Surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma puts fracking under fire

February 26, 2015 by  
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There were more earthquakes with a magnitude 3.0 or greater in Oklahoma last year than anywhere else in the continental United States. Whereas Oklahoma used to feel one or two tremors a year, it now experiences two to three per day. This spike parallels the state’s boom in shale gas production, and scientists and environmentalists are pointing their fingers at fracking. Read the rest of Surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma puts fracking under fire Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: earthquake , earthquakes , fracking , Fracking earthquake , fracking earthquakes , hydraulic fracturing , oklahoma , Oklahoma Corporation Commission , oklahoma earthquakes , Oklahoma fracking , Oklahoma fracking earthquakes , Oklahoma oil industry , shale gas production , us geological survey , wastewater injection

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New study suggests that feeding peanut products to infants may reduce peanut allergies

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You may have heard the often-repeated advice that infants with food allergies shouldn’t be given peanut products because they may increase their risk of developing potentially life-threatening peanut allergies . If you’ve been following that advice, listen up: new research suggests that giving your infant peanuts may actually reduce your child’s chances of developing a peanut allergy. Confused? Read on for all the details. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: feeding children peanuts , feeding infants peanuts , food allergies , food allergies in children , infant food allergies , infant peanut allergies , infant peanuts , peanut allergies , peanut allergies in children , preventing peanut allergies , reducing food allergies , toddler food allergies , toddler peanut allergies

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Why Oklahoma is the New California When it Comes to Earthquakes

July 9, 2014 by  
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When you think of earthquake country, you probably picture California, with its all-too-frequent seismic rumblings. But these days the state you should be imagining is Oklahoma. Between 1978 and 2008, the state experienced only two 3.0-magnitude or greater earthquakes, but in just the first four months of this year, Oklahoma had 145. The likely cause? According to one new study, the problem is fracking . Read the rest of Why Oklahoma is the New California When it Comes to Earthquakes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fracking earthquakes , fracking faults , fracking groundwater , fracking problems , fracking research , fracking risks , fracking studies , hydraulic fracturing , hydraulic fracturing earthquakes , hydraulic fracturing groundwater , hydraulic fracturing Oklahoma , midwest earthquakes , oklahoma earthquakes , Oklahoma fracking , Oklahoma fracking earthquakes , Oklahoma seismic activity

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