karoo fracking

September 4, 2013

South Africa: Fracking to require water use licence

With 98% of South Africa’s water resources already allocated, controversial shale gas exploration will be using up precious groundwater in the Karoo.  It is likely that […]
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 […]
August 8, 2012

US Study: Fracking poses risk to water systems

A new scientific study of the risks associated with Hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — in the United States, found that current methods for wastewater disposal […]
June 2, 2012

South Africa: Fracking ‘will cause water pollution’

Cape Town – A Free State professor says there is a high risk that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Karoo could result in one of […]
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 1, 2011