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Fracking companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new environmental ...
My friends, we are unfractured.
And thereby hangs a tale.
It’s a tale in which we all are—each one of us is—a starring character and a co-author. We are the maker of this story that has been shaped by our unceasing, unrelenting ...
Fracking should not go ahead at two sites in Lancashire, a key report said.
The Lancashire County Council report follows an application by energy firm Cuadrilla to explore Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood for shale
In remarks that spanned economic growth to income inequality, the Sept. 11 attacks at the start of the century to new partnerships abroad, President Barack Obama declared global warming the most profound danger to the future of the ...
Despite arguments that climate
change is not a financially material risk in the short and medium term, asset manager Axa has warned investors not to exclude climate
risks from their investment decisions.
The asset manager, one of the ...
Emboldened by mounting scientific evidence and shifting poll data, Gov. Andrew Cuomo veered sharply away from America’s conventional wisdom about the wonders of high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale
formations when he banned the practice in ...
New York is set to become the second state in the nation to ban fracking.Hundreds of studies have linked the controversial oil
and gas extraction process – and the chemicals leaked from fracking sites – to air and water contamination, as ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
In light of an increasing number of studies showing that fracking produces toxic emissions that have serious human health impacts throughout the entire process, Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright, a first-term Democrat, has opened an ...
The Singapore-flagged tanker BW Zambesi set sail with little fanfare from the port of Galveston, Tex., on July 30, loaded with crude oil
destined for South Korea. But though it left inauspiciously, the ship's launch was another critical turning ...
The government is pressing ahead with plans to allow shale
gas companies to drill under people's homes without their consent, despite 99 per cent of respondents opposing the consultation proposals.
The Department of Energy and Climate
One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton's plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered ...
Widespread public opposition to the government's fracking plans has again been underlined this week, as a new poll commissioned by the Guardian revealed a majority of people think fracking should be banned from national parks.
Hillary Clinton never actually said the word "fracking" during her keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada on Thursday, but she still clearly laid out her views on the technique: She`s all for it. She says it needs to be ...
Fracking should be completely banned from national parks, according to a strong majority of the UK public.
The controversial issue of shale
gas exploration in some of the country’s most precious landscapes forced ministers in July to ...
A survey released on Tuesday by the Department of Energy and Climate
Change (DECC) has contradicted findings from a trade body earlier this week. The new poll found less than a quarter of Brits said they support shale
gas extraction, a decline ...
Two dozen protestors were arrested Monday morning in Washington D.C. in a demonstration against proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals in the U.S., according to environmental groups reporting from the scene. Maryland’s ...
Environmental activists vowed Thursday to fight plans for a proposed 1,100-mile crude oil
pipeline that would slice diagonally through the heart of Iowa, but the state's politicians are withholding judgment for now.
Former state ...
Visitors to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science can stand beside an enormous rotating drill bit, take a virtual ride down a fracking well and run their fingers along the smooth, dark surface of the Barnett Shale
, the natural gas-rich rock that ...
The public debate over climate
-change agents has focused recently on coal, shale oil
and fracked natural gas - fossil fuels, all. Vermonters might draw vague solace from knowing that these disputed resources, and the key battles being waged over ...
No longer dominated by the traditional “Big Green” groups that were taking big donations from corporate polluters, the new environmental movement is broader, more assertive and more creative. With extreme energy extraction and climate
"The costs to people, homes and the environment remain unacceptably high, but we now also know that the projected economic benefits are only a small fraction of what the oil
industry has been touting."
In spite of the millions spent ...
If 300 workers were to die in a nuclear accident or a shale
gas blast, such an energy source would be doomed. Not so coal. Coal is the filthiest and most polluting form of energy, and the most dangerous to extract. I recall my Welsh grandfather ...
One of Canada's premier scientific bodies has issued a critical report on the state of hydraulic fracturing in the nation, saying the industry has outpaced credible baseline data, scientific knowledge and necessary monitoring.
A new index has been launched that will make it easier for investors to steer their investments away from fossil FOSL -0.22% fuel companies, which contribute to climate
change and pollution.The new index series, launched by FTSE Group, ...