Earthquakes in the central and eastern United States have increased dramatically in the last decade as a result of human activities.
By Emily Brodsky, The Conversation
Low birth weight, defined as being born under 5.5 pounds, has previously been linked with an increased risk of childhood mortality and poorer educational outcomes.
By Nsikan Akpan
Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas poses a risk to drinking water in some circumstances, but a lack of information precludes a definitive statement on how severe the risk is, the Environmental Protection Agency says in a…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Hydraulic fracturing drives earthquakes in western Canada, according to research published Thursday in Science.
Oklahoma state regulators have taken a hard look at the practice of disposing of wastewater underground, and how it affects earthquakes.
Natural gas wells created by fracking in Pennsylvania may elevate the number of asthma attacks for nearby asthma patients, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
By Anna Kuchment, Scientific American
Scientists are increasingly confident about the link between earthquakes and oil and gas production, yet regulators are slow to react.
By PBS NewsHour
Over the past six years, earthquakes in Oklahoma have skyrocketed – from less than a handful of 3.0 quakes before 2009 to well over 900 last year. The likely culprit: salty wastewater that bubbles up during oil and gas drilling.
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