Environmental Impacts

Information on Marcellus Shale and natural gas, including environmental impacts such as seismic activity, invasive plants, light and noise, soil compaction, effects on forest habitat and wildlife. Knowledge on methane and hydraulic fracturing.

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Underground Carbon Sequestration Research Funded by $2.5M Grant - News News
Penn State is part of study of real-time monitoring of an underground carbon sequestration grant. More
Water Research Showcase to be Held at Penn State - News News
This event on March 29th will showcase latest water studies. More
USGS Research Indicates Reservoir Sediment Viable for Frac Proppant - News News
Research looked at Missouri River Basin sediment and tested it for possible use as proppant in hydraulic fracturing operations. More
GE Unveils Plan for Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine - News News
One Haliade-X 12 megawatt turbine will provide power for up to 5,000 households. More
Oklahoma Regulators Revise Rules for Earthquake Activity and Oil and Gas Operations
Oklahoma Regulators Revise Rules for Earthquake Activity and Oil and Gas Operations - News News
Oklahoma regulations are revised to address the increase in earthquakes linked to hydraulic fracturing process. More
Studies Look at Clean Energy Technologies - News News
The Ohio State University engineers are involved in various research projects to economically convert fossil fuels into electricity – without polluting the atmosphere. More
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Data-Driven Network Provides Honest Engagement on Water Quality Concerns - News News
Shale Network is an academia-driven project to provide open dialogue on water quality and fracking More
Frozen Methane Hydrates Unlikely to be Released into Atmosphere - News News
Research indicates limited ancient methane makes it to surface waters. More
New Book Provides Insight on Hydraulic Fracturing - News News
Author Daniel Raimi discusses risks, benefits and uncertainties of fracking, as heard in his travels across the US. More
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Methane Release and Groundwater Research - News News
Researchers from Canadian universities study a controlled natural gas release on groundwater. More
Alaska’s Energy Frontier Reassessment Highlights Increased Oil and Gas Estimates - News News
The National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska and adjacent areas are estimated to have higher energy reserves than previously reported. More
Mariner East 2 Project Halted by PA DEP - News News
On January 3rd, Sunoco Pipeline, L.P. was ordered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to suspend construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline. More
Penn State Marcellus Education Team
Environmental Partnership Launched By Oil and Gas Industry to Lower Emissions - News News
Partnership includes 26 natural gas and oil producers to voluntarily reduce methane and VOC emissions. More
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DRBC Issues Draft Amendments for Hydraulic Fracturing - News News
Amendment proposes to permanently prohibit high-volume hydraulic fracturing from the Delaware River Basin as well as other restrictions. More
Coffee Power and Busses - News News

Coffee Power and Busses


A biofuel made from coffee grounds to help reduce pollution from London busses More
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