Increases in Radon Concentration Shown to Track Fracking Activity

Indoor radon levels in Pennsylvania have been slowly rising since 2004, around the time that unconventional natural gas development using hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) began in the state. In our new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, we found three pieces of evidence that there may be a link… »4/13/15 3:30am4/13/15 3:30am

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… »10/27/14 3:45pm10/27/14 3:45pm

Chevron: Sorry Our Gas Well Exploded, Here's a Free Pizza

If you live in the small, rural town of Bobtown, Pennyslvania, you woke up to quite a scare last week courtesy of a pretty horrible explosion over at Chevron's nearby fracking site. So how's Chevron going to quell fears about that giant column of flames and possible residual toxins? Who cares! Your next large pizza… »2/18/14 1:00pm2/18/14 1:00pm

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 percent 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… »1/29/14 5:20pm1/29/14 5:20pm

Gorgeous Aerial Photos Capture the Ironic Beauty of Fracking

Cities popping up in the middle of nowhere. Blackened landscapes of industrial runoff, including lakes of liquid hydrocarbons, like something from the moons of Saturn. Vast transportation systems snaking over previously empty hills and ranches, pulling not human passengers but tankers. This is the new geography of… »1/29/14 2:52pm1/29/14 2:52pm

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 … »9/03/13 1:40pm9/03/13 1:40pm