North Dakota town is most pricey place in America to rent an apartment
February 19, 2014, 6:34 p.m. by Matt Hickman
New York has the nightlife, San Francisco has the gorgeous scenery and Williston has, well, a handful of stoplights. So why then does this North Dakota outpost also have the highest rents for a one-bedroom apartment in the entire country?
Gas-injection wells triggered earthquakes in Texas
November 7, 2013, 2:19 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The use of CO2 injections in oil drilling is triggering earthquakes, but similar amounts of CO2 are only causing quakes in certain areas.
Alec Baldwin brings fracking debate to new talk show
October 25, 2013, 2:42 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Actress and activist Debra Winger explains to Baldwin why she decided to join the fight against the natural gas industry's controversial drilling techniques.
What lies beneath: Is the ground underneath your home ripe for fracking?
October 15, 2013, 7:14 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Buyer beware: Reuters investigates the growing trend of builders and developers keeping hush about the severing of mineral rights attached to newly built homes.
Fracking to blame for Ohio earthquakes
September 4, 2013, 12:29 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
The Youngstown quakes were triggered by wastewater injection, scientists have discovered.
Shh! Settlement bans two kids from talking about fracking – for life
August 7, 2013, 11:39 a.m. by John Platt
The unusual gag order case affects two Pennsylvania children, ages 7 and 10.
How earthquakes in Japan trigger quakes at U.S. fracking sites
July 12, 2013, 10:10 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
The injected ground fluids increase pressure on a fault's surface, unclamping the fault and making it easier to slip to cause a quake.
Methane, ethane and propane found in drinking water near fracking sites
June 25, 2013, 1:51 p.m. by John Platt
A new study finds that drinking water quality near Marcellus shale gas extraction sites could be compromised.
Fracking companies are exploiting the Amish, say reports
June 13, 2013, 1:58 p.m. by John Platt
The Amish religion forbids lawsuits, locking families into deals that are often not in their favor.
Will GE's investment help mitigate fracking's environmental impacts?
May 30, 2013, 2 p.m. by Melissa Hincha-Ownby
A new laboratory in Oklahoma and corporate buyouts marks GE's entry into the fracking industry.
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