Most Popular Articles of November: Fracking Causes Earthquakes, Lt. John Pike's Pepper Spraying Revolution, and More

Alex Davies

Alex Davies (@adavies47)
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December 1, 2011

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Natural gas hydrofracturing took a public relations hit this month, when a British energy company admitted that its fracking operation in England was the direct cause of several small earthquakes earlier this year. And it's happening over here, too: a United States Geological Survey report found that 50 earthquakes in Oklahoma were the result of fracking.

We also have the photo of Lt John Pike pepper spraying UC Davis students, a roller coaster turned into a promenade, a surfer nearly swallowed by a humpback whale, and more in our roundup of the most popular stories on TreeHugger this month.