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Gas Planet: A special radio show on the impact of fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has unlocked vast reserves of natural gas once thought unreachable. This natural gas is touted as a cleaner fuel that can reduce carbon emissions. But new research is bringing that into question.

Gas Planet, a special hour of radio, explores whether unconventional natural gas drilling can help or hinder efforts to solve climate change.

The program delves into the science behind methane as a greenhouse gas and talks to experts about the latest research.

Brought to you by the Allegheny Front in partnership with the Innovation Trail, Gas Planet looks at the impact of fracking from Pennsylvania to New York and beyond.

Listen to full show above or check out individual stories below:

Scientists Square Off Over Fracking's Impact on Climate

Methane Hunters

Methane the Potent

A Biography of Methane

Fracking: A New York Perspective

Turf Wars: Is Natural Gas Running Coal Off The Grid?

You can also download the podcast by clicking here.

Or tune in to your local NPR station:

  • WSKG Binghamton - Wednesday, 6/27 at 7 p.m.
  • WXXI Rochester - Sunday, 7/1 at 9 p.m. and Wednesday, 7/4 at noon.
  • WRVO Syracuse - Sunday, 7/1 at 7 p.m.
WXXI/Finger Lakes reporter for the Innovation Trail.
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