Hydraulic Fracturing

Translators of science are badly needed

With today's challenging and emotionally charged environmental issues, its essential that current scientific information is communicated effectively and in ways stakeholders can understand.

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Fracking must wait till more is known

I have seldom witnessed an issue as divisive as the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracture, better known as fracking.

Natural gas, fracking, and your green lawn

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When you buy fertilizer, you'll notice three numbers on the label, for instance, 12, 6, 6. These indicate the percentage of three key nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. For green grass, nitrogen is the most important ingredient.

Study finds gas in drinking water near drilling

New research is providing some of the first scientific evidence that a controversial gas drilling technique can contaminate drinking water.

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State weighs gas drilling rules

On Dec. 11, in the final weeks of his governorship, David Paterson vetoed a six-month moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in New York state.

Hydraulic fracturing poses risks to us, ecosystems

The issue of hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from deep shale deposits has become increasingly difficult to ignore.

N.Y. home to natural gas source, but extraction could do damage

There is a vast reserve of natural gas in New York State, buried thousands of feet below the surface in a geologic formation called the Marcellus Shale.

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