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High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water

Published: 
Wed, 02/18/2015 (All day)
Category: 
Water

Hoping to better understand the health effects of oil fracking, the state in 2013 ordered oil companies to test the chemical-laden waste water extracted from wells.

Data culled from the first year of those tests found significant concentrations of the human carcinogen benzene in this so-called "flowback fluid."

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Natural Gas: Abundance of Supply and Debate

Published: 
Thu, 01/08/2015 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

MEAD, Colo. — Natural gas is the Rorschach test of energy policy. Depending on one’s point of view, it can be either an essential tool for meeting the challenge of climate change or another dirty fossil fuel that will speed the planet down the path to calamitous warming.

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Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

Published: 
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:39am
Category: 
Energy

So much soot belched from the old power plant here that Mike Zeleny would personally warn the neighbors.

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Pressure builds against France's ban on fracking

Published: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:30pm
Category: 
Energy

Deep beneath the City of Light lies what some believe to be an energy bonanza ripe for harvest.

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U.S. officials cut estimate of recoverable Monterey Shale oil by 96%

Published: 
Mon, 05/26/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

Federal energy authorities have slashed by 96% the estimated amount of recoverable oil buried in California's vast Monterey Shale deposits, deflating its potential as a national "black gold mine" of petroleum.