Living near oil or gas wells may up preterm birth risk

Living near a oil or gas well may increase the chance of spontaneous preterm birth, a new study looking at women living near wells in California finds.

Danielle Torrent Tucker-Stanford • futurity
June 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: pregnancy fossil-fuels oil natural-gas health-and-medicine births premature-babies

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

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

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

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