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How Water and Oil Mix in California

KQED Science | March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

How Water and Oil Mix in California

California is the third-largest oil producing state in the country. To produce oil, companies deal with massive amounts of water. They need it for hydraulic fracturing, and they produce a lot from underground.

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California Shakin’: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Earthquakes Ahead of Us’

KQED Science | March 14, 2014 | 4 Comments

California Shakin’: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Earthquakes Ahead of Us’

And some say that a fracking boom in California will raise the ante.

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What California’s New Fracking Rules Would Do (And Not Do)

KQED Science | November 15, 2013 | 5 Comments

What California’s New Fracking Rules Would Do (And Not Do)

The debate over hydraulic fracturing in California is heating up as oil and gas regulators release draft rules for the controversial oil extraction technique.

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A Possible Warning Sign for Human-Caused Earthquakes

KQED Science | July 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

A Possible Warning Sign for Human-Caused Earthquakes

In today’s issue of Science, a team of researchers reports that injection fields approaching an earthquake-ready state may give us a telltale sign: seismic waves sweeping through from huge distant shocks set off tiny local shakers in the process called dynamic triggering.

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