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Fracking could be contributing to California drought

Marissa Nall

April 20, 2015

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in California uses large amounts of water in order to extract pockets of natural gas from shale deposits, causing concern amid the current drought conditions. A report by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2008 estimated that natural gas drilling uses up to th...

Oil companies: Stop fracking LA up

Illustration courtesy of MCT

Steven Maiken

March 6, 2014

Thankfully, the LA City Council voted unanimously Friday to advance a motion to zone fracking for fossil fuels outside the city of Los Angeles, essentially establishing a moratorium. Until the practice complies with state environmental laws and provisions in the Federal Clean Water, Air, and Safe Dri...

Award-winning environmental documentary to be screened on campus

Tushita Vidhale

January 29, 2014

Gasland Part II, an HBO documentary directed by Josh Fox will be screened on campus tomorrow. This is a free event on campus funded by the Institute for Sustainability and a non-profit organization called Food & Water Watch. Gasland was Fox’s Oscar-nominated debut, which educated the world about hydrau...

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