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Halliburton Loophole

"Father of Fracking"
George Mitchell
concerns over environmental
impacts of fracking

History of Fracking
Only a new technology

USA Fracking Stories

A Texan tragedy

Gas injection may have triggered earthquakes in Texas

California Lags in Fracking Regulations

All In for California Water

Fracking in Michigan

Fracking in Michigan Potential Impact on Health, Environment, Economy

Hydraulic fracturing of Marcellus Shale

Methane Gas from Marcellus Shale Drilling

Marcellus Shale Gas Economics

Health impacts of Marcellus shale gas drilling

Pennsylvania Fracking

Fracking in Virginia

Lesson From Wyoming Fracking

Water Pollution from Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing Poses Substantial Water Pollution Risks

Methane in drinking water wells

Abandoned gas wells leak

Natural Gas Leaks Discovered in Boston

Methane Leaks Under Streets of Boston

Methane leaks make fracking dirty

Fracking effects real estate values

Fracking stimulates earthquakes

Protecting Gas Pipelines From Earthquakes

Gas Pipeline Earthquake - Simulations

America's crumbling pipelines

Averting Pipeline Failures

Dangers to Underground Pipelines

Gas Pipelines Could Serve as Wireless Links

Government Action needed on a National Energy Policy

EPA Releases Update on Ongoing Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Solar Booster Shot for Natural Gas Power Plants

Natural Gas Pricing Reform to Facilitate Carbon Tax Policy

Investing in fracking

What Oil Prices Have in Store?

Methane Out, Carbon Dioxide In

Health impacts of Marcellus shale gas drilling

Professor Ingraffea

Anti-Fracking Billboard

Natural Gas Drilling

Threats to Biodiversity

Pronghorn Migration
hindered by gas development

Microbes in a Fracking Site

Protozoa May Hold Key to World Water Safety

Shale Gas Production

Research into the Fracking Controversy

Convert Methane Into Useful Chemicals

Methane Natural Gas Into Diesel

'Natural Gas' at the molecular level

Arctic Methane risks

Arctic Methane Seeps

Great Gas Hydrate Escape

Undersea Methane Seep Ecosystem

Methane in the Atmosphere of Early Earth

Methane Natural Gas Linked to Climate Change

Cutting Methane Pollutants Would Slow Sea Level Rise

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Ohio | Pennsylvania | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Wyoming

Shale Gas

Natural Gas Drilling, Threats to Biodiversity Highlight New Studies

6/1/2011 - Cornell University - ITHACA, N.Y. From identifying environmental implications of natural gas drilling to understanding threats to biodiversity, the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University has announced its 2011 Academic Venture Fund awards.

Initiated in 2008, the Academic Venture Fund is designed to stimulate original, cross-disciplinary research in sustainability science at Cornell, emphasizing the potential to partner with external industries, governments, and foundations.

Ten proposals were selected this year for total funding of $705,318. The projects receiving funds are:

Implications of Methane Production Related to Natural Gas Extraction from Shale. Researchers will quantify methane released by shale gas development, reassess the global methane budget and explore the economic ramifications of leaking methane emission.

Threats to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Finger Lakes. Researchers from community and management agencies, natural resources, plant pathology, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and ecology and evolutionary biology will create a network of two-hectare deer-free zones to assess the effects of white-tailed deer on local ecology.

Developing a Soil-Based, Sustainable Specialty Crop Greenhouse Industry in the Northeast. Researchers will test whether an integrated approach to commercial production practices, energy use and market access can contribute to the development of a sustainable specialty crop greenhouse industry in the Northeast.

Ecologically Sustainable Disease Management for Emerging Bioenergy Crops.

Investigators from plant pathology and horticulture will work toward developing sustainable disease management strategies for potential biofuel feedstocks, such as willow and switchgrass, in the eastern United States.

Property Formalization and the Role of Technology in Tanzania. Research examines the role of technology in the development process and how public participation plays a role toward developing a comprehensive understanding of land ownership and access.

Sustainable Pest Management and Yield-Increase Strategies. Researchers from entomology, applied economics and management, and plant biology will develop a sustainable pest management strategy for small landholder Andean farmers, using local resources to make the target potato crop unattractive for tuber moths, provide an alternate trap crop to attract the moths and harness natural plant responses to increase yield.

School Gardens: Improving New York State Youth Ecological Literacy, Diet, and Physical Activity. Researchers will how school gardens work as learning tools in terms of science, technology, engineering and math.

They will examine learning outcomes, diet, physical activity and connection to nature with a plan to organize a workshop of experts statewide.

Developing Meaningful Evaluations of Sustainability: Indicators for Agrarian Development.

Researchers will develop the Cornell Indicator of Agrarian Development, a framework for evaluating development, well-being and environmental health in agrarian societies.

By combining qualitative and quantitative information, the framework will measure sustainability, security, sustenance and sovereignty.

New Sales Approaches for Improved Cookstoves.

Researchers from applied economics and management, crop and soil science, and development sociology will test a new approach to encourage use of safer, more sustainable cook stoves in developing countries.

Harnessing Genomics to Advance Biodiversity and Conservation Research.

Researchers will promote interaction among biodiversity and conservation scientists, and genomicists.





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