Tracking the Effects on Farms

By Samantha Malone, MPH, CPH – Communications Specialist, Center for Healthy Environments and Communities (CHEC), University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH); and Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) Student, GSPH If done improperly (or in excess), shale gas drilling has the potential to contaminate ambient air, surface water, drinking water, and/or ground water. […]

Wells in Quebec Along the St. Lawrence

Wells along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada. Please click the map for a larger, dynamic view. The United States isn’t the only place where the gas drilling industry is adversely affecting the environment. I have recently uploaded a dataset from Quebec’s Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement, which includes over 600 wells, including 31 […]

Save the Date: Dr. Ingraffea to speak in Pittsburgh on March 18th

  Dr. Tony Ingraffea Unconventional Gas Development from Shale Plays: Myths and Realities A. R. Ingraffea, Ph.D., P.E. Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow Cornell University Friday, March 18, 2011 — 3:00 PM Swanson School of Engineering, Benedum Hall, Room 921, University of Pittsburgh Abstract We will explore some myths and […]

The Utica Shale

The Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas Plays. Please click the image for a larger, zoomable view. By now, most everyone in the Mid-Atlantic states is aware of the gas-rich geologic formation known as the Marcellus Shale.  After all, it has led to thousands of productive (and often problematic) gas wells in Pennsylvania and West Virgina, […]

Upcoming Event: “Fracking” Our Food: A New Threat to Sustainable Farming

  Speaker: Sandra Steingraber Speaker: Sandra Steingraber – “Morgan Lecturer” World Renowned Ecologist, Author and Cancer Survivor A reception and book signing will follow. New Date! February 3, 2011 — 7pm Dickinson College, Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, Carlisle, PA In this lecture, Steingraber will explore the tangled relationship between petrochemicals and farming, with a special […]