December 30, 2012

Fracking puts water and energy on a collision course

As far as interrelated water and energy challenges go, the case of the natural gas drilling method known as fracking is a doozy. Natural gas has been touted […]
October 20, 2012

Fracking: Methane found in drinking water across Texas

Hydraulic fracturing contaminating the drinking water across Texas is a concern to the Lubbock community. The city of Lubbock held its monthly Board of Health meeting […]
September 22, 2012

Global fracking protests planned on Saturday, 22 September

PITTSBURGH — More than 100 protests against the natural gas drilling process known as fracking are scheduled to take place around the world today, building on […]
September 11, 2012

South Africa: Karoo Fracking Moratorium Lifted

Business and environmental activists are in a stand-off over the government lifting the ban on fracking, with one side declaring they will fight the decision all […]
August 23, 2012

Karoo fracking investigation receiving full Cabinet attention

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for shale gas in the Karoo basin is receiving full Cabinet attention, although no declaration on whether a moratorium on fracking would […]
June 1, 2012

Square Kilometre Array Project may threaten fracking plans

Johannesburg – South Africa’s winning the rights to host the bulk of the world’s biggest radio telescope looks set to clash with plans to use the […]
July 8, 2011

Fracking: A Clear and Present Danger

I don’t like to exaggerate the impacts of the many environmental issues we face. But  it’s impossible to overstate how dangerous fracking is. Fracking stands for […]
July 7, 2011

France Becomes First Country To Ban Fracking

In a major setback for the oil and gas industry, the French Senate last week voted 176 to 151 to ban hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking), the […]
July 4, 2011

Time to Make More out of Waste

Dumping all our household waste on landfill is bad for the environment. A Spanish company teamed up with European Scientists and engineers to find the best […]
July 1, 2011