These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.

Fahey Hall and McLane Hall at the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. By Kane5187 (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

  • Researchers with the University of Alberta released a study linking stronger earthquakes in Western Canada to fracking operations in the area. The earthquakes are also becoming more frequent, according to the study.
  • The Army Corps of Engineers announced it will allow construction to resume on the Dakota Access Pipeline. The controversial project has faced opposition from environmentalists and Native American groups, however, President Trump granted permission to complete the pipeline.
  • Dartmouth College has agreed to compensate property owners who could potentially be affected with lower property values due to pollution from nearby land that was at one time used as a location to dump medical waste.
  • Remediation of the 102-acre site of a former Chrysler plant in Wisconsin is 90 percent complete. Remediation should wrap up by the end of next year.
  • Venture capital raising in Europe reached €8.89 billion last year, the most in 10 years. However, the number of funds that closed was the lowest amount since 2005.