appears to have set off a swarm of earthquakes near Fox Creek, Alberta, including a record-breaking tremor with a felt magnitude of 4.4 last week.
British anti-frackers can celebrate this week's achievements - but the fight ahead will not be an easy one.
Some environmental advocates are calling for Pennsylvania to undertake a similar review to New York's.
In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking has been banned in New York state.
Based on peer-reviewed studies, accident reports, and investigative articles, we know now that fracking can not be practiced without endangering human health.
Hugh Fitzsimons lll, a buffalo rancher on the outskirts of Carrizo Springs, Texas, cautiously watches the fracking industry’s accelerating expansion.
A new report, issued the same day the latest round of global climate negotiations opened in Peru, highlights the fracking industry's slow expansion into nearly every continent, drawing attention not only to the potential harm from toxic pollution, dried-up water supplies and earthquakes, but …
If you're looking for the shale gas boom, northeastern Pennsylvania is the place to start.