News tagged with hydraulic fracturing

Predicting fracking policy

Hydraulic fracturing is emerging as one of the primary methods of drilling for natural gas, yet is equally controversial in its potential to induce harm to humans and the environment. The uncertainties of the health risks ...

Aug 14, 2014 3 / 5 (4) 0

Study defines gas potential into the future

The world has enough natural gas to last nearly 400 years at the current rate of consumption or 110 years if production increases at a rate of two per cent a year, according to a Curtin University study.

Apr 11, 2014 4.8 / 5 (4) 2

What do we know—and not know—about fracking?

Fracking is in the headlines a lot these days, and everyone has an opinion about it. But how much do we really know for certain about the oil and gas extraction technique and its health effects? And how do we find out the ...

Oct 27, 2013 3.7 / 5 (3) 13

France upholds fracking ban

France's Constitutional Council on Friday upheld a law banning fracking, the controversial process used to extract shale oil and gas from the ground.

Oct 11, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 1