The TWiM team discusses microbial DNA found on ATM machines in New York City, and how hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, alters microbial ecosystems deep in the Earth.
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Links for this episode
- Microbial DNA on ATM machines in NYC (mSphere)
- NYC OpenData
- Altering deep microbial ecosystems by fracking (Nat Micro)
- Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory
- Chemicals used for fracking (FracFocus)
- Marcellus and Utica shale formation map
- Consequences of fracking (GasBuddy)
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