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Fracking Infographic

September 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Natural gas is considered by many a 'clean energy' alternative to coal. It is considered by many a necessary transition fuel. I'm not so sure about its cleanliness or its necessity. But I haven't ruled it out of the "clean energy future" equation yet either. But no matter where you stand on natural gas, you have to admit that hydraulic fracking (for natural gas) comes with some nasty consequences. There are now identified issues with earthquakes and water quality (including creating flammable water). Here's an infographic with more


WTF: What’s This Fracking?

August 23rd, 2011 | by Bob Higgins

Reading "Looking for Gas in All the Wrong Places" a piece in Monday's NYT by Stanley Fish I found a calm, collected, depiction of an equally calm and collected town meeting in Andes, N.Y. where the subject on the agenda was "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing of shale gas deposits. Calm, rational, and civil aren't normally descriptive of a gathering when fracking, the subject that is bitterly dividing communities from North Texas and Colorado to Pennsylvania, and from West Virginia to New York is under discussion. Fracking is a national and local hot potato


World Water Day: 60 Posts on Water & Cleantech

March 22nd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Today is world water day. We've written quite a number of posts on different ways water is connected to cleantech and clean energy. Rather than write a whole new post on one or two aspects of this, I've decided to do a compilation piece. The following are articles on CleanTechnica (and a few from our sister site Planetsave) on some of the connections between cleantech and water



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