A new report says that chemicals used in fracking may be causing serious hormonal disorders in humans, including those linked to cancer, low fertility rates, and decreased sperm quality. So, in addition to causing earthquakes and spewing radioactive water, fracking also appears to mess up our endocrine system. » 12/20/13 4:10pm 12/20/13 4:10pm

Scientists find radioactive fracking waste in Pennsylvanian stream

A group of Duke University scientists have found concentrations of radium, a highly radioactive substance, in a stream near a facility that treats wastewater left over from hydraulic fracturing. The concentrations are 200 times higher than background levels — and they're in the water supply. » 10/03/13 2:43pm 10/03/13 2:43pm

Oklahoma’s strongest earthquake has been linked to the oil industry

A new study in the journal Geology is linking Oklahoma’s November 6th, 2011, earthquake to the injection of wastewater deep underground — water that’s used both in fracking and the extraction of petroleum from conventional oil wells. The 5.6 magnitude quake, the most significant to ever hit the region, injured two… » 3/28/13 6:20am 3/28/13 6:20am

The U.S. will become energy independent by 2035 — but at what cost?

The International Energy Agency has released a report in which it's predicting that the U.S. will become the world's largest producer of oil by 2020 — surpassing even Saudi Arabia. The IEA report also predicts that the U.S. will be a net exporter of oil by 2030 and nearly self-sufficient in energy by 2035. This… » 11/13/12 2:40pm 11/13/12 2:40pm