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Scientists Discover Source of Mysterious Earth Tremors


New research has confirmed that fracking is responsible for the previously unexplained slow, small earthquakes or tremors. The tremors are produced by the same processes that could create large, damaging earthquakes.

Fracking involves the forceful injection of fluids below the Earth’s surface to retrieve oil and natural gas. While it is commonly executed using wastewater, this particular investigation looked at the outcomes when liquid carbon dioxide is used. This method drives carbon deep into the ground, preventing it from contributing to atmospheric heat retention.

By some estimates, carbon dioxide fracking could save as much carbon annually...Read more

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