07 Aug '12, 12pm

Green Blog: Near Fracking Wells, the Many Quakes That Go Unfelt

Mike Fuentes for The New York Times A natural gas drilling rig with downtown Fort Worth in the background. A series of small earthquakes made Halloween of 2008 an unusually scary one for people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. While it has long been theorized that underground injections of fluids from oil and gas development operations could decrease friction and cause faults to slip, the quakes occurred in an area where people weren’t accustomed to tremors, renewing calls for research into the geological consequences of the booming natural gas industry in Texas. In a new study , one of the researchers who studied the Dallas quake analyzes seismic activity in the Barnett Shale area in northwestern Texas from November 2009 to September 2011. In the paper, published online on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, Cliff Frohlich , associate director an...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/near-fracking-w...

Tweets

Near Fracking Wells, the Many Quakes That Go Un...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 07 Aug '12, 11am

Mike Fuentes for The New York Times A natural gas drilling rig with downtown Fort Worth in the background. A series of sma...

INFORMATION WARFARE: Why So Many Israeli Cyber ...

strategypage.com 07 Aug '12, 9am

August 7, 2012: As the U.S. has worked more closely with Israeli Cyber War organizations (an effort that apparently produc...

A unanimous vote last night made Cincinnati the...

grist.org 02 Aug '12, 8pm

A unanimous vote by its city council last night made Cincinnati the first city in the state of Ohio to ban injection wells...