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shale

(Encyclopedia) shale, sedimentary rock formed by the consolidation of mud or clay, having the property of splitting into thin layers parallel to its bedding planes. Shale tends to be fissile, i.e., it ...

well

(Encyclopedia) well, aperture in the earth's surface through which substances in a natural underground reservoir, such as water, gas, oil, salt, and sulfur, can flow or be pumped to the surface. In the United...

natural gas

(Encyclopedia) natural gas, natural mixture of gaseous hydrocarbons found issuing from the ground or obtained from specially driven wells. The composition of natural gas varies in different localities....

oil industry

(Encyclopedia) oil industry, the business of discovering oil ( petroleum ), extracting it from the ground, refining it into a variety of products, and distributing it to the public. The development of th...

earthquake

(Encyclopedia) earthquake, trembling or shaking movement of the earth's surface. Most earthquakes are minor tremors. Larger earthquakes usually begin with slight tremors but rapidly take the form of one or mo...

What the Frack

What exactly is fracking and do the facts support the opposition against it? by Jennie Wood Related Links Facts & Stats about Pollution and Global Warm…