In a Golden Field A pronghorn stands in a field dotted by arrowleaf balsamroot, a yellow flower in the sunflower family (Asteraceae) commonly found in mountain fields in the western United States. Credit: USFWS / Barbara Hayton, National Elk Refuge volunteer
"What happens to Fido when fracking comes to town?" (blog post) (via Grist) (5 May 2014) Highlights some of the themes from a new book that looks at the impact of fracking on companion and farmed animals.
Study: Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Premature Birth (via Johns Hopkins) (8 October 2015) "Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests." Image via WCN 24/7/Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcn247/7848196894/