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Study: Fracking Water Use Varies in U.S. Oil and Gas Development

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Shale gas basins in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Appalachian region use the most water per well.

California Drought Invites Scrutiny of Bottled Water, Fracking

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A vortex of attention swirls around industrial activity that…

World Water Week Offers Answers To Scarcity, Pollution, and Security

Stockholm hosts largest-ever international conference on global…

Tennessee's Geology Shows the Local Peculiarity of Fracking

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Circle of Blue's Brett Walton finds that little water is used for fracking in a state that is not known for its oil and gas production.

Report: Half of U.S. Fracking Wells Drilled in Highly Water-stressed Regions

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Energy companies should provide better data on fracking water…

Washington Water Main, May 2: Water’s Place In U.S. Natural Gas Exports

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More than a dozen natural gas export terminals are proposed in the U.S. How will they affect water?

Thinking Big and Small About Natural Gas and Water

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A U.S. Senate hearing on drought and energy provided some statements…

A FOIA Saga

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The long road to information about a federal study of fracking’s…

The Stream, April 3: Deadly Floods in Buenos Aires

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South America Nearly 400 millimeters (16 inches) of rain pummeled…

To Frack Or Not? Let's Ask The Right Question

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It's apparent why a great number of Michigan residents wonder about the risks of fracking and whether the state and the federal government ought to shut the technology down. The industrial breakthrough that now enables developers to recover oil and natural gas from hydrocarbon-rich shales 6,000 to 10,000 feet beneath the surface is potentially fraught with danger.

The Stream, March 27: Water and Oil in the Amazon

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South America A new billboard in Peru is creating fresh water…

The Stream, March 14: Colorado Utilities Limit Municipal Water Use

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Colorado residents will face some of the strictest water limits…