The definition would not prohibit a technique called “matrix acidizing,” which utilizes many of the same chemicals used in the fracking process and dissolves rocks with acid instead of fracturing them …
Controversial lab studies that modify bird flu viruses in ways that could make them more risky to humans will soon resume after being on hold for more than 4 …
Things aren’t looking so hot for the palm oil industry right now, thanks to successful campaigning by environmental groups such as Greenpeace and others, highlighting the devastating environmental imp…
Just a few days after a massive oil leak in the Keystone pipeline, a key vote is scheduled Monday for the controversial Keystone XL expansion plan. As CBS News’ Roxana Saberi reported Sunday evening, what appears from the air to be a small spot staining …
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Because the United States has recently become such a major natural gas producer thanks to the fracking boom, the opportunity to export … But FERC shows many additional pending applications for the Gulf Coast. It doesn’t show any for the U.S. east …
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Sparking protests around the time of the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill, the drilling plan would give fossil fuel companies more access to an untapped offshore reserve that holds an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil and 327 trillion …
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A controversial NASA study says Antarctica is gaining ice. Here's why you …
Late last week, a study published by NASA scientists in the Journal of Glaciology made the surprising claim that the gigantic continent of Antarctica is actually gaining ice, rather than losing it, to the tune of 82 gigatons (or billion metric tons …
Is Antarctica Losing Ice or Gaining It?
Antarctica is actually gaining ice, says NASA. Is global warming over?
Is Antarctica gaining ice?
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is more commonly referred to, is the process by which underground rock is fractured by a highly pressurized fluid containing water, chemicals and sand. Firstly, the earth is drilled into to reach the area where the …
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California picks up controversial issue of fracking
The oil industry says it has the answer and it's buried underneath what's called the Monterey Shale, a large geological formation that stretches hundreds of miles. Potentially 15.5 billion barrels of oil, but a controversial drilling method called …
George Osborne cuts tax on fracking profits in half
California officials wrestle with handling trade secrets on fracking
Osborne unveils fracking tax breaks
Horizontal hydraulic fracturing also controversial in Europe
Horizontal hydraulic fracturing has caused a boom in gas drilling in our state and country, but Michigan and the U.S. are certainly not the only places on the planet dealing with fracking. It's starting to be an issue in Europe, as well. BBC Business …