Fracking drives pronghorn herds out of Wyoming habitat May 4, 2012, New Scientist

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Fracking drives pronghorn herds out of Wyoming habitat May 4, 2012, New Scientist
... a team led by Jon Beckmann, of the Wildlife Conservation Society, based in Bozeman, Montana ... Between 2005 and 2009 the researchers documented a five-fold decline in the use of habitat patches predicted to be of the highest quality, as the animals avoided areas disturbed by drilling... Pronghorn populations haven't yet begun to fall, but a parallel study of the area's mule deer ... numbers declined by 50 per cent over the same period. 


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