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17/12/2014
After years of gauging the environmental, medical, economic and political risks of hydraulic fracturing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is moving to ban this method of extracting natural gas from shale deposits in New York State. [Update, 9:30 ...   
17/12/2014
Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. New York, which overlies part of the ...   
11/12/2014
Seen with the naked eye, a natural gas facility's storage tanks and pipes appear fairly innocuous-boring, in fact. Switch to an infrared camera, and it looks like a five-alarm fire. Clouds of gas billow upward, spewing methane gas into the ...   
8/12/2014
Serge Fortier has been trying for years to raise awareness about leaking wells along the St. Lawrence River. Nothing has been quite as effective as setting them on fire."The reaction came very rapidly," says Fortier, an environmental ...   
20/11/2014
Bradford Gilde, a Houston lawyer, stumbled across some unexpected evidence as he was preparing to sue Aruba Petroleum on behalf of a North Texas couple who believed fumes from the company's natural gas wells were making them sick. His ...   
16/11/2014
As he weighs perhaps the most contentious decision of his administration, whether to allow drilling for natural gas upstate, Gov. Cuomo need look only a few miles south of New York’s border to see the fierce debate playing out in real ...   
8/11/2014
The British government said on Saturday that it would establish a sovereign wealth fund with the proceeds from extracting natural gas from shale.The announcement, which may be seen as premature because no shale gas production is likely to ...   
30/10/2014
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 ...   
19/10/2014
A coalition of four organizations gathered at Fountain Square last weekend to call for a ban on fracking and to ask Ohio's governor to be a major part of making that happen. The event in downtown Cincinnati was one of more than 200 that ...   
16/10/2014
Amid the calls to capture carbon to save the climate, a Texas company is preparing to do that job for profit.At Capitol Aggregates, a cement plant near San Antonio, the Skyonic Corporation of Austin, plans to open a $125 million factory ...   
9/10/2014
Poland’s ambition to achieve energy independence from Russia is being undermined by drillers giving up on the nation’s shale wells after disappointing results. The highest test flows during the country’s five-year search for ...   
8/10/2014
Disclosure of complete chemical information before oil and gas companies break ground on a fracking site could better prepare emergency-response teams for the worst fires, a Cleveland-based environmental and consumer organization said ...   
7/10/2014
Backed by results of a recent air-quality study, mounting pressure from local officials, news reports and the simmering discontent of residents, Texas regulators have decided to install an air monitor in the heart of the Eagle Ford ...   
26/9/2014
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 ...   
25/9/2014
Victoria Trinko says she hasn’t opened the windows to her home in Bloomer, Wisconsin, in more than two years. That’s around the time a mining company began churning up silica sand a half-mile from her family farm, filling the air with tiny ...   
23/9/2014
The United States is experiencing the largest and most sustained drop in oil demand since the start of the petroleum era in 1859 thanks to improvements in efficiency and the switch to alternative fuels.Quietly and almost unnoticed by most ...   
22/9/2014
Geenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than renewables on some environmental impacts, according to new ...   
18/9/2014
ON A HAZY MORNING LAST SEPTEMBER, 144 American and Chinese government officials and high-ranking oil executives filed into a vaulted meeting room in a cloistered campus in south Xi’an, a city famous for its terra-cotta warriors and lethal smog. ...   
10/9/2014
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 ...   
31/8/2014
An occasionally raucous crowd of nearly 450 sent a message to Raleigh Monday: Ban Fracking in North Carolina. In rapid sequence, with no breaks, for four solid hours, 84 speakers appeared before the members of the NC Mining and Energy ...   
24/8/2014
At first glance, the future may look pretty bright for the large Western integrated oil companies like ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and Chevron – collectively known as Big Oil. Oil prices have risen dramatically over the past decade and ...   
23/8/2014
Arnold Escobar leaves his apartment under the hot sun of Odessa, Texas, a desert region abundant in oil nicknamed the Texas Petroplex, drives past oil derricks and pumpjacks, to a remote well site where heavy machinery whirs loudly. He ...   
22/8/2014
Earthworks, a nonprofit which works to protect communities from the impacts of mineral and fossil fuel extraction and promote sustainable energy development, has released a new report showing that the flaring of natural gas waste in just two ...   
20/8/2014
An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds. Austin, ...   
18/8/2014
Fracking the Arctic | Photo, Yale Environment 360
Among the dozens of rivers that flow unfettered through the Canadian North, the Natla and the Keele may be the most picturesque and culturally important. They are especially significant to the Dene people of the Sahtu region, which straddles the ...   

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