Strange Dallas earthquakes might be caused by fracking
October 2, 2012, 2:10 p.m. by Eli MacKinnon, Life's Little Mysteries
A series of unusual earthquakes that recently hit Dallas might have been caused by the hydraulic fracturing work being done near the area.
N.Y. wells contain alarming amounts of methane
September 4, 2012, 3:04 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
A new study shows that some wells in N.Y. contain large amounts of explosive methane and need to be monitored to prevent any detonation.
The ballad of Sean and Yoko: Anti-fracking, for renewables
August 30, 2012, 2:20 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
The new Artists Against Fracking makes a compelling case against opening up New York state to natural gas drilling. It's fuzzier about the energy sources that can replace it. Renewables are great, but not yet ready to carry the full load.
Fracking injection process linked to scores of earthquakes, new study finds
August 7, 2012, 7:20 a.m. by Charles Choi, LiveScience
Researchers identified the epicenters for 67 earthquakes, most located within a few miles of one or more fracking wells.
Man-made quakes are increasing, but may not pose threat
April 21, 2012, 8:41 a.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
A sudden increase in earthquake numbers shows that by 2011 the number of earthquakes was six times higher than quake numbers for the 20th century.