Most people are worried about water pollution when they criticize hydraulic fracturing. However, fracking might also be reducing the size of water bodies and, in turn, negatively impacting the organisms that rely on these sources, according to a study out Wednesday.
Some people prefer utter silence as they kayak down a river. The ambient sounds of birds flapping their wings or water whooshing beneath them is sufficient. Others, however, might opt for a little music. Or how about some eerie, underwater sounds that can help scientists track pollution and climate change?