Method aims to ease trouble from fracking earthquakes

Earthquakes from fracking can damage property and endanger lives. New guidelines on when to slow or halt work may minimize risk.

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: earth-and-environment earthquakes fossil-fuels fracking natural-gas

Shift away from coal saves billions of gallons of water

Moving from coal to natural gas could help save a lot of water, but moving to renewables would use just a fraction of the water we use today for power.

Tim Lucas-Duke • futurity
Oct. 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: earth-and-environment coal natural-gas renewable-energy sustainability water

Fracking isn’t the worst way to get at oil and gas

"The amount of water injected and produced for conventional oil and gas production exceeds that associated with fracking... by well over a factor of 10."

Mari Jensen-Arizona • futurity
Aug. 20, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: earth-and-environment fracking natural-gas oil sustainability water

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