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Study reveals how fracking contaminates drinking-water wells

A new study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing, and it's not the source many people may have feared.

Study reveals how fracking contaminates drinking-water wells
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Research team makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research
(Tue 19/08)
The University of Waterloo has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, and the imagery will help scientists all over the world gain new insight into the effects of climate change.... Read more

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Genetically engineered fruit flies could save crops, study finds
(Wed 13/08)
Releasing genetically engineered fruit flies into the wild could prove to be a cheap, effective and environmentally friendly way of pest control according to scientists at the University of East Anglia and Oxford Insect ... Read more

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Scientists transform landfill gas into clean burning hydrogen fuel
(Tue 12/08)
A new technique that transforms foul-smelling, air-polluting landfill gas could lead to the development of a fuel cell generating clean electricity for homes, offices and hospitals, researchers say. The advance would con... Read more

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Boeing works with airline to turn tobacco plant into sustainable jet fuel
(Thu 07/08)
Plane-maker Boeing has teamed up with South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG to develop a new programme to transform the tobacco plant into sustainable aviation biofuel. ... Read more



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Study reveals how fracking contaminates drinking-water wells
(Mon 15/09)
A new study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing, and it's not the source many people may have feared.

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Research team makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research
(Tue 19/08)
The University of Waterloo has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, and the imagery will help scientists all over the world gain new insight into the effects of climate change.

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Genetically engineered fruit flies could save crops, study finds
(Wed 13/08)
Releasing genetically engineered fruit flies into the wild could prove to be a cheap, effective and environmentally friendly way of pest control according to scientists at the University of East Anglia and Oxford Insect

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Scientists transform landfill gas into clean burning hydrogen fuel
(Tue 12/08)
A new technique that transforms foul-smelling, air-polluting landfill gas could lead to the development of a fuel cell generating clean electricity for homes, offices and hospitals, researchers say. The advance would con

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Boeing works with airline to turn tobacco plant into sustainable jet fuel
(Thu 07/08)
Plane-maker Boeing has teamed up with South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG to develop a new programme to transform the tobacco plant into sustainable aviation biofuel.

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Trees' boost to human health valued at $7 billion-a-year, study finds
(Sun 27/07)
In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 in

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Carbon Trust awards cash to cut offshore wind costs by up to £100m-a-year
(Wed 16/07)
Following an international competition the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has awarded contracts to three cable manufacturers to help commercialise the development of 66kV offshore wind farm intra-array

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Scientists develop technology to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel
(Mon 14/07)
Researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel – a fuel that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels.

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Record levels of solar UV radiation measured in South America
(Tue 08/07)
The highest level of ultraviolet radiation ever recorded on the Earth's surface has been measured by an international team of researchers.

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Fresh fears surface over groundwater contamination from fracking
(Wed 25/06)
The oil and gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could potentially contribute more pollutants to groundwater than past research has suggested, according to a new study in ACS' journal Enviro

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Natural resources worth more than $40 trillion must be accounted for
(Wed 25/06)
Governments and companies must do more to account for their impact and dependence on the natural environment, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia.

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Health threat from fracking chemicals is worse than first feared
(Mon 23/06)
Many chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing can disrupt the human body's hormone system which can lead to infertility, cancer and birth defects, a new study has found.

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Clinical trial finds broccoli sprout drink boosts body's detox of air pollutants
(Mon 16/06)
A clinical trial involving nearly 300 Chinese men and women residing in one of China’s most polluted regions found that daily consumption of a half cup of broccoli sprout beverage produced rapid, significant and sustai

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Low cost foundations could cut wind energy costs by 10% over next decade
(Wed 11/06)
The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) is joining forces with Statoil, Statkraft, EON, DONG Energy and Universal Foundation, in close co-operation with Aalborg University, to undertake installation trials o

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Genetic study helps protect mainland Europe from grey squirrel invasion
(Thu 05/06)
The first genotyping of grey squirrels sampled from Italy and the UK shows a direct link between their genetic diversity and their ability to invade new environments.