Strong Earthquake Rocks Central Italy, At Least 50 Reported DeadA magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said people were trapped under debris and that "The town isn't here anymore."
State Investigating 2 Quakes Near Pennsylvania Fracking SiteThe state Department of Environmental Protection is investigating whether fracking contributed to two small earthquakes near a western Pennsylvania drilling operation.
Studies Find Methane Gas In Pa. Drinking WaterNew research in Pennsylvania demonstrates that it's hard to nail down how often natural gas drilling is contaminating drinking water: One study found high levels of methane in some water wells within a half-mile of gas wells, while another found some serious methane pollution occurring naturally, far away from drilling.
Minor Earthquake Shakes Northeast OhioAuthorities say a minor earthquake has hit in northeast Ohio.
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