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Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2013

by Bill Chameides
Dec 23, 2013

There was a lot to write about environmentally speaking this year.

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The Latest on Earthquakes: Enhanced Oil Recovery Shaking Things Up in U.S.

by Bill Chameides
Nov 14, 2013

Evidence linking carbon dioxide (CO2) injection to earthquakes may be bad news for carbon capture and storage.

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The Oil Boom Produces Another Spill

by Bill Chameides
Oct 15, 2013

In late September more than 865,000 gallons of Bakken oil spewed from a pipeline onto a North Dakota farmer's wheat fields.

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Fracking Water: It’s Just So Hard to Clean

Fracking site
by Bill Chameides
Oct 4, 2013

Another crack in the "fracking is safe" story for the industry to address.

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Natural Gas Study: Allays Fears for Some, Inspires Hot Air From Others

by Bill Chameides
Sep 17, 2013

Long-awaited research results suggest methane leakage small.

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Fracking Waste Wells Linked to Ohio Earthquakes

Northstar I well in Ohio
by Bill Chameides
Aug 27, 2013

Was lack of government regulation at fault?

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Fossil Fuel Collateral Damage

In July 2010, an Enbridge pipeline ruptured, spilling some 843,000 gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan. Today the spill is still being cleaned up. And it is by no means the country's only big pipeline spill taking its toll on the environment and surrounding communities. (EPA)
by Bill Chameides
Aug 19, 2013

Could your neighborhood be next?

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Drilling and Fracking and the Environment

A rig in Arkansas where the technique of fracking is used in the drilling operations. Duke and USGS researchers found no evidence of groundwater contamination from shale gas production in Arkansas. (Timothy Kresse, USGS)
by Bill Chameides
May 17, 2013

Water contamination depends on the local geology.

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Another Pipeline, Another Controversy

Map of Spectra's New Jersey-new York Expansion Pipeline
by Bill Chameides
May 8, 2013

A natural gas pipeline from New Jersey to New York: sane or insane?

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Methane Hydrates: The Next Natural Gas Boom?

A test-well for collecting gas hydrates in Mallik, Canada. (Photo: USGS)
by Bill Chameides
Mar 15, 2013

There’s a whole lot of methane in them thar seafloor. But is it good as gold or fool's gold?

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