Indiana-based artist Tasha Lewis transforms the Conservatory’s gallery with thousands of magnetic cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric. Her blue butterflies hover in mid-air and seem to swarm the space, blurring the connection between the natural and artificial worlds.
Energy Company Says It Can Recycle “Fracking” Water
An energy company has announced a new system for treating wastewater from gas wells in eastern Ohio, where a natural gas boom is underway.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. says that by recycling the wastewater it can dramatically reduce the amount of brine going into Ohio injection wells for disposal.
The Oklahoma-based company also says recycling the water would reduce the amount of fresh water needed for subsequent drilling.
The system can reportedly handle 250 to 300 42-gallon barrels of wastewater an hour.
The water recovery system, operated by Pennsylvania company Rettew Flowback Inc. for Chesapeake, is the first of its kind in Ohio.