The rumbling underneath Harper County, once a rare occurrence, is becoming a frequent experience. Kansas has had more than 120 earthquakes in 2014. A majority of tremors have occurred in Harper County. From Saturday through Tuesday, The News will explore Harper County’s quakes and how scientists are now suspecting that pumping fluids into deep underground wells used to dispose of wastewater can trigger an earthquake.

Drilling for answers

State
  • By SETH BORENSTEIN, KELLY P. KISSEL and SEAN MURPHY Associated Press
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they're feeling on firmer ground though no one is ready yet to de…

Fracking Wastewater
  • By John Green The Hutchinson News jgreen@hutchnews.com
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The Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club plans to seek legislation in the next few weeks seeking a moratorium on saltwater injection from hydraulic fracturing in south central Kansas in response to earthquakes.

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  • By Mary Clarkin Our Capitol Bureau
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TOPEKA - Permitting heavier grain and livestock tractor-trailers on Kansas roads and extending agriculture-related fees came before separate legislative committee hearings Thursday in Topeka.

  • Mike Stamm, Canola Breeder mjstamm@ksu.edu Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Nutrient Management Specialist ruizdiaz@ksu.edu
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To maximize the yield potential of winter canola, producers should topdress with nitrogen, sulfur, and possibly boron in the winter. Producers should make topdress applications with consideration for the environmental conditions, the nutrients needed, and the application method.

  • By Candace Krebs Contributing Writer
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For most people, Jan. 1 was a relaxing holiday, complete with parades, football and bowls of black-eyed peas. For livestock producers, it was the day when a new rule went into effect placing the use of all medically important antibiotics that are administered through feed or water under vete…