fracking

12:00am

Tue July 22, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: How is fracking for oil and gas affecting our health?

 

  

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6:05pm

Tue June 17, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Fracking California: Can Jerry Brown be a climate leader if he does not oppose fracking?

The Kern River Oil Field in the city of Bakersfield is over 10 thousand acres large, and densely packed with pumpjacks.
Lisa Morehouse


When Jerry Brown stepped up to the microphone at the California Democratic Party’s convention in March, it looked like it might be an environmental love-fest. He was kicking off his campaign for a fourth term as governor of the state that is perhaps the world’s leading environmental trend-setter.

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11:52pm

Thu May 22, 2014

4:22pm

Thu May 1, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Fracking: a small town deals with big oil

Pennsylvania farmer sees fracking's effects on farms.
Under CC license from Flickr user Public Herald

California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in years. As politicians try to figure out how to conserve more water, many have began pointing fingers at fracking for using large amounts of water. Fracking is the process that involves pumping water and chemicals under high pressure in order to release oil trapped in rock. They argue that fracking not only uses up water, but also poses risks to the state’s natural resources.

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12:00am

Thu February 13, 2014

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