March 20, 2012

Fracking Can Cause Air Pollution, Too

Mary Duenwald, Bloomberg


Complaints about the potential bad environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing have centered on water contamination. But fracking can also affect the air -- particularly during the period when the wells are being built. . .

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TAGGED: Shale Gas Production, Natural Gas, Air Pollution, Health Impact, Environmentla Impact, Fracking, Bloomberg


October 22, 2013
Airpocalypse Arrives in China. Yes, It's Bad
Gwynn Guilford, Quartz
It’s getting colder in China, which means firing up the coal plants and turning the atmosphere into a toxic sauna. And it’s not surprising that China’s first major “airpocalypse” of this winter... more ››
October 23, 2013
Can a Vacuum Cleaner Suck Up Peking Smog?
Sydney Browstone, FC
A Dutch futurist has a radical experiment to try and lift Bejing out of the city's smog-filled present. For two days, a thick, choking haze of pollution has shut down schools and traffic in northeastern Chinese cities. At 1,000... more ››
October 24, 2013
Containing North Dakota's Oil Spills
Dan Frosch, New York Times
For several days last month, Steven Jensen smelled the oil, wafting up over his rolling wheat farm near Tioga. . . more ››
October 24, 2013
Next Oil Sands Threat: Cracking Caprock
Andrew Nikiforuk, Resilience
A recent blow-out at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.'s Primrose facility in northern Alberta sheds light on a serious but little discussed topic in the oil sands industry: caprock integrity. . . more ››
October 23, 2013
What's the Safest Way to Transport the Black Stuff?
Rory Johnston, CSM
The public debate about the trade-offs between rail and pipeline transportation is relatively new, Johnston writes, but most evidence thus far has found that pipelines are safer but have a higher leak-rate than rail. . . more ››