Thursday, 25 January 2018

Fox Creek quakes linked to volume and location of hydraulic fracturing


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Study is the first to identify specific factors causing seismic activity in Alberta’s Duvernay play. Story here.

Unique oil spill in East China Sea frustrates scientists


Nature
The lighter petroleum that spilled has never before been released in such massive quantities in the ocean. Story here.

Sparrows in the oilpatch are changing their love songs


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Some birds have been forced to change their tune as a result of noise pollution from oil and gas drilling, new research from the University of Manitoba has found. More here.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Ghost Cat Gone: Eastern Cougar Officially Declared Extinct



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Say good-bye to the "ghost cat." This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially declared the eastern cougar (Puma concolor couguar) to be extinct and removed it from the endangered species list. Story here.

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