Wildlife & Ecology

Explore the articles and maps below to learn the impact of fracking on wildlife and ecology. Oil and gas activities can harm endangered species, critical habitats, watersheds, and ecosystems by polluting the air and water, installing disrupting infrastructure such as roads or pipelines, creating noise and light pollution, and more.

FracTracker Articles & Maps – Wildlife & Ecology

Learn about the impact of fracking on wildlife and ecology through visualizations such as maps, digital atlases of critical watersheds, and aerial photography.

River Healers drone footage of fracking site in NM

Protect Greater Chaco: Drone surveillance of regional fracking sites in NM

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  By Tom Burkett - River Healer Spokesperson, New Mexico…
Forest fragmentation in PA

Forest Fragmentation and O&G Development in PA’s Susquehanna Basin

In this forest fragmentation analysis, FracTracker looked at…
Wayne National Forest map and drilling

Wayne National Forest Could Be Deforested – Again

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Guest article by Becca Pollard Eighty years ago, Southeastern…
Ethanol and fracking

North American Ethanol’s Land, Water, Nutrient, and Waste Impact

Corn Ethanol and Fracking - Similarities Abound Even though…
Susquehanna River Basin map article #2

Violations and Monitoring in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Basin

The Susquehanna River is a 444-mile long waterway extending from…
SCOTT STOCKDILL/NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH VIA AP - for oil spills in North Dakota piece

Oil Spills in North Dakota: What does DAPL mean for North Dakota’s future?

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By Kate van Munster, Data & GIS Intern, and Kyle Ferrar,…

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