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March 8, 2018
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Electricity from shale gas vs. coal: Lifetime toxic releases from coal much higher

ANN ARBOR — Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, … Continue reading

May 15, 2017
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Antidote for partisanship? In science, curiosity seems to work

Disputes over science-related policy issues such as climate change or fracking often seem as intractable as other politically charged debates. But in science, at least, simple curiosity might help bridge that partisan divide, according to new research.

October 12, 2016
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YSPH Study of Environmental Contaminants Associated with Fracking Underway in Ohio

A team of Yale School of Public Health scientists has launched the Ohio Water and Air Quality Study in Belmont County, Ohio. The scientists will collect and analyze water and air samples this summer as well as administer health questionnaires … Continue reading

December 11, 2015
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Tiefe Geothermie: Umweltrisiken beherrschbar

Grundwasser nicht gefährdet – seismische Überwachung inzwischen Standard Die tiefe Geothermie birgt in Deutschland keine unbeherrschbaren Risiken für die Umwelt. Das ist das Ergebnis einer Studie, die die Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) erstellt hat. Grundlage war eine Verwaltungsvereinbarung … Continue reading

October 3, 2014
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Öl- und Gasfelder fördern ungewöhnliches Winter-Ozon

Fracking und andere technische Fortschritte in der Öl- und Gaserschließung haben es in verschiedenen Gebieten der USA möglich gemacht, bislang nicht oder nicht rentabel nutzbare Öl- und Gasvorkommen zu erschließen. Ein internationales Forscherteam hat ein vermehrtes und ungewöhnliches Auftreten von … Continue reading

August 24, 2013
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Risiken von “Fracking” ausschließen!

NABU und UVP-Gesellschaft fordern EU-weite Umweltstandards Am 31. August 2013 findet bundesweit der erste Anti-Fracking-Tag statt. Unter dem Motto „Keine Stimme für Fracking – No Vote for Fracking” werden in zahlreichen Regionen in Deutschland Bürgerinitiativen auf die Straße gehen, um … Continue reading

August 21, 2013
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Engineers Improve Recycling System in Hydraulic Fracturing to Save Water and Energy

AUSTIN, Texas — Chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed high-efficiency, durable filters to improve mobile water recycling systems used in hydraulic fracturing, the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. The filters may significantly … Continue reading