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New Scientific Approach Assesses Land Recovery Following Oil and Gas Drilling

A new scientific approach can now provide regional assessments of land recovery following oil and gas drilling activities, according to a new U.S. Geological...

Some Los Angeles earthquakes possibly triggered by oil production in early...

Historical sleuthing has turned up evidence for a possible link between oil production and a handful of damaging earthquakes that took place in the...

Research finds way to make fracking safer

Study finds that wastewater injections cause man-made earthquakes, but the risk can be reduced through monitoring Injecting wastewater deep underground as a byproduct of oil...

Quest to drill into Earth’s mantle restarts

Jules Verne would have dug this plan: drill into the sea floor, through kilometres of the planet’s rocky crust to penetrate the denser underlying...

Drilling the world’s hottest geothermal well

There is an inexhaustible amount of energy lying right beneath our feet. It is a renewable and stable energy source -- free of CO2...

UNL drillers help make new Antarctic discoveries

Using a hot-water drill and an underwater robotic vehicle designed, built and operated by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering team, scientists have made new...

Scientists drilling first deep ice core at the South Pole

This winter, when many people's imaginations were fixed on the North Pole, a small group of scientists has been working on the other side...

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