New study shows fracking can leak methane into the atmosphere

October 29, 2015 by  
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It’s no secret that fracking is bad for the environment, but its full range of impacts is still being uncovered. A recent study shows the underground fractures can allow methane make to its way into abandoned oil or gas wells and seep out into the atmosphere. Phys.org reports that a new study out of the University of Vermont , funded by the National Science, Foundation reveals not only that methane can escape through the wells – but more importantly, those emissions aren’t currently being measured. Read the rest of New study shows fracking can leak methane into the atmosphere

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China abandons controversial one-child policy

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The huge news out of China this week has little to do with the country’s environmental problems or its overcrowded roadways … or does it? China’s government announced the official end of the nation’s one-child policy , giving the sweeping go-ahead to parents who wish to have a second child. By moving away from the tight reproductive limitations, which have been in place since the late 1970s, China hopes to encourage families to have two children, thereby counteracting a rapidly aging population. What impact will this have on a nation already struggling with dense populations in overcrowded cities? Read the rest of China abandons controversial one-child policy

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