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Fracking can increase methane in drinking water, study finds

Published: 
Mon, 06/24/2013 - 10:01pm
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Water

Scientists have found that methane and other gases pose a significant risk of contaminating drinking-water wells near natural gas drilling, raising new questions about possible health and safety risks from the production technique known as fracking.

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Yosemite's largest ice mass is melting fast

Published: 
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 8:51pm
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Water

Climate change is taking a visible toll on Yosemite National Park, where the largest ice mass in the park is in a death spiral, geologists say.

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Arid Southwest Cities’ Plea: Lose the Lawn

Published: 
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 9:07am
Category: 
Water

This is how officials here feel about grass these days: since 2009, the city has paid $1.4 million to homeowners willing to rip out their front lawns and plant less thirsty landscaping.

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New Mexico is the driest of the dry

Published: 
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 8:39am
Category: 
Water

As an extended drought bakes the West, nowhere are ravages of changes in the climate worse than in New Mexico.

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Internal EPA report highlights disputes over fracking and well water

Published: 
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:51am
Category: 
Water

One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected that nearby natural gas production had fouled their wells.