Science And The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers (NPR)

Science And The Fracking Boom ScreenshotDuring my internship at the NPR science desk in spring 2012, the desk began a series of radio stories investigating the rise in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a way of extracting natural gas from rock formations deep underground. I contributed extensive background research that was used by the team of reporters and editors working on the series — everything from how the fracking process works, to the laws regulating its use in various states, to the scientific data (or lack thereof) on potential health effects and environmental damage. The project culminated with the creation of a set of infographics, for which I worked closely with the lead editor to select photos, write captions, edit copy, and direct graphic design.

Explore the infographics: Science And The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers