The quake that struck near Prague, Oklahoma on November 5, 2011, was the biggest ever recorded in the state. Now geologists are warning Oklahomans that quakes may become a regular phenomenon in the state. And the problem is apparently connected to natural-gas operations.
Change is not only possible, it’s inevitable. Within the next few decades, great change is coming, because the way things are done today literally cannot continue. America's use-it-up-and-move-on way of life is in its endgame.
Even we homesteaders must decide how we interact with our animals and the environment. When we follow Nature's rules by developing old-time virtues, our lives are enriched with connection to everything around us.
Hydraulic fracturing, also called hydrofracturing or hydrofracking, can be an alternative to deeper drilling for increasing water flow from a bedrock well, but the harmful toxins the process releases into the environment have some scientists questioning whether it's worth the risk. Learn more about this process and its potential threat to the environment.