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A Controversy: Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale

The organic-rich source rock of the Marcellus Shale is an on-going target for massive gas extraction. Advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, have made this extensive area of Marcellus black shale one of the largest unconventional and widely controversial gas operations in the United States today.

by |March 9, 2012

Dead Baby Dolphins and The Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Researchers report that dead baby dolphins emerged along the shores of the Gulf, potentially an important finding in light of the spill.

by |February 23, 2011