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Livestock falling ill in fracking regions

Healthy cattle roam on the Schilke ranch in North Dakota.Courtesy of Jacki Schilke In the midst of the domestic energy boom, livestock on farms near oil-and-gas drilling operations nationwide have been quietly falling sick and dying. While scientists have yet to isolate cause and effect, many suspect chemicals used in drilling and hydrofracking, or fracking,

Nov 29, 2012