Fracking harms biodiversity

Fracking has a range of negative impacts on biodiversity, research has found.

Erik Kiviat from Bard College found that fracking causes pollution by toxic synthetic chemicals, salt and radionuclides. It also increases traffic, fragments the landscape and alters the hydrology of streams and wetlands.

This affects freshwater organisms like trout and mussels. Creatures with restricted geographic ranges, like Wehrle’s salamander and the tongue-tied minnow also suffer.

Read more at Bard College