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I risked arrest at Balcombe to send the coalition a message on climate change

October 24th, 2013

Caroline Lucas

Green party MP Caroline Lucas tells the Ecologist why she has no regrets about joining the peaceful non-violent direct action at Balcombe that led to her arrest back in August...... more...

New Brunswick fracking protests are the frontline of a democratic fight

October 23rd, 2013

Martin Lukacs for the Guardian

Images of burning cars and narratives about Canadian natives breaking the law obscure the real story about the Mi'kmaq people's opposition to shale gas exploration writes Martin Lukacs.... more...

Oil giant Halliburton lined up as potential UK fracking partner

Andrew Wasley

5th October 2013

Deepwater Horizon disaster firm hold talks with company planning to drill for oil and gas in South Downs National Park. Andrew Wasley reports
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Extreme Energy

The Ecologist

23rd September 2013

Paul Mobbs, leading environmental campaigner, author and engineer, tells the Ecologist Film Unit that extraction industries, including coal bed methane extraction, are going ahead in the UK despite serious environmental concerns........ more...

Unconventional gas: 'unsafe, unnecessary and unwanted'

September 20th, 2013

Mary Church

It’s hard to see what unconventional gas - including fracking and coal bed methane extraction - has to offer the UK with our vast renewable energy potential, says Mary Church more...

Underground coal gasification: the 'nuclear option' of unconventional energy

The Ecologist

23rd September 2013

So-called extreme energy - including fracking, coal bed methane extraction and underground coal gasification - is being rolled out with little concern for the environment, leading campaigner, author and engineer Paul Mobbs tells the Ecologist Film Unit more...

Fracking poses risk to UK farm animals and food safety, experts warn

Andrew Wasley

17th September 2013

US researchers behind a study that showed links between gas drilling and sickness in livestock say a moratorium should be imposed on fracking in the UK until its impact on food safety can be assessed. Andrew Wasley reports more...

DECC won't back Cameron's fracking price promise

Alex Stevenson

6th September 2013

In a week which has seen the UK Government shift the fracking argument away from price benefits (always an erroneous case) the pro fracking lobby is now scrambling around to find and play up to the public the wider economic benefits shale gas development could bring to Britain. Alex Stevenson reports....
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ANTI FRACKING SPECIAL REPORT: UK

Jan Goodey, with additional reporting by Will Cottrell

27th August 2013

The UK's fracking protests are working says Jan Goodey who has been reporting for the Ecologist from Balcombe since the first of the protestors turned up to stop the drills more...

Anti-extraction movement in the US gains momentum

March 25th, 2013

by Eric Moll

Protests against fracked-gas pipelines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are part of a growing movement of direct-action resistance to extraction. Insider Eric Moll reports from the Frontline of the resistance more...

Fracking hell: the big story

March 6th, 2013

A unique collaboration between The Ecologist and Link TV lifts the lid on fracking and the shale gas boom sweeping into Europe and beyond... more...

Fracking Hell? How Poland's dash for gas turned sour

28th February, 2013

Andrew Wasley

Poland is about to open its doors to an unprecedented dash for gas. But with multinational energy companies circling and widespread fracking about to begin, people and the environment are in the firing line. Andrew Wasley reports from Gdansk more...

Fracking: 75/100 of 101
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Youngstown: where the promise and curse of shale gas collide

28th February, 2013

Dimiter Kenarov

Natural gas could be a game changer for one impoverished Ohio city. But there are serious environmental and social risks associated with extracting it, reports Dimiter Kenarov more...

Hunting for Pennsylvania’s abandoned gas wells

28th February, 2013

Dimiter Kenarov

Across the Marcellus Shale, most abandoned oil and gas wells are supposedly harmless. But some are leaking - polluting land, water and air - and now there are concerns about other risks, reports Dimiter Kenarov more...

Fracking our future: the corrosive influence of extreme energy

28th February, 2013

Frack Off

Following in the wake of shale gas and coal-bed methane (CBM) extraction is the spectre of underground coal gasification (UCG). But if we adopt these wholesale we could close off any hope of stepping back from the climate change brink, says campaign group Frack Off
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Shale gas: the facts beyond the myths

28th February, 2013

Mónica V. Cristina

Natural gas provides an ideal complement to renewable energy sources - not a replacement, argues Mónica V. Cristina of Shale Gas Europe more...
Cows outdoors

Livestock falling ill in fracking regions, raising concerns about food

28th January, 2013

Elizabeth Royte

In the midst of the US domestic energy boom, livestock on farms near oil-and-gas drilling operations nationwide have been quietly falling sick and dying. Elizabeth Royte reports more...

Dairy farms suffer in US shale gas fracking boom

28th January, 2013

Dimiter Kenarov

The dash for unconventional gas may have brought financial benefits to some, but for struggling dairy farmers in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, the arrival of drilling wells could be the final nail in the coffin. Dimiter Kenarov reports more...

Environment chief backs gas 'fracking' and nuclear in the UK

Ecologist

8th May, 2012

Lord Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency, joins the calls for a gas 'fracking' boom, saying it would provide 'energy security' more...
On Stevenson’s trail: honey and horses in the Cévennes

On Stevenson’s trail: honey and horses in the Cévennes

Ruth Styles

11th April, 2012

Robert Louis Stevenson’s account of his epic 1879 journey through the Cévennes is one of the high points of travel literature but as Ruth Styles found out, there’s still plenty to be discovered more...
Fracking site in Lancashire

Middle England and eco-activists unite in opposition to shale gas and fracking

Jan Goodey

15th January, 2012

In a perfect storm, Middle England is joining forces with climate activists to say no to fracking and the UK's much-talked about shale gas boom more...
Steve Kretzmann

Steve Kretzman 'We won the Keystone XL campaign because of nonviolent protest'

Matilda Lee

17th November, 2011

The founder of Oil Change International, Steve Kretzmann, talks about the tight bond between politicians and the fossil fuel industry, 'fracking', and why Occupy is now the anti-Tea Party more...

Shale gas fracking 'probable' cause of Lancashire quakes

Juliette Jowit and Hanna Gersmann, guardian reporters

2nd November, 2011

Controversial 'fracking' technique to extract gas from the ground was the 'highly probable' cause of earth tremors, report finds more...

UK's 'fracking' gas-extraction is not unconventional says industry

Ecologist

2nd March, 2011

The controversial gas-extraction process known as 'fracking' is safe, says UK-based Cuadrilla Resources, and not a threat to ground or surface water supplies more...

Growing pressure for moratorium on UK shale gas 'fracking'

The Ecologist

27th January,2011

Shadow energy minister Huw Irranca-Davies calls for a halt to shale gas drilling after an Ecologist investigation and Tyndall Centre report highlight environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing more...

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