fracking

The introduction of fracking fluids very drastically changes the underground microbial ecosystems which become dominated by bacteria that thrive in highly saline environments including those of a new genus named Frackibacter. Figure from Daly et al. (2016).

Microbial Life in Fracking Fluids

A.J. Rohn

The introduction of fracking fluids very drastically changes the underground microbial ecosystems which become dominated by bacteria that thrive in highly saline environments including those of a new genus named Frackibacter.

A simple map of the continental United States overlayed with areas of fracking in blue.

EPA Issues Report on Fracking and Earthquakes

A.J. Rohn

According to EPA scientists in North Texas, earthquakes there are likely related to fracking and drilling. Although it is not a new discovery that this link is possible ­ or even likely, an acknowledgement from the EPA is significant.